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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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Interviews on 2018 Gubernatorial and Senate races with OnTheIssues


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    from OnTheIssues interviews with 2018 candidates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alan Caron (17) Maine Independent candidate for governor of Maine
  • Andrew Gillum (22) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
  • Andrew Straw (26) Disability party candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
  • Arvin Vohra (20) Libertarian candidate for Maryland U. S. Senator Maryland
  • Casey Cagle (2) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Chris Lyons (25) Libertarian candidate for Maine U. S. Senator Maine
  • Chris Powell (20) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Corey Stewart (15) Republican candidate for Virginia U.S. Senator Virginia
  • Craig Bowden (20) Libertarian candidate for Utah U. S. Senate Utah
  • Dave Strider (20) Independent candidate for Washington U. S. Senator Washington
  • Dave Webber (20) Republican Candidate for New York U.S. Senator New York
  • Deedra Abboud (20) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senate Arizona
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Doug Marks (20) Libertarian candidate for Arizona U. S. Senator Arizona
  • Edward Janowski (20) Independent candidate for Florida U. S. Senator Florida
  • Heidi Wellman (20) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Ian Schlakman (20)
  • Jake Porter (15) Iowa Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Jensen Bohren (19) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Jilletta Jarvis (20) New Hampshire Libertarian candidate for governor of New Hampshire
  • Jim Newberger (20) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Joe Maldonado (20) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • John Tatar (20) Michigan Libertarian candidate for governor of Michigan
  • Kelda Helen Roys (20) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor
  • Ken Krawchuk (19) Pennsylvania Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Kenneth Capron (20) Maine Independent candidate for governor of Maine
  • Kirstjen Nielsen (1)
  • Marcia Squier (21) Green Challenger for MI Senator Michigan
  • Marco Battaglia (20) Iowa Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Mark West (33) Arkansas Libertarian candidate for governor of Arkansas
  • Marty Jackley (4) South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
  • Matt Rosendale (2) Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
  • Mike Gibbons (20) Republican candidate for Ohio U.S. Senator Ohio
  • Paula Overby (20) Green Party candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Phil Anderson (19) Wisconsin Libertarian candidate for governor o
  • Rex Rammell (20) Wyoming Republican candidate for governor of Wyoming
  • Richard Madaleno (20) Maryland Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland
  • Shawn Quinn (20) Maryland Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Steve Sisolak (2) Nevada Democratic candidate for Nevada Governor
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EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

We at OnTheIssues.org ask all candidates for answers to our 20 questions in our VoteMatch quiz. The following Senate candidates have responded in detail. Responding to press inquiries like ours shows a level of openness that augurs well for the candidate in office, regardless of party affiliation.

Almost always, the incumbent ignores our requests, indicating that they don't want their constituents to know their issue stances. We track their voting records accordingly, and infer their VoteMatch responses based on those. We also collect up public statements and book excerpts, and include those in our VoteMatch quiz results as well.

Below are the responses from this year's candidates.


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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Ian Schlakman: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Alan Caron: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Dave Webber: I don't like abortion, but it's not black and white.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Provide birth control & adoption instead of abortion.
    John Tatar: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Kenneth Capron: Abortion should be an option of last resort.
    Mark West: Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right.
    Rex Rammell: Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right.
    Andrew Gillum: Defunding Planned Parenthood jeopardizes women's health.
    Richard Madaleno: 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.
    Corey Stewart: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted righ.
    Jake Porter: Don't prohibit abortion but don't fund it.
    Ken Krawchuk: Pre-natal adoption with a right to choose.
    Phil Anderson: A fetus is an alive, individual human being.
    Chris Powell: Leave decision to states or the people themselves.
    Joe Maldonado: You own your body; not the Government.
    Marco Battaglia: Prefer fewer abortion, but not state prohibition.
    Paula Overby: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose late term abortions; support others.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Strongly support abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Mark West: Oppose abortion, but give options to women in crisis.
    Dave Strider: A woman's body is her choice.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes abortion as a woman's unrestricted right.
    Arvin Vohra: Government has no business being involved in abortion.
    Edward Janowski: Men imposing on pregnant women makes them breeding stock.
    Casey Cagle: Conservative values: pro-life & pro-second Amendment.
