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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 Missouri Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Missouri Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Angelica Earl (11) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Asa Hutchinson (1) Arkansas Republican Governor
  • Austin Petersen (18) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Billy Long (11) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-7
  • Bob Holden (10) Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Catherine Hanaway (19) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster (21) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Claire McCaskill (24) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Dave Schatz (16) Republican Challenger for Senate Missouri
  • Eric Burlison (3) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-7
  • Eric Greitens (36) Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
  • Eric Schmitt (20) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Gary Perry (1) Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jake LaTurner (1) Republican U.S. Rep Kansas-2
  • Jason Kander (25) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jay Nixon (24) Missouri Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
  • Jim Neely (16) Missouri Republican candidate for governor
  • John Brunner (12) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Josh Hawley (48) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Laura Kelly (1) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Lester Turilli (20)
  • Lucas Kunce (17) Senate Candidate Missouri
  • Mark McClosky (3) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Matt Blunt (1) Missouri Former Republican Governor (retired 2008)
  • Mike Kehoe (7) Missouri Republican Challenger
  • Mike Parson (62) Missouri Republican governor of Missouri
  • Nancy Farmer (9) 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
  • Nicole Galloway (24) Missouri Democratic candidate for governor
  • Peter Kinder (14) Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
  • Robin Carnahan (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roy Blunt (26) Republican (until 2010) U.S. Rep Missouri-7
  • Sam Brownback (1) Kansas Republican Governor
  • Samuel Graves (1) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-6
  • Sarah Steelman (5) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Scott Sifton (15) Democratic Challenger Missouri
  • Steve King (1) Republican U.S. Rep Iowa-4
  • Susan Wagle (1) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Todd Akin (11) Republican (Senate run 2012) U.S. Rep Missouri-2
  • Tony Monetti (13) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Trudy Busch Valentine (3) Democratic Challenger Missouri
  • Vicky Hartzler (19) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-4
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    Angelica Earl: Loudly, proudly pro-choice.
    Austin Petersen: Against abortion, but would limit government role.
    Billy Long: For Supreme Court nominees who support ending abortions.
    Catherine Hanaway: Waiting periods; parental notification; & other restrictions.
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Claire McCaskill: Fund Planned Parenthood; protect abortion providers.
    Dave Schatz: The Missouri Way made it most pro-life state in the nation.
    Dave Schatz: Supported "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    Eric Greitens: Every life is precious; defend & promote life.
    Eric Greitens: Called for public prayer supporting anti-abortion centers.
    Eric Greitens: Overturn law making St. Louis into "abortion sanctuary city".
    Eric Schmitt: Reinstate rule banning abortion referrals with federal funds.
    Eric Schmitt: Appealed abortion decision, asks to overturn Roe v. Wade.
    Jason Kander: Endorsed by NARAL for perfect pro-choice voting records.
    Jason Kander: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Jim Neely: Voted for abortion ban at 8 weeks, but had not read it.
    Jim Neely: Supported "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    John Brunner: Pledges support to overthrow of Roe v. Wade.
    John Brunner: Fight back against judges dictating values on our churches.
    Josh Hawley: New abortion restrictions protects women.
    Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history.
    Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was one of the most unjust decisions.
    Lester Turilli: Every life is precious.
    Mike Kehoe: Most innocent person you can protect is in the womb.
    Mike Kehoe: Missouri has moved the needle in protecting life.
    Mike Parson: Solidly pro-life; supports protecting rights of the unborn.
    Mike Parson: Signs bill criminalizing abortion after eight weeks.
    Mike Parson: Enforces law which shuts down only abortion clinic in state.
    Mike Parson: Ban abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.
    Mike Parson: Signed "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    Nancy Farmer: Make abortions legally available including funding.
    Nicole Galloway: Upset about Missouri's pro-life abortion position.
    Nicole Galloway: Abortion ban gives new rights & opportunities to rapists.
    Nicole Galloway: Trusts women to make their own healthcare decisions.
    Peter Kinder: Investigate organizations harvesting aborted babies' parts.
    Sarah Steelman: Life begins at conception; consider Constitutional Amendment.
    Scott Sifton: Fought efforts to deny choice to rape and incest victims.
    Scott Sifton: Opposed "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    Todd Akin: Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
    Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment.
    Tony Monetti: Pro-life, but support healthcare & adoption.
    Vicky Hartzler: Leading efforts in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Austin Petersen: Favors balanced budget amendment.
    Billy Long: Put an end to the out of control spending sprees.
    Bob Holden: Missouri is and should be fiscally conservative.
    Chris Koster: Invest $2 billion and create up to 40,000 new jobs.
