A messy fight within the state Republican party is heating up. Gubernatorial hopeful Mark Fisher says he’s not backing down in his dispute to get onto the GOP primary ballot this fall. And today, he fired the next salvo in what may prove to be a major distraction, just as the state Republican party is trying to rebuild itself in time for next year’s gubernatorial election.


Joe Malone is a Republican and former Massachusetts State Treasurer.

Mara Dolan is a Democratic political activist.