Former state Sen. Minority Leader Richard Tisei was seen to have a fighting chance -- and to some, a likely victory -- in the 2012 race for the 6th District congressional seat.
But after the votes were counted, Tisei fell short and lost that race to incumbent Democratic Congressman John Tierney. Tisei did, however, win over most of the towns in the district and amassed a wave of energized support across the district along the way.
Tisei has decades of experience in politics, having served in the Massachusetts legislature for more than 25 years and serving as Senate minority leader before leaving his seat to run as Charlie Baker's gubernatorial running mate in 2010. The Baker/Tisei ticket failed to defeat incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick, but Tisei took the energy from that campaign and kept it going to run for Congress.
What do you think Tisei's next step should be? Should he run for office again? Maybe run for governor in 2014 or for senator against Sen. John Kerry in 2014? Or would you rather see him on a non-electoral path? Discuss in the comments below.