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  • Chris Countryman (19) Alabama Democratic candidate for Alabama Governor
  • David Carrington (6) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama Governor
  • Doug Jones (17) Democratic candidate for Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Gary Palmer (15) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Alabama- 6
  • Jeff Sessions (11) Alabama Attorney General
  • Kay Ivey (33) Alabama Republican Alabama Governor
  • Luther Strange (11) Republican candidate for Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Marcus Bowman (20) Republican Senate candidate Alabama
  • Mo Brooks (1) Republican U.S. Rep Alabama-5
  • Parker Griffith (3) Alabama Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Richard Shelby (10) Republican Jr Senator Alabama
  • Robert Bentley (47) Alabama Republican Governor
  • Ron Crumpton (44) Democratic Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Roy Moore (29) Republican candidate for Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Stacy Lee George (9) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama U. S. Governor
  • Tommy Battle (4) Alabama Republican candidate for Governor
  • Vivian Davis Figu (2)
  • Vivian Davis Figures (7) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008); State Senator Alabama
  • William Barnes (6) 2010 Democratic Challenger Alabama
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    Chris Countryman: Supports choice and women's health care.
    Luther Strange: Permanently cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Roy Moore: Opposes abortion & funding Planned Parenthood.
    Doug Jones: I stand with Planned Parenthood.
    Roy Moore: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion.
    Richard Shelby: Roe v. Wade flawed on both a constitutional & moral basis.
    Marcus Bowman: Life begins at conception.
    Ron Crumpton: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
    Kay Ivey: Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks.
    Gary Palmer: I will vote to protect the right to life.
    Robert Bentley: Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
    Robert Bentley: Right to Life applies to most vulnerable & most helpless.
Budget & Economy
    Roy Moore: Cut taxes and spending to stimulate economy.
    Stacy Lee George: Vocational training key to jobs program.
    David Carrington: Clean up overspending; restore fiscal responsibility.
    Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
    Kay Ivey: Accelerate Alabama economic development strategic plan.
    Chris Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
    Richard Shelby: Opposes raising the debt limit; opposes $18T debt.
    Ron Crumpton: 9-point plan for government economic investment.
    Marcus Bowman: Government should never be the driver of the economy.
    Kay Ivey: Reduce red tape to improve \business climate.
    Gary Palmer: Deal with our $17.2 trillion debt like any addiction.
    Robert Bentley: Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help.
    Robert Bentley: Protect essential services, and otherwise cut 15-45%.
    William Barnes: Reduce spending and increase accountability.
    William Barnes: Re-evaluate & reform banking and finance deregulation.
    Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
    Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Civil Rights
    Kay Ivey: Held first ever Governor's Disability Job Fair.
    Roy Moore: 14th Amendment restricts states & causes many problems.
    Doug Jones: Full equality for women in the workplace.
    Mo Brooks: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: OpEd: Lukewarm condemnation of white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: Our sacred institution of marriage is one man and one woman.
    Chris Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
    Chris Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
    Ron Crumpton: Give the disabled the ability to obtain service dogs.
    Marcus Bowman: Marriage defined as one man and one woman.
    Ron Crumpton: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
    Ron Crumpton: Add gender identity to Civil Rights Act.
    Chris Countryman: Repeatedly sought same-sex marriage license.
    Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
    Ron Crumpton: Women make $0.78 vs. men; minorities make $0.75 vs. whites.
    Robert Bentley: Ever mindful of our turbulent past 50 years ago.
    Kay Ivey: One-man-one-woman marriage is cornerstone of civilization.
    Robert Bentley: Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to hate crime criteria.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted YES on apology for wrongs of Alabama slavery.
    Robert Bentley: End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts.
    Roy Moore: Against same sex marriage; against civil unions.
    Doug Jones: Streamline regulations for small business.
    Ron Crumpton: Trickle-down economics good for business but not for people.
    Marcus Bowman: Hire and fire based on business needs.
    Ron Crumpton: Offshore profit shifting needs to end.
    Richard Shelby: Don't smother small banks with unnecessary regulations.
    Ron Crumpton: Transfer $11 billion from corporate tax loopholes to schools.
    Kay Ivey: Tax relief to job creators and small businesses.
    Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
    Kay Ivey: More prison staffing and more capital investments in prisons.
    Doug Jones: Former prosecutor supports reform.
    Stacy Lee George: Unburden prisons with path for reformed inmates.
    ACLU: Require unanimous jury for the death penalty.
    Kay Ivey: One death verdict instead of separate sentencing trial.
    Chris Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
    Vivian Davis Figu: Keep separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    Ron Crumpton: Treating illnesses is more productive than incarceration.
    Robert Bentley: Construct four new state-of-the-art prison facilities.
    Marcus Bowman: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Ron Crumpton: End mandatory minimums & private prisons.
    Gary Palmer: Supports capital punishment.
    Robert Bentley: Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals.
    Robert Bentley: End parole for repeat violent felons.
    Doug Jones: Legalization for medical and recreational use.
    Chris Countryman: Okay medical marijuana and study full legalization.
    Luther Strange: Against medical marijuana.
    David Carrington: Education will lower drug use & need for Medicaid.
    Robert Bentley: Fight opioid addiction and fight drug abuse.
    Marcus Bowman: Marijuana should be a local issue.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana policy instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Allow farmers to grow hemp: ecologically friendly cash crop.
    Robert Bentley: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Kay Ivey: Strong Start, Strong Finish: from pre-K to workforce.
    Roy Moore: Feds out of education; encourage vouchers.
    Doug Jones: Invest in public schools, not private experiments.
    Doug Jones: Public service & Pell grants to reduce college costs.
    Stacy Lee George: Local control but invest in teachers.
    David Carrington: Alabama needs massive increase in education spending.
    Roy Moore: Common Core? Education is not in the Constitution.
    Chris Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
    Chris Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
    Marcus Bowman: Be mature enough to allow school prayer.
    Marcus Bowman: Vouchers help achieve the best possible education.
    Ron Crumpton: Vouchers take from public education.
    Ron Crumpton: Our classrooms should be cathedrals: $650B to repair them.
    Kay Ivey: Remove bad teachers; let students leave failing schools.
    Gary Palmer: We need choice and local control.
    Parker Griffith: Statewide lottery to fund Alabama schools.
    Robert Bentley: First Class Pre-K good, but only enrolls 12% of kids.
    Parker Griffith: AdWatch: New statewide vote on school-funding lottery.
    Robert Bentley: First Class program: voluntary Pre-K education.
    Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
    Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
    Robert Bentley: Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost.
    Kay Ivey: Charter Schools "plan of action" for statewide reform.
    Kay Ivey: Charter Schools offer quality alternative to private schools.
    Robert Bentley: Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Countryman: Help transition to clean energy.
    Roy Moore: Encourage coal mining and oil drilling.
    Doug Jones: Renewables will makes us energy independent.
    Marcus Bowman: Green energy should compete in the market.
    Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology.
    Gary Palmer: US has more oil available than used in the last 100 years.
    Gary Palmer: Supports Keystone XL & offshore oil production.
    Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
    Kay Ivey: Wind & solar power are still too expensive.
    Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
    Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
    Doug Jones: Conservationists back Jones.
    Luther Strange: Don't hamstring economy to get clean air & water.
    Doug Jones: Coal is the past; must help workers transition.
    Robert Bentley: Gulf State Park: economically & environmentally sustainable.
    Marcus Bowman: Voluntary win-win solutions instead of EPA mandates.
    Ron Crumpton: A healthy environment is essential to a healthy America.
    Gary Palmer: Rein in the EPA.
    Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
    Kay Ivey: Tax credits for landowners who replant cut trees.
    Kay Ivey: No water commissions with onerous regulations & litigation.
Families & Children
    Roy Moore: America was great when families were united.
    Kay Ivey: Churches may decline foster kids to same-sex couples.
    Vivian Davis Figu: Voted NO on churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Kay Ivey: Support Alabama Girls State patriotism & Americanism.
    Robert Bentley: Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum.
    Luther Strange: Don't require contraception in company health plans.
    Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses.
Foreign Policy
    Roy Moore: U.S. shouldn't be restricted by U.N. treaties.
    Roy Moore: America and Russia have both promoted bad things.
    Richard Shelby: Immediate moratorium on Syrian refugees.
    Robert Bentley: Sue federal government to reform Refugee Resettlement Act.
    Marcus Bowman: America has a long-standing role in preserving peace.
    Ron Crumpton: Act multilaterally, but with America in military lead.
    Ron Crumpton: Foreign involvement is appropriate.
