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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews


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Survey of 2014 Senate campaign websites

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    Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion.
    Nels Mitchell: Support woman's right to make her own health decisions.
    Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions.
    Connie Johnson: Don't incarcerate women for biological functions with ova.
    David Alameel: Always fight to protect Roe v. Wade.
    Jeff Bell: Supports pre-birth personhood; and limitations on abortion.
    T.W. Shannon: Reliably supported pro-life legislation.
    Dan Sullivan: Notify parents when their kids have abortions.
    Lee Bright: Protect our unborn children from abortion providers.
    Shane Osborn: Adamantly protect the life of the unborn.
    Ben Sasse: Defend the sanctity of life.
    Shenna Bellows: Leader in reproductive freedom.
    Brian Schatz: Require offering emergency contraception for rape victims.
    Pat McGeehan: Support the Life at Conception Act; all life is precious.
    Sam Clovis: Life should be protected from conception.
    Joe Carr: Promote adoption; 100% pro-life.
    Matt Bevin: We have a duty to protect unborn human life.
    Matthew Whitaker: Life begins at conception.
    Owen Hill: Fight for equal opportunity of all people--born and unborn.
    Milton Wolf: I've dedicated my life to saving lives; all lives.
    Joni Ernst: No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn.
    David Perdue: Promote a culture that values life.
    Champ Edmunds: Protect the pre-born and all the vulnerable in our society.
    Karen Handel: Planned Bullyhood: book exposes Planned Parenthood's tactics.
    Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children.
Budget & Economy
    Monica Wehby: Problem is uncertainty in federal regulation & tax climate.
    Gordon Ball: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal discipline.
    Kevin Wade: Trust ourselves to make their own choices.
    Brad Hutto: It's time for Congress to spend less and cut waste.
    Terry Adams: Income inequality has grown worse in recent decades.
    Terry Adams: Start reinvesting in the American Dream.
    Greg Orman: Report federal spending by strict accounting standards.
    Dave Domina: Government must live within the budget.
    Jeff Bell: Quantitative Easing causes inflation; erodes social contract.
    Jeff Bell: Gold standard helps people & small business.
    Allen Weh: Reduce America's debt; implement balanced budget.
    Mead Treadwell: $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations.
    John Walsh: Top priority as Senator: lower the federal deficit.
    Chris McDaniel: Balance the books by cutting spending to sustainable levels.
    Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail.
    Milton Wolf: Stand up to out-of-control Washington spending.
    Cam Cavasso: Government spending sucks oxygen out of the economy.
    Matt Wiedenhoeft: Demand transparency with the˙Federal Reserve.
    Rob Maness: Our government is addicted to spending.
    Lee Bright: All federal spending comes from pockets of taxpayers.
    Sharon Hansen: Get rid of the Federal Reserve and the IRS.
    Michelle Nunn: Make smart short and mid-term investments to drive growth.
    Ben Sasse: Reform entitlement programs & live within our means.
    Jim Rubens: Don't put staggering burden of debt on our grandchildren.
    Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
    Pat McGeehan: No bank bailout; no carmaker bailout.
    Joe Carr: Spending caps are vital to our nation's survival.
    Matt Bevin: Wall Street and auto bailouts made us pay for their mistakes.
    Matt Bevin: Balanced Budget Amendment ends Congress' spending addiction.
    Matthew Whitaker: Balance the budget instead of $17 trillion national debt.
    Owen Hill: Government spending is a tax on work and a tax on jobs.
    Joni Ernst: Break Washington's spending addiction.
    David Perdue: Cut wasteful spending; eliminate failed government agencies.
    David Perdue: Support balanced budget amendment and tax reform.
    Champ Edmunds: The way out of this crisis is to unleash the free market.
    Corey Stapleton: Washington is mortgaging America's children's futures.
    Karen Handel: Tenacious in balancing budget and dealing with corruption.
    Jon Roland: Expenditures backed only by debt are unconstitutional.
    Jim Oberweis: Massive overspending and over-borrowing crowds out jobs.
    Natalie Tennant: Cut Secretary of State's office budget by 20%.
Civil Rights
    Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right.
    Connie Johnson: Women deserve equal pay for equal work.
