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Cahill defends lottery ad drive

Timothy P. Cahill delivered the most important stump speech of his life on Thursday, testifying at his own corruption trial that he ran lottery ads in the midst of his race for governor only because he was determined to salvage the agency’s reputation, not his political career.

With his hands draped casually over the witness box, Cahill, a former state treasurer facing up to five years in prison, displayed the smooth self-confidence that helped him rise through the rough world of Quincy city politics to statewide office.

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