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Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
Jeff Landry: Life is a gift from God; encourage adoption.
Budget & Economy|
Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
Jeff Landry: Keep traditional marriage as one man and one woman.
Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Bobby Jindal: Eliminated burdensome business taxes.
Bobby Jindal: We paid companies, via loopholes, to not pay corporate tax.
Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
Jeff Landry: Empower parents with home school, charters, & church schools.
Energy & Oil|
Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
Jeff Landry: Drill here, drill now; not cap-and-trade.
Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan “Gang of 10” for comprehensive oil plan.
Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
Families & Children|
Charles Melancon: Family brings us all together; about honesty & integrity.
David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
Jeff Landry: Fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
Jeff Landry: Nationalized care reduces quality and increases costs.
Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
Jeff Landry: End the war on terrorism by winning the war.
Jeff Landry: Enforce existing laws to close our borders.
Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
Bobby Jindal: Not done as long as there are folks who can't find work.
Principles & Values|
Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
David Vitter: I've stumbled in my marriage; but it's my greatest strength.
Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
Bobby Jindal: Overhaul our tax code and eliminate income taxes.
Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.