| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Robert Bentley: Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help.
Robert Bentley: Protect essential services, and otherwise cut 15-45%.
William Barnes: Reduce spending and increase accountability.
William Barnes: Re-evaluate & reform banking and finance deregulation.
Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Robert Bentley: End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts.
Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
Robert Bentley: Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals.
Robert Bentley: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Robert Bentley: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
Robert Bentley: Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost.
Robert Bentley: Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law.
Energy & Oil|
Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
Families & Children|
Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses.
Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
William Barnes: It's been proven; a free market doesn't work.
William Barnes: Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business.
Robert Bentley: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates.
Robert Bentley: Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs.
William Barnes: Affordable health care for everyone.
Robert Bentley: Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama.
Robert Bentley: As new governor, job creation is my first priority.
William Barnes: Extend unemployment benefits as subsistence income.
Principles & Values|
Jeff Sessions: Declines debate challenge from Vivian Figures.
Vivian Davis Figures: Challenges Jeff Sessions to debate; Sessions declines.
Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
Robert Bentley: Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes.
War & Peace|
Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.