Jim McGovern

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is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

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Texans don't scare me.

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I don't have nearly that much time ...

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I am deeply troubled and believe that the Administration owes us -- Congress and the American people -- some answers and some clarity on their policy.

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No. I thought I'd probably end up working in my father's package store (liquor store). But I interned for George McGovern in college (no relation), he became my dearest friend and my hero, and my inspiration. I was privileged to deliver the eulogy at his funeral. I was a congressional staffer for 14 years for Rep. Joe Moakley before I ran and won in 1996. McGovern taught to me to believe that one person can change the world, and Joe Moakley showed me how to do it.

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"Your law would take away free speech from any organization, period. It would leave it up to Congress and the States to decide. That is terrifying." No, it wouldn't. In fact it specifically reaffirms the right to free speech. What it would do is allow Congress to regulate secretive, corporate super-pacs that call themselves "Americans for Apple Pie and Puppies" to deliver unlimited funds. I obviously disagree with you, but this is exactly what we need - a thoughtful discussion on an issue that not enough people pay attention to. As someone who has been in Congress since 1997, it is my opinion that excessive amounts of money are polluting our political system. It is not good for our democracy; we need to do something about it; let's have that debate.

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I'll take the duck. I enjoy pate.

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I'm looking at legislation that will likely be introduced. Unclear in a Republican House how much traction it will get, but I'm open to considering it.

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We need a system with greater access to the public airwaves for anyone who wants to run. The notion that you are only a serious candidate if you have lots and lots of money seems contrary to who we are. Members who raise millions of dollars from the oil industry will be influenced by that industry. We need to empower people, and not Big Money special interests.

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With Barney gone, I think Linda Sanchez (CA) in the House and Al Franken in the Senate.

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Burncoat Pizza and the Wonder Bar - both in Worcester - are two favorites. Pepperoni, sausage, onions and peppers.