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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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A Time for Truth,
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One Nation,
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Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
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Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Ten Letters
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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State of Idaho Politicians: Archives

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    Tommy Ahlquist: A strong voice for the unborn: life is a gift from God.
    Nels Mitchell: Support woman's right to make her own health decisions.
    Raul Labrador: Protect and defend innocent human life.
    Tom Sullivan: Decision by an individual based upon their faith.
    Butch Otter: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time.
    Brad Little: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time.
    Russ Fulcher: Make providing unlicensed abortions a felony, with jail time.
Budget & Economy
    Tommy Ahlquist: Balance budget, cut waste.
    Brad Little: Come out Great Recession with budget balanced.
    Jerry Sturgill: Profitability driven by productivity, not pinching pennies.
    Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail.
    Butch Otter: State government should never grow as fast as our economy.
    Butch Otter: Great Recession shows need for building Rainy Day accounts.
    Jim Risch: Bailout plan needs more protection for taxpayers.
    Larry LaRocco: Bailout plan needed to get credit for small companies.
    Rex Rammell: Over-regulation caused the economic disaster.
Civil Rights
    Brad Little: No to gay marriage.
    Raul Labrador: Detests white supremacy AND black nationalism.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Opposed gay marriage; will safeguard tradition.
    Raul Labrador: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Rocky Raczkowski: Keep Don't Ask, Don't Tell military policy.
    Brad Little: Voter referendum to define marriage in State Constitution.
    Russ Fulcher: Voter referendum to define marriage in State Constitution.
    Jerry Sturgill: Financial adviser, and turnaround CEO.
    Jim Risch: Jobs are created by private sector and not by government.
    Jim Risch: No tax incentive for repatriation of overseas jobs.
    Nels Mitchell: Subsidies to established corporations waste taxpayer money.
    Butch Otter: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business.
    Brad Little: Fewer regulations on private businesses.
    Raul Labrador: Supports bipartisan criminal justice reform.
    Butch Otter: $70M for secure mental health facility at state prison.
    Butch Otter: Improve offender assessment to reduce inmate population.
    Tom Sullivan: Supports capital punishment.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs; reduced for non-violence.
    Brad Little: Supports death penalty.
    Dirk Kempthorne: No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates.
    Michael Crapo: 2012: Pleaded guilty after DUI arrest, and apologized.
    Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
    Rocky Raczkowski: No further expansion of medical marijuana laws.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs, yes substance-abuse treatment.
    Raul Labrador: Scholarships for high schoolers agreeing to random drug test.
    Jerry Brady: Cannot just throw people in jail for drugs; more treatment.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Target meth with more manpower.
    Brad Little: Local and parental control of schools.
    Gary Jones: Leadership & local control will improve schools.
    Butch Otter: $58M to make public school teacher pay competitive.
    Jerry Sturgill: Investments in education are investments in our future.
    Butch Otter: Need to increase access to college education.
    Butch Otter: Imperative that reading outcomes are improved.
    Butch Otter: Career ladders will attract and retain school staff.
    Butch Otter: $5M for professional development for teachers.
    Butch Otter: Move to `mastery-based' learning from `seat time'.
    Nels Mitchell: More funding for schools, from property tax, not sales tax.
    Butch Otter: Replace "K-thru-12" with "K-thru-Career".
    Butch Otter: No major school improvement measures, just progress.
    Rex Rammell: Department of Education is unconstitutional; eliminate it.
    Jerry Brady: Support sustainable funding for public schools.
    Jerry Brady: Parents in concert with schools develop kids’ moral compass.
    Jerry Brady: Supports school prayer.
    Jerry Brady: Evaluate and reward teachers.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Reading Initiative: 90% of 3rd graders reading by 2004.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Exit standards for high school via SAT-like exam.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports charter schools and innovative classrooms.
Energy & Oil
    Jerry Sturgill: Energy law practice: finance & privatize electric utilities.
    Jerry Sturgill: Do more to reduce carbon emissions.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Splitting atoms murders atoms; no nuclear power.
    Butch Otter: Clean energy leadership helps economic development.
    Nels Mitchell: Oil & gas industries get huge subsidies despite high profits.
    Butch Otter: Get all nuclear waste out of Idaho by 2035.
    Jim Risch: We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this.
    Larry LaRocco: Create 14,000 new jobs by embracing new types of energy.
    Rex Rammell: Lies about global warming will destroy our economy.
    Jerry Brady: Harness wind, geothermal and bio-waste.
    Brad Little: Opposes requiring 2% biodiesel biodegradable fuel.
    Russ Fulcher: Opposes requiring 2% biodiesel biodegradable fuel.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Let farmers manage land, not government scientists.
    Jerry Sturgill: Protect public lands by keeping federal control.
    Nels Mitchell: Committed to protecting our unique outdoor heritage.
    Butch Otter: Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict.
    Michael Crapo: Conservation and progress do not need to be at odds.
    Butch Otter: To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management.
    Brad Little: Remove wolves from Endangered Species list.
    Michael Crapo: Improve ESA with innovative collaborative species management.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams.
    Dirk Kempthorne: States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests.
