(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – As U.S. Rep. John Tierney and Richard Tisei gear up for their first debate Wednesday night, both men are facing questions about their respective tax returns.
According to The Boston Globe, Tisei paid no federal income taxes in 2006 or 2008. The former Republican minority leader of the state Senate reported loses from his real estate firm and two rental properties.
As for Tierney, he has not disclosed any of his tax return history. Part of that tax history would include whether he and his wife, Patrice, reported to the IRS any of the $200,000 that federal prosecutors say his wife received from her brother's illegal gambling business.
Tierney and Tisei are battling for control of the state's 6th Congressional District.
FOX 25 has invited all the candidates in this race to debate live at FOX 25. So far, Tisei and Daniel Fishman have accepted. Tierney's office has not yet agreed.