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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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A Time for Truth,
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Living History ,
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In Harmís Way ,
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Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Politicians: secondary Archives


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  • Allen Waters (8) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Beth Lindstrom (4) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Bob Massie (16) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor
  • Brian Herr (11) Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
  • Bruce Skarin (6) Independent Challenger Massachusetts
  • Carla Howell (15) Libertarian Challenger 2002
  • Charlie Baker (28) Massachusetts Republican Governor
  • Deval Patrick (38) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Don Berwick (23) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Ed Markey (1) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Geoff Diehl (10) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Heidi Wellman (4) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Jay Gonzalez (38) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Jeff Colyer (1) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • Jesse Gordon (21)
  • John Kerry (8) Cabinet
  • John Kingston (9) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Karyn Polito (40) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
  • Martha Coakley (6) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Marty Walsh (40) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
  • Mike Lee (4) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Richard Tisei (18) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
  • Scott Brown (23) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Setti Warren (33) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger 2018
  • Shiva Ayyadurai (5) Independent for Massachusetts U.S. Senator (withdrew) Massachusetts
  • Steve Grossman (12) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Tom Reilly (2) Former Dem. 2006 Challenger
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Abortion
    Setti Warren: Require state & local governments to allow abortion coverage.
    Allen Waters: Conservative on abortion rights.
    Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Bruce Skarin: Reduce abortions without infringing women's rights to decide.
    Brian Herr: Supports abortion rights.
    Geoff Diehl: Conscientious taxpayer objection to abortion.
    Steve Grossman: Endorsed by NARAL as "a steadfast pro-choice voice".
    Charlie Baker: I support a woman's right to choose.
    Tom Reilly: State funding for stem cell research.
    Deval Patrick: Support for stem cell research.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
    John Kerry: No criminalization of a womanís right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & less regulation key to expansion.
    Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
    Jay Gonzalez: Preserved important investments during Great Recession.
    Don Berwick: Fought against bank home foreclosures.
    Bruce Skarin: Top priority: national debt; fiscal conservative.
    Deval Patrick: We're broke, not poor: recession is temporary.
    Deval Patrick: $1.1 in cuts in services this year, including many layoffs.
    Deval Patrick: Focus on selling Massachusetts.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds.
Civil Rights
    Setti Warren: Appointed first transgender member of Newton government.
    Jay Gonzalez: Equal rights for women in workplace.
    Setti Warren: Transgender military ban makes us less safe.
    Jesse Gordon: Address disproportionate minority arrests & drug problems.
    Jesse Gordon: Shouldn't be legal to deny housing for being transgendered.
    Jesse Gordon: For Native Americans, replace paternalism with support.
    Setti Warren: Make Newton a more hospitable climate for African Americans.
    Jay Gonzalez: Hate and discrimination based on sexual orientation isn't OK.
    Jay Gonzalez: Continue Massachusetts leadership like on marriage equality.
    Bruce Skarin: I am not just a supporter, but an advocate for gay rights.
    Brian Herr: Supports gay marriage as an issue of equal rights.
    Charlie Baker: Running-mate supports existing law on gay marriage.
    Steve Grossman: Embrace marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform.
    Deval Patrick: Close the racial and ethnic gap in health.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program.
    Richard Tisei: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Karyn Polito: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
    Marty Walsh: Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program.
    Marty Walsh: Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Marty Walsh: Supported "Turning 22" mental disability program.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
    Scott Brown: Supported $200K reduction to blind job program.
    Scott Brown: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Scott Brown: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
Corporations
    Bob Massie: Ceres Reporting Initiative: socially rate pension funds.
    Beth Lindstrom: Cut corporate taxes.
    Heidi Wellman: Accountability of current program funds.
    John Kingston: Unleash our entrepreneurs.
    Geoff Diehl: Get government off the back of small business.
    Jesse Gordon: Nationalize banks, or break up those too-big-to-fail.
    Setti Warren: Downgrading of Massachusetts bond rating is a serious thing.
    Brian Herr: 29 years in the commercial construction business.
    Steve Grossman: OpEd: Combines progressive values with business experience.
    Deval Patrick: Regulation at the speed of business.
    Deval Patrick: Access to start-up capital for small businesses.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on defeating corporate tax disclosure.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years.
Crime
    Setti Warren: More parole instead of privatization of prisons.
    Jay Gonzalez: Treat underlying conditions that contribute to crime.
    Jay Gonzalez: Over-incarceration has terrible costs for society.
