BOSTON – U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan said he could not endorse any candidate in the race to succeed him in Congress because of his pending move to academia, but his wife did the next best thing on Wednesday, announcing her support for Niki Tsongas.
Ellen Murphy Meehan, a health care consultant and native of Lawrence, said she was backing the widow of Sen. Paul Tsongas because “she has a keen sense of the district and a passion for the issues that I believe in.”
OK, let’s get some opinions on this: on a scale of 1-9, how much does this help Tsongas? 1 would be “Tsongas is now the shoo-in”, 9 would be “destroys her candidacy”. Take the poll.