| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Carl Sheeler: Roe v. Wade has been decided; keep abortion legal.
Joe Carraro: Abortion ok only for rape & health, and no public funding.
Bob Kelleher: Abortions should always be illegal, including funding.
John Hoeven: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
Ruth Ann Minner: Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes.
Carl Sheeler: Recognize civil unions; supports same-sex marriage.
Carl Sheeler: Women & minorities are underrepresented in business.
Joe Carraro: No civil unions, and no same-sex marriage.
Joe Carraro: No affirmative action in state college nor state hiring.
John Hoeven: No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman.
Ruth Ann Minner: Civil unions yes; marriage no.
Ruth Ann Minner: Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas.
Carl Sheeler: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Joe Carraro: Supports the death penalty.
Joe Carraro: No parole for repeat violent offenders; plus more prisons.
Bob Kelleher: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
Brian Schweitzer: Supports the death penalty.
Brian Schweitzer: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
John Hoeven: More prisons; less parole.
Ruth Ann Minner: Supports the death penalty.
Ruth Ann Minner: Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals.
Carl Sheeler: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
Joe Carraro: Decriminalize marijuana, and allow doctors to prescribe it.
Brian Schweitzer: Stricter penalties for drug criminals.
Carl Sheeler: Educate children about sex rather than moralizing.
Joe Carraro: Supports vouchers for public, private, and religious schools.
Joe Carraro: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
Bob Kelleher: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
Bob Kelleher: State-funded vouchers for private or religious school.
Brian Schweitzer: Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships.
Ruth Ann Minner: Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed.
Ruth Ann Minner: More funding for teachers & school infrastructure.
Energy & Oil|
Carl Sheeler: Begin with environment friendly public transportation.
Joe Carraro: More funds for alternative fuel AND for traditional sources.
Bob Kelleher: Use coal, oil & gas in an environmental manner.
Brian Schweitzer: Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen.
John Hoeven: More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too.
Carl Sheeler: Term limits for governor but not for legislature.
Carl Sheeler: Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign contributions.
Joe Carraro: Some campaign donation limits, plus spending limits.
Bob Kelleher: Limit all types of political contributions, and spending.
Brian Schweitzer: Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign.
John Hoeven: No term limits for North Dakota legislators.
John Hoeven: Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits.
Ruth Ann Minner: Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns.
Carl Sheeler: Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more.
Joe Carraro: Allow concealed carry, with licenses.
Brian Schweitzer: Protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
John Hoeven: Allow concealed carry.
Ruth Ann Minner: Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks.
John Hoeven: Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy.
Ruth Ann Minner: Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care.
Carl Sheeler: Property taxes are regressive.
Welfare & Poverty|
Carl Sheeler: Hand-up, not hand-out.