Keating Wins 9th District Democratic Primary

September 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Keating Wins 9th District Democratic Primary
" HANOVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. William Keating brushed back a challenge from Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter on Thursday to win the Democratic primary in Massachusetts’ newly redrawn 9th Congressional District.

Keating, who turned 60 on Thursday, will face off in the November general election against the winner of Thursday’s Republican primary between Christopher Sheldon and Adam Chaprales in the November general election.

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The district includes Cape Cod and much of southeastern Massachusetts. When state lawmakers drew the lines of the state’s new congressional map, they crafted a 9th District with no incumbent living in it.

But Keating, who lived in Quincy and represents the state’s current 10th District, decided to move his primary residence to Cape Cod, where he owns a home. Quincy is now part of a reshaped 8th District that is home to Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, of South Boston.

Keating, the state’s newest member of the U.S "

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