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Democrats celebrate St. Patrick as they ever have

Representative Stephen F. Lynch, who has been making much of his working-class roots in his race for the Democratic Senate nomination against fellow representative Edward J. Markey, declared Sunday that both would bring a blue-collar perspective to Washington.

“Either I will be the first ironworker elected to the US Senate, or Ed Markey will be the first ice-cream truck driver,” Lynch said, poking fun of Markey’s job while in college, at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston. “So we’ll either have a voice for working families, or a voice for Ben & Jerry’s.”

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