| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Jonathan Swinton: I don't want federal funds to pay for abortions.
Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
Dan Liljenquist: Protect unborn children.
Chuck Baldwin: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy|
Mia Love: Cut federal programs by more than $750 billion.
Orrin Hatch: Re-elect me and I'll chair the Senate Finance Committee.
Orrin Hatch: Accused of "fiscal child abuse" by leaving debt for future.
Dan Liljenquist: Vocal supporter of cut, cap and balance.
Dan Liljenquist: TARP (bank bailout) was wasteful spending.
Orrin Hatch: My 36 years in Senate could make me Finance Committee chair.
Orrin Hatch: My balanced budget bill failed by only one vote.
Orrin Hatch: OpEd: Federal debt increased rapidly on his watch.
Mike Leavitt: Highest priority is “economic transition”.
ACLU: Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples.
Dan Liljenquist: Traditional pillars of civil society under assault.
Rocky Anderson: Equal rights for gays and lesbians.
Jonathan Swinton: Make loans as easy for small business as for large ones.
Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
Jon Huntsman: Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it.
Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
Mike Leavitt: Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide.
Jonathan Swinton: Reduce size of federal Dept. of Ed.; shift to local schools.
Gary Herbert: Collaborate to rewrite No Child Left Behind.
Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
Gary Herbert: Increase funding for applied technology colleges.
Gary Herbert: Fervently committed $40M to STEM education.
Mia Love: Disbanding the federal Department of Education.
Dan Liljenquist: Let parents pick home, private, charter, or public.
Gary Herbert: Continue to increase funding for public schools.
Jon Huntsman: UCAT system: technical college for industry needs.
Jon Huntsman: Early learning is critical; so are languages & math.
Jon Huntsman: To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers.
Jon Huntsman: School choice & competition is healthy for public schools.
Mike Leavitt: Emphasize market relevance in state colleges.
Mike Leavitt: 14.8% increase in funding for public education.
Mike Leavitt: U-PASS: Accountability and skills testing in every grade.
Energy & Oil|
Dan Liljenquist: Develop our own resources in this country.
Gary Herbert: Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear.
Gary Herbert: Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture.
Gary Herbert: No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah.
Jon Huntsman: Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy.
Mike Leavitt: Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state.
Dan Liljenquist: States' right to control public land.
Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development.
Mike Leavitt: Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks.
Mike Leavitt: Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing.
Families & Children|
Gary Herbert: Population growth is challenging: doubling in 35 years.
Dan Liljenquist: Restore the traditional family & states' rights.
Gary Herbert: Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth.
Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
Jon Huntsman: Open up global markets for Utah businesses.
Jonathan Swinton: Limit congressional terms & campaign donations.
Jonathan Swinton: Term limits for members of Congress.
Gary Herbert: Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust.
Dan Liljenquist: Congress should pass regulations, not executive agencies.
Dan Liljenquist: Sprinklers in every house are out-of-hand regulation.
Pete Ashdown: Refuses any money from political action committees.
Mike Lee: Reclaim right to constitutionally limited government.
Gary Herbert: Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less.
Gary Herbert: Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest.
Jon Huntsman: Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby.
Mike Leavitt: Count missionaries abroad in census; gain Congressional seat.
Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
Dan Liljenquist: Proud gun owner; fight to keep that right protected.
Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace.
Scott Howell: Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it.
Dan Liljenquist: No 5-year wait for child health insurance for immigrants.
Dan Liljenquist: ObamaCare facilitates government takeover of healthcare.
Gary Herbert: Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare.
Gary Herbert: Increase transparency, access, and choice.
Jon Huntsman: Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone.
Jon Huntsman: No denial of coverage because of minor ailments.
Jon Huntsman: We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health.
Mike Lee: Don't let important PATRIOT Act provisions expire.
Mia Love: Cut $758B from federal budget but don't touch defense.
Orrin Hatch: I fight every year to save Hill Air Force Base.
Dan Liljenquist: Evaluate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending.
Mike Lee: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale.
Sam Granato: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; an affront to gay soldiers.
Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve.
Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
Orrin Hatch: Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act.
Dan Liljenquist: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
Gary Herbert: Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated.
Mike Lee: Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home.
Sam Granato: Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act.
Chuck Baldwin: GOP & Dems both want open borders.
Gary Herbert: Remove oppressive nonsensical regulation & spur job creation.
Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%.
Gary Herbert: State Capitol, built a century ago, was built for the future.
Jon Huntsman: Designate I-15 from ID to AZ as natural gas corridor.
Jon Huntsman: Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry.
Principles & Values|
Orrin Hatch: 2012 will be my last election, after 6 terms.
Scott Howell: Reach out the hand of fellowship in compromise to GOP.
Orrin Hatch: I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity.
Orrin Hatch: 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change.
Scott Howell: Electing the same people get the same results.
Orrin Hatch: I'm running to help Mitt Romney and to be Committee Chairman.
Scott Howell: I learned bipartisanship as minority party in state Senate.
Dan Liljenquist: Holds "debate" against opponent's video clips.
Orrin Hatch: Debates are a time-worn campaign tactic for free press.
Pete Ashdown: Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light.
Orrin Hatch: 1976: What do you call 2-term incumbents? Call him home!
Sam Granato: Utahns choice is mainstream candidate vs. extreme candidate.
Jon Huntsman: Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions.
Jonathan Swinton: Reduce Social Security taxes on entrepreneurs.
Dan Liljenquist: Different deal for those who still have time to adjust.
Mike Lee: Raise the retirement age to save Social Security.
Sam Granato: Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security.
Orrin Hatch: Preserve Social Security fund in “Lockbox” until needed.
Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
Dan Liljenquist: Broaden the base; prefer FairTax.
Gary Herbert: Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens.
Chuck Baldwin: 10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax.
Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
Jon Huntsman: Removed half of the sales tax on food.
Jon Huntsman: Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly.
Orrin Hatch: Cut capital gains taxes to allow better retirement planning.
Gary Herbert: Invest in I-15 CORE & Ogden to Provo commuter rail.
Gary Herbert: Since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46M.
Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions.
Mike Leavitt: Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers.
War & Peace|
Chuck Baldwin: Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops.
Welfare & Poverty|
Dan Liljenquist: Administer welfare programs at a state level.
Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups.