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Is he the state treasurer, or is he a restaurateur? You can't blame a Massachusetts voter from being confused by Tim Cahill's new ad in his independent run for governor.

Timothy P. Cahill ran "Handshakes," a Quincy cafe, from 1981 to 1993. But Tim the smoothie shop guy lives on.

In his latest campaign commercial, the state treasurer and independent candidate for governor strides through a family diner, greeting customers, tossing a tomato, and making sure the cook doesn’t waste any food.

Republicans complained that the ad makes it look like Cahill is still in the restaurant business. He’s not. The ad was filmed at McKay's Breakfast & Lunch in downtown Quincy.

If Tim was in the restaurant business, this would be a pretty good ad.