Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| The Truths We Hold,|
by Kamala Harris (2019)
| Smart on Crime,|
by Kamala Harris (2010)
| Guide to Political Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
| Where We Go From Here,|
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|Conscience of a Conservative,|
by Jeff Flake (2017)
| Two Paths,|
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
|Every Other Monday,|
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
|Courage is Contagious,|
by John Kasich (1998)
| Shortest Way Home,|
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
CampusElect.org 2018 Campus Election Engagement Project
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from CampusElect.org 2018 Senate coverage (number of quotes indicated):
- Beto O`Rourke (16) Texas Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from TX
- Bob Casey (12) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
- Bob Hugin (13) Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
- Chris McDaniel (11) Republican challenger Mississippi
- Cindy Hyde-Smith (9) Republican candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
- Claire McCaskill (19) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
- Corey Stewart (15) Republican candidate for Virginia U.S. Senator Virginia
- David Baria (13) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
- Dean Heller (15) Republican Jr Senator Nevada
- Gary Johnson (16) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
- Heidi Heitkamp (18) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
- Jacky Rosen (16) Democratic Challenger for NV Senator Nevada
- Jim Renacci (18) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
- Joe Manchin III (16) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
- John James (11) Republican Senate challenger Michigan
- Jon Tester (18) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
- Josh Hawley (17) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
- Kevin Cramer (17) Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator North Dakota
- Kyrsten Sinema (7) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
- Leah Vukmir (15) Republican candidate for Wisconsin U.S. Senator Wisconsin
- Lou Barletta (12) Pennsylvania Former Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor
- Marsha Blackburn (16) Republican Challenger for TN Senator Tennessee
- Martha McSally (13) Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
- Martin Heinrich (19) Democratic Challenger New Mexico
- Matt Rosendale (13) Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
- Mick Rich (14) Republican candidate for New Mexico U.S. Senator New Mexico
- Mike Espy (14) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
- Patrick Morrisey (11) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
- Phil Bredesen (15) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
- Robert Menendez (21) Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative New Jersey
- Roger Wicker (16) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Mississippi
- Sherrod Brown (20) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
- Tammy Baldwin (21) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
- Ted Cruz (17) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
- Tim Kaine (19) Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Beto O`Rourke: Trust women to make their own decisions.
Bob Casey: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; but fund Planned Parenthood.
Bob Hugin: Pro-choice, but no late-term abortions unless maternal risk.
Claire McCaskill: Fund Planned Parenthood; protect abortion providers.
Corey Stewart: No exceptions for rape, incest, or maternal life.
David Baria: Keep abortion & contraception safe, legal & woman's choice.
Dean Heller: Ban all abortions after 20 weeks.
Gary Johnson: Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.
Heidi Heitkamp: Fund Planned Parenthood but don't fund abortions.
Jacky Rosen: Co-sponsored bill to require contraceptives in insurance.
Jim Renacci: De-fund Planned Parenthood; 100% pro-life.
Joe Manchin III: Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks; prohibit public funding.
John James: De-fund Planned Parenthood; bad abortion even for rape.
Jon Tester: No 20-week ban on abortion.
Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history.
Kevin Cramer: Abortion on demand for 40 years leads to school shootings.
Kyrsten Sinema: Women decide what's best for her health--not politicians.
Leah Vukmir: No exceptions, including rape, incest, or mother's life.
Lou Barletta: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Marsha Blackburn: Ban abortion; ban public funds for Planned Parenthood.
Martha McSally: De-fund Planned Parenthood; denying contraception ok.
Martin Heinrich: Legal without restrictions, including Planned Parenthood.
Matt Rosendale: No abortion; no exceptions.
Mick Rich: Life begins at conception; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Mike Espy: Anti-abortion but pro-choice.
Patrick Morrisey: Overturn Roe v Wade; stop the pro-abortion agenda.
Phil Bredesen: Keep abortion legal, but not high priority.
Robert Menendez: Yes affordable contraceptives; no unneeded restrictions.
Roger Wicker: Roe v Wade has led to a decades-long holocaust.
Sherrod Brown: Trust women to make their own healthcare decisions.
Tammy Baldwin: Planned Parenthood provides essential services.
Ted Cruz: No exceptions for rape or incest; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Tim Kaine: Planned Parenthood funding is critical part of safety net.
Budget & Economy|
Chris McDaniel: Federal spending crowds out private investment.
Corey Stewart: Opposes federal spending as economic stimulus.
David Baria: Stimulus spending ok, but hesitant about 2009 Obama plan.
Dean Heller: Control wasteful spending and shrink the size of government.
