GOP Has Rare Shot of Winning House Seat in Mass.

NPR’s Curt Nickisch reports on an unusual Massachusetts congressional race between an openly gay Republican and an incumbent Democrat whose reputation has been tainted by a family scandal. Richard Tisei, the GOP candidate, has served in the state legislature for 26 years and has a record of working across the aisle. “When Gov. Romney was here, I voted with him half the time, and I voted against him half the time. … I have no problem working with Nancy Pelosi,” Tisei says. “Just because she’s in the opposition, I’m not gonna poke her in the eye.” 

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