| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Joyce Dickerson: Women should have the right to family planning.
Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Pro-choice.
Alvin Greene: Pro-choice; but no federal subsidies.
Alvin Greene: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Budget & Economy|
Thomas Ravenel: Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough.
Brad Hutto: It's time for Congress to spend less and cut waste.
Mark Sanford: Tipping point as civilization if we don't get spending right.
Nikki Haley: It's time for truth in budgeting; & government spending cap.
Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
Fred Thompson: Consider stimulus package targeted to low-income people.
John McCain: To avoid recession, stop out-of-control spending.
Mike Huckabee: Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession.
Mitt Romney: To avoid recession, deal with housing crisis & gas prices.
Ron Paul: Lower interest rates CAUSED housing bubble & can’t solve it.
Ron Paul: The longer the Fed delays recession, the worse the recession.
Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right.
Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day.
Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs.
Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military.
Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges.
Thomas Ravenel: Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism.
Brad Hutto: Supports capital punishment.
Nikki Haley: Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab.
Alvin Greene: Supports capital punishment.
Mark Sanford: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Thomas Ravenel: Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs.
Alvin Greene: No mandatory drug sentences.
Brad Hutto: Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
Joyce Dickerson: Invest in quality public education.
Nikki Haley: Make a real investment in our charter schools.
Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
Mark Sanford: Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments.
Energy & Oil|
Thomas Ravenel: Don't divert resources for folly of global warming.
Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas.
Alvin Greene: National & international regulations for climate change.
Alvin Greene: Domestic oil exploration, nuclear power, & alternatives.
Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding.
Nikki Haley: Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina.
Thomas Ravenel: Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Build higher bridges for new generation of container ships.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Will return 10% of congressional salary to the government.
Mark Sanford: I was against earmarks before being anti-earmark was cool.
Brad Hutto: Limit corporate and PAC campaign contributions.
Nikki Haley: We capped lawsuit damages; next tort reform is loser-pays.
Lee Bright: Require photo ID, and inspection of ID, in order to vote.
Alvin Greene: Keep campaign donation limits; no voluntary spending limits.
Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
John McCain: I’m “the sheriff”, not Miss Congeniality, about pork bills.
Mark Sanford: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
Thomas Ravenel: Second Amendment is the only gun law needed.
Brad Hutto: Supports only current gun laws.
Thomas Ravenel: We can't afford any more socialized medicine.
Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge.
Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care.
Nikki Haley: Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems.
Nikki Haley: No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead.
Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans.
Nikki Haley: We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform.
Thomas Ravenel: Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack.
Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
Lee Bright: Charge 1% foreign wire fee;& police check immigration status.
Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English.
Joyce Dickerson: Raise the minimum wage.
Brad Hutto: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Proud to live in a right-to-work state; keep NLRB away.
Nikki Haley: Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job.
Nikki Haley: We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit.
Nikki Haley: ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college.
Nikki Haley: I love that we are one of the least unionized states.
Nikki Haley: No unemployment benefits for workers on strike.
John McCain: Straight talk: some jobs aren’t coming back.
Mitt Romney: MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates.
Mark Sanford: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Principles & Values|
Mark Sanford: Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven.
Mark Sanford: Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair.
Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
Thomas Ravenel: Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security.
Brad Hutto: Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security.
Joyce Dickerson: Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned.
Nikki Haley: Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip.
Alvin Greene: Privatize elements of Social Security.
Joyce Dickerson: Fight for America's declining middle class.
Thomas Ravenel: Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes.
Brad Hutto: Maintain current tax levels, except gas tax to improve roads.
Nikki Haley: Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three.
Fred Thompson: Tax cuts raise revenues; so much for the experts.
Ron Paul: Spending money doesn’t stimulate economy; reduced taxes do.
Rudy Giuliani: Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue.
Nikki Haley: Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness.
War & Peace|
Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world.
Welfare & Poverty|
Thomas Ravenel: No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.
Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.