Tierney-Tisei Race Now a 'Toss-up?'

One noteworthy Capitol Hill publication is calling the Sixth Congressional seat race a "toss-up."

The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call has categorized Massachusetts' 6th District congressional race between Congressman John Tierney, (D-Salem) and Republican challenger Richard Tisei of Wakefield as a toss-up.

That is the only Massachusetts congressional seat listed as such. The rest are in the "Safely Democratic" category. And the 6th District seat had previously been labeled as "Likely Democratic."

Both Hamilton and Wenham are in the 6th District.

The Tisei campaign is viewing this as a milestone in the race.

"Richard is well-known and liked throughout the district," Tisei Campaign Manager Paul Moore said. "Richard has spent years defying the odds by being elected by Independents, Republicans and Democrats. He's honest and a known problem-solver who cares about people and the future of the country. Richard believes it's time for a change of representation in Washington and is doing his very best to get to listen to people throughout the district. He's raising the money and drawing the support of people of all political stripes who believe it's time for a change."

The Tierney campaign is still pushing forward and recently bought $350,000 of TV airtime for the weeks leading up to the election.

“The outpouring of support from grassroots donors in Massachusetts shows that we will have the resources to win this election, and the enthusiasm from volunteers and activists to mount a massive voter contact program," Tierney campaign manager Matt Robinson said in a statement recently.

Sean Murphy August 02, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Any chance Tisei might of had went out the window the second yesterday's bombshell broke about Tisei and his trying to make $30,000 through a sham real estate transaction with one of his junior staffers that would have left only $13,600 for people his parents legally harmed and defrauded.
john August 02, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Besides Illinois, MA has got to have the highest % of corrupt politicians, both at the local and federal level.
Jim Smith August 03, 2012 at 06:07 AM
In Massachusetts, Republicans are ultra liberal, so as I see it, Tierney, Warren and Obama will win this fall. I don't think any republican has a chance. I tried to vote the lesser of two evils and voted for Hillary Clinton. Surely she was the best. Hillary did not have the womens vote nation wide. American women will go heavy democratic this time around. Women vote security, health care and progressive spending. I don't think I ever met a conservative woman in Massachusetts, except for Michelle McPhee and women do not like her or her views, so go figure.
john August 03, 2012 at 11:59 AM
This country is in a world of hurt with 4 more years of this.
Bob Gray August 03, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Richard Tisei has my vote and not just to vote against Tierney. Let's put an honest politician into and important office for a change. I like that Richard listens to the issues and then takes a stand... not just voting along party lines. We need more like him....
Bill August 03, 2012 at 02:25 PM
LOL - you'll need to try harder than that. Bombshell... ok, thanks.
Anne Sweeney September 30, 2012 at 03:55 PM
It seems in Massachusetts politics, walking in lock step with the democrats means electing Richard Nixon Types and George Bush Types. As long as they wear the democratic logo, "The Jack Ass" It's Ok to cheat, lie, steal,off shore gambling, deceive, sneak, canive, mis-represent, lie on one's resume, write a book you didn't author, and come from a family that wasn't what you said you were, lie about your past, enjoy personel gain from claiming minority status. As a independent I am amazed at party politics and am glad I am not part of your disease. The Hamilton Schools teaches this to their students as alright, it's ok to lie, steal and cheat as long as you're a democrat ? Then why not let Sal DiMasie off the hook ? The guy has cancer and was denied his state health insurance and pension. The terrorists held at Guantanamo receive better treatment. Should we allow our teachers the flexibility, teaching an ultra-liberal and democratic party platform to our students ? Or should we teach to a more balanced approach ? How does one spell Democrat & Republican Class ? "Hypocrites"


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