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State of Missouri Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Missouri Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Holden (10) Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Catherine Hanaway (16) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster (10) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Claire McCaskill (2) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Jason Kander (7) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jay Nixon (15) Missouri Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
  • John Brunner (4) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Nancy Farmer (9) 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
  • Peter Kinder (5) Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
  • Robin Carnahan (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roy Blunt (16) Republican Jr Senator Missouri
  • Sarah Steelman (5) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Todd Akin (11) Republican Challenger Missouri
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Abortion
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Peter Kinder: Investigate organizations harvesting aborted babies' parts.
    Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment.
    John Brunner: Pledges support to overthrow of Roe v. Wade.
    Sarah Steelman: Life begins at conception; consider Constitutional Amendment.
    Todd Akin: Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
    Catherine Hanaway: Waiting periods; parental notification; & other restrictions.
    Nancy Farmer: Make abortions legally available including funding.
Budget & Economy
    Jay Nixon: Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    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.
    Bob Holden: Missouri is and should be fiscally conservative.
Civil Rights
    Chris Koster: Equality and inclusion should include same-sex couples.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Jay Nixon: Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities.
    Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
    Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
    Claire McCaskill: Women shouldn't get paid less simply because they're women.
    Todd Akin: Women's pay should be left to discretion of employers.
    Catherine Hanaway: No affirmative action in state employment or contracting.
    Catherine Hanaway: No same-sex marriage; no gay hate crime laws.
    Nancy Farmer: Prosecute discrimination and fund desegregation.
    Nancy Farmer: Recognize same-sex marriages.
Corporations
    John Brunner: Served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer.
Crime
    Chris Koster: Deliver justice to those who break our laws.
    Peter Kinder: Preserve law & order, even when there are riots & looting.
    Jay Nixon: More DWI arrests save more lives.
    Bob Holden: Lower drunk driving limit to .08.
    Catherine Hanaway: No parole for repeat felons; yes on death penalty.
    Nancy Farmer: No death penalty, more community policing.
    Nancy Farmer: Mandatory sentencing, but fund rehabilitation & alternatives.
Drugs
    Jay Nixon: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Jason Kander: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Catherine Hanaway: Stricter penalties for drug crimes, but rehab too.
    Catherine Hanaway: Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Chris Koster: 2007: Left GOP to support high-quality public schools.
    Peter Kinder: Fight for school choice & charter schools.
    Jay Nixon: Increase education funding by $150 million.
    Jay Nixon: A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler.
    Jason Kander: Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options.
    Sarah Steelman: More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly.
    Todd Akin: Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
    Bob Holden: More resources for student and teachers.
    Bob Holden: Cash incentive for National Board Certification for teachers.
    Bob Holden: Provide parents with school accountability report cards.
    Catherine Hanaway: State-funded vouchers for public & private schools.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports charter schools and privately-run schools.
Energy & Oil
    Jay Nixon: Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy.
Environment
    Chris Koster: Sue the EPA for over-expanding Clean Water Act.
    Jay Nixon: State Parks Youth Corps: employ kids in state parks.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits for pollution instead of federal regulation.
    Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits and cost analyses instead of federal regulations.
Families & Children
    Catherine Hanaway: Children before marriage has impoverished women & children.
    Bob Holden: $3M for more local domestic violence shelters.
Free Trade
    Jason Kander: Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be fast-tracked.
Government Reform
    Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
    Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
    Jay Nixon: Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits.
    Todd Akin: Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
    Todd Akin: Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
    Todd Akin: Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: Pledges to not seek earmarks if elected.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Ban earmark requests, but only for this year.
    Catherine Hanaway: No term limits; but yes to state campaign funding.
    Catherine Hanaway: Supports term limits but not contribution limits.
    Catherine Hanaway: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of campaigns.
Gun Control
    Peter Kinder: Led fight to pass right to carry law.
    Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
    Jason Kander: Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions.
Health Care
    Roy Blunt: Reduce costs & improve care, but repeal ObamaCare.
    Peter Kinder: Led lawsuit by 21 states against ObamaCare.
    Chris Koster: ObamaCare generates jobs as well as cuts healthcare costs.
    Chris Koster: Expanding Medicaid provides immediate fiscal stimulus.
    Jay Nixon: $10M for more services in community mental health centers.
    Sarah Steelman: End intrusive regulations; repeal ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: Repeal Congress' healthcare if you want to repeal ObamaCare.
    Roy Blunt: Medical liability reform would reduce cost of health care.
    Roy Blunt: Missourians know ObamaCare won't work.
    Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
    Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
    Bob Holden: Use tobacco settlement to pay for senior prescriptions.
    Bob Holden: Healthy Families Initiative: health care access for all.
    Catherine Hanaway: Supports tort reform; oppose state-run healthcare.
    Nancy Farmer: Citizens have access to basic health care.
Homeland Security
    Jay Nixon: Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets.
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
Immigration
    Jason Kander: Agree with Obama immigration plan, but not executive action.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    John Brunner: Citizenship for veterans; but not for college grads.
    Sarah Steelman: Take away all the incentives that are attracting illegals.
Jobs
    Bob Holden: Invest in life sciences to apply farm products.
Local Issues
    Jay Nixon: Government's role is to help rebuild disasters like Joplin.
Principles & Values
    John Brunner: Lost 2012 primary to Todd Akin, who then lost Senate race.
    Jay Nixon: Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities.
    Sarah Steelman: Elected officials are trustees of the people.
    Todd Akin: I'm no career politician; I left a safe district.
    Todd Akin: Experienced conservative voice in Congress.
    Robin Carnahan: Rep. Blunt is an insider Congressman.
    Roy Blunt: Married a lobbyist for tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
Social Security
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
Tax Reform
    Chris Koster: Cut personal income tax, capital gains, and tax on dividends.
    Jay Nixon: Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment.
    Bob Holden: $2B in tax relief in last 6 years; now tighten our belts.
    Catherine Hanaway: Decrease income taxes & corporate taxes; support flat tax.
    Nancy Farmer: Opposes flat-tax structure and majority vote on taxes.
Technology
    Roy Blunt: Americans have been too willing to share their personal data.
    Jay Nixon: MoBroadbandNow: Bring broadband to every corner of our state.
War & Peace
    Roy Blunt: Iran deal lets the nuclear genie out of the bottle.
    Robin Carnahan: No date for Afghan withdrawal, but no open-ended commitment.
    Roy Blunt: Huge mistake to announce date for Afghan withdrawal.
Welfare & Poverty
    Catherine Hanaway: Limit welfare benefits when recipients have more kids.


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  • Bob Holden Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Catherine Hanaway Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Claire McCaskill Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Jason Kander Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jay Nixon Missouri Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
  • John Brunner Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Nancy Farmer 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
  • Peter Kinder Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
  • Robin Carnahan 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roy Blunt Republican Jr Senator Missouri
  • Sarah Steelman Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Todd Akin Republican Challenger Missouri

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