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Pat McCrory on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat McCrory on other issues.
  • When you try to appease everyone, you satisfy no one. (Feb 2013)
  • Fix our broken economy with new vision and leadership. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Richard Burr on Principles & Values
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Washington has to change; Congress deserves low regard. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.5% of 318 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Pres. Bush is right 96% of the time. (Sep 2004)
  • 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: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • 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)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Kay Hagan on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator; previously member of State Senate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kay Hagan on other issues.
  • North Carolina needs a work horse, not a show horse. (Jun 2008)
  • You do not make a difference standing on the sideline. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Thom Tillis on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for Thom Tillis on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


G.K. Butterfield on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NC-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for G.K. Butterfield on other issues.
  • 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)
John Howard Coble on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NC-6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Howard Coble on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (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)
Renee Ellmers on Principles & Values
Republican (District 2): Click here for Renee Ellmers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Virginia Foxx on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NC-5): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Virginia Foxx 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)
George Holding on Principles & Values
Republican (District 13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for George Holding on other issues.
  • Freedom to pray is essential to our moral fiber. (Nov 2012)
Richard Hudson on Principles & Values
Republican (District 8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hudson on other issues.
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Aug 2012)
Walter Beaman Jones on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NC-3): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Walter Beaman Jones on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (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)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Larry Kissell on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Larry Kissell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick McHenry on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NC-10): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Patrick McHenry on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Mike McIntyre on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NC-7): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Mike McIntyre on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 8% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
Mark Meadows on Principles & Values
Republican (District 11): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mark Meadows on other issues.
  • Defend public expression of faith. (Nov 2012)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Aug 2012)
Robert Pittenger on Principles & Values
Republican (District 9): Click here for Robert Pittenger on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Eugene Price on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NC-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for David Eugene Price on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Mel Watt on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NC-12): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mel Watt on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (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 100% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Elizabeth Dole on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Has spent time in all 100 counties while Senator. (Jun 2008)
  • Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.3% of 311 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Liberty is the birthright of every soul. (Aug 2004)
  • America is not selfish, self-centered, and self-obsessed. (Aug 2004)
  • Reaffirm timeless and unchangeable truths. (Aug 2004)
  • Despite two Cabinet posts, presidential bid failed badly. (Feb 2004)
  • 1988: Gave religious testimonial at GOP Convention. (Oct 2000)
  • Set aside Sundays for spiritual and personal rejuvenation. (Jan 1988)
  • Crusade for a rebirth of our values. (Aug 1999)
  • Economic health masks serious societal problems. (Jul 1999)
  • Brings ‘courageous conservatism’ via courage of convictions. (Jun 1999)
  • Restore integrity in our government. (Feb 1999)
  • 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 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Mike Easley on Principles & Values
Democratic NC Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Mike Easley on other issues.
  • Fosters “One North Carolina” of equal opportunity. (Feb 2001)
  • 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)
Bev Perdue on Principles & Values
North Carolina Governor: Click here for Bev Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brad Miller on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NC-13): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Miller on other issues.
  • Rated 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Sue Myrick on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NC-9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Sue Myrick on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Evangelical Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • 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)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Heath Shuler on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Heath Shuler on other issues.
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
James Hunt on Principles & Values
Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hunt on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of National Governors Association. (Jan 2000)
Frank Ballance on Principles & Values
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for Frank Ballance on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Erskine Bowles on Principles & Values
2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Erskine Bowles on other issues.
  • Leave your friends at home when you go to Washington. (Sep 2011)
  • Post 9/11, values and security most important. (Mar 2002)
  • Running on experience & commitment to service. (Mar 2002)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Eva Clayton on Principles & Values
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Eva Clayton on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Congressional Black Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Reject Bush's Florida electors due to election fraud. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
John Edwards on Principles & Values
Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004: Click here for 57 full quotes OR click here for John Edwards on other issues.
  • 2008: Offered Obama Pres.-V.P. or V.P.-Pres ticket. (Jan 2010)
  • Rielle Hunter affair began with her producing campaign video. (Jan 2010)
  • 2007: Denied National Enquirer report on Rielle affair. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Connects viscerally with working class & rural voters. (Aug 2009)
  • Campaigning on equality & ending poverty that King stood for. (Jan 2008)
  • Focus on the Iraq War, healthcare, and global warming. (Dec 2007)
  • Op-Ed: more populist or perhaps more redistributionist. (Nov 2007)
  • Positioning as a populist who stands with struggling masses. (Nov 2007)
  • Founding member of the Senate New Democrat Coalition. (Nov 2007)
  • The government should help those hit by natural disasters. (Oct 2007)
  • We can’t negotiate change; must take from those in power. (Aug 2007)
  • Stand up to hate-mongering by Republicans. (Aug 2007)
  • Don’t change one group of insiders for different insiders. (Aug 2007)
  • Doesn’t want your vote if you won’t vote for blacks or women. (Jul 2007)
  • Doing something about the two Americas is cause of my life. (Jul 2007)
  • Biggest professional mistake was voting for Iraq War. (Apr 2007)
  • We must fight multiple causes of poverty in US. (Feb 2007)
  • We need a new spirit of activism and leadership. (Dec 2006)
  • Campaign slogan: “Tomorrow begins today”. (Dec 2006)
  • One America PAC about Raising the States. (Nov 2006)
  • Maintains PAC, One America Committee. (Jun 2006)
  • Take on the special interests to bring about change. (Jan 2006)
  • Judge values based upon deeds, not words. (Jul 2004)
  • Ensure tomorrow will always be better in our one America. (Jul 2004)
  • Lawyers help people, lawmakers help many people. (Dec 2003)
  • Every person should get opportunity they’re entitled to. (Sep 2003)
  • Government should honor values that built America. (Aug 2003)
  • Fight for values of people and workers over privilege. (May 2003)
  • Career spent fighting for the working people. (May 2003)

