| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal choice.
Jim Huffman: Pro-choice but Roe v. Wade was a bad decision.
Jim Huffman: Supports abortion rights, but no federal funding.
Jim Huffman: Pro-choice, but issue has corrupted politics.
Jeff Merkley: Public funding for stem cell research.
Winona LaDuke: Supports a womanís right to choose.
Winona LaDuke: Choice means quality of life for low-income families.
Jeff Merkley: Abortions should always be legally available.
John Kitzhaber: Abortions always legally available, & government funded.
Budget & Economy|
Monica Wehby: Problem is uncertainty in federal regulation & tax climate.
Jason Conger: Supports executive bonuses; opposes federal bailout.
Jim Huffman: No $2M spending on exotic ant research.
Ron Wyden: No bailout of finance industry, no Wall Street bonuses.
Jim Huffman: Supports balanced budget amendment.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
Winona LaDuke: Replace corporate subsidies with community revitalization.
Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage.
Jim Huffman: Supports the legal rights of gays.
Jeff Merkley: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
Jeff Merkley: Apply affirmative action to state hiring.
John Kitzhaber: Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring.
John Kitzhaber: Recognize same-sex marriages.
John Kitzhaber: Oregon Business Plan: create jobs & income; reduce poverty.
Jim Huffman: Moratorium on new federal regulations on businesses.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
John Kitzhaber: Spend $600M on education now instead of on prisons later.
Jim Huffman: Death penalty is too inaccurate to deserve support.
Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
Gordon Harold Smith: Supports use of federal death penalty.
Jeff Merkley: Mandatory minimum sentence for some 1st-degree sex offenders.
Jeff Merkley: Opposes the death penalty.
Jeff Merkley: Increase rehabilitation & alternatives to incarceration.
John Kitzhaber: Oppose the death penalty.
John Kitzhaber: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
Jeff Merkley: Toughen laws against meth traffickers.
Gordon Harold Smith: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
John Kitzhaber: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on in-state tuition for non-resident aliens.
Monica Wehby: Increase school choice options for our families.
Bruce Broussard: Take full advantage of No Child Left Behind Program.
Kevin Mannix: Increase funding without raising taxes.
John Kitzhaber: Public education is the cornerstone of democracy.
Energy & Oil|
Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
John Kitzhaber: Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state.
Ron Wyden: Biomass is a clean energy source & a job machine.
Bruce Broussard: Team with business for hybrid vehicles and renewables.
Winona LaDuke: Support alternative energy & industrial hemp.
Monica Wehby: Fisherman, miners, and loggers need a partner in D.C.
Jason Conger: Higher timber harvests on public land.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
Jason Conger: Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society.
Jim Huffman: End restrictions for logging federal timber land.
Jim Huffman: Upset at impact on rural communities from logging ban.
Ron Wyden: Worked out compromise Eastside Forest Plan.
Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Families & Children|
Jason Conger: Rated 79% by Oregon Stand for Children.
John Kitzhaber: Invest in children in early years to prevent tragic failures.
Winona LaDuke: Gore and Bush endorse a myth of the American family.
Jason Conger: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
Monica Wehby: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
Winona LaDuke: Opposes military aid to Colombia.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on looser campaign finance reporting.
Monica Wehby: Founders never imagined a permanent political class.
Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Gordon Harold Smith: Increase individuals campaign donation limit.
Bruce Broussard: Good government follows clearly outlined public procedures.
Kevin Mannix: Fix budget with government structure change not tax hike.
Winona LaDuke: Stop corporate funding of elections.
Jeff Merkley: Spending limits on campaigns, plus full disclosure.
John Kitzhaber: Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure.
Monica Wehby: Protect all constitutional rights, especially 2nd Amendment.
Jim Huffman: Oppose restrictions on right to bear arms.
Jeff Merkley: Maintain restrictions on purchase & possession of firearms.
John Kitzhaber: Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession.
Monica Wehby: Prominent and early opponent of ObamaCare.
Jason Conger: State-run Cover Oregon exchange better than ObamaCare.
Monica Wehby: We need more MDs and fewer JDs in Congress.
Monica Wehby: I was against ObamaCare when it wasn't cool.
Jeff Merkley: I couldn't enroll in ObamaCare, but it'll eventually succeed.
Jeff Merkley: 2009: "Keep your insurance"; 2014: fix ObamaCare so you can.
Jason Conger: Delay health plan cancellations due to ObamaCare.
Jeff Merkley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Winona LaDuke: Moms know we need an affordable health care system.
Winona LaDuke: Aid to families is sacrificed in favor of military aid.
Monica Wehby: Put the needs and care of our veterans first.
Monica Wehby: Strengthening our armed forces protects our freedoms.
Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
Bruce Broussard: More funding for First Responders.
Bruce Broussard: Support more comprehensive information sharing programs.
Monica Wehby: Secure the border but increase H1B visas & guest workers.
Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
Jason Conger: Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity.
Jeff Merkley: Rated 90% by Oregonians for Immigration Reform.
John Kitzhaber: Focus budget on investing in jobs and innovation.
Bruce Broussard: Create more jobs domestically.
Bruce Broussard: Get more of federal $23B for job training for Oregon.
Kevin Mannix: Support small businesses to spur job growth.
Principles & Values|
Ron Wyden: FactCheck: No truth to rumors that Wyden lives in New York.
Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Jeff Merkley: Iíve lived a pretty unconventional life.
Monica Wehby: Put entitlements on a path to being financially secure.
Jim Huffman: Option of putting payroll taxes in a private account.
Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Monica Wehby: 40% of budget on debt servicing is generational theft.
Jason Conger: Pushed tax relief for middle and low income families.
John Kitzhaber: Opportunity for revenue: capping total deductions & credits.
Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
Bruce Broussard: Provide businesses with tax incentives to create jobs.
Winona LaDuke: Favors economic and tax policies to benefit poor, not rich.
Jeff Merkley: No state sales tax.
John Kitzhaber: No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax.
Ron Wyden: Limit taxes on Internet-based companies.
War & Peace|
Monica Wehby: Ensure that Iranian nukes don't threaten Israel.
Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.
Welfare & Poverty|
John Kitzhaber: Beware uneven, unequal "recovery" without rural & minorities.
Gordon Harold Smith: Block grants for state and local flexibility in welfare.
Jeff Merkley: Supports workfare and 2-year welfare limits.