Tea Party Member Fisher Seeks Primary Spot In Mass. Governor’s Race

March 8, 2014 1:38 PM
Tea Party Member Fisher Seeks Primary Spot In Mass. Governor’s Race
" BOSTON (AP) — Mark Fisher makes no apologies for being a tea party member or for his belief in a minimalist government even while running for office in a state where many Republicans prefer to stay closer to the political center.

A small business owner from Shrewsbury, Fisher is all that stands between Charlie Baker and a clear path to the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Whether he can force a September primary with Baker — who lost to Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick four years ago — will be decided at the upcoming GOP state convention.

Fisher announced his candidacy on Dec. 16, the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. His campaign has focused heavily on removing tolls from the Massachusetts Turnpike, something he said politicians promised decades ago but never delivered, even after the original highway bonds were paid off.

“Do we fight for small government and individual freedom, or do we allow big government to get bigger and bigger, take over more and more of our lives and erode our personal liberties and become more intrusive?” Fisher asked during a recent appearance at Suffolk University Law School "

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