Addivinola wins Mass. 5th District primary GOP nod
BOSTON (AP) -- Republican Frank Addivinola has captured his party's nomination in the special election primary for Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
Addivinola defeated two other Republicans Tuesday to move on to the Dec. 10 general election to fill the House seat that became vacant when Edward Markey moved to the Senate.
Seven Democrats and three Republicans were competing for their party's nominations in the district that includes communities north and west of Boston.
Addivinola, a Boston attorney, beat fellow Republicans Michael Stopa, a Harvard scientist from Holliston, and Tom Tierney, a veteran from Framingham.
Seven Democratic candidates were also running including Belmont state Sen. William Brownsberger, Melrose state Sen. Katherine Clark, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, former Lexington school committeeman Martin Long, Stoneham resident Paul John Maisano, Ashland state Sen. Karen Spilka and Medford state Rep. Carl Sciortino.