| Massscorecard.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
John Lynch: Emergency contraception without a prescription.
Kelly Ayotte: Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus.
Budget & Economy|
Maggie Hassan: Balanced budget with no income tax nor sales tax.
Paul Hodes: Stimulus bill was needed to stabilize economic free fall.
Paul Hodes: $800B stimulus was an emergency investment.
Jeanne Shaheen: Bush-Sununu self-regulation policy led to financial meltdown.
John Sununu: Raising taxes is last thing needed during financial meltdown.
Jeanne Shaheen: Lack of oversight caused financial crisis; regulation needed.
John Sununu: Sought more financial regulation; keep taxpayers off hook.
John Sununu: Difficult to say that fundamentals of our economy are strong.
John Lynch: I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes.
Maggie Hassan: Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH.
Kelly Ayotte: Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA.
John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.
John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination.
Maggie Hassan: Business One Stop online; plus just one licensing system.
Kelly Ayotte: No tax increases on any business, including overseas jobs.
Howard Dean: AdWatch: “Hold corporations accountable”-but gave incentives.
Maggie Hassan: 15 more state troopers on state roads.
Maggie Hassan: Provide capital funds to build a new women's prison.
John Lynch: Maintain truth-in-sentencing law.
John Lynch: Support NH’s current death penalty.
Jeanne Shaheen: Broaden use of the death penalty.
Jeanne Shaheen: Require truth in sentencing.
Maggie Hassan: $500,000 for drug task force teams, but drop 1 team out of 4.
John Lynch: Decriminalize marijuana once concerns are addressed.
Maggie Hassan: $4 million more for scholarships; $35M for state colleges.
Maggie Hassan: Open new charter schools, & add to existing charter schools.
Maggie Hassan: Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce.
John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education.
Jeanne Shaheen: Goals 2000: Maintain national standards.
Energy & Oil|
Maggie Hassan: Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
John Lynch: 25% renewable sources by 2025.
Mike Gravel: Immediately sign the Kyoto protocol.
Maggie Hassan: Restore $1M to Land & Community Heritage Investment Program.
Kelly Ayotte: Highway spending priority over commuter rail.
Paul Hodes: Extend Boston commuter rail to Nashua & Concord.
Families & Children|
Maggie Hassan: Restore funding for the Children in Need of Services program.
Kelly Ayotte: There are still terrorists who want to kill us.
Maggie Hassan: Create commission on Government Innovation & Accountability.
Judd Gregg: Earmarks legitimately direct money to worthy projects.
Judd Gregg: Earmarks prioritize spending that bureaucrats would miss.
Kelly Ayotte: Praised Sen. Gregg for earmarks; but pledges against them.
Paul Hodes: $122M in earmarks while in House; pledges none in Senate.
Paul Hodes: No pay-to-play: earmarks without campaign contributions ok.
Kelly Ayotte: Ban earmarks; Hodes voted for 9,000 of them.
Kelly Ayotte: Make Congressional pay "performance-based".
Paul Hodes: Cut Congressional pay by 10% during recession.
John Lynch: Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending.
Mike Gravel: National Initiative to allow citizen law makers.
John Lynch: Keep N.H. gun laws unchanged.
Maggie Hassan: Repair our mental health system; take pressure off ERs.
Maggie Hassan: ObamaCare helps working families afford health insurance.
Mike Gravel: Cut US nuclear arsenal from 10,000 to a couple hundred.
Mike Gravel: War on terror will fail like war on drugs & war on poverty.
Mike Gravel: Fight terrorism with dogged global police work.
Kelly Ayotte: I support English as the language of our country.
Kelly Ayotte: Supports Arizona law against illegal immigration.
Maggie Hassan: Keep collective bargaining; oppose right-to-work laws.
Maggie Hassan: Bring one well-regulated, high-end casino to NH.
Kelly Ayotte: Government won't create jobs; it's our small businesses.
Kelly Ayotte: No minimum wage increase; no card-check; no mandatory leave.
Paul Hodes: Raise minimum wage & index to cost-of-living.
Maggie Hassan: $80 million revenue from one high-end regulated casino.
Kelly Ayotte: Open to raising the retirement age for younger workers.
Maggie Hassan: NH can fund its priorities without a broad-based tax.
Kelly Ayotte: Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy.
Kelly Ayotte: Keep zero federal estate tax; don't return to 50%.
Paul Hodes: Fiscally irresponsible to allow tax breaks for the top 2%.
Paul Hodes: Irresponsible to give $700B in tax cuts to wealthiest 2%.
Paul Hodes: Estate tax of 35% after first $5 million.
John Lynch: I will veto any income or sales tax.
Maggie Hassan: Double funding for Research & Development tax credit.
Maggie Hassan: Address "red list" of bridges in critical need of repair.
War & Peace|
Kelly Ayotte: Israel has right to defend itself, even with Gaza flotilla.