Homocon Richard Tisei Loses House Bid
lost his bid to become the first out-before-elected GOP member of the U.S. House.
Despite a deluge of outside spending and a withering challenge from a longtime state legislator, US Representative John F. Tierney held on Tuesday to win a ninth term, prevailing by the narrowest margin since his first race. With 98 percent of the vote counted, the Democratic incumbent was ahead of Richard Tisei, 48 percent to 47 percent, in the North Shore’s Sixth Congressional District, holding on in a House race ranked by Politico as one of the country’s 10 nastiest. It was one of the country’s most expensive House races. Tierney, speaking to reporters in the Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem, declared victory.