    Dave Schatz: Balance the federal budget, get inflation under control.
    Dave Schatz: Infrastructure one of the most critical things to invest in.
    Eric Greitens: Government over-regulates, over-spends, & over-reaches.
    Jason Kander: Supports federal spending to promote economic growth.
    Jay Nixon: Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating.
    Josh Hawley: Reduced budget via staff reduction and exposing fraud.
    Lester Turilli: Only market-led recovery leads to long-term economic growth.
    Lucas Kunce: We can create a Marshall Plan for the Midwest.
    Lucas Kunce: Abandon the notion that the market is an untouchable force.
    Lucas Kunce: Acknowledge policy role in market successes.
    Mike Parson: Supports economic growth with accountability on taxes.
    Mike Parson: Near completion on work on 75% of state's bridges.
    Nicole Galloway: As auditor uncovered $350 million in waste.
    Peter Kinder: Make Missouri competitive again, by cutting spending.
    Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Roy Blunt: Weak economy has left far too many Missourians behind.
    Scott Sifton: Economic growth requires investments in infrastructure.
    Vicky Hartzler: Co-sponsored Balanced Budget Amendment, Line-Item Veto.
Civil Rights
    Angelica Earl: Full equality for LGBT.
    Austin Petersen: Libertarian view pro-gay marriage.
    Catherine Hanaway: No affirmative action in state employment or contracting.
    Catherine Hanaway: No same-sex marriage; no gay hate crime laws.
    Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
    Chris Koster: Equality and inclusion should include same-sex couples.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
    Chris Koster: Gay marriage is another step toward inclusion and equality.
    Claire McCaskill: Women shouldn't get paid less simply because they're women.
    Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
    Dave Schatz: LGBTQ nondiscrimination not at forefront of issues.
    Dave Schatz: ERA really about abortion; Jesus would oppose it.
    Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
    Eric Greitens: Stood with cops; restored law and order; defeated Antifa.
    Eric Schmitt: 1964 Civil Rights law doesn't protect LGBT people.
    Gary Perry: Proposed porn blockers on devices; pay to opt out.
    Jason Kander: SCOTUS has spoken: support gay marriage nationwide.
    Jason Kander: Protect GLBT employees under nondiscrimination policy.
    Jay Nixon: Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities.
    Jay Nixon: Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs.
    Jay Nixon: Same-sex marriage is a major victory for equality.
    John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
    Lester Turilli: Equal opportunity for women and minorities.
    Mark McClosky: Sued to enforce unmarried couple rule against gay couple.
    Mike Parson: Gay people go to hell, but don't discriminate on earth.
    Mike Parson: Governor bans reporters from briefings, questions by email.
    Mike Parson: Overlooking minority, women businesses during health crisis.
    Mike Parson: OpEd:Exempting church from coronavirus rules could be deadly.
    Mike Parson: Allowed Roman goddess statue to return to Capitol dome.
    Mike Parson: Moves primary due to virus, won't extend voter registration.
    Nancy Farmer: Prosecute discrimination and fund desegregation.
    Nancy Farmer: Recognize same-sex marriages.
    Nicole Galloway: All marriages deserve to be respected.
    Peter Kinder: No federal say over trans-gendered bathroom laws.
    Scott Sifton: 40 hour filibuster of proposal against marriage equality.
    Todd Akin: Women's pay should be left to discretion of employers.
    Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
    Tony Monetti: Value diversity and America's melting pot of cultures.
    Vicky Hartzler: Opposed transgender soldiers service & Equality Act.
    Vicky Hartzler: Supported clerk refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: All have right to live with authentic sexual orientation .
    Claire McCaskill: Amend banking rules in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to all users.
    Jason Kander: Close tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas.
    John Brunner: Served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer.
    Josh Hawley: Went after big mortgage companies for improper loans.
    Josh Hawley: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
    Lucas Kunce: Monopolies keep us divided because together we have power.
    Lucas Kunce: We need to break the oppressive corporate monopoly structure.
    Lucas Kunce: Corporate self-interest gave China control of supply chain.
    Nicole Galloway: End Missouri's Big Business Bonus: no bonus for early taxes.
    Peter Kinder: Work together to try and make the stimulus work for Missouri.
    Tony Monetti: Lower corporate tax rates where possible.
    Eric Burlison: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
    Angelica Earl: Prison not the solution for victimless crimes.
    Austin Petersen: End mandatory minimums.
    Bob Holden: Lower drunk driving limit to .08.
    Catherine Hanaway: No parole for repeat felons; yes on death penalty.
    Chris Koster: Deliver justice to those who break our laws.
