Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| 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)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|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)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
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Survey of 2016 Senate campaign websites
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Patrick Wiesner: A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment.
Jim Barksdale: Comprehensive reproductive health care services for women.
Mike Workman: Support a woman's right to choose.
Misty Snow: Only a woman and her doctors have a say on pregnancy.
Patty Judge: Strong advocate for protecting access to women's health care.
Thomas Dixon: Women choose what is best for their bodies.
August Wolf: Pro-choice but no federal funding for abortion.
Jay Williams: Passing laws that restrict abortions won't stop abortions.
Jim Rubens: Oppose partial birth abortion; support parental notification.
John Fetterman: Unabashedly pro-choice;protect constitutional abortion right.
Greg Brannon: Protect life from moment of conception to natural passing.
Jon Keyser: Life is sacred; a pro-life Coloradan.
Ryan Frazier: Pro-life & pro-conservative values.
Andrea Zopp: Keep Title X funds for reproductive health services.
Curtis Coleman: Champion of the rights of the unborn.
Chris Vance: No federal funding of abortions, but state funding ok.
Mark Callahan: You are either Pro-Life or you are not.
Tim Neville: All human life is precious and must be protected.
Joe Miller: Planned Parenthood: end trade in murdered baby parts.
Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
Kelli Ward: Pro-life; pro-family; and pro-freedom.
Derrick Grayson: No tax dollars for abortions.
Everett Stern: Support Hobby Lobby and right to stand by religious creed.
Jason Kander: Don't interfere with women's personal healthcare decisions.
Pam Keith: Defend women's right to choose what to do with her own body.
P.G. Sittenfeld: Unwavering supporter of a woman's right to choose.
Budget & Economy|
Jerry Sturgill: Profitability driven by productivity, not pinching pennies.
Jim Barksdale: Audit the federal government to weed out double-spending.
John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
John Carroll: Remove laws that tax island imports & reduce cost of living.
Dan Carter: Too much of our economy is controlled by federal government.
Jim Gray: Think globally when talking about job creation.
David Jolly: Balance the budget: morally bound and for national security.
Cean Stevens: Vote against any future spending above sustainable levels.
Patrick Wiesner: Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers.
Margaret Flowers: Federal Reserve is over-leveraged, like in 2008 crash.
Ryan Frazier: Pro-job growth, pro-balanced budget, & pro-worker.
Andrea Zopp: Strides since recession, but need more focus on unemployment.
Curtis Coleman: Work tirelessly to reduce our deficit & pay back $18T debt.
Chris Vance: Reduce debt to less than 40% of GDP by 2040.
Mark Callahan: Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
Tim Neville: Stop robbing from future generations.
Tom Fiegen: Why did nobody from Wall Street went to jail?
Eric Holcomb: Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity.
Chris Rey: As mayor, revitalized downtown & turned around economy.
Everett Stern: Pro-growth: make small business loan more readily available.
Brian Bosma: 2004: passed the first state balanced budget in a decade.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Prosecute fraudulent foreclosure rescue & loan modifications.
Darryl Glenn: Reign in federal spending with balanced budget.
Kamala Harris: $20B for struggling homeowners during mortgage crisis.
Pam Keith: Disparity between wealthy and middle class is unprecedented.
David Jolly: We've doubled our national debt in the last 8 years.
Thomas Dixon: Endorsed by S.C. Equality Coalition for LGBT rights.
Deborah Ross: Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature.
Eliot Glassheim: Empower women with equal pay for equal work.
Jim Barksdale: Eradicate anti-LGBTQ discrimination codified in legal code.
Katie McGinty: It is past time to close the pay gap.
Patrick Wiesner: Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment.
Foster Campbell: Equal Pay for work by women and their male counterparts.
Jim Barksdale: The gender wage gap is a real economic crisis.
Jim Gray: Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage.
Mike Workman: Equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation.
Misty Snow: Protect rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people.
Misty Snow: Ratify treaty on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
Patty Judge: Strong advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Patty Judge: Take action to end gender discrimination in pay.
