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 Arizona Politicians: Archives
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Mark Kelly: Against making it harder for women to access health care.
Mark Kelly: Supports every woman's right to choose.
Mark Kelly: Supports reproductive rights, health and gender equity.
David Garcia: I'll veto anti-abortion bills.
David Garcia: Public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Doug Ducey: Employer-denied contraceptives: a win for religious freedom.
Kyrsten Sinema: Women decide what's best for her health--not politicians.
Martha McSally: De-fund Planned Parenthood; denying contraception ok.
Deedra Abboud: Unrestricted rights within Roe vs. Wade standards.
Doug Marks: Pro-choice but it's a state issue.
Deedra Abboud: Keep government out of reproductive decisions.
Joe Arpaio: Put up new abortion obstacles when courts tear them down.
Kelli Ward: Always been pro-life.
Deedra Abboud: Woman's right to choose including funding.
Deedra Abboud: Keep women's reproductive health services in ObamaCare.
John McCain: Defund Planned Parenthood.
ACLU: Let doctors tell truth: drug-induced abortion not reversible.
Doug Ducey: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
Andy Biggs: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
Kelli Ward: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
Steve Farley: Don't misinform on drug-induced abortion reversal.
Doug Ducey: Staunchly anti-abortion.
Ruben Gallego: Fierce advocate for choice.
Fred DuVal: Criticized anti-abortion legislation.
Richard Carmona: Championed women's health and pre-natal health services.
Richard Carmona: Give every woman access & choice in reproductive healthcare.
Mitt Romney: Church employee birth control violates religious conscience.
Mitt Romney: MA churches can choose to not provide morning-after pills.
Newt Gingrich: Opposing contraception isn't extreme; legal infanticide is.
Ron Paul: Morning-after pill same as birth control pill; not immoral.
Jim Pederson: Kyl proposed an abortion amendment with zero exceptions.
Jon Kyl: I have never voted to make abortion illegal.
Janet Napolitano: Vetoed requiring notarized permission for minor's abortion.
Andy Biggs: Favor requiring notarized permission for minor's abortion.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Oppose requiring notarized permission for minor's abortion.
Kyrsten Sinema: Oppose requiring notarized permission for minor's abortion.
Tom O`Halleran: Favor requiring notarized permission for minor's abortion.
George W. Bush: No litmus test except interpretation of the Constitution.
John Kerry: No undoing Constitutional rights, including right of choice.
Gabby Giffords: Abortions should always be legally available.
Budget & Economy|
Mark Kelly: COVID: supports federal aid to states and cities.
Martha McSally: COVID: opposes federal aid to states and cities.
Mark Kelly: End tax breaks for super wealthy; invest in infrastructure.
David Garcia: 15-county strategy to invest in Arizona businesses.
Deedra Abboud: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
Doug Marks: Get The Fed out of the market.
Deedra Abboud: Economy should work for everyone.
Andy Biggs: No Budget, No Pay, then a balanced budget.
Doug Ducey: Problem is over-spending; so solution isn't more spending.
Martha McSally: Don't hand to the future $17 trillion in debt.
Jan Brewer: Fixed $3B deficit & replenished Rainy Day Fund.
Richard Carmona: Supply-side economics is valid.
David Ruben: Wealth has become concentrated in the hands of a few.
Rick Santorum: I opposed the Wall Street bailouts and the auto bailout.
John McCain: Obama's new spending is committing generational theft.
Jan Brewer: $5B budget deficit is wrong; right is doing the hard things.
Janet Napolitano: Balance budget even during recession.
Jan Brewer: Update antiquated laws and remove publication requirements.
George W. Bush: Pay-as-you-go means you pay, he goes and spends.
George W. Bush: The middle class will have to fill the Kerry tax gap.
John Kerry: Restore pay-as-you-go for fiscal discipline.
John Kerry: Shown exactly how to pay for every plan I’ve laid out.
Janet Napolitano: Provides funding for the priorities without raising taxes.
George W. Bush: Guarantees future surpluses with his tax plan.
Steve Forbes: Fed’s bizarre theory: prosperity causes inflation.
Mark Kelly: Wrong that LGBTQ people can be married and get fired for it.
Mark Kelly: Demand accountability on deep systemic issues with racism.
Mark Kelly: Human Rights Campaign: endorsed as voice for equality.
David Garcia: No discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Martha McSally: Personally opposes gay marriage, but accepts law.
Deedra Abboud: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Doug Marks: Government shouldn't be in the marriage business.
Deedra Abboud: All government levels should protect human rights.
Joe Arpaio: Convicted then pardoned for violating Latinos' civil rights.
Steve Farley: Take down racist Confederate statues.
Deedra Abboud: Protect LGBTQ community to ensure equality.
Deedra Abboud: Equal pay for equal work, and paid sick leave.
Kyrsten Sinema: Co-chair Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Kelli Ward: Rated 0% by Stonewall Democrats for anti-gay policies.
Martha McSally: I know first-hand the discrimination women face.
Doug Ducey: Outreach to Navajo tribe: it's all about protecting jobs.
Fred DuVal: Strongly supports marriage equality.
Jan Brewer: Vetoed allowing business to discriminate against gays.
Debbie Lesko: Allow business to cite religion to not serve gays.
Andy Biggs: Allow business to cite religion to not serve gays.
Kelli Ward: Allow business to cite religion to not serve gays.
Steve Farley: Don't let business use religion to discriminate against gays.
Ruben Gallego: Fight for same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Ruben Gallego: Equal work for equal pay; be ashamed of the wage gap.
Doug Ducey: Solid conservative record on same sex marriage.
Fred DuVal: Criticized anti-gay legislation.
