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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)

Book Reviews

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State of Kansas Politicians: Archives

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    Barbara Bollier: Protect women's privacy in their medical decisions.
    Barbara Bollier: Allow D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation).
    Carl Brewer: Supports reproductive rights.
    Chad Taylor: No prosecution of Planned Parenthood for lost reports.
    Chase LaPorte: God's word directs us to protect unborn and innocent.
    Dave Lindstrom: Committed to culture of life; opposes late-term abortions.
    Dave Lindstrom: Led local fight against funding Planned Parenthood.
    Derek Schmidt: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Derek Schmidt: Limited-government conservative who opposes abortion.
    Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
    Jake LaTurner: Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable.
    Jake LaTurner: Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable.
    Jake LaTurner: Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Jeff Colyer: Kansas prohibited slavery and prohibited abortion together.
    Jeff Colyer: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Jerry Moran: Life from conception is sacred and must be defended.
    Jim Slattery: Record in US Congress in support of abortion rights.
    Joan Farr: Oppose abortion as a woman's unrestricted right.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Don't restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Kevin Yoder: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Kris Kobach: Planned Parenthood like Nazi doctor.
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes tightening parental consent laws.
    Laura Kelly: Allow D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation).
    Laura Kelly: Don't restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Mark Holland: Defend the right of every woman to bodily autonomy.
    Mark Holland: Women's rights are human rights; human rights not for sale.
    Michael Soetaert: I didn't choose to be PRO-LIFE, LIFE CHOSE ME!
    Milton Wolf: Human life begins at conception.
    Pat Roberts: Staunch stance as an advocate for life and families.
    Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
    Patrick Wiesner: A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment.
    Randall Batson: Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children.
    Randall Batson: Support abortion as a woman's right.
    Roger Marshall: Opposes any efforts to use taxpayer funding for abortions.
    Roger Marshall: Believes life begins at conception and should be protected.
    Roger Marshall: Kansans for Life: national leader for pro-life legislation.
    Ron Estes: Lead the fight to protect the unborn.
    Ron Estes: Strong advocate for the unborn.
    Sam Brownback: Need to permanently end tax funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of cherishing life at every stage.
    Sam Brownback: Favors tightening parental consent laws.
    Sam Brownback: Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother.
    Susan Wagle: Favors tightening parental consent laws.
    Susan Wagle: Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother.
    Susan Wagle: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Tim Huelskamp: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Mark Holland: People of Kansas voted "hell no" to abortion ban.
Budget & Economy
    Barbara Bollier: Work to increase transparency in budgeting process.
    Barbara Bollier: Infrastructure key to rural Kansas, including broadband.
    Bill Graves: Reauthorize the Kansas state lottery.
    Chad Taylor: Budget cuts threaten basic prosecutorial services.
    Dave Lindstrom: National debt is a huge problem.
    Dave Lindstrom: Growth in regulations affects ability to create jobs.
    Derek Schmidt: Living within our means is a critical task for governors.
    Derek Schmidt: Use budget surplus to pay down debt, cut taxes.
    Greg Orman: Report federal spending by strict accounting standards.
    Greg Orman: Economic development plan instead of lazy tax cuts.
    Joan Farr: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Laura Kelly: Address financial crisis without new taxes.
    Laura Kelly: Funding & assistance to strengthen rural small businesses.
    Mark Holland: Smart federal spending grows the public sector.
    Mark Parkinson: Constitutionally require set-aside for emergency fund.
    Milton Wolf: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
    Patrick Wiesner: End Washington DC's "let's borrow money" culture.
    Patrick Wiesner: Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers.
    Patrick Wiesner: Generate surpluses & not deficits; pay off our national debt.
    Patrick Wiesner: Pay off $19T national debt over a period of 25 years.
    Randall Batson: Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus.
    Roger Marshall: Get government out of the way, to allow prosperity.
    Roger Marshall: Lower taxes & decreased regulation for American greatness.
    Ron Estes: Returned $113M in unclaimed property, including tax refunds.
    Ron Estes: Support a balanced budget amendment.
    Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
    Sam Brownback: The days of "tax first, cut never" have come to an end.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Wink Hartman: Run Kansas like a business.
