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April 25, 2013

Springfield Republican - Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Stephen Lynch says that if elected, he will be 'hands-on' senator for Western Massachusetts

Ahead of the fiery Springfield debate on Tuesday where Democratic congressmen and U.S. Senate hopefuls Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch sparred on everything from foreign policy to rural broadband, Lynch sat with the editorial board of The Republican newspaper to make his endorsement pitch.

And during that conversation, Lynch said that one of the primary differences between him and Markey centered on their style of representation, adding that he would be the "hands-on" senator with a presence in Springfield.

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April 25, 2013

WBUR - Democratic Senate Candidate Lynch Has Beaten The Odds Before

On Jan. 31, Congressman Stephen Lynch, of South Boston, launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate at the union hall for the Iron Workers Local 7 in South Boston.

“We are just a very short distance from the Old Colony housing projects, where my mom and dad and my five sisters and I lived in a small three-bedroom apartment — one bathroom, five sisters,” Lynch told the audience. “Spent most of my time waiting to use the bathroom. We lived there for 15 years and that’s really the beginning of my story.”

Lynch said growing up all he ever wanted to be was an iron worker like his father. Now, Lynch wants to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

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April 24, 2013

Somerville News - The view from Prospect Hill

Vote Stephen Lynch for U.S. Senator and we will have a strong voice and an independent one when it pertains to issues of our state and city, first.

We proudly say and take a stand that we here in Somerville agree with his commercials:   “I am Stephen Lynch” and “we are Stephen Lynch.”

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April 24, 2013

David Bernstein - Lynch Poll Claims Close Race

A statewide phone poll conducted over the weekend for the Stephen Lynch campaign shows the South Boston Democrat trailing fellow congressman Ed Markey by six percentage points with a week left before next Tuesday's US Senate primary.

The poll of 1374 likely voters in the Democratic primary, concluded before back-to-back debates Monday and Tuesday, found 44.5 percent planning to vote for Markey, 38.9 percent for Lynch, and 16.5 percent undecided. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.7 percent.

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April 23, 2013

Boston Globe - In debate, Lynch hits Markey over national security votes

Representative Stephen F. Lynch on Monday used the first US Senate debate since the Boston Marathon bombings to aggressively challenge Representative Edward J. Markey’s vote against forming the joint homeland security task force, which responded to the attacks, and his opposition to other key security measures.

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April 23, 2013

Lowell Sun - Lynch Sun's Senate choice

The Democratic U.S. Senate primary presents voters with a clear choice: Elect a pro-jobs candidate who's willing to work with his counterparts across the aisle, or just another liberal in lockstep with our senior senator, Elizabeth Warren.

Simply put, Lynch's views more closely match the majority of Massachusetts' citizens, and that's why The Sun endorses the South Boston congressman in the Democratic Senate primary.

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April 22, 2013

WBZ - Video: Democratic Senate Debate

Democratic Senate candidates Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey clashed in a debate at the WBZ-TV studios Monday. Topics ranged from the Boston Marathon bombing and national security to gun control and health care.

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April 19, 2013

Campaign remains suspended

Friends,

We want everyone to be safe and keep your families safe. The campaign obviously remains suspended today, and will remain on hold until further notice. 

At this time, because of concerns about safety and out of respect for the victims of Monday's attack and today's events, we have decided to cancel Sunday's Family Rally in Shrewsbury.  

We hope you will all spend Sunday with your own families, your neighbors, and your friends.  Some things are more important than politics. 

We have also cancelled all campaign activities for this weekend, including the RoxVote candidate forum scheduled for tomorrow night at Roxbury Community College.

If anyone needs help or answers to questions, please feel free to contact us.

Above all, stay safe.

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April 15, 2013

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch Statement

“I am terribly saddened by today’s news. Right now we need to let the trained emergency personnel do their jobs to ensure that there are no other threats, and that we can get a better sense of what happened.

No matter who or what is responsible, this is a terrible tragedy for our city and our nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured today."

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April 14, 2013

Boston Globe - Born to high iron, Stephen Lynch forged his own way

Now running for a seat in the US Senate, Lynch maintains that his 18 years on the high iron have instilled in him a far better understanding of America’s working men and women than his Democratic opponent, US Representative Ed Markey, whom he portrays as a remote Washington insider, will ever have.

But if Lynch can identify with his fellow ironworkers, he also emerged as distinct among them from the time he first unfurled his cherished Wall Street Journal while eating a sandwich on a steel beam.

If what was different about him sometimes baffled his co-workers, it also fast became a reflection of his emerging ambition. The son of an ironman, Lynch worked for many years as a “connector” bolting steel beams hundreds of feet high in the air, one of the most dangerous jobs in the trade, and was an outspoken advocate for worker safety early on. At 33, he was elected the youngest president of his Local 7 of the International Association of Ironworkers ever, his victory heralded as the start of a more enlightened era for the trade.

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