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Elizabeth Dole: Existing embryonic stem cell research ok, but no new lines.
Budget & Economy|
Elaine Marshall: Can't cut our way out of deficit; must grow our way out.
Elaine Marshall: Send back the same people and we won't get out of this mess.
Richard Burr: Stop spending or we'll end up like Greece.
Elaine Marshall: Cuts plus appropriate investments.
Richard Burr: The answer is: Let's stop spending.
Elizabeth Dole: Discontinue affirmative action programs.
Robert Pittenger: No affirmative action in state hiring decisions.
Pat McCrory: Eliminate cumbersome and duplicative regulations.
Elaine Marshall: When capitalism takes over, we get economic collapse.
Elizabeth Dole: Supports use of federal death penalty.
Robert Pittenger: Support the death penalty.
Robert Pittenger: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Robert Pittenger: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crime.
Pat McCrory: Virtual education choice and charter schools choice.
Pat McCrory: Partner colleges with business to focus on marketable skills.
Robert Pittenger: Endorses voluntary prayer in public schools.
Robert Pittenger: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
Energy & Oil|
Pat McCrory: Develop offshore resources, plus natural gas exploration.
Elaine Marshall: Big Oil polluted the Gulf, & polluted the politics around it.
Elaine Marshall: Opposes drilling off coast due to disastrous risks.
Richard Burr: Ending offshore drilling leads to economic disaster.
Kay Hagan: Opposed offshore drilling until August compromise.
Elizabeth Dole: Release 1/3 of the nationís strategic petroleum reserve.
Kay Hagan: No tax breaks for big oil companies that give us $4 gas.
Bev Perdue: International dialogue will lead to a more peaceful world.
Pat McCrory: ExportNC: public-private partnership to promote exports.
Pat McCrory: Appoint people who understand the private sector.
Richard Burr: Government should regulate. with no bigger role.
Kay Hagan: Washington experience means putting special interests first.
Elizabeth Dole: Contributing to campaigns is free speech.
Robert Pittenger: No campaign donation limits nor spending limits.
Elizabeth Dole: Help sheriffs identify illegal immigrants among suspects.
Kay Hagan: IDíing illegal immigrants is an unfunded federal mandate.
Elizabeth Dole: Crackdown on illegal immigrants who commit crimes.
Kay Hagan: Supports increased border security and opposes amnesty.
Elizabeth Dole: Link local sheriffs to federal immigration tools.
Kay Hagan: Deportation program is an unfunded federal mandate.
Kay Hagan: Lack of immigration system is why we have unsecured border.
Richard Burr: I voted to extend unemployment three times; that's enough.
Principles & Values|
Pat McCrory: Fix our broken economy with new vision and leadership.
Richard Burr: Washington has to change; Congress deserves low regard.
Elizabeth Dole: Has spent time in all 100 counties while Senator.
Kay Hagan: North Carolina needs a work horse, not a show horse.
Elizabeth Dole: Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout.
Pat McCrory: Cut individual and corporate income taxes.
Pat McCrory: Fight unnecessary & burdensome federal taxes & regulations.
Elizabeth Dole: Sales tax, income tax, food tax, liquor tax: itís too much.
Pat McCrory: Stop delaying critical infrastructure maintenance.
Bev Perdue: Building infrastructure is a top priority to create jobs.
War & Peace|
Elizabeth Dole: Precipitous Iraq withdrawal leads to further instability.
Kay Hagan: End the war in Iraq with a diplomatic surge.
Elizabeth Dole: Mistakes were made, but no precipitous withdrawal from Iraq.
Kay Hagan: The Iraq war had not made the U.S. safer.
Welfare & Poverty|
Robert Pittenger: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.