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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Abortion
    Bernie Moreno: All human life is precious.
    Mike DeWine: Deflects questions about abortion during pandemic.
    John Kasich: Vetoed "fetal heartbeat" law (abortion ban after 6 weeks).
    Mike DeWine: Supports "fetal heartbeat" law (abortion ban after 6 weeks).
    Jim Renacci: De-fund Planned Parenthood; 100% pro-life.
    Mike DeWine: Supports heartbeat bill (no abortion after 6 weeks).
    Richard Cordray: Women's right to make their own personal decisions.
    Sherrod Brown: Trust women to make their own healthcare decisions.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes abortion as a woman's unrestricted right.
    Betty Sutton: Constitutionally protected decisions about personal health.
    Dennis Kucinich: Change of heart: I support a woman's right to choose.
    Joe Schiavoni: I trust women to make their own medical decisions.
    Richard Cordray: Support abortion rights; fight for Planned Parenthood.
    Josh Mandel: Prohibit abortion at first sign of fetal heartbeat.
    Josh Mandel: Prohibit abortion at first sign of fetal heartbeat.
    Mike Gibbons: We need to end abortion in America.
    Joe Schiavoni: Restore Planned Parenthood funding.
    Jon Husted: Unwavering supporting for the unborn.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes abortion and gay marriage.
    John Kasich: Ban abortions after 20 weeks; but no "heartbeat bill".
    John Kasich: Require abortion clinics to have nearby hospital & doctor.
    Warren Davidson: Life begins at conception.
    Ted Strickland: Supports some restrictions but Planned Parenthood ok.
    John Kasich: Cut $1.3M in funding for discredited Planned Parenthood.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Unwavering supporter of a woman's right to choose.
    Josh Mandel: Signed pledge to oppose abortion on demand without exception.
    Josh Mandel: I believe in protecting life.
    Sherrod Brown: Women should make their own health care decisions.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare makes doctors commit abortions against their will.
    Josh Mandel: Endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC.
    Josh Mandel: Umbilical blood is ethical source of stem cells.
    John Kasich: Ban abortion in public hospitals.
    Joe Schiavoni: Don't ban abortion in public hospitals.
    Nina Turner: Don't ban abortion in public hospitals.
    Connie Pillich: Don't ban abortion in public hospitals.
    Michael Pryce: Completely against abortion as a form of birth control.
    Michael Pryce: No funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Lee Fisher: Committed to upholding the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade.
    Steven Driehaus: Prohibit partial-birth abortion; and illegalize all abortion.
    Eric Fingerhut: I support Roe vs. Wade.
    Charlie Wilson: Legal abortion only for incest, rape, or life of woman.
Budget & Economy
    Tim Ryan: Give American manufacturing the tools it needs to grow.
    Mike Gibbons: We need to get our economy back on track.
    Nan Whaley: Invest in economic and neighborhood development.
    Jane Timken: We need to get back to fiscal responsibility.
    Jim Renacci: Obama federal stimulus was a failed experiment.
    Mike DeWine: Make Ohio a low tax, low regulation state.
    Mike Gibbons: Market-led recovery instead of stimulus.
    Mike Gibbons: Government should get out of the way.
    Joe Schiavoni: Targeted tax credits for jobs and upgrades.
    Jon Husted: Most conservative state budget in 40 years.
    Jon Husted: Liberation from Feds can reduce other problems.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Make big banks split their commercial & investment practices.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Trickle-down economics has not worked for vast majority.
    Richard Cordray: A look back at the recession demands common sense reforms.
    Rob Portman: Budget director for President George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: Reduce deficit with pay-as-you-go budget rules.
    Ted Strickland: Turnaround Ohio: invest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
    Bob Taft: Keep budget balanced without new taxes; hold spending.
Civil Rights
    JD Vance: Generals should read less about white rage, whatever that is.
    JD Vance: Black Lives Matter movement destroyed many towns and cities.
    Bernie Moreno: The Speech Police must be stopped.
    Nan Whaley: More women leaders, more diverse idea of what leadership is.
    Mike DeWine: Opposes sexual identity in anti-discrimination laws.
    Richard Cordray: Long-term supporter of gay marriage.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Mary Taylor: Disallow minors to initiate gender transition without parent.
    Mary Taylor: Running-mate Nathan Estruth led anti-gay-rights campaign.
    Nan Whaley: Presided over one of first Ohio gay marriages.
