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Delahunt won’t take earmark money

Funds were linked to Hull energy project

After media scrutiny and watchdog complaints, former Massachusetts congressman William D. Delahunt has decided to help the town of Hull with an offshore energy project for free, turning down $72,000 from federal earmarks he secured while still in the US House.

The Quincy Democrat made the surprise announcement Thursday night, when he told Hull officials and members of the town-run Hull Municipal Light Plant that he would do the work he received under a no-bid contract on a pro bono basis.

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