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Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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Abortion
    Patrick Wiesner: A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment.
    Jim Barksdale: Comprehensive reproductive health care services for women.
    Mike Workman: Support a woman's right to choose.
    Misty Snow: Only a woman and her doctors have a say on pregnancy.
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for protecting access to women's health care.
    Thomas Dixon: Women choose what is best for their bodies.
    August Wolf: Pro-choice but no federal funding for abortion.
    Jay Williams: Passing laws that restrict abortions won't stop abortions.
    Jim Rubens: Oppose partial birth abortion; support parental notification.
    John Fetterman: Unabashedly pro-choice;protect constitutional abortion right.
    Greg Brannon: Protect life from moment of conception to natural passing.
    Jon Keyser: Life is sacred; a pro-life Coloradan.
    Ryan Frazier: Pro-life & pro-conservative values.
    Andrea Zopp: Keep Title X funds for reproductive health services.
    Curtis Coleman: Champion of the rights of the unborn.
    Chris Vance: No federal funding of abortions, but state funding ok.
    Mark Callahan: You are either Pro-Life or you are not.
    Tim Neville: All human life is precious and must be protected.
    Joe Miller: Planned Parenthood: end trade in murdered baby parts.
    Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
    Kelli Ward: Pro-life; pro-family; and pro-freedom.
    Derrick Grayson: No tax dollars for abortions.
    Everett Stern: Support Hobby Lobby and right to stand by religious creed.
    Jason Kander: Don't interfere with women's personal healthcare decisions.
    Pam Keith: Defend women's right to choose what to do with her own body.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Unwavering supporter of a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Jerry Sturgill: Profitability driven by productivity, not pinching pennies.
    Jim Barksdale: Audit the federal government to weed out double-spending.
    John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
    John Carroll: Remove laws that tax island imports & reduce cost of living.
    Dan Carter: Too much of our economy is controlled by federal government.
    Jim Gray: Think globally when talking about job creation.
    David Jolly: Balance the budget: morally bound and for national security.
    Cean Stevens: Vote against any future spending above sustainable levels.
    Patrick Wiesner: Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers.
    Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
    Ryan Frazier: Pro-job growth, pro-balanced budget, & pro-worker.
    Andrea Zopp: Strides since recession, but need more focus on unemployment.
    Curtis Coleman: Work tirelessly to reduce our deficit & pay back $18T debt.
    Chris Vance: Reduce debt to less than 40% of GDP by 2040.
    Mark Callahan: Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
    Tim Neville: Stop robbing from future generations.
    Tom Fiegen: Why did nobody from Wall Street went to jail?
    Eric Holcomb: Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity.
    Chris Rey: As mayor, revitalized downtown & turned around economy.
    Everett Stern: Pro-growth: make small business loan more readily available.
    Brian Bosma: 2004: passed the first state balanced budget in a decade.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Prosecute fraudulent foreclosure rescue & loan modifications.
    Darryl Glenn: Reign in federal spending with balanced budget.
    Kamala Harris: $20B for struggling homeowners during mortgage crisis.
    Pam Keith: Disparity between wealthy and middle class is unprecedented.
    David Jolly: We've doubled our national debt in the last 8 years.
Civil Rights
    Thomas Dixon: Endorsed by S.C. Equality Coalition for LGBT rights.
    Deborah Ross: Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature.
    Eliot Glassheim: Empower women with equal pay for equal work.
    Jim Barksdale: Eradicate anti-LGBTQ discrimination codified in legal code.
    Katie McGinty: It is past time to close the pay gap.
    Patrick Wiesner: Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment.
    Foster Campbell: Equal Pay for work by women and their male counterparts.
    Jim Barksdale: The gender wage gap is a real economic crisis.
    Jim Gray: Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage.
    Mike Workman: Equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation.
    Misty Snow: Protect rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people.
    Misty Snow: Ratify treaty on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
    Patty Judge: Strong advocate for LGBTQ rights.
    Patty Judge: Take action to end gender discrimination in pay.
    Foster Campbell: Endorsed by BOLD: New Orleans African-American leaders.