    Joe Schiavoni: LGBT students are like everyone else.
    Nan Whaley: Being young & female in politics offers unique leadership.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Saying "black lives matter" recognizes institutional racism.
    Michael Pryce: End affirmative action programs.
    Michael Pryce: Marriage only between one man and one woman.
    Lee Fisher: Same rights regardless of sexual orientation.
    Lee Fisher: Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women.
    Steven Driehaus: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic.
    Eric Fingerhut: Affirmative action is a good outreach strategy.
    Eric Fingerhut: Recognize same-sex civil unions and marriage.
    Joyce Beatty: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports affirmative action for state agencies & colleges.
Corporations
    JD Vance: Woke capital directly connected to plundering of society.
    Bernie Moreno: Big corporations are becoming as bad as big government.
    Richard Cordray: Ran Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Sherrod Brown: CFPB stops Wall Street from calling the shots on the budget.
    Jim Renacci: 2010 bailout closed my car dealership; Feds shouldn't pick.
    Richard Cordray: Nurture small businesses rooted in local communities.
    Richard Cordray: Developed guidelines to protect consumers from data breaches.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too.
    John Kasich: Businesses are job creators, the engines of job growth.
    Mary Taylor: Common Sense Initiative: reform Ohio's regulatory policies.
    John Kasich: No income taxes on small businesses up to $2M.
    Josh Mandel: Auto bailout was un-American; I won't be the bailout Senator.
    Sherrod Brown: Supported auto industry bailout as fighting for middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Businesses hurt by complicated taxes & aggressive regulation.
    Joe Biden: We bet on the auto industry; 400,000 new jobs means we won.
    Lee Fisher: Experienced negotiating with companies to stay in Ohio.
    Rob Portman: More than 70 company tours & plant visits, to stay in touch.
    Rob Portman: More favorable policy: encourage business development.
Crime
    Bernie Moreno: We need to restore respect for law and order in this country.
    Nan Whaley: Police reform process led to major systemic changes.
    Nan Whaley: Supports alternative response to certain non-violent calls.
    John Kasich: Spared 7 death-row inmates; executed 15 more.
    Ted Strickland: Spared 5 death-row inmates; executed 17 more.
    Mike Gibbons: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    John Kasich: Rehab, not prison, for low-level offenders.
    Connie Pillich: Worked as public defender, and challenged predatory lenders.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes capital punishment.
    John Kasich: Black Lives Matter means the system doesn't work for them.
    John Kasich: Police must understand challenges of black community.
    John Kasich: Ban the box: no criminal history check on job applications.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Mandatory minimum sentencing causes black mass incarceration.
    Michael Pryce: Supports capital punishment.
    Michael Pryce: No reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders.
    Richard Cordray: Endorsements by law enforcement reflects his efforts as AG.
    Eric Deaton: Being pro-life, I believe in very limited capital punishment.
    Lee Fisher: Created Ohio's first DNA database.
    Steven Driehaus: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Josh Mandel: Voted YES on lethal force against home intruders.
    Eric Fingerhut: Support death penalty; ban racial profiling.
    Eric Fingerhut: No parole for repeat offenders.
    Joyce Beatty: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Joyce Beatty: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports alternative sentencing & rehabilitation.
    Lee Fisher: Expand the use of the death penalty.
    Lee Fisher: More prisons; less parole for repeat violent felons.
Drugs
    Nan Whaley: Move past stigma, treat addiction as the disease that it is.
    Tim Ryan: Advocated for treatment & diversion in lieu of incarceration.
    Mike DeWine: Focus on children of drug abusers; and help parents.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes recreational marijuana legalization.
    Mike DeWine: Opposes recreational marijuana; opposes Ballot issue 1.
    Richard Cordray: Can't arrest way out of opioid crisis.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports medical legalization; opposes federal intervention.
    John Kasich: Longer prison sentences for fentanyl-related offenses.
    Mike DeWine: Keep low-level drug use a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
    Richard Cordray: Make low-level drug use a misdemeanor; treatment not prison.
    Mike Gibbons: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Richard Cordray: We cannot arrest our way out of opioid crisis: tackle causes.
    Mary Taylor: Focus on prevention and reducing the supply of drugs.
    Mike Gibbons: Solutions are more medical than criminal.
    Joe Schiavoni: Can't arrest our way out of opioid crisis.
    Nan Whaley: Ohio's heroin epidemic caused by drug companies.
    Jon Husted: If #1 in jobs & education, Ohio wouldn't be #1 in opioids.
    John Kasich: Shut down the pill mills; put crooked doctors in jail.
    John Kasich: StartTalking! Talk to kids to say no to opiates.
    John Kasich: No mixed message: don't do opioids & don't do marijuana.
    John Kasich: 2016: Legalized medical marijuana, with tight regulations.
    Mike DeWine: Age-appropriate discussions in Kindergarten thru 12th grade.
    Rob Portman: No legalization; focus instead on drug prevention.
    Ted Strickland: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
    Ted Strickland: Medical cannabis is a "no-brainer"; decriminalize now.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Reform outdated marijuana laws that penalize possession.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Marijuana legalization & tight regulation.
    John Kasich: 50% lower chance of drug use if kids hear "don't do drugs".
    Michael Pryce: Mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Eric Deaton: Rehabilitate drug sellers rather than just locking them up.
    Lee Fisher: Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs.
    Lee Fisher: Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program.
    Steven Driehaus: Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
    Eric Fingerhut: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
    Bob Taft: Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines.
    Joyce Beatty: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Charlie Wilson: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Tim Ryan: I've pushed for social and emotional learning in our schools.
    Josh Mandel: Local school districts should have autonomy.
    Josh Mandel: Local school districts should have autonomy.
    Jim Renacci: Strong historical supporter of vouchers for private schools.
    Jim Renacci: No role for government to reduce student loan interest rates.
    Mike DeWine: Supports charter schools; supports vouchers.
    Mike DeWine: Improve college affordability; new STEM funding.
    Richard Cordray: More funding for universal pre-K; no funding charters.
    Richard Cordray: Free community college for all Ohioans.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime opponent of vouchers for private schools.
    Sherrod Brown: Reduce student loan interest rates; increase Pell Grants.
    Mike Gibbons: Vouchers for school choice.
    Richard Cordray: Future job skills begin with investment in education system.
    Joe Schiavoni: Stop waste in charters, invest in public schools.
    Joe Schiavoni: Make public higher education affordable.
    Jim Renacci: Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective.
    Dennis Kucinich: Charter schools are a multi-billion dollar boondoogle.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect students from failing online charter schools.
    Ted Strickland: Criticizes $71M in charter school funding for rigged report.
    John Kasich: $120 million student debt relief fund; plus online college.
    Josh Mandel: Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools.
    Jim Renacci: I strongly support school voucher programs.
    Michael Pryce: Federal funding for K-12 school vouchers.
    Lee Fisher: Where you grow up should not determine where you end up.
    Eric Fingerhut: Teach abstinence; require exit exams in high schools.
    Eric Fingerhut: Better teacher pay; expanded early education.
    Bob Taft: Implement system of standards, assessments & accountability.
    Bob Taft: Ohioís success depends on keeping education as #1 priority.
    Bob Taft: Called for 20,000 reading tutors; program is succeeding.
    Joyce Beatty: Adequately fund Ohio public schools.
    Charlie Wilson: More funding for teachers.
    Lee Fisher: Encourage charters & corporate investment.
Energy & Oil
    Bernie Moreno: Unleash American energy sources.
    Josh Mandel: Attacked "war on coal": Over! Our! Dead! Bodies!
    Tim Ryan: We must get serious about reducing carbon emissions.
    Tim Ryan: No fossil fuel donations was only for presidential campaign.
    Jim Renacci: Opposed EPA regulating greenhouse gases.
    Mike DeWine: Challenged Obama's Clean Power Plan.
    Richard Cordray: Climate change threatens Great Lakes & Ohio farms.
    Sherrod Brown: Pretending that climate change isn't happening is dangerous.
    Sherrod Brown: $30 billion to transition manufacturers to clean energy.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Richard Cordray: Clean energy provides jobs AND improves air quality.
    John Kasich: Balance low-cost & environment by pursuing all sources.
    John Kasich: Supports Keystone XL, clean coal; and "smart grid".
    Josh Mandel: Supports expansion of oil drilling and fracking.
    Josh Mandel: Supports expansion of oil drilling and fracking.
    John Kasich: No state bailout for aging nuclear plants.
    John Kasich: Nuclear power is yesterday; natural gas represents tomorrow.
    Jim Renacci: We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration.
    Joe Schiavoni: Continue oil, gas exploration, but safer fracking.
