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Politics

Rivals for ‘Southie seat’ make appeal to a wider district

The crowd of politicians and power-brokers had yet to warble the first notes of “Southie is my Hometown” at the annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast when a tongue-in-cheek speech highlighted the upheaval underway in Boston’s political landscape.

The annual roast, held in South Boston, is traditionally hosted by the state senator who represents South Boston, who for decades has been a man from South Boston — even though the majority of voters in the district now live outside the neighborhood.

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