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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
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)

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State of North Carolina Politicians: secondary Archives

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    from State of North Carolina secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Pisano (20) North Carolina Constitution Party Challenger
  • Bev Perdue (6) North Carolina Former Democratic Governor (2009-2013)
  • Cal Cunningham (30) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Cheri Beasley (6) Democratic Challenger North Carolina
  • Chris Rey (8) Democratic Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Chuck Edwards (3) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-11
  • Dan Bishop (2) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-9
  • Dan Forest (35) North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Deborah Ross (26) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-2
  • Don Davis (4) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-1
  • Elizabeth Dole (1) North Carolina Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator
  • Eric Mansfield (3) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Erica Smith (28) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Erskine Bowles (1) 2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff North Carolina
  • Garland Tucker (6) Republican Senate challenger North Carolina
  • George Bush Sr. (2)
  • Greg Brannon (2) Republican Senate candidate California
  • Greg Murphy (3) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-3
  • Holly Grange (22) North Carolina Republican candidate for governor
  • Jeff Jackson (13) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-14
  • Kay Hagan (9) Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Ken Spaulding (4) North Carolina Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Marjorie K. Eastman (4) Republican Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Mark Walker (25) Republican House Member U.S. Rep North Carolina-6
  • Noam Chomsky (1)
  • Pat McCrory (24) North Carolina Republican Governor
  • Phil Scott (4) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rett Newton (2) Democratic Challenger North Carolina
  • Richard Burr (5) Republican (Until 2004) U.S. Rep North Carolina-5
  • Richard Hudson (6) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-8
  • Roy Cooper (33) North Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
  • Sean Haugh (18) Libertarian Senate challenger North Carolina
  • Ted Budd (19) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-13
  • Thom Tillis (47) Republican Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Tim Scott (1) Republican (Appointed Senator) U.S. Rep South Carolina-1
  • Tom Cotton (1) Republican (Senate run 2014) U.S. Rep Arkansas-4
  • Valerie Foushee (6) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-4
  • Wiley Nickel (2) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-13
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    Al Pisano: Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right.
    Cal Cunningham: Politicians have no place between woman and her doctor.
    Dan Forest: I believe in the sanctity of human life.
    Dan Forest: Urged vote for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
    Dan Forest: Claims Planned Parenthood was created to destroy black race.
    Deborah Ross: Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services.
    Deborah Ross: All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA).
    Erica Smith: State "born alive" abortion law criminalizes women & doctors.
    Holly Grange: Highlights anti-abortion stance in campaign announcement.
    Marjorie K. Eastman: I'm pro-life; I'm pro-Second Amendment.
    Mark Walker: Protect the sanctity of human life.
    Mark Walker: Human life begins at conception.
    Pat McCrory: Promote sanctity of life, religious freedom.
    Rett Newton: States would need to enact legislation if Roe overturned.
    Roy Cooper: No politicians in medical room telling doctor what to say.
    Sean Haugh: No state nor federal government role in abortion.
    Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion.
    Ted Budd: Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life.
    Thom Tillis: Require 24-hour information period before abortion.
    Thom Tillis: Human life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Al Pisano: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Chris Rey: As mayor, revitalized downtown & turned around economy.
    Erica Smith: Targeted investments to revitalize rural economies.
    Erica Smith: Tax cuts, fiscal policy should prioritize job creation.
    Mark Walker: Reduce government regulations that smother American business.
    Mark Walker: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Pat McCrory: Creating jobs, cutting taxes, spending smarter.
    Sean Haugh: Scrap the Federal Reserve.
    Ted Budd: Fiscal responsibility needed for U.S. to lead the world.
    Thom Tillis: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Thom Tillis: Continue to hold the line on spending.
Civil Rights
    Cal Cunningham: Restore Voting Rights Act; for automatic voter registration.
    Cal Cunningham: Will stand with the LGBTQI community against discrimination.
    Cheri Beasley: Acknowledged enduring racial inequalities in judicial system.
    Dan Bishop: Authored "bathroom bill": no trans-gendered public restrooms.
    Dan Forest: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling a "power grab".
    Dan Forest: Opponents of voter ID law racist and stand for fraud.
    Dan Forest: Opposed repeal of transgender "bathroom bill".
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
    Deborah Ross: Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature.
    Deborah Ross: Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice.
    Erica Smith: Supports Equal Rights amendment to Constitution.
    Erica Smith: Universal, automatic voter registration.
    Erica Smith: We don't have an agenda for addressing minority concerns.
    Holly Grange: Courts will decide if LGBT people are a protected class.
    Ken Spaulding: End state-based acceptance of the Confederate banner.
    Mark Walker: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Pat McCrory: Terminate license plates noting Sons of Confederate Veterans.
    Pat McCrory: Transgendered people must use bathroom based on birth gender.
    Pat McCrory: Let states decide on same-sex marriage.
    Pat McCrory: Signed anti-transgender "bathroom bill" into law.
    Pat McCrory: Identity politics has gone too far, especially on the left.
    Richard Burr: Let same-sex marriage be decided by the states.
    Roy Cooper: Women deserve equal pay.
    Roy Cooper: Repeal law requiring bathroom use based on birth gender.
    Roy Cooper: Repeal the "Bathroom Bill"; it's a dark cloud over NC.
    Roy Cooper: Workplace discrimination "bathroom bill" is unacceptable.
    Sean Haugh: Government has no say over whom consenting adults love.
    Ted Budd: Defend marriage and protect religious freedom.
    Ted Budd: Racist policies due to Democrats; GOP brings people together.
    Thom Tillis: Constitutionally define marriage as one man and one woman.
    Thom Tillis: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Thom Tillis: OpEd: Supported tax cuts over help for students and women.
    Thom Tillis: Defend the N.C. gay marriage ban.
    Bev Perdue: Tax relief for corporations from highest rate in southeast.
    Cal Cunningham: Encourage investment in minority businesses.
    Cal Cunningham: Early backer of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Dan Forest: Small businesses create jobs; repeal excessive regulations.
    Deborah Ross: Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share.
    Roy Cooper: Pushed to pass first U.S. anti-predatory lending law.
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: began working at 15; postponed college until later.
    Thom Tillis: Voted to roll back Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
    Holly Grange: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Jeff Jackson: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Jeff Jackson: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Valerie Foushee: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Don Davis: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Chuck Edwards: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Roy Cooper: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Valerie Foushee: Shield police death investigation records from public.
    Don Davis: Shield police death investigation records from public.
    Chuck Edwards: Shield police death investigation records from public.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on crime & punishment.
    Cal Cunningham: End mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders.
    Cheri Beasley: Bail reform shows promising results in pilot programs.
    Chris Rey: Started workforce development program for released prisoners.
    Dan Forest: Restore law and order, violent criminals roam free.
    Deborah Ross: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
    Deborah Ross: No incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors.
    Erica Smith: No money bonds for misdemeanors, low lever felonies.
    Erica Smith: Focus on domestic terrorism, allow capital punishment.
    Greg Murphy: Constitutional amendment to strengthen victims' rights.
    Holly Grange: Let ex-cons to apply for certain jobs without disclosure.
    Holly Grange: Let ex-cons to apply for certain jobs without disclosure.
    Ken Spaulding: Retry police officer who shot to death a young black man.
    Mark Walker: Support law enforcement, criminal justice reform.
    Pat McCrory: No sanctuary cities, support police, election security.
    Pat McCrory: Disturbing thing about protests is anarchists in the crowd.
    Pat McCrory: We're always going to have some imperfect police officers.
    Roy Cooper: Created task force on racial equity in criminal justice.
    Ted Budd: That whole defund the police thing is crazy.
    Thom Tillis: Limit use of racial statistics in death penalty cases.
    Al Pisano: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Cal Cunningham: Let states regulate and tax cannabis.
    Cheri Beasley: Drug treatment courts part of solution to substance abuse.
    Deborah Ross: Supports medical marijuana.
    Erica Smith: Legalize marijuana; reduce or commute prison sentences.
    Jeff Jackson: Drug courts give leverage to helping addicts get clean.
    Jeff Jackson: Sky doesn't fall when taking regulatory approach on cannabis.
    Pat McCrory: Coordinated effort against cartel drug rings.
    Rett Newton: For medical marijuana, addiction an issue for legalization.
    Richard Burr: Marijuana has no value that you can't get thru other things.
    Roy Cooper: Eliminate stigma & encourage opioid addicts to get treatment.
    Roy Cooper: Launched state's first Opioid Action Plan in 2017.
    Sean Haugh: End the Drug War.
