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Five candidates running in upcoming Massachusetts primary for open state house seat

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August 15, 2011

Massachusetts

BOSTON, Massachusetts: On August 23, voters in the 12th Bristol District of Massachusetts will head to the polls to select a Democratic and Republican candidate for the special election on September 20.

There are three Democratic candidates and two Republicans vying for the seat. They are:

Democratic Party Democratic Primary Candidates:
Republican Party Republican Primary Candidates:

The election is being held because former officeholder Stephen Canessa (D) resigned on June 24 to take a job as a legislative liaison for SouthCoast Health System.[1]

The current partisan breakdown of the Massachusetts House of Representatives is:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 124
     Republican Party 34
     Vacancy 2
Total 160

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