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State of Indiana Politicians: Archives

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  • Baron Hill (2) Democratic Senate candidate Indiana
  • Brad Ellsworth (9) 2010 Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • Brian Bosma (13) Republican Senate candidate Indiana
  • Charlie Hardy (1) Democratic Senate Challenger Wyoming
  • Daniel Coats (12) Republican Jr Senator (Retiring 2016) Indiana
  • Eric Holcomb (14) Republican Senate candidate Indiana
  • Joe Donnelly (9) Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • John Gregg (18) Indiana Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Lyndon Johnson (1)
  • Matthew Whitaker (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Mike Pence (10) Indiana Republican Governor
  • Mitch Daniels (26) Indiana Former Republican Governor (2005-2013)
  • Richard Lugar (11) Republican Sr Senator Indiana
  • Richard Mourdock (24) Republican Challenger Indiana
  • Sam Clovis (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
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    Eric Holcomb: Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown.
    Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
    Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
    Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
    Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
    Mitch Daniels: No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells.
    Mitch Daniels: Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger.
Budget & Economy
    Eric Holcomb: Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity.
    Mike Pence: Amend state constitution to require a balanced budget.
    Brian Bosma: Reduce government regulations; reduce unemployment benefits.
    Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
    Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
    Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
    Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
Civil Rights
    John Gregg: Supports the legality of gay marriage in Indiana.
    Eric Holcomb: Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination.
    Mike Pence: Listen to the merits of debate on LGBT rights.
    John Gregg: Protect LGBT rights; religious rights are already protected.
    Mike Pence: Religious Freedom Act is not about LGBT discrimination.
    John Gregg: 2012: No same-sex marriage; 2015: marriage & more for LGBT.
    Baron Hill: 2006: Marriage is sacred; 2015: guarantee marriage equality.
    Baron Hill: For ENDA & against DADT & in Congress; evolved on marriage.
    John Gregg: Hoosiers welcome others inclusively; RFRA is divisive.
    John Gregg: Sexual orientation & gender identity are civil rights issues.
    Brian Bosma: No civil unions; no gay marriage.
    Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
    Mitch Daniels: No same-sex marriage nor civil unions.
    Mitch Daniels: No affirmative action in public college admissions.
    Eric Holcomb: Make America the global jobs magnet.
    Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
    Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
    Mitch Daniels: Reduce corporate income tax; cut and cap property tax.
    Brian Bosma: Supports capital punishment, and use of deadly force at home.
    Mitch Daniels: Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking.
    Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty.
    Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives.
    John Gregg: Needle exchange helps stop HIV virus.
    John Gregg: Legalize the medicinal use of marijuana.
    John Gregg: Decriminalize marijuana; that's different than legalizing.
    Mike Pence: Signed legislation allowing needle exchange.
    Brian Bosma: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    Brian Bosma: Decriminalize marijuana; but no medicinal marijuana.
    John Gregg: Totally against Indiana's school voucher program.
    Eric Holcomb: Give parents the freedom to choose child's school.
    Brian Bosma: Supports vouchers and charter schools.
    Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
    Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
    John Gregg: Teachers must be a part of the education reform conversation.
    John Gregg: I am not a fan of vouchers.
    Mitch Daniels: End cruel, defeatist practice of passing kids who can't read.
    Mitch Daniels: Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Support vouchers for public schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Use lottery revenue for free college tuition for two years.
    Mitch Daniels: Voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Eric Holcomb: Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy.
    Mike Pence: All-of-the-above energy strategy instead of EPA over-reach.
    Brian Bosma: Develop traditional domestic energy sources.
    Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
    John Gregg: Indiana is the Saudi Arabia of coal; use it!
    John Gregg: Nuclear plants have safety concerns; not for Indiana.
    Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
    Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
    Richard Mourdock: FactCheck: No, ethanol additive lowers gasoline price.
    Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
    Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
    Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
    Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
    Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
    Mitch Daniels: Make IN a leader in electric vehicles & solar power industry.
    Mitch Daniels: Support clean coal as well as alternative energy.
    Eric Holcomb: Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation.
    Brian Bosma: State funding for open space preservation.
    Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
    Mitch Daniels: First state to phase in new environmental Clean Air permits.
Families & Children
    Charlie Hardy: Many parents worry about not providing for their children.
    Mike Pence: Adoption is a beautiful way for families to come together.
    Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Joe Donnelly: Understands Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work.
    Mitch Daniels: Nothing more contemptible than failing to pay child support.
Foreign Policy
    Eric Holcomb: I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow.
    Mike Pence: We're in a global war of civilization against barbarism.
    Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Free Trade
    Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
    Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Government Reform
    John Gregg: Longer voting hours; make registration & mail voting easier.
    John Gregg: Voter Participation Plan: expand ID rules & early voting.
    Brian Bosma: No limits on PAC contributions; but full disclosure.
    Brian Bosma: Require a photo ID in order to vote.
    Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
    Mitch Daniels: No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions.
Gun Control
    John Gregg: I'm a gun-totin', Bible-quotin' Southern Indiana Democrat.
    Brian Bosma: Do all I can to protect the 2nd amendment rights.
    Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
    Mitch Daniels: No background checks; no licenses; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Mike Pence: Medicaid is not just broke, it is broken.
    Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
    Brian Bosma: Tort reform instead of individual mandate.
    Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
    Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
    Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
    Mitch Daniels: Tort reform; sue HMOs; no guarantees.
    Mitch Daniels: INShape plan: insure 130,000 uninsured Hoosiers.
Homeland Security
    Eric Holcomb: Peace through strength, not peace through hope.
    Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
    Joe Donnelly: Focus on fiscal discipline and strong national security.
    Eric Holcomb: I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy.
    Brian Bosma: Local police should enforce federal immigration laws.
    Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
    Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
    Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
    Lyndon Johnson: Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas.
    John Gregg: Focus on living-wage jobs, not on social issues.
    Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
    Mitch Daniels: Support Right to Work and Indiana will add jobs faster.
Local Issues
    Mike Pence: Miracle on Mt. Baldy: that's the Indiana way.
Principles & Values
    Eric Holcomb: Proven, passionate solutions-oriented approach.
    Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
    Mitch Daniels: You might dislike my decisions, but things ARE different.
    Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
    Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
    Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
    Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Social Security
    Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
    Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
    Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
    Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
    Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Tax Reform
    Eric Holcomb: Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars.
    Eric Holcomb: Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth.
    Mike Pence: Simplify the tax code.
    Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
    Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
    Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
    Mitch Daniels: Raising taxes is the worst thing possible in a recession.
    John Gregg: Roads and infrastructure are a priority.
    Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
    Mitch Daniels: Invest $1.2 billion in Hoosier Heartland Corridor and US31.
    Mitch Daniels: Supports internet sales tax.
War & Peace
    Eric Holcomb: Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal.
    Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
    Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
    Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.

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