Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Mark Fisher argues that #MAgop party leaders cheated him off the ballot
Mark Fisher is playing hardball with what appears to be a winning legal hand against Kirsten Hughes and the Mass GOP state party. Fisher appears ready to proceed with legal actions that are ongoing at the discovery stage, depositions to start mid month. Excerpts from Team Fisher via Worcester Telegram / Boston Globe http://www.telegram.com/article/20140506/NEWS/305069428/1116 below
Harvey confirmed Tuesday night that Fisher, who is suing for the right to face off against Republican front-runner Charlie Baker in the fall primary, had asked for $1 million, but said it was only a “starting point'' in the negotiations.
“We're trying to negotiate a reasonable settlement and you have to start somewhere,'' he said.
The attorney said that Fisher's request for compensation was reasonable and not illegal because the candidate has “put out a lot into this” and should be rightly compensated. Fisher argues that party leaders cheated him out of a spot on the ballot at the Republican convention in March.
“Mark Fisher wants to be made whole financially,” Harvey said.