    Connie Johnson: Job protection & housing rights for LGBT citizens.
    Terry Adams: Equal work deserves equal pay, period.
    David Alameel: Demand equal pay for equal work between men and women.
    Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day.
    Jeff Bell: Support traditional marriage: don't let courts define it.
    Bruce Skarin: Don't use religious values to restrict civil right to love.
    John Walsh: Equal pay for equal work for women.
    Andy Martin: Early advocate against women's wage discrimination.
    Rob Maness: Support traditional marriage.
    Shane Osborn: Marriage is only between one man and one woman.
    Ben Sasse: Don't redefine one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Shenna Bellows: Leader in Women's Leadership Coalition & women's rights.
    Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
    Sam Clovis: Family begins with one man and one woman.
    Alison Grimes: Fight for pay equity for women.
    Shenna Bellows: ENDA is a good start; full marriage equality is next.
    Matt Bevin: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Jay Stamper: Backs marriage equality: it is a civil rights issue.
    Mead Treadwell: I will defend traditional marriage.
    Milton Wolf: Marriage should be between one man and one woman.
    Joni Ernst: Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports MI Protection & Advocacy Services (pro-disabilty).
    T.W. Shannon: Martin Luther King's dream was never about dependency.
    David Perdue: Protect traditional marriage.
    Champ Edmunds: Marriage is a bond between a man, a woman and God.
    Murray Sabrin: Gay-bashing is insensitive, but free speech; not hate crime.
    Sam Rankin: End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries.
    Zephyr Teachout: Level playing field between family stores and big business.
    Terry Adams: Fair tax system without loopholes for corporations & wealthy.
    Dave Domina: Huge corporations are not citizens.
    David Alameel: Big corporations & executives should pay fair share in taxes.
    Brian Herr: 29 years in the commercial construction business.
    Terri Lynn Land: Government compliance is too large burden on small business.
    Rob Maness: End anti-small business politics and crony capitalism.
    Lee Bright: Lower corporate tax rate: pro-free enterprise reforms.
    Michelle Nunn: Lower our corporate tax rate; simplify tax code.
    Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
    Sam Clovis: End corporate welfare subsidies & crony capitalism grants.
    Joe Carr: Lower the corporate tax & make Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Jason Conger: Lower the barriers to business and job creation.
    Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals & government bailouts of big business.
    Shane Osborn: Small businesses are the job creators that fuel our economy.
    David Perdue: We are on the verge of revitalizing American manufacturing.
    Murray Sabrin: Manufacturing hubs are crony capitalism.
    Natalie Tennant: Help business filings via efficiency and cutting red tape.
    Zephyr Teachout: Disenfranchising due to criminal convictions is undemocratic.
    Zephyr Teachout: We have a long way to go on criminal justice reform.
    Zephyr Teachout: Give minorities opportunity, not criminal justice system.
    Zephyr Teachout: Raise age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
    Connie Johnson: Moratorium on Oklahoma executions & three-strikes.
    Murray Sabrin: No death penalty; deport murderers to ends of the Earth.
    Bruce Skarin: Focus on prevention and more effective long term solutions.
    Chad Taylor: Tough-on-crime reputation as District Attorney.
    David Clements: Support 4th amendment: freedom from unreasonable searches.
    John Walsh: First state to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
    Alison Grimes: One in six US women will be victims of domestic violence.
    Dan Sullivan: 2010: increased sentences & overhauled bail system.
    Sharon Hansen: Eliminate the police state we now live in.
    Doug Truax: Justice means making sure wrong gets punished.
    Chris McDaniel: Death penalty for terrorism with victims killed.
    Jay Stamper: We are all criminals because we over-lawed.
    Jay Stamper: Pled guilty to SEC violation in exchange for zero sentence.
    Natalie Tennant: Investigating election fraud led to felony convictions.
    Sean Haugh: End the Drug War.
    Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization.
    Connie Johnson: End the War on Drugs and its mandatory minimums.
    Jeff Bell: Opposes drug legalization and marijuana decriminalization.
    Bruce Skarin: War on drugs creates more problems than it solves.
    Murray Sabrin: Abolish the nation's drug laws, lock, stock, and barrel.
