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Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.)

District: 8th District
Political Highlights: Mass. House, 1995-96; Mass. Senate, 1996-2001; sought Democratic nominiation for U.S. Senate in a special election, 2013; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: March 31, 1955; Boston, Mass.
Residence: Boston
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Margaret Lynch; two children
Education: Wentworth Institute of Technology, B.S. 1988; Boston College, J.D. 1991; Harvard U., M.A. 1998
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2001 (7th full term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Terrorism Financing Task Force - Ranking Member); Oversight & Government Reform (Government Operations; National Security - Ranking Member)

Election History
2014generalStephen Lynch (D) 200,64498.7
2012generalStephen Lynch (D) 263,99976.1
Joe Selvaggi (R) 82,24223.7
2010generalStephen Lynch (D) 157,07168.3
Vernon Harrison (R) 59,96526.1
Phil Dunkelbarger (I) 12,5725.5
2008generalStephen Lynch (D) 242,16698.7
2006generalStephen Lynch (D) 169,42078.1
Jack Robinson (R) 47,11421.7
2004generalStephen Lynch (D) 218,16799.0
2002generalStephen Lynch (D) 168,05599.5
2001specialStephen Lynch (D) 44,94365.0
Jo Ann Sprague (R) 22,64532.7
Susan Gallagher-Long (C) 8271.2
Brock Satter (SW) 5100.7
Roll Call Vitals


Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.