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from 2010 DE Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Chris Coons (28)
- Christine O`Donnell (29)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Chris Coons: I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose.
Chris Coons: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Christine O`Donnell: Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research.
Chris Coons: Make abortion safe, legal and rare.
Christine O`Donnell: Converted to pro-life position.
Budget & Economy|
Chris Coons: TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps.
Chris Coons: My county was one of only 30 earning Triple-A bond rating.
Christine O`Donnell: My financial problems let me relate to families' suffering.
Chris Coons: Bailout was done too fast and put billions at risk.
Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process.
Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way.
Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment.
Chris Coons: Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools.
Chris Coons: I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college.
Christine O`Donnell: My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide.
Christine O`Donnell: Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE.
Energy & Oil|
Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens.
Families & Children|
Chris Coons: Faith is a central part of how we raise our three children.
Christine O`Donnell: 1990s: espoused anti-masturbation; porn is akin to adultery.
Christine O`Donnell: China could take us over monetarily before militarily.
Chris Coons: Recent trade deals take advantage of us.
Chris Coons: Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending.
Christine O`Donnell: Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring.
Christine O`Donnell: Private sector solutions over growth of government.
Chris Coons: Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress.
Chris Coons: Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare.
Chris Coons: Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare.
Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform.
Christine O`Donnell: 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket.
Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room.
Christine O`Donnell: Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance.
Chris Coons: Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs.
Christine O`Donnell: Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law.
Chris Coons: Reduce spending on C-17, F-35, & eliminate other platforms.
Chris Coons: Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell".
Christine O`Donnell: Let military decide "don't ask, don't tell" on its own.
Christine O`Donnell: Don't give terrorists Miranda-ized rights.
Chris Coons: Rejected debate hosted by "9-12 Patriots" issue groud.
Chris Coons: No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency.
Christine O`Donnell: Put virtual fence on border; don't reward those who cheat.
Christine O`Donnell: Ease pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants.
Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying.
Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years.
Principles & Values|
Chris Coons: I am not a bearded Marxist; but a clean-shaven capitalist.
Christine O`Donnell: I am not a witch; the Constitution is my guide.
Christine O`Donnell: Decision to black out national media from DE debates.
Chris Coons: Described himself in college as a "bearded Marxist".
Christine O`Donnell: Charged with spending $20K after campaign had ended.
Chris Coons: Focuses on his experience; will fight on Delaware issues.
Chris Coons: Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit.
Christine O`Donnell: 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family.
Christine O`Donnell: Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax.
Christine O`Donnell: Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too.
War & Peace|
Chris Coons: Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?.
Christine O`Donnell: No random withdrawal; leave when Afghanis reach benchmarks.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris Coons: It's not dependency to rely on food stamps during recession.