Civil Rights
    Barbara Bollier: Validate transgender identity.
    Barbara Bollier: Pass Equality Act; end ban on trans service members.
    Barbara Bollier: Left GOP over anti-transgender language in party platform.
    Barbara Bollier: College groups "religious freedom" means LGBT discrimination.
    Carl Brewer: Protect civil rights, not judge morality.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted 9-year-long rape case.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate for equality, including equal pay for equal work.
    Chad Taylor: Make bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
    Charlie Hardy: Equal pay for equal work.
    Chase LaPorte: I believe in the Biblical standard for marriage.
    Derek Schmidt: Would have signed vetoed transgender athlete ban.
    George W. Bush: Education, housing, and hiring must be equal for all.
    Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
    Howard Phillips: Censorship is dumbing down our children.
    Jake LaTurner: Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jeff Colyer: No commitment to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
    Jeff Colyer: No executive order banning LGBT worker discrimination.
    Joan Farr: Don'tegally require hiring more women/minorities.
    Joan Farr: Oppose same-sex marriage.
    John McCain: We don't need laws against Spanish language & culture.
    Kathleen Sebelius: 2007: Prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity.
    Kris Kobach: Do nothing to protect the rights of LGBT workers.
    Laura Kelly: College groups "religious freedom" means LGBT discrimination.
    Mark Holland: Stop criminalizing gender identity & other social issues.
    Mark Parkinson: Embrace diversity rather than rejecting new citizens.
    Michael Soetaert: I am a GAY, PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT.
    Milton Wolf: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Patrick Wiesner: Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment.
    Randall Batson: Opposes affirmative action.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to same-sex marriage.
    Roger Marshall: Supported ban on transgender people serving in the military.
    Ron Estes: Kansas ABLE: tax-free savings for people with disabilities.
    Sam Brownback: 2015: Repeal ban on gender identity discrimination.
    Sam Brownback: Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons.
    Susan Wagle: Coronavirus church restrictions violate rights.
    Susan Wagle: Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons.
    Derek Schmidt: No biological males competing in women's sports.
    Laura Kelly: Let local school boards decide on transgender women's sports.
    Laura Kelly: Experiment of no taxes on businesses drained our budget.
    Patrick Wiesner: CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice.
    Barbara Bollier: Supports the Justice in Policing Act.
    Barry Grissom: Clean up gang activity; target child sex offenders.
    Carl Brewer: Ensure safety with adequate funding and staffing.
    Chase LaPorte: I believe in maintaining a strong National Guard presence.
    Derek Schmidt: Backed the honorable men and women in law enforcement.
    Jeff Colyer: Caitlin's Law: strengthen penalties for repeat DUI offenders.
    Joan Farr: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Kris Kobach: Supports death penalty and mandatory minimums.
    Randall Batson: Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime.
    Roger Marshall: Protests okay, but we have to be a land of law and order.
    Roger Marshall: Racism is wrong, but condemn defunding the police.
    Derek Schmidt: Death penalty appropriate in some circumstances .
    Laura Kelly: Abolish the state's death penalty.
    Barbara Bollier: Supports decriminalization of marijuana.
    Carl Brewer: Legalize recreational marijuana to diversify farm crops.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on hallucinogenic level-2 drugs.
    Chad Taylor: Legalizing marijuana may decrease crime & increase revenue.
    Derek Schmidt: Sued to strike down city marijuana decriminalization.
    Derek Schmidt: People influenced by chemical substances hurt innocents.
    Derek Schmidt: CBD seller has no right to sue state over police raid.
    Greg Orman: Legalize medical marijuana & decriminalize recreational use.
    Jeff Colyer: Scourge of opioid and meth epidemics affect everyone.
    Jeff Colyer: No proof that marijuana treats any medical conditions.
    Joan Farr: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Kris Kobach: Stricter punishment for importing & selling drugs.
    Kris Kobach: Skeptical of medical marijuana; we can't limit it.
    Laura Kelly: Supports medical marijuana and treatment over incarceration.
    Patrick Wiesner: Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government.
    Patrick Wiesner: Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask.
