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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:50 AM

Lynch launches bid for Kerry’s US Senate seat

Source: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch has officially launched his bid for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.

Lynch kicked off his campaign Thursday at O’Brien’s Corner restaurant in Springfield in western Massachusetts, a part of the state where few voters know much about him, and where the people are generally skeptical of Boston-based politicians. Fellow Democratic Congressman Edward Markey had previously announced a run for the seat.

Lynch, supported by some union members, acknowledged being the underdog, but says voters deserve a choice. He calls Markey a Washington insider and touts his own working class roots as a former iron worker.

Retiree Kathleen Murphy, a local Democratic activist, says she doesn’t know much about Lynch or Markey, but wanted to hear about Lynch in “his own words.”


Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/31/lynch_launches_bid_for_kerrys_us_senate_seat/

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DallasNE Jan 2013 #1

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:31 PM

1. This Should Be A Good Warmup For Markey

Lynch's views look to be similar to Brown's so what works against Lynch should work against Brown later. The only drawback I see is that Markey will need to spend money in a primary that could be needed later in the general election. Still, I see this as a positive because it has been awhile since Markey has faced a tough challenger.

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