US Representative Stephen F. Lynch plans to announce next week that he will challenge his congressional colleague Edward J. Markey for the Democratic nomination in the special US Senate election to fill John F. Kerry’s seat, according to people with direct knowledge of his decision.
Good. No coasting (and please, no more of this). Whoever serves as US Senator should earn it.
UPDATE: Well, as you know and as Charley mentioned in his promotion comment, it looks like someone in Lynch’s camp jumped the gun. “US Representative Stephen F. Lynch told the Globe this afternoon that he hasn’t yet made up his mind about running for the US Senate in the special election to fill John F. Kerry’s seat.” Still, I’m sticking with my view that a primary would on balance be a good thing.