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March 28, 2013

GOP hopefuls joust in lively debate

NEEDHAM (AP) — The three Republican candidates vying for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat jousted on everything from gay marriage and abortion to Social Security and President Obama’s health care law in a televised debate.

Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow all said they support repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act but split on abortion. Sullivan and Gomez described themselves as “pro-life” while Winslow called himself “pro-choice.”

On Social Security, all three said the program should be protected for those receiving or nearing benefits.

Gomez suggested the retirement age could be gradually increased while Winslow said a bipartisan committee should be named to come up with a long-term solution. Sullivan said the decision shouldn’t be left to a committee. All three support repealing the 2010 health care law.

The two Democratic hopefuls also debated Wednesday.

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