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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 Delaware Politicians: Archives

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  • Al Sharpton (1) Democrat
  • Alex Pires (8) Independent Challenger Delaware
  • Charles Schumer (1) Democratic Sr Senator New York
  • Chris Coons (46) Democratic Jr Senator Delaware
  • Christine O`Donnell (30) Republican Senate Challenger Delaware
  • Chuck Boyce (15) Republican candidate for Deleware U. S. Senator Delaware
  • Colin Bonini (11) Delaware Republican 2020 Gubernatorial candidate
  • David Lamar Williams (7) Delaware Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Gene Truono (15) Republican candidate for Delaware U.S. Senator Delaware
  • Jack Markell (23) Delaware Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
  • James DeMartino (21) Republican Senate Challenger Delaware
  • Jan Ting (8) Republican Challenger (2006) Delaware
  • Jane Timken (1) Republican Challenger Ohio
  • Jeff Bartos (1) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Jessica Scarane (22) Democratic Senate challenger Delaware
  • John Carney (52) Delaware Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Julianne Murray (12) Delaware Delaware Republican Governor
  • Kevin Wade (21) Republican Senate challenger Delaware
  • Lauren Witzke (20) Republican Challenger Delaware
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester (9) Democrat U.S. Rep Delaware-AL
  • Mike Protack (1) Republican challenger (2006) Delaware
  • Rob Arlett (17) Republican candidate for Delaware U. S. Senator Delaware
  • Ruth Ann Minner (3) Delaware Former Democrat Governor (retired 2008)
  • Tom Carper (19) Democratic Sr Senator Delaware
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    Chris Coons: Pro-choice, but no federal subsidies.
    Chris Coons: Support embryonic stem cell research.
    Chris Coons: Make abortion safe, legal and rare.
    Chris Coons: I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose.
    Chris Coons: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Christine O`Donnell: Converted to pro-life position.
    Christine O`Donnell: Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research.
    Gene Truono: Pro-life; supports a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.
    Jan Ting: Supports parental notification, opposes late-term abortions.
    Jessica Scarane: Protect and expand abortion rights.
    Jessica Scarane: Protect and expand abortion rights.
    Kevin Wade: Not proud that Delaware has highest abortion rate.
    Kevin Wade: Funding to Planned Parenthood ok if not used for abortions.
    Lauren Witzke: Life begins at conception; constitutional change necessary.
    Lauren Witzke: Abortion is extermination of minorities.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Fight against defunding Planned Parenthood.
    Rob Arlett: Protect life from natural conception to natural death.
    Tom Carper: Fund Planned Parenthood; contraception reduces abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Chris Coons: Bailout was done too fast and put billions at risk.
    Chris Coons: TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps.
    Chris Coons: My county was one of only 30 earning Triple-A bond rating.
    Christine O`Donnell: My financial problems let me relate to families' suffering.
    Gene Truono: Government spending must have accountability & transparency.
    James DeMartino: Stalwart for cost effective modernization of infrastructure.
    James DeMartino: Support free market competition instead of non-profits.
    John Carney: Budgetary reserve will help during downturn.
    John Carney: Proposes fund to convert existing properties for employers.
    John Carney: Put a hyper-focus on small business: they drive job creation.
    Julianne Murray: Increase evidence required for government spending.
    Julianne Murray: Concerned about taxes going up in response to deficit.
    Kevin Wade: I've balanced budget in my engineering corporation.
    Kevin Wade: Trust ourselves to make their own choices.
    Lauren Witzke: No income tax increase; end government waste.
    Lauren Witzke: No federal spending for stimulus, but ok for COVID.
    Lauren Witzke: Direct payments and tax-free access to 401k for COVID relief.
    Tom Carper: Let competition work instead of capping credit card interest.
Civil Rights
    Alex Pires: Women are treated disproportionately poorly.
    Alex Pires: Gay people are equal.
    Chris Coons: Targeted by Stonewall as pro-LGBT candidate.
