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Menino praises Markey, but ‘can’t explain’ light schedule

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino formally threw his support behind US Representative Edward J. Markey on Friday, but said he could explain neither the Malden Democrat’s string of missed votes in Congress nor his decision not to release his tax returns until the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

“I can’t explain that,” Menino told reporters of Markey’s timing around the tax disclosure. “Everybody runs their own campaign, and their own political situation, what they do publicly and privately. I can’t explain that at all.”

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