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Grossman uses kidney stone in fundraising pitch

In the era of electronic communication, politicians ask for money in myriad ways. There’s the breathless urgent plea, the witty backhanded ask, and the enemies-at-the-gate alert — only your cash can stop them.

And then there were the e-mails sent by state Treasurer Steven Grossman’s campaign for governor, invoking the candidate’s agony as he battled a kidney stone during a MassEquality candidate forum last week.

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