Where Do U.S. Senate Candidates Stand On Possible DiMasi Pardon?

June 19, 2013 9:21 PM
Where Do U.S. Senate Candidates Stand On Possible DiMasi Pardon?
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" BOSTON (CBS) — In their final debate, each U.S. Senate candidate claimed to care more about people than his opponent.

WBZ’s Jon Keller decided to put those claims to a compassion test, with a question about high-profile political prisoner Sal DiMasi.

The former Speaker Of The House, is now fighting for his life as he serves an 8-year sentence for corruption in an out-of-state prison.

DiMasi’s lawyer says he can’t seek pardon, commutation or a move to a nearby prison until his legal appeals have been exhausted.

Still, there is nothing preventing local pols from urging the president to act.

“I’d like to see Sal come home. He’s suffered enough,” Mayor Tom Menino said.

For Menino, it’s a matter of simple mercy.

“Bring him home to his family "

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