| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Richard Carmona: Championed women's health and pre-natal health services.
Budget & Economy|
Richard Carmona: Supply-side economics is valid.
David Ruben: Wealth has become concentrated in the hands of a few.
David Ruben: Take corporate money out of politics.
Energy & Oil|
Jeff Flake: Opposes EPA coal plant emission rule changes.
Jeff Flake: Water is the lifeblood of AZ; and CA is the biggest threat.
Jeff Flake: Uranium mining OK; it won't threaten Grand Canyon.
Jeff Flake: Skeptical on Proposition 120; cooperate with Forest Service.
Richard Carmona: No uranium mining in Arizona Strip watershed area.
Jeff Flake: Push to end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.
Jeff Flake: It's out of whack to get sued by Brazil over cotton subsidy.
Richard Carmona: All earmarks are not pork.
Jeff Flake: Opposes Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
Richard Carmona: Supports Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
Richard Carmona: Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured.
Richard Carmona: Would not have voted for ObamaCare.
Richard Carmona: Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention.
David Ruben: Stop restricting how doctors can prescribe pain medication.
Richard Carmona: Helped open the first trauma center in southern Arizona.
Richard Carmona: Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me.
Jeff Flake: ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around.
Jeff Flake: Revamp guest-worker programs; it fails our needs.
Richard Carmona: Comprehensive immigration reform ties into the economy.
Richard Carmona: More visas for day-workers to enhance commerce.
Jeff Flake: Replicate operational security from Yuma Sector.
Richard Carmona: Dynamic interdiction plus prevention.
Jeff Flake: Secure the border; then comprehensive reform.
Jeff Flake: SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand.
Richard Carmona: Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics.
Jeff Flake: ObamaCare inhibits small business hiring.
Jeff Flake: Stifling regulations are the biggest job killers.
Richard Carmona: Farm Bill should offer support to struggling farmers.
Principles & Values|
Jeff Flake: Vowed not to serve more than 3 terms in Congress; broke vow.
Richard Carmona: 1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer.
Richard Carmona: Classified as disabled veteran from Vietnam wounds.
Richard Carmona: Of Puerto Rican descent; grew up poor in Harlem.
Richard Carmona: Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations.
Jeff Flake: Nobody's talking privatization; ensure solvency after 2026.
Richard Carmona: Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K.
Jeff Flake: I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge.
Jeff Flake: Full extension of Bush tax cuts.
Richard Carmona: Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform.
Richard Carmona: Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science.
War & Peace|
Richard Carmona: Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.
Welfare & Poverty|
Richard Carmona: Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem.