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Talk About It: Endorsement Impact?

Do you think endorsements impact an election these days?

Recently, John Tierney was His opponent Richard Tisei was

Tierney is also and Tisei is endorsed by former and

Tisei, a Republican from Wakefield, is challenging U.S. Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, for seat in Congress from the Sixth Congressional District, which includes Hamilton and Wenham.

Both candidates are likely to gather several more high-profile endorsements. As are the candidates for state representative, state senator and U.S. Senate. What we want to know is: Does that matter?

In 2012, with social media spreading campaign messages to millions every day and people's disengagement with traditional politics, does an endorsement of a candidate impact your vote? And do you think endorsements impact elections the way they used to?

Comment and join the discussion. And as always, please be civil.

Anne Sweeney July 23, 2012 at 07:05 AM
A woman was playing golf when she took a big swing and fell. The party waiting behind her was a group from the White House that included Obama. Obama quickly stepped forward and helped her to her feet. She thanked him and started to leave, when he said, "I'm President Obama and I hope you'll vote for me this November." She laughed and quickly said, "I fell on my ass, not my head!"

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