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The Boston Globe


A sweep in three special elections

Three Democrats were elected to vacant House seats in special elections Tuesday, holding the mostly urban seats for the majority party in the Legislature.

Dan Donahue, an aide to Mayor Joe Petty of Worcester, won his race over Republican Carol Claros to take the 16th Worcester District seat vacated earlier this year when John Fresolo, who is considering another run in 2014, resigned amid an internal ethics House ethics probe.

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