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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Principles & Values
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Berwick on Principles & Values
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Son of a Connecticut doctor; attended med school in Boston. (Feb 2014)
  • I believe steadfastly in the separation of church and state. (Feb 2014)
  • Basic values: justice; equity; fairness; respect; compassion. (Feb 2014)
  • OpEd: "The second most dangerous man in America". (Jan 2014)
Martha Coakley on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people. (Jun 2014)
  • Considers herself a liberal, but look at the record. (Oct 2009)
  • BA from Williams; JD from Boston U.; resides in Medford. (Sep 2009)
  • Values: family, community, pitch in, plan for future. (Sep 2009)
  • Served public for 20 years as District Attorney then AG. (Sep 2009)
  • Planned Senate campaign for year prior to Kennedy's passing. (Sep 2009)
Tom Menino on Principles & Values
Mayor of Boston: Click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Deval Patrick on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Learned Arabic while crossing the Sudanese desert. (Apr 2011)
  • My life is often described as "improbable". (Apr 2011)
  • Father left family when Deval was age four. (Apr 2011)
  • Born in grandmother's bed, with no doctor. (Apr 2011)
  • Bullied at school as "high yellow": not black enough. (Apr 2011)
  • Circumstances, however difficult, need not be permanent. (Apr 2011)
  • Met wife, at Halloween party, while dressed as Masai warrior. (Apr 2011)
  • Father & grandfather were accomplished jazz musicians. (Apr 2011)
  • Faith is less about what you say & more about how you live. (Apr 2011)
  • American idealism: believe we can perfect our country. (Apr 2011)
  • 2007: Just words? No, rhetoric can be inspirational vision. (Apr 2011)
  • Learned "WASP Code" at Milton Academy. (Apr 2011)
  • Grace and generosity feel contrarian in today's culture. (Apr 2011)
  • Running to reach out to all & create a stake in the future. (Sep 2006)
  • Do we stay on this path, or do we make a change? (Sep 2006)
  • Outsider governor balances entrenched establishment. (Sep 2006)
  • Brings leadership and grassroots power to Beacon Hill. (Sep 2006)
  • Patrick wins first test at caucuses, by 2-1 margin. (Feb 2006)
  • Galvin withdraws; it’s head-to-head against Tom Reilly. (Dec 2005)
Karyn Polito on Principles & Values
Eleventh Worcester Republican (MA State Rep): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karyn Polito on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance. (Sep 2005)
Marty Walsh on Principles & Values
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance. (Sep 2005)
Dan Wolf on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MA 2014: 2014 MA Senate debate


Martha Coakley on Principles & Values
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people. (Jun 2014)
  • Considers herself a liberal, but look at the record. (Oct 2009)
  • BA from Williams; JD from Boston U.; resides in Medford. (Sep 2009)
  • Values: family, community, pitch in, plan for future. (Sep 2009)
  • Served public for 20 years as District Attorney then AG. (Sep 2009)
  • Planned Senate campaign for year prior to Kennedy's passing. (Sep 2009)
Mo Cowan on Principles & Values
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Markey authored successful bills over 22 years. (Jun 2013)
Brian Herr on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
  • Four R's: Reasonable; Responsible; Respectful; Republican. (Aug 2010)
John Kerry on Principles & Values
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 39 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • American exceptionalism is about what we do, not what we say. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: Bush & Rove saw flip-flop theme as key opening. (Nov 2010)
  • Attempted to filibuster Sam Alito Supreme Court nomination. (Mar 2010)
  • 2004 flawed exit polls showed Kerry tied in Mississippi. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Dem 527s funded Kerry well; but GOP 527s destroyed him. (Aug 2008)
  • OpEd: Swift Boat mess caused by media reporting accusations. (Oct 2005)
  • We need to do more to link good work with faith. (Oct 2004)
  • Bigotry and hatred should never steal our hope and future. (Jul 2004)
  • The flag represents who we are and what we believe in. (Jul 2004)
  • Reject politics that divide people. (Jul 2004)
  • Pray humbly that we are on God’s side. (Jul 2004)
  • Jewish grandparents fled anti-Semitic Europe in 1905. (Jan 2004)
  • Honors the separation of church and state. (Dec 2003)
  • Persecuted Catholics rely on church-state separation. (Oct 2003)
  • Need a president who won’t write laws only for contributors. (Sep 2003)

