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  • Alan Keyes (6) Republican
  • Allen Buckley (2) Libertarian Senate challenger Georgia
  • Amanda Swafford (21) Libertarian Challenger Georgia
  • Andrew Hunt (10) Georgia Libertarian Governor Challenger
  • Dale Cardwell (2) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Georgia
  • David Perdue (24) Republican challenger Georgia
  • Derrick Grayson (13) Republican Senate candidate Georgia
  • Doug Collins (6) Republican U.S. Rep Georgia-9
  • Greg Orman (1) Independent Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Jack Kingston (2) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Jason Carter (12) Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jim Barksdale (14) Democratic candidate for Senate Georgia
  • Jim Martin (10) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Johnny Isakson (2) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Georgia
  • Josh Lanier (3) Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Karen Handel (7) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Michelle Nunn (17) Democratic Challenger Georgia
  • Nathan Deal (20) Georgia Republican Governor
  • Pat Roberts (1) Republican Sr Senator Kansas
  • Paul Broun (15) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Rand Knight (10) Democrat Challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Rick Allen (20) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Georgia- 12
  • Roy Barnes (2) Georgia Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002)
  • Sonny Perdue (3) Georgia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Terry Branstad (1) Iowa Republican Governor
  • Vernon Jones (26) Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Zell Miller (11) Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 Georgia
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Abortion
    Jim Barksdale: Comprehensive reproductive health care services for women.
    Johnny Isakson: Government should not be funding Planned Parenthood.
    Rick Allen: Fight for the rights of the unborn.
    Amanda Swafford: Human life doesn't begin at conception.
    David Perdue: Human life begins at conception.
    Rick Allen: Human life begins at conception.
    Paul Broun: Human life begins at conception.
    Karen Handel: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women.
    Jason Carter: Voted against restrictions on abortion rights.
    Michelle Nunn: Safe, legal, rare, and woman's personal decision.
    Vernon Jones: Abortions should always be legal.
    Vernon Jones: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Jim Martin: I support Roe v. Wade.
    Zell Miller: Promote and fund sexual abstinence programs.
Budget & Economy
    Nathan Deal: Mandated spending is shrinking discretionary budget.
    Rick Allen: Washington's spending-addicted politicians are the problem.
    Amanda Swafford: End the Federal Reserve; explore alternative currency.
    Amanda Swafford: TARP manipulates the free enterprise system.
    David Perdue: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Paul Broun: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Michelle Nunn: Sequestration is absolute wrong way of making cuts.
    Nathan Deal: We survived Great Recession, and reformed state government.
    Josh Lanier: Congress is out of control on spending.
    Vernon Jones: Lead the way to protect home ownership.
    Vernon Jones: Record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes.
Civil Rights
    Jim Barksdale: The gender wage gap is a real economic crisis.
    Rick Allen: Support traditional marriage between a man and woman.
    Amanda Swafford: Marriage equality is an individual freedom.
    Amanda Swafford: Government has authority to redefine marriage.
    David Perdue: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Rick Allen: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    David Perdue: AdWatch: Perdue's company sued for gender pay discrimination.
    Jason Carter: Civil marriage equality, but don't tell churches what to do.
    Michelle Nunn: Support equal pay, and do it now.
    Paul Broun: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Derrick Grayson: Government ain't got no business being involved in marriage.
    David Perdue: Uphold Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
    Vernon Jones: Constitutional amendment defining marriage.
    Alan Keyes: Public display of the Ten Commandments is a stateís right.
    Jim Martin: Support affirmative action consistent with federal law.
    Jim Martin: Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage.
Corporations
    Rick Allen: Free enterprise is the fairest system.
    Andrew Hunt: Eliminate employment penalty taxes.
    Amanda Swafford: FairTax avoids taxation of overseas corporate profit.
    David Perdue: Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience.
    David Perdue: End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs.
    Jim Martin: Work with Delta Air but also respond to middle class needs.
    Rand Knight: Invest in our communities, not in corporate subsidies.
Crime
    Andrew Hunt: Community rehab programs instead of incarceration.
    Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
    Nathan Deal: Accountability courts to avoid 5,000 prison beds.
    Doug Collins: Supports capital punishment.
    Rand Knight: Provide inmates with job skills and drug treatment.
    Rand Knight: Support the federal death penalty.
    Vernon Jones: Support the federal death penalty.
    Alan Keyes: Failing to revere God results in violence and crime.
