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As voting nears, Senate race finally heats up

Campaign workers in Massachusetts are used to thanking their volunteers down the chilly November stretch with hot coffee and handwarmers.

On Monday, they got ice cream trucks and misting fans. With the onset of another heat wave, the otherwise room-temperature Senate special election between US Representative Edward J. Markey, a Democrat, and Republican private equity investor Gabriel E. Gomez finally sizzled, literally, if not politically.

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