The question with Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray was always this: Having ridden into office on Deval Patrick’s coattails, could the parochial Worcester pol grow into someone voters could see as governor? These last few months have provided a preliminary answer: No. Instead, press reports about Murray’s activities have created deep questions about his judgment. He has a troupbling relationship with Michael McLaughlin, a scheming, manipulative, greedy, public-trust-abusing practitioner of old style politics.
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