Massachusetts 7th congressional district has a PVI of D+15. It is the 69th most Democratic district in the nation, and the 2nd most Democratic district in Massachusetts. In 2008, Incumbent Ed Markey (D) defeated John Cunningham (R) by a 74% to 26% margin. This year Markey is being challenged by Gerry Dembrowski (R) and Thomas P. Tierney (R).
Dr. Gerry Dembrowski is a primary care provider in Woburn. In 2009, he was considering a run for Governor but withdrew to run for Congress. He is campaigning on the Economy, Healthcare, “Heroes of Freedom,” Energy Independence and other issues. He has raised $11,792 ($4,414 from the candidate) and has $3,241 cash on hand. More information is available on his website GerryDembrowski.com.
Tom Tierney is a consulting actuary, consumer activist, and veteran of the U.S Marine Corps. In 2007, he was defeated by a 89% to 11% margin by Jim Ogonowski in the Republican primary for the 5th congressional district special election. He is campaigning on Genesis, balancing the Federal Budget, Health Care, Helping the Unemployed and the Gulf Oil Spill. According to the FEC, he has not raised any money. More information is available on his website TomTierney.org.
Ed Markey has raised $1,217,245 and has $3,341,366 cash on hand.
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Recommendation: Gerry Dembrowski. Dr. Dembrowski is a principled conservative who seeks Constitutional, free market reforms in government and deserves our nomination.
I’ll let Tom Tierney speek for himself:
I like Ed Markey; we have a lot in common; and I’ve told both him and his staff on more than one occasion that I hope I’d never have to oppose him….
Ed didn’t want Obama-care but he was too tired to fight it. If Tom Tierney goes to Congress, his second highest priority will be to morph Obama-care into “Medicare for anybody who wants it”.
Republican Primary Prediction: Gerry Dembrowski 72%, Tom Tierney 28%
General Election Prediction: Ed Markey 68%, Gerry Dembrowski 32%. The MA-7 is a a very heavily Democratic district and Ed Markey has a crippling fundraising advantage.
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MA-03: Congressional Preview w/ poll
MA-04: Congressional Preview w/ poll
MA-05: Congressional Preview w/ poll
MA-06: Congressional Preview w/ poll