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Oct. 24, 2013, 6:10 a.m.

A new an­onym­ous web­site, Dump­Ti­sei.com, “slammed” state Sen­ate Min. Lead­er Richard Ti­sei (R) and urged Har­vard Pil­grim Health Care CEO/ex-MA HHS/Fin­ance sec. Charlie Baker (R) to “dump” Ti­sei as his run­ning mate.

Dump­Ti­sei.com “cri­ti­cizes” Ti­sei “as a pro-tax, so­cial lib­er­al” who will “hurt Baker’s chances.” Baker mgr Lenny Al­civar: “Con­sid­er­ing the fisc­al crisis that Charlie Baker and Richard Ti­sei will have to clean up, some lame, an­onym­ous hack post­ing a Web site isn’t ex­actly a con­cern. (Ti­sei) is as fisc­ally con­ser­vat­ive as you can get.”

Ti­sei “de­clined to com­ment” on the web­site. Ti­sei: “I’m rolling right now. I’ve made a bunch of calls and feed­back is good.”

Red Mass blog­ger Rob Eno: “I was ini­tially sur­prised by how con­tro­ver­sial people thought (Baker’s) pick was, but after talk­ing to a lot of people from dif­fer­ent camps in the Re­pub­lic­an party I think they’re sur­prised (Baker) chose someone so closely aligned with him” (Chabot, Bo­ston Her­ald, 12/3).


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