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Dorcena Forry wins state Senate race for ‘Southie seat’

State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry cruised to victory Tuesday night in the race for a state Senate seat long held by men from South Boston, marking the start of a new era with the Dorchester Democrat taking the so-called “Southie seat.”

Dorcena Forry defeated ­Republican Joseph Anthony Ureneck in the First Suffolk District race, capturing nearly 82 percent of 9,618 votes cast, according to unofficial figures posted on the city’s website.

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