Gary Johnson: Cut government spending by 20%.
Gary Johnson: Cut taxes and cut spending.
Jim Renacci: Obama federal stimulus was a failed experiment.
Lou Barletta: Recovery is found in private business, not big government.
Marsha Blackburn: Across-the-board federal spending cuts.
Matt Rosendale: Cut government instead of stimulus spending.
Roger Wicker: Opposed Obama 2009 stimulus plan & most stimulus plans.
Ted Cruz: Choose individual liberty over more & more spending.
Bob Casey: Evolved over time to support gay marriage.
Bob Hugin: Supports gay marriage.
Chris McDaniel: Gay marriage is unconstitutional.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Marriage is between a man & a woman.
Corey Stewart: Stop brainwashing school children with the Homosexual Agenda.
John James: Employers shouldn't be able to fire someone for being gay.
Marsha Blackburn: Let people of faith withhold services to gay couples.
Martha McSally: Personally opposes gay marriage, but accepts law.
Mike Espy: Rights for ALL regardless of sexual orientation.
Phil Bredesen: Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples.
Robert Menendez: Supports gay marriage.
Roger Wicker: Allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples.
Tammy Baldwin: Legal gay marriage is victory for fairness & equality.
Tim Kaine: We're still fighting for full LGBT equality.
Beto O`Rourke: Protect consumers from predatory financial behavior.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Roll back rules from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Claire McCaskill: Amend banking rules in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Claire McCaskill: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to all users.
David Baria: No cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Gary Johnson: Scrap Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
Heidi Heitkamp: Supports Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with reforms.
Jacky Rosen: Trump tax cut is fraudulent handout to corporations.
John James: Trump tax cuts encourage companies to do business in America.
Josh Hawley: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
Kevin Cramer: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is regulatory overreach.
Martin Heinrich: Fund Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
Mick Rich: Roll back Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
Mike Espy: Need protections like Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Phil Bredesen: Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes.
Robert Menendez: Keep CFPB Financial Protection; keep Consumer Advisory Board.
Roger Wicker: CPFB is thinly veiled attempt to expand federal control.
Sherrod Brown: CFPB stops Wall Street from calling the shots on the budget.
Tammy Baldwin: Support Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Ted Cruz: Free businesses from the CFPB's regulatory blockades.
Beto O`Rourke: Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization.
Bob Hugin: Decriminalize pot in small amounts but not recreational use.
Claire McCaskill: Supports medical marijuana & alternative drug sentencing.
Corey Stewart: Decriminalize marijuana but don't legalize.
David Baria: Medical marijuana yes; recreational marijuana no.
Dean Heller: Let each states' voters decide on marijuana.
Heidi Heitkamp: Supports medical marijuana; leave recreational use to voters.
Jacky Rosen: Regulate marijuana federally, like we do for alcohol.
Jim Renacci: Opposes recreational marijuana legalization.
John James: Opposes marijuana legalization for recreational use.
Jon Tester: Medical marijuana ok; full legalization later.
Josh Hawley: Supports medical marijuana.
Kevin Cramer: No recreational marijuana; opposes ND ballot measure 3.
Leah Vukmir: Keep marijuana a Schedule 1 drug; no medical use.
Marsha Blackburn: Don't loosen federal regulations marijuana.
Martha McSally: No legalization of medical or recreational cannabis.
Martin Heinrich: It's time to legalize marijuana.
Matt Rosendale: Medical marijuana ok; let states decide full legalization.
Mick Rich: Opposes legalizing recreational use.
Mike Espy: Medical marijuana first; decide on recreational later.
Mike Espy: Disallow banking for legitimate cannabis businesses.
Mike Espy: Let states decide marijuana laws.
Phil Bredesen: Let states decide on marijuana legalization.
Robert Menendez: Give marijuana businesses access to banking services.
Roger Wicker: Feds should intervene if states legalize marijuana.
Sherrod Brown: Supports medical legalization; opposes federal intervention.
Tammy Baldwin: Legalize medical marijuana; let states decide.
Ted Cruz: Opposed to marijuana legalization, but let states choose.
Tim Kaine: Decriminalize marijuana federally; respect states' rights.
Beto O`Rourke: Vouchers funnel public school $ into private schools.
Bob Casey: Refinance student loans at lower rates.
Bob Hugin: Supports expanded charter schools.
Chris McDaniel: No role for government in education, not even funding it.
Claire McCaskill: Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants.
Corey Stewart: Give parents as many choices as possible, including vouchers.
David Baria: Opposes vouchers for private schools with public money.
David Baria: Make 2-year colleges tuition free.
