By Glenn Davis
In an already hotly contested race for the congressional seat in Massachusetts’ sixth district, an independent candidate has just thrown his hat into the ring.
Chris Stockwell, an avowed centrist and political outsider, has launched his campaign to run as an independent candidate for the coveted seat in Massachusetts. More than just a sideshow to the Democratic primary campaign and a strong Republican challenger, Stockwell firmly believes he will win:
“I want to be the first of many independents elected to the United States House of Representatives. Together, we need to show the 434 other districts around this great nation that it can be done. I intend to create that road map to show how it’s done.” – Chris Stockwell
That’s his goal.
The sixth district has been held by John Tierney since 1997. Tierney, a Democrat, is facing serious primary challenges from a former marine, Seth Moulton, and immigration attorney Marisa DeFranco. The primary winner will face a renewed bid by Republican Richard Tisei, who lost a close contest to Tierney in 2012.
“On November 4, when the networks report on the nation’s tightest race in the Massachusetts sixth, they will report that neither the Democrat nor the Republican won, but rather a credible independent with a strong message for change,” Stockwell said.
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