| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
Karen Testerman: No taxpayer dollars to terminate human life in the womb.
Mitt Romney: States shouldn't ban contraception; and no state wants to.
Rick Santorum: States have the right to ban contraception, but shouldn't.
Ron Paul: Right to privacy is explicit, but not for contraception.
Budget & Economy|
Karen Testerman: More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom.
Ron Paul: We're reversing 100 years of bad policy; audit the Fed.
Rick Santorum: Spend-o-meter: track spending on all Senate amendments.
Cory Booker: Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring.
Scott Brown: Next step in racial equality: stop glorifying violence.
Karen Testerman: Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions.
Annie Kuster: Equal pay for equal work.
Mitt Romney: Gay community needs more support from the Republican Party.
Rick Santorum: I agree with hearing gay ideas but disagree with some.
Rick Santorum: Marriage is a federal issue; we need one definition, not 50.
Scott Brown: AdWatch: Loosened financial reform regulations.
Rick Santorum: Companies run into a stiff headwind called government.
Karen Testerman: Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education.
Karen Testerman: Stop the "common core" federal education standards.
Jeanne Shaheen: Must resolve permanent school funding this year.
Jeanne Shaheen: Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids.
Energy & Oil|
Karen Testerman: End the war on coal: keep electrical generating plants.
Karen Testerman: Carbon dioxide causes plants to thrive, not global warming.
Rick Santorum: Out of office, I stayed in the fray to defeat cap-and-trade.
Karen Testerman: Declaring national monuments to benefit donors is an abuse.
Mitt Romney: Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system.
Newt Gingrich: EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa.
Jeanne Shaheen: Supports Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
Jeanne Shaheen: Manage growth & avoid sprawl.
Families & Children|
Rick Santorum: Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit.
Rick Santorum: Gay adoption is a state issue; no federal ban.
Rick Santorum: Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons.
Ron Paul: We don't even accept elections from overseas.
Jon Huntsman: China is our most important relationship of the 21st century.
Alan Keyes: Clarifying commitment to Taiwan avoids Chinese attack.
Alan Keyes: Military intervention to ensure Taiwan’s self-determination.
George W. Bush: Texas governorship provides foreign policy experience.
Mitt Romney: We have to open up markets to America's goods.
Jeanne Shaheen: People's Pledge: Let's limit outside PAC contributions.
Scott Brown: No pledge to limit outside PAC contributions.
Ron Paul: Preach the gospel of liberty.
Ron Paul: All spending should be designated by earmarks.
Orrin Hatch: Real campaign finance reform is disclosure & more disclosure.
Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
Karen Testerman: Second Amendment is about protection, not hunting.
Herman Cain: Let each state pass a concealed weapon bill.
Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Falsely promised all people could keep insurance.
Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
Karen Testerman: ObamaCare is unaffordable and unworkable.
Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Rick Santorum: Give Medicare same options and opt-out as Congress.
Rick Santorum: Promote Health Savings Accounts as market-based solution.
Jim Rubens: The surveillance state is not OK: limit the NSA.
Karen Testerman: Rebuild our forces for adversaries like Chinese & Russians.
Jim Rubens: NSA infringes Constitution and causes citizen distrust.
Rick Santorum: Privacy is in 4th amendment, but Patriot Act is ok.
Rick Santorum: Confront virulent threat of radical Islam.
Ron Paul: Getting bin Laden OK; Iranian nukes not OK.
Alan Keyes: Missile defense umbrella including Taiwan.
Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants are stealing from our country.
Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants over burden our public schools.
Mitt Romney: Tie government union wages to private sector wages.
Rick Perry: Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide.
Rick Santorum: Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work.
Principles & Values|
Bob Smith: Too many in Washington have no vision to restore the nation.
Jon Huntsman: We need a unifying leader, not vilifying different groups.
Rick Perry: Obama's a socialist; Founding Fathers didn't want socialists.
Mitt Romney: Obama's policies have made the recession deeper.
Mitt Romney: Business entrepreneurialism is leadership experience.
Rick Santorum: We need command leadership; not business experience.
Rick Santorum: I'm a conservative but not a libertarian; some government OK.
Rick Santorum: I appeal to blue-collar voters, not Wall Street.
Gary Bauer: Better off than 4 years ago financially, but not culturally.
Orrin Hatch: Legislative record of bipartisan accomplishment.
Rick Santorum: Means testing: reduce benefits for wealthy seniors.
Gary Bauer: Relieve tax burden via smaller retirement benefits.
Gary Bauer: Preserve social security by reform without privatization.
George W. Bush: Keep promise to retirees but consider raising retirement age.
Steve Forbes: Raising retirement age betrays promise to American retirees.
Karen Testerman: Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS.
Jon Huntsman: Rip out $1.1T in loopholes from the corrupt tax code.
Rick Santorum: Simplify tax code: just 5 deductions; everything else goes.
Newt Gingrich: We can't compete with China with an inferior infrastructure.
Jeanne Shaheen: Focus on brainpower, not horsepower, via more education.
Steve Forbes: Drop Microsoft case; new tech makes it obsolete.
War & Peace|
Jon Huntsman: Draw down to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan by 2013.
Jon Huntsman: We listened to generals in Vietnam; don't repeat our mistake.
Mitt Romney: Leave Afghanistan when generals on the ground say so.
Newt Gingrich: We have mismanaged region-wide crisis in Middle East.
Rick Perry: I would send troops back into Iraq, to exclude Iran.
Rick Santorum: Stay in Afghanistan until security of our country is secure.
Rick Santorum: Iranian people admire us; Iranian leaders are evil.
Welfare & Poverty|
Rick Santorum: Block grant Medicaid, housing, & food stamps to states.
Rick Santorum: Poverty is not a disability; believe in ability to work.
Ron Paul: Entitlements are not rights; only big guys get entitlements.
Rick Santorum: I authored the only bill to remove an entitlement.