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Tom Foley on Principles & Values
Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • 1981: Arrested for 1st-degree attempted assault in car crash. (Jun 2014)
  • Will not participate in primary debates. (Mar 2014)
  • AdWatch: NYC residents should move to CT under new governor. (Nov 2013)
  • Partial facial paralysis means he smiles on only left side. (Sep 2010)
Dan Malloy on Principles & Values
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Don't listen to the critics; Connecticut is moving forward. (Feb 2014)
David Walker on Principles & Values
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Many founding principles are timeless, & have been violated. (Mar 2012)
  • Priorities on economy over foreign & social issues. (Mar 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
  • Seven of McMahon's WWE wrestlers have died this year. (Oct 2010)
  • I have spent my life helping people build their futures. (Oct 2010)
  • I hear your anger, frustration and real hurt. (Mar 2010)
Susan Bysiewicz on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Linda McMahon on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • WWE was provocative, but provided 700 jobs & work ethic. (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race. (Apr 2012)
  • Blumenthal insults millions of WWE viewers by dismissing WWE. (Oct 2010)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Chris Murphy on Principles & Values
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christopher Shays on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • #5 on Human Eventsí list of Top Ten RINOs. (Dec 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Christian Scientist. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 75% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

House:


Joe Courtney on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for Joe Courtney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rosa DeLauro on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Elizabeth Esty on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Himes on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Jim Himes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Larson on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Larson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Principles & Values
Republican CT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • The time to heal has begun. (Jul 2004)
Joseph Lieberman on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 47 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • 2008: First choice as McCain V.P. as a "game changer". (Jan 2010)
  • Politicians are fighting each other but not for the people. (Sep 2008)
  • Being an American before being a Democrat or a Republican. (Sep 2008)
  • Endorses Republican John McCain for President. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 88.4% of 320 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Problem in Washington is too much partisanship. (Oct 2006)
  • Admonished Clinton for Monica; didn't advocate impeachment. (Nov 2003)
  • He & Gore warned about Bush, and Bush turned out even worse. (Sep 2003)
  • I know I can beat Bush; I already did. (May 2003)
  • Takes on the tough battles throughout his career. (May 2003)
  • Hollywood deserves reprimands at times, but not censorship. (Sep 2000)
  • The next frontier is within us. (Aug 2000)
  • Only in America. (Aug 2000)
  • Good laws protect us from private interests & profit. (May 2000)
  • Legislating has become campaigning; wrong focus. (May 2000)

    Clinton + Impeachment

  • Clintonís affair was inappropriate, immoral, & harmful. (Aug 2000)
  • Goal should be to protect nation, not punish Clinton. (Jan 1999)
  • Presidentís private conduct has public consequences. (Sep 1998)

    Democratic Party

  • Iím not George Bush, but Lamont is running against him. (Jul 2006)
  • Would run Independent due to Lamontís single-issue candidacy. (Jul 2006)
  • The GOP canít use their normal playbook on me. (Jan 2004)
  • AdWatch: Fighting extremes of both parties. (Jan 2004)
  • Independent minded center out candidate, like Bill Clinton. (Nov 2003)
  • Very different than Republicans-a good Democrat. (Nov 2003)
  • True to the ideals of Bobby Kennedy, where he got started. (Nov 2003)
  • With GOP on defense & social issues; with Dems on budget. (Aug 2000)
  • Tries to strike balance between conservative and liberal. (Aug 2000)

    Florida Recount

  • Believes they got more votes & won popular vote & election. (Nov 2000)
  • If every vote counts, then count every vote. (Nov 2000)
  • Reconsider overseas military ballots, even if imperfect. (Nov 2000)

    Religion

  • Religion fills ďvacuum of valuesĒ & provides common ground. (Oct 2000)
  • Advocates civil religion, not religiously based policy. (Sep 2000)
  • Religion runs deep in US and is source of strength to people. (Aug 2000)
  • Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion. (Aug 2000)
  • Christian right leaders call Lieberman an ally. (Aug 2000)
  • Personal faith is his basis for public service. (May 2000)

    Voting + Affiliations

  • Senate status: influential & non-partisan. (Jan 2000)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO 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: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Chris Murphy on Principles & Values
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for Chris Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Rowland on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of New England Governors Conference. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
Gary Franks on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Principles & Values
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Unitarian. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Miriam Masullo on Principles & Values
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
  • End ban on political speech in houses of worship. (Aug 2004)
Jack Orchulli on Principles & Values
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
  • We need a Senator to represent us, not special interests. (Aug 2004)
  • I believe in the inherent goodness of all Americans. (Aug 2004)
Rob Simmons on Principles & Values
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
Chris Dodd on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Focus on the Constitution, Iraq, and the Middle East. (Dec 2007)
  • Father, Thomas Dodd, was Senator too. (Nov 2007)
  • Served as DNC chair from 1995 to 1997. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 95.8% of 238 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Decisive moments: joining Peace Corps; & loss of father. (Aug 2007)
  • Americans arenít divided; our political establishment is. (May 2007)
  • Biggest professional mistake was the Iraq War. (Apr 2007)
  • We canít survive as a nation 51-49; end partisanship. (Feb 2007)
  • Weíve squandered years of building world alliances. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted NO 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: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Sam Gejdenson on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Principles & Values
Republican (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Unitarian. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on Principles & Values
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
  • Challenging Bush is checks-and-balances, not partisanship. (Oct 2006)
  • I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. (Jul 2006)
  • If Lieberman wonít take on George Bush, I will. (Jul 2006)
  • My support is grassroots -- stand up and be clear. (Jul 2006)
  • Democrats should present constructive alternatives to Bush. (Jul 2006)
  • Lamont forces August primary at state convention. (May 2006)
  • Running to stand up for our progressive democratic values. (Apr 2006)
  • Progressive government can make a difference. (Apr 2006)
  • Served as Greenwich Selectman, and in local press. (Jan 2006)
Jim Maloney on Principles & Values
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
Alan Schlesinger on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • Partisanship is not the problem in Iraq, as Lieberman claims. (Oct 2006)
  • I am the sacrificial lamb. (Aug 2006)
  • Served as mayor of Derby and 6-term State Rep. (Jun 2006)
Christopher Shays on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • #5 on Human Eventsí list of Top Ten RINOs. (Dec 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Christian Scientist. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 75% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Rob Simmons on Principles & Values
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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