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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
State of Louisiana Politicians: Archives
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Anthony Kennedy: Disallow obstacles to medical services for abortion.
Antoine Pierce: Protect women's rights & autonomy.
Bill Cassidy: Religion plays vital role; this includes protecting unborn.
Bobby Jindal: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
Brett Kavanaugh: See if anti-abortion rules are burdensome before banning.
Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
Clarence Thomas: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
Clay Higgins: 96 million children have been murdered in the womb.
David Vitter: Promote a positive culture of life.
David Vitter: Supported by anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life.
David Vitter: I'm endorsed by pro-life groups; my rivals not 100% pro-life.
David Vitter: No exceptions for rape or incest victims.
Eddie Rispone: Pro-life, pro-God, pro-family.
Elena Kagan: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
Garret Graves: Human life begins at conception.
Jay Dardenne: Sweeping ban on human cloning would harm medical research.
Jay Dardenne: Exceptions for rape & incest victims are ok.
John Bel Edwards: Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking.
John Bel Edwards: Signed one of country's most restrictive anti-abortion laws.
John Bel Edwards: Member of Democrats for Life, anti-choice group.
John Bel Edwards: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
John Bel Edwards: Favored fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
John Roberts: Unconstitutional to require hospital nearby abortion service.
Karen Carter Peterson: Opposed fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
Lance Harris: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
Lance Harris: Favored fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
Neil Gorsuch: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
Ralph Abraham: Human life begins at conception.
Ralph Abraham: A child's life begins at conception.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
Samuel Alito: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
Sonia Sotomayor: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
Stephen Breyer: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
Thomas Clements: Supreme Court has ruled on abortion.
Troy Carter: Opposed fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
Buddy Roemer: Vetoed abortion bill because no exception for rape & incest.
Gary Chambers: Codify Roe v. Wade, repeal the Hyde Amendment.
Luke Mixon: I would vote to codify Roe and protect women's health care.
Mitch Landrieu: Opposed anti-abortion measure including criminal prosecution.
Budget & Economy|
Bill Cassidy: Stimulus bill includes extraneous items.
Bill Cassidy: Stimulus package opposed; will hurt economy.
Bill Cassidy: Stop out-of-control spending & end earmarks.
Bill Cassidy: Eliminate blatant waste, fraud & abuse that plagues country.
Bill Cassidy: Supports bipartisan proposal for $500 billion in state aid.
Bill Cassidy: Supported the $1.2 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
Clay Higgins: Insidious lust for power and money drives deficit spending.
David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
Eddie Rispone: No specifics on budget cuts; try to control spending.
Eddie Rispone: Balance budgets, and build up reserves.
Garret Graves: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Gary Chambers: Has been an advocate for Biden's Build Back Better plan.
John Bel Edwards: Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy.
John Bel Edwards: We paid off billions of deficit; and we shouldn't go back.
John Bel Edwards: Federal funds allow us to move on big ticket projects.
John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
Luke Mixon: Infrastructure spending is not "stupid," it's what's needed.
Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
Mike Johnson: Balance the budget; reduce licensing requirements.
Ralph Abraham: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Luke Mixon: I support the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Adrian Perkins: Business district must demonstrate black lives do matter.
Adrian Perkins: Racism is one of the heaviest issues in our community.
Adrian Perkins: Supported welcoming environment for LGBTQ West Point cadets.
Antoine Pierce: End voter suppression policies & Citizens United.
Antoine Pierce: Supports ratification of Equal Rights Amendment.
Antoine Pierce: Protests on race & police: risk lives to save lives.
Bill Cassidy: Feds should not get involved in state action on religion.
Bill Cassidy: Laws preventing religious discrimination are "intimidation".
Bill Cassidy: Racism has no place in American life.
Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
Clay Higgins: FactCheck: Biblical marriage includes polygamy and chattel.
Clay Higgins: I define marriage Biblically: one man and one woman.
David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
Foster Campbell: Oppose same-sex marriage, but respect Supreme Court ruling.
Garret Graves: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Gary Chambers: Regrets using "homo" in 2011 tweet, now in different place.
Jay Dardenne: OpEd: Mixed record on gender identity issues.
John Bel Edwards: Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses.