Fred DuVal: Equal pay for equal work, not $0.82 for women vs. $1 for men.
Jan Brewer: Arnold v. Sarn deal: mentally ill participate in society.
Janet Napolitano: Not gay; just a straight, single workaholic.
Kyrsten Sinema: Include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws.
Kyrsten Sinema: Apply Affirmative Action to all state decisions.
Janet Napolitano: Marriage is 1-man-1-woman, but oppose Prop.107 defining it.
George W. Bush: Help minority business by unbundling government contracts.
John Kerry: Help minority business by small business set-aside programs.
Gabby Giffords: Civil unions ok; marriage definition not ok.
Martha McSally: Weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Deedra Abboud: Corporations great on taking, not giving back.
Deedra Abboud: Keep banks out of stock market; no more gambling.
Tom O`Halleran: We should have nailed out the American Family, not the rich.
Doug Ducey: Former CEO of Cold Stone ice cream franchise.
Fred DuVal: Competitiveness Impact Statement before any new laws.
Jan Brewer: Lower barriers to business growth: keep regulations lean.
David Ruben: Take corporate money out of politics.
Richard Carmona: Tax cuts for corporations are wrong & unconscionable.
Mitt Romney: We should have forced automakers into managed bankruptcies.
Ron Paul: Auto bailout was bad because all bailouts are bad.
Rudy Garcia: Decentralize wealth and curtail corporate subsidies.
Mark Kelly: Address racial justice issues threatening Black lives.
Martha McSally: Incentivize not to use chokeholds, but against banning them.
Mark Kelly: We need to reform policing, not defund police departments.
Doug Ducey: Decreased recidivism means a state prison can be shut down.
Martha McSally: Criminalize harassment in military, keep commander's role.
David Garcia: Prisons are costly substitute for mental health treatment.
Deedra Abboud: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Doug Marks: No victim, no crime.
Deedra Abboud: Community policing will decrease crime & tensions.
Joe Arpaio: Convicted for a decade of racial-profiling practices.
Doug Ducey: Fully fund rape test kits, to finally ensure justice.
Joe Arpaio: Chain gangs and tents for inmates, and no smoking nor porn.
Doug Ducey: New legislation should require rape kits to be tested.
Doug Ducey: Move to community based corrections and counselling.
Frank Riggs: Endorsed as former cop & prosecutor.
Jan Brewer: Reduce crime by punishing criminals.
Joe Arpaio: Inmates get second chance with GED education in jail.
Jan Brewer: In State Legislature, pushed truth in sentencing.
Jane Dee Hull: $1.1M to collect DNA samples from all prisoners.
Gabby Giffords: Support alternative sentencing; provide inmates job skills.
Kelli Ward: Open borders have caused the avalanche of drugs into U.S.
David Garcia: Decriminalize marijuana use & possession.
Doug Ducey: Opposes recreational legalization of marijuana.
Martha McSally: No legalization of medical or recreational cannabis.
Debbie Lesko: Legalization of pot will only hurt our children.
Deedra Abboud: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Doug Marks: Drug prohibition should all end.
Doug Ducey: Crack down on drunk/drugged drivers.
Deedra Abboud: Let states make their own cannabis decisions.
Joe Arpaio: Wall on U.S. Southern border will keep the drugs out.
Steve Farley: Treat addicted cons to reduce crime.
Deedra Abboud: Leave legalization to the voter.
Doug Ducey: Drug addiction is an epidemic plaguing our entire country.
Joe Arpaio: Fight drug trafficking around the world.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference.
Doug Ducey: Ramp up border patrol to end drug importation.
Martha McSally: Authored bill increasing penalties for drug spotters.
Fred DuVal: Follow the will of the voters on recreational marijuana use.
Kyrsten Sinema: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
Mark Kelly: More financial aid, lower interest rates on student loans.
Mark Kelly: Expand access to early education; pay teachers a decent wage.
Mark Kelly: Support post-secondary training; ease student debt.
Doug Ducey: Invest in teachers, students and K-12 public schools.
Doug Ducey: Have a school day devoted to instruction on civics.
Doug Ducey: Choice and competition brings about innovation.
David Garcia: Make community college tuition-free for in-state students.
David Garcia: Expand Prop 301: sales tax for $500M for public schools.
David Garcia: Vouchers are unaccountable & discriminatory.
Doug Ducey: Cut college funding by $99 million in 2015.
Doug Ducey: Supported Prop 123: increase K-12 funding.
Martha McSally: Supports education vouchers for private schools.
Martha McSally: Cut Pell grants; don't refinance college loans.
Deedra Abboud: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
Doug Marks: End 'public' schools as we know it.
Doug Ducey: Push for education savings accounts on November ballot.
Deedra Abboud: Voucher programs are weakening public schools.
David Garcia: An experienced educator focusing on public schools.
Steve Farley: Voucher program hurts public schools.
Deedra Abboud: Vouchers dismantle public schools for private schools.
Deedra Abboud: Strong public schools lead to healthy future.
David Garcia: Expert edu-scholar in education research and policy.
David Garcia: Vouchers hurt public schools.
Doug Ducey: Lead the nation on school choice and charters.
Doug Ducey: Invest in public school teachers with tuition & bonuses.
Andy Biggs: Free our local schools from one-size-fits-all policies.
Tom O`Halleran: We're falling behind others; make education a priority.
Tom O`Halleran: Improving public education should always be a top priority.
Tom O`Halleran: Invest in our community colleges, including job training.
Joe Arpaio: Hard Knocks High: only accredited high school in jail.
Doug Ducey: Coordinate with banks to finance school expansion.
Doug Ducey: Reward high achievement and low income schools.
Doug Ducey: Partner with third sector in education.
