| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Terry Adams: Pro-choice.
Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest.
Budget & Economy|
Gordon Ball: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal discipline.
Bill Haslam: Balance budget without education cuts & tax decrease.
Phil Bredesen: Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget.
Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights.
Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights.
Bill Haslam: Revenue Modernization Act: level playing field for business.
Terry Adams: Democracy is hijacked by corporations & special interests.
Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?
Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes.
Bill Haslam: Tennessee Promise: two years of free community college.
Bill Haslam: $2.5M for SAILS program: math tutors for high school seniors.
Gordon Ball: I believe in public education.
Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: 55% get post-HS certificate or degree by 2025.
Joe Carr: Prohibit discrimination against college religious groups.
Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: Increase college graduation to 55% by 2025.
Bill Haslam: Remove 90-cap limit on charter schools.
Phil Bredesen: New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher.
Don Sundquist: Invest more in teachers and in early education.
Don Sundquist: We test students & rate schools; now invest in reading.
Don Sundquist: Invest in teachers: scholarships, mentors, merit pay.
Energy & Oil|
Gordon Ball: Transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewables.
Gordon Ball: Commercial solar & wind, and also clean coal.
Gordon Ball: Supports construction of the Keystone pipeline.
Bob Tuke: Dependence on foreign oil hurts security & climate.
Bob Corker: Promote fuel cells & alternatives to reduce oil dependence.
Bill Haslam: 35 million visits annually to Tennessee State Parks.
Gordon Ball: No one has the right to pollute America's air and water.
Gordon Ball: Class-action lawsuits against paper companies' dumped waste.
Joe Carr: Require photographic evidence of animal abuse.
Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
Bill Haslam: Haslam's Pilot company cited for 70 environmental violations.
Don Sundquist: Supports new State Forest and 23 new natural areas.
Families & Children|
Bill Haslam: Response speed exceeds standard for Child Abuse Hotline.
Bill Haslam: Support services to 100% of former foster youth.
Bill Haslam: Abstinence-only education in K-12 schools.
Joe Carr: Abstinence-only education in K-12 schools.
Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
Gordon Ball: Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas.
Bob Tuke: Moratorium on all new Free Trade agreements.
Bob Corker: Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market.
Joe Carr: Reduce crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections.
Bill Haslam: We reduced wait times for licenses from 38 minutes to 18.
Bill Haslam: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
Bill Haslam: Require photo ID in order to vote.
Joe Carr: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
Joe Carr: Require photo ID in order to vote.
Lamar Alexander: The Era of the 1,000-Page Bill Is Over.
Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
Bill Haslam: Must provide health coverage, if not Insure Tennessee.
Gordon Ball: ObamaCare is over the top, but keep the good parts.
Bob Tuke: National health care insurance exchange.
Don Sundquist: We must save TennCare, for children & the needy.
Gordon Ball: Ensure our troops receive the support & resources they need.
Terry Adams: Men & women in uniform are victims of catastrophic neglect.
Bill Haslam: ObamaCare costs TN $350M; cut but preserve rural hospitals.
Bill Haslam: Only 1% of our country serves to keep the rest of us free.
Gordon Ball: Fair and just path to citizenship.
Joe Carr: AdWatch: Border crisis was created by giving amnesty to 11M.
Bob Tuke: More border security; more enforcement.
Bill Haslam: Created 80,000 jobs by making TN a good place for capital.
Principles & Values|
Joe Carr: Endorsed by Tea Party Patriots on anti-amnesty grounds.
Lamar Alexander: Declined to debate in Republican primary.
Bill Haslam: Tennessee--America at Its Best: we are a model to the nation.
Al Gore: Take your souls to the polls.
Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years.
Bill Haslam: TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013.
Gordon Ball: Simplify and streamline the tax code with flat tax.
Bill Haslam: TN thinks differently: don't spend money; give back taxes.
Bob Tuke: Repeal Bush tax cuts that favor wealthy Americans.
Howard Phillips: Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax.
Gordon Ball: We send too little on infrastructure.
Joe Carr: Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds.
Lamar Alexander: No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok.
Phil Bredesen: Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center.
Don Sundquist: Wire government plus libraries and schools.
War & Peace|
Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.
Bob Tuke: Responsible Plan to End the War.