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Tom Corbett on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for Tom Corbett on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Nutter on Principles & Values
Mayor of Philadelphia: Click here for Michael Nutter on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

PA 2012: 2012 Penn. Senate Debates


Bob Casey on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Bob Casey on other issues.
  • Optimistic there will be debates; but won't say so on record. (Oct 2012)
  • Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire. (Oct 2012)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 94.5% of 326 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • We need an independent voice; not a rubber stamp for Bush. (Sep 2006)
  • Tries to live up to Catholic faith in personal & public life. (Jul 2005)
  • Public service is a trust, his dad the governor taught him. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Tom Smith on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Smith on other issues.
  • Optimistic there will be a debate; but nothing finalized. (Oct 2012)
  • Declined to respond to League of Women Voters questionnaire. (Oct 2012)
  • Elected as Democrat as township supervisor for decades. (Apr 2012)
Pat Toomey on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • Campaigns against RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). (Jan 2012)
  • TV ad: Sestak served well in Navy; but not on Congress. (Oct 2010)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)

House:


Lou Barletta on Principles & Values
Republican (District 11): Click here for Lou Barletta on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Brady on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robert Brady on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Matt Cartwright on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 17): Click here for Matt Cartwright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Critz on Principles & Values
Republican (District 12): Click here for Mark Critz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Dent on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Dent on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Mike Doyle on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-14): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike Doyle on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Chaka Fattah on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Chaka Fattah on other issues.
  • 10th on list of "10 Poorest Members of Congress". (Sep 2013)
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 82% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Jim Gerlach on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-6): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Gerlach on other issues.
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 18% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Mike Kelly on Principles & Values
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Kelly on other issues.
Tom Marino on Principles & Values
Republican (District 10): Click here for Tom Marino on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Meehan on Principles & Values
Republican (District 7): Click here for Patrick Meehan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Murphy on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Murphy on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Scott Perry on Principles & Values
Republican (District 4): Click here for Scott Perry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Pitts on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-16): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Pitts on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
Keith Rothfus on Principles & Values
Republican (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Keith Rothfus on other issues.
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Aug 2012)
Allyson Schwartz on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Allyson Schwartz on other issues.
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 92% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Bill Shuster on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Shuster on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Glenn Thompson on Principles & Values
Republican (District 5): Click here for Glenn Thompson on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Ed Rendell on Principles & Values
Democratic PA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed Rendell on other issues.
  • Early scandal: $1000s in unpaid parking tickets. (Apr 2010)
Sam Rohrer on Principles & Values
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Sam Rohrer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marc Scaringi on Principles & Values
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for Marc Scaringi on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Welch on Principles & Values
Former Republican Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Welch on other issues.
  • Voted Democratic in 2008; but renounced support of Obama. (Apr 2012)
  • Switched party from Democrat to GOP in 2005. (Jan 2012)
Jason Altmire on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for Jason Altmire on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Fitzpatrick on Principles & Values
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Fitzpatrick on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
Tim Holden on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-17): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tim Holden on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 45% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on Principles & Values
Previous Democrat (until 1995) (District 13): Click here for Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Todd Platts on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-19): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Todd Platts on other issues.
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
Tom Ridge on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1995-2001); DHS Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Ridge on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
Mark Schweiker on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Schweiker on other issues.
  • Oct. 2001: Became governor when Tom Ridge entered Cabinet. (Sep 2009)
Bill Clinger on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Clinger on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
John Featherman on Principles & Values
2000 Libertarian Challenger for Senate (PA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Featherman on other issues.
  • Santorumís book is way out of step with mainstream. (Jan 2006)
  • Santorumís book is way out of step with mainstream. (Jan 2006)
Jon Fox on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Fox on other issues.
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jim Greenwood on Principles & Values
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Greenwood on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (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)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Joseph Hoeffel on Principles & Values
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Joseph Hoeffel on Principles & Values
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 13): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Hoeffel on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Tom Martin on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senate Candidate (2006): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. (Oct 2006)
