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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)

Book Reviews

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State of New Mexico Politicians: secondary Archives

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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ben Ray Lujan: Roe v. Wade is law of the land; should not be overturned.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Ensure that abortion remains safe and legal.
    Ben Ray Lujan: NARAL Endorsement: Has a 100% pro-choice record.
    Bob Walsh: Right to privacy including all medical treatments.
    Bob Walsh: Supports a woman's unrestricted right.
    Gary Johnson: Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.
    Gavin Clarkson: Oppose taxpayer funded abortions, & Planned Parenthood.
    Gavin Clarkson: Ban late-term abortions; no tax dollars to fund abortions.
    Joe Cervantes: Fund abortion organizations; some parental notification.
    Mark Ronchetti: Unborn babies just happen to be living inside their mother.
    Mark Ronchetti: Oppose late term abortion, support ban on federal funding.
    Mark Ronchetti: No federal funding for abortion.
    Martin Heinrich: Legal without restrictions, including Planned Parenthood.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Support Planned Parenthood; support employer contraceptives.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Repeal outdated criminal abortion laws.
    Mick Rich: Abortion rips the moral fabric of our nation.
    Mick Rich: Sees abortion as a divisive tragedy that must be stopped.
    Mick Rich: Life begins at conception; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Rebecca Dow: Pull back the reins on the radical abortion agenda.
    Rebecca Dow: Let health care professionals refuse to perform abortions.
    Steve Pearce: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Mark Ronchetti: 15-week abortion ban with exceptions for rape & incest.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Repealed New Mexico's criminal abortion law.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Richardson: Grow the trade link to Mexico and attract Hollywood business.
    Bill Richardson: Hiring freeze & 7% budget cut in state agencies.
    Bob Walsh: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Bob Walsh: Need surplus, not balanced budget, to reduce national debt.
    Dennis Kucinich: Steel, automotive, and shipping are critical to US economy.
    Dick Gephardt: I led 1990s boom-I can get economy moving again.
    Gary Johnson: Cut government spending by 20%.
    Gary Johnson: Cut taxes and cut spending.
    Gavin Clarkson: Frack China: Seize Treasury bonds held by Communist China.
    Gavin Clarkson: Support Penny Plan: cut spending by 2% for 5 years in a row.
    Jeff Apodaca: State reserves can prime pump for new jobs.
    Jeff Apodaca: Use state reserves to boost economy.
    Jeff Apodaca: Build international film school in Santa Fe.
    Joe Cervantes: State funding for job training, infrastructure, & some homes.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Create a "One-Stop-Shop" Business Portal to cut red tape.
    Mark Ronchetti: COVID: Responsibly re-open economy, help small businesses.
    Martin Heinrich: Measure distribution of growth, not just overall GDP growth.
    Mick Rich: Government red tape destroys job growth.
    Rebecca Dow: The legislature must rein in unsustainable spending.
    Susana Martinez: Post-stimulus, balanced the budget without raising taxes.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Boost state spending to local businesses.
Civil Rights
    Ben Ray Lujan: Graded "A" by Center for Freethought Equality.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Voted for Equality Act, expanded Violence Against Women Act.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Create true partnerships with Tribal communities.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Endorsement: One of LGBTQ community's strongest advocates.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Navajo Equality endorsement; indigenous LGBTQ advocates.
    Bill Richardson: Let gay and lesbian servicemembers serve openly.
    Bill Richardson: Extend Domestic Partnership rights as anti-discrimination.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: “Sticky floor” pay gap for women still persists.
    Dick Gephardt: We’re all in it together.
    Gary Johnson: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state jobs.
    Gavin Clarkson: Organizations such as Black Lives Matter divide this country.
    Hector Balderas: Absolutely supports gay marriage.
    Howard Dean: Profiling doesn't work.
    Joe Cervantes: Civil unions ok; same-sex marriage ok.
    Joe Cervantes: Require state agencies to address institutional racism.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports marriage equality.
    Mick Rich: Public leaders need to set example to help diffuse racism.
    Rebecca Dow: Chosen to ally herself with anti-LGBTQ groups.
    Rebecca Dow: Oppose making state agencies address institutional racism.
    Steve Pearce: Opposes gay marriage but accepts it as settled law.
    Susana Martinez: People should vote on gay marriage, not leave it to Court.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed making state agencies address institutional racism.
    Yvette Herrell: Oppose making state agencies address institutional racism.
    Dennis Kucinich: Iraq: no more Halliburton sweetheart deals.