    August Wolf: Signed Supreme Court amicus brief favoring same-sex marriage.
    Jay Williams: Far too often, Native Americans are forgotten & ignored.
    John Fetterman: Women only makes 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.
    Conner Eldridge: Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act.
    Greg Brannon: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Andrea Zopp: Equal Pay for Equal Work: women get only 78 cents per $1.
    Curtis Coleman: Protect right to free practice of our faith.
    Chris Vance: Respect same-sex marriage law, but also protect churches.
    Mark Callahan: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Tim Neville: Marriage is between one man and one woman only.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Pass real equal-pay-for-equal-work legislation.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Marriage equality is a landmark, but more work to do.
    John Fetterman: Officiated at one of the first same-sex marriages in PA.
    Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
    Ron Crumpton: Women make $0.78 vs. men; minorities make $0.75 vs. whites.
    Joe Miller: Supreme Court voided the majority on same-sex marriage.
    Jason Kander: Raised $100,000 via nonprofit initiative #FergusonRebuild.
    Jason Kander: Strengthen anti-human trafficking laws.
    Kamala Harris: Fight for equal rights for all.
    Kamala Harris: Ensure marriage equality for all Californians.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We should see our diversity as an asset.
    Pam Keith: No good argument for denying gay and lesbian marriage.
    Pam Keith: Freedom to choose whom to love and to marry.
Corporations
    Foster Campbell: "Exit tax" to stop Wall Street from shifting overseas.
    John Carroll: Grow economy by reducing taxes and over-regulation.
    Jerry Sturgill: Financial adviser, and turnaround CEO.
    Jim Rubens: Reduce corporate tax rates & repatriate overseas profits.
    Patrick Wiesner: CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice.
    Jon Keyser: Give job creators every opportunity to succeed.
    Margaret Flowers: Wealth divide makes capitalism dangerous to the 99%.
    Margaret Flowers: Break up big banks & criminally prosecute their CEOs.
    Peg Littleton: Allow small businesses to keep more of what they earn.
    Jonathan Swinton: Make loans as easy for small business as for large ones.
    Tom Fiegen: Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist.
    Tom Fiegen: Disallow corporate tax havens; tax income when earned.
    Ron Crumpton: Offshore profit shifting needs to end.
    Derrick Grayson: Less welfare, more start-up funding.
    Everett Stern: Reverse the trend of increasing small business tax burdens.
    Jason Kander: Make it easy to start and maintain a business.
Crime
    Jim Barksdale: Better training for police, to avoid confrontations.
    Foster Campbell: Utility subsidies for victims fleeing domestic violence.
    Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
    Misty Snow: Why so many people in prison? Why so many minorities?
    Misty Snow: End private prisons; end profit in incarceration.
    Thomas Dixon: Ban the box: let ex-cons get jobs.
    Dan Carter: Empower both law enforcement and communities together.
    Ron Crumpton: Treating illnesses is more productive than incarceration.
    Jay Williams: Our criminal justice system is broken.
    Ryan Frazier: Criminal justice reform needed against $30,000 per inmate.
    Andrea Zopp: Smarter Sentencing Act: end mandatory minimums.
    Everett Stern: Blue Lives Matter: Police officers aren't 2nd class citizens.
    Pam Keith: Body cameras for police officers, to protect public trust.
    Chris Rey: Started workforce development program for released prisoners.
    John Fetterman: Break the cycle of violence to decreases murders.
    Rocky Chavez: Endorsed by Sheriffs for strong support for public safety.
    Jason Kander: Go after fraudsters big & small: scam artists & corporations.
Drugs
    Foster Campbell: Crack down on illegal prescriptions; enforce from all sides.
    Wendy Long: Illegal drugs are destroying our people.
    Misty Snow: Get feds out of the way of states on marijuana policy.
    Jim Rubens: War on drugs is a flagrant $1 trillion policy failure.
    Jim Rubens: Legalize marijuana; drug-assisted treatment for opioids.
    Robert Marquette: War on drugs failed just like war on alcohol did.
    Jay Williams: Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men.
    Andrea Zopp: End anger-based sentencing with drug courts.
