For John, BLUF: Are all Republicans alike? I doubt it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
We have an opportunity to watch, in person, a debate between the two Republican candidates for the Gubernatorial nomination. That would be Mr Charlie Baker and Mr Mark Fisher. It may be the only debate before we go to the primary polls in September.
This debate will be this coming Thursday, the 21st of August, at 3:00 PM. The venue will be Middlesex Community College's Federal Building on East Merrimack Street.
The sponsors are The [Lowell] Sun and MCC. Details of the event are in this article, from earlier.
Here is an extract from the article:
According to several published polls, Baker, who lost the 2010 election to Gov. Deval Patrick, is the leading GOP candidate to win the Sept. 9 primary against the little known Fisher, a Tea Party member.Oh, the warmup match is between the two independents for the office, Messrs Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick.
Fisher, however, has gained support among the GOP's more conservative members, and successfully challenged the Massachusetts Republican Party in court to get his name on the primary ballot. Fisher argued that the 14.765 percent of the votes he received at the GOP Convention, where he needed 15 percent to get on the ballot, were diluted because blank votes were counted in the total.
Regards — Cliff