BOSTON, MA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark has cruised to re-election in Massachusetts.
Clark, of Melrose, easily defeated Republican John Hugo on Tuesday in the 5th Congressional District representing Boston's northwest suburbs.
Clark was first elected to the House in 2013. She has made the opioid addiction crisis, clean energy and climate change her legislative priorities in Washington.
Hugo had touted his endorsement from Massachusetts Citizens for Life, an anti-abortion group. He also backed a balanced budget, congressional term limits, gun ownership rights and treatment rather than incarceration for those addicted to drugs.
The district covers a swath of cities and towns north and west of Boston, including Medford, Framingham and Woburn.
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