    Chris Vance: Respect state-based recreational use of marijuana.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana policy instead of prohibition.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Combat the use and distribution of methamphetamines.
    Derrick Grayson: Decriminalize marijuana; treat addiction instead of prison.
    Kamala Harris: Focus on combating transnational gangs.
Education
    Foster Campbell: More flexible college loan rules & federal loan forgiveness.
    Dan Carter: Bottom-up decisions on schools, not top-down politicians.
    Jerry Sturgill: Investments in education are investments in our future.
    Kamala Harris: Ensure access to a high quality public education.
    Foster Campbell: Directed $1B from tobacco settlement to public schools.
    John Carroll: Maintain high standards for public education.
    Jim Barksdale: Invest in education without "Opportunity School Districts".
    Jim Gray: Investment in education and our teachers is essential.
    Mike Workman: Support all public education; fight all vouchers.
    Patty Judge: Increased access to Pell Grants & student loan refinancing.
    Scott Milne: Rethink how government funds education.
    Thomas Dixon: Entitlement to quality education, including college.
    Patty Judge: Commitment to a quality public education.
    Darryl Glenn: Take back our education system from federal bureaucrats.
    August Wolf: Support home-school, charter schools, & parochial schools.
    Jim Rubens: Unconstitutional for federal government to control K-12.
    Jay Williams: Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education.
    Cean Stevens: Let all students consider all options.
    Jay Williams Iowa: My youngest son and I got our GED's on the same day.
    Greg Brannon: Federal involvement in education is unconstitutional.
    Jon Keyser: Provide parents with more choices.
    Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
    Peg Littleton: Led the effort against Common Core & for charter schools.
    Ryan Frazier: Improve education with local control.
    Ryan Frazier: Fix the student loan crisis for our college graduates.
    Andrea Zopp: Support and promote common core standards.
    Chris Vance: Congress should not be he Great School Board on the Potomac.
    Duf Sundheim: Parents should have the freedom to choose the best school.
    Jonathan Swinton: Reduce size of federal Dept. of Ed.; shift to local schools.
    Mark Callahan: Common Core is dumbing down the next generation.
    Tim Neville: Choices for parents, from vouchers to charter schools.
    Tom Fiegen: We are forcing a lifetime of slavery to student loans.
    Chris Rey: Read with the Mayor: volunteer program at grade schools.
    John Fetterman: Started a GED program in Braddock before running for mayor.
    John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
    Kelli Ward: Money for classrooms, not for bureaucrats.
    Ron Crumpton: Our classrooms should be cathedrals: $650B to repair them.
    Brian Bosma: Named Legislator of the Year by Public Charter School Assoc.
    Darryl Glenn: Take back education federal bureaucrats.
    Derrick Grayson: Begin eliminating the Department of Education.
    Everett Stern: Against Common Core; for school choice.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Build stronger, better schools for our next generation.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Gray: Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future.
    Jim Gray: Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Yucca Mountain is dead; fight so it continues to be.
    Jerry Sturgill: Energy law practice: finance & privatize electric utilities.
    Jim Barksdale: Irresponsible to refute evidence of man-made climate change.
    Mike Workman: Support alternative energy to fight climate change.
    Misty Snow: Directly tax coal, to fund solar and wind.
    Patty Judge: Move away from fossil fuels & toward a clean energy economy.
    Thomas Dixon: Climate change is real and we must prepare for its effects.
    Darryl Glenn: Welcoming energy policies; march toward energy independence.
    Jason Kander: Climate change is a real consequence of human activity.
    Pam Keith: We are close to "holy grail" of clean solar energy.
    Pam Keith: Act to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions now.
    August Wolf: Support domestic exploration for clean coal, oil, and gas.
    Jay Williams: This planet is our only home; curb carbon emissions.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Splitting atoms murders atoms; no nuclear power.
    Cean Stevens: Intelligent development of oil & gas for energy security.
    Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks.
    Greg Brannon: Stop policies that favor some forms of energy over others.
    Jon Keyser: Energy security=national security; all-of-the-above policy.
    Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
    Peg Littleton: Supports all-of-the above energy policy.
