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Seth Moulton beats Richard Tisei in run for 6th District US House seat

Seth Moulton beats Richard Tisei in run for 6th District US House seat

Seth Moulton, an Iraq war veteran and first-time candidate, swept to victory as a change agent for the Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday, denying Massachusetts Republicans their best hope of picking up a seat in the US House this year.

With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Moulton was beating Republican Richard R. Tisei, 55.4 percent to 40 percent. Tisei conceded the race around 9:40 p.m.

Moulton, 36, a Marine who won medals for valor in combat, presented a fresh face and untrammeled record to a populace hungry for change. He had already succeeded in ousting US Representative John F. Tierney — a nine-term incumbent damaged by his wife’s 2010 conviction on federal tax fraud charges — in the September primary.

“It feels great but it’s also humbling,” Moulton told the Globe as he arrived at his headquarters for his victory speech. “And I realize this is not about me. This is about an incredible team who came together who believed in making a difference in Washington and all the voters in the district who voted for that change.”

Moulton’s win dealt a second loss to Tisei, whose bid two years ago for the same seat fell short by less than 1 percentage point. This year, Tisei had been seen as a strong candidate to oust Tierney — before Moulton edged him aside in the primary.

Read More:Seth Moulton beats Richard Tisei in run for 6th District US House seat – Politics – The Boston Globe.

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