    Sean Haugh: War on drugs is a war on our own people.
    Al Pisano: Vouchers for school choice.
    Bev Perdue: $400M federal funds for Ready Set Go! Initiative.
    Cal Cunningham: Public education should be an engine of opportunity for all.
    Cal Cunningham: Lower cost of college; expand access; reduce burden of debt.
    Cal Cunningham: Expand Pell Grants; allow refinancing of student loans.
    Cal Cunningham: Phase out school vouchers to pay for private school.
    Chris Rey: Read with the Mayor: volunteer program at grade schools.
    Dan Forest: Support school choice and competition in education.
    Dan Forest: A leader in the school choice movement.
    Dan Forest: Expand voucher program for every family.
    Dan Forest: Every public school needs strong principal & armed guard.
    Dan Forest: Provide students with options: Opportunity Scholarships.
    Deborah Ross: Make first two years of community college free.
    Eric Mansfield: Focus education on employment and economy.
    Erica Smith: Stop cuts to education; compensate our teachers.
    Erica Smith: Strengthen public schools, emphasis on future workers.
    Erica Smith: Make Community Colleges as affordable as possible.
    Garland Tucker: Criticized Congress for not cutting Education Dept. budget.
    George Bush Sr.: Churches & private schools provide 93% of education funding.
    Holly Grange: Wants teacher pay to be tops in the region.
    Kay Hagan: Repeatedly stressed support for public schools.
    Ken Spaulding: Private school vouchers will re-segregate our public schools.
    Pat McCrory: 2015: For budget cuts, tuition increases at state schools.
    Mark Walker: Oppose Common Core; empower families through vouchers.
    Mark Walker: Has championed school choice; empower parents and students.
    Pat McCrory: Expand school choice, charter schools and home schools.
    Roy Cooper: 4,700 additional Pre-K slots for at-risk 4-year olds.
    Roy Cooper: NC GROW: Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce.
    Roy Cooper: $8 billion in building or renovating schools.
    Roy Cooper: Increased teacher pay before tax cuts for the 1%.
    Roy Cooper: Proposed 9.1% pay increase for teachers, 8.5% compromise.
    Sean Haugh: Scrap the Common Core curriculum standards.
    Ted Budd: Parents choose what's best: public, private, or homeschool.
    Ted Budd: Member of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
    Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
    Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
    Thom Tillis: More loan relief to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Thom Tillis: Supports vouchers for students to attend private schools.
Energy & Oil
    Al Pisano: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Cal Cunningham: Invest in clean energy economy for jobs & reducing pollution.
    Cal Cunningham: 100% renewable energy by 2050; rejoin Paris Agreement.
    Dan Forest: Climate change is the religion of the left.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
    Erica Smith: Supports solar & wind; reduce emissions & carbon.
    Erica Smith: Opposed state moratorium on wind farms.
    Holly Grange: Climate change exists; not sure if it's all manmade.
    Holly Grange: Offshore oil exploration can be done safely.
    Holly Grange: Make strides in renewable energy, be stewards of resources.
    Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
    Mark Walker: Much "so-called" science of climate change is contested.
    Mark Walker: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Pat McCrory: Supported offshore drilling off North Carolina's coast.
    Roy Cooper: Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
    Roy Cooper: Reducing greenhouse gas means green jobs.
    Roy Cooper: Cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025, 70% by 2030.
    Ted Budd: Infrastructure bill is Trojan horse for Green New Deal.
    Thom Tillis: Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction.
    Thom Tillis: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
    Jeff Jackson: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Wiley Nickel: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Valerie Foushee: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Don Davis: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Chuck Edwards: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Al Pisano: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Cal Cunningham: Supported state Clean Smokestacks Act.
    Dan Forest: Protect environment, no to "apocalyptic alarmism".
    Erica Smith: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Holly Grange: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Jeff Jackson: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Noam Chomsky: Unfair for emerging economies to bear environmental burden.
    Pat McCrory: Remove regulations on Environmental and Natural Resources.
    Pat McCrory: Oversaw decline of Department of Environmental Quality.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed weakening environmental/health regulations.
Families & Children
    Al Pisano: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Cal Cunningham: Supports Equality Act, and overdue Equal Rights Amendment.
    Chris Rey: AdWatch: Faith, family, and service give my life meaning.
    Greg Murphy: $2.7M for additional screening tests for newborns.
