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Walsh makes triumphant return to State House

When Martin J. Walsh was first elected to the Massachusetts House 17 years ago, he couldn’t sleep after his victory in a hard-fought special election. So he drove to the State House at 2 a.m., and gazed up in awe at the golden-domed capitol where he would be working.

On Wednesday, he returned to that historic building not as a wide-eyed freshman legislator, but as the triumphant mayor-elect of the city of Boston.

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