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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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State of North Carolina Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Al Pisano (20) North Carolina Constitution Party Challenger
  • Bev Perdue (6) North Carolina Former Democratic Governor (2009-2013)
  • Cal Cunningham (30) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Cheri Beasley (5) Democratic Challenger North Carolina
  • Chris Rey (8) Democratic Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Dan Bishop (2) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-9
  • Dan Forest (35) North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Deborah Ross (26) Democratic Senate candidate North Carolina
  • Elizabeth Dole (1) North Carolina Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator
  • Eric Mansfield (3) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Erica Smith (28) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Erskine Bowles (1) 2004 former Democrat challenger; former W.H. Chief of Staff North Carolina
  • Garland Tucker (6) Republican Senate challenger North Carolina
  • George Bush Sr. (2)
  • Greg Brannon (2) Republican Senate candidate California
  • Greg Murphy (3) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-3
  • Holly Grange (21) North Carolina Republican candidate for governor
  • Kay Hagan (9) Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Ken Spaulding (4) North Carolina Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Walker (26) Republican Challenger North Carolina
  • Noam Chomsky (1)
  • Pat McCrory (24) North Carolina Republican Governor
  • Phil Scott (4) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Richard Burr (5) Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative North Carolina
  • Richard Hudson (6) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-8
  • Roy Cooper (32) North Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
  • Sean Haugh (18) Libertarian Senate challenger North Carolina
  • Ted Budd (19) Republican Challenger North Carolina
  • Thom Tillis (47) Republican Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Tim Scott (1) Republican Senator-Appointee South Carolina
  • Tom Cotton (1) Republican Senator Arkansas
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    Pat McCrory: Promote sanctity of life, religious freedom.
    Cal Cunningham: Politicians have no place between woman and her doctor.
    Al Pisano: Abortion is not a woman's unrestricted right.
    Dan Forest: Claims Planned Parenthood was created to destroy black race.
    Dan Forest: I believe in the sanctity of human life.
    Holly Grange: Highlights anti-abortion stance in campaign announcement.
    Dan Forest: Urged vote for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
    Erica Smith: State "born alive" abortion law criminalizes women & doctors.
    Ted Budd: Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life.
    Deborah Ross: All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA).
    Roy Cooper: No politicians in medical room telling doctor what to say.
    Mark Walker: Protect the sanctity of human life.
    Mark Walker: Human life begins at conception.
    Thom Tillis: Human life begins at conception.
    Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion.
    Sean Haugh: No state nor federal government role in abortion.
    Deborah Ross: Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services.
    Thom Tillis: Require 24-hour information period before abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Pat McCrory: Creating jobs, cutting taxes, spending smarter.
    Thom Tillis: Continue to hold the line on spending.
    Al Pisano: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Erica Smith: Targeted investments to revitalize rural economies.
    Erica Smith: Tax cuts, fiscal policy should prioritize job creation.
    Ted Budd: Fiscal responsibility needed for U.S. to lead the world.
    Chris Rey: As mayor, revitalized downtown & turned around economy.
    Mark Walker: Reduce government regulations that smother American business.
    Mark Walker: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Thom Tillis: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Sean Haugh: Scrap the Federal Reserve.
Civil Rights
    Ted Budd: Racist policies due to Democrats; GOP brings people together.
    Pat McCrory: Signed anti-transgender "bathroom bill" into law.
    Pat McCrory: Identity politics has gone too far, especially on the left.
    Cheri Beasley: Acknowledged enduring racial inequalities in judicial system.
    Erica Smith: We don't have an agenda for addressing minority concerns.
    Dan Forest: Opposed repeal of transgender "bathroom bill".
    Cal Cunningham: Will stand with the LGBTQI community against discrimination.
    Cal Cunningham: Restore Voting Rights Act; for automatic voter registration.
    Erica Smith: Universal, automatic voter registration.
    Erica Smith: Supports Equal Rights amendment to Constitution.
    Dan Forest: Opponents of voter ID law racist and stand for fraud.
    Dan Forest: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling a "power grab".
