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Five Democrats vying for Markey’s seat in US House

Six days after Edward J. Markey was elected to the US Senate, five Democratic candidates are already running to replace him in the US House of Representatives.

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian of Waltham jumped in the race for the Fifth Congressional District with a video announcement on Monday morning. State Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland, who previously said she is running, kicked off her campaign with an event in Framingham on Monday evening.

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