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…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Campaign manager says Patrice Tierney was hit by another car.
Patrice Tierney, the wife of Congressman John Tierney (D-6th District) was injured this morning when she was involved in a car accident, according to published reports. Congressman Tierney was spotted by reporters just past noon on Tuesday, helping his wife to a waiting car after she had been treated for injuries at Beverly Hospital, according to an article published on bostonherald.com. Matt Robinson, Tierney's campaign manager said Mrs. Tierney had been struck by another vehicle. “While traveling this morning, Patrice Tierney’s car was struck from behind by another car. She sustained some injuries and was treated at Beverly Hospital before being released around mid-day. It appears that having her seat belt on prevented her injuries from…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Details about the US Congress race.
Congressmen are elected officials from each state that are responsible for creating laws and making decisions regarding issues such as federal tax rates, government funds and more. Tierney: More Work to Do Candidates Zenkin, Tisei and Dembrowski to Meet With Voters Thursday Tierney Rebuts Criticism of Relationship With In-Laws Tisei: I'll Be an Independent Voice
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 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, which serves Wilmington residents. 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 …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Do you have questions for the congressman? Join the live chat Friday at 11 a.m.
Congressman John Tierney will be joining Wilmington Patch and other sites in the area on Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. for a live chat! If you have any congressional-related questions for him, this is a great opportunity to get those questions answered. Be sure to head on over to our homepage from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. Tierney will be fielding your questions, on topics ranging from congressional budget issues to the fight against terrorism to the 2012 campaign. Be sure to mark your calendar today to get your questions answered. Questions submitted will be subject to moderator approval. No vulgar or libelous comments will be allowed. …