GOP candidates to meet at forum on economy
BOSTON (AP) - The two Republicans running for governor will be sharing the stage at a forum for the first time since the GOP state convention.
Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher are scheduled to discuss the state's economy during Monday's forum in Boston sponsored by the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and CommonWealth Magazine.
Baker, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor, was endorsed by the party at the March convention after winning support from more than 82 percent of the delegates.
Party officials initially ruled that Fisher, a tea party member, fell just short of the 15 percent support required to continue on to the September primary. Fisher sued, claiming the party altered its own rules by counting blank ballots.
The GOP eventually agreed to certify Fisher, setting the stage for the primary contest.
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