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TSONGAS WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION TO CONGRESS

By Matt Murphy and Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 9, 2017.....U.S. Rep Niki Tsongas, who has served in Congress since 2007, will not seek reelection in 2018, a senior aide confirmed to the News Service on Wednesday morning.

Tsongas, who is the widow of the late Sen. Paul Tsongas, won a special election when UMass President Marty Meehan resigned his seat to become the chancellor of UMass Lowell. The Lowell Democrat representing the Third Congressional district has been re-elected five times.


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