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…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Candidates and issues to watch in Swampscott.
As the election cycle nears Swampscott Patch will turn its attention to the races and issues that matter most to those who live in Swampscott. Below are candidates and issues each of which links to an article. NATIONAL:
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Swampscott Farmers Market was alive with color and interest Sunday as the Swampscott Fire Department opened their ladder and pumper trucks to young visitors.
Sunday morning was overcast but the Swampscott Farmers Market was bright. The color of the day was red, and not just because of the early tomatoes. The Swampscott Fire Department parked a pumper truck at one side of the market and its ladder truck below at the other. Both attracted lines of young visitors. They climbed into cabs and surveyed the exteriors, exploring compartments and cubbyholes. "They just want to get in the truck, basically, and get their hands on anything they can," said Swampscott firefighter Jon Louf. Jon remembers doing just what these kids were doing when he was a youth, 6 or 7, and his uncle was a lieutenant with the Lynn Fire Department — only their trucks were yellow and green in those days. Swampscott mom …
Friday, June 15, 2012
He even suggests giving the money to 'Gamblers Anonymous.'
Friday, June 15, 2012
In what seems to be a hard political right hook to the gut, congressional candidate Richard Tisei is revisiting Congressman John Tierney's wife's legal scandal involving her fugitive brother's illegal gambling business. “For years, John Tierney’s wife worked for this massive criminal enterprise," Tisei said. "She made tens of thousands of dollars for it. She went to prison for her role. John Tierney should immediately give every single dime of that money to a charity. For them to keep the ‘gifts’ that actually constitute income is dishonest and corrupt.” Patrice Tierney pleaded guilty in 2010 to helping her brother Robert Eremian manage a Massachusetts bank account into which money from an illegal offshore gambling operation was funneling…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Here's a recap of Friday's live chat.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Richard Tisei joined Marblehead Patch for a live chat Friday, and one theme was prevalent 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 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 …
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.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Have questions for the Republican congressional candidate?
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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 Friday at 11:30 a.m. for a live chat to answer 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 to the …
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.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Swampscott resident and state Senate and House minority leaders make up the team.
As the 6th congressional district campaign rages forward, Congressional candidate Richard Tisei is bringing big names on board. Team Tisei has announced a Leadership Team made up of former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker of Swampscott, State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and State House Minority Leader Brad Jones. Tisei ran as Baker's running mate in 2010. The duo lost that election to Gov. Deval Patrick, but Baker did win the majority of votes in the 6th congressional district. “I chose Richard Tisei to be my running mate in 2010 because he had an outstanding reputation as an independent minded and effective legislator," Baker said. "That’s exactly the type of person we need in Washington to break the logjam and move this …