Monday, February 4, 2013
He had been considering a run after former Sen. Scott Brown declined to enter the race.
Former Massachusetts Senate minority leader Richard Tisei announced that he will not run in the special Senate election to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry. On Friday, after former Sen. Scott Brown announced that he will not run for the seat, all eyes turned to Tisei, who announced he was considering running. But on Saturday, Tisei put a stop to that, citing bad timing and a desire to see others have a shot at the seat. "I've been humbled by so many people who've urged me to run for this seat, following Senator Scott Brown's decision not to run on Friday," Tisei wrote in a statement Saturday night. "I believe it's imperative that the Republican party put forward a strong candidate who can help bring much-needed change to Washington. …
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…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Missouri congressman has created a firestorm of controversy.
The comment that shocked a nation is now working its way into congressional campaigns. This past weekend, Republican Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin was discussing abortion and exceptions in cases of rape and said: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” That comment has angered people in both parties, with many in the GOP —including Sen. Scott Brown — pushing for him to quit the Senate race. Women for Tierney -- a coalition of women community leaders and activists from across the 6th District supporting Congressman John Tierney's reelection campaign -- issued a statement condemning Akin and…
Monday, August 20, 2012
A Look at the Recent Burlington GOP Candidate Event in Burlington.
The following is a guest column by Burlington Republican Town Committee Secretary Adam Senesi: The Burlington Republican Town Committee hosted a Meet the Candidates event at the home of Committee Secretary Adam Senesi. Congressional candidate Richard Tisei participated along with Burlington’s Republican candidate for State Senate Dr. Gerry Dembrowski and Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin who recently announced his candidacy for State Representative. The turnout surpassed the expectations set by the committee with a capacity crowd of attendees mixing and mingling with the candidates over appetizers. “We’re extremely excited about the field of candidates we’re offering to the voters of Burlington, from Mitt Romney at the presidential …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The three republican candidates will be at a meet-and-greet at 13 Town Line Road.
Interested in meeting local republican candidates for state and federal offices? Tomorrow is you chance to meet three of them. Former State Sen. Richard Tisei, Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin and small business owner Dr. Gerry Dembrowski will be meeting voters at a meet-and-greet at the Senesi Residence - 13 Town Line Road, Burlington, tomorrow starting at 6:30 p.m. Tisei is challenging Congressman John Tierney for the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District, which includes Burlington and many towns to the north-east. Tisei served in the state legislature for more than 25 years and was Senate Minority Leader before leaving his seat to run for lieutenant governor. Zenkin is running to fill the State Representative seat of the 21st …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Incumbent Congressman defends wife, denies any ethical lapses, in response to media reports that Eremian brothers say he knew of illegal activities.
Congressman John Tierney told the area's media on Wednesday that his two brothers-in-law are "trying to blame anyone but themselves" with their recent claims that he knew about their illegal activities. He also suggested that an angry and bitter Daniel and Robert Eremian lashed out because "their brother-in-law in Congress didn't make this go away for them." Local media spent about 45 minutes asking Tierney about the two brothers of his wife, Patrice. Last week, Daniel Eremian received a three-year sentence for gambling-related charges and made news when he claimed that Tierney had known about the family's illicit business pursuits. The brothers indicated that Tierney allowed his wife to plead guilty because he was concerned about a House …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Burlington and Middlesex County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Burlington Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. 21st Middlesex District: Burlington Selectman Walter Zenkin has announced he is collecting signatures to be on the Republic primary ballot in order to challenge sitting Democratic Representative Charley Murphy. 6th Massachusetts District: Democratic Congressman John Tierney is campaigning to keep his seat while Republican challenger Richard Tisei, who served in the state legislature for more than 25 years and was Senate Minority Leader, is looking to make a change in leadership. …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here's a recap of Friday's live chat.
Richard Tisei joined us for a live chat Friday, and one theme was prevailant 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 of 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 Tisei: You …
Friday, June 8, 2012
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?
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 on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for a live chat to answer all of 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 …