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Shane Osborn: Adamantly protect the life of the unborn.
Ben Sasse: Defend the sanctity of life.
Shenna Bellows: Leader in reproductive freedom.
Brian Schatz: Require offering emergency contraception for rape victims.
Pat McGeehan: Support the Life at Conception Act; all life is precious.
Sam Clovis: Life should be protected from conception.
Joe Carr: Promote adoption; 100% pro-life.
Matt Bevin: We have a duty to protect unborn human life.
Matthew Whitaker: Life begins at conception.
Owen Hill: Fight for equal opportunity of all people--born and unborn.
Joni Ernst: No taxpayer funding for abortion; protect the unborn.
David Perdue: Promote a culture that values life.
Champ Edmunds: Protect the pre-born and all the vulnerable in our society.
Karen Handel: Planned Bullyhood: book exposes Planned Parenthood's tactics.
Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children.
Budget & Economy|
Michelle Nunn: Make smart short and mid-term investments to drive growth.
Ben Sasse: Reform entitlement programs & live within our means.
Jim Rubens: Don't put staggering burden of debt on our grandchildren.
Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
Pat McGeehan: No bank bailout; no carmaker bailout.
Joe Carr: Spending caps are vital to our nation's survival.
Matt Bevin: Wall Street and auto bailouts made us pay for their mistakes.
Matt Bevin: Balanced Budget Amendment ends Congress' spending addiction.
Matthew Whitaker: Balance the budget instead of $17 trillion national debt.
Owen Hill: Government spending is a tax on work and a tax on jobs.
Joni Ernst: Break Washington's spending addiction.
David Perdue: Cut wasteful spending; eliminate failed government agencies.
David Perdue: Support balanced budget amendment and tax reform.
Champ Edmunds: The way out of this crisis is to unleash the free market.
Corey Stapleton: Washington is mortgaging America's children's futures.
Karen Handel: Tenacious in balancing budget and dealing with corruption.
Jon Roland: Expenditures backed only by debt are unconstitutional.
Shane Osborn: Marriage is only between one man and one woman.
Ben Sasse: Don't redefine one-man-one-woman marriage.
Shenna Bellows: Leader in Women's Leadership Coalition & women's rights.
Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
Sam Clovis: Family begins with one man and one woman.
Shenna Bellows: ENDA is a good start; full marriage equality is next.
Matt Bevin: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Mead Treadwell: I will defend traditional marriage.
Joni Ernst: Marriage is a religious institution: one man and one woman.
Terri Lynn Land: Supports MI Protection & Advocacy Services (pro-disabilty).
David Perdue: Protect traditional marriage.
Champ Edmunds: Marriage is a bond between a man, a woman and God.
Michelle Nunn: Lower our corporate tax rate; simplify tax code.
Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
Sam Clovis: End corporate welfare subsidies & crony capitalism grants.
Joe Carr: Lower the corporate tax & make Bush tax cuts permanent.
Jason Conger: Lower the barriers to business and job creation.
Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals & government bailouts of big business.
Shane Osborn: Small businesses are the job creators that fuel our economy.
David Perdue: We are on the verge of revitalizing American manufacturing.
Doug Truax: Justice means making sure wrong gets punished.
Chris McDaniel: Death penalty for terrorism with victims killed.
Jay Stamper: We are all criminals because we over-lawed.
Jay Stamper: Pled guilty to SEC violation in exchange for zero sentence.
Michelle Nunn: Invest in early childhood education.
Michelle Nunn: Common Core, teacher recruitment, smaller classes.
Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
Sam Clovis: Repeal No Child Left Behind and the Common Core.
Joe Carr: Parental choice & competition over one-size-fits-all.
Matt Bevin: Limit federal one-size-fits-all role in education.
Jason Conger: Increase educational options available to choose from.
David Perdue: Dismantle unnecessary bureaucracy; innovate at local level.
Corey Stapleton: Embrace all forms and distribution methods of teaching.
Energy & Oil|
Michelle Nunn: Ensure affordable and sustainable sources of energy.
Jim Rubens: Revenue-neutral carbon tax offset by other tax cuts.
Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
Pat McGeehan: Fight the "War on Coal"; no alternative energy subsidies.
Sam Clovis: Exploit every form of energy, underground and above ground.
Joe Carr: Drill offshore and onshore.
Matt Bevin: Support coal production and new nuclear power plants.
Jason Conger: Put Oregon at forefront of Green revolution.
Liz Cheney: Fight back against President Obama's war on coal.
Owen Hill: Support cheap, clean-burning domestic natural gas.
David Perdue: End hostility towards domestic energy producers.
Champ Edmunds: Our energy is a fundamental part of our free society.
Mead Treadwell: Increase resource development & reform energy taxes.
Shenna Bellows: Supports recycling & conservation passionately.
Liz Cheney: Oppose intrusive practices of the EPA.
Rick Weiland: 2003: Introduced first green commercial construction code.
Champ Edmunds: Put states in charge of predator control, not federal.
Corey Stapleton: Promote & protect agriculture, farming & ranching lifestyle.
Joe Miller: Stop cramming animal rights agenda onto Alaskan dog racing.
Families & Children|
Joe Carr: Marriage is best between a man and woman.
Mead Treadwell: Committed to supporting strong families.
Joe Carr: Never agree to a treaty that diminishes our sovereignty.
Matt Bevin: Fight foreign treaties that weaken our sovereignty.
Michelle Nunn: Seek trade agreements from Europe to China.
Joe Carr: Promote free and fair trade.
Doug Truax: Market-based competition instead of bureaucratic decisions.
Shane Osborn: America should compete in a global, free-market economy.
Joni Ernst: Keep markets open to exports for Iowa goods.
David Perdue: Best opportunity for growth is to boost our exports.
Shenna Bellows: Same-day voter registration for Maine & federally.
Matt Bevin: Permanent ban on earmarks, with no loopholes.
Chris McDaniel: Defend the 10th Amendment and states' rights.
Doug Truax: Without accountability & transparency, power corrupts.
Rick Weiland: We're hijacked by big money special interests.
Joni Ernst: Roll back burdensome regulations.
David Perdue: Maximum three terms in the House, two terms in the Senate.
Jim Abeler: Unlock the stifling stranglehold the of federal government.
Karen Handel: Defended and implemented photo ID for voting.
Doug Truax: Hearings on "Stand Your Ground" laws don't address issue.
Jim Rubens: Individual right to bear arms is inviolably guaranteed.
Pat McGeehan: Never infringe an individual's right to keep and bear arms.
Sam Clovis: 2nd Amendment is about liberty, not just gun rights.
Joe Carr: Second Amendment rights safeguard all other rights.
Matt Bevin: Second Amendment is the lynchpin of the Bill of Rights.
Matthew Whitaker: Lifetime defender of the Second Amendment.
Mead Treadwell: Law-abiding citizens have the right to keep and bear arms.
Owen Hill: Protect the right to own & use guns for law-abiding citizens.
Joni Ernst: Staunch defender of the Second Amendment.
David Perdue: We have ample gun laws on the books now.
Champ Edmunds: 2nd Amendment is about our right to defend ourselves.
Corey Stapleton: Uphold our right to bear arms.
Doug Truax: ObamaCare is a disaster based on ideology.
Ben Sasse: I'm the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate.
Jim Rubens: Replace ObamaCare with ideas that harness market forces.
Jim Rubens: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with consumer choice.
Pat McGeehan: Repeal ObamaCare; oppose any universal healthcare.
Sam Clovis: Repeal ObamaCare, the Unaffordable Care Act.
Joe Carr: ObamaCare must be defunded and repealed.
Matt Bevin: Defund ObamaCare immediately, then repeal ObamaCare.
Matthew Whitaker: Defund and repeal ObamaCare.
Jason Conger: Patients & doctors drive decisions, not lawyers & insurers.
Chris McDaniel: Stop ObamaCare; stop Medicaid expansion; stop tyranny.
Liz Cheney: Urge the repeal of ObamaCare.
Mead Treadwell: I will work to repeal ObamaCare.
Owen Hill: Defund ObamaCare; no destructive government mandates.
Shane Osborn: Repeal ObamaCare; it's government intrusion into free market.
Joni Ernst: Staunchly opposed to ObamaCare.
David Perdue: ObamaCare reduces quality of health care and increase costs.
Jim Abeler: Led bipartisan effort for health and human services reform.
Champ Edmunds: ObamaCare: a train wreck of false promises & exorbitant cost.
Chris McDaniel: No constitutional authority for ObamaCare.
Michelle Nunn: One-stop shop for veterans, like Hiring Our Heroes.
Ben Sasse: Global preeminence essential our nation's interests.
Jim Rubens: NSA gathering data on citizens is abusive & unconstitutional.
Jim Rubens: War for national security only; world's strongest military.
Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
Pat McGeehan: Oppose PATRIOT Act and other 4th amendment infringements.
Pat McGeehan: National defense is federal government's primary function.
Pat McGeehan: Only fight under a US Commander; not a UN Commander.
Sam Clovis: Military holds a special place in fabric of American society.
Joe Carr: Provide more healthcare and support for veterans.
Joe Carr: A powerful military increases the platform of freedom.
Matt Bevin: We must keep the strongest military in the world.
Matt Bevin: Protect national security without violating civil liberties.
Alison Grimes: Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law.
Doug Truax: Learned about duty, honor and country at West Point.
Liz Cheney: Strengthen our national security.
Owen Hill: Moral duty to be a force for freedom in the world.
Rick Weiland: 1997: Served as Regional Director of FEMA.
Shane Osborn: Strong voice for America's Veterans.
Joni Ernst: Strong national defense makes the world is a safer place.
Joni Ernst: I'm a veteran; honor and care for our nation's veterans.
Corey Stapleton: Remain ever vigilant & continuously improve our readiness.
Shenna Bellows: Leader in the Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition.
Pat McGeehan: Oppose amnesty; secure our borders.
Sam Clovis: Border security at the very top of the priority list.
Joe Carr: Illegal immigration turns American dream into nightmare.
Matt Bevin: Eliminate the magnets that attract illegal immigrants.
Chris McDaniel: Start controlling illegal immigration with border control.
Owen Hill: Enforce our borders without comprehensive reform.
Matthew Whitaker: As US Attorney, prosecuted immigration cases.
David Perdue: Strictly enforce current laws; focus on true border security.
Corey Stapleton: Massive spending is not going to create sustainable jobs.
Principles & Values|
Rick Weiland: 1996: As Democratic nominee, lost statewide House campaign.
Matthew Whitaker: What Iowa needs: growth, reform, and Iowa values.
Matthew Whitaker: Christian churchgoer who can champion our values & beliefs.
Jim Abeler: Creator, conscience, and constituents, in that order.
Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
Rick Weiland: 2002: Served as State Director of AARP.
Joni Ernst: Preserve and protect Social Security & Medicare.
Jay Stamper: Chained CPI a bad idea.
Ben Sasse: Taxation should be as simple as possible.
Jason Conger: Pushed tax relief for middle and low income families.
Jim Rubens: Pro-growth tax swap: simplify & reform anti-jobs tax code.
Pat McGeehan: Overly taxing continually steals the income of our residents.
Sam Clovis: Transition from personal income tax system to a FairTax.
Joe Carr: No new taxes, period.
Matt Bevin: Higher taxes mean fewer private sector jobs.
Owen Hill: Taxes should be low, simple, and without loopholes.
Shane Osborn: Cut taxes; reduce spending; Balanced Budget.
Joni Ernst: IRS is a predatory, bureaucratic, out-of-control disaster.
Matthew Whitaker: Taxes are too high and the tax code is too complex.
David Perdue: No tax increase of any kind; overhaul the tax code.
Champ Edmunds: Reduce taxes and cut red tape.
Owen Hill: NSA should have decent respect for privacy.
Terri Lynn Land: Improve state customer service via technology & innovation.
Karen Handel: On-line access to all agency revenues and expenses.
Mead Treadwell: Entrepreneur for digital watermarks & Google Streetview.
War & Peace|
Jim Rubens: No global policing war in Syria.
Sam Clovis: Pursue active enemies with all available dispatch.
Matt Bevin: No war unless Constitutional and in our national interest.
Welfare & Poverty|
Ben Sasse: Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society.
Matthew Whitaker: Too many people on food stamps breeds culture of dependency.