Capuano Files With FEC, But One District Over
The Massachusetts lawmaker frequently runs unopposed and has made this gaffe before

Capuano (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

When Rep. Michael E. Capuano filed his notice of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, he indicated that he would be seeking the 8th District seat in Massachusetts. The odd thing is that Capuano represents the 7th District — it's his fellow Democrat Stephen F. Lynch who represents the 8th.  

The Ethics Committee member has never faced meaningful opposition and frequently runs unopposed. Lynch also ran unopposed in 2014, so without new district borders there appears to be no reason for Capuano to file in the 8th.