Voter turnout low in Iowa’s primary

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June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Turnout is low as Iowa voters head to the polls in a primary election that includes three competitive congressional races in two districts altered by redistricting. In Iowa City and Council Bluffs, just a handful of voters turned up after the polls opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The lunch crowd wasn’t much better. Iowa lost one of its five congressional seats in the 2010 census. The races in the 1st and 2nd Districts in eastern Iowa will narrow the GOP field and determine whether Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack can seek a fourth term in office. Loebsack faces state Sen. Joe Seng, of Davenport, in the 2nd District race. In the 1st District, two Republicans are vying to face Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in November. Polls close at 9 p.m.