VoteCoreValues - Massachusetts Site 2010
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Your candidate may be pro-life or pro-abortion. That is his/her option. This site is designed to reflect votes and positions so that YOU know what your candidate's CORE position is on various issues.  In the future, our database of each candidate's rating will contain links detailing the candidate's database of votes which earned each particular rating (except congressional, as their ratings are easily tracked at projectvotesmart).

Definitions used on this website:

         Pro- 2nd Amendment = supports individual's gun rights
Enforce Immigration Laws = oppose drivers license, free tuition and benefits for illegals
                             Pro-Family = pro-child: supports marriage between one man and one woman
                                                     as he/she would not deny a child the fundamental right
                                                     to have a mother, or a father; supports parent rights over state rights
                                                     especially with education in our schools
                                   Pro-Life = supports full term protection and birth of babies,
                                                      against support of tax dollars for abortion


MOST INTERESTING EVENT OF THE CAMPAIGN: Boston's PRIDE PARADE
Baker supporters were in full force at the Pride Parade. The event ranged from serious to sureal. Baker, who's campaign has been especially focused on gay-rights was most prominent (when it began raining, he donned a yellow raincoat), marching in the parade as this is a very high priority of his and his running mate Tisei in the campaign.  Gov. Deval Patrick, who has made a point to note that he has lesbian daughter, was also, once again, a supporter of the parade events. Appears Baker is as supportive, if not more supportive of the homosexual agenda as is Patrick. So, it's a tossup between them. In contrast, Cahill appears to be focusing on the state's job market and finances.

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That's the Baker/Tisei team with Know-Thy-Neighbor homosexual activist founders marching the Gay Pride Parade 2010.
Click photo for details

Candidates for *GOVERNOR*
 
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
Pro 2nd Amendment
Enforce Immigration Laws
Keep Taxes Low
Pro-Family
Pro-Life
 
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
MOST PRO-ABORTION
OF ALL CANDIDATES
Absolute big-government, high taxes, ultra-liberal. He repeatedly encourages cities/towns to raise taxes on meals, hotels, and anything possible. Financially dangerous to the "hardworking middle-class or blue-collar worker."
NO
Leaning. Unclear.
YES
under review
NO
"I am pro-gay rights and pro gay-marriage."
NO

 

Charlie Baker: I'm Pro-Choice.  I support a woman's right to choose.  That said, I'm opposed to Partial Birth Abortion, and support Parental Notification up to age 18.

Running mate Richard Tisei "is a cosponsor of HB 1728, the “transgender rights” or “bathroom bill,” a bill that would open public restrooms, locker rooms and other private areas to anyone of any gender regardless of biological sex. If elected, Tisei will be an advocate for radical social changes opposed by common sense conservatives." from http://liberalbaker.wordpress.com/

OUT OF THE RACE. BLOCKED AT Republican Convention.

Leaning
YES
YES
YES
Leaning
Leaning

1. "I believe in traditional marriage.  But it’s the law and I respect it.  I did believe that the issue should have gone to the ballot and let the People decide."

2. As for women’s rights, it too is the law. I do not believe in partial birth abortions and I do support parental rights.  

  • "Christy supports the use of adult stem cells in scientific research. However, he opposes embryonic stem cell research,which are harvested living embryos, a process that destroys the embryo.
  • Christy opposes the Massachusetts proposed legislation that would expand to 35 feet, the so-called "buffer zone" around abortion clinics. This violates the first amendment freedom of speech for sidewalk counselors.
  • Christy opposes the use of public funds for abortions."
NO
unclear
YES
unclear
NO

NO

BUT BETTER THAN THE OTHERS.

* In March 2010, all indications were that Tim Cahill was pro-choice. Here's what he had on his website listed under "Core Values":

"I believe in and support a women's right to choose. I also believe that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare."

Fast forward to July 2010, and he's submitted a survey to MCFL, met with them, and they've now endorsed him.

We'll wait to see the fallout.  Looks like a flip/flop.

But, at least he isn't Baker or Patrick on this topic.
UPDATE FROM MCFL:

The State PAC has asked us to share with you this statement of theirs

"There has been some confusion regarding the endorsement of Tim Cahill by the MCFL State PAC. The PAC endorsed the Cahill-Loscocco ticket because the ticket is the best choice to advance the pro-life cause.

Tim Cahill made clear in two different meetings with the PAC that, while he believes that Roe is settled law, he supports parental notification, tax credits for adoptions, and as Governor he will sign pro-life legislation such as A Woman's Right to Know, a state Partial Birth Abortion Ban, and legislation making the preborn child the second victim when a pregnant woman is the victim of violence. He will also veto Physician Assisted Suicide and other anti-life legislation.  As Governor, Tim Cahill will work to create a culture of life across Massachusetts.

In both meetings, Cahill was forthright, candid and thoughtful. When looking at the candidates, the choice was clear.

Deval Patrick is the most pro-abortion Governor in Massachusetts history.

Charlie Baker did not return MCFL's candidate questionnaire. He picked a running mate, Richard Tisei, who has a long pro-abortion voting record. Baker has stated that he is 'to the left of Barack Obama on social issues.'  It is clear that Baker would not be a friend to life.

