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Alex Pires: Would vote to fund Planned Parenthood.
Kevin Wade: Not proud that Delaware has highest abortion rate.
Kevin Wade: Funding to Planned Parenthood ok if not used for abortions.
Tom Carper: Fund Planned Parenthood; contraception reduces abortion.
Chris Coons: I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose.
Chris Coons: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Christine O`Donnell: Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research.
Chris Coons: Pro-choice, but no federal subsidies.
Chris Coons: Support embryonic stem cell research.
Chris Coons: Make abortion safe, legal and rare.
Christine O`Donnell: Converted to pro-life position.
Jan Ting: Supports parental notification, opposes late-term abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Kevin Wade: I've balanced budget in my engineering corporation.
Chris Coons: TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps.
Chris Coons: My county was one of only 30 earning Triple-A bond rating.
Christine O`Donnell: My financial problems let me relate to families' suffering.
Chris Coons: Bailout was done too fast and put billions at risk.
Alex Pires: Women are treated disproportionately poorly.
Alex Pires: Gay people are equal.
Kevin Wade: Marriage is fundamental building block for any community.
Tom Carper: Let state legislatures decide who can get married.
Tom Carper: Repeal DOMA; it's unconstitutional.
Chris Coons: Targeted by Stonewall as pro-LGBT candidate.
Jack Markell: Start It Up Delaware: nurture employers.
Alex Pires: Corruption comes from taking money from the corporate world.
Alex Pires: Less money on corporate subsidies; more on children.
Tom Carper: Roadmap for deficit reduction should raise corporate taxes.
Kevin Wade: Small business owner: Philadelphia Control System since 1982.
Jack Markell: Expand manufacturing; reform permitting; help small business.
Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process.
Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way.
Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment.
Jack Markell: Six new state troopers to focus on gangs & drug-trafficking.
Jack Markell: Common Core Standards including world language immersion.
Alex Pires: More education in math, science, technology & engineering.
Kevin Wade: Department of Education has been an abysmal failure.
Jack Markell: Ensure we have the best possible public schools.
Chris Coons: Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools.
Chris Coons: I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college.
Christine O`Donnell: My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide.
Christine O`Donnell: Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE.
Tom Carper: Introduce market forces into our schools.
Ruth Ann Minner: Put reading specialists in every elementary school.
Tom Carper: Focus on discipline in schools.
Energy & Oil|
Jack Markell: Reliability and cost of energy is key.
Kevin Wade: More oil drilling on U.S. soil.
Kevin Wade: Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon.
Jack Markell: Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy.
Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens.
Jack Markell: Delaware has moved to the top ten of bike friendly states.
Ruth Ann Minner: Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl.
Families & Children|
Jack Markell: Youth suicide: the most tragic child mental health problem.
Chris Coons: Faith is a central part of how we raise our three children.
Christine O`Donnell: 1990s: espoused anti-masturbation; porn is akin to adultery.
Jack Markell: World now is more global; more productive; more competitive.
Kevin Wade: Unwinnable situation in Afghanistan & all of Mideast.
Christine O`Donnell: China could take us over monetarily before militarily.
Tom Carper: Keep lid on North Korea until reunification, like Germany.
Tom Carper: Work very, very hard to knock down trade barriers.
Chris Coons: Recent trade deals take advantage of us.
Chris Coons: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Chris Coons: Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending.
Christine O`Donnell: Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring.
Chris Coons: Campaign spending is not a form of speech.
Christine O`Donnell: Private sector solutions over growth of government.
Jan Ting: Lobbyists should not be allowed to donate to legislators.
Tom Carper: I never received any money from Jack Abramoff.
Jan Ting: Pledges not to serve more than two six-year terms.
Jack Markell: More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes.
Chris Coons: Respect 2nd Amendment with common sense limitations.
Chris Coons: Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress.
Chris Coons: Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare.
Chris Coons: Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare.
Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform.
Christine O`Donnell: 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket.
Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room.
Christine O`Donnell: Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance.
Chris Coons: Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs.
Christine O`Donnell: Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law.
Tom Carper: Universal coverage for children is within our grasp.
Jack Markell: Supports Delaware National Guard "Youth ChalleNGe".
Chris Coons: Reduce spending on C-17, F-35, & eliminate other platforms.
Chris Coons: Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell".
Christine O`Donnell: Let military decide "don't ask, don't tell" on its own.
Christine O`Donnell: Don't give terrorists Miranda-ized rights.
Chris Coons: Rejected debate hosted by "9-12 Patriots" issue groud.
Alex Pires: Don't split up members of immigrant workers' families.
Kevin Wade: It's not hard to come here legally; follow the right away.
Tom Carper: If immigrants stay out of trouble, they can stay.
Chris Coons: No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency.
Christine O`Donnell: Put virtual fence on border; don't reward those who cheat.
Christine O`Donnell: Ease pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants.
Chris Coons: Supports comprehensive federal immigration reform.
Jan Ting: Comprehensive immigration reform is a defeatist solution.
Tom Carper: No one proposes that illegal aliens receive Social Security.
Jan Ting: San Diego fence works--extend it to entire Mexican border.
Alex Pires: Jobs come from small businesses; they need bank credit.
Jack Markell: Job Creation Infrastructure Fund: tax credits for job growth.
Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying.
Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years.
Principles & Values|
Tom Carper: We need bridge-builders in Washington.
Kevin Wade: Sen. Carper accepts Wade's 10-debate challenge.
Kevin Wade: Challenges Carper to twenty Senate debates.
Tom Carper: 2000: Twenty debates are "the Delaware way".
Chris Coons: I am not a bearded Marxist; but a clean-shaven capitalist.
Christine O`Donnell: I am not a witch; the Constitution is my guide.
Christine O`Donnell: Decision to black out national media from DE debates.
Chris Coons: Described himself in college as a "bearded Marxist".
Christine O`Donnell: Charged with spending $20K after campaign had ended.
Chris Coons: Focuses on his experience; will fight on Delaware issues.
Jan Ting: Things are broken in Washington DC, and Iím outraged.
Tom Carper: Iíve built bipartisan coalitions in the US Senate.
Jan Ting: Profession: Law professor and immigration commissioner.
Chris Coons: Against privatizing Social Security.
Kevin Wade: Tax code adds 12.5 percent to the cost of everything.
Chris Coons: Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit.
Christine O`Donnell: 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family.
Christine O`Donnell: Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax.
Christine O`Donnell: Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too.
Chris Coons: New approach to replace Bush tax cuts.
Ruth Ann Minner: Implement e-government, starting with DMV.
War & Peace|
Chris Coons: Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?
Christine O`Donnell: No random withdrawal; leave when Afghanis reach benchmarks.
Jan Ting: Cooperate with China and Russia on North Korea.
Tom Carper: Multinational embargo, not unilateral, against North Korea.
Christine O`Donnell: Stay in Iraq until its government is stable.
Mike Protack: Stay in Iraq until its government is stable.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris Coons: It's not dependency to rely on food stamps during recession.