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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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Living History ,
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Between Hope and History ,
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In Harm’s Way ,
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Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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    Carl Brewer: Supports reproductive rights.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Ron Estes: Lead the fight to protect the unborn.
    Ron Estes: Strong advocate for the unborn.
    Frank Gilbert: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Jerry Moran: Life from conception is sacred and must be defended.
    Roger Marshall: Opposes any efforts to use taxpayer funding for abortions.
    Patrick Wiesner: A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment.
    Sam Brownback: Need to permanently end tax funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Curtis Coleman: Champion of the rights of the unborn.
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Kris Kobach: Planned Parenthood like Nazi doctor.
    Conner Eldridge: I'm personally opposed, but Roe v Wade is the law.
    Asa Hutchinson: Human life begins at conception.
    Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
    Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
    Randall Batson: Support abortion as a woman's right.
    Randall Batson: Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
    Milton Wolf: Human life begins at conception.
    Chad Taylor: No prosecution of Planned Parenthood for lost reports.
    Curtis Coleman: Supports umbilical stem cell research, but not embryonic.
    Randall Batson: No state funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Joe Bellis: Pro-life with no exceptions.
    Joe Bellis: Supports federal embryonic stem cell research.
    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.
    Jim Slattery: Record in US Congress in support of abortion rights.
    Pat Roberts: Staunch stance as an advocate for life and families.
    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
    Wink Hartman: Run Kansas like a business.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Ron Estes: Returned $113M in unclaimed property, including tax refunds.
    Ron Estes: Support a balanced budget amendment.
    Sam Brownback: The days of "tax first, cut never" have come to an end.
    Roger Marshall: Get government out of the way, to allow prosperity.
    Patrick Wiesner: Pay off $19T national debt over a period of 25 years.
    Patrick Wiesner: Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers.
    Curtis Coleman: Work tirelessly to reduce our deficit & pay back $18T debt.
    Conner Eldridge: Start doing something about $18 trillion in debt.
    French Hill: Cut low-priority spending; smaller federal government.
    Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
    Nathan LaFrance: Politicians CANNOT control government spending; time for BBA.
    Asa Hutchinson: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
    Randall Batson: Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus.
    Patrick Wiesner: End Washington DC's "let's borrow money" culture.
    Patrick Wiesner: Generate surpluses & not deficits; pay off our national debt.
    Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
    Milton Wolf: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Greg Orman: Report federal spending by strict accounting standards.
    Chad Taylor: Budget cuts threaten basic prosecutorial services.
    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.
    Randall Batson: No rainy day fund; reduce all spending.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
    Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
    Mark Parkinson: Constitutionally require set-aside for emergency fund.
    Bruce Westerman: Favors economic growth and cuts as opposed to raising taxes.
    Bill Graves: Reauthorize the Kansas state lottery.
Civil Rights
    Carl Brewer: Protect civil rights, not judge morality.
    Ron Estes: Kansas ABLE: tax-free savings for people with disabilities.
    Patrick Wiesner: Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment.
    Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
    Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
    Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
    John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
    Conner Eldridge: Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act.
    Curtis Coleman: Protect right to free practice of our faith.
    Conner Eldridge: OpEd: Dems embrace same-sex marriage; Eldridge is reluctant.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Asa Hutchinson: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
    Randall Batson: Opposes affirmative action.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to same-sex marriage.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate for equality, including equal pay for equal work.
    Chad Taylor: Make bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
    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.
    Milton Wolf: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Charlie Hardy: Equal pay for equal work.
    Bruce Westerman: Opposes affirmative action.
    Curtis Coleman: Marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
    Randall Batson: Civil unions ok; let churches decide on same-sex marriage.
    Randall Batson: State use of affirmative action ok, but not private.
    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.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted 9-year-long rape case.
    Joe Bellis: No definition of marriage; but no gays in military.
    Joe Bellis: End affirmative action, and most other, federal programs.
    Lisa Johnston: Embracing diversity strengthens us as a nation.
