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6:36
The Republican: 
Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez meet face-to-face for their second U.S. Senate campaign debate starting at 7 p.m. Stay with MassLive.com for updates throughout the evening.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:36 The Republican
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Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:41 RRizzuto413
6:41
The Republican: 
Markey supporters are out in force this evening despite the rain. Shira Schoenberg reports approximately 75 supporters rallied outside the WGBY studio holding pro-Markey signs.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/ed_markey_supporters_rally_out_1.html
Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:41 The Republican
6:56
The Republican: 
Going live in just a few minutes here in Springfield.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:56 The Republican
6:57
We have a packed house at the #springfielddebate at @wgby studios Tune in! pic.twitter.com/stemkQiO7t
Tuesday June 11, 2013 6:57 RRizzuto413
7:00
The Republican: 
A new poll out this morning from WBUR had Markey with a 7-point lead over Gomez so this is an important night for Gomez if he is going to cut into Markey's lead ahead of the June 25 election.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:00 The Republican
7:00
The Republican: 
http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/wbur_poll_ed_markey_up_by_7_ov.html
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:00 The Republican
7:02
The Republican: 
Each candidate will get 2 minutes to answer each question, with 30 seconds allowed for rebuttals.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:02 The Republican
7:03
Coming out the gate in the #springfielddebate we have a questions about where the candidates stand on the #NSA surveillance programs.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:03 RRizzuto413
7:03
The Republican: 
Gomez begins the debate by saying Markey's recent ads are attacking his character. Gomez asks "Who do you trust?" emphasizing his background as a Navy SEAL.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:03 The Republican
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[Comment From Guest Guest : ] 
How do I watch it live online?
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:04 Guest
7:04
The Republican: 
@guest: Live stream can be found here: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/live_updates_watch_springfield_2.html
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:04 The Republican
7:05
Gomez cites recent Obama Administration scandals as reasons behind public mistrust relating to NSA surveillance.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:05 RRizzuto413
7:05
The Republican: 
Markey says he will open a Springfield office, starts by saying he will ban assault weapons.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:05 The Republican
7:06
[Comment From Jim Jim : ] 
anyone else not seeing video?
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:06 Jim
7:06
The Republican: 
hello @Jim: Did you scroll down on that link? Video is up & running currently.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:06 The Republican
7:07
Gomez says too soon to know if Snowden is wrong for revealing NSA program; Markey says Snowden broke the law & will have consequence.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:07 RRizzuto413
7:11
Your #mapoli media hard at work to bring you all the details from the #springfielddebate at @wgby studios. pic.twitter.com/tQMmi7AXLX
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:11 RRizzuto413
7:12
The Republican: 
We are getting reports of some readers having trouble with the live video and are troubleshooting. Thank you for your patience
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:12 The Republican
7:13
The Republican: 
Video should be back for everyone.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:13 The Republican
7:14
With a question about how the candidates would craft tax policy, look back at this #masen report by @shiraschoenberg ow.ly/lWiQ5
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:14 RRizzuto413
7:15
The Republican: 
Once again video is live here: http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/live_updates_watch_springfield_2.html
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:15 The Republican
7:16
The Republican: 
Gomez pushes tax reform that is fair and simple. Emphasizes the need for both sides to work together.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:16 The Republican
7:16
The Republican: 
Markey rebuttal blames Bush administration tax code changes that favored the wealthy.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:16 The Republican
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[Comment From undecided voter undecided voter : ] 
gomez is economically strong, leaning towards him based off the first debate and this debate so far
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:17 undecided voter
7:17
The Republican: 
Markey: Billionaires need to pay their fair share.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:17 The Republican
