Former Party Member Cahill Will Attend Democratic Convention

Massachusetts Democrats gathering in Worcester for their state convention this weekend will be joined by a former member of their party.

Independent candidate for governor Timothy Cahill says he'll spend the weekend in Worcester, too, looking to meet as many convention-goers as he can.

"Even though they are Democrats, it's not a monolithic group, and there are fiscal conservatives and people who are unhappy with the incumbent," Cahill said. "I just want to let them know that I would appreciate their vote."

The state's treasurer says he knows some Democrats won't be happy to see him.

"I'm sure there's disappointment in some ranks that I didn't stay and fight within the Democratic primary," Cahill said. "I'm sure there's some people very happy that I'm out. So it may be a mixed response."

On Friday night, the convention is scheduled to formally endorse unopposed candidates Attorney General Martha Coakley and Sec. William Galvin.

On Saturday, the convention hears from candidates for other statewide offices, including Gov. Deval Patrick.

This program aired on June 4, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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