    Gordon Ball: I believe in public education.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public education is the foundation of democracy.
    Brad Hutto: Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
    Connie Johnson: Strengthen our public schools.
    Terry Adams: Invest in our public education system.
    Greg Orman: National innovation for high student achievement.
    David Alameel: Quality education for ALL children, not just privileged few.
    Joyce Dickerson: Invest in quality public education.
    Chad Taylor: School vouchers represent focus on profit over education.
    Jeff Bell: Expand school choice through vouchers and credits.
    Bruce Skarin: Minimize standardized testing; maximize public resources.
    Monica Wehby: Increase school choice options for our families.
    Nels Mitchell: More funding for schools, from property tax, not sales tax.
    David Clements: Reduce taxes so families can pay for private schools.
    Alison Grimes: Every child has the right to a quality education.
    Doug Truax: Allow parents and students more choices.
    Steve Lonegan: Strong supporter of school voucher and tax credit ideas.
    Mike McFadden: Active for 4 years with Jesuit high school.
    Milton Wolf: Fight "No Bureaucrat Left Behind" for our schools.
    Rob Maness: Defund Common Core; return control to parents.
    Randy Baumgardner: Best education regardless of the source.
    Michelle Nunn: Invest in early childhood education.
    Michelle Nunn: Common Core, teacher recruitment, smaller classes.
    Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
    Sam Clovis: Repeal No Child Left Behind and the Common Core.
    Joe Carr: Parental choice & competition over one-size-fits-all.
    Matt Bevin: Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education.
    Jason Conger: Increase educational options available to choose from.
    David Perdue: Dismantle unnecessary bureaucracy; innovate at local level.
    Corey Stapleton: Embrace all forms and distribution methods of teaching.
Energy & Oil
    Gordon Ball: Transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewables.
    Gordon Ball: Commercial solar & wind, and also clean coal.
    Zephyr Teachout: Reduce carbon emissions& adopt clean sources of energy.
    Zephyr Teachout: Ban fracking; it contaminates our groundwater.
    Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas.
    Connie Johnson: Stop subsidizing dirty fossil fuels.
    Terry Adams: Transition to clean renewable energy.
    Chad Taylor: "Wind cowboys" maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas.
    Dave Domina: Don't let Big Oil run pipelines through Nebraska.
    Jeff Bell: Supports fracking & Keystone pipeline.
    David Clements: Lower energy costs by letting market decide what makes sense.
    Terri Lynn Land: All-of-the-above energy policy, including Keystone.
    Milton Wolf: Unleash America's power; keep gas prices low.
    Cam Cavasso: Leverage wind, wave, sun and geothermal energy.
    Rob Maness: Supports oil refineries; Keystone pipeline; & more drilling.
    Lee Bright: Free market energy policy: nuclear, coal & natural gas.
    Randy Baumgardner: Produce coal, oil, and gas at home.
    Michelle Nunn: Ensure affordable and sustainable sources of energy.
    Jim Rubens: Revenue-neutral carbon tax offset by other tax cuts.
    Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
    Pat McGeehan: Fight the "War on Coal"; no alternative energy subsidies.
    Sam Clovis: Exploit every form of energy, underground and above ground.
    Joe Carr: Drill offshore and onshore.
    Matt Bevin: Support coal production and new nuclear power plants.
    Jason Conger: Put Oregon at forefront of Green revolution.
    Dan Sullivan: Create an enduring energy and economic renaissance.
    Liz Cheney: Fight back against President Obama's war on coal.
    Owen Hill: Support cheap, clean-burning domestic natural gas.
    David Perdue: End hostility towards domestic energy producers.
    Champ Edmunds: Our energy is a fundamental part of our free society.
    Mead Treadwell: Increase resource development & reform energy taxes.
    Steve Stockman: EPA blocking Exxon coal exports costs Texans 13,000 jobs.
    Jim Oberweis: Clean renewables in future; for now, drill ANWR.
    Gordon Ball: No one has the right to pollute America's air and water.
    Nels Mitchell: Committed to protecting our unique outdoor heritage.
    Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources.
    Greg Orman: We can protect our environment AND create jobs.
