New England News
4:24 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Congressman Lynch Launches Senate Campaign

Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch has  launched his campaign for the US Senate in Massachusetts becoming the second Democrat in the race.

US Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) launches his Senate campaign speaking with patrons at O'Brien's Corner restaurant in Springfield
US Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) launches his Senate campaign speaking with patrons at O'Brien's Corner restaurant in Springfield
Credit WAMC

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.