In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I write about Republican hopes of winning US House seats here in Massachusetts. Despite being the home of the Scott Brown phenomenon that launched all the talk of a GOP tsunami, it's not clear that Massachusetts Dems will actually end up losing any of the 10 seats they've held for over a decade.
I look particularly at two races getting recent attention: Jeff Perry vs. Bill Keating in the open 10th District, and Sean Bielat challenging Barney Frank in the 4th.
The article is here: Elephant In The Room?
Also in the issue, you'll want to read this insider's account of life on the campaign with congressional candidate Sam Meas, who lost in the GOP primary. And the Phoenix editorial takes on the federal prosecution of Congressman John Tierney's wife; plus the failure of candidates from both parties to talk responsibly about entitlement costs.