Dean Heller: Tax savings plan to help parents pay for private schools.
Dean Heller: Counseling on financial aid but no refinancing student loans.
Gary Johnson: Competition improves choices.
Gary Johnson: Cut Pell grants; eliminate all student loans.
Heidi Heitkamp: Vouchers take public funds away from public schools.
Heidi Heitkamp: Supports public service loan forgiveness for college debt.
Jacky Rosen: Public money should go to public schools.
Jacky Rosen: Refinance student loans, and cancel if student goes bankrupt.
Jim Renacci: Strong historical supporter of vouchers for private schools.
Jim Renacci: No role for government to reduce student loan interest rates.
Joe Manchin III: Limit student loan repayment to 15% of income.
Joe Manchin III: Vouchers pull resources from schools that need them most.
John James: Supports public money for private schools.
Jon Tester: Privatizing public schools feeds destruction of democracy.
Jon Tester: Restore year-round Pell Grants, & support Perkins Loans.
Josh Hawley: Give religious schools state educational resources.
Josh Hawley: Universities provide worthless degrees and waste billions.
Kevin Cramer: Supports vouchers and charter schools.
Kevin Cramer: End student loan interest deduction.
Leah Vukmir: I want schools competing for enrollment.
Leah Vukmir: Get federal government out of business of student loans.
Lou Barletta: Empower parents to choose kids' education environment.
Marsha Blackburn: Supports vouchers for private schools.
Marsha Blackburn: Don't lower student loan interest.
Martha McSally: Supports education vouchers for private schools.
Martha McSally: Cut Pell grants; don't refinance college loans.
Martin Heinrich: Privatization especially hurts rural schools.
Martin Heinrich: Address the significant loss in value of Pell Grants.
Matt Rosendale: Government out of college funding.
Matt Rosendale: Privatization is critical to improve our education system.
Mick Rich: Supports vouchers, savings accounts, & scholarship programs.
Mick Rich: Let Pell grants cover job training.
Mike Espy: Protect students from predatory for-profit schools.
Phil Bredesen: Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers.
Phil Bredesen: Free community college tuition; lower student loan interest.
Robert Menendez: Vouchers drain money from public schools.
Robert Menendez: Supports making 2 years of community college free.
Roger Wicker: Support tax-free savings accounts for private school costs.
Roger Wicker: Opposes refinancing student loans at lower rates.
Sherrod Brown: Longtime opponent of vouchers for private schools.
Sherrod Brown: Reduce student loan interest rates; increase Pell Grants.
Tammy Baldwin: Opposes giving taxpayer dollars to private schools.
Tammy Baldwin: Refinance student loans at lower rates.
Ted Cruz: Private school vouchers is civil rights issue of our time.
Tim Kaine: Allow Pell Grants to cover short-term training.
Tim Kaine: Fight efforts to divert public funding to private schools.
Energy & Oil|
Beto O`Rourke: Unprecedented action to build clean energy economy.
Bob Casey: Regulate greenhouse gases; join Paris Climate Accord.
Bob Hugin: Climate change is human-caused, but Paris Accord is unfair.
Chris McDaniel: Don't subsidize inefficient energy like ethanol & solar.
Claire McCaskill: Subsidize alternative energy, but build Keystone Pipeline.
Corey Stewart: Theory of man-made climate change is a hoax.
David Baria: Limit greenhouse gases; support renewable energy.
Dean Heller: Impact from humans on climate change is up for debate.
Gary Johnson: Humans contribute to climate change, but no government role.
Heidi Heitkamp: Tax incentives for renewables, particularly wind power.
Jacky Rosen: Climate change threatens environment & national security.
Jim Renacci: Opposed EPA regulating greenhouse gases.
Joe Manchin III: No one is going to stop using fossil fuels for a long time.
Josh Hawley: Oppose the job-killing climate agenda.
Kevin Cramer: Climate change is a religious belief.
Kyrsten Sinema: Opposes carbon tax but supports renewable energy.
Leah Vukmir: No government subsidies for renewable energy.
Lou Barletta: Don't regulate greenhouse gases; we're in a cooling trend.
Marsha Blackburn: Climate change isn't settled; withdraw from Paris Accord.
Martha McSally: Opposed Clean Power plan & climate assessments.
Martin Heinrich: Moral obligation to prevent devastating climate change.
Matt Rosendale: Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business.
Mick Rich: Coal plant filters can solve CO2 emissions without subsidies.
Patrick Morrisey: Led states suing to overturn Obama Clean Power Plan.
Phil Bredesen: Green energy will be of vast importance and growth.
Robert Menendez: World must cut greenhouse gas emissions, or reject science.
