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Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Budget & Economy|
Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
Energy & Oil|
Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
Families & Children|
Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
Principles & Values|
Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
War & Peace|
Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.