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Jeb Bush on Principles & Values
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect: Click here for 33 full quotes OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • 1986: Appointed state secretary of commerce. (Feb 2014)
  • GOP must stop being the party of 'anti' everything. (Mar 2013)
  • We need to be the party of inclusion and acceptance. (Mar 2013)
  • Obama divided into "them vs. us"; GOP needs alternatives. (Mar 2013)
  • Reach out to Hispanics based on tone, policy, and religion. (Mar 2013)
  • America is different because identity derives from ideals. (Mar 2013)
  • Romney lost because of changing demographics. (Mar 2013)
  • Returned home to deal with 2000 post-election crisis. (Nov 2010)
  • Bush family name is a detriment that limits career choices. (Dec 2009)
  • OpEd: Wealthy have high morals, until proven otherwise. (Feb 2007)
  • 1994 and 1998 campaign theme: Think outside the box. (Feb 2007)
  • OpEd: Balanced mix of campaigning and governing. (Feb 2007)
  • Company handbook focused on doing what you are told. (Feb 2007)
  • 9/11/2001: after emergency meeting, went to church to pray. (Feb 2007)
  • OpEd on 2016 Hillary: Which family dynasty do you want? (Feb 2007)
  • OpEd: Delivered FL in 2004, by robbing blacks of their votes. (Jan 2007)
  • Floridians bravely face the rigors of our paradise. (Nov 2006)
  • Named after Uncle Johnny Bush and Uncle Sandy Ellis. (Oct 2006)
  • Married at age 21 to Columba, age 19. (Oct 2006)
  • 2000: Duty to conduct recount in proper manner. (Oct 2006)
  • Bill Clinton is using my dad, to benefit his own character. (Oct 2006)
  • Poll: Jeb would lose to Hillary because of “Bush fatigue”. (May 2006)
  • Pres. Bush plugs Jeb for President; Jeb declines comment. (May 2006)
  • 1967: Repeated the 9th grade at Andover Prep School. (Sep 2004)
  • Married high school sweetheart, exchange student from Mexico. (Sep 2004)
  • 1994: Anti-abortion; anti-crime; anti-government; anti-taxes. (Aug 1999)
  • Priorities: public education & public safety. (Jul 1998)
  • Focus on virtue & character, not values. (Nov 1995)
  • Pass moral judgment & teach virtue to our children. (Nov 1995)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Charlie Crist on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
  • Original family name "Christodoulos", from Greek Cyprus. (Feb 2014)
  • 1966: Father won Pinellas County School Board seat. (Feb 2014)
  • Married at age 21; divorced soon after. (Feb 2014)
  • While Governor, married Carole Rome; called "First Fiancee". (Feb 2014)
  • Opposing anything the Democrats proposed--that wasn't my way. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: not REPUBLICAN; not DEMOCRAT; but AMERICAN. (Feb 2014)
  • 1986: First campaign: lost State Senate primary runoff. (Feb 2014)
  • New kind of Republican: reasonable moderate leader. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Ran for Senate after expected unopposed run for Gov. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Embraced Obama publicly, to promote stimulus bill. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Ran as independent because of polls, not principles. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Switched to Independent when polls swung to 30% loss. (Jun 2012)
  • I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme. (Oct 2010)
  • We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology. (Oct 2010)
  • In Rubio's $600,000 slush fund only $4000 went to candidates. (Mar 2010)
  • Problem solving requires consensus, and sometimes concession. (Mar 2010)
  • Humble roots led to values of lower taxes & less government. (Dec 2009)
Rick Scott on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rick Scott on other issues.
  • As newlyweds, opened a donut shop with wife and their moms. (Mar 2014)
  • OpEd: reversed bipartisanship and excluded Democrats. (Feb 2014)
Alexander Snitker on Principles & Values
Libertarian Lt. Governor Challenger: Click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

