In their Sixth Congressional District debate last week, Republican challenger Richard Tisei called Representative John Tierney a do-nothing lawmaker, citing the lack of bills bearing his name that gain traction in Congress. Tierney, his supporters, and independent analysts say Tisei is statistically correct but that the measure is not a fair one to gauge the behind-the-scenes work that Tierney, an eight-term incumbent, performs in committee hearings and in helping to draft major legislation.
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