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Joe Bellis: Pro-life with no exceptions.
Joe Bellis: Supports federal embryonic stem cell research.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Boozman's pro-life stance puts rapists over victims.
John Boozman: Opposes transporting minors across state lines for abortion.
Jim Slattery: Record in US Congress in support of abortion rights.
Pat Roberts: Staunch stance as an advocate for life and families.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Take objective approach to judicial confirmation process.
Jim Holt: Would not support any pro-choice judicial candidate.
Mike Huckabee: Supports woman’s right-to-know legislation.
Mike Huckabee: Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law.
Budget & Economy|
Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
Mark Parkinson: Constitutionally require set-aside for emergency fund.
Bill Graves: Reauthorize the Kansas state lottery.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Defer to military decision on Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
John Boozman: Keep Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell; the policy has worked well.
Joe Bellis: No definition of marriage; but no gays in military.
Joe Bellis: End affirmative action, and most other, federal programs.
Lisa Johnston: Embracing diversity strengthens us as a nation.
Mark Parkinson: Embrace diversity rather than rejecting new citizens.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Oppose amending the federal constitution to ban gay marriage.
Jim Holt: Amend the federal constitution to ban gay marriage.
George W. Bush: Education, housing, and hiring must be equal for all.
Jean Carnahan: Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment.
John McCain: We don’t need laws against Spanish language & culture.
Howard Phillips: Censorship is dumbing down our children.
John Boozman: Tax cuts for higher income helps small business owners.
Lisa Johnston: Ensure that U.S. corporations pay U.S. taxes.
Mike Beebe: Let non-violent offenders repay debt to society productively.
Joe Bellis: No capital punishment.
Mike Beebe: Heavier penalties for drug trade; but not for possession.
Joe Bellis: No mandatory prison sentences for selling drugs.
Mike Huckabee: Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration.
Mike Beebe: Teach science and math using new, national methods.
Joe Bellis: No vouchers; no charters; no federal involvement.
Lisa Johnston: K-12 education must be a top priority.
Mark Parkinson: World-class public school system is investment in future.
John Kerry: Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind.
Kathleen Sebelius: Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed.
Kathleen Sebelius: Minimize the need for college tuition increases.
Kathleen Sebelius: Review district finances and bring efficiency.
Kathleen Sebelius: Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care.
Wesley Clark: Decries lack of funding for No Child Left Behind.
Kathleen Sebelius: Increase state funding instead of local property taxes.
Mike Huckabee: First priority: Raise teacher salaries.
Bill Graves: More funding for special education and parental services.
Howard Phillips: Education debate today is about sex & crime.
Howard Phillips: Schools sponsor the official state religion of humanism.
Howard Phillips: Separate education from state, or it’s establishing religion.
Energy & Oil|
Sam Brownback: New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State.
Lisa Johnston: Encourage emerging green technology.
Mark Parkinson: Bring wind farms and green jobs to Kansas.
Jim Holt: Drilling for oil in Alaska won’t cause environmental damage.
Mike Beebe: Important to preserve forests to protect jobs.
Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
Howard Phillips: Property rights are ours, not government’s.
Families & Children|
Mike Huckabee: Supports “covenant marriage”.
Jean Carnahan: Workplace child-care & more commitment to families.
Dick Cheney: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
George Tenet: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
Mark Parkinson: Export planes, energy, & wheat to China, India, & Brazil.
Mike Beebe: Cuba's interest in AR exports is good for the state.
Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: No moratorium on earmarks; they fund local projects.
Lisa Johnston: Fight special interests by plain-language laws on Internet.
Jim Holt: Campaign reform is incumbency protection.
Kathleen Sebelius: Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies.
Kathleen Sebelius: Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers.
Kathleen Sebelius: Audit government to eliminate waste.
Mike Huckabee: Not more government, but more efficient government.
Joe Bellis: Armed citizenry is only obstacle to oppressive governmen.
Lisa Johnston: Guarantee both 1st and 2nd amendment rights.
