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Crippled America ,
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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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Unintimidated,
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A Time for Truth,
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One Nation,
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Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
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Living History ,
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Between Hope and History ,
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In Harmís Way ,
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Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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State of Tennessee Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Tennessee Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Bill Haslam (27) Tennessee Republican Governor
  • Bill Lee (5)
  • Bob Corker (2) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • Bob Tuke (6) Democratic challenger (2008) Tennessee
  • David Kustoff (12) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee- 8
  • Diane Black (9) Tennessee Republican candidate for Tennessee Governor
  • Don Sundquist (6) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Gordon Ball (21) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
  • Howard Phillips (1)
  • James Mackler (5) Democratic candidate for Tennessee Senator (withdrew) Tennessee
  • Joe Carr (11) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Karl Dean (8) Tennessee Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Lamar Alexander (3) Republican Sr Senator Tennessee
  • Larry Crim (4) Democratic candidate for Tennesee U.S. Senator Tennessee
  • Mark Green (3) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
  • Phil Bredesen (3) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Terry Adams (4) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
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Abortion
    Diane Black: Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood.
    David Kustoff: No exceptions for any circumstances.
    David Kustoff: Life begins at conception.
    Terry Adams: Pro-choice.
    Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest.
Budget & Economy
    James Mackler: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
    Diane Black: Get government off the backs of job creators.
    Karl Dean: Economic development statewide instead of just Nashville.
    David Kustoff: Oppose tax-and-spend policies, as well as over-regulation.
    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.
Civil Rights
    Bill Haslam: Remove Confederate statues from state capitol.
    Diane Black: Confederate statues are part of history.
    David Kustoff: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights.
    Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights.
Corporations
    Karl Dean: Used tax incentives to lure companies to Nashville.
    Mark Green: Reapportion corporate excise tax to favor businesses in TN.
    Bill Haslam: Revenue Modernization Act: level playing field for business.
    Terry Adams: Democracy is hijacked by corporations & special interests.
Crime
    Bill Lee: Men of Valor: re-entry program for former offenders.
    David Kustoff: Fight violent crime; advocated for death penalty.
    Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?
Drugs
    Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes.
Education
    James Mackler: Against vouchers, for accountability.
    Diane Black: Supports tax dollars for private schools.
    Karl Dean: Small city property tax increase to directed to education.
    Bill Lee: Charter schools change lives of at-risk youth.
    Karl Dean: Supports publicly financed, privately led charter schools.
    Karl Dean: Expand school choice teacher accountability.
    Karl Dean: Charters ok if non-profit, but vouchers not ok.
    Bill Haslam: Narrow score gaps for minority and female students.
    Bill Haslam: STRONG Act: tuition-free public college for veterans.
    David Kustoff: Oppose Common Core; local folks know best.
    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
    Diane Black: Rejects Paris climate change agreement.
    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.
Environment
    David Kustoff: Help farming community's low commodity prices.
    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.
Foreign Policy
    Diane Black: Must stand up to North Korea's missile tests.
    David Kustoff: Our allies don't respect us and our enemies don't fear us.
    Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
Free Trade
    James Mackler: Renegotiate NAFTA; it hurts American workers.
    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.
Government Reform
    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.
Gun Control
    David Kustoff: Unequivocal right to keep and bear arms.
    Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
    Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
Health Care
    Diane Black: Patients should respect their doctors' religious beliefs.
    James Mackler: Healthcare is a right.
    Diane Black: Repeal ObamaCare;need market-based solution.
    David Kustoff: Work to dismantle convoluted and expensive ObamaCare.
    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.
Homeland Security
    James Mackler: Against privatization of VA.
    Larry Crim: Provides spiritual counseling to help America's Veterans.
    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.
Immigration
    David Kustoff: Secure the border & enforce laws already on the books.
    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.
Jobs
    Bill Haslam: Created 80,000 jobs by making TN a good place for capital.
Principles & Values
    Bill Lee: We accomplished my vision at granddad's company.
    Bill Lee: Former chairman of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast.
    Bill Lee: Faith would influence my decisions as governor.
    Karl Dean: Pro-business centrist: good things happen in the middle.
    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.
Social Security
    Larry Crim: Don't touch Social Security funds.
    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.
Tax Reform
    Larry Crim: Lower tax rates; close loopholes.
    Diane Black: Flatter, simpler tax needed.
    Karl Dean: Raised city property taxes, but after Great Recession.
    Mark Green: Eliminate Hall tax: 6% on unearned interest and dividends.
    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.
Technology
    Bill Haslam: Tools to be successful: good roads and broadband access.
    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
    Larry Crim: Oppose President Obama's disastrous Iran Deal.
    David Kustoff: Take the fight to ISIS and other terrorists.
    Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
    Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.
    Mark Green: Don't forget soldiers who made capturing Saddam possible.
    Bob Tuke: Responsible Plan to End the War.


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