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Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
Ken Cuccinelli: I believe life begins at conception.
Ken Cuccinelli: No new abortion restrictions as governor.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports abortion rights.
George Allen: Define that life begins at conception, but contraception ok.
Tim Kaine: If life begins at conception, we must outlaw contraception.
Robert Sarvis: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Robert Sarvis: Early term abortions ok, but parental consent for minors.
Budget & Economy|
Mark Warner: Sequester was stupidest way to cut; shutdown cost even more.
Tim Kaine: Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty.
Jamie Radtke: Congress should have reformed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Jamie Radtke: Focus on cutting spending; Allen voted to spend trillions.
Jamie Radtke: We need someone who is going to focus on cutting spending.
George Allen: FactCheck: Vvoted against the Alaskan Bridge to Nowhere.
George Allen: No future debt-limit increases until spending is restrained.
George Allen: Stimulus spending failed to create promised jobs.
Jamie Radtke: If we do not deal with spending, nothing else matters.
Tim Kaine: I cut state spending $5B while investing in infrastructure.
Ed Gillespie: Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections.
Robert Sarvis: Libertarian platform: allow same-sex couples to marry.
Ed Gillespie: OpEd: Lobbied for company that paid women 39% less than men.
Ed Gillespie: Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman.
Ken Cuccinelli: Traditional marriage ought to be protected.
Ken Cuccinelli: Homosexuality is against nature and harmful to society.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports marriage equality for gays.
George Allen: Gay judges ok; activist judges not ok.
Bob Marshall: Blocked gay judge's nomination.
Tim Kaine: No discrimination against nominating gay judges.
Tim Kaine: GOP agenda on gay marriage is divisive social legislation.
Robert Sarvis: Supports gay marriage.
Robert Sarvis: Opposes affirmative action.
James Webb: Supports civil unions; opposes constitutional ban.
Robert Sarvis: End ALL government subsidies of specific industries.
George Allen: Encourage corporations to repatriate their foreign earnings.
George Allen: Focus on small business and job creation.
Ed Gillespie: Lobbied to restrict class action lawsuits on corporate fraud.
Robert Sarvis: Reverse the militarization of law-enforcement tactics.
Bob McDonnell: Tough punishment and no parole works.
Robert Sarvis: Capital punishment should be legal but rare.
Bob McDonnell: Tough statutes and sentences; but also re-entry programs.
Robert Sarvis: Libertarian platform: Legalize marijuana.
Robert Sarvis: Legalize marijuana & decriminalize harder drugs.
Bob McDonnell: Tough sentences for dealers; but new drug courts too.
Ed Gillespie: We spend $12 on safe sex ed for every $1 on abstinence.
Robert Sarvis: Bad schools persist because politicians are in charge.
Robert Sarvis: Supports vouchers, tax credit, charters, & parental triggers.
Bob McDonnell: Top Jobs for the 21st Century: STEM-H degrees.
Bob McDonnell: Zero tolerance policy for failing schools.
Jamie Radtke: Would vote against No Child Left Behind as too expensive.
George Allen: Lower student loan rates; freeze tuition rates.
Jamie Radtke: Feds should not be in the student loan business.
Tim Kaine: More student loan interest cuts; more tuition assistance.
Tim Kaine: FactCheck: Cut college funding & led to 30% tuition increase.
Mark Warner: Involve whole communities in schools.
Energy & Oil|
Terry McAuliffe: Co-founded GreenTech electric car company, in Mississippi.
Terry McAuliffe: 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned.
Bob McDonnell: Replace gas tax with sales and use tax.
George Allen: If you use electricity, you should vote for me.
Tim Kaine: Cut subsidies to big oil companies.
George Allen: Energy independence instead of cap-and-trade.
George Allen: Use the blessings of our plentiful American energy.
George Allen: We are blessed to be #1 in energy resources: so use them.
Tim Kaine: We are producing more energy than ever; find alternatives.
Robert Sarvis: Humans cause climate change, but don't regulate CO2.
Ken Cuccinelli: Opposes tailpipe emission rules for CO2 reductions.
Ed Gillespie: Democrats' energy policy is an attack on our quality of life.
Ed Gillespie: OpEd: Lobbied for company that received 50 EPA warnings.
Robert Sarvis: No open space funding, but environmental harm regulations ok.
Ken Cuccinelli: Kill rats around Occupy DC camps; don't move them to VA.
Bob McDonnell: $5 million for open space land conservation.
Ken Cuccinelli: EPA should stand for "the Employment Prevention Agency".
Robert Sarvis: Libertarians want less intervention in foreign policy.
George Allen: End foreign aid to Egypt until they join War on Terror.
Bob McDonnell: Trade missions worked in London, Shanghai, and Mumbai.
Bob McDonnell: Compete more vigorously to attract jobs from abroad.
Ed Gillespie: Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
Jamie Radtke: Country's biggest problem is activist judges.
George Allen: Sexual orientation not a factor in judges' qualifications.
George Allen: Judges shouldn't invent law or impose their political views.
Jamie Radtke: FactCheck: Yes, George Allen voted for 52,000 earmarks.