Doug Ducey: Give foster kids a `fast pass' to best schools.
Doug Ducey: American Civics Bill: pass civics test like new citizens.
Doug Ducey: Classrooms First Initiative: end one-size-fits-all model.
Martha McSally: Gives other options to kids in failing schools.
Fred DuVal: Stop the cuts to our children's schools: and stop vouchers.
Fred DuVal: Invest early in education; start with all-day kindergarten.
Jan Brewer: Performance-based funding plan, instead of attendance-based.
Richard Carmona: Reinvest $1 billion cut from our schools.
Jan Brewer: We lead in school choice: district, private, or charter.
Janet Napolitano: Added voluntary full-day kindergarten as a new grade level.
Janet Napolitano: Implement school choice via public charter schools.
Janet Napolitano: For establishing anti-bullying procedures for schools.
Andy Biggs: Against establishing anti-bullying procedures for schools.
Ann Kirkpatrick: For establishing anti-bullying procedures for schools.
Kyrsten Sinema: For establishing anti-bullying procedures for schools.
Tom O`Halleran: For establishing anti-bullying procedures for schools.
Janet Napolitano: Recommend funding for voluntary full-day kindergarten.
Janet Napolitano: Emphasize the importance of reading literacy.
Janet Napolitano: Scholarship program for early childhood education teachers.
Janet Napolitano: Help teachers undergo the necessary training.
Janet Napolitano: No cut in higher education funding.
Jane Dee Hull: Students FIRST: Build more schools; maintain existing ones.
Jane Dee Hull: Supports Prop. 301, raising taxes for use in schools.
Alan Keyes: Use bully pulpit to advocate prayer, not coerce it.
Alan Keyes: Money should follow parents’ education choices.
George W. Bush: If poor kids don’t learn, give school funds to parents.
George W. Bush: Develop tests locally - no national tests.
John McCain: Tax breaks for charters - not from public school funds.
John McCain: Good teachers & bad senators don’t need $140,000 a year.
John McCain: Teach virtues in all schools.
Orrin Hatch: Vouchers will cover costs under most circumstances.
Orrin Hatch: Let parents walk away from failing schools.
Energy & Oil|
Mark Kelly: We've got to get on to more renewable energy, like solar.
Mark Kelly: Develop renewable energy, but not for Green New Deal.
Mark Kelly: Support massive investment developing renewable technologies.
David Garcia: Climate change is a real & urgent threat.
Doug Ducey: Opposed Prop 127: no to utilities producing renewable energy.
Kyrsten Sinema: Opposes carbon tax but supports renewable energy.
Martha McSally: Opposed Clean Power plan & climate assessments.
Deedra Abboud: Prioritize green energy.
Doug Marks: Fiscal irresponsibility to prop up green energy.
Debbie Lesko: Most of global warming is not caused by humans.
Mark Kelly: Trump withdrawal from Paris Accords sets back U.S. progress.
David Garcia: Make solar a priority.
Steve Farley: Navajo solar grid a model for the state.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Some government action for climate change.
John McCain: Dramatic Arctic changes might be man-made; might be natural.
Doug Ducey: Moratorium on new regulations; and review all existing ones.
Martha McSally: Take advantage of newly discovered oil & gas in America.
Fred DuVal: Capitalize on the growth of solar energy.
Ruben Gallego: Climate change is biggest long-term issue our world faces.
Kelli Ward: Research sustainable energy, but current energy sources too.
Jeff Flake: Opposes EPA coal plant emission rule changes.
Richard Carmona: Make Arizona the solar energy capital of the world.
Ann Marie Buerkle: Cap-and-trade is a national energy tax & destroys jobs.
Jan Brewer: Bring top solar manufacturers to Arizona with tax incentives.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Drill on public lands; drill offshore; keep oil in US.
Tom O`Halleran: Property tax incentives for small business using renewables.
Jane Dee Hull: Supports cleaner burning fuels.
George W. Bush: Encourage oil exploration and more natural gas.
George W. Bush: Wean from oil, via electric deregulation & natural gas.
Mark Kelly: Weakening standards have been unequivocal disaster.
Martha McSally: Led fight to rein in overreaching EPA regulations.
Mark Kelly: Protect Grand Canyon from uranium mining.
Doug Ducey: Turn Arizona into international capital for water technology.
Doug Ducey: 19-year drought: protect Lake Mead and Colorado River.
Deedra Abboud: EPA protections needed for holding polluters accountable.
Doug Marks: EPA is useless; I worked in that industry.
Deedra Abboud: Environment needs protection from corporations.
Deedra Abboud: Government protection needed to preserve nature.
Andy Biggs: Rein in bureaucratic rule-making that devastates economy.
Tom O`Halleran: Fund stewardship of our parks and forests.
Martha McSally: EPA rule costs jobs and hurts poor.
Kelli Ward: Rated 5% by Sierra Club for anti-environment policies.
Martha McSally: Companies developing resources should be good stewards.
Doug Ducey: Keep decisions in hands of Arizonans, not EPA bureaucrats.
Fred DuVal: Preserve and promote state parks.
Ruben Gallego: Rosemont Mine has devastating environmental impact.
Jan Brewer: Natural Resources Review Council: AZ knows BEST, not Feds.
Jeff Flake: Water is the lifeblood of AZ; and CA is the biggest threat.
Jeff Flake: Uranium mining OK; it won't threaten Grand Canyon.
Jeff Flake: Skeptical on Proposition 120; cooperate with Forest Service.
Richard Carmona: No uranium mining in Arizona Strip watershed area.
Janet Napolitano: Limit our greenhouse gas emissions & focus on solar energy.
Jan Brewer: Negotiated to put thousands of acres into county parks.
