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  • Tsongas told to move away from Tenney polling station

    11/02/2010 1:40:16 PM PDT · by Darkwolf377 · 12 replies
    Eagle-Tribune ^ | 11/2/10 | Bill Kirk
    November 2, 2010 Tsongas told to move away from Tenney polling station By Bill Kirk bkirk@eagletribune.com The Eagle Tribune Tue Nov 02, 2010, 03:31 PM EDT METHUEN — Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, D-Lowell, got a little too close to one of the local polling places this morning and was asked by police to move, according to the Methuen city clerk. Clerk Christine Touma-Conway said Tsongas, who is running for reelection against Republican Jon Golnik, went to the Tenney School to greet voters. While she was there, she was shaking hands and greeting voters inside the 150-buffer zone that is set by...
  • Why Niki Tsongas Has To Go

    02/14/2010 8:56:28 AM PST · by eRtwngr · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Blogspot ^ | 2/14/2010 | eRtwngr
    My story isn't remarkably different from millions of Americans who have tried to work with their elected officials only to find arrogance and detachment. Well, I say ENOUGH! I'm supporting Jon Golnik for Congress against Niki Tsongas. And not just with my vote. For the first time, I'm going to get involved and do all I can to make it happen.
  • An Open Letter to My CongressCrittur, Nikki Tsongas

    08/12/2009 2:59:22 PM PDT · by betty boop · 39 replies · 1,587+ views
    self | August 12, 2009 | Jean F, Drew
    Dear Nikki Tsongas: I attended your Town Hall Meeting at Hudson High School last evening. I just want to say that I found it disgraceful that I was not allowed to bring my handbag into the event. I volunteered to have it searched, just to keep it with me (I mean, my money’s in there, my credit cards, my personal identification documents, etc.), but my request was declined. I had to leave it outside, if I wanted to go inside. I was told there had been “calls.” But nobody could tell me anything about their nature, or why private citizens...
  • Puma P.A.C. (Half way on Rep. Tsongas TownHall, slight diff pers) People United Means Action

    08/11/2009 7:36:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 1 replies · 525+ views
    A couple Puma’s and I attended Nikki Tsongas, our local rep’s Town Hall meeting today to talk about health care. Here’s our own HP Boston proudly wearing the shirt with the slogan she designed (produced and delivered by Dances.) HP got PLENTY of compliments on the shirt and just a few dirty looks. Look at the people in these photos. They are NOT astroturfed agitators. They are NOT rightwing or left-wing loonies (well, ok, there WERE a few loonies of both persuasions there,
  • Dem Rep. Tsongas Confronted About Why She Won't Sign On for ObamaCare Public Option - Video 8/9/09

    08/10/2009 11:53:40 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 1,116+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts being put on the hot seat yesterday at a Health Care Town Hall Meeting she held. An attendee asked her point-blank: "My question to you, Congresswoman Tsongas, is that if this is such a great plan, why did you opt out of it when you took the vote?"And here is how Tsongas responded: People often say why don’t the American people have what those of us in Congress have. [Audience erupts] Let me explain what I have. Let me explain what I have. What I have is a tremendous array...
  • Tsongas: I won’t take ObamaCare because I have better options

    Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA) manages to answer the question that Keith Ellison (D-MN) and the rest of her Obama-care supporting colleagues in both the House and Senate have avoided. The crowd, however, didn’t like the response very much, and lets Tsongas know it. At about the four-minute mark, one of Tsongas’ peons constitutents asks Tsongas whether she will commit to adopting ObamaCare for her own coverage and give up her so-called “Cadillac” or “gold-played” Congressional coverage, and that’s when Tsongas suddenly becomes concerned with protecting choice
  • US Rep. Tsongas Town Hall Meeting

    08/08/2009 5:42:28 PM PDT · by joeu01 · 41 replies · 1,996+ views
    Blip TV ^ | Aug. 8, 2009 | Self
    US Rep. Tsongas (Massachusetts) meeting on Obama health care proposal in Chelmsford, Mass Aug. 8, 2009. Rep. Tsongas stated the abortion would not be covered under the proposed plan because of the Hyde Amendment prohibiting the use of public funds for the procedure. She also stated that illegal aliens would not be covered. Many reports on the proposed plan say otherwise. 800 people showed up for the meeting but only 400 were allowed in the hall.
  • Townhall meeting in MASS(5th congressional district)

    08/06/2009 10:16:36 AM PDT · by biggiant1 · 14 replies · 780+ views
    Local news
    Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced today that she will be moving the location of her Congress on Your Corner program in Chelmsford on Saturday, August 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. to the Chelmsford Town Hall gymnasium located at 50 Billerica Road. The Congress on Your Corner had previously been scheduled to occur at the Market Basket in Chelmsford but due to heightened interest, it will now be located at the Chelmsford Town Hall gymnasium. " We should STILL be prepared for the very real possibility that Mrs. Tsongas may not answer our questions directly. This issue is too important...
  • Open letter to Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on Healthcare Reform