    Ryan Frazier: Embrace American energy independence.
    Chris Vance: Cap-and-trade is not the answer; technology is.
    Mark Callahan: Energy independence: based on the free market.
    Rob Hogg: Expand solar power, wind energy, ethanol.
    Tim Neville: EPA's war on oil, gas and coal kills jobs.
    Tom Fiegen: Transform away from fossil fuels, and towards sustainability.
    John Fetterman: Encourage clean energy policies.
    Eric Holcomb: Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy.
    Darryl Glenn: Enhance our march toward energy independence.
    Everett Stern: Responsible energy exploration, with hydraulic fracturing.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Invest in a clean energy future.
Environment
    Foster Campbell: Nationwide buy-in for coastal restoration and protection.
    Conner Eldridge: Repeal overly-burdensome regulations that hurt farmers.
    Patrick Wiesner: Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?
    Thomas Dixon: Make sure our planet is habitable for future generations.
    John Carroll: Support local agriculture and cultural uniqueness.
    Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
    Misty Snow: Keep public lands open: federal control instead of state.
    Patty Judge: Address serious water quality problem in Iowa & nationally.
    Scott Milne: Lake Champlain is a natural treasure we must preserve.
    Jason Kander: Protect our state's air & water for future generations.
    Cean Stevens: Feds have violated Alaskan jurisdiction over fish and game.
    Greg Brannon: Ensure clean environment by protecting property rights.
    Jon Keyser: Advocate for clean air, clean water, and open space.
    Peg Littleton: Won county funds for bicycle paths and open spaces.
    Curtis Coleman: EPA poses a serious threat to property rights.
    Duf Sundheim: Ensure enough water via recycling, storage & desalinization.
    Tim Neville: Scale back economy-crushing EPA regulations.
    Tom Fiegen: Democratize and decentralize our food production.
    Kamala Harris: Fight to protect our coast.
Families & Children
    Patrick Wiesner: Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas.
    Jay Williams: Raise kids with values of hard work & education.
    John Fetterman: Involved with Big Brothers and AmeriCorps since age 23.
    John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Established crime of sex trafficking of children and adults.
    Kamala Harris: Served as attorney in Division on Children and Families.
    Rocky Chavez: Married for 25 years; 3 kids; 5 grandkids.
Foreign Policy
    John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
    Dan Carter: Policy of stupefied bystander erodes America's stature.
    Jim Barksdale: Use all the tools of diplomacy in the pursuit of peace.
    Jim Gray: Stand with our allies to protect our global interests.
    Thomas Dixon: Lead by example and be a good actor.
    Jay Williams: Negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons.
    John Fetterman: Proactively engage in preventative diplomacy.
    Greg Brannon: Don't fund or join unaccountable IMF, WTO, and UN.
    Peg Littleton: Unwavering defender of the nation of Israel.
    Chris Vance: Stand with our allies against China and Russia.
    Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
    Mark Callahan: Strong support of our military and of Israel.
    Tom Del Beccaro: America under Obama is not what it once was.
    David Jolly: Help create stability in regions where there is none.
Free Trade
    Wendy Long: Vote against multilateral trade agreements and treaties.
    Dan Carter: Oppose TTP as neither free trade nor fair trade.
    Jerry Sturgill: His company recognized as "Cross-Border Deal of the Year".
    Jim Barksdale: Rewrite trade deals to give US workers a level playing field.
    Mike Workman: Better worker protections in trade agreements.
    Thomas Dixon: Look at how trade impacts our own workforce.
    Jason Kander: Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry.
    Conner Eldridge: Opposes Trans Pacific Partnership; supports fair trade.
    John Fetterman: Fight to reverse bad trade policies like NAFTA.
    Margaret Flowers: Movement against corporate rigged trade agreements like TPP.
    Kevin Stine: Free trade is not free: enormous cost to the middle class.
    Andrea Zopp: Ex-Im Bank protects US manufacturers and promotes fair trade.
    Chris Vance: Free trade is good for America and good for the world.
    Tom Fiegen: I am concerned about lopsided trade agreements.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Fight against reckless trade deals.
