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Politics

Results pour in for slew of legislative primaries

Former state lawmaker Mike Barrett won a closely fought Democratic primary for a state Senate seat northwest of Boston Thursday, and Salem city council president Joan Lovely topped the primary field in her hometown district, in two of several legislative contests across the state.

Barrett defeated four rivals, including Joseph Kearns Goodwin, who had twice the money and some celebrity backers, to become the Democratic nominee in the Third Middlesex District Senate race.

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