(NECN) - U.S. Democratic congressman John Tierney may have expected an easy re-election in Massachusetts' 6th district. But then, his wife got in trouble with the law.
Yesterday, Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty in federal court to helping file false tax returns on behalf of her fugitive brother.
Her husband blames his brother-in-law for misleading and betraying his wife. But either way, the scandal is taking a serious toll on his campaign.
Consulting Specialist Dorie Clark weighs in on where Tierney should go from here, and how the public may react.