2008 Nebraska Senate Debate between Mike Johanns & Scott Kleeb
Republican Mike Johanns, Democrat Scott Kleeb and Green Party candidate Steve Larrick debate at State Fair Park.
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- Mike Johanns (10)
- Scott Kleeb (12)
- Steven Larrick (4)
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Budget & Economy|
Mike Johanns: I’m the only candidate who’s actually dealt with the budget.
Scott Kleeb: Bush & Johanns created current failed policies.
Mike Johanns: Growing the economy will balance the budget over time.
Scott Kleeb: Return to pay-as-you-go spending.
Energy & Oil|
Steven Larrick: Only candidate to oppose drilling in ANWR.
Mike Johanns: New corn genetics brings 40% yield increase & more ethanol.
Mike Johanns: Opposes Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
Scott Kleeb: Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind.
Scott Kleeb: Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
Steven Larrick: We need a renewable energy policy.
Steven Larrick: Green energy is the future of Nebraska.
Scott Kleeb: Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia.
Mike Johanns: Didn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
Mike Johanns: Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B.
Scott Kleeb: Shouldn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
Scott Kleeb: Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress.
Mike Johanns: Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated.
Scott Kleeb: Alternative community treatment not adequately funded.
Mike Johanns: Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige.
Scott Kleeb: We have forgotten how to use diplomacy.
Scott Kleeb: Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers.
Principles & Values|
Mike Johanns: Focus on small towns.
Scott Kleeb: Always keep Nebraska’s interest first.
Mike Johanns: No tax increase for research on celluosic ethanol.
Scott Kleeb: Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol.
War & Peace|
Steven Larrick: Invasion of Iraq was based on false premises.
The above quotations are from 2008 Nebraska Senate Debate between Mike Johanns & Scott Kleeb.
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- Political Courage Test (Senate questionnaire on general topics)
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