Boston bombings overshadow Massachusetts Senate election
People gather at a makeshift memorial for victims near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings at the edge of a closed section of Boylston Street a day after the second suspect was captured on April 20, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
April 30th, 2013
05:00 AM ET
12 months ago

Boston bombings overshadow Massachusetts Senate election

(CNN) – Fifteen days after the Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts voters head to the polls Tuesday to select Democratic and Republican nominees in a special U.S. Senate election that's been almost completely overshadowed by the terror attacks.

Even before the bombings, Massachusetts voters weren't paying that much attention to the contest to fill the remaining year and a half of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who stepped down earlier this year to become U.S. secretary of state.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate • Stephen Lynch
Mass. Senate race resumes after bombings shutdown
April 23rd, 2013
11:29 AM ET
12 months ago

Mass. Senate race resumes after bombings shutdown

(CNN) - With one week to go until primary day, an election campaign suspended following last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings is trying to heat up.

The two Democrats and three Republicans running to fill the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts immediately suspended their campaigns immediately after the terror attack, which left three people dead and more than 250 injured. But campaigning has resumed, and a feisty debate Monday night between the two Democratic candidates included fireworks over national security issues.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Stephen Lynch
Mass. special election activity suspended after bombings
April 15th, 2013
04:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Mass. special election activity suspended after bombings

(CNN) – Candidates in this month's primaries for the special U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts announced they were suspending campaign activity Monday as authorities continue to investigate apparent bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic frontrunner, said he was "disturbed and saddened" by the explosions that left dozens injured and caused multiple deaths.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate • Stephen Lynch
New Lynch ad spotlights working class background
March 18th, 2013
11:02 AM ET
1 year ago

New Lynch ad spotlights working class background

(CNN) – Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch's latest ad, released Monday, touts his background as an iron worker who studied his way through college and law school at night.

The spot comes after two major liberal groups – MoveOn and Democracy for America – endorsed Lynch's rival, fellow U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, for the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts' Senate special election.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Stephen Lynch
Markey, Lynch launch television ads
March 12th, 2013
12:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Markey, Lynch launch television ads

(CNN) – Two new political ads in the Massachusetts special election emerged Tuesday, with both Democratic candidates releasing their first television commercials of the campaign.

Longtime Rep. Ed Markey, considered the leading contender in the Democratic primary race, made gun control the focus of his inaugural ad, emphasizing his fight against the National Rifle Association.
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Filed under: Ed Markey • Massachusetts • Senate • Stephen Lynch
March 20th, 2010
03:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama and Kennedy lobbying not enough for Lynch

Lynch is standing firm as 'no' vote.
Lynch is standing firm as 'no' vote.

Washington (CNN) - A personal meeting with the president hasn't persuaded him. Conversations with party leaders hasn't changed his mind either.

But Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch's stance against the health care legislation has even withstood the invocation of his state's patron saint of politics: Sen. Ted Kennedy.

A few days ago Lynch received a phone call from Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late senator, who implored him to support the health care legislation despite any misgivings he has with the bill.

"She said Ted had worked at this for quite some time and invoked his memory," Lynch told CNN. "[It was the] same kind of conversation I had with the president: the strengths of the bills, the shortfalls, but that we have to do something."

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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Stephen Lynch