Rudy Garcia: Make food instead of bio-fuel and instead of GMOs.
Janet Napolitano: Bring together all stake-holders in forest management.
Families & Children|
Martha McSally: Provide funding for home- and community-based services.
Mark Kelly: Everyone deserves decent paid family leave policy.
Doug Ducey: I support traditional marriage, but let gay couples adopt.
Doug Ducey: Automatically screen all babies for SCID.
Doug Ducey: Grandmother Stipend: fund foster care for relatives.
Doug Ducey: Publicly shame fathers behind on child support.
Doug Ducey: Serving Arizona: highlight volunteer and charitable efforts.
Fred DuVal: Expand Department of Child Safety against child abuse.
Fred DuVal: Close "Age Loophole": hard time for soliciting a minor.
Jan Brewer: Office of Child Welfare Investigations is first step.
Jan Brewer: Arizona's abused and neglected children need help.
Rick Santorum: Contraception for teens helps fix fracturing families.
Janet Napolitano: Reform and additional funds for Child Protective Services.
Janet Napolitano: Investment for fewer abuse and neglect cases.
Janet Napolitano: Establish a quality childcare rating system.
Janet Napolitano: Resources to childcare assistance for low-income families.
Gary Bauer: Nazi salutes indicated problem at Columbine.
Steve Forbes: Don’t raid unemployment funds for family leave.
Kelli Ward: Celebrate American Exceptionalism.
Martha McSally: COVID: Virus came from China; hold China accountable.
Mark Kelly: Hasn't thought much on Jerusalem embassy; seems to work.
Mark Kelly: Supports strong military, but must rebuild alliances.
Mark Kelly: Committed to rebuilding alliances & restoring US leadership.
Kyrsten Sinema: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
Martha McSally: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
Deedra Abboud: Spread our values of democracy, freedom, & personal liberty.
Doug Marks: American Exceptionalism? we're no better than everyone else.
Deedra Abboud: Two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
David Garcia: Rebuild relationship with Mexico.
Andy Biggs: Israel has God-given right of self-defense on all its lands.
Debbie Lesko: Israel has God-given right of self-defense on all its lands.
Jeff Flake: Push to end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.
George W. Bush: Kerry wants a global test while I will be resolute.
John Kerry: No nation will ever have a veto over us.
George W. Bush: China’s taste of freedom encourages capitalism’s growth.
Doug Ducey: USMCA: new trade deal with Mexico means jobs in Arizona.
Kyrsten Sinema: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
Martha McSally: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
Deedra Abboud: Support & expand free trade.
Doug Marks: Support & expand free trade.
Martha McSally: NAFTA is a net plus for my district.
Tom O`Halleran: Protect American jobs; prevent currency manipulation.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Yes to Ex-im bank; no to fast-track.
Kelli Ward: No secret trade deals; ObamaTrade bad for Americans.
Doug Ducey: Mexican border represents opportunity for increased trade.
Fred DuVal: More export trade with Mexico; border is a strategic asset.
Jeff Flake: It's out of whack to get sued by Brazil over cotton subsidy.
Jim Pederson: Vote against making it easier to ship jobs overseas.
Janet Napolitano: Expedite transport of goods to and from Arizona.
Jane Dee Hull: Proud of all-time record trade levels with Mexico.
Alan Keyes: WTO is not representative; hence unconstitutional.
Gary Bauer: WTO bureaucrats are out of control.
Gary Bauer: Apply Reagan’s USSR policy: No MFN; insist on human rights.
Gary Bauer: Nazi atrocities precluded trade. When will China’s?
Gary Bauer: Seattle protestors were right that WTO isn’t representative.
George W. Bush: Work with China, but as a competitor, not a partner.
George W. Bush: WTO for both China & Taiwan; maintain Taiwan relations law.
Orrin Hatch: China’s WTO admission will undermine police state.
Mark Kelly: Refuses corporate PAC money, taken lobbyist money.
Martha McSally: Voted against showing funding of campaign ads.
Mark Kelly: Declined to take a position on eliminating the filibuster.
Doug Ducey: Eliminate three regulations for every new one.
Doug Ducey: For every new law, repeal three old ones.
Doug Ducey: No legislative immunity: laws apply to lawmakers.
David Garcia: Takes no money from lobbyists or corporate PACs.
David Garcia: Supports automatic voter registration.
Doug Ducey: Don't reveal donors of campaign ads; that's First Amendment.
Doug Ducey: Felony to turn in another voter's ballot.
Kyrsten Sinema: Overturn Citizens United; more political donation disclosure.
David Garcia: Right to vote--and to have your vote counted--is sacred.
Deedra Abboud: Make voter registration easier.
Doug Marks: Make voter registration easier.
Kelli Ward: Less government meddling.
Andy Biggs: Create 12th Federal Circuit to reflect Arizona's values.
Tom O`Halleran: Limit the influence of campaign donations & lobbyists.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Joined lawsuit challenging AZ voting restrictions.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
John McCain: Citizens United was worst decision ever, but don't overturn.
Andy Biggs: No severance pay for elected officials caught in misconduct.
Doug Ducey: Repeal laws to stimulate economic growth.
Doug Ducey: State government hiring freeze.
Fred DuVal: Ban on legislator gifts from lobbyists or companies.
Fred DuVal: Toll-free phone number to report unnecessary regulations.
Jan Brewer: Curb citizen initiatives to reduce fraud.
Andy Biggs: Curb citizen initiatives to reduce fraud.
Debbie Lesko: Curb citizen initiatives to reduce fraud.
Kelli Ward: Curb citizen initiatives to reduce fraud.
Steve Farley: Curbing citizen initiatives is voter suppression.
