Dueling messages on jobs

Stephen Lynch came out with a clever strategy to yank Ed Markey out of his Rose Garden and get him front of live pitching to answer Lynch’s move to refrain from advertising on WCVB due to a labor contract dispute.

Lynch campaign will refrain from advertising on WCVB stephenflynch.com/news/2013-03-l… #masen

— Stephen F. Lynch (@lynchforsenate) March 8, 2013

Will it work? No word yet on Markey’s stance on a WCVB ad buy.

Lynch spokesguy @conoryunits tells me the IBEW asked both campaigns to boycott WCVB–so maybe my “Hail Mary” take was premature. #masen

— Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) March 8, 2013

Not questioning @repstephenlynch’s commitment to unions, but the WCVB boycott feels a bit like a #masen Hail Mary. #mapoli

— Adam Reilly (@reillyadam) March 8, 2013

Not to be out done, the Massachusetts GOP is also out today calling both Markey and Lynch as anti-job. In a press release on the medical device tax GOP honcho Kirsten Hughes said the Congressmen were in a fight for title of ‘Best Job Killer’.

From the statement:

“While Markey and Lynch fight over who makes the better foot soldier for the D.C. Party bosses, the people of Massachusetts deserve to know that both of them voted for job-killing tax increases in an industry important to the future of Massachusetts. There are residents of this state who literally lost their jobs because of the votes taken by Markey and Lynch. Now that’s an issue I’d like to hear them discuss,” said Kirsten Hughes MassGOP Chairman.