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Deval Patrick says gambling commission is distracted by McGee controversy

Says distractions affecting mission

The state gambling commission has become bogged down in “distractions’’ that have hobbled it in its main mission to license up to three gambling resorts and one slot parlor, Governor Deval Patrick said Thursday.

The governor, in speaking with reporters, seemed agitated by the weeklong controversy surrounding the commission’s hiring last week of a Patrick administration official, C. Stanley McGee, who was accused of child sexual assault at a Florida resort in 2007.

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