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Jan Brewer on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jan Brewer on other issues.
  • Add "competition" to copper; cattle; cotton; citrus; climate. (Jan 2013)
  • Being American means the freedom to create own destiny. (Nov 2011)
  • Ran for local office when dissatisfied with her kids school. (Oct 2011)
Doug Ducey on Principles & Values
Republican Gubernatorial Nominee: Click here for Doug Ducey on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Fred DuVal on Principles & Values
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for Fred DuVal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Gordon on Principles & Values
Mayor of Phoenix: Click here for Phil Gordon on other issues.
    No stance on record.
JL Mealer on Principles & Values
Independent for Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for JL Mealer on other issues.
  • Return to the examples and values of our forefathers. (Jan 2012)

Senate:

AZ 2012: 2012 Arizona Senate debate


Richard Carmona on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Carmona on other issues.
  • 1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer. (May 2012)
  • Classified as disabled veteran from Vietnam wounds. (May 2012)
  • Of Puerto Rican descent; grew up poor in Harlem. (May 2012)
  • Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations. (May 2012)
Jeff Flake on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Vowed not to serve more than 3 terms in Congress; broke vow. (May 2012)
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 25% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Jon Kyl on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator (AZ; retiring 2012): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jon Kyl on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 88.4% of 318 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • My opponent is out of mainstream on judges & terrorism. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
John McCain on Principles & Values
Republican nominee for President; Senior Senator (AZ): Click here for 126 full quotes OR click here for John McCain on other issues.
  • Bush: "I didn't campaign for McCain because he didn't ask". (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: Sought Christian endorsements, then rejected them. (Nov 2008)
  • I am not President Bush; so don’t run against him!. (Oct 2008)
  • Identified with Wright brothers, for tenacity & resolve. (Oct 2008)
  • America is an idea and a cause worth fighting for. (Sep 2008)
  • I’m running for president because my country saved me. (Sep 2008)
  • Serve a cause greater than yourself. (Sep 2008)
  • I’m a proud citizen of the greatest country on Earth. (Sep 2008)
  • Reform, prosperity, and peace. (Aug 2008)
  • 1980s: Paid back $112,000 in donations from Charles Keating. (Mar 2008)
  • Keating scandal made McCain averse to partisanship. (Mar 2008)
  • My most basic conservative principle: liberty comes from God. (Feb 2008)
  • Disagrees with his mom; he can unite the party. (Feb 2008)
  • Anticipates spirited debate on differences with Democrats. (Feb 2008)
  • Proud of Justice O’Connor; favor Roberts and Alito. (Jan 2008)
  • Reagan knows that I stick with my principles. (Jan 2008)
  • GovWatch: No, Constitution says we’re not a Christian nation. (Jan 2008)
  • Able to work with others with own set of principles. (Dec 2007)
  • OpEd: congenital contrarian on numerous conservative issues. (Dec 2007)
  • Op-Ed: Unexamined as both straight-talker and as maverick. (Oct 2007)
  • Emulates TR on vigor, nationalism, common good, intervention. (Oct 2007)
  • Published 5 books over period of 8 years. (Oct 2007)
  • Considers his heroes as one of his qualifications to lead. (Oct 2007)
  • Praises Teddy Roosevelt's expansion of executive power. (Oct 2007)
  • Focus on what America COULD do; not what gov't SHOULDN'T do. (Oct 2007)
  • Most important part of decision-making is self-awareness. (Aug 2007)
  • If I lose capacity for anger, I lose capacity to serve. (Apr 2007)
  • Courage is the capacity for action despite our fears. (Apr 2004)
  • Humility from surviving veterans is remarkable. (Apr 2004)
  • Just government is derived from the consent of the governed. (Apr 2004)
  • We need moral courage to be honest all the time. (Apr 2004)
  • Do the thing you think you cannot do. (Apr 2004)
  • The allure of pride affects adults like it affects children. (Apr 2004)
  • We are indebted to those who shed blood for us. (Apr 2004)
  • It’s love that makes courage necessary. (Apr 2004)
  • 2000: Decried "incumbency protection racket" then lost to it. (Oct 2002)
  • Political style is to be straightforward. (Sep 2002)
  • Principles are more important than personal happiness. (Sep 2002)
  • Temper is same as other senators--he’s just more famous. (May 2002)
  • Keep tight reign on emotions--not to high nor too depressed. (May 2002)
  • Reputation of volcanic temper shared even within GOP. (Oct 2001)
  • Re-adjusted to civilian life after POW years: no "imbalance". (Sep 2000)
  • Secret Pledge of Allegiance: most meaning of POW's day. (Jul 1971)
  • Fight to restore the pride and principles of our party. (Sep 2008)
  • Faith bridges unbridgeable gaps in humanity. (Feb 2000)
  • Calls himself conservative who attracts political center. (Feb 2000)
  • Foreign policy should not be shaped by photo-ops & polls. (Jan 2000)
  • Restore, renew, reform, & reinvigorate government. (Sep 1999)
  • “New Patriotic Challenge”: stand against cynicism. (Sep 1999)
  • Public officials have failed to set example for society. (Aug 1999)

