Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Fire and Fury,|
by Michael Wolff (2018)
| Trump Revealed,|
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Politicians: secondary Archives
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from State of Massachusetts secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
- Al Gross (3) Independent 2020 Senate Challenger Alaska
- Allen Waters (12) Republican candidate for Rhode Island U. S. Senator Rhode Island
- Ayanna Pressley (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Massachusetts- 7
- Beth Lindstrom (7) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
- Bob Massie (16) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor
- Brian Herr (11) Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
- Bruce Skarin (6) Independent Challenger Massachusetts
- Carla Howell (15) Libertarian Challenger 2002
- Charlie Baker (48) Massachusetts Republican Governor
- Dan Sullivan (1) Republican Senator Alaska
- Deval Patrick (39) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
- Don Berwick (24) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Ed Markey (20) Democratic Senator Massachusetts
- Elizabeth Warren (7) Massachusetts Senator
- Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
- Geoff Diehl (14) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
- Heidi Wellman (24) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
- Jay Gonzalez (40) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
- Jeff Colyer (1) Kansas Candidate for Governor
- Jesse Gordon (21) Massachusetts Editor-in-Chief of OnTheIssues.org
- Joe Kennedy III (10) Democratic Senate challenger Massachusetts
- John Kerry (8) Cabinet Climate Envoy
- John Kingston (15) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
- Karyn Polito (41) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
- Kevin O`Connor (19) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
- Lori Trahan (16) Democrat U.S. Rep Massachusetts- 3
- Martha Coakley (6) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
- Marty Walsh (40) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
- Michael Capuano (3) Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) Massachusetts
- Mike Lee (4) Republican Jr Senator Utah
- Richard Tisei (18) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
- Scott Brown (23) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
- Setti Warren (33) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Shannon Liss-Riordan (5) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Massachusetts
- Shiva Ayyadurai (25) Republican for Massachusetts U.S. Senator (withdrew) Massachusetts
- Steve Grossman (12) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
- Tom Reilly (2) Former Dem. 2006 Challenger
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Ed Markey: Massachusetts should lead in protecting right to choose.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Personal decision that involves two lives.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
Setti Warren: Require state & local governments to allow abortion coverage.
Allen Waters: Conservative on abortion rights.
Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
Ed Markey: Champion of woman's ability to make her own decisions.
Bruce Skarin: Reduce abortions without infringing women's rights to decide.
Brian Herr: Supports abortion rights.
Don Berwick: States can't exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid.
Geoff Diehl: Conscientious taxpayer objection to abortion.
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.
Karyn Polito: Voted YES on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
Marty Walsh: Voted NO on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
John Kerry: No criminalization of a womanís right to choose.
Budget & Economy|
Ed Markey: Pay for $2000 stimulus checks by repealing Trump tax cuts.
Kevin O`Connor: $2000 monthly payments during pandemic grossly irresponsible.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Budgetary transparency will lead to infrastructure spending.
Lori Trahan: Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top.
Beth Lindstrom: Helped reduce needless business regulations to increase jobs.
Heidi Wellman: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & less regulation key to expansion.
Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
Jay Gonzalez: Preserved important investments during Great Recession.
Don Berwick: Fought against bank home foreclosures.
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.
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.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Arizona data showed Biden win was statistically impossible.
Kevin O`Connor: Racial justice: enforce the lawl problem isn't the police.
Kevin O`Connor: I don't know what systemic racism means, but racism exists.
Lori Trahan: Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work.
Ayanna Pressley: I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee.
Michael Capuano: NFL players taking a knee is divisive, but I support protest.
John Kingston: Most diverse group to ever attend a political kick-off.
Heidi Wellman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Beth Lindstrom: Supports state law legalizing same sex marriage.
Setti Warren: Appointed first transgender member of Newton government.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.
Shiva Ayyadurai: It's about free speech, not against Black Lives Matter.
Jay Gonzalez: Equal rights for women in workplace.
Setti Warren: Transgender military ban makes us less safe.
Jesse Gordon: Address disproportionate minority arrests & drug problems.
Jesse Gordon: Shouldn't be legal to deny housing for being transgendered.
Jesse Gordon: For Native Americans, replace paternalism with support.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Affirmative action hasn't helped most blacks.
Setti Warren: Make Newton a more hospitable climate for African Americans.
Jay Gonzalez: Hate and discrimination based on sexual orientation isn't OK.
Jay Gonzalez: Continue Massachusetts leadership like on marriage equality.
Joe Kennedy III: Kennedy leads task force for transgender equality.
Charlie Baker: Include gender identity in public accommodation rules.
Karyn Polito: Protections by gender identity for public safety.
Geoff Diehl: Voted NO on protections by gender identity.
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.
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.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: I see the games corporations play to rig the system.
Elizabeth Warren: Proposes new federal limits for corporations.
Bob Massie: Ceres Reporting Initiative: socially rate pension funds.
Beth Lindstrom: Cut corporate taxes.
Heidi Wellman: Accountability of current program funds.
John Kingston: Unleash our entrepreneurs.
Geoff Diehl: Get government off the back of small business.
Jesse Gordon: Nationalize banks, or break up those too-big-to-fail.
Setti Warren: Downgrading of Massachusetts bond rating is a serious thing.
Allen Waters: Free enterprise with lower taxes is the key.
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.
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.
Kevin O`Connor: Horrified by Floyd murder, but do not defund police.
Ed Markey: Ban "weapons of war" including tear gas from police use.
Charlie Baker: Account for criminal history in dangerousness hearing.
Ayanna Pressley: Supports message & action of NFL players kneeling in protest.
Michael Capuano: Supports message but not action of NFL players kneeling.
Ayanna Pressley: High minority incarceration rate is modern day slavery.
Michael Capuano: Criminal justice system is institutional racism.
Elizabeth Warren: Criminal justice system is racist front to back.
Heidi Wellman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Setti Warren: More parole instead of privatization of prisons.
Jay Gonzalez: Treat underlying conditions that contribute to crime.
Jay Gonzalez: Over-incarceration has terrible costs for society.
John Kingston: Reduce imprisonment; expand rehabilitation.
Jay Gonzalez: End mandatory minimum sentencing.
Setti Warren: Opposes federalization of police.
Charlie Baker: Seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
Don Berwick: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
Steve Grossman: No death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber.
Deval Patrick: Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another.
Martha Coakley: Supports seeking federal death penalty for Marathon Bomber.
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.
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.
Carla Howell: Drug prohibition makes crime profitable.
Charlie Baker: Led the nation in responding to warning signs for vaping.
Charlie Baker: Four pillars: prevention, education, treatment and recovery.
Lori Trahan: Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation.
Joe Kennedy III: Concerns with marijuana legalization: take a deep breath.
Heidi Wellman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
John Kingston: Focus on opioid crisis instead of divisive rhetoric.
Charlie Baker: Reduce opioid prescribing and drive Fentanyl off our streets.
Setti Warren: End mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug crimes.
Bob Massie: End mandatory minimums for low level drug offenses.
Setti Warren: Combat opioid addiction by funding treatment.
Charlie Baker: Legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts by 2020.
Ayanna Pressley: When pot is legalized, licensing needs to be fair.
Geoff Diehl: Voted NO on recreational marijuana.
Bob Massie: Supports legal marijuana from local businesses.
Jay Gonzalez: Support addicts and get them on a path to recovery.
Jay Gonzalez: Ok to tweak marijuana law, but the people have spoken.
Allen Waters: Demand for drugs by whites is putting more blacks in jail.
Charlie Baker: Vigorously oppose recreational marijuana but medical pot ok.
Charlie Baker: Get dispensaries open for medical marijuana.
Don Berwick: Rollout of medical marijuana was a management fiasco.
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.
Carla Howell: Be scared of the Drug War more than scared of drugs.
Charlie Baker: Vocational schools should provide classes in three shifts.
Charlie Baker: Update Foundation Formula for urban vs. suburban districts.
Charlie Baker: Added 4,000 seats to vocational and technical schools.
Lori Trahan: High quality public education is key to our economic future.
Heidi Wellman: Vouchers for school choice.
Setti Warren: Make all public colleges and universities tuition-free.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Educational-industrial complex not yielding skilled students.
John Kingston: Parents should have choices.
Geoff Diehl: Charter schools have more flexibility.
Jesse Gordon: Incentives for tuition, & retroactively for college loans.
Allen Waters: No free college, no government loans.
Allen Waters: More choice, more charter schools.
Setti Warren: Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources.
Bob Massie: Charter schools should be limited.
Jay Gonzalez: Take on big challenge of making college affordable.
Jay Gonzalez: Fierce advocate for high-quality early education.
Jay Gonzalez: Opposed expanding charter schools.
Charlie Baker: Lift the cap on public charter schools.
Don Berwick: Student loan forgiveness for grads entering some professions.
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.
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.
Carla Howell: Federal government out of education.
John Kerry: Providing student loans for college kids is an ethical issue.
Energy & Oil|
Ed Markey: Green New Deal has shifted the whole discussion.
Kevin O`Connor: The Green New Deal will wreck U.S. economy.
Kevin O`Connor: Green New Deal would sell out American workers.
Kevin O`Connor: Net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through innovation.
Charlie Baker: $1 billion for climate resiliency by 2022.
Ed Markey: More offshore wind and solar--but no Green New Deal.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: More offshore wind and solar--and Green New Deal.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Climate change cause irrelevant; focus on solutions.
Lori Trahan: Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
Jay Gonzalez: Make Massachusetts the first state to adopt carbon pricing.
John Kingston: Green technology must be economically viable.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Innovation, not regulation.
Geoff Diehl: Fought linking gas tax hikes to inflation.
Jay Gonzalez: Accelerate transition to clean energy.
Jesse Gordon: Supports wind, solar & alternatives; paid for with a gas tax.
Bob Massie: Ran Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston.
Setti Warren: Support use of wind, solar, & other renewable energy.
Bob Massie: Transform the state completely by pursuing renewable energy.
Charlie Baker: Reduce carbon footprint while maintaining supply of energy.
Charlie Baker: Develop hydropower--most cost effective renewable.
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.
Deval Patrick: $50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change.
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.
Kevin O`Connor: Need strong federal policy to protect clean air and water.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Real problem is not climate change but pollution.
Ed Markey: Nuclear power is a very expensive way to boil water.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: Nuclear power may be carbon free, but it is not risk free.
Lori Trahan: Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere.
Heidi Wellman: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Shiva Ayyadurai: GMOs are destroying our health; establish safety standards.
John Kingston: Oppose subsidies of uneconomic green technologies.
Jay Gonzalez: New revenue to fix our broken mass transit system.
Geoff Diehl: Compromise on allowing fishing despite fraud in reporting.
Jay Gonzalez: Address water pollution despite Trump administration.
Bob Massie: Climate injustice is another form of social injustice.
Bob Massie: Integrate thinking: environment, transportation, & housing.
Setti Warren: Reinstate Lynn ferry service and extend the Blue Line.
Don Berwick: The air matters, the water matters; it's all a system.
Deval Patrick: Actively protect water and wetlands.
Deval Patrick: Focus on environmental justice in poor communities.
Deval Patrick: Invest in public transportation & smart growth.
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|
Charlie Baker: Reduced caseloads and licensed almost all social workers.
Lori Trahan: Put working/middle class families first, not corporations.
Lori Trahan: Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral.
Jesse Gordon: Provide paid family and medical leave.
Allen Waters: Believes in traditional American values.
Jay Gonzalez: Quality childcare and preschool from birth to age 5.
Martha Coakley: PACWatch on DCF: not to fix it but to fight it.
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.
Karyn Polito: Voted YES on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
Marty Walsh: Voted NO on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
Ed Markey: COVID: Supported travel ban from China.
Kevin O`Connor: Failure to criticize China over COVID is weakness.
Elizabeth Warren: Led bipartisan opposition to China's election interference.
John Kingston: Our allies should bear more of our common burden.
Heidi Wellman: American Exceptionalism is too vague.
Jay Gonzalez: Recognize Syrian refugees and others in need.
John Kingston: Work against rogue states; support Israel.
Allen Waters: Supports Israel and settler movement.
Bob Massie: Fought apartheid in South Africa.
Kevin O`Connor: America first means robust free trade.
Heidi Wellman: Support & expand free trade.
Jesse Gordon: Include labor & environmental standards in trade agreements.
Deval Patrick: New airports open our doors to new markets.
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.
Carla Howell: Allow open trade with China.
Kevin O`Connor: Every vote must count; make ballots more accessible.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Pledges to serve one term, not focus on re-election.
Ed Markey: Ok with outside PAC ads, if positive ads.
Joe Kennedy III: Supports People's Pledge: no outside PAC spending.
Joe Kennedy III: Proposed pledge to limit spending from outside groups.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: Pledge to limit campaign spending from outside groups.
Lori Trahan: Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan.
Charlie Baker: Automatic voter registration via RMV and MassHealth.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose making voter registration easier.
John Kingston: Washington is broken: term limits for members of Congress.
Bob Massie: Organized people can beat organized money.
Jay Gonzalez: Special interests and big money have no place in elections.
Setti Warren: Supports automatic voter registration.
Jay Gonzalez: Strong campaign finance policies ensure democracy's promise.
Beth Lindstrom: For Congressional term limits.
Heidi Wellman: Term limits for US Congress.
Geoff Diehl: More public access; more checks on state spending.
Jesse Gordon: Reform campaign finance to stop protecting incumbents.
Jesse Gordon: Why require in-person voting? Why register? Why Tuesday?
Shiva Ayyadurai: We need term limits against lobbyists & career politician.
Bob Massie: Rigged political system addressed by democratic engagement.
Setti Warren: Public records laws for open and transparent governing.
Bob Massie: Supports same-day voter registration.
Jay Gonzalez: Supports same-day voter registration.
Charlie Baker: Declined to sign "People's Pledge" against outside PAC ads.
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.
Joe Kennedy III: Necessary regulations costs are crippling.
Carla Howell: Libertarian government is bare-essentials small government.
Carla Howell: Supports term limits; 12 years for herself.
Kevin O`Connor: Supports right to bear arms and background checks.
Lori Trahan: Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry.
Heidi Wellman: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Jay Gonzalez: Ban assault weapons and gun silencers.
Heidi Wellman: National gun license initiative.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Protect constitutional gun rights.
Jay Gonzalez: Combating gun violence a priority.
Allen Waters: Opposes strengthening gun laws.
Allen Waters: I keep my gun license in my pocket.
Setti Warren: Join 18 mayors in banning assault weapons.
Geoff Diehl: Unwavering support for gun rights.
Charlie Baker: Let local police chiefs decide who can get shotguns.
Brian Herr: People have a right to defend themselves and their property.
Charlie Baker: Expand background checks; no gun unless mentally healthy.
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.
Ed Markey: COVID: Trump's response "criminally negligent".
Kevin O`Connor: Competitive marketplace will reduce health care costs.
Kevin O`Connor: Repeal ACA only if pre-existing conditions still covered.
Kevin O`Connor: Against mask mandate; "all contact is not equal".
Shiva Ayyadurai: Patients & doctors determine vaccinations, not government.
Al Gross: Alaska has most expensive health care in the world.
Al Gross: Public option allows Alaska to compete on equal basis.
Charlie Baker: Modern health issues more challenging than in the past.
Lori Trahan: Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose ObamaCare.
Charlie Baker: Health Connector: replace mess with hope.
Jay Gonzalez: Medicare for All, regardless of income or employment.
Beth Lindstrom: Bipartisan cooperation instead of socialized medicine.
John Kingston: Repeal ObamaCare; prevent free-riding.
Shiva Ayyadurai: More choice in healthcare, including Ancient Eastern.
Geoff Diehl: Reduce the number of healthcare mandates.
Geoff Diehl: Opposes single-payer healthcare.
Setti Warren: Health care is a right; support single-payer.
Jesse Gordon: Guaranteed healthcare as a human right.
Setti Warren: Accessible and affordable mental health and dental health.
Setti Warren: Move us towards single-payer healthcare.
Charlie Baker: Opposed Republican bill to eliminate ObamaCare.
Jay Gonzalez: System is fundamentally dysfunctional; we need single-payer.
Joe Kennedy III: ACA has done good things for people in need.
Jay Gonzalez: Health insurance coverage for low-income residents.
Ed Markey: Expand online clinical trials registry.
Charlie Baker: Push for a state waiver from ObamaCare.
Charlie Baker: Access to health care is a basic right.
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.
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.
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.
Al Gross: Sullivan cut Alaska bases to support border wall.
Charlie Baker: $200 million rebuild of the Soldier's Home in Chelsea.
Allen Waters: Congress needs to act on the shameful treatment of veterans.
Heidi Wellman: Expand the military.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Deliver services that our vets need and have been denied.
John Kingston: Military must have full range of weapons.
Jesse Gordon: Cut aircraft carriers and military bases abroad by 50%.
Jesse Gordon: Social programs for vets, but not as back-door for military.
Charlie Baker: $4,000 tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
Brian Herr: Hiring freeze for all non-military personnel.
Carla Howell: Limit the military to defending America.
Carla Howell: Supports SDI if itís proven viable.
Kevin O`Connor: Against sanctuary cities, enforce immigration laws.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Borders need to be strong, laws need to be enforced.
Ed Markey: Would not trade protecting DACA for wall.
Dan Sullivan: Shift military funding to build border wall.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Path to citizenship for those here with clean records.
Lori Trahan: Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights.
Ayanna Pressley: No compromise: no funding for border wall.
Ayanna Pressley: No funding in any bill for Trump's hate wall.
Charlie Baker: Revoke MA National Guard on border due to family separation.
Jay Gonzalez: No MA National Guard on border due to inhumane policies.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Setti Warren: Support sanctuary cities; oppose summary deportations.
Bob Massie: Support Safe Communities over Trump's abhorrent ICE policies.
Joe Kennedy III: Kennedy promises to fight for DACA recipients.
Beth Lindstrom: Against sanctuary cities.
Heidi Wellman: Refugees must be vetted for threats.
John Kingston: Support Dreamers; expel others.
Shiva Ayyadurai: We need secure borders & clear enforcement.
Geoff Diehl: Build wall; fight illegal immigration.
Setti Warren: Local police shouldn't enforce immigration law.
Jesse Gordon: Protecting DACA and DAPA is a good start.
Jesse Gordon: Supports sanctuary cities, and states, and nations.
Charlie Baker: Open to ideas from Latino advisers on sanctuary state.
Allen Waters: Opposes sanctuary cities.
Jay Gonzalez: Opposes Trump's Muslim ban.
Setti Warren: Make City Hall an immigrant sanctuary to lead sanctuary city.
Jay Gonzalez: No round-up of immigrants by National Guard.
Jay Gonzalez: Safe Communities: no Muslim registry; no state enforcement.
Ed Markey: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
Martha Coakley: Opposed services for illegal immigrants; now supports them.
Steve Grossman: Local police helping deport illegals is a "blunt instrument".
Brian Herr: Create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Mike Lee: I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine".
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.
Shannon Liss-Riordan: Raise the minimum wage; eliminate the sub-minimum wage.
Charlie Baker: Public private partnerships: Over 200,000 jobs created.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
Bob Massie: Supports $15 per hour minimum wage ballot question.
Jay Gonzalez: Raise minimum wage; support paid family leave.
Setti Warren: Unions let workers fight economic inequality.
Jesse Gordon: Raise minimum wage to $15 in MA; and raise for US also.
Jesse Gordon: Youth jobs programs at municipal & state level.
Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
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.
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.
Charlie Baker: 50 miles of new gas pipe to fix Lawrence gas explosion.
Charlie Baker: One casino is best, but vote "no" on casino repeal.
Don Berwick: Casino gambling cannibalizes the Lottery and costs jobs.
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|
Kevin O`Connor: Promises to serve no more than two terms.
Kevin O`Connor: MA voters do not want Markey's socialism.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Rational scientific approach for real solutions.
