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Political Rundown: Lt. Gov. Murray Announces Resignation, Senate Race Heats Up

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced today that he's resigning from the Patrick Administration to pursue a career in the private sector as CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. (AP)

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced today that he’s resigning from the Patrick Administration to pursue a career in the private sector as CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. (AP)

Big news in Massachusetts politics today: Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announces his resignation effective June 2, while Democratic Congressman Edward Markey and Republican nominee Gabriel Gomez appear to have shifted strategies with their latest TV ads.

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WBUR, “Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is expected to announce his resignation Wednesday to accept a position as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to a senior official in Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration.”

The Boston Globe“Markey’s firmer tone was a bid to end a squabble about two relatively obscure congressional resolutions that Gomez drove to the center of the race this week. A former Navy SEAL, he has seized on the resolutions to try to paint Markey as soft on homeland security.”

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