Mass. Senate candidates ramp up signature effort

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February 23, 2013, 6:22 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney) - A key deadline for 10,000 voter signatures in order to qualify for Massachusetts' special election for U.S. Senate is just days away, and the candidates have been ramping up their efforts to meet it.

On Saturday, Congressman Steven Lynch could be found telling a gathering of The Brockton Interfaith Community he supports immigration reform.

Meanwhile, Ed Markey - the other Democratic Congressman running for U.S. Senate - was on the Cape, looking to energize his base.

The Malden Democrat has been a member of Congress for more than 30 years, but he's now outside his comfort zone, campaigning in place not as familiar to him or his staff.

On this afternoon, Lynch was in his comfort zone, having represented Brockton for years. Still, he says he has been working to get to places where they don't know him.

They'll be looking for ways to differentiate themselves from each other over the course of the campaign.

However, there is one thing they agree upon: Sequestration and the federal spending cuts set to take place next week. Both voted against the bill while in the House.

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