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Stephen Lynch was elected the Congressman of the 8th District, defeating challenger Joseph Selvaggi Tuesday night by a landslide. Lynch said he believes his campaign efforts of going door to door paid off in the election. "I did extremely well in all the new towns," Lynch said. " I worked really hard and I'm really honored to represent the new 8th District."
Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch welcomed Quincy and several other South Shore communities to his district Tuesday, toppling an upstart Republican challenger to win the newly drawn 8th Congressional District seat. In declaring victory shortly after 9:30 p.m., the South Boston Democrat estimated that he took Quincy by about 80-20 percent. Speaking to supporters at Phillips Old Colony House in Dorchester, Lynch decried the gridlock affecting both houses of Congress. ‘‘I’m hoping that we can come together,’’ Lynch said. ‘‘This is not a time in our country’s history that we can afford to have Washington in deadlock’’
First of all, I want to thank you for all of your support and encouragement over the course of this campaign. As you receive this email the polls have just opened in the Eighth Congressional District. Once every two years, I come before my friends and neighbors and ask you to place your confidence in me to represent you in Congress - to carry your concerns, and hopes and dreams with me to Washington. It has been an incredible honor to have your trust and I would like to again ask for your vote today.
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