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Dave Strider: A woman's body is her choice.
Nick Freitas: Blames abortion industry for broken homes & criminal society.
Mike Luke: Define life at conception; abortion is repugnant.
Chris Vance: Keep existing Washington state law on abortion rights.
Chris Vance: Not running to change laws on abortion.
Duf Sundheim: Right to abortion is a gating issues.
Patty Murray: Let women resolve with partner, doctor, and religion.
Cory Gardner: Make "the pill" available without a prescription.
Mike McFadden: Make contraceptives available without a prescription.
Susan Hutchison: Will uphold exiting laws on abortion.
Bruce Guthrie: Iím pro-choice; medical freedom is an individual right.
Maria Cantwell: Roe v. Wade is US law and WA law, so uphold it.
Mike McGavick: No partial-birth; no taxpayer funding; yes parental consent.
Budget & Economy|
Susan Hutchison: Tax cuts led the way to economic growth & more jobs.
Dave Strider: Sustainable recovery requires more federal spending.
Mike Luke: Blames inflation on the Federal Reserve banking system.
Mike Luke: Balance the budget; cut the fat; allow no sacred cows.
Chris Vance: Deficit-reduction plan like Simpson-Bowles commission.
Tim Kaine: Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty.
George Allen: Stimulus spending failed to create promised jobs.
Jamie Radtke: If we do not deal with spending, nothing else matters.
Russell Feingold: 41-point plan to help control federal spending.
Russell Feingold: 41-point plan to help control federal spending.
Joe Manchin III: Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget.
John Raese: Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget.
Susan Hutchison: History of fighting for equal rights for women in workplace.
Dave Strider: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
Mike Luke: States & Feds shouldn't define marriage, including same-sex.
Mike Luke: Don't require businesses to cater to same-sex couples.
Gene Truono: Constitution's inferred rights cover LGBT rights.
Corey Stewart: Unfair to condemn only white nationalists.
Kyrsten Sinema: Co-chair Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Chris Vance: Not running to change laws on same-sex marriage.
Duf Sundheim: Supports same-sex marriage.
Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
Joni Ernst: Endorsed by RightNOW Women PAC to escape "war on women".
Mike McFadden: Gay marriage ok; but I'm personally for traditional marriage.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Let Nevada ban same-sex marriage; it's will of the people.
Catherine Cortez Masto: States ban bigamy & incest, so why not same-sex marriage?
George Allen: Gay judges ok; activist judges not ok.
Bob Marshall: Blocked gay judge's nomination.
Tim Kaine: No discrimination against nominating gay judges.
Mike Luke: Wants private and government debt both treated the same.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Worked as management consultant, not in insurance.
George Allen: Encourage corporations to repatriate their foreign earnings.
George Allen: Focus on small business and job creation.
Ron Johnson: I'd be the only manufacturer in the Senate.
Ron Johnson: I'd be the only manufacturer in the Senate.
Joe Manchin III: Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Rob Portman: More favorable policy: encourage business development.
Dave Strider: I have seen too much police control.
Mike Luke: Repeal laws that punish people without due process.
Susan Hutchison: Strengthen federal prosecution in opioid drug crisis.
Dave Strider: Allow military honorable discharge after marijuana use.
Mike Luke: Wants to stop all federal regulation of marijuana.
Chris Vance: Keep existing Washington state law on legal marijuana.
Chris Vance: Not running to change laws on marijuana.
Jeff Merkley: Positives of pot legalization outweigh the negatives.
Susan Hutchison: Good education is the surest way out of poverty.
Dave Strider: Vouchers are just a precursor to additional segregation.
Mike Luke: Abolish the US Department of Education.
Brian Sandoval: Supports Education Savings Accounts and school choice.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Opposes Education Savings Accounts and school choice.
Kay Hagan: Repeatedly stressed support for public schools.
Jamie Radtke: Would vote against No Child Left Behind as too expensive.
George Allen: Froze college tuition while governor.
Energy & Oil|
Dave Strider: In 6 years we could be free of carbon-based fuels.
Patrick Morrisey: Fought against clean power rules.
Mike Luke: Human activity isn't contributing to climate change.
Chris Vance: No carbon taxes, but reduce carbon emissions.
George Allen: Energy independence instead of cap-and-trade.
Susan Hutchison: States should manage their own natural resources, not feds.
Dave Strider: Let EPA prosecute those poisoning water in cities.
Families & Children|
Jennifer Ferguson: Wants families represented by those not in the oligarchy.
Susan Hutchison: Supports moving U.S. Embassy to Israel's capital Jerusalem.
Dave Strider: My family has been in North America since 1737.
Eric Brakey: Crazy that we have our troops in 177 different countries.
Susan Hutchison: Free and fair trade must start with an even playing field.
Dave Strider: I support fair trade not free trade.
Mike Luke: Be selective on which nations we do business with.
Chris Vance: Promoting trade creates economic growth and recovery.
Duf Sundheim: Inclined to support Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Patty Murray: Trans-Pacific Partnership important for Washington economy.
Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Lee Fisher: More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas.
Susan Hutchison: Term limits on elected officials, to stop the corruption.
Dave Strider: Proper ID for voter registration.
Mike Luke: No surveillance of people; but surveillance of government ok.
Mike Luke: All levels of government should practice what they preach.
Jamie Radtke: Country's biggest problem is activist judges.
George Allen: Sexual orientation not a factor in judges' qualifications.
George Allen: Judges shouldn't invent law or impose their political views.
John Raese: Federal earmarks create career politicians.
Susan Hutchison: Supports 2nd Amendment; existing laws need to be enforced.
Dave Strider: Background checks: no license for felons or other red flags.
Mike Luke: All non-incarcerated people have right to bear arms.
Maria Cantwell: Close the background loophole and deal with mental health.
Maria Cantwell: People on no-fly list shouldn't be able to own a gun.
Patrick Murphy: More background checks: close the terrorist gun loophole.
Ted Strickland: 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic.
Ed Gillespie: Fight UN gun ban treaty, & fight bans on guns or ammunition.
Mark Warner: Restrict but don't ban high-capacity magazines.
Steve Stockman: The best gun lubricant around is Liberal Tears.
Steve Stockman: 1993: Opposed federal raid on the Branch Davidian compound.
Mike Espy: Appeared in advertisement in support of NRA.
Susan Hutchison: ObamaCare will lead to socialized medicine.
Dave Strider: Single-Payer fully funded by the Federal government.
Mike Luke: Repeal ObamaCare & leave healthcare to states.
Duf Sundheim: Some aspects of ObamaCare ok, but rest is a boondoggle.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No, Cotton won't end Medicare guarantee.
George Allen: I want to be the deciding vote to repeal ObamaCare.
Tim Kaine: Inaction was not a solution for healthcare.
Richard Carmona: Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me.
Jeff Flake: ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around.
Joe Manchin III: Opposes requiring individuals or businesses to buy insurance.
Joe Manchin III: Prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.
John Raese: ObamaCare is worst bill to ever come out of Congress.
John Raese: ObamaCare is pure, unadulterated socialism.
Jeff Flake: Cut $475M from unwanted littoral combat ship.
John McCain: Long-time foe of LCS, littoral combat ship.
Susan Hutchison: Expand depleted military to increase readiness.
Dave Strider: Funds for veterans, not waging war for profits.
Mike Luke: End all military spending in other nations.
Michael Bennet: Mixed history on transferring Gitmo prisoners to US prisons.
Tom Del Beccaro: Terrorists believe in terrorism; we can't persuade them.
Al Franken: Worked since 2009 on fighting ISIS recruitment in Minn.
Mike McFadden: Combat propaganda & recruiting by the Islamic State.
Tom Cotton: AdWatch: No sense of entitlement from serving in military.
Bob Marshall: Against "don't ask, don't tell" as Navy officer in 1990s.
George Allen: Military readiness more important than congressional consent.
George Allen: More concerned with army's readiness than war authorization.
Bob Casey: Support sanctuary cities like Philadelphia.
Susan Hutchison: Build border wall and block illegal entry.
Dave Strider: All illegal immigrants since genocide of Native Americans.
Mike Luke: Discourage illegals by stopping welfare benefits.
Chris Vance: 20,000 more border patrol officers, plus path to legality.
Duf Sundheim: Path to legal status without executive action.
Travis Childers: Signed anti-amnesty pledge: don't reward lawbreakers.
Al Franken: Apologize for stripping citizenship for marrying foreigners.
Gabriel Gomez: Make the Senate "Gang of Eight" a "Gang of Nine".
Tim Kaine: Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards.
Jeff Flake: Secure the border; then comprehensive reform.
Jeff Flake: SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand.
Marco Rubio: GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military.
Richard Carmona: Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics.
