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April 12, 2013

Eagle Tribune - Blodgett endorses Lynch for U.S. Senate

Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett yesterday announced his endorsement of Congressman Stephen F. Lynch in the U.S. Senate race.

“Steve Lynch will bring a new voice to the U.S. Senate,” Blodgett said in a statement released by Lynch’s office. “For more than twenty years, I have known Steve Lynch to be a man of his word who is deeply committed to issues that affect everyday people.”

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April 10, 2013

Springfield Republican - Telecommunications workers endorse Stephen Lynch, criticizing Ed Markey's involvement in landmark telecommunications bill

Union chapters representing more than 5,000 telecommunications workers have endorsed U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch over U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, citing Markey’s work on a landmark telecommunications bill.

The endorsement is particularly significant because Markey spent two decades as a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Telecommunications, and was a key player in many of the bills that continue to impact the telecommunications industry.

In particular, Markey was the co-author of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which deregulated the telecommunications industry, lifting barriers to entry in order to allow more competition. The goal was to break up monopolies of local phone service providers, and it affected phone, cable and broadcast services. The act allowed phone companies to provide cable service and cable companies to provide phone service.

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April 10, 2013

Boston Herald - Editorial endorsement: Lynch for the Dems

At the close of Monday night’s Boston Herald/UMass Lowell debate, U.S. Rep.  made his best pitch yet in his bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Noting that the Senate is largely populated by a “group of elite and privileged individuals,” the former iron worker added, “I’m not saying that every U.S. senator should have stood in an unemployment line; I’m not saying that every U.S. senator should have struggled through night school to get a degree. I’m just saying one U.S. senator, one U.S. senator should have had that experience.”

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April 10, 2013

South Coast Today - DA Sutter backs Rep. Lynch in Senate race

Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter endorsed Rep. Stephen F. Lynch for the U.S. Senate Tuesday, saying the South Boston Democrat will better represent the interests of SouthCoast working class families.

The biggest issues facing the region are jobs, schools and public safety and on all three Lynch has shown "leadership," Sutter said at a campaign rally at White's of Westport.

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April 08, 2013

VB interviews Stephen Lynch

Stephen sits down with VB at Mul's Diner in South Boston.

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April 08, 2013

Herald News - Margaret Lynch campaigns for husband Stephen's Senate bid with Fall River visit

Margaret Lynch may not have been literally by her husband Stephen Lynch’s side Monday, but there was no doubt she stands besides him as he attempts to win the Democratic nomination in the race for U.S. Senate.

Making stops at the Veteran’s Association of Bristol County and the Oliveira Apartments Monday afternoon, Margaret Lynch appealed to veterans by noting the work he’s done on issues important to them.

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April 07, 2013

Lowell Sun - Lynch's 2009 vote on Obamacare was visionary

Most congressional Democrats backed the landmark legislation without even reading the 2,000-page bill. It was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who infamously said we have to approve it to find out what's in it.

Lynch was one of the few who spent time examining the bill, and what he saw was disturbing. There were little proven cost-containment controls and 19 hidden taxes, several of which were detrimental to Massachusetts businesses and workers.

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April 06, 2013

Springfield Republican - U.S. Sen. hopeful Stephen Lynch stumps in Western Massachusetts

Daniel Goyette, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 7, who stopped by Two Eagles after organizing a stand out for Lynch, said the choice for his members for Senate isn't even a close call.

"He was a union iron worker, so he knows the issues," Goyette said. "We want our elected officials to back the issues that are important to us."

City Councilor Bud L. Williams introduced Lynch to the Democratic boosters as "a humble guy ... with a realness to him" and state Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera, D-Springfield invoked Lynch's latest campaign ad.

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April 06, 2013

Springfield Republican - Stephen Lynch's new ad talks trade, entitlements and the Wall Street bailout

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch released his third television advertisement on Saturday – and the first to focus on issues rather than on his biography.

The ad features Lynch, a former ironworker, standing at a construction site. 

“I’m running for the United States Senate because I believe every working family deserves to have someone fighting for them,” he says.

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April 06, 2013

iBerkshires.com - Senate Candidate Lynch Meets With Unions, Voters in Pittsfield

The Pittsfield Firefighters Association wants Stephen F. Lynch to be the first card-carrying union member on the U.S. Senate floor. 

The union leaders greeted Lynch at Dottie's Coffee Shop on Saturday morning to show their support for his Senate bid. The 8th Mass District representative is vying for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Secretary of State John Kerry.
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