    08/06/2009 7:37:57 AM PDT · by wingsof liberty · 3 replies · 492+ views
    August 1, 2009 Dear Congresswoman Tsongas- Thank you for your letter regarding my healthcare concerns. You indicated that our healthcare system is flawed, and I agree with you. Costs are high and going higher. However, I must disagree with your assertion that a public option is necessary for the following reasons: · As this article illustrates, our own government run healthcare program here in MA is flawed and its costs are skyrocketing: MASSACHUSETTS has been lauded for its healthcare reform, but the program is a failure. Created solely to achieve universal insurance coverage, the plan does not even begin to...
  • Field Report from Nikki Tsongas' teleconference on socialized medicine

    07/29/2009 7:52:41 PM PDT · by Maneesh · 24 replies · 965+ views
    Maneesh (Vanity)
    I was on Nikki Tsongas' teleconference on health care tonight and here is field report. She is is essentially a more likeable version of Nancy Pelosi and tuns unopposed in MA but is still a coward in dealing with dissent. After she went through her talking points she opened it up for questions and only the most liberal ones were allowed on. You had a woman whining about her son who is making $30,000 / yr and what will the plan do to give him coverage. Another woman essentially endorsed covering illegal immigrants because they are here anyways and it...
  • Tsongas wins in Fifth District [MA] (See photo of rats)

    10/17/2007 3:52:03 PM PDT · by cp124 · 13 replies · 54+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 10/17/07 | cp124
    LOWELL — Democrat Niki Tsongas held off an aggressive challenge from Republican Jim Ogonowski yesterday to win a special election for the US House, becoming the state’s first woman in Congress in 25 years and claiming the same seat once held by her late husband, Paul Tsongas.....
  • Nikki Tsongas Defeats Jim Ogonowski in MA Special Election

    10/16/2007 6:42:21 PM PDT · by Fargo Rock · 60 replies · 247+ views
    AP ^ | 10/16/07 | Glen Johnson
    LOWELL, Mass. --The widow of 1992 presidential candidate Paul Tsongas defeated the brother of an American Airlines pilot slain in the Sept. 11 terror attacks Tuesday in the special election to replace Democrat Martin Meehan in the U.S. House. Democrat Niki Tsongas of Lowell edged Republican Jim Ogonowski of Dracut, whose brother John died when his plane was hijacked and flown in the World Trade Center. With 170 of 195 precincts reporting, she had 51 percent of the vote to 46 percent for Ogonowski.
  • Ogonowski leads Tsongas In Early Returns

    10/16/2007 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Paul8148 · 21+ views
    MA-05 Special Election Results: Jim Ogonowski:29,105 (51%) Niki Tsongas: 26,454 (46%) 49% Precincts Reporting
  • 5th U.S. Congressional District Special Election Results Thread

    10/16/2007 6:03:33 PM PDT · by philsfan24 · 45 replies · 53+ views
    Boston 5 ABC ^ | 10/16/2007 | Boston 5 ABC
    Ogonowski up 51%-46% with 49% reporting.
  • Coverage From The Inside of The MA-05 Special Election

    10/16/2007 3:31:56 PM PDT · by No Dog · 45 replies · 90+ views
    Hub Politics ^ | 10/16/07 | Rob Willington
    Tonight we could see a Republican elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Rob Willington, the executive director of the Massachusetts Republican Party is covering Election Day from the inside... Check it out and be the first to find out what's happening in this historic election!
  • Tuesday’s Massachusetts special election a test case for GOP in 2008

    10/15/2007 6:58:26 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 46+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2007 | Aaron Blake
    Congressional Republicans have been contributing thousands of dollars to Massachusetts special-election candidate Jim Ogonowski in the run-up to Tuesday’s contest, and the candidate should reward their investment with, at the very least, a test case of how to run in an unfriendly environment.
  • MA-05: Niki Tsongas on "undocumented workers" this as the mastercard commercials say is "priceless"

    10/13/2007 11:32:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 92+ views
    Red State ^ | October 13, 2007
    The comedy show that is the Niki Tsongas campaign keeps on giving us gems. In an interview on the "NightSide with Dan Rea" radio program on Thursday night, Niki Tsongas refused to call illegal immigrants just that. She said she prefers "undocumented workers", Dan Rea called her on it and said, what if they aren't working. Watch the video to find out Niki's response.
  • Tsongas has $way with out-of-staters(MA 5th Congress.)

    10/11/2007 5:23:25 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies · 297+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 11, 2007 | Mike Underwood
    ........Besides pulling more celebrity contributors than her Republican foe, the 61-year-old Tsongas has raked in more than twice as much cash altogether, and five times more from out of state than retired Air Force Lt. Col. Jim Ogonowski, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Report from the Ogonowski - Tsongas debate yesterday for the 5th district in MA.

