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
Will it have impact on the race?
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei has picked up the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper, The Boston Globe. The Globe cited Congressman John Tierney's family legal issues combined with Tisei's politically moderate nature: "Tierney’s family scandal — and his evasive handling of it — gives voters a reason to look elsewhere. Meanwhile, he has an appealing Republican challenger, a moderate who served with distinction as minority leader in the state Senate. This year, Sixth District voters should elect that challenger, Richard Tisei." The editorial says that while Tisei is further to the right than the majority of voters on some issues -- citing his call to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- the newspaper says that he …
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.
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 …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Women from the district gathered Friday to show their support.
Congressman John Tierney isn't the only one in the District 6 congressional race with women on his team. On Friday, the Tisei campaign held an event, "Women For Tisei," spotlighting a coalition of more than 154 women across the district supporting the Republican candidate for Congress. North Andover Selectman Rosemary Smedile spoke at the Lynnfield event. “He knows women, he gets women, and being in a real estate business--oh by the way, he did build that,” Smedile said. Smedile, chair of the North Andover Republican Town Committee, is a strong supporter of the former Senate minority leader. “Richard--with his experience at the State House and his experience in owning a business--he gets sustainable government," she said. "Sustainable …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The ad is aimed at spotlighting the Republican candidate's bipartisan appeal.
UPDATE: The "Democrats For Tisei" video is causing some controversy, as the Boston Globe is reporting, because Tisei used a current employee and a former employee in the video. Both women are featured as Democrats supporting Tisei. The video does not include a disclaimer that they have worked for him, but the press release sent out by the campaign about the video ad did include a footnote with their employment at Northrup Associates in Lynnfield, which Tisei co-owns. Republican candidate Richard Tisei is so likeable, even Democrats want him in Congress. At least, that's what the new message of his campaign is. The Tisei campaign has launched a new video ad, "Democrats For Tisei," showing Democrats from the 6th District praising Tisei and …