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Phil Bryant on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran on other issues.
  • First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement. (Oct 2013)
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.5% of 321 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • 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: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Albert N. Gore on Principles & Values
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
  • Methodist minister; Vietnam Colonel; Green Beret chaplain. (Mar 2012)
Chris McDaniel on Principles & Values
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
  • Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups. (Oct 2013)
Roger Wicker on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • OpEd: Ties Musgrove to Obama to demonstrate liberal record. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist. (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)

House:


Gregg Harper on Principles & Values
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gregg Harper on other issues.
  • Advocate “one nation, under God”; preserve Christian values. (Nov 2008)
Alan Nunnelee on Principles & Values
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Nunnelee on other issues.
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Steven Palazzo on Principles & Values
Republican (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
Bennie Thompson on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (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 50% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • OpEd: Successful GOP chair and policy wonk. (Nov 2010)
  • 1994: As RNC chair, gambled on big positive ideas. (Dec 2007)
  • OpEd: Party chair & governor is strong combo for presidency. (Oct 2005)
  • Return to founders' idea of personal responsibility. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
  • Member of National Governors Association. (Jan 2000)
Ronnie Musgrove on Principles & Values
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • OpEd: Distancing himself from Obama. (Oct 2008)
  • 2003: “Tragedy” to remove Ten Commandments from MS Capitol. (Aug 2008)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Haley Barbour on Principles & Values
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • OpEd: Successful GOP chair and policy wonk. (Nov 2010)
  • 1994: As RNC chair, gambled on big positive ideas. (Dec 2007)
  • OpEd: Party chair & governor is strong combo for presidency. (Oct 2005)
  • Return to founders' idea of personal responsibility. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Principles & Values
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • OpEd: Distancing himself from Obama. (Oct 2008)
  • 2003: “Tragedy” to remove Ten Commandments from MS Capitol. (Aug 2008)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
Travis Childers on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Work across regional & party lines to get things done. (Apr 2008)
Erik Fleming on Principles & Values
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Trent Lott on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 88.2% of 304 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Resigned as Senate Leader over 2002 toast to Strom Thurmond. (Aug 2006)
  • Resides on Mississippi Coast overlooking Gulf of Mexico. (Aug 2006)
  • 1996: Legislative alliance with Bill Clinton via Dick Morris. (Aug 2006)
  • Questioned timing of bombing Iraq during impeachment. (Nov 2003)
  • Employed Dick Morris while also working for Bill Clinton. (Nov 2003)
  • Godfather of Conservative Opportunity Society. (Jun 1995)
  • 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: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Charles Pickering on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Chip Pickering on Principles & Values
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chip Pickering on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
Ronnie Shows on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
Gene Taylor on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Gene Taylor on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 17% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Roger Wicker on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker on other issues.
  • OpEd: Ties Musgrove to Obama to demonstrate liberal record. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist. (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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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