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Seven Democrats, three Republicans vie for Markey seat

The Fifth Congressional District, where seven Democratic and three Republican candidates are vying to succeed Edward J. Markey in the US House of Representatives, sweeps from the shore of Revere Beach to the storied brick buildings of Harvard Yard to the tony suburban streets of Weston and beyond to Framingham and Holliston.

But the geographic diversity of the district has not brought diversity in the Democratic candidates’ positions on the big political issues of the day.

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