    Jim Martin: Supports lethal injection as the method of execution.
    Jim Martin: Supports alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Zell Miller: Drunk drivers are criminals and deserve tough punishment.
    Zell Miller: Two-strikes law got 1,710 ciminals behind bars.
Drugs
    Johnny Isakson: Legalize medical marijuana and cannabis oil.
    Amanda Swafford: Replace War on Drugs with individual freedom.
    Andrew Hunt: Fines instead of imprisonment for non-violent drug offenses.
    David Perdue: Receptive to medical marijuana, but leave it to states.
    Nathan Deal: BUI: Boating Under the Influence: if blood alcohol over .10%.
    Vernon Jones: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Zell Miller: Allow people harmed by drugs to sue drug dealers.
Education
    Jim Barksdale: Invest in education without "Opportunity School Districts".
    Nathan Deal: Grants for technical skills training will help employment.
    Nathan Deal: Facilitate young adults learning about computer science.
    Nathan Deal: Public schools have discretion in how to spend funds.
    Nathan Deal: Schools should use testing sparingly but effectively.
    Rick Allen: Local & parental control, not one-size-fits-all.
    Amanda Swafford: Dismantle the Department of Education.
    Andrew Hunt: Increase both public and private school choices.
    Paul Broun: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Paul Broun: Big Bang & evolution: "lies straight from the pit of hell".
    Derrick Grayson: Common Core gets government further entrenched in education.
    Nathan Deal: Criticizing Common Core diverts from advancing education.
    Nathan Deal: $15M for science/tech charter schools.
    Sonny Perdue: Tie teacher pay to student achievement.
    Rand Knight: Federal funding for charter schools.
    Vernon Jones: Vouchers for any public school.
    Rand Knight: Raise teacher salaries; build more schools.
    Roy Barnes: End social promotion.
    Zell Miller: All children should have the opportunity to attend pre-K.
    Zell Miller: Good schools mean money for teachers, books, reading.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Barksdale: Irresponsible to refute evidence of man-made climate change.
    Rick Allen: Substantial increases in drilling for American oil.
    Amanda Swafford: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    David Perdue: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Rick Allen: No government funding for wind & solar.
    Terry Branstad: Expand and protect American energy resources.
    Paul Broun: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Michelle Nunn: Move forward on Keystone pipeline.
    Doug Collins: Human activity is not contributing to climate change.
    Rand Knight: Biofuels & clean green jobs.
    Vernon Jones: Supports cap-and-trade, but also domestic oil.
    Dale Cardwell: End our dependence on foreign oil with wind & solar.
    Dale Cardwell: Invest billions to help clean energy entrepreneurs.
    Jim Martin: Supports cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions.
    Rand Knight: Tackle energy dependence to reduce terrorist support.
    Vernon Jones: Unaddressed, global warming will be catastrophic.
Environment
    Michelle Nunn: Preserved 85 acre marshland with conservation easements.
    Vernon Jones: Supports CWA, CAA, CAFE but also nukes.
    Josh Lanier: Help cities with mass transit and farmers in small towns too.
    Vernon Jones: Capture methane gas from landfills for electricity.
    Zell Miller: Protection of 100,000 Georgia acres is great achievement.
Families & Children
    Alan Keyes: We have suffered because of our abandonment of His name.
    Roy Barnes: More restrictions on teenage driving.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Barksdale: Use all the tools of diplomacy in the pursuit of peace.
    Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
    Allen Buckley: We face significant problems, including foreign intervention.
    Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
    Michelle Nunn: Our military is but one element of our national power.
    Karen Handel: FactCheck: Only $2.2M on USAID pottery in Morocco, not $27M.
Free Trade
    Jim Barksdale: Rewrite trade deals to give US workers a level playing field.
    Amanda Swafford: We need more transparency regarding trade agreements.
    Michelle Nunn: Moving jobs to China & Mexico helps profits but not people.
    David Perdue: My company exported American-made products into Asia.
    Zell Miller: The key to economic success is new markets & competition.
Government Reform
    Jim Barksdale: Repeal Citizens United and ban Super PACs.
    Allen Buckley: Our country faces excessive debt, entitlements, & regulation.
    Amanda Swafford: Photo ID for voting.
    David Perdue: Absolute power corrupts; support check and balance system.
    David Perdue: Photo ID for voting.