FL 2012: 2012 Florida Senate Debates


Connie Mack IV on Principles & Values
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • GOP debates only help Democrats. (Jun 2012)
  • Son of Senator; husband of Congresswoman. (May 2012)
  • For the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited every day. (Nov 2004)
Bill Nelson on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator (FL): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Bill Nelson on other issues.
  • Voted with Democratic Party 93.4% of 320 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Focus on issues & doing our jobs, and we can get a lot done. (Oct 2006)
  • 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)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • 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)
Marco Rubio on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 51 full quotes OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • America is exceptional: we value every life at every stage. (Feb 2013)
  • Come together or our generation will begin American decline. (Feb 2013)
  • Obama's "Change" is that "Hope" has been hard to find. (Aug 2012)
  • 1996: Surrogate for Bob Dole in Spanish radio debate. (Jun 2012)
  • Prayed for guidance & got job that allowed Legislature too. (Jun 2012)
  • Goal as Speaker: House is vibrant laboratory of policy ideas. (Jun 2012)
  • We cannot keep God out of our lives, even in public realm. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Considered running for Governor instead of Senate. (Jun 2012)
  • Primary strategy based on FL rule that only GOP could vote. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009 campaign: proxy fight against moderates for soul of GOP. (Jun 2012)
  • Strategized in 3-way race to split Dem. & independent vote. (Jun 2012)
  • I've had hecklers in audience, but never on debate stage. (Jun 2012)
  • Rules of Senate push for bipartisanship, and so do Americans. (Jun 2012)
  • 1991: Interned for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. (Jun 2012)
  • Wife & her sister both cheerleaders for NFL's Miami Dolphins. (Jun 2012)
  • As LDS Youth, idolized Donny & Marie Osmond. (Jun 2012)
  • At age 13, urged family to convert back to Catholicism. (Jun 2012)
  • Mocked as "too American" by Miami Hispanic classmates. (Jun 2012)
  • Football star: not fastest nor biggest, but intellectual. (Jun 2012)
  • Attended Tarkio College in Missouri on football scholarship. (Jun 2012)
  • 1990: Left Tarkio College amid school's loan scandal. (Jun 2012)
  • 1990: Met future wife while at Santa Fe Community College. (Jun 2012)
  • FactCheck: 24 of "100 Ideas" now law; 10 partially enacted. (Jun 2012)
  • 2011: Formed "Reclaim America PAC" to support conservatives. (Jun 2012)
  • 1998: Elected to West Miami City Commission at age 26. (Jun 2012)
  • Accumulated power in 2003, to take Speaker seat in 2006. (Jun 2012)
  • 2003 campaign finance scandal: Rubio sloppy, but not corrupt. (Jun 2012)
  • Acknowledge God in everything we do & everywhere we go. (Jun 2012)
  • Declined to join Senate Tea Party Caucus; keep it grassroots. (Jun 2012)
  • 2011: Accused of constitutional ineligibility for presidency. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Leader for next generation of conservative movement. (Aug 2010)
  • Fundraised via "Floridians for Conservative Leadership". (Jul 2010)
  • As Speaker, passed 57 of "100 Innovative Ideas". (Jul 2010)
  • Without America, the world would be a worse place. (Mar 2010)
  • Attended 15-20 Tea Party events; but not formally vetted. (Mar 2010)
  • Are Floridians better off than they were four years ago? No!. (Mar 2010)
  • God does not love America more than Belgium. (Jan 2010)

    Personal History

  • Family moved to Las Vegas to avoid Miami crime. (Jun 2012)
  • 1979: Born Catholic; but baptized as Mormon in NV. (Jun 2012)
  • 1980s: Studied Mormonism as child; church member for 3 years. (Jun 2012)
  • I am the heir to two generations of unfulfilled dreams. (Jun 2012)
  • Married to Jeanette in 1998; four kids since. (Jun 2012)
  • Children baptized Catholic; but attend Christ Fellowship. (Jun 2012)
  • I am privileged to be citizen of greatest society in history. (Jan 2012)
  • From poor Cuban family; privileged to be a citizen in US. (Feb 2010)

    Scandals

  • Accused of spending $160,000 on GOP party credit card. (Jun 2012)
  • Ignore political press' hyped controversy; stick to message. (Jun 2012)
  • Repaid Florida GOP for overspending on party credit card. (Jul 2010)
  • Home purchases funded by very GOP-friendly bank boards. (Jul 2010)
  • $600,000 fund was not taxpayer money, & is fully accounted. (Mar 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Dave Weldon on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Christian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

House:


Gus Bilirakis on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gus Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Corrine Brown on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Corrine Brown on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Vern Buchanan on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vern Buchanan on other issues.
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Kathy Castor on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for Kathy Castor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Curt Clawson on Principles & Values
Republican (District 19): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Curt Clawson on other issues.
  • Outsider for Congress: CEO of beverage can manufacturer. (Jun 2014)
Ander Crenshaw on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ander Crenshaw 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)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Ron DeSantis on Principles & Values
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ron DeSantis on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Ted Deutch on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 21): Click here for Ted Deutch on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mario Diaz-Balart on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-25): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mario Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Lois Frankel on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 22): Click here for Lois Frankel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Garcia on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 26): Click here for Joe Garcia on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Grayson on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 9): Click here for Alan Grayson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alcee Hastings on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-23): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Alcee Hastings on other issues.
  • 2nd on list of "10 Poorest Members of Congress". (Sep 2013)
  • Religious affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
David Jolly on Principles & Values
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Jolly on other issues.
  • Liberty is granted from our Creator to the individual. (Mar 2014)
Kendrick Meek on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek on other issues.
  • Participated in 3-way debates with Gov. Crist and Sen. Rubio. (Jun 2012)
  • Socially progressive and fiscally responsible. (Aug 2010)
  • Son of retired Rep. Carrie Meek; married to Miami prosecutor. (Aug 2010)
  • 1994: In Florida Highway Patrol when elected to State House. (Feb 2007)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 81% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
John Mica on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for John Mica on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Miller on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Miller on other issues.
  • 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)
Patrick Murphy on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for Patrick Murphy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rich Nugent on Principles & Values
Republican (District 11): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rich Nugent on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Bill Posey on Principles & Values
Republican (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Posey on other issues.
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
David Rivera on Principles & Values
Republican (District 25): Click here for David Rivera on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Rooney on Principles & Values
Republican (District 17): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tom Rooney on other issues.
  • Worked for Sen. Connie Mack (R-FL). (Nov 2008)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-18): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on other issues.
  • Obama promises sound good but won't solve nation's problems. (Jan 2014)
  • 1989: First Cuban-American elected to Congress. (Sep 2004)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Dennis Ross on Principles & Values
Republican (District 15): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dennis Ross on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Steve Southerland on Principles & Values
Republican (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Southerland on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-20): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Wasserman Schultz on other issues.
  • 3rd on list of "10 Poorest Members of Congress". (Sep 2013)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Dan Webster on Principles & Values
Republican (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Webster on other issues.
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Allen West on Principles & Values
Republican (District 22): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Allen West on other issues.
  • First Republican member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Apr 2012)
  • 2003: Court-martialed for threatening Iraqi policeman. (Apr 2012)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Frederica Wilson on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 24): Click here for Frederica Wilson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Yoho on Principles & Values
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Yoho on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


