High voter turnout expected for primary

Tom Hinde

Early voting for the March 1 Democratic and Republican primaries begins Tuesday, February 16. Several Hutchinson County races and the very competitive presidential races are expected to drive voter turnout this year. On the Republican side, seven hopefuls are contenting for the nomination including billionaire Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz from Texas. The Democratic contest pits former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The Borger News-Herald is currently running our "Meet the Candidates 2016" profiles. Area candidates can have their supporters submit "letters to the editor" by fax at (806) 273-2552 or by email to editor@borgernewsherald.com.