Voters Head To Polls In Three States Today

Voters Head To Polls In Three States Today
(Undated) -- Voters head to the polls today for primaries in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Connecticut. Republicans in Minnesota will choose a candidate to challenge Democratic Senator Al Franken in November's general election. Businessman Mike McFadden is considered the favorite in a cluster of GOP candidates. Veteran state lawmaker Jim Abeler hopes to upset McFadden in the primary voting. Meantime, four Republicans are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Governor Mark Dayton in November.
In Wisconsin, four Republicans are running to succeed retiring GOP Congressman Tom Petri . The field includes three state legislators. The winner will take on Democrat Mark Harris in November's general election. Harris is a country executive. Democratic congresswoman Gwen Moore faces a primary challenge from state lawmaker Gary George. In the Wisconsin governor's race, Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke is poised to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker in November.
Connecticut Republicans will choose a candidate to challenge Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy in November. The candidates are State Senator John McKinney and Tom Foley, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. Malloy narrowly defeated Foley in 2010. Low voter turnouts are expected in all three states, which is typical for August elections.