In Massachusetts, 6th District incumbent US Rep. Tierney faces a crowded Democratic primary

Two years ago, Tierney narrowly beat back a challenge from Republican former state Sen. Richard Tisei

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans are hoping to reclaim a seat in Congress by defeating longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney.

Two years ago, Tierney narrowly beat back a challenge from Republican former state Sen. Richard Tisei, who is seeking a rematch.

While Tierney has been going after Tisei at campaign stops, he has a more immediate task — fending off four primary challengers.

One is former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Seth Moulton, who has benefited from surprisingly strong fundraising.

By the end of June, Moulton reported raising nearly $1.5 million in contributions, compared to the $1.7 million raised by Tierney. A third candidate, immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco, raised $77,770 in the same period.

Two other Democrats, John Gutta and John Patrick Devine, are also on the Sept. 9 primary ballot.

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