    John Kingston: Reduce imprisonment; expand rehabilitation.
    Jay Gonzalez: End mandatory minimum sentencing.
    Setti Warren: Opposes federalization of police.
    Charlie Baker: Seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Don Berwick: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Steve Grossman: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
    Deval Patrick: Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another.
    Martha Coakley: Supports seeking federal death penalty for Marathon Bomber.
    Charlie Baker: Hold accountable those responsible for state drug lab crisis.
    Steve Grossman: 7-year sentence not enough for rogue state lab chemist.
    Deval Patrick: Misuse of CORI system prevents getting back on their feet.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on reinstating capital punishment.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on reinstating capital punishment.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
    Marty Walsh: Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
    Scott Brown: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
    Carla Howell: Drug prohibition makes crime profitable.
Drugs
    Charlie Baker: Reduce opioid prescribing and drive Fentanyl off our streets.
    Setti Warren: End mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug crimes.
    Bob Massie: End mandatory minimums for low level drug offenses.
    Setti Warren: Combat opioid addiction by funding treatment.
    Bob Massie: Supports legal marijuana from local businesses.
    Jay Gonzalez: Support addicts and get them on a path to recovery.
    Jay Gonzalez: Ok to tweak marijuana law, but the people have spoken.
    Charlie Baker: Vigorously oppose recreational marijuana but medical pot ok.
    Charlie Baker: Get dispensaries open for medical marijuana.
    Don Berwick: Rollout of medical marijuana was a management fiasco.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program.
    Carla Howell: Be scared of the Drug War more than scared of drugs.
Education
    Setti Warren: Make all public colleges and universities tuition-free.
    John Kingston: Parents should have choices.
    Geoff Diehl: Charter schools have more flexibility.
    Jesse Gordon: Incentives for tuition, & retroactively for college loans.
    Allen Waters: No free college, no government loans.
    Allen Waters: More choice, more charter schools.
    Setti Warren: Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources.
    Bob Massie: Charter schools should be limited.
    Jay Gonzalez: Take on big challenge of making college affordable.
    Jay Gonzalez: Fierce advocate for high-quality early education.
    Jay Gonzalez: Opposed expanding charter schools.
    Charlie Baker: Lift the cap on public charter schools.
    Don Berwick: Student loan forgiveness for grads entering some professions.
    Don Berwick: Teachers are not the problem; they are the solution.
    Deval Patrick: Expand early education opportunities.
    Deval Patrick: Extend the school day, and explore extending the school year.
    Deval Patrick: Reduce class sizes; offer more after-school programs.
    Deval Patrick: Supports charter schools.
    Deval Patrick: Improve assessment tools including MCAS and beyond.
    Deval Patrick: Reinvest in public higher education.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    Marty Walsh: Supported federal school breakfast supplement.
    Scott Brown: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools.
    Carla Howell: Federal government out of education.
    John Kerry: Providing student loans for college kids is an ethical issue.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Gonzalez: Make Massachusetts the first state to adopt carbon pricing.
    John Kingston: Green technology must be economically viable.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Innovation, not regulation.
    Geoff Diehl: Fought linking gas tax hikes to inflation.
    Jay Gonzalez: Accelerate transition to clean energy.
    Jesse Gordon: Supports wind, solar & alternatives; paid for with a gas tax.
    Bob Massie: Ran Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston.
    Setti Warren: Support use of wind, solar, & other renewable energy.
    Bob Massie: Transform the state completely by pursuing renewable energy.
    Charlie Baker: Reduce carbon footprint while maintaining supply of energy.
    Charlie Baker: Develop hydropower--most cost effective renewable.
    Don Berwick: Tax carbon emissions to reduce "undeniable climate crisis".
    Don Berwick: Double state investment in clean energy from 0.6% to 1.2%.
    Martha Coakley: Supports cap-and-trade, but not a carbon tax.
    Bruce Skarin: Top priority: combatting global climate change.
    Steve Grossman: Allocate 1% of state budget to climate change & clean energy.
    Gabriel Gomez: I believe that there is global warming.
    Mike Lee: I believe that there is global warming.
    Deval Patrick: Cut Energy costs and develop renewable energy.
    Deval Patrick: Support renewable energy like Cape Wind.
    Deval Patrick: Tax credits for energy efficient cars.
    Deval Patrick: Foster alternative energy businesses.
    Deval Patrick: Convert state fleet to hybrids and fuel-efficient cars.
    John Kerry: Create new energy sources to end Mideast dependency.
