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2012 North Dakota Senate Debate

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    from 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Duane Sand (3)
  • Heidi Heitkamp (20)
  • Rick Berg (12)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    North Dakota Senate debates:
  • Grand Forks Herald coverage of Senate race, Sept. 30
  • Associated Press in Austin Statesman, Sept. 15, 2012
  • North Dakota Broadcasters debate in Bismarck (ThinkProgress.com coverage), Sept. 5, 2012
  • NDpolitics.areavoices.com coverage March 31, 2012
  • Bismarck Tribune and KFYR-TV-5 Bismarck coverage of Oct. 11 debate hosted by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Forum and Bismarck Tribune coverage of Oct. 15 debate, hosted by Prairie Public's North Dakota television and radio network.
  • Connecticut Post coverage of Oct. 25 final Senate debate, in Bismarck.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
    Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
Civil Rights
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
Energy & Oil
    Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
    Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
    Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
    Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
    Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
Health Care
    Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
    Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
    Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
    Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
    Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
    Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
    Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
Principles & Values
    Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
    Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
Social Security
    Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
    Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
Tax Reform
    Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
    Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.

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