SALEM EVENING NEWS, DAILY NEWS OF NEWBURYPORT, LAWRENCE EAGLE TRIBUNE, AND LOWELL SUN
(Lynnfield, MA) – Four newspapers from the Sixth District endorsed Richard Tisei’s candidacy Tuesday morning, including Congressman John Tierney’s hometown newspaper, the Salem Evening News. The Daily News of Newburyport, Lawrence Eagle Tribune, and Lowell Sun also endorsed.
The Boston Globe and Boston Herald endorsed Tisei last week — bringing the total number of newspaper endorsements to six.
“The time has come for voters to back candidates who have the desire to put people before party, the talent to bring a fresh approach to seemingly intractable problems and a willingness to work in concert to move the country forward.”
“In the 6th District, that candidate is Richard Tisei of Wakefield, who has our enthusiastic endorsement.” ~Salem Evening News
“A fiscal conservative, Tisei supported balanced budgets and generally opposed tax increases, including the 2010 sales tax hike. Even on taxes, however, he can think for himself, opposing the 2008 effort to roll back the income tax rate from 5.3 percent to 5 percent, saying the state couldn’t afford the cut. He cast votes against initiatives by then-Gov. Mitt Romney almost half the time.”
“It’s this kind of record that should ease fears he will fall under the hard-right spell of his national party.” ~Daily News of Newburyport (shared endorsement editorial with Salem Evening News)
“Tierney, a Democrat from Salem, is running for his ninth term representing the Bay State’s 6th District in Congress. Tierney hasn’t earned two terms, let alone nine. But a series of incompetent opponents has allowed him to waltz back into Congress again and again.”
“Tisei has the right prescription for what ails the economy. As a small-business owner, Tisei understands that businesses are reluctant to make the decisions necessary for expansion and job growth in a climate of uncertainty over taxes and regulations.”~Lawrence Eagle Tribune
“Despite the mudslinging and rancid radio and TV ads directed at him from the campaign of a Democrat incumbent, Tisei has remained unshakeable. He’s been the reasonable adult in the room sticking to the pocketbook issues that impact voters.” ~ Lowell Sun