Tim Cahill’s running mate Paul Loscocco announced today that he was pulling out of the Lt. Governor’s race, dealing another big blow to the Cahill candidacy. Cahill is doing a presser today at 2:00 p.m. Loscocco’s statement is below: From the State House News Service.
“I ran to have a spirited debate on the issues and to advocate for new ways to create jobs, lower taxes, protect personal freedoms, and fight for the principles of Ronald Reagan who inspired me to become a Republican as a young man. The primary between the Independent ticket and Republican ticket in the hearts and minds of the voters who want a change from Governor Patrick is now over.
“Charlie Baker and Richard Tisei have prevailed over Tim Cahill and me. I cannot sit idly by as my friends and supporters cast their votes for my ticket, knowing that the best chance to defeat Governor Patrick is with Charlie Baker. I cannot and will not let my ego get in the way of doing what is right for Massachusetts. So while this is a tough decision for me today personally, it is the right decision to put the future of our state ahead of my own self-interest. Charlie Baker has the experience that can help Massachusetts head in a new direction and I’m pleased to endorse him today.
“This election is an opportunity to put Massachusetts back on track towards economic recovery. I urge voters who want new leadership on Beacon Hill to join me in voting for Charlie Baker and Richard Tisei on Election Day.”