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Better organized Mass. Democrats roll over rivals

Massachusetts Republicans did not need a reminder of the potency of the state’s Democratic machine, but on Tuesday that machine unseated the lone Republican in the Washington delegation and reelected every congressional Democrat, including one declared vulnerable by prognosticators.

The vaunted machine flexed its considerable muscle with a ground game that reclaimed the US Senate seat in Massachusetts, while salvaging the campaign of Representative John F. Tierney, on a night when ­every congressional seat in New ­England went to a Democrat or an ­independent.

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