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Attorney General Primary Race Is Tight

Merrimack Valley - The race for attorney general is one of the tightest primary races. Former Boston City Council president Andrea Campbell and Labor Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan are practically in a dead heat.

The race for attorney general is neck-and-neck and both candidates know now they will need every vote they can get.

“I want to bring every tool in that office, every resource and certainly the talent of the lawyers and staff into communities,” said Campbell.

“The people of MA want to see an experienced, seasoned lawyer running the attorney general’s office,” said Liss-Riordan

The voter turnout in most primaries tends to be un-impressive. But in this election – gubernatorial front runner Maura Healy is a clear leader so the concern is people just won’t come out. Also, there is rain in the forecast for Tuesday.

“These races matter. Probably in more cases more so than the Presidential so our folks need to get out into these local elections and vote,” said Campbell.

“We all are just crisscrossing the state and getting the word out and getting people to realize how important it is to get out and vote,” said Liss-Riordan.

Voters seemed motivated to vote for a variety of reasons.

“I think, the primary is just as important to figure out who you are going to get,” said a voter.

“Even if your person doesn’t have a chance you have to let them know you were supportive of what they had to say,” said another.

Both candidates say they will aggressively campaign until the polls close. Rain or shine, the polls open on Tuesday at 7 AM.

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