---- — SALEM, Mass. — Essex County District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett yesterday announced his endorsement of Congressman Stephen F. Lynch in the U.S. Senate race.
“Steve Lynch will bring a new voice to the U.S. Senate,” Blodgett said in a statement released by Lynch’s office. “For more than twenty years, I have known Steve Lynch to be a man of his word who is deeply committed to issues that affect everyday people.”
“As a Congressman, he has always demonstrated a keen interest in issues important to the District Attorneys, specifically student loan relief for public service attorneys, domestic violence prevention and prosecutions, and all our diversion programs that help keep our communities safer. I have no doubt that he will continue to be an excellent partner to the District Attorneys in the Senate,” the statement said.
Lynch is facing fellow Congressman Edward Markey of Malden for the Democratic nomination in a special primary election April 30.
The winner of the Democratic primary will face one of three Republicans in the GOP primary - former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, Norfolk state Rep. Daniel Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez.
A special election will be held June 25 to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of John Kerry to become secretary of state.
More than 80 labor organizations and a number of other elected officials across the state have endorsed Lynch in his Senate run.