    John Kasich: Keep state mandate on renewable energy.
    Sierra Club: Mandated renewable energy standards instead of voluntary.
    Sierra Club: Renewable energy creates jobs AND improves air quality.
    Rob Portman: Human activity contributes to climate change; but no laws.
    Ted Strickland: Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change.
    John Kasich: Mandate that electric utilities use at least 8.5% renewables.
    John Kasich: All-of-the-above approach, with stepped-up fossil fuels.
    John Kasich: Open more federal lands to oil and natural gas exploration.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: I'm strongly opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Ted Strickland: Stay out of Keystone XL discussions; it doesn't involve Ohio.
    Connie Pillich: Keep renewable energy standard at 25% instead of 12.5%.
    Joe Schiavoni: Keep renewable energy standard at 25% instead of 12.5%.
    John Kasich: Balanced use of green energy & low-cost energy.
    John Kasich: Raise severance tax on oil & gas from 20 cents upward.
    Josh Mandel: Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have.
    Josh Mandel: Climate research inconclusive & riddled with fraud.
    Josh Mandel: Climate research inconclusive & riddled with fraud.
    Eric Deaton: Produce oil from the easy state-side locations.
    Lee Fisher: 25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025.
    Bob Taft: Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs.
    Joyce Beatty: Develop alternative fuels.
Environment
    Jim Renacci: Reduce funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    Sherrod Brown: Maintain funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    John Kasich: Reduce Erie pollution with tougher fertilizer regulations.
    John Kasich: Mandate best practices to reduce farm fertilizer runoff.
    Mike Gibbons: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms.
    John Kasich: $2.5B invested in cleaning Lake Erie, and keep it clean.
    Joe Schiavoni: $100M to address water quality with sewer improvements.
    Ted Strickland: Safeguard clean air and water for future generations.
    Josh Mandel: Environmental regulations beyond common sense; killing jobs.
    Josh Mandel: Environmental regulations beyond common sense; killing jobs.
    Eric Fingerhut: Aggressive effort to increase clean air.
Families & Children
    JD Vance: Expanded childcare favors affluent over working class.
    Nan Whaley: Made Dayton a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
    Mike DeWine: Got waiver to deliver school lunches to quarantined kids.
    Jim Renacci: Marriage should be between one man & one woman.
    Mike DeWine: Religious employers may exclude contraception from insurance.
    Richard Cordray: Require contraception as part of all employer health plans.
    Sherrod Brown: Practicing family values means loving all God's children.
    Richard Cordray: Focus on kitchen table issues & improving family life.
    Jon Husted: American family is broken without two loving parents.
    John Kasich: CATCH court: prostitutes are victims of human trafficking.
    John Kasich: Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Fight for the right to paid sick days.
    John Kasich: De-fund all family planning centers that discuss abortion.
    Lee Fisher: Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse.
Foreign Policy
    Bernie Moreno: China unleashed coronavirus, socialist/fascist ideology.
    Jane Timken: Stand up for Israel, Iran is a threat to Israel and US.
    Jane Timken: BDS movement antisemitic, would push back with legislation.
    Jane Timken: Abraham Accords have been a significant development.
    Mike Gibbons: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Ted Strickland: Support Iran nuke treaty; opposes ground troops against ISIS.
    Lee Fisher: Deploy all tools: diplomacy, strength, intel, & military.
    Al Gore: Nation-building: preferable to WWIII, and a stunning success.
    Al Gore: Cuba: Hard-liner on Castro; keep sanctions.
    Al Gore: North Korea: Continue exploring rapprochement.
    Al Gore: Russia: USís abiding interest, but troubled by Putin.
Free Trade
    JD Vance: U.S. companies struggle with unfair competition from China.
    Jim Renacci: Seeks balance between tariffs, free trade & fair trade.
    Sherrod Brown: Tax auto company foreign profits; then discounts in US.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime critic of NAFTA; re-negotiate to help Ohio workers.
    Mike Gibbons: Support & expand free trade.
    Rob Portman: Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports.
    Rob Portman: Negotiated fast-track under Bush; but slowing it under Obama.
    Ron Wyden: Key supporter of fast-track trade-promotion authority.
    Sherrod Brown: Trade agreements have sold out the middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China.
    Lee Fisher: Trade agreements should be fair and enforced.
    Rob Portman: Pass more trade agreements to increase Ohio exports.
    Rob Portman: Served as trade representative under Pres. George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas.
    Eric Deaton: Free trade agreements have destroyed our economy.
    Lee Fisher: Make sure trade agreements export Ohio goods, not Ohio jobs.
    Mike DeWine: Tariffs against dumping steel, & give fines to US companies.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports fair trade; opposes exporting jobs.
Government Reform
    JD Vance: Universal voter ID, but make it easier to get.
    JD Vance: End mail-in voting bonanza, make Election Day a holiday.
    JD Vance: Investigate 2020 election, but we already know what happened.
    Bernie Moreno: America is last best hope, fight like hell to protect this.
    Josh Mandel: Over time we'll see election was stolen from Trump.
    Josh Mandel: Will co-sponsor and vote for U.S. Term Limits Amendment.
    Jane Timken: There was widespread fraud in 2020's election.
    Josh Mandel: Time will prove widespread fraud & 2020 election stolen.
    Josh Mandel: Would allow churches to endorse candidates.
    Mike DeWine: Not healthy when people think election system isn't working.
    Tim Ryan: End deeply partisan way district lines are drawn.
    Jim Renacci: Corporate political donations are protected political speech.
    Mike DeWine: Opposed McCain-Feingold bill limiting political donations.
    Mike DeWine: Supports purging voter rolls.
    Richard Cordray: Limit political donations from corporations & unions.
    Richard Cordray: The right to vote is vital to our democracy.
    Sherrod Brown: Special interests shouldn't have louder voice than families.
    Sherrod Brown: Photo-ID rules discourage people from voting.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes making voter registration easier.
    Mike Gibbons: Signed term limit pledge.
    Josh Mandel: Would allow churches to endorse candidates.
    Jon Husted: States should police elections, not Feds.
    Jim Renacci: End campaign contributions that lead to government contracts.
    Ted Strickland: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
    Ted Strickland: Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections.
    John Kasich: A handful of billionaires should not decide who is president.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: The right to cast a ballot is under assault.
    John Kasich: Deal with fundraising influencing voting decisions.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    ACLU: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    ACLU: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    John Kasich: Require complete & sufficient ID on absentee ballots.
    John Kasich: End simultaneous registration and early voting.
    Connie Pillich: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    Connie Pillich: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    Joe Schiavoni: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    Nina Turner: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    Joe Schiavoni: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    Nina Turner: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    Josh Mandel: No government bailout that I would ever support.
    Josh Mandel: Does not accept gifts in public office.
    Josh Mandel: Public officials should disclose more than is required.
    John Kasich: Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests.
    Michael Pryce: Remove all contribution & spending limits on campaigns.
    Eric Deaton: Limit & regulate campaign contributions.
    Eric Deaton: No line item veto; limit "signing statements".
    Joyce Beatty: Limit campaign contributions & campaigm spending.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports public funding for political camapigns.
    Lee Fisher: Campaign spending limits, but no state funding.
Gun Control
    JD Vance: Grandmother gave tough love, discipline; owned 19 handguns.
    Bernie Moreno: Protect 2nd Amendment and the entire Constitution.
    Nan Whaley: Opposed "Stand Your Ground" bill enacted after shooting.
    Nan Whaley: Heal after Dayton shooting; but #DoSomething on gun control.
    Jim Renacci: No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines.
    Mike DeWine: Supports stand-your-ground; opposes bump stock ban.
    Richard Cordray: Universal background checks & bump stock ban.
    Sherrod Brown: Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines.
    Mike Gibbons: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Richard Cordray: Wants gun control laws at both state and local levels.
    Mike Gibbons: God-given right to keep and bear arms.
    Jon Husted: Spearheaded comprehensive reform to concealed carry law.
    Jon Husted: Endorsed by gun group, supports "right to protect".
    Ted Strickland: Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole.
    Ted Strickland: 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We need Senators who'll stand up to extreme gun lobby.
    Ted Strickland: OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We have more mass murders because we have more guns.
    Steven Driehaus: More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks.
    Eric Fingerhut: Supports safety locks, background checks, semi-auto ban.
    Charlie Wilson: Require child-safety locks.
    Lee Fisher: Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok.
Health Care
    Jane Timken: Obamacare was a government takeover of our healthcare.
    Josh Mandel: Why shut down schools & small businesses for COVID?
    Nan Whaley: Build infrastructure to distribute millions of vaccines.
