Saturday, November 10, 2012
He narrowly lost the congressional race. What do you think his next move should be?
Former State Sen. Minority Leader Richard Tisei was seen to have a fighting chance -- and to some, a likely victory -- in the 2012 race for the 6th District congressional seat. But after the votes were counted, Tisei fell short and lost that race to incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney. Tisei did, however, win North Andover handily and amassed a wave of energized support across the district along the way. Tisei has decades of experience in politics, having served in the Massachusetts legislature for more than 25 years and serving as Senate minority leader before leaving his seat to run as Charlie Baker's gubernatorial running mate in 2010. The Baker/Tisei ticket failed to defeat incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick, but Tisei took the …
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, August 7, 2012
The congressional candidate is playing defense this week.
A candidate for the 6th District congressional seat is answering accusations about past family legal problems, and it's not Congressman John Tierney. Last week, The Boston Phoenix ran an article examining family troubles of both Tierney and challenger Richard Tisei, bringing up on past real estate deals in which Tisei's parents were accused of misdealings. This week, Tisei sat down with Patch to address it. A focus of the story is a home on Main Street in Wakefield owned by Tisei's parents Ralph and Beverly Tisei, and as it turns out half owned by Richard Tisei himself. The sale of the home collided with legal issues that echoed from years before. First, Some Background Tisei's parents purchased the Main Street home in 1983, of which …
Monday, July 16, 2012
The Republican challenger seems to be on a streak.
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei has reason to smile this week, as he outraised incumbent Congressman John Tierney in the second quarter. Tisei raised $568,871 in the quarter, compared to Tierney's haul of about $400,000. "I'm simply amazed at the growth in support from individual donors throughout the district," Tisei said in a statement. "In my wildest dreams, I wouldn't have imagined that so many people would be supporting our message of change with their pocketbooks - particularly in these very tough economic times." This marks the third quarter in a row Tisei has outraised Tierney - every quarter since announcing his candidacy in November. Tierney finished the quarter with more than $700,000 on hand, but Tisei is …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here's a recap of Friday's live chat.
Richard Tisei joined us for a live chat Friday, and one theme was prevailant throughout -- Tisei says if elected he will be an independent voice in Congress. He cited his experience as a Republican in a heavily-Democratic legislature and having to work with the other side to get things done. A couple of readers expressed concern about whether that can translate to a seat in Congress, which seems to be more polarized than it's ever been. Here are some of the highlights from the chat. Comment From Peter J. Solomon 3: As a former constituent of yours, I view you as having been a pretty independent minded state senator. If elected, can we count on you to be as independent minded in congress as you were in the state senate? Richard Tisei: You …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Join in and chat with Tisei about the congressional issues that are important to you.
Welcome to our Live Chat with congressional candidate Richard Tisei. Tisei served in the state legislature for more than 25 years and was Senate Minority Leader before leaving his seat to run for lieutenent governor. Tisei is now challenging Congressman John Tierney for the Massacusetts.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Have questions for the Republican congressional candidate?
We chatted with your congressman, and now you'll have your chance to chat with his opponent. Congressional candidate and former Massachusetts House Minority Leader Richard Tisei will join us on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for a live chat to answer all of your questions. This race promises to be very exciting and is already making national headlines, with Tisei having outraised his incumbent opponent two quarters in a row since announcing his candidacy last November. Be sure to head on over to our homepage Friday at 11:30 a.m. and join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. Tisei will be fielding your questions — from concerns about the federal budget to the fight against terrorism …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Tell us what issues are most important to you when picking a congressman this year.
This year's congressional election promises to be an exciting one for Massachusetts' 6th District. Former House Minority Leader Richard Tisei is challenging 8-term Congressman John Tierney for that seat, and polls show Tisei is a formidable opponent for Tierney. We had a live chat with Tierney last week, and next week we'll have a live chat with Tisei. Meanwhile, we want to know what issues are most important to you when picking a congressman this election. The economy? Taxes? Terrorism? Foreign policy? Leave a comment and discuss what issues are on the top of your list for this congressional election.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The first quarter of 2012 brought in big gains for both candidates.
As the 2012 election season rolls onward, the race for Massachusetts' District 6 congressional seat is rolling in cash. Federal Election Commission reports show that Republican challenger Richard Tisei raised $354,000 in the first quarter, while Congressman John Tierney raised about $325,000. This follows a successful trend for Tisei, the second straight quarter he's outraised Tierney. Known as a heavyweight fundraiser, the former State Senate Minority Leader raked in $305,000 in just the last seven weeks of 2011 (he announced his candidacy in November). The news isn't bleak for Tierney, though. Tierney's first quarter campaign haul is twice as much as he raised in the last quarter of 2011 and marks his most successful quarter since the …