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Mass. Special Congressional Race Heading To Wire

By Steve LeBLANC, Associated Press
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BOSTON (AP) — The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey’s old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the state’s 5th Congressional District.

The race sets Democratic state Sen. Katherine Clark of Melrose against Republican Frank Addivinola, a Boston attorney.

Both won their respective party primaries in October and have staked out very different ground in what has been a low-profile race in a state growing weary of special elections.

The district is heavily Democratic and Clark has enjoyed a significant fundraising advantage.

Clark received nearly $1.2 million in political contributions through Nov. 20 compared with about $38,000 for Addivinola.

Two other candidates are on the ballot — Wellesley resident James Aulenti and Arlington resident James Hall.

The winner of Tuesday’s contest will face voters again next year.

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