Environment
    Jay Gonzalez: New revenue to fix our broken mass transit system.
    Jay Gonzalez: Address water pollution despite Trump administration.
    Bob Massie: Climate injustice is another form of social injustice.
    Bob Massie: Integrate thinking: environment, transportation, & housing.
    Setti Warren: Reinstate Lynn ferry service and extend the Blue Line.
    Don Berwick: The air matters, the water matters; it's all a system.
    Deval Patrick: Actively protect water and wetlands.
    Deval Patrick: Focus on environmental justice in poor communities.
    Deval Patrick: Invest in public transportation & smart growth.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC.
    Marty Walsh: Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC.
    Scott Brown: Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC.
    Richard Tisei: Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on reduced fees for blood lead level testing.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing.
Families & Children
    Jesse Gordon: Provide paid family and medical leave.
    Allen Waters: Believes in traditional American values.
    Jay Gonzalez: Quality childcare and preschool from birth to age 5.
    Martha Coakley: PACWatch on DCF: not to fix it but to fight it.
    Deval Patrick: A child's future should not be defined by their zip code.
    Don Berwick: Seeds of kids' success are sown early--beginning prenatally.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
Foreign Policy
    Jay Gonzalez: Recognize Syrian refugees and others in need.
    John Kingston: Work against rogue states; support Israel.
    Allen Waters: Supports Israel and settler movement.
    Bob Massie: Fought apartheid in South Africa.
Free Trade
    Jesse Gordon: Include labor & environmental standards in trade agreements.
    Deval Patrick: New airports open our doors to new markets.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports.
    Carla Howell: Allow open trade with China.
Government Reform
    Bob Massie: Organized people can beat organized money.
    Jay Gonzalez: Special interests and big money have no place in elections.
    Setti Warren: Supports automatic voter registration.
    Jay Gonzalez: Strong campaign finance policies ensure democracy's promise.
    Beth Lindstrom: For Congressional term limits.
    Heidi Wellman: Term limits for US Congress.
    Geoff Diehl: More public access; more checks on state spending.
    Jesse Gordon: Reform campaign finance to stop protecting incumbents.
    Jesse Gordon: Why require in-person voting? Why register? Why Tuesday?
    Bob Massie: Rigged political system addressed by democratic engagement.
    Setti Warren: Public records laws for open and transparent governing.
    Bob Massie: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Jay Gonzalez: Supports same-day voter registration.
    Charlie Baker: Declined to sign "People's Pledge" against outside PAC ads.
    Bruce Skarin: Campaign finance reform to end pervasive corruption.
    Brian Herr: Reduce non-military federal workforce by 15% via attrition.
    Brian Herr: If we want new ideas, send new people, via term limits.
    Brian Herr: If we want new ideas in Washington, we must send new people.
    Deval Patrick: To be in the leadership business, govern for the long-term.
    Charlie Baker: $500 donor limit is crazy; it's suppression of free speech.
    Carla Howell: Libertarian government is bare-essentials small government.
    Carla Howell: Supports term limits; 12 years for herself.
Gun Control
    Jay Gonzalez: Ban assault weapons and gun silencers.
    Heidi Wellman: National gun license initiative.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Protect constitutional gun rights.
    Jay Gonzalez: Combating gun violence a priority.
    Allen Waters: Opposes strengthening gun laws.
    Allen Waters: I keep my gun license in my pocket.
    Setti Warren: Join 18 mayors in banning assault weapons.
    Geoff Diehl: Unwavering support for gun rights.
    Charlie Baker: Let local police chiefs decide who can get shotguns.
    Brian Herr: People have a right to defend themselves and their property.
    Charlie Baker: Expand background checks; no gun unless mentally healthy.
    Gabriel Gomez: Start with expanded background check tied to mental health.
    Mike Lee: Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban.
    Charlie Baker: Supports tough gun control laws.
    Carla Howell: Free gun ownership by peaceful citizens without exception.
    Carla Howell: 22,000 anti-gun laws havenít worked-repeal them.
Health Care
    Charlie Baker: Health Connector: replace mess with hope.
    Jay Gonzalez: Medicare for All, regardless of income or employment.
    Beth Lindstrom: Bipartisan cooperation instead of socialized medicine.
    John Kingston: Repeal ObamaCare; prevent free-riding.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: More choice in healthcare, including Ancient Eastern.
    Geoff Diehl: Reduce the number of healthcare mandates.
    Geoff Diehl: Opposes single-payer healthcare.
