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Dan Wolf’s ownership of Cape Air shouldn’t bar run for office

State Senator Daniel Wolf deserves a chance to run for governor. The Cape Cod legislator would bring a fascinating background to the race: In 1989, he founded Cape Air, an airline that he built into a force in regional aviation.

That background, though, now threatens to ground his gubernatorial campaign before it even takes off. The State Ethics Commission, in an unduly harsh ruling, declared that Wolf would have to divest his remaining 23 percent ownership share in Cape Air if he wants to run for governor. Not only that, but unless he unloads his stake, he must resign from the Senate, where he has represented most of the Cape and Islands since 2011.

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