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    from 2014 SD Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Gordon Howie (17) Independent Senate Challenger South Dakota
  • Larry Pressler (17) Independent Challenger South Dakota
  • Mike Rounds (7) South Dakota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Rick Weiland (14) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
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    South Dakota Senate debates and race coverage:
  • AARP Voter Guide (on Rick Weiland and Larry Pressler), Aug. 31, 2014
  • KSFY/ABC News, "South Dakota Senate candidates debate money, priorities" (debate at Dakotafest in Mitchell), by Brian Allen, Aug 20, 2014
  • Argus-Leader, "Howie supports gay civil unions", by David Montgomery, Aug 16, 2014
  • Argus-Leader, "Four Candidates for Senate Differ on Highway Funding", by David Montgomery, Aug 2, 2014
  • AdWatch: Transcript of TV ad, "America needs God", from GordonHowieForSenate.com, Aug. 1, 2014
  • Rollcall e-zine, "Quirky Ex-Senator Stomps on Democrats’ S.D. Hopes", by Colin Diersing, 7/24/2014
  • The Capital Journal, "Rounds awarded $75 million in Future Funds", by Joel Ebert, March 11, 2014.
  • Rapid City Journal, "Five questions: Rick Weiland", by Joe O'Sullivan, March 10, 2014
  • Politico.com AdWatch: "Larry Pressler ‘American Hustle’ ad to air during Oscars", Associated Press, 2/28/14
  • Rapid City Journal and MinnPost.com on Larry Pressler, 12/31/2013
  • AdWatch on Rick Weiland email, Oct. 15, 2013
  • Argus Leader coverage, June 30, 2013
  • Politico.com coverage, 11/14/2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Gordon Howie: Man does not have the right to destroy innocent life.
    Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
Budget & Economy
    Gordon Howie: Economic survival depends on fiscal responsibility.
    Mike Rounds: Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation.
    Gordon Howie: Say No to $17 trillion national debt.
    Larry Pressler: Pay a little more taxes & give up some programs.
Civil Rights
    Gordon Howie: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Gordon Howie: Gays and lesbians choose to live outside the laws of God.
    Gordon Howie: Civil unions and equal rights for gays, but not marriage.
    Larry Pressler: Filed legal brief to overturn S.D.'s gay marriage ban.
    Mike Rounds: Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage.
    Larry Pressler: Supports gay marriage.
    Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
    Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
    Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals for businesses 'too big to fail'.
    Mike Rounds: $75M in Future Fund grants to support entrepreneurialism.
    Larry Pressler: Both parties beholden to corporate backers.
    Rick Weiland: Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor.
Energy & Oil
    Gordon Howie: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Gordon Howie: Congress should pass laws benefiting the oil & gas industry.
    Larry Pressler: Immediate increase of 12 cents per gallon in the gas tax.
    Mike Rounds: Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax.
    Rick Weiland: End subsidies to big oil companies, instead of gas tax.
    Rick Weiland: Opposes Keystone XL pipeline.
    Mike Rounds: Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
Government Reform
    Gordon Howie: Photo ID for voting.
    Rick Weiland: Congress should fight for people, not for big donors.
Gun Control
    Gordon Howie: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Gordon Howie: Bumper sticker: God, Guns, and Gordon.
    Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Health Care
    Gordon Howie: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Rick Weiland: Give Medicare recipients a choice of private insurance.
    Larry Pressler: Keep ObamaCare in place; we need it.
    Rick Weiland: Push for public option to expand ObamaCare.
    Rick Weiland: Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option.
    Mike Rounds: Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government.
Homeland Security
    Gordon Howie: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Larry Pressler: First Vietnam vet elected to Congress.
    Larry Pressler: Significant cutbacks on overseas military spending.
    Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
    Gordon Howie: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Larry Pressler: 5-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Rounds: Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship.
    Rick Weiland: Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time.
Principles & Values
    Gordon Howie: Religious liberty is foundational to our freedom.
    Gordon Howie: A great America needs God.
    Larry Pressler: Former three-term Senator; ran for president in 1980.
    Rick Weiland: Touring all 311 of South Dakota's incorporated towns.
    Larry Pressler: Non-conventional independent campaign to influence debate.
    Larry Pressler: 1978: first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate.
Social Security
    Rick Weiland: Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy.
Tax Reform
    Gordon Howie: Rein in bloated government instead of raising taxes.
    Larry Pressler: Raise taxes on estates worth more than $10 million.
    Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
War & Peace
    Rick Weiland: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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