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Adrian Walker

Tim Cahill’s real mistake

Tim Cahill waged a farcical campaign for governor in 2010, but that barely accounts for the tragedy that may be unfolding now in Suffolk Superior Court.

The former state treasurer landed at the defendant’s table for allegedly using public money to promote the lottery while he was running as a third-party candidate seeking to topple Governor Deval Patrick. He is now about halfway through a trial expected to last six weeks.

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