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Ross Defeats Smulowitz 15,893 to 9,819

Ross Wins!

Lack of Democratic Support and Divisive Primary Costs Smulowitz

Richard Ross defeated progressive newcomer Peter Smulowitz by a decisive margin.

In the best of circumstances this was going to be a tough election for Democrats to win. The sourthern part of the district is heavily Republican. Scott Brown defeated Martha Coakley here by margins of 4-1 in many places. Had the Democracts been behind Smulowitz – it would have been possible to win with a lot of hard work.

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John O'Leary running for Lida Harkins' Open Representative Seat

John O'Leary

Lida Harkins will not seek re-election for the 13th Norfolk House seat she has held for over 20 years, opting instead to run for the Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex Senate seat previously held by Senator Scott Brown. Open seats held by an incumbent for this long tend to attract many candidates when they finally open up.

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