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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.
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.
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.
Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.