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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)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Politicians: secondary Archives


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    from State of Massachusetts secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brian Herr (10) Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
  • Bruce Skarin (5) Independent Challenger Massachusetts
  • Carla Howell (15) Libertarian Challenger 2002
  • Charlie Baker (5) Massachusetts Republican nominee for Governor
  • Deval Patrick (37) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Don Berwick (15) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Ed Markey (1) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • John Kerry (8) Cabinet
  • Martha Coakley (2) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Marty Walsh (22) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
  • Mike Lee (4) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Richard Tisei (16) Republican Challenger U.S. Rep Massachusetts-6
  • Scott Brown (23) Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Steve Grossman (9) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Tom Reilly (2) Former Dem. 2006 Challenger
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Abortion
    Brian Herr: Supports abortion rights.
    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.
    John Kerry: No criminalization of a womanís right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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
    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.
    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
    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
    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.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    Marty Walsh: Supported federal school breakfast supplement.
    Scott Brown: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    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
    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
    Deval Patrick: Actively protect water and wetlands.
    Deval Patrick: Focus on environmental justice in poor communities.
    Deval Patrick: Invest in public transportation & smart growth.
    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.
Families & Children
    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.
Free Trade
    Deval Patrick: New airports open our doors to new markets.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES 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
    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
    Brian Herr: People have a right to defend themselves and their property.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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
    Carla Howell: Limit the military to defending America.
    Carla Howell: Supports SDI if itís proven viable.
Immigration
    Brian Herr: Create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Lee: I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine".
    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
    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.
    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
    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
    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.
    John Kerry: Contest between common sense values and extreme ideologues.
    Carla Howell: Number one issue: Big government versus small government.
Social Security
    John Kerry: Donít threaten Social Security on Wall Street trading block.
Tax Reform
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    Richard Tisei: 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.
Welfare & Poverty
    Deval Patrick: Promote more multi-family housing starts.
    Richard Tisei: 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.
    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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