Richard Tisei (R-JustMissed) is ready for Round 2 with 6th district Rep. John Tierney (D-Won’t Be Missed). And the Democrats are picking up right where they left off in 2012.
Via Politico’s Morning Score:
DCCC HITS TISEI AS HE ANNOUNCES BID: Former Massachusetts Republican state Sen. Richard Tisei, who narrowly lost to Rep. John Tierney in 2012, will announce today that he’s seeking a rematch—and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is welcoming him to the race with a web video tying him to the tea party. “Massachusetts voters rejected Richard Tisei in 2012: maybe it’s because he called the Tea Party a ‘God-send,’” the video says, showing photos of Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich.
Here’s the video, titled “The Tea Party Hasn’t Change, Neither Has Richard Tisei.”
The attacks haven’t changed either: The video is remarkably similar to an ad Tierney ran in 2012.
The Boston Globe’s Stephanie Ebbert labeled similar claims in another Tierney ad misleading.
With a recent poll showing him trailing his opponent, US Representative John F. Tierney has launched a scathing new television ad that tries to tar his moderate prochoice Republican challenger as a conservative who wants to restrict access to abortion and birth control.
The ad says Richard R. Tisei “defended the Tea Party Republican platform,” with a constitutional amendment banning abortion, even in cases of rape or incest or a threat to the life of the mother.
As evidence, the ad points to Tisei’s comment about the GOP platform in August: “It is what it is.”
But those comments are incomplete, and, like other elements of the ad, misleading.
Of course, leading with misleading is very much in the Tierney tradition. This is gonna get even nastier than the first round.