More from the fine Twitter reporting of Adam Reilly and David Bernstein: both are saying that evidence now being produced in court strongly suggests that the Cahill campaign was in contact with the lottery. Which would be a no-no.
Reilly: “Remember when @timforgovernor said there was no lottery/campaign collusion? He either lied or was totally uninformed”
Bernstein: “Oooooohh… Emails look bad-[Strother] etc. talking about lottery ads.”
Very interesting. If there’s solid evidence of collusion, that really could be the death knell for Cahill’s campaign. I think that what we knew of Loscocco-gate up until this point was actually more helpful than harmful to Cahill, but if it’s been shown that he was abusing his office to help his campaign, it’s lights out.
Effect on the Patrick/Baker race? Hard to say. The most recent polling was showing that roughly equal numbers of Cahill voters would choose Patrick or Baker as their second choice. So if Cahill’s support evaporates, that polling would suggest that the race stays roughly where it is now. I guess we’ll know soon.