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By Anonymous - 9/10/10 - 5:32 pm

This is the mailing that has Stephen Lynch in a tizzy.

By adamg - 9/9/10 - 9:47 pm

Ninth District Rep. Steve Lynch and Democratic challenger Mac D'Alessandro discussed everything from the proposed Islamic cultural center in lower Manhattan to, of course, health care, in a 20-minute discussion on WGBH's "Greater Boston" tonight (Watch).

D'Alessandro said he supported the rights of a Moslem group to build a cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero: "We have a constitutionally protected right to practice our faith as we see fit, and you know, those rights, those core values mean the most when it's uncomfortable for us to adhere to them," he said.

By Anonymous - 9/6/10 - 3:04 pm

Lynch plays his cards close to the vest in what seems like a defensive style of politics. It certainly is not leadership-driven.

Take his process on the health care bill debate last summer. From March through August we heard Rep.Lynch say he didn't know how he'd vote on the bill. At the same time, he did not take a leadership role in shaping it. In August at Curry, Rep. Lynch held a town hall meeting and said he had read the bill but still didn't know how he was going to vote. Once again, his constituents could not get a bead on where he stood.

Perhaps even more stunningly at that town hall meeting, Rep. Lynch was given the chance to answer a question about death panels (after all he had read the bill) and refudiate (sic) ;-) the meme that right wing Republican liars and Fox News had made popular. Lynch equivocated! He would not take a stand!

By Anonymous - 9/6/10 - 12:06 am

D’Alessandro for Democrats; a chance for a new voice
September 6, 2010

read the endorsement here

By adamg - 9/5/10 - 12:02 am

We got this flyer from the D'Alessandro campaign yesterday:

The new face of evil: Click to embiggenThe new face of evil: Click to embiggen

By Anonymous - 9/3/10 - 5:46 pm


You can have your say about how Stephen Lynch's bad votes hurt our community here: http://www.stephenlynchsbadvotes.com/

By adamg - 9/3/10 - 11:08 am

Needham Patch reports on a Ninth District forum that featured Democrat Mac D'Alessandro and Republican Vernon Harrison. Their opponents, incumbent Democrat Steve Lynch and Republican Keith Lepor were no-shows.

By Anonymous - 8/2/10 - 3:52 pm

Host Seth McCoy of the NeedhamChannel interviews Mac D'Alessandro, a Democratic Candidate in the Massachusetts Congressional Race.

By adamg - 7/29/10 - 5:25 pm

Clinton pushes for Lynch before heading off to big wedding: Dave Parsons too more photos.Clinton pushes for Lynch, heads off to big wedding: Part of a set of photos by Dave Parsons.

Mike Ball was at the Ironworkers Hall in Southie today:

... You'd think the rally was for Clinton and Lynch was brought in to fluff the crowd for him. Lynch praised Clinton's presidency mightily and repeatedly, then Bill took over and did the same. He eventually got back around to saying how important it was to keep Lynch in office. ...

Also, state Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester attacked Lynch's primary opponent, Mac D'Alessandro, by making the remarkable claim that Republicans never run against each other. Apparently, Marty hasn't gotten south of the Neponset recently.

Photo copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By Anonymous - 6/9/10 - 11:02 am

If you are a Mac, you're not alone:

By adamg - 6/4/10 - 9:08 am

David Bernstein gets a peek at some poll numbers done in the 9th District before Lynch had any primary opposition.

By adamg - 5/26/10 - 3:37 pm

The Mac D'Alessandro campaign says it's submitted 4,000 signatures to the secretary of state's office, which should be more than enough to get him on the Democratic primary ballot this fall against Ninth District incumbent Steve Lynch.

By adamg - 4/18/10 - 2:47 pm

D'AlessandroDavid Bernstein breaks the news that Mac D'Alessandro, policy director for the SEIU in the Northeast, will run against the Ninth District incumbent.

You may recall unions warned Lynch of the consequences if he voted against the health-care reform bill.

Campaign Facebook page.

Also running in the Ninth District this year: independent Phil Dunkelbarger and Republicans Keith Lepor and Vernon Harrison.

By chrismatth - 4/7/10 - 5:15 pm

Harmony Wu, who was considering a run for congress against Steve Lynch after his vote against health care reform last month, has decided not to run. I received the news through a Facebook message from the "Draft Harmony Wu" Facebook group.

So now it's between Steve Lynch and Phil Dunkelbarger in November, it seems.

Harmony's message below the fold.

Dear Friends,

After careful consideration, I have decided not to run in the Democratic primary for the MA 9th Congressional Seat.

By adamg - 3/22/10 - 4:32 pm

Conor Yunits runs the numbers, thinks Southie and disaffected union rank-and-file will still go heavily for Lynch, swamping the lefties of Jamaica Plain:

... If a Wu or Dunkelbarger candidacy is intended just to send Lynch some sort of message that liberals are pissed ... I'm guessing he already knows that. But if liberals actually think they could oust Lynch in the 9th over his health care vote?

By adamg - 3/21/10 - 11:00 pm

Teddy can rest easy tonight.

As expected, Stephen Lynch, D-9th, voted no on the measure (Times map showing all the votes). State Rep. Jeff Perry, R-Sandwich, running to replace Bill Delahunt in the 10th district, wasted no time issuing a press release calling the measure unconstitutional.

By adamg - 3/20/10 - 10:03 am

Draft Harmony Wu - Facebook effort to convince Harmony Wu of Needham, who was an Obama organizer, to run against Lynch. Her supporters are heading into the lion's den today - they're planning to collect signatures between 12:30 and 4 p.m. at the Broadway T stop.

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