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Joe Miller: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Sarah Palin: Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty.
Sarah Palin: Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids.
Sarah Palin: Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped.
Tony Knowles: Support woman’s decision in cases of rape.
Mark Begich: Mayor’s Charity Ball donated $25K to Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Joe Miller: Murkowski owned TARP recipients' stock while voting for TARP.
Lisa Murkowski: Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now.
Sean Parnell: Enforce budget discipline and invest for our future.
Sarah Palin: Restraint of last two years should continue in tough times.
Sarah Palin: $7 billion savings plan for education & transportation.
Sarah Palin: Reduced general fund spending by $124 million.
Sarah Palin: Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million.
Sarah Palin: Firm believer in free market capitalism.
Joe Miller: No openly gay members in the military.
Joe Miller: End affirmative action programs.
Mark Begich: Added sexual orientation to Anchorage non-discrimination law.
Sarah Palin: ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities.
Sarah Palin: Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery.
Sarah Palin: HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis.
Sarah Palin: Recognize Martin Luther King holiday.
Sarah Palin: Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement.
Sarah Palin: Prefers term “anti-rural” to “anti-Native”.
Sarah Palin: Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
Sarah Palin: Value our cultural diversity.
Tony Knowles: No special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
Sarah Palin: Governor must act as effective CEO on behalf of Alaskans.
Sarah Palin: Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes.
Sean Parnell: More enforcement presence via Village Public Safety Officers.
Joe Miller: Supports capital punishment.
Joe Miller: Mandatory prison for drugs; reduced prison for non-violence.
Sean Parnell: Fill public safety officer & trooper vacancies.
Mark Begich: Added $5M and 13 more police to Anchorage budget.
Sarah Palin: Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime.
Sarah Palin: Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes.
Sarah Palin: Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”.
Sarah Palin: We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement.
Sarah Palin: Collect DNA samples from felons.
Sarah Palin: Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors.
Sarah Palin: Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police.
Sarah Palin: Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons.
Howard Phillips: Restore US jurisprudence to its Biblical presuppositions.
Joe Miller: Mandatory prison for drugs, with substance-abuse treatment.
Sarah Palin: Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws.
Sarah Palin: Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors.
Joe Miller: Federal funding is unconstitutional.
Sean Parnell: Performance Scholarship: fund tuition for good H.S. grades.
Sarah Palin: 3-year plan: $1B for early learning, vo-tech, accountability.
Sarah Palin: 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB.
Sarah Palin: School debate should focus on accountability.
Sarah Palin: Committed to providing strong education, including morals.
Sarah Palin: Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical.
Sarah Palin: Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education.
Sarah Palin: Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education.
Sarah Palin: Supports $20 million needs-based aid for U. Alaska.
Sarah Palin: Forward-fund K-12 schools to allow better planning.
Sarah Palin: Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives.
Sarah Palin: Target early education programs to at-risk groups.
Sarah Palin: Alignment between parents, teachers, schools, & business.
Sarah Palin: Faith-based materials ok in homeschooling.
Sarah Palin: ABC method: back to basics, plus patriotism & ethics.
Sarah Palin: Supports parental choice for what is best for their children.
Sarah Palin: Don’t push school boards on creationism but allow discussion.
Sarah Palin: I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution.
Tony Knowles: Keep alternatives to evolution out of classrooms.
Tony Knowles: No politics in science; no creationism in schools.
Energy & Oil|
Sean Parnell: Reform tax proposals to foster new oil production.
Sean Parnell: Build the Alaska gasline to extract natural gas.
Sean Parnell: Reduce EPA red tape on Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.
Joe Miller: Nuclear energy shouldn't be precluded or overlooked.
Joe Miller: Develop hydroelectric projects but without federal aid.
Scott McAdams: Unequivocally in support of offshore drilling.
Sean Parnell: Strike balance between ocean protection and oil production.
Sean Parnell: Outer Continental Shelf will create 35,000 jobs and $72B.
Sarah Palin: Sues federal EPA for misusing Endangered Species Act.
Sarah Palin: Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources.
Mark Begich: Short term: $2.5B for LIHEAP; 70M bbl from strategic reserve.
Mark Begich: Long term: develop ANWR; build renewable energy plants.
Sarah Palin: Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year.
Sarah Palin: Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline.
Sarah Palin: Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas.
Sarah Palin: Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production.
Sarah Palin: Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment.
Sarah Palin: Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill.
Sarah Palin: Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas.
Sarah Palin: Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies.
Sarah Palin: Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office.
Sarah Palin: $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro.
Sarah Palin: Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs.
Sarah Palin: Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline.
Sarah Palin: Chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Sarah Palin: Pursue gasline plan that is best for ALL Alaskans.
Tony Knowles: Qualified support of BP-Arco merger.
Sarah Palin: Met with producers and employee groups for pipeline deal.
Tony Knowles: Include producers & all proposals in negotiating pipeline.
Sean Parnell: Alaska is not just one big national park; keep EPA out.
Sean Parnell: Invest in natural resources: fishing, mining, and timber.
Sean Parnell: Natural resources are to be used; not locked up by feds.
Sean Parnell: Support timber industry by increasing land for logging.
Sean Parnell: Explore & extract rare earth elements in Alaska.
Sean Parnell: Oil and gas production means jobs for Americans.
Sean Parnell: Don't leave Alaska's oil buried in the ground.
Sean Parnell: AK statehood was a mandate for resource development.
Joe Miller: Alaska has resource wealth; develop it & wean off of feds.
Scott McAdams: Extract resource wealth respected labor & environment.
Lisa Murkowski: Kept rank on Natural Resources Committee after dropping GOP.
Sean Parnell: Feds misuse ESA listings to delay resource development.
Sarah Palin: Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered.
Sarah Palin: We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing.
Sarah Palin: Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters.
Sarah Palin: Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered.
Sarah Palin: Provide stability in regulations for developers.
Sarah Palin: Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR.
Sarah Palin: Fish platform: “Resource First” philosophy.
Sarah Palin: Rail provides critical link for business development.
Families & Children|
Sean Parnell: Choose Respect: $12M to eradicate domestic violence epidemic.
Sarah Palin: Caring for special needs kids is part of culture of life.
Sarah Palin: Recognize the vital role of family child care homes.
Sarah Palin: Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home.
Sean Parnell: Develop rare earth minerals to beat China trade quota.
Joe Miller: Supports US involvement in free trade agreements.
Sarah Palin: Establish viable commercial fisheries in international seas.
Sarah Palin: Allow wineries to ship by mail within state.
Sarah Palin: Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes.
Sarah Palin: Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year.
Lisa Murkowski: Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks.
Joe Miller: Federal aid to Alaska is coming to an end.
Joe Miller: Limit federal powers to those spelled out in Constitution.
Lisa Murkowski: Earmarked aid for Alaska is vital; cut pork in Lower 48.
Scott McAdams: Fight for fair share of federal aid to Alaska.
Joe Miller: Get rid of earmarks and regulations that limit development.
Joe Miller: Pledge against earmarks: we're over-dependent on feds.
Scott McAdams: Banning earmarks now is a threat to Alaska.
Joe Miller: Increase campaign limits; deregulate corporate donations.
Sarah Palin: Overall reduction of 7% spending, plus state hiring freeze.
Sarah Palin: Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual.
Sarah Palin: Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007.
Sarah Palin: Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical.
Sarah Palin: Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily.
Joe Miller: Yes, concealed carry; no assault rifle ban.
Sarah Palin: Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.
Sarah Palin: Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms.
Sean Parnell: Federal healthcare overreaches into Americans' private lives.
Sean Parnell: Alaska does not want government mandates in health care.
Sean Parnell: Federal health care legislation diminishes our freedom.
Sarah Palin: Greater competition, more choices, and less litigation.
Sarah Palin: Health Care Commission recommends habits against obesity.
Sarah Palin: Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states.
Sarah Palin: Health care must be market-and business-driven.
Sarah Palin: Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas.
Sarah Palin: Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies.
Sarah Palin: Personal responsibility & choices key to good health.
Sarah Palin: More affordable health care via competition.
Joe Miller: Increase only missile defense & intel spending.
Sean Parnell: Revenue bonds for Veteran's Housing Loan Program.
Sarah Palin: Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom.
Sarah Palin: Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops.
Sarah Palin: Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war.
Sarah Palin: Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America.
Sarah Palin: Let military personnel know how much we support them.
Sarah Palin: Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges.
Sarah Palin: Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses.
Sarah Palin: Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills.
Sarah Palin: Leverage job-training dollars thru voc-tech curriculum.
Sarah Palin: Focus Workforce Investment Board on vocational careers.
Principles & Values|
Sean Parnell: Americans are moving North to the Future.
Sean Parnell: Americans are moving North to the Future.
Joe Miller: "I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers.
Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
Scott McAdams: OpEd: consensus builder who understands needs of Southeast.
Lisa Murkowski: Aligned with Alaskans; not aligned with party positions.
Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
Mark Begich: Democrats advertise Stevens’ calls secretly recorded by FBI.
Ted Stevens: Calls secretly recorded by FBI played at corruption trial.
Mark Begich: Reputation as mayor for getting things done.
Ted Stevens: Uncle Ted voted “Alaskan of the century”.
Sarah Palin: Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair.
Sarah Palin: Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska.
Sarah Palin: Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow.
Sarah Palin: The Bible has profoundly influenced America.
Sarah Palin: Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage.
Sarah Palin: Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget.
Sarah Palin: Decries “politics as usual” of attacking opponents.
Tony Knowles: Raise the level of conversation in political debates.
Sarah Palin: Endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens.
Sarah Palin: Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
Tony Knowles: Religious political beliefs are part of freedom of speech.
Joe Miller: Privatize elements of Social Security.
Sarah Palin: Home-based assistance more cost-effective than institutions.
Sean Parnell: Eliminate progressivity & create a simpler 25% tax.
Sean Parnell: Eliminate progressivity & create a simpler 25% tax.
Sean Parnell: Meaningful tax reform; cut spending by $856M.
Joe Miller: Eliminate income tax; support the FairTax.
Sean Parnell: Suspend the state motor fuel tax since we have enough money.
Sarah Palin: $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing.
Sarah Palin: Eliminate taxes that inhibit business.
Sarah Palin: Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax.
Joe Miller: Not economic to move capital from Juneau, but ok to do so.
Scott McAdams: Move capital from Juneau? Over my dead body!
Scott McAdams: Transcontinental Railroad was once a "Railroad to Nowhere".
Sean Parnell: $500M capital budget for 5-year infrastructure plan.
Sarah Palin: Supports $130M in research investment in U. Alaska.
Sarah Palin: Efficient transportation system is vital to our economy.
Sarah Palin: Alaska needs a state funded highway program.
War & Peace|
Joe Miller: Focus on Afghan terrorism, not on nation-building.
Joe Miller: Keep forces in Iraq like we have in South Korea.
Sarah Palin: Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe.
Sarah Palin: We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops.
Sarah Palin: I support the mission of our troops in Iraq.
Sarah Palin: Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home.
Tony Knowles: We need a different strategy for this war.
Tony Knowles: Reasons given for going to war were not justified.
Welfare & Poverty|
Joe Miller: Eliminate federal welfare; implement federal hiring freeze.
Sarah Palin: EITC moves thousands of welfare recipients into workforce.
Sarah Palin: Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them.