Md. looks to rebound from low primary turnout

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats and Republicans were equally unenthusiastic overall about voting in June’s primary. That has the gubernatorial campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan focusing on getting supporters to the polls in November.

Hogan campaign spokesman Adam Dubitsky says enthusiasm is increasing, now that there are two very different candidates in the race. Brown campaign spokesman Justin Schall says voters can expect to see a massive get-out-the-vote effort from the Brown campaign and state Democratic Party.

Recently updated numbers from the state elections board that include absentee and provisional ballots show turnout for Democratic and Republican voters was about 24 percent for both parties in the primary.

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