Mashpee tribe hires Delahunt as lobbyist

Boston Globe: Mashpee tribe hires Delahunt as lobbyist

Former US representative William D. Delahunt, capitalizing on his nearly 40 years in Massachusetts politics, announced yesterday that he is taking a new job as a lobbyist for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, which is trying to build a casino in Southeastern Massachusetts.

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But, “I would think he’s really pushing the envelope on this,’’ said Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, which opposed gambling legislation last year. “I’m sure the attorney general and the secretary of state will be keeping an eye on this, and we who oppose gambling will do likewise.’’

READ: Ex-congressman may aid casino effort / Milton J. Valencia / Globe Staff / March 11, 2011

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