Richard Carmona: All earmarks are not pork.
Jeff Flake: Opposes Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
Richard Carmona: Supports Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
Richard Carmona: Require financial analysts to disclose contacts in Congress.
Mitt Romney: Earmark system is broken; ban them with line-item veto.
Rick Santorum: Line-item veto needed; spending transparency until then.
Rick Santorum: Endorsed Arlen Specter to assure conservative Supreme Court.
Ron Paul: If Congress doesn't earmark, the Executive Branch decides.
Joe Arpaio: Fined $153,978 for illegal in-kind campaign contributions.
John McCain: Hayworth was unethical lobbyist hawking infomercials.
Janet Napolitano: We'll be remembered for what we did, not for how we budgeted.
Jan Brewer: Make it easier for our overseas military soldiers to vote.
Jan Brewer: Replace punch card voting with touch-screen devices.
Kyrsten Sinema: Contribution & spending limits on political campaigns.
Jane Dee Hull: Pay state employees more, to ensure quality staff.
Gabby Giffords: Supports public funding for political campaigns.
Alan Keyes: Campaign reforms: unconstitutional “incumbency protection”.
Alan Keyes: Unlimited contributions, but only by people, & publicized.
Gary Bauer: Large donations buy access and are “corrupting”.
John McCain: Drain the big money swamp to kill lobbyist mosquitoes.
Orrin Hatch: McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform is unconstitutional.
Steve Forbes: Drain the tax code swamp to kill lobbyist mosquitoes.
Martha McSally: Ban bump stocks; against closing gun show loophole.
Mark Kelly: The issue of gun violence is personal for Gabby and me.
Martha McSally: I'm your Second Amendment senator.
Mark Kelly: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
Mark Kelly: Owns guns but favors commonsense legislation.
Mark Kelly: Gun rights & safety from gun violence not incompatible.
Doug Ducey: Safe Arizona Schools Plan: more cops; more background checks.
Mark Kelly: A gun is designed for one thing--to kill.
David Garcia: Universal background checks; ban assault weapons.
Doug Ducey: Revoke firearm permits if convicted of violent offense.
Martha McSally: Enforce existing laws rather than enacting new ones.
Deedra Abboud: Second Amendment rights have limits.
Doug Marks: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Mark Kelly: Gun control is a political issue and we need to have a vote.
Deedra Abboud: Pro-2nd Amendment with education and restrictions.
Mark Kelly: Congress has done absolutely nothing to stop gun violence.
Kelli Ward: No right more fundamental than Second Amendment.
Joe Arpaio: Vowed to ignore any law that would seize citizen's guns.
Deedra Abboud: Favors responsible, educated gun owners.
Doug Ducey: Avoid shootings by mentally ill but respect 2nd Amendment.
Frank Riggs: Gun violence is not about video games or 2nd Amendment.
Fred DuVal: Require background checks for all gun purchases.
Ruben Gallego: More gun buyback programs, not more guns.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Strongly supports the Second Amendment.
Kyrsten Sinema: Supports background checks, gun licenses, and enforcement.
Janet Napolitano: Allow justifiable force as defense in gun cases.
Andy Biggs: Allow justifiable force as defense in gun cases.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Opposes shifting burden of proof in self-defense gun cases.
Kyrsten Sinema: Allow justifiable force as defense in gun cases.
Tom O`Halleran: Allow justifiable force as defense in gun cases.
Gabby Giffords: Ban semi-automatics; but allow concealed carry.
Gary Bauer: Problem of the heart & soul, not of guns.
Kelli Ward: Expansion of Medicare was devastating.
Mark Kelly: Supports a tax credit for family and informal caregivers.
Mark Kelly: Oppose any efforts to turn Medicare into a voucher program.
Martha McSally: Fought cuts to Medicare Advantage program.
Martha McSally: Require covering pre-existing conditions, but no funding.
Martha McSally: Supports bipartisan bill to stop surprise billing.
Mark Kelly: Health care is a right; supports public option.
Doug Ducey: Insurance companies should cover mental health care.
Mark Kelly: Allow Medicare buy-in; limited public option.
Mark Kelly: Medicare needn't be barred from negotiating drug prices.
Mark Kelly: Employer health insurance should stay; improve care access.
Mark Kelly: Ensure healthcare access, unsure of single-payer care.
Kyrsten Sinema: Arizonans worry about coverage for preexisting conditions.
Martha McSally: ObamaCare is not covering people with preexisting conditions.
Martha McSally: Flexibility for states, instead of federal one-size-fits-all.
David Garcia: Support ACA; move toward Medicare-for-All.
Doug Ducey: Medicaid only for destitute & disabled; not middle-class.
Martha McSally: ObamaCare is collapsing under its own weight.
Debbie Lesko: Obamacare is not the answer.
Deedra Abboud: Fix ACA and get every American covered.
Doug Marks: Get government out of healthcare markets.
Doug Ducey: KidsCare: Protect low-income kids' healthcare.
Deedra Abboud: Healthcare for all is obtainable goal.
Kelli Ward: Free market is the answer.
Kyrsten Sinema: Affordable health-care for everyone.
Joe Arpaio: Sued for failure to meet inmate health needs.
David Garcia: Single payer may be way to go.
Steve Farley: Would go for single payer.
Deedra Abboud: Don't repeal, but improve ObamaCare.
Debbie Lesko: Sued Arizona for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Jan Brewer: Expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Andy Biggs: End ObamaCare loopholes that benefit Members of Congress.
Tom O`Halleran: Fight replacing Medicare with a voucher scheme.
Martha McSally: ObamaCare makes matters worse; but keep the few good parts.
