Mass. Pols’ Reminder: Vote Thursday, Not Tuesday

September 4, 2012 12:00 AM
Mass. Pols’ Reminder: Vote Thursday, Not Tuesday
" BOSTON (AP) — Thursday, not Tuesday, is the message being driven home by Massachusetts politicians who will go head-to-head with members of their own party in the state’s primary election on Sept. 6.

Across the state candidates are reminding voters, who are accustomed to heading to the polls on a Tuesday, that this year’s primary election will be held later in the week.

In 1st Congressional District campaign ads, longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Richard Neal underscores the Thursday primary to western Massachusetts voters. He is running against two other Democrats to win the party nod and run unopposed in November.

In seven different ads released over the past two months, the incumbent reminds voters to show up at the polls on Thursday, referencing the change in both his speech and in text, including a 12-second ad dedicated to reminding voters about the changes to the primary.

In the eastern part of the state, incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Keating and Joseph Kennedy III, both Democrats, have also been pushing the Thursday primary "

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