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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
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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2014 Massachusetts Senate debates

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    from 2014 MA Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brian Herr (11) Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
  • Bruce Skarin (6) Independent Challenger Massachusetts
  • Ed Markey (1) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Massachusetts Senate debates:
  • State House News Service, "Herr vows positive tack", by Andy Metzger, June 3 and 11, 2014
  • Independent Voter Project IVN.us interview of Bruce Skarin, "Journey of 1000 miles", 5/22/2014
  • Hopkinton Daily News, "Hopkinton selectmen support underride proposal", by Jonathan Phelps, Mar. 19, 2014
  • Worcester Telegram, coverage of Bruce Skarin by Shaun Sutner, Feb. 14, 2014
  • Hopkinton Crier, "Herr calls for term limits for Congress", Feb. 6, 2014
  • Springfield Republican on MassLive.com, "Brian Herr to challenge U.S. Sen. Ed Markey", by Shira Schoenberg, January 30, 2014
  • Robert Rizzuto in The Republican, "Raise Up Massachusetts petition", November 18, 2013
  • Fox News Sunday interview of Gabriel Gomez, 6/23/2013
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and MetroWest Daily News, coverage of Brian Herr's 2010 race
  • The Massachusetts 2014 Senate election will seat a permanent replacement for the 2013 Special election, in which Ed Markey was elected.
  • The 2013 Special Election was required because Former Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was appointed as Secretary of State.
  • See also OnTheIssues coverage of the 2013 Massachusetts special Senate election debates.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bruce Skarin: Reduce abortions without infringing women's rights to decide.
    Brian Herr: Supports abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Bruce Skarin: Top priority: national debt; fiscal conservative.
Civil Rights
    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.
    Brian Herr: 29 years in the commercial construction business.
Energy & Oil
    Bruce Skarin: Top priority: combatting global climate change.
    Gabriel Gomez: I believe that there is global warming.
Government Reform
    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.
Gun Control
    Brian Herr: People have a right to defend themselves and their property.
    Gabriel Gomez: Start with expanded background check tied to mental health.
Homeland Security
    Brian Herr: Hiring freeze for all non-military personnel.
    Brian Herr: Create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Brian Herr: Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team.
    Ed Markey: Lead petitioner on ballot question mandating sick time.
Tax Reform
    Brian Herr: Proposition 2-1/2 tax under-ride: reduce taxes by $1.2M.
    Bruce Skarin: Decrease income tax; increase gas tax.

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  • Brian Herr Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
  • Bruce Skarin Independent Challenger Massachusetts
  • Ed Markey Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Gabriel Gomez Republican Challenger Massachusetts

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