Stephen Lynch

Rep. Lynch v. Rep. Keating in 2012?

The possibility of US Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) facing off against US Rep. Bill Keating (D-Quincy) was raised during an interview today of the two State House lawmakers in charge of redrawing the Bay State's political boundaries.

"On the Record" hosts Ed Harding and Janet Wu pressed state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) and state Rep. Michael Moran (D-Brighton) on how they plan to redraw the map to reflect Massachusetts losing a Congressman due to the Census.  Read more

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

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

Lynch named chair of Congressional subcommittee

LynchLynchCongressman Stephen F. Lynch, who represents parts of Dorchester in the Ninth district, has been named to chair the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Read more