Foster Campbell: Endorsed by BOLD: New Orleans African-American leaders.
August Wolf: Signed Supreme Court amicus brief favoring same-sex marriage.
Jay Williams: Far too often, Native Americans are forgotten & ignored.
John Fetterman: Women only makes 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.
Conner Eldridge: Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act.
Greg Brannon: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Andrea Zopp: Equal Pay for Equal Work: women get only 78 cents per $1.
Curtis Coleman: Protect right to free practice of our faith.
Chris Vance: Respect same-sex marriage law, but also protect churches.
Mark Callahan: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Tim Neville: Marriage is between one man and one woman only.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Pass real equal-pay-for-equal-work legislation.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Marriage equality is a landmark, but more work to do.
John Fetterman: Officiated at one of the first same-sex marriages in PA.
Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
Ron Crumpton: Women make $0.78 vs. men; minorities make $0.75 vs. whites.
Joe Miller: Supreme Court voided the majority on same-sex marriage.
Jason Kander: Raised $100,000 via nonprofit initiative #FergusonRebuild.
Jason Kander: Strengthen anti-human trafficking laws.
Kamala Harris: Fight for equal rights for all.
Kamala Harris: Ensure marriage equality for all Californians.
P.G. Sittenfeld: We should see our diversity as an asset.
Pam Keith: No good argument for denying gay and lesbian marriage.
Pam Keith: Freedom to choose whom to love and to marry.
Foster Campbell: "Exit tax" to stop Wall Street from shifting overseas.
John Carroll: Grow economy by reducing taxes and over-regulation.
Jerry Sturgill: Financial adviser, and turnaround CEO.
Jim Rubens: Reduce corporate tax rates & repatriate overseas profits.
Patrick Wiesner: CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice.
Jon Keyser: Give job creators every opportunity to succeed.
Margaret Flowers: Wealth divide makes capitalism dangerous to the 99%.
Margaret Flowers: Break up big banks & criminally prosecute their CEOs.
Peg Littleton: Allow small businesses to keep more of what they earn.
Jonathan Swinton: Make loans as easy for small business as for large ones.
Tom Fiegen: Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist.
Tom Fiegen: Disallow corporate tax havens; tax income when earned.
Ron Crumpton: Offshore profit shifting needs to end.
Derrick Grayson: Less welfare, more start-up funding.
Everett Stern: Reverse the trend of increasing small business tax burdens.
Jason Kander: Make it easy to start and maintain a business.
Jim Barksdale: Better training for police, to avoid confrontations.
Foster Campbell: Utility subsidies for victims fleeing domestic violence.
Margaret Flowers: Racial justice: end disparities in incarceration.
Misty Snow: Why so many people in prison? Why so many minorities?
Misty Snow: End private prisons; end profit in incarceration.
Thomas Dixon: Ban the box: let ex-cons get jobs.
Dan Carter: Empower both law enforcement and communities together.
Ron Crumpton: Treating illnesses is more productive than incarceration.
Jay Williams: Our criminal justice system is broken.
Ryan Frazier: Criminal justice reform needed against $30,000 per inmate.
Andrea Zopp: Smarter Sentencing Act: end mandatory minimums.
Everett Stern: Blue Lives Matter: Police officers aren't 2nd class citizens.
Pam Keith: Body cameras for police officers, to protect public trust.
Chris Rey: Started workforce development program for released prisoners.
John Fetterman: Break the cycle of violence to decreases murders.
Rocky Chavez: Endorsed by Sheriffs for strong support for public safety.
Jason Kander: Go after fraudsters big & small: scam artists & corporations.
Foster Campbell: Crack down on illegal prescriptions; enforce from all sides.
Wendy Long: Illegal drugs are destroying our people.
Misty Snow: Get feds out of the way of states on marijuana policy.
Jim Rubens: War on drugs is a flagrant $1 trillion policy failure.
Jim Rubens: Legalize marijuana; drug-assisted treatment for opioids.
Robert Marquette: War on drugs failed just like war on alcohol did.
Jay Williams: Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men.
Andrea Zopp: End anger-based sentencing with drug courts.
