Mass. Republican gubernatorial hopeful threatens to sue party

CORRECTS TO MARK FISHER INSTEAD OF CHARLIE BAKER - Mark Fisher, the Tea Party nominee for governor, greets attendees at the Massachusetts Republican state convention in Boston, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Mark Fisher, the Tea Party nominee for governor, greets attendees at the Massachusetts Republican state convention in Boston, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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Tea Party candidate Mark Fisher is threatening to seek legal action against the Republican party after falling short of the votes needed to appear on this year’s primary ballot with former State representative and Republican hopeful Charlie Baker, Fisher’s campaign said Sunday.

Baker won the GOP nomination for Governor at the party’s convention which was at held at Boston University’s Agganis Arena last week. Shrewsbury businessman Fisher needed 15 percent of the votes in order to appear on the Republican primary ballot. He lost the opportunity by only six votes.

Fisher’s campaign manager Debbie McCarthy told the Boston Globe that they are considering filing one lawsuit to dispute the voting results, and another against Baker’s campaign for conspiring with the Republican party.

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McCarthy said the Fisher campaign was mulling "a civil suit in order to get e-mails, text messages, and phone records to prove collusion."

Read the full story from the Boston Globe here.