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Both parties to have spirited Senate primaries

After candidates spent weeks furiously scrambling to qualify for the campaigns, two spirited special primary races for the US Senate seat have taken shape, with a surprising three-way Republican battle and a fight between two seasoned Democratic congressmen.

The final piece to the GOP race fell into place in the last few days with reports that ­Michael J. Sullivan, former US attorney and onetime Plymouth district attorney, has collected enough signatures of registered voters to qualify for the GOP ballot.

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