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Candidates lining up to replace Winslow

Dan Winslow, shown with his wife Susan in April after voting in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for US Senate, resigned his seat in the Legislature last month.
Dan Winslow, shown with his wife Susan in April after voting in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for US Senate, resigned his seat in the Legislature last month.George Rizer for the Boston Globe/File

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The race to replace former state Representative Dan Winslow is on, with Winslow’s former campaign manager already an announced candidate for the Republican nomination and at least two Democrats considering a run for the seat.

Shawn Dooley — former campaign manager for Winslow and Norfolk’s town clerk — announced in September that he would run for the Ninth Norfolk representative’s seat.

Stanley Nacewicz, of Plainville, Winslow’s Democratic opponent in 2010, said he is weighing a run. Edward J. McCormick III, a lawyer from Norfolk who ran for Congress as a Republican in 1992 against Barney Frank but is now a Democrat, also said he is considering running for the seat.

Potential candidates have until Oct. 29 to submit nomination papers for the special election. Party primaries will be held on Dec. 10, with the general election on Jan. 7. The seat will be up for grabs next fall. The district is composed of Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham, and parts of Walpole, Millis, and Medfield.

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