Roger Wicker: Human cause of climate change isn't settled.
Sherrod Brown: Pretending that climate change isn't happening is dangerous.
Sherrod Brown: $30 billion to transition manufacturers to clean energy.
Tammy Baldwin: Global climate change poses a growing threat.
Ted Cruz: Paris Accord destroys $3 trillion in American GDP by 2040.
Tim Kaine: Climate change imperils our planet's future.
Beto O`Rourke: Ensure EPA's funding & independence.
Bob Hugin: Protect our environment in a way that's fair to businesses.
Chris McDaniel: End burdensome regulations like at EPA.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Supports deregulatory path taken by Trump EPA.
Claire McCaskill: Limit EPA farm regulations, but no EPA cuts.
Corey Stewart: Excess environmental regulation costs jobs.
Gary Johnson: EPA has an important role to play.
Jim Renacci: Reduce funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
Josh Hawley: Fought Obama EPA overreach.
Leah Vukmir: Many EPA actions are over-regulation.
Marsha Blackburn: Cut budget of Environmental Protection Administration.
Martin Heinrich: EPA needed to protect health & well-being.
Mick Rich: Environment is fragile, but businesses are overregulated.
Phil Bredesen: Supports environmental regulation by government.
Robert Menendez: Don't let the EPA get undermined.
Sherrod Brown: Maintain funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
Tammy Baldwin: Restore full EPA funding & oppose new cuts.
Ted Cruz: EPA ran amok under Obama.
Tim Kaine: Extreme concern over cuts to EPA.
Families & Children|
Cindy Hyde-Smith: No funds for family planning service if it includes abortion.
Claire McCaskill: Supports gay marriage.
Dean Heller: I respect traditional marriage but respect Supreme Court.
Heidi Heitkamp: No discrimination against intimate relationships.
Jacky Rosen: Supports gay marriage.
Jim Renacci: Marriage should be between one man & one woman.
Joe Manchin III: Opposes gay marriage personally, but accepts as settled law.
Jon Tester: All couples should have same rights as heterosexual couples.
Josh Hawley: Supports biblical truth about husband & wife, man & woman.
Kevin Cramer: Marriage is defined in Scripture.
Lou Barletta: Opposes gay marriage; let states decide.
Martin Heinrich: Early supporter of gay marriage.
Matt Rosendale: Support traditional marriage between one man & one woman.
Patrick Morrisey: Disappointed with legalization of gay marriage.
Sherrod Brown: Practicing family values means loving all God's children.
Ted Cruz: Amendment to define marriage as between man & a woman.
Kyrsten Sinema: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
Martha McSally: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
Beto O`Rourke: Tariffs on China will devastate our economy.
Bob Casey: Go after "trade cheaters" to protect PA jobs.
Bob Hugin: In the end, tariffs will get a better deal with China.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Tariffs on China hurt now but work in the long run.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
Corey Stewart: Trump's Chinese tariffs are right on.
David Baria: Tariffs have negative impact on Mississippians.
Gary Johnson: Tariffs hurt U.S. industries.
Heidi Heitkamp: Tariffs on China cause retaliatory actions.
Jim Renacci: Seeks balance between tariffs, free trade & fair trade.
Joe Manchin III: Supports tariffs on China; trade hasn't been good for WV.
John James: Let master negotiator Trump re-work trade deals.
Jon Tester: Tariffs on China harm our industries & drive up costs.
Josh Hawley: Supports Trump's tariffs on China, but what about farmers?
Kevin Cramer: Tariffs on China are the one tool we have.
Kyrsten Sinema: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
Leah Vukmir: Tariffs on China give time to negotiate fairer deals.
Lou Barletta: Use tariffs as leverage to get better trade deals.
Marsha Blackburn: Trump's tariifs are a bad deal for Tennesseans.
Martha McSally: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
Martin Heinrich: Tariffs are sledgehammer where surgical approach needed.
Matt Rosendale: Stop tolerating what China has been doing for decades.
Mick Rich: Current trade with China is not fair;impose tariffs.
Mike Espy: No tariffs on China; they hurt farmers.
Patrick Morrisey: Supports tariffs on China to gain negotiating leverage.
Phil Bredesen: Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans.
Robert Menendez: Tariffs on China drive allies into arms of our adversaries.
Roger Wicker: Tariffs hurt, but end results will be greater opportunities.
Sherrod Brown: Tax auto company foreign profits; then discounts in US.
Tammy Baldwin: Tariffs send message to bad actors like China.
Ted Cruz: Supports tariffs; opposes bailouts to those hurt by them.
