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In national shadow, other candidates also competing

While public attention has been focused on the races for president, US Senate, and Congress this year, other important contests will be decided by area voters in Tuesday’s election.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party is trying to roll back recent Republican gains in the state House of Representatives. Democratic challengers are running aggressive campaigns against six GOP freshman representatives from the south suburbs who in the past two years won seats previously held by Democrats.

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