The Boston Globe has this story about the Massachusetts Republican Party. The third paragraph says unnamed sources say some of the party’s candidates for lesser statewide office may fail to get on the primary ballot. The petition deadline is May 6 (Tuesday). Primary candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General each need 10,000 signatures. Candidates for Secretary of State, Auditor, and Treasurer, each need 5,000 signatures. The only people who can sign are Republicans and voters who are registered outside of any qualified party.