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Rogers Wins State Rep Race in Close Decision over Hegarty

Despite Hegarty winning Belmont, Rogers takes Arlington and Cambridge to squeak into seat.

Rogers Wins State Rep Race in Close Decision over Hegarty

took neutral Arlington big and won his hometown precincts in Cambridge by a comfortable margin to negate 's winning one of every two votes in Belmont to win the Democrat primary race by less than 200 votes of nearly 5,000 cast to replace Will Brownsberger as state representative of the 24th Middlesex District.

Belmont's trailed the two front runners, garnering less than 1,000 votes in an election that emphasized retail campaigning; knocking on doors, attending meetings and holding signs.

The victory for the first-time candidate from Cambridge sets up a race between him and two Belmont residents in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6; Republican Tomi Olson and Independent Jim Gammill.

The unofficial totals are:

Precincts Hegarty Reardon Rogers Belmont 1 249 67 177 Belmont 2 164 69 68 Belmont 3 195 58 108 Belmont 4 169 45 61 Belmont 5 184 81 73 Belmont 6 192 84 135 Belmont 7 138 60 95 Belmont 8 181 80 156 Arlington 2 92 79 102 Arlington 4 57 31 114 Arlington 8 97 27 255 Arlington 10
102 23 204 Arlington 12 108 42 245 Cambridge 1 105 105 308 Cambridge 3 56 63 193Total2,0899142,291

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