John Bel Edwards: Pandemic highlighted inequities in our communities.
John Bel Edwards: Vetoed state policy on free expression at colleges.
John Bel Edwards: Vetoed requiring only "biological females" in women's sports.
Karen Carter Peterson: Opposed state policy on free expression at colleges.
Lance Harris: Establish state policy on free expression at colleges.
Lance Harris: Require only "biological females" in women's sports.
Ralph Abraham: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Thomas Clements: Support Equal Rights Amendment.
Thomas Clements: Get government out of marriage business.
Troy Carter: Establish state policy on free expression at colleges.
Troy Carter: Oppose requiring only "biological females" in women's sports.
Gary Chambers: Legally protect sexual orientation, gender identity.
Luke Mixon: I support marriage equality, would vote to make it law.
Mitch Landrieu: First Louisiana big city mayor to support same-sex marriage.
Bill Cassidy: Opposed Obama stimulus; supported Bush's bank bailout.
Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
John Bel Edwards: 80% of C-corps pay no state tax; that's just not right.
John Bel Edwards: Provide regulatory relief for small business.
John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
Thomas Clements: Eliminate corporate tax to create jobs & avoid more debt.
Bill Cassidy: Taxes on manufacturers induces them to move to Asia.
Bill Cassidy: Taxes on manufacturers induces them to move to Asia.
Adrian Perkins: Police should have guard-in mindset, not military mindset.
Adrian Perkins: Repealed "saggy pants" law targeting people of color.
Antoine Pierce: Pass criminal justice reform.
Antoine Pierce: End qualified immunity for police; redirect funding.
Bobby Jindal: Crack down on the horrific crime of human sex trafficking.
Clay Higgins: Resounding voice for the Thin Blue Line.
Clay Higgins: Penitentiaries should be for PENITENCE, not punishment.
David Vitter: More community crime tips; more DNA testing; more options.
David Vitter: Keep state police presence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
Eddie Rispone: Modernize criminal justice system; make it more efficient.
Eddie Rispone: Religious objection to death penalty, and not a deterrent.
Foster Campbell: Death penalty yes; alternatives yes; mandatory minimums no.
Foster Campbell: Voted YES on bail for persons arrested while on probation.
Jay Dardenne: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime.
John Bel Edwards: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon.
John Bel Edwards: End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders.
John Bel Edwards: Blue Lives Matter: targeting police officer is a hate crime.
John Bel Edwards: Reduce incarceration rate of non-violent offenders.
John Bel Edwards: Reduce highest incarceration rate in the nation.
John Bel Edwards: No executions until better lethal drugs found.
John Bel Edwards: Create an Office of Human Trafficking Prevention.
John Bel Edwards: Need to do more to hold few bad police officers accountable.
Karen Carter Peterson: Require unanimous jury verdicts in noncapital felony cases.
Lance Harris: Require unanimous jury verdicts in noncapital felony cases.
Mitch Landrieu: Voted YES on bail for persons arrested while on probation.
Murphy Foster: Vetoed bill requiring bail for persons arrested on probation.
Ralph Abraham: I favor the death penalty & I'm also favor enforcing it.
Ralph Abraham: Violent committed new crimes after release.
Thomas Clements: Unconstitutionally strict punishment is a problem.
Troy Carter: Require unanimous jury verdicts in noncapital felony cases.
Gary Chambers: End military equipment going to civilian law enforcement.
Luke Mixon: We need to invest in police departments, improve training.
Antoine Pierce: Favors recreational & medical marijuana legalization.
Charles Boustany: Consistently votes against marijuana reform.
David Vitter: Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers.
Eddie Rispone: Against legalizing marijuana; need info about medical use.
Gary Chambers: Smoked marijuana in campaign ad to promote legalization.
Gary Chambers: More than half of drug arrests for marijuana possession.
Jay Dardenne: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
John Bel Edwards: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
John Bel Edwards: Expand medical marijuana, but no recreational usage.
John Fleming: OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators.
Ralph Abraham: Opioids are less dangerous and more effective than marijuana.
Ralph Abraham: Medical marijuana OK as-is, but no recreational usage.
Thomas Clements: Marijuana is a benefit to people's health.
Gary Chambers: Fully legalize marijuana at the state and federal level.
