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November 2, 2012

Joan Lovely lets money do the talking

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Fishman has said there were not two independent polls at the time of the debate, that he’s not trying to seek large corporate donations and that with social media a large campaign bank account isn’t necessary to be a viable candidate.

“The requirements seem tailor-made to exclude my campaign,” he writes in his complaint.

Patrice on the mend

The other driver in Patrice Tierney’s 8 a.m. car accident in Danvers on Oct. 23 has been cited for failure to use care in stopping, according to a Danvers police report.

Tierney, who is the wife of Congressman John Tierney and an unwitting participant in the 6th District congressional race this year thanks to her brothers-in-law’s well-publicized gambling business, was stopped at the intersection of Centre and Hobart streets when a sport utility vehicle plowed into the rear of her Volkswagen Beetle.

The impact was so strong that Tierney’s car was pushed into the vehicle in front of her, causing damage to that car, the police report said. The driver of the front car reported injuries but refused treatment.

Tierney was taken to Beverly Hospital and released a few hours later. The driver of the SUV, Dawn Borrelli of Salisbury, told police that she couldn’t see the vehicles in front of her because of glare. A witness said Borrelli made no attempt to stop, and there were no skid marks in the road, police said. Tierney and Borrelli’s cars were each towed.

Two days after the accident, Patrice Tierney was still “very sore” but recovering, Congressman Tierney said.

She was returning from an early morning yoga class when the accident occurred.

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