High Profile Pols Save for a Rainy Day

We here at Boston Daily believe in hoping for the best, preparing for the worst, and taking what comes along. We pay our renter’s insurance on time, just in case any of our neighbors decide to hoard gasoline with disastrous results. We use the restroom before heading out on the T, because you never know when the Red Line will get stuck on the crumbling Longfellow Bridge.

1213192666It seems many local politicians also follow this philosophy. The Herald reports that several power players are saving their pennies, just in case Gov. Deval Patrick heads for Washington.

Although to hear the politicians tell it, they’re just getting ready for the Patrick-Tim Murray ticket to roll again in 2010. Murray is especially eager to get ready, having raised $175,000 in two months.

Murray campaign spokesman Michael Cohen said: “Tim Murray is focused on the job he was elected to do. He fully expects to be running for re-election in 2010 with Gov. Patrick.”

Attorney General Martha Coakley, who has $600,000 in the bank?

“I love this job,” she said. “It’s too early to speculate about other jobs at this point. The governor has said he plans to stay and run for another term so I take that at face value.”

Maybe State Treasurer Tim Cahill will come right out and say it, since he has $3 million in his campaign coffers?

[Spokeswoman Allison] Mitchell added, “Treasurer Cahill enjoys serving Massachusetts as treasurer, and at this time he is solely focused on his current job.”

Man. This is even more boring than the Boston mayoral race.