Democratic Candidates Strive to Stand Out in Mass. Senate Race
On Saturday, Congressman Ed Markey was at a packed event in Beverly, Mass., while Congressman Stephen Lynch was out in the central part of the state.
Both men are vying to win the Democratic primary leading up to the special election to fill Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate seat vacated by now Secretary of State John Kerry.
A recent poll by public radio station WBUR showed Markey beating Lynch by just seven points among likely Democratic voters - a closer margin than many might expect, since Markey has been in the Congress since 1975.
Markey has asked for a total of six Debates, but at deal has not been reached at this point.
The teachers union has endorsed Markey, and all agree that unions will be important voting blocks.
“So I think they are going to be important in the primary, they are going to be important in the general and I am going to get my fair share of union support,” said Markey.