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Voters trickle to polls amid low turnout

Some communities holding municipal elections

Voters trickled to the polls today to take the first step in choosing a Senate successor to Secretary of State John F. Kerry, as two Democrats and three Republicans vie to win their respective party primary elections.

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch and US Representative Edward J. Markey last week took the Democratic contest onto negative turf, dueling over each other’s national security votes and exchanging insults about who was being more truthful with voters.

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