Money pours into MA congressional race

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BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Money is pouring into Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District race as Republicans hope to peel away a Democratic seat by ousting incumbent Rep. John Tierney.

The most recent jolt has come in the form of a $350,000 ad buy from the conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help Richard Tisei, Tierney’s sole Republican challenger.

Most of the money in the race is flowing directly to candidates, however.

Tierney has the biggest campaign bank account: more than $1.3 million by the end of March. About 45 percent came from political action committees.

Tisei raised $754,000 in that time period, with less than 10 percent from PACs.

Two Democrats are challenging Tierney in the primary.

Former Marine Seth Moulton has raised more than $1 million. Immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco has raised $66,000.

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