• Dem. rivals for Senate trade friendly jabs at annual breakfast


    BOSTON (AP) - Two Massachusetts Democrats who want to succeed former Sen. John Kerry used the annual St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in Boston to exchange friendly jabs.

    U.S. Rep. Edward Markey said Sunday that as President Barack Obama released his birth certificate in response to questions, he and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch will release the long forms of their birth certificates.

    Markey, the longest serving House member from Massachusetts, said his birth certificate will show he was born in Congress.

    He said Lynch's birth certificate shows he was born with his work boots on in a manger he welded himself.

    Republicans Michael Sullivan, Daniel Winslow and Gabriel Gomez are competing for the party's nomination. The primaries are scheduled for April 30 and the special election is set for June 25.

    Kerry resigned to become U.S. secretary of state.

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