On casino gambling, Tolman said he has “never been a big proponent of gaming.” But he supports the existing law expanding casino gambling and thinks the Attorney General must work closely with the state gaming commission to prevent the problems other states have had and “make sure our laws and our regulations and our vigilance is the toughest in the nation.”
Perfectly worded right down the middle for a potential AG regarding a controversial issue that will be the bane of our existence and the AG’s until (and probably after) it is repealed.
Warren Tolman to announce his candidacy for AG. He’s not doing it for the money as his paycheck at a prestigious law firm must be more than adequate. Solid progressive record. Mute on expanded gambling that will be an issue for the next AG even if it is repealed. Will he take on Beacon Hill patronage, lobbyists gone-wild and bolder consumer protections?
Tolman said if elected he would focus on a range of issues including civil rights, consumer and business protections and pocketbook issues like the soaring costs of college tuitions.
‘‘I look at the attorney general’s office as a tremendous opportunity to have an impact on a wide area of issues that have frankly been my life’s work,’’ Tolman said.
Sorry to the announced candidates but this changes the landscape considerably.