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Five Senate hopefuls collect their required signatures

All five candidates in the special election for US Senate have collected well above the required amount of certified signatures to qualify for their party’s primary ballots, according to the initial tally at the 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline.

According to the Central Voter Registry at the secretary of state’s office, Democratic US Representative Edward J. Markey led the field by day’s end, with 33,799 signatures, followed by his rival for the party nomination, US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, whose tally was at 25,104.

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