Stephen Lynch

New England News
5:57 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Mass. Voters To Decide US Senate Primary Winners

Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to decide which Republican and Democratic candidates will win their party primaries and go on to run in the state's second special U.S. Senate election in four years.

The race to fill the seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry has been overshadowed by the Boston Marathon bombings. A light turnout is expected today.

The Republican candidates include former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and state Rep. Daniel Winslow.

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New England News
5:42 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Local Issues May Drive Turnout For Mass. U.S. Senate Primaries in Berkshires

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It appears that interest for Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate primary election tomorrow is low, particularly for cities and towns in the westernmost part of the commonwealth.

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New England News
8:53 am
Mon April 29, 2013

US Rep. Lynch Falls Ill On Eve Of Election

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Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Stephen Lynch has canceled most public events on the eve of the primary election because he is ill.

U.S. Rep. Lynch's campaign says all public events have been canceled Monday except for a scheduled rally at the Iron Workers Hall in South Boston at 7 p.m.

Lynch is facing off against fellow U.S. Rep. Edward Markey in the Democratic primary on Tuesday.

State Rep. Daniel Winslow, businessman Gabriel Gomez and former U.S. attorney Michael Sullivan are squaring off in the Republican primary.

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New England News
12:10 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Democratic Senate Candidates Drop The Gloves In Final Debate

U.S. Representative Edward Markey and U.S. Representative Stephen Lynch held a fiery debate in Springfield one week before the April 30 primary for Senate.
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With just a week remaining before the primaries in the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts the two Democratic candidates held a debate in Springfield last night that was punctuated with heated rhetoric. 

The two veteran U.S. Representatives, Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey, argued bitterly over their Congressional voting records on issues ranging from homeland security to health care to the bailout of the automobile industry. Markey accused Lynch of personal attacks and deliberate distortions, while Lynch at one point called Markey a “liar.”

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New England News
6:04 am
Wed April 10, 2013

3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate

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The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing to square off in a televised debate.

Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow are expected to participate in the debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and the Boston Globe. The debate is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

The three are competing in the April 30 primary.

Whoever attracts the most votes will face the winner of the Democratic primary pitting Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch against each other.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Congressional Corner with Stephen Lynch - Part 1

  The Massachusetts Senate race primary is just weeks away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes to be successful in his race against fellow Congressman Ed Markey.

New England News
11:53 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Polls Show Markey In The Lead In Massachusetts Senate Race

Polls show Democratic  Congressman Ed Markey is the frontrunner in the special election for US Senate in Massachusetts.   His primary opponent, Congressman Stephen Lynch is trying to shore up support among key Democratic constituencies. 

   The dean of the Massachusetts delegation, Ed Markey has a huge lead of 29 points over his Democratic primary opponent, fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch, in a poll released this week by the Boston Herald and  UMass Lowell. Markey leads Lynch, 50 percent to 21 percent among likely primary voters.

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New England News
12:23 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Five Candidates Run In Massachusetts Senate Race

Gabriel Gomez launched his campaign for US Senate in Massachusetts at an American Legion Hall in West Springfield. He is one of three Republicans and two Democrats in the race.
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For a time it appeared Republicans would struggle to field a candidate for the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.  But when the deadline passed earlier this week for candidates to submit 10,000 signatures it turned out that three people will compete for the party’s nomination.

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New England News
4:56 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Gabriel Gomez Enters Republican Senate Race

Gabriel Gomez speaks at an American Legion hall in West Springfield, MA during the launch of his campaign for the Republican nomination for US Senate in the upcoming special election
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Gabriel Gomez,one of the three Republicans running in the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, formally launched his campaign on Thursday with events across the state.

Speaking at an American Legion Hall in West Springfield, Gomez introduced himself as a fresh faced political outsider with an appealing life story. He’s the son of Columbian immigrants, a former Navy SEAL and a successful businessman.  He said reducing government spending, and creating  jobs are top priorities

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9:11 am
Mon February 25, 2013

GOP, Dems in final signature gathering sprint

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Democrats and Republicans hoping to get their names on the ballot for the special U.S. Senate election face a signature-gathering sprint before the close of business Wednesday.

That's the deadline for collecting the 10,000 voter signatures necessary to secure a spot on the April 30 primary ballot.

Candidates typically try to collect more than 10,000 signatures to give themselves a cushion in case not all are certified.

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