With 58 percent of the vote counted, the outcome in the North Shore’s fiercely contested Sixth Congressional District race remained too close to call late Tuesday. At 10:20 p.m., US Representative John F. Tierney had roughly 49 percent of the vote, Republican challenger Richard Tisei had almost 47 percent, and Libertarian candidate Daniel Fishman had 4 percent. For Tierney, an eight-term incumbent, the returns were reminiscent of his first victory in 1996, a race so tight that the recount lasted a month.
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