Low early turnout in 4th Congressional District
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts primary voters have been trickling to the polls in the 4th Congressional District, where there are closely watched races to succeed retiring Rep. Barney Frank.
Democrat Joseph Kennedy III is seeking to return his storied political family to Washington. He faces Newton software engineer Herb Robinson and Rachel Brown, a follower of former perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche.
Nancy Daly, holding a Kennedy campaign sign outside a Brookline polling location Thursday, said she initially questioned Kennedy's experience, but after meeting the 31-year-old former state prosecutor and hearing him speak she decided to support him.
Doris Pratt, a Brookline Republican, said she believes Kennedy is running on his family name. The Republican candidates are Sean Bielat, Elizabeth Childs and David Steinhoff.
Shortly before 1 p.m. nearly 400 voters had cast ballots in Brookline Precincts 6 and 12.