Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The bill eases portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff."
Wednesday, January 2
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a deal late Tuesday to ease portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the Huffington Post. How did our local representatives in Congress vote? Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Malden, and Rep. Mike Capuano, D-Somerville, each supported the measure. The compromise was approved by the Senate at 2 a.m. Tuesday, and despite talk of rejecting it, the House ultimately passed the bill by a vote of 257 to 167. Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, and Scott Brown, R-MA, both supported the measure in the Senate. "Just voted for the fiscal cliff bill," Brown said on his Facebook Page at 1:55 a.m on New Year's Day. "Not the full answer but a small step forward. A lot of work next session. Good …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The battle for the 6th District seat is over.
Congressman John Tierney has defeated Republican challenger Richard Tisei in an extremely tight race for Massachusetts 6th District congressional seat. This has been an unusually high-profile congressional race in Massachusetts, which is considered a stronghold for House Democrats. Tierney suffered from the impact of a family scandal involving his wife, her brother and her brother’s illegal offshore gambling business. Tisei, on the other hand, climbed to popularity with his aggressive campaign, his theme of bipartisanship and his years of serving in the state legislature. He out-raised Tierney in campaign donations every quarter. Tisei made Tierney’s family legal scandal a focus of the campaign, calling Tierney’s credibility into question…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
There are many issues in the 6th District congressional race. Which one is the big factor for you?
The election is less than two weeks away. In the Massachusetts Sixth District, voters will decide who their next congressman will be. Incumbent Democrat John Tierney is in an intense race against Republican challenger Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman. The campaign has gained national attention. Legal drama involving Tierney's inlaws, Tierney campaign talk of Tisei having radical right-wing connections, and the emergence of Fishman's outside-the-box third party effort have made the race eventful, to say the least. All this, in the midst of a federal budget crisis, Medicare, student loans, abortion, high unemployment and more. We want to know what issue is the biggest deciding factor in your vote in the 6th District race. Discuss…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Campaign manager says Patrice Tierney was hit by another car.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Patrice Tierney, the wife of Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District) was injured this morning when she was involved in a car accident, according to published reports. Congressman Tierney was spotted by reporters just past noon on Tuesday, helping his wife to a waiting car after she had been treated for injuries at Beverly Hospital, according to an article published on bostonherald.com. Matt Robinson, Tierney's campaign manager was quoted as saying Mrs. Tierney had been struck by another vehicle. Congressman Tierney is engaged in a tight battle for re-election against GOP challenger Richard Tisei. The Tierney campaign has been dogged by allegations that he knew more than he has told regarding an illegal gambling operation involving his …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The three candidates for the Sixth Congressional District debated at Danvers High School on Wednesday night.
Congressman John Tierney was the first one to bring up his wife’s family’s legal problems during Wednesday night’s debate, accusing challenger Richard Tisei of attacking his wife’s family to get to him. It was an issue that was left out of the first debate involving the two in Lynn last week and a topic that the Boston Herald had previously reported would be left out of several debates at the request of Tierney. “You attacked my wife and her family as a way to get to me,” Tierney said to Tisei, who was seated opposite Libertarian candidate Daniel Fishman of Beverly on stage in the auditorium at Danvers High School. Tierney’s statement came in response to a question from Salem News Managing Editor Helen Gifford asking about the tone of the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The congressman was absent as the other two candidates in the race discussed campaign issues.
File this one under "Campaign 2012 Oddities." Fox 25 hosted a debate for the 6th District candidates Thursday evening, but there was one noticable absence: incumbent Congressman John Tierney. Tierney did not attend the debate, as illustrated on the coverage with an empty chair with a microphone on it. "We have asked the congressman repeatedly here at Fox 25 to join us at this debate," Fox 25's Maria Stephanos said. "We gave him a whole host of dates that he could come in going all the way back to Sept. 20. His campaign has declined our request again and again saying that he has a full schedule." Republican Richard Tisei was there, with Libertarian candidate David Fishman of Beverly. "I feel a little like Clint Eastwood that we're going …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Details about the US Congress race.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Congressmen are elected officials from each state that are responsible for creating laws and making decisions regarding issues such as federal tax rates, government funds and more. Tierney vs. Globe on Tax Returns Tisei Outraises Tierney in Second Quarter Tierney Blasts Tisei Over Tax Cuts VIDEO: Tierney Speaks to Congress on Student Loans Tierney Reaches Out To New Voters In Reading Tierney, Tisei Clash on Health Care Law -- What Do You Think? District 6 War Sees Cyberspace Battlegrounds Tisei: I'm Not an Extremist [VIDEO] The Elephant in the Race: Gay Republican Candidacy Student Loans At Issue In Congressional Race U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Tisei Take a look at all of our election coverage here.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The 6th District congressman is on defense with the newspaper.
Congressman John Tierney is facing a new controversy this week, this time involving his tax returns. Tierney is planning to release his tax returns today, but The Boston Globe reported that Tierney had promised to give them his tax returns in July but then declined to do so. There were questions as to whether the $200,000 Tierney's wife Patrice had received from her now-fugitive brother-in-law from his illegal gambling operations would have been reported as taxable income. The Globe also reported that Tierney hired an attorney to go after the Globe relating to a story they planned to publish with experts saying the money would be taxable income, not a gift, since it was for services Patrice Tierney performed. Tierney's opponent, …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Richard Tisei and Barney Frank share opposing views on how LGBT candidates can impact the Republican party.
Congressman John Tierney hosted a telephone press conference Thursday afternoon with openly gay Congressman Barney Frank to discuss the 6th District race and LGBT rights. This race has gained national attention, and not just because Republicans have a shot at grabbing a Massachusetts congressional seat. If elected, Tisei would be the first openly gay Republican elected to Congress. Frank -- who recently referred to Log Cabin Republicans as "Uncle Tom" -- bluntly said Tisei, who is also openly gay, would not be able to impact the Republican party when it comes to gay rights. And that brings about the discussion of whether or not an elected official can affect change in his or her party on big issues that define that party's platform. …
Tisei strikes back at Tierney attacks, calls for Democrats' support.
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei held a "Democrats For Tisei" event at his campaign headquarters in Lynnfield Thursday and responded to Congressman John's Tierney's attack ads branding him as a partisan extremist. Tisei openly said he opposes the Republican party platform and blasted Tierney for trying to paint him as a "Tea Party sympathizer." Tierney has released ads depicting Tisei as a member of the Tea Party. While Tisei says he is in line with members of the Tea Party movement on a few issues, he disagrees with them on others and is not a member of the movement himself. "Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich would not support my candidacy," Tisei said afterward. The Massachusetts Republican Party was set to …