Moulton campaign claims $100,000 in first month’s fund-raising
Seth Moulton, the former Marine challenging US Representative John F. Tierney in next year’s Democratic primary, has raised $100,000 in less than a month since he announced his candidacy, his campaign said.
That haul puts the Marblehead Democrat more than two-thirds of the way to what the campaign said was a three-month goal of $150,000.
Tierney, the Salem Democrat who narrowly survived a Republican challenge last year, raked in more than $214,000 between April 1 and June 30, according to the Federal Election Commission. Tierney had more than $376,000 in his account at the end of June, FEC data showed.
Scott Ferson, a Moulton spokesman, said the campaign had yet to begin holding fund-raising events, and that Moulton had raised the money through e-mail and phone calls.
Richard Tisei, the Republican former state lawmaker who lost to Tierney last year, told the Globe last week he was giving “serious consideration” to running again for the Sixth District seat. Tisei has more than $1,600 on hand.Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at James.OSullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.