Luke Mixon: Supports Biden's move to review how marijuana is classified.
Antoine Pierce: Support universal pre-K.
Antoine Pierce: College graduates should not have to drown in debt.
Bill Cassidy: College Transparency Act: address why so much student debt.
Bobby Jindal: $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future.
Clay Higgins: Dismantle Common Core; dismantle Education Department.
Clay Higgins: College education has become more of burden than benefit.
David Vitter: No federal incentives to get states to adopt Common Core.
David Vitter: Get Louisiana out of Common Core.
Eddie Rispone: Let local boards give raises to individual teachers.
Eddie Rispone: Work with schools & businesses to align education with jobs.
Eddie Rispone: Expand school choice options to empower parents.
Eddie Rispone: OpEd: Rispone supports vouchers to get his own tax break.
Eddie Rispone: Allow use of tax dollars for Christian schools.
Foster Campbell: Fight for public schools with $1 billion Excellence Fund.
Garret Graves: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Jay Dardenne: Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction.
Jay Dardenne: TOPS cannot be sustained without capping costs.
John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
John Bel Edwards: $47 million increase for higher education.
John Bel Edwards: Increase in teacher pay isn't enough, hope to do more.
John Bel Edwards: Invest in higher education for student success in workplace.
John Bel Edwards: Get teacher pay up to at least the Southern Regional Average.
Ralph Abraham: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
Ralph Abraham: Invest in distance learning.
Thomas Clements: Supports homeschooling and vouchers.
Gary Chambers: Supports a fully-funded public education system.
Gary Chambers: Recruit Black male teachers for K-5th grade.
Luke Mixon: Make quality, affordable Pre-K available to every child.
Energy & Oil|
Antoine Pierce: Subsidize renewable energy sources.
Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
Clay Higgins: Do more in DC to help the oil & gas industry.
Foster Campbell: Charge 6.25% oil refining tax and wipe out income tax.
Foster Campbell: Build Keystone pipeline; no farcking regulation for now.
Foster Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases; incentivize reducing emissions.
Foster Campbell: 3% tax on hydrocarbon processing facilities.
Garret Graves: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Gary Chambers: Supports Green New Deal as good for environment, jobs.
John Bel Edwards: Reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.
John Bel Edwards: Work with--not against--oil & gas companies on solutions.
John Bel Edwards: Goal is offshore oil platforms, wind turbines side by side.
John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan "Gang of 10" for comprehensive oil plan.
Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mike Johnson: Further expand our domestic oil and natural gas production.
Mike Johnson: CAFE standards add $3,800 to price of every new vehicle.
Ralph Abraham: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Ralph Abraham: End the war on our oil and gas industry.
Thomas Clements: No cap and trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
Gary Chambers: Supports the Green New Deal, environmental justice.
Luke Mixon: Louisiana will continue to be an oil and gas state.
Adrian Perkins: Renegotiate EPA consent decree that nearly tripled in cost.
Bill Cassidy: Top priority is coastal restoration.
Clay Higgins: Pipe system to replenish river silt & fight coastal erosion.
David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
David Vitter: Drafted hurricane protection & flood control bill.
David Vitter: Coastal restoration with private funding.
Eddie Rispone: Supports Coastal Master Plan as essential.
Eddie Rispone: Environmental lawsuit abuse is killing thousands of jobs.
Foster Campbell: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
Gary Chambers: Increase penalties for emissions violations.
Jay Dardenne: Coastal restoration with federal funding.
John Bel Edwards: Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration.
John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
Mike Johnson: National Environmental Policy is needless red tape.
Mitch Landrieu: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
Murphy Foster: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
Thomas Clements: States should deal with water quality not federal EPA.
Troy Carter: Supports Green New Deal but not parts that would hurt LA.
Families & Children|
David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Eddie Rispone: Warning on flavored e-cigarettes, like regular cigarettes.
Eddie Rispone: Talk to your kids to discourage e-cigarette use.
John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
John Bel Edwards: Family Services placed 735 kids in foster homes despite cuts.
John Bel Edwards: Ban flavorings in e-cigarettes that target teens.
John Bel Edwards: People believe e-cigarettes are safer, but they're not.
