| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Alex Pires: Would vote to fund Planned Parenthood.
Kevin Wade: Not proud that Delaware has highest abortion rate.
Kevin Wade: Funding to Planned Parenthood ok if not used for abortions.
Tom Carper: Fund Planned Parenthood; contraception reduces abortion.
Budget & Economy|
Kevin Wade: I've balanced budget in my engineering corporation.
Alex Pires: Women are treated disproportionately poorly.
Alex Pires: Gay people are equal.
Kevin Wade: Marriage is fundamental building block for any community.
Tom Carper: Let state legislatures decide who can get married.
Tom Carper: Repeal DOMA; it's unconstitutional.
Alex Pires: Unequivocal support for legalization of same-sex marriage.
Kevin Wade: Same-sex marriage is a "fringe issue" and a distraction.
Tom Carper: Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
Alex Pires: Corruption comes from taking money from the corporate world.
Alex Pires: Less money on corporate subsidies; more on children.
Tom Carper: Roadmap for deficit reduction should raise corporate taxes.
Kevin Wade: Remove deductions and loopholes so GE pays some tax.
Kevin Wade: Small business owner: Philadelphia Control System since 1982.
Alex Pires: More education in math, science, technology & engineering.
Kevin Wade: Department of Education has been an abysmal failure.
Energy & Oil|
Kevin Wade: More oil drilling on U.S. soil.
Kevin Wade: Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon.
Kevin Wade: Unwinnable situation in Afghanistan & all of Mideast.
Tom Carper: Work very, very hard to knock down trade barriers.
Tom Carper: Suffers from glaucoma & high blood pressure.
Alex Pires: Don't split up members of immigrant workers' families.
Kevin Wade: It's not hard to come here legally; follow the right away.
Tom Carper: If immigrants stay out of trouble, they can stay.
Alex Pires: Jobs come from small businesses; they need bank credit.
Principles & Values|
Tom Carper: We need bridge-builders in Washington.
Kevin Wade: Career politicians can't change Washington.
Tom Carper: Rumors about my health are "baloney" and "hogwash".
Kevin Wade: Sen. Carper accepts Wade's 10-debate challenge.
Kevin Wade: Challenges Carper to twenty Senate debates.
Tom Carper: 2000: Twenty debates are "the Delaware way".
Alex Pires: Attack plans to privatize Social Security.
Tom Carper: Private accounts as an add-on, not full privatization.
Kevin Wade: Tax code adds 12.5 percent to the cost of everything.
Tom Carper: Broaden the base of taxable income by removing deductions.