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GOP ballot may face challenge

Governor hopeful fell six votes short

The campaign of a gubernatorial candidate who narrowly missed winning a spot on the Republican primary ballot is threatening to sue the state Republican party and dispute the results of Saturday’s GOP convention in court.

Mark R. Fisher, a Shrewsbury businessman who is aligned with the Tea Party movement, fell about six votes short — out of more than 2,500 cast by convention delegates — from joining Charlie Baker on the September Republican primary ballot, the state party said.

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