The Associated Press

Mass. GOP: Tea Party Candidate For Governor Fisher Sought $1M

BOSTON — A Massachusetts Republican Party lawyer says a gubernatorial candidate who sued to get on the GOP primary ballot demanded $1 million in exchange for dropping the legal challenge.

Mark Fisher, the Tea Party nominee for governor, greets attendees at the Republican state convention in Boston in March. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Mark Fisher, the Tea Party nominee for governor, greets attendees at the Republican state convention in Boston in March. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

In a letter Tuesday to Republican State Committee members, a party attorney says he told a lawyer for tea party-affiliated candidate Mark Fisher that it is illegal to pay someone in exchange for dropping out of a political race.

Fisher’s attorney, Thomas Harvey, confirmed to The Boston Globe that Fisher, who is suing for the right to face off against front-runner Charlie Baker in the primary, had asked for $1 million.

But Harvey said Fisher’s request for compensation was reasonable and not illegal because the candidate had “put a lot” into the race and should be compensated.

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  • B. R. Fly

    LOL
    When will people fully and finally wake up to who the TeaParty is, and what they are all about??
    Getting elected to political office is not about serving for them, it’s about jumping into the group of people”the served”, and by that, I mean people with servants.
    They are the lowest common denominators among us. Greed, selfish and petty, they are and the exact opposite of good leaders.

  • Al Egro

    While liberty’s benefits increase with our commitment to it, liberty’s importance has little to do with the number of people who want it.

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