    Randall Batson: Legalization yields better results than current turf wars.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports legalizing marijuana.
    Roger Marshall: Supports cultivation of industrial hemp.
    Roger Marshall: Willing to consider medical use but not convinced.
    Derek Schmidt: Medical marijuana with appropriate guardrails.
    Laura Kelly: Pay for Medicaid expansion with proceeds from medical pot.
    Laura Kelly: Time for Kansas to finally legalize medical marijuana.
    Barbara Bollier: Ensure every student a high quality K-12 education.
    Barbara Bollier: Opposes making college free for everyone.
    Barbara Bollier: Private schools have no requirements for accountability.
    Bill Graves: More funding for special education and parental services.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
    Chase LaPorte: Kansas schools are inadequately staffed and under-funded.
    Dave Lindstrom: Get federal government out of the student loan business.
    Derek Schmidt: Pledged to oppose "divisive" education about race & history.
    Derek Schmidt: Defended tax cuts while keeping schools underfunded.
    Greg Orman: National innovation for high student achievement.
    Howard Phillips: Separate education from state, or it's establishing religion.
    Howard Phillips: Education debate today is about sex & crime.
    Howard Phillips: Schools sponsor the official state religion of humanism.
    Jeff Colyer: My (Re) Employment Plan: KANSASWORKS technical education.
    Jeff Colyer: Invest in early childhood education & invest in our future.
    Jeff Colyer: Increased investments in K-12 Education.
    Jerry Moran: Make it easier for lower income Kansans to attend college.
    Joan Farr: Oppose vouchers for school choice.
    John Kerry: Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Minimize the need for college tuition increases.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Review district finances and bring efficiency.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Kris Kobach: No unfunded mandates; yes charters & vouchers.
    Laura Kelly: Expand pre-K programs; fully fund our K-12 schools.
    Laura Kelly: Funding schools top budget priority, this year & every year.
    Mark Holland: Public schools are backbone of local economic development.
    Mark Parkinson: World-class public school system is investment in future.
    Milton Wolf: Block federal mandates such as Common Core.
    Patrick Wiesner: More revenue to increase K-12 funding and college funding.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
    Roger Marshall: Not taxpayer responsibility to bear burden of student debt.
    Roger Marshall: Supported public service loan forgiveness program.
    Ron Estes: Oppose government telling us how to educate our children.
    Ron Estes: More visibility for Learning Quest college savings program.
    Sam Brownback: More education money should be going to instruction.
    Sam Brownback: TeachersKan: scholarship program for Kansas college students.
    Sam Brownback: Court-ordered education funding won't solve every problem.
    Wesley Clark: Decries lack of funding for No Child Left Behind.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Laura Kelly: My budgets will fully fund schools every year I'm Governor.
Energy & Oil
    Barbara Bollier: Invest in green energy opportunities to create jobs.
    Barbara Bollier: Opposed repealing state renewable energy standard.
    Chad Taylor: Wind cowboys maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas.
    Derek Schmidt: Suing Biden for trying to implement Green New Deal.
    Jerry Moran: Support an all-of-the-above domestic energy strategy.
    Joan Farr: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Kris Kobach: Develop traditional energy resources, plus ANWR.
    Laura Kelly: For alternative energy that benefits the state, like wind.
    Mark Holland: Needn't choose between vibrant economy and a livable planet.
    Mark Parkinson: Bring wind farms and green jobs to Kansas.
    Milton Wolf: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Patrick Wiesner: Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards.
    Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks.
    Patrick Wiesner: Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels.
    Patrick Wiesner: Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Roger Marshall: Voted for a resolution opposing a carbon tax.
    Sam Brownback: New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of Kansas exporting wind power across America.
    Carl Brewer: Community partnerships to clean up polluted Superfund sites.
    Chad Taylor: Good farmers use best practices, as stewards of the land.
    Greg Orman: We can protect our environment AND create jobs.
    Greg Orman: Rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    Howard Phillips: Property rights are ours, not government's.
    Joan Farr: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Kris Kobach: Relax rules on logging & recreational usage.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes cuts to EPA's funding; environment needs protection.
    Mark Holland: Let EPA regulate CO2 emissions.
    Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
    Patrick Wiesner: Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution.
    Roger Marshall: Puddles are not wetlands; ditches are not navigable streams.
    Roger Marshall: Overturn EPA rules surrounding Waters of the US.
    Ron Estes: Fight the intrusive arm of the EPA.
    Sam Brownback: Stewardship for water resources to lengthen useful life.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of a Kansas known as the Renewable State.
    Laura Kelly: Fully fund State Water Plan; water supply is diminishing.
Families & Children
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on child sexual exploitation.
    Dave Lindstrom: Raise cap for tax free accounts for dependent care.
    Derek Schmidt: Combat the serious problem of elder abuse.
    Jean Carnahan: Workplace child-care & more commitment to families.
    Jeff Colyer: Safe and professional workplace, free from sexual harassment.
    Jeff Colyer: More child welfare staff; more family programs.
    Jeff Colyer: Favors religious exemption for gay adoption.
    Kris Kobach: Gay marriage makes it worse for traditional families.
    Laura Kelly: Must fix broken foster care system.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes religious exemption for gay adoption.
    Laura Kelly: Reformed foster care, focused on kinship care.
    Patrick Wiesner: Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas.
    Susan Wagle: Favors religious exemption for gay adoption.
Foreign Policy
    Barbara Bollier: Diplomacy is our first line of defense in national security.
    Chad Taylor: Diplomatic solutions are always preferable.
    Charlie Hardy: Most military people want peace-making foreign policies.
    Dave Lindstrom: Focus of wars & alliances should be American interests.
    Dave Lindstrom: Support of Israel benefits US strategically & economically.
    Dick Cheney: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
    George Tenet: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
    Greg Orman: Eliminate our country's dependence on foreign creditors.
    Joan Farr: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Kris Kobach: Limit foreign aid; decrease UN support; keep Cuba embargo.
    Mark Holland: Ukraine is a key regional strategic partner of the U.S.
    Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.
Free Trade
    Barbara Bollier: Farmers don't want aid: want to sell crops and livestock.
    Chad Taylor: Trade has globalized US, but also exports jobs.
    Dave Lindstrom: Farmers support Trump's trade war and tariffs.
    Dave Lindstrom: Supports "fair trade" benefiting Americans over "free trade".
    Jeff Colyer: Devastating impact on Kansas if NAFTA were to go away.
    Jeff Colyer: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Joan Farr: Support & expand free trade.
    Kris Kobach: Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
    Laura Kelly: Kansas is an export state.
    Laura Kelly: First Democratic governor for US/Canada/Mexico trade deal.
    Mark Parkinson: Export planes, energy, & wheat to China, India, & Brazil.
    Mike Pompeo: 2009: free trade among nations; 2019: trade war with China.
    Pat Roberts: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Patrick Wiesner: Protect American companies against foreign dumping.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports expanding free trade.
    Roger Marshall: Supported USMCA trade deal replacing NAFTA.
    Roger Marshall: Trump trade deals provides certainty to farmers.
Government Reform
    ACLU: Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt.
    ACLU: Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote.
    Barbara Bollier: Lobbying ban for ex-officials; overturn Citizens United.
    Barbara Bollier: Prevent foreign election interference in bipartisan way.
    Barbara Bollier: Make it easier to vote including same-day registration.
    Chad Taylor: Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting.
    Chase LaPorte: Transparency in government keep officials accountable.
    Dave Lindstrom: Term limits: no more than 12 years House/Senate combined.
    Dave Lindstrom: Eliminate Congressional pensions, let them save up.
    Dave Lindstrom: Confirm constitutionalist judges who respect Rule of Law.
    Derek Schmidt: Let legislature override governor's executive orders.
    Derek Schmidt: Federal bill expanding voting rights is "hyper-partisan".
    Derek Schmidt: Support Supreme Court challenge to 2020 election.
    Greg Orman: Ballot requirements hinder 3rd-party candidates.
    Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
    Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Greg Orman: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Jeff Colyer: 4-point plan to increase state government transparency.
    Jeff Colyer: Supports voter ID requirements.
    Jeff Colyer: For new Constitutional convention to limit federal power.
