2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire by the Business Industry Political Action Committee
BIPAC was founded in 1963 to enable more effective business participation in the political process. An independent, bipartisan organization, BIPAC provides a weekly e-mail newsletter of political intelligence and commentary.
The BIPAC Senate questionnaire includes numerous Senate candidates answering questions of interest to business readers. The BIPAC website is www.bipac.net.
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from BIPAC 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire (number of quotes indicated):
- Jim Risch (13)
- Norm Coleman (6)
- Roger Wicker (5)
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Jim Risch: Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax.
Norm Coleman: Reduce corporate tax; eliminate corporate capital gains tax.
Energy & Oil|
Jim Risch: Yucca Mountain is the proper site for nuclear waste.
Jim Risch: Drill offshore; drill ANWR; drill for oil shale.
Jim Risch: No cap-&-trade; include India & China in carbon restrictions.
Norm Coleman: Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca.
Norm Coleman: Drill offshore; but donít drill ANWR.
Roger Wicker: Speed up nuclear plant processing; send waste to Yucca.
Roger Wicker: Drill offshore; drill ANWR; drill for oil shale.
Jim Risch: Re-establish Fast Track; re-negotiate NAFTA.
Norm Coleman: Supports Korea Trade; supports Fast Track.
Jim Risch: Authored Idahoís current tort reform law.
Jim Risch: Private sector is best suited to manage health care.
Roger Wicker: Private sector is best suited to manage health care.
Jim Risch: No comprehensive legislation; no amnesty.
Norm Coleman: I do not support a path to citizenship.
Roger Wicker: No comprehensive legislation; no amnesty.
Jim Risch: Keep secret ballot process for union elections.
Jim Risch: Stronger workforce education; overturn ergonomic standards.
Roger Wicker: Keep secret ballot process for union elections.
Jim Risch: High priority on keeping lower individual tax rates.
Jim Risch: Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax.
Norm Coleman: Eliminate capital gains tax & estate tax.
Jim Risch: Federally fund state infrastructure projects with no strings.
The above quotations are from 2008 Senate Candidate Questionnaire by the Business Industry Political Action Committee.
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- Interviews with Senate candidates (OnTheIssues SenateMatch series)
- Senior Citizens League Guide (Senate questionnaire on retirement topics)
- Scientists and Engineers for America Guide (Senate questionnaire on science & technology topics)
- Business Industry Political Action Committee (Senate questionnaire on business topics)
- Political Courage Test (Senate questionnaire on general topics)
- Citizens for Global Solutions (Senate questionnaire on international topics)
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