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Gary Herbert on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • 2012 will be my last election, after 6 terms. (Oct 2012)
  • I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity. (Oct 2012)
  • 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change. (Oct 2012)
  • I'm running to help Mitt Romney and to be Committee Chairman. (Oct 2012)
  • AdWatch: Touts leadership and experience. (May 2012)
  • Debates are a time-worn campaign tactic for free press. (May 2012)
  • 1976: What do you call 2-term incumbents? Call him home!. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted with Republican Party 87.1% of 319 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Withdraws, citing too-late entry & anti-Mormon bias. (Jan 2000)
  • President should set a moral example. (Dec 1999)
  • 23 years of experience fighting for you. (Dec 1999)
  • $36 donations from skinny-cats, not $1000 from fat-cats. (Oct 1999)
  • Legislative record of bipartisan accomplishment. (Sep 1999)
  • 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: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Mike Lee on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Give me 17 months and I will achieve bipartisanship. (Jun 2013)
  • With Tea Party backing, beat incumbent in GOP Senate primary. (Feb 2012)
  • Article I Society: message of constitutional limitations. (Jul 2011)
  • Tea Party underdog against reliable Republican incumbent. (Aug 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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 Tea Party movement. (Aug 2012)
  • Designate first weekend in May as Ten Commandments Weekend. (Apr 2011)
Jim Matheson on Principles & Values
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson on other issues.
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (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)
Chris Stewart on Principles & Values
Republican (District 2): Click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Principles & Values
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Economic justice, social justice, & environmental justice. (Oct 2012)
  • US should keep building and adapting for the future. (Feb 2012)
Jon Huntsman on Principles & Values
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • We need a unifying leader, not vilifying different groups. (Jan 2012)
  • If you love your country, you serve her. (Aug 2011)
  • Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions. (Jan 2009)
Pete Ashdown on Principles & Values
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light. (Apr 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Principles & Values
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • 2008: Beat 12-year incumbent with grassroots volunteers. (Jul 2011)
  • 2005: Campaign manager for Jon Huntsman for Governor. (Jul 2011)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Scott Howell on Principles & Values
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Reach out the hand of fellowship in compromise to GOP. (Oct 2012)
  • Electing the same people get the same results. (Oct 2012)
  • I learned bipartisanship as minority party in state Senate. (Oct 2012)
  • 10 years in State Senate; 8 years as Minority leader. (Apr 2012)
  • Married for 34 years; 4 sons; 3 grandchildren. (Apr 2012)
Dan Liljenquist on Principles & Values
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Holds "debate" against opponent's video clips. (Jun 2012)
  • AdWatch: Challenges Hatch to TV debate before GOP primary. (May 2012)
  • GOP primary should include 8 debates, not just two. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Principles & Values
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • 2008: Beat 12-year incumbent with grassroots volunteers. (Jul 2011)
  • 2005: Campaign manager for Jon Huntsman for Governor. (Jul 2011)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Principles & Values
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Principles & Values
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
Merrill Cook on Principles & Values
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
Paul Van Dam on Principles & Values
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • FOR fiscal responsibility; FOR energy independence. (May 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Principles & Values
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Robert Bennett on Principles & Values
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Voted with Republican Party 88.2% of 322 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: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program. (Dec 1997)
Sam Granato on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Utahns choice is mainstream candidate vs. extreme candidate. (Sep 2010)
  • Practicing Mormon & successful small-business owner. (Aug 2010)
  • Few issues? "I do things, instead of say things". (Aug 2010)
  • Let Lee talk issues; his extreme positions will scare voters. (Aug 2010)
James Hansen on Principles & Values
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Latter-day Saint. (Nov 2000)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Chris Cannon on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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