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Crippled America ,
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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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Unintimidated,
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A Time for Truth,
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One Nation,
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Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
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Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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Legislative voting records for Massachusetts House and Senate


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    from MA legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Karyn Polito (40) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
  • Marty Walsh (40) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
  • Mitt Romney (5) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Richard Tisei (17) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
  • Scott Brown (23) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
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    Massachusetts state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • MA-R Karyn Polito - Lt. Governor since 2015
    Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 11th Worcester district, 2001 – 2011

  • MA-D Marty Walsh - Mayor of Boston
    Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 13th Suffolk district, 1997 - 2014

  • MA-R Mitt Romney - Pres. candidate (2008)
    Former GOP Governor (2003-2006);

  • MA-R Richard Tisei - Challenger U.S. Rep Massachusetts- district 6
    Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the Middlesex and Essex district 1991 – 2011
    Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 22nd Middlesex district 1985 – 1991

  • MA-R Scott Brown - New Hampshire Senate challenger
    Former Republican U.S. Senator
    Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex district 2004 – 2010
    Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 9th Norfolk district 1998–2004

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
    Mitt Romney: Vetoed stem cell research bill.
Budget & Economy
    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
    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
    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
    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.
Drugs
    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.
Education
    Mitt Romney: Vetoed abandoning three new Massachusetts charter schools.
    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.
Environment
    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
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
Free Trade
    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.
Gun Control
    Karyn Polito: Reducing firearm licensing fee from $100 to $40.
Health Care
    Mitt Romney: 2006: Compromise with Ted Kennedy to make RomneyCare reality.
    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.
Immigration
    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
    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.
Principles & Values
    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.
Tax Reform
    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.
    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.
Technology
    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.
Welfare & 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.
    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.
    Mitt Romney: Vetoed $220K for state-run homelessness projects.
    Mitt Romney: Vetoed studying how MA can 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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  • Karyn Polito Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
  • Marty Walsh Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
  • Mitt Romney Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Richard Tisei Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
  • Scott Brown Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire

The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Massachusetts House and Senate.

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