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Deval Patrick on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supported 35-foot buffer zone at abortion clinics. (Jul 2009)
  • Decisions on abortion should be made by women. (Jan 2006)
  • Support for stem cell research. (Sep 2005)
Deval Patrick on Budget & Economy
Click here for 8 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Believes in private sector's ability to create opportunity. (Dec 2019)
  • Headed "Double Impact" group at Bain, as a "force for good". (Nov 2019)
  • Trickle-down fantasies got us into recession to begin with. (Sep 2012)
  • Closed $9 billion budget gap. (Jan 2010)
  • We're broke, not poor: recession is temporary. (Jan 2009)
  • $1.1 in cuts in services this year, including many layoffs. (Jan 2009)
  • Focus on stimulating economic growth via local aid. (Sep 2006)
  • Focus on selling Massachusetts. (Sep 2005)
Deval Patrick on Civil Rights
Click here for 10 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Events in Charlottesville show we are in deep trouble. (Feb 2020)
  • Reparations for slavery without reconciliation won't satisfy. (Nov 2019)
  • 1985: defended community activists in Alabama voter case. (Jun 2018)
  • Today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love. (Sep 2012)
  • 1970s: Routinely stopped by police, on foot in Milton MA. (Apr 2011)
  • Daughter Katherine came out as lesbian at age 19. (Apr 2011)
  • Supports equal marriage rights for gays. (Jan 2006)
  • Former civil rights prosecutor under President Clinton. (Jan 2006)
  • Close the racial and ethnic gap in health. (Sep 2005)
  • Crafted ďmend it, donít end itĒ for affirmative action. (Jan 1997)
Deval Patrick on Corporations
Click here for 8 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Focus investments on community as part as long-term value. (Feb 2020)
  • Served on board of corporate parent of predatory lender. (Nov 2019)
  • Opportunity requires growth, and growth requires investment. (Jan 2013)
  • Financial bottom line is not the only bottom line. (Apr 2011)
  • Local capital for local biz, & state pays for infrastructure. (Sep 2006)
  • Regulation at the speed of business. (Sep 2005)
  • Access to start-up capital for small businesses. (Sep 2005)
  • Focused on fair lending practices in Clinton Admin. (Jan 1997)
Deval Patrick on Crime
Click here for 13 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Black Lives Matter doesn't mean you hate police. (Feb 2020)
  • Police & black people often don't understand each other. (Nov 2014)
  • Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another. (Jan 2014)
  • Reform mandatory sentencing law: longer time for 3rd felony. (Jan 2012)
  • Comprehensive reentry program with job training & education. (Jan 2012)
  • Criticized for urging DNA tests in rape cases. (Apr 2011)
  • As NAACP lawyer, freed wrongly convicted death row inmate. (Apr 2011)
  • Misuse of CORI system prevents getting back on their feet. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing. (Nov 2006)
  • Wrote letters to parole board for convicted rapist. (Nov 2006)
  • I don't need to be lectured about crime. (Nov 2006)
  • Focus on guns & gang violence, not immigration status. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Deval Patrick on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • 2012: As governor, opposed pot decriminalization. (Nov 2019)
  • Warehousing non-violent offenders is a costly policy failure. (Jan 2012)
Deval Patrick on Education
Click here for 14 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • A year of college fees for a year of service. (Feb 2020)
  • Invest in education, innovation, infrastructure. (Jan 2013)
  • Favors MCAS, but not as only measure of education reform. (Sep 2006)
  • Incentives & merit pay on school-wide basis only. (Sep 2006)
  • Veto moratorium, but cap charters until funding is reformed. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports unionized Horace Mann charter over regular charters. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports MCAS but would add a science test and other tests. (Jun 2006)
  • Cap charter schools until funding formulas improved. (Apr 2006)
  • Expand early education opportunities. (Sep 2005)
  • Extend the school day, and explore extending the school year. (Sep 2005)
  • Reduce class sizes; offer more after-school programs. (Sep 2005)
  • Supports charter schools. (Sep 2005)
  • Improve assessment tools including MCAS and beyond. (Sep 2005)
  • Reinvest in public higher education. (Sep 2005)
Deval Patrick on Energy & Oil
Click here for 12 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Cap-and-trade via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Feb 2020)
  • Massachusetts met Paris Climate rules while he was Governor. (Feb 2020)
  • $50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change. (Jan 2014)
  • At Texaco: stop arguing about climate change & seek solution. (Apr 2011)
  • Develop solar power projects to generate 250 MW by 2017. (Jul 2009)
  • Make Massachusetts a global center for alternative energy. (Sep 2006)
  • Cut Energy costs and develop renewable energy. (Sep 2005)
  • Support renewable energy like Cape Wind. (Sep 2005)
  • Tax credits for energy efficient cars. (Sep 2005)
  • Foster alternative energy businesses. (Sep 2005)
  • Convert state fleet to hybrids and fuel-efficient cars. (Sep 2005)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Deval Patrick on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Engage in DC regulatory fight to protect our fishing fleet. (Sep 2006)
  • Actively protect water and wetlands. (Sep 2005)
  • Focus on environmental justice in poor communities. (Sep 2005)
  • Invest in public transportation & smart growth. (Sep 2005)
Deval Patrick on Families & Children
Click here for 4 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • In my youth, whole community raised its kids. (Feb 2020)
  • Simplify funding for mental illness treatment. (Feb 2020)
  • A child's future should not be defined by their zip code. (Jan 2014)
  • Parents wonder if their kids will do as well as them. (Jan 2012)
Deval Patrick on Foreign Policy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Crime for Trump to ask Ukraine to investigate Biden. (Dec 2019)