    Pat McCrory: Let states decide on same-sex marriage.
    Dan Bishop: Authored "bathroom bill": no trans-gendered public restrooms.
    Roy Cooper: Workplace discrimination "bathroom bill" is unacceptable.
    Roy Cooper: Repeal the "Bathroom Bill"; it's a dark cloud over NC.
    Ted Budd: Defend marriage and protect religious freedom.
    Deborah Ross: Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice.
    Holly Grange: Courts will decide if LGBT people are a protected class.
    Richard Burr: Let same-sex marriage be decided by the states.
    Pat McCrory: Transgendered people must use bathroom based on birth gender.
    Roy Cooper: Repeal law requiring bathroom use based on birth gender.
    Deborah Ross: Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature.
    Roy Cooper: Women deserve equal pay.
    Ken Spaulding: End state-based acceptance of the Confederate banner.
    Pat McCrory: Terminate license plates noting Sons of Confederate Veterans.
    Thom Tillis: OpEd: Supported tax cuts over help for students and women.
    Thom Tillis: Defend the N.C. gay marriage ban.
    Mark Walker: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Thom Tillis: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Sean Haugh: Government has no say over whom consenting adults love.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
    Thom Tillis: Constitutionally define marriage as one man and one woman.
    Roy Cooper: Pushed to pass first U.S. anti-predatory lending law.
    Cal Cunningham: Early backer of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Thom Tillis: Voted to roll back Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
    Cal Cunningham: Encourage investment in minority businesses.
    Dan Forest: Small businesses create jobs; repeal excessive regulations.
    Deborah Ross: Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share.
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: began working at 15; postponed college until later.
    Bev Perdue: Tax relief for corporations from highest rate in southeast.
    Cheri Beasley: Bail reform shows promising results in pilot programs.
    Ted Budd: That whole defund the police thing is crazy.
    Pat McCrory: No sanctuary cities, support police, election security.
    Mark Walker: Support law enforcement, criminal justice reform.
    Roy Cooper: Created task force on racial equity in criminal justice.
    Cal Cunningham: End mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders.
    Pat McCrory: Disturbing thing about protests is anarchists in the crowd.
    Pat McCrory: We're always going to have some imperfect police officers.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on crime & punishment.
    Dan Forest: Restore law and order, violent criminals roam free.
    Erica Smith: No money bonds for misdemeanors, low lever felonies.
    Erica Smith: Focus on domestic terrorism, allow capital punishment.
    Greg Murphy: Constitutional amendment to strengthen victims' rights.
    Deborah Ross: No incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors.
    Holly Grange: Let ex-cons to apply for certain jobs without disclosure.
    Holly Grange: Let ex-cons to apply for certain jobs without disclosure.
    Ken Spaulding: Retry police officer who shot to death a young black man.
    Chris Rey: Started workforce development program for released prisoners.
    Deborah Ross: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
    Thom Tillis: Limit use of racial statistics in death penalty cases.
    Cal Cunningham: Let states regulate and tax cannabis.
    Al Pisano: Marijuana is a gateway drug˙.
    Roy Cooper: Launched state's first Opioid Action Plan in 2017.
    Erica Smith: Legalize marijuana; reduce or commute prison sentences.
    Cheri Beasley: Drug treatment courts part of solution to substance abuse.
    Roy Cooper: Eliminate stigma & encourage opioid addicts to get treatment.
    Deborah Ross: Supports medical marijuana.
    Richard Burr: Marijuana has no value that you can't get thru other things.
    Sean Haugh: End the Drug War.
    Sean Haugh: War on drugs is a war on our own people.
    Pat McCrory: Coordinated effort against cartel drug rings.
    Ted Budd: Member of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
    Pat McCrory: 2015: For budget cuts, tuition increases at state schools.
    Mark Walker: Has championed school choice; empower parents and students.
    Thom Tillis: More loan relief to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Cal Cunningham: Phase out school vouchers to pay for private school.
    Thom Tillis: Supports vouchers for students to attend private schools.
    Cal Cunningham: Public education should be an engine of opportunity for all.
    Cal Cunningham: Lower cost of college; expand access; reduce burden of debt.
    Al Pisano: Vouchers for school choice.
    Cal Cunningham: Expand Pell Grants; allow refinancing of student loans.
    Roy Cooper: Proposed 9.1% pay increase for teachers, 8.5% compromise.
    Dan Forest: Provide students with options: Opportunity Scholarships.
    Holly Grange: Wants teacher pay to be tops in the region.
    Erica Smith: Strengthen public schools, emphasis on future workers.
    Erica Smith: Make Community Colleges as affordable as possible.
    Dan Forest: A leader in the school choice movement.
    Dan Forest: Expand voucher program for every family.
    Dan Forest: Every public school needs strong principal & armed guard.
    Dan Forest: Support school choice and competition in education.
    Eric Mansfield: Focus education on employment and economy.
    Garland Tucker: Criticized Congress for not cutting Education Dept. budget.
    Roy Cooper: $8 billion in building or renovating schools.
    Roy Cooper: Increased teacher pay before tax cuts for the 1%.
    Roy Cooper: 4,700 additional Pre-K slots for at-risk 4-year olds.
    Roy Cooper: NC GROW: Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce.
    Ted Budd: Parents choose what's best: public, private, or homeschool.
    Deborah Ross: Make first two years of community college free.
    Ken Spaulding: Private school vouchers will re-segregate our public schools.
    Pat McCrory: Expand school choice, charter schools and home schools.
    Chris Rey: Read with the Mayor: volunteer program at grade schools.
    Erica Smith: Stop cuts to education; compensate our teachers.
    Mark Walker: Oppose Common Core; empower families through vouchers.
    Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
    Kay Hagan: Repeatedly stressed support for public schools.
    Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
    Sean Haugh: Scrap the Common Core curriculum standards.
    Bev Perdue: $400M federal funds for Ready Set Go! Initiative.
    George Bush Sr.: Churches & private schools provide 93% of education funding.
Energy & Oil
    Ted Budd: Infrastructure bill is Trojan horse for Green New Deal.
    Pat McCrory: Supported offshore drilling off North Carolina's coast.
    Dan Forest: Climate change is the religion of the left.
    Cal Cunningham: 100% renewable energy by 2050; rejoin Paris Agreement.
    Cal Cunningham: Invest in clean energy economy for jobs & reducing pollution.
    Al Pisano: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Roy Cooper: Cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025, 70% by 2030.
    Holly Grange: Make strides in renewable energy, be stewards of resources.
    Erica Smith: Supports solar & wind; reduce emissions & carbon.
    Erica Smith: Opposed state moratorium on wind farms.
    Roy Cooper: Reducing greenhouse gas means green jobs.
    Holly Grange: Climate change exists; not sure if it's all manmade.
    Holly Grange: Offshore oil exploration can be done safely.
    Roy Cooper: Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
    Mark Walker: Much "so-called" science of climate change is contested.
    Mark Walker: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Thom Tillis: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
    Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
    Thom Tillis: Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction.
    Pat McCrory: Oversaw decline of Department of Environmental Quality.
    Cal Cunningham: Supported state Clean Smokestacks Act.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Al Pisano: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Dan Forest: Protect environment, no to "apocalyptic alarmism".
    Erica Smith: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Holly Grange: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Pat McCrory: Remove regulations on Environmental and Natural Resources.
    Noam Chomsky: Unfair for emerging economies to bear environmental burden.
Families & Children
    Cal Cunningham: Supports Equality Act, and overdue Equal Rights Amendment.
    Al Pisano: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Greg Murphy: $2.7M for additional screening tests for newborns.
    Chris Rey: AdWatch: Faith, family, and service give my life meaning.
    Thom Tillis: Defend the institution of the traditional family.
Foreign Policy
    Cal Cunningham: Protect US with smart diplomacy & working with allies.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on American Exceptionalism˙.
    Garland Tucker: Wouldn't think twice about cutting foreign aid.
    Ted Budd: When America is strong, the world is safer.
    Deborah Ross: Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS.
    Deborah Ross: Approach threats in multilateral way, like Iran nuclear deal.
    Richard Burr: 13% on Livable World scorecard; opposed Iran nuke deal.
    Mark Walker: End foreign aid to nations that abhor our heritage.
    Sean Haugh: No global policeman; no foreign entanglements.
Free Trade
    Phil Scott: Opposed tariffs on Canadian products.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on free trade.
    Thom Tillis: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Deborah Ross: Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements.
    Sean Haugh: We need to completely change to free trade.
    Bev Perdue: Visited China to see N.C.'s competition.
Government Reform
    Ted Budd: Deregulate small businesses strangled by big government.
    Ted Budd: Voted against certifying the 2020 election results.
    Ted Budd: Falsely claimed bill would allow minors to vote.
    Pat McCrory: Blamed election loss on massive voter fraud without proof.
    Phil Scott: Vote-by-mail bill became law without his signature.
    Roy Cooper: Voter ID is a solution for no problem.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed shielding death investigation records from public.
    Erica Smith: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Holly Grange: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Cal Cunningham: For campaign finance reform & independent redistricting.
    Al Pisano: Opposes making voter registration easier.
    Erica Smith: All federal candidates should release tax returns.
    Greg Murphy: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Holly Grange: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Dan Bishop: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Erica Smith: Sustain veto keeping strong non-political elections board.
    Roy Cooper: Veto weakening appointment powers over elections board.
    Ted Budd: It's time to take on the Establishment.
    Greg Brannon: I believe in a constitutionally limited government.
    Mark Walker: Require photo ID for voting.
    Thom Tillis: Photo ID for voting.
    Thom Tillis: Helped engineer voter ID legislation.
    Richard Hudson: Eliminate 527s and force full disclosure.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
    Bev Perdue: Consolidate 14 state agencies into 8; cut $2.2B from budget.
    Thom Tillis: No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures.
    Deborah Ross: Establish one-stop registration and voting sites.
Gun Control
    Ted Budd: Lifetime NRA member; owns gun range and store.
    Dan Forest: Deeply skeptical of laws that undermine 2nd Amendment rights.
    Cal Cunningham: Supports background checks & ban on high capacity magazines.
    Cal Cunningham: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Al Pisano: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Erica Smith: For universal background checks, ban on assault rifles.
    Ted Budd: Eliminating our gun rights is a wrongheaded idea.
    Holly Grange: Okay with local background check & training program.
    Deborah Ross: Tried to block legislation that would allow concealed carry.
    Deborah Ross: Supports commonsense gun safety and background checks.
    Mark Walker: Strong believer in the Second Amendment.
    Mark Walker: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Thom Tillis: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
Health Care
    Dan Forest: Coverage is just a piece of plastic--drive down costs.
    Cal Cunningham: Strengthen Affordable Care Act; create public option.
    Cal Cunningham: Extended Medicaid can catch people as they're knocked down.
    Al Pisano: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Dan Forest: Criticized governor's closure of restaurants for coronavirus.
    Dan Forest: Against Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act.
    Holly Grange: Against Medicaid expansion, favors work requirements.
    Erica Smith: Affordable health care for all, Medicaid expansion.
    Cal Cunningham: Add public option to ObamaCare; support Medicaid expansion.
    Erica Smith: Expand ObamaCare but would not vote against Medicare for All.
    Dan Forest: Opt out of the national healthcare plan.
    Eric Mansfield: Supports tort reform & free market competition.
    Roy Cooper: Accept Federal dollars to expand Medicaid.
    Ted Budd: ObamaCare is wreaking havoc on our economy.
    Chris Rey: Expand Medicaid despite North Carolina's state legislature.
    Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare; implement market-based solutions.
    Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Thom Tillis: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: ObamaCare is a disaster.
    Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
    Thom Tillis: AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor".
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans.
    Thom Tillis: Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare.
