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Republicans get opportunity with new political map

By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / November 9, 2011

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Just a day after the state’s political world was rocked by a major overhaul of its congressional districts, Republicans have mobilized for what they see as a very real chance of gaining ground in next year’s elections. The GOP will focus on two seats that analysts agree have become more friendly to Republican candidates. One is the North Shore district now represented by John F. Tierney, an eight-term Democratic incumbent from Salem, and the other is an open seat that the Legislature’s redistricting committee has created for Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

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