Former Boston mayoral chief of staff Dan Koh officially requested a recount of his race against former congressional chief of staff and businesswoman Lori Trahan and eight other Democrats. The original unofficial tally gave Ms. Trahan only a 52-vote lead over Mr. Koh. Under Massachusetts election law, the recount process must be completed by September 17th. The eventual Democratic winner faces businessman Rick Green (R) in the general election for the seat that retiring Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) is vacating. Either Ms. Trahan or Mr. Koh would have to be considered the favorite against Mr. Green, but this general election race does have the potential of becoming competitive.
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