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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.

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.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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