BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - October 16, 2014 October 17, 2014 Here are political highlights from today's Globe: Coakley lawsuit has ties to key backer’s interests: The lawsuit could aid a nonprofit run by Elyse Cherry, who is also cochair of Martha Coakley’s campaign finance committee. Andrea Estes details the latest. Struggle and sparkle on the Menino book tour: The newly published author looked out at a room of people eager to hear tales from his 20-year run as a big city mayor. Andrew Ryan reports. Well-funded pro-casino ads tug at the heartstrings: Money is the real power behind the casino industry’s smooth and calculating pitch. Joan Vennochi details the story. New Hampshire has become a land of political ads: Largely because of the competitive US Senate race, the state has become the capital of political ads on TV. Joshua Miller reports.