Free Trade
    Doug Jones: Free trade is good for Alabama businesses.
    Luther Strange: Kill foreign trade deals.
    Roy Moore: Rescind free trade pacts.
    Marcus Bowman: Free trade deals such as TPP are undermining America.
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose free trade; outsourcing costs American jobs.
    Ron Crumpton: We've lost more than 2.4 million jobs due to outsourcing.
    Robert Bentley: Spread word far & wide: Made in Alabama.
    Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
    William Barnes: It's been proven; a free market doesn't work.
Government Reform
    Kay Ivey: Ban lobbyists from appointments by the executive branch.
    Roy Moore: Repeal 17th Amendment & direct election of senators.
    Doug Jones: Restore integrity to politics.
    Roy Moore: Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's.
    Stacy Lee George: End corruption; turn Alabama into model state.
    David Carrington: Reorganize and streamline government.
    Richard Shelby: Peer pressure & education to get people to register to vote.
    Marcus Bowman: Common sense to require voters to show ID.
    Ron Crumpton: Make voter registration easier.
    Ron Crumpton: Limit "Dark Money"; people's interests over big business.
    Kay Ivey: Reduce legislators' salary; remove ability to set own salary.
    Kay Ivey: 5,000 fewer state employees than three years ago.
    Gary Palmer: Full disclosure of sources of campaign contributions.
    William Barnes: Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted YES to prohibit money transfers between PACs.
    Robert Bentley: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates.
Gun Control
    Kay Ivey: Firearms industry jobs part of rich history of 2nd Amendment.
    Chris Countryman: Favors background checks and state database.
    Luther Strange: Defends God-given 2nd Amendment rights.
    Stacy Lee George: Unequivocally support the Second Amendment.
    Roy Moore: Moore and his wife are armed.
    Doug Jones: Supporter of 2nd amendment.
    Marcus Bowman: Right to keep guns shall not be infringed.
    Ron Crumpton: Absolute right to gun ownership, with exceptions.
    Chris Countryman: Favors greater ability to track gun purchases.
    Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
    Kay Ivey: Do everything we can to preserve right to bear arms.
    Gary Palmer: Right to protect self and family.
    Robert Bentley: Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
    Gary Palmer: Repeal unconstitutional gun restrictions.
    Robert Bentley: Respond to active shooters but guarantee Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Chris Countryman: Expand Medicaid; health care for all.
    Luther Strange: Repeal the total failure of ObamaCare.
    Roy Moore: Repeal Obamacare; allow competition.
    Doug Jones: Fix, don't end, ObamaCare.
    Stacy Lee George: Local control of Medicaid; no single payer.
    Chris Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
    Ron Crumpton: ObamaCare is a success, but it is just the first step.
    Marcus Bowman: ObamaCare threatens status of best health care in the world.
    Ron Crumpton: Move to a single-payer/ Medicare for all system.
    Gary Palmer: When fully implemented, ObamaCare will be a nightmare.
    Robert Bentley: Don't expand Medicaid, even if paid for by federal dollars.
    Robert Bentley: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not Affordable.
    Robert Bentley: Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs.
    William Barnes: Affordable health care for everyone.
    Kay Ivey: ObamaCare does much more harm than good.
    Kay Ivey: Each state creates its own insurance pool for high risk.
Homeland Security
    Roy Moore: Open to hearings looking into what really happened on 9/11.
    Roy Moore: No gays in the military.
    Roy Moore: More money for modern weapons.
    Stacy Lee George: Will focus on caring for veterans.
    Kay Ivey: Ensure the stability of Alabama's military resources.
    Richard Shelby: Stalwart protector of Redstone Arsenal & Marshall Center.
    Robert Bentley: Veteran-owned business stickers in small business windows.
    Marcus Bowman: We need to spend money for best-equipped military.
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose expanding the military.
    Ron Crumpton: Require all military contracts to use American companies.
    Kay Ivey: 1,000-foot perimeter at military funerals to enforce respect.
    Gary Palmer: Fully fund the Defense Department.
    Robert Bentley: Veteran educational benefits after 1 month instead of 1 year.
    Doug Jones: Dreamers should be allowed to stay.
    Luther Strange: Build border wall; defund sanctuary cities.
    Luther Strange: Supports Muslim ban.
    Roy Moore: Open borders a threat to national security.
    Richard Shelby: I oppose any and all proposals to grant amnesty.
