A lot of people have speculated that Lt. Governor Tim Murray's gubernatorial ambitions crashed and burned. However, with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder embroiled with scandal, the rumor about Governor Patrick being tapped to replace Holder is heating up again. If this happens, Murray becomes Acting Governor. Today, President Obama's hometown paper, the Chicago Sun, focuses on this.
One week, Tim Murray announces he's not running for governor. The next week, the attorney general announces an investigation into illegal campaign contributions. What will next week bring?
Remember when the state bought an old CSX freight line through Cambridge and dumped some money into repairs and then announced, oopsies, it wasn't going to be running commuter trains to North Station over it after all? Cambridge Day does:
Despite being based only across the river in Boston, the administration doesn’t seem to understand mass transit or Cambridge much at all.... Read more
That would, of course, be disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael McLaughlin, whom the Globe reveals was just a bit more than the "campaign volunteer" Murray said he was - and that worrying about McLaughlin may have kept him up and led him to doze off on that Crown Vic-smashing ride.... Read more
The Globe reports twas falling asleep at the wheel while doing 75 m.p.h. - and then accelerating past 100 m.p.h. - that led to the wreck of the state-owned Murraymobile.
Greater Grafton reports the lieutenant governor got his grump on at a Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony this morning:
... I usually find the former Worcester mayor all gung-ho when he speaks locally but he seemed to be on a bit of a tirade against the media always focusing on the negative. ...
Kristie Helms will be there:
How happy is my latte-sipping, East Coast elitist, blue state little heart... Read more