Republican Tisei Earns Boston Globe Endorsement
Will the Boston Globe's endorsement of Republican Congressional candidate Richard Tisei have impact on the race?
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei has picked up the endorsement of the state's largest newspaper, The Boston Globe on Tuesday.
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 Sixth Congressional District includes Hamilton and Wenham.
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 should be given a chance, with all that has happened with Tierney.
"But while Tierney can be proud of his role in expanding access to college loans and heightening scrutiny of contracts in Afghanistan, his accomplishments aren’t so impressive as to negate his liabilities."
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