    Jeff Colyer: Supported Texas challenge to 2020 presidential election.
    Joan Farr: Don't make voter registration easier.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Kris Kobach: Tighten restrictions on voting.
    Kris Kobach: Vice-chair of Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
    Kris Kobach: Contempt of court for blocking new voter registration.
    Kris Kobach: Found in contempt for checking voter citizenship to register.
    Mark Holland: Increase access for every citizen to cast legitimate ballots.
    Mark Holland: Disclose campaign donors; end gerrymandering.
    Mark Holland: Our democracy hangs in the balance; must be protected.
    Milton Wolf: Photo ID for voting.
    Pat Roberts: 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency.
    Pat Roberts: No term limits for Congress.
    Patrick Wiesner: No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills.
    Patrick Wiesner: Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote.
    Roger Marshall: Low voter turnout results from politicians not listening.
    Ron Estes: Five-year ban on members of Congress working as lobbyists.
    Sam Brownback: State Supreme Court justices should be elected not appointed.
    Wink Hartman: Replace dysfunction in Topeka with stability.
    Kris Kobach: Tough prove-your-citizenship rule for new voters.
Gun Control
    Barbara Bollier: Red flag legislation for temporary removal of firearms.
    Barbara Bollier: Restrict assault rifles, impose limits on ammunition.
    Barbara Bollier: Allow schools & localities to enact gun restrictions.
    Chad Taylor: I'm a gun owner, but we need to enforce gun laws.
    Dave Lindstrom: Guns don't create violence, might support background checks.
    Dave Lindstrom: An assault rifle ban would have no effect on crime.
    Derek Schmidt: Recognize out of state concealed carry permits.
    Greg Orman: Owns handguns but supports background checks.
    Greg Orman: Don't make it easy for a convict to get guns at gun shows.
    Jake LaTurner: A+ rating from NRA for passage of Constitutional Carry.
    Jake LaTurner: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Jake LaTurner: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Joan Farr: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for gun control with sportsmen's rights.
    Kris Kobach: Opposes restrictions on guns.
    Laura Kelly: Supports common sense gun safety measures and safeguards.
    Laura Kelly: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Laura Kelly: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Mark Holland: We can protect right to guns and make communities safer.
    Michael Soetaert: Support 2nd Amendment, renewing Assault Weapons Ban.
    Milton Wolf: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
    Patrick Wiesner: Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus.
    Randall Batson: Possess & trade firearms as owners wish.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Roger Marshall: Make sure 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon.
    Roger Marshall: Never encroach on citizens' right to defend themselves.
    Ron Estes: Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters.
    Ron Estes: Support for concealed carry reciprocity.
    Sam Brownback: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Sam Brownback: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Sharice Davids: Gun violence a public health crisis.
    Susan Wagle: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Susan Wagle: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
Health Care
    Barbara Bollier: Focus on inaccessibility of healthcare and unaffordability.
    Barbara Bollier: Supports Medicaid expansion & public option.
    Barry Grissom: Focus on expanding health care access and affordability.
    Bill Graves: Eliminate waiting period for HealthWave child health care.
    Bill Graves: More funding for Medicaid matching & pharmaceuticals.
    Carl Brewer: We all deserve health care, even the poor.
    Chase LaPorte: Freedom of choice for personal healthcare choices.
    Dave Lindstrom: Supports a market-based approach for healthcare.
    Dave Lindstrom: Transparency in price and services provided helps consumers.
    Dave Lindstrom: Let Medicare have power to negotiate drug prices.
    Derek Schmidt: COVID: Opposed prisoner vaccines; closing churches, schools.
    Derek Schmidt: Elected Attorney-General opposing Affordable Care Act.
    Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
    Jake LaTurner: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Joan Farr: Expand ObamaCare but not income-based.
    Jean Carnahan: Supports Patient Bill of Rights.
    Jeff Colyer: Open meetings on KanCare instead of invitation-only.
    Jeff Colyer: Helped privatize Medicaid as KanCare.
    Jeff Colyer: Steadfastly opposed Medicaid expansion.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
    Kris Kobach: Support tax-free medical savings accounts.
    Laura Kelly: KanCare-based Medicaid expansion to save rural hospitals.
