BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he’s not worried about any fundraising edge fellow Democratic Rep. Edward Markey may have in the race to fill the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.
Lynch is planning to tour the state Thursday with stops in Springfield, Worcester and Boston to tell voters about his plans for the special election.
Lynch won’t explicitly say he’s getting into the race, but on Tuesday the Boston Democrat also brushed aside criticism that he may be too conservative to win a Democratic primary in Massachusetts.
Lynch said all a candidate can do is offer leadership and explain what his views are and then let voters decide.
Markey has already announced he will seek Kerry’s seat.
Republican officials close to former GOP Sen. Scott Brown say he’s ‘‘leaning strongly toward running.’’