Mike Huckabee: Supports self-defense and ‘castle doctrine’.
Jean Carnahan: Advocated for gun control with sportsmen’s rights.
Mike Beebe: Provide better care without federal Affordable Care Act.
Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Fix broken logistics of healthcare delivery.
John Boozman: I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare.
John Boozman: Nothing in healthcare bill controls cost; much escalates it.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Worked to ensure the overhaul helped small businesses.
John Boozman: Solution like overhaul is what's wrong with government.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: I stopped the public option in ObamaCare.
John Boozman: Something needs to be done, but ObamaCare is a job killer.
Lisa Johnston: Guaranteed high quality care for all health conditions.
Mark Parkinson: Enact a real public smoking ban.
Matt Blunt: Allow small businesses to form association health plans.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Can’t get our arms around the uninsured.
Kathleen Sebelius: Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services.
Mike Huckabee: ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured.
Bill Graves: Eliminate waiting period for HealthWave child health care.
Bill Graves: More funding for Medicaid matching & pharmaceuticals.
Jean Carnahan: Supports Patient Bill of Rights.
Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
Joe Bellis: More spending to develop new weapons.
Lisa Johnston: We should never hastily initiate military conflict.
Jerry Moran: No constitutional rights for terrorists, categorically.
Todd Tiahrt: 2006: For military tribunals to try suspected terrorists.
Jerry Moran: Military tribunals for terrorists are unconstitutional.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Seniority concerns shouldn’t outweigh intelligence decisions.
Jim Holt: Trust Bush’s homeland security decisions and recommendations.
Kathleen Sebelius: Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets.
Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
Jerry Moran: No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals.
Todd Tiahrt: I've shifted my view: build the fence on Mexican border.
Todd Tiahrt: Compassion for illegals on lower tuition, but no more.
Kathleen Sebelius: Focus on employers who hire illegal workers.
John McCain: No more ballot initiatives against immigration.
Lisa Johnston: Clean energy technology will create jobs.
Jim Holt: Restrict China trade until they float their currency.
Sam Brownback: ROZes: Rural Opportunity Zones with income tax waiver.
Principles & Values|
Sam Brownback: Five measurable, significant, achievable goals.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Some say I'm too liberal; some say I'm too conservative.
John Boozman: Arkansas can't afford Blanche Lincoln anymore.
Jean Carnahan: Set sail instead of choosing a safe harbor.
John McCain: 5 principles for a great nation’s diplomacy.
Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
John Boozman: Private accounts should be looked at as an option.
Lisa Johnston: We must protect Social Security.
Jean Carnahan: Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare.
Mike Beebe: Cut regressive grocery sales tax now; eliminate it later.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Extend tax cuts for low and middle income.
John Boozman: Support the FairTax; abolish the Internal Revenue Service.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: The ultrawealthy should not receive tax cuts.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: National sales tax of 23% is just a bad idea for Arkansans.
Jerry Moran: Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times.
Mark Parkinson: Raise cigarette and sales tax to meet $400M budget gap.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Like to see tax cuts for the lower and middle class.
Jim Holt: Taxes should be cut further.
Kathleen Sebelius: Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty.
Kathleen Sebelius: Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses.
Kathleen Sebelius: Create tax credit for rural business development.
Wesley Clark: Middle- & working-class tax cuts are an economic-growth tool.
Mike Huckabee: Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls.
Kathleen Sebelius: Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects.
Mike Huckabee: Arkansas becoming a leader in e-government.
Richard Nixon: Technology misused damages environment; but can restore it.
War & Peace|
Joe Bellis: Withdraw US troops from Iraq & Afghanistan.
Lisa Johnston: We have spent gigantic amounts of US taxpayer money in Iraq.
Jim Slattery: Roberts delayed prewar intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
Pat Roberts: I led exposure of pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
Jim Slattery: Roberts should have known Iraq intelligence was inaccurate.
Pat Roberts: Whole world believed Iraq intelligence was accurate.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jim Holt: Separation of church and state cannot be done.