7:18
[Comment From Mike Mike : ] 
Markey blaming bush is a real turn off for me (I am undecided also)
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:18 Mike
7:18
In regards to the talk about ending subsidies for oil companies, we tackled this back in the 2012 #masen campaign. ow.ly/lWj4Z
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:18 RRizzuto413
7:19
The Republican: 
Markey says he supports raising the minimum wage to $10/hour
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:19 The Republican
7:19
Just how wealthy are the candidates? Read the report here: ow.ly/lWjcN
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:19 RRizzuto413
7:21
The Republican: 
Gomez rebuttal emphasizes earning $10/hour is not the American dream. He supports an increase in minimum wage but says the bar has to be set higher in terms of opportunities.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:21 The Republican
7:21
Gomez says it is insulting to insinuate that making $10 an hour is the American Dream. Markey says that is the minimum we can do for people.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:21 RRizzuto413
7:21
[Comment From Zach Zach : ] 
Gomez really seems like better candidate here. Gomez talks about working across the isle with open discussion while Markey reverts to blaming Bush.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:21 Zach
7:23
The Republican: 
Markey emphasizes the importance of the average American being able to depend on affordable health care and to own a home.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:23 The Republican
7:23
The good folks behind the boards at @wgby studios are busy making the #springfielddebate look great. pic.twitter.com/pEK32oVUux
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:23 RRizzuto413
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[Comment From Joe Joe : ] 
Im voting Gomez decided tonight based on first debate and this debate so far, Markey's voting record is just awful
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:24 Joe
7:25
The Republican: 
Gomez: Everything is on the table. Says he would fight to keep mortgage interest deductions but everything has to be on the table.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:25 The Republican
7:26
The Republican: 
Markey says he does have a pre-condition and says he will not vote for any plan that eliminates the mortgage interest deduction.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:26 The Republican
7:28
The Republican: 
Gomez: There are a lot of people in the Republican party that are wrong on gun control and there are a number of people wrong within the Democratic party.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:28 The Republican
7:31
The Republican: 
Markey says we have to say no to the NRA and pass common sense gun control laws, and supports a ban on assault weapons.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:31 The Republican
7:31
[Comment From Jeff Jeff : ] 
Markey will protect mortgage deduction and increase minimum wage to $10. Gomez, who doesn't understand the working poor, already ready to put the mortgage deduction on the table. It's not about the dream, its about giving people a chance to realize the dream...
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:31 Jeff
7:32
The Republican: 
Focus turns to the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:32 The Republican
7:32
For more on the Toomey-Manchin bill on gun control & background checks, read here: ow.ly/lWk36
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:32 RRizzuto413
7:34
The Republican: 
Markey: It should be a right that a woman is paid the same as a man for doing the same work.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:34 The Republican
7:34
#masen Elizabeth Warren just chimed in on the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday. Her viewpoint is here: ow.ly/lWk9B
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:34 RRizzuto413
7:35
The Republican: 
Gomez: I think it's a disgrace that we have to have an act that makes women equal with men.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:35 The Republican
7:35
TO clarify, the report candidates are referring to about pay inequality shows women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes in same job.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:35 RRizzuto413
7:36
The Republican: 
Gomez also says he supports the Paycheck Fairness Act and that there should be no discrimination.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:36 The Republican
7:36
The Paycheck Fairness Act was a major issue in the 2012 #masen race. Scott Brown voted against the bill and Elizabeth Warren supported it.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:36 RRizzuto413
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Now both #masen candidates, Republican and Democrat, say they would support such a bill in the U.S. Senate.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:37 RRizzuto413
7:38
The Republican: 
On to the controversial Keystone pipeline
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:38 The Republican
7:38
The Republican: 
Gomez: "I'm a green Republican. I believe in climate change."
