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Mass. Auditor DeNucci Opts Against Re-Election Bid

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State Auditor Joseph DeNucci says he's leaving public office with a sense of accomplishment, saying he tried to stay true to his goal of being an "watchdog for the underdog."

A visibly emotional DeNucci said Monday that his current term will be his last. He's held the office since 1987.

The 70-year-old DeNucci said he wanted to be more than just a critic. He said he wanted his audits to help to improve the way government works.

Over the years, DeNucci said his office has exposed billions in unnecessary spending and uncollected revenues.

DeNucci's announcement heralds the end of a political career that stretched back five decades his first job as a Statehouse page. DeNucci, a former professional boxer, also served 10 years as a state representative.

This program aired on November 16, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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