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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2013 Massachusetts Special Senate Election Debates

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    from 2013 MA Senate Special Election Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ed Markey (13) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Gabriel Gomez (23) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Jack Robinson (1) Former Republican Special Election Challenger (2009) Massachusetts
  • Steve Lynch (6) Democrat (Senate run 2013) U.S. Rep Massachusetts-8
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    Ed Markey: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood; supports abortion rights.
    Ed Markey: Litmus test for Supreme Court nominees on abortion.
    Gabriel Gomez: I'm personally prolife but I'm not changing any abortion law.
    Gabriel Gomez: 24-hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion.
    Steve Lynch: Protect Roe v. Wade; it keeps abortion in clinical setting.
    Steve Lynch: Opposes abortion funding but funded Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Ed Markey: Home mortgage deduction should not be on the table.
    Gabriel Gomez: Deficit reduction might even include home mortgage deduction.
    Ed Markey: Sequestration is another word for mindless cuts.
    Steve Lynch: Voted for sequestration because debt default was worse.
    Steve Lynch: Supported sequestration and opposed financial bailouts.
Civil Rights
    Gabriel Gomez: I support Paycheck Fairness Act's equal pay for women.
    Ed Markey: History of voting for women's rights.
    Gabriel Gomez: Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
    Gabriel Gomez: Federal medical marijuana OK; leave the rest to states.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Markey: Simply unneeded to subsidize oil industry.
    Gabriel Gomez: Keystone XL project brings jobs.
    Gabriel Gomez: I'm a "green Republican"; others in GOP deny science.
    Steve Lynch: Help Massachusetts fishermen as working class.
Government Reform
    Ed Markey: Authored laws on Telecomm, insider trading, and Alzheimers.
    Gabriel Gomez: No anti-ad pledge; my only pledge is to Constitution.
Gun Control
    Ed Markey: Expand background checks; ban assault weapons; fight NRA.
    Gabriel Gomez: A lot of people in the GOP are wrong on gun control.
    Ed Markey: Fight the NRA for broader gun control measures.
    Gabriel Gomez: I oppose the NRA on expanded background checks.
    Gabriel Gomez: In favor of closing the gun-show loophole.
    Gabriel Gomez: Tie gun sales to mental health checks.
Health Care
    Gabriel Gomez: Repeal medical device tax in ObamaCare.
    Gabriel Gomez: ObamaCare hurts the middle class & small business.
    Gabriel Gomez: Universal affordable coverage, but repeal ObamaCare.
    Ed Markey: Supported ObamaCare but would repeal aspects of it.
    Steve Lynch: Opposed ObamaCare and would repeal aspects of it.
Homeland Security
    Ed Markey: Don't compromise innocent haystack looking for guilty needle.
    Gabriel Gomez: Only traitors reveal harmful surveillance information.
    Gabriel Gomez: Fight to preserve Western Massachusetts' military units.
    Gabriel Gomez: Make the Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine".
    Gabriel Gomez: Pathway to citizenship should include learning English.
    Ed Markey: $10 an hour minimum wage is just a first step.
Principles & Values
    Gabriel Gomez: FactCheck: Markey authored successful bills over 22 years.
    Jack Robinson: Ran as Republican in past; running as Independent in 2013.
Tax Reform
    Ed Markey: Higher-income people should pay their fair share of taxes.
    Gabriel Gomez: Let the people decide if rail needed to Western Mass.
War & Peace
    Gabriel Gomez: Align with right rebel group and impose no-fly zone in Syria.

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  • Jack Robinson Former Republican Special Election Challenger (2009) Massachusetts
  • Steve Lynch Democrat (Senate run 2013) U.S. Rep Massachusetts-8

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