As US Representative John F. Tierney and Richard R. Tisei gear up for their first debate on Thursday in a bruising congressional campaign, each is facing potentially embarrassing questions about his personal tax returns. Tisei paid no federal income taxes in two of the last six years, while Tierney has resisted releasing his returns despite a public pledge to do so and continuing controversy over more than $200,000 that his wife received from a brother’s illegal gambling business.
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