Look at the way Congressman John Tierney handled the scandal surrounding his family during his reelection campaign: he brushed it off, brushed it off, and then, given the circumstances, held a wide open press conference to answer questions about it from the press. Boom.
Has the scandal gone away? No, but Tierney looks much better for having addressed it directly instead of dealing with it here and there. His timing was a smart move, too. Still, Richard Tisei is the toughest challenger he has faced in his entire congressional career and this scandal is only making things more difficult for him.
Compare this with how Elizabeth Warren has handled the controversy over her self-proclaimed American Indian heritage. She let the story go on and on while engaging in contentious exchanges with members of the media at campaign stops.
The author is solely responsible for the content.