    Mark Parkinson: Embrace diversity rather than rejecting new citizens.
    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.
    George W. Bush: Education, housing, and hiring must be equal for all.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment.
    John McCain: We don’t need laws against Spanish language & culture.
    Howard Phillips: Censorship is dumbing down our children.
    Patrick Wiesner: CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Worked as management consultant, not in insurance.
    John Boozman: Tax cuts for higher income helps small business owners.
    Lisa Johnston: Ensure that U.S. corporations pay U.S. taxes.
    Carl Brewer: Ensure safety with adequate funding and staffing.
    Asa Hutchinson: Four executions in 8 days; keep protocol of lethal injection.
    Asa Hutchinson: Balance public safety with giving a second chance in life.
    Curtis Coleman: No mandatory minimums, but death penalty ok.
    Conner Eldridge: Work with law enforcement to reduce threats of violence.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime.
    Randall Batson: Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation.
    Mark Swaney: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
    Mike Beebe: Let non-violent offenders repay debt to society productively.
    Joe Bellis: No capital punishment.
    Bruce Westerman: Supports capital punishment; opposes building more prisons.
    Kris Kobach: Supports death penalty and mandatory minimums.
    Patrick Wiesner: Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government.
    Patrick Wiesner: Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask.
    Conner Eldridge: Spent 5 years as US Attorney taking on drug traffickers.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports legalizing marijuana.
    Chad Taylor: Legalizing marijuana may decrease crime & increase revenue.
    Randall Batson: Legalization yields better results than current turf wars.
    Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on hallucinogenic level-2 drugs.
    Mike Beebe: Heavier penalties for drug trade; but not for possession.
    Joe Bellis: No mandatory prison sentences for selling drugs.
    Bruce Westerman: No medical marijuana; no decriminalization.
    Kris Kobach: Stricter punishment for importing & selling drugs.
    Mike Huckabee: Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Ron Estes: Oppose government telling us how to educate our children.
    Ron Estes: More visibility for Learning Quest college savings program.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
    Asa Hutchinson: ArFuture Grants: pay tuition & stay in state for 3 years.
    Sam Brownback: TeachersKan: scholarship program for Kansas college students.
    Curtis Coleman: Opposes mandatory reforms for competitive federal grants.
    Sam Brownback: More education money should be going to instruction.
    Conner Eldridge: I attended public schools and I will prioritize education.
    Asa Hutchinson: Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
    Patrick Wiesner: More revenue to increase K-12 funding and college funding.
    Milton Wolf: Block federal mandates such as Common Core.
    Greg Orman: National innovation for high student achievement.
    Mike Ross: AdWatch: Unwavering commitment to our children and schools.
    Mike Beebe: Teach science and math using new, national methods.
    Randall Batson: Abstinence education ok, but not abstinence-only.
    Joe Bellis: No vouchers; no charters; no federal involvement.
    Lisa Johnston: K-12 education must be a top priority.
    Mark Parkinson: World-class public school system is investment in future.
    Bruce Westerman: Supports charter schools; opposes Common Core.
    Kris Kobach: No unfunded mandates; yes charters & vouchers.
    John Kerry: Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Minimize the need for college tuition increases.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Review district finances and bring efficiency.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care.
    Wesley Clark: Decries lack of funding for No Child Left Behind.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Increase state funding instead of local property taxes.
    Mike Huckabee: First priority: Raise teacher salaries.
    Bill Graves: More funding for special education and parental services.
    Howard Phillips: Education debate today is about sex & crime.
    Howard Phillips: Schools sponsor the official state religion of humanism.
    Howard Phillips: Separate education from state, or it’s establishing religion.
Energy & Oil
    Patrick Wiesner: Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes.
    Patrick Wiesner: Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels.
    Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Patrick Wiesner: Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards.
    Mark Swaney: Tax carbon to encourage people to use alternatives.
    Milton Wolf: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Chad Taylor: "Wind cowboys" maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas.
    Sam Brownback: New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State.
    Curtis Coleman: Use every American energy source to end external dependency.