    Gary Johnson: Scrap Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Joe Cervantes: Corporate tax cuts failed to create jobs.
    Joe Cervantes: Celebrate small business to create job opportunities.
    Martin Heinrich: Fund Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Mick Rich: Less government oversight but more federal funding.
    Mick Rich: Roll back Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Steve Pearce: Trump tax cuts are a shot in the arm to manufacturers.
    Susana Martinez: Exempt small business from gross receipts tax.
    Susana Martinez: Expand "angel investor" tax credit: help fund new companies.
    Ben Ray Lujan: End for-profit prisons, cash bail, mandatory minimums.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Voted for George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
    Bill Richardson: Toughened DWI and sex offender laws.
    Bill Richardson: Domestic violence incidents start with drinking.
    Bob Walsh: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Bob Walsh: Police should not be allowed to arrest without a warrant.
    Joe Cervantes: Underfunding, lack of reform leads to more crime.
    Joe Cervantes: Supported restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    John Sanchez: Reduce age for prosecuting youth offenders from 15 to 13.
    Mark Ronchetti: Strongly opposes efforts to defund the police.
    Mark Ronchetti: Federal laws have teeth; we will go after criminals.
    Mark Ronchetti: COVID: relief bill releases violent criminals from prison.
    Mark Ronchetti: Welcomes federal intervention against violent crime.
    Mark Ronchetti: Federal economic relief would free violent criminals.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposed to defunding the police.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Dangerous, repeat offenders have got to be in jail.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: We need tougher penalties for the worst of the worst.
    Rebecca Dow: Fire bad cops but don't eliminate qualified immunity.
    Rebecca Dow: Supported restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Susana Martinez: Mandatory prison time for child abuse.
    Susana Martinez: Do away with bail for dangerous criminals.
    Susana Martinez: Beef up three strikes law, allow for curfews.
    Susana Martinez: Collect DNA from felons.
    Susana Martinez: Increase penalties for many crimes.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Yvette Herrell: Opposed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Millions invested in police departments .
    Mark Ronchetti: State has been soft on crime with some offenders.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Change approach to minor non-violent marijuana arrests.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for role in epidemic.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Co-sponsored federal decriminalization of marijuana bill.
    Bill Richardson: Crack down on illegal drug labs.
    Bob Walsh: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Gavin Clarkson: Supports local drug courts & opioid treatment.
    Jeff Apodaca: Legal pot, in-state tourism can boost economy.
    Joe Cervantes: Look into pot decriminalization.
    Martin Heinrich: It's time to legalize marijuana.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports medical marijuana and recreational legalization.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Cannabis is the next frontier of economic expansion.
    Mick Rich: Ending illegal drugs crossing the border will be #1 priority.
    Mick Rich: Opposes legalizing recreational use.
    Rebecca Dow: Voted against the legalization of cannabis.
    Rebecca Dow: Expand medical cannabis; oppose legal recreational marijuana.
    Steve Pearce: Questions Colorado's model on pot legalization.
    Steve Pearce: Opposes recreational marijuana.
    Susana Martinez: Crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
    Mark Ronchetti: Focus on 1 million fentanyl pills crossing the border .
    Ben Ray Lujan: Dismantle skyrocketing costs of higher education.
    Bill Richardson: Equip every 7th grader with a laptop computer.
    Bill Richardson: Increase the salary of school teachers.
    Bill Richardson: A plan that can reach straightforward education goals.
    Bill Richardson: Charter schools show tremendous promise.
    Bill Richardson: Expand the lottery scholarship program for college students.
    Bob Walsh: Supports vouchers for school choice.
    Bob Walsh: Taxpayers shouldn't help pay off existing student loans.
    Gary Johnson: Favors charter schools as one priority to improve education.
    Gary Johnson: Competition improves choices.
    Gary Johnson: Cut Pell grants; eliminate all student loans.
    Gary King: School report cards OK if resources go to low-score schools.
    Gavin Clarkson: Concealed carry in the classroom for select teachers.
    Gavin Clarkson: Constitution doesn't mention education, so keep feds out.
    Gavin Clarkson: YOU agree to pay back student loans, not the taxpayers.
    Jeff Apodaca: Make state's Pre-K a year-round program.
    Joe Cervantes: Emphasis on testing misguided.
    Joe Cervantes: Expand pre-K to all students.
    John Edwards: Two school systems: one for the have's, one for have-not's.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Focus on best education within our public school system.
