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STILL STANDING: Tierney Defeats Tisei [VIDEO]

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. But that wasn’t enough to bring down Tierney.

Tierney made the tea party and right-wing extremism – which he tried to link to Tisei’s candidacy along with images of Republican House leaders – a focus of his campaign.

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Greenwood-1 November 08, 2012 at 09:35 PM
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Brandon Chapman November 08, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Technically not true....counting Fishman, 192,621 votes were cast against Tierney compared with 179,603 votes for Tierney. So that means almost 52% of voters in this district voted against him. Some mandate...
Art Goldsmith November 09, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Thought this could only happen in Massaca-chusetts but, it is happening across the country
kerstin locherie November 09, 2012 at 10:03 PM
The election results, What do they mean? Not proud to be a woman in America ! We voted in favor of drugs, killing seniors & nine month old fetuses, free vibrators and birth control, brought to you by the efforts of Sandra Fluke ? Voting for Obama is like sleeping with a Whore according to Silvio Berlusconi, you feel great while you're doing it, you feel disgusted after the deed. You feel regret once the doctor tells you the bad news about your new STD's. I guess what I'm worried about. What will children inherit further on down the road and not past indiscretions. The danger to our country and the world is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the office of the Presidency. It would be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. Cognitive Linguistics only proves out that the opiate of the people would be comprised of that entity providing for what the people want. As our children are enabled our adults are entitled which is why Obama won the heart and souls of our people. We are plagued and damned as a people to one way of thinking, brain washed by media from all sources. What is needed is a new awakening, and opening up of ones mind. "Being responsible and mindful" The problem is much deeper and far more serious than President Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America
Kathryn Boivin November 10, 2012 at 09:39 PM
I used to live in Massachusetts, and I know how idiotic the voters there are--they keep voting in the same slimy, paid off criminals year after year. I hope you enjoy all the higher taxes, higher unemployment, higher energy costs, inflation and misery coming everyone's way now that you dumb democrats have reelected an inept, progressive, socialist liberal president hell bent on making "everyone paying their fair share" (this applies especially to the middle class) for a second term along with a lying, Occupy supporter (Warren), and what amounts to a crimnal (Tierney). Great job, idiots!

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