Balderas: I see this as a civil rights issue. Yes, I'm supportive of gay marriage and of civil rights issues for all groups.
Heinrich: I support marriage equality. I commend the president for stepping out on the issue. All couples should have access to civil rights. I would work to repeal DOMA
Balderas: I support the president's budget to reduce some defense spending. I would be supportive of drawing down spending in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Heinrich: We can't afford to do everything anymore. I do believe it's time to look at troop levels in Europe. Says he'll fight for New Mexico jobs at institutions like Kirtland.
Q: If forced to choose between sparing New Mexico's labs and military bases, which would you choose?
Heinrich: The right way to balance the budget is to bring the troops home, roll back Bush tax cuts and grow the economy.
Balderas: There are meaningful opportunities to do business with less resources. You can probably take 10 percent off the top. We shouldn't be pitting facilities against other facilities.
Heinrich: I'm willing to make cuts where there's waste or abuse.
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