Chris Vance: Respect state-based recreational use of marijuana.
Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana policy instead of prohibition.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Combat the use and distribution of methamphetamines.
Derrick Grayson: Decriminalize marijuana; treat addiction instead of prison.
Kamala Harris: Focus on combating transnational gangs.
Foster Campbell: More flexible college loan rules & federal loan forgiveness.
Dan Carter: Bottom-up decisions on schools, not top-down politicians.
Jerry Sturgill: Investments in education are investments in our future.
Kamala Harris: Ensure access to a high quality public education.
Foster Campbell: Directed $1B from tobacco settlement to public schools.
John Carroll: Maintain high standards for public education.
Jim Barksdale: Invest in education without "Opportunity School Districts".
Jim Gray: Investment in education and our teachers is essential.
Mike Workman: Support all public education; fight all vouchers.
Patty Judge: Increased access to Pell Grants & student loan refinancing.
Scott Milne: Rethink how government funds education.
Thomas Dixon: Entitlement to quality education, including college.
Patty Judge: Commitment to a quality public education.
Darryl Glenn: Take back our education system from federal bureaucrats.
August Wolf: Support home-school, charter schools, & parochial schools.
Jim Rubens: Unconstitutional for federal government to control K-12.
Jay Williams: Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education.
Cean Stevens: Let all students consider all options.
Jay Williams Iowa: My youngest son and I got our GED's on the same day.
Greg Brannon: Federal involvement in education is unconstitutional.
Jon Keyser: Provide parents with more choices.
Margaret Flowers: No tuition from pre-school through graduate school.
Peg Littleton: Led the effort against Common Core & for charter schools.
Ryan Frazier: Improve education with local control.
Ryan Frazier: Fix the student loan crisis for our college graduates.
Andrea Zopp: Support and promote common core standards.
Chris Vance: Congress should not be he Great School Board on the Potomac.
Duf Sundheim: Parents should have the freedom to choose the best school.
Jonathan Swinton: Reduce size of federal Dept. of Ed.; shift to local schools.
Mark Callahan: Common Core is dumbing down the next generation.
Tim Neville: Choices for parents, from vouchers to charter schools.
Tom Fiegen: We are forcing a lifetime of slavery to student loans.
Chris Rey: Read with the Mayor: volunteer program at grade schools.
John Fetterman: Started a GED program in Braddock before running for mayor.
John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
Kelli Ward: Money for classrooms, not for bureaucrats.
Ron Crumpton: Our classrooms should be cathedrals: $650B to repair them.
Brian Bosma: Named Legislator of the Year by Public Charter School Assoc.
Darryl Glenn: Take back education federal bureaucrats.
Derrick Grayson: Begin eliminating the Department of Education.
Everett Stern: Against Common Core; for school choice.
P.G. Sittenfeld: Build stronger, better schools for our next generation.
Energy & Oil|
Jim Gray: Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future.
Jim Gray: Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Yucca Mountain is dead; fight so it continues to be.
Jerry Sturgill: Energy law practice: finance & privatize electric utilities.
Jim Barksdale: Irresponsible to refute evidence of man-made climate change.
Mike Workman: Support alternative energy to fight climate change.
Misty Snow: Directly tax coal, to fund solar and wind.
Patty Judge: Move away from fossil fuels & toward a clean energy economy.
Thomas Dixon: Climate change is real and we must prepare for its effects.
Darryl Glenn: Welcoming energy policies; march toward energy independence.
Jason Kander: Climate change is a real consequence of human activity.
Pam Keith: We are close to "holy grail" of clean solar energy.
Pam Keith: Act to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions now.
August Wolf: Support domestic exploration for clean coal, oil, and gas.
Jay Williams: This planet is our only home; curb carbon emissions.
Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Splitting atoms murders atoms; no nuclear power.
Cean Stevens: Intelligent development of oil & gas for energy security.
Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks.
Greg Brannon: Stop policies that favor some forms of energy over others.
Jon Keyser: Energy security=national security; all-of-the-above policy.
Margaret Flowers: Transition to a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy.
