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Candidates Look For Solid Turnout At Tuesday's Beach-Season Primary

Candidates Look For Solid Turnout At Tuesday's Beach-Season Primary

The middle of August is usually the time when vacationers think about heading to Block Island, Nantucket or a nearby beach. Politics is not ordinarily the top issue on their minds. But both Republican and Democratic candidates are scrambling in the final days before Tuesday's primary to battle against complacency and a potentially low turnout. History shows that primary turnouts in August have been similar to those in September under the old system, but no one is predicting that this year will be anything close to the epic U.S. Senate primary battle of Sen. Joe Lieberman vs. Ned Lamont in August 2006, which set the turnout record for Connecticut primaries at 43 percent. Primary...

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