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Rep. Tierney continues to express optimism

Says his outlook is good even as signs show Tisei surging ahead in Sixth District race

PEABODY — After a weekend of disappointing news for his reelection effort, US Representative John F. Tierney stood on the sidewalk outside his campaign headquarters Monday to insist he was in fine shape with three weeks to go.

“The outlook is good,” Tierney said, speaking with the Globe as part of a sequence of back-to-back-to-back media interviews in which he downplayed suggestions that Republican challenger Richard Tisei was surging past him. “We have a poll that — a recent poll that shows us in the lead, and it’s been consistently accurate.”

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