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OH 2012: 2012 Ohio Senate Debates


Sherrod Brown on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 318 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness. (Oct 2006)
  • This state and this country need a new direction. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 75% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Josh Mandel on Principles & Values
Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Josh Mandel on other issues.
  • OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer. (Apr 2012)
Rob Portman on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • If you like the way things are going, support my opponent. (Oct 2010)
  • A top adviser to President George W. Bush. (Oct 2010)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)

House:


Joyce Beatty on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 3): Click here for Joyce Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Boccieri on Principles & Values
Democratic challenger (District 16): Click here for John Boccieri on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Boehner on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-8): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Boehner on other issues.
  • 2006 speakership campaign: "For a Majority That Matters". (Apr 2012)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (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)
Steve Chabot on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Chabot on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (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)
Marcia Fudge on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 11): Click here for Marcia Fudge on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Gibbs on Principles & Values
Republican (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Gibbs on other issues.
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Bill Johnson on Principles & Values
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Johnson on other issues.
  • Supports founding fathers' belief in prayer & freedom. (Sep 2011)
Jim Jordan on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jordan on other issues.
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Dave Joyce on Principles & Values
Republican (District 14): Click here for Dave Joyce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marcy Kaptur on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (OH-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Marcy Kaptur 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 83% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Steven LaTourette on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-14): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steven LaTourette on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 8% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Bob Latta on Principles & Values
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Latta on other issues.
  • Elected in special election to replace Paul Gillmor. (Dec 2007)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Jim Renacci on Principles & Values
Republican (District 16): Click here for Jim Renacci on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tim Ryan on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (OH-17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Rated 82% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Steve Stivers on Principles & Values
Republican (District 15): Click here for Steve Stivers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Betty Sutton on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Betty Sutton on other issues.
  • 3 E’s of New Economy: Ethics; Entrepreneurialism; Education. (Nov 2006)
Pat Tiberi on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-12): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Pat Tiberi 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)
Mike Turner on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Turner 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)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Brad Wenstrup on Principles & Values
Republican (District 2): Click here for Brad Wenstrup on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Kasich on Principles & Values
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Kasich rhymes with Basic. (Nov 2010)
  • Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich". (Nov 2010)
  • Biblical manifesto: old law is gone; have faith in God. (Jun 2010)
  • Belonged to Bible study group for 20 years. (Jun 2010)
  • I find God every other Monday. (Jun 2010)
  • Learned faith via pastor dying of cancer. (Jun 2010)
  • Sought God after parents' death in car crash. (Jun 2010)
  • Living life of faith can be a liberating thing. (Jun 2010)
  • Objective moral values have existed since Creation. (Jun 2010)
  • Hosted Fox News program "Heartland with John Kasich". (Jun 2010)
  • I can't figure out how anyone gets along without the Bible. (May 2006)
  • I don't care what you stand for, but stand for something. (May 2006)
  • Catholic Church has been unaccountable on sex abuse charges. (May 2006)
  • Always carries copy of St Augustine's "Confessions". (May 2006)
  • As college student, wrote to Pres. Nixon and then they met. (May 2006)
  • 1970s: Beat entrenched incumbent state senator 56%-44%. (May 2006)
  • 2004: If Kerry OR Bush wins, America will be fine. (May 2006)
  • 2000: Ran for president until money ran out. (May 2006)
  • Built relationship with God after parents died in car crash. (May 2006)
  • Power flows from the individual to the government. (May 1999)
  • Tax cuts and national renewal. (Mar 1999)
  • Religious affiliation: Christian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Ted Strickland on Principles & Values
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
Bob Taft on Principles & Values
Republican OH Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bob Taft on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
Kevin Coughlin on Principles & Values
Former Republican Senate Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Kevin Coughlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Pryce on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary): Click here for Michael Pryce on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Austria on Principles & Values
Republican (Retiring 2012) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Austria on other issues.
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Dennis Kucinich on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (OH-10): Click here for 30 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Kucinich on other issues.
  • Excluded from debate by Nevada Supreme Court ruling. (Jan 2008)
  • I’ve been right all along on Iraq, Iran, & healthcare. (Dec 2007)
  • Ran for city council seat before he was old enough to vote. (Nov 2007)
  • Won House seat “Because he was right” as mayor. (Nov 2007)
  • Met wife Elizabeth when she lobbied him on monetary policy. (Nov 2007)
  • Planned as teenager to become Mayor of Cleveland. (Nov 2007)
  • RFK assassination persuaded him to fight to change the world. (Nov 2007)
  • This debate is total flop for ignoring practical aspirations. (Oct 2007)
  • Sighted a UFO in Washington State. (Oct 2007)
  • Decisive moment: living as child out of family car. (Aug 2007)
  • Elected to Congress on 5th try; only on 2nd presidential run. (Aug 2007)
  • I am in the center of American people’s hopes and dreams. (Aug 2007)
  • Biggest mistake was firing police chief on Good Friday. (Apr 2007)
  • I can move this country because I have no strings. (Feb 2007)
  • Day 1: Pull out of Iraq, NAFTA, and the WTO. (Jan 2004)
  • Endorsed by Natural Law Party’s 2000 presidential nominee. (Jan 2004)
  • His campaign’s lack of media coverage becomes a media story. (Nov 2003)
  • Will run for House and President simultaneously. (Nov 2003)
  • A Green Democrat, but will support Dem nominee over Green. (Nov 2003)
  • Favorite song: John Lennon, “Imagine”. (Sep 2003)
  • Grew up poor, so is attuned to the concerns of the people. (Sep 2003)
  • Sacrificed political career to save city utility ownership. (Aug 2003)