Tim Kaine: Trump's Chinese tariffs are killing jobs.
Beto O`Rourke: End secret spending flooding American elections.
Beto O`Rourke: Empower communities by ending gerrymandering.
Bob Casey: Disclose political donors; Citizens United empowers wealthy.
Bob Casey: Protect voting rights; no voter-ID.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Require voter ID before voting.
Claire McCaskill: Limits on corporate campaign donations; full disclosure.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes voter ID requirements.
Corey Stewart: Opposes regulation of campaign donations.
Dean Heller: Don't require disclosure of political campaign donors.
Gary Johnson: Let corporations donate as much money as they want.
Gary Johnson: Voter ID disproportionately restricts Hispanic voters.
Heidi Heitkamp: Reverse Citizens United by constitutional amendment.
Heidi Heitkamp: Opposes voter ID; they target minorities & youth.
Jacky Rosen: More campaign disclosure; overturn Citizens United.
Jim Renacci: Corporate political donations are protected political speech.
Joe Manchin III: Citizens United decision has destroyed this country.
Jon Tester: Spotlight Act: no dark money in campaigns.
Jon Tester: Introduced bill to ensure Native American voting access.
Josh Hawley: Supported by Citizens United PAC for Attorney General.
Josh Hawley: Defended strict Missouri voter ID requirements.
Kevin Cramer: No disclosure of corporate campaign donations.
Kyrsten Sinema: Overturn Citizens United; more political donation disclosure.
Leah Vukmir: Drew districts overturned as unconstitutional gerrymander.
Leah Vukmir: Supports voter photo-ID law.
Lou Barletta: No disclosure of political donors.
Martin Heinrich: Overturn Citizens United via Democracy for All Amendment.
Martin Heinrich: Voter ID disproportionately affects minority communities.
Mike Espy: I stand firmly for voting rights.
Robert Menendez: Citizens United rolled back decades of progress.
Robert Menendez: Do everything to protect all Americans' right to vote.
Roger Wicker: Opposes limiting campaign donations, and opposes disclosure.
Sherrod Brown: Special interests shouldn't have louder voice than families.
Sherrod Brown: Photo-ID rules discourage people from voting.
Tammy Baldwin: Ease campaign spending rules; limit donor disclosure.
Tammy Baldwin: Partisan gerrymandering is an attack on our democracy.
Tammy Baldwin: Voter photo-ID requirements harm participation.
Ted Cruz: Disclosing campaign spending violates free speech.
Ted Cruz: Political gerrymandering is legitimate, unless racial.
Tim Kaine: Expand early voting & general ballot access.
Tim Kaine: Reverse Citizens United; it erodes democracy.
Beto O`Rourke: Universal background checks; ban assault weapons.
Bob Casey: Expanded background checks; ban on bump stocks.
Bob Hugin: Expanded background checks; bar people with mental illnesses.
Chris McDaniel: Allow firearms without government permission.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Right to bear arms is essential to American Liberty.
Claire McCaskill: Supports background checks and assault rifle ban.
Corey Stewart: Gave away a semi-automatic rifle in campaign raffle.
David Baria: Common-sense measures, like restrict semi-automatic weapons.
Dean Heller: Opposed banning high-capacity magazines.
Gary Johnson: More gun laws make us less safe.
Jacky Rosen: Ban high-capacity magazines & military-style assault rifles.
Jim Renacci: No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines.
Joe Manchin III: Background checks ok; not no ban on semi-automatic weapons.
John James: Second Amendment says semi-automatic weapons ok.
Jon Tester: Supports background checks & banning bump stocks.
Josh Hawley: Supports background checks but not assault rifle ban.
Leah Vukmir: Approach any 2nd Amendment law skeptically.
Lou Barletta: No background checks; but limit bump stocks.
Marsha Blackburn: Get background checks working, but no other gun regulations.
Martha McSally: Enforce existing laws rather than enacting new ones.
Martin Heinrich: Ban bump stocks; ban sales to federal no-fly list.
Matt Rosendale: Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
Mick Rich: No restrictions on semi-automatic weapons nor silencers.
Mike Espy: I believe in the Second Amendment, but things have changed.
Patrick Morrisey: Keep Washington liberal gun grabbers off our guns.
Phil Bredesen: Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks.
Robert Menendez: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
Roger Wicker: More gun control laws are not the answer to gun problems.
Sherrod Brown: Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines.
Tammy Baldwin: Ban bump stocks & high-capacity magazines.
Ted Cruz: Led fight not to ban assault weapons.
Tim Kaine: Ban assault weapons, high-capacity ammo, & bump stocks.
