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Nine-Term Congressman Tierney Ousted In Massachusetts

Nine-term Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney has lost his 6th District Democratic primary to challenger Seth Moulton, a 35-year-old war veteran and Harvard grad. A sitting Congressman had not lost in the Bay State since 1996.

Moulton moves on to face Republican Richard Tisei November. Immigration attorney Mrisa DeFranco and two other Democrats were also on the ballot. Tierney is the first incumbent Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts to lose a primary in 22 years.

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A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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