    Rick Allen: Enact congressional term limits.
    Rick Allen: Require photo ID to vote.
    Andrew Hunt: Erase laws instead of creating new ones.
    Andrew Hunt: Ensure easy access to voting, including electronic.
    Michelle Nunn: Amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision.
    Paul Broun: Photo ID for voting.
    Michelle Nunn: AdWatch: Michelle helps organizations make changes.
    Derrick Grayson: Keep Georgians engaged; keep government transparent.
    Derrick Grayson: PACs have agendas; don't take their money.
    Michelle Nunn: If Congress doesn't pass a budget they don't get paid.
    Michelle Nunn: Bar members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.
    Jason Carter: Verifiable paper trail important for credibility in voting.
    Nathan Deal: Fulfill true purposes of government then get out of the way.
    Doug Collins: Increased transparency about campaign contributions.
    Sonny Perdue: Make government more responsive, efficient, & value-driven.
    Vernon Jones: Increasing individuals donation limits for federal campaigns.
    Alan Keyes: Congress should have the last word, not the Supreme Court.
    Alan Keyes: Obeying the dictate of federal judges means no Constitution.
Gun Control
    Jim Barksdale: Stop suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns.
    Rick Allen: Right to bear arms needs to be protected.
    Amanda Swafford: Sacrificing liberty for safety has never worked.
    Amanda Swafford: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    David Perdue: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Rick Allen: Disagree with more restrictive gun control laws.
    Paul Broun: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Paul Broun: FactCheck: Guns cause more deaths than bats & hammers.
    Jason Carter: Rated 92% by National Rifle Association.
    Rand Knight: Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
    Vernon Jones: Allow individuals to carry concealed guns.
Health Care
    Jim Barksdale: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but it's a good step.
    Nathan Deal: Medicaid expansion costs too much.
    Nathan Deal: Affordable Care Act is waste of money.
    Derrick Grayson: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with nothing.
    Rick Allen: ObamaCare is wrong approach & needs to be stopped.
    Jason Carter: Claimed water kills Ebola; "I was misinformed".
    Pat Roberts: Ebola: suspend air travel between the U.S. and West Africa.
    Amanda Swafford: Dramatically strengthen Health Savings Accounts.
    Amanda Swafford: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    David Perdue: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Rick Allen: No government responsibility to ensure healthcare.
    Andrew Hunt: Georgia can do better than ObamaCare.
    Paul Broun: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Michelle Nunn: ObamaCare would have been better if bipartisan.
    Jason Carter: Expanding Medicaid brings tax dollars back to Georgia.
    David Perdue: Responsible thing to do: fix ObamaCare; don't repeal it.
    Karen Handel: ObamaCare overreaches, but feds should address healthcare.
    Karen Handel: ObamaCare canceled my wife's policy & doubled premiums.
    Michelle Nunn: Add a tier of affordable coverage to ObamaCare.
    Nathan Deal: Guaranteed ER room treatment means excessive ER visits.
    Nathan Deal: Refuses to expand Medicaid rolls under ObamaCare.
    Karen Handel: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Nathan Deal: ObamaCare will cost Georgia $2.5B over next ten years.
    Sonny Perdue: $70M for moral obligation to serve those with disabilities.
    Jim Martin: All children must have access to health care.
    Jim Martin: Part of team that created the PeachCare Act.
    Vernon Jones: Part of team that created the PeachCare Act.
    Vernon Jones: Put quality of life over profit margins.
    Zell Miller: Providing insurance for children is a top priority.
Homeland Security
    Jim Barksdale: Protect our military installations from BRAC closures.
    Derrick Grayson: Stop borrowing money to fight unjust, undeclared wars.
    Derrick Grayson: Give veterans priority for treatment and services.
    Rick Allen: Do everything to keep greatest military in world history.
    Amanda Swafford: Oppose private prison industry and domestic wiretapping.
    Amanda Swafford: Superior nuclear arsenal is not necessary.
    David Perdue: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Rick Allen: Maintain a larger nuclear arsenal than our adversaries.
    Paul Broun: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Derrick Grayson: Reform VA care for veterans to reduce suicides and shootings.
    Doug Collins: Protect citizenry from terrorists while respecting rights.
    Vernon Jones: Military tribunals ok; domestic spying not ok.
    Vernon Jones: Supports missile shield & pre-emptive military strikes.