    Bruce Skarin: Account for polluting our commons.
    Monica Wehby: Fisherman, miners, and loggers need a partner in D.C.
    David Clements: Stop federal regulations which take over farming & property.
    Terri Lynn Land: As a conservative, I believe in conservation.
    Dan Sullivan: Challenge NPS for infringing rights on federal lands.
    Andy Martin: Challenged impoundment federal spending for water pollution.
    Randy Baumgardner: Opposes taking of private property.
    Shenna Bellows: Supports recycling & conservation passionately.
    Liz Cheney: Oppose intrusive practices of the EPA.
    Rick Weiland: 2003: Introduced first green commercial construction code.
    Steve Stockman: Our timber, our money: more harvest means more school funds.
    Champ Edmunds: Put states in charge of predator control, not federal.
    Corey Stapleton: Promote & protect agriculture, farming & ranching lifestyle.
    Joe Miller: Stop cramming animal rights agenda onto Alaskan dog racing.
Families & Children
    Bruce Skarin: Much-needed deep social change begins with family.
    Nels Mitchell: Strong supporter of the Violence Against Women Act.
    Dan Sullivan: Choose Respect: address domestic violence epidemic.
    Joe Carr: Marriage is best between a man and woman.
    Mead Treadwell: Committed to supporting strong families.
Foreign Policy
    Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
    Terry Adams: Engage abroad with defense, diplomacy, and development.
    Jeff Bell: Statehood for Puerto Rico, with full Congressional voting.
    Ben Sasse: Healthy skepticism of foreign entanglements.
    Charlie Hardy: Served as Catholic missionary in South America.
    Steve Lonegan: Oppose UN treaties that take away our national sovereignty.
    Terri Lynn Land: America is truly exceptional; but don't always intervene.
    Andy Martin: 48 years of experience in Asia, with "over-the-horizon" view.
    Matt Wiedenhoeft: Revive foreign relations with our allies.
    Joe Carr: Never agree to a treaty that diminishes our sovereignty.
    Matt Bevin: Fight foreign treaties that weaken our sovereignty.
    Nancy Mace: No foreign aid to Egypt & countries who are our enemies.
    Murray Sabrin: Failed policy of invade, occupy and rule other nations.
Free Trade
    Gordon Ball: Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas.
    Terry Adams: Replace "Made in China" tags with "Made in America".
    Dave Domina: Our jobs are outsourced; & debt owed to foreign competitors.
    David Clements: Consumers should pick winners and losers, not government.
    Natalie Tennant: Eliminate incentives for corporations that outsource jobs.
    Dan Sullivan: Promote Alaska resources & tourism to the US and the world.
    Michelle Nunn: Seek trade agreements from Europe to China.
    Joe Carr: Promote free and fair trade.
    Doug Truax: Market-based competition instead of bureaucratic decisions.
    Shane Osborn: America should compete in a global, free-market economy.
    Joni Ernst: Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods.
    David Perdue: Best opportunity for growth is to boost our exports.
    Murray Sabrin: Gold standard and free trade mean a check on government.
Government Reform
    Milton Wolf: My donors are individuals; my opponent's are mostly DC PACs.
    Monica Wehby: Founders never imagined a permanent political class.
    Sam Rankin: Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't.
    Sam Rankin: Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public financing for all statewide and legislative elections.
    Terry Adams: Corporation aren't people and money isn't speech.
    Dave Domina: United, we can get rid of bad laws & corporations.
    David Clements: Bureaucratic intervention distorts economy.
    Brian Herr: Reduce non-military federal workforce by 15% via attrition.
    Brian Herr: If we want new ideas, send new people, via term limits.
    Nels Mitchell: No junkets; no gridlock; promises one term only.
    Milton Wolf: Give voice to our Founding values in the halls of Congress.
    Doug Truax: Return to Confidence: stop expanding federal government.
    Nancy Mace: Term limits of 12 years for Senate; 6 years for House.
    Shenna Bellows: Same-day voter registration for Maine & federally.
    Matt Bevin: Permanent ban on earmarks, with no loopholes.
    Chris McDaniel: Defend the 10th Amendment and states' rights.
    Doug Truax: Without accountability & transparency, power corrupts.
    Rick Weiland: We're hijacked by big money special interests.
    Joni Ernst: Roll back burdensome regulations.
    Steve Stockman: Preventing voter ID law just aids voter fraud.
    David Perdue: Maximum three terms in the House, two terms in the Senate.
    Jim Abeler: Unlock the stifling stranglehold the of federal government.
    Karen Handel: Defended and implemented photo ID for voting.
Gun Control
    Monica Wehby: Protect all constitutional rights, especially 2nd Amendment.
    Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
    Murray Sabrin: Support concealed carry: We are defenseless outside home.
    Bruce Skarin: Right to gun ownership with safety as priority.
    David Clements: Right to bear arms protects all of our other rights.
    Shane Osborn: Oppose any gun or ammunition ban.
    Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands.
    Dan Sullivan: Right to bear arms is an individual right.
    Rob Maness: 2nd Amendment is the right that ensures all others.
    Lee Bright: Constitutional Carry Amendment: no permits needed.
    Randy Baumgardner: Supports the Second amendment.
    Doug Truax: Hearings on "Stand Your Ground" laws don't address issue.
    Jim Rubens: Individual right to bear arms is inviolably guaranteed.
    Pat McGeehan: Never infringe an individual's right to keep and bear arms.
    Sam Clovis: 2nd Amendment is about liberty, not just gun rights.
    Alison Grimes: Proud of long-held sporting & hunting traditions.
    Joe Carr: Second Amendment rights safeguard all other rights.
    Matt Bevin: Second Amendment is the lynchpin of the Bill of Rights.
    Matthew Whitaker: Lifetime defender of the Second Amendment.
    Mead Treadwell: Law-abiding citizens have the right to keep and bear arms.
    Owen Hill: Protect the right to own & use guns for law-abiding citizens.
    Milton Wolf: Self-defense is a God-given right.
    Joni Ernst: Staunch defender of the Second Amendment.
    David Perdue: We have ample gun laws on the books now.
    Champ Edmunds: 2nd Amendment is about our right to defend ourselves.
    Corey Stapleton: Uphold our right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Monica Wehby: Prominent and early opponent of ObamaCare.
    Gordon Ball: ObamaCare is over the top, but keep the good parts.
    Sam Rankin: Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays.
    Sam Rankin: ObamaCare is the worst bill ever passed by Congress.
    Matt Silverstein: Don't re-open the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole".
    Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge.
    Connie Johnson: Improve ObamaCare and take advantage of its benefits.
    Dave Domina: Nebraska Wellness Act cov ers uninsured and saves lives.
    Dave Domina: No Medicare vouchers; keep government's promises.
    Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care.
    Jeff Bell: Real universal healthcare: replace Obamacare with tax credit.
    Allen Weh: Fix the healthcare train wreck we've got now.
    Charlie Hardy: There are sick people unable to get medical attention.
    David Clements: Replace ObamaCare with free market solutions.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare is the most disastrous law of our lifetimes.
    Dan Sullivan: Sued to block ObamaCare as outside bounds of Constitution.
    Rob Maness: Empower patients and doctors to make their own choices.
    Lee Bright: Growth of Medicare & Medicaid create nanny-state dependency.
    Doug Truax: ObamaCare is a disaster based on ideology.
    Ben Sasse: I'm the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate.
    Jim Rubens: Replace ObamaCare with ideas that harness market forces.
    Jim Rubens: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with consumer choice.
    Mike McFadden: Allow keeping current policies if people choose to do so.
    Pat McGeehan: Repeal ObamaCare; oppose any universal healthcare.
    Sam Clovis: Repeal ObamaCare, the Unaffordable Care Act.
    Joe Carr: ObamaCare must be defunded and repealed.
    Matt Bevin: Defund ObamaCare immediately, then repeal ObamaCare.
    Matthew Whitaker: Defund and repeal ObamaCare.
    Jason Conger: Patients & doctors drive decisions, not lawyers & insurers.
    Chris McDaniel: Stop ObamaCare; stop Medicaid expansion; stop tyranny.
    Nancy Mace: ObamaCare will be the undoing of our American way of life.
    Liz Cheney: Urge the repeal of ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: I will work to repeal ObamaCare.
    Owen Hill: Defund ObamaCare; no destructive government mandates.
    Shane Osborn: Repeal ObamaCare; it's government intrusion into free market.
    Milton Wolf: Replace ObamaCare with PatientCare.
    Joni Ernst: Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare.
    David Perdue: ObamaCare reduces quality of health care and increase costs.
    Jim Abeler: Led bipartisan effort for health and human services reform.
    Champ Edmunds: ObamaCare: a train wreck of false promises & exorbitant cost.
    Chris McDaniel: No constitutional authority for ObamaCare.
    Jim Oberweis: One-payer systems are not the answer.
    Murray Sabrin: ObamaCare is unconstitutional use of Commerce Clause.
Homeland Security
    Gordon Ball: Ensure our troops receive the support & resources they need.
    Kevin Wade: Welcome home America's veterans and serve them.
    Sam Rankin: Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's.
    Connie Johnson: The debt we owe our Veterans is non-negotiable.
    Terry Adams: Service to Citizens: more veterans' benefits.
    Terry Adams: Dependence on OPEC leads to foreign entanglements & wars.
    Terry Adams: Security depends on economic strength AND military might.
    Dave Domina: No cuts to veterans' pensions or benefits.
    Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans.
    Jeff Bell: Maintain strong defense; don't scale back anti-terrorism.
    Ben Sasse: Spend to maintain the greatest fighting force the world.
    Monica Wehby: Put the needs and care of our veterans first.
    Monica Wehby: Strengthening our armed forces protects our freedoms.
    John Walsh: Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
    Bruce Skarin: Individuals control when private information is accessed.
    Allen Weh: Defense spending has been cut too much.
    Allen Weh: Defense spending has been cut too much.
    David Clements: Defend the missions of our military labs and bases.
    Terri Lynn Land: Peace cannot be attained through weakness.
    Terri Lynn Land: Focus on rebuilding US first, then national security abroad.
    Nels Mitchell: Maintain Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Milton Wolf: America's military should remain unrivaled.
    Rob Maness: Cut red tape standing in the way of our heroes.
    Lee Bright: Our liberty depends on a strong military.
    Sharon Hansen: Get rid of FISA, the NSA, the NDAA, and the TSA.
    Michelle Nunn: One-stop shop for veterans, like Hiring Our Heroes.
    Ben Sasse: Global preeminence essential our nation's interests.
    Jim Rubens: NSA gathering data on citizens is abusive & unconstitutional.
    Jim Rubens: War for national security only; world's strongest military.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
    Pat McGeehan: Oppose PATRIOT Act and other 4th amendment infringements.
    Pat McGeehan: National defense is federal government's primary function.
    Pat McGeehan: Only fight under a US Commander; not a UN Commander.
    Sam Clovis: Military holds a special place in fabric of American society.
    Joe Carr: Provide more healthcare and support for veterans.
    Joe Carr: A powerful military increases the platform of freedom.
    Matt Bevin: We must keep the strongest military in the world.
    Matt Bevin: Protect national security without violating civil liberties.
    Alison Grimes: Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law.
    Dan Sullivan: Ensure a strong national defense & stand up for our veterans.
    Doug Truax: Learned about duty, honor and country at West Point.
    Liz Cheney: Strengthen our national security.
    Owen Hill: Moral duty to be a force for freedom in the world.
    Rick Weiland: 1997: Served as Regional Director of FEMA.
    Shane Osborn: Strong voice for America's Veterans.
    Joni Ernst: Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place.
    Joni Ernst: I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans.
    Corey Stapleton: Remain ever vigilant & continuously improve our readiness.
    Natalie Tennant: Help returning veterans find jobs and start businesses.
    Murray Sabrin: Don't police world at behest of military-industrial complex.
    Murray Sabrin: Americans are all terrorist suspects, according to DHS & TSA.
    Gordon Ball: Fair and just path to citizenship.
    Kevin Wade: Secure the border; return lost children to home countries.
    Sean Haugh: Free movement across borders instead of curbs on immigration.
    Zephyr Teachout: Immigrants are a pillar of our economy.