    Laura Kelly: Expand Medicaid, without further study or compromises.
    Laura Kelly: Cover an additional 150,000 Kansans by expanding Medicaid.
    Laura Kelly: Kansas must become 37th state to expand Medicaid.
    Laura Kelly: Ban gatherings over 10, including church, for coronavirus.
    Laura Kelly: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Laura Kelly: Medicaid expansion is something we can do right now.
    Mark Holland: Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege.
    Mark Parkinson: Enact a real public smoking ban.
    Matt Blunt: Allow small businesses to form association health plans.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare extends "crony health care" which began in 1929.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare turns health insurers into public utilities.
    Milton Wolf: Free market solutions ALREADY work; so add more.
    Milton Wolf: Apologizes for posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook.
    Milton Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with PatientCare free market.
    Pat Roberts: First to call for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Pat Roberts: Immediate and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
    Patrick Wiesner: Make ObamaCare work; repeal is unlikely.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare.
    Roger Marshall: Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor caring.
    Roger Marshall: Government interferes with doctor-patient relationship.
    Roger Marshall: He and family took hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus.
    Ron Estes: ObamaCare must be repealed.
    Sam Brownback: KanCare at state level better than ObamaCare.
    Sam Brownback: Refusing ObamaCare like declining a discount on the Titanic.
    Sam Brownback: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Sonny Perdue: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
    Susan Wagle: Medicaid expansion is socialism.
    Susan Wagle: Expanding Medicaid will break our back with debt.
    Susan Wagle: Unconstitutional to ban church gatherings for coronavirus.
    Susan Wagle: Bars Medicaid expansion without abortion restrictions.
    Susan Wagle: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
    Todd Tiahrt: Calls for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Wink Hartman: Medicaid expansion is important, but Kansas can't fund it.
    Mark Holland: Medicaid coverage for lower-income Kansans.
    Laura Kelly: Expand Medicaid; guarantee mental health care.
Homeland Security
    Barbara Bollier: Increase accountability of Veterans Administration.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate of a national defense respected throughout world.
    Dave Lindstrom: Military funding should be untouchable priority.
    Greg Orman: Understand costs of military action, including veterans.
    Jerry Moran: Military tribunals for terrorists are unconstitutional.
    Jerry Moran: No constitutional rights for terrorists, categorically.
    Jerry Moran: Increase security in our airports and harbors.
    Joan Farr: Don't expand the military.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets.
    Michael Soetaert: I endorse & support the creation of The Department of Peace.
    Milton Wolf: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
    Patrick Wiesner: Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Randall Batson: Bring our troops home; close bases overseas.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces.
    Roger Marshall: Ensure that our military installations are fully funded.
    Roger Marshall: Proudly supported a 20% increase in military funding.
    Sam Brownback: Arm additional security at National Guard facilities.
    Todd Tiahrt: 2006: For military tribunals to try suspected terrorists.
    Barbara Bollier: Immigrants play a critical role in Kansas' economy.
    Carl Brewer: Compassionate resolution to immigration issue.
    Chad Taylor: Unmuddy the waters and create a path to citizenship.
    Dave Lindstrom: National security starts with wall on southern border.
    Dave Lindstrom: Build wall in some areas; use technology in other areas.
    Dave Lindstrom: We need to grow, but make sure they're coming in legally.
    Dave Lindstrom: No discussion of immigration reform until border secured.
    Derek Schmidt: Easing asylum rules would invite more immigration law abuse.
    Derek Schmidt: Failing border security means more crime victims in Kansas.
    Derek Schmidt: Police should decide to work with Feds, not local officials.
    Greg Orman: Illegals already here should register and pay taxes.
    Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Jake LaTurner: Protect our country; build the wall.
    Jeff Colyer: Fought in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants.
    Jerry Moran: No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals.
    Joan Farr: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    John McCain: No more ballot initiatives against immigration.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Kris Kobach: Crack down on illegals in Kansas.
    Laura Kelly: Wants immigration reform that has clear path to citizenship.
    Mark Holland: We can have a secure border with smart immigration policy.
    Milton Wolf: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
    Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Patrick Wiesner: Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty.