    Mark Ronchetti: Give parents opportunity to choose the right public school.
    Martin Heinrich: Privatization especially hurts rural schools.
    Martin Heinrich: Address the significant loss in value of Pell Grants.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports universal pre-K; opposes school vouchers.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Expand Pell Grants; lower student loan interest.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Raise school salaries; pay for supplies; universal pre-K.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Target aid for Native American & bilingual students.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Pay teachers more; hire more teachers: education a priority.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Make tuition-free higher education a reality.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Enact an equity-first budget for public education.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports tuition-free two-year higher education.
    Mick Rich: Supports vouchers, savings accounts, & scholarship programs.
    Mick Rich: Let Pell grants cover job training.
    Rebecca Dow: Sponsored bill for individual education savings accounts.
    Rebecca Dow: Fully embrace educational freedom, consider all ideas.
    Steve Pearce: Competition through choice helps schools.
    Steve Pearce: Vouchers break link of low-income & low-quality schools.
    Steve Pearce: Cut Pell Grants; no more tax money for colleges.
    Susana Martinez: Kids First, New Mexico Wins: 4 key initiatives.
    Susana Martinez: $97M to improve our local schools; invest in reform.
    Susana Martinez: $17M for reading reforms; don't pass failing kids.
    Susana Martinez: Prioritize reading in early education.
    Susana Martinez: Change higher education system to boost graduation rates.
Energy & Oil
    Allen Weh: Explore every potential energy source, including oil & gas.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Invest in and expand renewable energy projects.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Highest-ranking co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.
    Bill Richardson: $6M for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
    Bill Richardson: Green Jobs Cabinet: lead renewable energy export.
    Bob Walsh: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Invest in environmental technology.
    Dick Gephardt: Apollo 2: Make US independent of foreign oil.
    Gary Johnson: Humans contribute to climate change, but no government role.
    Gary King: Encourage cleaner burning fuels via tough standards.
    Gavin Clarkson: Opposes Green New Deal; no fracking bans.
    Jay Block: No drilling near urban areas; need to strike a balance.
    Jeff Apodaca: Solar power will bring money & jobs.
    Jeff Apodaca: Old and new energy industries must adapt.
    Jeff Apodaca: Fracking ok for now; move away from oil & gas over time.
    Joe Cervantes: Research snd develop renewable energy.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Unabashed support of the Green New Deal.
    Mark Ronchetti: Strongly opposes ban on fracking, safely done for 60 years.
    Mark Ronchetti: Green New Deal would destroy New Mexico's energy economy.
    Mark Ronchetti: All-of-the-above approach to developing energy resources.
    Mark Ronchetti: 50% of our oil and gas comes from public lands.
    Mark Ronchetti: Pro fracking and continue to use cost effective oil and gas.
    Martin Heinrich: Moral obligation to prevent devastating climate change.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Limit greenhouse gases, lead on renewable energy.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Pro-active on climate change: 50% renewable by 2030.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: New Mexico to have nation's largest single wind complex.
    Mick Rich: Make public lands accessible for energy production.
    Mick Rich: Protected public lands could be a source of energy and jobs.
    Mick Rich: Support oil & gas industry for fuel independence.
    Mick Rich: Coal plant filters can solve CO2 emissions without subsidies.
    Rebecca Dow: Against radical environmental rules for oil/gas industries.
    Rebecca Dow: Would oppose a moratorium on fracking.
    Steve Pearce: Must include fossil fuels as well as green energy.
    Steve Pearce: No one believes the crap about climate change.
    Susana Martinez: Cap-and-Tax does not move us toward a cleaner environment.
    Susana Martinez: Eliminate gross receipts tax on locomotive fuels.
    Susana Martinez: Diversify so we're not at mercy of federal government.
    Tom Udall: Do it all, do it right.
    Allen Weh: Balance between conservation and welfare of human beings.
    Bill Richardson: Expand and create new state parks.
    Bill Richardson: Develop a comprehensive water management plan.
    Bob Walsh: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Gary Johnson: EPA has an important role to play.
    Gary King: More recycling; more water & wildlife conservation.
    Gary King: Promote New Mexico tourism: 'Stay another day'.
    Joe Cervantes: Open space preservation & comprehensive water management.
    Joe Cervantes: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Mark Ronchetti: Oppose environmental extremism; it crushes middle class.
    Mark Ronchetti: The Green New Deal is about socialism.
    Martin Heinrich: EPA needed to protect health & well-being.
