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Democrat Seth Moulton Wins 6th District

Seth Moulton delivers his victory speech in Salem after winning the 6th Congressional District race against Republican Richard Tisei. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
Seth Moulton delivers his victory speech in Salem after winning the 6th Congressional District race against Republican Richard Tisei. (Alex Kingsbury/WBUR)
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Democrat Seth Moulton has won the race for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District, defeating Republican Richard Tisei.

Moulton stunned the state during the primary when he defeated nine-term incumbent Democratic Rep. John Tierney, the first sitting Massachusetts congressman to lose a primary since 1992.

Republican Richard Tisei thanks supporters after conceding the 6th Congressional District race to Democrat Seth Moulton. (Peter Balonon-Rosen/WBUR)
Republican Richard Tisei thanks supporters after conceding the 6th Congressional District race to Democrat Seth Moulton. (Peter Balonon-Rosen/WBUR)

During the general election, Moulton faced Tisei, who had run a hard-fought race against Tierney two years ago and narrowly lost.

Tisei had tried to cast Moulton as a mirror image of Tierney.

But Moulton was able to parlay both his service in - and ultimately his opposition to - the Iraq War as a powerful campaign pitch to voters.

Moulton is a 35-year-old businessman and Harvard University graduate who enlisted in the Marines in 2001.

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