    Vernon Jones: Find the terrorists no matter where they are.
Immigration
    Jim Barksdale: Pass comprehensive reform & bring 11M out of shadows.
    Rick Allen: Our borders remain vulnerable; block any amnesty.
    Greg Orman: Tough, practical, fair policy: no amnesty but no deportation.
    Amanda Swafford: No caps on number of visas allowed.
    Amanda Swafford: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    David Perdue: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Rick Allen: Protect the border and to prevent illegal entry.
    Paul Broun: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Jason Carter: Voted to keep public benefits for undocumented immigrants.
    Karen Handel: Immigration bill is 1,000 pages of industry rewards.
    Rand Knight: Pathway to citizenship but with official English language.
    Vernon Jones: Supports comprehensive immigration reform & work visas.
Jobs
    Nathan Deal: Economists don't pay attention to unemployment rates.
    David Perdue: 2005: I spent my career outsourcing; 2014: I'm proud of that.
    David Perdue: Oppose increase in the federal minimum wage.
    Michelle Nunn: Increase the minimum wage, help lower the unemployment rate.
    Andrew Hunt: Job Powerhouse plan instead of crony capitalism.
    Andrew Hunt: Reduce payroll tax when paying over $11/hour.
    Jason Carter: Employers need skilled workers: more technical schools.
    Nathan Deal: Employment is primary goal of education: more HOPE Grants.
    Vernon Jones: Include gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws.
Local Issues
    Nathan Deal: Ok to feature Confederate battle flag on some license tags.
    Nathan Deal: $50 million bond package for the Port of Savannah.
Principles & Values
    Jim Barksdale: Against Georgia adopting "religious liberty" legislation.
    Jason Carter: I've passed 21 bipartisan bills in the legislature.
    Amanda Swafford: Judeo-Christian values aren't threatened by Shariah.
    David Perdue: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Rick Allen: Shariah law is a threat; keep Judeo-Christian framework.
    Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
    Paul Broun: Biblical morality is spiritual foundation of our nation.
    David Perdue: Change diapers & politicians frequently: not a D.C. insider.
    Jack Kingston: Broaden appeal of GOP by engaging liberal media.
    Michelle Nunn: Daughter of Sen. Sam Nunn: legacy of bipartisanship.
    David Perdue: CEO of Dollar General & Reebok; cousin of Gov. Sonny Perdue.
    Derrick Grayson: 100% of the Constitution, 100% of the time.
    Derrick Grayson: Social positions based on strong Christian values.
    Paul Broun: Lost campaigns in 1990, 1992 & 1996 before winning in 2006.
    Paul Broun: Separation of church and state is a mistaken idea.
    Jack Kingston: Endorsed by McIntosh County Commissioner over Handel.
    Karen Handel: Endorsed by McIntosh County Commissioner before Kingston.
    Alan Keyes: Separation of church and state is phony and is a weapon.
Social Security
    Jim Barksdale: No privatized "everyone on their own" scheme.
    David Perdue: Reduce $86T retirement deal for federal employees.
    Michelle Nunn: Bipartisan entitlement reform to preserve Social Security.
    Vernon Jones: Reform & improve Social Security as we know it today.
    Vernon Jones: Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors.
Tax Reform
    Amanda Swafford: Politicians use tax code to for social engineering.
    David Perdue: Cut spending AND increase revenue.
    Vernon Jones: Permanent repeal of the federal estate tax.
    Josh Lanier: Opposes $1 trillion tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
    Zell Miller: Tax cuts of $334M in 1999.
Technology
    Andrew Hunt: Apply lessons of nanotech to colleges; stop importing talent.
    Michelle Nunn: Reverse the downward trends in basic R&D funding.
War & Peace
    Jim Barksdale: No wars of choice without clear purpose & exit strategy.
    Derrick Grayson: Non-intervention: Bring our troops home immediately.
    Doug Collins: Afghan withdrawal when commanders say, on secret timetable.
    Doug Collins: Iran is an imminent threat to the US.
    Rand Knight: Get out of Iraq within 12-18 months.
    Vernon Jones: Shift responsibility of Iraq to Iraqi people & government.
Welfare & Poverty
    Derrick Grayson: Welfare policy rips black families apart, like slavery.
    Vernon Jones: Supports federal block grants and local welfare control.
    Jim Martin: Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services.
    Zell Miller: Supports welfare reform and welfare to work.


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