    Dave Schatz: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
    Eric Greitens: Get first responders needed training, equipment, & support.
    Eric Greitens: Fight Ferguson Effect with Blue Alert to empower police.
    Eric Greitens: Facing trial for felony charge of invasion of privacy.
    Eric Greitens: OpEd: most pro-police governor in the country.
    Eric Greitens: The defund-the-police movement has led to rising violence.
    Eric Schmitt: Launched Cold Case Unit, testing backlog of rape kits.
    Jason Kander: End school-to-prison pipeline.
    Jay Nixon: More DWI arrests save more lives.
    Jim Neely: Death penalty too easy; force perverts to do hard labor.
    Jim Neely: Let courts reduce life-without-parole to include parole.
    Jim Neely: Don't expand definition of "dangerous felonies".
    Josh Hawley: Apply consumer protection laws to pursue human traffickers.
    Josh Hawley: Use anti-riot laws on crowds protesting police shootings.
    Lester Turilli: Stricter punishment does not always deter crime.
    Mark McClosky: Pardoned by Governor Mike Parson; praised by Trump.
    Mike Kehoe: Against policies that raise taxes, defund police departments.
    Mike Parson: I am not interested in building more prisons.
    Mike Parson: Time to stand up and support law enforcement.
    Mike Parson: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
    Mike Parson: In Missouri, we DEFEND law enforcement, not defund them.
    Nancy Farmer: No death penalty, more community policing.
    Nancy Farmer: Mandatory sentencing, but fund rehabilitation & alternatives.
    Nicole Galloway: Need answers on probation, parole reward program.
    Nicole Galloway: Ban choke holds and no-knock warrants.
    Peter Kinder: Preserve law & order, even when there are riots & looting.
    Roy Blunt: Riot: Trump touched hot stove, unlikely to touch it again.
    Scott Sifton: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
    Tony Monetti: Stronger emphasis on policing.
    Angelica Earl: End marijuana prohibition.
    Austin Petersen: Treat drugs as medical issue, not criminal.
    Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
    Catherine Hanaway: Stricter penalties for drug crimes, but rehab too.
    Catherine Hanaway: Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes.
    Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports medical marijuana & alternative drug sentencing.
    Eric Greitens: Supports legalizing medical marijuana for kids with epilepsy.
    Jason Kander: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Jason Kander: Supports medical marijuana.
    Jay Nixon: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Jim Neely: Legalize medical marijuana for debilitating diseases.
    Jim Neely: Opposes raising age for vaping from 18 to 21.
    Jim Neely: Supports medical marijuana.
    John Brunner: Open to more research about marijuana, nut not legalization.
    Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
    Josh Hawley: Supports medical marijuana.
    Lester Turilli: Opium is a dangerous epidemic.
    Mike Parson: Rate of opioid deaths decreasing but new ideas are needed.
    Mike Parson: Supports prescription database as tool to fight opioid abuse.
    Mike Parson: Against marijuana legalization, OK with medical use.
    Nicole Galloway: Supports legalization, expunging criminal records.
    Peter Kinder: Supports legalizing medical marijuana under a doctor's order.
    Roy Blunt: Don't decriminalize marijuana federally, but let states try.
    Samuel Graves: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Steve King: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Vicky Hartzler: Allow Border Patrol to target drones smuggling drugs.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Supports legal pot in MO; opposes it nationwide.
    Eric Burlison: Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts.
    Angelica Earl: More money for schools, less debt for students.
    Austin Petersen: Open to experiment with school choice.
    Bob Holden: More resources for student and teachers.
    Bob Holden: Cash incentive for National Board Certification for teachers.
    Bob Holden: Provide parents with school accountability report cards.
    Catherine Hanaway: State-funded vouchers for public & private schools.
    Chris Koster: 2007: Left GOP to support high-quality public schools.
    Chris Koster: Increase our investment in education.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants.
    Eric Greitens: Strongly oppose Common Core; no bureaucrats in charge.
    Eric Schmitt: Defended coach-led prayer in high school as voluntary.
    Eric Schmitt: No evidence of increased threats towards school officials.
    Jason Kander: Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options.
    Jason Kander: Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts.
    Jay Nixon: Increase education funding by $150 million.
    Jay Nixon: A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler.
    Jay Nixon: Affordable tuition is highest priority.
    Jay Nixon: Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes.
    Jay Nixon: Allow expanding charter schools to poor-performing districts.
    John Brunner: Reject federal Common Core standards.
    Josh Hawley: Excluding religious school choice amounts to discrimination.
    Josh Hawley: Give religious schools state educational resources.
