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    I'm all for anyone who champions environmental issues and few are better positioned to do so than Markey. I have addressed Scott Brown on several occasions concerning environmental issues, particularly global warming, and he has essentially said these are not his priorities, no big surprise! We need a united senatorial front representing Massachusetts, and Ed Markey will join Elizabeth Warren in the fight for a clean, sustainable energy future and recognition of the scientific consensus regarding human caused climate change.
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    Martha Coakley really screwed the people of Mass with her inept campaign. The dems took the seat for granted and the country suffered because of that mistake. I don't think that will happen again. If he decides to run two losses in a row is going to put Scott Brown on the back burner. I think he'll pass this race up.
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    Warren ran a campaign few could run. She was a liberal darling, she captured a heavy feminist vote in Mass. She was a college professor, she had every advantage a candidate could possibly have from the Dem side. And barely won. Brown will beat anyone else they have to throw up.
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    @jessejaymes I think that's a bit much Pn. the country did not suffer because Scott Brown was a Senator. He was probably the most moderate of all GOP Senators and certainly in the top 3. Statements like that make you sound like the left wing version of Neo.
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    @PoliticalSpice Please don't remind me. He should have won in 2004. Maybe we wouldn't have had so many dead American soldiers and the great recession.
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    @PNWest well i don't know that he should have won, a preriquisite to win is having the guts to fight and launch a good campaign. It is what sepersted clinton and obama from kerry and dukakis...
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    Scott Brown is a moderate Republican and I hated to see him go. We need more moderate Republicans. I support him going back in.
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    he may have been a moderate but really does that mean anything any longer? both sides of the party stay pretty well to party lines when voting and very seldom deviate from it. that's the problem. nobody is willing to cross the aisle. they would rather stand and be counted with the fringe crazy of their own side as opposed to being seen to compromise with the other party. Somehow the word compromise has been made into something to be considered a weakness and shortcoming in the politics of this country.
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    @frigginhell Yes it does mean something. If you have a one party system you have a dictatorship. And given the choice between a bible belt right wing thug and Scott Brown I'm going to choose Brown every single time. Brown could and did compromise on a number of things. I am a moderate and I support moderates of both parties to bring this country back together. I do NOT support extremists of either party because they are responsible for the mess this country is in.
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    @frigginhell Let me say a little something further here. Day after day I read the liberals on here complaining about the GOP being unwilling to compromise. Day after day I read the conservatives complaining about the Dems being unwilling to compromise. The truth is NEITHER side is willing to compromise because our society has become so polarized on both the right and left extremists that this society will throw any moderate from either party for doing so. You can't blame the politicians for representing the will of those who elect them. It has come to the point that "compromise" from both the left and the right only amounts to "the other side" giving in while they give NOTHING. A pox on both parties. Scott Brown was one of the best Senators in the Senate. Now the liberals are happy they have yet another extremist in his place. I'm not.
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    Well as a legtist, as opposed to a liberal, I think extermism in defense of liberty is no vice ;) Markey has a great record in the area of opposing nuclear power, an issue very important to me. Brown was not bad. He should move to a republican state and primary a repub there, just for the fun of it.
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    @PoliticalSpice One vote? Doubtful... Though I did read an article about how solar will be our cheapest form of energy by 2020, earlier in really sunny states.
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    My prefernce is for markey, because he has done a lot to oppose nuclear power. brown was pretyy moderate mot the worse guy, and i'm respectful of state citizens deciding this. the contest you mention would be facinating. But I know a bit of markeys record and would love to see him in the senate.
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