    Campaign Themes

  • Service is what brought America peace and prosperity. (Jul 2004)
  • Restore trust and credibility to the White House. (Jul 2004)
  • Seeing complexities of complex issues is not flip-flopping. (Jul 2004)
  • Shutting one’s eyes and ears to the truth is not patriotism. (Jul 2004)
  • America can do better and help is on the way. (Jul 2004)
  • Ready to lead America: I was there and I led the fight. (Dec 2003)
  • Campaign built around a call to service. (Oct 2003)
  • Redeem promise for a better America for our children. (Oct 2003)
  • It is time for this country to ask again, why not? (May 2003)

    Personal

  • My faith affects everything that I do. (Oct 2004)
  • My mother was the rock of our family. (Jul 2004)
  • Grandfather committed suicide; John never told he was Jewish. (Jul 2004)
  • Spent summers on Cape Cod and hometown in Millis MA. (Jul 2004)
  • Political heroes: Max Cleland, FDR, JFK, Lincoln. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Ed Markey on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Bruce Skarin on Principles & Values
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
  • Three main principles: transparency, independence, diversity. (Feb 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Fauxcahontas: Accused of using Indian heritage for gain. (Apr 2014)
  • Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 25:40. (Apr 2014)
  • My family is part Cherokee and I can't change who I am. (Sep 2012)
  • My Indian heritage played no role in Harvard hiring. (Sep 2012)
  • My father's family rejected my mother's Indian heritage. (Sep 2012)
  • I know I'm 1/32 Cherokee because my mother told me so. (May 2012)
  • Created intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street. (Oct 2011)

House:


Michael Capuano on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Proud to say I'm a liberal. (Oct 2009)
  • Heritage is Italian and Irish; born & raised in Somerville. (Oct 2009)
  • Served as mayor of Somerville; led MA Mayors' Association. (Oct 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Katherine Clark on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
  • Kitchen Table Tour: informal Q&A at voters' homes. (Oct 2013)
  • Elected to School Committee, State House, then State Senate. (Oct 2013)
Bill Keating on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 9): Click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Kennedy III on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGovern on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Seth Moulton on Principles & Values
Democratic Nominee (District 6): Click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Neal on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
John Tierney on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney on other issues.
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Richard Tisei on Principles & Values
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Niki Tsongas on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Casts 2007 House election as referendum on Bush’s policies. (Oct 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor. (Jun 2014)
  • All deserve equal opportunity to benefit from hard work. (Apr 2002)
  • Grossman supported Clinton during impeachment. (Nov 1998)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Bill Weld on Principles & Values
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • Considered run for presidency in 1996. (Nov 2005)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
Ted Kennedy on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 25 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • 2009: Buried in Arlington National Cemetery with JFK and RFK. (Apr 2014)
  • 2008 endorsement seen as passing the torch of Camelot. (Jan 2010)
  • OpEd: Media covered up death of Mary Jo Kopechne. (Nov 2009)
  • Mother's father Boston mayor; father's father state rep. (Sep 2009)
  • 1939: lived in London as child of American Ambassador to UK. (Sep 2009)
  • 1951: caught cheating & suspended from Harvard for one year. (Sep 2009)
  • Chappaquiddick was horrible accident, but I was responsible. (Sep 2009)
  • Inspired by JFK's & RFK's legacy; but not their surrogate. (Sep 2009)
  • 1980: Lost Iowa caucus due to Secret Service impositions. (Sep 2009)
  • Endorsed Obama despite intense pressure from Bill Clinton. (Aug 2009)
  • Family tradition of service including constituent caretaking. (Feb 2009)
  • 1992: Marriage to Vicki provided stability. (Feb 2009)
  • 2008: Pass the torch to a new generation of Americans. (Feb 2009)
  • Work begins anew; hope rises again; and the dream lives on. (Aug 2008)
  • Upon losing 1980 caucus: "33% of Iowa couldn't be wrong". (Oct 2005)
  • 1980: Initially hailed as Democratic Party's savior. (Aug 1999)
  • 1972: Party's presidential hope as "Last Brother". (Jun 1996)
  • 1972: Used Congress' subpoena power to investigate Watergate. (Jun 1996)
  • 1973: Impeach Nixon if he refuses to give White House tapes. (Jun 1996)
  • 1980: I want to be president to bring sense of restoration. (Jun 1996)
  • Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Bob Massie on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barney Frank on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • 1987: First Congressman to come out as gay. (Apr 2014)
  • Press accused Dick Armey of anti-gay slur against him. (Sep 2006)
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Steve Lynch on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • A “Moakley Democrat”; straight shooter & clear convictions. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Ed Markey on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
John Olver on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Tom Birmingham on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Celucci on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of National Governors Association. (Jan 2000)
Chris Gabrieli on Principles & Values
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
  • Candidacy based on getting results, not partisanship. (Sep 2006)
Kerry Healey on Principles & Values
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Republican governor balances 87% Democrat legislature. (Sep 2006)
  • Focus on giving voters a meaningful choice. (Apr 2006)
Carla Howell on Principles & Values
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
  • Sees opportunity in two-way race against Kennedy. (Jul 2000)
  • Big Government IS the problem; small government is beautiful. (Jul 2000)
  • Republicans discuss small govt but produce Big Govt. (Jan 2000)
  • Number one issue: Big government versus small government. (Jan 2000)
Christy Mihos on Principles & Values
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • On being a spoiler: How can you spoil a rotten system? (Sep 2006)
  • Not just passing through Massachusetts, like some governors. (Sep 2006)
  • I represent 50% of voters; no difference between Dems & GOP. (Sep 2006)
  • Ran for State Senate on South Shore in early 1990s. (Apr 2006)
  • Supported Romney to create viable two-party system. (Apr 2006)
  • Ran for State Senate in 1990; lost Republican primary. (Jan 2006)
  • The job has not been done by Romney/Healey administration. (Jan 2006)
  • “Game on”, but maybe as Republican or maybe independent. (Jan 2006)
  • Contested GOP primary, or independent outsider candidacy. (Sep 2005)
Shannon O'Brien on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • Use health care resources wisely to care for needy. (Feb 2002)
  • Spouse resigns as lobbyist, to avoid conflict of interest. (Dec 2001)
Robert Reich on Principles & Values
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Democratic Party is dead as a doornail. (Oct 2002)
  • Calling Democrats “dead” meant to stimulate debate. (Nov 2001)
  • Pro-economic growth progressive. (Nov 2001)
  • Rebirth of Democratic activism: 2002 midterm convention. (Jul 2001)
  • Democratic Party: not playing dead, but dead. (Mar 2001)
  • Post-college, proudly called himself a democratic socialist. (Jun 1995)
  • The Pronoun Test: workers say “we” instead of “they”. (May 1993)
  • Policy is second to politics, and should be. (Apr 1993)
  • As Labor Secretary, implemented employees’ suggestions. (Mar 1993)
  • Harvard class’ enrollment predicted Clinton victory. (Sep 1992)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Tom Reilly on Principles & Values
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
  • People looking for independent who fights for average people. (Sep 2006)
  • “Misguided youth” included arrest for drunkenness. (Feb 2006)
  • Running mate withdraws due to troubled personal finances. (Feb 2006)
  • Appeals to centrist voters and blue-collar workers. (Feb 2006)
  • Inclusive of Democrats, Independents and Republicans. (Jan 2006)
  • Born and raised in Springfield. (Jan 2006)
  • Worked for CIA and Ford Motors. (Jan 2006)
  • Served as prosecutor and Middlesex District Attorney. (Jan 2006)
  • A leader on issues that matter to the people. (Jan 2006)
  • Married for 40 years; three kids; six grandkids. (Jan 2006)
  • Accused of covering up investigation for campaign donor. (Jan 2006)
  • Conte case: Reilly wanted to spare family, not cover up. (Jan 2006)
  • Galvin withdraws; it’s head-to-head against Deval Patrick. (Dec 2005)
  • Built $4M warchest from those doing business with AG office. (Dec 2005)
Mitt Romney on Principles & Values
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 120 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • Documentary movie "Mitt" about post-2012 recovery. (Feb 2014)
  • I know how to work across the aisle; did it in Massachusetts. (Oct 2012)
  • All my foreign investments are managed by a blind trust. (Oct 2012)
  • 47% don't pay taxes; but my campaign is about the 100%. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: Majority are fiscal conservatives and social liberals. (Aug 2012)
  • OpEd: Turnaround specialist when nation needs one. (Jan 2012)
  • 1994: donated milk for years to Shelter for Homeless Vets. (Jan 2012)
  • Business entrepreneurialism is leadership experience. (Jan 2012)
  • Dismisses former Mormon polygamy as awful and abhorrent. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Faith informs his political and social positions. (Jan 2012)
  • Paid college students 10% of dollars fundraised for him. (Nov 2011)
  • Bipartisanship worked in MA; we looked beyond elections. (Nov 2011)
  • Me & Tea Party are both for small government & low spending. (Sep 2011)
  • Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. (Nov 2010)
  • Hard times made us the people we are today. (Mar 2010)
  • America is freedom and freedom must be strong. (Mar 2010)
  • The "Party of No" is ok when it comes to spending. (Feb 2010)
  • OpEd: 1994 press portrayed Romney as uncaring robber baron. (Nov 2009)
  • Opportunity is what lets hope become reality. (Sep 2008)
  • Liberals replace opportunity with dependency on government. (Sep 2008)
  • Favor justices like Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas. (Jan 2008)
  • People look to governors, not senators, for a leader. (Jan 2008)
  • I’m proud of my experience as a leader. (Jan 2008)
  • Abraham Lincoln was not a military expert. (Jan 2008)
  • Freedom requires religion in society, not in individuals. (Dec 2007)
  • Ok to appoint atheists or agnostics--no litmus test of faith. (Dec 2007)
  • Draw upon the strengths of the conservative principles. (Dec 2007)
  • Strong families, a strong economy and a strong military. (Aug 2007)
  • Doesn’t dislike anything about America. (May 2007)
  • Address issues so America can remain a superpower. (Dec 2006)
  • Success in DC: Tell truth, find right fit, never give up. (Aug 2004)
  • Experience to lead to prosperity after fiscal mismanagement. (Mar 2002)
  • Aspiring to greatness is its own reward. (Jun 2001)
  • Values family, faith, education, sport, & healing. (Jun 2001)

    Mormonism

  • Kids cared more about what sports I played than my church. (Aug 2012)
  • Wife Ann, from Protestant family, converted to Mormon. (Jan 2012)
  • 1966-68: Served as Mormon missionary in France. (Jan 2012)
  • Serve no one religion; serve only the people. (Jan 2012)
  • FactCheck: Constitution ok on voters questioning religion. (Jan 2012)
  • Parents-in-law not allowed to attend Mitt's Mormon marriage. (Jan 2012)
  • Led charge for building Boston Mormon Temple. (Jan 2012)
  • Fully ordained in Melchizedek Priesthood (Mormon pastor). (Jan 2012)
  • As LDS Bishop, decided who was "temple-worthy". (Jan 2012)
  • 1994: Kennedy attacked Mormonism; bishops defended Romney. (Nov 2011)
  • We shouldn't choose leaders by their religion. (Oct 2011)
  • Endorsed by Bob Jones, despite calling Mormonism a “cult”. (Dec 2007)
  • Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. (Dec 2007)
  • I believe Jesus is savior of mankind & Son of God. (Dec 2007)
  • Ignoring religion in policy is at odds with our founders. (Dec 2007)
  • No church authorities will exert influence on my decisions. (Dec 2007)
  • Will serve no one religion, but will not distance himself. (Dec 2007)
  • We share a common creed despite differences in theology. (Dec 2007)
  • Bible is the word of God; I don’t disagree with Bible. (Nov 2007)
  • Reid(D) vs. Hatch(R) show that LDS doesn’t control opinions. (Aug 2007)
  • Stresses commonality of Mormonism to mainstream Christianity. (Aug 2007)
  • Evangelicals know Mormons are fiscal & social conservatives. (Aug 2007)
  • Americans want person of faith as president, whatever brand. (Aug 2007)
  • Mormons for president included Udall (1976) & Hatch (2000). (Aug 2007)
  • 1984: As Mormon bishop, led recovery after church fire. (Aug 2007)
  • Mormons believe in God, the Bible, & Jesus Christ as savior. (Jun 2007)
  • Roman Catholic bishops can do whatever the heck they want. (May 2007)
  • Every person of any faith has deeply-held values. (May 2007)
  • Romney is the 5th Mormon to run for President. (Mar 2007)
  • George Romney never questioned on Mormonism during 1968 race. (Mar 2007)
  • Constitution is explicit: no religious test for presidency. (Mar 2007)
  • Faces questions on Mormonism like Kennedy did on Catholicism. (Apr 2006)

    Obama

  • We lost the election, but we haven't lost our way. (Mar 2013)
  • Obama promised to heal planet; I promise to help your family. (Aug 2012)
  • Americans deserved "hope and change" but didn't get it. (Aug 2012)
  • Obama's record: debt, decline, and disappointment. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama's policies have made the recession deeper. (Jan 2012)
  • 2010: Obama passes citizenship test; no more Birthers. (Nov 2011)
  • Obama takes political inspiration from socialist Europe. (Sep 2011)
  • Obama Misery Index: record unemployment & bankruptcies. (Feb 2011)
  • President should proudly defend US, not apologize for her. (Mar 2010)

    Past Elections

  • OpEd: 1994 race gave Kennedy the scare of his political life. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: Cast himself as a doer, not just a dreamer. (Aug 2009)
  • Reagan would endorse my candidacy. (Jan 2008)
  • Changing views: I’ve learned from experience & made mistakes. (Jan 2008)
  • Proud of his accomplishments in fighting the Liberal Lion. (Oct 2007)
  • 1967: Father was presidency frontrunner until “brainwashed”. (Aug 2007)
  • Bush & Cheney have made mistakes, but have kept us safe. (Aug 2007)
  • AdWatch: Stood up for conservatism in most liberal state. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: VT would disagree that MA is most liberal state. (Jun 2007)
  • #8 on Human Events’ list of Top Ten RINOs. (Dec 2005)
  • Ran against Kennedy in 1993 to offer a different vision. (Aug 2004)
  • Ran for MA governor to help people. (Aug 2004)
  • Drafted to run for MA governor; incumbent was unelectable. (Aug 2004)

    Personal History

  • I was born in middle of the century in middle of the country. (Aug 2012)
  • Met wife Ann at high school dance; now 5 sons & 18 grandkids. (Aug 2012)
  • As college athlete, learned to pace himself. (Jan 2012)
  • Near-fatal accident at age 21; in coma for 3 days. (Jan 2012)
  • At age 24, two kids while grad student at Harvard. (Jan 2012)
  • Wife Ann effectively treats her chronic Multiple Sclerosis. (Jan 2012)
  • One of four children; two brothers got divorced. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Never accepts "no"; but doesn't read people well. (Nov 2011)
  • Wife Ann's father was mayor of Bloomfield Hills MI. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: Caught eating KFC chicken with a knife & fork. (May 2010)
  • Father George Romney born & raised until age 5 in Mexico. (Aug 2007)
  • Valedictorian at Brigham Young University. (Aug 2007)
  • Wife Ann in remission from Multiple Sclerosis. (Aug 2007)
  • 1983: Carried dog in kennel on car roof, against MA law. (Aug 2007)
  • Has “over-developed community service gene”. (Aug 2004)
  • Pronounced dead at age 20 from car accident in Paris. (Aug 2004)
  • Dad inspired him to public service. (Mar 2002)

    Salt Lake Olympic Committee

  • My job was to ask Congress for earmarks for Olympics. (Feb 2012)
  • Took on 2000 Olympics because it was a big mess. (Jan 2012)
  • 2002 Winter Olympics often identified as "The Mormon Games". (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: SLOC's real need was fundraising and media relations. (Nov 2011)
  • Shut out Boy Scouts from Olympics due to age requirements. (Feb 2008)
  • 2002: Offered Olympic job as “turnaround king”. (Aug 2007)
  • Salvaged Olympic games from financial and scandal disaster. (Mar 2007)
  • Olympic slogan “Light the Fire Within”:it’s more than sports. (Aug 2004)
  • SLOC’s guiding principles: teamwork, pride, integrity, fun. (Aug 2004)
  • Did not consider political value of Olympics. (Aug 2004)
  • Worked for Olympics with no salary and no expense account. (Aug 2004)
  • $100M in SLOC donations criticized as special deals for rich. (Aug 2004)
  • $99M in deferred payments from State of Utah paid for SLOC. (Aug 2004)
  • World Trade Center flag shown at Olympic opening ceremony. (Aug 2004)
  • Ran Olympics in spirit of volunteerism. (Mar 2002)
Grace Ross on Principles & Values
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Earns $30K/year; millionaires have no clue what we face. (Sep 2006)
  • Running to rebuild democracy. (Sep 2006)
  • Corporate parties offer only empty promises & band-aids. (Jun 2006)
  • Life-long activist working with diverse, low-income leaders. (Jun 2006)
Jane Swift on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • Bows out of governor’s race, citing family concerns. (Mar 2002)
  • First sitting governor to give birth. (May 2001)
  • Member of New England Governors Conference. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
Warren Tolman on Principles & Values
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Kenneth Chase on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Kennedy on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on Principles & Values
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Joe Moakley on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • Enthusiastic about getting federal money for local purposes. (May 2001)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Peter Torkildsen on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Beatty on Principles & Values
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano on other issues.
  • Proud to say I'm a liberal. (Oct 2009)
  • Heritage is Italian and Irish; born & raised in Somerville. (Oct 2009)
  • Served as mayor of Somerville; led MA Mayors' Association. (Oct 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Bill Delahunt on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Paul Kirk on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
  • Passion for anonymity and discretion. (Sep 2009)
  • 1985: abolished Democratic Party caucuses. (Sep 2009)
  • Worked for Robert Kennedy & Ted Kennedy campaigns. (Sep 2009)
  • Chair of DNC from 1985 to 1989. (Sep 2009)
Brian Macdonald on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • Kennedy should have voted to convict Clinton of perjury. (Feb 2006)
  • Restrictions on religion only apply to establishing churches. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Principles & Values
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • Graduated UMass; then firefighter, lobsterman & lawyer. (May 2007)
  • Elected to Gloucester City Council & School Committee. (May 2007)
  • Formally announced at the Democratic State Convention. (May 2007)
  • Will follow Howard Dean in raising many small contributions. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Government role in advancing economic and social justice. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Ran as Republican in past; running as Independent in 2013. (Feb 2013)
Kevin Scott on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Massachusetts is moderate; only our politicians are liberals. (Dec 2005)
  • Why print ballots with only one candidate? (Dec 2005)
  • Roots in Wakefield business and as Wakefield Selectman. (Dec 2005)
  • Volunteers for Concord Coalition and community organizations. (Dec 2005)
  • Currently earning B.A. in politics from U.Mass. (Dec 2005)
Bob Underwood on Principles & Values
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe L. Kennedy on Principles & Values
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
  • Too many candidates get elected for being not the other guy. (Dec 2009)
Alan Khazei on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • The Khazei Principles: open process for fact-based positions. (Jul 2011)
  • Would take a "big citizenship" approach to Washington. (Oct 2009)
  • Co-founder of City Year and Be the Change. (Oct 2009)
  • Heritage is Italian and Iranian; raised in Boston and NH. (Oct 2009)
  • Citizen-led, citizen-energized, & citizen-financed campaign. (Sep 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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