Election 2012

MA Congressional Race Could Turn on Libertarian Votes

Third candidate has impressed with his grasp of the issues and his positioning

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By any measure, the race between Democratic Congressman John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei will come down to the wire. As if it weren't interesting enough, enter Daniel Fishman.

The Libertarian candidate jumped into the heated race in August to little fanfare, but has shown in debates that he's no slouch, delivering articulate, measured arguments — somewhat uncommon for inexperienced, third-party candidates.

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