Map changes incumbents’ terrain

Keating will move to avoid race against Lynch

Legislative leaders released a sweeping plan for the state’s congressional districts yesterday that would straighten out a decades-old snarl of seats and create new political hurdles for some of the nine remaining members of the US House delegation.

Within hours of the announcement, incumbent William R. Keating, a Quincy Democrat, declared that he will move to his summer home in Cape Cod, in order to avoid running against fellow Democrat Stephen F. Lynch of South Boston.

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