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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 08:38 PM
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Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) tells Ted Kennedy's widow "I'm a firm no"


6:30 PM ET -- Vicki Kennedy whipped Stephen Lynch to no avail. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) one of the few Democrats opposing the bill because it doesn't go far enough, said Friday that he got a call two or three days ago from Ted Kennedy's widow Vicki Kennedy.

"She said Ted had worked at this for quite some time and invoked his name," Lynch told reporters. He regretfully told her he would be opposing the bill, he said. Senate Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) pushed Lynch again today on the House floor. Lynch said he told Hoyer not to waste time on him. He's a firm no.

Rep. Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts said that if Lynch says he's voting not, he's voting no. "He's a man of integrity," said Delahunt.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/19/health-care-wh...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 08:40 PM
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1. Disgusting. He ought to be ashamed of himself.
nt
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 08:41 PM
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2. so if Lynch ends up voting no
then Delahunt won't consider him a "man of integrity"?

And I guess we know what Delahunt thinks of Kucinich.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 08:42 PM
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3. Boy, he'll sure show us! nt
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 08:42 PM
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4. Does he have the " I've got mine, f,, you" Mass. health
care syndrome, or what?

Can anyone explain.
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 10:38 PM
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6. Senatorial ambitions. n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:32 PM
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9. that's what I was thinking.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 08:47 PM
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5. Take him down.
Period.
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janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-20-10 06:30 PM
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8. Harmony Wu is at this very moment collecting signatures . . .
to run against Lynch. He is always on the wrong side of history - one of the few in the Mass. delegation to vote for the Iraq War Resolution (John Kerry was another one). Lynch is usually a union guy, but the unions want health care reform. I think this is a Southie Catholic, anti-abortion thing or else he's getting money from the insurance lobby. Rumor has it that he wants to run for Scott Brown's Senate seat in 2012.

Delahunt's leaving and there is a chance that either his or Lynch's district will be swallowed up by re-districting.

About Harmony Wu
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