| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Ruth Ann Minner: Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes.
Alex Pires: Unequivocal support for legalization of same-sex marriage.
Kevin Wade: Same-sex marriage is a "fringe issue" and a distraction.
Tom Carper: Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Ruth Ann Minner: Civil unions yes; marriage no.
Ruth Ann Minner: Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas.
Jack Markell: Start It Up Delaware: nurture employers.
Kevin Wade: Remove deductions and loopholes so GE pays some tax.
Ruth Ann Minner: Supports the death penalty.
Ruth Ann Minner: Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals.
Jack Markell: Six new state troopers to focus on gangs & drug-trafficking.
Jack Markell: Common Core Standards including world language immersion.
Ruth Ann Minner: Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed.
Ruth Ann Minner: More funding for teachers & school infrastructure.
Energy & Oil|
Jack Markell: Reliability and cost of energy is key.
Jack Markell: Delaware has moved to the top ten of bike friendly states.
Families & Children|
Jack Markell: Youth suicide: the most tragic child mental health problem.
Jack Markell: World now is more global; more productive; more competitive.
Ruth Ann Minner: Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns.
Ruth Ann Minner: Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks.
Tom Carper: Suffers from glaucoma & high blood pressure.
Ruth Ann Minner: Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care.
Jack Markell: Supports Delaware National Guard "Youth ChalleNGe".
Principles & Values|
Kevin Wade: Career politicians can't change Washington.
Tom Carper: Rumors about my health are "baloney" and "hogwash".
Alex Pires: Attack plans to privatize Social Security.
Tom Carper: Private accounts as an add-on, not full privatization.
Tom Carper: Broaden the base of taxable income by removing deductions.