Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch has launched his campaign for the US Senate in Massachusetts becoming the second Democrat in the race.
Lynch, who grew up in a housing project in Boston and was an ironworker before going into politics said he would be the voice of working families in the Senate. He took a dig at the Democratic Party establishment for trying to clear the field for fellow Congressman Ed Markey, saying he would try to earn the election, not buy it.
Lynch and Markey are the only announced candidates for the special election, triggered by the resignation of John Kerry. Republican Scott Brown is weighing a run.