ALFORD, Mass. (WWLP-AP) - A resident of the small Berkshires town of Alford has announced a challenge to Democratic incumbent Richard Neal.
Democrat Bill Shein, a writer, tells The Berkshire Eagle he will champion "political reform and policies for the 99 percent."
Former Pittsfield State Senator Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. is also planning a run against Neal for the Democratic nomination.
In another closely-watched race, Attleboro businessman Paul Heroux has announced that he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat held by the retiring Barney Frank.
The 35-year-old Heroux, who announced his plans Monday, is the former director of policy research at the state prisons department who more recently ran a consulting firm.
Heroux described himself as an independent Democrat who will "fight for working people instead of Wall Street people."
At least three other Democrats and two Republicans have said they are considering runs for Frank's seat.
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