    Campaign Themes

  • Palin is a reformer and a role model. (Oct 2008)
  • I fight for Americans; I fight for you. (Sep 2008)
  • Warning to Washington crowd: Change is coming. (Sep 2008)
  • Fight for what’s right for our country. (Sep 2008)
  • I’m a mainstream conservative; judge my record as a whole. (Feb 2008)
  • This 2008 election is about hugely consequential things. (Feb 2008)
  • The vision, knowledge, and background to be president. (Jan 2008)
  • People want the truth, even if they disagree. (Jan 2008)
  • I didn’t manage for profit, I led for patriotism. (Oct 2007)
  • Philosophy of worthy sacrifice from For Whom the Bell Tolls. (Oct 2007)
  • Hard Calls: consider stakes; time; preparedness; confidence. (Aug 2007)
  • Reform gov’t, fight Islamic extremism; & restore integrity. (Apr 2007)
  • I am here to serve, but not necessarily as president. (Apr 2007)
  • Looks to Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt, & Eisenhower as models. (Apr 2007)
  • Loyalty is important, but performance should come first. (Apr 2007)
  • Man of the People: happy to be a Republican and a Reaganite. (Jan 2004)
  • Straight Talk focuses on appeal via authenticity. (May 2002)

    Past Campaigns

  • July 2007: Stalled campaign seemed hopeless. (Aug 2009)
  • Obama broke his word on public campaign financing. (Oct 2008)
  • 2000: Positioned himself as anti-establishment underdog. (Mar 2008)
  • 2004: Press speculated about Kerry-McCain, but McCain didn't. (Mar 2008)
  • Known as a "staunch conservative" until 1999. (Mar 2008)
  • GovWatch: 2002: Religious Right are “agents of intolerance”. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: Won NH & SC via independents, but lost GOP vote. (Jan 2008)
  • 1983: Claiming Hanoi residency ended carpetbagger accusation. (Oct 2007)
  • Keating Five scandal converted him to champion of reform. (Oct 2007)
  • Keating Five: investigated during 90s Savings & Loan scandal. (Oct 2007)
  • Absent from Values Voter Presidential Debate. (Sep 2007)
  • GOP lost 2006 due to corrupt spending, spending, spending. (Jun 2007)
  • Straight Talk America PAC endorses 60 House candidates. (Dec 2006)
  • McCain’s PAC endorses 19 Senate & 17 governor candidates. (Dec 2006)
  • Denounces “Swift Boat Vets” ads as dishonest. (Aug 2004)
  • 2000 race: More grass-roots populism than Republicanism. (Jan 2004)
  • 2000 race: Maverick positions became threat to GOP. (Jan 2004)
  • Residual bitterness at Bush from 2000 campaign. (May 2002)
  • Time for closure on a bizarre situation. (Nov 2000)
  • 1990: McCain & Glenn exonerated in Keating 5 scandal. (Sep 2000)
  • Won 1992 AZ House election as newcomer & confident war hero. (Sep 2000)
  • Suspends campaign, citing Republican preference for Bush. (Mar 2000)
  • Will take reform crusade back to the Senate. (Mar 2000)
  • Leaves race, urging service to country. (Mar 2000)
  • Reagan Republican: simplify taxes, stop waste, pay down debt. (Mar 2000)
  • Support conservative issues, not far-right leaders. (Mar 2000)
  • The GOP should be inclusive. (Feb 2000)
  • Campaigning to return government to the people. (Sep 1999)

    Personal History

  • Favorite movie: “Viva Zapata”, a heroic tale of sacrifice. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: Senator Hothead nickname is well-earned. (Mar 2008)
  • 1980: Second marriage only 3 months after first divorce. (Mar 2008)
  • Inspired by Reagan while in the North Vietnam prison camps. (Jan 2008)
  • Spent 10 years “doing everything I can to control my temper”. (Oct 2007)
  • As teenager, inherited obligation to attend Annapolis. (Sep 2007)
  • Admiral Slew McCain set John’s standard for grit & courage. (Sep 2007)
  • Born at a Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone. (Sep 2007)
  • Relationship with father was one of respect, more than love. (Sep 2007)
  • Not youngest candidate, but certainly the most prepared. (May 2007)
  • Admiral McCain’s health failed after retiring from the Navy. (Sep 2002)
  • Spent nearly 23 years on active duty in the Navy. (Sep 2002)
  • To understand McCain, understand grandfather Slew. (Sep 2000)
  • Community of origin is the Navy, not a geographic community. (Sep 2000)
  • Described himself as a "jock," but not exceptional. (Sep 2000)
  • Temper usually directed at those higher; seldom at underling. (Sep 2000)
  • From Hanoi to C.F.R., never chose path of least resistance. (Sep 2000)
  • War injuries left him unable to raise arms above head. (Sep 2000)
  • Survived as POW by faith to a higher cause. (Nov 1999)
  • Refused release to hurt Vietnamese & remain loyal to POWs. (Nov 1999)
  • Graduated 5th from bottom of Naval Academy class. (Nov 1999)
  • “Profligate rake” during Academy and Junior Officer years. (Nov 1999)

