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Tom Reilly on Abortion
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  • State funding for stem cell research. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports abortion rights. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Budget & Economy
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  • Fiscal responsibility is the key. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Civil Rights
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  • Led Budd & Reilly--largest minority law firm in MA. (Feb 2006)
  • Opposed gay marriage but now supports it. (Jan 2006)
  • Investigated clergy sexual abuse in Boston Archdiocese. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Corporations
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Tom Reilly on Crime
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  • Supports death penalty, but once opposed it. (Jan 2006)
  • Crack down on repeat offendors. (Jan 2006)
  • Established Community Based Justice crime prevention program. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Drugs
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Tom Reilly on Education
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  • Charter schools are a matter of giving parents choice. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports charter schools in districts with low test scores. (Jun 2006)
  • More charter schools and individual merit pay. (Apr 2006)
  • Supports charter schools and MCAS testing. (Feb 2006)
  • Focus on turning around our failing schools. (Jan 2006)
  • Education the only path to real opportunity. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Energy & Oil
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  • Cape Wind project is "a huge ripoff". (May 2006)
  • Develop cheaper & cleaner new energy sources. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Environment
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Tom Reilly on Families & Children
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Tom Reilly on Foreign Policy
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Tom Reilly on Free Trade
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Tom Reilly on Government Reform
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Tom Reilly on Gun Control
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Tom Reilly on Health Care
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  • Experienced with saving struggling hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes $295/yr employer fee for uninsured employees. (Jun 2006)
  • Universal access to quality, affordable health care. (Jun 2006)
  • Expand access to insurance and affordable care. (Jan 2006)
  • Worked to protect coverage during HMO bankruptcy. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Homeland Security
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Tom Reilly on Immigration
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  • Supports in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2005)
  • Children of immigrants just want a chance. (Nov 2005)
  • Denying tuition break to immigrants is mean-spirited. (Nov 2005)
  • Disallow illegal immigrants from obtaining driver licenses. (Nov 2005)
Tom Reilly on Jobs
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Tom Reilly on Local Issues
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    Big Dig

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Tom Reilly on Principles & Values
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  • 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)
Tom Reilly on Social Security
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Tom Reilly on Tax Reform
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  • No right to ignore will of the voters on income tax rollback. (Sep 2006)
  • Lift lottery fund cap to increase local aid. (Jun 2006)
  • Rollback taxes to 5.0% to keep promise to voters. (May 2006)
  • Disallow cities to raise local meals taxes-no more burden. (Jan 2006)
Tom Reilly on Technology
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  • Make innovation the centerpiece of our economic agenda. (Jan 2006)
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(7 points on Social scale)
State funding for stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights: Favors topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(7 points on Social scale)
Opposed gay marriage but now supports it: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes $295/yr employer fee for uninsured employees: Opposes topic 5
Universal access to quality, affordable health care: Favors topic 5
Expand access to insurance and affordable care: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(10 points on Social scale)
Charter schools are a matter of giving parents choice: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools in districts with low test scores: Favors topic 7
More charter schools and individual merit pay: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports charter schools and MCAS testing: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(2 points on Social scale)
Supports death penalty, but once opposed it: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(2 points on Social scale)
Crack down on repeat offendors: Strongly Favors topic 9
Established Community Based Justice crime prevention program: Opposes topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(7 points on Economic scale)
No right to ignore will of the voters on income tax rollback: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rollback taxes to 5.0% to keep promise to voters: Strongly Favors topic 11
Disallow cities to raise local meals taxes-no more burden: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(7 points on Economic scale)
Supports in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Children of immigrants just want a chance: Strongly Favors topic 12
Denying tuition break to immigrants is mean-spirited: Strongly Favors topic 12
Disallow illegal immigrants from obtaining driver licenses: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(7 points on Economic scale)
Cape Wind project is "a huge ripoff": Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop cheaper & cleaner new energy sources: Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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