    Josh Hawley: Universities provide worthless degrees and waste billions.
    Lester Turilli: Let local school districts responsibly determine curriculum.
    Lucas Kunce: Universities rely on full-paying Chinese STEM students.
    Mike Kehoe: Bar schools reopening more than 14 days before Labor Day.
    Mike Kehoe: Fund higher education as long as they're producing.
    Mike Kehoe: Arts not a cure-all, but can give young people alternatives.
    Mike Parson: $400M in bonds to repair college campuses.
    Mike Parson: Invest in advanced training in high demand areas.
    Mike Parson: Cut education budget after COVID revenue shortfalls.
    Mike Parson: Declared "Missouri School Choice Week".
    Mike Parson: Raise teacher pay in every corner of this state.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports charter schools and privately-run schools.
    Nicole Galloway: Pay teachers what they deserve; expand pre-K.
    Nicole Galloway: Strengthen the state's commitment to public schools.
    Peter Kinder: Fight for school choice & charter schools.
    Sarah Steelman: More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly.
    Scott Sifton: Fought for improved teacher pay and district facilities.
    Todd Akin: Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
    Tony Monetti: Public schools that fail our kids do not deserve our support.
    Vicky Hartzler: Introduced Police Officers Protecting Children Act.
    Roy Blunt: Student loan forgiveness is monumentally unfair.
Energy & Oil
    Angelica Earl: Coal is the past; time to move forward.
    Chris Koster: New EPA regulations on CO2 emissions are federal overreach.
    Claire McCaskill: Subsidize alternative energy, but build Keystone Pipeline.
    Eric Schmitt: Sued over cancelling pipeline, setting greenhouse gases cost.
    Jason Kander: Climate change is a real consequence of human activity.
    Jay Nixon: Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy.
    Josh Hawley: Clean Power Plan hurts economy by raising energy prices.
    Josh Hawley: Dismantle Obama-era network of energy regulations.
    Josh Hawley: Oppose the job-killing climate agenda.
    Lester Turilli: Clean coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, AND solar.
    Lucas Kunce: We can build the energy of the future in the Heartland.
    Lucas Kunce: Ditch all fossil fuels the same way we ditched whale oil.
    Lucas Kunce: Impact of climate change taxes the military.
    Peter Kinder: The world has embraced renewable energy; this is the future.
    Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits for pollution instead of federal regulation.
    Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits and cost analyses instead of federal regulations.
    Chris Koster: Sue the EPA for over-expanding Clean Water Act.
    Claire McCaskill: Limit EPA farm regulations, but no EPA cuts.
    Eric Greitens: EPA overreach hurts family farms.
    Eric Greitens: Cut $500,000 in funding for state rail service from Amtrak.
    Eric Schmitt: Opposes EPA move to increase emissions standards.
    Eric Schmitt: Condemns EPA rule as "federal government land grab".
    Jason Kander: Protect our state's air & water for future generations.
    Jay Nixon: State Parks Youth Corps: employ kids in state parks.
    Josh Hawley: Fought Obama EPA overreach.
    Lester Turilli: EPA has grown too large.
    Mike Parson: Right to farm & ranch, despite environmental critics.
    Peter Kinder: The EPA should respect the limits set by Congress.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Scott Sifton: Law practice focuses on environmental cleanup litigation.
Families & Children
    Angelica Earl: Guaranteed family leave.
    Bob Holden: $3M for more local domestic violence shelters.
    Catherine Hanaway: Children before marriage has impoverished women & children.
    Claire McCaskill: Women were exploited in 2000 BC, not just from 1960s.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports gay marriage.
    Eric Greitens: Let parents decide how to spend special needs funding.
    Eric Greitens: Greitens was never "exonerated" of sexual misconduct.
    Jay Nixon: We need childcare and parental leave.
    Jay Nixon: Made insurance cover therapy for autism.
    Jim Neely: Outlaw "revenge porn," but don't blame broadband providers.
    Jim Neely: Introduced comprehensive foster care bill.
    Jim Neely: Require insurance companies to cover fertility preservation.
    Josh Hawley: 1960s sexual revolution destroys our families.
    Josh Hawley: Supports biblical truth about husband & wife, man & woman.
    Lester Turilli: Encourage fathers to lead their families by example.
    Nicole Galloway: Urges executive order for 12 weeks paid parental leave.
    Scott Sifton: Parents' bankruptcy led to working to protect families.
    Mike Parson: Increase Child Care Subsidy rates to child care providers.
Foreign Policy
    Dave Schatz: Putin a bully; deserves a bloody nose for Ukraine invasion.
