MASSACHUSETTS: State GOP Changes Rules To Cut Anti-Gay Crackpot Scott Lively Out Of Election Funds

The Boston Globe reports:

The state Republican Party Tuesday night scrapped its long-standing neutrality rule governing primaries, ordering organizational resources to be directed to the re-election of Governor Charlie Baker and his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

The resolution approved by the party’s 22-member executive committee also prohibited it from providing any assistance to GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively, a pastor who embraces antigay views in his writings and work.

The committee, many of them handpicked by Baker, took the unusual step to repeal the rule after Lively demanded that he receive the same assistance the party was giving to the Baker ticket to collect the necessary 10,000 certified voter signatures to qualify for the Sept. 4 primary ballot.

Lively got 0.9% of the vote in 2014.