| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
David Vitter: I'm endorsed by pro-life groups; my rivals not 100% pro-life.
David Vitter: No exceptions for rape or incest victims.
Jay Dardenne: Sweeping ban on human cloning would harm medical research.
Jay Dardenne: Exceptions for rape & incest victims are ok.
John Bel Edwards: Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking.
David Vitter: Supported by anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life.
David Vitter: Promote a positive culture of life.
Ralph Abraham: A child's life begins at conception.
Garret Graves: Human life begins at conception.
Ralph Abraham: Human life begins at conception.
Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
Jeff Landry: Life is a gift from God; encourage adoption.
Budget & Economy|
John Bel Edwards: Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy.
Garret Graves: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Ralph Abraham: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
John Bel Edwards: Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses.
Garret Graves: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Ralph Abraham: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Jeff Landry: Keep traditional marriage as one man and one woman.
Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Jay Dardenne: OpEd: Mixed record on gender identity issues.
Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
John Bel Edwards: End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders.
David Vitter: More community crime tips; more DNA testing; more options.
David Vitter: Keep state police presence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Jay Dardenne: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime.
John Bel Edwards: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon.
Bobby Jindal: Crack down on the horrific crime of human sex trafficking.
Jay Dardenne: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
John Bel Edwards: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
David Vitter: Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers.
Jay Dardenne: Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction.
David Vitter: Get Louisiana out of Common Core.
John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
David Vitter: No federal incentives to get states to adopt Common Core.
Garret Graves: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Ralph Abraham: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Bobby Jindal: $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future.
Jeff Landry: Empower parents with home school, charters, & church schools.
Energy & Oil|
Garret Graves: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Ralph Abraham: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
Jeff Landry: Drill here, drill now; not cap-and-trade.
Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan “Gang of 10” for comprehensive oil plan.
Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
David Vitter: Coastal restoration with private funding.
Jay Dardenne: Coastal restoration with federal funding.
John Bel Edwards: Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration.
David Vitter: Drafted hurricane protection & flood control bill.
Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
Families & Children|
John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Jay Dardenne: Tighten disclosure rules for lobbyists, to limit influence.
David Vitter: Led and won the fight for state term limits.
David Vitter: Term limits instead of automatic pay raises for Congress.
Jay Dardenne: Don't bring dysfunctional Washington politics to Louisiana.
Ralph Abraham: Term limits for Congress, plus no salary.
Garret Graves: Require photo ID for voting.
Ralph Abraham: Require photo ID for voting.
Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats.
Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms.
Garret Graves: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Ralph Abraham: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Jeff Landry: Fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights.
David Vitter: Fight to repeal the fatally flawed ObamaCare.
Jay Dardenne: Don't leave LA at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats.
Jay Dardenne: Don't accept Medicaid expansion as-is; get LA waiver.
John Bel Edwards: Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars.
John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid.
Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
Garret Graves: Repeal ObamaCare.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare.
Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
Jeff Landry: Nationalized care reduces quality and increases costs.
Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester.
Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them.
Garret Graves: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Ralph Abraham: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Jeff Landry: End the war on terrorism by winning the war.
David Vitter: Led Senate's Border Security and Enforcement First caucus.
David Vitter: Block federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
Garret Graves: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Ralph Abraham: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Jeff Landry: Enforce existing laws to close our borders.
Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
Jay Dardenne: Don't increase enforcement against employers of illegals.
David Vitter: Create and fund coastal restoration master plan.
Principles & Values|
John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
Garret Graves: Judeo-Christian framework is moral.
Ralph Abraham: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
Jay Dardenne: Merge Elderly Affairs & Veterans Affairs into one department.
John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
Ralph Abraham: America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy.
Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
John Bel Edwards: Cut $7B in tax giveaways which cause unsafe roads & bridges.
War & Peace|
David Vitter: Iran advances their nuclear program while playing the US.
David Vitter: Iran nuclear deal is non-binding and can be revoked.
David Vitter: Military force against ISIS if Arab ground troops involved.