BOSTON (AP) — Republican Mark Fisher is planning to head to court after falling short of the support needed to earn a spot as a candidate for governor on the primary ballot.
A spokeswoman for Fisher said Monday the Shrewsbury businessman was going to ask a judge to intervene in the case, which has threatened to cause a rift among Massachusetts Republicans.
Fisher has already been looking to raise money for a possible challenge to the vote at the recent GOP state convention.
Charlie Baker easily won the party’s endorsement for governor.
Party officials said Fisher, a tea party member, received 14.765 percent of the delegate vote, just shy of the 15 percent required to force a September primary with Baker.
The party counted blank votes toward the total. Had the blanks not been included, Fisher would have qualified.