    Setti Warren: Health care is a right; support single-payer.
    Jesse Gordon: Guaranteed healthcare as a human right.
    Setti Warren: Accessible and affordable mental health and dental health.
    Setti Warren: Move us towards single-payer healthcare.
    Charlie Baker: Opposed Republican bill to eliminate ObamaCare.
    Jay Gonzalez: System is fundamentally dysfunctional; we need single-payer.
    Jay Gonzalez: Health insurance coverage for low-income residents.
    Charlie Baker: Push for a state waiver from ObamaCare.
    Charlie Baker: Access to health care is a basic right.
    Don Berwick: Institute for Healthcare Improvement: focus on quality.
    Steve Grossman: Workplace wellness programs are a good investment.
    Don Berwick: Triple Aim strategy: improve experience, health, and cost.
    Don Berwick: Explore single payer system in Massachusetts.
    Deval Patrick: 98% of all Massachusetts citizens now have health insurance.
    Tom Reilly: Universal access to quality, affordable health care.
    Deval Patrick: Focus on prevention and wellness programs.
    Deval Patrick: Supports Health Access and Affordability Act.
    Deval Patrick: Finance catastrophic health coverage.
    Deval Patrick: Negotiate bulk drug purchases under governorís authority.
    Deval Patrick: Invest in prevention.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Marty Walsh: Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
    Richard Tisei: Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
    Scott Brown: Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
    John Kerry: Lack of accessible health care is a disgrace.
    Carla Howell: Get government out of health care & weíll be better off.
    John Kerry: Providing health care for kids is an ethical issue.
Homeland Security
    John Kingston: Military must have full range of weapons.
    Jesse Gordon: Cut aircraft carriers and military bases abroad by 50%.
    Jesse Gordon: Social programs for vets, but not as back-door for military.
    Charlie Baker: $4,000 tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
    Brian Herr: Hiring freeze for all non-military personnel.
    Carla Howell: Limit the military to defending America.
    Carla Howell: Supports SDI if itís proven viable.
Immigration
    Setti Warren: Support sanctuary cities; oppose summary deportations.
    Bob Massie: Support Safe Communities over Trump's abhorrent ICE policies.
    Beth Lindstrom: Against sanctuary cities.
    Heidi Wellman: Refugees must be vetted for threats.
    John Kingston: Support Dreamers; expel others.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: We need secure borders & clear enforcement.
    Geoff Diehl: Build wall; fight illegal immigration.
    Setti Warren: Local police shouldn't enforce immigration law.
    Jesse Gordon: Protecting DACA and DAPA is a good start.
    Jesse Gordon: Supports sanctuary cities, and states, and nations.
    Charlie Baker: Open to ideas from Latino advisers on sanctuary state.
    Allen Waters: Opposes sanctuary cities.
    Jay Gonzalez: Opposes Trump's Muslim ban.
    Setti Warren: Make City Hall an immigrant sanctuary to lead sanctuary city.
    Jay Gonzalez: No round-up of immigrants by National Guard.
    Jay Gonzalez: Safe Communities: no Muslim registry; no state enforcement.
    Martha Coakley: Opposed services for illegal immigrants; now supports them.
    Steve Grossman: Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument".
    Brian Herr: Create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Lee: I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine".
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
    Marty Walsh: Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
    Scott Brown: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
Jobs
    Bob Massie: Supports $15 per hour minimum wage ballot question.
    Jay Gonzalez: Raise minimum wage; support paid family leave.
    Setti Warren: Unions let workers fight economic inequality.
    Jesse Gordon: Raise minimum wage to $15 in MA; and raise for US also.
    Jesse Gordon: Youth jobs programs at municipal & state level.
    Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
    Steve Grossman: A million MA workers have no earned sick time.
    Brian Herr: Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team.
    Don Berwick: No one answer to job creation: appoint Czar of Adaptations.
    Ed Markey: Lead petitioner on ballot question mandating sick time.
    Deval Patrick: Increase the minimum wage.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
Local Issues
    Charlie Baker: One casino is best, but vote "no" on casino repeal.
    Don Berwick: Casino gambling cannibalizes the Lottery and costs jobs.
    Don Berwick: Only Democrat in race to oppose Gaming Act.
    Steve Grossman: Repatriate money from Connecticut's casinos.
    Deval Patrick: New rail to Assembly Square, Worcester, and the Cape.
    Don Berwick: Supports offshore wind farms.
Principles & Values
    Setti Warren: Supports 5 out of 8 of ORMA's "People's Platform".
