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Bruce Lunsford on Technology

Democratic Senate challenger


Supports net neutrality as part of telecommunications reform

Q: There is a growing push for Congress to codify the issue of "net neutrality" which guarantees that broadband networks cannot use their networks to give preferential fast lane access to any content provider. Where do you stand on this issue?

A: Mitch McConnell appears to be one of the reasons that bills with net neutrality language have stalled in congress. I would support the inclusion of net neutrality language as part of needed consumer-friendly telecommunications reform

Source: Mark Nickolas interview: '10 Questions' on politicalbase.com Jun 18, 2008

Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it

Q: There is a growing push for Congress to codify the issue of "net neutrality" which guarantees that broadband networks cannot use their networks to give preferential fast lane access to any content provider. Where do you stand on this issue?

LUNSFORD: Mitch McConnell appears to be one of the reasons that bills with net neutrality language have stalled in congress. I would support the inclusion of net neutrality language as part of needed consumer-friendly telecommunications reform.

Source: 2008 Kentucky Senate Debate on Political Base website Jun 18, 2008

Make substantial investments in new research and development

If America is going to compete in the global economic marketplace, we must be a leader in innovation. To do so, I believe we must make substantial investments in new research and development, focusing on the development of alternative energy technologies that will provide high-paying jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Source: Campaign website, www.bruce2008.com, "Issues" Jun 3, 2008

Invest in basic infrastructure, plus broadband

In order to grow, every part of Kentucky must be connected to urban centers and the global economy. That means investing in basic infrastructure, from roads and highways to broadband Internet to airports and river ports. Remote parts of the state need good roads and highways to be accessible. Broadband connects every small business and every community to the power of the Internet. Quality infrastructure is the lifeline of commerce and necessary for Kentucky to succeed in the 21st century.
Source: Gubernatorial campaign website, www.lunsfordstumbo2007.com Nov 1, 2007

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Steve Beshear
KY Senatorial:
Jim Bunning
Mitch McConnell


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
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AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
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