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U.S. Senate Candidate Stephen Lynch

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., points gestures while announcing his bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated with the resignation of John Kerry at Ironworkers Local 7 in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., points gestures while announcing his bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated with the resignation of John Kerry at Iron workers Local 7 in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch wants to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. He joins us in the studio.

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Stephen Lynch, congressman for Massachusetts’s 8th Congressional District and a candidate for the U.S. Senate

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Boston Globe: “In a contentious meeting Friday, one of the state’s most politically powerful unions tried but failed to unite around a Democatic candidate for US Senate, dealing a blow to US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a former ironworker and union leader.”

NECN: “The agreement calls for three public, general issue debates in Boston, Worcester and Springfield, as well as debates on jobs and the economy, domestic policy and foreign policy.  Debates will also be held in Lowell and New Bedford, with the sixth location to be determined.”


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  • Kannan

    What’s Rep. Lynch’s position on the climate crisis? This is by far the most critical issue of our times. Is he prepared to do anything and everything to help mitigate the risk and increase our preparation for adapting to the now inevitable portions of climate change?

    • Laura

      In addition to answering your question, I hope that WBUR asks him about defaulting on his student loans to the tune of over $15,000, 2 prior arrests and evading taxes.  I think all of these go to character…I still remember these things when I see someone driving a truck with his bumper sticker.

  • http://twitter.com/Pragmactivist99 Adam Greenberg

    I agree with the post below me. Climate change threatens MA with rising sea levels, and will decimate industries such as seafood, winter sports, and tourism (we have the best foliage in the world). What is his position on the Keystone XL pipeline, the New England tarsands pipeline, and spurring green job growth?

  • bud beausang

    Just wanted to wish Mr Lynch the very best in his pursuit of the Senate seat…I live on the Cape and there are Lynch bumper stickers appearing down here…In my younger life, I held a Steelworkers Union Card…To me he is one of us…not brought up with the privileged life but with one with humble beginnings…

  • Ann aka Linnie

    the keystone will happen whether in our country or taken to the west coast for export to china — politics is a game, and while we want the best outcome for all still picking the battles makes sense – Obama I think is a pragmatist and ought let the pipeline happen, even misguided citizens have a voice (sometimes too loud) this is a loser for liberals let it go

  • Ann aka Linnie

    I called in today, asked about HR 1322 but screener shortened it to health insurance protection act – of course Lynch didn’t know what I was talking about (though I have written a couple of times, his staff probably doesnt share) — WBUR Radio BOSTON or ON POINT this is a good topic for you all to cover — HR 1322 is to protect health insurance coverage offered to retirees who were promised this – the one piece not covered by ERISA (and the language of the bill was crafted by the folks who crafted ERISA in the 70s) — it is very difficult to get congressmen to co-sponsor a bill, but without a lot of co-sponsors a bill never gets heard – anyone over the age of 50 and who worked for a company may have been covered by some sort of pension right – a company now can change the game for retirees now it is not against the law – HR 1322 is intended to care for that lapse

  • Laura

    I think Rep. Lynch’s “I’m one of you” very disingenuous.  I grew up with nothing and paid for every penny that I borrowed to go to college and I believe in paying my taxes.  As concerns unions, we need to find a happy medium.  If you do not put in a day’s work for a day’s pay, you should not be protected by any union.

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