| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
T.W. Shannon: Protect human life from the moment of conception.
Budget & Economy|
Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
Rick Weiland: Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful.
Brad Henry: Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue.
Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
Matt Silverstein: Firm support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
Matt Silverstein: Grandmother beaten for speaking her native Choctaw language.
T.W. Shannon: Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year.
Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
Matt Silverstein: Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Jim Bridenstine: Swift capital punishment saves lives.
Frank Keating: Target violent and career criminals.
Mary Fallin: Prevent prescription drug abuse from occurring.
Mary Fallin: Women in Recovery: abuse programs avoid incarceration.
Brad Henry: Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path.
Frank Keating: Supports community sentencing in drug courts.
Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
Jim Bridenstine: No federal standards; local control & spending.
Brad Henry: Don't siphon resources from our classrooms.
Andrew Rice: Shift emphasis away from punishing underperforming school.
Frank Keating: More funding for schools and colleges.
Frank Keating: Supported largest teacher pay raise in state history.
Frank Keating: $80M in block grants to schools.
Winona LaDuke: Supports increased funding for tribal colleges.
Energy & Oil|
Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
T.W. Shannon: Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel.
Mary Fallin: 20% reduction in energy use among state agencies by 2020.
Jim Bridenstine: No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate.
Andrew Rice: Opposes a windfall-profits tax.
Andrew Rice: Invest in switchgrass and natural gas resources.
Andrew Rice: Advocate for reduced carbon emissions.
Andrew Rice: Global warming is real; our quality of life is at risk.
Frank Keating: Regulate our precious environment because we love Oklahoma.
Families & Children|
T.W. Shannon: Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage.
T.W. Shannon: Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights.
Jim Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing".
Matt Silverstein: Not a dime from any lobbyists in campaign donations.
Rick Weiland: Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100.
Matt Silverstein: Inhofe says he's for term limits, but was in for 26 years.
Jim Bridenstine: First Amendment includes campaign spending.
Andrew Rice: Most donations from individuals; most of Inhofe’s from PACs.
Frank Keating: Attract people to Oklahoma to regain Congressional seat.
Winona LaDuke: Supports increased party choices for voters.
T.W. Shannon: Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions.
Matt Silverstein: Support the 2nd amendment's right-to-bear arms.
T.W. Shannon: ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk.
Mary Fallin: Certified Healthy program; & website for health insurer info.
Brad Henry: Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans.
Andrew Rice: Pay doctors to proactively treat patients; end pay-per-test.
Andrew Rice: Access to quality affordable health care for every American.
Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
Jim Bridenstine: Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security.
Andrew Rice: Shift defense resources from Iraq to destroying terrorists.
Andrew Rice: Divest from terrorist states like we divested for apartheid.
Andrew Rice: 9/11: Pressured US government to stay focused on terrorism.
Andrew Rice: Fight to improve the veterans’ health care system.
Andrew Rice: Conditions at Walter Reed Hospital are unacceptable.
Andrew Rice: As 9/11 family, pressured Washington to focus on terrorism.
Joe Carr: Refugees cost millions in school & medical costs.
Jim Bridenstine: Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves.
Andrew Rice: Opposes Mexico Totalization Agreement & benefits to illegals.
Mary Fallin: 62,400 new jobs in our state; unemployment at 5.1%.
Mary Fallin: Excessive worker's compensation is a barrier to growth.
Frank Keating: Reform worker’s comp: administrative instead of court-based.
Mary Fallin: $10M for renovation of the State Capitol.
Mary Fallin: We survived Dust Bowl & Trail of Tears--and this recession.
Principles & Values|
T.W. Shannon: Will remain as Speaker during Senate primary.
T.W. Shannon: "Recovering attorney" with JD from Oklahoma City University.
T.W. Shannon: Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians.
James Inhofe: Flying is his passion, but lost his son in plane accident.
Andrew Rice: I pride myself on doing right, even if politically unpopular.
Brad Carson: Coburn is a strong Christian man, a good family man.
Tom Coburn: Carson is very bright, intellectually smart and advanced.
Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
Jim Bridenstine: Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts.
Andrew Rice: I support Social Security Notch reform.
Andrew Rice: I support CPI-E for COLA Fairness.
Andrew Rice: I do not support privatization in any form.
Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Way: best place for tax dollars is family's pockets.
Jim Bridenstine: High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation.
Jim Inhofe: Make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent.
Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Andrew Rice: Has not supported a tax increase; does support investment.
Andrew Rice: No tax increases in Oklahoma, but no tax cuts either.
Frank Keating: Government spending is not the government’s money.
Frank Keating: Lower state income tax rate from 6.75% to 3.75%.
Frank Keating: Reduce and ultimately abolish the estate tax.
T.W. Shannon: Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure.
Mary Fallin: Focus on aerospace, energy, agriculture, biosciences, & STEM.
Brad Henry: Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives.
Frank Keating: Tax credits for stock options and R&D.
War & Peace|
Jim Bridenstine: Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict.
Jim Bridenstine: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
Andrew Rice: Implement an orderly redeployment of US troops in Iraq.
Andrew Rice: Refocus on identifying and destroying terrorist cells.
Andrew Rice: Force Bush to implement an orderly redeployment from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty|
T.W. Shannon: Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients.
Andrew Rice: Our churches have engaged society to try to improve society.
Frank Keating: Able-bodied people must stand on their own two feet.