    Randall Batson: Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means.
    Randall Batson: Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship.
    Roger Marshall: Spend what is necessary to secure our southern border.
    Roger Marshall: Turn off magnets for migrants to enter under false pretenses.
    Roger Marshall: Opposed path to citizenship for DACA participants.
    Ron Estes: Securing the Southern border must be our first priority.
    Susan Wagle: President Trump is right; we must build a wall.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    Todd Tiahrt: Compassion for illegals on lower tuition, but no more.
    Todd Tiahrt: I've shifted my view: build the fence on Mexican border.
    Barbara Bollier: Raise minimum wage to a living wage.
    Dave Lindstrom: Bring American manufacturing back from China.
    Greg Orman: Government should create environment conducive to job growth.
    Jeff Colyer: Provide tools to fill 48,000 unfilled jobs in our state.
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by United Steelworkers:fighter for working families.
    Laura Kelly: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure means jobs.
    Mike Parson: Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up.
    Roger Marshall: Co-sponsored 2019-2020 National Right-to-Work Act.
    Roger Marshall: Raising minimum wage has proven record of killing jobs.
    Laura Kelly: Increase funding for Office of Registered Apprenticeship.
Principles & Values
    Barbara Bollier: She didn't leave GOP; they left her.
    Carl Brewer: Bring everyone to the table, across party lines.
    Carl Brewer: Hobby is competitive barbecuing: his sauce "Brewer's Best".
    Chad Taylor: Separation of church and state isn't a relevant issue.
    Chase LaPorte: I have built my core values upon Biblical foundation.
    Chase LaPorte: American dream built on hard work, freedom of commerce.
    Dave Lindstrom: Played on KC Chiefs; served on Turnpike Authority's board.
    Dave Lindstrom: Concerned about growing embrace of socialism.
    Dave Lindstrom: A vocal advocate for capitalism; socialism is a cancer.
    Dave Lindstrom: America must repent & pray for an awakening and revival.
    Derek Schmidt: Conservative who believes in protecting traditional values.
    Derek Schmidt: Wrote legal brief for July 4 fireworks at Mount Rushmore.
    Derek Schmidt: Public prayer by coach on school field is protected speech.
    Greg Orman: We're sending the worst of both parties to Washington.
    Greg Orman: 2010 Common Sense Coalition: give voice to sensible center.
    Greg Orman: Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant independent.
    Greg Orman: I consider myself fiscally conservative & socially tolerant.
    Greg Orman: I've tried both parties and didn't like either.
    Jerry Moran: I led the fight to give Republicans control of the Senate.
    Joan Farr: Keep God in the public sphere.
    John McCain: 5 principles for a great nation's diplomacy.
    Laura Kelly: Leaders must set an example that we share a common bond.
    Laura Kelly: We can be as good and decent as the people who sent us here.
    Mark Holland: We're the greatest nation, we need to teach honest history.
    Mark Holland: I firmly believe in separation of church and state.
    Mark Holland: Must stand up for the Constitution after January 6.
    Mark Holland: We all want meaningful work, opportunity for our children.
    Milton Wolf: Obama is my cousin, but I oppose ObamaCare.
    Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
    Milton Wolf: AdWatch: Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore.
    Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
    Milton Wolf: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
    Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
    Pat Roberts: Returns home to Kansas "every time I get an opponent".
    Randall Batson: Supports keeping God in the public sphere.
    Randall Batson: Libertarian offers third choice between Orman and Roberts.
    Roger Marshall: His nickname "Doc" disallowed on primary ballot.
    Roger Marshall: Protect Church from any state efforts to restrict freedom.
    Ron Estes: Won special election with national GOP support.
    Sam Brownback: Five measurable, significant, achievable goals.
    Sam Brownback: Our dependence is not on Big Government but on a Big God.
    Susan Wagle: We need to be a more diverse party to remain relevant.
    Derek Schmidt: Let Supreme Court overturn 4 states in 2020 election.
    Jerry Moran: Biden won in 2020, but no inquiry into Jan. 6.
    Mark Holland: Respect interests of neglected rural voters.
    Laura Kelly: My message is this: Continue to meet me in the middle.
