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Major union can’t agree on US Senate endorsement

In a contentious meeting Friday, one of the state’s most politically powerful unions tried but failed to unite around a Democatic candidate for US Senate, dealing a blow to US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a former ironworker and union leader.

Both Lynch and US Representative Edward J. Markey, who are squaring off in the Democratic primary, made their pitches to the state AFL-CIO but the executive board remained torn between the two politicians, both seen as friends of labor.

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