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Dennis Daugaard: Human life begins at conception.
Gordon Howie: Life is a child's right; this led me into politics.
Gordon Howie: Leader for life both in and out of the political arena.
Budget & Economy|
Dennis Daugaard: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Gordon Howie: Market should be primary vehicle for economic recovery.
Joel Dykstra: Johnson was asleep at the wheel on Banking Committee.
Joel Dykstra: Figure out where system failed in order to prevent a repeat.
Tim Johnson: Called for banking oversight, but opposed by Bush & GOP.
Dennis Daugaard: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Gordon Howie: Government imposed quotas are wrong.
Gordon Howie: Marriage is a religious institution between a man & a woman.
Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions.
Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions.
Tim Johnson: Donít subsidize bloated compensation of failing firmsí CEOs.
Gordon Howie: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty.
Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Gordon Howie: Never legalize marijuana, except supervised medical use.
Joel Dykstra: Restrict products used to make methamphetamine.
Dennis Daugaard: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Dennis Daugaard: Support nationwide Common Core standards.
Gordon Howie: Freedom to choose will improve quality.
Gordon Howie: Advocate for parental rights and school choice.
Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Gordon Howie: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
Gordon Howie: Human needs are always paramount.
Gordon Howie: Maintain US sovereignty from UN.
Gordon Howie: Support & expand free trade.
Dennis Daugaard: Photo ID for voting.
Gordon Howie: Freely give to political campaigns, but with full disclosure.
Joel Dykstra: Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure.
Dennis Daugaard: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Gordon Howie: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Gordon Howie: ObamaCare degrades system's effectiveness & hurts liberties.
Gordon Howie: Expand the military.
Dennis Daugaard: Support our troops because they protect our freedoms.
Gordon Howie: No pathway to citizenship until border is secure.
Rick Weiland: Raise the minimum wage; fight against special interests.
Principles & Values|
Gordon Howie: Strongly supports keeping God in the public sphere.
Mike Rounds: Entitlements insolvent but no changes for current recipients.
Gordon Howie: Expand options to include private protected savings.
Gordon Howie: Higher taxes demotivate economic growth.
War & Peace|
Gordon Howie: Stay out of Iran until there are no alternatives.
Welfare & Poverty|
Joel Dykstra: Promote marriage for welfare recipients.