    09/28/2007 6:46:32 AM PDT · by Maneesh · 60 replies · 93+ views
    I was at the Ogonowski - Tsongas debate in Andover, MA yesterday. No surprise from Tsongas who came across as a big govt liberal who will be the lapdog of Pelosi and Hillary. She said what a liberal democrat is supposed to say and will most likely win the seat because she is a Democrat in MA (that is usually all it takes here). Ogonowski's performance is what concerned me. He flat out said that the decision to go into Iraq was wrong and we should never have gone in. He did say that now that we are there we...
  • Stunning Upset Brewing in Massachusetts

    09/22/2007 1:26:00 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 46 replies · 497+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 9/22/07 | Patrick Ruffini
    Last week, a SurveyUSA/WBZ poll out of Boston caused a minor earthquake in the Massachusetts political universe. The race to replace liberal Congressman Marty Meehan was supposed to be a sleepy affair leading to a walk-in-the-park victory for Democrat Niki Tsongas, the well-known wife of the late Senator Paul Tsongas. So it came as quite a surprise when the poll showed Republican Jim Ogonowski, a farmer and veteran from the Merrimack Valley, within 10 points of Tsongas. Tsongas polled just 51 percent to Ogonowski's 41 percent. In any political environment, a win by Ogonowski on October 16th would be considered...
  • MA-05: Tsongas running Tscared, calls in Bill Clinton to Tshore up Tsupport

    09/20/2007 6:15:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 297+ views
    Red State ^ | September 20, 2007
    In the wake of last week's SurveyUSA-CBS4 poll , Niki Tsongas has asked Bill Clinton to Come into town to shore up support. The Boston Globe is reporting that Clinton's coming to town. The former Democratic president will be in Lowell on September 30 to campaign for Tsongas in her contest against Republican Jim Ogonowski. Clinton calls Tsongas a strong candidate. A rally will be held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Tsongas says she invited Clinton after sewing up the Democratic nomination earlier this month. Bill Clinton doesn't come into a blue state to campaign unless the Democrat may lose....
  • Tsongas topples veteran Dem pol (wife of former MA Senator, prez candidate)

    09/05/2007 12:40:30 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 540+ views
    Boston Herald | 09/05/07 | O'Ryan Johnson
    LOWELL - Neophyte candidate Niki Tsongas, the widow of Sen. and presidential contender Paul Tsongas, won a hard-fought primary against established Lowell pol Eileen Donoghue and three others in her first election yesterday. The race to replace U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan pitted the Tsongas name against Donoghue’s local political machine. The almost legendary name won out in the Merrimack Valley’s 5th Congressional District with 19,811 votes, or 36 percent, to Donoghue’s 17,373 votes, 31 percent. “This is just Round 1,” Tsongas said. “Make no mistake. This election will be a referendum on the presidency of George W. Bush.” The Democrats...
  • Tsongas, Ogonowski win in primary (MA special election)

    09/04/2007 8:06:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 663+ views
    The Lawrence Eagle Tribune ^ | September 04, 2007
    Democratic candidate Eileen Donoghue has conceded the primary race for the vacant 5th District Congressional seat to Niki Tsongas. In the Republican primary, James Ogonowski has won 89 percent of the votes to Thomas Tierney's 11 percent. For complete election results, pick up Wednesday's The Eagle-Tribune. 191 of 195 precincts reporting Democratic primary Nicola Tsongas: 19,296 - 36 percent Eileen Donoghue: 17, 175 - 32 percent James Eldrige: 7,592 - 14 percent Barry Finegold: 6,938 - 13 percent James Miceli: 3,280 - 6 percent Republicans Jim Ogonowski: 11,642 - 89 percent Thomas Tierney: 1,436 - 11 percent
  • Sen. Harry Reid, the Pander Bear

    09/21/2005 7:24:38 AM PDT · by freeperbaby · 2 replies · 180+ views
    Manufacturers Blog ^ | 9/21/05 | Pat Cleary
    It was the late Senator Paul Tsongas (D-MA) who coined the term "Pander Bear" -- at the time a reference to his primary opponent, candidate Bill Clinton. Yesterday, Clinton might have ceded the title to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). After a Democratic Caucus luncheon, Sen. Reid took to the floor in a rambling monologue to announce his opposition to the nomination of John Roberts as Chief Justice. Saying he had "too many unanswered questions" (this after 510 questions asked of the nominee over 22 hours), Reid concluded that he had to resolve his doubts "in favor of the...
  • Bush dynasty should honor Massachusetts' liberal kings

    01/21/2005 12:38:46 AM PST · by ninonitti · 32 replies · 1,183+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, January 19, 2005 | Howie Carr
    It'll never happen, but at some point over the next 48 hours or so, President Bush [related, bio] really ought to publicly acknowledge and thank the one group most responsible for making the Bush dynasty possible. Namely, the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Let's face it, without Michael Dukakis and John Kerry [related, bio], there wouldn't have been one, let alone three, Bush administrations. These two ACLU crybabies from the Bay State go down in history as the Laurel and Hardy of American politics, human sacrifices who to this day can't figure out why Americans didn't want to vote for Ivy League...