Mike Shields

The NRCC’s campaign has already generated headlines in Boston like “GOP SEES TIERNEY AS WOUNDED, BEATABLE”, “GOP BLITZ VS. TIERNEY IS A RINGER” and “TIERNEY VULNERABLE IN 6TH DISTRICT.” The committee will continue to hammer away at Tierney’s competence to hold office. If Tierney truly had no clue about any of the illegal activity going on under his nose for more than 15 years – what else is happening on his watch? In response, Tierney refuses to acknowledge or answer any questions and has been attacking Tisei with tone deaf rhetoric that shows he’s running scared.

In addition to the ethical cloud surrounding Tierney, the environment is ripe for change. Last year, Massachusetts ranked 41st in the nation for job creation and Richard Tisei, who owns a successful realty company, has a long history of job creation and small business advocacy.

John Tierney has voted with his party 98% of the time while in Congress, including support for the failed stimulus and ObamaCare. His voting record shows he has consistently put his party loyalty before his constituents and is vastly out of touch with the independent-minded electorate in the 6th District. In contrast, Richard Tisei has a long-track record of being an independent voice, working across the aisle to find bipartisan solutions.

This race is already garnering national attention and is quickly shaping up to be the marquee House race in Massachusetts.

Mike Shields

Mike Shields is the Political Director of the NRCC.