Massachusetts lieutenant governor resigns, announces new role
May 22nd, 2013
10:43 AM ET
1 year ago

Massachusetts lieutenant governor resigns, announces new role

(CNN) - Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray resigned his position to become the head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce at a press conference on Wednesday.

Murray said that his decision to resign before his term is finished is for personal for reasons.

"In January I made a decision with my wife not seek political office in 2014." Murray said. "The next chapter of my life needs to be focused primarily on family. I wanted to take advantage of this moment in our lives, as childhood passes quickly and this is an important time for my family."

When asked if he was going to rule out running for office again Murray responded, "We'll see." He continued, "I'm not ruling anything in or out. I'm excited about this opportunity.

Murray said he intends to submit his resignation effective at end of day on June 2nd and begin his new role on June 3rd.

The lieutenant governor has taken heat recently over questions about his relationship with the disgraced Chelsea Housing Authority director and campaign funding.

CNN's Sara Fischer contributed to this report.


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  1. just sayin

    sounds like another corrupt democrat leaving town just before the hammer comes down on him. doesn't massachusetts have several of their democrat politicans in jail just like illinois? i seem to recall some corrupt democrat stuffing money down their bra....

    May 22, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. BLKmanWHOvotes

    OK, national news for WHAT reason?

    May 22, 2013 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Betcha they don't give him a car he can drive 108 MPH and crash at 4:30 AM....

    May 22, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    just sayin

    sounds like another corrupt democrat leaving town just before the hammer comes down on him. doesn't massachusetts have several of their democrat politicans in jail just like illinois? i seem to recall some corrupt democrat stuffing money down their bra....
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    Hahahahaha... yeah, Diane Wilkerson, state senator (FORMER, I should say). Good reading for anyone who chooses to partake...

    May 22, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. Ol' Yeller

    National news because of the 'liberal media'. CNN has to scrounge around to find dirt on the Dems to pacify the crybabies who actually have a (foreign owned) network already who, if they don't have a scandal to try and bring down the Dems, will gladly and unshamedly create one out of thin air. It is a joke. Report the news like it is and let the conservative 'victims' watch fox to get their daily scandal and continue to be be the most ill informed section of society in America.

    May 22, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  6. truth hurts but reality bites

    BLKmanWHOvotes
    OK, national news for WHAT reason?
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    Hey, at least it has to do with politics! Unlike the puff piece CNN subjected us to about Chelsea Clinton.

    May 22, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  7. just sayin

    Ol' Yeller
    continue to be be the most ill informed section of society in America.
    -–

    hahaha... sorry bubba, this title already belongs to the left wing koolaide drinkers that think every criminal act of their corrupt party is just an innocent mistake, standard operating procedure or something the victim deserved, as in the death of those 4 americans in benghazi.

    May 22, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. Barry In Las Vegas

    This story ranks above the story that the IRS official took the 5th? You have to be kidding. Who cares about the Lt. Gov. in Mass. resigning to take a job in private enterprise? Not anybody outside of Boston.

    Its no wonder CNN, better known now as the Celebrity News Network keeps losing audience and readers.

    May 22, 2013 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Hmmph. Just another day of fumes rising from the right wing whine cellar. Yawn. The guy's resigning for a higher paying job. I seem to recall that a very prominent Republican left the Congress for a multi-million dollar salary at a conservative think tank.

    May 22, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  10. Pete

    @just sayin,and who is the hypocrites that created committes to cover up their own ignorence,does Darrell Issa ring a bell with Fast,Furious spending millions of tax payers money for nada,zilch against Eric Holder!!Now Benghazi and the more his hearings are heard and his facts are debunked Issa with Picketing ,Mullen now waiting to be questioned behind closed doors so Issa can create more lies that'll eventually come back to strangle him politically down the road..Issa knows this his only good chance as well as republicans to discredit Hillary,Pres.Obama at any cost is here with this Benghazi hearings and who here said republicans can't run a dog and pony show because you're getting an expensive one seen right here at tax payers expense again!!

    May 22, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |