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Raul Labrador: Protect and defend innocent human life.
Tom Sullivan: Decision by an individual based upon their faith.
Budget & Economy|
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.
Raul Labrador: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Butch Otter: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business.
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.
Dirk Kempthorne: No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution.
Dirk Kempthorne: Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates.
Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs, yes substance-abuse treatment.
Jerry Brady: Cannot just throw people in jail for drugs; more treatment.
Dirk Kempthorne: Target meth with more manpower.
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|
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.
Butch Otter: Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict.
Butch Otter: To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management.
Dirk Kempthorne: Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams.
Dirk Kempthorne: States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests.
Dirk Kempthorne: Double Idaho’s exports.
Tom Sullivan: Keep limits on political donations; restrict corporations.
Raul Labrador: Strong supporter of rights guaranteed by 2nd Amendment.
Jerry Brady: Opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms.
Butch Otter: State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all.
Jerry Brady: Health care is national problem & needs national solution.
Tom Sullivan: Slightly increase military spending.
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: Hire One Act: income tax credit for creating new jobs.
Dirk Kempthorne: Family Farm Security Task Force to improve ag conditions.
Tom Sullivan: Against privatizing; but reduce regulations.
Jim Risch: Reform Social Security without privatization.
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.
War & Peace|
Tom Sullivan: Withdraw from Iraq; carry on in Pakistan.