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Tisei Outraises Tierney in First Quarter [Poll]

The first quarter of 2012 brought in big gains for both candidates.

As the 2012 election season rolls onward, the race for Massachusetts' District 6 congressional seat is rolling in cash.

Federal Election Commission reports show that Republican challenger Richard Tisei raised $354,000 in the first quarter, while Congressman John Tierney raised about $325,000.

This follows a successful trend for Tisei, the second straight quarter he's outraised Tierney. Known as a heavyweight fundraiser, the former State Senate Minority Leader (he announced his candidacy in November).

The news isn't bleak for Tierney, though. Tierney's first quarter campaign haul is twice as much as he raised in the last quarter of 2011 and marks his most successful quarter since the 2010 midterm elections.

And now the Tierney campaign reportedly has nearly $800,000 cash on hand, an almost a 2 to 1 cash on hand advantage over Tisei.

"On behalf of the loyal supporters and new friends who continue to support my campaign, I remain committed to fighting for our shared priorities," Tierney said in a message to his donors. "Like you, I believe we must do more to strengthen our economy, create jobs, support middle class families and invest in our communities. I look forward to our ongoing work together."

With donations flooding into both campaigns and national party committees becoming involved, the 6th District race could be a very expensive one.

matt April 19, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Tierney is unethical and corrupt, and it is time for him to join barrack on the unemployment line. Know a good off shore gambling parlor John?
J. MIchael Zahlaway April 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM
It's time for a change and I believe Richard Tisei will bring a measure of integrity to this office . He proved to be a sensible and effective Senator for his district and I feel he will bring that same sensibility and effective leadership to the office of Congressman.
Donna McClure April 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Looking for a change from the unscrupulous cons in office. Vote Richard Tisei.
Clifton April 20, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Vote Tierney! A vote for Paul Ryan funded Richard Tisei is a vote for the same tired GOP platform that only cares for corporations and the ultra-rich.
Donna McClure April 24, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Ethics do not matter, put your blinders on and vote "D", Don't look at right vs wrong, vote "D" vs. "R" No wonder the rolls of independent voters continues to climb here in MA.

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