Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In a late breaking story - Republican's call for a meeting on disputed candidate’s (Mark Fisher) ballot status via The Boston Globe http://buff.ly/1mfgmyk
It appears that the #MAgop rank and file are growing weary of the Chairman Kirsten Hughes play for a long and bitter lawsuit with Conservative challenger Mark Fisher. Fisher had already won a pre-trial victory last week being granted an expedited trial on charges that he had been unjustly omitted from the Primary ballot over a slew of rule violations, misinterpretations and irregularities.... Ballot Access News - Mark Fisher Wins Procedural Victory in His #MAgop Party Primary Ballot Access Lawsuit http://buff.ly/1m72RAO Tea Party's Mark Fisher gets trial date in lawsuit against Massachusetts Republican Party over convention vote http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/tea_partys_mark_fisher_gets_tr.html …
The judge released a 34 page ruling last week that ruled all Mark Fisher allegations had been proven true and moved it to trial. This laid out a framework precedent that does not bode well for the Mass GOP on winning said lawsuit. READ the actual judge ruling here > Mark Fisher-MassGOP Lawsuit http://www.scribd.com/doc/220068328/Mark-Fisher-MassGOP-Lawsuit … Judge rules - Fisher had his 15% - proceeds to trial
Kirsten Hughes decision to prolong the legal fight against Fisher opens up #MAgop to legal discovery, depositions, criminal and punitive damages. Legal Discovery is set to start on Friday 5/2 and legal depositions later in the month. The names, Kirsten Hughes, Charlie Baker, Ron Kaufman, Bill Palmer have come up as likely to be deposed if this case goes forward.
Mark Fisher also can be awarded punitive damages if he were to win the case. Although Mark Fisher has stated that all he wanted was justice to be served and to be rightly added to the primary ballot in September. But the specter of criminal charges loom as well. Mark Fisher discusses the Judge's decision to raise the case from a civil proceeding to a criminal.... http://fb.me/1iGkB2LBL
Mark Fisher has played hardball to date and it sure looks like he has a winning hand. Kirsten Hughes has already doubled down on a weak hand. Will she fold or raise the ante? Appears the Republican State committee wants to know the answer to that question too.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
....And start supporting Conservative Mark Fisher who is going to be on the September primary ballot. Stop making excuses for Baker here. He had chance past month to stand up to MassGOP and the Convention vote screw job but chose to do nothing. Heck - his campaign is in so deep with Mass GOP why is ANYONE suprised?
Red Mass Group:: OCPF Complaint Filed This Week Against Hughes and Cunningham, Mass GOP http://buff.ly/QB8T2L wow - must read #magop #magov Baker/MaGOP illegal linkage, alleged violations
Conservative Mark Fisher (R) versus Left leaning Charlie Baker on the issues #magop > http://buff.ly/1lnt55Q #magov http://buff.ly/1lnt55T
Judge's interpretation of Fisher's account appears to lean in favor of the longshot candidate: Valley Dispatch http://buff.ly/1nNbFgj #MAgov
Conservative @MarkFisher2014 wins decisive ruling against Mass GOP - Court date set #MAgov http://buff.ly/1ii8Zlu Stunning defeat for #MAgop
Charlie Baker (R) Platform: Pro Abortion, Gay Marriage, Gun Control, Climate Change, Quinn/Bathroom Bill, Raise Minimum wage. Vote NO #MAgop
RT @markfisher2014: Mark Fisher 2014 "I am a full-platform, no excuses necessary, loyal & proud Republican...http://bit.ly/1lWFCth #magop
Charlie Baker's Platform http://buff.ly/1gLXnXy Pro Choice Abortion. Video - Slams Social Conservatives & Republican base #magop #tcot #2014
If we Republicans can't rally around a Conservative like Mark Fisher - and allow Mass Establishment and frankly Rob Eno of Red Mass Group to promote Liberal candidates like Charlie Baker what do we STAND for? Imagine in #2014 Red Mass Group is sitting at the establishment table and actively working against the Conservative candidate and trying best to ignore the Convention disaster story, Not cover Fisher campaign and not vet the Baker trainwreck stance on the issues? Wow
Unity? Really - on these terms I refuse to wave the white flag and surrender. Here is copy of Fisher legal victory ruling in court. He got his 15%. Court date June 18th. Lets take a principled stand. Right here, Right now.
@MarkFisher2014 - #MaGOP Lawsuit http://www.scribd.com/doc/2200... Judge rules all Fisher allegations proven TRUE - Fisher HAD his 15%
Lets contrast Baker and Fisher on a few issues
RT @markfisher2014 I oppose hiking the minimum wage, unlike Charlie Baker. http://www.masslive.com/politi...#magov #magop @MassFiscal @Robeno
RT @markfisher2014: I proudly support #2A! http://buff.ly/1mhlanV Charlie Baker supports gun control http://buff.ly/1mhlaEk #magov #magop
Conservative Mark Fisher (R) versus Left leaning Charlie Baker on the issues #magop > http://buff.ly/1lnt55Q #magovhttp://buff.ly/1lnt55T
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In a stunning denial, the Mass GOP motion to dismiss the Mark Fisher case was not only denied but the judge ruled that all of Fisher's allegations had been proven true. The judge ruled that Mark Fisher had indeed received the 15% vote required to be put on the Republican primary ballot. He sited a litany of reasons that Mark Fisher met the 15% threshold - with the major thrust being that blank votes should NOT be counted Citing party rules, Roberts rules, Party & Rules officials own comments - From the courts ruling referenced below:
The Defendants (Mass GOP, Kirsten Hughes, Robert Cunningham) seek outright dismissal of this case without a trial or other proceedings. They bear a heavy burden at this stage, because all the unproven factual allegations of the plaintiff's (Mark Fisher) complaint are assumed to be true, including the following:
* Rule 6.1 entitles a candidate to run in the party's gubernatorial primary if he receives 15% of the convention vote.