    Ron Crumpton: We've lost more than 2.4 million jobs due to outsourcing.
    Derrick Grayson: Incentives for hiring in US; end tax breaks for off-shoring.
Government Reform
    Wendy Long: Self-term limit to two terms; never lobby Congress.
    Dan Carter: Democrats do nothing but raise campaign cash for re-election.
    Jim Barksdale: Repeal Citizens United and ban Super PACs.
    Jim Gray: Campaign finance system is broken; root it out.
    Misty Snow: There is too much money in politics: it's legalized bribery.
    Patty Judge: Address unlimited amounts of undisclosed campaign money.
    Thomas Dixon: Voting rights need to be protected from attack.
    Conner Eldridge: Rid the political system of secret, dark money.
    Jay Williams: GOP's 2013 government shutdown caused S.D. suffering.
    Jay Williams: Campaign spending is out of control.
    Jim Rubens: Congress is addicted to spending to pay for pork.
    Robert Marquette: Give SCOTUS nominees an up-or-down vote.
    Cean Stevens: Individual rights over state's rights.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Campaigning without financing, to fight toxic system.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Fight nominating process of secretly pre-selected candidates.
    Patrick Wiesner: No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills.
    Greg Brannon: Free-market alternatives to federal programs that don't work.
    Kevin Stine: Stand strong against corporate interests that ruin politics.
    Curtis Coleman: 12-year term limits: citizen legislators and judges.
    Duf Sundheim: Government of the people, by the people for the people.
    Jonathan Swinton: Limit congressional terms & campaign donations.
    Mark Callahan: Limit terms in Congress & the U.S. Senate.
    Tom Fiegen: Whoever underwrites your campaign, owns you.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Citizens United has been a disaster for our democracy.
    Brian Bosma: First to broadcast House proceedings via the web in 2005.
    Jason Kander: Clean up worst-in-the-nation campaign finance & ethics laws.
    Foster Campbell: Ban gifts to legislators; increase access to public records.
Gun Control
    Darryl Glenn: Second Amendment is unambiguous, despite acts of violence.
    Antonin Scalia: Gun rights can be restricted for felons & sensitive places.
    Misty Snow: More background checks; no guns to violent criminals.
    Patrick Wiesner: Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus.
    Thomas Dixon: Close the gun show loophole and the Charleston Loophole.
    Jim Barksdale: Stop suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns.
    August Wolf: Never disarm law abiding Americans.
    Conner Eldridge: Enforce the gun laws already on the books.
    Jay Williams: Common sense measures like background checks.
    Greg Brannon: Stop unconstitutional restrictions on rights to arms.
    Jon Keyser: Firm supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Peg Littleton: Advocate for responsible gun ownership.
    Ryan Frazier: Pro-second amendment.
    Andrea Zopp: Address gun law loopholes: background checks & more.
    Curtis Coleman: Champion of our 2nd Amendment rights.
    Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment.
    Tim Neville: The Second Amendment is a bulwark against tyranny.
    Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
    Derrick Grayson: 2nd Amendment protects against tyranny & oppression.
    Everett Stern: Absolute supporter of the Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Dan Carter: Government-run ObamaCare screams out to repeal & replace.
    Jim Barksdale: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but it's a good step.
    Jim Gray: Ensure solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
    Mike Workman: Supports ObamaCare & suffered from pre-existing condition.
    Misty Snow: Healthcare is a human right; insure the 33M uninsured.
    Misty Snow: ObamaCare is a good start, but goal is single payer.
    Scott Milne: Promises of cost savings are likely a pipe dream.
    Thomas Dixon: ObamaCare needs to be protected and expanded.
    Foster Campbell: ObamaCare's pre-existing rule is good; but fix other things.
    Ron Crumpton: ObamaCare is a success, but it is just the first step.
    Darryl Glenn: Repeal & Replace ObamaCare, and Restore out freedoms.
    Darryl Glenn: Tort reform; catastrophic coverage; wellness programs.
    August Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare: all of it; immediately.
    Jay Williams: Health care is a basic human right.
    Greg Brannon: Affordable Care Act is neither "affordable" nor "care".
    Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
    Peg Littleton: ObamaCare makes healthcare less accessible & more expensive.
    Kevin Stine: Keep the guarantee of Medicare: not on basis of income level.
    Andrea Zopp: Next step in ObamaCare: expand Medicaid in all 50 states.
    Curtis Coleman: I will never vote to fund ObamaCare.
    Chris Vance: Repeal employer mandate, but create public option.
    Derrick Grayson: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with nothing.
    Mark Callahan: Full repeal of ObamaCare / WydenCare.
    Tom Fiegen: Stop the scam of paying generic drug makers to NOT sell.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Don't turn Medicare into a voucher program.
    Kelli Ward: Government bureaucrats are NOT doctors.
    Darryl Glenn: Repeal ObamaCare & make officials live by their policies.
    Everett Stern: Fight to repeal Obamacare & its unconstitutional mandates.
    Everett Stern: Overhaul mental health; don't treat them like criminals.
    Jason Kander: Expand health care coverage for all, especially children.
Homeland Security
    Foster Campbell: Support military investments & long-term, steady budgeting.
    Conner Eldridge: Ensure stable military and VA funding.
    Jerry Sturgill: Maintain force structure needed for security of our nation.
    John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
    Kamala Harris: Champion a robust VA for our Veterans.
    Katie McGinty: Guarantee world's best-equipped & best-trained military.
    Wendy Long: Rebuild our military into an overwhelming American force.
    Dan Carter: Restore troops to being nimble, smart and relentless.
    Jim Barksdale: Protect our military installations from BRAC closures.
    Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy.
    Patty Judge: Military is last resort, when diplomacy is exhausted.
    Kathy Szeliga: The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape.
    Darryl Glenn: Defense budget that provides needed tools and training.
    August Wolf: VA administration has been sorely mismanaged.
    Jay Williams: Don't use fear of ISIS to justify government overreach.
    Patrick Wiesner: Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Jay Williams: Served in the US Navy and then the Peace Corps.
    Cean Stevens: Protect Alaskans from surveillance by NSA spies & drones.
    Cean Stevens: Fight for veterans benefits.
    Greg Brannon: We can only achieve peace through strength.
    Greg Brannon: Executive kill lists & warrantless wiretaps are un-American.
    Jon Keyser: Deep understanding of the dynamic threats we face.
    Peg Littleton: Protect Colorado from base closures and other downsizing.
    Peg Littleton: Unwavering support for veterans who fought for our freedom.
    Peg Littleton: Oppose moving detainees from Guantanamo to Colorado.
    Ryan Frazier: Strengthen our military against threat of militant extremism.
    Curtis Coleman: Oppose unconstitutional activities by the NSA.
    Chris Vance: Maintain our nuclear deterrent and conventional forces.
    Derrick Grayson: Stop borrowing money to fight unjust, undeclared wars.
    Derrick Grayson: Give veterans priority for treatment and services.
    Duf Sundheim: Peace through leadership, and a strong military.
    Mark Callahan: Strongly support veterans & active duty military personnel.
    Tim Neville: Peace through strength: aid our friends & weaken our enemies.
    Tim Neville: No warrantless search or seizure.
    Tom Fiegen: Take care of veterans and their families.
    Chris Rey: Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition.
    Ron Crumpton: Require all military contracts to use American companies.
    Darryl Glenn: Strengthen our national defense budget.
    Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
    Derrick Grayson: Make VA services easier for veterans.
    Everett Stern: 2012 HSBC: Uncovered billions in terrorist money laundering.
    Everett Stern: Take care of our troops--here and abroad.
    Jason Kander: Served as military intelligence officer in Afghanistan.
    Rocky Chavez: Strengthen national security; increase veterans' benefits.
    Ray Metcalfe: F-35 fighter: the defense project too big to kill.
Immigration
    Conner Eldridge: Pathway to legal status but no amnesty.
    Joe Miller: End Barack Obama's illegal amnesty.
    Patrick Wiesner: Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty.
    Wendy Long: Support physical walls, virtual walls, and official English.
