Statements about Debates

"The pension fund in the city of Providence is only 30 percent funded, about the same level as when he [Taveras] took office."

"My campaign alone has created more jobs in the state of Rhode Island than Narragansett Beer."

"The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools."

"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."

Republican candidate for governor Allan Fung "donated to Democrats like Congressman David Cicilline, disgraced (House) speaker Gordon Fox and even Mr. Obamacare, Harry Reid."

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."

"The sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed."

Says Mitt Romney wants to add $2 trillion to defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.

Says Connie Mack’s Penny Plan would cut "over $200 billion out of Medicare, over $1 trillion out of Social Security. ... $3 trillion out of defense."

Says Barack Obama was silent on Iran "when the students took to the streets in Tehran and the people there protested, (and) the Green Revolution occurred."

Says Mitt Romney "just gave a speech a few weeks ago" and said "we should still have troops in Iraq."

Says Mitt Romney was clear that he "would not provide government assistance to the U.S. auto companies, even if they went through bankruptcy."

"The president said he was going to create daylight between ourselves and Israel."

"A few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia."

Says Connie Mack voted to redefine "rape" as "forcible rape."

"George Bush never suggested that we eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood."

Says Connie Mack takes two homestead exemptions, "directly contrary to Florida’s Constitution."

In 2012, Connie Mack missed 178 votes, "one of the worst voting records" in Congress.

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