| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect women's access to comprehensive reproductive care.
Jeff Bell: Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn.
Murray Sabrin: Human life begins at conception.
Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
Budget & Economy|
Jeff Bell: Restore the gold standard.
Murray Sabrin: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
Murray Sabrin: Federal Reserve is one big scam.
Jeff Bell: Return to gold-dollar convertibility now.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Pay disparity has a significant impact on low-income women.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Speak for LGBT rights regardless of the external pressures.
Jeff Bell: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Murray Sabrin: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Cory Booker: MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years.
Jim McGreevey: End racial profiling.
Donny DiFrancesco: Intolerance for racial profiling.
Chris Christie: $2.3 billion small business tax relief package.
Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
Cory Booker: Real solution to crime is addressing poverty and education.
Cory Booker: Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Provide prison inmates with vocational & job-related skills.
Donny DiFrancesco: More victims’ rights; identify sex offendors.
Chris Christie: Drug addiction is a disease & it can be treated.
Cory Booker: The drug war is an abject failure.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Decriminalize marijuana; implement alternative sentencing.
Chris Christie: Tenure reform for failing teachers; merit pay for good ones.
Chris Christie: Choice of schools to meet child's needs.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Strong public school system is critical.
Jeff Bell: End federal involvement in education.
Murray Sabrin: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
Jim McGreevey: Supports back-to-basics and tougher standards.
Energy & Oil|
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Common-sense, sustainable solar & wind.
Jeff Bell: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Murray Sabrin: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect open space and natural wildlife habitats.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Fund clean up of contaminated industrial sites.
Jim McGreevey: More open space protection to combat sprawl.
Donny DiFrancesco: $5M for purchasing open space.
Cory Booker: No head in the sand; but no global police.
Jeff Bell: Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: End voter suppression tactics.
Jeff Bell: Photo ID for voting.
Murray Sabrin: Photo ID for voting.
Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Limit PAC, party, and corporate campaign donations.
Jim McGreevey: More government oversight and public advocacy.
Jeff Bell: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Murray Sabrin: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Jeff Bell: Debated who's most supportive of gun rights.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Supports licensing; background checks; and safety locks.
Donny DiFrancesco: No gun permits until age 21; require ballistics ID.
Donny DiFrancesco: Prosecute gun crimes more; restrict future sales more.
Chris Christie: Hold down Medicaid costs while providing focused choice.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Before ObamaCare, millions were deprived of affordable care.
Jeff Bell: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Murray Sabrin: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Jim McGreevey: More patient rights and senior protections.
Donny DiFrancesco: More funds for senior prescriptions, charity care, Medicaid.
Jeff Bell: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Murray Sabrin: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Cory Booker: Public oversight needed for NSA domestic spying.
Jeff Bell: Defense hawk and foreign-policy interventionist.
Donny DiFrancesco: Fund domestic terrorism preparedness.
Jeff Bell: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Murray Sabrin: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Christie Todd Whitman: NJ should be compensated for costs associated with illegals.
Chris Christie: Focus on reducing unemployment but not government employment.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Move from a minimum wage to a living wage.
Cory Booker: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
Cory Booker: 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live.
Donny DiFrancesco: Develop a workplace basic skills program.
Chris Christie: Bridgegate FactCheck: Ft.Lee doesn't have 3 dedicated lanes.
Principles & Values|
Jeff Bell: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Murray Sabrin: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
Jeff Bell: Defeated incumbent Senator in GOP primary in 1978.
Cory Booker: First African-American senator from New Jersey.
Chris Christie: State pensions cut by $120B; but $90B still to go.
Cory Booker: Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements.
Donny DiFrancesco: Reduce taxes on retiree earnings & benefits.
Chris Christie: I will veto any income tax increases that come before me.
Jeff Bell: Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions.
Jim McGreevey: Pay down debt; less taxes on seniors.
Donny DiFrancesco: High property taxes obstruct high quality of life.
Donny DiFrancesco: Limit inheritance taxes.
Donny DiFrancesco: End the marriage tax.
Bonnie Watson Coleman: Support Net Neutrality: keep the internet open.
War & Peace|
Donny DiFrancesco: Recognize Jerusalem as capital; honor Holocaust claims.
Welfare & Poverty|
Donny DiFrancesco: Fund welfare-to-work & exempt religious charities.