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The most closely watched race among the all-Democrat Massachusetts Congressional delegation is in the 10th district, where five candidates, including one backed by the Tea Party, are vying to replace retiring Rep. William Delahunt. The only congressman running unopposed is Michael Capuano in the 8th District. US representatives serve for two years.

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Followers ignore polls, stick by 10th District long shots

Bill and Betty Brackett are volunteer foot soldiers on the front lines of one of the most closely watched races for the US House in the country: the 10th Congressional District. (By David Filipov, 1:44 a.m.)

Keating contradicts previous stimulus support

Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating, the Democratic nominee for Congress in one of the state’s most heated races, said yesterday that he opposed the controversial federal economic stimulus bill signed by President Obama last year, despite saying earlier in the race that he supported it. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/26/10)

Democrats hold edge in two key House contests

With the election just a week away, Democrats lead in two of the state’s most closely watched congressional races but are battling to hold on amid far greater enthusiasm among Republican voters, according to new Boston Globe polls. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/25/10)

Perry’s path to politics was long, winding

He was married at 18, a father at 20, divorced at 23. His own father abandoned the family around the time he was born. It took 15 years of night classes for him to earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. (By Brian C. Mooney, 10/23/10)

Keating running on long career in public office

Making his way through the crowd at last weekend’s Oyster Festival in pursuit of votes for his congressional race, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating bumped into a fellow in a leather jacket with a long gray ponytail. (By Lisa Wangsness, 10/24/10)

Perry, Keating campaigns to offer voters a stark choice

With the balloons still settling on their primary victory parties, Republican Jeffrey D. Perry and Democrat William R. Keating last night quickly turned their attention to what is expected to be a bitterly fought general election campaign for the open congressional seat representing the South Shore and Cape Cod in Washington. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 9/14/10)

Strip-search victim criticizes Perry

A woman who was illegally strip-searched in 1991 by a Wareham police officer under the command of Jeffrey D. Perry, then a police sergeant, said that Perry was nearby during the assault, failed to stop it, and tried to cover it up after the fact. (By Alan Wirzbicki and Donovan Slack, 10/20/10)

Survey gives Keating razor-thin edge over Perry

The race in the closely watched Massachusetts 10th Congressional District is a virtual dead heat, according to a new poll that gives a slight advantage to the Democrat, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating, as the candidates head into the final two weeks of campaigning. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/18/10)

Extremes make 10th District a daunting race

Campaigning in the 10th district — which requires candidates to actually make voyages to meet candidates — is challenging enough given the sprawling geography. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/18/10)

Keating raises Perry’s past as police officer once again

With their race now firmly in the national spotlight, the two candidates to represent Cape Cod and the South Shore in Congress met in a tense and at times personal debate yesterday that touched on jobs and foreign policy, but grew most animated when the candidates attacked each other. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/13/10)

Former boss now backs Perry

The police chief who once said in a sworn deposition that Republican congressional candidate Jeffrey D. Perry wasn’t honest has now recorded a television commercial on Perry’s behalf. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 10/7/10)

Gloves off in 10th

Democrats came out swinging against Republican congressional nominee Jeffrey D. Perry yesterday, raising questions about his ethics and saying his politics are too extreme for the South Shore and Cape Cod district he is seeking to represent in Washington. (By Alan Wirzbicki, 9/16/10)

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