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Richard Tisei seeks moderate path in conservative GOP

Perhaps it is no surprise that Richard R. Tisei has not traveled to see his former ally in the State House, Mitt Romney, coronated at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week.

Like most Republicans in Massachusetts, Tisei, the former Republican leader of the state Senate, who is running a bare-knuckled campaign against Representative John F. Tierney, tries to avoid any association with the national party.

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