    Connie Johnson: Let college grads stay after student visa expires.
    Terry Adams: Tough rules to earn citizenship.
    Dave Domina: Rounding up 11M people has financial and human cost.
    David Alameel: Supports the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform.
    Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
    Jeff Bell: Earned path to legalization for 11 million illegals here now.
    Ben Sasse: Neither party has gotten serious about border security.
    Monica Wehby: Secure the border but increase H1B visas & guest workers.
    Doug Truax: Secure the border, but wary of comprehensive solutions.
    Milton Wolf: Reward those who love America & play by the rules.
    Cam Cavasso: Secure the nation's borders; create a guest-worker program.
    Rob Maness: End birthright citizenship and chain migration.
    Randy Baumgardner: Adhere to federal immigration laws.
    Shenna Bellows: Leader in the Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition.
    Pat McGeehan: Oppose amnesty; secure our borders.
    Sam Clovis: Border security at the very top of the priority list.
    Joe Carr: Illegal immigration turns American dream into nightmare.
    Matt Bevin: Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants.
    Chris McDaniel: Start controlling illegal immigration with border control.
    Owen Hill: Enforce our borders without comprehensive reform.
    Matthew Whitaker: As US Attorney, prosecuted immigration cases.
    David Perdue: Strictly enforce current laws; focus on true border security.
    Jim Oberweis: Make English our official language, a la "E Pluribus Unum".
    Jim Oberweis: Immigration control is intertwined with homeland security.
    Steve Stockman: Constitutional amendment: No citizenship for anchor babies.
    Brad Hutto: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
    Terry Adams: The minimum wage rewards work: increase it.
    Greg Orman: Government should create environment conducive to job growth.
    David Alameel: End tax breaks for sending jobs overseas.
    Brian Herr: Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team.
    Alison Grimes: Increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
    Corey Stapleton: Massive spending is not going to create sustainable jobs.
Principles & Values
    Connie Johnson: Freedom to worship or not worship.
    Jeff Bell: Religious freedom is under attack by government.
    Bruce Skarin: Three main principles: transparency, independence, diversity.
    Charlie Hardy: Take to DC the Wyoming tradition of cooperation & compassion.
    Charlie Hardy: Finished 10K road race in 28,580th place.
    Doug Truax: Unalienable rights are granted by God, not by government.
    T.W. Shannon: Serves as Sunday School teacher in his childhood church.
    T.W. Shannon: Married to his college sweetheart, for 12 years.
    T.W. Shannon: Oklahoma's youngest and first African American House speaker.
    Mike McFadden: Married with 6 kids; coached all 5 sons in football.
    Matt Wiedenhoeft: Protect our˙civil liberties; restore˙the Constitution.
    Rob Maness: Constitutional Rights are cornerstones of our great nation.
    Dan Sullivan: I am blessed & all Alaskans are blessed.
    Rick Weiland: 1996: As Democratic nominee, lost statewide House campaign.
    Milton Wolf: I love the Lord our God; not a "bitter clinger".
    Milton Wolf: America is threatened by the politicians in Washington.
    Matthew Whitaker: What Iowa needs: growth, reform, and Iowa values.
    Matthew Whitaker: Christian churchgoer who can champion our values & beliefs.
    Jim Abeler: Creator, conscience, and constituents, in that order.
    Joyce Dickerson: Served as vice chair of Richland County Council.
    Steve Stockman: Defend Constitution from the EPA, the FDA, even the PTA.
Social Security
    Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years.
    Sam Rankin: Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI.
    Nels Mitchell: The greatest generation earned their retirement security.
    Brad Hutto: Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security.
    Connie Johnson: Don't privatize our country's promises to our seniors.
    Dave Domina: Defend current retirement age, COLAs, and benefits.
    David Alameel: Vows to NEVER cut Social Security and Medicare.
    Joyce Dickerson: Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned.
    Monica Wehby: Put entitlements on a path to being financially secure.
    David Clements: Keep promises for seniors; significant reforms if younger.
    John Walsh: Fight to protect crucial benefits for Montana's seniors.
    Natalie Tennant: Oppose privatization; support cost-of-living adjustments.
    Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
    Rick Weiland: 2002: Served as State Director of AARP.
