| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Tom Smith: Pro-life, period, but not for rape.
Tom Smith: No abortion under all circumstances, including rape & incest.
Marc Scaringi: Pro-life.
Budget & Economy|
Tom Smith: Stagnant economy due to over-regulation & complex taxes.
Marc Scaringi: We need a balanced budget amendment.
Bob Casey: Right ongoing wrongs in college admissions.
Tom Smith: Equal pay for equal work.
Tom Smith: Compliance with regulations is strangling business.
Steve Welch: Current tax code punishes small businesses while GE pays 0%.
Tom Smith: Get rid of the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil|
Tom Smith: Fossil fuels are key to reasonable energy prices.
Tom Smith: Former coal company executive; ease up on coal mining.
Marc Scaringi: Make Pennsylvania energy independent via Marcellus Shale.
Marc Scaringi: Our children will inherit debt from Cash for Clunkers.
Sam Rohrer: Eliminate Department of Energy; scale back EPA.
Steve Welch: Term limits instead of a road to riches.
Marc Scaringi: Pro-second amendment.
Bob Casey: Shift $700B from Medicare to ObamaCare, but no senior funds.
Marc Scaringi: ObamaCare is profoundly unconstitutional.
Steve Welch: Lunacy that consumers don't know real prices.
Sam Rohrer: ObamaCare is big government mentality.
Marc Scaringi: Secure America's borders.
Steve Welch: Secure America's borders.
Sam Rohrer: Washington does not create jobs; but it can destroy jobs.
Marc Scaringi: Lack of right-to-work harms the people of Pennsylvania.
Steve Welch: National right-to-work make us globally competitive.
Principles & Values|
Bob Casey: Optimistic there will be debates; but won't say so on record.
Tom Smith: Optimistic there will be a debate; but nothing finalized.
Bob Casey: Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire.
Tom Smith: Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire.
Steve Welch: Voted Democratic in 2008; but renounced support of Obama.
Tom Smith: Elected as Democrat as township supervisor for decades.
Steve Welch: Switched party from Democrat to GOP in 2005.
Bob Casey: Stop these crazy proposals to put benefits in stock market.
Tom Smith: Let Social Security payroll tax reduction expire in January.
Tom Smith: AdWatch: divert payroll tax into privately managed accounts.
Tom Smith: Supports flat tax; remove loopholes but keep exemptions.
Sam Rohrer: High taxation comes from ignoring the Constitution.
War & Peace|
Marc Scaringi: Proceed with caution with Iran; they have no nukes.
Sam Rohrer: Threats by Iran should not be taken lightly.
Steve Welch: Everything needs to on the table with Iran, but not publicly.