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The secret weapon

During his time in the House, Congressman Lynch has always been based in Massachusetts rather than Washington.  He has spent countless days in Boston, Brockton, Norwood, Quincy, Walpole, Weymouth, and the other towns throughout his district.  

Lynch has taken the same approach in this campaign, crisscrossing the state to meet with voters in all corners of the Commonwealth. In just the past ten days, Congressman Lynch has been to Newton, New Bedford, West Roxbury, Lynn, Burlington, Hyde Park, Roxbury, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Plymouth, Braintree, Waltham, Quincy, Fitchburg, Brighton, Pittsfield, Williamsburg, West Springfield, Chicopee, Springfield, Sturbridge, Southbridge, and Worcester.

But despite this grueling schedule – with hours of travel wrapped around debates, press conferences, fundraisers, meetings, and interviews – the shortened window of this special election limits the number of visits Congressman Lynch can make to each community. 

That’s where our secret weapon comes in.

Margaret Lynch, the Congressman’s wife, has launched her own tour of the Commonwealth to campaign on her husband’s behalf.  Riding around Massachusetts in a 2000 Mercury Marquis, Margaret has been making two or three stops every day at senior centers and other community events. 

Since her tour began on March 11, Margaret has visited more than 40 cities and towns across the state, with many more stops to come.  She joined in a Sutton Easter Egg hunt, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by marching in the Holyoke parade, and lunched with seniors from Hyannis to Chelmsford. 

In the past 30 days, Margaret has visited:

Watertown, Gloucester, Rockport, Danvers, Randolph, East Bridgewater, Taunton, Franklin, Wrentham, Bellingham, Lawrence, Haverhill, Sutton, Chelmsford, Littleton, Fitchburg, Leominster, Belmont, Buzzards Bay, Pocasset, Hyannis, Taunton, Westport, Fall River, New Bedford, East Longmeadow, Holyoke, Agawam, Plymouth, Abington, Lowell, Revere, Saugus, Charlestown, Everett, East Boston, Brockton, Quincy, Weymouth, Leicester, Blackstone, and Worcester.

Her tour continues this week with scheduled stops in Attleboro, Fall River, Bolton, Holbrook, Milton, Beverly, Saugus, and Lynn, as well as a visit to Western Massachusetts at the end of the week. 

Speaking of Western Mass, Congressman Lynch has spent the last 24 hours out that way.  He visited Dottie’s Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield, Hemenway Hill Farm in Williamsburg, Senator Rosenberg’s municipal conference in Northampton, Two Eagles in Springfield, and knocked on some doors in West Springfield with Rep. Mike Finn.

While Congressman Lynch was out west, we had a massive canvassing drive in the rest of the state, with strong support from elected officials including Rep. Paul McMurtry in Dedham, Rep. Anne Gobi in Spencer, and Sheriff Bellotti, Senator Keenan, Rep. Ayers, and Rep. Chan in Quincy.  Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who joined in yesterday’s canvass. 

Two final notes:

Election Day is just 22 days away.

-Conor

Posted 13:58PM on April 07 2013

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