| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Ed Markey: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood; supports abortion rights.
Ed Markey: Litmus test for Supreme Court nominees on abortion.
Gabriel Gomez: I'm personally prolife but I'm not changing any abortion law.
Gabriel Gomez: 24-hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion.
Steve Lynch: Protect Roe v. Wade; it keeps abortion in clinical setting.
Steve Lynch: Opposes abortion funding but funded Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Ed Markey: Home mortgage deduction should not be on the table.
Gabriel Gomez: Deficit reduction might even include home mortgage deduction.
Ed Markey: Sequestration is another word for mindless cuts.
Steve Lynch: Voted for sequestration because debt default was worse.
Steve Lynch: Supported sequestration and opposed financial bailouts.
Gabriel Gomez: I support Paycheck Fairness Act's equal pay for women.
Ed Markey: History of voting for women's rights.
Gabriel Gomez: Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Gabriel Gomez: Federal medical marijuana OK; leave the rest to states.
Energy & Oil|
Ed Markey: Simply unneeded to subsidize oil industry.
Gabriel Gomez: Keystone XL project brings jobs.
Gabriel Gomez: I'm a "green Republican"; others in GOP deny science.
Steve Lynch: Help Massachusetts fishermen as working class.
Ed Markey: Authored laws on Telecomm, insider trading, and Alzheimers.
Gabriel Gomez: No anti-ad pledge; my only pledge is to Constitution.
Ed Markey: Expand background checks; ban assault weapons; fight NRA.
Gabriel Gomez: A lot of people in the GOP are wrong on gun control.
Ed Markey: Fight the NRA for broader gun control measures.
Gabriel Gomez: I oppose the NRA on expanded background checks.
Gabriel Gomez: In favor of closing the gun-show loophole.
Gabriel Gomez: Tie gun sales to mental health checks.
Gabriel Gomez: Repeal medical device tax in ObamaCare.
Gabriel Gomez: ObamaCare hurts the middle class & small business.
Gabriel Gomez: Universal affordable coverage, but repeal ObamaCare.
Ed Markey: Supported ObamaCare but would repeal aspects of it.
Steve Lynch: Opposed ObamaCare and would repeal aspects of it.
Ed Markey: Don't compromise innocent haystack looking for guilty needle.
Gabriel Gomez: Only traitors reveal harmful surveillance information.
Gabriel Gomez: Fight to preserve Western Massachusetts' military units.
Gabriel Gomez: Make the Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine".
Gabriel Gomez: Pathway to citizenship should include learning English.
Ed Markey: $10 an hour minimum wage is just a first step.
Principles & Values|
Gabriel Gomez: FactCheck: Markey authored successful bills over 22 years.
Jack Robinson: Ran as Republican in past; running as Independent in 2013.
Ed Markey: Higher-income people should pay their fair share of taxes.
Gabriel Gomez: Let the people decide if rail needed to Western Mass.
War & Peace|
Gabriel Gomez: Align with right rebel group and impose no-fly zone in Syria.