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Election

November 8, 2012

'Glad it's over'

Tierney wins re-election by less than 1 percent

(Continued)

“It really isn’t about personal stuff,” he said of the campaign. “It’s about what you’re going to do for your constituents.”

Tierney said the Tisei campaign’s allegations of impropriety at the polls in Lynn sounded like “boilerplate tea party commentary.”

“It drives home the point we’ve made that if you take money from that source, you end up talking like them,” he said.

Asked how Patrice, who stood next to him when he made his victory speech early yesterday morning, felt about the victory, Tierney said, “She seems to be relieved that it’s over. It’s been very difficult on her. She paid a terrible price for helping out her nephew and niece.”

Tierney has said his wife was managing the bank account as a way to assist her brother’s children, wife and mother.

She served a month in jail after admitting to “willful blindness” in helping him file tax returns that did not disclose the true nature of his income.

Tierney said he is anxious to get back to work in Congress on several issues, including reauthorization of the job-training Workforce Investment Act, President Barack Obama’s jobs bill and the deficit crisis.

Tierney said he hoped that Tuesday’s election sent a message to Republicans in Congress that voters want the two parties to work together, but he sounded skeptical.

Right-wing groups like the Young Guns, he said, brag about being uncompromising and extreme.

“We’re certainly willing to work with them,” he said. “We’ve done it for 16 years. I’ve got a track record of doing it.”

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.

 

 

 

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