Republican Frank Addivinola and Democrat Katherine Clark won the Mass. 5th Congressional primaries on Tuesday.
Addivinola, a Boston attorney, bested Republican challengers Michael Stopa and Tom Tierney, according to the Boston Herald. In Melrose, Addivinola defeated Stopa, a Holliston resident and Harvard scientist, by a tally of 281 to 142. Tierney, a veteran from Framingham, finished in third place just behind Stopa with 129 votes.
Meanwhile, Clark, a state senator from Melrose, knocked off fellow Democrat and Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, according to the Herald. In Melrose, Clark easily defeated Koutoujian, tallying 3,042 votes compared with Koutoujian's 337. Medford State Rep. Carl Sciorinto, Jr. finished in third in Melrose with 267 votes.
Addivinola and Clark will square off in a Dec. 10 special election to see who will fill the vacated seat left by former Congressman Edward Markey after he was elected as an U.S. Senator in June. The Senate seat initially came available after John Kerry left to become the U.S. Secretary of State for the Obama Administration earlier in the year.