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2014 Alaska Senate debates

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    from 2014 AK Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dan Sullivan (17) Republican challenger Alaska
  • Joe Miller (20) Challenger and previous Republican Nominee Alaska
  • Mark Begich (11) Democratic Jr Senator Alaska
  • Mead Treadwell (13) Alaska Republican Lt. Governor
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    Alaska Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Kansas City Star, "War, Murkowski topics in Alaska Senate debate", Associated Press, 10/30/2014
  • Peninsula Clarion, "GOP Senate candidates square off one last time", by Tim Bradner, 8/16/2014
  • Associated Press, "Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration", by Nicholas Riccardi and Becky Bohrer, Aug. 11, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal, "Do Attacks Signal a Surge for Lt. Gov. Treadwell?," by Reid Epstein, Aug. 5, 2014
  • PolitiFact.com, "Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration", by Lauren Carroll, Sept. 25, 2014
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Candidate profile: Dan Sullivan", by Lisa Demer, April 19, 2014
  • The Hill, "Sullivan looks to bolster Alaska links", by Cameron Joseph, March 31, 2014
  • Salon.com interview of Joe Miller, "Why We Should Keep Discrimination Legal", by Josh Eidelson, March 10, 2014
  • Alaska Dispatch, "Alaska candidates for U.S. Senate seat largely a flock of millionaires", by Alex DeMarban, February 25, 2014
  • The Weekly Standard and Associated Press AdWatch: "Dan Sullivan: first radio ad", Feb. 14, 2014
  • Alex DeMarban in Alaska Dispatch, "Sullivan, Treadwell face off at Anchorage Chamber meeting", January 27, 2014
  • Laine Welch in Alaska Journal of Commerce, "Fish Factor" article on Mead Treadwell, 1/24/2014
  • Anchorage Daily News AdWatch: Republican National Committee ads, 1/7/2014
  • Politico.com AdWatch on Mark Begich, Jan. 2, 2014
  • Mead Treadwell OpEd in Alaska Dispatch, "Newtown", December 13, 2013
  • Liz Ruskin on KTOO: AdWatch, "Big Outside Money", December 12, 2013
  • Daily News-Miner, "Some mayo smeared in Senate GOP race", 11/10/2013
  • Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
  • Campaign e-mail from Sen. Begich, Sept. 7, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Dan Sullivan: Exception for abortion to protect life of mother.
    Joe Miller: Don't talk about exceptions; talk about life.
    Mead Treadwell: Exception for abortion for rape, incest & maternal health.
    Joe Miller: Abortion causes a culture of death.
    Mark Begich: No new regulations on women's access to medical care.
Budget & Economy
    Joe Miller: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Mead Treadwell: $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations.
    Mead Treadwell: Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom.
Civil Rights
    Mead Treadwell: Allow transgendered to correct gender on driver's license.
    Joe Miller: Concerned over dissolution of traditional family.
    Dan Sullivan: Opposes gay marriage.
    Joe Miller: Opposes ENDA; ok to decide whether a business serves gays.
    Joe Miller: Let states decide about gay rights & minority rights.
    Joe Miller: Multinational corporations exert power over party duopoly.
    Joe Miller: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Miller: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Mead Treadwell: Supports CO2 sequestration technology and hydrogen vehicles.
    Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
    Dan Sullivan: Stop EPA from pre-judging Pebble Mine.
    Mark Begich: No metal mining at Pebble Mine; it damages salmon fishery.
    Mark Begich: Allow gravel road through federal refuge to isolated village.
    Mead Treadwell: Fight EPA's Pebble Mine restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Good science should drive all fisheries decisions.
Foreign Policy
    Dan Sullivan: Inaction has its own consequences: keep options on the table.
    Dan Sullivan: Served as assistant secretary of state under Condi Rice.
Government Reform
    Dan Sullivan: TV ads financed by super-PAC, both for him & against.
    Joe Miller: Photo ID for voting.
    Joe Miller: Stop federal systematic spiritual and religious apartheid.
    Mark Begich: Active trader on the stock market, despite proposed ban.
Gun Control
    Joe Miller: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Address school shootings with national mental health push.
Health Care
    Joe Miller: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: Washington is broken; including ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Promised we could keep our plans under ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Begich supports ObamaCare for Alaskans.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Joe Miller: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate.
Homeland Security
    Joe Miller: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Mead Treadwell: Work to bring missile defense base to Alaska.
    Dan Sullivan: No way should Obama give "executive amnesty" to illegals.
    Mark Begich: Only Congress can grant amnesty, not President.
    Dan Sullivan: Reunite kids immigrating to the US with families, back home.
    Dan Sullivan: Secure the border, but no pledge against amnesty.
    Joe Miller: Sign pledge to oppose all efforts at amnesty.
    Mead Treadwell: Secure the border, then illegals can stay if they pay fines.
    Joe Miller: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Principles & Values
    Joe Miller: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Dan Sullivan: Met Native Alaskan wife while working for Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Dan Sullivan: Personal wealth between $1.6M and $3.8M, in family business.
    Joe Miller: Only main contender for AK Senate who isn't a millionaire.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: I love my state; I hate politicians.
    Dan Sullivan: Website and campaign refuse to spell out issue positions.
    Dan Sullivan: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1990.
    Mead Treadwell: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978.
    Joe Miller: NSA recording digital cell phone calls is turnkey tyranny.
    Mead Treadwell: Made millions from high-tech camera on Google Street View.
War & Peace
    Dan Sullivan: Air strikes against ISIS but means US combat troops.
    Mark Begich: I was too gung-ho supportive of Afghanistan war.
    Mark Begich: Air strikes against ISIS but no US forces on the ground.
    Dan Sullivan: At State Department, I pursued global terrorist regimes.

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