    Curtis Coleman: Cap-and-trade is a massive tax on energy consumption.
    Randall Batson: Don't fund alternative energy; don't fund oil & gas either.
    Lisa Johnston: Encourage emerging green technology.
    Mark Parkinson: Bring wind farms and green jobs to Kansas.
    Bruce Westerman: Expansion of energy sources should be market driven.
    Kris Kobach: Develop traditional energy resources, plus ANWR.
    Jim Holt: Drilling for oil in Alaska won’t cause environmental damage.
    Ron Estes: Fight the intrusive arm of the EPA.
    Carl Brewer: Community partnerships to clean up polluted Superfund sites.
    Roger Marshall: Puddles are not wetlands; ditches are not navigable streams.
    Conner Eldridge: Repeal overly-burdensome regulations that hurt farmers.
    Patrick Wiesner: Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?
    Sam Brownback: Stewardship for water resources to lengthen useful life.
    Curtis Coleman: EPA poses a serious threat to property rights.
    John Boozman: EPA regulations make dirtier climate abroad & no gain in US.
    Bruce Westerman: Fight EPA expansion of protected waters.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution.
    Greg Orman: Rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    Chad Taylor: Good farmers use best practices, as stewards of the land.
    Greg Orman: We can protect our environment AND create jobs.
    Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
    Mike Beebe: Important to preserve forests to protect jobs.
    Randall Batson: No state funding for open space preservation.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Kris Kobach: Relax rules on logging & recreational usage.
    Howard Phillips: Property rights are ours, not government’s.
Families & Children
    Asa Hutchinson: More funding for foster children.
    Patrick Wiesner: Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas.
    Kris Kobach: Gay marriage makes it worse for traditional families.
    Tom Cotton: Domestic violence victim funding pushes ideological agenda.
    Asa Hutchinson: Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on child sexual exploitation.
    Mike Huckabee: Supports “covenant marriage”.
    Jean Carnahan: Workplace child-care & more commitment to families.
Foreign Policy
    Conner Eldridge: Advocate for an aggressive, unapologetic foreign policy.
    Bruce Westerman: Negotiate Israel-Palestine deal directly, not through UN.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.
    Chad Taylor: Diplomatic solutions are always preferable.
    Greg Orman: Eliminate our country's dependence on foreign creditors.
    Charlie Hardy: Most military people want peace-making foreign policies.
    Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
    Kris Kobach: Limit foreign aid; decrease UN support; keep Cuba embargo.
    Dick Cheney: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
    George Tenet: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
Free Trade
    Patrick Wiesner: Protect American companies against foreign dumping.
    Conner Eldridge: Opposes Trans Pacific Partnership; supports fair trade.
    Bruce Westerman: Expand foreign markets for farm exports.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports expanding free trade.
    Chad Taylor: Trade has globalized US, but also exports jobs.
    Mark Parkinson: Export planes, energy, & wheat to China, India, & Brazil.
    Mike Beebe: Cuba's interest in AR exports is good for the state.
    Kris Kobach: Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
Government Reform
    Kris Kobach: Tighten restrictions on voting.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Ron Estes: Five-year ban on members of Congress working as lobbyists.
    Wink Hartman: Replace dysfunction in Topeka with stability.
    Roger Marshall: Low voter turnout results from politicians not listening.
    Conner Eldridge: Rid the political system of secret, dark money.
    Patrick Wiesner: No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills.
    Sam Brownback: State Supreme Court justices should be elected not appointed.
    Curtis Coleman: 12-year term limits: citizen legislators and judges.
    Greg Orman: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Nathan LaFrance: Term limits will accomplish with CFR attempts to do.
    Asa Hutchinson: Photo ID for voting.
    Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
    Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Pat Roberts: 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency.
    Pat Roberts: No term limits for Congress.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote.
    Patrick Wiesner: Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate.
    Milton Wolf: Photo ID for voting.
    Greg Orman: Ballot requirements hinder 3rd-party candidates.
    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.
    Chad Taylor: Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting.
