Despite O'Toole's ruling, leaders in the Massachusetts House of Representatives insisted on placing the issue
of parochial school aid on the agenda during a "constitutional convention" -- a meeting on proposed constitutional revisions that must take place in both chambers of the legislature every few years.
But there was a condition: Interested players would have to open accounts with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, which was placing the issue
Police and fire representatives and community supporters developed a campaign strategy that included documenting the need for the initiative, placing the issue
on the ballot, securing campaign funds, disseminating a consistent and credible message, and targeting and mobilizing key audiences.
It is widely credited with placing the issue
of corruption on the international policy agenda.
Hahn has already raised almost $2 million to campaign against secession, but he has pledged to support placing the issue
on the Nov.