Rep. Stephen Lynch is set to announce his candidacy for Senate this afternoon at the Iron Workers’ Hall in South Boston. Before that even happens, Lynch has a website up (no content yet, but at least it has a message from Lynch and a way to express interest in volunteering), and is campaigning hard outside his district.
US Representative Stephen F. Lynch launched his campaign for US Senate by working the crowd this morning at a Springfield restaurant…. “It will be an uphill fight for me, but the fight is worth fighting. Shame on us to allow someone to clear the field, box out all the other candidates, and buy the election,” said Lynch, in an apparent reference to Markey, who has already received a number of endorsements in the race to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the departure of John F. Kerry.
“There’s a disconnect in the United States Senate. It’s a private club. I could close the gap between what’s happening on Main Street in Springfield and what’s happening in Washington,” he said at O’Brien’s Corner, an eatery that owner Brian O’Brien described as “the Irish capital of Western Massachusetts.”
He has also released a slick introductory video.
Ed Markey has his work cut out for him.