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State teachers union endorses Markey for Senate

Lynch, a former iron worker, points to other labor backing he has won

With the Democratic Senate hopefuls locked in a dogfight for every vote, they are especially focused on winning the support of organized labor, backing that both camps see as vital to a primary victory.

US Representatives Edward J. Markey and Stephen F. Lynch have sought the endorsements of hundreds of labor unions, hoping the broad base of power will help propel them to victory in the way it did for Elizabeth Warren during her successful Senate race in November.

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