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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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A Time for Truth,
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Living History ,
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Survey of 2018 Gubernatorial campaign websites


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    from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Abdul El-Sayed (5) Michigan Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Adam Laxalt (1) Nevada Republican candidate for governor of Nevada
  • Adam Putnam (4) Florida Republican candidate for Florida Governor
  • Alec Ross (2) Maryland Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Allan Fung (4) Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
  • Ameya Pawar (2) Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Andrew Gillum (4) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
  • Andrew White (11) Texas Democratic candidate for Texas Governor
  • Andria Tupola (1) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
  • Andy McGuire (18) Iowa Democratic candidate for Governor IA
  • Ben Jealous (13) Maryland Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland
  • Bill Lee (4) Tennessee Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee
  • Bill Schuette (9) Michigan Republican candidate for governor of Michigan
  • Bob Harlow (8) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Bob Massie (4) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor
  • Brad Little (1) Idaho Republican
  • Brian Kemp (4) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Cary Kennedy (15) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Casey Cagle (7) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Catherine Templeton (1) South Carolina Republican candidate for South Carolina Governor
  • Chris Countryman (8) Alabama Democratic candidate for Alabama Governor
  • Chris Kennedy (8) Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Christine Hallquist (14) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont
  • Connie Pillich (3) Ohio Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Cynthia Nixon (2) New York Democratic candidate for governor of New York
  • Dan Schwartz (2) Nevada Republican candidate for governor
  • Daniel Biss (5) Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Danny Drew (2) Connecticut Democratic candidate for Governor
  • David Garcia (5) Arizona Democratic candidate for Governor
  • David Hadley (14) California Republican candidate for Governor
  • Deedra Abboud (7) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senate Arizona
  • Delaine Eastin (6) California Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Doug Robinson (4) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
  • Drew Edmondson (5) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Ed Perlmutter (14) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Erin Murphy (2) Minnesota DFL
  • Fred Hubbell (7) Iowa Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa
  • Gary Richardson (8) Oklahoma Republican candidate for Governor
  • George Brauchler (13) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
  • Hunter Hill (1) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • J.B. Pritzker (10) Illinois Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor
  • Jared Fisher (13) Nevada Republican candidate for Nevada Governor
  • Jay Gonzalez (14) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Jeff Apodaca (1) New Mexico Democratic candidate for New Mexico Governor
  • Jeff Johnson (13) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Jim Renacci (7) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
  • John Chiang (2) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • John Kasich (2) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Karl Dean (6) Tennessee Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Keith Stern (8) Vermont Republican candidate for governor of Vermont
  • Laura Kelly (8) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Lori Swanson (10) Minnesota Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Lupe Valdez (12) Texas Democratic candidate for governor of Texas
  • Marc Molinaro (3) New York Republican candidate for governor of New York
  • Mark Green (12) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
  • Marty Jackley (4) South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
  • Mary Taylor (2) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
  • Matt Dean (1) Minnesota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Mick Cornett (6) Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Mike Dunleavy (4) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Mike Parson (4) Missouri Republican candidate for governor of Missouri
  • Molly Kelly (13) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor of New Hampshire
  • Nate Boulton (9) Iowa Democratic candidate for Iowa Gov
  • Patricia Morgan (1) Rhode Island Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor
  • Paulette Jordan (4) Idaho Democratic candidate for governor
  • Philip Levine (13) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
  • Prasad Srinivasan (10) Connecticut Republican candidate for Governor
  • Raul Labrador (2) Idaho Republican candidate for Idaho Governor
  • Rebecca Otto (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Rich Leopold (5) Iowa Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Richard Cordray (3) Ohio Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio
  • Scott Wagner (5) Pennsylvania Republican
  • Setti Warren (9) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Stacey Abrams (16) Georgia Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Steve Barlock (6) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Steve Marchand (7) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tim Walz (10) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tina Liebling (15) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tommy Ahlquist (2) Idaho Republican candidate for Idaho Governor
  • Tommy Battle (4) Alabama Republican candidate for governor of Alabama
  • Tony Evers (1) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin
  • Victor Mitchell (8) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Walker Stapleton (7) Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado
  • Walt Maddox (5) Alabama Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama
  • Wink Hartman (4) Kansas Republican candidate for Governor
  • Yancey McGill (7) South Carolina Republican candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mike Parson: Solidly pro-life; supports protecting rights of the unborn.
