Marisa DeFranco to run for Congress in MA 6th District

This evening on Nightside with Dan Rea, Democratic lawyer and activist Marisa DeFranco will be running against incumbent Congressman John Tierney. DeFranco is the second Democrat to announce a candidacy for the seat which long-time incumbent Tierney barely won in 2012.

Quick analysis: DeFranco will once again go up against the Democratic machine that denied her a slot in last year’s U.S. Senate fight which cleared the way for eventual winner Elizabeth Warren.

Could she beat putative Republican nominee Richard Tisei, who came very close in a Presidential election year? That’s an open question, though less likely given Tisei’s high profile and name recognition.

A three-way race helps the incumbent Tierney whom voters apparently have forgiven, but could weaken him should the Salem native prevail in the primary.

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