    Jim Barksdale: Pass comprehensive reform & bring 11M out of shadows.
    Misty Snow: Treat undocumented people as human beings.
    Ron Crumpton: In reality, immigrants are good for America.
    Darryl Glenn: End federal funding for sanctuary cities; no amnesty.
    August Wolf: Build a wall & aggressively enforce immigration laws.
    Jay Williams: Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance.
    Jay Williams: Get ten million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.
    Jim Rubens: No amnesty; no birthright citizenship; no sanctuary cities.
    John Fetterman: Wife's family came to Americas as illegal immigrants.
    John Fetterman: If illegals lead an exemplary life, create a path.
    Greg Brannon: Secure our borders; a clear threat to our nation's security.
    Jon Keyser: First step needs to be securing our border.
    Peg Littleton: Welcome those who provide a net gain to society.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Immigration is a national security issue; ports are a danger.
    Curtis Coleman: 100% opposed to amnesty in any form or by any mechanism.
    Chris Vance: A path to legality for those already here.
    Mark Callahan: No driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
    Tim Neville: No discussion of reform until border is completely secured.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Comprehensive reform with earned path to citizenship.
    Kelli Ward: Secure the border first; then no amnesty after that.
    Darryl Glenn: Push immigration reform without abusing separation of powers.
    Derrick Grayson: Secure the border; no amnesty; no subsidies.
    Everett Stern: Pennsylvania is seriously harmed by illegal immigration.
    Pam Keith: Come to terms with 11M illegals as part of our society.
Jobs
    Jerry Sturgill: Wage inequality is unforgivable.
    Thomas Dixon: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Mike Workman: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 now & $15 later.
    Patty Judge: Take action to increase the minimum wage.
    Scott Milne: Focus on creating new jobs by changing Vermont's reputation.
    Jay Williams: Time for the entire nation to get a raise.
    Jim Rubens: Enforce that all employers use E-Verify system.
    John Fetterman: Support raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.
    Ron Crumpton: Raise the minimum wage to a living wage & save $7.6B.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Raise minimum wage and close unfair loopholes.
    Pam Keith: Raise the minimum wage, but also address income stagnation.
Principles & Values
    Jerry Sturgill: LDS missionary in French Canada; then NYC financial lawyer.
    Jim Barksdale: Against Georgia adopting "religious liberty" legislation.
    Kelli Ward: Pro-life; pro-family; pro-freedom.
    Robert Marquette: Only Libertarians can repair damage to the Supreme Court.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Better if Ten Commandments were in our Constitution.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Member of IAP party, but follows Constitution Party platform.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Truth, Life and Love--my values & American values.
    Jay Williams Iowa: Ordained ULC minister and United Methodist Lay Servant.
    Ryan Frazier: Raised with conservative values, and a faith in God.
    Mark Callahan: Religious freedom is under attack by political correctness.
    Tim Neville: There is a war on religious liberty & Christian schools.
    Tim Neville: Read bills and decide if it passes "First do no harm".
    August Wolf: Represented America at 1984 Olympics.
    John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
    Bob Beers: Served in Nevada Assembly & Senate, & Las Vegas City Council.
    Rocky Chavez: Picked grapes & almonds before joining Marines.
    Rocky Chavez: Served on city council; state assembly; and state cabinet.
    Ray Metcalfe: Don't use religion to justify discrimination.
Social Security
    Conner Eldridge: Protect seniors from privatization and Wall Street gambling.
    Kamala Harris: Oppose entitlement cuts; strengthen these safety nets.
    Patrick Wiesner: Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates.
    Jim Barksdale: No privatized "everyone on their own" scheme.
    Jim Gray: Fight any measure to cut or privatize Social Security.
    Misty Snow: Remove cap on Social Security withholdings.
    Patty Judge: Vital to protect program; increase cap but don't privatize.
    Jay Williams: Eliminate taxable maximum of $118,500.
    Greg Brannon: Private, free-market alternatives for future generations.
    Kevin Stine: Raise caps to keep Social Security viable now & in future.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
    Chris Vance: Raise taxable wage limit to $190,000 by 2020.