    Melanie Stansbury: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: State recovered over $1 million from corporate polluters.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Mick Rich: Protects environment with sustainable construction.
    Mick Rich: Wants commercial use of natural resources on federal lands.
    Mick Rich: Cost-benefit analyses for environmental improvement projects.
    Mick Rich: Environment is fragile, but businesses are overregulated.
    Rebecca Dow: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Steve Pearce: Burdensome regulations kill jobs, like logging industry.
    Susana Martinez: $3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules.
    Tom Udall: A founder of bipartisan International Conservation Caucus.
Families & Children
    Bob Walsh: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Jeff Apodaca: New jobs must come with sick leave & child care.
    Joe Cervantes: Create fund for early childhood education and care.
    John Kerry: Fund Head Start to leave no child behind.
    Martin Heinrich: Early supporter of gay marriage.
    Melanie Stansbury: Create fund for early childhood education and care.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Ban the sale of junk food in schools.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Create fund for early childhood education and care.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Create New Mexi-Care to support family caregivers.
    Mick Rich: Vote for opportunities to build jobs and help families.
    Rebecca Dow: Create fund for early childhood education and care.
    Susana Martinez: Each image of child porn should count as its own crime.
Foreign Policy
    Allen Weh: Jihadi terrorists are face of evil that threatens our nation.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Congress should reassert authority over foreign policy.
    Bob Walsh: Opposes American Exceptionalism.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Reach out to our hemisphere instead of pandering to fear.
    Dick Gephardt: Bush broke up alliances built over 70 years.
    Gavin Clarkson: Declare independence from Communist China.
    John Edwards: Need multilateral solutions for world's problems.
Free Trade
    Ben Ray Lujan: Reckless trade wars have raised prices on everyday items.
    Bob Walsh: Support & expand free trade.
    Dennis Kucinich: First act as president will be to cancel NAFTA.
    Dennis Kucinich: Need specific worker rights written into trade agreements.
    Dennis Kucinich: Companies profit from trade based on Third World misery.
    Dick Gephardt: Race to the bottom if we have no trade standards.
    Gary Johnson: Tariffs hurt U.S. industries.
    Gavin Clarkson: Free trade is only free if it's truly fair.
    Gavin Clarkson: Supports "America First" trade policies.
    Howard Dean: Free trade based on labor and environmental standards.
    Jeff Apodaca: Supports possibility of trade with southern neighbor.
    Joe Cervantes: The border with Mexico is one of our state's greatest assets.
    John Edwards: National venture capital fund for those hurt by trade.
    John Kerry: FTAA needs more labor and environmental standards.
    John Kerry: Fix NAFTA-canceling it would be disastrous.
    Joseph Lieberman: Bush Recession will become Dean Depression.
    Joseph Lieberman: I'm for fair trade for the Americas.
    Mark Ronchetti: Review trade agreements; put American worker first.
    Mark Ronchetti: Protect jobs and national security before trading with China.
    Martin Heinrich: Tariffs are sledgehammer where surgical approach needed.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Opposes tariffs & short-sighted trade war.
    Mick Rich: Aluminum & steel tariffs are a way to cut a better deal.
    Mick Rich: Current trade with China is not fair;impose tariffs.
    Steve Pearce: Opposes tariffs because they hurt our businesses.
Government Reform
    Allen Weh: Political spending is free speech: don't limit it.
    Ben Ray Lujan: No campaign money from NRA, nor other company lobbyists.
    Bill Richardson: Focus on eliminating waste and fraud from public spending.
    Bill Richardson: Whistleblower protections, & ban corporate donations.
    Bob Walsh: Make voter registration easier.
    Gary Johnson: New SuperPAC, "Our America PAC", for principled candidates.
    Gary Johnson: No limits on corporate or PAC campaign donations.
    Gary Johnson: Let corporations donate as much money as they want.
    Gary Johnson: Voter ID disproportionately restricts Hispanic voters.
    Gary King: Spending limits on political campaigns, & state funding.
    Gavin Clarkson: Getting government out of the way will grow economy.
    Joe Cervantes: Open up legislative committee meetings to public.
    Joe Cervantes: No voter ID; yes prohibit legislators from lobbying.
    Joe Cervantes: Don't consolidate state & local elections on same day.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Supports same day voter registration & early voting.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: No campaign money from company lobbying groups.
    Martin Heinrich: Overturn Citizens United via Democracy for All Amendment.
    Martin Heinrich: Voter ID disproportionately affects minority communities.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Reveal political donors; reverse Citizens United.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: No voter ID laws; no purging of voter rolls.