MCFL State PAC is a non-partisan group which supports the candidate most likely to help advance the cause of life.  We are proud to have endorsed Tim Cahill.  We look forward to seeing him elected Governor this Fall."

Grace Ross
Grace Ross (D)
nope, didn't get enough signatures to get on the ballot...

     
NO
NO
NO

Grace ran before. Got zippo support.

She is, however, worthy of a few notes, particularly concerning the discussion of anti-semitism. A few notes from Wikipedia:

"John DePetro, a talk show host on WRKO in Boston, was fired on November 3, 2006, after calling Ross a "fat lesbian" on his talk show.[11] "

(NOTE: John maintained that it is 1. True that she is fat. 2. True that she is a lesbian. WRKO has been rumored to be notorious for throttling any radio personality regarding certain hot-topics...we would love to have details if an insider wants to cough it up...). "She has been criticized by some Jewish Leaders as holding anti-semitic views and for her controversial stances on genocide in Darfur, Sudan. [12][13][14] Ross's Green Rainbow Party supports full divestment from Israel and does not recognize the State of Israel."

Scott Lively, Springfield

 

 

 

 
YES
YES
YES
YES
WRITE-IN-CANDIDATE
            "Jill Stein will fight any attempt to balance the budget through tax or fee hikes that hit ordinary taxpayers.   She will stand for the fairness solution — which means closing any budget gap by asking higher-income taxpayers to pay something closer to the rate that most people have been experiencing for years.   Fairness is not only just, but is the only practical way to preserve essential services and to avoid a continuing series of budget crises."

Green-Rainbow Party Candidate.
Candidates for *LT. GOVERNOR*
 
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
Pro 2nd Amendment
Enforce Immigration Laws
Keep Taxes Low
Pro-Family
Pro-Life
 

Keith Davis
Keith Davis

YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES


WRITE-IN CANIDATE


Paul Loscocco
CAHILL's RUNNING MATE

Under review.
YES
“A+” by GOAL
YES
YES
NO*
YES

Remembered far and wide as "THE FLIP FLOPPER" on the homosexual marriage votes.  First he's for, then against, then for homosexual marriage. 

*Voted against: Sep 14, 2005:Affirming marriage for heterosexuals only. Flip from vote in prior session.

Again, voted FOR the amendment in 2006, only to AGAIN flip/flop in 2007. One of 9 legislators who changed their votes from YES to NO.



Tisei
Richard R. Tisei
BAKER's RUNNING MATE.
YES

ENDORSED a DEMOCRAT against a Republican back in 2007. Typically labeled a "RINO" for his "Republican In Name Only" positions.

*Ratings each year from CLT run from A to B to C to D to F. Past few years he's been fine. He has voted against some higher-profile tax increases. We've updgraded him from his 2001 lows of a solid D to a "leaning" to reflect his recent changes of heart. He pulled a solid 100% A in 2009 just prior to announcing his run for Lt. Gov. Hmmm.....
Not also that as of last notice, he's against the ballot question to roll back the state's sales tax.

Tisei announced to run for Lt. Gov. with Charlie Baker a couple of days after finally "coming out of the closet" and revealing the worst-kept secret on Beacon Hill (he's had a "domestic partner for 16 years".)

Richard Tisei "is a cosponsor of HB 1728, the “transgender rights” or “bathroom bill,” a bill that would open public restrooms, locker rooms and other private areas to anyone of any gender regardless of biological sex. If elected, Tisei will be an advocate for radical social changes opposed by common sense conservatives." from http://liberalbaker.wordpress.com/

Candidates for Attorney General
 
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
Pro 2nd Amendment
Enforce Immigration Laws
Keep Taxes Low
Pro-Family
Pro-Life
 

 

 

 

Martha Coakley

NO

NO

A TRUE ENEMY OF GUN OWNERS.

NO

A FRIEND OF ILLEGALS.
NO
NO
NO

Coakley is a liberal's left of left of left of left.

SHE HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ELECTED OFFICIALS TO THE COMMON RETIRED HARDWORKING TAXPAYER MASSACHUSETTS FAMILY, SECOND ONLY TO DEVAL PATRICK.

McKenna
Jim McKenna

 
YES
YES
YES
 
YES

Jim is a write-in candidate.

 

 

 

 

Guy Carbone

 
YES
        Guy is a write-in candidate.
               
Candidates for Auditor
 
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
Pro 2nd Amendment
Enforce Immigration Laws
Keep Taxes Low
Pro-Family
Pro-Life
 

 

 

 

Mary Z Connaughton

            Endorsed by Uxbridge RTC.

 

 

 

Kamal Jain

             
Suzanne Bump              
Mike Lake              
Guy Glodis (D)        
YES
   
Candidates for State Treasurer
 
Constitutionalist
(limited govt.)
Pro 2nd Amendment
Enforce Immigration Laws
Keep Taxes Low
Pro-Family
Pro-Life
 
Steve Grossman        
NO
NO
 
Steve Murphy        
NO
NO
 
               
               
 

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