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Meldrum Scan 2

Meldrum Scan 2

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IlefttheCahillcampaignasthecandidateforLt.GovernorbecauseIwasconvincedthatTimCahillcouldnolongerwinandIdidnotwanttobepartofwhatIviewedasaconcertedefforttore-electDevalPatrick.Ihavebeenattackedconsiderablyinthemediaoverthepastseveraldaysformakingthisimportantandpersonallydifficultdecision.Indeed,TimCahillandothershavemadewildaccusationsthatIneverdiscussedwithTiminadvancemyconcernswiththecampaign,thattherewassometypeofimproperinsiderdealwithCharlieBaker,andthatIamsometypeoftraitorfordoingwhatIdid.AlloftheseallegationsarecompletelyunfoundedandIcategoricallydenysuchbaselessclaims.BecauseTimhasbeensodisingenuousoverthepastweek,Iwillnowprovideadditionaldetailsregardingmydecision.ThroughoutTimCahill'scandidacyforGovernortherehasbeencontinuedspeculationthathisrolewouldsimplybethatofa"spoiler"ensuringthere-electionofDevalPatrick.AsalifelongRepublican,priorto makingmydecisiontojoinTimashisLt.GovernorrunningmateImadeclearthatIwouldonlyrunwithhimasan"independentRepublican"andonlyafterreceivingassurancesthathesincerelydesiredtoforgeatrueindependentticketthatwouldbeelectedandgovernoutsideoftraditionalpartypoliticsandbusinessasusualonBeaconHill.Timmadespecificcommitmentstomeconcerningtheconductandstrategyofthecampaignandhisfutureadministration.Healsocommittedthatwewouldatalltimesbeintheracesolelytowinandthatourcampaignwouldneverbecomepattytoanyeffortstore-electGovernorPatrick.Unfortunately,he didnotliveuptothosecommitmentsandinmyopiniondidnotrunacampaignthatwasfitforthehighestofficeintheCommonwealth.AfterrepeatedmeetingswithTimandhiskeyteamduringthespringandsummerexpressingmyongoingfrustrationswiththepromisedconductandstrategyofthecampaign,onFridaymorning,September17thIrequesteddirectlytoTimthatweurgentlyneededtomeetinprivatebeforetheendofthatweekendtodiscussmyseriousconcernswiththecampaign.Timcompletelyignoredmyrequestandonlyafterthewidely-reporteddepartureofcampaignstrategistJohnWeaverandcampaignmanagerAdamMeldrumdidhefinallyagreetomeetwithme(aweekaftermyearlierrequest)onFriday,September
24th
(afullweekbeforeannouncingmydecisiontowithdraw).InthatmeetingTimadmittedthattheRepublicanmembersofour"team"-myselfincluded-had
"
essentiallybeenremovedfromhisinnercirclefollowingtheattackadsagainsthimbytheRepublicanGovernors'Association.Whilecontinuingtoassertthattherewasapathtovictory,itbecameobvioustomeduringthediscussionthatTimcan'twinandthatheisnolongerpursuingastatewidecampaignstrategy(essentiallywritingoffMetroWestandothercriticalareasoftheState),focusinginsteadonlyonsolidifyinghissupportinQuincyandthesurroundingarea..Mostdisturbing,however,wasTim'sadmissionduringourmeetingthathistoppoliticaladvisor,Neil Morrison(aformeraidenowatGoldmanSachsandclosepersonalfriendofseniorObamaadvisorDavidAxelrod),hasbeenindirectcommunicationswithDougRubin(DevalPatrick'stoppoliticaladvisorandformertopadvisortoCahill),discussingandotherwisecoordinatingmattersinvolvingnegativeadstrategyagainstCharlieBaker,thetimingofsuchads,andcoordinationofthespecificrolethattheDemocraticGovernors'Associationwillplayintherace(including$4MillionTimclaimedwasnowbeingtargetedbythe
bGA
againstCharlieBakerinthisrace).WhenIasked,Timdidnotdenythe

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