    Mick Rich: The government is killing our jobs with regulations.
    Rebecca Dow: Legislators should be required to disclose appropriations.
    Rebecca Dow: Regulatory reform to decrease barriers, increase opportunity.
    Rebecca Dow: Don't consolidate state & local elections on same day.
    Steve Pearce: Supports Citizens United.
    Steve Pearce: Supports voter ID laws.
    Susana Martinez: Moratorium on state car purchases; sell the state luxury jet.
    Susana Martinez: Pay-to-play is a crime, not an ethical dilemma.
    Susana Martinez: Lead by example: eliminate governor's chef & cut salaries.
    Susana Martinez: Close revolving door: no lobbying for 2 years after office.
    Susana Martinez: Consolidate state & local elections on single day.
    Tom Udall: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Tom Udall: Abolish Electoral College; extend vote to DC & territories.
    Tom Udall: Introduced amendment to reverse Citizens United.
    Tom Udall: Fought for filibuster reform: favors the talking filibuster.
    Yvette Herrell: Don't consolidate state & local elections on same day.
Gun Control
    Ben Ray Lujan: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Bob Walsh: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Gary Johnson: More gun laws make us less safe.
    Gary King: Keep existing gun restrictions; allow concealed carry.
    Gavin Clarkson: No ban on assault weapons; defend 2nd amendment.
    Gavin Clarkson: Self-defense is a God-given fundamental human right.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Refused to certify proposed petition on new gun control law.
    Mark Ronchetti: Gun owner and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposes a ban of semi-automatic rifles.
    Mark Ronchetti: Supports 2nd amendment and background checks.
    Martin Heinrich: Ban bump stocks; ban sales to federal no-fly list.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Strengthen background checks; ban assault weapons.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Prioritize common-sense reforms.
    Mick Rich: 2nd Amendment is a God-given right.
    Mick Rich: Supports 2nd Amendment rights including "assault rifles".
    Mick Rich: Background checks on all firearm purchases, no exceptions.
    Mick Rich: No restrictions on semi-automatic weapons nor silencers.
    Rebecca Dow: Defend our God-given right to bear arms.
    Steve Pearce: Allow concealed guns across state lines.
    Steve Pearce: I don't think Gun Control legislation works.
Health Care
    Allen Weh: The IRS should not supervise ObamaCare.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Cancer diagnosis shouldn't lead to bankruptcy or home loss.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Supports $100 million to expand children's healthcare.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Increased funding for birth control and related services.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Co-sponsor of Medicare for All.
    Bill Richardson: Secure lower prescription drug costs for seniors.
    Bill Richardson: Focus on raising childhood immunization rates.
    Bill Richardson: Increase access to affordable health care.
    Bill Richardson: Consolidate mental health and substance abuse therapy needs.
    Bill Richardson: Restrain Medicaid costs and maintain benefits.
    Bob Graham: Step-by-step common sense will reduce uninsured.
    Bob Walsh: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Bob Walsh: Eliminate Federal healthcare, including Medicare & Medicaid.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Single payer is only way to universal coverage.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Replace profit-driven system with rationalized quality care.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: We can fund health care with no tax increase.
    Dennis Kucinich: Health is a right, not a privilege.
    Dennis Kucinich: Take profit motive out of health care.
    Gary Johnson: Free-market approach to health coverage instead of ObamaCare.
    Gary King: State funds for pre-natal care, basic care, and managed care.
    Gavin Clarkson: No single-payer; repeal ObamaCare.
    Gavin Clarkson: Competition and choice are only options to lower costs.
    Howard Dean: Join every other industrialized country on health care.
    Jeff Apodaca: Import foreign generic drugs to lower costs.
    Joe Cervantes: Supports individual mandate and universal coverage.
    John Edwards: Children First: insure every child, by law.
    John Edwards: Cover 3m Hispanic kids & have National Translation Center.
    Joseph Lieberman: Too large health programs will force tax increases.
    Joseph Lieberman: Medi-Kids: guaranteed care until age 25.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Supports national health insurance plan and Medicare-for-All.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposes government-run Medicare for All, socialist ideas.
    Mark Ronchetti: Against single payer, patients would lose their doctors.
    Mark Ronchetti: Absolute no to government single payer health care.
    Martin Heinrich: No Medicare work rules; support ObamaCare.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Support ObamaCare; keep Medicaid without work requirement.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Focus on care, not paperwork.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Against religious exemptions for medical professionals.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Mental health care is health care, we must meet those needs.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Kickstart rural hospital construction with bridge financing.
