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Mass. Lottery ads still on radio two days after Cahill agreed to a halt

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Radio spots from a million-dollar advertising blitz for the Massachusetts Lottery continued to run yesterday, two days after state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, an independent gubernatorial candidate, said he would stop airing the taxpayer funded advertisements.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission said the ads would cease by last night, adding that the process for killing a major ad campaign took some time. The lottery said the ads could not have been stopped immediately because the airtime for them had already been purchased.

"The ads will be down at the end of today,'' said Dan Rosenfield, director of communications for the lottery. "The logistics involved necessitated this running until Saturday.''

Cahill agreed to halt the ads, which encourage listeners to play the lottery, after Attorney General Martha Coakley said she was investigating whether they violated state law that forbids elected officials from using public money to advance their electoral efforts. As treasurer, Cahill oversees the Massachusetts Lottery.

Coakley urged him to suspend the ads until after the Nov. 2 election, and Cahill agreed.

Rosenfield said the lottery purchased ads in every media market around the state.

Juli Sweeney, a spokeswoman for Cahill's campaign, said she was not aware that ads were still being broadcast yesterday and referred calls about the ads to the lottery, saying the agency was responsible for ensuring the ads were suspended.

Recently unearthed e-mails from Cahill's political advisers, which were released as part of a lawsuit the treasurer filed against them after they quit his campaign, suggested that his aides were trying to orchestrate the ads for his political benefit.

Boston Globe

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Posted: October 18, 2010, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

Just became a member how do i play the 2nd chance games for pick 3

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    Posted: October 19, 2010, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

    Welcome! Group Hug

    I'm not sure if your state's lottery office also offers that.  Therefore, it's best to call the toll-free phone # listed on their website.  Most lottery customer service representatives answer the phone live within 5 minutes.  In my state, they've never rushed my questions, and have been thorough and pleasant.

    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

    Disney

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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      Posted: October 23, 2010, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

      Just became a member how do i play the 2nd chance games for pick 3

      Welcome to Lottery Post Selissa.

      To the best of my knowledge, 2nd Chance applies only to Scratchers in TN.

      You enter your losing ticket numbers online on the TN Lottery site.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
        Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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        Posted: October 23, 2010, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

        "...the process for killing a major ad campaign took some time."

         

        Yeah, I bet.

        For instance, there would be have to be phone calls made and that kind of thing can take ages.

        I love when they say stuff like that.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke