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Gordon Howie: Man does not have the right to destroy innocent life.
Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
Budget & Economy|
Gordon Howie: Economic survival depends on fiscal responsibility.
Mike Rounds: Don't promise everything then borrow it from next generation.
Gordon Howie: Say No to $17 trillion national debt.
Larry Pressler: Pay a little more taxes & give up some programs.
Dennis Daugaard: Good stewardship achieves a structurally balanced budget.
Dennis Daugaard: Invite, increase, and innovate--for economic development.
Gordon Howie: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Gordon Howie: Gays and lesbians choose to live outside the laws of God.
Gordon Howie: Civil unions and equal rights for gays, but not marriage.
Larry Pressler: Filed legal brief to overturn S.D.'s gay marriage ban.
Mike Rounds: Legal contracts for gay couples, but not marriage.
Larry Pressler: Supports gay marriage.
Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals for businesses 'too big to fail'.
Mike Rounds: $75M in Future Fund grants to support entrepreneurialism.
Larry Pressler: Both parties beholden to corporate backers.
Rick Weiland: Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor.
Dennis Daugaard: Revamp MicroLOAN program for small businesses.
Dennis Daugaard: Achieved Level 4 certification for Juvenile Corrections.
Dennis Daugaard: Justice reinvestment: focuses resources on proven tools.
Dennis Daugaard: More funding for drug courts; a bargain compared to prison.
Dennis Daugaard: Swift and certain sanctions for drug addicts.
Dennis Daugaard: Repeal 100 student minimum for state aid to districts.
William Janklow: Reward extra teacher effort with extra pay.
William Janklow: $9500 for college tuition for all Regents grads.
Energy & Oil|
Gordon Howie: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Gordon Howie: Congress should pass laws benefiting the oil & gas industry.
Larry Pressler: Immediate increase of 12 cents per gallon in the gas tax.
Mike Rounds: Tax energy exploration on federal land instead of gas tax.
Rick Weiland: End subsidies to big oil companies, instead of gas tax.
Rick Weiland: Opposes Keystone XL pipeline.
Dennis Daugaard: Explore our potential for oil development.
Dennis Daugaard: Increase ethanol revolving fund from $7M to $17M.
Mike Rounds: Rein in the Environmental Protection Agency.
Dennis Daugaard: Invest $8 million to fight the mountain pine beetle.
William Janklow: Remove old gas tanks and their contaminants.
Families & Children|
Dennis Daugaard: Infant Mortality Task Force: distribute safe sleep kits.
William Janklow: Supports Bright Start boxes to help new parents.
Gordon Howie: Photo ID for voting.
Rick Weiland: Congress should fight for people, not for big donors.
Dennis Daugaard: Better Government Red Tape Review: eliminate 26,000 words.
Gordon Howie: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Gordon Howie: Bumper sticker: God, Guns, and Gordon.
Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Gordon Howie: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Rick Weiland: Give Medicare recipients a choice of private insurance.
Larry Pressler: Keep ObamaCare in place; we need it.
Rick Weiland: Push for public option to expand ObamaCare.
Rick Weiland: Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option.
Mike Rounds: Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government.
William Janklow: Re-pay med school tuition for doctors in needy areas.
William Janklow: Fund newborn hearing-screening program.
William Janklow: Give nicotine patches free to anyone who asks.
John Thune: PATRIOT Act is still needed in these dangerous times.
Gordon Howie: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Larry Pressler: First Vietnam vet elected to Congress.
Larry Pressler: Significant cutbacks on overseas military spending.
Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
Dennis Daugaard: Transfer professional license from other states for military.
Dennis Daugaard: Split two departments: Military & Veterans' Affairs.
Gordon Howie: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Larry Pressler: 5-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Mike Rounds: Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship.
Rick Weiland: Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time.
Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota WINS: a 20-point job training plan.
Dennis Daugaard: Assist disabled with employment; adversity builds character.
Dennis Daugaard: Help find jobs for those unemployed over 12 weeks.
Dennis Daugaard: Dakota Roots: invite former South Dakotans back home to work.
Dennis Daugaard: South Dakotans believe in hard work.
Principles & Values|
Gordon Howie: Religious liberty is foundational to our freedom.
Gordon Howie: A great America needs God.
Larry Pressler: Former three-term Senator; ran for president in 1980.
Rick Weiland: Touring all 311 of South Dakota's incorporated towns.
Larry Pressler: Non-conventional independent campaign to influence debate.
Larry Pressler: 1978: first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate.
Rick Weiland: Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy.
Gordon Howie: Rein in bloated government instead of raising taxes.
Larry Pressler: Raise taxes on estates worth more than $10 million.
Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
Dennis Daugaard: E-Government: government online, not standing in line.
Dennis Daugaard: Secure $29M for deep underground lab.
William Janklow: Continue funding computers in schools.
War & Peace|
Rick Weiland: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.
John Thune: Finishing the job means setting up a democracy in Iraq.
John Thune: Support sending more American troops to Iraq if necessary.
John Thune: Iraq is a part of the broader war on terror.
John Thune: We have to stay resolute or the terrorists will prevail.
Tom Daschle: We can do much better fighting the war in Iraq.
Tom Daschle: Would still voted to authorize Bush to go to war.
Tom Daschle: The war in Iraq is being run the wrong way.