Ed Markey: Legislating is about issues: look at my record.
Joe Kennedy III: Legislating is about which causes we care about first.
Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back.
Elizabeth Warren: Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring.
Lori Trahan: Fight to protect shared values.
Ayanna Pressley: Support progressive legislation with activist leadership.
Joe Kennedy III: Co-sponsored Do No Harm Act: keep church and state separate.
Heidi Wellman: Keep God in the public sphere.
Setti Warren: Supports 5 out of 8 of ORMA's "People's Platform".
Elizabeth Warren: Calling me "Pocahontas" is a racial slur.
Geoff Diehl: Served as Trump campaign co-chair in Massachusetts.
John Kingston: Calling Warren "Pocahontas" is inappropriate but she did lie.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Warren shoplifted racial identity of Native American.
Elizabeth Warren: We will stand up to bigotry against anyone.
Martha Coakley: I know how tough my 2010 Senate loss was for many people.
Steve Grossman: We need a job creator, not a prosecutor, for governor.
Richard Tisei: Iconoclast in GOP; former state Senate minority leader.
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.
Bob Massie: Overcame childhood hemophilia, hepatitis, and HIV.
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.
John Kerry: Contest between common sense values and extreme ideologues.
Carla Howell: Number one issue: Big government versus small government.
Lori Trahan: Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors.
Heidi Wellman: Don't privatize Social Security.
Charlie Baker: Make Massachusetts the most age-friendly state in the nation.
Jesse Gordon: Creative incentives for increasing retirement savings.
Ed Markey: Opposes privatizing, or any changes that reduce benefits.
Ed Markey: Oppose Bush's Social Security benefit cut.
John Kerry: Donít threaten Social Security on Wall Street trading block.
Kevin O`Connor: Trump tax cuts led to greatest economy in last 40 years.
Lori Trahan: Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy.
Allen Waters: Advocate of FairTax system, pay taxes only on what you buy.
Heidi Wellman: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
John Kingston: Lower tax rates across the board.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Low taxes for innovators & job creators.
Geoff Diehl: Voted against all tax increases.
Jesse Gordon: Progressive tax system to address concentration of wealth.
Setti Warren: Raise taxes on wealthy; close loopholes.
Bob Massie: Supports "millionaire's tax" with 4% surcharge.
Jay Gonzalez: Supports "millionaire's tax" with 4% surcharge.
Setti Warren: Eliminate tax breaks; wealthy pay their fair share.
Jay Gonzalez: Fair Share Tax: We need additional revenue for services.
Jay Gonzalez: Tax surcharge on incomes greater than $1 million.
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.
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.
John Kerry: Weíre tired of being trickled on--Middle class tax cuts now.
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.
Carla Howell: End the income tax; small govt doesnít need it.
Ed Markey: Expand program to get every child internet access.
Shiva Ayyadurai: Make data from taxpayer funded research accessible.
Charlie Baker: $18 billion transportation bond bill, the largest ever.
Charlie Baker: Over $8 billion on infrastructure for the T.
Lori Trahan: Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades.
Charlie Baker: My job is to make sure the T works, not to ride it.
Jay Gonzalez: Accepted challenge to ride the T for 5 days.
Charlie Baker: Hundreds of millions to fix decades of neglect on the MBTA.
Charlie Baker: High speed wifi in Western Massachusetts.
Karyn Polito: Build out high-speed internet via local partnerships.
Setti Warren: Supports MBTA extension plus high-speed East-West Rail.
Jay Gonzalez: Don't just re-arrange deck chairs on Transportation Titanic.
Setti Warren: Build cross-state rail service.
Jesse Gordon: City-wide WiFi and more, in permanent infrastructure funding.
Setti Warren: Reconstruct roadways; establish innovation centers.
Setti Warren: Public transportation systems are underfunded.
Charlie Baker: Lynn ferry service wasn't worth the $700,000 operating cost.
Jay Gonzalez: High-speed rail between Springfield and Boston.
Charlie Baker: Last Mile program: high-speed internet for rural communities.
Don Berwick: $600M via gas tax indexing for transportation financing.
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.
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.
