| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Eliot Cutler: Unequivocally pro-choice; allow abortions via MaineCare.
Phil Bryant: Supports the Personhood Initiative: protect the unborn.
Andrew Cuomo: Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act.
Dennis Daugaard: Protect the unborn; overturn Roe v. Wade.
Dennis Daugaard: Ban embryonic stem cell research.
Jerry Brown: Uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose.
Matt Mead: I believe in the sanctity of life.
Nikki Haley: Every life is blessed by God.
Pat Quinn: Support Roe v. Wade; oppose Parental Notice law.
Dan Malloy: Expand state investment in stem cell research.
John Kitzhaber: Endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
Phil Bryant: Lower taxes to spur economic growth and job creation.
Lincoln Chafee: 100-Day, 10-Point Economic Plan for RI development.
Sam Brownback: Road Map for Kansas: integrated growth plan.
Charlie Baker: Getting MA Back in Business: streamline rules; reduce taxes.
Charlie Baker: Cut government spending and roll back sakes taxes.
Dan Malloy: As mayor, expanded services within budget.
Eliot Cutler: Early and vocal supporter of Maine's marriage equality.
Maggie Hassan: Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH.
Phil Bryant: Constitutionally define marriage: one man and one woman.
Andrew Cuomo: Marriage equality gains 1,000 federal and 700 state rights.
Andrew Cuomo: Require complying with MWBE reporting requirements.
Dennis Daugaard: Define marriage as one man and one woman.
Lincoln Chafee: Longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community.
Matt Mead: Marriage is only between a man and a woman.
Pat Quinn: Same rights for same-sex couples as heterosexual couples.
Sam Brownback: Defend traditional marriage.
Dave Heineman: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
John Kitzhaber: Endorsed by pro-GLBT Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC.
Mark Schauer: Build economy that works for everyone--not just the wealthy.
Robert Sarvis: End ALL government subsidies of specific industries.
Pat McCrory: Eliminate cumbersome and duplicative regulations.
Nikki Haley: Eliminate business taxes, starting with corporate income tax.
Charlie Baker: Cut business tax to 5%; remove ancillary business fees.
Rick Scott: Phase out Florida's Business Income Tax over 7 Years.
Mark Schauer: Restore funding for police & fire.
Robert Sarvis: Reverse the militarization of law-enforcement tactics.
Ken Cuccinelli: 1991: established Sexual Assault Fact & Education (SAFE).
Ken Cuccinelli: Fought the war against human trafficking since 2006.
Ken Cuccinelli: Free wrongly convicted, when technology proves innocence.
Steve Bullock: Arrest and prosecute sex predators and scam artists.
Phil Bryant: Fight drug crime & punish sexual predators.
Jerry Brown: Cracked down on violent gangs.
Matt Mead: Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes against kids.
Dan Malloy: Prevent crime; reduce gang activity; address recidivism.
Robert Sarvis: Legalize marijuana & decriminalize harder drugs.
Steve Bullock: Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Matt Mead: Confront substance abuse aggressively.
Jill Stein: Bring marijuana sales under a legal regulatory framework.
Eliot Cutler: Earlier schooling; longer school year; more school funding.
Eliot Cutler: Pay it Forward, Pay it Back: tuition-free college.
Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
Steve Grossman: More funding for K-12 & public higher education.
Robert Sarvis: Bad schools persist because politicians are in charge.
Robert Sarvis: Supports vouchers, tax credit, charters, & parental triggers.
Ken Cuccinelli: No child should be forced to remain in a failing school.
Terry McAuliffe: We're not doing enough to support our schools.
Maggie Hassan: Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce.
Pat McCrory: Virtual education choice and charter schools choice.
Pat McCrory: Partner colleges with business to focus on marketable skills.
Phil Bryant: Close failing districts & implement charters.
Nikki Haley: Expand charter schools.
Andrew Cuomo: Double the charter school cap.
Charlie Baker: Increase charter, magnet, and alternative public schools.
Dan Malloy: Engage parents in local school governance councils.
Dan Malloy: Make public schools money follow children.
Dan Malloy: Charter schools provide options within the public system.
Jerry Brown: Give school districts more flexibility and hold accountable.
Mary Fallin: Give option of escaping failing schools.
Mary Fallin: Oppose Question 744: no $850M mandated spending.
Paul LePage: Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools.
Charlie Baker: Teachers' unions put their own interests above students'.
Jill Stein: Vital public system under attack from privatization.
Jill Stein: Stop blaming teachers for "underperforming schools".
Jill Stein: Standardized tests are misused; they hurt students.
Jill Stein: No economic barriers to quality college education.
Energy & Oil|
Eliot Cutler: Burning fossil fuels is more and more problematic.
Steve Grossman: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
Ken Cuccinelli: We need oil, natural gas, and coal, plus new sources.
Terry McAuliffe: Capture wind offshore: for jobs & green energy.
Maggie Hassan: Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Pat McCrory: Develop offshore resources, plus natural gas exploration.
Steve Bullock: Develop our resources for American energy independence.
Phil Bryant: Supports both conventional and unconventional energy sources.
Jerry Brown: Clean energy investment produces jobs for CA.
Dennis Daugaard: Wind & ethanol instead of cap-and-trade.
Jerry Brown: Clean Energy Jobs Plan: invest to replace fossil fuel.
John Kitzhaber: Transition away from damaging fossil fuels.
Andrew Cuomo: Comprehensive study before exploring Marcellus Shale.
Charlie Baker: Support Hydro Quebec, efficient appliances, and LED lighting.
Charlie Baker: Renewable energy is an important investment in our future.
Dan Malloy: Comprehensive plan to conserve and lower consumption.
Dan Malloy: Explore wind energy but no windmills in Long Island Sound.
Jill Stein: Logging wood for electricity is neither clean nor green.
Eliot Cutler: Helped Senator Ed Muskie craft the Clean Air Act.
Steve Grossman: Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink.
Ken Cuccinelli: Reform eminent domain laws; only for true public uses.
Phil Bryant: Protect property rights; develop forest & agribusiness.
Andrew Cuomo: Greater focus on environmental justice.
Charlie Baker: Protect & preserve natural resources for future generations.
Dan Malloy: Invest in clean water projects to clean up Long Island Sound.
Jill Stein: $200M for 50,000 green jobs: address both supply demand.
Families & Children|
Eliot Cutler: Empower women to succeed at home and at work.
Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
Andrew Cuomo: Strengthen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders.
Jill Stein: Fund community youth programs for at-risk youth.
Pat McCrory: ExportNC: public-private partnership to promote exports.
Phil Bryant: Secure global businesses located in Mississippi.
Ken Cuccinelli: Eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse: I've actually done it.
Pat McCrory: Appoint people who understand the private sector.
Phil Bryant: Hold elected officials accountable via open government.
Andrew Cuomo: Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements.
Jerry Brown: Forced legislators to comply with campaign disclosure laws.
John Kasich: Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests.
Nikki Haley: Strongly in favor of term limits at all levels of government.
Sam Brownback: Terminate failed programs like we close unneeded army bases.
Brian Sandoval: Strongly uphold values of the Constitution & 10th amendment.
Dan Malloy: Bring federal money back to Connecticut programs.
Tom Foley: Reduce the cost and size of state government.
Jill Stein: Re-establish Clean Elections Law: end "pay-to-play".
Rick Scott: Reducing Tallahassee's unnecessary costs.
Eliot Cutler: Restrict access to firearms via universal background checks.
Robert Sarvis: Gun-control measures fail to reduce violent crime.
Steve Bullock: Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing.
Phil Bryant: Defend the Second Amendment.
Andrew Cuomo: Enact commonsense laws lie microstamping of guns.
Dennis Daugaard: Second Amendment is clear: individual right to bear arms.
Matt Mead: Advocate for protection of Second Amendment rights.
Matt Mead: Sunset the assault weapons ban, including my AR15.
Nikki Haley: Make concealed weapons permits easier.
Dan Malloy: Reduce illegal gun activity by removing illegal guns.
Paul LePage: Upholds Constitutional right to bear arms.
Rick Scott: A-rating from the NRA.
Nikki Haley: Founding fathers gave us the absolute right to bear arms.
Gary Herbert: Support the 2nd Amendment as well as the 10th.
Eliot Cutler: Universal access to essential health care services.
Robert Sarvis: Focus on catastrophic insurance & cash subsidies.
Ken Cuccinelli: Government out of healthcare decisions: focus on competition.
Terry McAuliffe: Expand Medicaid with $21B in federal funds.
Maggie Hassan: ObamaCare helps working families afford health insurance.
Phil Bryant: Fight Obamacare; support insurance exchanges.
Dennis Daugaard: Federal takeover of healthcare is not the answer.
Matt Mead: Legal challenge to federal health mandates.
Nikki Haley: Cap punitive damages to limit medical costs.
Charlie Baker: Eliminate mandated benefits that are more than people need.
Dan Malloy: Supports small business Pooling Bill.
Dan Malloy: Every Child Matters program: more children covered.
Jill Stein: Single-payer Medicare-for-all system.
Gary Herbert: ObamaCare is federal government overreach.
Chet Culver: More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education.
Mark Schauer: Ensure veterans have access to the benefits they've earned.
Steve Grossman: Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families.
Steve Grossman: Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans.
Phil Bryant: Strongest anti-illegal immigration law in MS history.
Phil Bryant: E-verify at work; proof of citizenship in traffic stops.
Lincoln Chafee: Supports legalization path & guest worker programs.
Matt Mead: Enforce immigration laws & secure borders.
Nikki Haley: Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement.
Andrew Cuomo: Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants.
Charlie Baker: Verify legal status before providing any state benefits.
Gary Herbert: Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities.
Steve Grossman: Proudly supports raising minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016.
Ken Cuccinelli: Government does not create jobs; people do.
Maggie Hassan: Keep collective bargaining; oppose right-to-work laws.
Maggie Hassan: Bring one well-regulated, high-end casino to NH.
Charlie Baker: Change direction on job losses and tax increases.
Tom Foley: Focus on developing industries with high job potential.
Rick Scott: 7 Steps; 700,000 jobs; 7 years.
Eliot Cutler: Prepare Eastport for opportunity of Northern Passage.
Andrew Cuomo: Replace Indian Point nuclear facility; it is too dangerous.
Charlie Baker: Cutting local aid should be off the table right now.
Jill Stein: Casinos are job killers; one slot machine kills one job.
Principles & Values|
Pat McCrory: Fix our broken economy with new vision and leadership.
Steve Bullock: I teach my kids the same Montana values I was taught.
Andrew Cuomo: Five-point plan to build a New NY.
Sam Brownback: Kansas Report Card: measure critical points.
Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
Robert Sarvis: Eliminate or dramatically reduce the income tax.
Ken Cuccinelli: Reform tax system to encourage entrepreneurs.
Maggie Hassan: NH can fund its priorities without a broad-based tax.
Pat McCrory: Cut individual and corporate income taxes.
Pat McCrory: Fight unnecessary & burdensome federal taxes & regulations.
Phil Bryant: Lower taxes; end the marriage penalty; free markets.
Dennis Daugaard: No new taxes; no increases in existing taxes.
John Kasich: Lower taxes to create competitive climate.
Nikki Haley: 29 taxes out of 32 create little revenue but add bureaucracy.
Andrew Cuomo: Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending.
Charlie Baker: Make MA taxes competitive with other states.
Dan Malloy: Fairer and more progressive sharing of taxation.
Tom Foley: Aggressively reduce spending so we can reduce taxes.
Jill Stein: Fees and sales taxes hit lower and middle income hardest.
Charlie Baker: Signed the no-new taxes pledge.
Rick Scott: Reducing property tax by 1 mill saves $142 per homeowner.
Eliot Cutler: Invest capital in our backbone infrastructure.
Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
Mark Schauer: Restore tax incentives for high-tech businesses.
Robert Sarvis: 21st-century transportation policy based on user-pays.
Ken Cuccinelli: Focus on traffic congestion and capacity problems.
Terry McAuliffe: Our infrastructure system feels outdated and inefficient.
Pat McCrory: Stop delaying critical infrastructure maintenance.
War & Peace|
Matt Mead: We are at war since 2001; the threat is still real.
Jill Stein: End our military misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Welfare & Poverty|
Eliot Cutler: Never abandon citizens who are unemployed, ill, or hungry.
Andrew Cuomo: Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times.
Matt Mead: Work with religious agencies to expedite adoptions.
Charlie Baker: Cut state retirement benefits to reduce $22B liability.
Dan Malloy: Youth Development Initiative via faith-based organizations.