Thursday, December 27, 2012
President, Congress have just a few days to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts. A number of Massachusetts Congressman suggest cutting nuclear programs instead.
Starbucks baristas are writing "come together" on all cups in the Washington, DC, area to encourage Congress and the President to come together to fix the fiscal cliff issue. For more information about this initiative, go to www.patch.com/fixthedebt. Congress and President Obama are racing against the clock this week as they make one last attempt to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” the U.S. government is set to go over on New Year’s Day. Without a compromise deal to lower the deficit, the government will face a self-imposed deadline that triggers both spending cuts and higher taxes. Congress itself set the Jan. 1 deadline after failing to come to a budget compromise earlier this year. On Jan. 1, the George W. Bush-…
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
Patrice Tierney hospitalized after two-car crash in Danvers.
UPDATE: This story was updated at 8:20 p.m. Patrice Tierney, the wife of Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District) was injured this morning when she was involved in a car accident in Danvers. Danvers Police Capt. Pat Ambrose said Patrice Tierney was taken to Beverly Hospital after the 8:21 a.m. crash. 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. One other person was taken to the Leahey Clinic in Peabody after the crash and both of the cars involved were towed away, Ambrose said. He said a full report on the cash was not complete and would not be complete until …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
District 6 Congressman gets introduced to Tewksbury voters by District 5 Congresswoman Niki Tosngas.
Tierney and Tsongas Campaign Door-To-Door (Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the campaign of Congressman John Tierney.) Last Weekend, Congressman John Tierney (MA-6) and Congresswomen Niki Tsongas (MA-5) campaigned together in Tewksbury, one of the towns redistricted into the district now represented by Tierney. Tierney and Tsongas talked with voters directly at their doorsteps. They introduced themselves to people and listened to their concerns. Tierney received a positive response and identified new supporters in a neighborhood near the intersection of Main Street and Shawsheen Street. “It was great reaching out to voters in Tewksbury with my friend Niki Tsongas,” said Congressman Tierney. “I enjoyed …
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 …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Tewksbury's present congresswoman and possibly future congressman will be doing a walking tour of the Emily Road neighborhood on Sunday.
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-5th District) has represented Tewksbury for the past several years. On Sunday, she plans to introduce Tewksbury voters to the man she hopes will be representing them, starting in January. Presently, Tewksbury is in Tsongas' 5th Congressional District. However, thanks to the most recent Oct 13 2012 6 a.m., Tewksbury will become part of the 6th Congressional District stating in January 2013. That district is presently represented by Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District). On Sunday, Tsongas and Tierney will launch a door-to-door canvass in Tewksbury, starting at 1 p.m. on Emily Road. Volunteers will join Tierney and Tsongas knocking on doors and "talking with voters about the issues that matter most to middle…
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, October 9, 2012
The ad once again says Tisei is a right-wing extremist.
It's just a few weeks from Election Day, and the battles are getting more intense in the 6th District congressional race. Congressman John Tierney's campaign has released a new ad once again labeling Republican Richard Tisei as a right-wing extremist. This time, however, the Tierney campaign is accusing Tisei of being anti-abortion. The ad, which can be viewed here, starts with Tisei referring to the national Republican platform by saying "it is what it is." The ad then goes through a list of anti-abortion measures Republicans have supported -- including a constitutional amendment to ban abortion without excpetions for rape or incest and defunding Planned Parenthood -- and ties them to Tisei's candidacy. It also lists votes Tisei has cast …