| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Charlie Hardy: Men need to shut up about abortion.
Michael Enzi: 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee.
Liz Cheney: I am strongly pro-life.
Keith Goodenough: Comprehensive sex education, especially for females.
Tim Chesnut: Abortions should always be legal.
Keith Goodenough: Rated 100% by NARAL for three years running.
Dick Cheney: Exemptions for rape, incest or woman’s life now OK.
Budget & Economy|
Charlie Hardy: Cut wasteful spending but increase other spending.
Michael Enzi: Penny plan: cut spending 1% a year; balanced budget by 2017.
Matt Mead: Navigated recession while shrinking state government.
Liz Cheney: Fighting Smart: focus on getting results to roll back feds.
Matt Mead: Reduce the budget & build up the rainy-day account.
Dave Freudenthal: Remain fiscally conservative without dipping into savings.
Michael Enzi: Voted for a one-year moratorium on Congressional earmarks.
Keith Goodenough: More fiscal conservatism needed in the legislature.
Jim Geringer: Spend one-time revenue on one-time expenditures.
Dick Cheney: Budget surplus softens opposition to spending.
Charlie Hardy: Supports same-sex marriage and all sexual identities.
Keith Goodenough: Wyoming is worst state in terms of pay equity for women.
Tim Chesnut: Civil unions ok; same-sex marriage ok.
Tim Chesnut: No Affirmative Action in state-based decisions.
Dave Freudenthal: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
Dave Freudenthal: No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges.
Matt Mead: Continue the manufacturing sales tax exemption.
Tim Chesnut: Maintain capital gains tax & corporate tax rates.
Charlie Hardy: Reform the injustice of the criminal justice system.
Matt Mead: Wyoming has 4th lowest rate of violent crimes.
Dave Freudenthal: $50M for separate facilities for juveniles.
Tim Chesnut: No parole for repeat offenders; but at-risk programs too.
Dave Freudenthal: Provide prisoner job rehabilitation & alternative sentencing.
Dave Freudenthal: Support the death penalty.
Charlie Hardy: Legalize marijuana.
Matt Mead: Narcotic prescriptions abused more than illegal drugs.
Keith Goodenough: DARE-style programs to educate kids about drugs and violence.
Tim Chesnut: Decriminalize marijuana possession & medical marijuana.
Jim Geringer: Supports drug courts & breaking the drug cycle.
Charlie Hardy: Substitute teacher in high schools to maintain youth contact.
Matt Mead: No federal curriculum standards; keep Wyoming standards.
Matt Mead: Charter schools provide new ideas for traditional schools.
Dave Freudenthal: Base cuts on valuation of projects, & keep building schools.
Tim Chesnut: More teachers; more capital funding; and higher salaries.
Dave Freudenthal: Increase teacher salaries & school infrastructure spending.
Dave Freudenthal: Teach both abstinence AND contraceptives in sex ed.
Jim Geringer: $10M per year for college merit scholarships.
Jim Geringer: $26M for professional and vocational skills training.
Jim Geringer: Reform Charter School law to allow real parental choice.
Energy & Oil|
Liz Cheney: What should be done about climate change? Nothing!
Liz Cheney: Fight back against President Obama's war on coal.
Matt Mead: Export wind energy, build wind turbines here.
Matt Mead: Skeptical about man-made global warming; support oil & gas.
Dave Freudenthal: We have doubled the take-away capacity of natural gas.
Tim Chesnut: Promote increased use of alternative fuels.
Jim Geringer: Expand energy infrastructure & exploration.
Charlie Hardy: Invest in environmentally-responsible infrastructure.
Liz Cheney: Oppose intrusive practices of the EPA.
Matt Mead: Mineral production resources equate to tremendous value.
Matt Mead: With courts wolf management, winners are lawyers & wolves.
Dave Freudenthal: One year moratorium on eminent domain for wind power-lines.
Families & Children|
Matt Mead: Fund Boys' School; elderly-at-home; & Life Resource Center.
Charlie Hardy: Many parents worry about not providing for their children.
Charlie Hardy: Goal of foreign policy should be to make friends.
Charlie Hardy: Served as Catholic missionary in South America.
Liz Cheney: 1988: Nobody listens to divestment protests on apartheid.
Liz Cheney: 1988: Help South African blacks, but not by empty protests.
Liz Cheney: Isolationism is a mistake; ignoring threats is dangerous.
Matt Mead: Our state is not an island; compete in global market.
Matt Mead: 6% reduction for most agencies; 10% for Governor's Office.
Tim Chesnut: Spending limits on state level political campaigns.
Dave Freudenthal: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
Charlie Hardy: Don't arm felons nor teachers, but all others ok.
Tim Chesnut: Enforce existing laws; require child-safety locks.
Dave Freudenthal: Ease state gun restrictions.
Dick Cheney: Trigger locks OK, and tougher enforcement.
Charlie Hardy: I am in favor of single-payer health insurance.
Charlie Hardy: Health care is an inalienable right.
Charlie Hardy: ObamaCare is a step in the right direction.
Charlie Hardy: There are sick people unable to get medical attention.
Liz Cheney: Can't salvage any of ObamaCare, but costs are out of control.
Liz Cheney: Republicans who compromised on ObamaCare got used by Obama.
Liz Cheney: Urge the repeal of ObamaCare.
Matt Mead: ObamaCare is law of the land; let's decide on an Exchange.
Matt Mead: ObamaCare is not good policy; but we must act on it.
Matt Mead: Establish litigation fund to join lawsuit against ObamaCare.
Dave Freudenthal: Health reform is not creeping socialism; let's try a pilot.
Michael Enzi: Support mental health parity legislation.
Keith Goodenough: Responsibility to deal with the chronically mentally ill.
Tim Chesnut: State-funded access to basic health care.
Jim Geringer: More funding for prescription drugs & senior care.
Charlie Hardy: Establish "peace bases" with a smaller military.
Matt Mead: Pay tribute to all people in uniform.
Liz Cheney: Radical Islamic terrorism threat grows if we do nothing.
Liz Cheney: Obama doesn't believe in American exceptionalism; I do.
Liz Cheney: Balance liberty & security, but don't shut down NSA spying.
Liz Cheney: Strengthen our national security.
Dave Freudenthal: $1.9M for Military Assistance Trust Fund.
Michael Enzi: Abandon comprehensive reform; focus on guest workers.
Charlie Hardy: Current deportation policy wastes money & does no real good.
Michael Enzi: Voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act.
Charlie Hardy: Raise the minimum wage.
Charlie Hardy: Raising the minimum wage reduces need for welfare.
Matt Mead: Wyoming unemployment at 5.8% while nation over 8%.
Tim Chesnut: Increase the state minimum wage.
Matt Mead: Wyoming is rated in top ten states in many economic rankings.
Dave Freudenthal: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Principles & Values|
Charlie Hardy: Served as priest in South America for 25 years.
Charlie Hardy: Run with Charlie: challenges Enzi to debate & road race.
Charlie Hardy: Take to DC the Wyoming tradition of cooperation & compassion.
Charlie Hardy: Finished 10K road race in 28,580th place.
Matt Mead: First Lady Carol works on literacy via Eat.Read.Grow program.
Liz Cheney: Next election decides social democracy vs. fighting back.
Liz Cheney: NRSC, Enzi, & "Old Guard" are 100% for incumbent-protection.
Liz Cheney: Carpetbagger from D.C.? No, experienced at cutting agencies.
Liz Cheney: It's time for a new generation of people willing to lead.
Michael Enzi: FactCheck: Gets higher percent from PACs than any Senator.
Jim Geringer: Focus on building Wyoming’s capacity to grow.
Dave Freudenthal: $48M for state retirement fund, but employees must pay more.
Matt Mead: Wyoming is #1 state for good tax climate.
Jim Geringer: One-year 1/2% reduction in sales tax.
Charlie Hardy: Invest in public transit.
Liz Cheney: Internet sales tax is just another way to tax people more.
Matt Mead: Diversify Wyoming economy with petaflop supercomputer.
Matt Mead: Expand state teleconferencing & state cloud computing.
Matt Mead: Additional $52 M in highway funding.
Matt Mead: Recruit mega data centers: we have the weather & the land.
War & Peace|
Liz Cheney: ISIS: Rarely has a president been so wrong.
Liz Cheney: Iran & North Korea understand nothing but power & strength.
Liz Cheney: Liberate nations that have been havens for terror.
Welfare & Poverty|
Charlie Hardy: Minimum wage increase will help lift people out of poverty.
Charlie Hardy: 30,000 children in Wyoming won't eat three meals today.
Tim Chesnut: Training, transport, & subsidies for welfare recipients.
Jim Geringer: Work First: move families to self-sufficiency.