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Livingstone wins nod for Mass. House seat

May 29, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Boston attorney Jay Livingstone has won the Democratic nomination for a vacant seat in the state House of Representatives.

Livingstone defeated Josh Dawson in Tuesday’s primary. The district includes the Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods of Boston, along with portions of Cambridge.

The seat became vacant when former Rep. Martha Walz resigned to head the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

There was no Republican candidate on the primary ballot, but Victor Navarro of Cambridge had launched a write-in campaign. There was no immediate word if Navarro had gained the minimum 150 write-in votes required for nomination.

The election will be held June 25, the same day as voting for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

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