Carla Howell: Anti-trust case on Microsoft will not work.
Carla Howell: No ATM fee ban-leave the marketplace alone.
War & Peace|
Ed Markey: 2003 Iraq war vote was a mistake; 2013 Syria vote was not.
Joe Kennedy III: Opposed 2003 Iraq war; opposed 2013 Syria war.
Beth Lindstrom: Why is Sen. Warren dissing U.S. foreign policy in China?
Heidi Wellman: They're not merely "foreign entanglements".
Shiva Ayyadurai: Expose the war in Iraq as a fake war.
Jesse Gordon: Oppose wars of choice, where survival is not at stake.
Ed Markey: No coherent strategy for exiting from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty|
Charlie Baker: Make housing policy with transportation policy in mind.
Jay Gonzalez: Address the affordable housing crisis.
Setti Warren: Economic inequality is the defining issue of our time.
Jay Gonzalez: Back to FDR values: good home, school, doctor, & job.
Charlie Baker: Raise both minimum wage & Earned Income Tax Credit.
Don Berwick: All means all: focus on equality and 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.
Deval Patrick: Promote more multi-family housing starts.
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.
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.
The above quotations are from Commonwealth of Massachusetts Politicians: secondary Archives.
Debates and books for Massachusetts:
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- 2019-11: Past and present Governor candidates from Massachusetts
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- 2018-11: 2018 MA Senate race
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- 2017-12: ORMA questionnaire
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- 2016-12: Kennedy School of Government
- 2016-12: Christian Science Monitor
- 2016-12: State of Massachusetts secondary Archives
- 2016-08: Joint Libertarian interview with Johnson & Weld
- 2016-08: Joint Green Party interview with Stein and Baraka
- 2016-06: 2016 CNN Libertarian Town Hall
- 2016-04: The Two-Income Trap, by Elizabeth Warren
- 2015-03: A Life in Politics, by Barney Frank
- 2015-01: The Boston Globe
- 2014-11: The Quotable Elizabeth Warren
- 2014-11: 2014 MA Senate debate
- 2014-11: 2014 Massachusetts Governor's race
- 2014-04: A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren
- 2013-06: 2013 MA Senate Special Election Debates
- 2012-06: 2012 Mass. Senate Debate
- 2012-05: Occupied Media, by Noam Chomsky
- 2012-01: The Real Romney, by Kranish & Helman
- 2012-01: The Boston Herald
- 2011-12: 2011 OnTheIssues interview with Jill Stein
- 2011-11: Mitt Romney: An Inside Look, by R.B. Scott
- 2011-11: MA legislative records
- 2011-04: A Reason to Believe, by Gov. Deval Patrick
- 2011-04: Springfield Republican
- 2010-02: No Apology, by Gov. Mitt Romney (R, MA)
- 2010-01: State of Massachusetts Archives
- 2010-01: 2010 MA Senate Debate
- 2009-12: The Boston Globe
- 2009-11: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: Massachusetts Senate
- 2009-10: 2009 MA Senate Primary Debate
- 2009-09: True Compass, by the late Senator Ted Kennedy
- 2009-02: Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy
- 2009-01: Against All Odds, by Senator Scott Brown (R, MA)
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- 2007-08: The Man, His Values and His Vision
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- 2006-01: All Your Worth, by Elizabeth Warren
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- 2005-09: Moving Massachusetts Forward
- 2004-04: Kerry: The Complete Biography By the Boston Globe
- 2003-10: A Call to Service
- 2003-02: Power and Terror, by Noam Chomsky
- 2002-12: The Common Good
- 2001-01: The Future of Success
- 2000-01: In Harm's Way, by Dr. Jill Stein
- 1997-12: A Question of Character, by Thomas Reeves
- 1996-10: Kerry-Weld debates of 1996
- 1965-01: 1000 Days, by Arthur Schlesinger
- 1964-01: A Nation of Immigrants, by Pres. John F. Kennedy
- 1964-01: The Burden and the Glory, by Allan Nevins
- 1963-01: Pres. Kennedy's of the Union speeches
- 1955-01: Profiles in Courage, by John F. Kennedy