Social Security
    Barbara Bollier: Committed to protecting Social Security & Medicare.
    Chad Taylor: No privatization; but we need to discuss reforms.
    Dave Lindstrom: More options on where to invest for younger generations.
    Greg Orman: Lack of economic growth drains Social Security.
    Jean Carnahan: Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare.
    Joan Farr: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Kris Kobach: Allow self-managed private retirement accounts.
    Pat Roberts: All options for difficult choices for long term viability.
    Patrick Wiesner: Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports privatizing Social Security.
    Roger Marshall: Look at raising retirement age for future generations.
    Laura Kelly: Raise threshold for taxing Social Security to $100,000.
Tax Reform
    Barbara Bollier: Instead of corporate tax breaks, provide middle class relief.
    Chad Taylor: Simplify tax code, but no FairTax and no national sales tax.
    Dave Lindstrom: Draconian taxation robs the economy of incentives.
    Derek Schmidt: Sued to allow COVID relief funds use for state tax relief.
    Derek Schmidt: Zero out taxes on Social Security, retirement income.
    Jake LaTurner: Balance the budget; no tax Increases.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
    Jerry Moran: Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times.
    Jerry Moran: Inflation Reduction Act will raise taxes on working families.
    Joan Farr: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Create tax credit for rural business development.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Kris Kobach: Cut taxes; cut budget.
    Laura Kelly: No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system.
    Laura Kelly: Lowering state taxes on groceries a top priority.
    Laura Kelly: $250 tax rebate to every Kansan who filed in 2021.
    Mark Parkinson: Raise cigarette and sales tax to meet $400M budget gap.
    Patrick Wiesner: Tax attorney and CPA.
    Patrick Wiesner: Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff.
    Patrick Wiesner: A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff.
    Patrick Wiesner: As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code.
    Randall Batson: Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Ron Estes: Simplified, fairer, flatter tax code grows the economy.
    Sam Brownback: Strengthen property tax lid.
    Sam Brownback: 2012 "march to zero" income tax cuts overturned.
    Sam Brownback: Let states collect windfall from federal tax changes.
    Susan Wagle: $500M tax cut: no state windfall from federal tax changes.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Laura Kelly: Axe the tax on groceries, diapers, feminine hygiene products.
    Dave Lindstrom: Rural broadband must be a top priority.
    Dave Lindstrom: Revisit libel laws & media protections.
    Dave Lindstrom: Make critical infrastructure a priority.
    Greg Orman: $80M for roads to make Kansas the epicenter of distribution.
    Jeff Colyer: Help Wichita maintain its title of Air Capital of the World.
    Jerry Moran: $383 million per year to help build highways and bridges.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects.
    Laura Kelly: Established Kansas's Office of Broadband Development.
    Laura Kelly: Expanded internet to 50,000+ new households, businesses.
    Pat Roberts: Risk of identity theft higher with advanced tech.
    Patrick Wiesner: Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports.
    Richard Nixon: Technology misused damages environment; but can restore it.
War & Peace
    Chad Taylor: Sanctions on Iran are working; no further military action.
    Chad Taylor: Air patrols on Syria ok; no deeper involvement.
    Dave Lindstrom: Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
    Dave Lindstrom: Measure military success with clearly articulable goals.
    Jim Slattery: Roberts should have known Iraq intelligence was inaccurate.
    Jim Slattery: Roberts delayed prewar intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
    Joan Farr: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Kris Kobach: Keep US troops in Iraq; pay for it with Iraqi oil.
    Pat Roberts: Whole world believed Iraq intelligence was accurate.
    Pat Roberts: I led exposure of pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
    Patrick Wiesner: Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest.
    Patrick Wiesner: It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports staying out of Iran.
    Roger Marshall: Apply "peace through strength" to fight terrorism.
    Ron Estes: Take the fight to ISIS and exit the disastrous Iran deal.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carl Brewer: Grew up in daily, anxious poverty.
    Jake LaTurner: Work requirements and drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Patrick Wiesner: Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt.
    Roger Marshall: Work requirement for able-bodied adults on food stamps.
    Sam Brownback: Required work/training improves quality of life.

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