    Eric Schmitt: First AG to sue China for "unleashing the coronavirus".
    Jason Kander: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
    Lester Turilli: We are inherently different from other nations.
    Roy Blunt: Friends no longer trust us; our enemies aren't afraid of us.
    Vicky Hartzler: Criticism led to being sanctioned by Chinese Communist Party.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Disallow farmland ownership by Communist China.
Free Trade
    Austin Petersen: Free trade is what America is about.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Dave Schatz: Demand fair trade deals putting American first.
    Jason Kander: Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be fast-tracked.
    Jason Kander: Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry.
    Josh Hawley: China systematically abuses the global trade system.
    Josh Hawley: Supports Trump's tariffs on China, but what about farmers?
    Josh Hawley: Calls for abolishing the World Trade Organization.
    Lester Turilli: Too often, we are short-changed on international trade.
    Lucas Kunce: Reliance on Chinese manufacturing is dangerous.
    Lucas Kunce: Transfer costs of offshoring to China to corporations.
    Mike Parson: Credits Trump for ending Japan restrictions on US beef.
    Mike Parson: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Mike Parson: Missouri shouldn't rely on other countries & other states.
    Roy Blunt: Lifting tariffs is a move in the right direction.
    Roy Blunt: Supports presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
    Mike Parson: Invest in semiconductor manufacturing, won't rely on China.
Government Reform
    Billy Long: Require voter photo ID, end ballot harvesting.
    Billy Long: Let farmers work without unnecessary government regulations.
    Catherine Hanaway: No term limits; but yes to state campaign funding.
    Catherine Hanaway: Supports term limits but not contribution limits.
    Catherine Hanaway: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of campaigns.
    Chris Koster: Eliminate campaign donation disclosure for small town races.
    Claire McCaskill: Limits on corporate campaign donations; full disclosure.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes voter ID requirements.
    Dave Schatz: The United States has a president, not a king.
    Eric Greitens: Ban gifts from lobbyists; close revolving door; limit terms.
    Eric Greitens: Cut red tape, cut back regulations.
    Eric Greitens: Slash 33,000 regulations across the board.
    Eric Schmitt: Glaring illegal actions involving our sacred elections.
    Eric Schmitt: Signed U.S. Term Limits pledge to amend Constitution.
    Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
    Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
    Jay Nixon: Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits.
    Jim Neely: Co-sponsored bill restoring voting rights of released felons.
    John Brunner: Eliminate inefficient, outdated and ineffective programs.
    Josh Hawley: Work for campaign ethics reform, starting with Missouri.
    Josh Hawley: Supported by Citizens United PAC for Attorney General.
    Josh Hawley: Defended strict Missouri voter ID requirements.
    Lester Turilli: The right to vote should be quick and uncumbersome.
    Matt Blunt: Eliminate campaign donation disclosure for small town races.
    Mike Parson: Restructure state government, and save $120M tax dollars.
    Mike Parson: Cut government jobs; eliminate one out of five regulations.
    Mike Parson: Opposed subjecting lawmakers to open-records law.
    Mike Parson: Voted for photo ID and proof of citizenship to vote.
    Nicole Galloway: Government should be totally transparent.
    Nicole Galloway: Agrees her office should undergo independent audit.
    Nicole Galloway: Notary requirement for mail ballot is voter suppression.
    Robin Carnahan: Pledges to not seek earmarks if elected.
    Roy Blunt: Ban earmark requests, but only for this year.
    Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Scott Sifton: We raise our hands for voting rights, not insurrection.
    Todd Akin: Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
    Todd Akin: Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
    Todd Akin: Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
    Tony Monetti: Cut spending, waste, needless regulation.
    Tony Monetti: Term limits for senators.
    Tony Monetti: Preserve separation of church and state.
Gun Control
    Eric Burlison: Loosen restrictions for concealed carry.
    Austin Petersen: Petersen raffles off an AR-15.
    Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
    Billy Long: I will work tirelessly to defend your 2nd Amendment rights.
    Catherine Hanaway: Right to bear arms differentiates America as a free nation.
    Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
    Chris Koster: Endorsed by NRA; overrode veto of gun rights.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports background checks and assault rifle ban.
    Dave Schatz: The Missouri Way: protect our Second Amendment rights.
    Eric Greitens: Defend right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms.
    Eric Greitens: Protect our freedoms, including the Second Amendment.
    Eric Schmitt: Opposed charging couple brandishing guns at BLM protestors.
    Jason Kander: Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them.
    Jason Kander: Support 2nd amendment rights AND background checks.
    Josh Hawley: Stronger gun control background checks; ban bump stocks.
