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Tierney tops state delegation in first quarter fundraising

US Representative John Tierney leads the Massachusetts delegation in amount of dollars raised in the first quarter of 2013.

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US Representative John Tierney leads the Massachusetts delegation in amount of dollars raised in the first quarter of 2013.

WASHINGTON — Among US House members, Representative John Tierney leads the Massachusetts delegation in amount of dollars raised during the first quarter of the year, followed by freshman representative Joseph Kennedy III, ­according to fund-raising reports due to the Federal Election Commission Monday.

Tierney, a Salem Democrat who survived a tough reelection battle last November and is expected to face another in 2014, raised $264,130, the highest he has ever raised in the first quarter of a non-election year, his campaign said.

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Kennedy, a Brookline Democrat and a prolific fund-raiser who recently created a leadership political action committee to raise higher amounts as Democrats try to win back the House at the midterm election, raised $239,105 in the first quarter.

Representative Richard Neal of Springfield raised $199,138, followed by James McGovern of Worcester with $132,589 and Niki Tsongas of Lowell with $75,921. And at the bottom of the pack are William Keating of Bourne and Michael Capuano of Somerville, who raised $44,845 and $42,825, respectively.

The federal fund-raising ­reports did not include the numbers for Representatives Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey, who are vying for Secretary of State John Kerry’s former seat in the US Senate. The candidates temporarily suspended their campaigns following Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Lynch’s campaign had previously reported that he raised $1.5 million in the first quarter for his Senate bid. Markey’s campaign has not released its numbers but is expected to do so soon. Fund-raising reports for the special election are due Thursday.

Senator Elizabeth Warren reported raising $330,173 in the first quarter, but has just $164,845 in cash on hand after paying debt left over from her campaign to defeat Scott Brown.

Tracy Jan can be reached at tjan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @GlobeTracyJan.
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