Congressman John Tierney, D-Massachusetts, describes his bill to require newly manufactured guns be able to be fired only by the weapon's legal owner.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Marblehead and Essex County.
As we approach November’s elections, Marblehead Patch is devoted to bringing you information you need. Here's a look at some of the candidates, races and issues we'll be covering as Nov. 6 draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. Click on the links below to learn more about the races, candidates and issues. Find out where to vote in Marblehead here. Find out how to cast an absentee ballot here. Congress District 6: Incumbent U.S. Congressman John Tierney faces Richard Tisei, a Republican former state Senator from Wakefield and local business owner. US Senate: U.S. Senator Scott Brown is being challenged by Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren. US President: Incumbent President Barack Obama will face Republican Mitt Romney, former …
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.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Here's a recap of Friday's Live Chat.
Congressman John Tierney joined us for a Live Chat Friday morning. Many of the questions had to do with his work in Congress over the years as well as what he wants to accomplish if reelected. Comment From Meredith: Congressman Tierney, we were promised that the stimulus package would keep unemployment under 8% yet the unemployment rate is higher than 8%. Would you support another stimulus package? John Tierney: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act did in fact have much to do with this country avoiding a full blown depression. And saved or created nearly 4 million jobs at a time when doing so was essential. The administration upon taking office hoped that the unemployment rate would not rise above 8%, but obviously the severity of …
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Republican Bill Hudak of Boxford, challenges Congressman John Tierney, but has to respond to 'birther' controversy.
Bill Hudak, a lawyer from Boxford, is a Republican running for Congress in the Massachusetts 6th district, a seat safely held by Democrat John Tierney of Salem since 1996. In this election cycle, the race has drawn some national media attention, but mainly because of controversy surrounding Hudak. The reason Hudak has become a lightning rod in this race is widely-known and referenced repeatedly by Democrats. In 2008, Hudak posted signs on his Boxford lawn depicting Barack Obama as 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Hudak also spoke to a reporter at the time, referencing Obama's birth certificate and questioning his citizenship. Now, Democrats and Hudak's opponents are calling Hudak a "birther," and labeling him an extremist. "It's blown up …