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Quincy - California billionaire Tom Steyer launched his latest misguided attack on Congressman Stephen Lynch today, hiring an airplane to circle Boston towing an anti-Lynch banner.  The banner made the outrageous claim that Lynch supports the Montreal Canadians (the Habs) hockey team.

In fact, Congressman Lynch not only strongly supports the Boston Bruins, he sponsored the original legislation creating the Boston Bruins license plates that help raise money for youth hockey in Massachusetts.

An article on notes:

In December of 1999, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch - then a state senator - and Bruins President Harry Sinden joined former Mass Hockey President Dan Esdale at Murphy Rink in South Boston to announce the filing of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature to create a new license plate to benefit Mass Youth Hockey.

Following his election to the United State Congress, Lynch continued to push for the bill's passage. Finally in 2002, Congressman Lynch and Sinden along with Senator Guy Glodis, Senator Jack Hart and Representative Marty Walsh prevailed and the Bruins "Invest in Youth Hockey" license plate was on the road.

The article notes that the Bruins license plates have raised more than $850,000 for youth hockey in Massachusetts and helps support the youngest skaters.  Congressman Lynch is proud to support the Boston Bruins and Massachusetts youth hockey.

Steyer has not only used airplane fuel in his attacks on Lynch, but also hired trucks to pollute the air by driving around and showing videos that inaccurately claim Congressman Lynch has supported tax subsidies for big oil.  Since entering Congress, Lynch has voted many times to end subsidies for the oil industry, while Congressman Markey has raised more than $117,00 from oil and gas interests over the past twenty years.

Posted 16:31PM on March 27 2013

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