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Politics

Gambling commissioner James McHugh steps into the spotlight

Nobody calls state gambling commissioner James McHugh a media star or a quote machine.

Throughout his two years on the casino panel, the 70-year-old former judge has been content outside the spotlight, steadily supplying clear-eyed analysis and wisdom gained from 27 years on the bench, while leaving the public relations and salesmanship duties to the board’s gregarious chairman, Stephen Crosby.

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