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April 03, 2013

AP - Democratic U.S. Sen. hopeful Stephen Lynch focuses on plight of workers

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Stephen Lynch is trying to shift the focus of the campaign to the economic plight of workers and the unemployed.

Lynch held a rally in downtown Boston Wednesday, addressing a gathering of union workers.

Lynch said that despite rising stock values, many people are struggling to make ends meet. He said that an improving economy masks what he calls an "inequality of opportunity" for many people looking for work.

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March 29, 2013

Boston Herald - No shoo-in for senator

Not so fast, Ed Markey. The 36-year congressman from Malden may have a big lead in opinion polls and campaign cash for the U.S. Senate special election now. But U.S. Rep. Steve Lynch of South Boston, Markey’s only opponent in the April 30 Democratic primary, proved in Wednesday’s first televised debate that he could yet pull off an upset.

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March 28, 2013

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch Statement on Mayor Thomas Menino

“Tom Menino will be remembered as one of the greatest Mayors in the history of Boston.  Over the past 20 years, he has led the transformation of our city and launched us into a new century.   Tom had a vision for the city’s future, and worked 18 hours a day to make that vision a reality.  From the South Boston waterfront to Dudley Square to Downtown Crossing – he transformed entire neighborhoods of our city and created new opportunities for citizens of every background.


We have had other strong mayors in recent Boston history, but Tom Menino is special.  He’s special because he never forgets about the little guy.   He has focused on the neighborhoods and the working families who live in them, and is always available to community leaders, parents, and anyone who needs help.  Throughout his years in politics, both on the City Council and in the Mayor’s office, Tom set a bar that most of us could never live up to.  He never forgot that, at the end of the day, his job was about the people, and making their lives better.  I have tried to follow his example in my own career, and I know it has made me more successful.


The City of Boston, and all its people, will greatly miss his leadership, his vision and, most importantly, his love for Boston’s neighborhoods and residents.  Mayor Menino is a true champion for this city and his legacy will be felt for decades to come.  I wish him, his wife Angela, and their family the best of luck.”

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March 27, 2013

PRESS RELEASE - ONCE AGAIN, BILLIONAIRE LAUNCHES MISGUIDED ATTACKS

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.

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March 27, 2013

Gloucester Times - Votes separate Markey, Lynch on fisheries

On fisheries, the differences between Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, candidates for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry in late January, were exposed in a dramatic vote by the House in February 2011.

“I have a very difficult time with catch shares,” said Lynch, who campaigned in Gloucester last Saturday, accompanied by his guide, former city councilor Christine Rasmussen. ““They favor multi-national economic fishing interests at the expense of the small family fisherman, and are largely driven by ideology,” he added in a telephone interview Tuesday.

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March 26, 2013

Hearld News - Rodrigues, Silvia, Pereira, Mitchell get behind Lynch for U.S. Senate

A group of the city’s elected officials have come out in support of Steve Lynch as he attempts to garner the Democratic nomination to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

The group includes state Sen. Michael Rodrigues, D-Westport, state Rep. Alan Silvia, D-Fall River, and city councilors Linda Pereira and Raymond Mitchell.

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March 25, 2013

Springfield Republican - Springfield Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera endorses Stephen Lynch

Springfield State Representative Cheryl Coakley-Rivera has endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Lynch.

Lynch is facing a difficult primary battle against U.S. Rep. Edward Markey. Coakley-Rivera said in Congress, Lynch has been “a staunch defender of working families, veterans, and seniors.”

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March 24, 2013

The Sun Chronicle - Lynch says he's taking on establishment

When Billy Bulger retired from the state Senate, he tried to anoint his son as his successor in the Legislature.

But Stephen Lynch said he was not deterred.

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March 23, 2013

Lowell Sun - Lynch: Underdog role 'works for me'

It is that history that has left Lynch and his supporters optimistic he can claim another surprise win, and political analysts and consultants saying they would not rule out a Lynch triumph.

"You can never count out Steve Lynch," said Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh. "He has always defied the odds."

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March 22, 2013

National Journal - Lynch, Markey Ads Highlight Their Strengths

Rep. Stephen Lynch and Rep. Edward Markey, the two Massachusetts Democrats competing to succeed Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate, each have debuted their opening two television ads over the last two weeks, and their respective strategies reveal dueling priorities for the two campaigns. Lynch's spots have concentrated on his biography, while Markey's have focused on his policy accomplishments.

In his first ad, Lynch introduced himself to voters, documenting his humble beginnings in South Boston's projects and his previous career as an ironworker. The campaign's second ad offered a similar message, showing several blue-collar workers repeating the same line: "I am Stephen Lynch."

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