    Tim Ryan: Reauthorize the Healthy Start for Infants program.
    Jim Renacci: Key to affordable healthcare is increasing competition.
    Mike DeWine: Repeal ObamaCare; add work requirements to Medicare.
    Richard Cordray: Expand Medicaid and ObamaCare.
    Sherrod Brown: Repealing ObamaCare would devastate Ohio children.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Richard Cordray: ObamaCare saves lives and improves health.
    John Kasich: $112M for mental health hospital, plus Medicaid expansion.
    Mike Gibbons: Replace ObamaCare with competition.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect Medicaid expansion; oppose ObamaCare repeal.
    Nan Whaley: Medicaid crucial to helping addicts; don't throw people off.
    Jim Renacci: Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare.
    John Kasich: Medicaid expansion brought health care to 700,000 people.
    Ted Strickland: Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs.
    Josh Mandel: ObamaCare is job killer: prefers physician-owned hospitals.
    Josh Mandel: ACA a job killer, physician-owned hospitals an alternative.
    Mary Taylor: ObamaCare saddles Ohio with higher costs.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare intimidates doctors to withhold treatment.
    Lee Fisher: Supports new healthcare reform law.
    Rob Portman: Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer.
    Lee Fisher: Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative.
    Lee Fisher: Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes.
    Eric Fingerhut: Fund basic health care for all citizens.
    Bob Taft: Golden Buckeye Card for senior Rx discounts.
Homeland Security
    Josh Mandel: Supported reinstatement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
    Josh Mandel: Claims Muslim civil rights group CAIR has terrorism ties.
    Josh Mandel: Supported reinstatement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
    Mike Gibbons: Expand the military.
    Mike Gibbons: Must have the best weapons.
    Josh Mandel: Claims Muslim civil rights group has terrorism ties.
    Joe Schiavoni: Against military transgender ban.
    Connie Pillich: Advocate for veterans, financially and community.
    Jim Renacci: Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester.
    Sherrod Brown: Screen returning veterans for PTSD, and offer entitlements.
    Warren Davidson: Equip our military for victory, and fix the VA.
    Josh Mandel: AdWatch: served as Marine in Iraq; grandson of a soldier.
    Lee Fisher: Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Rob Portman: Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Eric Deaton: More spending on military R&D and hardware.
    Lee Fisher: If you serve your country, your country must serve you.
    Mike DeWine: Brown voted 10 times to cut intelligence spending.
    Mike DeWine: I donít have confidence in Rumsfeld.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted every time in favor of final intelligence budgets.
Immigration
    JD Vance: Those who complain about southern border get called racist.
    Bernie Moreno: Illegal immigrants haven't earned honor of citizenship.
    Jane Timken: Oppose open borders, amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    Bernie Moreno: My parents came here legally to escape socialism.
    Nan Whaley: Future economic growth depends on attracting new immigrants.
    Josh Mandel: Suspended by Twitter for poll on crimes by "illegals".
    Josh Mandel: We need a fighter who will fight to build the wall.
    Josh Mandel: We need a fighter who will fight to build the wall.
    Jim Renacci: Overturn DACA program: no legal status for DREAMers.
    Mike DeWine: Supports DREAMers; but let President decide.
    Richard Cordray: Pathways to citizenship for all immigrants who love America.
    Sherrod Brown: Support DACA program: legal status for DREAMers.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Josh Mandel: Ban sanctuary cities; jail mayors who try to establish them.
    Josh Mandel: Ban sanctuary cities, jail mayors who try to establish them.
    Mike Gibbons: We must control our borders.
    Jim Renacci: Supports border wall for Mexico plus temporary travel ban.
    Warren Davidson: Securing our borders is a top national security issue.
    Ted Strickland: Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Common-sense pathway to citizenship but not amnesty.
    Jim Renacci: No pathway to citizenship; yes official English.
Jobs
    Tim Ryan: My experience is focusing on workers and their families.
    Tim Ryan: It can't be businesses versus workers; this is a partnership.
    Mike DeWine: State can create job opportunities for disabled.
    Jim Renacci: No increase in federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Mike DeWine: Let states decide on minimum wage.
    Richard Cordray: No right-to-work law (keep mandated union dues).
    Richard Cordray: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.
    Sherrod Brown: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes affirmative action hiring.
    Richard Cordray: Endorsed by unions: Give control back to workers.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect collective bargaining rights.
    Joe Schiavoni: Raise minimum wage.
    John Kasich: No local vote on $15 minimum wage; keep $8.10.
    John Kasich: No strikes allowed for public employees.
    Joe Biden: We value working class; Republicans value privileged class.
    Lee Fisher: Incentive for Ohio jobs rather than breaks for jobs overseas.
    Rob Portman: High unemployment rate creates Ohio brain drain.
    Lee Fisher: OpEd: In charge of job creation when Ohio lost 400,000 jobs.
    Lee Fisher: Enforce collective bargaining and prevailing wage laws.
Principles & Values
    JD Vance: Leaders conspire to make life harder for normal Americans.
    JD Vance: Known as the "Trump Whisperer" for explaining his support.
    JD Vance: Willing to wade through a little crap to save this country.
    JD Vance: Critical of Trump in 2016, enthusiastic supporter in 2020.
    JD Vance: 2016: Trump makes people I care about afraid.
    JD Vance: Wokeness will make everything boring and ugly.
    JD Vance: 2016: Trump reprehensible; 2020: evolved to support Trump.
    Tim Ryan: Incorporated yoga into his presidential run.
    Bernie Moreno: Stop socialism, cancel culture, & corruption.
    Josh Mandel: 2011: Refused to return donation from Nazi reenactor.
    Josh Mandel: Pulverize the "uni-party," no desire to be part of that club.
    Mike Gibbons: Running to help people achieve their American Dreams.
    Mike Gibbons: We need to stand up to cancel culture.
    Josh Mandel: We exercise freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
    Josh Mandel: It's time we remind everyone of God's importance.
    Nan Whaley: Focus on economy, no compromise on core progressive values.
    Jane Timken: Second Trump impeachment was unconstitutional and a sham.
    Jane Timken: I denounce QAnon, I don't agree with them.
    Jane Timken: Advance the Trump agenda without fear or hesitation.
    Josh Mandel: Supports President Trump's America first Agenda.
    Josh Mandel: 2011: Refused to return donation from Nazi reenactor.
    Josh Mandel: Stand up for the Trump America first agenda.
    Tim Ryan: Respects footballer Baker Mayfield for his grit & resiliency.
    Mike DeWine: Protests against me protected by First Amendment.
    Mike Gibbons: Keep God in the public sphere.
    John Kasich: Respect for secular humanists.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Attacked ADL for report on extremists hate groups.
    Josh Mandel: Attacked ADL for report on extremists hate groups.
    Connie Pillich: Announced candidacy on route of Cincinnati Women's March.
    Mary Taylor: Served as Director of Insurance, while Lt. Governor.
    Jim Renacci: OhioFirst: the day of the career politicians needs to change.
    Warren Davidson: Political left has maintained a progressive attack on faith.
    Sherrod Brown: AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer.
    John Kasich: Kasich rhymes with Basic.
    John Kasich: Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich".
    Jon Husted: Public prayer in Legislature is free speech.
    Lee Fisher: I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are.
    Rob Portman: If you like the way things are going, support my opponent.
    Lee Fisher: Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies.
    Rob Portman: A top adviser to President George W. Bush.
    Mike DeWine: Worked in a bi-partisan manner to get things done.
    Mike DeWine: Brown does not represent the mainstream of Ohio.
    Sherrod Brown: Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness.
    Paul Hackett: Ohio Democrats need an 88-county strategy to win elections.
Social Security
    Tim Ryan: Repeal offsets that reduce Social Security payments.
    Jim Renacci: Allow workers to privately invest portion of payroll taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: No full nor partial privatization of Social Security.
    Mike Gibbons: Opt-out of Social Security.
    Rob Portman: Supported Bush's privatization, but no longer supports it.
    Ted Strickland: No Social Security privatization.
    Richard Cordray: Develop consumer tools to use with Social Security decisions.
    Josh Mandel: Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older.
    Sherrod Brown: Don't raise retirement age; system has been reliable.
    Lee Fisher: No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age.
    Rob Portman: Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization.
    Lee Fisher: Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security.
Tax Reform
    JD Vance: Tax "social justice" nonprofits, pay down their endowments.
    Bernie Moreno: People should keep more of their hard-earned money.
    Jane Timken: Taxes would stifle economy, destroy jobs, harm families.
    Jane Timken: Signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge opposing tax increases.
    Jim Renacci: Trump tax cuts enable companies to invest in innovation.
    Mike DeWine: Supports Trump tax cuts; exempt capital gains taxes.
    Richard Cordray: Trump tax cuts were a terrible deal that helps the wealthy.
    Sherrod Brown: Trump tax cuts apply to corporations that send jobs overseas.
    Sherrod Brown: Help working families instead of millionaires & corporations.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Richard Cordray: Does not back tax bill; not enough benefit to middle class.
    Mike Gibbons: Cut taxes, flatten tax rates.
    Joe Schiavoni: End tax cuts for rich to support schools.
    Nan Whaley: Shift tax burden to rich.
    Jim Renacci: Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed.
    Mary Taylor: Reduce personal income tax; eliminate franchise tax.
    John Kasich: $3 billion in tax cuts for job creators.
    Josh Mandel: I'm proud to pledge for lower taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: Anti-tax pledges handcuff budget decisions.
    Josh Mandel: Eliminate the death tax; it's an unjust double taxation.
    Michael Pryce: Consumption tax gets government off our backs.
    John Kasich: Lower taxes to create competitive climate.
    Lee Fisher: Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires.
    Rob Portman: Any tax increase would hurt the fragile economy.
    Lee Fisher: 2005 tax cut reduced Ohio taxes by 16.8%.
    Lee Fisher: Let tax cuts on wealthy expire, to pay for health reform.
    Mike DeWine: Some ads had mistakes, but say Brown votes against tax cuts.
    Sherrod Brown: DeWineís ads doctor WTC photos to distort my record on taxes.
    Bob Taft: 3-year tax holiday for high-tech start-ups.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports progressive state income tax.
Technology
    JD Vance: Time to stop complaining about Big Tech and do something.
    Josh Mandel: Tech platforms too big for carte blanche censorship powers.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Mike DeWine: Preserve Net Neutrality (tiered access to Internet).
    Richard Cordray: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Sherrod Brown: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Joe Schiavoni: Infrasructure investment creates jobs.
    Jon Husted: States must focus on high tech future.
    John Kasich: Replace "Rust Belt" with Cloud computing and 3-D printing.
    Bob Taft: New programs for high-tech skills training.
    Bob Taft: $52M to support high-tech research.
War & Peace
    Jim Renacci: No nuke deal with Iran, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism.
    Sherrod Brown: Keep nuke deal with Iran, but use remaining sanctions.
    Mike Gibbons: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Josh Mandel: War in Iraq was just and for a good cause.
    Josh Mandel: War in Iraq was just and for a good cause.
    Nan Whaley: U.S. should take in Syrian refugees.
    Sherrod Brown: Pull soldiers out of Iraq and Afghanistan and end wars.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Keep the conversation going with ISIS, including nukes.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Trust but verify with Iran; the alternative is war.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Supports targeted airstrikes against ISIS.
    Josh Mandel: Two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.
    Michael Pryce: We are world police; Iran likely already has a nuclear bomb.
    Michael Pryce: No military nor development funding for Afghanistan.
    Michael Pryce: Withdraw from Iraq; but sanctions on Iran.
    Lee Fisher: Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Rob Portman: Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out.
    Eric Deaton: Withdraw from Iraq; increase sanctions on Iran.
    Lee Fisher: Responsibly end the war in Iraq; train Afghan troops & exit.
    Lee Fisher: Stop Iran & North Korea from developing or acquiring nukes.
    Mike DeWine: Cannot set an artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mike DeWine: Iraq has become a cause celebre for the jihadists.
    Mike DeWine: Would not have voted to go into Iraq with what we now know.
    Sherrod Brown: Instruct the military to come up with a withdrawal plan.
    Sherrod Brown: Iraq has distracted the War on Terror and made us less safe.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against $87 billion that went to Halliburton.
    Al Gore: Bosnia: Be proud that we stopped ethnic cleansing.
Welfare & Poverty
    Nan Whaley: Protect tenants, reduce the number of evictions.
    Sherrod Brown: GAIN Act: $111 billion a year for people in poverty.
    John Kasich: Welfare without a path to work doesn't work.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Wealth inequality is worst since the Gilded Age.
    John Kasich: People who played by the rules suffered; act decisively now.
    John Kasich: Chaired committee which overhauled the welfare system.
    Steven Driehaus: Fund faith-based and community-based private organizations.
    Joyce Beatty: Expand state services to include the working poor.
    Lee Fisher: Fund state social programs for teens; pre-K; at-risk youth.


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