    Marty Jackley: AdWatch: Protect the unborn.
    Jim Newberger: Abortion is not an unrestricted right.
    Chris Lyons: Life is precious; abortion only if maternal life at risk.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Deedra Abboud: Unrestricted rights within Roe vs. Wade standards.
    Doug Marks: Pro-choice but it's a state issue.
    Andrew Straw: A fetus has rights; treat abortion like euthanasia.
    Andrew Straw: Since 1973, courts allowed parents to kill their children.
    Craig Bowden: No late-term abortion except for maternal life.
    Jensen Bohren: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Marcia Squier: Fund Planned Parenthood; abortion is an unrestricted right.
Budget & Economy
    Ian Schlakman: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Dave Webber: Economy will recover through free market.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Stimulus by tax rebate checks; let consumers decide.
    John Tatar: Stimulus has proven worse than market-led recovery.
    Kenneth Capron: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Rex Rammell: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Andrew Gillum: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Richard Madaleno: Tax credits to companies offering 50% over minimum wage.
    Corey Stewart: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Jake Porter: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Ken Krawchuk: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Phil Anderson: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Chris Powell: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Joe Maldonado: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Marco Battaglia: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Paula Overby: Stimulus AND market-led recovery.
    Shawn Quinn: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Mark West: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Dave Strider: Sustainable recovery requires more federal spending.
    Mike Gibbons: Market-led recovery instead of stimulus.
    Arvin Vohra: Free market and real growth is the answer.
    Edward Janowski: Stimulus is short-lived; reduce barriers to market growth.
    Jim Newberger: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Heidi Wellman: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Chris Lyons: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Deedra Abboud: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Doug Marks: Get The Fed out of the market.
    Andrew Straw: Stimulus plus market-led recovery.
    Craig Bowden: No stimulus; market forces tell us where money should go.
    Marcia Squier: Stimulus counters ever-growing income inequality.
Civil Rights
    Alan Caron: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Dave Webber: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    John Tatar: Government out of same-sex marriage.
    Kenneth Capron: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Mark West: Leave state out of same-sex marriage.
    Rex Rammell: Oppose same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Gillum: Oppose discrimination based on gender identity.
    Andrew Gillum: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Richard Madaleno: Equality for gender identity; end same-sex discrimination.
    Corey Stewart: Strongly supports traditional marriage.
    Jake Porter: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Ken Krawchuk: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Phil Anderson: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Chris Powell: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Joe Maldonado: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Marco Battaglia: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Paula Overby: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Shawn Quinn: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Mark West: No authority over relationships between same-sex adults.
    Dave Strider: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Arvin Vohra: Same-sex marriage ok; or any number of consenting adults.
    Edward Janowski: Focus on corporate benefits for same-sex couples.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Chris Lyons: Education will achieve affirmative action, not law.
    Chris Lyons: Government should have no say on same-sex marriage.
    Heidi Wellman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Chris Lyons: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Deedra Abboud: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Doug Marks: Government shouldn't be in the marriage business.
    Andrew Straw: Same-sex marriage is none of state's business.
    Andrew Straw: Gay marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws.
    Andrew Straw: Incentives to hire qualified women into management.
    Craig Bowden: Same-sex marriage isn't my business to restrict.
    Jensen Bohren: Legally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Jensen Bohren: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Marcia Squier: Support affirmative action and reparations like urban repair.
    Marcia Squier: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Corporations
    Jensen Bohren: Supply-side economics only boosts economy temporarily.
Crime
    Ian Schlakman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Alan Caron: Stricter punishment doesn't reduces crime.
    Dave Webber: Death penalty does not reduce crime.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Punishment doesn't reduce crime; focus on rehabilitation.
    John Tatar: More services to reduce crime, not more punishment.
    Kenneth Capron: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Mark West: We need complete criminal justice reform.
    Rex Rammell: Stricter punishment reduces some crimes.
    Andrew Gillum: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Richard Madaleno: Require data collection on race-based traffic stops.
    Corey Stewart: Stricter punishment for violent crimes.
    Jake Porter: Stop prosecuting addiction issues and victimless crimes.
    Ken Krawchuk: Eliminate parole for violent criminals.
    Phil Anderson: End mandatory minimum sentences.
    Chris Powell: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Joe Maldonado: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Marco Battaglia: End mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes.
    Paula Overby: Oppose "tough on crime": it promotes autocracy.
    Shawn Quinn: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Mark West: Fewer non-violent offenses, but respect victims rights.
    Dave Strider: I have seen too much police control.
    Mike Gibbons: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Arvin Vohra: Drug crime is fake crime; abolish the DEA.
    Edward Janowski: Enforce existing sentences; eliminate other crimes.
    Jim Newberger: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Heidi Wellman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Chris Lyons: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Deedra Abboud: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Doug Marks: No victim, no crime.
    Andrew Straw: In some cases, punishment can reduce crime.
    Craig Bowden: Rehabilitation instead of punishment.
    Jensen Bohren: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Marcia Squier: End mass incarceration.
Drugs
    Ian Schlakman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Dave Webber: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Supports legalization of marijuana.
    John Tatar: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Kenneth Capron: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Mark West: Full legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.
    Rex Rammell: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Andrew Gillum: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Richard Madaleno: Allow petitioning for expunging marijuana arrest record.
    Jake Porter: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Ken Krawchuk: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Phil Anderson: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Chris Powell: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Joe Maldonado: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Marco Battaglia: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Paula Overby: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Shawn Quinn: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Mark West: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Dave Strider: Allow military honorable discharge after marijuana use.
    Mike Gibbons: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Arvin Vohra: Drugs should be as legal as tomatoes.
    Edward Janowski: Ridiculous to consider marijuana a gateway drug.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
    Jim Newberger: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Heidi Wellman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Chris Lyons: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Deedra Abboud: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Doug Marks: Drug prohibition should all end.
    Andrew Straw: Marijuana is a medicine and nutritious.
    Craig Bowden: Marijuana is not a gateway drug; prescriptions are.
    Jensen Bohren: Remove marijuana from the federal scheduling of drugs.
    Marcia Squier: Cannabis is a life-saving drug and must be legalized.
Education
    Ian Schlakman: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Alan Caron: Oppose vouchers for school choice.
    Dave Webber: Keep feds out of school choice.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Reform by public, private, charter, and homeschool reps.
    John Tatar: Improve public schools so no need for vouchers.
    Kenneth Capron: Vouchers for school choice.
    Mark West: Vouchers for school choice.
    Rex Rammell: Vouchers for school choice.
    Andrew Gillum: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Richard Madaleno: Free community college tuition.
    Corey Stewart: Vouchers for school choice.
    Jake Porter: Vouchers let parents choose the school of their choice.
    Ken Krawchuk: Oppose vouchers because of the "political ˙golden rule".
    Phil Anderson: Let parents decide with vouchers.
    Chris Powell: Strongly oppose vouchers for school choice.
    Joe Maldonado: No vouchers for school choice.
    Marco Battaglia: Vouchers are wrong for paying for private schooling.
    Paula Overby: Vouchers are ok locally but not federally.
    Shawn Quinn: Vouchers for public and private school choice.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose vouchers for school choice.
    Mark West: De-link funding from standardized tests; then vouchers ok.
    Dave Strider: Vouchers are just a precursor to additional segregation.
    Mike Gibbons: Vouchers for school choice.
    Arvin Vohra: Vouchers are just food stamps for education.
    Edward Janowski: Vouchers are regularly abused due to lack of oversight.
    Jim Newberger: Vouchers for school choice are possible.
    Heidi Wellman: Vouchers for school choice.
    Chris Lyons: Vouchers for school choice.
    Deedra Abboud: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Doug Marks: End 'public' schools as we know it.
    Andrew Straw: Students can pray in school, but not imposed by teachers.
    Andrew Straw: Supports vouchers and more school choices.
    Craig Bowden: Vouchers are a good step towardending public schools.
    Jensen Bohren: Double teacher's pay and public education budget.
    Marcia Squier: No vouchers for schools, but ok for colleges.
Energy & Oil
    Ian Schlakman: Prioritize green energy.
    Alan Caron: Prioritize green energy.
    Dave Webber: Prioritize green energy, but after security & economy.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Prioritize green energy.
    Kenneth Capron: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Mark West: Let market decide on green energy.
    Rex Rammell: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Andrew Gillum: Transition Florida to clean energy as rapidly as possible.
    Richard Madaleno: Supports Paris Climate Agreement & regulating greenhouse gas.
    Jake Porter: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Ken Krawchuk: I support green energy.
    Phil Anderson: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Chris Powell: All energy production should treated equally before the law.
    Joe Maldonado: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
    Marco Battaglia: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
    Paula Overby: Pursue green energy aggressively; it is the future.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support prioritizing green energy.
    Mark West: Government shouldn't play favorites in energy market.
    Dave Strider: In 6 years we could be free of carbon-based fuels.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Arvin Vohra: Green energy has advantages; but let market handle it.
    Edward Janowski: Strong supporter of green energy.
    Jim Newberger: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Deedra Abboud: Prioritize green energy.
    Doug Marks: Fiscal irresponsibility to prop up green energy.
    Andrew Straw: Support green energy storage technology.
    Craig Bowden: No subsidies for green energy; don't pick winners & losers.
    Jensen Bohren: Prioritize green energy.
    Marcia Squier: Green energy is intertwined with job creation and education.
Environment
    Ian Schlakman: Supports EPA regulation.
    Alan Caron: Supports Environmental Protection Agency.
    Dave Webber: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    John Tatar: Fight EPA regulatory over-.
    John Tatar: We the people collectively have little effect on pollution.
    Kenneth Capron: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Rex Rammell: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Andrew Gillum: EPA has critical role in protecting us from toxic pollution.
    Richard Madaleno: Increase funding for Chesapeake Bay Trust.
    Corey Stewart: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jake Porter: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Ken Krawchuk: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Phil Anderson: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Chris Powell: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Joe Maldonado: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Marco Battaglia: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Paula Overby: Protect natural resources from exploitation.
    Shawn Quinn: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support EPA regulatory work.
    Mark West: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Dave Strider: Let EPA prosecute those poisoning water in cities.
    Mike Gibbons: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Arvin Vohra: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Edward Janowski: Rein in EPA along with other bureaucracies.
    Jim Newberger: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Heidi Wellman: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Chris Lyons: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Deedra Abboud: EPA protections needed for holding polluters accountable.
    Doug Marks: EPA is useless; I worked in that industry.
    Craig Bowden: EPA should only advise; enforcement is over-reach.
    Andrew Straw: EPA should have more power to clean up, not less.
    Jensen Bohren: EPA protects citizens against corporate abuse.
    Marcia Squier: End the War on Oil, for national security AND environment.
    Marcia Squier: EPA should regulate for-profit corporations.
Families & Children
    Ian Schlakman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Richard Madaleno: Stricter regulations on BPA, concussions, & child seats.
Foreign Policy
    Ian Schlakman: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Alan Caron: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Dave Webber: Support positive American Exceptionalism.
    Jilletta Jarvis: We still have to fight for freedom.
    Kenneth Capron: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Mark West: Sometimes support American Exceptionalism.
    Rex Rammell: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Andrew Gillum: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Richard Madaleno: No state contracts if connected to Iran.
    Corey Stewart: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Chris Powell: Neutral on American Exceptionalism.
    Joe Maldonado: Libertarian way instead of American Exceptionalism.
    Marco Battaglia: Exceptional people all over the planet, not just America.
    Paula Overby: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Shawn Quinn: No opinion on American Exceptionalism.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Mark West: Just because something is American doesn't make it better.
    Dave Strider: My family has been in North America since 1737.
    Mike Gibbons: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Arvin Vohra: America should be the greatest country on earth.
    Edward Janowski: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Jim Newberger: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Heidi Wellman: American Exceptionalism is too vague.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Deedra Abboud: Spread our values of democracy, freedom, & personal liberty.
    Doug Marks: American Exceptionalism? we're no better than everyone else.
    Andrew Straw: USA should encourage our values in UN programs.
    Craig Bowden: Prefer American opportunities to American exceptionalism.
    Jensen Bohren: Foreign involvement via NATO or the United Nations.
    Donald Trump: FactCheck: Yes, Senate approved US Embassy in Jerusalem.
    Marcia Squier: End our interventionist strategies, and welcome refugees.
Free Trade
    Ian Schlakman: Don't expand free trade.
    Alan Caron: Support & expand free trade.
    Dave Webber: Support & expand free trade.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Support & expand free trade.
    John Tatar: Keep state out of federal free trade issue.
    Kenneth Capron: Support & expand free trade.
    Rex Rammell: Support fair trade.
    Andrew Gillum: Support free trade with restrictions.
    Richard Madaleno: Preference for American-made goods in state procurement.
    Corey Stewart: Free trade only if the US is being treated fairly.
    Jake Porter: Support free trade.
    Ken Krawchuk: Support free trade.
    Phil Anderson: Support free trade.
    Chris Powell: Support free trade.
    Joe Maldonado: Support and expand free trade.
    Marco Battaglia: Support free trade & freer trade.
    Paula Overby: Expand free trade but not economic exploitation.
    Shawn Quinn: Support & expand free trade.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Pursue expanded fair trade.
    Mark West: Support & expand free trade.
    Dave Strider: I support fair trade not free trade.
    Mike Gibbons: Support & expand free trade.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all tariffs, sanctions, & trade restrictions.
    Edward Janowski: Trade deals not balanced for US but favor global economy.
    Jim Newberger: Support & expand free trade.
    Heidi Wellman: Support & expand free trade.
    Chris Lyons: Support & expand free trade.
    Deedra Abboud: Support & expand free trade.
    Doug Marks: Support & expand free trade.
    Andrew Straw: Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards.
    Craig Bowden: Free Trade.
    Jensen Bohren: No stance on free trade.
    Marcia Squier: Replace free trade deals with zero export taxes.
Government Reform
    Ian Schlakman: Make voter registration easier.
    Alan Caron: Make voter registration easier.
    Dave Webber: Making voter registration easier just adds to the problem.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Make voter registration easier: online & more options.
    John Tatar: Validating identity is a minor inconvenience for voting.
    Kenneth Capron: Don't make voter registration easier.
    Rex Rammell: Don't make voter registration easier.
    Andrew Gillum: Make voter registration easier.
    Richard Madaleno: Same-day voter registration & automatic registration at MVA.
    Jake Porter: Make voter registration easier.
    Ken Krawchuk: Make voter registration easier.
    Phil Anderson: Make voter registration easier.
    Chris Powell: No opinion on making voter registration easier.
    Joe Maldonado: Make elections and voting fair.
    Marco Battaglia: Make election days national holidays.
    Paula Overby: Make voter registration easier.
    Shawn Quinn: Make voter registration easier.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Make voter registration easier.
    Mark West: Make voter registration easier.
    Dave Strider: Proper ID for voter registration.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes making voter registration easier.
    Arvin Vohra: Make voter registration easier for Libertarians.
    Edward Janowski: Voter ID system to end election fraud.
    Jim Newberger: No need to make voter registration easier.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose making voter registration easier.
    Chris Lyons: Make voter registration easier.
    Deedra Abboud: Make voter registration easier.
    Doug Marks: Make voter registration easier.
    Andrew Straw: Suing government for ballot access for disabled people.
    Craig Bowden: Supports mail-in voting and ranked-choice voting.
    Andrew Straw: Expand voting rights for disabled people.
    Jensen Bohren: Make voter registration easier.
    Marcia Squier: Easier voter registration; restrict superdelegates.
Gun Control
    Ian Schlakman: No absolute right to gun ownership.
    Alan Caron: Common-sense regulations on firearms.
    Dave Webber: 2nd Amendment is very clear, and should not be changed.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    John Tatar: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Kenneth Capron: Right to gun ownership, except for criminals.
    Rex Rammell: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Andrew Gillum: No right to guns for domestic abusers or mentally ill.
    Richard Madaleno: Ban assault weapons; ban bump stocks.
    Corey Stewart: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jake Porter: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Ken Krawchuk: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Phil Anderson: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Chris Powell: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Joe Maldonado: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Marco Battaglia: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Paula Overby: I don't support an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Shawn Quinn: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support heritage of responsible gun ownership.
    Mark West: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Dave Strider: Background checks: no license for felons or other red flags.
    Mike Gibbons: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Arvin Vohra: Purpose of guns are to keep government as our servant.
    Edward Janowski: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Steve Sisolak: I'll take on the NRA and I'll take on Donald Trump.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
    Jim Newberger: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Heidi Wellman: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Chris Lyons: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Deedra Abboud: Second Amendment rights have limits.
    Doug Marks: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Craig Bowden: No gun restrictions except on convicted felons.
    Andrew Straw: I support the 2nd Amendment.
    Jensen Bohren: Reduce lethality of weapons and research gun violence.
    Marcia Squier: Graduated licensing & training for guns, like military.
Health Care
    Ian Schlakman: Supports National Improved Medicare for All.
    Alan Caron: Expand ObamaCare.
    Dave Webber: ObamaCare is failing miserably on the Federal level.
    Jilletta Jarvis: ObamaCare caused insurance prices to go up.
    John Tatar: Keep state out of federal ObamaCare issue.
    Kenneth Capron: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Rex Rammell: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Andrew Gillum: Extend Medicaid to one million Floridians.
    Andrew Gillum: Expand ObamaCare; Medicare for Al.
    Richard Madaleno: Prohibit price gouging for generic drugs.
    Corey Stewart: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Jake Porter: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Ken Krawchuk: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Phil Anderson: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Chris Powell: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Joe Maldonado: Expand ObamaCare.
    Marco Battaglia: Oppose ObamaCare; move to a freer market in medicine.
    Paula Overby: Oppose ObamaCare; Medicare for all is a better path.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Strongly support ObamaCare.
    Mark West: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Dave Strider: Single-Payer fully funded by the Federal government.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Arvin Vohra: Lower medical costs come from price competition.
    Edward Janowski: Dismantle ObamaCare, for personal sovereignty & cost too.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Chris Lyons: Insurance companies benefit from ObamaCare; people don't.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Deedra Abboud: Fix ACA and get every American covered.
    Doug Marks: Get government out of healthcare markets.
    Craig Bowden: ObamaCare only benefits the insurance companies.
    Andrew Straw: Expand Medicare incrementally, not via ObamaCare.
    Jensen Bohren: Shift ObamaCare into Medicare-For-All.
    Marcia Squier: Expand ObamaCare towards universal health care.
Homeland Security
    Ian Schlakman: Don't expand the military.
    Alan Caron: Don't expand the military.
    Dave Webber: Negotiate from a position of strength with Russia & others.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Don't expand the military.
    John Tatar: Strengthen the military.
    Kenneth Capron: Expand the military.
    Mark West: Don't expand military; do expand veteran benefits.
    Rex Rammell: Strengthen the military.
    Andrew Gillum: Opposes expanding the military.
    Corey Stewart: Expand the military.
    Ken Krawchuk: Bring the troops home to defend America.
    Phil Anderson: Return to military limits imposed by the Constitution.
    Chris Powell: Don't expand the military.
    Joe Maldonado: Don't expand the military.
    Marco Battaglia: Rein in the military-industrial complex.
    Paula Overby: Shift military spending to social and economic development.
    Shawn Quinn: Neutral on expanding the military.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Don't expand the military.
    Mark West: Military expansion results in international police.
    Dave Strider: Funds for veterans, not waging war for profits.
    Mike Gibbons: Expand the military.
    Arvin Vohra: Shut down foreign military bases & withdraw from NATO.
    Edward Janowski: Expand military to provide jobs and education.
    Jim Newberger: Expand the military.
    Heidi Wellman: Expand the military.
    Chris Lyons: Don't expand the military.
    Deedra Abboud: Opposes expanding the military.
    Doug Marks: Bring the troops HOME, rather than expanding the military.
    Craig Bowden: Full audit of military, then many cuts.
    Andrew Straw: We spend too much on the military now.
    Jensen Bohren: Shift military spending to veterans support.
    Marcia Squier: Cut the military budget by at least 50%.
Immigration
    Ian Schlakman: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Alan Caron: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Dave Webber: Citizenship for DREAMers but not other illegals.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Background checks against possible terrorism.
    John Tatar: Keep state out of federal immigration issue.
    Kenneth Capron: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Rex Rammell: No pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Kirstjen Nielsen: FactCheck: Falsely claims no policy of family separation.
    Andrew Gillum: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Richard Madaleno: Allow Syrian refugees into US and Maryland.
    Corey Stewart: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Ken Krawchuk: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Phil Anderson: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Chris Powell: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Joe Maldonado: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Marco Battaglia: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Paula Overby: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Shawn Quinn: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Mark West: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Dave Strider: All illegal immigrants since genocide of Native Americans.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Arvin Vohra: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Edward Janowski: Pathway to citizenship for some, to work thru quagmire.
    Casey Cagle: Double headline - Already Done.
    Steve Sisolak: Double headline - Already Done.
    Jim Newberger: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens is possible.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Chris Lyons: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Deedra Abboud: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Doug Marks: DREAMers are victims, not criminals.
    Andrew Straw: Pathway to citizenship, except for felons.
    Craig Bowden: Streamline the process to make it easier to come legally˙.
    Jensen Bohren: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Marcia Squier: Support pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Jobs
    Ian Schlakman: Legally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Alan Caron: Oppose affirmative action.
    Dave Webber: Laws against discrimination, instead of affirmative action.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Hire based on qualifications, not sex or ethnicity.
    John Tatar: Affirmative action for corporations but not entrepreneurs.
    Kenneth Capron: Enforce anti-discrimination, instead of affirmative action.
    Mark West: Oppose affirmative action.
    Rex Rammell: Oppose affirmative action.
    Andrew Gillum: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
    Richard Madaleno: Require state contractors to support apprenticeships.
    Jake Porter: Oppose affirmative action.
    Ken Krawchuk: Oppose affirmative action.
    Phil Anderson: Don't require hiring more women/minorities.
    Chris Powell: Strongly oppose affirmative action.
    Joe Maldonado: Oppose affirmative action.
    Marco Battaglia: Oppose affirmative action.
    Paula Overby: Oppose affirmative action.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose affirmative action but no discriminatory hiring.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support affirmative action in hiring.
    Mark West: No discriminatory hiring practices but no affirmative action.
    Dave Strider: Affirmative action is abused in scope & enforcement.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes affirmative action hiring.
    Arvin Vohra: Eliminate all affirmative action laws & racial quotas.
    Edward Janowski: No affirmative action; no quotas.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes affirmative action.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
    Deedra Abboud: Affirmative action in government, but not private companies.
    Doug Marks: Affirmative action is damaging government interference.
    Andrew Straw: In recessions, increase money supply to create jobs.
    Andrew Straw: Visas for high-wage jobs; don't export jobs via trade.
    Craig Bowden: Free market instead of affirmative action.
    Jensen Bohren: Increase minimum wage and the economy will blossom.
Local Issues
    Richard Madaleno: Fund regional transit authorities & the cancelled Red Line.
Principles & Values
    Ian Schlakman: Opposes keeping God in the public sphere.
    Alan Caron: Separate church from state.
    Dave Webber: Push back against those who want to pray in public.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Government should have no bearing on how people worship.
    John Tatar: Individual unalienable rights CANNOT be taken away.
    John Tatar: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Kenneth Capron: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Mark West: Respect for religious freedom.
    Rex Rammell: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Andrew Gillum: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Richard Madaleno: Social justice for all people.
    Corey Stewart: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Jake Porter: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Ken Krawchuk: God by any name should not be government supported.
    Phil Anderson: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Chris Powell: Protect freedom to not have religiosity forced upon.
    Joe Maldonado: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Marco Battaglia: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Paula Overby: Don't empower human institutions with authority of God.
    Shawn Quinn: Opposes God in the public sphere.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose government attempts to interfere with religion.
    Mark West: No religious viewpoint should be publicly imposed.
    Dave Strider: Forced faith is as hollow as a rotted tree.
    Mike Gibbons: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Arvin Vohra: Government out of matters of conscience & God.
    Edward Janowski: Keep "God" on public buildings, as done historically.
    Jim Newberger: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Chris Lyons: Personal belief in God is fine; government action is not.
    Heidi Wellman: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Chris Lyons: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep God out of government.
    Doug Marks: Keep God in public, but not in government.
    Andrew Straw: Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court.
    Craig Bowden: Work for all Utahns, regardless of religious beliefs.
    Jensen Bohren: Supports separation of church & state, with public equality.
    Marcia Squier: Government should be separate from private religion.
Social Security
    Ian Schlakman: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Alan Caron: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Dave Webber: Don't privatize Social Security; fix it instead.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Option for private Social Security.
    John Tatar: Keep state out of federal Social Security issue.
    Kenneth Capron: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Mark West: Privatize Social Security.
    Rex Rammell: Privatize Social Security.
    Andrew Gillum: Fight any attempt to privatize Social Security.
    Ken Krawchuk: Privatize Social Security.
    Phil Anderson: End mandatory participation in Social Security.
    Chris Powell: Privatize Social Security but accommodate those in system.
    Joe Maldonado: Opportunity to opt out of Social Security.
    Marco Battaglia: Individual private accounts to replace Social Security.
    Paula Overby: We need a safe way to save for retirement.
    Shawn Quinn: Neutral on privatizing Social Security.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose privatizing Social Security.
    Mark West: System going bankrupt; cautious transition to privatization.
    Dave Strider: Anyone wanting to privatize Soc.Sec. are nothing but thieves.
    Mike Gibbons: Opt-out of Social Security.
    Arvin Vohra: Supports privatizing Social Security.
    Edward Janowski: Privatizing is idiotic; it puts profits before people.
    Jim Newberger: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Heidi Wellman: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Chris Lyons: Privatize Social Security.
    Deedra Abboud: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Doug Marks: Social Security scam is going to cost my generation.
    Andrew Straw: Too many people rely on SSA to risk losses.
    Craig Bowden: Voluntary phase out for younger generations.
    Jensen Bohren: Expand benefits and lift the cap on earnings.
    Marcia Squier: Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Ian Schlakman: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Alan Caron: No higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Dave Webber: Raising tax rate on wealthy doesn't provide more tax revenue.
    Jilletta Jarvis: No higher taxes on the wealthy.
    John Tatar: Taxes are theft.
    Kenneth Capron: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Mark West: Taxation is theft.
    Rex Rammell: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Andrew Gillum: Economy should works for all, not just those at the top.
    Richard Madaleno: Raise estate tax at state level since feds won't.
    Corey Stewart: The wealthy are already disproportionately taxed.
    Jake Porter: Phase out the statewide sales tax.
    Ken Krawchuk: Pledged to veto every tax increase.
    Phil Anderson: Lower taxes for everyone.
    Chris Powell: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Joe Maldonado: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Marco Battaglia: Phase out the income tax.
    Paula Overby: Wealth does not trickle down.
    Shawn Quinn: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support a progressive tax structure.
    Mark West: Lower taxes on everyone.
    Dave Strider: Supports higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Arvin Vohra: End welfare & other programs, and then abolish income tax.
    Edward Janowski: Remove loopholes and establish a flat tax.
    Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Deedra Abboud: Support higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Doug Marks: All the money of the wealthy won't fix the spending problem.
    Andrew Straw: Tax cuts for rich don't help economy if tied up in stocks.
    Craig Bowden: Lower taxes for everyone.
    Marcia Squier: Wealthiest get wealthier via tax loopholes.
War & Peace
    Ian Schlakman: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Dave Webber: We have to offer protection to our allies.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Stop fighting someone else's wars.
    John Tatar: Avoid foreign entanglements as much as possible.
    Kenneth Capron: Can't avoid foreign entanglements.
    Mark West: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Rex Rammell: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Andrew Gillum: America should be world's human rights champion.
    Corey Stewart: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Ken Krawchuk: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Phil Anderson: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Chris Powell: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Joe Maldonado: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Marco Battaglia: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Paula Overby: I support the Powell doctrine, not foreign entanglements.
    Shawn Quinn: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Mark West: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Dave Strider: We are a Republic not an Empire.
    Mike Gibbons: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Arvin Vohra: Stop creating enemies; withdraw from foreign entanglements.
    Edward Janowski: Support UN action on disputes, instead of CIA decisions.
    Matt Rosendale: Double headline - Already Done.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
    Jim Newberger: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Heidi Wellman: They're not merely "foreign entanglements".
    Chris Lyons: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Deedra Abboud: Diplomacy should always be first.
    Doug Marks: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Craig Bowden: Exit the Mideast & support non-intervention.
    Andrew Straw: Treaties with allies instead of empire-building attitudes.
    Marcia Squier: No more profit-driven interventionist military strikes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Richard Madaleno: Supports affordable housing & community development projects.


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