Beto O`Rourke: Improve ObamaCare, including public option.
Bob Hugin: Lobbied to block cheaper generic alternatives.
Bob Hugin: Repeal ObamaCare but keep preexisting conditions.
Chris McDaniel: I WILL support & vote for the full repeal of ObamaCare.
Claire McCaskill: Protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.
Corey Stewart: ObamaCare has failed; Medicaid expansion is major disaster.
David Baria: Improve ObamaCare without weakening it.
Dean Heller: Block grants to the states instead of ObamaCare.
Gary Johnson: Free-market approach to health coverage instead of ObamaCare.
Heidi Heitkamp: Support ObamaCare, with improvements.
Jacky Rosen: Add public option and Medicaid buy-in to ObamaCare.
Jim Renacci: Key to affordable healthcare is increasing competition.
Joe Manchin III: Unacceptable to go back to pre-ObamaCare days.
John James: Remove the monstrosity of ObamaCare.
Jon Tester: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
Josh Hawley: ObamaCare was never constitutional.
Kevin Cramer: ObamaCare is an insult to the Constitution & the conscience.
Leah Vukmir: Full repeal of ObamaCare, period.
Marsha Blackburn: Health savings accounts instead of ObamaCare.
Martha McSally: ObamaCare is collapsing under its own weight.
Martin Heinrich: No Medicare work rules; support ObamaCare.
Mick Rich: Restore a free-market approach to health insurance.
Mike Espy: Expand mental healthcare; ObamaCare; and Medicaid.
Patrick Morrisey: Sued to end coverage of preexisting conditions.
Phil Bredesen: Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All.
Robert Menendez: Repealing ObamaCare would hike premiums & hurt the disabled.
Roger Wicker: Repeal massive overhaul of America's healthcare system.
Sherrod Brown: Repealing ObamaCare would devastate Ohio children.
Tammy Baldwin: Take repeal off the table & work to improve ObamaCare.
Ted Cruz: ObamaCare caused millions to lose their jobs.
Tim Kaine: Praised Virginia's Medicaid expansion.
Beto O`Rourke: DREAMers are as American as my kids.
Bob Casey: Comprehensive reform, including DREAMers staying.
Bob Hugin: Path to citizenship for people building a productive life.
Chris McDaniel: Obama separated kids from families at the border too!
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Separating kids at border is distressing, but enforce law.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes border wall; also opposes path to citizenship.
Corey Stewart: Illegal immigration threatens America's security & jobs.
David Baria: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; earned path for others.
Dean Heller: DREAM Act is a backdoor amnesty program.
Heidi Heitkamp: Path to citizenship for DREAMers, with conditions.
Jacky Rosen: Supports DREAMers & earned path to citizenship.
Jim Renacci: Overturn DACA program: no legal status for DREAMers.
Joe Manchin III: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
John James: We must end illegal immigration & secure the border.
Jon Tester: Bipartisan reform with earned path to citizenship.
Josh Hawley: Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall.
Kevin Cramer: DACA was unlawfully put together; send DREAMers home.
Leah Vukmir: First build a wall; illegals go home then re-apply.
Lou Barletta: Zero-tolerance policy; stop DACA in its tracks.
Marsha Blackburn: No amnesty for DREAMers; it makes illegal immigration surge.
Martha McSally: Extend DACA protections but no path to citizenship.
Martin Heinrich: Tough but fair path to earned citizenship, including DACA.
Matt Rosendale: Rule of law has been ignored for illegal immigrants.
Mick Rich: Illegals must leave & apply for citizenship like anyone.
Mike Espy: Separating children from families at border is misguided.
Patrick Morrisey: Lax immigration laws pose a security risk to our homeland.
Phil Bredesen: Deporting DREAMers would be un-American.
Robert Menendez: DREAMer kids have grown up as Americans.
Roger Wicker: De-fund DREAMer programs; oppose path for citizenship.
Sherrod Brown: Support DACA program: legal status for DREAMers.
Tammy Baldwin: Support DREAMers and earned path to citizenship.
Ted Cruz: No path to citizenship to DREAMers or anyone else.
Tim Kaine: Comprehensive immigration reform to protect DREAMers.
Beto O`Rourke: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
Bob Casey: Raise federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 by 2020.
Chris McDaniel: Increasing minimum wage hurts employment.
Claire McCaskill: Opposed MO ballot initiative on Right to Work.
Claire McCaskill: Increase minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
Dean Heller: Opposed raising minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25/hour.
Gary Johnson: Eliminate federal minimum wage instead of raising it.
