| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Bob Corker: Incrementally work to lessen number of abortions.
Bob Corker: No stem cell research that destroys human life.
Harold Ford: Pro-life; education before pregnancy to reduce abortions.
Harold Ford: Supports stem cell research of all types.
Budget & Economy|
Terry Adams: Income inequality has grown worse in recent decades.
Terry Adams: Start reinvesting in the American Dream.
Bob Corker: Claims Ford tried to add $280 billion to national debt.
Harold Ford: Fight $2 trillion debt by balancing budget & ending pork.
Terry Adams: Equal work deserves equal pay, period.
Steve Cohen: Recognize civil unions; be tolerant & donít hate.
Terry Adams: Fair tax system without loopholes for corporations & wealthy.
Steve Cohen: Supports death penalty; prosecute violent minors as adults.
Steve Cohen: End parole for violent offenders, but not victimless crimes.
Steve Cohen: Decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Terry Adams: Invest in our public education system.
Bob Corker: Bonuses for high-performing teachers.
Harold Ford: Education needs equivalent of Interstate highway system.
Steve Cohen: Sex ed should include abstinence AND contraception.
Steve Cohen: More funding for teachers, pre-K,and after school.
Energy & Oil|
Terry Adams: Transition to clean renewable energy.
Bob Corker: Strongly support biofuel; campaign chair is biodiesel seller.
Harold Ford: Grow our way to energy independence, while drilling Alaska.
Terry Adams: Engage abroad with defense, diplomacy, and development.
Terry Adams: Replace "Made in China" tags with "Made in America".
Terry Adams: Corporation aren't people and money isn't speech.
Bob Corker: Work ethic requires solving problems, not just talking.
Harold Ford: Missed votes while campaigning, but voted 93% of the time.
Steve Cohen: Limit campaign contributions and campaign spending.
Steve Cohen: Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
Terry Adams: Service to Citizens: more veterans' benefits.
Terry Adams: Dependence on OPEC leads to foreign entanglements & wars.
Terry Adams: Security depends on economic strength AND military might.
Terry Adams: Tough rules to earn citizenship.
Bob Corker: Fired four illegal immigrants as soon as contract allowed.
Bob Corker: Use technology to improve fence along Mexican border.
Harold Ford: Claims Corker hired four illegal immigrants.
Terry Adams: The minimum wage rewards work: increase it.
Bob Corker: Minimum wage needs increase; but reduce burden too.
Harold Ford: Consistently supports minimum wage increase.
Principles & Values|
Bob Corker: Fordís family lobbies Ford in Congress.
Bob Corker: Iíve lived a TN life; my opponent has lived a DC life.
Harold Ford: Campaign should be about ideas, not family political machine.
Harold Ford: Attended law school but failed bar exam due to campaigning.
Harold Ford: This race is about whether we want a rubber stamp for Bush.
War & Peace|
Terry Adams: No nukes for Iran; two-state solution for Palestine.
Terry Adams: War only when vital and supported, and after all other means.
Bob Corker: Canít leave Iraq until they have the tools to move ahead.
Harold Ford: Divide up Iraq into Sunni, Shia & Kurd regions.
Harold Ford: If you want to stay the course, Iím not your guy.