Stephen Lynch brought his blue-collar message to blue-collar New Bedford Tuesday, promising to bring the voice of working families to the U.S. Senate.
"I am like them," the former ironworker said during a visit to The Standard-Times while on a swing through SouthCoast. "And when I go to the United States Senate, they go to the United States Senate. That is my message."Read More »
"The Senate has become somewhat dysfunctional," said Lynch, who spent 18 years as an ironworker before entering politics. "I also think I bring a perspective to the Senate that’s not there right now. I think having that experience of strapping on a pair of workboots, struggling to make a living, and living paycheck-to-paycheck would be a new experience for a U.S. senator.Read More »
Masslive - U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Lynch hopes to bridge gap between elected officials, people they represent
U.S. State Rep.Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, said Monday his two decades as an ironworker will provide a valuable perspective in the U.S. Senate, a group he called a “club of millionaires” largely out of touch with needs of voters.
“I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck; I know what it’s like to stand in an unemployment line,” said Lynch, during a visit to the CBS 3 studio in Springfield.
"I'm a lunch-bucket Democrat," the former iron worker said outside of the city library.
"Attleboro is ideal for me because it is full of commonsense Democrats focused on important issues."
"I am trying to bring that experience, bring that perspective, to the United States Senate," said Lynch. "I think the U.S. Senate has become somewhat of an exclusive club and if you look at the members there, most are either multi-millionaires or career politicians and I think I have a different perspective."
“I think that will give Lynch an advantage,” said Peter Ubertaccio of Stonehill College’s Martin Institute. “Whether it’s a big enough advantage for him to overtake Markey remains to be seen. The special election will be a relatively low turnout affair, so if you can boost turnout in one area that’s helpful to one candidate, that’s for the good from the candidate’s perspective.”Read More »
US Representative Stephen F. Lynch has reserved the union hall of Iron Workers Local 7 in South Boston for a Thursday afternoon announcement that he is running for the Democratic nomination in the special election to fill John F. Kerry’s seat, a person with direct knowledge of the congressman’s decision said Tuesday.Read More »