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Chris Lugo on Homeland Security

Green challenger


Patriot Act harms civil liberties

Q: Does the Patriot Act harm civil liberties?

A: Strongly Support. I support the elimination of the Patriot Act. I support legislation to abolish the Department of Homeland Security. I support elimination of FISA loopholes. I support an end to racial profiling of Arab Americans. I support the closing of Guantanamo Bay and the return of all detainees to their countries of origin. I support the return of Guantanamo Bay to the people of Cuba. I support and end to the US embargo of Cuba. I support the full disclosure of the government related to spying activities conducted against Americans. I support the full and open disclosure of all information and the return of full access to the Freedom of Information Act and the rights and privileges granted to American citizens under this act. I support the elimination of discreet, undocumented funding of the Central Intelligence Agency, whose undocumented funding accounts for in excess of some $40 billion annually.

Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 5, 2006

Less spending on armed forces

Q: Do you support more spending on armed forces?

A: Strongly Oppose. We are currently spending over $400 billion annually on military expenditures at a time when the nation is no longer involved in a cold war. At a time when we are trillions of dollars in debt we do not need to support a bloated military budget whose only function is to enrich the pockets of investors and send Americans off to die in ill-conceived wars.

Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 5, 2006

Create a cabinet-level Department of Peace

Instead of spending more money on the military, I support already existent legislation to create a department of Peace and make it a cabinet level position.
Source: Email interview on 2006 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 5, 2006

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TN Senatorial:
Bob Corker
Bob Tuke
Lamar Alexander


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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