John Carroll rounds up the Globe and Herald coverage of the Cahill matter.
The Globe reports a Suffolk County grand jury indicted him on charges he used $1.65 million in lottery ads to boost his campaign for governor in 2010.
Treasurer Tim's former chief of staff and the former state probation commissioner were indicted today on charges they organized a campaign fundraiser for Cahill in 2005 in return for a job at the Massachusetts State Lottery for the commissioner’s wife, state Attorney General Martha Coakley announced.
Scott Campbell, 40, Cahill's chief of staff, was also charged with concealing the identity of donors to Cahill's failed gubernatorial bid last year. Campbell and ex-probation head John O'Brien were also charged with soliciting funds for the Cahill campaign despite a state law that prohbits unelected state employees from doing so.
Sam Obar is not happy with his man's camapaign:
We are now less than three weeks away, and I know for a fact many people, including many I have spoken to, still have no idea who Baker is. He has not gotten his message out to voters, he has not highlighted his record at Harvard Pilgrim, and he has not promptly and properly responded to accusations against him about his work on the Big Dig. He has also done a shoddy job indeed of utilizing the media to reach out to voters.
Tom Reilly knows how to hold a grudge.
Oh, noes, how will Massachusetts residents learn we have the best lottery in the country?
I'm a liar? You're a liar! Brad Marston wonders how the head of the Back Bay Association can call him a liar when she gave as much as she could to incumbent Marty Walz two years ago.
Bielat wants Frank to release an ethics report on his trip to the Virgin Islands.
Campaign roundup: Tim Cahill remains in toaster set to extra dark; Back Bay group calls Marston a liarBy adamg - 10/14/10 - 8:11 am
The Globe reports why Tim Cahill may have wanted to block publication of those e-mails (he failed):
Politically explosive e-mails released yesterday by former aides to state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill appear to show Cahill's top campaign advisers trying to make sure that a million-dollar, taxpayer-funded ad blitz for the state lottery also benefited Cahill's independent gubernatorial bid.
Treasurer Tim got a temporary restraining order today, barring some former aides from doing anything with e-mail they allegedly have.
He charges they conspired with Republicans to derail his campaign and says the e-mails have campaign details in them. Republicans charge the e-mails have evidence Cahill was illegally getting workers at the state treasury to do political work for his campaign.
Democrats should be charging for popcorn.
So get the fork ready. Associated Press reports the guy who'd been running for lieutenant governor with Treasurer Tim just quit the ticket and endorsed Charlie Baker.
What did you think?
My big takeaway was that Jill Stein seemed like an afterthought; she was the only one who didn't really get to enunciate what it was she stood for, besides not being one of the other three. Still not sure if that's because she wasn't able to do so or because she seemed to get a lot less opportunity to talk in the first half of the debate.
Charlie get mad.
Give me the biggest lecture I ever had.
I want a brave man, I want a cave man.
Charlie, show me that you care, really care for me.
Every time you debated me,
You let Timmy cut in constantly,
When he'd ask, you'd never speak.
Must you always be so meek?
Credit where credit is due. And kazoos!
John Carroll watched the debate so you didn't have to:
David Tuerck? Michael Widmer? The Pacheco Law? The Connector?
Are the candidates so out of touch they think the average voter knows what they're talking about when they just toss out those names?
Memo to gubernatorial hopefuls: You’re done with the insiders. It's real people you need to talk to now.
Channel 4 has posted the video.
Mike Durant covers the brouhaha over Cahill basically calling every Muslim in the state a terrorist.
He must be loving the Baker/Cahil war.
As that killer oil slick begins to ooze ashore in Louisiana, Treasurer Tim warns that cute little Dutch windmills actually make deadly carcinogens.
But speaking of the Treasurer, a request: Could the Republican Governors go back to whatever backwater county seat they come from? Voice-of-Godding about "our" state taxes and lottery? Last I checked, we don't have any Republican Governors in this state to lecture us. South Shore Republican warns negative ads will only help to sink the nascent Republican boom in Massachusetts:
... Republicans have a reputation(fairly or not) for being nasty, dishonest, and willing to do anything to win and hostile negative ads like those being pushed by the RGA are exactly the type of thing that turn off the people of the middle (even if they achieve their short term goal) and particularly those of the other party. We only recently recovered our reputations from those kind of advertisements, but you know with Tim "the Slimer" O'Brien now on board we can expect a return to it as fast as humanly possible. ...
Compare for yourself (also: Was the camera tilted for Cahill's ad or is his house sliding off the side of a hill?):
Conor Yunits reports ex-Democrat Tim, busy chatting up the Doug Bennett crowd on the Common yesterday will be crashing a Republican state convention in Worcester this weekend.
Check out the link on this tweet, says it's something about a Globe endorsement.
Which might explain why he sent fundraising e-mails to state legislators's government addresses, which is, oh, what's the word? Oh, right, illegal.
Just a database mistake, Treasurer Tim's PR person says.
The Globe notes that Treasurer Tim's recent apocalyptic warnings about our imminent state bankruptcy on the shoals of health care are nowhere reflected in a prospectus for investors thinking about buying the state bonds he's about to sell. In fact, three bond rating services gave the state good marks after he announced the sale.
The Outraged Liberal: They way I see it, Treasurer Tim is guilty of securities fraud or voter fraud.