Tisei Outraises Tierney for Third Straight Quarter

Republican challenger Richard Tisei raised more money than Democratic incumbent John Tierney in the second quarter in the Sixth Congressional District race.

Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei has reason to smile this week, as he outraised incumbent Democratic 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.

Tisei, of Wakefield, is challeneging Tierney, of Salem, for the Sixth Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Both Hamilton and Wenham are in the Sixth District.

Tierney finished the quarter with more than $700,000 on hand, but Tisei is catching up. And Tierney has raised about $1.3 million in this election cycle going back to January 2011, but Tisei has raised almost as much going back to just last November.

The Tierney campaign isn't expressing concern, though, 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.

Elaine Appel July 18, 2012 at 02:09 AM
These numbers are so important because they signal the support that Richard Tisei is receiving from those in our district who are deeply committed to improving the way our district and our state are represented in Washington. Sen. Tisei's honesty and integrity come through when you meet him face to face.
Anne Sweeney July 20, 2012 at 06:07 AM
Elaine, Let's not be nieve and gullable. I know ignorance is bliss, but honesty and integrity, relative to adjectives describing politicians, please. I was born at night, but it wasn't last night. If you really want to be a part of the solution, then you must eliminate all members of the house, senate and presidency now. A fresh start with new people, not politicians, lawyers, bankers, businessmen or Harvard Professors. Regular every day people. Why is that so hard ? Because we want higher taxes and not to balance the budget, inefficient government and costly federal projects. We want this because we do nothing to change it. If you keep on voting in the same type of politician over and over again, what do you expect ? Barney Frank endorsed Richard Tisei, does that make Richard Tisei a Republican ? No, it makes him a politician. Why don't you run for office Elaine ? I would definitely vote for you over the lack of selection we see in todays political landscape.
Anne Sweeney July 20, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Excise Taxes Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon) Gross Receipts Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax Sales Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Tax Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Taxes Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
Anne Sweeney July 20, 2012 at 06:09 AM
Elaine, who gives us these taxes ? The politicians you and your kind embrace !
Anne Sweeney July 21, 2012 at 08:17 AM
Anne Sweeney July 22, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Anne Sweeney July 22, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Anne Sweeney July 22, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Our Freedom is gone ? http://youtu.be/HrXyLrTRXso
Anne Sweeney July 22, 2012 at 06:29 AM
Reagan Speaks on Obama ? http://youtu.be/P3hY1eagq88


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