    Chuck Boyce: Staunch supporter of equality including sexual orientation.
    Chuck Boyce: Civil rights movement continues to progress for the better.
    Colin Bonini: Opposed same-sex marriage for Delaware.
    Gene Truono: Constitution's inferred rights cover LGBT rights.
    Jack Markell: Supported same-sex marriage for Delaware.
    James DeMartino: Identity politics is detrimental to our domestic security.
    Jessica Scarane: Reparations for slavery & genocide of indigenous peoples.
    Jessica Scarane: Pass laws that protects girls' & women's rights.
    John Carney: Increase diversity in state employment.
    Kevin Wade: Marriage is fundamental building block for any community.
    Lauren Witzke: Appreciates rally security from Proud Boys.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act for gender pay equity.
    Tom Carper: Let state legislatures decide who can get married.
    Tom Carper: Repeal DOMA; it's unconstitutional.
    Alex Pires: Corruption comes from taking money from the corporate world.
    Alex Pires: Less money on corporate subsidies; more on children.
    Charles Schumer: The Schumer box: full disclosure on credit card agreements.
    Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process.
    Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way.
    Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment.
    Chuck Boyce: Small businesses are the job creators in America.
    Gene Truono: Decrease regulatory burden on small businesses.
    Jack Markell: Expand manufacturing; reform permitting; help small business.
    Jack Markell: Reduce regulatory burdens on business.
    Jack Markell: Ease restrictions on crowdfunding.
    Jessica Scarane: Increase corporate taxes; raise capital gains taxes.
    Julianne Murray: Small businesses must have rights & less restrictions.
    Kevin Wade: Small business owner: Philadelphia Control System since 1982.
    Rob Arlett: Remove job-killing regulations to boost the economy.
    Tom Carper: Roadmap for deficit reduction should raise corporate taxes.
    Tom Carper: 22-year history of pro-business support of banking lobby.
    Chris Coons: Domestic terrorism should be a federal crime.
    Colin Bonini: Apply "hate crime" to police and firefighters.
    Jack Markell: Increase services for prisoners to reduce recidivism.
    Jack Markell: Make it easier for felons to vote.
    James DeMartino: No death penalty, because pro-life.
    James DeMartino: Support our police ; restore law and order.
    Jane Timken: I will always "Back the Blue," not defund the police.
    Jessica Scarane: End mass incarceration in favor of rehabilitation.
    John Carney: Rehabilitating offenders is key to safer communities.
    John Carney: Help ex-offenders back into community.
    John Carney: Inmates should leave prison better than when they entered.
    John Carney: Gangs should accept help or be prepared to go to prison.
    John Carney: We banned chokeholds, now body cameras for every officer.
    Julianne Murray: Remove bad cops to create confidence in law enforcement.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Systemic problems in judicial system affect people of color.
    John Carney: Expand group intervention program to reduce gun violence.
    Chris Coons: Bath salts & synthetic marijuana terrorize our communities.
    Chuck Boyce: Expand treatment for those struggling with addiction.
    Colin Bonini: Decriminalizing marijuana sends young people wrong message.
    Colin Bonini: Keep marijuana criminal offenses if under age 21.
    Gene Truono: Federal marijuana regulations should reflect the state's.
    Jack Markell: Addiction is a disease; fill gaps in drug treatment system.
    Jack Markell: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    James DeMartino: Heroin not just mental health issue, but a criminal issue.
    John Carney: Impose new protections for the safe prescribing of opioids.
    John Carney: Decriminalize under-age marijuana possession.
    Julianne Murray: Declare opioid crisis public health emergency.
    Lauren Witzke: Admits having run drugs for Mexican cartels.
    Lauren Witzke: Federal funding for faith-based solutions for drug recovery.
    Rob Arlett: Tougher enforcement via Opioid Crisis Response Act.
    Alex Pires: More education in math, science, technology & engineering.
    Chris Coons: Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools.
    Chris Coons: I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college.
    Christine O`Donnell: My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE.
    Chuck Boyce: Return power to our classrooms; end teaching to test.
    David Lamar Williams: Improve chances for learning for all ages, circumstances.
    Gene Truono: Prepare students with the education and skills they'll need.
    Jack Markell: Ensure we have the best possible public schools.
    Jack Markell: Support IT education in schools.
    Jack Markell: Make university scholarships less restrictive.
    Jack Markell: Increase teacher compensation.
    James DeMartino: A proponent of home schooling, private and charter schools.
    James DeMartino: Taxpayers shouldn't be required to pay off student loans.
    Jessica Scarane: Free public education from pre-K to higher education.
    John Carney: Focus on improving troubled schools.
    John Carney: Prioritize public education & supporting teachers.
    John Carney: Support 700 teachers at high-needs schools.
    John Carney: Opportunity Funding targets resources to neediest students.
    John Carney: Double Opportunity Funding for public schools.
    John Carney: A robust, accurate, Black history curriculum in schools.
    Kevin Wade: Department of Education has been an abysmal failure.
    Lauren Witzke: Help pay off college loans so grads can have children.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: New College Compact: free tuition for 10 hours weekly work.
    Rob Arlett: Answers to education should come from teachers and parents.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Put reading specialists in every elementary school.
    Tom Carper: Focus on discipline in schools.
    Tom Carper: Introduce market forces into our schools.
    John Carney: Increase state investments in early childhood education.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens.
    Chuck Boyce: Supports tax credits for clean energy.
    Chuck Boyce: Clean energy jobs outnumber fossil fuel jobs by 3:1.
    Jack Markell: Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy.
    Jessica Scarane: Transform energy system to end dependence on fossil fuels.
    Jessica Scarane: Depend on green energy and end use of fossil fuels.
    Jessica Scarane: Green New Deal:tackle climate change AND economic inequality.
    Jessica Scarane: Depend on green energy and end use of fossil fuels.
    Jessica Scarane: In favor of 'Green new deal' initiative.
    John Carney: If Washington won't act on climate change, we will.
    John Carney: Eliminate climate-changing hydrofluorocarbons in Delaware.
    John Carney: By 2035, 40% of state's energy from renewable sources.
    Kevin Wade: Lottery to distribute 600M acres of oil and gas resources.
    Kevin Wade: More oil drilling on U.S. soil.
    Kevin Wade: Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon.
    Lauren Witzke: No Paris Accord until China and India stop CO2 emissions.
    John Carney: Build out Delaware electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
    Chuck Boyce: Preserve our environment & modernize our infrastructure.
    David Lamar Williams: Network to find ideas to preserve our air, land, and water.
    David Lamar Williams: Improve preservation of our air, land, and water resources.
    James DeMartino: Balance between protection and economic development.
    John Carney: $50 million investment in new Clean Water Trust Fund.
    Julianne Murray: Delaware should lift restrictions on coastal industry.
    Kevin Wade: EPA water authority is unaccountable & unconstitutional.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl.
Families & Children
    Chris Coons: Faith is a central part of how we raise our three children.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1990s: espoused anti-masturbation; porn is akin to adultery.
    Jack Markell: Increase access to effective contraception for women.
    James DeMartino: I will incentivize multi-generational households.
    Jessica Scarane: Pass laws that protects girls'/womens' rights.
    John Carney: Respite care programs for family caregivers.
    John Carney: Re-establish the Family Services Cabinet Council.
    John Carney: Give children books free of charge from birth to school.
Foreign Policy
    Chris Coons: We need NATO more engaged in the Middle East.
    Chris Coons: Led bipartisan opposition to China's election interference.
    Christine O`Donnell: China could take us over monetarily before militarily.
    Chuck Boyce: UN ideas aren't the US' burden to bear alone.
    James DeMartino: Uphold a firm America first foreign policy.
    Kevin Wade: Unwinnable situation in Afghanistan & all of Mideast.
    Lauren Witzke: Accept as immigrants Christians under religious persecution.
    Tom Carper: Keep lid on North Korea until reunification, like Germany.