  • 1978: Rockefeller fellow on UN Development Program in Sudan. (Apr 2011)
Deval Patrick on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Deeper trade ties between U.S. and China. (Dec 2019)
  • New airports open our doors to new markets. (Jan 2014)
Deval Patrick on Government Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Democracy Agenda: first legislative package as president. (Feb 2020)
  • To be in the leadership business, govern for the long-term. (Jan 2014)
  • Show up & vote, to claim a stake in government. (Apr 2011)
  • 2007: Deny myth that government only serves the powerful. (Aug 2008)
  • Limit campaign donations. (Nov 2006)
Deval Patrick on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • State gun laws don't matter when guns come from other states. (Feb 2020)
  • Rejected Ruby Ridge task force recommendations. (Nov 2019)
  • More gun safety measures to help stop tragedies. (Jan 2013)
  • Strengthen existing gun laws; require background checks. (Nov 2006)
Deval Patrick on Health Care
Click here for 14 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Crying need for research of Alzheimers & disabling diseases. (Feb 2020)
  • Would support public option; open to other points of view. (Nov 2019)
  • ObamaCare is interconnected with debt and other problems. (Nov 2014)
  • Replace fee-for-service model with quality-of-care model. (Jan 2012)
  • 98% of all Massachusetts citizens now have health insurance. (Jan 2009)
  • Pursue cost-savings ideas within new health reform mandate. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports employer uninsured healthcare assessment, plus more. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports Health Access and Affordability Act. (Sep 2005)
  • Finance catastrophic health coverage. (Sep 2005)
  • Negotiate bulk drug purchases under governorís authority. (Sep 2005)
  • Invest in prevention. (Sep 2005)
  • Focus on prevention and wellness programs. (Sep 2005)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Deval Patrick on Homeland Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Don't cast anti-terror policies on any one group. (Dec 2019)
  • Signed bill for $177 million in state taxes for local bases. (Apr 2019)
  • Massachusetts leads the nation in veterans benefits. (Jan 2012)
Deval Patrick on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Allowed MA to shelter Central American refugee children. (Feb 2020)
  • In-state tuition ok for illegals; focus on employers. (Sep 2006)
  • Drivers licenses for illegals, for security and safety. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants. (Nov 2005)
Deval Patrick on Jobs
Click here for 5 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Address "skills gap" by aligned community college strategy. (Jan 2012)
  • At Coca Cola: transform employment practices and policies. (Apr 2011)
  • Pledge to work with AFL-CIO means being open to all voices. (Sep 2006)
  • Increase the minimum wage. (Sep 2005)
  • Increase small business access to credit. (May 2010)
Deval Patrick on Principles & Values
Click here for 23 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • I am a man of faith; my decisions are grounded in faith. (Feb 2020)
  • I never left my conscience at the company door. (Nov 2019)
  • Will accept Super PAC money; should be full disclosure. (Nov 2019)
  • Joined Bain Capital, lecture tour "Reinvesting in America". (Jul 2017)
  • 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; itís head-to-head against Tom Reilly. (Dec 2005)
Deval Patrick on Social Security
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Deval Patrick on Tax Reform
Click here for 12 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Raise the estate tax to 55%. (Feb 2020)
  • Called for cutting state sales tax, hiking income tax. (Jan 2013)
  • Reduce sales tax; and raise income tax. (Jan 2013)
  • Let municipalities raise property, meals, and lodging taxes. (Jan 2009)
  • Cut property tax; expand circuit breaker & senior exemption. (Sep 2006)
  • Tax rollback is shell game, shifting burden to property tax. (Sep 2006)
  • Cut the property tax, not the income tax. (Sep 2006)
  • Restore local aid so towns can cut property taxes. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports local meals tax and local-option taxes. (Jun 2006)
  • Opposes tax rollback because it would raise property taxes. (May 2006)
  • Allow cities to raise local meals tax-trust local officials. (Jan 2006)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Deval Patrick on Technology
Click here for 7 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Infrastructure creates jobs now and builds base for future. (Feb 2020)
  • Additional spending on cybersecurity and robotics. (Dec 2019)
  • Imagine a 21st Century transportation network. (Jan 2013)
  • Our citizens do not want less transportation; they want more. (Jan 2013)
  • Don't just talk about it; invest in life sciences & biotech. (Sep 2012)
  • Invest in broadband, wind turbines, roads & rails. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports state-wide WiFi. (Sep 2005)
Deval Patrick on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Our Generation Speaks: Israelis & Palestinians together. (Dec 2019)
  • Obama ended war in Iraq & is ending war in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
  • Bush was careless in starting Iraq war. (Apr 2011)
Deval Patrick on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 5 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Housing First strategy: 1,000 families out of shelters. (Jan 2012)
  • Saw severe poverty in 1970s West Africa. (Apr 2011)
  • As law student, won Legal Aid landlord-tenant cases. (Apr 2011)
  • Increase funding for employment and job training programs. (Nov 2006)
  • Promote more multi-family housing starts. (Sep 2005)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reparations for slavery without reconciliation won't satisfy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supported 35-foot buffer zone at abortion clinics: Favors topic 1
Decisions on abortion should be made by women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support for stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Events in Charlottesville show we are in deep trouble: Favors topic 2
