2010 Indiana Senate Debates
Three Senate debates sponsored by Indiana Debate Commission, between Democrat Brad Ellsworth, Republican Dan Coats and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris:
- Oct. 11: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
- Oct. 22: Fort Wayne
- Oct. 25: Vincennes
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from 2010 IN Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Brad Ellsworth (9)
- Daniel Coats (12)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
Energy & Oil|
Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
Principles & Values|
Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
The above quotations are from 2010 Indiana Senate Debates.
Page last edited: Nov 01, 2010