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Brownsberger Wins Primary For Mass. Senate Seat

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Belmont state Rep. William Brownsberger has won a four-way Democratic primary for a vacant seat in the state Senate.

Brownsberger picked up just under 33 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District, which includes Belmont, Watertown and portions of Cambridge and Boston.

State Rep. Jonathan Hecht of Watertown finished second with about 25 percent of the vote, followed by former state firefighters union head Robert McCarthy and Timothy Schofield, a Boston attorney.

They were vying for the Senate seat left open when Steven Tolman was elected president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

There were no Republicans on Tuesday's primary ballot, meaning that Brownsberger will likely have little or no opposition in the Jan. 10 special election.

This program aired on December 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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