Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tenacious R

Brad_in_MA, who is going to give me grief for posting this but not e-mailing him back (sorry!), sends in this interesting news out of MA.

GOP challenger Tisei leading Tierney in new House race poll
Republican challenger Richard Tisei leads incumbent John Tierney by five points in a newly released poll on the heated 6th district race — a jump from two months ago when the two were in a dead heat.

The poll, conducted by the Emerson College Polling Society, shows the former state Senate minority leader holding a 45 to 40 percent edge over Tierney, a Salem Democrat who is also facing a primary challenge.
This ought to scare the living bejeezus out of the Democrats. Now, granted, Tierney is immensely unpopular - remember, this is the guy whose wife was laundering money for her brother out of their home and his defense was he didn't know anything about it...Tierney beat Tisei in 2012 - by a single point. He was battling an uphill fight, but in the end pulled out a squeaker.

Of course, that was before the ever-popular Obamacare came on the scene. Tierney has been a reliable cog in the rubber-stamp Dem machine, nodding his bobblehead at anything the left rolls down the pike. And why not? The man got re-elected after his wife pled guilty to felony tax evasion - and sentenced to 30 days. Tierney probably figured that he was bulletproof after winning in 2012.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I'm fairly confident that the Globe will manage to prop Tierney back up and see him eke out another win. Something tells me that no one in the media or on the left (but I repeat myself) wants to see a gay Republican win in Massachusetts, especially as the left fights to hold onto their slim majority in the Senate. That they have to even think about a seat in MASSACHUSETTS gives me a glimmer of hope in November.

If Tierney (who, BTW, was my congresscritter when I lived in MA) loses, I will risk a gout attack and crack open a frosty one...

That is all.

1 comment:

Chad said...

If Tierney loses, Jay, I'll crack open a cold one for you :)