Fred DuVal: Expand Medicaid to 133% of the federal poverty level.
Richard Carmona: Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured.
Richard Carmona: Would not have voted for ObamaCare.
Richard Carmona: Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention.
David Ruben: Stop restricting how doctors can prescribe pain medication.
Richard Carmona: Helped open the first trauma center in southern Arizona.
Richard Carmona: Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me.
Jeff Flake: ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around.
Richard Carmona: Preserve Medicare benefits, but modernize it.
Newt Gingrich: Government healthcare looks into abyss & moves to tyranny.
Phil Gordon: Mayor Gordon to work for growing healthcare organization.
John McCain: Repeal and replace the massive federal health-care law.
Jan Brewer: We don't want federal help; sue to remain independent.
Janet Napolitano: Expanded access to KidsCare and AHCCCS.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Work toward access to quality affordable health care for all.
George W. Bush: Kerry’s health care plan is an empty promise.
George W. Bush: I haven’t gotten a flu shot, and I don’t intend to.
George W. Bush: Flu vaccine shortage from litigation worries.
John Kerry: Flu vaccine failure means system is failing US families.
John Kerry: Health care plan is not an empty promise and provide choice.
John Kerry: Bush has turned his back on the wellness of America.
Janet Napolitano: Better health care policies for seniors.
Janet Napolitano: Ensure children are immunized & screened for health problems.
Jane Dee Hull: Supports Kidscare; publicize it via schools.
Jeff Flake: Cut $475M from unwanted littoral combat ship.
John McCain: Long-time foe of LCS, littoral combat ship.
Deedra Abboud: Opposes expanding the military.
Doug Marks: Bring the troops HOME, rather than expanding the military.
Doug Ducey: Increase tax exemption for vets.
Deedra Abboud: Veterans are ignored, forgotten, and deserve more.
David Garcia: Trained as a nuclear/bio/chemical warfare specialist.
Joe Arpaio: Our concern should be terrorism, not border-crossers' rights.
Tom O`Halleran: Let veterans go outside VA hospitals, on VA's dime.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Supports Iranian nuclear deal & Congressional debate on war.
Martha McSally: End reckless, across the board military cuts.
Martha McSally: Protect our $1B investment in the A-10 Warthog.
Fred DuVal: Incent veterans' businesses in competitive bidding process.
Ruben Gallego: 2009: pushed to overturn military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
Ruben Gallego: Troops in Iraq got inadequate resources.
Kelli Ward: Support AZ military bases; base more aircraft in AZ.
Richard Carmona: Remain vigilant about terrorism; it still threatens US.
Rick Santorum: There are good earmarks, like Osprey military program.
Jan Brewer: Name Arizona as training site for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Rudy Garcia: Demilitarize by stopping nukes & reducing bases.
Janet Napolitano: Emergency calling system for health and safety information.
Steve Forbes: Haiti & Somalia interventions were mistakes.
Alan Keyes: Keep some forces abroad, but avoid globalism.
Alan Keyes: Defend human rights & self-govt within national interests.
Mark Kelly: Better border technology, not wall; citizenship for DREAMers.
Martha McSally: Citizenship for DREAMers if tied to wall, closing loopholes.
Mark Kelly: Not for open borders but have to treat people fairly.
Mark Kelly: Strong, effective border security; protect DREAMers.
Doug Ducey: Supports ballot initiative to ban sanctuary cities.
Mark Kelly: Senate should pass path to citizenship for DREAMers.
Mark Kelly: Secure the southern border without demonizing migrants.
Martha McSally: Secure the border to keep out drugs & human trafficking.
Martha McSally: 2015: Supported merit-based entry with keeping DREAMers.
David Garcia: In-state tuition and driver's licenses for DREAMers.
Doug Ducey: Refused to grant drivers licenses to DACA recipients.
Martha McSally: Extend DACA protections but no path to citizenship.
Kelli Ward: No amnesty & no compromise on immigrant family separation.
Martha McSally: Study proposals to deal with immigrant family separation.
Joe Arpaio: Enthusiastically supports wall along the southern border.
Kelli Ward: Consistent pro-border, pro-law message.
Kyrsten Sinema: Support Recognizing America's Children Act (GOP compromise).
Martha McSally: Reduce legal immigration; no pathway to citizenship.
Deedra Abboud: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Doug Marks: DREAMers are victims, not criminals.
Deedra Abboud: Rejects governments heartless immigration tactics.
Kelli Ward: No citizenship for lawbreakers.
David Garcia: Will overcome DACA repeal.
Joe Arpaio: Traffic stops ok based on ethnicity, to find illegals.
Deedra Abboud: Protect immigrants through commonsense government reform.
Deedra Abboud: Banning refugees morally unacceptable.
Andy Biggs: Protect innocent US citizens from violent illegal immigrants.
Tom O`Halleran: Support the DREAM Act and broad consensus on reforms.
Donald Trump: 10-point plan: wall; zero tolerance; biometrics; E-Verify.
Gary Johnson: Would veto Arizona SB 1070 as Latino racial discrimination.
Jan Brewer: Supreme Court ok's immigration status checks.
Martha McSally: Border is still not secure; it's a national security threat.
Doug Ducey: Better border security without comprehensive reform.
Fred DuVal: End the callous ban on driver's licenses for DREAMers.
Frank Riggs: Invest in fencing and additional border resources.
Fred DuVal: Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
JL Mealer: Charge illegal immigrants with state crimes.
Fred DuVal: Comprehensive immigration reform will benefit economy.
Ruben Gallego: Only workable solution is comprehensive immigration reform.
Jeff Flake: Revamp guest-worker programs; it fails our needs.
Richard Carmona: Comprehensive immigration reform ties into the economy.
