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Turnout Low in Milford

Milford voters have been trickling into the polls Thursday, to choose among candidates in the primary election.

The primary election includes contests on both the Republican and Democratic ballots, for who will advance in the Fourth Congressional District race. But it hasn't inspired much of a turnout so far in Milford.

Traffic at the polls has been slow throughout the day, according to voting officials. Voters have been trickling in to all three locations in Milford.

People who are turning out say they want to support their party, and make their own choices.

At the , Lena McCarthy voted a Democratic ballot. She had watched the Democratic National Convention the previous night, and joked she was voting "for Bill Clinton."

In reality, she planned to cast votes for candidates including who is among three candidates for the Fourth Congressional disrict on the Democratic ballot. His family connections are a benefit, she said.

"I do [like the Kennedys]," she said. "Some people are tired of the Kennedys."

Kennedy, a former state prosecutor, is running for the Congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Newton), who is retiring. He faces challengers and in the Democratic primary.

On the Republican ballot, three people are competing for the chance to advance for the seat. , and are on the ballot.

Live and In Color September 06, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I wonder if it has anything to with the fact downtown looks like a warzone.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 09:42 PM
It's rough out there. I took some photos and visited the Milford Senior Center about 2:30 today. There was traffic backed up in all directions on and getting onto Main Street. And people were having to break through gaps to get into that road the Italian American Vets is off of... (meade? not sure)
Milford Senior Man September 07, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I went out out to the Portuguese Club and cast my vote for Sean Bielat and Scott Brown. Oh please God, no more Kennedy's.
David Nolta September 07, 2012 at 01:21 AM
How typically stereotyping and prejudicial of you, Milford Senior Man. Though I'm sure your ire is inspired by terrible crimes the Kennedys have committed against you, in the past and, unquestionably, in the future.
Milford Senior Man September 07, 2012 at 01:27 AM
David Nolta, I'll bet you miss Teddy, the lion of the senate. He wasn't much of a lion when he left Mary Joe Kopeckny underwater for many hours so he could go home and sleep it off before going to the police and reporting it huh???
David Nolta September 07, 2012 at 02:06 AM
And the years of public service after that? The years when he could easily have avoided your criticism, and lived quite comfortably without helping the poor, and supporting education, and working for health care, etc.? I see you have no hindrance when it comes to judging others--perfect as you clearly are. For myself, I think the sum of a human life is a little more complicated to calculate.

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