Peg Littleton: Supports all-of-the above energy policy.
Ryan Frazier: Embrace American energy independence.
Chris Vance: Cap-and-trade is not the answer; technology is.
Mark Callahan: Energy independence: based on the free market.
Rob Hogg: Expand solar power, wind energy, ethanol.
Tim Neville: EPA's war on oil, gas and coal kills jobs.
Tom Fiegen: Transform away from fossil fuels, and towards sustainability.
John Fetterman: Encourage clean energy policies.
Eric Holcomb: Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy.
Darryl Glenn: Enhance our march toward energy independence.
Everett Stern: Responsible energy exploration, with hydraulic fracturing.
P.G. Sittenfeld: Invest in a clean energy future.
Foster Campbell: Nationwide buy-in for coastal restoration and protection.
Conner Eldridge: Repeal overly-burdensome regulations that hurt farmers.
Patrick Wiesner: Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?
Thomas Dixon: Make sure our planet is habitable for future generations.
John Carroll: Support local agriculture and cultural uniqueness.
Margaret Flowers: Environmental justice: Corporations responsible for damage.
Misty Snow: Keep public lands open: federal control instead of state.
Patty Judge: Address serious water quality problem in Iowa & nationally.
Scott Milne: Lake Champlain is a natural treasure we must preserve.
Jason Kander: Protect our state's air & water for future generations.
Cean Stevens: Feds have violated Alaskan jurisdiction over fish and game.
Greg Brannon: Ensure clean environment by protecting property rights.
Jon Keyser: Advocate for clean air, clean water, and open space.
Peg Littleton: Won county funds for bicycle paths and open spaces.
Curtis Coleman: EPA poses a serious threat to property rights.
Duf Sundheim: Ensure enough water via recycling, storage & desalinization.
Tim Neville: Scale back economy-crushing EPA regulations.
Tom Fiegen: Democratize and decentralize our food production.
Kamala Harris: Fight to protect our coast.
Families & Children|
Patrick Wiesner: Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas.
Jay Williams: Raise kids with values of hard work & education.
John Fetterman: Involved with Big Brothers and AmeriCorps since age 23.
John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Established crime of sex trafficking of children and adults.
Kamala Harris: Served as attorney in Division on Children and Families.
Rocky Chavez: Married for 25 years; 3 kids; 5 grandkids.
John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
Dan Carter: Policy of stupefied bystander erodes America's stature.
Jim Barksdale: Use all the tools of diplomacy in the pursuit of peace.
Jim Gray: Stand with our allies to protect our global interests.
Thomas Dixon: Lead by example and be a good actor.
Jay Williams: Negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons.
John Fetterman: Proactively engage in preventative diplomacy.
Greg Brannon: Don't fund or join unaccountable IMF, WTO, and UN.
Peg Littleton: Unwavering defender of the nation of Israel.
Chris Vance: Stand with our allies against China and Russia.
Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
Mark Callahan: Strong support of our military and of Israel.
Tom Del Beccaro: America under Obama is not what it once was.
David Jolly: Help create stability in regions where there is none.
Wendy Long: Vote against multilateral trade agreements and treaties.
Dan Carter: Oppose TTP as neither free trade nor fair trade.
Jerry Sturgill: His company recognized as "Cross-Border Deal of the Year".
Jim Barksdale: Rewrite trade deals to give US workers a level playing field.
Mike Workman: Better worker protections in trade agreements.
Thomas Dixon: Look at how trade impacts our own workforce.
Jason Kander: Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry.
Conner Eldridge: Opposes Trans Pacific Partnership; supports fair trade.
John Fetterman: Fight to reverse bad trade policies like NAFTA.
Margaret Flowers: Movement against corporate rigged trade agreements like TPP.
Kevin Stine: Free trade is not free: enormous cost to the middle class.
Andrea Zopp: Ex-Im Bank protects US manufacturers and promotes fair trade.
Chris Vance: Free trade is good for America and good for the world.
Tom Fiegen: I am concerned about lopsided trade agreements.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Fight against reckless trade deals.