John Bel Edwards: Reasonable accommodations for health of mom and baby.
Luke Mixon: Parents should have access to affordable child care.
Ralph Abraham: I don't recommend vaping, but it's a personal choice.
Ralph Abraham: Show kids pictures of e-cigarette-affected lungs.
Luke Mixon: Make daycare more affordable so both parents can work.
Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
Clay Higgins: Russia is a Christian ally to be handled with caution.
Clay Higgins: The United Nations compromises our sovereignty.
Foster Campbell: Keep allies involved, but heed advice of military experts.
John Fleming: Defund the Syrian refugee influx.
John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
Thomas Clements: Foreign aid spending only to protect US interests.
Luke Mixon: Navy experience helps in understanding policy consequences.
Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
Charles Boustany: 2013: Supported TPP; 2016: too many concessions.
Clay Higgins: TPP is massive transfer of American wealth to Pacific Rim.
Foster Campbell: TPP is skewed to the advantage of big business.
John Bel Edwards: China tariffs hurt local economy.
John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
John Fleming: TPP means open season on American jobs.
John Neely Kennedy: TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation.
Joseph Cao: No trade deal with Vietnam due to human rights abuses.
Ralph Abraham: Long-term benefit of China tariffs outweigh short-term pain.
Rob Maness: Criticized TPP for its closed-door negotiations.
Thomas Clements: No restrictions on trade, but no corporatism.
Luke Mixon: Time to rely on American workers more than foreign nations.
Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
David Vitter: Term limits instead of automatic pay raises for Congress.
David Vitter: Led and won the fight for state term limits.
Eddie Rispone: Need to change process of funding infrastructure repair.
Foster Campbell: 10 year ban on lobbying for ex-members of congress.
Foster Campbell: Increase legislator limit from 5 bills to 15 per session.
Foster Campbell: Bar election officials from campaigning for candidates.
Garret Graves: Require photo ID for voting.
Jay Dardenne: Don't bring dysfunctional Washington politics to Louisiana.
Jay Dardenne: Tighten disclosure rules for lobbyists, to limit influence.
John Bel Edwards: Require voter ID; require proof of citizenship.
John Bel Edwards: Favored sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue.
John Bel Edwards: Vetoed Congressional redistricting for racial imbalance.
John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
Lance Harris: Favored sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue.
Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
Ralph Abraham: Require photo ID for voting.
Ralph Abraham: Term limits for Congress, plus no salary.
Thomas Clements: Term limits for Congress; but voter ID too.
Troy Carter: Opposed sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue.
John Neely Kennedy: 2020 election had a lot of tomfoolery and shenanigans .
Luke Mixon: Pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act; combat voter suppression.
Adrian Perkins: Urge Senate to act on gun safety legislation.
Adrian Perkins: Focus on reducing number of illegal guns in city.
Bill Cassidy: Our 2nd Amendment freedom is in danger.
Bill Cassidy: Right to bear arms should not be infringed.
Clay Higgins: We already have reasonable limits on 2nd Amendment rights.
Eddie Rispone: Opposes radical Left and their gun grabbing agenda.
Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures.
Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books.
Foster Campbell: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
Garret Graves: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats.
John Bel Edwards: We need to do a better job with our background checks.
John Bel Edwards: Allow concealed carry in houses of worship.
John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA.
Lance Harris: Allow concealed carry in houses of worship.
Mitch Landrieu: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
Murphy Foster: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
Ralph Abraham: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms.
Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land.
Troy Carter: Opposed concealed carry in houses of worship.
Gary Chambers: Ban the sale of military-grade assault weapons.
Luke Mixon: Calls for background checks on all gun sales.
Adrian Perkins: COVID19: Mandatory mask order, penalties for non-compliance.
Antoine Pierce: For universal coverage; no limits on preexisting conditions.
Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare-for-All with option for private insurance.
Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare for All.
Antoine Pierce: Need to address the structural racism in healthcare system.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
Bill Cassidy: Coronavirus racial disparity not result of systemic racism.
Bobby Jindal: No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries.
Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
Clay Higgins: Repeal ObamaCare's 2800 pages of unintelligible psychobabble.
David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
David Vitter: Fight to repeal the fatally flawed ObamaCare.