    Thom Tillis: Defend the institution of the traditional family.
Foreign Policy
    Al Pisano: No opinion on American Exceptionalism.
    Cal Cunningham: Protect US with smart diplomacy & working with allies.
    Deborah Ross: Approach threats in multilateral way, like Iran nuclear deal.
    Deborah Ross: Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS.
    Garland Tucker: Wouldn't think twice about cutting foreign aid.
    Mark Walker: End foreign aid to nations that abhor our heritage.
    Richard Burr: 13% on Livable World scorecard; opposed Iran nuke deal.
    Sean Haugh: No global policeman; no foreign entanglements.
    Ted Budd: When America is strong, the world is safer.
Free Trade
    Al Pisano: No opinion on free trade.
    Bev Perdue: Visited China to see N.C.'s competition.
    Deborah Ross: Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements.
    Phil Scott: Opposed tariffs on Canadian products.
    Sean Haugh: We need to completely change to free trade.
    Thom Tillis: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
Government Reform
    Jeff Jackson: Keep governor's strong non-political elections board.
    Don Davis: Keep governor's strong non-political elections board.
    Valerie Foushee: Keep governor's strong non-political elections board.
    Al Pisano: Opposes making voter registration easier.
    Bev Perdue: Consolidate 14 state agencies into 8; cut $2.2B from budget.
    Cal Cunningham: For campaign finance reform & independent redistricting.
    Dan Bishop: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
    Deborah Ross: Establish one-stop registration and voting sites.
    Erica Smith: All federal candidates should release tax returns.
    Erica Smith: Sustain veto keeping strong non-political elections board.
    Erica Smith: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Greg Brannon: I believe in a constitutionally limited government.
    Greg Murphy: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Holly Grange: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Holly Grange: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Jeff Jackson: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Jeff Jackson: Sustain veto keeping strong non-political elections board.
    Marjorie K. Eastman: I believe in term limits; two terms and I'm out.
    Marjorie K. Eastman: Signed US Term Limits Congressional Pledge.
    Mark Walker: Require photo ID for voting.
    Pat McCrory: Blamed election loss on massive voter fraud without proof.
    Phil Scott: Vote-by-mail bill became law without his signature.
    Richard Hudson: Eliminate 527s and force full disclosure.
    Roy Cooper: Voter ID is a solution for no problem.
    Roy Cooper: Veto weakening appointment powers over elections board.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed shielding death investigation records from public.
    Ted Budd: It's time to take on the Establishment.
    Ted Budd: Deregulate small businesses strangled by big government.
    Ted Budd: Falsely claimed bill would allow minors to vote.
    Thom Tillis: No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures.
    Thom Tillis: Helped engineer voter ID legislation.
    Thom Tillis: Photo ID for voting.
Gun Control
    Al Pisano: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Cal Cunningham: Supports background checks & ban on high capacity magazines.
    Cal Cunningham: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Dan Forest: Deeply skeptical of laws that undermine 2nd Amendment rights.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
    Deborah Ross: Tried to block legislation that would allow concealed carry.
    Deborah Ross: Supports commonsense gun safety and background checks.
    Erica Smith: For universal background checks, ban on assault rifles.
    Holly Grange: Okay with local background check & training program.
    Jeff Jackson: NRA is a morally, financially bankrupt organization.
    Mark Walker: Strong believer in the Second Amendment.
    Mark Walker: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Ted Budd: Eliminating our gun rights is a wrongheaded idea.
    Ted Budd: Lifetime NRA member; owns gun range and store.
    Thom Tillis: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Health Care
    Al Pisano: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Cal Cunningham: Add public option to ObamaCare; support Medicaid expansion.
    Cal Cunningham: Strengthen Affordable Care Act; create public option.
    Cal Cunningham: Extended Medicaid can catch people as they're knocked down.
    Chris Rey: Expand Medicaid despite North Carolina's state legislature.
    Dan Forest: Against Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act.
    Dan Forest: Opt out of the national healthcare plan.
    Dan Forest: Criticized governor's closure of restaurants for coronavirus.
    Dan Forest: Coverage is just a piece of plastic--drive down costs.
    Deborah Ross: Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Eric Mansfield: Supports tort reform & free market competition.
    Erica Smith: Affordable health care for all, Medicaid expansion.
    Erica Smith: Expand ObamaCare but would not vote against Medicare for All.
