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Linda Dorcena Forry, Nick Collins to run for state Senate

Two state representatives announced Monday that they would seek to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jack Hart, as the campaign in the closely watched race kicked off in earnest.

Linda Dorcena Forry, a Dorchester Democrat, and Nick Collins, a South Boston Democrat, are the first two to ­announce their candidacies for the First Suffolk District, which covers South Boston and parts of Dorchester and Mattapan.

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