Ron Crumpton: We've lost more than 2.4 million jobs due to outsourcing.
Derrick Grayson: Incentives for hiring in US; end tax breaks for off-shoring.
Wendy Long: Self-term limit to two terms; never lobby Congress.
Dan Carter: Democrats do nothing but raise campaign cash for re-election.
Jim Barksdale: Repeal Citizens United and ban Super PACs.
Jim Gray: Campaign finance system is broken; root it out.
Misty Snow: There is too much money in politics: it's legalized bribery.
Patty Judge: Address unlimited amounts of undisclosed campaign money.
Thomas Dixon: Voting rights need to be protected from attack.
Conner Eldridge: Rid the political system of secret, dark money.
Jay Williams: GOP's 2013 government shutdown caused S.D. suffering.
Jay Williams: Campaign spending is out of control.
Jim Rubens: Congress is addicted to spending to pay for pork.
Robert Marquette: Give SCOTUS nominees an up-or-down vote.
Cean Stevens: Individual rights over state's rights.
Jay Williams Iowa: Campaigning without financing, to fight toxic system.
Jay Williams Iowa: Fight nominating process of secretly pre-selected candidates.
Patrick Wiesner: No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills.
Greg Brannon: Free-market alternatives to federal programs that don't work.
Kevin Stine: Stand strong against corporate interests that ruin politics.
Curtis Coleman: 12-year term limits: citizen legislators and judges.
Duf Sundheim: Government of the people, by the people for the people.
Jonathan Swinton: Limit congressional terms & campaign donations.
Mark Callahan: Limit terms in Congress & the U.S. Senate.
Tom Fiegen: Whoever underwrites your campaign, owns you.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Citizens United has been a disaster for our democracy.
Brian Bosma: First to broadcast House proceedings via the web in 2005.
Jason Kander: Clean up worst-in-the-nation campaign finance & ethics laws.
Foster Campbell: Ban gifts to legislators; increase access to public records.
Darryl Glenn: Second Amendment is unambiguous, despite acts of violence.
Antonin Scalia: Gun rights can be restricted for felons & sensitive places.
Misty Snow: More background checks; no guns to violent criminals.
Patrick Wiesner: Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus.
Thomas Dixon: Close the gun show loophole and the Charleston Loophole.
Jim Barksdale: Stop suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns.
August Wolf: Never disarm law abiding Americans.
Conner Eldridge: Enforce the gun laws already on the books.
Jay Williams: Common sense measures like background checks.
Greg Brannon: Stop unconstitutional restrictions on rights to arms.
Jon Keyser: Firm supporter of the Second Amendment.
Peg Littleton: Advocate for responsible gun ownership.
Ryan Frazier: Pro-second amendment.
Andrea Zopp: Address gun law loopholes: background checks & more.
Curtis Coleman: Champion of our 2nd Amendment rights.
Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment.
Tim Neville: The Second Amendment is a bulwark against tyranny.
Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Derrick Grayson: 2nd Amendment protects against tyranny & oppression.
Everett Stern: Absolute supporter of the Second Amendment.
Dan Carter: Government-run ObamaCare screams out to repeal & replace.
Jim Barksdale: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but it's a good step.
Jim Gray: Ensure solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
Mike Workman: Supports ObamaCare & suffered from pre-existing condition.
Misty Snow: Healthcare is a human right; insure the 33M uninsured.
Misty Snow: ObamaCare is a good start, but goal is single payer.
Scott Milne: Promises of cost savings are likely a pipe dream.
Thomas Dixon: ObamaCare needs to be protected and expanded.
Foster Campbell: ObamaCare's pre-existing rule is good; but fix other things.
Ron Crumpton: ObamaCare is a success, but it is just the first step.
Darryl Glenn: Repeal & Replace ObamaCare, and Restore out freedoms.
Darryl Glenn: Tort reform; catastrophic coverage; wellness programs.
August Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare: all of it; immediately.
Jay Williams: Health care is a basic human right.
Greg Brannon: Affordable Care Act is neither "affordable" nor "care".
Margaret Flowers: Full-time advocate for single payer health care system.
