Steve Lynch’s Senate campaign distances itself from outside group’s robocall

US Representative Stephen F. Lynch’s US Senate campaign on Wednesday denounced a robocall circulated by an outside group promoting Lynch’s working-class credentials.

The group, which called itself “The 99 Percent,” referred to “the shock and sorrow of the recent events in Boston” at the beginning of the call before moving on to tout Lynch as a “highly skilled and well-educated ironworker” who put himself through law school before going to Congress. The group did not respond to a voicemail left at a number included in the robocall, which also states that it was not authorized by any candidate or campaign.

The message does not mention US Representative Edward J. Markey, Lynch’s opponent in next week’s Democratic primary.

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Lynch’s campaign quickly disassociated itself from the call. Lynch spokesman Conor Yunits said in an email to reporters, “We did not know about it. We do not agree with it. We ask this group to stop immediately.”