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Sean Parnell on Principles & Values
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Americans are moving North to the Future. (Jan 2013)
Mead Treadwell on Principles & Values
Republican Lt. Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978. (Nov 2013)
  • Combine God and Alaska into pioneer spirit. (Dec 2010)

Senate:

AK 2014: 2014 AK Senate debate


Mark Begich on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Democrats advertise Stevens’ calls secretly recorded by FBI. (Oct 2008)
  • Reputation as mayor for getting things done. (Sep 2008)
  • Served 10 years on Anchorage Assembly and 5 years as Mayor. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
Joe Miller on Principles & Values
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Only main contender for AK Senate who isn't a millionaire. (Feb 2014)
  • "I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers. (Oct 2010)
  • Member of the Tea Party movement. (Aug 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Principles & Values
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority. (Oct 2010)
  • Aligned with Alaskans; not aligned with party positions. (Sep 2010)
  • Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska. (Sep 2010)
  • Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice. (Sep 2010)
  • Voted with Republican Party 80.6% of 319 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Didn’t ask Alaskans to accept father’s appointment to Senate. (Oct 2004)
  • Didn’t check before sending thousands of campaign e-mails. (Oct 2004)
  • Keep “God” in Pledge & prohibit flag burning. (Aug 2004)
  • Voted NO on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Aug 2009)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Rated C by the Club for Growth, pro-growth but not targeted. (Sep 2004)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Dan Sullivan on Principles & Values
Republican challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
  • Personal wealth between $1.6M and $3.8M, in family business. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: I love my state; I hate politicians. (Feb 2014)
  • Website and campaign refuse to spell out issue positions. (Jan 2014)
  • Involved in Alaska state politics since 1990. (Nov 2013)
  • I am blessed & all Alaskans are blessed. (Oct 2013)
Mead Treadwell on Principles & Values
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978. (Nov 2013)
  • Combine God and Alaska into pioneer spirit. (Dec 2010)

House:


