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Adrian Walker

John Tierney in a battle he never saw coming

Democrat John Tierney isn’t bothering to hide his contempt for Richard Tisei, his Republican opponent in the Sixth District congressional race. “I’ll compare my 16 years in Congress up against his 26 years of doing nothing at the State House anytime,” growled the longtime North Shore incumbent. “We’re going to pull this thing out.”

It is Saturday morning and volunteers are streaming into a campaign office in Lynn for a door-knocking campaign on Tierney’s behalf. Tierney makes a short speech stressing that Tisei stands with the staunchly conservative likes of GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and the Tea Party movement, and they’re off to talk to their neighbors.

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