Peg Littleton: ObamaCare makes healthcare less accessible & more expensive.
Kevin Stine: Keep the guarantee of Medicare: not on basis of income level.
Andrea Zopp: Next step in ObamaCare: expand Medicaid in all 50 states.
Curtis Coleman: I will never vote to fund ObamaCare.
Chris Vance: Repeal employer mandate, but create public option.
Derrick Grayson: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with nothing.
Mark Callahan: Full repeal of ObamaCare / WydenCare.
Tom Fiegen: Stop the scam of paying generic drug makers to NOT sell.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Don't turn Medicare into a voucher program.
Kelli Ward: Government bureaucrats are NOT doctors.
Darryl Glenn: Repeal ObamaCare & make officials live by their policies.
Everett Stern: Fight to repeal Obamacare & its unconstitutional mandates.
Everett Stern: Overhaul mental health; don't treat them like criminals.
Jason Kander: Expand health care coverage for all, especially children.
Foster Campbell: Support military investments & long-term, steady budgeting.
Conner Eldridge: Ensure stable military and VA funding.
Jerry Sturgill: Maintain force structure needed for security of our nation.
John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
Kamala Harris: Champion a robust VA for our Veterans.
Katie McGinty: Guarantee world's best-equipped & best-trained military.
Wendy Long: Rebuild our military into an overwhelming American force.
Dan Carter: Restore troops to being nimble, smart and relentless.
Jim Barksdale: Protect our military installations from BRAC closures.
Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy.
Patty Judge: Military is last resort, when diplomacy is exhausted.
Kathy Szeliga: The V.A. fails our veterans with mountains of red-tape.
Darryl Glenn: Defense budget that provides needed tools and training.
August Wolf: VA administration has been sorely mismanaged.
Jay Williams: Don't use fear of ISIS to justify government overreach.
Patrick Wiesner: Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Jay Williams: Served in the US Navy and then the Peace Corps.
Cean Stevens: Protect Alaskans from surveillance by NSA spies & drones.
Cean Stevens: Fight for veterans benefits.
Greg Brannon: We can only achieve peace through strength.
Greg Brannon: Executive kill lists & warrantless wiretaps are un-American.
Jon Keyser: Deep understanding of the dynamic threats we face.
Peg Littleton: Protect Colorado from base closures and other downsizing.
Peg Littleton: Unwavering support for veterans who fought for our freedom.
Peg Littleton: Oppose moving detainees from Guantanamo to Colorado.
Ryan Frazier: Strengthen our military against threat of militant extremism.
Curtis Coleman: Oppose unconstitutional activities by the NSA.
Chris Vance: Maintain our nuclear deterrent and conventional forces.
Derrick Grayson: Stop borrowing money to fight unjust, undeclared wars.
Derrick Grayson: Give veterans priority for treatment and services.
Duf Sundheim: Peace through leadership, and a strong military.
Mark Callahan: Strongly support veterans & active duty military personnel.
Tim Neville: Peace through strength: aid our friends & weaken our enemies.
Tim Neville: No warrantless search or seizure.
Tom Fiegen: Take care of veterans and their families.
Chris Rey: Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition.
Ron Crumpton: Require all military contracts to use American companies.
Darryl Glenn: Strengthen our national defense budget.
Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
Derrick Grayson: Make VA services easier for veterans.
Everett Stern: 2012 HSBC: Uncovered billions in terrorist money laundering.
Everett Stern: Take care of our troops--here and abroad.
Jason Kander: Served as military intelligence officer in Afghanistan.
Rocky Chavez: Strengthen national security; increase veterans' benefits.
Ray Metcalfe: F-35 fighter: the defense project too big to kill.
Conner Eldridge: Pathway to legal status but no amnesty.
Joe Miller: End Barack Obama's illegal amnesty.
Patrick Wiesner: Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty.
Wendy Long: Support physical walls, virtual walls, and official English.
Jim Barksdale: Pass comprehensive reform & bring 11M out of shadows.
Misty Snow: Treat undocumented people as human beings.
Ron Crumpton: In reality, immigrants are good for America.