Don Young on Principles & Values
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Don Young on other issues.
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization. (Dec 2007)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Principles & Values
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Rejected Sarah Palin for Senate, in favor of his daughter. (Nov 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
Tony Knowles on Principles & Values
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Raise the level of conversation in political debates. (Nov 2006)
  • Religious political beliefs are part of freedom of speech. (Oct 2006)
  • Didn’t make nepotism an issue in this campaign. (Oct 2004)
  • Should’ve gotten subsistence on the ballot as an issue. (Oct 2004)
  • Religious affiliation: Nondenominational. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
Sarah Palin on Principles & Values
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 111 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • Don't rebrand the party; rebuild the country. (Mar 2013)
  • Mayor is like community organizer but actually responsible. (Nov 2011)
  • Troopergate's one merited charge: shot moose without permit. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Won election as fresh, feisty, girl-next-door. (Sep 2011)
  • 2008: TrooperGate replacement asked to resign for harassment. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Her energy is the fuel of grassroots politics. (Jan 2011)
  • "Mama Grizzlies": tough candidates also raising families. (Nov 2010)
  • Tea Partiers love America & dislike what's happening to her. (Nov 2010)
  • American exceptionalism based on idea of right to be free. (Nov 2010)
  • Elites in "lame stream media" consider Americans alien. (Nov 2010)
  • I label myself a "Commonsense Constitutional Conservative". (Nov 2010)
  • McCain is a genuine American hero for enduring Vietnam. (Nov 2010)
  • Everything worthwhile comes through effort. (Nov 2010)
  • OpEd: Rural roots treated harshly by urban elite. (Sep 2010)
  • Competitive GOP primaries are good for voters, not civil war. (Feb 2010)
  • I'm a big supporter of the Tea Party movement. (Feb 2010)
  • Republican Party should absorb Tea Party movement. (Feb 2010)
  • Support those who understand the foundation of our country. (Feb 2010)
  • Tea Party is not just hard-core registered Republicans. (Feb 2010)
  • 2008: Unruffled throughout process because "It's God's plan". (Jan 2010)
  • Resigned because relentless tabloidizing prevented work. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Darling of the Democrats for taking on GOP incumbent. (Nov 2009)
  • Dressed up as Tina Fey before Saturday Night Live show. (Nov 2009)
  • Commonsense Conservative: respect for history & tradition. (Nov 2009)
  • Followed Reagan's advice of sticking to core agenda. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Autobiography sounds like presidential ambition. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Press accused all of Palin's family of iniquities. (Nov 2009)
  • Named first female GOP VP candidate on suffrage anniversary. (Oct 2008)
  • By working with all parties, never had to compromise. (Oct 2008)
  • Admires Geraldine Ferraro & George Bush Sr. (Oct 2008)
  • Favorite movie: “Hoosiers”, for underdog tenacity. (Oct 2008)
  • Shares McCain world view of US as shining city on the hill. (Oct 2008)
  • Officiated a marriage in the aisle of Wal-Mart. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: Vetting process for V.P. included no one in Alaska. (Sep 2008)
  • Proud of being a Washington outsider. (Sep 2008)
  • Good-old-boy networks are created by both parties. (Sep 2008)
  • Americans are just getting sick & tired of politics as usual. (Sep 2008)
  • When I hear our National Anthem, I get a lump in my throat. (Sep 2008)
  • Came of age in the era of Reagan; thinks about him daily. (Sep 2008)
  • There is a plan for this world and that plan is for good. (Sep 2008)
  • Small towns produced Harry Truman as V.P.; and produced me. (Sep 2008)
  • OpEd: shores up McCain as a conservative AND as a maverick. (Sep 2008)
  • Before selection, questioned role of vice president. (Sep 2008)
  • Gained political prominence as a whistleblower. (Aug 2008)
  • Shatter that glass ceiling once and for all. (Aug 2008)
  • Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow. (Jan 2008)
  • Decries “politics as usual” of attacking opponents. (Nov 2006)
  • Endorsed by United Fishermen of Alaska (commercial group). (Oct 2006)

    Mayorship & Governorship

  • 2002: Ran for Lieutenant Governor; came in close second. (Sep 2011)
  • 2006 & 2008: Addressed convention of secessionist AIP. (Sep 2011)
  • Fought each Xmas as mayor to keep Jesus manger in Wasilla. (Nov 2010)
  • Let's not be afraid of contested primaries. (Feb 2010)
  • Even before nomination, "Most popular governor in America". (Jan 2010)
  • 2005 gubernatorial race: Ambition drives; purpose beckons. (Nov 2009)
  • 2002: Ran for governor to take on political back-scratching. (Nov 2009)
  • 2002: Lost unenergetic campaign for lieutenant governor. (Nov 2009)
  • 2006 ad campaign: Little House on the Tundra. (Nov 2009)
  • Known to Wasilla residents as personable multi-tasker. (Sep 2008)
  • Embraced “City of Character” religious program as mayor. (Sep 2008)
  • Underestimating Sarah always proved to be a big mistake. (Sep 2008)
  • Signed up for PTA; then ran for City Council; then Mayor. (Sep 2008)
  • Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform. (Aug 2008)
  • Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget. (Mar 2007)
  • Endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens. (Oct 2006)

    McCain Campaign

  • Resounding response to 2008 nomination: "Who?". (Jun 2014)
  • OpEd: McCain's moribund campaign pulsed with Sarah's energy. (Sep 2011)
  • 2008 V.P. debate sparked more curiosity than substance. (Oct 2010)
  • Katie Couric interviews were edited to show worst moments. (Nov 2009)
  • Election day speech: thank you for honor of a lifetime. (Nov 2009)
  • McCain chose me to shake things up. (Nov 2009)