    Martha Coakley: I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people.
    Steve Grossman: We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor.
    Richard Tisei: Iconoclast in GOP; former state Senate minority leader.
    Don Berwick: Son of a Connecticut doctor; attended med school in Boston.
    Don Berwick: OpEd: "The second most dangerous man in America".
    Mike Lee: Give me 17 months and I will achieve bipartisanship.
    Bob Massie: Overcame childhood hemophilia, hepatitis, and HIV.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance.
    John Kerry: Contest between common sense values and extreme ideologues.
    Carla Howell: Number one issue: Big government versus small government.
Social Security
    Charlie Baker: Make Massachusetts the most age-friendly state in the nation.
    Jesse Gordon: Creative incentives for increasing retirement savings.
    John Kerry: Donít threaten Social Security on Wall Street trading block.
Tax Reform
    John Kingston: Lower tax rates across the board.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Low taxes for innovators & job creators.
    Geoff Diehl: Voted against all tax increases.
    Jesse Gordon: Progressive tax system to address concentration of wealth.
    Setti Warren: Raise taxes on wealthy; close loopholes.
    Bob Massie: Supports "millionaire's tax" with 4% surcharge.
    Jay Gonzalez: Supports "millionaire's tax" with 4% surcharge.
    Setti Warren: Eliminate tax breaks; wealthy pay their fair share.
    Jay Gonzalez: Fair Share Tax: We need additional revenue for services.
    Jay Gonzalez: Tax surcharge on incomes greater than $1 million.
    Brian Herr: Proposition 2-1/2 tax under-ride: reduce taxes by $1.2M.
    Bruce Skarin: Decrease income tax; increase gas tax.
    Deval Patrick: Let municipalities raise property, meals, and lodging taxes.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on capital gains tax rebates.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on capital gains tax rebates.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    John Kerry: Weíre tired of being trickled on--Middle class tax cuts now.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit.
    Carla Howell: End the income tax; small govt doesnít need it.
Technology
    Charlie Baker: Hundreds of millions to fix decades of neglect on the MBTA.
    Charlie Baker: High speed wifi in Western Massachusetts.
    Karyn Polito: Build out high-speed internet via local partnerships.
    Setti Warren: Supports MBTA extension plus high-speed East-West Rail.
    Jay Gonzalez: Don't just re-arrange deck chairs on Transportation Titanic.
    Setti Warren: Build cross-state rail service.
    Jesse Gordon: City-wide WiFi and more, in permanent infrastructure funding.
    Setti Warren: Reconstruct roadways; establish innovation centers.
    Setti Warren: Public transportation systems are underfunded.
    Charlie Baker: Lynn ferry service wasn't worth the $700,000 operating cost.
    Jay Gonzalez: High-speed rail between Springfield and Boston.
    Charlie Baker: Last Mile program: high-speed internet for rural communities.
    Don Berwick: $600M via gas tax indexing for transportation financing.
    Steve Grossman: Create 50,000 "lab coat"-manufacturing jobs.
    Don Berwick: Nurture public transportation, resist fare increases.
    Don Berwick: Safe, convenient, responsive, reliable transportation system.
    Don Berwick: Switch from gas tax to pay-per-use fees on mileage.
    Martha Coakley: Supports commuter rail for the South Coast.
    Deval Patrick: Invest in broadband, wind turbines, roads & rails.
    Deval Patrick: Supports state-wide WiFi.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on replacing restrictions on local aid allocations.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on replacing restrictions on local aid allocations.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
    Carla Howell: Anti-trust case on Microsoft will not work.
    Carla Howell: No ATM fee ban-leave the marketplace alone.
War & Peace
    Jesse Gordon: Oppose wars of choice, where survival is not at stake.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jay Gonzalez: Address the affordable housing crisis.
    Setti Warren: Economic inequality is the defining issue of our time.
    Jay Gonzalez: Back to FDR values: good home, school, doctor, & job.
    Charlie Baker: Raise both minimum wage & Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Don Berwick: All means all: focus on equality and poverty.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on $2 million for Mass Rental Voucher Program.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on $2 million for Mass Rental Voucher Program.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on restricting welfare benefits to 5 years.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on restricting welfare benefits to 5 years.
    Deval Patrick: Promote more multi-family housing starts.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on veto override for $220K for homelessness.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on studying how to overcome federal workfare rules.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on veto override for $220K for homelessness.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on studying how to overcome federal workfare rules.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds.


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