Darryl Glenn: End federal funding for sanctuary cities; no amnesty.
August Wolf: Build a wall & aggressively enforce immigration laws.
Jay Williams: Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance.
Jay Williams: Get ten million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows.
Jim Rubens: No amnesty; no birthright citizenship; no sanctuary cities.
John Fetterman: Wife's family came to Americas as illegal immigrants.
John Fetterman: If illegals lead an exemplary life, create a path.
Greg Brannon: Secure our borders; a clear threat to our nation's security.
Jon Keyser: First step needs to be securing our border.
Peg Littleton: Welcome those who provide a net gain to society.
Tom Del Beccaro: Immigration is a national security issue; ports are a danger.
Curtis Coleman: 100% opposed to amnesty in any form or by any mechanism.
Chris Vance: A path to legality for those already here.
Mark Callahan: No driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
Tim Neville: No discussion of reform until border is completely secured.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Comprehensive reform with earned path to citizenship.
Kelli Ward: Secure the border first; then no amnesty after that.
Darryl Glenn: Push immigration reform without abusing separation of powers.
Derrick Grayson: Secure the border; no amnesty; no subsidies.
Everett Stern: Pennsylvania is seriously harmed by illegal immigration.
Pam Keith: Come to terms with 11M illegals as part of our society.
Jerry Sturgill: Wage inequality is unforgivable.
Thomas Dixon: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Mike Workman: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 now & $15 later.
Patty Judge: Take action to increase the minimum wage.
Scott Milne: Focus on creating new jobs by changing Vermont's reputation.
Jay Williams: Time for the entire nation to get a raise.
Jim Rubens: Enforce that all employers use E-Verify system.
John Fetterman: Support raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.
Ron Crumpton: Raise the minimum wage to a living wage & save $7.6B.
P.G. Sittenfeld: Raise minimum wage and close unfair loopholes.
Pam Keith: Raise the minimum wage, but also address income stagnation.
Principles & Values|
Jerry Sturgill: LDS missionary in French Canada; then NYC financial lawyer.
Jim Barksdale: Against Georgia adopting "religious liberty" legislation.
Kelli Ward: Pro-life; pro-family; pro-freedom.
Robert Marquette: Only Libertarians can repair damage to the Supreme Court.
Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Better if Ten Commandments were in our Constitution.
Marvin Pro-Life Richardson: Member of IAP party, but follows Constitution Party platform.
Jay Williams Iowa: Truth, Life and Love--my values & American values.
Jay Williams Iowa: Ordained ULC minister and United Methodist Lay Servant.
Ryan Frazier: Raised with conservative values, and a faith in God.
Mark Callahan: Religious freedom is under attack by political correctness.
Tim Neville: There is a war on religious liberty & Christian schools.
Tim Neville: Read bills and decide if it passes "First do no harm".
August Wolf: Represented America at 1984 Olympics.
John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
Bob Beers: Served in Nevada Assembly & Senate, & Las Vegas City Council.
Rocky Chavez: Picked grapes & almonds before joining Marines.
Rocky Chavez: Served on city council; state assembly; and state cabinet.
Ray Metcalfe: Don't use religion to justify discrimination.
Conner Eldridge: Protect seniors from privatization and Wall Street gambling.
Kamala Harris: Oppose entitlement cuts; strengthen these safety nets.
Patrick Wiesner: Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates.
Jim Barksdale: No privatized "everyone on their own" scheme.
Jim Gray: Fight any measure to cut or privatize Social Security.
Misty Snow: Remove cap on Social Security withholdings.
Patty Judge: Vital to protect program; increase cap but don't privatize.
Jay Williams: Eliminate taxable maximum of $118,500.
Greg Brannon: Private, free-market alternatives for future generations.
Kevin Stine: Raise caps to keep Social Security viable now & in future.
Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare.
Chris Vance: Raise taxable wage limit to $190,000 by 2020.
Chris Vance: No privatizing and no voucher program.
Jonathan Swinton: Reduce Social Security taxes on entrepreneurs.
