“Like a leaf blowing in the wind, when Tierney saw how everyone reacted to his getting caught trying to change the debate rules, he turned around and changed them back,” Tisei said in a statement.
“Ethics is an issue in this race and should have fair play in these debates,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tierney’s camp earlier accused Tisei of dodging two debates already.
“He is clearly afraid of voters’ reaction to his tea party positions,” Tierney said yesterday.
The campaign’s first debate will be held in Lynn this Thursday and is sponsored by MassINC’s CommonWealth magazine. The Salem News and Jewish Journal will host a debate Oct. 10 in Danvers. The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the three candidates for a debate Oct. 17, and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host a debate Oct. 26.
The much-less-discussed third-party candidate, Fishman, has launched his first Web advertisement.
It had about 145 views on YouTube as of last night.
“Sometimes to afford one thing, you have to compromise on another. This is common sense. Where’s the disconnect between Congress and common sense? How can Congress keep spending money that isn’t there,” asks Fishman, looking right into the camera during the 40-second ad. “I am Daniel Fishman, and I am running for office because I believe common sense requires common people.”
Fishman, a 44-year-old software architect who has never run for political office, got into the race in early August by collecting the required 2,000 signatures. The Federal Election Commission has no campaign finance information on Fishman, but he told The Salem News in August that he had raised $400 so far and has contributed $4,000 of his own money to his campaign.
His opponents have each raised more than $1 million, according to FEC records.