  • Basic principle: Government needs to be smaller. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Oct 2000)
Joe McDade on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe McDade on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Chuck Pennacchio on Principles & Values
Former Democratic challenger (2006): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Chuck Pennacchio on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Unitarian. (Apr 2006)
  • Alito nomination threatens equal rights. (Oct 2005)
  • Run strong on core Democratic principles. (Oct 2005)
  • Positive vision to improve everyoneís life & unify Americans. (Oct 2005)
Bud Shuster on Principles & Values
Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bud Shuster on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Summers on Principles & Values
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betsy Summers on other issues.
  • Specter and Hoeffel are both big-government candidates. (Oct 2004)
Robert Walker on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 16): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Walker on other issues.
  • Founding member of Conservative Opportunity Society. (Jun 1995)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Robert Borski on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Borski on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Chris Carney on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Carney on other issues.
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
William Coyne on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for William Coyne on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Kathy Dahlkemper on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 3): Click here for Kathy Dahlkemper on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil English on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Phil English on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
George Gekas on Principles & Values
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George Gekas on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Greek Orthodox. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bill Goodling on Principles & Values
Republican (District 19): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Goodling on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Melissa Hart on Principles & Values
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Melissa Hart on other issues.
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
Paul Kanjorski on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Kanjorski on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Ron Klink on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron Klink on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ. (Nov 2000)
Tom Martin on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Martin on other issues.
  • Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. (Oct 2006)
  • Basic principle: Government needs to be smaller. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes Organized Prayer In Public Schools. (Oct 2000)
Frank Mascara on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 20): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Mascara on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Paul McHale on Principles & Values
Democrat (retired 1998 (District 25): Click here for Paul McHale on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Joseph Murphy on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Patrick Joseph Murphy on other issues.
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
John Murtha on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (PA-12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Murtha on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
John Peterson on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (PA-5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Peterson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Carl Romanelli on Principles & Values
Green Challenger: Click here for Carl Romanelli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Sandals on Principles & Values
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Alan Sandals on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Santorum on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner: Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Obama's worldview: secular socialistic culture like Europe. (Feb 2012)
  • We need command leadership; not business experience. (Jan 2012)
  • I'm a conservative but not a libertarian; some government OK. (Jan 2012)
  • I appeal to blue-collar voters, not Wall Street. (Jan 2012)
  • I ran & won as a conservative in a swing state. (Oct 2011)
  • Obama is the new King George III, dictating from on high. (Sep 2011)
  • The soul of America is God-given liberty. (Jul 2011)
  • Tea Party is now the backbone of the conservative movement. (Jul 2011)
  • Govern via both faith & reason. (Jun 2011)
  • I agree with Bush 98% of the time, but I say when I donít. (Sep 2006)
  • Accused of taking home-school money while residing out of PA. (Sep 2006)
  • Liberalism is an ideology; conservatism is common sense. (Apr 2006)
  • Church-state "neutrality" is not in US Constitution. (Apr 2006)
  • We're plagued by tragedies when we turn our back on God. (May 2000)
  • 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: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Joe Sestak on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • TV ad: Toomey's record is same as Sen. Rick Santorum's. (Oct 2010)
Joe Sestak on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Sestak on other issues.
  • TV ad: Toomey's record is same as Sen. Rick Santorum's. (Oct 2010)
Don Sherwood on Principles & Values
Republican (District 10): Click here for Don Sherwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Arlen Specter on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (PA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Arlen Specter on other issues.
  • In 28 years in GOP, stood with Dems on their top priorities. (May 2010)
  • 2009: gave Democrats critical 60th vote in Senate. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted with Republican Party 67.1% of 322 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Senate speaks to entire Supreme Court during hearings. (Jan 2006)
  • #3 on Human Eventsí list of Top Ten RINOs. (Dec 2005)
  • Iím in the center in this campaign. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES 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: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 33% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Pat Toomey on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (PA-15): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Pat Toomey on other issues.
  • Campaigns against RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). (Jan 2012)
  • TV ad: Sestak served well in Navy; but not on Congress. (Oct 2010)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Curt Weldon on Principles & Values
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Curt Weldon on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Protestant. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Arlen Specter-2001 on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for Arlen Specter-2001 on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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