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Monday, October 2, 2006

The boomerang effect

WALTHAM/NEWTON

They were kind words, bipartisan words, and certainly not the kind that State Representative Peter J. Koutoujian, whose district includes Waltham and part of Newton, thought would come back to bite him.

Yet Koutoujian found himself yesterday among quartet of Democratic lawmakers who, after being featured in the latest television commercial of Republican gubernatorial nominee Kerry Healey, called on the lieutenant governor to remove the ad. The lawmakers said the ad gives the false impression that they had endorsed her, writes Lisa Wangsness of the Globe City & Region section.

The ad shows the lawmakers at a bill-signing ceremony last month, during which they heaped praise on Healey for helping to pass legislation extending the statute of limitations on sex crimes.

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