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:38 The Republican
7:39
Environmentalists have vowed to elect Ed Markey to the Senate and have thrown major support & cash behind him- ow.ly/lWkA0
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:39 RRizzuto413
7:39
The Republican: 
Wants more wind, solar and green energy projects, but emphasizes not every green energy project is a good one. Says he supports the Keystone project and that studies show it is environmentally safe.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:39 The Republican
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[Comment From Bill Bill : ] 
Gomez is crash and burning on the fair pay response. He doesn't have a clue what to say and is trying to dredge up the Seal stuff again. He is floundering hoping to think of something to say. He really is out of his element.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:40 Bill
7:41
Markey denounced attacks from California billionaire/environmentalist Tom Steyer on Gomez, but they've kept coming- ow.ly/lWkDc
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:41 RRizzuto413
7:42
The Republican: 
Markey says the Canadians are mining the dirtiest oil in the world and doesn't support the Keystone pipeline, says it will not free the U.S. from dependence on foreign oil and is not worth the environmental risk.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:42 The Republican
7:43
For more on where the candidates stand in regards to the Keystone XL Oil pipeline, read here: ow.ly/lWkOb
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:43 RRizzuto413
7:43
The Republican: 
Gomez goes back to increase on national debt from 1976 to 2013.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:43 The Republican
7:46
The Republican: 
Markey pushes for a support on an overhaul of the filibuster system as currently defined.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:46 The Republican
7:47
Things are heated but substantive at the #springfielddebate . This shot courtesy of @d_roback from The Republican. ow.ly/i/2kY8m
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:47 RRizzuto413
7:48
The Republican: 
Gomez says he can go longer than Rand Paul's 12 hours on a filibuster. He's done it before without having to go to the bathroom as a Navy SEAL.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:48 The Republican
7:48
[Comment From Jeff Jeff : ] 
Gomez also remembers 1976, but doesn't the surplus from Clinton that Bush and Republicans lost!
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:48 Jeff
7:49
The Republican: 
Markey says his job has been fighting Tea Party Republicans, points finger at Mitch McConnell.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:49 The Republican
7:49
For more on the Rand Paul filibuster that went 13 hours, read here: ow.ly/lWleE
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:49 RRizzuto413
7:50
[Comment From SK SK : ] 
Gomez needs to stop with all the SEAL stories
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:50 SK
7:50
Final question relates to the Citizen's United Supreme Court decision.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:50 RRizzuto413
7:51
The Republican: 
Markey says Citizen United is one of the worst decisions in the history of the United States. Strong criticism.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:51 The Republican
7:52
Citizens United tossed laws limiting campaign spending for corporations and labor unions, calling restrictions a violation of free speech.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:52 RRizzuto413
7:52
The Republican: 
Markey calls for a Constitutional Amendment to change the Citizens United decision.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:52 The Republican
7:53
For more on the 2010 Citizens United decision, read here: ow.ly/lWlvp
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:53 RRizzuto413
7:53
The Republican: 
Gomez says the playing field is unequal, does not support changing Citizens United.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:53 The Republican
7:54
Jim Madigan of @wgby squeezes in one more question. This time on federal legalization of medical marijuana.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:54 RRizzuto413
7:55
The Republican: 
Markey supports medical marijuana law passed in Massachusetts and that marijuana needs to be used only for medicinal purposes. Gomez says the issues should be left to the states.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:55 The Republican
7:55
And Gomez switches to Spanish in his last response before closing statements.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:55 RRizzuto413
7:55
The Republican: 
Gomez gives final answer before closing arguments in Spanish.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:55 The Republican
7:56
The Republican: 
Gomez says he wants everyone else to live the American dream, as he has, and says he will put people ahead of politics if elected.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:56 The Republican
7:57
The Republican: 
Markey says he is the first person in his family to go to college and says he has been fortunate in his life. Asks what people is Gomez protecting if he supports cutting social security benefits.
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:57 The Republican
7:57
In my role as debate organizer, I thank both #masen campaigns & @wgby for making the #springfielddebate happen tonight. Go vote on June 25!
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:57 RRizzuto413
7:59
The Republican: 
Thank you for following the debate on MassLive. We'll have analysis and reaction throughout the night and into tomorrow on the MassLive politics page http://www.masslive.com/politics/
Tuesday June 11, 2013 7:59 The Republican
 
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