    Ron Crumpton: Ignore the rhetoric; immigrants are good for America.
    Ron Crumpton: In reality, immigrants are good for America.
    Marcus Bowman: There is no room for anyone breaking rules.
    Ron Crumpton: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Gary Palmer: Secure our borders and enforce current immigration law.
    Jeff Sessions: Unwaveringly defend US workers and taxpayers.
    Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
    Jeff Sessions: Opposes amnesty first; finish fencing and enforcement first.
    Robert Bentley: Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama.
    Kay Ivey: Vast sums pay for teaching children of illegal immigrants.
    Chris Countryman: Raise the minimum wage.
    Doug Jones: Supports a "living wage".
    David Carrington: Need programs to train workers to get jobs & to advance.
    Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
    Chris Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
    Ron Crumpton: Raise the minimum wage to a living wage & save $7.6B.
    Robert Bentley: Take pride in products stamped "Made In Alabama".
    Robert Bentley: As new governor, job creation is my first priority.
    William Barnes: Extend unemployment benefits as subsistence income.
Local Issues
    Robert Bentley: Fix the fatally-dangerous Redmill Bridge, despite obstacles.
Principles & Values
    Kay Ivey: Guide ship of state through storm of governor's resignation.
    Kay Ivey: Listen, Learn, Help and Lead tour, to restore confidence.
    Luther Strange: Let clergy endorse candidates.
    Roy Moore: Must act as one nation under God.
    David Carrington: Will clean up corrupt system and earn public trust.
    Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
    Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Roy Moore: God first, then family, then country.
    Roy Moore: Removed as Justice for illegally posting Ten Commandments.
    Richard Shelby: Judeo-Christian values should guide all that we do.
    Richard Shelby: OpEd: Voter presidential angst overcome in Senate primary.
    Richard Shelby: OpEd: Makes Obama the icon of our xenophobia.
    Robert Bentley: Great State 2019 Plan: purpose by the One who ordained us.
    Ron Crumpton: Constitution forbids God in the public sphere.
    Chris Countryman: Protect churches but not in non-religious public services.
    Parker Griffith: 20-foot inflatable duck: Bentley is "ducking" the debates.
    Robert Bentley: Refuses to debate, after promising to debate post-primaries.
    Robert Bentley: We are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator.
    Jeff Sessions: Sessions runs unopposed for 2014 Senate re-election.
    Jeff Sessions: Declines debate challenge from Vivian Figures.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Challenges Jeff Sessions to debate; Sessions declines.
Social Security
    Marcus Bowman: Explore all solutions for younger generations.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Jeff Sessions: Small adjustments now, so everyone has benefits in future.
Tax Reform
    Chris Countryman: Super-rich must pay their fair share.
    Roy Moore: Replace income tax with tax on goods and services.
    Doug Jones: End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy.
    Stacy Lee George: New lottery will raise money at low cost.
    Stacy Lee George: Modest changes can ease tax burden.
    Marcus Bowman: Income taxes are not a solution; reduce spending.
    Ron Crumpton: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Chris Countryman: Supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts.
    Gary Palmer: Raising taxes is not the answer.
    Gary Palmer: Repeal the death tax; adopt the FairTax.
    Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
    Robert Bentley: Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes.
    Luther Strange: Economy requires good roads & bridges.
    Kay Ivey: Make Alabama the Voice of Aerospace for the States.
    Kay Ivey: Create a sustainable climate for drone manufacturing.
    Kay Ivey: $1 billion invested in Alabama's road and bridges.
    Robert Bentley: $1 billion for ATRIP and RAMP infrastructure improvements.
    Robert Bentley: $614M for ATRIP: Transportation Rehabilitation & Improvement.
    Robert Bentley: Paperless agencies: online license & tag verification system.
War & Peace
    Roy Moore: Congress should have a say in foreign wars.
    Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats.
    Marcus Bowman: We must, must remain vigilant against terrorism.
    Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
    Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Roy Moore: Let churches & charities help the needy.
    Kay Ivey: Build public movement to end childhood hunger.
    Ron Crumpton: Fight poverty instead of fighting people in poverty.
    Ron Crumpton: Increase SNAP & unemployment benefits by 25%.
    Ron Crumpton: Stop fighting war on people in poverty: Fight poverty!
    Robert Bentley: We are poorest state, but government just causes dependency.

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