The joint Indie ticket of state Treasurer Tim Cahill and former state Rep. Paul Loscocco announced Friday they've hired some of John McCain's top consultants.

Joining the team are strategists John Weaver, John Yob, Mike Dennehy and Mark Salter. They'll link up with Democratic strategist Tad Devine who is already advising the Massachusetts gubernatorial hopefuls. 

Cahill, in a statement: "These guys are the best in the business. They share my vision for fixing the Massachusetts economy by transcending partisan politics, creating good jobs, cutting taxes across the board and creating a smaller and more efficient state government."