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October 29, 2012

Letter: In support of John Tierney

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If the Republican Party positions sound familiar, they should, because they represent the same policies of the Bush administration that brought us to the brink of a financial collapse of epic proportions, the dramatic widening of the gulf between the wealthy and our middle class, the enmity of the international community, and into two wars with the loss of more than 5,000 American lives and thousands of critical injuries.

Whatever party we agree with, the resolution of those great issues along with other substantive differences is what this election is all about. And make no mistake about it, as lifelong members of the Democratic and Republican parties, both candidates will support the policies of their parties despite any statements to the contrary by Richard Tisei as to his independence from the very people to whom he is now so indebted.

John Tierney has been an effective and passionate voice for the 6th District and for the issues that most of us hold dear. Let’s return him to Washington to continue this important fight with a Democratic majority in the House that will break the logjam of the last two years. This seat may well be the difference!

Barry Y. Weiner

Essex

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