1985: defended community activists in Alabama voter case: Strongly Favors topic 2
1970s: Routinely stopped by police, on foot in Milton MA: Strongly Favors topic 2
Former civil rights prosecutor under President Clinton: Favors topic 2
Crafted ďmend it, donít end itĒ for affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Today in Massachusetts, you can marry whomever you love: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports equal marriage rights for gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
I am a man of faith; my decisions are grounded in faith: Favors topic 4
Increase funding for employment and job training programs: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Crying need for research of Alzheimers & disabling diseases: Favors topic 5
Would support public option; open to other points of view: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is interconnected with debt and other problems: Favors topic 5
Pursue cost-savings ideas within new health reform mandate: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports employer uninsured healthcare assessment, plus more: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Health Access and Affordability Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Finance catastrophic health coverage: Favors topic 5
Negotiate bulk drug purchases under governorís authority: Favors topic 5
Focus on prevention and wellness programs: Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Veto moratorium, but cap charters until funding is reformed: Opposes topic 7
Supports unionized Horace Mann charter over regular charters: Opposes topic 7
Cap charter schools until funding formulas improved: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Expand early education opportunities: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supports charter schools: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
As NAACP lawyer, freed wrongly convicted death row inmate: Opposes topic 8
Actively protect water and wetlands: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Focus on environmental justice in poor communities: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Black Lives Matter doesn't mean you hate police: Favors topic 9
Rejected Ruby Ridge task force recommendations: Favors topic 9
Police & black people often don't understand each other: Opposes topic 9
Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another: Favors topic 9
Reform mandatory sentencing law: longer time for 3rd felony: Favors topic 9
Comprehensive reentry program with job training & education: Opposes topic 9
Criticized for urging DNA tests in rape cases: Opposes topic 9
Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Wrote letters to parole board for convicted rapist: Opposes topic 9
I don't need to be lectured about crime: Favors topic 9
Opposes death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
More gun safety measures to help stop tragedies: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strengthen existing gun laws; require background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Focus on guns & gang violence, not immigration status: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise the estate tax to 55%: Favors topic 11
Called for cutting state sales tax, hiking income tax: Favors topic 11
Tax rollback is shell game, shifting burden to property tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Cut the property tax, not the income tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow cities to raise local meals tax-trust local officials: Opposes topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
In-state tuition ok for illegals; focus on employers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Drivers licenses for illegals, for security and safety: Favors topic 12
Supports in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Deeper trade ties between U.S. and China: Strongly Favors topic 13
New airports open our doors to new markets: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Allowed MA to shelter Central American refugee children: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Additional spending on cybersecurity and robotics: Favors topic 15
Signed bill for $177 million in state taxes for local bases: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Democracy Agenda: first legislative package as president: Favors topic 16
Show up & vote, to claim a stake in government: Favors topic 16
Limit campaign donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Our Generation Speaks: Israelis & Palestinians together: Favors topic 17
Obama ended war in Iraq & is ending war in Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Bush was careless in starting Iraq war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cap-and-trade via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Favors topic 18
$50 million to help Massachusetts deal with climate change: Favors topic 18
Develop solar power projects to generate 250 MW by 2017: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make Massachusetts a global center for alternative energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut Energy costs and develop renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Support renewable energy like Cape Wind: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tax credits for energy efficient cars: Favors topic 18
Convert state fleet to hybrids and fuel-efficient cars: Favors topic 18
Invest in public transportation & smart growth: Strongly Favors topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
2012: As governor, opposed pot decriminalization: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Warehousing non-violent offenders is a costly policy failure: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Believes in private sector's ability to create opportunity: Opposes topic 20
Headed "Double Impact" group at Bain, as a "force for good": Opposes topic 20
Reduce sales tax; and raise income tax: Favors topic 20
Let municipalities raise property, meals, and lodging taxes: Favors topic 20
Focus on stimulating economic growth via local aid: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase the minimum wage: Strongly Favors topic 20

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