Richard Carmona: More visas for day-workers to enhance commerce.
Jeff Flake: Replicate operational security from Yuma Sector.
Richard Carmona: Dynamic interdiction plus prevention.
Jeff Flake: Secure the border; then comprehensive reform.
Jeff Flake: SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand.
Richard Carmona: Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics.
Richard Carmona: Secure the border AND pass the DREAM Act.
Newt Gingrich: By 2014, finish job of constructing a double border fence.
John McCain: Campaign ad: "Complete the danged fence!".
John McCain: TV ad: Obama makes protecting AZ border incredibly difficult.
John McCain: 10-point plan to secure border; then try legal-worker deal.
Rodney Glassman: Path to citizenship, including fine & back-of-the-line.
Jim Huffman: More resources focused on securing our borders.
Jan Brewer: Feds refuse to pay for costs of illegal immigration.
Janet Napolitano: Keep up intense pressure on border criminals.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Greatly strengthen border security; install a Smart Fence.
Jim Pederson: The borders are broken; #1 priority for AZ.
Jim Pederson: Aliens volunteering for “Mandatory Departure” is impractical.
Jon Kyl: $13B for Border Patrol and border fencing.
Jon Kyl: My amendments and “Mandatory Departure” are now law.
George W. Bush: Temporary workers ok, but no amnesty.
John Kerry: Temporary workers ok, and earned amnesty ok.
Howard Dean: Concerned about immigrants dying in desert crossings.
Mark Kelly: Make investments that raise wages and create jobs.
Martha McSally: COVID: Helped craft CARES Act to save jobs, small businesses.
Doug Ducey: Help rural small businesses get Arizonans back to work.
Doug Ducey: Universal recognition for out-of-state occupational licenses.
David Garcia: Raise the minimum wage.
Doug Ducey: Raising local minimum wage brings California-style chaos.
Kyrsten Sinema: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.20 to $10.10.
Deedra Abboud: Affirmative action in government, but not private companies.
Doug Marks: Affirmative action is damaging government interference.
Deedra Abboud: Supports measures to increase federal minimum wage.
Tom O`Halleran: Increase minimum wage; ensure equal pay for women.
Martha McSally: I support equal pay for equal work by women.
Fred DuVal: Focus on stimulating job creation post-Great Recession.
Jeff Flake: ObamaCare inhibits small business hiring.
Jeff Flake: Stifling regulations are the biggest job killers.
Richard Carmona: Farm Bill should offer support to struggling farmers.
Mitt Romney: Mistake to give automakers to unions as part of auto bailout.
Newt Gingrich: Auto bailout was unprecedented capitulation to unions.
Jan Brewer: Governor's Jobs Cabinet: un-shackle job creators.
George W. Bush: Education is the best way to create jobs.
John Kerry: Bush could make an impact on the loss of jobs.
John Kerry: Bush cut job training money and ignored the unemployed.
Jan Brewer: Mitigate property encroachment on military land use.
Principles & Values|
Martha McSally: It "pisses me off" when Trump attacks John McCain.
Kelli Ward: Urged anti-closure protestors to dress as health workers.
Deedra Abboud: Keep God out of government.
Doug Marks: Keep God in public, but not in government.
Deedra Abboud: Keep church and state separate.
Joe Arpaio: Joe Arpaio Action Fund: help conservatives win office.
Joe Arpaio: America's Toughest Sheriff in nation's third largest Office.
Kelli Ward: Pro-life; pro-family; pro-freedom.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Arizona is changing; voters are ready for a choice.
Ruben Gallego: Child of Hispanic immigrants; speaks Spanish.
Jan Brewer: Add "competition" to copper; cattle; cotton; citrus; climate.
Jeff Flake: Vowed not to serve more than 3 terms in Congress; broke vow.
Richard Carmona: 1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer.
Richard Carmona: Classified as disabled veteran from Vietnam wounds.
Richard Carmona: Of Puerto Rican descent; grew up poor in Harlem.
Richard Carmona: Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations.
Mitt Romney: My job was to ask Congress for earmarks for Olympics.
Mark Kelly: Wife, Rep. Gabby Giffords, survived assassination attempt.
J.D. Hayworth: Twice informally ranked among dumbest members of Congress.
Rodney Glassman: McCain missed key votes when running for President.
Rodney Glassman: Cooperation instead of partisan battering ram.
J.D. Hayworth: McCain has been reduced to a political shape-shifter.
Rudy Garcia: Born, raised, and worked in Arizona.
Rudy Garcia: Recalled entire Bell Gardens City Council then became Mayor.
Rudy Garcia: Priorities on grassroots democracy & social justice.
Rudy Garcia: Priorities on grassroots democracy & social justice.
Rudy Garcia: Democracy is not a spectator sport.
Jim Pederson: I’m unhappy with Washington today; Kyl’s OK with it.
Jon Kyl: My opponent is out of mainstream on judges & terrorism.
Orrin Hatch: 23 years of experience fighting for you.
Mark Kelly: Oppose cutting or eliminating funding sources.
Martha McSally: Protect current benefits; strengthen for younger generations.
Mark Kelly: Social Security & Medicare are promises to seniors.
Mark Kelly: Don't weaken Social Security; nor gamble retirement funds.
Martha McSally: Let younger workers privately invest part of contributions.
Deedra Abboud: Don't privatize Social Security.
Doug Marks: Social Security scam is going to cost my generation.
Deedra Abboud: Stop Congress from borrowing from Social Security.
Deedra Abboud: Hands off Social Security.
Tom O`Halleran: Protect Social Security dangerous privatization schemes.
Martha McSally: Promises made should be promises kept; no privatization.
