Earlier today, the Boston Herald reporter that, in the battle for Massachusetts’s 6th Congressional District, Republican Richard Tisei has opened up a 6-point lead over 7-term incumbent John Tierney. 37 percent favor the challenger with only 31 percent pulling for the incumbent. “Thirty percent said they were undecided.”
It’s bad news when any incumbent polls below 50 percent, but with Tierney nearly twenty points below that threshold, signs are good that he won’t be returning to Washington next fall. His loss would not only mean the loss of a second Democratic seat from the Bay State*, it would also mean that Massachusetts would still be sending a gay man to Washington, but this time, a Republican favoring small government rather than a mean-spirited Democrat voting, as if by rote, for nearly every bill expanding the size — and scope — of the federal government.
On the issues, Tisei is exactly where we would like him, a fiscal conservative concerned that our “economy is being strangled by unprecedented debt, spending, and over-regulation.” This Republican knows that “Government does not create wealth or jobs in this country”:
We need to strengthen the conditions that lead to entrepreneurial growth and jobs for our people. Right now, job creators remain unsure of future tax rates and massive regulatory burdens coming from Washington. Our experience of the last 3 years makes clear that such an approach doesn’t work. “Obamacare” is but one of many massive new burdens being imposed on job creators. In 2011 alone, the Obama Administration proposed 219 new regulations, each of which would cost $100 million or more to implement. Job creators simply cannot move under such over-regulation.
Sounds like my kind of guy. And that’s why I’m endorsing Richard Tisei for the United States Congress.
Don’t let that poll give you a false sense of comfort. It shows that Tisei has a good chance to win, but that he still needs make his case to undecided voters. If he can get his message out, he can convince those who have yet to make up their minds that he has the better plan to promote economic growth and encourage opportunity. Join me in supporting this good man.
Wouldn’t it be great to have an openly gay, fiscally conservative Republican representing Massachusetts in the United States Congress?
*Redistricting cost the state one congressional seat and with all its Representatives currently Democratic, that means there will at minimum be one fewer Democrat representing Massachusetts in the House.