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*{{bluedot}} [[Will Brownsberger]]: [[Massachusetts State Senate|State senator]]<ref name="wbur"/><ref name="cand"/>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Will Brownsberger]]: [[Massachusetts State Senate|State senator]]<ref name="wbur"/><ref name="cand"/>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Carl Sciortino]]: [[Massachusetts House of Representatives|State representative]]<ref name="wbur">[http://www.wbur.org/2013/06/26/sciortino-congressional-bid ''WBUR'' "State Rep. Carl Sciortino Announces Congressional Bid" Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref><ref name="cand"/>
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Carl Sciortino]]: [[Massachusetts House of Representatives|State representative]]<ref name="wbur">[http://www.wbur.org/2013/06/26/sciortino-congressional-bid ''WBUR'' "State Rep. Carl Sciortino Announces Congressional Bid" Accessed June 27, 2013]</ref><ref name="cand"/>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Donald Berwick]]: Former top health care official in President [[Barack Obama|Obama's]] administration<ref name="berwick">[http://www.thetranscript.com/news/ci_23617072/mass-candidates-lining-up-court-voters-upcoming-elections ''The Transcript'' "Mass candidates lining up to court voters for upcoming elections" Accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>
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*[[Joseph Avellone]]: A life sciences company executive and former Wellesley selectmen<ref name="berwick"/>
  
 
===Potential candidates===
 
===Potential candidates===

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The 5th congressional district of Massachusetts will hold a special election for the U.S. House in 2013. Dates have not yet been decided on for the primary or general elections.

The special election will be held to fill the upcoming vacancy that will be left by the special election victory by Rep. Ed Markey for the vacant Senate seat.[1]

Massachusetts is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Unaffiliated voters are allowed to vote in the primary election. They may choose which party ballot they wish to vote on and still remain unaffiliated.[2]

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Potential candidates

District history

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 5th congressional district elections, 2012

The 5th district of Massachusetts held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Niki Tsongas (D) ran for the 3rd district seat due to redistricting in 2012. The 7th district incumbent Ed Markey won the 5th district seat. He defeated Tom Tierney (R) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Markey Incumbent 70.7% 257,490
     Republican Tom Tierney 22.8% 82,944
     N/A All Others 0.2% 675
     N/A Blank Votes 6.3% 23,092
Total Votes 364,201
Source: Massachusetts Secretary of State "Return of Votes"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Niki Tsongas won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Jon Golnik (R), Dale E. Brown (Liberty) and Robert M. Clark (Citizen Legislator) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNiki Tsongas incumbent 54.8% 122,676
     Republican Jon Golnik 42.2% 94,501
     Liberty Dale E. Brown 2% 4,387
     Citizen Legislator Robert M. Clark 0.9% 1,991
     N/A All Others 0.1% 147
Total Votes 223,702

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