Special election set to replace ex-Sen. Timilty

A special election has been set to replace former state Sen. James Timilty, who stepped down last month to become treasurer of Norfolk County.

At least five candidates have confirmed plans to run so far: two Democrats, Paul Feeney and Ted Phillips; two Republicans, Tim Hempton and Mike Berry; and former WBZ-TV reporter Joe Shortsleeve, who told The Sun Chronicle he will run as an independent.

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