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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:41 PM

Report: Stephen Lynch Will Launch Bid For Kerry's Senate Seat

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) is planning to challenge Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) for the Democratic nomination in the special Senate election slated to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat (D-Mass.).

According to the Boston Globe, "people with direct knowledge of his decision" say he will announce his run soon after Kerry is confirmed as secretary of State, a timeline he has previously said he had hoped to follow. Kerry is expected to be easily confirmed in the coming days.

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The Globe reports that a poll conducted by the National Association of Government Employees helped convince Lynch he should run, as it showed the likely Republican contender, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), posting a 9-percentage-point lead on Lynch, a slightly better showing than Markey, who lagged Brown by 10 percent in the same poll.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/279339-report-lynch-to-launch-bid-for-mass-senate#ixzz2J1QWc0Bj

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Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
sasha031 Jan 2013 #1
MBS Jan 2013 #4
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #5
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #2
Cha Jan 2013 #3

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:48 PM

1. Update from the Boston Globe earlier said he's thinking about it

@BostonGlobe UPDATE: Stephen Lynch says he has not decided about running for Senate. http://b.globe.com/14dEvOd #masen #mapoli

I support Ed Markey 1000% and certainly hope Lynch stays out. Special elections are difficult and we certainly don't need him throwing the Senate seat to the GOP.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:05 PM

4. I hope he stays out, too.

1. We need to win this one, and not get distracted by a primary fight.
2. I can't stand Lynch; indeed, the fact that he's considering running makes me dislike him even more.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:10 PM

5. I hope he stays out.

Avoiding a primary would be great, and Markey would be a strong candidate in the GE.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. I wonder if Willard will throw his hat into the ring

Because I heard today how much he cares about this country

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:58 PM

3. Yeah? I heard he likes

his money in the Cayman Islands Better.

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