    Bruce Westerman: Require proof of identity when voting.
    Randall Batson: No term limits; no campaign contribution limits.
    Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln: No moratorium on earmarks; they fund local projects.
    Lisa Johnston: Fight special interests by plain-language laws on Internet.
    Bruce Westerman: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Vetoed voter ID requirement for advance voting.
    Jeff Colyer: Require voter identification for advance voting.
    Kevin Yoder: Require voter identification for advance voting.
    Tim Huelskamp: Require voter identification for advance voting.
    Jim Holt: Campaign reform is incumbency protection.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Audit government to eliminate waste.
    Mike Huckabee: Not more government, but more efficient government.
Gun Control
    Kris Kobach: Opposes restrictions on guns.
    Ron Estes: Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters.
    Ron Estes: Support for concealed carry reciprocity.
    Roger Marshall: Make sure 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon.
    Patrick Wiesner: Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus.
    Conner Eldridge: Enforce the gun laws already on the books.
    Curtis Coleman: Champion of our 2nd Amendment rights.
    Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
    Nathan LaFrance: Attempts at building a federal gun registry are wrong.
    Asa Hutchinson: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Greg Orman: Don't make it easy for a convict to get guns at gun shows.
    Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Greg Orman: Owns handguns but supports background checks.
    Randall Batson: Possess & trade firearms as owners wish.
    Chad Taylor: I'm a gun owner, but we need to enforce gun laws.
    Milton Wolf: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Joe Bellis: Armed citizenry is only obstacle to oppressive governmen.
    Lisa Johnston: Guarantee both 1st and 2nd amendment rights.
    Bruce Westerman: No background checks, no licensing, for concealed carry.
    Mike Huckabee: Supports self-defense and ‘castle doctrine’.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for gun control with sportsmen’s rights.
Health Care
    Jeff Colyer: Helped privatize Medicaid as KanCare.
    Jeff Colyer: Open meetings on KanCare instead of invitation-only.
    Carl Brewer: We all deserve health care, even the poor.
    Wink Hartman: Medicaid expansion is important, but Kansas can't fund it.
    Ron Estes: ObamaCare must be repealed.
    Asa Hutchinson: $5M for Mental Health Stabilization Centers.
    Sam Brownback: Refusing ObamaCare like declining a discount on the Titanic.
    Roger Marshall: Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor caring.
    Patrick Wiesner: Make ObamaCare work; repeal is unlikely.
    Sam Brownback: KanCare at state level better than ObamaCare.
    Curtis Coleman: I will never vote to fund ObamaCare.
    Conner Eldridge: Improve ObamaCare rather than distractions about repeal.
    French Hill: ObamaCare is a $2.2 trillion mistake.
    Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
    Pat Roberts: Immediate and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare.
    Milton Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with PatientCare free market.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No, Cotton won't end Medicare guarantee.
    Mike Beebe: Expand state Medicaid, but with low-income private option.
    Milton Wolf: Apologizes for posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook.
    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.
    Pat Roberts: First to call for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Todd Tiahrt: Calls for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    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.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare extends "crony health care" which began in 1929.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare turns health insurers into public utilities.
    Milton Wolf: Free market solutions ALREADY work; so add more.
    Randall Batson: Quit preventing the Free Market to fix itself.
    Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
    Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
    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.
    Lisa Johnston: Guaranteed high quality care for all health conditions.
    Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
    Mark Parkinson: Enact a real public smoking ban.
    Bruce Westerman: No public option; no individual mandates.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
    Sonny Perdue: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
    Matt Blunt: Allow small businesses to form association health plans.
    Kris Kobach: Support tax-free medical savings accounts.
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Can’t get our arms around the uninsured.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services.
    Mike Huckabee: ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured.
    Bill Graves: Eliminate waiting period for HealthWave child health care.
    Bill Graves: More funding for Medicaid matching & pharmaceuticals.
    Jean Carnahan: Supports Patient Bill of Rights.
Homeland Security
    Roger Marshall: Ensure that our military installations are fully funded.