George LeMieux on Principles & Values
2012 Republican Primary Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for George LeMieux on other issues.
  • Kept his promise not run for re-election after appointment. (May 2012)
  • Judeo-Christian values make us exceptional as a nation. (Jul 2011)
Sandy Adams on Principles & Values
Republican (Lost 2012 primary) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sandy Adams on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Connie Mack IV on Principles & Values
Senate challenger; Republican Representative (FL-14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack IV on other issues.
  • GOP debates only help Democrats. (Jun 2012)
  • Son of Senator; husband of Congresswoman. (May 2012)
  • For the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited every day. (Nov 2004)
Trey Radel on Principles & Values
Republican (resigned 2014) (District 19): Click here for Trey Radel on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cliff Stearns on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-6): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Cliff Stearns on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 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 Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bill Young on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bill Young on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bill McBride on Principles & Values
Former Democrat Challenger (2002): Click here for Bill McBride on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Janet Reno on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Challenger (2006), and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Janet Reno on other issues.
  • Authorized expansion of Ken Starr's Whitewater investigation. (Nov 2003)
  • Justice supports democracy & economic opportunity. (May 2001)
  • No evidence to investigate Clinton fundraising. (Dec 1998)
  • In contempt of Congress over Clinton-Gore fund-raising. (Aug 1998)
  • Dislikes publicity; devoid of affect. (Jan 1998)
  • Has never met the right man, yet. (Nov 1997)
  • Justice stressing housing, employment, education & policing. (Jan 1997)
  • Embarrassed by Travelgate & Vince Foster suicide. (Jul 1993)
  • Post-Waco popularity soared when Reno took responsibility. (May 1993)
  • Justice Dept. philosophy: “What’s the right thing to do?”. (Apr 1993)
  • Prosecutor credo: Protect the innocent & convict the guilty. (Dec 1972)
Michael Bilirakis on Principles & Values
Republican (Retired 2006) (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bilirakis on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Greek Orthodox. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Charles Canady on Principles & Values
Former GOP (District 12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Canady on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Betty Castor on Principles & Values
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Betty Castor on other issues.
  • Endorsed by Howard Dean. (Aug 2004)
  • Endorsed by Florida AFL-CIO. (Jun 2004)
  • Endorsed by Janet Reno. (Jun 2004)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Peter Deutsch on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep.: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Peter Deutsch on Principles & Values
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 20): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Peter Deutsch on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
Tillie Fowler on Principles & Values
Former GOP (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tillie Fowler on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Porter Goss on Principles & Values
Republican (Until 2004) (District 14): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Porter Goss on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bob Graham on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Bob Graham on other issues.
  • Withdraws from Presidential race, and Senate race. (Oct 2003)
  • Bush divides Americans. (Sep 2003)
  • Favorite song: “Changes In Attitude, Changes In Latitudes”. (Sep 2003)
  • Opportunity For All: economic plan for one America. (Sep 2003)
  • Question Bush’s secrecy and manipulativeness. (Jun 2003)
  • Centrist Southern governor is best candidate for presidency. (May 2003)
  • I come from the electable wing of the Democratic Party. (May 2003)
  • Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Katherine Harris on Principles & Values
Republican challenger (2006); Former US Representative: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
  • Vision for FL: low taxes, secure from terrorists & illegals. (Oct 2006)
  • Separation of church and state is a lie. (Sep 2006)
  • Non-Christian legislators legislate sin, like gay marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Passed over one hundred bills in State Senate. (Jan 2006)
  • Will run for US Senate, but not this year. (Jan 2004)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
Katherine Harris on Principles & Values
Republican (until 2007) (District 13): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Katherine Harris on other issues.
  • Vision for FL: low taxes, secure from terrorists & illegals. (Oct 2006)
  • Separation of church and state is a lie. (Sep 2006)
  • Non-Christian legislators legislate sin, like gay marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Passed over one hundred bills in State Senate. (Jan 2006)
  • Will run for US Senate, but not this year. (Jan 2004)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
Connie Mack on Principles & Values
Former Republican Senator (until 2000): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Connie Mack on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated B by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 8% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Bill McCollum on Principles & Values
Former Republican challenger (2004); former US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bill McCollum on Principles & Values
Republican (Until 2001) (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill McCollum on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Carrie Meek on Principles & Values
Democrat (retired 2002) (District 17): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Carrie Meek on other issues.
  • 1992: One of 1st 3 black House members since Reconstruction. (Feb 2007)
  • 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)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
Bob Smith on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (NH; retired 2002): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Bob Smith on other issues.
  • Too many in Washington have no vision to restore the nation. (Mar 2014)
  • Our Constitution is under siege from all quarters. (Mar 2010)
  • Only one in this race with real-world experience. (Jan 2010)
  • Withdraws from FL Senate race, citing lack of money. (Apr 2004)
  • Announces bid for Senate in Florida. (Dec 2003)
  • Exiting race, returning to GOP. (Oct 1999)
  • Most reliable Republican in Senate, despite resigning GOP. (Jul 1999)
  • Smith quit because GOP was hostile to his activist causes. (Jul 1999)
  • Grass-roots campaign on Main Street, not Wall Street. (Mar 1999)
  • Moral rebirth begins with tax policies that help families. (Jul 1996)
