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.
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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.
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.
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 tonight? ...
Convicted felon William Celester loses to grandma Willie Mae Allen in the 6th Suffolk state rep's race. Incumbent felon Dianne Wilkerson clings to victory over Sonia Chang-Diaz in the 2nd Suffolk senate race (look for Chang-Diaz to call for a recount). Reilly downfall Marie St. Fleur wins another term in the 5th Suffolk state rep's race. Steve Lynch proves he's no Lieberman; squashes Lamontish Dunkelbarger in Boston's end of the ninth congressional district. Maura Hennigan looks to enjoy her retirement years in the Superior Court criminal clerk's office. Mickey Roache gets another term in the rocking chair at the Registry of Deeds.
Hub Politics blogged from Kerry Healey's party.
Herald Managing Editor Joe Dwinell explains why he didn't vote today.