John Tierney in a battle he never saw coming
On the North Shore, John Tierney and Richard Tisei are locked in one of the country’s most competitive Congressional races. Tierney’s woes have been evident since his wife’s prosecution for aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns, but the strong challenge of former state Senator Richard Tisei has still come as a bit of a surprise. Tierney is counting on dragging out the Democratic faithful, while Tisei is pitching himself as an independent to voters tired of the status quo. There are a lot of them.