Ruben Gallego: Privatizing exposes America's seniors to risks.
Jeff Flake: Nobody's talking privatization; ensure solvency after 2026.
Richard Carmona: Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K.
Richard Carmona: No privatization; no Trust Fund as slush fund.
George W. Bush: Let young people use personal retirement savings accounts.
John Kerry: Personal retirement accounts are an invitation to disaster.
George W. Bush: Consider raising retirement age.
Orrin Hatch: Consider raising retirement age.
Alan Keyes: Keep our promises on Social Security benefits, guaranteed.
Alan Keyes: Let people who earn their money invest their own money.
Mark Kelly: Against Trump tax cuts: need to look out for middle class.
Doug Ducey: No new taxes on my watch.
David Garcia: Arizona has one of the most regressive tax systems.
Doug Ducey: No tax increases; government should live within its means.
Martha McSally: Get spending under control; supports tax cuts.
Deedra Abboud: Support higher taxes on the wealthy.
Doug Marks: All the money of the wealthy won't fix the spending problem.
David Garcia: Raise taxes on wealthy to support schools.
Steve Farley: Wealthy should pay more for schools.
Andy Biggs: Cut taxes on families and businesses.
Tom O`Halleran: End millionaire exploitation of tax loopholes.
Martha McSally: Keep taxes low.
Fred DuVal: Eliminating the state income tax is bad math.
Fred DuVal: We need low, competitive taxes, and simplified sales tax.
Jan Brewer: Proposition 100: sales tax expires; now economy is growing.
Jeff Flake: I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge.
Jeff Flake: Full extension of Bush tax cuts.
Richard Carmona: Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform.
John McCain: Tap unused stimulus funds to declare a payroll tax holiday.
Jan Brewer: Increase tax revenue now; pro-growth tax cuts later.
Jim Pederson: AZ needs good schools & safety, not just low taxes.
Jon Kyl: Reduce taxes to grow economy & get more tax revenue.
Jane Dee Hull: $80 million in tax cuts, to make it 10 years in a row.
Gabby Giffords: No flat tax; no rebate of budget surplus.
Alan Keyes: Forbes’ plan leaves IRS, and an invasive tax, intact.
Alan Keyes: Forbes’ plan still requires people to beg for tax cuts.
Alan Keyes: Sales tax gives control back to people.
Alan Keyes: Wrong to pay income taxes before basic necessities.
Gary Bauer: Estate tax is double taxation - remove it.
John McCain: 1st step to simplify taxes: close special interest loopholes.
Steve Forbes: Flat-tax IRS exists, but is smaller and less powerful.
Steve Forbes: Sales tax better than current IRS; but we’d end up with both.
Steve Forbes: McCain agrees with Forbes’ flat tax goal, but not 1st step.
Doug Ducey: Connect rural Arizona to high-speed internet.
David Garcia: Repeal of net neutrality jeopardizes economic growth.
Kyrsten Sinema: Supports infrastructure bank to help create good jobs.
Deedra Abboud: Defends equal access from public to websites.
Steve Farley: Investment in transportation, which creates jobs.
Tom O`Halleran: Invest in roads, bridges, and water infrastructure.
Doug Ducey: Arizona needs to embrace new technology.
John McCain: I don't use email so I won't write things I later regret.
Jan Brewer: Boost AZ's business competitiveness in technology sector.
Fred DuVal: Sales tax application across Internet.
Richard Carmona: Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science.
Janet Napolitano: Invest in infrastructure: highways and school buildings.
Janet Napolitano: New research facilities drive the high-tech economy.
Jane Dee Hull: Targeted tax cuts to attract high-tech companies.
John McCain: Make Internet tax moratorium permanent.
Orrin Hatch: Keep government’s mitts off the Internet.
War & Peace|
Mark Kelly: Supported killing Iranian general without Congressional OK.
Martha McSally: Voted against blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
Mark Kelly: Iran deal had problems, but poor decision to pull out of it.
Mark Kelly: Middle East peace achievable; won't be easy.
Mark Kelly: Services must work for changing veteran population.
Doug Ducey: Eliminate all state income taxes on military pensions.
Kyrsten Sinema: 2003: Led multiple protests against Iraq War.
Martha McSally: Sinema committed treason by insufficiently opposing Taliban.
Deedra Abboud: Diplomacy should always be first.
Doug Marks: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Kelli Ward: Can't be world's policeman.
Andy Biggs: Defeat ISIS and protect our homeland from terrorism.
Martha McSally: Metastasized al Qaeda & others are no longer afraid of us.
Richard Carmona: Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.
Richard Carmona: Consider all options in preventing Iranian nukes.
John McCain: Obama "an uncertain trumpet" for Afghan & Iraqi withdrawal.
Ann Kirkpatrick: Withdrawing from Iraq and focus on Bin Laden.
Jim Pederson: We’re going backwards in Iraq; time for end-game.
Jon Kyl: Iraq is the central front in the war on terror.
George W. Bush: War on Terror is not about intelligence and law enforcement.
John Kerry: Focus on the real war on terror and find bin Laden.
Alan Keyes: Respond to facts, not Serb intentions.
Gary Bauer: No vital US interests in Kosovo.
John McCain: Kosovo an example of feckless photo-op foreign policy.
Steve Forbes: Arming intended victims would have avoided Bosnia & Kosovo.
John McCain: Fighting was based on polls and photo-ops.
Welfare & Poverty|
Doug Ducey: 12 months extra food stamps if you're looking for a job.
Doug Ducey: End `grandmother penalty' in foster care compensation.
Richard Carmona: Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem.
Kyrsten Sinema: Marriage promotion for welfare recipients is offensive.
The above quotations are from State of Arizona Politicians: Archives.