Cahill Getting $571,000 In Mass. Taxpayer Funding

Independent gubernatorial candidate Timothy Cahill is getting $571,000 in taxpayer financing for his campaign even though his running mate and some top advisers quit on him.

The state Office of Campaign and Political Finance said Tuesday that Cahill is getting the money after pledging to adhere to a $1.5 million spending cap for his general election campaign.

That limit was subsequently raised to $9.9 million after Gov. Deval Patrick said he would not accept a cap.

The OCPF is also sending maximum $72,000 checks to Democratic auditor candidate Suzanne Bump, Republican auditor candidate Mary Connaughton and Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley.

Republican secretary of state candidate William Campbell is getting $26,500.

Cahill has vowed to continue to Election Day despite the defection of running mate Paul Loscocco.

This program aired on October 5, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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