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After the Arlington committee to elect Katherine Clark to Congress opened her Arlington campaign office at 1179 Mass. Ave. on Monday, July 29, the public met Clark at a fund-raiser on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the home of Carole and Tom Allen, 90 Beverly Road, at 6:30 p.m. For more >>

On Aug. 2, Sen. Will Brownsberger wrote that his campaign submitted 7,356 signatures for his nomination papers, exceeding a goal of 6,000 and exceeding the required minimum of 2,000.

On July 31, a campaign spokesman said Clark has submitted more than 5,000 signatures to appear on the ballot in the Fifth Congressional District. The total is 3,000 more than the 2,000 signatures necessary and includes signatures from all 24 cities and towns across the district.

Clark, a state senator from Melrose, represents the Fifth Middlesex District and is running for the U.S. House seat left open when Edward J. Markey was elected as a U.S. senator.

As Clark officially kicked off her campaign Saturday, July 20, in Melrose, she was joined by Attorney General Martha Coakley.

On July 20, Mayor Mike McGlynn of Medford endorsed Sciortino, and on July 23, People For the American Way Voters Alliance PAC followed suit, praising his strong record of progressive leadership.

The other Democratic candidates are Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, state Representative Carl M. Sciortino of Medford, state Senator Karen Spilka of Ashland and Brownsberger of Belmont.

The mostly suburban, heavily Democratic Fifth Congressional District, including Arlington, stretches from Winthrop to Holliston.

Markey defeated Republican Gabriel E. Gomez in a special election last month to fill the Senate seat that was held by John F. Kerry, now secretary of state.

The primary election has been set for Oct. 15, with the general election Dec. 10.

Mike Stopa, a Holliston resident and nanophysicist at Harvard University, announced July 23 he is running as a Republican nominee in the Fifth District.

This story was published Monday, July 22, 2013, and updated Aug. 5.

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