Jamie Radtke: Line-item veto to get rid of earmark spending.
Jamie Radtke: No more blank checks for Congress.
Robert Sarvis: No limit on campaign contributions; limit government instead.
James Webb: Increasing number of lobbyists is a problem.
Ed Gillespie: Paid $27M in lobbying fees in early 2000s.
Robert Sarvis: Gun-control measures fail to reduce violent crime.
George Allen: Instant criminal records check on all gun purchases.
George Allen: Endorsed by NRA for record of defending Second Amendment.
Jamie Radtke: Oppose the Clinton-Feinstein gun ban.
Jamie Radtke: Second Amendment avoids infringement on civil liberties.
Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
Mark Warner: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Robert Sarvis: Focus on catastrophic insurance & cash subsidies.
Ken Cuccinelli: Opposes ObamaCare and opposes delaying its implementation.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports ObamaCare's expanding the state's Medicaid program.
George Allen: ObamaCare hurts seniors by taking $700B from Medicare.
Tim Kaine: Let Medicare negotiate rates for prescription drug prices.
George Allen: I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare.
Tim Kaine: Inaction was not a solution for healthcare.
Jamie Radtke: Repeal Obama's health care overhaul.
Ken Cuccinelli: Challenged & won on Constitutionality of ObamaCare's mandate.
Ken Cuccinelli: ObamaCare has 6 years of costs vs. 10 years of tax revenue.
Mark Warner: Answer seniors’ questions with “Senior Navigator”.
Tim Kaine: Budget cuts made us vulnerable to Libya embassy attack.
Tim Kaine: Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts.
Bob Marshall: Against "don't ask, don't tell" as Navy officer in 1990s.
George Allen: Military readiness more important than congressional consent.
George Allen: More concerned with army's readiness than war authorization.
George Allen: Spending necessary to bolster the military, post-9-11.
Tim Kaine: All-cuts approach leaves TRICARE & nat'l defense vulnerable.
George Allen: 52,000 earmarks, but mostly for defense & security.
Jamie Radtke: Creating Department of Homeland Defense was not necessary.
Bob McDonnell: In-state tuition for all members of Virginia National Guard.
James Webb: Supports don’t ask, don’t tell rule for military.
Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Ken Cuccinelli: Path to citizenship ok as part of compromise.
Terry McAuliffe: Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors.
Tim Kaine: Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards.
Harris Miller: Tamper-proof ID card; limited enforcement against employers.
Bob McDonnell: Campaign bumper sticker: "Bob's for Jobs".
Bob McDonnell: $38 million to spur job creation in targeted programs.
Principles & Values|
Ed Gillespie: Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters.
Bob McDonnell: Indicted on corruption charges days after leaving office.
Tim Kaine: Smash-mouth partisanship is yesterday's politics.
Tim Kaine: Served as a missionary in Honduras.
Jamie Radtke: Career politicians are part of the problem.
Bob McDonnell: Create a Commonwealth of Opportunity for all Virginians.
Ed Gillespie: Planned political reporting career at Catholic U. of America.
Ed Gillespie: Raised a Democrat; first job with Democrat; switched to GOP.
George Allen: Raise retirement age, plus options for younger people.
Tim Kaine: Fight against any privatization proposals.
George Allen: Raise retirement age & end benefits to wealthy.
Tim Kaine: Lift the payroll tax cap.
George Allen: Raise retirement age; more retirement security options.
Jamie Radtke: Raise retirement age; private retirement security options.
Tim Kaine: No dangerous privatization schemes for Social Security.
Bob McDonnell: 5% additional retirement contribution from state employees.
Ed Gillespie: Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes.
Robert Sarvis: Eliminate or dramatically reduce the income tax.
Ken Cuccinelli: Cut taxes by $1.4 billion a year.
George Allen: Letting Bush tax cuts expire is a tax hike.
Tim Kaine: Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy.
George Allen: No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining.
Tim Kaine: Open to some minimum income tax level for everyone.
George Allen: Freedom-to-choose flat tax: present tax code or flat rate.
Tim Kaine: Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end.
Tim Kaine: No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire.
Bob McDonnell: I will veto any bill or budget which raises taxes.
Robert Sarvis: 21st-century transportation policy based on user-pays.
Bob McDonnell: $14B on 900 transportation projects, including more Amtrak.
George Allen: Keep taxes off Internet.
George Allen: No online sales tax for out-of-state websites.
Tim Kaine: Force online retailers to collect sales taxes.
Bob McDonnell: $4 billion for 6-year highway and rail project plan.
War & Peace|
George Allen: Iran is a threat; prevent getting nuclear weapons.
Bob Marshall: No US military in Libyan war without congressional consent.
Jamie Radtke: No US military in Libyan war without congressional consent.
Bob Marshall: Opposes sending troops overseas without declaration of war.
Jamie Radtke: Opposes sending troops overseas without declaration of war.
Bob McDonnell: 230 Virginians gave lives for War on Terror, including Iraq.
Tim Kaine: Supported Obama's stopping the Iraq War.
Ed Gillespie: As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link.
James Webb: It was a mistake to go to Iraq; said so before Senate vote.