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State Senate rivals are focusing on Dorchester

‘Southie seat’ could turn on minority vote

For months, the First Suffolk state senate special election primary has had its candidates bouncing from event to event across the expansive district, which stretches from the neighborhoods of South Boston to the streets of Hyde Park.

But in the final days of competition for a district historically dominated by South Boston politicians, Democratic representatives Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry and political newcomer Maureen Dahill are pouring the bulk of their ground games into just one section of the district.

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