| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Trent Kelly: Planned Parenthood is breaking the law; defund them.
Chris McDaniel: Human life begins at conception.
Chris McDaniel: Require doctor's prescription to get an abortion.
Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children.
Haley Barbour: We made MS the safest state for an unborn child.
Budget & Economy|
Chris McDaniel: Immoral to saddle our grandchildren with this much debt.
Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
Ronnie Musgrove: Attract new businesses; develop existing ones.
Vicki Slater: People don't recognize MS flag, only Confederate flag.
Vicki Slater: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling is not federal overreach.
Vicki Slater: Remove Confederate Battle symbol from state flag.
Chris McDaniel: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
Chris McDaniel: Dems want homosexual marriage legal in all 50 states.
Haley Barbour: Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage.
Ronnie Musgrove: Ban gay couples from adopting.
Vicki Slater: The Great Recession bailout didn't help small businesses.
Phil Bryant: Tax relief from delayed-accelerated tax payment.
Haley Barbour: $7.3M for state trooper school.
Ronnie Musgrove: Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing.
Phil Bryant: Drug courts work; fully fund them.
Haley Barbour: Fight the scourge of illegal narcotics with a vengeance.
Phil Bryant: Supports "effective" public schools but not Initiative 42.
Robert Gray: Supports Initiative 42 & full public school funding.
Vicki Slater: Constitutional provision to fully fund public schools.
Chris McDaniel: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Chris McDaniel: Give students right to organize religious groups at school.
Phil Bryant: Privately funded Opportunity Scholarship for failing schools.
Phil Bryant: $15M for literacy; and merit pay for teachers.
Chris McDaniel: Increase number of charter schools statewide.
Haley Barbour: Expand charter schools; expand dual enrollment.
Erik Fleming: Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling.
Ronnie Musgrove: Remove the 5% cap on teacher pay.
Ronnie Musgrove: Universities: settle the Ayers Case.
Energy & Oil|
Vicki Slater: Develop energy, but balance it with environmental concerns.
Chris McDaniel: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Phil Bryant: Support energy development and investment.
Trent Kelly: Rein in unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.
Vicki Slater: Use BP settlement money to rehabilitate marine life.
Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
Chris McDaniel: Uphold property rights; oppose Supreme Court's Kelo decision.
Thad Cochran: The Quiet Persuader: Got $29B for Katrina rebuilding.
Families & Children|
Phil Bryant: Support Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs.
Phil Bryant: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi: 2-parent families.
Chris McDaniel: Hip-hop culture values prison more than college.
Chris McDaniel: Opposed Sec. Def. Hagel as "too soft on Iran".
Travis Childers: End tax breaks for big corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Vicki Slater: Hold referendum on Confederate flag; it's time to revisit.
Chris McDaniel: Photo ID for voting.
Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
Chris McDaniel: Require photo ID to vote.
Chris McDaniel: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Chris McDaniel: Blames rising gun violence on "hip-hop" culture.
Chris McDaniel: Preserve the rights of gun owners.
Phil Bryant: The feds won't pay for their share of Medicaid expansion.
Robert Gray: Medicaid expansion & health-care exchanges would create jobs.
Vicki Slater: Expand Medicaid, and push Legislature to accept it.
Vicki Slater: Celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling in support of ObamaCare.
Chris McDaniel: Repeal ObamaCare to let our economy flourish.
Phil Bryant: ObamaCare adds 300,000 entitlements; get people off Medicaid.
Phil Bryant: Expand MS School of Medicine; 1,000 new doctors by 2025.
Erik Fleming: Supports tax-free medical savings accounts.
Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Ronnie Musgrove: Medical Education Scholarships for rural doctors.
Ronnie Musgrove: Invest in state employees’ health plan, despite budget.
Trent Kelly: Investigate wait time manipulation at VA hospitals.
Chris McDaniel: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Phil Bryant: Veterans treatment courts: 2nd chance for convicted vets.
Chris McDaniel: Why are Muslims never portrayed as villains by Hollywood?
Chris McDaniel: Waterboarding was effective on suspected 9/11 terrorists.
Dick Cheney: Steady, focused, relentless campaign against US enemies.
Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
Travis Childers: Signed anti-amnesty pledge: don't reward lawbreakers.
Chris McDaniel: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Phil Bryant: $50M for Keep Mississippi Working Fund & workforce training.
Phil Bryant: My first job: every Mississippian who wants a job has one.
Phil Bryant: Year of the Creative Economy: a Mississippi Homecoming.
Principles & Values|
Chris McDaniel: Runoff recount denied by Mississippi Supreme Court.
Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
Chris McDaniel: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Chris McDaniel: Revive America's Christian foundation.
Thad Cochran: AdWatch: American Conservative Union's lowest-scored Senator.
Phil Bryant: Four fundamental beliefs guide our plan for the future.
Phil Bryant: Add 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi State Seal.
Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
Vicki Slater: Fight to keep 100% full pensions for retirees.
Haley Barbour: Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes.
Robert Gray: Invest the Rainy Day Fund on infrastructure.
Phil Bryant: Diabetes Telehealth Initiative for complex coordinated care.
War & Peace|
Dick Cheney: Iraq is the central front in the war on terror.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".
Phil Bryant: Focus on jobs for those who need public assistance.