    Chris Vance: No privatizing and no voucher program.
    Jonathan Swinton: Reduce Social Security taxes on entrepreneurs.
    Tom Fiegen: Expand it rather than cut it.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Privatizing subjects Nevada seniors to whims of stock market.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Created a senior protection unit as Attorney General.
    Ray Metcalfe: Eliminate the cap to pay for expanding program.
Tax Reform
    Conner Eldridge: Lower taxes for families and small businesses.
    Kamala Harris: Expand EITC, Child Tax Credit, and R&D Tax Credit.
    Mark Callahan: Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system.
    John Carroll: The current Federal tax code is out of control.
    Dan Carter: Common sense tax policies to unleash power of entrepreneurs.
    Scott Milne: Cap the state-wide property tax in first two weeks.
    Darryl Glenn: Simplicity & neutrality: lower capital gains & dividends tax.
    Greg Brannon: Make taxes simpler & lower; eliminate the IRS.
    Jon Keyser: Reform our tax code so it is simple and fair.
    Curtis Coleman: Simple Flat Tax plan: 10% for all personal income tax.
    Chris Vance: Lower tax rates across the board including corporations.
    Duf Sundheim: Ease the squeeze on hard-working Americans.
    Tim Neville: Hard work should be rewarded, not taxed and regulated.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Tax system is divisive because only half pay income tax.
    Tom Del Beccaro: A flat tax for the Nation and California.
    Tom Fiegen: Since 1980s, we've transferred wealth to the very rich.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Lower tax burden & higher wages for the middle class.
    Eric Holcomb: Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars.
    August Wolf: Tax reform to allow private industry to create jobs.
    Kelli Ward: Lower taxes are key to economic growth and job creation.
    Bob Beers: Fight against tax-and-spend hikes; reduce tax revenue.
    Darryl Glenn: Reduce regulations, plus pro-business tax reform.
    Derrick Grayson: Fight for the FairTax; fight against the Fed.
    Jason Kander: Balance the budget each year without raising taxes.
    Pam Keith: Cutting income taxes doesn't help middle class.
    Foster Campbell: Eliminate the personal and corporate income taxes.
Technology
    Deborah Ross: Grow economy by rebuilding key infrastructure & mass transit.
    Misty Snow: Tax gasoline to support public transportation.
    Jay Williams: Degree in Computer Science; founded high-tech company.
    Chris Vance: National Infrastructure Bank to build roads and bridges.
    Rob Hogg: Invest in flood protection & soil conservation.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Instead of high-speed rail, foster water technology.
War & Peace
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Declare war on ISIS; arm and train the Iraqi Kurds.
    Conner Eldridge: Provide resources to keep military strongest in the world.
    Darryl Glenn: Iran nuclear deal has made America less safe.
    Dan Carter: ISIS threat is very real both at home and abroad.
    Jim Barksdale: No wars of choice without clear purpose & exit strategy.
    Jim Gray: We must destroy ISIS where they are.
    Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
    Robert Marquette: We have spent $6T on unlawful & immoral wars in Middle East.
    Peg Littleton: Oppose irresponsible and dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.
    Andrea Zopp: Support Iran nuclear deal.
    Chris Vance: Iran and North Korea must not be allowed to develop nukes.
    Derrick Grayson: Non-intervention: Bring our troops home immediately.
    Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies.
    Tim Neville: Iranian nuke deal betrays our strong ally Israel.
    Tom Del Beccaro: Terrorist regimes make jihad against America no matter what.
    Rocky Chavez: ISIS is growing bolder every day.
    Ray Metcalfe: Bush's Iraq invasion was catalyst that made ISIS possible.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jay Williams: Address the growing problem of income inequality.
    Patrick Wiesner: Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt.
    Greg Brannon: Government regulations & incentives ultimately hurt the poor.
    Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person.
    Tom Fiegen: Address childhood hunger & childhood poverty.
    Ron Crumpton: Increase SNAP & unemployment benefits by 25%.
    Ron Crumpton: Stop fighting war on people in poverty: Fight poverty!
    Pam Keith: Pay private businesses to train welfare recipients.


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