The Associated Press

6th District Congressional Challengers Raising Campaign Cash

BOSTON — Two challengers hoping to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year.

Republican Richard Tisei, a former state senator who narrowly lost to Tierney in 2012, reported raising about $301,000 in the first quarter of the year. He ended March with more than $569,000 in his account.

Seth Moulton is challenging Tierney, a fellow Salem Democrat, in the party’s September primary. Moulton reported raising more than $454,000 in first three months of 2014, ending March with about $651,000 in his campaign account.

Moulton outpaced Tierney, who reported collecting about $347,000 in the first quarter. Tierney still ended up with the most cash in his account as of the end of the March – nearly $977,000.

Democrat Marisa DeFranco is also challenging Tierney.

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