    Mick Rich: Reinstate free market model for health insurance.
    Mick Rich: Wants to replace Obama Care with free market insurance.
    Mick Rich: Allow insurance plans to be sold across state lines.
    Mick Rich: Restore a free-market approach to health insurance.
    Rebecca Dow: Supported the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
    Steve Pearce: Repeal & replace ObamaCare.
    Steve Pearce: Repeal & replace ObamaCare; no Medicaid without work.
    Susana Martinez: $45M more in Medicaid; $8M more for nursing homes.
    Tom Udall: Protect Medicare & Medicaid to preserve retirement security.
Homeland Security
    Allen Weh: Oxymoron to cut military spending while al-Qaeda is growing.
    Allen Weh: AdWatch: ISIL terrorist is face of evil that threatens us.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Key mission to fight for veterans access to health care.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Reverse past & present LGBTQ discrimination in military.
    Bob Walsh: Don't expand the military.
    Bob Walsh: Threat from terrorism is government trampling on our rights.
    John Kerry: No new generation of nuclear weapons.
    John Kerry: Automatic citizenship to immigrants who serves in army.
    Mark Ronchetti: Increased defense spending brings jobs to state.
    Mark Ronchetti: Protect veterans benefits, wider array of services.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: It is time that we build a new veterans home.
    Mick Rich: Strong military is essential for our protection.
    Mick Rich: Military & 1st responders deserve best training & equipment.
    Mick Rich: Department of Veteran Affairs is a shameful failure.
    Steve Pearce: Our military must be second to none.
    Susana Martinez: $1,000 tax credit for hiring returning veterans.
    Susana Martinez: Provide more jobs & build more cemeteries for veterans.
    Tom Udall: Co-wrote 21st Century G.I. Bill to help returning veterans.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Comprehensive immigration reform must be fair and just.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Bill Richardson: Driver’s license for illegals helps public safety.
    Bob Walsh: Pathway to citizenship; there are no illegal aliens.
    Bob Graham: Earned Amnesty for undocumented workers.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Amnesty & driver’s licenses for undocumented workers.
    Dennis Kucinich: Extend our arms to world-immigrant amnesty and more.
    Dick Gephardt: Legalize all immigrants who’ve been productive for 5 years.
    Dick Gephardt: Bush tax plan is a failure-return to Clinton tax plan.
    Gavin Clarkson: I support not just the wall, but a high-tech wall.
    Gavin Clarkson: Oppose amnesty and path to citizenship, with exceptions.
    Gavin Clarkson: End birthright citizenship; oppose amnesty.
    Howard Dean: The Americas are more important than War on Terror.
    Jeff Apodaca: We're not deporting DACA kids or any other kids.
    Joe Cervantes: Yes in-state tuition for illegals; but no to driver licenses.
    John Edwards: Hard working immigrants earn right to citizenship.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Border policy should treat people like humans.
    John Kerry: Amnesty to anyone here over 5 or 6 years.
    John Sanchez: Combat employment of illegals, after caught doing so.
    Joseph Lieberman: Unacceptable to allow Mexicans to die trying to immigrate.
    Joseph Lieberman: Bush uses 9/11 as an excuse to avoid immigration reform.
    Mark Ronchetti: Against amnesty, close the asylum loophole.
    Mark Ronchetti: Eliminate sanctuary city laws around the country.
    Mark Ronchetti: Amnesty incentivizes even more illegal immigration.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposes illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.
    Martin Heinrich: Arizona anti-immigrant law is racial profiling.
    Martin Heinrich: Arizona anti-immigrant law is racial profiling.
    Martin Heinrich: Tough but fair path to earned citizenship, including DACA.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Prohibit local law enforcement from enforcing federal law.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Fight funding the border wall; advocate for DREAMers.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports earned path to citizenship for DREAMers and others.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Withdraw troops from Mexican border: there's no emergency.
    Mick Rich: Border Patrol lacks manpower for drug import corridor.
    Mick Rich: Wants immigration pattern stopped before considering pathway.
    Mick Rich: We can only accept so many immigrants, but let's negotiate.
    Mick Rich: New policy on applicant merit, not family relationships.
    Mick Rich: Illegals must leave & apply for citizenship like anyone.
    Steve Pearce: Need secure border, but human solutions.
    Steve Pearce: Supports earned path to citizenship over a 10-year period.
    Susana Martinez: Stop giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Susana Martinez: Deploy National Guard troops on Mexican border.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Republicans blocking bills to end pay discrimination.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Unions built the middle class in our country.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Raise the minimum wage, lower taxes for working families.
    Bill Richardson: Film industry initiatives create jobs.
    Bob Walsh: Opposes affirmative action hiring.
    Bob Graham: Repeal Bush tax cuts that went to top earners.
    Bob Graham: Need national program to rebuild infrastructure.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Rebuild schools, roads, & bridges.
    Dennis Kucinich: Rebuild infrastructure with a program like FDR’s WPA.
    Gary Johnson: Eliminate federal minimum wage instead of raising it.
    Gary King: Increase minimum wage & whole economy will do better.
    Howard Dean: We're exporting jobs if we trade with no labor standards.
    Howard Dean: Invest in small businesses & renewable energy.
    Jay Block: Has opposed raising minimum wage, paid sick leave.
    Jeff Apodaca: Raise minimum wage, starting at $10.
    Jeff Apodaca: Turn New Mexico around: equal pay for women.
    Joe Cervantes: Support raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    John Kerry: Jump start jobs at home via energy independence.
    Mark Ronchetti: Lowering taxes for small business will create jobs.
    Mark Ronchetti: Supports right to work laws.
    Martin Heinrich: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Increase minimum wage to $10 and then higher in the future.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Opposes right-to-work law (supports unions).
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Raise minimum wage to $10 now & $12 later.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Raise minimum wage from $7.50 to $12.
    Mick Rich: Remove regulations that discourage hiring, like minimum wage.
    Rebecca Dow: Oppose raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Steve Pearce: Enact right-to-work law (no automatic union dues).
    Steve Pearce: Raising minimum wage hurts small businesses.
    Susana Martinez: Cover some salary when businesses hire unemployed workers.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed minimum wage law; it would kill jobs.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Tom Udall: AdWatch: Protect jobs at military bases & national labs.
    Tom Udall: Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act: equal pay for equal work.
    Yvette Herrell: Oppose raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
Principles & Values
    Ben Ray Lujan: Assistant Speaker of US House; son of speaker of NM House.
    Bob Walsh: Separate religion from public sphere.
    Gary Johnson: Endorsed by Rand Paul; asks Dem to drop out of Senate race.
    Gary Johnson: Fiscally conservative and socially cool.
    Gavin Clarkson: Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Israel.
    Gavin Clarkson: Had to prove New Mexico is a state to get married.
    Gavin Clarkson: Democratic processes can include voices of religious people.
    Heather Wilson: AdWatch: Third generation Air Force.
    Jay Block: Leaders must speak out against wrongdoing, show up to vote.
    Mark Ronchetti: Senator should put the people of New Mexico first.
    Mark Ronchetti: Hate for opponents can't be stronger than love of New Mexico.
    Mark Ronchetti: America the greatest nation on Earth, not afraid to say so.
    Mark Ronchetti: A proud New Mexican conservative.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Twelfth-generation New Mexican.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Government isn't a competition; we're all on the same team.
    Mick Rich: Grid header.
    Rebecca Dow: Built "Save Our Western Way of Life" PAC.
    Steve Pearce: Biblical values important for government.
    Tom Udall: Lost campaigns in 1982 and 1988 before winning in 1998.
Social Security
    Allen Weh: Prioritize cuts to fast-growing entitlements.
    Bob Walsh: Privatize but Ponzi scheme will fail.
    Bob Walsh: Transition to a voluntary system as soon as possible.
    Gary Johnson: Some or all of Social Security should be privatized.
    Gavin Clarkson: Put the Trust Fund in a lockbox with no government key.
    Martin Heinrich: Signed Social Security Protectors Pledge.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Dedicated her life to fighting for seniors.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Eliminate taxation of Social Security benefits.
    Rebecca Dow: Sponsored bill to eliminate social security income tax.
    Susana Martinez: Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds.
    Tom Udall: If you paid into system, you can rely on benefits.
Tax Reform
    Ben Ray Lujan: Voted against 2017 tax cuts as fiscally irresponsible.
    Bill Richardson: Continue to cut taxes and reform the tax code.
    Bill Richardson: Any tax increase must expire in 3 years or less.
    Bob Graham: Repeal Bush tax cuts that went to top earners.
    Bob Walsh: Lower taxes for the middle class.
    Gary King: AdWatch: Attacked for voting for 1987 tax hike.
    Gavin Clarkson: Pass payroll tax cut, make permanent full expensing.
    Howard Dean: People would rather health care than a tax cut.
    Jeff Apodaca: Invest $1.4B from NM Permanent Fund in jobs plan.
    Jeff Apodaca: Failed to pay property taxes for eight consecutive years.
    John Edwards: Tax cuts to working people-stop Bush's War On Work.
    Mark Ronchetti: Against government raising taxes & reaching into our lives.
    Martin Heinrich: Trump tax cuts do little for working families.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Trump tax cuts reward the wealthy & special interests.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Haven't cut sales tax in 40 years; let's do it.
    Mick Rich: Low taxes creates job opportunities.
    Mick Rich: No need for businesses to make decisions based on taxes.
    Mick Rich: Support Trump tax bill; 80% get a pay cut.
    Mick Rich: Trump tax cuts stimulated investment & job creation.
    Rebecca Dow: Get rid of senseless business taxes & burdensome mandates.
    Rebecca Dow: Close loopholes and lower over all tax rate.
    Susana Martinez: NM is not under-taxed. revenue enhancements vetoed.
    Allen Weh: Joint federal-state grants for water infrastructure projects.
    Ben Ray Lujan: LIFT America Act: $17 billion for energy infrastructure.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Hailed $165 million for rural broadband in New Mexico.
    Bill Richardson: Allocate capital to education and water projects.
    Gary Johnson: Left NM with new highways and a billion-dollar surplus.
    Gary Johnson: Opposes Net Neutrality; government shouldn't regulate.
    Jay Block: Funding infrastructure can spur much-needed growth.
    Jeff Apodaca: More investment in infrastructure & aerospace.
    Joe Cervantes: Create plan to deliver broadband internet statewide.
    Martin Heinrich: Supports Net Neutrality; reverse FCC's repeal.
    Martin Heinrich: More federal spending on transportation infrastructure.
    Martin Heinrich: Hailed $165 million for rural broadband in New Mexico.
    Melanie Stansbury: Create plan to deliver broadband internet statewide.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to Internet.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Lift cap on rebates for film production.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: $200 million for high-speed internet is urgently needed.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Create plan to deliver broadband internet statewide.
    Mick Rich: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure will create employment.
    Mick Rich: Move funds from useless programs to rebuild infrastructure.
    Mick Rich: More federal spending on infrastructure repair.
    Rebecca Dow: Create plan to deliver broadband internet statewide.
    Steve Pearce: Net Neutrality rules undermine the free market.
    Susana Martinez: Tax credit for high-tech R&D.
    Tom Udall: FactCheck: Los Alamos budget stable but Recession cost jobs.
    Tom Udall: Hailed $165 million for rural broadband in New Mexico.
War & Peace
    Allen Weh: Nuclear Iran is unacceptable to Israel and US.
    Bob Graham: We must support US troops in Iraq.
    Bob Graham: Iraq is wrong war & wrong enemy: focus on terror instead.
    Bob Graham: Must rebuild alliances to extricate US from Iraq.
    Bob Walsh: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Need to exit Iraq & focus on bin Laden.
    Dennis Kucinich: End Bush’s blunder: Bring US troops home & bring UN in.
    Dick Gephardt: We can’t cut and run in Iraq - but use UN.
    Gavin Clarkson: Get out of Afghanistan; stay out of Syria.
    Gavin Clarkson: Need evidence & Congressional approval to trike North Korea.
    Howard Dean: Iraq: Admit we humiliated our allies and get UN help.
    Howard Dean: Iraq: Bush lied about al Qaeda, about nukes, and about WMDs.
    Howard Dean: Bring US troops home.
    John Edwards: Problems in Iraq are because Bush has not led.
    John Kerry: Don't miss 3rd opportunity in Iraq to bring in UN.
    John Kerry: Don't send more US troops to Iraq-share power & share burden.
    Joseph Lieberman: Not an inch of difference from Bush on Iraq.
    Joseph Lieberman: Purpose of war is to let Iraqis control Iraq.
    Joseph Lieberman: Send more US troops to Iraq, with UN force.
    Joseph Lieberman: Iraq was a heroic struggle against enemies of civilization.
    Steve Pearce: Supports moving forward in Afghanistan.
    Tom Udall: Chemical weapons are despicable, but avoid Syrian civil war.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Ray Lujan: End "lunch shaming" for students who can't afford lunch.
    Gary Johnson: Re-negotiate gambling compacts with Native Americans.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Reducing poverty is the most important work of government.

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