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2008 VA Senate Debate between Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner

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Budget & Economy
    Jim Gilmore: I delivered a balanced budget; no deficit when I ended term.
    Jim Gilmore: More banking oversight, even if it means bigger government.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore’s budgets “full of gimmicks” created $6B deficit.
    Mark Warner: Banking crisis caused by too many asleep at the switch in DC.
Civil Rights
    Jim Gilmore: No quotas, but create opportunities for minorities.
    Mark Warner: We still need affirmative action, for now.
    Jim Gilmore: Washington “asleep at the switch” at financial oversight.
    Mark Warner: Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing.
    Jim Gilmore: Reformed the juvenile justice system as attorney general.
    Jim Gilmore: Endorsed by four County sheriffs.
    Mark Warner: Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
    Mark Warner: Initiated statewide Amber Alert system.
    Jim Gilmore: Provided more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders.
    Mark Warner: Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production.
    Jim Gilmore: No Child Left Behind Act isn't working.
    Mark Warner: No Child Left Behind Act isn't working.
    Jim Gilmore: Claims Warner said home-schooling threatens America.
    Mark Warner: Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Gilmore: Favors drilling ANWR and also drilling offshore.
    Mark Warner: Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore.
    Jim Gilmore: US should seek alternative fuels but still drill for oil.
    Jim Gilmore: US greatest energy resource is coal.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner promised no offshore drilling, and now supports it.
    Mark Warner: Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the “silver bullet”.
    Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Gilmore: Pursue terrorists into Pakistan, but maintain secrecy.
    Mark Warner: Pakistan could emerge as world’s most dangerous nation.
Gun Control
    Mark Warner: Strong defender of the Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Jim Gilmore: Health Savings Accounts; association plans; and tort reform.
    Jim Gilmore: Lower Medicare premiums for seniors & keep program solvent.
    Mark Warner: Cannot allow 47 million Americans to go without access.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner’s police endorsements come from unionization promise.
    Jim Gilmore: Oppose making it easier to organize labor unions.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore opposed helping Tultex, despite Assembly’s support.
Principles & Values
    Jim Gilmore: Will be conservative voice in Democratic-controlled Congress.
    Mark Warner: End partisan gridlock; embrace common ground.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner is ducking debates; doesn’t want his positions known.
    Mark Warner: Replace name-calling with bipartisan management.
Tax Reform
    Jim Gilmore: In times of economic stress, don’t raise taxes.
    Jim Gilmore: Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax.
    Mark Warner: Roll back top-tier tax breaks.
    Mark Warner: Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner raised taxes without fully informing us about revenue.
    Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B.
War & Peace
    Jim Gilmore: No timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Jim Gilmore: Any kind of timetable in Iraq is not responsible.
    Mark Warner: Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline.
    Mark Warner: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan; focus on Pakistan & Iran.
    Mark Warner: No timetable to end war in Iraq.

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