    Conner Eldridge: Ensure stable military and VA funding.
    Patrick Wiesner: Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
    Sam Brownback: Arm additional security at National Guard facilities.
    Curtis Coleman: AdWatch: Boozman voted to curtail civil liberties; I won't.
    Curtis Coleman: Oppose unconstitutional activities by the NSA.
    Nathan LaFrance: Meta-data collection of phone records is unconstitutional.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces.
    Randall Batson: Bring our troops home; close bases overseas.
    Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
    Milton Wolf: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Greg Orman: Understand costs of military action, including veterans.
    Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No sense of entitlement from serving in military.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate of a national defense respected throughout world.
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
    Joe Bellis: More spending to develop new weapons.
    Lisa Johnston: We should never hastily initiate military conflict.
    Jerry Moran: No constitutional rights for terrorists, categorically.
    Todd Tiahrt: 2006: For military tribunals to try suspected terrorists.
    Jerry Moran: Military tribunals for terrorists are unconstitutional.
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Seniority concerns shouldn’t outweigh intelligence decisions.
    Jim Holt: Trust Bush’s homeland security decisions and recommendations.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets.
    Carl Brewer: Compassionate resolution to immigration issue.
    Kris Kobach: Crack down on illegals in Kansas.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Ron Estes: Securing the Southern border must be our first priority.
    Roger Marshall: Spend what is necessary to secure our southern border.
    Conner Eldridge: Pathway to legal status but no amnesty.
    Patrick Wiesner: Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty.
    Curtis Coleman: 100% opposed to amnesty in any form or by any mechanism.
    Bruce Westerman: Control the borders, then implement guest worker program.
    Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
    Randall Batson: Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship.
    Randall Batson: Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means.
    Chad Taylor: Unmuddy the waters and create a path to citizenship.
    Milton Wolf: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Greg Orman: Illegals already here should register and pay taxes.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    Jerry Moran: No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals.
    Todd Tiahrt: I've shifted my view: build the fence on Mexican border.
    Todd Tiahrt: Compassion for illegals on lower tuition, but no more.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Focus on employers who hire illegal workers.
    John McCain: No more ballot initiatives against immigration.
    Mark Swaney: Abandon minimum wage in favor of living wage.
    Greg Orman: Government should create environment conducive to job growth.
    Lisa Johnston: Clean energy technology will create jobs.
    Jim Holt: Restrict China trade until they float their currency.
Local Issues
    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.
    Sam Brownback: Plan future 3 millionth Kansan: education, farming, & water.
    Sam Brownback: ROZes: Rural Opportunity Zones with income tax waiver.
Principles & Values
    Ron Estes: Won special election with national GOP support.
    Carl Brewer: Bring everyone to the table, across party lines.
    Carl Brewer: Hobby is competitive barbecuing: his sauce "Brewer's Best".
    Frank Gilbert: Christian Libertarian & believes in Non-Aggression Principle.
    Jerry Moran: I led the fight to give Republicans control of the Senate.
    Randall Batson: Libertarian offers third choice between Orman and Roberts.
    Randall Batson: Supports keeping God in the public sphere.
    Greg Orman: I've tried both parties and didn't like either.
    Chad Taylor: Separation of church and state isn't a relevant issue.
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God; and only God has all the answers.
    Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
    Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
    Pat Roberts: Returns home to Kansas "every time I get an opponent".
    Milton Wolf: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Greg Orman: Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant independent.
    Greg Orman: We're sending the worst of both parties to Washington.
    Greg Orman: 2010 Common Sense Coalition: give voice to sensible center.
    Greg Orman: I consider myself fiscally conservative & socially tolerant.
    Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
    Tom Cotton: Fastest male in Congress; has finished 11 marathons.
    Milton Wolf: AdWatch: Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore.
    Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
    Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
    Sam Brownback: Our dependence is not on Big Government but on a Big God.
    Mark Pryor: Campaign theme: Pryor is responsible, Cotton is reckless.
