SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The special Senate election primaries are Tuesday, but the race for John Kerry's former senate seat isn't generating the kind of voter interest we saw last November.
Elizabeth Warren vs. Scott Brown. Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney.
Just six months ago, that's all people were talking about. Elections, but this year, with the Special Election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat, it's a much different story.
Secretary of State William Galvin is expecting about 750,000 people out of 4 million eligible voters to cast a ballot on Tuesday. 22News Political Consultant Tony Cignoli said that little to no interest may be because voters are simply tired of elections.
Cignoli also said the names on the ballot, Ed Markey, Stephen Lynch, Gabriel Gomez, Dan Winslow and Michael Sullivan, aren't as well known as some elected officials voters saw in the past.
"This is a state that's had two candidates, JFK himself, Ted Kennedy,"said Cignoli. "It's had Romney. Folks like this in the Senate. John Kerry. And so perhaps these just aren't big enough names to generate the kind of interest that should be there for an open senate seat."
Many voters told 22News after all the 2012 campaign ads, it's also too soon for another election.
Carmen McNamee of Agawam told 22News, "It's one of those things where you're so tired of watching it that you end up not watching anything."
Art McLaughlin of Springfield said, "I don't like all the ads, one after another, because it's monotonous and not very beneficial to the people. It just seems to me a big waste of time."
The primary winners will advance to the June 25 special U.S. Senate election.