*The plaintiff, Mark Fisher received 15% of the vote, excluding blanks.
*The rules incorporate Roberts Rules, which exclude blanks from the count of "votes".
*The defendant party officials and Party Rules Committee chair stated before and after the convention that blanks do not count as votes.
*The tally sheets used at the convention stated that blanks are for delegates who are not present and thus not entitled to cast a "vote" under the Rules.
*Fisher received 15% of the convention vote, even counting the 10 blanks that were announced at the convention as a whole. The results announced to the delegates gave Fisher 15.15% of the vote.
*Fisher received 15% of the convention vote, if one only counts blanks that were legitimately cast as such under the Rules.
*Fisher's opponents claimed to discover 52 new blanks in the tally room after announcements of the orally tallied vote to the full convention.
*After all tally sheets were handed in, the defendant officials reversed their previous position that blanks do not count. Combined with the 52 new blanks, that switch was enough to defeat Fishers right to appear as a candidate on the Republican Primary ballot
*Before the convention adjourned, Fishers representatives did not know the facts concerning those new blanks and were informed of party officials' contention that Fisher had failed to obtain 15% of the vote
* Fisher's campaign did not have an opportunity to avail itself of intra-party remedies until after the convention closed, making those remedies unavailable.
Thus the courts ruling today was the Plaintiffs (Fisher) charges against the Mass GOP were proven true and motion to move to trial granted. This is a stunning pre-trial defeat for the Mass GOP and sets the stage for a September Primary. Discovery motions will commence on May 2nd and related depositions will follow later in May. The court date is scheduled on June 18th.
A prudent outcome here based on the scathing court decision against the Mass GOP would be for Kirsten Hughes and the State party to settle and certify Mark Fisher for the September primary he rightfully is entitled to.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Breaking News in the Mark Fisher lawsuit against the Mass GOP is in. Conservative Republican Mark Fisher has been granted an expedited trial. The judge has fast tracked the trial, which could start as early as next week.
Suffolk Superior Court Justice Douglas H. Wilkins also said said that Fisher is free to continue to collect signatures on his nomination papers while the case is continued. Nomination papers with 10,000 signatures must be turned in by May 6th. This is a setback for the Plaintiffs, Kirsten Hughes, Rob Cunningham and the MASS GOP who now face full discovery, depositions and related media reporting's and party member scrutiny.
Read some of the issues the Mass GOP must answer to at the trial here. > Letter from the Mark Fisher Attorney to #magop regarding the events of March 22. http://t.co/ikra0bPEqJ
Mark Fisher also broke news via Twitter that he already has 10,000+ raw signatures and should have another 5,000 to insure meeting ballot requirements. RT @markfisher2014: Send in your signatures. We now have 10,003 raw signature in hand and are just 5,000 away (from goal) http://t.co/pEAnnlCDZT
If Mark Fisher prevails as indicated here > #MaGOP Rules Committee Chair (a Baker supporter) says Conservative Mark Fisher should Be on Ballot. http://buff.ly/1dWauuc There will be a primary battle between the Conservative Republican candidate Fisher and the more Liberal Leaning Charlie Baker in September. Something the Establishment State Party machine so desperately was apparently overzealous to avoid. Karma is a Bitch.
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Mass GOP's plan for anointing Charlie Baker as their Governor nominee via "backroom politics" and machine party top down intimidation tactics has run into a problem. Mark Fisher
The Teaparty Conservative alternative to the status quo liberal candidate Baker, Mark Fisher has sued the Mass GOP over a Convention vote that didn't follow its own rules, lacked transparency and reeked of "back room politics". The case has been continued twice and Mark Fisher is poised for a stunning legal victory that would force a September primary with Charlie Baker. Baker's Pro abortion, Pro gay marriage, Climate change, Pro gun control, raising minimum wages and a plethora of other liberal positions could be in trouble and exposed in a vetted Republican primary. A good read on the legal woes the Mass GOP face can be read here, Letter by Fisher's Attorney, Thomas Harvey, to MassGOP that was revealed in Open Court http://buff.ly/1mdhTsd
Probably why Baker has sidestepped any formal debates with the Conservative challenger Mark Fisher to date. Good read on that here, MA Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Fisher Challenges Baker to Debate http://buff.ly/1s7WIsG Baker hides... That will change when Fisher wins pending litigation and is officially put on the ballot...
Mass Republican Party Rules Committee Chair (a Baker supporter) says that Mark Fisher should Be on Ballot. http://buff.ly/1hmb2cV The judge in the case has honed in on this analysis, and related Roberts rules. All not good news for Team Baker and plaintiffs Mass GOP, Kirsten Hughes and Rob Cunningham.
In a breaking development Mark Fisher announced today that he already has the 10,000 raw signatures needed to be placed on the ballot. He is shooting to have an additional 5,000 more signatures by deadline to insure he makes official threshold.
Not so fast Charlie - Mark Fisher is not going away. Warning - Objects in the rearview mirror are closer than they appear...