Democrat Katherine Clark and Republican Frank Addivinola have captured their respective party's nominations in the special election primary for Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
Clark, a state senator from Melrose, will face off against Addivinola, a Boston attorney, in the Dec. 10 special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant by Edward Markey's election to the Senate.
Seven Democrats and three Republicans had battled for the chance to represent the district that includes communities north and west of Boston.
The election of Edward Markey to the U.S. Senate sets the stage for yet another special election in Massachusetts, this one to fill the U.S. House seat that Markey has held for more than 36 years.
Several Democrats had already expressed interest in running for the 5th congressional district seat if Markey won the special Senate election. They include Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, state Sens. Katherine Clark, Karen Spilka and William Brownsberger, and state Rep. Carl Sciortino.