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Tierney, Tisei clash on housing market

House race takes another bitter turn

NEEDHAM — Move over, illegal gambling. In a second televised debate every bit as personal and bitter as their first, US Representative John F. Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei continued their name-calling over what Tierney did or did not know about the gambling scandal that sent his wife to prison. But they also staked out new ground, arguing fiercely over whether 2006 was a good year for the housing market.

Trying to change the subject from gambling, Tierney said Tisei was brimming with “chutzpah” and “hypocrisy” for paying no federal income tax in 2006 and 2008, when the housing downturn caused reported losses for Tisei’s Lynnfield real estate agency to exceed his state Senate salary and income from rental properties.

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