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Dan Wolf puts run for governor on hold amid ethics dispute

Democratic state Senator Dan Wolf suspended his gubernatorial campaign Thursday and threatened to quit his seat over an ethics controversy stemming from his ownership stake in Cape Air, rattling the state’s business and political circles with questions about the height of the barriers between entrepreneurs and public office.

Wolf said the State Ethics Commission had misjudged “both the spirit and the letter of the law” in its ruling that the airline’s dealings with Logan International Airport should prevent him from holding state office. Under the Massachusetts conflict-of-interest law, state employees are prohibited from having financial interests in state contracts.

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