Republican candidate wins fundraising race for third consecutive quarter
By Jesse Roman, Staff Writer
The Salem News
For the third consecutive quarter Republican Richard Tisei has raised more money than Democratic incumbent John Tierney, and now the two are virtually tied in campaign funds.
In a press release, Tisei’s campaign said the former state senator from Wakefield raised nearly $569,000 from April through the end of June, his biggest haul so far in the 2012 election cycle. Tierney, who has represented the Massachusetts 6th District for 16 years, raised about $400,000 during the second quarter.
Tierney continues to have a slight advantage in funding because of a big head start in both starting balance and time. Tierney now has raised about $1.3 million since the beginning of 2011, while Tisei has raised about $1.23 million since announcing his candidacy in November. In the last three quarters, Tisei has outpaced Tierney by about $343,000, virtually erasing the fundraising advantage Tierney once enjoyed.