issues2000.org
Home Issues Leaders Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 On the issues:   Sam Kephart   Senate   Match    |   SD Governor:  Mike Rounds   South Dakota Senators:  Joel Dykstra  John Thune  Tim Johnson 

The Web
OnTheIssues.org
South Dakota Senator
Sam Kephart
(Republican Senate Challenger)
On the issues>>
Profile
SD Senate Debate

Contact Sam Kephart

SenateMatch

Take the Quiz!

SD politicians

The Forum

SD Voting



Archives


Email interview series: 2008 Senate candidates interviewed by OnTheIssues.org

(click a picture above for excerpts or other books and debates by or about Sam_Kephart)
Other Senate races

SpeakOut!
Use a SpeakOut selector to define the choices on the causes and issues you care about.
Use a Selector
Read about the issues.
The Issues


2012 Senate Races


AZ:Flake(R)
vs.Carmona(D)
vs.Hackbarth(R)
vs.Ruben(D)
CA:Feinstein(D)
vs.Emken(R)
vs.Lightfoot(G)
vs.Taitz(R)
vs.Holbrook(R)
CT:Murphy(D)
vs.McMahon(R)
vs.Bysiewicz(D)
vs.Shays(R)
DE:Carper(D)
vs.Wade(R)
vs.Pires(I)
FL:Nelson(D)
vs.Mack(R)
vs.Weldon(R)
vs.LeMieux(R)
HI:Hirono(D)
vs.Case(D)
vs.Lingle(R)
vs.Pirkowski(R)
IN:Lugar(R)
vs.Mourdock(R)
vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R)
vs.Warren(D)
vs.Khazei(D)
MD:Cardin(D)
vs.Bongino(R)
vs.Sobhani(I)
vs.Wargotz(R)
vs.Capps(R)
vs.Vaughn(R)
ME:Dill(D)
vs.King(I)
vs.Summers(R)
vs.D`Amboise(R)
vs.Dunlap(D)
MI:Stabenow(D)
vs.Hoekstra(R)
vs.Boman(L)
vs.Hekman(R)
vs.Konetchy(R)
MN:Klobuchar(D)
vs.Bills(R)
vs.Arwood(R)
vs.Hernandez(R)
vs.Severson(R)
MO:McCaskill(D)
vs.Akin(R)
vs.Steelman(R)
vs.Brunner(R)
MS:Wicker(R)
vs.Gore(D)
MT:Tester(D)
vs.Rehberg(R)
ND:Heitkamp(D)
vs.Berg(R)
vs.Sand(R)
NE:Kerrey(D)
vs.Fischer(R)
vs.Flynn(R)
vs.Stenberg(R)
vs.Bruning(R)
NJ:Menendez(D)
vs.Kyrillos(R)
vs.Diakos(I)
vs.Booker(D)
vs.Linker(R)
NM:Heinrich(D)
vs.Wilson(R)
vs.Balderas(D)
vs.Sanchez(R)
NV:Heller(R)
vs.Berkley(D)
vs.Angle(R)
NY:Gillibrand(D)
vs.Long(R)
vs.Noren(I)
vs.Clark(G)
vs.Maragos(R)
vs.Turner(R)
OH:Brown(D)
vs.Mandel(R)
vs.Coughlin(R)
vs.Pryce(R)
PA:Casey(D)
vs.Smith(R)
vs.Scaringi(R)
vs.Welch(R)
vs.Rohrer(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D)
vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R)
vs.Clayton(D)
vs.Poskevich(R)
TX:Cruz(R)
vs.Sadler(D)
vs.Roland(L)
vs.Dewhurst(R)
vs.Leppert(R)
UT:Hatch(R)
vs.Howell(D)
vs.Liljenquist(R)
vs.Ashdown(D)
vs.Chaffetz(R)
VA:Kaine(D)
vs.Allen(R)
vs.Radtke(R)
vs.Marshall(R)
vs.Donner(R)
VT:Sanders(I)
vs.MacGovern(R)
WA:Cantwell(D)
vs.Baumgartner(R)
WI:Thompson(R)
vs.Baldwin(D)
vs.Neumann(R)
vs.Schiess(R)
vs.Kagen(D)
WV:Manchin(D)
vs.Raese(R)
WY:Barrasso(R)
vs.Chesnut(D)


Senate incumbents


House of Representatives

SenateMatch (matching quiz)
HouseMatch
Senate Votes (analysis)
House Votes

Senators' Books
(Excerpts from Senate authors)

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Presidential quotations organized by topic)
Candidates
(Presidential quotations organized by candidate)
Recent
(Most recent quotation for each candidate)
Archives
(Debate and book excerpts)
Senate
(Senate races in 33 states)
VoteMatch
(Presidential Selector and Political Affiliation 20-question quiz)
Write Us
(Your feedback to us)
Fun Stuff
Social Networking sites for OnTheIssues:
FaceBook
YouTube
MySpace
On The Issues

Promote Your Page Too
Prez-Veep-Senator
Our associated Yahoo discussion group

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Quotations organized by topic)
Leaders
(Quotations organized by politician)
Recent
(Most recent quotation for each candidate)
Archives
(Debate and book excerpts)
Senate
(107th Congress)
House of Representatives
(106th & 107th Congress)
VoteMatch
(Presidential Selector and Political Affiliation 20-question quiz)
Write Us
(Your feedback to us)
  
International Issues  Domestic Issues   Economic Issues  Social Issues 
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.
    