    George Bush Sr.: Let people buy into Medicaid; no mandated insurance.
    Holly Grange: Against Medicaid expansion, favors work requirements.
    Jeff Jackson: More funding for mental health including in schools.
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans.
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare; implement market-based solutions.
    Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Roy Cooper: Accept Federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
    Ted Budd: ObamaCare is wreaking havoc on our economy.
    Thom Tillis: Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare.
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor".
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: ObamaCare is a disaster.
    Thom Tillis: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
Homeland Security
    Al Pisano: No opinion on expanding the military.
    Bev Perdue: N.C. is most military-friendly state in America.
    Cal Cunningham: Fight for military project funding in NC; support veterans.
    Chris Rey: Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition.
    Chris Rey: Improve support for military veterans.
    Dan Forest: $2500 bonus to business hiring, training veterans.
    Deborah Ross: Maintain a strong military & care for veterans.
    Holly Grange: US Army veteran: duty, honor, country.
    Mark Walker: We need the strongest, most capable military in the world.
    Mark Walker: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Mark Walker: Improve care and service to veterans.
    Pat McCrory: For our heroes, retain troop bases & defense manufacturing.
    Pat McCrory: Invest in military, protect veterans, defend rights.
    Richard Burr: OpEd: Quashed release of report about CIA torture.
    Richard Hudson: I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense.
    Sean Haugh: Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act.
    Sean Haugh: Stop drone warfare.
    Thom Tillis: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Valerie Foushee: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Valerie Foushee: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Wiley Nickel: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on pathway to citizenship.
    Cal Cunningham: Comprehensive immigration reform, protect DREAMers.
    Chris Rey: Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
    Dan Forest: Secure our borders against illegal immigration.
    Dan Forest: No nation has ever survived diversity and multiculturalism.
    Dan Forest: Require students to pass US citizenship exam.
    Dan Forest: Claims thousands of children attacked by foreign criminals.
    Deborah Ross: Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
    Deborah Ross: Support the DREAM Act.
    Erica Smith: Supports DREAM Act for route to citizenship.
    Erica Smith: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Erskine Bowles: More border security.
    Garland Tucker: Biggest issues are immigration & government spending.
    Garland Tucker: Agree with Trump on "emergency declaration" to fund wall.
    Holly Grange: Mandate that sheriffs comply with ICE requests.
    Holly Grange: Voted YES on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Jeff Jackson: No blanket amnesty, but bring people out of shadows.
    Kay Hagan: Inaction is not an option; comprehensive reform is best.
    Mark Walker: Opposed to all forms of amnesty; close porous borders.
    Mark Walker: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Richard Hudson: End "birth right citizenship".
    Roy Cooper: Supports "pause" in Syrian refugee immigration to NC.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Sean Haugh: Free movement across borders instead of curbs on immigration.
    Sean Haugh: I believe in open borders.
    Thom Tillis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Thom Tillis: Bipartian failure to secure the border.
    Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
    Al Pisano: Don't legally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Cal Cunningham: Raise the minimum wage; support equal pay for equal work.
    Cal Cunningham: For workplace protections, supports NC's right to work laws.
    Dan Forest: Train guidance counselors to help students enter trades.
    Dan Forest: Assistance for veterans joining state law enforcement.
    Dan Forest: State should look to the future in attracting companies.
    Dan Forest: 2012: minimum wage laws unfair intrusion into labor market.
    Eric Mansfield: Highly skilled work force drives sustained prosperity.
    Erica Smith: Raise minimum wage to $15/hour by 2024.
    Erica Smith: Supports labor movement & collective bargaining.
    Holly Grange: Recruit American companies bringing good, high paying jobs.
    Holly Grange: Companies getting incentives must bring new local jobs.
    Pat McCrory: Recruit and retain N.C. jobs, in RTP and in small towns.
    Phil Scott: Supported right-to-work, vetoed family medical leave.
    Phil Scott: Vetoed bill that raised minimum wage.
    Roy Cooper: Grow out Unemployment Trust Fund to more than $2 billion.
    Roy Cooper: NC Job Ready: state helps train students, handle expenses.
    Roy Cooper: $15 "admirable goal" for minimum wage.
    Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
    Thom Tillis: Co-sponsored National Right to Work Act.
    Tim Scott: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
    Tom Cotton: Yes on minimum wage of $8.25, but no minimum-wage-economy.
