The Associated Press

GOP Candidate Fisher Offers To Drop Suit Against Party

BOSTON — Republican candidate for governor Mark Fisher says he would consider dropping a lawsuit he filed against the party after he was initially denied access to the state primary ballot.

Fisher said Monday he would be willing to forego additional legal action if the party released tally sheets from its March 22 convention and they did not show improprieties.

He made the comments after a forum on economic affairs with fellow GOP candidate Charlie Baker.

Convention delegates endorsed Baker and party officials said Fisher, a tea party member, fell just shy of the 15 percent support needed to qualify for the ballot.

The GOP later agreed to certify Fisher for the ballot, but he continued his lawsuit seeking monetary damages. He now says it’s time for the party to move past the dispute.

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