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|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5|
Stopa began working as a physicist at Harvard in 2004.
Stopa said in September 2013 he would not grant amnesty to "illegal aliens."
Stopa said in September 2013 that he is "mildly opposed to gay marriage."
Stopa said he accepts civil unions but worries what children learn at LGBT organizations, known to accept people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Stopa said in September 2013 that he is pro-choice.
In cutting government jobs, he said he would start with the military, education and environmental departments. He called Massachusetts’ recent gas tax hike and the so-called "tech tax" "horrendous."
"Public spending crowds out private spending," he said.
National Security Agency
He said in September 2013 that as a "geek," he is sympathetic to the National Security Agency about its surveillance of Americans’ online and phone records.
"I don’t personally feel the storm troopers are going to come knocking on my door in the middle of the night," he said.
About a possible U.S. military strike in Syria, he said he would vote to give the president the authority to do so, but hopes the president would not use it.
Stopa was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts. The election was held to replace outgoing Rep. Ed Markey (D) who was elected to the U.S. Senate in the June 25th election for John Kerry's vacant seat after his appointment as Secretary of State. He was defeated by Frank Addivinola in the Republican primary on October 15, 2013.
|U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 Special Republican Primary, 2013|
|Source: Official Results from Massachusetts Elections Division|
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- Wicked Local.com, "FIFTH DISTRICT RACE: GOP candidate Mike Stopa declares candidacy" accessed July 31, 2013
- WCVB.com, "Massachusetts 5th District Congressional Primary Results," accessed October 15, 2013
- Wicked Local: Medford, "SPECIAL ELECTION: Harvard nanophysicist Mike Stopa makes run for Congress," accessed September 2, 2013
- Metrowest Daily News, "Second try for Republican Stopa in 5th District race," accessed September 18, 2013
- Boston.com, "Secretary of state to set Senate special election date of June 25," January 28, 2013
- The Boston Globe, "William ‘Mo’ Cowan to be interim US senator," January 30, 2013