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Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
Mitch Daniels: No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells.
Mitch Daniels: Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger.
Budget & Economy|
Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
Mitch Daniels: Automatic taxpayer refund when reserves exceed 10%.
Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
Frank O'Bannon: Focus during slowdown on education & vulnerability.
Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
Mitch Daniels: No same-sex marriage nor civil unions.
Mitch Daniels: No affirmative action in public college admissions.
Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
Mitch Daniels: Reduce corporate income tax; cut and cap property tax.
Mitch Daniels: Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking.
Mitch Daniels: Incarcerate in a smarter way, based on danger to society.
Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty.
Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives.
Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
Mitch Daniels: End cruel, defeatist practice of passing kids who can't read.
Mitch Daniels: Pay teachers, and award tenure, based on effectiveness.
Mitch Daniels: Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools.
Mitch Daniels: Support vouchers for public schools.
Mitch Daniels: Use lottery revenue for free college tuition for two years.
Mitch Daniels: Voluntary prayer in public schools.
Frank O'Bannon: Standards worked for math & English; apply to other subjects.
Frank O'Bannon: $50 million for flexible school readiness program.
Energy & Oil|
Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
Richard Mourdock: FactCheck: No, ethanol additive lowers gasoline price.
Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
Mitch Daniels: Make IN a leader in electric vehicles & solar power industry.
Mitch Daniels: Support clean coal as well as alternative energy.
Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
Mitch Daniels: First state to phase in new environmental Clean Air permits.
Families & Children|
Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Joe Donnelly: Understands Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work.
Mitch Daniels: Nothing more contemptible than failing to pay child support.
Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
Mitch Daniels: No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions.
Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
Mitch Daniels: No background checks; no licenses; yes concealed carry.
Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
Mitch Daniels: Tort reform; sue HMOs; no guarantees.
Mitch Daniels: INShape plan: insure 130,000 uninsured Hoosiers.
Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
Joe Donnelly: Focus on fiscal discipline and strong national security.
Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
Lyndon Johnson: Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas.
Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
Mitch Daniels: Support Right to Work and Indiana will add jobs faster.
Principles & Values|
Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
Mitch Daniels: You might dislike my decisions, but things ARE different.
Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
Mitch Daniels: Raising taxes is the worst thing possible in a recession.
Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
Mitch Daniels: Invest $1.2 billion in Hoosier Heartland Corridor and US31.
Mitch Daniels: Supports internet sales tax.
Frank O'Bannon: $50 million more for 21st Century Research Fund.
War & Peace|
Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.