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Bob Kerrey: Government should stay out of abortion decision.
Bob Kerrey: Trust women rather than regulating half the population.
Deb Fischer: I believe in the sanctity of life.
Deb Fischer: Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape.
Deb Fischer: Look at the record: Opposes abortion.
Budget & Economy|
Bob Kerrey: We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment.
Bob Kerrey: Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment.
Deb Fischer: Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts.
Deb Fischer: Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on.
Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program.
Energy & Oil|
Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
Jon Bruning: Coal is good, cheap energy.
Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
Deb Fischer: Leadership & strong messages make the world safer.
Pat Flynn: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Don Stenberg: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Jon Bruning: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Deb Fischer: Against earmarks and would oppose them.
Pat Flynn: No earmarks: it's not my duty to bring home the bacon.
Pat Flynn: Don't renew legislative earmarks.
Don Stenberg: Don't renew legislative earmarks; and attack past ones.
Jon Bruning: Don't renew legislative earmarks, but past ones ok.
Jon Bruning: Political contributions ok from out-of-state coal companies.
Deb Fischer: No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office.
Deb Fischer: Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
Don Stenberg: Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights.
Deb Fischer: I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.
Deb Fischer: Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition.
Bob Kerrey: Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular.
Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul.
Jon Bruning: Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare.
Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill.
Principles & Values|
Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
Don Stenberg: Our country's going in the wrong direction.
Don Stenberg: Most campaign funds come from South Carolina PAC.
Jon Bruning: OpEd: Became multimillionaire while serving in public office.
Pat Flynn: Endorsed by Republican Liberty Caucus.
Pat Flynn: I'm the only candidate who is not a "career politician".
Bob Kerrey: We must keep our commitments & do right for the future.
Bob Kerrey: Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something.
Bob Kerrey: Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69.
Deb Fischer: Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40.
Deb Fischer: Raise retirement age & limit benefits.
Deb Fischer: Look at means testing & higher retirement age.
War & Peace|
Bob Kerrey: We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price.
Bob Kerrey: Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran.
Deb Fischer: Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals.
Deb Fischer: Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.