In politics, all the world’s a campaign stage - particularly for incumbents. Officeholders enjoy the advantage of hitching their names to good works in newspaper and television ads, in government printings, at public events - all in the name of informing the public. With the indictment of former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill for allegedly misusing State Lottery advertising to benefit his gubernatorial campaign, the question of what constitutes illegal campaigning and what constitutes legitimate promotion for the larger good is in the crosshairs.
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