Voters Finally Get Their Say In State's Primary

Sep 11, 2012

Voters in southwestern New Hampshire are showing support for their candidates in today’s primary.There are a few local races in the Monadnock Region, but most eyes are on the governor’s race.

Janine Lesser is casting her vote for Democratic candidate Jackie Cilley.

"I believe that she has managed to change the conversation about the fiscal structure in the state, and you don’t get a candidate like that very often," says Lesser. "I think she is the strongest of the candidates, and I’m excited about her."

Cilley faces Maggie Hassan and Bill Kennedy. On the Republican side, Kevin Smith and Robert Tarr are challenging frontrunner Ovide Lamontagne.

Outside of Peterborough Town Hall, Dave DeWitt of Dublin was waving signs for Lamontagne. The former small-business owner says New Hampshire needs lawmakers that will listen to everyone’s voice.

"You know, as a state, we need to go ahead together. Not as individuals pushing one agenda or another agenda. Cause basically, within the country, we see that’s not working."

Polls across the state are open until 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the location.