| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
Jay Townsend: Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
Hakeem Jeffries: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Budget & Economy|
Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
Hakeem Jeffries: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Access to capital for small business will create jobs.
Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
George W. Bush: 134 Texas executions are “fair and just”.
Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana.
Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
Hakeem Jeffries: No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases.
Martin O`Malley: Respect my right to shy away from foreign policy.
Martin O`Malley: Israeli separation barrier might be called "peace wall".
Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
Timothy Geithner: Lived in East Africa and in Asia; speaks Japanese & Chinese.
Timothy Geithner: Director at the IMF, and staff of Kissinger Associates.
Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
Hakeem Jeffries: Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits.
Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
Hakeem Jeffries: No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks.
Bill Clinton: People should register guns like they register cars.
Richard Nixon: Guns are an abomination.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014.
Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
Joe DioGuardi: Shut down the borders before we reform anything.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform.
Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
Joe DioGuardi: Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs.
Principles & Values|
Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
Charles Schumer: 1998: demanded 10 debates; 2010: declined all debates.
Jay Townsend: Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer.
Timothy Geithner: Served in Treasury Department in three administrations.
Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
Joe DioGuardi: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K.
Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
War & Peace|
Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.
Welfare & Poverty|
Al Gore: Investing in inner cities is good deed & good business.