  • Broccoli would be welcomed in first vegetarian White House. (May 2003)
  • Grass-roots campaign to take back America for the people. (May 2003)
  • Declaration of human economic rights of the American people. (Feb 2003)
  • Long list of legislative priorities in Congress. (Jul 1996)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Jean Schmidt on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jean Schmidt on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Frank Cremeans on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Cremeans on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Mike DeWine on Principles & Values
Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike DeWine on other issues.
  • Worked in a bi-partisan manner to get things done. (Oct 2006)
  • Brown does not represent the mainstream of Ohio. (Oct 2006)
  • 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)
Eric Fingerhut on Principles & Values
2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep: Click here for Eric Fingerhut on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Gillmor on Principles & Values
Republican (Deceased 2007) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Gillmor on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
John Glenn on Principles & Values
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for John Glenn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tony Hall on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2002) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tony Hall on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
Martin Hoke on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 10): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Hoke on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Jennifer Brunner on Principles & Values
2010 Dem. Senate Challenger; currently Secretary of State: Click here for Jennifer Brunner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eric Deaton on Principles & Values
2010 Constitution Party challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Eric Deaton on other issues.
  • I have felt unrepresented for too many years. (Feb 2010)
Steven Driehaus on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for Steven Driehaus on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lee Fisher on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Lee Fisher on other issues.
  • I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are. (Oct 2010)
  • Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies. (Oct 2010)
Paul Hackett on Principles & Values
Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hackett on other issues.
  • Ohio Democrats need an 88-county strategy to win elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Take back our government from the career politicians. (Oct 2005)
Dave Hobson on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-7): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Dave Hobson on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (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)
Stephanie Tubbs Jones on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (OH-11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Stephanie Tubbs Jones 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)
John Kasich on Principles & Values
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 candidate for President: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Kasich rhymes with Basic. (Nov 2010)
  • Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich". (Nov 2010)
  • Biblical manifesto: old law is gone; have faith in God. (Jun 2010)
  • Belonged to Bible study group for 20 years. (Jun 2010)
  • I find God every other Monday. (Jun 2010)
  • Learned faith via pastor dying of cancer. (Jun 2010)
  • Sought God after parents' death in car crash. (Jun 2010)
  • Living life of faith can be a liberating thing. (Jun 2010)
  • Objective moral values have existed since Creation. (Jun 2010)
  • Hosted Fox News program "Heartland with John Kasich". (Jun 2010)
  • I can't figure out how anyone gets along without the Bible. (May 2006)
  • I don't care what you stand for, but stand for something. (May 2006)
  • Catholic Church has been unaccountable on sex abuse charges. (May 2006)
  • Always carries copy of St Augustine's "Confessions". (May 2006)
  • As college student, wrote to Pres. Nixon and then they met. (May 2006)
  • 1970s: Beat entrenched incumbent state senator 56%-44%. (May 2006)
  • 2004: If Kerry OR Bush wins, America will be fine. (May 2006)
  • 2000: Ran for president until money ran out. (May 2006)
  • Built relationship with God after parents died in car crash. (May 2006)
  • Power flows from the individual to the government. (May 1999)
  • Tax cuts and national renewal. (Mar 1999)
  • Religious affiliation: Christian. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Mary Jo Kilroy on Principles & Values
Democrat (until 2010) (District 15): Click here for Mary Jo Kilroy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Oxley on Principles & Values
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Michael Oxley on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Ralph Regula on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-16): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ralph Regula on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Tom Sawyer on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 14): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Sawyer on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
Zack Space on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zack Space on other issues.
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Louis Stokes on Principles & Values
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 21): Click here for Louis Stokes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Traficant on Principles & Values
Democrat (District 17): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Traficant on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
George Voinovich on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (OH): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for George Voinovich on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 75.4% of 317 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • 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: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Midwestern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Charlie Wilson on Principles & Values
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Wilson on other issues.
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)
Sherrod Brown on Principles & Values
Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative (OH-13): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Sherrod Brown on other issues.
  • AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted with Democratic Party 96.9% of 318 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness. (Oct 2006)
  • This state and this country need a new direction. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Lutheran. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 75% by the AU, a mixed record on church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)
Bob Ney on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-18): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Ney on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Rob Portman on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • If you like the way things are going, support my opponent. (Oct 2010)
  • A top adviser to President George W. Bush. (Oct 2010)
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Deborah Pryce on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (OH-15): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Deborah Pryce 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)
  • Member of the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 25% 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)
Ted Strickland on Principles & Values
Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ted Strickland on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Methodist. (Nov 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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