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(NECN: Jim Braude) - For thoughts on the 2012 presidential contest and other weighty matters, Jim Braude was joined by someone with a front row seat on national politics.
Congressman Stephen Lynch, a democrat, represents the ninth Massachusetts district. He hails from South Boston.
What does Lynch think about stories about the sordid personal lives of politicians, such as the story that Newt Gingrich wanted an open marriage with his second wife.
“There’s an ideological base in the Republican party,” said Lynch. “I think it will have more of an impact on Newt than it did on Bill Clinton. The Republican party has that religious right and marriage is important to them so this idea of an open marriage, whatever that is, is probably not going to help.”
Why does Lynch want to serve in a dysfunctional body?
“If you focus on the potential of what Congress can do, I think it’s unlimited the good work we can do.”
Watch Braude’s interview of Lynch to hear more.