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  •  Very close state Senate race in Southie (4+ / 0-)

    http://www.boston.com/...

    State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry, a Haitian-American from Dorchester, appeared late Tuesday to have won the Democratic nomination for the 1st Suffolk Senate seat, long dominated by Irish-American men from South Boston.

    Results from the City of Boston shortly after 10 p.m. showed Forry holding a lead of 378 votes over South Boston state Representative Nick Collins. A total of 21,730 votes were cast in the three-way Democratic primary, which also included South Boston native Maureen Dahill.

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    About an hour after the polls closed, the Associated Press declared Collins the winner, but by 10:30, they had uncalled the race.

    The Forry campaign meanwhile remained insistent that their campaign held a slight lead.

    This is a solidly blue seat.

    23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

    by Jeff Singer on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:45:52 PM PDT

    •  AP called it for Collins (5+ / 0-)

      And with 60% or so counted, he was up by a lot. But, just as Markey's Boston numbers kept creeping up as the last precincts came in, Forry's numbers came up big time at the end. Note to AP: You really have to look at where the outstanding precincts are. She cleaned up in many late-reporting Dorchester precincts, Collins cleaned up in South Boston.

      This is one result I'm very happy with, as happy as I am about Markey.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:55:03 PM PDT

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    •  Forry by nearly 400 votes (5+ / 0-)

      with 100% of precincts reporting. (I left the final result out of previous comment).

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:56:18 PM PDT

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      •  o_O in SOUTHIE! holy shit nt (1+ / 0-)
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        •  Would not want (1+ / 0-)
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          to be Maureen Dahill today. She's the third candidate, a Southie native who lives (and blogs) there. She took a lot of heat entering the race, people saying she'd split the Southie vote and throw it to Forry. And now we have Forry's margin of victory at 378, and Dahill's vote total at 1,593.

          Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

          by fenway49 on Wed May 01, 2013 at 05:33:39 AM PDT

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        •  This is Lynch's former Senate district (0+ / 0-)

          "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

          by KingofSpades on Wed May 01, 2013 at 10:35:08 AM PDT

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