| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Jack Conway: Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability.
Rand Paul: Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY.
Steve Beshear: Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall.
Steve Beshear: Some budget priorities won’t go away despite budget crisis.
Steve Beshear: Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change.
Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
Jack Conway: I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell".
Steve Beshear: Will veto a bill that would ban gay marriage in KY.
Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Steve Beshear: Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs.
Jack Conway: Meth lab count is up because we are identifying smaller labs.
Rand Paul: Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from.
Rand Paul: Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs.
Jack Conway: Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime.
Rand Paul: Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh.
Steve Beshear: Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate.
Steve Beshear: High national rankings shows that education is good in KY.
Energy & Oil|
Steve Beshear: To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal.
Jack Conway: Protect coal even under cap-and-trade.
Rand Paul: Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions.
Jack Conway: Coal yes; cap-and-trade no.
Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
Mitch McConnell: Has clout to implement GOP solutions for high gas prices.
Bruce Lunsford: Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres.
Steve Beshear: Secures Clean Water Act funding to clean up pollution.
Bruce Lunsford: Worked on father’s tobacco farm as a youngster.
Bruce Lunsford: Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal.
Mitch McConnell: Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad.
Steve Beshear: 6-day furlough for state workers; cut top staff salaries 10%.
Jack Conway: I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies.
Steve Beshear: Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust.
Jack Conway: Pay for Obamacare with bulk purchasing & fraud units.
Rand Paul: Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%.
Bruce Lunsford: McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies.
Rand Paul: Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask.
Jack Conway: Be tough & sensible; increase border security.
Jack Conway: 20% hometown tax credit for cost of creating a new job.
Bruce Lunsford: Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support.
Steve Beshear: Keep KY Horse Capital of the World; a $4 billion industry.
Principles & Values|
Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
Jack Conway: Claims Rand Paul worships "Aqua Buddha" & mocks Holy Bible.
Rand Paul: Accused of belonging to secret society NoZe Brotherhood.
Rand Paul: I'm "a pro-life Christian"; denies worshiping "Aqua Buddha".
Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
Rand Paul: This election really is about the president's agenda.
Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
Bruce Lunsford: McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate.
Mitch McConnell: After 24 years, one of the two leaders in the US Senate.
Mitch McConnell: Leadership has value; freshmen have little impact.
Jack Conway: Pledges to not scale back program nor raise retirement age.
Rand Paul: I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security.
Rand Paul: Raise the retirement age for people under age 55.
Steve Beshear: Taxes are not the answer; no broad-based increases.
Jack Conway: Keep Bush tax cuts during recession.
Rand Paul: Balanced budget amendment to pay to extend $4T Bush tax cuts.
Bruce Lunsford: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
Mitch McConnell: Resolve to lower capital gains taxes.
Bruce Lunsford: Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it.
Steve Beshear: Ideas are the foundation of any new economy.
War & Peace|
Steve Beshear: Gratitude for troops who fight terror & keep America free.
Chuck Pennacchio: Shred Bush’s preemptive war doctrine.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.
Jack Conway: Faith-based programs instead of federal money.