2012 Mass. 6th District Race

Stories about the 6th Congressional District election in 2012.

Tisei Concedes 6th District Race To Tierney

November 07, 2012

Republican Richard Tisei has conceded the race for the 6th Congressional District to Democratic incumbent Rep. John Tierney.

Rep. Tierney Holds Off GOP’s Tisei

November 07, 2012
Rep. John Tierney, left, and Richard Tisei, right. (AP Photos, File)

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney has been re-elected in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District despite a fierce challenge from Republican Richard Tisei, who will likely challenge the results.

Map: Mass. Town-By-Town Election Results

November 07, 2012

How’d your town vote? See here on our interactive map.

Maps: Complete 2012 Election Results

November 06, 2012
Election Map

Complete election day results for the 2012 presidential race and the state of Massachusetts.

Latest Updates: Election Day In Mass.

November 06, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren gives her victory speech at her election party in the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel after defeating Sen. Scott Brown on Tuesday night. (Nicholas Dynan/WBUR)

Follow along for WBUR’s complete coverage of Election Day and Night.

6th District Candidate’s Final Ad: Quiet Beach At Sunset

November 01, 2012

The entire 30-second spot for Richard Tisei features a gentle tide rolling in at sunset on picturesque Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester.

John Tierney's Fatally Flawed Strategy

October 26, 2012
Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney talks with a reporter after his debate with Republican challenger Richard Tisei at WCVB-TV on Thursday. (Bill Greene/AP/The Boston Globe, Pool)

WBUR’s Democratic analyst says U.S. Rep. John Tierney has followed a reelection strategy that created a contest he could not win.

Rep. Tierney: GOP Attacks Distracting Voters From ‘Real Issues’

October 26, 2012
Rep. John Tierney at Petrillo’s Restaurant in Peabody, Mass. (Kathleen McNerney/WBUR)

Rep. John Tierney says the GOP’s campaign against him is raising the “noise so loud” that issues are being ignored.

Tierney-Tisei Debate Marked By Heated Clashes

October 26, 2012

Tisei accused Rep. Tierney of being dishonest with voters about what he knew of an illegal offshore gambling ring run by two brothers-in-law.

Tisei: Rep. Tierney Lied And It ‘Caught Up To Him’

October 25, 2012
Republican Richard Tisei, former state senator and candidate for the 6th Congressional District, at Brothers Deli and Restaurant in Wakefield. (Kathleen McNerney/WBUR)

Republican congressional candidate for the 6th Congressional District Richard Tisei says he’s optimist about beating 16-year incumbent Democratic Rep. John Tierney.

Tisei Backers Outspending Tierney Supporters 8 To 1

October 23, 2012

The race has attracted $4.5 million from political action groups across the country, making it the most expensive congressional race in New England.

Outside Groups Spend Heavily In 6th District Race

October 22, 2012

Outside groups have poured more than $4.5 million into the race between Rep. John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei.

Tierney And Tisei Clash In Blistering Debate

October 19, 2012
Democratic Rep. John Tierney, left, and Republican Richard Tisei, right, challengers for the 6th Congressional district seat. (AP File)

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei held their fourth debate Thursday night.

New Congressman Likely For Mass.: Tisei Expected To Beat Tierney

October 19, 2012

Few candidates enjoy the kind of “perfect storm” that enabled Sen. Brown to win his seat. But Richard Tisei, a moderate Republican, is riding a similar wave.

Tierney, Tisei Face Off In Testy 6th District Debate

September 27, 2012

The North Shore candidates’ first debate was contentious nearly from the start.

Tierney Releases 6 Years Of Tax Returns

September 27, 2012

U.S. Rep. John Tierney has released six years of tax returns ahead of his first debate with his Republican challenger Richard Tisei.

Election 2012 Debate Schedule

September 26, 2012

A schedule of debates planned for the presidential and vice presidential race, the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, and the state’s 4th and 6th Congressional Districts.

Tierney Leads Tisei, But Electorate Still ‘Soft’

September 12, 2012

Republicans consider the 6th Congressional District race the best chance they have of unseating a Democratic congressman in Massachusetts.

WBUR Poll: Tierney Leads Tisei In Tight Race

September 12, 2012

Democratic Rep. John Tierney leads his Republican challenger, former state Sen. Richard Tisei, by seven points, according to our new poll.

What’s Really At Stake In The 6th District

August 07, 2012
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei, in a 2010 file photo (AP)

Our Democratic analyst writes that the differences between the race’s two main rivals are more fundamental than charges about their families.

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