Tom Fiegen: Expand it rather than cut it.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Privatizing subjects Nevada seniors to whims of stock market.
Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Created a senior protection unit as Attorney General.
Ray Metcalfe: Eliminate the cap to pay for expanding program.
Conner Eldridge: Lower taxes for families and small businesses.
Kamala Harris: Expand EITC, Child Tax Credit, and R&D Tax Credit.
Mark Callahan: Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system.
John Carroll: The current Federal tax code is out of control.
Dan Carter: Common sense tax policies to unleash power of entrepreneurs.
Scott Milne: Cap the state-wide property tax in first two weeks.
Darryl Glenn: Simplicity & neutrality: lower capital gains & dividends tax.
Greg Brannon: Make taxes simpler & lower; eliminate the IRS.
Jon Keyser: Reform our tax code so it is simple and fair.
Curtis Coleman: Simple Flat Tax plan: 10% for all personal income tax.
Chris Vance: Lower tax rates across the board including corporations.
Duf Sundheim: Ease the squeeze on hard-working Americans.
Tim Neville: Hard work should be rewarded, not taxed and regulated.
Tom Del Beccaro: Tax system is divisive because only half pay income tax.
Tom Del Beccaro: A flat tax for the Nation and California.
Tom Fiegen: Since 1980s, we've transferred wealth to the very rich.
Catherine Cortez Masto: Lower tax burden & higher wages for the middle class.
Eric Holcomb: Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars.
August Wolf: Tax reform to allow private industry to create jobs.
Kelli Ward: Lower taxes are key to economic growth and job creation.
Bob Beers: Fight against tax-and-spend hikes; reduce tax revenue.
Darryl Glenn: Reduce regulations, plus pro-business tax reform.
Derrick Grayson: Fight for the FairTax; fight against the Fed.
Jason Kander: Balance the budget each year without raising taxes.
Pam Keith: Cutting income taxes doesn't help middle class.
Foster Campbell: Eliminate the personal and corporate income taxes.
Deborah Ross: Grow economy by rebuilding key infrastructure & mass transit.
Misty Snow: Tax gasoline to support public transportation.
Jay Williams: Degree in Computer Science; founded high-tech company.
Chris Vance: National Infrastructure Bank to build roads and bridges.
Rob Hogg: Invest in flood protection & soil conservation.
Tom Del Beccaro: Instead of high-speed rail, foster water technology.
War & Peace|
Catherine Cortez Masto: Declare war on ISIS; arm and train the Iraqi Kurds.
Conner Eldridge: Provide resources to keep military strongest in the world.
Darryl Glenn: Iran nuclear deal has made America less safe.
Dan Carter: ISIS threat is very real both at home and abroad.
Jim Barksdale: No wars of choice without clear purpose & exit strategy.
Jim Gray: We must destroy ISIS where they are.
Kathy Szeliga: Iran backroom nuclear deal just kicks the can down the road.
Robert Marquette: We have spent $6T on unlawful & immoral wars in Middle East.
Peg Littleton: Oppose irresponsible and dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.
Andrea Zopp: Support Iran nuclear deal.
Chris Vance: Iran and North Korea must not be allowed to develop nukes.
Derrick Grayson: Non-intervention: Bring our troops home immediately.
Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies.
Tim Neville: Iranian nuke deal betrays our strong ally Israel.
Tom Del Beccaro: Terrorist regimes make jihad against America no matter what.
Rocky Chavez: ISIS is growing bolder every day.
Ray Metcalfe: Bush's Iraq invasion was catalyst that made ISIS possible.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jay Williams: Address the growing problem of income inequality.
Patrick Wiesner: Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt.
Greg Brannon: Government regulations & incentives ultimately hurt the poor.
Margaret Flowers: Guaranteed basic income of $1,000 per month per person.
Tom Fiegen: Address childhood hunger & childhood poverty.
Ron Crumpton: Increase SNAP & unemployment benefits by 25%.
Ron Crumpton: Stop fighting war on people in poverty: Fight poverty!
Pam Keith: Pay private businesses to train welfare recipients.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2016 Senate campaign websites.