Stephen Lynch

New England News
3:01 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Little Star Power For Republicans In Senate Election

Former Republican Sen. Scott Brown's decision not to run in this year's special election has left a Republican field of virtual unknowns
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The Massachusetts Republican Party remains optimistic about the upcoming special election to fill the senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry.  But it appears the minority party in the Bay State is facing long odds. 

   Republicans are facing a number of challenges in their quest to pick off a Democratic seat in the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts.  The immediate challenge for the party is getting a candidate willing to commit to the race, according to Tim Vercellotti, a political science professor at Western New England University.

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New England News
4:49 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Scott Brown Will Not Run For U.S. Senate

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There will be no senate comeback bid this year for Scott Brown. The former Republican senator announced Friday he will not run in the special election to fill the vacancy left by  John Kerry’s departure.

Brown  who became a national Republican star with his upset victory in the 2010 special election for senate in Massachusetts, then lost to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren last year, has decided to sit out this year’s senate campaign.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Congressman Lynch Talks About His Campaign For Senate

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The race for US Senate in Massachusetts  is heating up. Congressman Stephen Lynch has launched a campaign for the Democratic nomination. Lynch and fellow Democratic Congressman Ed Markey are the only announced candidates, so far. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lynch in Springfield about why he’s running for senate.

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

Congressman Lynch Launches Senate Campaign

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

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New England News
8:25 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Brown 'leaning strongly' toward Senate bid; Rep. Steven Lynch also expected to confirm candidacy

Left, Former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown. Right, Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Steven Lynch. Both are expected to confirm they will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.
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BOSTON (AP) — GOP officials close to Scott Brown report that the former Republican senator is "leaning strongly toward running" in the special election to replace Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

They report that Brown is likely to enter the race early next week. The officials spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to share internal discussions.

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