| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
John Hoeven: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
Budget & Economy|
Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
Tracy Potter: $700B stimulus spending ok; something needed to be done.
Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
John Hoeven: No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman.
Rick Berg: No affirmative action for state employment nor college.
Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
Jack Dalrymple: Positive business climate results in ND leading US in growth.
John Hoeven: Right approach: empower entrepreneurs & small business.
John Hoeven: More prisons; less parole.
Rick Berg: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
Jack Dalrymple: K-12, equal and adequate funding for all districts.
Jack Dalrymple: Higher education is key to North Dakota's future.
Energy & Oil|
Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
Jack Dalrymple: Decrease foreign oil reliance, expand ND energy development.
Jack Dalrymple: Support for oil refineries expansion.
Jack Dalrymple: Advocate for renewable fuels, blender pumps.
John Hoeven: Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country.
Tracy Potter: People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch.
John Hoeven: More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too.
Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
Jack Dalrymple: Follow Clean Air Act at EPA, but leave air control to ND.
Jack Dalrymple: Water should be available for no cost; drop storage fee plan.
John Hoeven: No term limits for North Dakota legislators.
John Hoeven: Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits.
John Hoeven: Allow concealed carry.
Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
John Hoeven: Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan.
Tracy Potter: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction.
John Hoeven: Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare.
Tracy Potter: Reform brings $650 million to the state health care industry.
John Hoeven: Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy.
Rick Berg: Core responsibility is to have a strong military.
Jack Dalrymple: New Amazon facility example of pro-business climate in ND.
Jack Dalrymple: $42M for workforce development.
John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads.
Principles & Values|
Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: criticized as "Heidi-ho" for "Barack-o" socialism.
Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.
Jack Dalrymple: Incentives promote job creation in new enterprises.
Jack Dalrymple: Tax relief to share economic gains with people of ND.
Welfare & Poverty|
Rick Berg: Job training & child care for welfare recipients.