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Hard Choices,
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Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Illinois



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Illinois (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alan Keyes (11) Republican
  • Andrea Zopp (2) Democratic Senate candidate Illinois
  • Barack Obama (12) Democratic President (elected 2008)
  • Dick Durbin (8)
  • Doug Truax (9) Republican Senate Challenger (lost primary) Illinois
  • Jim Oberweis (17) Republican Senate Challenger Illinois
  • Mark Kirk (11) Republican Jr Senator Illinois
  • Napoleon Harris (1) Democratic Senate candidate Illinois
  • Richard Durbin (12) Democratic Sr Senator Illinois
  • Sharon Hansen (13) Libertarian Challenger Illinois
  • Steven Sauerberg (10) Republican Challenger (2008) Illinois
  • Tammy Duckworth (6) Democratic Senate candidate Illinois
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mark Kirk: Fund Planned Parenthood for non-abortion health services.
    Sharon Hansen: Life begins at conception, but listen to constituents.
    Jim Oberweis: Abortion procedure should be outlawed.
    Doug Truax: Calls himself "very pro-life" & supports limiting abortion.
    Dick Durbin: Abortion is a private decision.
    Steven Sauerberg: Provide women with an alternatives to abortion.
    Steven Sauerberg: Iím pro-baby, pro-mother and pro-family.
    Steven Sauerberg: Born Alive Infant Protection Act is basic humanity.
    Alan Keyes: Pro-choice stance is the slaveholderís position.
    Barack Obama: Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive.
Budget & Economy
    Sharon Hansen: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Dick Durbin: Doing nothing in economic crisis abdicates responsibility.
    Steven Sauerberg: Opposes $700 billion rescue plan.
Civil Rights
    Sharon Hansen: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Doug Truax: Uphold one-man, one-woman definition, but let states decide.
    Steven Sauerberg: Hired Log Cabin Republicans as press secretary.
    Alan Keyes: Gay marriage invalid because gay couples cannot reproduce.
    Barack Obama: Gays should not face discrimination but should not marry.
Corporations
    Jim Oberweis: Corporations go overseas when taxes & governments bully them.
    Sharon Hansen: Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas.
Crime
    Mark Kirk: Deportation to fight rising street gang population.
    Mark Kirk: Provide after-school basketball to reduce youth violence.
    Alan Keyes: Enforcement should target criminals, not social conditions.
    Alan Keyes: No conflict between pro life and pro death penalty stances.
    Alan Keyes: Sentencing gang members to death sends strong social message.
    Barack Obama: Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime.
    Barack Obama: Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties.
    Barack Obama: Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution.
    Barack Obama: Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership.
Drugs
    Mark Kirk: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
    Mark Kirk: No need to increase veterans' access to medical marijuana.
    Tammy Duckworth: Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference.
    Doug Truax: Medical marijuana is a state issue.
    Jim Oberweis: Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana?
    Mark Kirk: Crack down on drug cartels trafficking of illegal weapons.
Education
    Alan Keyes: Parents, not schools, should be responsible for sex ed.
    Barack Obama: Sex education needed to help children discuss molestation.
Energy & Oil
    Mark Kirk: Climate change is real, but no carbon tax.
    Tammy Duckworth: Human activity is the major factor driving climate change.
    Sharon Hansen: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Richard Durbin: Energy tax to fund infrastructure investment.
Environment
    Dick Durbin: Drives a Ford hybrid that gets 30 mpg.
    Steven Sauerberg: Drives a Lexus that gets 23 mpg.
Families & Children
    Tammy Duckworth: Airports should all have 'lactation rooms' for breastfeeding.
Foreign Policy
    Napoleon Harris: Shift focus of foreign aid from Mideast back to the Americas.
    Jim Oberweis: Obama's results are ok, but too often he does nothing.
    Doug Truax: End Obama's "lead from behind" approach to foreign policy.
    Dick Durbin: Ukraine should ally with European Union, not former Soviets.
    Jim Oberweis: To understand China, read the 5-year plans.
Free Trade
    Tammy Duckworth: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    Jim Oberweis: Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes.
