2014 Idaho Senate debates
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from 2014 ID Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Gary Peters (2) Democratic Challenger Michigan
- Jim Risch (8) Idaho Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator
- Nels Mitchell (22) Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
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Idaho Senate debates:
- Spokesman-Review, "Risch, Mitchell clash in sole debate of Senate race", by Betsy Z. Russell, 10/8/2014
- AARP Voter Guide (on Nels Mitchell and Jim Risch), Aug. 31, 2014
- Idaho Statesman Voter Guide, Q&A with Nels Mitchell, 6/25/2014
- Kuna Melba News, "Nels Mitchell Says Risch Is Running Away from his Record", February 13th, 2014
- Idaho Statesman, "Idaho Sen. Jim Risch: High energy, low visibility", by Michael Catalini, Feb. 10, 2014
- Magic Valley Times-News: "Mitchell, Risch Trade Jabs", by Jon Alexander, January 15, 2014
- AdWatch on Press release from Jim Risch, Nov. 15 2013
- ABC News Politics, "GOP Ready to Fund Homeland Security Amid Shutdown", 10/2/2013
- Press release, "Statement on President Obama's Proposals to Prevent Gun Violence", via peters.house.gov, Jan. 16, 2013
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Nels Mitchell: Support woman's right to make her own health decisions.
Budget & Economy|
Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail.
Jim Risch: Jobs are created by private sector and not by government.
Jim Risch: No tax incentive for repatriation of overseas jobs.
Nels Mitchell: Subsidies to established corporations waste taxpayer money.
Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
Energy & Oil|
Nels Mitchell: Oil & gas industries get huge subsidies despite high profits.
Nels Mitchell: Committed to protecting our unique outdoor heritage.
Families & Children|
Nels Mitchell: Strong supporter of the Violence Against Women Act.
Jim Risch: Call on Iran to release those imprisoned for Christianity.
Nels Mitchell: End tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas.
Jim Risch: Gridlock results from two very different party philosophies.
Nels Mitchell: OpEd: Pledging just one six-year term means he's "lame duck".
Nels Mitchell: No junkets; no gridlock; promises one term only.
Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands.
Gary Peters: Common sense safety measures, including background checks.
Jim Risch: ObamaCare is a regulatory quagmire.
Nels Mitchell: Most of ObamaCare is good; fix the parts that aren't.
Nels Mitchell: Staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Jim Risch: Do everything to maintain a fully-equipped military.
Nels Mitchell: Maintain Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Jim Risch: We all agree that the military and NSA should be funded.
Nels Mitchell: Idaho's farmers need immigration reform.
Principles & Values|
Nels Mitchell: Idaho needs Senator who gets to work, not "Senator No".
Nels Mitchell: Most conservative voting record in Senate in 2013.
Nels Mitchell: Served in state Senate and as Lt. Governor, then governor.
Nels Mitchell: Never been within 150 miles of Harry Reid; not hand-picked.
Nels Mitchell: Middle-of-the-road Democrat; I'll team up with Republicans.
Nels Mitchell: Fight efforts to cut or privatize entitlements.
Nels Mitchell: The greatest generation earned their retirement security.
Jim Risch: No tax increases, but no cuts to entitlements nor veterans.
War & Peace|
Nels Mitchell: Don't concentrate on Syria at the expense of home.
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- Gary Peters Democratic Challenger Michigan
- Jim Risch Idaho Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator
- Nels Mitchell Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
The above quotations are from 2014 Idaho Senate debates.
- Outsider in the House, by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, VT)
- The Little Plaid Book, by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R, TN)
- Cowboy in Caracas, by Senate nominee Charlie Hardy (D, WY)
- The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America (D, NJ)
- Now or Never: A Call to Reclaim America, by Rep. Jody Hice (R, GA-10)
- The Case for Polarized Politics, by Senate candidate Jeff Bell (R, NJ)
- Born To Fly, by Senate candidate Shane Osborn (R, NE)
- A Tribute to 101 Incredible Women, by Senate candidate Joyce Dickerson (D, SC)
- The Debt Bomb, by Senator Tom Coburn (R, OK)
- A Fighting Chance, by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, MA)
- Winning Right, by Senate candidate Ed Gillespie (R,VA)
- Planned Bullyhood, by Senate candidate Karen Handel (R,GA)
- The Tea Party Goes to Washington, by Senator Rand Paul (R,KY)
- Governor`s Travels, by Senator Angus King (I,ME)
- This Is Not Florida, biography of Senator Al Franken (D,MN)
- The Truth (with jokes), by Sen. Al Franken (D, MN)
- Planned Bullyhood, by Senate candidate Karen Handel (R, GA)
- Republican Leader, biography of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R, KY)
- The Man Behind The Mask, by Senate candidate Andy Martin (R, NH)
- In the Company of Men, by Senate candidate Nancy Mace (R, SC)
- Be the Change!, by Senate candidate Michelle Nunn (D, GA)
- The Greatest Hoax, by Sen. James Inhofe (R, OK)
- Unite and Conquer, by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D, AZ)