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  •  Turnout in Connecticut (4+ / 0-)

    is going to be very low. There simply isn't any enthusiasm for these primaries. There were no signs or people outside the polling place in my town, and in the 2010 primary there were many of both.

    I stood outside a precinct in a neighboring town for four hours, and maybe 30 voters came by. Granted, this was from 1 to 5, so not exactly a peak time for voting, but still. Very low turnout here.

    I'm also watching the Democratic primary in CT-HD-48, where longtime incumbent Linda Orange is being challenged by the more-progressive Jason Paul (disclosure: I volunteered for Paul's campaign). The district consists of parts of four towns. Orange lives in Colchester (60% of the district), so she'll do well there. Paul needs big margins in Mansfield and Windham, plus a win in Lebanon, if he wants to pull off the upset.

    This'll be an interesting night!

    (-8.38, -4.72), CT-02 (home), ME-01 (college) "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." -Spock

    by ProudNewEnglander on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 05:03:53 PM PDT

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