    Josh Hawley: Supports background checks but not assault rifle ban.
    Lester Turilli: Constitution is clear, so just encourage responsibility.
    Mike Parson: For 2nd Amendment rights; keep federal government at bay.
    Mike Parson: Doesn't have a problem with background checks.
    Mike Parson: Fight violent crime but protect Second Amendment rights.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions.
    Nicole Galloway: Current governor problem in enacting gun laws.
    Nicole Galloway: Favors background checks & red flag laws.
    Nicole Galloway: Supports background checks, close loopholes on sales.
    Peter Kinder: Led fight to pass right to carry law.
    Tony Monetti: Gun ownership is a guaranteed right.
Health Care
    Angelica Earl: Supports universal healthcare.
    Angelica Earl: Corporate taxes should pay for single payer.
    Asa Hutchinson: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
    Austin Petersen: Marketplace will solve healthcare issues.
    Billy Long: Notion of mandates straight out of the communist handbook.
    Bob Holden: Use tobacco settlement to pay for senior prescriptions.
    Bob Holden: Healthy Families Initiative: health care access for all.
    Catherine Hanaway: Supports tort reform; oppose state-run healthcare.
    Chris Koster: ObamaCare generates jobs as well as cuts healthcare costs.
    Chris Koster: Expanding Medicaid provides immediate fiscal stimulus.
    Chris Koster: Closed "tobacco loophole": $50M more in cigarette settlement.
    Claire McCaskill: Protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.
    Dave Schatz: Not in favor of funding Medicaid expansion.
    Eric Greitens: ObamaCare has been a disaster in Missouri.
    Eric Schmitt: Son on autism spectrum; took on insurance companies to cover.
    Jim Neely: Championed "Right to Try" experimental treatments law.
    Jake LaTurner: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Jay Nixon: $10M for more services in community mental health centers.
    Jim Neely: Missouri not paying overdue Medicaid payments.
    John Brunner: Spur competition instead of ObamaCare.
    Josh Hawley: Ran for Attorney-General on anti-ObamaCare platform.
    Josh Hawley: Get rid of ObamaCare, but cover pre-existing conditions.
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare was never constitutional.
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare has raised premiums by 145%.
    Josh Hawley: Cover pre-existing conditions by mandate, without ObamaCare.
    Laura Kelly: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Lester Turilli: Loopholes in ObamaCare strain our citizens.
    Mike Parson: Expand rural access & mental health needs.
    Mike Parson: Backed Rx monitoring; couldn't overcome opposition.
    Mike Parson: Expand rural access to emergency & mental health care.
    Mike Parson: Against Medicaid expansion as massive tax increase.
    Mike Parson: COVID: I don't support mandates; my position WILL NOT CHANGE.
    Nancy Farmer: Citizens have access to basic health care.
    Nicole Galloway: Would expand Medicaid eligibility.
    Peter Kinder: Led lawsuit by 21 states against ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
    Robin Carnahan: Repeal Congress' healthcare if you want to repeal ObamaCare.
    Roy Blunt: Missourians know ObamaCare won't work.
    Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
    Roy Blunt: Medical liability reform would reduce cost of health care.
    Roy Blunt: Reduce costs & improve care, but repeal ObamaCare.
    Sam Brownback: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Sarah Steelman: End intrusive regulations; repeal ObamaCare.
    Susan Wagle: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Tony Monetti: Replace ObamaCare with free market.
    Mike Parson: $4.3M to address unacceptable maternal mortality rate.
Homeland Security
    Austin Petersen: Audit the Defense Department.
    Dave Schatz: Have the strongest, best-equipped, and most agile military.
    Eric Greitens: Make Missouri the best state in America for veterans.
    Eric Greitens: Let military spouses work in Missouri.
    Eric Greitens: Felony charge: taking donor lists from veterans charity.
    Jason Kander: The U.S. can't tolerate cowardly acts of terrorism.
    Jay Nixon: Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets.
    Josh Hawley: Provide veterans with free legal help.
    Lester Turilli: Military strength deters foreign conflict & domestic attack.
    Lucas Kunce: Money spent on Iraq & Afghanistan should've been spent here.
    Lucas Kunce: Focused on impact of consolidation on national security.
    Peter Kinder: Keep Guantanamo open; terrorists are not typical criminals.
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
    Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
    Tony Monetti: Invest in training & equipment.
    Vicky Hartzler: Peace is best kept through strength.
    Vicky Hartzler: Saving F-15 and F-18 fighter jets created jobs in Missouri.
    Vicky Hartzler: Chinese military threat is real, Biden cuts defense budget.
