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Angling begins for Hart’s state Senate seat

District may tilt to Dorchester

John A. Hart Jr.’s announcement that he will resign from the state Senate seat he has held for a decade set off a flurry of behind-the-scenes maneuvering and speculation Tuesday on who might succeed him.

Possible interest by two Dorchester politicians raised the prospect that the First ­Suffolk District, long held by South Boston politicians, could see a shift in power.

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