    Jim Oberweis: Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China.
Government Reform
    Sharon Hansen: Photo ID for voting.
    Doug Truax: Political class fails to put interests of taxpayers first.
    Andrea Zopp: Voter ID laws are intended to limit the Black vote.
    Alan Keyes: Reinstate that state legislatures elect US Senators.
    Barack Obama: Electing US Senators empowers people: keep 17th Amendment.
Gun Control
    Mark Kirk: Both major-party Senate candidates support gun restrictions.
    Sharon Hansen: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Sharon Hansen: Don't bow down to money instead of our rights.
    Alan Keyes: Gun control mentality means crooks have all the guns.
    Barack Obama: Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban.
Health Care
    Mark Kirk: For 2013 shutdown over ObamaCare, but then for compromise.
    Sharon Hansen: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Jim Oberweis: Repeal and replace ObamaCare; not just repeal.
    Jim Oberweis: Parent policy until age 26 good; pre-existing coverage good.
    Doug Truax: AdWatch: ObamaCare does more harm to middle class than good.
    Richard Durbin: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Jim Oberweis: Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses.
    Dick Durbin: Large-scale expansion of taxpayer-subsidized coverage.
    Steven Sauerberg: Vouchers to make health care portable and less job-dependent.
Homeland Security
    Sharon Hansen: Superior nuclear arsenal is unnecessary.
    Jim Oberweis: Supports funding cuts for the military.
    Doug Truax: Ok to interrogate jihadists using any means necessary.
    Richard Durbin: $48M to protect US Embassies around the world.
    Richard Durbin: Benghazi was a tragedy, but not a cover-up.
    Dick Durbin: Veterans angry over accusations that Guantanamo like gulag.
    Steven Sauerberg: Apologized for saying Guantanamo is like gulag.
Immigration
    Mark Kirk: First secure the border; then path to citizenship.
    Sharon Hansen: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Doug Truax: First secure the border, then no comprehensive reform.
    Jim Oberweis: Visas for illegal immigrants, but no path to citizenship.
    Richard Durbin: Reform will increase coordination & reduce terrorism.
    Richard Durbin: Extend partner immigration rights to gay couples.
    Richard Durbin: Immigration reform bill makes America safer.
    Richard Durbin: Our border with Mexico is strongest it's been in 40 years.
Jobs
    Dick Durbin: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 & same pay regardless of gender.
    Jim Oberweis: Minimum wage of $10 (and less for those under age 24).
    Sharon Hansen: No minimum wage; & no set pay based on gender.
Principles & Values
    Sharon Hansen: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jim Oberweis: Milk Dud: poured dairy fortune into 5 failed campaigns.
    Doug Truax: The Great Experiment known as America shines brightly.
    Richard Durbin: Bipartisan dialogue instead of gridlock.
    Steven Sauerberg: Put $1.3M of his own money into campaign.
    Alan Keyes: Great principles at stake: marriage & innocent life.
    Barack Obama: Seek common ground, not a moral crusade.
Social Security
    Richard Durbin: Simpson-Bowles got it right. put everything on the table.
Tax Reform
    Richard Durbin: Close tax loopholes and gain $1.2T from the wealthy.
Technology
    Tammy Duckworth: Longer-term government funding for infrastructure needs.
    Jim Oberweis: Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits.
War & Peace
    Mark Kirk: Ground troops against ISIS only with long-term exit strategy.
    Andrea Zopp: Supports the Iran nuclear deal.
    Tammy Duckworth: Iran is our enemy, but nuclear deal prevents Iranian nukes.
    Richard Durbin: Engage China to de-escalate North Korean nukes.
    Dick Durbin: We caní afford $10B to $15B a month in Iraq.
    Steven Sauerberg: Critical to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to help Iraqis.
    Jim Oberweis: Stay the course; gradual withdrawal from the Iraq war.
    Alan Keyes: Iraq War reduced probability of attack from Saddam to zero.
    Alan Keyes: Naive to think Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda.
    Barack Obama: Iraq War has made US less safe from terrorism.
    Barack Obama: Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda nor to 9/11.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jim Oberweis: Tepid welfare reform is the best we can get right now.


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Senate candidates from Illinois.

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