In his statement yesterday, Tisei said he would drop the matter but implied that he hopes some investigation occurs.
“While I have concerns about reported irregularities in some areas of the district, I’ll leave any investigation of those matters to others,” he said. “I’ll have no further comment on these matters.
“I’m proud of our effort to bring change to Washington and for all of those wonderful people I’ve met along the way. It’s been the experience of a lifetime,” he continued.
“I’m also grateful for all of those who’ve bravely stood up to be counted as we try to put our country back on track. There is no substitute for citizen involvement in building a better country. I encourage every American to get involved, stay involved and make a difference.”
Tisei refused to take questions or speak to the press, the first time in the election he has been elusive.
Asked by a Salem News reporter when Tisei would be available for comment, the campaign’s communications director, Jennifer Drogus, replied simply, “No interviews today.”
Tisei, 50, spent 26 years in the Massachusetts Legislature, much of it as Senate minority leader. He has said he decided to run for Congress because the country is in a critical point in history and he thought he could help break the partisan gridlock.
Tierney will return to Washington for a ninth term.