    Mark Pryor: AdWatch: I believe in God and I believe in His word.
    Milton Wolf: Obama is my cousin, but I oppose ObamaCare.
    Sam Brownback: Five measurable, significant, achievable goals.
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Some say I'm too liberal; some say I'm too conservative.
    John Boozman: Arkansas can't afford Blanche Lincoln anymore.
    Jean Carnahan: Set sail instead of choosing a safe harbor.
    John McCain: 5 principles for a great nation’s diplomacy.
Social Security
    Curtis Coleman: Divert some FICA taxes into personal retirement accounts.
    Conner Eldridge: Protect seniors from privatization and Wall Street gambling.
    Patrick Wiesner: Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates.
    French Hill: Keep our promises, and enhance 401k's & reverse mortgages.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports privatizing Social Security.
    Chad Taylor: No privatization; but we need to discuss reforms.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Greg Orman: Lack of economic growth drains Social Security.
    Tom Cotton: Oppo AdWatch: supports Privatizing social security.
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
    John Boozman: Private accounts should be looked at as an option.
    Lisa Johnston: We must protect Social Security.
    Kris Kobach: Allow self-managed private retirement accounts.
    Jean Carnahan: Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare.
Tax Reform
    Kris Kobach: Cut taxes; cut budget.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Sam Brownback: 2012 "march to zero" income tax cuts overturned.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Ron Estes: Simplified, fairer, flatter tax code grows the economy.
    Conner Eldridge: Lower taxes for families and small businesses.
    Patrick Wiesner: As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code.
    Sam Brownback: Strengthen property tax lid.
    Curtis Coleman: Simple Flat Tax plan: 10% for all personal income tax.
    French Hill: We need a simple fair tax code instead of wet blanket.
    Nathan LaFrance: Replace income tax with national sales tax.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Chad Taylor: Simplify tax code, but no FairTax and no national sales tax.
    Randall Batson: Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax.
    Patrick Wiesner: Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff.
    Patrick Wiesner: Tax attorney and CPA.
    Patrick Wiesner: A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff.
    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.
    Jerry Moran: Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times.
    Mark Parkinson: Raise cigarette and sales tax to meet $400M budget gap.
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln: Like to see tax cuts for the lower and middle class.
    Jim Holt: Taxes should be cut further.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Create tax credit for rural business development.
    Wesley Clark: Middle- & working-class tax cuts are an economic-growth tool.
    Mike Huckabee: Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls.
    Patrick Wiesner: Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects.
    Mike Huckabee: Arkansas becoming a leader in e-government.
    Richard Nixon: Technology misused damages environment; but can restore it.
War & Peace
    Ron Estes: Take the fight to ISIS and exit the disastrous Iran deal.
    Roger Marshall: Apply "peace through strength" to fight terrorism.
    Patrick Wiesner: Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest.
    Patrick Wiesner: It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS.
    Curtis Coleman: Use military force top prevent nuclear proliferation.
    Conner Eldridge: Provide resources to keep military strongest in the world.
    Conner Eldridge: Opposes Obama's Iran nuclear deal; needs more verification.
    Bruce Westerman: No way we can accept a nuclear Iran.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports staying out of Iran.
    Chad Taylor: Sanctions on Iran are working; no further military action.
    Chad Taylor: Air patrols on Syria ok; no deeper involvement.
    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.
    Joe Bellis: Withdraw US troops from Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Lisa Johnston: We have spent gigantic amounts of US taxpayer money in Iraq.
    Jim Slattery: Roberts delayed prewar intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
    Pat Roberts: I led exposure of pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
    Jim Slattery: Roberts should have known Iraq intelligence was inaccurate.
    Pat Roberts: Whole world believed Iraq intelligence was accurate.
    Kris Kobach: Keep US troops in Iraq; pay for it with Iraqi oil.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carl Brewer: Grew up in daily, anxious poverty.
    Patrick Wiesner: Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt.
    Sam Brownback: Required work/training improves quality of life.
    Jim Holt: Separation of church and state cannot be done.

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