You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Politics

Tierney, Tisei focus on policy differences in final debate

GLOUCESTER — Four debates in 10 days, six in a month, two as bitter and personal as any local congressional debates in recent memory. But US Representative John F. Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei eased back on the rancor in their final meeting Friday, largely eschewing personal attack — if not occasional eye-rolling — and emphasizing policy differences.

They avoided talk of the issue that has hovered over the race and fueled their fiercest exchanges: how much, if anything, the congressman knew about the illegal gambling ring run by his wife’s brothers.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week