    Deborah Ross: Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    George Bush Sr.: Let people buy into Medicaid; no mandated insurance.
Homeland Security
    Pat McCrory: Invest in military, protect veterans, defend rights.
    Mark Walker: Improve care and service to veterans.
    Cal Cunningham: Fight for military project funding in NC; support veterans.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on expanding the military.
    Dan Forest: $2500 bonus to business hiring, training veterans.
    Holly Grange: US Army veteran: duty, honor, country.
    Deborah Ross: Maintain a strong military & care for veterans.
    Chris Rey: Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition.
    Chris Rey: Improve support for military veterans.
    Richard Burr: OpEd: Quashed release of report about CIA torture.
    Mark Walker: We need the strongest, most capable military in the world.
    Mark Walker: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Thom Tillis: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Sean Haugh: Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act.
    Sean Haugh: Stop drone warfare.
    Pat McCrory: For our heroes, retain troop bases & defense manufacturing.
    Richard Hudson: I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense.
    Bev Perdue: N.C. is most military-friendly state in America.
    Cal Cunningham: Comprehensive immigration reform, protect DREAMers.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on pathway to citizenship.
    Erica Smith: Supports DREAM Act for route to citizenship.
    Dan Forest: Require students to pass US citizenship exam.
    Dan Forest: Claims thousands of children attacked by foreign criminals.
    Dan Forest: Secure our borders against illegal immigration.
    Erica Smith: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Holly Grange: Voted YES on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Dan Forest: No nation has ever survived diversity and multiculturalism.
    Holly Grange: Mandate that sheriffs comply with ICE requests.
    Garland Tucker: Agree with Trump on "emergency declaration" to fund wall.
    Garland Tucker: Biggest issues are immigration & government spending.
    Deborah Ross: Support the DREAM Act.
    Chris Rey: Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
    Deborah Ross: Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
    Roy Cooper: Supports "pause" in Syrian refugee immigration to NC.
    Mark Walker: Opposed to all forms of amnesty; close porous borders.
    Mark Walker: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Thom Tillis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
    Kay Hagan: Inaction is not an option; comprehensive reform is best.
    Thom Tillis: Bipartian failure to secure the border.
    Sean Haugh: Free movement across borders instead of curbs on immigration.
    Sean Haugh: I believe in open borders.
    Richard Hudson: End "birth right citizenship".
    Erskine Bowles: More border security.
    Dan Forest: 2012: minimum wage laws unfair intrusion into labor market.
    Phil Scott: Supported right-to-work, vetoed family medical leave.
    Phil Scott: Vetoed bill that raised minimum wage.
    Roy Cooper: $15 "admirable goal" for minimum wage.
    Cal Cunningham: For workplace protections, supports NC's right to work laws.
    Thom Tillis: Co-sponsored National Right to Work Act.
    Cal Cunningham: Raise the minimum wage; support equal pay for equal work.
    Al Pisano: Don't legally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Dan Forest: State should look to the future in attracting companies.
    Holly Grange: Recruit American companies bringing good, high paying jobs.
    Holly Grange: Companies getting incentives must bring new local jobs.
    Erica Smith: Raise minimum wage to $15/hour by 2024.
    Erica Smith: Supports labor movement & collective bargaining.
    Dan Forest: Train guidance counselors to help students enter trades.
    Dan Forest: Assistance for veterans joining state law enforcement.
    Eric Mansfield: Highly skilled work force drives sustained prosperity.
    Roy Cooper: NC Job Ready: state helps train students, handle expenses.
    Roy Cooper: Grow out Unemployment Trust Fund to more than $2 billion.
    Tom Cotton: Yes on minimum wage of $8.25, but no minimum-wage-economy.
    Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
    Tim Scott: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
    Pat McCrory: Recruit and retain N.C. jobs, in RTP and in small towns.
Local Issues
    Pat McCrory: Use lottery money for education, not lottery advertising.
Principles & Values
    Ted Budd: Running to stop US from becoming woke, socialist wasteland.
    Cheri Beasley: Washington responding only to well-connected needs to end.