    Personal History

  • Son, Track, so named because born during spring track season. (Nov 2009)
  • Father rejected Hollywood upbringing for sports & outdoor. (Nov 2009)
  • Family moved to Alaska when Sarah was an infant. (Nov 2009)
  • First interest in politics was Watergate, at age 10. (Nov 2009)
  • Invaluable life lessons from running a 3:59 marathon. (Nov 2009)
  • Fell for Todd at first sight; clinched when he was baptized. (Nov 2009)
  • Proud of Bristol but not happy that she's an unwed teen mom. (Nov 2009)
  • Sarah Heath born in Idaho; moved to Alaska at age 2 months. (Sep 2008)
  • Entered beauty contests to help pay for college. (Sep 2008)
  • Family emphasized education; read newspapers as child. (Sep 2008)
  • Miss Congeniality in statewide beauty pageant in 1984. (Aug 2008)
  • Star high school athlete in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted “Miss Wasilla” in local beauty contest; eloped at 24. (Aug 2008)
  • Husband left oil job to avoid conflict; now works for BP. (Aug 2008)
  • Husband is part Eskimo; won Iron Dog snowmobile races. (Aug 2008)
  • Raises kids with network of relatives, plus Todd as Mr. Mom. (Aug 2008)
  • Had 6 months to adapt & prepare for Down syndrome baby. (Aug 2008)
  • Studied journalism; ran for office to make a difference. (Aug 2008)

    Religion

  • Duck Dynasty: fired for expressing devout Christian views. (Mar 2014)
  • As child, joined "Missionettes" at Assembly of God church. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Feels called by God; chosen to do certain things. (Sep 2011)
  • We are free as consequence of being made in image of God. (Nov 2010)
  • We are a prayerful country. (Nov 2010)
  • Member of Pentecostal church; world's fastest-growing church. (Sep 2010)
  • Raised as Assembly of God member; then nondenominational. (Nov 2009)
  • Decided at youth camp to put life into God's hands. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Core values defined by political ambition plus church. (Sep 2008)
  • I’m one of those bitter people clinging to guns & religion. (Sep 2008)
  • Religion: non-denominational Bible-believing Christian. (Aug 2008)
  • Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska. (Apr 2008)
  • The Bible has profoundly influenced America. (Oct 2007)
  • Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage. (Sep 2007)
  • Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression. (Oct 2006)

    Troopergate

  • Relieved when sister Molly divorced state trooper husband. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Popularity hurt by Troopergate and at-home per-diem. (Sep 2008)
  • Troopergate: brother-in-law tasered child, but still trooper. (Sep 2008)
  • Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family. (Aug 2008)
  • Investigated for firing ex-brother-in-law in custody battle. (Aug 2008)
  • Independent prosecutor probing Cabinet firing. (Jul 2008)
  • Replaced Public Safety commissioner based on lack of results. (Jul 2008)
  • Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair. (Jul 2008)
Jim Sykes on Principles & Values
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
  • Qualified candidates for Senate deserve to be heard equally. (Oct 2004)
Frank Vondersaar on Principles & Values
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Cuddy on Principles & Values
Republican challenger: Click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McAdams on Principles & Values
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • OpEd: consensus builder who understands needs of Southeast. (Oct 2010)
  • No outside interest should impede where we pray. (Aug 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Principles & Values
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski on other issues.
  • Rejected Sarah Palin for Senate, in favor of his daughter. (Nov 2009)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)
Rick Sikma on Principles & Values
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Stevens on Principles & Values
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Survived 1978 plane crash that killed his first wife. (Nov 2010)
  • Accepted gifts from oil services company. (Nov 2010)
  • Calls secretly recorded by FBI played at corruption trial. (Oct 2008)
  • Uncle Ted voted “Alaskan of the century”. (Sep 2008)
  • Under investigation by IRS; home searched by FBI in 2007. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted with Republican Party 81.6% of 310 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)
  • Religious affiliation: Episcopalian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Vic Vickers on Principles & Values
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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