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The most closely watched race among the all-Democrat Massachusetts Congressional delegation is in the 10th district, where five candidates, including one backed by the Tea Party, are vying to replace retiring Rep. William Delahunt. The only congressman running unopposed is Michael Capuano in the 8th District. US representatives serve for two years.

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Hudak pulls suit against Tierney

Two days after filing an unusual lawsuit seeking to force his opponent to stop running negative ads against him, a Republican congressional candidate yesterday withdrew the complaint. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/27/10)

Hudak seeks court order to stop congressional opponent’s ads

Bill Hudak — the Republican candidate in the Sixth Congressional District race against US Representative John Tierney, the incumbent Democrat — filed a defamation lawsuit yesterday against Tierney in Essex Superior Court, according to a posting on Hudak’s campaign website. (By John R. Ellement, 10/26/10)

GOP rallies to candidates once seen as long shots

Ten months ago, when Scott Brown was the hottest name in politics and Bill Hudak was the Republican best known for his yard sign depicting Barack Obama as Osama bin Laden, the newly elected senator tried to keep his distance. Days after Brown’s stunning win, Hudak had to retract and apologize for his assertion that Brown had endorsed him in ... (By Stephanie Ebbert, 10/19/10)

Tierney, Hudak spar about tax crimes, tax cuts, and Obama

In the first lengthy public debate since his wife pleaded guilty to federal tax crimes last week, US Representative John F. Tierney defended his record last night and blasted his rival for raising the issue. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/14/10)

Mother-in-law’s donations to Tierney now face scrutiny

US Representative John F. Tierney’s elderly mother-in-law donated $4,800 to his campaign account at the same time that she was receiving money from a bank account that was allegedly funded with illegal gambling money her son made from an offshore sports betting operation. (By Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser, 10/7/10)

Veteran’s campaign hits bump with plea

When you are running for reelection, having your wife plead guilty to abetting tax evasion is not the kind of news you want a month before voters go to the polls. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/6/10)

Tierney’s wife tells judge she is guilty

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney became a convicted felon yesterday, pleading guilty to four counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns for her brother, a federal fugitive who has been indicted on charges of illegal gambling and money laundering. (By Stephanie Ebbert, 10/6/10)

Congressman Tierney’s wife to plead guilty to tax fraud

The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty today to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua. (By Shelley Murphy and Matt Viser, 10/6/10)

Uphill fight seen for Mass. GOP hopefuls for Congress

Republicans have long viewed the open 10th Congressional District as their best hope of picking up a seat in Massachusetts this fall, with an independent electorate that embraced Scott Brown last January in his Senate bid and now a telegenic, conservative candidate advancing in the primary. (By Stephanie Ebbert, 9/16/10)

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