    Cheri Beasley: First black female chief justice of state Supreme Court.
    Pat McCrory: How do we leave this place better than when we arrived?
    Pat McCrory: Impeachment: would have voted against convicting Trump.
    Roy Cooper: Cast aside notions of red counties or blue counties.
    Mark Walker: Capitol riot: don't put all this on Trump.
    Mark Walker: A record of being both a conservative and a bridge builder.
    Erica Smith: I earned my stripes; paid my dues; played by the rules.
    Erica Smith: Black women come from hard work; should have more value.
    Dan Forest: Freedom of religion--not freedom from religion.
    Thom Tillis: Outspoken in my defense of our freedom of religion.
    Al Pisano: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Holly Grange: Leaders bring people together to get things done.
    Dan Forest: Country has kicked God out schools, courts, nation.
    Dan Forest: Nation founded on the principles of Jesus Christ.
    Garland Tucker: Was less pro-Trump than anti-Clinton.
    Garland Tucker: Delighted and amazed at Trump's commitment to conservatives.
    Roy Cooper: Common Ground Solutions instead of either/or choices.
    Greg Brannon: Tea Party supporter of constitutional conservative fighters.
    Ken Spaulding: Land development lawyer; served six years in the state House.
    Mark Walker: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Thom Tillis: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Thom Tillis: A self-made man who grew up in a trailer park.
    Sean Haugh: YouTube-based campaign as Libertarian party nominee.
    Sean Haugh: The spoiler argument is bogus on every level.
    Thom Tillis: Served on town commission; ousted sitting State House Rep.
    Thom Tillis: "Moral Mondays" are for whining losers who oppose GOP agenda.
    Pat McCrory: When you try to appease everyone, you satisfy no one.
Social Security
    Thom Tillis: Keep the promises we've already made.
    Cal Cunningham: Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security.
    Al Pisano: No opinion on Social Security privatization.
    Deborah Ross: Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security.
    Richard Hudson: Reform the system for those my age and younger.
Tax Reform
    Ted Budd: Endorsed by Club for Growth; against tax increases.
    Mark Walker: Cut taxes for middle income families, for balanced budget.
    Thom Tillis: 2017 tax cuts were "historic tax reform".
    Cal Cunningham: Tax cuts for wealthy & corporations fuel income inequality .
    Al Pisano: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Dan Forest: Best business incentive is tax relief.
    Erica Smith: Supports a Service Worker's Tax Act.
    Dan Forest: Eliminate state tax on out-of-state military pay.
    Dan Forest: Lower taxes, smaller government, & personal responsibility.
    Mark Walker: Replace broken tax code with flat tax and FairTax models.
    Ted Budd: Co-sponsored bill to make websites and apps ADA compliant.
    Cal Cunningham: Invest in high-speed broadband, other infrastructure.
    Roy Cooper: Public/private team up for rural internet access.
    Roy Cooper: Rural high-speed broadband access, and technical training.
    Bev Perdue: 46,000 students in NC Virtual Public High School.
War & Peace
    Cal Cunningham: Congress must reassert role over military operations.
    Al Pisano: Avoid foreign entanglements˙.
    Holly Grange: Worked with Democrats on taking care of veterans.
    Deborah Ross: Committed to defeating ISIS, with our international partners.
    Richard Burr: We have effective oversight of CIA and drone strikes.
    Thom Tillis: Withdrawing too quickly from Iraq left vacuum for ISIS.
    Kay Hagan: Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy.
    Thom Tillis: Too little is known about Syrian rebels to arm them.
    Kay Hagan: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
    Thom Tillis: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
    Sean Haugh: Opposes US military intervention abroad.
    Sean Haugh: Stay out of the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio.
    Sean Haugh: Iraq exit plan is to find a door and exit.
    Richard Hudson: No timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Richard Hudson: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Roy Cooper: Create affordable, available housing for disaster recovery.
    Thom Tillis: No government assistance for those who can help themselves.
    Elizabeth Dole: Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants.

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