Report: Lynch to Challenge Markey

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch reportedly plans to run for the seat John Kerry will likely vacate.


U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA, plans to announce he will run for the seat John Kerry is expected to vacate if he confirmed as Secretary of State, according to the Boston Globe. 

A source told the Globe that Lynch will challenge

Markey recently announced he was running for the seat. Lynch plans to formally announce his plans after Kerry’s expected confirmation.

Kerry received a warm welcome during his Thursday, Jan. 24 confirmation hearing with he Senate Foreign Relations Committee and will likely be confirmed, according to the Washington Post.

Lynch represents 21 communities, including Boston, Braintree, Hingham, Canton, Stoughton, Norwood and Milton. Markey, who has served in the Congress since 1976, represents Waltham, among other communities

ann January 26, 2013 at 03:32 PM
not happy to hear that. Would have strongly supported Capuano. Don't need nasty primary fight with Markey (whom I will reluctantly support). Lynch no Democrat.
melinda tillie January 27, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Ann, Iagree and want to see Markey get it. Lynch would be near the bottom of my list.


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