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Asa Hutchinson: Human life begins at conception.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Boozman's pro-life stance puts rapists over victims.
John Boozman: Opposes transporting minors across state lines for abortion.
Bruce Westerman: Pro-life; no exceptions for incest or rape.
Bruce Westerman: Stem cell research ok, but not embryonic stem cell research.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Take objective approach to judicial confirmation process.
Jim Holt: Would not support any pro-choice judicial candidate.
Mike Huckabee: Supports woman’s right-to-know legislation.
Mike Huckabee: Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law.
Budget & Economy|
French Hill: Cut low-priority spending; smaller federal government.
Nathan LaFrance: Politicians CANNOT control government spending; time for BBA.
Asa Hutchinson: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Mike Ross: AdWatch: Voted for $7 trillion in new debt and bailouts.
Asa Hutchinson: AdWatch: Worked for lobbying firm after leaving Congress.
Mike Ross: AdWatch: Trillions of things in common with Pelosi & Obama.
Bruce Westerman: Favors economic growth and cuts as opposed to raising taxes.
Asa Hutchinson: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Asa Hutchinson: Marriage should be only one-man-one-woman.
Frank Gilbert: State should stay out of the marriage business.
Mike Ross: Personally opposes gay marriage, but abide by Supreme Court.
Bruce Westerman: Opposes affirmative action.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Defer to military decision on Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
John Boozman: Keep Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell; the policy has worked well.
Bruce Westerman: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Oppose amending the federal constitution to ban gay marriage.
Jim Holt: Amend the federal constitution to ban gay marriage.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Worked as management consultant, not in insurance.
John Boozman: Tax cuts for higher income helps small business owners.
Mark Swaney: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
Mike Beebe: Let non-violent offenders repay debt to society productively.
Bruce Westerman: Supports capital punishment; opposes building more prisons.
Mike Beebe: Heavier penalties for drug trade; but not for possession.
Bruce Westerman: No medical marijuana; no decriminalization.
Mike Huckabee: Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration.
Asa Hutchinson: Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
Mike Ross: AdWatch: Unwavering commitment to our children and schools.
Mike Beebe: Teach science and math using new, national methods.
Bruce Westerman: Supports charter schools; opposes Common Core.
Mike Huckabee: First priority: Raise teacher salaries.
Energy & Oil|
Mark Swaney: Tax carbon to encourage people to use alternatives.
Bruce Westerman: Expansion of energy sources should be market driven.
Jim Holt: Drilling for oil in Alaska won’t cause environmental damage.
Bruce Westerman: Fight EPA expansion of protected waters.
Mike Beebe: Important to preserve forests to protect jobs.
Families & Children|
Tom Cotton: Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda.
Asa Hutchinson: Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period.
Mike Huckabee: Supports “covenant marriage”.
Bruce Westerman: Negotiate Israel-Palestine deal directly, not through UN.
Bruce Westerman: Expand foreign markets for farm exports.
Mike Beebe: Cuba's interest in AR exports is good for the state.
Nathan LaFrance: Term limits will accomplish with CFR attempts to do.
Asa Hutchinson: Photo ID for voting.
Asa Hutchinson: 1999: Brought articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton.
Mike Ross: Left Congress due to growing acrimony of national politics.
Mark Pryor: Government shutdown is reckless & irresponsible.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: No moratorium on earmarks; they fund local projects.
Bruce Westerman: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
Jim Holt: Campaign reform is incumbency protection.
Mike Huckabee: Not more government, but more efficient government.
Nathan LaFrance: Attempts at building a federal gun registry are wrong.
Asa Hutchinson: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Bruce Westerman: No background checks, no licensing, for concealed carry.
Mike Huckabee: Supports self-defense and ‘castle doctrine’.
French Hill: ObamaCare is a $2.2 trillion mistake.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No, Cotton won't end Medicare guarantee.
Mike Beebe: Expand state Medicaid, but with low-income private option.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: False that Medicare vouchers increase seniors' cost.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Cotton supports Medicare "premium support" vouchers.
Asa Hutchinson: A lot of budget "fuzziness" if private option is not renewed.
Mike Ross: Voted for ObamaCare early on but now consistently against it.
Mike Ross: Voted against individuals keeping health insurance plans.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Tom Cotton: Federal shut down to force ObamaCare delay by one year.
Tom Cotton: FactCheck: No special subsidies for congressional staff.
Mike Beebe: Provide better care without federal Affordable Care Act.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Fix broken logistics of healthcare delivery.
John Boozman: I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare.
John Boozman: Nothing in healthcare bill controls cost; much escalates it.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Worked to ensure the overhaul helped small businesses.
John Boozman: Solution like overhaul is what's wrong with government.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: I stopped the public option in ObamaCare.
John Boozman: Something needs to be done, but ObamaCare is a job killer.
Bruce Westerman: No public option; no individual mandates.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Can’t get our arms around the uninsured.
Mike Huckabee: ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured.
Nathan LaFrance: Meta-data collection of phone records is unconstitutional.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No sense of entitlement from serving in military.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Seniority concerns shouldn’t outweigh intelligence decisions.
Jim Holt: Trust Bush’s homeland security decisions and recommendations.
Bruce Westerman: Control the borders, then implement guest worker program.
Mark Swaney: Abandon minimum wage in favor of living wage.
Jim Holt: Restrict China trade until they float their currency.
Asa Hutchinson: Shift lottery authority to new state agency.
Frank Gilbert: Do away with the lottery; not the right way to fund schools.
Mike Ross: Opposed lottery initially; but now let's make it better.
Principles & Values|
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
Tom Cotton: Fastest male in Congress; has finished 11 marathons.
Mark Pryor: Campaign theme: Pryor is responsible, Cotton is reckless.
Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God and I believe in His word.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Some say I'm too liberal; some say I'm too conservative.
John Boozman: Arkansas can't afford Blanche Lincoln anymore.
French Hill: Keep our promises, and enhance 401k's & reverse mortgages.
Tom Cotton: Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security.
John Boozman: Private accounts should be looked at as an option.
French Hill: We need a simple fair tax code instead of wet blanket.
Nathan LaFrance: Replace income tax with national sales tax.
Asa Hutchinson: Don't raise any taxes, while reducing individual tax rate.
Frank Gilbert: Don't raise any taxes, and eliminate income tax.
Mike Ross: I support lower tax rates.
Asa Hutchinson: Tax reduction will spur job growth.
Mike Beebe: Cut regressive grocery sales tax now; eliminate it later.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Extend tax cuts for low and middle income.
John Boozman: Support the FairTax; abolish the Internal Revenue Service.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: The ultrawealthy should not receive tax cuts.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: National sales tax of 23% is just a bad idea for Arkansans.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Like to see tax cuts for the lower and middle class.
Jim Holt: Taxes should be cut further.
Wesley Clark: Middle- & working-class tax cuts are an economic-growth tool.
Mike Huckabee: Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls.
Mike Huckabee: Arkansas becoming a leader in e-government.
War & Peace|
Bruce Westerman: No way we can accept a nuclear Iran.
Mark Swaney: Iraq war was a waste, based on a lie.
Tom Cotton: Jihadists attack us for who we are.
Tom Cotton: Iraq War was just and noble.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jim Holt: Separation of church and state cannot be done.