(If you area an unenrolled or conservative Democratic voter who is already going to pull a Demcorat ballot, please do the nation a favor and vote for Stephen Lynch over Mac D'Allessandro. D'Allesandro is the most dangerous man running for Congress this year. He is beholden to the SEIU and all they represent. The nation would be worse off if he is a congressman. - promoted by Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno)
Massachusetts 9th congressional district has a PVI of D+11. It is the 101st most Democratic district in the nation, and the 5th most Democratic district in Massachusetts. In 2008, Incumbent Stephen Lynch (D) was unopposed. This year Lynch is being challenged by KEITH P. LEPOR (R) VERNON M. HARRISON (R) and MACDONALD K. D'ALESSANDRO (D).
Vernon Harrison is a chief technologist in the computer industry and former small business owner. According to the FEC, he has not raised any money. More information is available on his website VoteForVernon.com.
Keith Lepor is an author, foreign and business development analyst, consultant, speaker and recently combat photojournalist. He has raised $7,492 and has $4,575 cash on hand as of June 30. More information is available on his website KeithLepor2010.com.
Mac D'Alessandro has raised $271,976 and has $158,262 cash on hand. Stephen Lynch has raised $738,586 this year and has $1,081,173 cash on hand.
However, if you happen to be pulling a Democratic ballot, vote for Stephen Lynch. Lynch is not a Conservative. In 2009 he earned a whopping 4% rating from the American Conservative Union. Yet 96% of the time isn't nearly good enough for those on the far left who dare to accuse us of being unwilling to compromise. Still, Lynch has shown some independence from his party leadership and a willingness to vote his conscience. Most recently, he has opposed Obamacare and bailouts. For this, he deserves the nod over Mac D'Alessandro.
Primary Election Prediction: Stephen Lynch (D), Keith Lepor (R).
General Election Prediction: Stephen Lynch (D).
Politically, Lynch actually fits the 9th district pretty well. The South Boston Irish Democrat is, well, a South Boston Irish Democrat and everything that comes with it. There are many Democrats from this area who would like to for for Democrats like Lynch, but are willing to defect to a Republican if the Dems put up a candidate they don't like (see Brown v. Coakley).