2012 Mass. 6th District Race

Stories about the 6th Congressional District election in 2012.

Tisei Concedes 6th District Race To Tierney

November 07, 2012

BOSTON — 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

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Maps: Complete 2012 Election Results

November 06, 2012
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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

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — 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)

PEABODY, Mass. — 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

NEEDHAM, Mass. — 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)

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

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