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    Woody, bumiputera

    i.e. next door.   Tierney has tried going brutally negative on Tisei in the past couple of weeks and it's not working.  Tierney looks desperate and out of credibility/capital.  He's basically liquidating his political contribution account in the form of negative TV ads in the expectation that he'll lose and have no future in elected office, but it might just work.  

    Tisei is definitely a social liberal- out as a gay man and no hypocrisy about gay equality- and sincere cooperator with Democrats.  Though his base in the district is coastal WASP-y Republicans with a relative lot of money; they're a tribe that gets pretty ugly about taxes and property regulations.   If elected he's going to have to vote vote the hard Republican line on taxes, spending, etc.

    The district is temperamentally a moderate Democratic one overall but they'll put up with a not very offensive Republican a good portion of the time.  Serious corruption is probably fatal because parts of the district were represented by Nick Mavroulas or had to deal with his scandal next door in the Nineties.  Who was guilty as hell of iirc taking bribes and put up a dirty, ugly, and brutal fight against those who wanted him to resign when the evidence became incontrovertible.   That fight left scars.

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