Accusations that Democratic Congressman John Tierney knew about his family’s illegal gambling business appear to have taken a toll on his shot at re-election.
Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney and his Republican challenger Richard Tisei wrangled in their first debate over who would be more independent if elected to represent Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District.
There will be several debates coming up between incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei, and the issue of Tierney’s wife being sent to prison briefly on gambling charges will most likely come up.
Republican congressional hopeful Richard Tisei has raised more in campaign donations than Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney during the most recent fundraising quarter.
Rep. John Tierney said his two brothers-in-law were attempting to “blame anyone but themselves” for their legal problems, and he maintained that he had done nothing dishonest.
Rep. John Tierney’s brother-in-law says the congressman knew all about the illegal gambling operation.
My longstanding policy has been to not take internal campaign polling seriously unless the campaign releases the entire poll for examination. But now, the campaign of Richard Tisei has done just that.
It’s been 18 years since Massachusetts elected a Republican to the U.S. House, but that may change in November. Jon Keller is at large.
The map, which won final approval in the House and Senate, is now awaiting Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature.
Former Republican state senator Richard Tisei is planning to run for Congress in one of nine newly proposed districts.