Lynnfield, MA - Richard Tisei, candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District, today announced he had received the endorsement of U.S. Senator Scott Brown.
"I've known Richard Tisei for 25 years as both a friend and a colleague in the State Senate," said Brown. "We need more independent-minded fighters like him in our delegation if we're going to get the economy moving and get America going the right direction again."
Senator Brown, who was born in Wakefield and grew up in what is now the 6th Congressional District, won the district handily in 2010, as did the Baker-Tisei gubernatorial effort the same year. Tisei was re-elected 12 times as representative and senator in the southern portion of the Congressional District, where a majority of the voters are registered as independents.
"I'm grateful to Senator Brown for his endorsement today," said Tisei. "Scott Brown proved that a candidate with a positive message about economic growth, jobs, and freedom can win in Massachusetts. The people are crying out for change in Washington. That's why they elected Scott Brown in 2010 and why I believe they'll elect me in 2012. America can do so much better and it's time that the voice of the people is heard in Washington."
Many speak about a broken Washington, DC, that cries for new leadership. The CLASS Act is living proof of the problems that plague Washington, and why it is time for change in Congress.
The CLASS Act ("Community Living Assistance Services and Supports") was passed as part of ObamaCare and hailed as a long term care insurance program that would help seniors maintain independence at home and avoid nursing home placement.
At the time, Congressional leaders promised that every senior in the nation would be eligible for this new government run program and that this new benefit would be financed solely by enrollee premiums without federal subsidy. Seniors would pay premiums for 5 years before receiving benefits of up to $50/day to pay for homemaker and other services. In addition, low income enrollees would pay a premium of only $5/month, and be subsidized by those paying full premiums.
If it sounded too good to be true, it was! Even before passed into law, Richard Foster, Chief Actuary of the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services, reviewed CLASS for financial solvency.
I am honored to have the support of Governor Paul Cellucci, I hope you too will support our campaign to bring a new direction to Washington. -Richard Tisei --------------------------------- With the tremendous challenges that we face as a country, I’m as grateful as ever to be an American and I’m sure that you feel that way, too. With all the economic uncertainty and tough times for too many people it may seem strange to say this, but I believe that the American dream is alive and well.
The problem is that our people and our job creators are being held back and held down by a government that is stifling growth and suffocating accomplishment. We’ve got to turn that around - and there’s no time to waste.
If we’re to give the American dream new life – and we must – then you and I need to do everything we can to bring change to Washington this coming November. In the 6th Congressional District, former State Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei has launched a serious effort to bring John Tierney’s time in Washington to an end.
I’ve known Richard for more than twenty years and, when I was Governor, I knew that I could count on him as a principled friend and ally. Whether we were fighting to reduce taxes, cut spending, or reform state government, I always knew that I could count on Richard’s leadership and strong support. Richard was also known on Beacon Hill for his devotion to the needs of the people of his district.
He’s a fiscal conservative who believes strongly in freedom and liberty for all. He’s also a decent, caring human being who puts the needs of others first. I believe we desperately need those qualities in our elected representatives.
That is why I’m truly excited about this opportunity to support our friend, Richard, in his campaign for Congress. It won’t be easy to defeat an entrenched incumbent, like John Tierney, who’s been in Washington for far too long. But Richard is a proven vote-getter, having won in an overwhelmingly Democratic district in election after election. He’s off to a very strong start with a clear message and powerful organization. But he needs our help if he’s going to win. I believe that Richard can and will win. That’s why I’m doing everything that I can to support him.
I know that times are tough, but I believe it’s very important that we join together and begin to turn our country around. With your help and mine, we can push Richard to victory in November.
Please click here and make the biggest commitment you can – and put it in the mail right away. Thanks for your friendship as we join together to do everything we can to help Richard win this important victory! Governor Paul Cellucci
Our campaign launched a new web video from voters across the 6th Congressional District. If you are ready for a new direction in Washington, and want to join these passionate supporters by endorsing our campaign, please click here to sign up.
John Tierney has been in Congress for 14 years and he has his share of really bad votes.
We all know about the 2006 measure to make it illegal to use U.S. banks to receive gambling debts from overseas (he voted against that).
John Tierney's voting record is jam packed with a lot of other horrible votes too. My campaign has launched Tierney Top Tento show you how bad Tierney's voting record really is (and this is only considering the votes from 2010).