Local

Pelosi Mum On Mass. US Senate Primary

View Comments
Rep. Stephen Lynch and Rep. Ed Markey (Photos courtesy: Lynch and Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Rep. Stephen Lynch and Rep. Ed Markey (Photos courtesy: Lynch and Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t saying which Democratic candidate she prefers in the party’s primary in Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election.

Pelosi said both Democratic hopefuls — U.S. Reps. Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey — are “valued members of the Congress.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker reports

Pelosi, speaking after an event in Boston, said her top political focus now is trying to help her party win back a majority of seats in the House.

Pelosi said that while Markey has been a leader on environmental issues, Lynch has been active in national security.

Markey was a key vote for Pelosi at a critical moment, supporting President Obama’s health care law while Lynch opposed it.

Lynch’s opposition came when Pelosi, then House Speaker, was trying to round up enough votes to get the measure passed in the House.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,073 other followers