Eddie Rispone: Problems with Medicaid expansion including fraud, abuse.
Eddie Rispone: Temporarily freeze Medicaid enrollment in Louisiana.
Eddie Rispone: Medicaid expansion "bungled," and is unsustainable.
Garret Graves: Repeal ObamaCare.
Gary Chambers: Supports extending Medicare coverage to everyone.
Jay Dardenne: Don't leave LA at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats.
Jay Dardenne: Don't accept Medicaid expansion as-is; get LA waiver.
Jay Dardenne: I would accept Medicaid expansion, under certain conditions.
John Bel Edwards: Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars.
John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion reduced uninsured by 43% & saved $200M.
John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis.
John Bel Edwards: Pro-life includes helping the poor get access to health care.
John Bel Edwards: No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries.
John Bel Edwards: COVID: Relying on doctors and scientists and epidemiologists.
John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion saved lives.
John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
Lance Harris: Require medical school for optometrist eye surgeries.
Luke Mixon: Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
Mike Johnson: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered, market-based plan.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare.
Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid.
Ralph Abraham: ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians.
Ralph Abraham: No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it.
Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
Thomas Clements: Cost is the only thing that has expanded under ObamaCare.
Gary Chambers: Medicare for All, healthcare is a right not a privilege.
Luke Mixon: Life-saving drugs should be affordable.
Clay Higgins: I have no problem with FISA: not a secretive rubber-stamp.
David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester.
Garret Graves: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Gary Chambers: Cut military budget to pay for Medicare for All.
John Bel Edwards: West Point grad; served 8 years in US Army.
John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
John Neely Kennedy: We don't need a military parade to show off American power.
Luke Mixon: My desire to serve was inspired by my grandfather.
Mike Johnson: No cheap talk: grow our local defense establishments.
Ralph Abraham: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them.
Thomas Clements: Why do we need military bases in the Phillipines?
Gary Chambers: Cut defense budget; support nuclear disarmament.
Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
Clay Higgins: Forgive passive visa overstays; deport aggressive illegals.
David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
David Vitter: Led Senate's Border Security and Enforcement First caucus.
David Vitter: Block federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Foster Campbell: No pathway to citizenship without exiting US first.
Garret Graves: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Gary Chambers: Open to abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jay Dardenne: Don't increase enforcement against employers of illegals.
John Neely Kennedy: Biden's immigration policy people are "pink-haired 'wokers'".
Mike Johnson: Strengthen the border with drones, cameras and sensors.
Ralph Abraham: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Ralph Abraham: No amnesty; seal the borders.
Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
Thomas Clements: Annex Mexico economically to avoid immigration issues.
Gary Chambers: Reform immigration and immigration policy.
Mitch Landrieu: Backs police policy of not questioning immigration status.
Antoine Pierce: Raise the minimum wage.
Antoine Pierce: Repeal Right to Work.
Antoine Pierce: Higher minimum wage; strengthen unions.
Bobby Jindal: Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees.
Eddie Rispone: Raising minimum wage would hurt economy, contract jobs.
Eddie Rispone: Lawsuit abuse is killing jobs because of insurance costs.
Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
John Bel Edwards: Close gender wage gap by ending corporate "pay secrecy".
John Bel Edwards: Meaningful increase to the minimum wage.
John Bel Edwards: Equal pay for women; enact minimum wage.
John Bel Edwards: Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees.
John Bel Edwards: Pass a minimum wage bill, get it on my desk, I'll sign it.
John Bel Edwards: 13 year old minimum wage ($7.25) not fair nor acceptable.
Lance Harris: Against Equal Pay for Women Act for state employees.
Luke Mixon: Critical to guarantee right to join or form a union.
Ralph Abraham: Women deserve equal pay.
Ralph Abraham: Increasing minimum wage hurts US economy.
Gary Chambers: Supports the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
Gary Chambers: Raise minimum wage to $15/hour.
Luke Mixon: Increase the minimum wage so people are fairly compensated.
Principles & Values|
Adrian Perkins: Family taught me faith and hard work leads to accomplishment.
Adrian Perkins: Bring Louisiana values of service, honesty, courage to DC.
Adrian Perkins: Launched run for mayor while at Harvard Law School.