Principles & Values
    Al Pisano: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Cheri Beasley: Washington responding only to well-connected needs to end.
    Cheri Beasley: First black female chief justice of state Supreme Court.
    Dan Forest: Country has kicked God out schools, courts, nation.
    Dan Forest: Nation founded on the principles of Jesus Christ.
    Dan Forest: Freedom of religion--not freedom from religion.
    Erica Smith: I earned my stripes; paid my dues; played by the rules.
    Erica Smith: Black women come from hard work; should have more value.
    Garland Tucker: Was less pro-Trump than anti-Clinton.
    Garland Tucker: Delighted and amazed at Trump's commitment to conservatives.
    Greg Brannon: Tea Party supporter of constitutional conservative fighters.
    Holly Grange: Leaders bring people together to get things done.
    Ken Spaulding: Land development lawyer; served six years in the state House.
    Marjorie K. Eastman: Endorsed by Republican women's VIEWPAC.
    Mark Walker: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Mark Walker: A record of being both a conservative and a bridge builder.
    Pat McCrory: When you try to appease everyone, you satisfy no one.
    Pat McCrory: How do we leave this place better than when we arrived?
    Pat McCrory: Impeachment: would have voted against convicting Trump.
    Roy Cooper: Common Ground Solutions instead of either/or choices.
    Roy Cooper: Cast aside notions of red counties or blue counties.
    Sean Haugh: YouTube-based campaign as Libertarian party nominee.
    Sean Haugh: The spoiler argument is bogus on every level.
    Ted Budd: Running to stop US from becoming woke, socialist wasteland.
    Thom Tillis: Moral Mondays are for whining losers who oppose GOP agenda.
    Thom Tillis: Served on town commission; ousted sitting State House Rep.
    Thom Tillis: A self-made man who grew up in a trailer park.
    Thom Tillis: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Thom Tillis: Outspoken in my defense of our freedom of religion.
    Ted Budd: Biden is president, but "constitutional concerns" about 2020.
Social Security
    Al Pisano: No opinion on Social Security privatization.
    Cal Cunningham: Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security.
    Deborah Ross: Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security.
    Richard Hudson: Reform the system for those my age and younger.
    Thom Tillis: Keep the promises we've already made.
Tax Reform
    Al Pisano: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Cal Cunningham: Tax cuts for wealthy & corporations fuel income inequality .
    Cheri Beasley: Make Child Tax Credit permanent.
    Dan Forest: Lower taxes, smaller government, & personal responsibility.
    Dan Forest: Eliminate state tax on out-of-state military pay.
    Dan Forest: Best business incentive is tax relief.
    Erica Smith: Supports a Service Worker's Tax Act.
    Mark Walker: Replace broken tax code with flat tax and FairTax models.
    Mark Walker: Cut taxes for middle income families, for balanced budget.
    Ted Budd: Endorsed by Club for Growth; against tax increases.
    Thom Tillis: 2017 tax cuts were "historic tax reform".
    Bev Perdue: 46,000 students in NC Virtual Public High School.
    Cal Cunningham: Invest in high-speed broadband, other infrastructure.
    Jeff Jackson: Broadband internet access is most important infrastructure.
    Roy Cooper: Rural high-speed broadband access, and technical training.
    Roy Cooper: Public/private team up for rural internet access.
    Ted Budd: Co-sponsored bill to make websites and apps ADA compliant.
War & Peace
    Al Pisano: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Cal Cunningham: Congress must reassert role over military operations.
    Deborah Ross: Committed to defeating ISIS, with our international partners.
    Holly Grange: Worked with Democrats on taking care of veterans.
    Kay Hagan: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
    Kay Hagan: Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy.
    Richard Burr: We have effective oversight of CIA and drone strikes.
    Richard Hudson: No timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Richard Hudson: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Sean Haugh: Opposes US military intervention abroad.
    Sean Haugh: Stay out of the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio.
    Sean Haugh: Iraq exit plan is to find a door and exit.
    Thom Tillis: Too little is known about Syrian rebels to arm them.
    Thom Tillis: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
    Thom Tillis: Withdrawing too quickly from Iraq left vacuum for ISIS.
Welfare & Poverty
    Elizabeth Dole: Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants.
    Roy Cooper: Create affordable, available housing for disaster recovery.
    Thom Tillis: No government assistance for those who can help themselves.

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