    Vicky Hartzler: Defense budget should invest in future capabilities.
    Austin Petersen: Problem is welfare state incentive, not immigration.
    Billy Long: Secure our border, finish the wall, end sanctuary cities.
    Catherine Hanaway: Work against improper enforcement of our immigration laws.
    Chris Koster: Strengthen laws against hiring illegal aliens.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes border wall; also opposes path to citizenship.
    Eric Greitens: Gave examples of Muslim immigration that has been positive.
    Jason Kander: Agree with Obama immigration plan, but not executive action.
    John Brunner: Citizenship for veterans; but not for college grads.
    Josh Hawley: Immigration laws need overhaul but not via executive order.
    Josh Hawley: Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall.
    Lester Turilli: Supports immigration with more extensive background checks.
    Lucas Kunce: Attracting educated immigrants transfers wealth to US.
    Mike Parson: Supports all legal immigrants, wants enforced border control.
    Nicole Galloway: For Supreme Court decision protecting DACA.
    Peter Kinder: Ask to halt immigration of Syrians to Missouri.
    Roy Blunt: Clear delineation of a border, and enforcement.
    Sarah Steelman: Take away all the incentives that are attracting illegals.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    Angelica Earl: Unions protect workers.
    Angelica Earl: Raise minimum wage.
    Austin Petersen: Cut regulations for more jobs.
    Bob Holden: Invest in life sciences to apply farm products.
    Chris Koster: Right-to-work is an attack on working people.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposed MO ballot initiative on Right to Work.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
    Dave Schatz: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
    Eric Greitens: Right to Work instead of Project Labor Agreements.
    Eric Greitens: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
    Jay Nixon: Blocked "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing.
    Jim Neely: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
    Josh Hawley: Support Right to Work: make union dues optional.
    Josh Hawley: Minimum wage increase may result in lost jobs.
    Mike Parson: Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up.
    Mike Parson: Fast Track: scholarships for technical training.
    Mike Parson: Backs right to work laws.
    Mike Parson: Does not support raising minimum wage "at this time".
    Mike Parson: Cutting off federal unemployment benefits the right call.
    Nicole Galloway: Endorsed by AFL-CIO: always has the backs of workers.
    Nicole Galloway: Every worker deserves a living wage.
    Scott Sifton: Opposed "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing.
    Scott Sifton: Eliminate workplace discrimination, raise the minimum wage.
    Mike Parson: Investing $3M to expand apprenticeship opportunities.
Principles & Values
    Austin Petersen: Though agnostic, stands for religious freedom.
    Billy Long: I have fought to implement the America First Agenda.
    Billy Long: Biden and Harris should resign.
    Billy Long: I'm not a politician; I'm a congressman.
    Billy Long: Voted against removing Confederate statues from Capitol.
    Dave Schatz: Values of honesty, integrity, hard work were instilled in me.
    Dave Schatz: Trust Americans to run their lives & God to direct our steps.
    Eric Greitens: Protect the religious liberties of all Missourians.
    Eric Greitens: AdWatch: Join MAGA and let's go RINO hunting!
    Eric Schmitt: Taken a blow torch to protect the America First Agenda.
    Eric Schmitt: Take the radical left's cancel culture movement head-on.
    Jay Nixon: Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities.
    John Brunner: Lost 2012 primary to Todd Akin, who then lost Senate race.
    Josh Hawley: Conservative principles are the backbone of our country.
    Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
    Josh Hawley: Attorney General's duty to investigate Governor Greitens.
    Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
    Josh Hawley: Represented Hobby Lobby for businesses religious freedom.
    Lester Turilli: We live in a nation founded on Christian freedom.
    Mike Kehoe: I'm a true Missourian who's never lived anywhere else.
    Mike Parson: Vows to bring honor, integrity and transparency to office.
    Mike Parson: Missouri is the best state in the United States.
    Peter Kinder: Amend constitution to protect religious liberties.
    Robin Carnahan: Rep. Blunt is an insider Congressman.
    Roy Blunt: Married a lobbyist for tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
    Sarah Steelman: Elected officials are trustees of the people.
    Scott Sifton: Supported impeachment of then-governor Eric Greitens.
    Scott Sifton: Promote truth and equality; trust science.
    Scott Sifton: Championed strong ethics rules for legislators.
    Todd Akin: Experienced conservative voice in Congress.
    Todd Akin: I'm no career politician; I left a safe district.
    Vicky Hartzler: Work hard, trust in God, help your neighbors in need.
    Vicky Hartzler: ?Chairs the House Values Action Team.
