In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have an article suggesting that Congressman Michael Capuano might find himself pulled into a controversy that's brewing down in DC. John Murtha, who like Capuano is one of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's lieutenants, is reportedly the target of a federal investigation involving a lobbying firm. There is no suggestion that Capuano has done anything illegal. Nevertheless, any muck that emerges from this scandal is likely to come his way as well -- not only is he close to Murtha, and has received a lot of money from the lobbyists in question, but Capuano was the head of the Democrats' ethics reform effort. Read the article here:
Capuano Cornered? Could a developing Washington probe hurt the Somerville congressman, and derail his Senate hopes?