According to the Lowell Sun, Independent Patrick Murphy has decided to run for the Fifth Congressional District. Check out http://www.lowellsun… for more details.
If Murphy succeeds in getting his name on the ballot, the race may have four candidates running in the general election (Constitution, Democrat, Republican & now an Independent). From what I’ve read thus far, Murphy is positioning himself to be well to the left on most (if not all) issues.
Although he has some roots in Lowell, Murphy lacks money & a seasoned political organization. Only time will tell if his idealism will have any marginal impact on the race. Comments?