    Vicky Hartzler: Liberals have thrown us into crisis with socialist ideas.
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory.
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted for Trump efforts over 95% of the time.
    Vicky Hartzler: Benefitted from farm subsidies she voted for.
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted against removing Confederate statues from Capitol.
    Eric Schmitt: No-show at first Senate debate.
    Eric Schmitt: Filed lawsuit to overturn 2020 election.
Social Security
    Austin Petersen: Let young people opt out of Social Security.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes privatization of Social Security and VA.
    Jason Kander: Establish contributory retirement system for state employees.
    Jay Nixon: Establish contributory retirement system for state employees.
    John Brunner: Gradually raise the Social Security retirement age.
    Lester Turilli: Privatization poses more problems than it solves.
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
    Scott Sifton: Protect the social safety net which matters to everyone.
Tax Reform
    Austin Petersen: 15% flat tax across the board.
    Bob Holden: $2B in tax relief in last 6 years; now tighten our belts.
    Catherine Hanaway: Decrease income taxes & corporate taxes; support flat tax.
    Chris Koster: Cut personal income tax, capital gains, and tax on dividends.
    Claire McCaskill: Ad-Watch: Supports middle-class tax cuts, not all tax cuts.
    Eric Greitens: Simplify the tax code; close special interest loopholes.
    Eric Schmitt: Authored two of the largest tax cuts in state history.
    Jay Nixon: Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment.
    Jim Neely: Reduce sales tax on tampons and pads.
    Josh Hawley: Keep deductions for local taxes & 401(k) contributions.
    Josh Hawley: Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%.
    Lester Turilli: Freeze state income tax; but Jesus paid His taxes.
    Mark McClosky: Owe nearly $25,000 in St. Louis property taxes.
    Mike Parson: Wants legislative approval on big ticket tax expenditures.
    Mike Parson: Cut taxes in 2018 on top of significant 2014 tax cuts.
    Mike Parson: Second tax cut: new low rate of 5.3%.
    Nancy Farmer: Opposes flat-tax structure and majority vote on taxes.
    Nicole Galloway: Years of tax cuts lead to big cuts in services.
    Roy Blunt: Roll back the top tax rates and capital gains.
    Mike Parson: We passed the largest income tax cut in our state's history.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports federal infrastructure investment.
    Claire McCaskill: Restore rule requiring Net Neutrality.
    Eric Greitens: Replace 1959 COBOL systems with online government.
    Eric Greitens: OpEd: used self-immolating texting despite open records laws.
    Eric Schmitt: Launched massive antitrust probe to stop Big Tech abuses.
    Jay Nixon: MoBroadbandNow: Bring broadband to every corner of our state.
    Josh Hawley: Investigate state use of self-immolating messaging.
    Josh Hawley: Facebook is anti-competitive, should be broken up.
    Lucas Kunce: Tech giants structurally unable to defend American interests.
    Mike Parson: Supports raising gasoline tax to help rebuild infrastructure.
    Mike Parson: Invest $350M in bridges, and $5M internet access.
    Mike Parson: Lack of access to high speed broadband is unacceptable.
    Roy Blunt: Americans have been too willing to share their personal data.
    Tony Monetti: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
    Tony Monetti: Re-invest in workers and a crumbling infrastructure.
    Vicky Hartzler: Expand rural access to high-speed broadband.
    Mike Parson: If we can put electricity in every home, we can do broadband.
War & Peace
    Austin Petersen: No foreign actions without Congress's okay.
    Claire McCaskill: Supported treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability.
    Eric Greitens: Jewish education inspired him to serve in Bosnia.
    Jason Kander: Iraq War was a huge strategic error, and I said so then.
    Jason Kander: Engage ISIS, including ground troops as a last resort.
    Josh Hawley: under many threats from radical Islam & N Korea.
    Josh Hawley: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
    Lester Turilli: Don't engage in traditional military predicaments overseas.
    Lucas Kunce: Intervene for self-defense, and then we need to leave.
    Robin Carnahan: No date for Afghan withdrawal, but no open-ended commitment.
    Roy Blunt: Huge mistake to announce date for Afghan withdrawal.
    Roy Blunt: Iran deal lets the nuclear genie out of the bottle.
Welfare & Poverty
    Catherine Hanaway: Limit welfare benefits when recipients have more kids.
    Eric Greitens: Current welfare system is broken; it traps people in poverty.
    John Brunner: Make welfare temporary, not permanent.
    Mike Parson: Ending low-income housing tax credit would hurt veterans too.
    Nicole Galloway: Audit and investigate SNAP transactions that raise red flags.

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