    Joni Ernst: Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare.
    Jay Stamper: Chained CPI a bad idea.
    Murray Sabrin: Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: Bernie Madoff on steroids.
Tax Reform
    Sam Rankin: Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%.
    Zephyr Teachout: No tax breaks for those earning $500,000 to $2 million.
    Dave Domina: A billionaire means $10K from pocket of 100,000 families.
    Monica Wehby: 40% of budget on debt servicing is generational theft.
    David Clements: Make the tax code simple and regulations predictable.
    T.W. Shannon: Led the way to lower income tax rates.
    Chris McDaniel: Reduce our corporate and personal tax rates.
    Terri Lynn Land: Make tax code simple, fair, and less bureaucratic.
    Milton Wolf: Imagine a simpler tax code, like the FairTax.
    Lee Bright: Taxes punish productive citizens.
    Ben Sasse: Taxation should be as simple as possible.
    Jason Conger: Pushed tax relief for middle and low income families.
    Jim Rubens: Pro-growth tax swap: simplify & reform anti-jobs tax code.
    Pat McGeehan: Overly taxing continually steals the income of our residents.
    Sam Clovis: Transition from personal income tax system to a FairTax.
    Milton Wolf: The FairTax will save our country; scrap the tax code.
    Joe Carr: No new taxes, period.
    Matt Bevin: Higher taxes mean fewer private sector jobs.
    Owen Hill: Taxes should be low, simple, and without loopholes.
    Shane Osborn: Cut taxes; reduce spending; Balanced Budget.
    Joni Ernst: IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster.
    Matthew Whitaker: Taxes are too high and the tax code is too complex.
    David Perdue: No tax increase of any kind; overhaul the tax code.
    Champ Edmunds: Reduce taxes and cut red tape.
    Jim Oberweis: We cannot tax and spend our way to prosperity.
    Gordon Ball: We send too little on infrastructure.
    Zephyr Teachout: Open universal broadband: 21st Century Internet.
    Jeff Bell: Opposes Internet gambling as immoral, including lottery.
    Bruce Skarin: It is time to upgrade the operating system of government.
    Owen Hill: NSA should have decent respect for privacy.
    Terri Lynn Land: Improve state customer service via technology & innovation.
    Karen Handel: On-line access to all agency revenues and expenses.
    Mead Treadwell: Entrepreneur for digital watermarks & Google Streetview.
    Murray Sabrin: Government is the worst manager of infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
    Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.
    Sean Haugh: Opposes US military intervention abroad.
    Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world.
    Connie Johnson: Don't send kids unless absolutely necessary.
    Terry Adams: No nukes for Iran; two-state solution for Palestine.
    Terry Adams: War only when vital and supported, and after all other means.
    Dave Domina: No deployments to protect corporate investments abroad.
    David Alameel: time for us to bring the troops & funding home.
    Jeff Bell: US leadership on Iran nukes & on isolating Cuba.
    Monica Wehby: Ensure that Iranian nukes don't threaten Israel.
    David Clements: No executive War Powers; only Congress should declare war.
    Nels Mitchell: Don't concentrate on Syria at the expense of home.
    Rob Maness: Defeat Islamic-Fascism wherever they are around the globe.
    Thom Tillis: Don't negotiate with Iran, a state sponsor of terror.
    Lee Bright: US is not first-responder for every problem around the world.
    Sharon Hansen: Wars benefit the wealthy.
    Sharon Hansen: No foreign aid to Iran to prevent developing nukes.
    Jim Rubens: No global policing war in Syria.
    Sam Clovis: Pursue active enemies with all available dispatch.
    Matt Bevin: No war unless Constitutional and in our national interest.
    Steve Stockman: Syria is Obama's folly: return the Nobel Peace Prize.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bruce Skarin: Hunger is still a very real problem for our nation's poor.
    John Walsh: Support federal & state services for Indian tribes.
    T.W. Shannon: Break cycle of generational poverty & government dependency.
    Dan Sullivan: Dedicate $500M Wall Street restitution to teachers' pensions.
    Ben Sasse: Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society.
    Matthew Whitaker: Too many people on food stamps breeds culture of dependency.

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