| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
John Kitzhaber: Oregon Business Plan: create jobs & income; reduce poverty.
John Kitzhaber: Spend $600M on education now instead of on prisons later.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on in-state tuition for non-resident aliens.
Monica Wehby: Increase school choice options for our families.
Monica Wehby: Fisherman, miners, and loggers need a partner in D.C.
Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on looser campaign finance reporting.
Monica Wehby: Put the needs and care of our veterans first.
Monica Wehby: Strengthening our armed forces protects our freedoms.
Monica Wehby: Secure the border but increase H1B visas & guest workers.
John Kitzhaber: Focus budget on investing in jobs and innovation.
Principles & Values|
Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Monica Wehby: Put entitlements on a path to being financially secure.
Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Monica Wehby: 40% of budget on debt servicing is generational theft.
John Kitzhaber: Opportunity for revenue: capping total deductions & credits.
War & Peace|
Monica Wehby: Ensure that Iranian nukes don't threaten Israel.
Welfare & Poverty|
John Kitzhaber: Beware uneven, unequal "recovery" without rural & minorities.