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  •  Honestly, I don't see how Lynch has a chance (9+ / 0-)

    especially after the Globe ran a front-page piece the other day detailing his shifting positions on abortion.

    One thing neither side in the abortion debate likes is the appearance of a politician taking positions out of expediency.  Yet that is exactly what Lynch is trying to do.

    He's toast.

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    by litho on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:04:07 AM PST

    •  Let's hope not. (4+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, litho, TheUnknown285, LordMike

      Lynch is worse than Markey (I wanted Capuano to run).    He voted for the PAT RIOT Act, he voted for the Iraq AUMF, he voted for most of the (off-budget) supplementals, he voted against PPACA.  He did vote against the Bush tax cut expansion in 2003, but that doesn't make up for his other votes.

      Lynch's 'D' has grown legs.

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      by tle on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:17:32 AM PST

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    •  It's Not Just Lynch (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      A fair number of MA Dems used to call themselves pro-life or anti-abortion at one time..including Ed Markey.

      That having been said, Markey is definitely in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in the state and Lynch clearly isn't.

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      by Answer Guy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:12:43 AM PST

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      •  Markey changed his position 30 yrs ago (5+ / 0-)

        and has been consistently pro-choice ever since. Lynch was anti-choice as recently as five years ago and now tries to be on both sides of the issue.

        There's a huge difference between the two of them, on this and several other issues.

        When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

        by litho on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:42:51 AM PST

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    •  Would've Been An Interesting Race... (2+ / 0-)
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      CuriousBoston, MichaelNY

      ...20 years ago.

      I think we've seen the last Democrat of the Ray Flynn/Stephen Lynch type winning a statewide primary. (And it's not just abortion, though that's a big part of it. It's the same sort of faction that supported John Silber for Governor in 1990, and I think he was pro-choice.)

      A lot of supporters of that faction have passed on, moved out of state, become more like progressive Democrat, or started voting Republican.  

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      by Answer Guy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:06:38 AM PST

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