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Politics

Lynch, Markey make cases before union

The two Democrats vying for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts struck similar chords Saturday as they addressed almost 500 union members at a candidate forum in Dorchester, their first side-by-side campaign appearance.

Representatives Stephen F. Lynch and Edward J. Markey are jockeying for an endorsement from the Service Employees International Union, which organized the event. Over the course of about 90 minutes, the candidates outlined their thoughts on immigration, education, and health care — and acknowledged that there is a lot they agree on.

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