Thursday, October 18, 2012
The event was hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Candidates in the Massachusetts 6th District Congressional race -- Incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney, Republican Richard Tisei and Libertarian Daniel Fishman -- gathered at North Andover High School to debate issues important to voters. Hosted by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Chairman Sal Lupoli, the debate lasted about an hour and focused on issues relating to small business and job growth. In what may at this point seem like a surprise, the debate focused on policy issues instead of personal issues. Tierney's wife Patrice and her family legal issues were not even mentioned. Tierney faces an intense battle for re-election, as many polls have showed Tisei either ahead of him or surging upward. And …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Congressional candidate Richard Tisei met with Beverly residents on Saturday.
Monday, October 15, 2012
(Eeitor's note: The following information was submitted by the Richard Tisei Campaign.) Congressional candidate Richard Tisei spoke to full rooms in Beverly and Tewksbury on Saturday for his latest round of in-person Town Hall Meetings. The majority of attendees at the events, held at the Beverly Public Library and the Tewksbury Lodge of Elks, had never been to one of Tisei events, and were there to learn more about his stance on issues important to them. "These lively crowds show me just how much the North Shore is concerned about who they send to Washington," Tisei said. "Everywhere I go I hear the same concerns about partisan gridlock, and the fact that absolutely nothing is getting done to move our economy forward. With all of the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Congressional candidate to be at Tewksbury Lodge of Elks, fielding qauestions from the public.
Locked in a tight battle with incumbent Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District), Republican candidate Richard Tisei will host a "Town Hall" meetings on Saturday, Oct. 13, in Tewksbury. This will be a question and answer format, where members of the audience will offer their questions and comments directly to the candidate. Thanks to redistricting, Tewksbury will be part of the 6th District beginiing in January. The Tisei Town Hall will take place at the Tewksbury Lodge of Elks, 777 South St., from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 11, 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!” said Smedile. 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 …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The ad is aimed at spotlighting the Republican candidate's bipartisan appeal.
Republican Congressional candidate Richard Tisei is so likeable, even Democrats want him in Congress. At least, that's what the new message of his campaign is. Tisei's campaign has launched a new video ad, "Democrats For Tisei," showing Democrats from the 6th District praising Tisei and supporting his run for Congress. If the theme seems familiar, it may be because Sen. Scott Brown has been running "Democrats for Brown" ads for the past several weeks, each with a similar script about "Washington gridlock" and partisan fighting, showing Democrats like former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn voicing support Brown. Democrats featured in Tisei's ad, while not as prominent (they include two selectmen from his Tisei's home town of Wakefield and two …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
You may have even seen them at events.
(Editor's Note: As of the next election, Tewksbury will be included in the 6th Congressional District, presently represented by Congressman John Tierney.) Campaigns involve more than just shaking hands, debating issues and berating an opponent. Sometimes activities are a bit more clandestine. And in campaigns, there are "trackers" who follow candidates to events with cameras to catch a glimpse of unseemly behavior or politically questionable comments. And congressional candidate Richard Tisei's campaign says that has now gone too far. The Tisei campaign is calling for Congressman John Tierney to tell his trackers to back off, claiming the trackers have been parked outside of Tisei's house and Tisei's elderly mother's house and invaded …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Some confusion over Tisei and the Tea Party.
(Editor's Note: As of the upcoming election, Tewksbury will be included in the 6th Congressional District.) Did 6th District congressional candidate Richard Tisei diss the Tea Party? Did his schedulers mess up? Those are questions people are asking after a mix-up with press releases and a no-show at the Tea Party Candidates Night. First, on Aug. 8, the Merrimack Valley Tea Party listed Tisei as a confirmed speaker at the Aug. 15 event -- which was to host conservative candidates from state and congressional races in the region to discuss conservative ideas and raise money. Then the day of the event, Congressman John Tierney's communications director Grant Herring sent out a media alert Wednesday afternoon mocking Tisei about the event. "…
Friday, August 3, 2012
The tax debate looks to be a prominent issue in the 6th District race.
(Editor's note: As of Jan. 1, 2013 Tewksbury will become part of the 6th Congressional District.) It seems to be the debate without an end -- what to do about tax rates for high-income Americans -- and on Capitol Hill it's become political theater. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to keep existing tax rates in place -- including the "Bush tax cuts" former President George W. Bush signed into law in 2001 and 2003 -- through 2013. The vote may be symbolic, since President Obama has promised to veto such a measure and it would likely never make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate anyway. And the Senate recently passed a bill that would allow tax cuts for the top 2 percent of incomes to expire. Congressman John Tierney …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This is the latest in high-profile endorsement for the Republican challenger.
(Editor's note: As of the November Election, the 6th Congressional district will include Tewksbury.) The United States Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei for the Massachusetts 6th District congressional seat, citing his small business experience. “At no other time in our nation’s history has it been more critical that members of Congress provide leadership that protects and advances the interests of the business community,” Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue said in a statement announcing the endorsement. “We believe Richard’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create more jobs and get our country back on track.” Tisei …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Incumbent Congressman defends wife, denies any ethical lapses, in response to media reports that Eremian brothers say he knew of illegal activities.
(Editor's note: As of Jan. 1, 2013, Tewksbury will be included in the 6th Congressional District now represented by Congressman John Tierney.) Congressman John Tierney told the area's media on Wednesday that his two brothers-in-law are "trying to blame anyone but themselves" with their recent claims that he knew about their illegal activities. He also suggested that an angry and bitter Daniel and Robert Eremian lashed out because "their brother-in-law in Congress didn't make this go away for them." Local media spent about 45 minutes asking Tierney about the two brothers of his wife, Patrice. Last week, Daniel Eremian received a three-year sentence for gambling-related charges and made news when he claimed that Tierney had known about the …