John Sanchez: Combat employment of illegals, after caught doing so.
Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
Dave Strider: Affirmative action is abused in scope & enforcement.
Cory Booker: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
Tim Scott: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
John Raese: My forte is creating jobs.
Principles & Values|
Bob Casey: Dubbed "Sleeping Bob" for anti-Trump obstructionism.
Dave Strider: Forced faith is as hollow as a rotted tree.
Cindy Hyde-Smith: Follows Trump principles to "make America great again".
Thom Tillis: A self-made man who grew up in a trailer park.
Sean Haugh: YouTube-based campaign as Libertarian party nominee.
David Alameel: Defeated LaRouche Democrat in primary.
Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: Grew up in a trailer park, then managed motels.
Bob McDonnell: Indicted on corruption charges days after leaving office.
Colleen Hanabusa: OpEd: Too old to build seniority to steer pork to Hawaii.
Richard Carmona: Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations.
Joe Miller: "I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers.
Joe Manchin III: My forte is creating jobs; I'll bring spirit of capitalism.
Joe Manchin III: To Raese: Mr. Obama's name will not be on the ballot!
Scott Brown: $1.3 million in 24 hours via Internet "Money Bomb" appeal.
Susan Hutchison: Defines herself by her values, starting with love of country.
Bruce Guthrie: Voters were disgusted in 2004 and 60% did not vote.
Maria Cantwell: Voted for Kerry in 2004; he matched Northwest values.
Mike McGavick: Voted for Bush in 2004; to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.
Dave Strider: Anyone wanting to privatize Soc.Sec. are nothing but thieves.
Mike Luke: Opposes personal retirement accounts.
Chris Vance: Increase retirement age; change benefit programs.
Bruce Braley: Privatizing Social Security turns it over to Wall Street.
George Allen: Raise retirement age & end benefits to wealthy.
Tim Kaine: Lift the payroll tax cap.
Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Lee Fisher: No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age.
Rob Portman: Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization.
Bruce Guthrie: First, we must keep our promises to our senior citizens.
Bruce Guthrie: Personal accounts if under 25; opt-out if under 50.
Maria Cantwell: Tax cut on $1.2M earners would keep system solvent 75 years.
Maria Cantwell: Keep progressivity and guaranteed benefit.
Mike McGavick: Cantwell opposes new ideas but has no Soc. Sec. plan.
Mike McGavick: Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized.
Susan Hutchison: Simple & fair tax code instead of head tax and carbon tax.
Dave Strider: Supports higher taxes on the wealthy.
Gene Truono: Tax reform will be one of his top 3 issues for advocacy.
Mike Luke: Eliminate inheritance taxes; decrease middle-income taxes.
Chris Vance: Reform our tax code to create jobs.
Chris Vance: Tax increases on the wealthy Americans and a higher gas tax.
Ed Gillespie: Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes.
Joe Manchin III: Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil.
John Raese: Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K.
Susan Hutchison: Wants federal infrastructure dollars for 21st century needs.
George Allen: No online sales tax for out-of-state websites.
Tim Kaine: Force online retailers to collect sales taxes.
Richard Carmona: Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science.
Joe Manchin III: States depend on federal government for key infrastructure.
War & Peace|
Dave Strider: We are a Republic not an Empire.
Mike Luke: We waste blood & treasure on unnecessary conflict.
Tom Del Beccaro: Nuke deal solidifies Iran conventional military gains.
Tom Del Beccaro: Mideast was more stable with U.S. troops in Iraq.
Bob Marshall: No US military in Libyan war without congressional consent.
Jamie Radtke: No US military in Libyan war without congressional consent.
Bob Marshall: Opposes sending troops overseas without declaration of war.
Jamie Radtke: Opposes sending troops overseas without declaration of war.
Scott Brown: Terrorists are not gone from Afghanistan.
Ed Gillespie: As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link.
Bruce Guthrie: Iraq is in civil war; bring the troops home.
Maria Cantwell: Change the course in Iraq; we canít stay indefinitely.
Mike McGavick: Cannot give Iraq to the terrorists or theyíll follow us here.
Welfare & Poverty|
Mike Luke: Stop the welfare spending and identify the waste and fraud.
David Alameel: I don't see upward mobility for the middle class.
Thom Tillis: No government assistance for those who can help themselves.
Steve Stockman: 1990s: Homeless in Fort Worth's Water Gardens park.
Richard Carmona: Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem.