| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Barack Obama: Supports Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy|
Mark Kirk: No bailout for irresponsible decisions by state of Illinois.
Mark Kirk: Proudly voted for TARP; but against stimulus funds.
Mark Kirk: Obama has brought $43,000 debt to every American.
Barack Obama: Supports affirmative action in colleges and government.
Barack Obama: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws.
Alexi Giannoulias: TARP needs more oversight & bank accountability.
Alexi Giannoulias: Main Street needs increased access to capital lending.
Mark Kirk: Small business Bill of Rights: 10-point pro-growth agenda.
Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
Barack Obama: Supports alternative sentencing and rehabilitation.
Barack Obama: Supports charter schools and private investment in schools.
Barack Obama: Free public college for any student with B-average.
Energy & Oil|
Alexi Giannoulias: Clean energy future for national security & job creation.
Barack Obama: Conserve, develop alternative fuels, increase efficiencies.
Mark Kirk: Stimulus should've funded Mississippi dams & O'Hare projects.
Alexi Giannoulias: I streamlined & cut Treasurer's Office staff by 17%.
Mark Kirk: Support a line item veto; cut spending across the board.
Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
Barack Obama: Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions.
Alexi Giannoulias: Reform it and fix it: negotiate drug rates for Medicare.
Mark Kirk: Repeal Obamacare, then offer a better alternative.
Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
Barack Obama: Ensure access to basic care.
Mark Kirk: No F-25 engine; no joint forces command.
Barack Obama: Extend welfare and Medicaid to immigrants.
Alexi Giannoulias: Losing job is more than just a paycheck; it affects morale.
Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Principles & Values|
Alexi Giannoulias: Accuses Kirk of economic treason for fundraising in China.
Mark Kirk: Raised $6,000 from 12 U.S. citizen businessmen in China.
Alexi Giannoulias: I told the truth about my mistakes; my opponent has not.
Mark Kirk: I've owned up to my mistakes; my opponent has not.
Alexi Giannoulias: Aware his Broadway Bank lent to criminals, but not extent.
Mark Kirk: Takes responsibility for carelessness about military record.
Alexi Giannoulias: Fallout from the April failure of his family's Broadway Bank.
Mark Kirk: Forced to apologize for exaggerating his biography.
Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age.
Mark Kirk: Ending Bush tax cuts may cause double-dip recession.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran.