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.