Heidi Heitkamp: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
Jacky Rosen: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
Jim Renacci: No increase in federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
Joe Manchin III: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
John James: Opposes raising federal minimum wage to $15/hr.
Jon Tester: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
Josh Hawley: Support Right to Work: make union dues optional.
Josh Hawley: Minimum wage increase may result in lost jobs.
Kevin Cramer: Reduce regulations instead of raising minimum wage.
Kyrsten Sinema: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.20 to $10.10.
Marsha Blackburn: Minimum wage is a federal mandate; let competition decide.
Martin Heinrich: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.
Matt Rosendale: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
Mick Rich: Remove regulations that discourage hiring, like minimum wage.
Mike Espy: Increase minimum wage and EITC.
Phil Bredesen: Minimum wage should keep pace with inflation.
Robert Menendez: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
Sherrod Brown: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
Tammy Baldwin: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
Ted Cruz: Raising minimum wage costs jobs for the most vulnerable.
Tim Kaine: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
Principles & Values|
Robert Menendez: Severely admonished by Senate for political favors.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes privatization of Social Security and VA.
Corey Stewart: Lifting cap would increase taxes on the little guy.
David Baria: Protect Social Security from privatization.
Gary Johnson: Some or all of Social Security should be privatized.
Heidi Heitkamp: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
Jacky Rosen: Don't privatize Social Security or VA.
Jim Renacci: Allow workers to privately invest portion of payroll taxes.
Joe Manchin III: Expand Social Security without privatization.
Jon Tester: Opposes any plan to privatize.
Kevin Cramer: Advocate for private sector options.
Leah Vukmir: Personal Retirement Accounts for portion of payroll taxes.
Lou Barletta: Explore privatization of Social Security.
Martha McSally: Let younger workers privately invest part of contributions.
Martin Heinrich: Signed Social Security Protectors Pledge.
Matt Rosendale: Let younger Americans invest privately instead of paying in.
Patrick Morrisey: Reforms to keep Social Security & Medicare solvent.
Robert Menendez: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
Roger Wicker: Let workers invest portion in private accounts.
Sherrod Brown: No full nor partial privatization of Social Security.
Tammy Baldwin: Long opposed to privatization.
Tim Kaine: Lift cap above $128,000 to make Trust Fund solvent.
Bob Hugin: Trump tax cuts delivered real relief & job creation.
Chris McDaniel: Reduce taxes further than Trump's good first step.
Corey Stewart: Lowering taxes is the key to prosperity.
David Baria: Trump tax cuts are giveaway to top 1%.
Dean Heller: Trump tax cut boosts job creation.
Heidi Heitkamp: Trump tax cuts provide no relief for middle-class families.
Jim Renacci: Trump tax cuts enable companies to invest in innovation.
Joe Manchin III: Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut.
Jon Tester: Trump tax cuts were a disastrous handout for jet-owners.
Kevin Cramer: Trump tax cuts were best Christmas gift Washington can give.
Leah Vukmir: It's garbage that Trump tax cuts only benefited the wealthy.
Marsha Blackburn: Support President Trump's tax cuts.
Martha McSally: Get spending under control; supports tax cuts.
Martin Heinrich: Trump tax cuts do little for working families.
Matt Rosendale: Trump tax cuts mean more jobs for Montanans.
Mick Rich: Trump tax cuts stimulated investment & job creation.
Patrick Morrisey: Trump tax cuts mean West Virginians receive bonuses & raises.
Robert Menendez: Trump tax cuts was giant hit job on middle class.
Roger Wicker: Trump tax cuts give job creators more capital to invest.
Sherrod Brown: Trump tax cuts apply to corporations that send jobs overseas.
Tammy Baldwin: Trump tax cuts overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy.
Tim Kaine: Trump tax cuts explode deficit & only benefit the wealthy.
Beto O`Rourke: Stimulus spending invests in areas like infrastructure.
Beto O`Rourke: Rolling back net neutrality hurts democracy.
Bob Casey: Support Net Neutrality; require equal access to all users.
Claire McCaskill: Supports federal infrastructure investment.
Dean Heller: More competition on internet, instead of Net Neutrality.
Gary Johnson: Opposes Net Neutrality; government shouldn't regulate.
Heidi Heitkamp: Supports strong infrastructure spending.
Heidi Heitkamp: Support Net Neutrality, requiring equal access to all users.
Jacky Rosen: Invest in transportation infrastructure & high-tech research.
Jacky Rosen: Supports Net Neutrality protections for broadband consumers.
Jim Renacci: Opposes Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
Joe Manchin III: Supports infrastructure investment.
