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 commissionerâ€™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...Read more
Look for the Dems to crow that the state's unemployment rate is down and the Republicans to thunder about how the number of jobless increased. The Globe attempts to explain how that could happen; the Herald gleefully predicts the crushing job-loss news will crush Deval Patrick's chances.
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...Read more
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.
Latest poll numbers suggest people fleeing...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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: Youâ€™re done with the insiders. It's real people you need to talk to now.
Rob Eno shows us how Tim Cahill's campaign deleted the sentence "I believe in and support a woman's right to choose" from the "core values" page on his Web site sometime between May 25 and his endorsement today by Mass. Citizens for Life, which called him the only pro-life candidate for governor....Read more
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...Read more