Tsongas' GOP opponents: Health care a 'big problem'
BOSTON -- After running unopposed in 2008, U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas will not enjoy the same luxury this November, with Republicans and unenrolled candidates literally lining up to take her on.
Seven months before the election, there is a list of challengers. And it's long.
Twelve potential candidates have taken out nomination papers to run against Tsongas, including nine Republicans and three independents. The 5th Congressional District has drawn more interest than any other in the state, but not by much.