QUINCY — Even before his trial on corruption charges, his Democratic friends had shunned him. During his disastrous run for governor, his own running mate deserted him and endorsed his Republican rival. It was little surprise when he garnered just 8 percent of the vote.
Now that his trial has ended in a deadlocked jury, former state treasurer Timothy P. Cahill is hoping to resume a quiet life in Quincy, working at a small investment firm in neighboring Braintree. Already a marginal figure in state politics, he is out of power and unlikely to run for office again.