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9th - Lynch D'Alessandro Lepor

Debate Between Rep. Stephen Lynch and Mac D'Alessandro on Emily Rooney's Greater Boston

This is a 20 minute debate between Mac D’Alessandro and Stephen Lynch. That brings the total debate time to 35 minutes so far in this race. Lots of talk about health insurance reform and Lynch’s controversial vote. Lynch comes off strong again. Mac has been going after Lynch on the health insurance vote all race long, but when he finally gets to debate him, Lynch gets most of the time to talk in detail about his views on health insurance. Lynch speaks for 80% of the time on that question.

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Stephen Lynch Avoids Debates – Mac D'Alessandro Goes Negative

Mac' Anti-Lynch Flier

The race between Mac D’Alessandro and Rep. Stephen Lynch in the 9th Congressional always had the potential to go negative. Mac’s campaign was always at its core about seeking a progressive alternative to Stephen Lynch’s “independent” record – or as some progressives view it “DINO” record.

At first D’Alessandro tried delivering that message with upbeat ads about him being an positive alternative to Lynch. We saw this with his apple-inspired “I’m a Mac” ad.

But as the race comes down to the final few days D’Alessandro’s campaign has gone sharply negative. Mac now has a gray anti-Lynch web site that goes after Lynch in the rawest terms possible, declaring “Stephen Lynch’s Bad Votes Have Hurt Our Community”.

And now most recently, the D’Alessandro campaign has been mailing out an over the top flier comparing Stephen Lynch to Benedict Arnold. (h/t lmt politics, and universal hub)

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Rep. Stephen Lynch to debate Mac D'Alessandro… for 15 minutes.

Rep. Stephen Lynch

A hilarious story just appeared on GateHouse News:

Rep. Stephen Lynch promised a debate with Mac D’Alessandro, his opponent in the primary election, and debate he shall.

For 15 minutes.

Lynch and D’Alessandro will film a debate Friday for WBZ-TV, with Jon Keller hosting. The 15-minute show will air on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Mac D’Alessandro has been asking to debate Lynch all through the campaign. It is a common strategy for secure incumbents to avoid debates against political newcomers. The reasoning is that the incumbent already has the name recognition. Debating just gives the challenger legitimacy. So why do it?

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9th - Lynch D'Alessandro Lepor

Ninth Congressional District Candidates: Lynch, D'Alessandro, Lepor, Harrison