The race pits Democratic state Sen. Katherine Clark of Melrose against Republican Frank Addivinola, a Boston attorney.
Both won their party primaries in October and have staked out different ground in what has been a low-profile race in a state growing weary of special elections.
The district, which stretches from the coast to communities north and west of Boston including Waltham, Framingham and Medford, is heavily Democratic and overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama over his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, in last year’s presidential contest.
WHAT THEY STAND FOR
Clark has said her priorities include pay equity for women, ending gun-related violence, increasing the minimum wage and supporting Social Security and early education "
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