Free Trade
    Chris Coons: Recent trade deals take advantage of us.
    John Carney: Ideas to bring jobs back instead of arguing about offshoring.
    Lauren Witzke: Keep trade barriers; no more China ripoffs.
    Rob Arlett: Supports free & fair trade; fight for security at ports.
    Tom Carper: Work very, very hard to knock down trade barriers.
Government Reform
    Al Sharpton: An "affront" that Delaware had a whites-only Supreme Court.
    Chris Coons: Campaign spending is not a form of speech.
    Chris Coons: Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending.
    Chris Coons: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Christine O`Donnell: Private sector solutions over growth of government.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring.
    Chuck Boyce: Revitalize the people's trust in their elected officials.
    Colin Bonini: Delaware should not join National Popular Vote compact.
    James DeMartino: Business regulations must be streamlined.
    Jan Ting: Pledges not to serve more than two six-year terms.
    Jan Ting: Lobbyists should not be allowed to donate to legislators.
    Jeff Bartos: Voting rights bill attempt by radical left to seize power.
    Jessica Scarane: Pledged no campaign donations from PACs.
    John Carney: Citizens should be able to access state government online.
    John Carney: Appointed first black judge to the state Supreme Court.
    John Carney: Make mail-in voting a permanent feature of our elections.
    John Carney: Delaware should join National Popular Vote compact.
    Julianne Murray: Mail-in voting is open to fraud.
    Julianne Murray: Abolishing Electoral College would dilute the vote.
    Lauren Witzke: Life-long pols don't serve America & her people.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Overturn Citizens United decision by amending Constitution.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Institute same day voter registration.
    Rob Arlett: Has whistle blower on staff: job is to root out corruption.
    Tom Carper: I never received any money from Jack Abramoff.
Gun Control
    Chris Coons: Respect 2nd Amendment with common sense limitations.
    Chuck Boyce: Double headline - Already Done.
    Colin Bonini: Opposed mandating safe storage of loaded firearms.
    Gene Truono: Double headline - Already Done.
    Gene Truono: He's pro 2nd Amendment but with common sense conditions.
    Jack Markell: More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes.
    James DeMartino: Stop eroding our constitutional rights with restrictions.
    John Carney: Enforce existing gun laws; do more on mental health.
    John Carney: Keep guns out of the hands of those who would harm.
    John Carney: Signed law mandating safe storage of loaded firearms.
    Julianne Murray: Overt gun control is not necessary; violates 2nd amendment.
    Julianne Murray: There are no such things as assault weapons.
    Lauren Witzke: Gun rights shall not be infringed.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Stand up to the NRA to close gun loopholes.
    Rob Arlett: Pro-2nd Amendment; Americans have right to defend themselves.
Health Care
    Chris Coons: Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs.
    Chris Coons: Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress.
    Chris Coons: Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare.
    Chris Coons: Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare.
    Christine O`Donnell: Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room.
    Christine O`Donnell: Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance.
    Chuck Boyce: Replace parts of ObamaCare with catastrophic insurance.
    Colin Bonini: Supports healthcare tax incentives & tort reform.
    Colin Bonini: Expand on the CARE Act and educate caregivers.
    David Lamar Williams: Legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
    David Lamar Williams: Provide advanced health care options for all.
    Gene Truono: Competition and full price disclosure in health care.
    Jack Markell: Reduce costs by moving away from fee-for-service model.
    James DeMartino: Government bureaucracy cannot control healthcare.
    Jessica Scarane: Healthcare is a right, not a place for profits.
    Jessica Scarane: Medicare for All and single payer system.
    John Carney: Need to address high cost of health care.
    John Carney: Reduced rates has led to almost 95% with insurance.
    John Carney: COVID: We'll follow the science and wear masks.
    Julianne Murray: COVID: Reopen the state, focus on nursing homes.
    Julianne Murray: COVID: Mask wear should be voluntary.
    Kevin Wade: Affordable Care Act violates the Constitution.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: ObamaCare is not perfect, but it is a huge step forward.
    Rob Arlett: Repeal ObamaCare; get market-based insurance across states.
    Tom Carper: Universal coverage for children is within our grasp.
Homeland Security
    Chris Coons: Rejected debate hosted by "9-12 Patriots" issue groud.
    Chris Coons: Reduce spending on C-17, F-35, & eliminate other platforms.
    Chris Coons: Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell".
    Christine O`Donnell: Let military decide "don't ask, don't tell" on its own.
    Christine O`Donnell: Don't give terrorists Miranda-ized rights.
    Chuck Boyce: Fire unfit VA workers, but protect whisteblowers.
    Gene Truono: Put country first: support strong national defense.
    Gene Truono: Honor the military by taking care of them.
    James DeMartino: Maintain the strongest, best equipped and trained military.
    Kevin Wade: Welcome home America's veterans and serve them.
    Lauren Witzke: America's military should be strong for our defense.
    Lauren Witzke: Bring our troops home; limit defense spending.
    Rob Arlett: Keep Homeland Security and Defense Depts. properly funded.
    Rob Arlett: Strong military lineage; will fight to have their needs met.
    Alex Pires: Don't split up members of immigrant workers' families.
    Chris Coons: Supports comprehensive federal immigration reform.
    Chris Coons: No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency.
    Chris Coons: Establish new guardrails against immigration bans.
    Christine O`Donnell: Put virtual fence on border; don't reward those who cheat.
    Christine O`Donnell: Ease pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants.
    Chuck Boyce: Comprehensive reform including a path to citizenship.
    Chuck Boyce: Double headline - Already Done.
    Colin Bonini: Only vote against driver licenses for illegal immigrants.
    Gene Truono: Supports comprehensive immigration reform, and address DACA.
    Gene Truono: New policy for legal immigration: more border security.
    James DeMartino: The law must be enforced! Must not allow open borders.
    Jan Ting: San Diego fence works--extend it to entire Mexican border.
    Jan Ting: Comprehensive immigration reform is a defeatist solution.
    Jessica Scarane: End mass deportations and close the border camps.
    Jessica Scarane: Reform immigration services to cater to DREAMers needs.
    Jessica Scarane: Reform immigration services to cater to "dreamers" needs.
    Kevin Wade: It's not hard to come here legally; follow the right away.
    Kevin Wade: Secure the border; return lost children to home countries.
    Lauren Witzke: Limit immigration to match emigration, except for marriage.
    Lauren Witzke: Foreigners dismantle our culture, use drugs and take jobs.
    Rob Arlett: For immigration reform: keep illegals out & welcome legals.
    Tom Carper: If immigrants stay out of trouble, they can stay.
    Tom Carper: No one proposes that illegal aliens receive Social Security.
    Alex Pires: Jobs come from small businesses; they need bank credit.
    Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying.
    Chris Coons: People not taking jobs because of high cost of day care.
    Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years.
    Colin Bonini: Raise minimum wage, add training wage, youth wage.
    David Lamar Williams: Provide a livable standard wage for all.
    Jack Markell: Job Creation Infrastructure Fund: tax credits for job growth.
    James DeMartino: A state regulated minimum wage hurts small business.
    John Carney: Focus on trade school training and apprenticeships.
    John Carney: Investment in new jobs means drop in unemployment.
    John Carney: Work-a-Day Earn-a-Pay Program Pilot.
    John Carney: Grants to small business is investment in the future.
    John Carney: Raise minimum wage, add training wage, youth wage.
    John Carney: Today we have more jobs than we have people to fill them.
Principles & Values
    Chris Coons: Described himself in college as a "bearded Marxist".
    Chris Coons: Focuses on his experience; will fight on Delaware issues.
    Chris Coons: I am not a bearded Marxist; but a clean-shaven capitalist.
    Chris Coons: There can only be reconciliation with repentance.
    Chris Coons: We have to address the trust deficit in our country.
    Christine O`Donnell: Charged with spending $20K after campaign had ended.
    Christine O`Donnell: I am not a witch; the Constitution is my guide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Decision to black out national media from DE debates.
    Gene Truono: Seek common ground solutions using dignity and respect.
    Jack Markell: Unleashing the potential in every Delawarean.
    Jack Markell: Religious tolerance is cornerstone of US value system.
    James DeMartino: Our government exists to protect our God given rights.
    James DeMartino: Family man, Citadel grad, former Marine Judge Advocate.
    Jan Ting: Profession: Law professor and immigration commissioner.
    Jan Ting: Things are broken in Washington DC, and I'm outraged.
    John Carney: Delawareans are willing to chip in and help, if all do.
    Kevin Wade: Challenges Carper to twenty Senate debates.
    Kevin Wade: Sen. Carper accepts Wade's 10-debate challenge.
    Rob Arlett: I will vote principles and not party lines.
    Rob Arlett: Proud Christian man: fight for free practice of religion.
    Tom Carper: I've built bipartisan coalitions in the US Senate.
    Tom Carper: 2000: Twenty debates are "the Delaware way".
    Tom Carper: We need bridge-builders in Washington.
Social Security
    Chris Coons: Against privatizing Social Security.
    Colin Bonini: Tax incentives to encourage payroll deduction savings.
    James DeMartino: Promote individual responsibility for retirement.
    John Carney: Expect to work longer than our parents did before retiring.
    Lauren Witzke: Benefits only to those who have paid into system.
    Lisa Blunt Rochester: Fight any attempt to privatize Social Security and Medicare.
Tax Reform
    Chris Coons: New approach to replace Bush tax cuts.
    Chris Coons: Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit.
    Christine O`Donnell: 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family.
    Christine O`Donnell: Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax.
    Christine O`Donnell: Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too.
    Gene Truono: Tax reform will be one of his top 3 issues for advocacy.
    Jack Markell: Reduce corporate tax to increase competitiveness.
    James DeMartino: Low taxes and health care my priority for seniors, retirees.
    Jessica Scarane: Wall Street must pay taxes on extreme wealth.
    Jessica Scarane: Make Wall Street pay their fair share.
    John Carney: Share sacrifice of budget cuts and tax hikes.
    Kevin Wade: Tax code adds 12.5 percent to the cost of everything.
    Rob Arlett: For Trump's 2017 Tax Reform: make taxpayer cuts permanent.
    Jack Markell: New I-95 fly-over ramps; $1.1B for infrastructure.
    John Carney: Invest $3 billion in transportation infrastructure.
    John Carney: New investments on roads, transit, high-speed internet.
    John Carney: Provided 25,000 low-income students with internet access.
    Kevin Wade: NSA data collection invades citizens' privacy.
    Rob Arlett: Our strategic highways are in disrepair.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Implement e-government, starting with DMV.
    Tom Carper: America's Water Infrastructure Act :good for entire nation.
War & Peace
    Chris Coons: Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?
    Chris Coons: Not consulting Congress on war weakens us in the world.
    Christine O`Donnell: Stay in Iraq until its government is stable.
    Christine O`Donnell: No random withdrawal; leave when Afghanis reach benchmarks.
    Jan Ting: Cooperate with China and Russia on North Korea.
    Jessica Scarane: Cease our endless wars, except in Syria.
    Mike Protack: Stay in Iraq until its government is stable.
    Kevin Wade: Aid Israel & serve as a transformative force in Mideast.
    Lauren Witzke: America should not meddle in the affairs of other nations.
    Tom Carper: Multinational embargo, not unilateral, against North Korea.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris Coons: It's not dependency to rely on food stamps during recession.
    David Lamar Williams: Will address issue to provide affordable housing.
    Jack Markell: Free college for low-income families; increase minimum wage.
    John Carney: Develop more than 1,200 affordable housing units.
    Rob Arlett: The best welfare program of all is getting a job.
    Rob Arlett: Best economic program is the dignity of work and a paycheck.

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