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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Supports legal abortion and the public funding of abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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You know what we call "same sex couples"? Our friends: Strongly Favors topic 3
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Ordered domestic partners benefits for municipal staff: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage & teaching affirmation in schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage & teaching affirmation in schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Leads Boston's annual Gay Pride parade: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Health care is a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care is a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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In-district charter schools and raise charter cap: Favors topic 7
Performance pay for teachers in Boston public schools: Favors topic 7
Longstanding opponent of publicly funded tuition vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
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We need to protect our natural resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
First major city to zone for green building standards: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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2006: Created Mayors Against Illegal Guns; now 600 mayors: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Withdraw Boston from ICE Secure Communities enforcement: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
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No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
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No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
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No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
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No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
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Supporter of needle exchange programs: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Boston is seeing progress because of Recovery Act dollars: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Big City Mayors:
Mike Bloomberg (I,New York City)
Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)

Former Mayors:
Rocky Anderson (I,Salt Lake City)
Tom Barrett (D,Milwaukee,WI)
Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
Rudy Giuliani (R,New York City)
Tom Leppert (R,Dallas)
Dennis Kucinch (D,Cleveland,OH)
Sarah Palin (R,Wasilla,AK)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War & Peace
Welfare

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Page last updated: Apr 28, 2013