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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Romney: I was conservative in the bluest of states
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Asked if he was a "clear and consistent conservative," Mitt Romney defended his record as governor of Massachusetts.

"Let's get the record straight," Romney said. "First of all, there's no question that I support Second Amendment rights. But I also support an assault weapon ban."

"With regards to gay rights, I have always been somebody who opposes discrimination, but I also consistently feel that it is critical to have marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman."

"You heard of blue states? Have you ever bought a suit and look at it, and you can't tell if it is blue or black? That is how blue Massachusetts is. And in that state, I have had to stand up for life and I have. I have had to stand up for traditional marriage, and I have."

-- CNN Associate Producer Stephen Bach
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