Michael Capuano

Lynch, Capuano rebuke president for Libya assault

The two men who represent Dorchester and Mattapan in the US House of Representatives offered stinging rebukes of President Barack Obama’s decision to use military force against Libya this week. Ninth district Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) blasted the US intervention as “reckless” while Eighth district Rep. Michael Capuano said that the president had violated the Constitution by not seeking Congressional approval before authorizing military force.  Read more

Capuano, Lynch offer up some red meat

Dorchester's two Congressmen on Saturday urged Democratic Party activists to hang tough and parry Republican attacks in what could be a punishing election year.

"I think we'll weather this storm," despite a "lunatic fringe," said U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston).

The comment led U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano to quip, "Steve, actually, I am the lunatic fringe."

The two U.S. representatives share Dorchester.

Capuano (D-Somerville) called for Democrats to get more active, saying that when he leaves his Washington office, he sees "10,000 teabaggers outside the Capitol."  Read more

(UPDATED) Several Dorchesterites gather for Capuano

Several Dorchesterites - both prominent locals and electeds - are gathering together under the "Dot for Capuano" banner. Congressman Michael Capuano is one of four Democrats running to for the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's vacant seat.  Read more

Labor support waning, Lynch says no to Senate run

Third time won’t be the charm: U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch finally found a special election he didn’t think he could win.

Citing an "insurmountable" time frame for putting together a statewide organization, Lynch (D-South Boston) on Tuesday took his name out of consideration for a run to succeed the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.  Read more

(UPDATED) Capuano to pull papers Tuesday

U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano was telling individuals at the Greater Boston Labor Council's Monday breakfast that he plans to pull nominations papers in the race to take U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's vacant seat.  Read more

Congressmen offer take on economy

Dorchester's two men in Congress - Michael Capuano in the Eighth District and Stephen F. Lynch in the Ninth - agree they want to see Wall Street help foot the bill for any government-sponsored bailout of the financial industry. Nonetheless, the men came down on opposite sides of Monday's vote on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's $700 billion bailout bill.  Read more