The first candidate in this eastern Massachusetts open congressional race to release 2nd quarter fundraising numbers did so in eyebrow raising fashion. Dan Koh, former chief of staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, released his exploratory fundraising figures and reports that over $755,000 has already been received from individuals. Added to his own loan of $50,000, the Koh exploratory committee has already recorded and impressive $805,000 in receipts. This, for a nomination campaign that won’t be decided until next September. Clearly the financial totals show Mr. Koh has inside support but, with virtually no name identification among the Democratic electorate, he will need to spend heavily in order to draw sufficient support to claim the nomination. Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) is retiring after six terms.
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