SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Election

October 29, 2010

Tierney, Hudak tangle in last debate

LYNN — The antagonism that has fueled the race for Congress in the 6th District made it all the way through the final debate last night between Republican Bill Hudak and Democrat John Tierney.

Hudak delivered his closing remarks first, using his allotted two minutes to decry the lies he alleges Tierney has spread about him.

"What has happened in the last two weeks has been the most anti-American, unreasonable slam campaign I have ever seen," said Hudak, a lawyer from Boxford making his first run for public office.

This week, he filed a libel lawsuit against Tierney, the incumbent from Salem, asking a judge to order the congressman to stop using a television spot that suggests Hudak wants to "shift the tax burden from the wealthiest to the middle class" and "eliminate the home mortgage deduction."

"(Tierney) is not fit to continue to be our representative," Hudak said.

When it was his turn to speak, Tierney held up a folder full of documentation he said proved his claims about Hudak were true.

"When this (folder) was filed, (Hudak) decided to turn tail and run," Tierney said, referring to the Republican's decision Wednesday to drop the lawsuit. "The only issue outstanding now is how much he will pay in attorney's fees and costs for putting us and the taxpayer through the effort of tying up the court."

With days to go before the Nov. 2 election, the candidates met last night for the third and last time. The Lynn Business Partnership and North Shore Labor Council hosted the debate, which was held in a lecture hall at St. Mary's High School in Lynn.

Richard Holbrook, chairman and chief executive officer of Eastern Bank, served as moderator. Representatives from the partnership, the council and Daily Item of Lynn questioned the candidates.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Election

Local News
  • Salem's Collins seeks longer day

    SALEM -- Collins Middle School may look a little different next year. For starters, longtime Principal Mary Manning, who has headed the school for more than 20 years, is retiring and will be replaced by a new, yet-unnamed principal. More than that, t

    April 19, 2014 6 Stories

  • 140418_SN_KYU_WALK_2 Walking the Walk BEVERLY -- Four hundred thirty walkers, 10.5 miles and $65,000. Those are the numbers you can count on just about every year from the Good Friday Walk. The 35th annual walk produced those figures once again yesterday, with the money going to help nee

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Marblehead chief charts drop in crime MARBLEHEAD -- Police chief Robert Picariello has highlighted an overall drop in crime from 2012 to 2013 in his annual report to the town. The decrease was substantial in the category of crimes against persons, down 23 percent for incidents like rape,

    April 19, 2014

  • North Shore residents to run in 2014 Boston Marathon

    The Salem News asked those on the North Shore who are running this year's Boston Marathon to share their reasons for running. 

    If you're running the marathon this year, it's not too late to share why you're running. Send a brief paragraph, a photo of yourself and a link to your fundraising site (if applicable) to Cheryl Richardson at crichardson@salemnews.com.

    April 17, 2014

  • One-way school bus passes to get trial run in Peabody PEABODY -- Students will be able to ride the school bus one way next year without paying the price of a round-trip fare. The School Committee has agreed to offer one-way passes on a trial basis following review of transportation data and a proposal f

    April 19, 2014