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" It seemed to me to be entirely un-kosher, if that's a word, to try to put a debate about war right in front of the midterm to try to affect the midterm outcomes. "
" I've been a city councilman and mayor. I've been a lieutenant governor and governor and now, in the Senate, serve on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee. So I'm a utility player. I just want to do everything I can to make sure A) we win and that B) the presidency of Hillary Clinton is fantastic. "
" The framers understood that the president, as the head of our armed forces, must defend the nation from imminent threat. But when the mission shifts from defense to offense, congressional approval is essential. "
" When I see this, you know, 'Crooked Hillary,' or I see the, 'Lock her up,' it's just ridiculous. It is ridiculous. But I just - you know - it is beneath the character of the kind of dialogue we should have. Because we got real serious problems to solve. And look, most of us stopped the name-calling thing about fifth grade. "
" I want to make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States because we need Secretary Clinton's focus on making sure that we build an America where our values of inclusion and opportunity for everyone are the values that bring us together. "
" If you want a senator who'll partner with the president to do what's best for the nation, I'm your guy. "
" I'm not going to be anybody's punching bag. "
" We had a motto in my school: 'Men for Others.' And it was there that my faith became something vital. My north star for orienting my life. And when I left high school, I knew that I wanted to battle for social justice. "
" Donald Trump is a guy who has called for privatization of the V.A. That is something that is overwhelmingly rejected by America's veterans. They do not want to go down that path. Do they want improvement? Sure they do. But they don't want risky or radical. "
" I do plan to be on the podium with President Clinton when she's inaugurated in January 2017 - but I'm going to be sitting with the senators. "
" One of the things we wrestle with nationally is, 'If we want the economy to be strong, what should we do?' Why not learn some lessons from Virginia? "
" I predict after this whole thing is over, what we'll remember about the failed candidacy of Donald Trump is, 'You're fired.' "
" When I talk to people outside the beltway, I don't think people are that divided. "
" As much as the constitutional argument matters to me, what really matters to me is this sort of moral question of can we order somebody to risk their lives about a military mission if we're not willing to debate, vote, and say that the military mission matters? "
" I am boring. "
" My sense is that economic anxiety means electoral volatility. "
" I saw my mother crying for the first time, which made a huge impression on me, when I came home from kindergarten, and she was watching TV because JFK - that Irish Catholic president that we loved - had been killed. "
" I was the governor that drew a tough, tough straw. I was governor during the worst recession since the 1930s, and I had to cut $5 billion from the state budget. "
" I deeply believe - and not just as a matter of politics, but even as a matter of morality - that matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They're moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves. And the last thing we need is government intruding into those personal decisions. "
" Authenticity is key. "
" You have got to connect your land use decisions with transportation decisions. "
" People will pay a price for putting political obstruction over progress in a time that is so critical and urgent. "
" Over 17 years, I took on banks, landlords, real estate firms, local governments, anybody who treated anybody unfairly. "
" In politics, you've got to have a fallback in our line of work because your career can be over in an instant. Not that I would make much money playing a harmonica. "
" If we are going to be serious about enforcing the law, we have to have a background record check system to make sure that people don't get weapons who shouldn't. "
" I have a sort of Catholic-slash-Calvinist view of human nature, but every day I meet somebody who is doing cool things. So people get you out of your solitude and do things that exceed your expectations every day. "
" I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn't intrude. I'm a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about. "
" You see Democrats who will demonize business. I don't do that. You see Republicans who demonize labor. I don't do that. "
" I would be open to a proposal that would have some minimum tax level for everyone. "
" Let me let you in on a secret. I do plan to be on the podium with President Clinton when she's inaugurated in January 2017 - but I'm going to be sitting with the senators. "
" The American economy has always been the innovator in the world, and we're starting to see some tremendous increases in innovation, especially in the clean energy sector. "