    Voting Record

  • Voted with Republican Party 87.3% of 165 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Vote based on character, not issues. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 33% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

House:


Ron Barber on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Ron Barber on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Trent Franks on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (AZ-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Trent Franks on other issues.
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Paul Gosar on Principles & Values
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Gosar on other issues.
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Raul Grijalva on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (AZ-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Raul Grijalva on other issues.
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Ann Kirkpatrick on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Ann Kirkpatrick on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Schweikert on Principles & Values
Republican (District 6): Click here for David Schweikert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kyrsten Sinema on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kyrsten Sinema on other issues.
  • Among "10 poorest House members," as measured by assets. (Sep 2013)
  • Arizona Together: defeated same-sex marriage ban. (Jul 2009)
  • Past Congresses worked together on bipartisan legislation. (Jul 2009)
  • Let go of the bear and pick up the Buddha. (Jul 2009)
  • Recipe for coalition: Think big;think sharp;think organized. (Jul 2009)
  • Find common ground & throw out politics of division. (Jul 2009)
  • Talk about values instead of pushing outcomes. (Jul 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Janet Napolitano-Gov on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Governor; now in Cabinet: Click here for Janet Napolitano-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Riggs on Principles & Values
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Riggs on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Don Bivens on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Challenger (2012): Click here for Don Bivens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bryan Hackbarth on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for Bryan Hackbarth on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Ruben on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for David Ruben on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Flake on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (AZ-6); Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Flake on other issues.
  • Vowed not to serve more than 3 terms in Congress; broke vow. (May 2012)
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 25% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Gabby Giffords on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gabby Giffords on other issues.
  • Great-granddaughter of a Lithuanian rabbi & a practicing Jew. (Apr 2012)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Ed Pastor on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (AZ-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ed Pastor on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 75% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Congressional Hispanic Caucus. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Ben Quayle on Principles & Values
Republican (lost 2012 primary) (District 3): Click here for Ben Quayle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Salmon on Principles & Values
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Matt Salmon on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jane Dee Hull on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1997-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jane Dee Hull on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
J.D. Hayworth on Principles & Values
Republican (until 2007) (District 6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Twice informally ranked among dumbest members of Congress. (Nov 2010)
  • McCain has been reduced to a political shape-shifter. (Jul 2010)
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
J.D. Hayworth on Principles & Values
2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for J.D. Hayworth on other issues.
  • Twice informally ranked among dumbest members of Congress. (Nov 2010)
  • McCain has been reduced to a political shape-shifter. (Jul 2010)
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Stuart Starky on Principles & Values
2004 former Democrat challenger; also ran for Senate in '00: Click here for Stuart Starky on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Stump on Principles & Values
Former GOP (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Stump on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Seventh-Day Adventist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Rudy Garcia on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic challenger (lost primary); previously Mayor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rudy Garcia on other issues.
  • Born, raised, and worked in Arizona. (Dec 2009)
  • Recalled entire Bell Gardens City Council then became Mayor. (Dec 2009)
  • Priorities on grassroots democracy & social justice. (Nov 2008)
  • Democracy is not a spectator sport. (Nov 2008)
Rodney Glassman on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Glassman on other issues.
  • McCain missed key votes when running for President. (Sep 2010)
  • Cooperation instead of partisan battering ram. (Sep 2010)
  • Serves on Tucson City Council and as JAG in USAF. (Mar 2010)
Jim Kolbe on Principles & Values
Republican (District 5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Kolbe on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Harry Mitchell on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for Harry Mitchell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Pederson on Principles & Values
Democratic challenger, state party chair: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Pederson on other issues.
  • I’m unhappy with Washington today; Kyl’s OK with it. (Oct 2006)
  • Portrays Kyl as extremist and himself as more like McCain. (Jan 2006)
Rick Renzi on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (AZ-1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick Renzi on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
John Shadegg on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (AZ-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for John Shadegg on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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