Families & Children
    Nels Mitchell: Strong supporter of the Violence Against Women Act.
Foreign Policy
    Michael Crapo: Vet refugees to keep out terrorists, but other Muslims ok.
    Jim Risch: Call on Iran to release those imprisoned for Christianity.
Free Trade
    Jerry Sturgill: His company recognized as "Cross-Border Deal of the Year".
    Nels Mitchell: End tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Double Idaho’s exports.
Government Reform
    Tommy Ahlquist: End excessive and burdensome regulation like EPA's.
    Jerry Sturgill: Sick of career politicians staying in office forever.
    Jim Risch: Gridlock results from two very different party philosophies.
    Nels Mitchell: OpEd: Pledging just one six-year term means he's "lame duck".
    Nels Mitchell: No junkets; no gridlock; promises one term only.
    Tom Sullivan: Keep limits on political donations; restrict corporations.
    Brad Little: Term limits for governor but not state reps.
Gun Control
    Brad Little: Second Amendment is a sacred trust.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Oppose weakening right to bear arms.
    Jerry Sturgill: Keep guns from terrorists, but we have enough laws.
    Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands.
    Gary Peters: Common sense safety measures, including background checks.
    Raul Labrador: Strong supporter of rights guaranteed by 2nd Amendment.
    Jerry Brady: Opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms.
    Brad Little: Opposes constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish.
    Russ Fulcher: Establish constitutional right to hunt, trap, and fish.
Health Care
    Brad Little: Replace ObamaCare with local control.
    Tommy Ahlquist: ObamaCare has been a disaster for doctors and patients.
    Butch Otter: Incentivize health care professionals to come to Idaho.
    Jim Risch: ObamaCare is a regulatory quagmire.
    Nels Mitchell: Most of ObamaCare is good; fix the parts that aren't.
    Butch Otter: State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all.
    Rocky Raczkowski: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Jerry Brady: Health care is national problem & needs national solution.
Homeland Security
    Jerry Sturgill: Maintain force structure needed for security of our nation.
    Nels Mitchell: Staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Jim Risch: Do everything to maintain a fully-equipped military.
    Nels Mitchell: Maintain Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Jim Risch: We all agree that the military and NSA should be funded.
    Tom Sullivan: Slightly increase military spending.
    Raul Labrador: Building wall is critical step against illegal immigrants.
    Raul Labrador: Toughen laws against illegal immigrants.
    Jerry Sturgill: Refugees contribute to society; don't close borders for fear.
    Nels Mitchell: Idaho's farmers need immigration reform.
    Raul Labrador: Strengthen border security; redouble our efforts.
    Tom Sullivan: Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Jim Risch: I oppose amnesty in any form.
    Butch Otter: Make English the official state language.
    Brad Little: Make English the official state language.
    Russ Fulcher: Make English the official state language.
    Troy Minton: Raise minimum wage; relates to his fellow homeless.
    Jerry Sturgill: Wage inequality is unforgivable.
    Jerry Sturgill: People need a living wage.
    Butch Otter: Hire One Act: income tax credit for creating new jobs.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Family Farm Security Task Force to improve ag conditions.
Local Issues
    Butch Otter: Transmission line over sage-grouse habitat on federal land.
Principles & Values
    Kim Reynolds: Changed mind on Bible in classrooms.
    Micahel Crapo: Town meetings in all 200 incorporated towns across Idaho.
    Jerry Sturgill: LDS missionary in French Canada; then NYC financial lawyer.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Better if Ten Commandments were in our Constitution.
    Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Member of IAP party, but follows Constitution Party platform.
    Michael Crapo: Attending Town Hall meetings in all 200 Idaho cities.
    Nels Mitchell: Idaho needs Senator who gets to work, not "Senator No".
    Nels Mitchell: Most conservative voting record in Senate in 2013.
    Nels Mitchell: Served in state Senate and as Lt. Governor, then governor.
    Nels Mitchell: Never been within 150 miles of Harry Reid; not hand-picked.
    Nels Mitchell: Middle-of-the-road Democrat; I'll team up with Republicans.
    Butch Otter: Put aside partisanship & ambition in public interest.
Social Security
    Nels Mitchell: Fight efforts to cut or privatize entitlements.
    Nels Mitchell: The greatest generation earned their retirement security.
    Tom Sullivan: Against privatizing; but reduce regulations.
    Jim Risch: Reform Social Security without privatization.
Tax Reform
    Brad Little: Lift tax burden for everyone.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Lower taxes will lead to job growth.
    Jim Risch: No tax increases, but no cuts to entitlements nor veterans.
    Butch Otter: Reduce tax burden; lower rates for individuals & businesses.
    Raul Labrador: Oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Jim Risch: I’ll drop out if I got $53,000 in undisclosed tax relief.
    Larry LaRocco: Risch got undisclosed personal $53,000 from his tax relief.
    Jim Risch: Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases.
    Jerry Brady: Remove tax breaks for media.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers.
    Butch Otter: Support STEM Action Center and Computer Science Initiative.
War & Peace
    Nels Mitchell: Don't concentrate on Syria at the expense of home.
    Tom Sullivan: Withdraw from Iraq; carry on in Pakistan.

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