    2004 campaign

  • I’m the same as in 2004; America & world have changed. (Oct 2007)
  • We shouldn’t use the Constitution to divide the country. (Oct 2004)
  • Halliburton paid millions in fines for false financial data. (Oct 2004)
  • The Bush administration has flip-flopped on many issues. (Oct 2004)
  • Halliburton got a $7.5 billion no-bid contract in Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • Would consider an Edwards-Kerry ticket. (Feb 2004)
  • Two Americas: one does the work, the other reaps the reward. (Dec 2003)
  • Make America an ownership society. (Dec 2003)
  • Democrats should address values of ‘guns, God, and gays’. (Dec 2003)
  • Son of a mill worker can beat son of a president. (Sep 2003)
  • Will not seek Senate re-election, to focus on presidency. (Sep 2003)
  • Never hesitate to question Bush about any issue. (Jun 2003)
  • Give this White House back to the American people. (May 2003)

    Personal Life

  • Won football scholarship to Clemson University. (Dec 2007)
  • Prays daily; but prayer doesn’t prevent bad things. (Aug 2007)
  • Decisive moment: father self-educating by watching public TV. (Aug 2007)
  • In it for the duration, despite wife’s breast cancer. (Mar 2007)
  • Mill-town job persuaded him to get college education. (Dec 2003)
  • On birth of 1st son, thanked wife for what he always wanted. (Dec 2003)
  • Makes most speeches from notes, not a prepared text. (Dec 2003)
  • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with his teenage son. (Dec 2003)
  • Lost teenage son in a traffic accident. (Dec 2003)
  • Favorite song: John Cougar Mellencamp, “Small Town”. (Sep 2003)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (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)
Lauch Faircloth on Principles & Values
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Lauch Faircloth on other issues.
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
David Funderburk on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for David Funderburk on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Fred Heineman on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Fred Heineman on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jesse Helms on Principles & Values
Former Republican Senator: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jesse Helms on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Cass Ballenger on Principles & Values
Republican (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cass Ballenger on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Richard Burr on Principles & Values
Sr Senator; previously Republican Rep (NC-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Richard Burr on other issues.
  • Washington has to change; Congress deserves low regard. (Jun 2010)
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.5% of 318 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Pres. Bush is right 96% of the time. (Sep 2004)
  • 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: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • 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)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Cal Cunningham on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic challenger; previously State Senator: Click here for Cal Cunningham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elizabeth Dole on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Dole on other issues.
  • Has spent time in all 100 counties while Senator. (Jun 2008)
  • Broad experience in Washington & major-league clout. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted with Republican Party 91.3% of 311 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Liberty is the birthright of every soul. (Aug 2004)
  • America is not selfish, self-centered, and self-obsessed. (Aug 2004)
  • Reaffirm timeless and unchangeable truths. (Aug 2004)
  • Despite two Cabinet posts, presidential bid failed badly. (Feb 2004)
  • 1988: Gave religious testimonial at GOP Convention. (Oct 2000)
  • Set aside Sundays for spiritual and personal rejuvenation. (Jan 1988)
  • Crusade for a rebirth of our values. (Aug 1999)
  • Economic health masks serious societal problems. (Jul 1999)
  • Brings ‘courageous conservatism’ via courage of convictions. (Jun 1999)
  • Restore integrity in our government. (Feb 1999)
  • 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 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Bob Etheridge on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (NC-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Etheridge on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 50% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)
Robin Hayes on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (NC-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Robin Hayes 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)
Bill Hefner on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Bill Hefner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Elaine Marshall on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Elaine Marshall on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Neal on Principles & Values
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Neal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Charles Taylor on Principles & Values
Republican (District 11): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charles Taylor on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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