U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner with Stephen Lynch - Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-stephen-lynch-part-3 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The future of the postal service is in question.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch, who is running in the Democratic primary for Senate, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is against postal cuts.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 61447 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner with Stephen Lynch - Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-stephen-lynch-part-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressional colleagues are now electoral opponents in Massachusetts.</span></p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is running for Senate on his own merits, not merely to oppose Congressman Ed Markey.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:03:29 +0000 Alan Chartock 61445 at http://wamc.org Mass. Senate Candidates Grapple with Abortion Issue http://wamc.org/post/mass-senate-candidates-grapple-abortion-issue <p>BOSTON (AP) — Several candidates vying in the special U.S. Senate campaign in Massachusetts are working to define their positions on abortion.</p><p>U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, a conservative Democrat, has been trying to reconcile his stated anti-abortion position with the more nuanced stance he has taken since entering the race. Lynch has emphasized that he would not vote to make abortion illegal.</p><p>Lynch's Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, has been endorsed by two major abortion rights groups.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 60132 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Calls for Raise on Social Security Tax Income Cap http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-stephen-lynch-calls-raise-social-security-tax-income-cap <p></p><p>QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Rep. and Democratic senatorial candidate Stephen Lynch says the income cap on Social Security contributions should be raised at a faster pace to help keep the retirement system solvent.</p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59708 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Calls for Raise on Social Security Tax Income Cap Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-democrats-weigh-senate-primary <p></p><p>Democrats in western Massachusetts have mixed opinions on which candidate running in the primary to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat left by Secretary of State John Kerry they’ll support.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>While Fourth Berkshire District State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli may not be able to decide to support either Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, he knows what he wants to see in Washington.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:11:52 +0000 Lucas Willard 59479 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary Mass. Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates Agree to Debates http://wamc.org/post/mass-democratic-us-senate-candidates-agree-debates <p></p><p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Ed Markey have agreed to six debates in their race for the Massachusetts U.S. Senate special election nomination to replace John Kerry.</p><p>The candidates announced Monday they will hold three general issues debates, in Boston, Worcester and Springfield. Other debates will focus on jobs and the economy, domestic policy and foreign policy. Two of the debates will be in Lowell and New Bedford. The sixth location has yet to be determined.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58563 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Expected to Announce Senate Candidacy on Mass. Tour http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-stephen-lynch-expected-announce-senate-candidacy-mass-tour <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch is launching a tour of Massachusetts during which he's expected to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.</p><p></p><p>Lynch plans to begin his tour Thursday in Springfield with a visit to O'Brien's Corner restaurant, followed by a stop at the Parkway Diner in Worcester.</p><p>Lynch will end the day with a rally at the Iron Workers Local 7 union hall in South Boston. Lynch is a former ironworker who became a union official before entering politics.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:40:23 +0000 Lucas Willard 56863 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch Expected to Announce Senate Candidacy on Mass. Tour