Category Archives: Fifth Congressional

Tsongas Wins the Fifth

Democrat Niki Tsongas won the Fifth Congessional seat in a relatively tight election last night, defeating Republican Jim Ogonowski by 51% to 45%. Tsongas won the race by winning the urban areas (Lawrence, Lowell, Haverhill) and racking up good margins … Continue reading

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SCHIP Rubber Meets the Road

Today’s Washington Post has a story detailing the real results of the continuing funding battle over the State Children’s Health Insurance program. The House on Thursday will attempt an override of the President’s veto, but it does not appear that … Continue reading

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Senator Kennedy in Methuen

Senator Ted Kennedy visited Methuen to stump for Niki Tsongas this past week along with his lovely wife (and even his two dogs). The senior senator was articulate and dynamic in urging the crowd to participate by voting for Niki … Continue reading

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Lowell Sun Endorses Tsongas

The Lowell Sun has endorsed Niki Tsongas for Congress. The endorsement comes as somewhat of a suprise in light of the generally conservative politics embraced by the Ed Board, but the editorial takes aim at Ogonowski’s refusal to state a … Continue reading

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Veterans Endorse Tsongas

The Veterans and Military Families for Progress yesterday endorsed Niki Tsongas in Methuen. It was a wonderful outdoor event, with Methuen’s many Veterans monuments overlooking the gathered group. I was pleased to take part in the event, and there were … Continue reading

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Fifth Congressional

As I do a post on the Fifth Congressional results I know I will get some flames about being very late but I had essentially not posted for a week after the results came in. Congratulations to Niki Tsongas and … Continue reading

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The Fifth District Candidates Respond

As you know from this blog Mayor Sullivan and I issued a joint statement on Polartec (Malden Mills) a couple of days ago. The Eagle Tribune has written a story, and got the candidates to respond. And what did the … Continue reading

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Eagle Tribune Endorses Donoghue

The Eagle Tribune today endorsed Eileen Donoghue for Congress. The Trib joins the Lowell Sun in endorsing the former Lowell Mayor. I found the endorsement interesting, as the Tribune urged a focus on local and regional issues, rather than the … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on Polartec Malden Mills

Mayor Michael Sullivan of Lawrence, a Republican, and I have issued the below statement on Polartec, formerly Malden Mills. Our statement stems from our concerns about this critically important company. As the primary elections for the Fifth Congressional District seat … Continue reading

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The Tsongas Slip

A gaffe by Niki Tsongas has led to two major newstories and much Internet chatter about her claim (highlighted on YouTube) to have “represented the District for ten years”. From the Eagle Tribune. “I represented (the district) in Washington for … Continue reading

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