Joe Manchin III: Overturn FCC repeal of net neutrality.
Jon Tester: Lead the world in clean technology.
Jon Tester: 2008 stimulus was necessary; invest more in infrastructure.
Jon Tester: Repealing Net Neutrality handed Internet to corporations.
Kevin Cramer: Opposed stimulus investment, except infrastructure.
Kevin Cramer: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users.
Kyrsten Sinema: Supports infrastructure bank to help create good jobs.
Lou Barletta: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users.
Marsha Blackburn: Opposes Net Neutrality; it's government-controlled internet.
Martin Heinrich: More federal spending on transportation infrastructure.
Martin Heinrich: Supports Net Neutrality; reverse FCC's repeal.
Mick Rich: More federal spending on infrastructure repair.
Mike Espy: Federal spending on infrastructure & broadband grows economy.
Patrick Morrisey: Supports infrastructure investment.
Phil Bredesen: Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access.
Phil Bredesen: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access for everyone.
Robert Menendez: Net Neutrality avoids higher prices.
Sherrod Brown: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
Tammy Baldwin: Internet must not become a two-tiered system.
Tammy Baldwin: Invest in core infrastructure, as federal stimulus.
Ted Cruz: Net neutrality puts government in charge of internet.
Tim Kaine: Protect Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
Tim Kaine: Transportation infrastructure spending as economic stimulus.
War & Peace|
Beto O`Rourke: Nuclear treaty was best path to prevent Iranian nukes.
Bob Casey: Supports Obama's Iran nuclear treaty.
Bob Hugin: Iran used nuclear deal to export terrorism.
Claire McCaskill: Supported treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability.
Corey Stewart: Iran continues to be a state-sponsor of terrorism.
Dean Heller: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
Heidi Heitkamp: Supports treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability.
Jacky Rosen: Supports multinational Iran nuclear treaty.
Jim Renacci: No nuke deal with Iran, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism.
Joe Manchin III: Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty.
John James: Iran nuclear treaty was a fatally flawed deal.
Jon Tester: Iran nuclear treaty is only option.
Josh Hawley: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
Kevin Cramer: Withdraw from treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability.
Leah Vukmir: Iran nuclear treaty was a foolish & dangerous deal.
Lou Barletta: Withdraw from Obama's Iran nuclear treaty.
Marsha Blackburn: Iran nuke deal puts future security in jeopardy.
Patrick Morrisey: Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty.
Robert Menendez: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia makes crisis in Yemen.
Robert Menendez: Grave mistake to walk away from Iran nuke deal without plan.
Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty & make better deal.
Sherrod Brown: Keep nuke deal with Iran, but use remaining sanctions.
Tammy Baldwin: Keep the Iran nuclear treaty.
Ted Cruz: Nuke treaty didn't sufficiently rein in Iran's nuke program.
Tim Kaine: Withdrawing from Iran nuke treaty weakens alliances.
Welfare & Poverty|
Chris McDaniel: I WILL support work requirements for welfare recipients.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Add work requirement to food stamp programs.
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- Bob Casey Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
- Bob Hugin Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
- Chris McDaniel Republican challenger Mississippi
- Cindy Hyde-Smith Republican candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
- Claire McCaskill Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
- Corey Stewart Republican candidate for Virginia U.S. Senator Virginia
- David Baria Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
- Dean Heller Republican Jr Senator Nevada
- Gary Johnson New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
- Heidi Heitkamp Democratic Challenger North Dakota
- Jacky Rosen Democratic Challenger for NV Senator Nevada
- Jim Renacci Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
- Joe Manchin III West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
- John James Republican Senate challenger Michigan
- Jon Tester Democratic Jr Senator Montana
- Josh Hawley Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
- Kevin Cramer Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator North Dakota
- Kyrsten Sinema Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
- Leah Vukmir Republican candidate for Wisconsin U.S. Senator Wisconsin
- Lou Barletta Pennsylvania Former Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Governor
- Marsha Blackburn Republican Challenger for TN Senator Tennessee
- Martha McSally Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
- Martin Heinrich Democratic Challenger New Mexico
- Matt Rosendale Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
- Mick Rich Republican candidate for New Mexico U.S. Senator New Mexico
- Mike Espy Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
- Patrick Morrisey Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
- Phil Bredesen Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
- Robert Menendez Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative New Jersey
- Roger Wicker Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Mississippi
- Sherrod Brown Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
- Tammy Baldwin Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
- Ted Cruz Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
- Tim Kaine Virginia Democratic Nominee for Vice President
The above quotations are from CampusElect.org 2018 Campus Election Engagement Project.