Foreign Policy Gun Control Budget & Economy Education
Homeland Security Crime Government Reform   Health Care
War & Peace Drugs Tax Reform Abortion
Free Trade Civil Rights Social Security Families & Children
Immigration  Jobs Welfare & Poverty Corporations
Energy & Oil  Environment Technology Principles & Values
Sam Kephart on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Opposes abortion except for rape, incest, & maternal health. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Budget & Economy
Click here for background on Budget & Economy.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on Civil Rights
Click here for 2 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Opposes affirmative action. (Jun 2008)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Corporations
Click here for background on Corporations.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on Crime
Click here for 2 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Jun 2008)
  • Supports Three Strikes sentencing laws, but reforms needed. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Drugs
Click here for the full quote on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Enforce laws against drug use. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Education
Click here for the full quote on Education OR background on Education.
  • Supports choosing schools via vouchers. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Energy & Oil
Click here for the full quote on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Replace coal & oil as National Security priority. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Environment
Click here for background on Environment.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on Families & Children
Click here for the full quote on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Teach traditional family values in public schools. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Foreign Policy
Click here for background on Foreign Policy.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on Free Trade
Click here for the full quote on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • I support "fair trade", not "free trade". (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Government Reform
Click here for the full quote on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Undecided on limiting on political campaign funds. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Gun Control
Click here for the full quote on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Absolute right to gun ownership; no ammo tracking. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Health Care
Click here for the full quote on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Opposes federal funding for health coverage. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Homeland Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Attack fraud & cut pork in bloated military contracts. (Jun 2008)
  • The Patriot Act is potentially very dangerous. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Immigration
Click here for the full quote on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Earned citizenship ok, but no blanket amnesty. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Jobs
Click here for background on Jobs.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on Principles & Values
Click here for background on Principles & Values.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on Social Security
Click here for the full quote on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Supports privatizing social security. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Tax Reform
Click here for the full quote on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Replace IRS with FairTax or something similar. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Technology
Click here for background on Technology.
    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Sam Kephart on War & Peace
Click here for the full quote on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • No open-ended funding for Iraq but no precipitous withdrawal. (Jun 2008)
Sam Kephart on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for the full quote on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Allow churches to provide welfare services. (Jun 2008)


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes abortion except for rape, incest, & maternal health: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Opposes topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes affirmative action: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(-5 points on Social scale)
Teach traditional family values in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Death Penalty
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports the death penalty: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supports Three Strikes sentencing laws, but reforms needed: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Absolute right to gun ownership; no ammo tracking: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Opposes federal funding for health coverage: Opposes topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports privatizing social security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports choosing schools via vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Replace coal & oil as National Security priority: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce laws against drug use: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Allow churches to provide welfare services: Strongly Favors topic 20
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Replace IRS with FairTax or something similar: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
Earned citizenship ok, but no blanket amnesty: Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I support "fair trade", not "free trade": Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Attack fraud & cut pork in bloated military contracts: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
Undecided on limiting on political campaign funds: Neutral on topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
The Patriot Act is potentially very dangerous: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+2 points on Social scale)
No open-ended funding for Iraq but no precipitous withdrawal: Favors topic 17

Sam Kephart is a Moderate Conservative.
Click here for explanation of political philosophy.
Click here for VoteMatch quiz.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  

Home | Issues | Candidates | Most Recent Quote | Candidate Grid | Books + Debates | Senate | VoteMatch | The Forum | About Us | Contact OnTheIssues | Contact Sam_Kephart

Contact Sam_Kephart:
* Official Contacts
* Candidate Profile
* Contact OnTheIssues:
submit @ OnTheIssues . org

OnTheIssues reports on issues, and has no contacts with campaigns except as linked above.
Mail
Send donations or submit quotations to:
On The Issues
1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
Cambridge, MA 02140
Logo
Copyright 1999-2008
by OnTheIssues.org
Reprinting by permission only.




WM_logo Written by
WebMerchants


IWP_logo Powered by
Instant Web Page
Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008

Reproduction of material from any OnTheIssues.org pages without written permission is prohibited.
Copyright © 1999-2012 OnTheIssues.org & the SpeakOut Foundation, all rights reserved.
OnTheIssues.org 1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
E-mail us at:submit at OnTheIssues.org
| Advertising information | About Us
  Newsletter     Signup  
Email:
  
Zip:
    
Or click for More Info.