Candidates vie in redrawn Mass. districts
BOSTON (AP) -- A member of the Kennedy family making a first bid for elective office is among the candidates on the ballot for Massachusetts voters in primary elections that will determine the November matchups in the state's redrawn congressional districts.
Polls open at 7 a.m. in most communities on Thursday and while a light turnout is expected statewide, more voter interest is expected in several areas including the 4th District, where three Democrats, including Joe Kennedy III and three Republicans are vying for the seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Barney Frank.
Kennedy is the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy.
In the reconfigured 9th District, freshman Rep. William Keating is facing a challenge in the Democratic primary from Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter.
Veteran U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield is facing two challengers in the Democratic primary in the 1st District.