Turnout light as voters head to polls in Tennessee primaries

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) – Turnout is low in Rutherford County with campaign workers outnumbering voters at several polling locations despite sunny Election Day weather.

Several of those who did cast ballots Thursday said they were fed up with Washington, D.C., and were inclined to vote incumbents out of office.

Steve Helton, who owns his own transportation business, said he’d like to get rid of all incumbent members of Congress. The 62-year-old said he voted for Grant Starrett in the primary in the 4th Congressional District race because he hoped to see incumbent Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais defeated.

Joseph Clara, a 47-year-old construction project manager, said he would have voted against the incumbent but didn’t like Starrett because he is from California.

Clara voted for DesJarlais.