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Politics

Senate hopefuls make final push for today’s primary

Low turnout expected in balloting for nominees for US Senate seat

The three Republican candidates battled for a final ­advantage in the Senate primary Tuesday, while an illness knocked US Representative Stephen F. Lynch off the campaign trail on the critical last day of his Democratic faceoff with US Representative ­Edward J. Markey.

A stomach bug forced Lynch to cancel six of the seven events he had planned for the day before the primary, a time when all five candidates were pushing to create a sense of momentum in a race that has been overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings.

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