Prosecutors Monday said Timothy Cahill “reached into the lottery’s pocket” for an advertising blitz designed to boost his flagging candidacy for governor, in the first day of the public corruption trial for the former state treasurer. Jim O’Brien, chief of the attorney general’s public integrity division, said the $1.8 million campaign was orchestrated by Cahill’s campaign and closely followed research that showed Cahill’s “association with the lottery was an enormous selling point.”
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