  • Priorities: pay down debt; keep criminals in jail. (Jul 1996)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
Karen Thurman on Principles & Values
Former Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Karen Thurman on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
Allen Boyd on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Allen Boyd on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 25% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Dennis Bradley on Principles & Values
2010 Veterans Party Senate challenger: Click here for Dennis Bradley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ginny Brown-Waite on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ginny Brown-Waite 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)
Charlie Crist on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Crist on other issues.
  • Original family name "Christodoulos", from Greek Cyprus. (Feb 2014)
  • 1966: Father won Pinellas County School Board seat. (Feb 2014)
  • Married at age 21; divorced soon after. (Feb 2014)
  • While Governor, married Carole Rome; called "First Fiancee". (Feb 2014)
  • Opposing anything the Democrats proposed--that wasn't my way. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: not REPUBLICAN; not DEMOCRAT; but AMERICAN. (Feb 2014)
  • 1986: First campaign: lost State Senate primary runoff. (Feb 2014)
  • New kind of Republican: reasonable moderate leader. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Ran for Senate after expected unopposed run for Gov. (Jun 2012)
  • 2009: Embraced Obama publicly, to promote stimulus bill. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Ran as independent because of polls, not principles. (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Switched to Independent when polls swung to 30% loss. (Jun 2012)
  • I would have left GOP anyway; they're too extreme. (Oct 2010)
  • We need open-mindedness in a Senator, not ideology. (Oct 2010)
  • In Rubio's $600,000 slush fund only $4000 went to candidates. (Mar 2010)
  • Problem solving requires consensus, and sometimes concession. (Mar 2010)
  • Humble roots led to values of lower taxes & less government. (Dec 2009)
Jim Davis on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 11): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Davis on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Bernard DeCastro on Principles & Values
2010 Constitution Party Challenger: Click here for Bernard DeCastro on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-21): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Diaz-Balart on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Tom Feeney on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-24): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Feeney 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)
Mark Foley on Principles & Values
Republican (District 16): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mark Foley on other issues.
  • OpEd: Public forgives private issues, if honest about them. (Jul 2008)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans; supports gay rights. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus. (Dec 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)
Jeff Greene on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeff Greene on other issues.
  • Ran as Republican for Congress in California in 1982. (Aug 2010)
Harry Johnston on Principles & Values
Democrat (1988-1996) (District 7): Click here for Harry Johnston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ric Keller on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ric Keller on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Ron Klein on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for Ron Klein on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Suzanne Kosmas on Principles & Values
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 24): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Suzanne Kosmas on other issues.
  • 2008: Opponent lost due to $5000 free trip scandal. (Apr 2010)
Tim Mahoney on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Tim Mahoney on other issues.
  • Elected as ‘scandal baby’ in 2006, lost GOP district in 2008. (Jul 2008)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Mel Martinez on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator (FL); previously Secretary of H.U.D.: Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mel Martinez on other issues.
  • Born in Cuba; came to US in Operation Peter Pan at age 15. (Feb 2014)
  • Great political risk to GOP becoming the party of exclusion. (Mar 2013)
  • 1st Cuban-American elected to the U.S. Senate. (Jun 2012)
  • Call to public service strong, but call to family stronger. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.8% of 320 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Protect our freedom and our core values. (Sep 2004)
  • Escaped communist Cuba at age 15. (Aug 2004)
  • Support public displays of religious devotion. (Jul 2004)
  • Appreciates serving as HUD Secretary, thanks America. (Mar 2004)
  • No Senate run in 2004, but maybe governor in 2006. (Jun 2003)
  • 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)
  • Rated B 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)
Kendrick Meek on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-17): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kendrick Meek on other issues.
  • Participated in 3-way debates with Gov. Crist and Sen. Rubio. (Jun 2012)
  • Socially progressive and fiscally responsible. (Aug 2010)
  • Son of retired Rep. Carrie Meek; married to Miami prosecutor. (Aug 2010)
  • 1994: In Florida Highway Patrol when elected to State House. (Feb 2007)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 81% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Dan Miller on Principles & Values
Republican (retired) (District 13): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Miller on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Adam Putnam on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Adam Putnam on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Joe Scarborough on Principles & Values
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe Scarborough on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Clay Shaw on Principles & Values
Republican (District 22): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Clay Shaw on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (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)
Alexander Snitker on Principles & Values
2010 Libertarian challenger: Click here for Alexander Snitker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Weldon on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (FL-15): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Weldon on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Christian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Robert Wexler on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (FL-19): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Robert Wexler on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Jewish. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Profiled in "Jews in American Politics". (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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