Adrian Perkins: Welcomes pastors praying during protest over police violence.
Adrian Perkins: Awarded Sam Cooke apology; posthumous Key to the City.
Adrian Perkins: Hosted online interfaith prayer service.
Antoine Pierce: Community organizer who understands real challenges.
Antoine Pierce: Running because I have a heart for humanity.
Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
Bill Cassidy: Despite church-vs-state, religious beliefs guide convictions.
Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
Clay Higgins: Freedom OF religion, not the freedom FROM religion.
David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
Garret Graves: Judeo-Christian framework is moral.
Gary Chambers: Lives by the motto "Do Good, Seek Justice" (Isaiah 1:17).
John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
John Bel Edwards: Only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
John Bel Edwards: Faith plays a central role in his life and work.
John Fleming: Passionate conservative: Obama doesn't share our values.
John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
John Neely Kennedy: I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker.
John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
John Neely Kennedy: I will not let you down--I'd rather drink weed killer.
Joseph Cao: First Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress.
Luke Mixon: In military had a little mantra: God, Family, Country.
Luke Mixon: I am country first, I am a very moderate person.
Luke Mixon: Instilled with ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty.
Ralph Abraham: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
Rob Maness: Call out those who don't have interests of US & her citizens.
Thomas Clements: Why not keep God in the public sphere?
Mitch Landrieu: Called for removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana.
Bill Cassidy: Strengthen the trust fund and preserve it for the future.
Foster Campbell: I do not support privatization of Social Security.
Jay Dardenne: Merge Elderly Affairs & Veterans Affairs into one department.
John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
Thomas Clements: Privatize Social Security at birth for newborns today.
Antoine Pierce: Tax cuts for poor & middle class.
Bill Cassidy: Co-sponsored tax simplification for Gold Star families.
Bobby Jindal: Approved educational tax credit to offset tax increases.
Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
Clay Higgins: Eliminate the IRS; introduce 15% federal sales tax.
David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
Eddie Rispone: Yes on historic federal tax cuts; no on raising state taxes.
Foster Campbell: Make sure the super-rich pay their fair share.
John Bel Edwards: Reform tax structure or face $1.3B fiscal cliff in 2018.
John Bel Edwards: Reduce sales tax; eliminate federal income tax deductibility.
John Bel Edwards: Opposed empty tax credit to offset tax increases.
John Bel Edwards: We can make tax reforms but they must be revenue neutral.
John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
Lance Harris: Approved educational tax credit to offset tax increases.
Mike Johnson: Simpler, flatter and fairer tax code will spark new growth.
Ralph Abraham: America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy.
Ralph Abraham: Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions.
Ralph Abraham: Taxes kill jobs and sales tax killed Louisiana's economy.
Thomas Clements: Flat rate tax with across-the-board reduction.
Bill Cassidy: Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on middle class.
Bill Cassidy: Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on middle class.
Gary Chambers: Make corporations and the ultrawealthy pay their fair share.
Adrian Perkins: Test technology innovations in smaller cities.
John Bel Edwards: Cut $7B in tax giveaways which cause unsafe roads & bridges.
John Bel Edwards: Gas tax to pay for transportation and coastal infrastructure.
John Bel Edwards: Fund high speed, afford broadband for everyone in Louisiana.
John Bel Edwards: GUMBO grants will eliminate digital divide by 2029.
Mitch Landrieu: Biden's senior advisor to coordinate infrastructure law.
War & Peace|
Bill Cassidy: Work with partners like Israel to combat terrorist threats.
Clay Higgins: Iran is our enemy; revoke the Iran Deal.
Clay Higgins: ISIS must be hunted, identified, and killed.
David Vitter: Iran advances their nuclear program while playing the US.
David Vitter: Iran nuclear deal is non-binding and can be revoked.
David Vitter: Military force against ISIS if Arab ground troops involved.
Foster Campbell: No American intervention in Iraq & Syria beyond air support.
Mike Johnson: Radical Islamic terrorism MUST be stopped.
Thomas Clements: Help prevent genocide abroad, but not with U.S. lives.
Welfare & Poverty|
Adrian Perkins: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income".
Antoine Pierce: Advocate for universal basic income.
The above quotations are from State of Louisiana Politicians: Archives.