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March 22, 2013

Washington Times - Bucking green pressure, Mass. Senate hopeful backs Keystone pipeline

High noon on Friday will come and go, and Stephen Lynch will stick with the Keystone XL pipeline.

The House Democrat from Massachusetts and U.S. Senate hopeful has been threatened by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer to change his position on the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline project or face a massive advertising and public relations onslaught in his primary race with Rep. Ed Markey.

Mr. Steyer gave Mr. Lynch a deadline of “high noon” Friday.

In a column for the Boston Globe on Friday, Mr. Lynch said he won’t back down and remains a backer of the controversial pipeline. He also took aim at Mr. Steyer and other environmentalists who, he said, “adopted the same divisive tactics as other special interests — the same tactics that have brought government to a standstill.”

“While most people in Massachusetts are worried about whether they can pay their rent or their student loans next month, out-of-state billionaires like Steyer spend tens of millions … telling them how to vote. I think most Americans are tired of being shoved,” Mr. Lynch wrote. “… Billionaires won’t shove me around.”

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March 22, 2013

Boston Globe Op Ed - High noon? I won’t be shoved by Stephen F. Lynch

There’s a point in the movie “High Noon” when Gary Cooper says to his deputy, “Don’t shove me, Harv. I’m tired of being shoved.” I was reminded of that line this week when I received a letter from a radical hedge fund billionaire threatening to launch an attack on me if I didn’t accede to his demands by “high noon on Friday.” Tom Steyer of California is demanding that I either repudiate my support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, or secure a commitment from TransCanada that all the oil in the pipeline be kept in the United States — a violation of US treaty obligations.

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March 19, 2013

The Quincy Sun - Mayor, Sheriff, City’s State House Delegation Endorse Lynch For Senate

Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch, Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti, State Senator John F. Keenan, Majority Leader Ron Mariano, State Rep. Bruce Ayers and State Rep. Tackey Chan are endorsing Congressman Stephen F. Lynch in the U.S. Senate race.

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March 19, 2013

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch supports efforts to address VA backlog. Calls for future funding of VA, end to sequestration cuts to Veteran Services.

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), a candidate for U.S. Senate, today called on his colleagues in Congress to help the Veterans Administration address its backlog, fund VA services one year in advance, fund planned VA hospital expansions in West Roxbury and Brockton, and end the sequestration cuts that have impacted services for veterans.

Speaking in advance of the 10th Anniversary of the War in Iraq, Congressman Lynch noted roughly 2.5 million American soldiers have been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, or both since 2001.

“The War in Iraq is over, and the War in Afghanistan is in its final stages,” Lynch said.  “Thousands of soldiers who have devoted their last decade to defending us overseas are now home, and we owe it to them to do our part. Far too often, we fall short of what they deserve.”

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March 18, 2013

Dedham Transcript - Rep. Stephen Lynch opens Norwood campaign office

Lynch said he wants to speak on behalf of average American families and advocate for them in the Senate.

 “Every member of the United States Senate doesn’t have to be a working person, but one should be,” Lynch said. “At least one should be.”

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March 18, 2013

WCVB - Ad shows differences between Democratic Senate candidates

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-MA, candidate for U.S. Senate, Monday released a new television ad aimed at shaking up voter fatigue, particularly among Independents.

The ad features a series of Lynch supporters, clearly from the working class, many wearing hard hats, declaring "I am Stephen Lynch," implying Lynch is no different than they are.

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March 18, 2013

Springfield Republican - Rep. Stephen Lynch pushes bill to aid U.S. Postal Service

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch is pushing legislation he says will help stabilize the financial footing of the U.S. Postal Service.

Lynch says the bill addresses the billions of dollars the agency has overpaid to the Federal Employees Retirement System. The measure would return the overpayment surplus to the postal service so it can better meet its financial obligations.

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March 17, 2013

NECN - Stephen Lynch: Iron worker vs. ice cream truck driver for US Senate

There are politicians galore in South Boston, Massachusetts on this St. Patrick's Day -- for the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast.

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March 16, 2013

Sentinel & Enterprise - Breakfast brings out candidates

They did not direct any jokes at one another, but the appearance of the two congressional Democrats vying for the state's open U.S. Senate seat at the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast on Friday gave the event an added political edge.

The buzz was evident from the time attendees arrived, as supporters of U.S. Rep. Ed Markey of Malden and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of South Boston held colorful signs for their candidates in the parking lot of the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.

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March 15, 2013

NECN - One-liners fly at Salem, Mass. St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

Saint Patrick's Day season is here and at Salem Representative John Keenan's annual breakfast Friday, the one-liners were flying.

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