    Christine Hallquist: Protect a women's right to choose.
    Jeff Johnson: Pro-lifer who believes in protecting the life of the unborn.
    Bill Schuette: Supports the rights of the unborn.
    Jared Fisher: Pro-life because pregnancy involves two persons.
    Steve Barlock: Protect the rights of the most innocent heartbeats.
    Andrew White: Firm proponent of women's right to make her own decisions.
    Casey Cagle: Every child is a gift from God; 100% pro-life.
    David Hadley: Pregnancy is a woman's decision, but restrictions ok.
    Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to reproduce.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep women's reproductive health services in ObamaCare.
    Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Mark Green: A fetus is a human being with rights.
    Mark Green: Mother and fetus are two distinct people, even before birth.
    Andy McGuire: Restore Planned Parenthood funding from the dark ages.
    Scott Wagner: Protecting life is one of my guiding principles.
Budget & Economy
    Lupe Valdez: Economy should provide security & opportunity.
    Philip Levine: An economy that works for all Floridians.
    Mike Parson: Supports economic growth with accountability on taxes.
    Mike Dunleavy: Out of control spending has to stop; but taxing won't work.
    Bill Schuette: Make better jobs cutting taxes, regulations and wastefulness.
    Mick Cornett: History of developing budget based on needs of the community.
    Ben Jealous: Rebuild economy that doesn't leave anyone behind.
    Paulette Jordan: The way to a strong economy is investing in innovation.
    Yancey McGill: Audit the budget and the state pension fnud.
    David Garcia: 15-county strategy to invest in Arizona businesses.
    George Brauchler: Requested pay cut & budget cut as County Commissioner.
    Cary Kennedy: $5.1M annual earnings from diversifying city investments.
    Victor Mitchell: To save jobs, we must halt any kind of tax increase.
    Victor Mitchell: In an over regulated Colorado, regulations need to be cut.
    Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
    Casey Cagle: Expect state government to balance budget & reduce waste.
    Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
    Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Chris Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Connecticut regulations are choking growth.
    Chris Kennedy: Invest in economic incubators; create jobs for our kids.
    Brad Little: Come out Great Recession with budget balanced.
    Andy McGuire: No more handouts for big corporations.
    Andy McGuire: Strategize for economic development in rural Iowa.
    Ameya Pawar: Pushed economic development projects totaling $300 million.
    John Chiang: Found $8 billion in government waste, fraud, & abuse.
    Scott Wagner: Spur economic growth at greater rate than government growth.
Civil Rights
    Lupe Valdez: Pledges to fight for equality for gay community.
    Molly Kelly: One of the first legislators to vote for marriage equality.
    Philip Levine: History of being a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights.
    Christine Hallquist: Wants Vermont to welcome all groups, including marginalized.
    Laura Kelly: Reinstate Equal Protection for LGBTQ+ state workers.
    Lori Swanson: Will fight for all citizens to receive the same civil rights.
    Bill Lee: Common sense view of gender: there are two sexes.
    Tony Evers: Fight clandestine discrimination against LGBTQ people.
    Ben Jealous: Experience as Civil Rights leader will move state forward.
    Andrew Gillum: Staunch supporter of LGBT rights.
    Andy McGuire: Conversion therapy is torture, not treatment.
    Cary Kennedy: Gender pay equity in government and across the state.
    Cary Kennedy: Ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy.
    Jared Fisher: Treat LGBTQ like others; and some gender-neutral bathrooms.
    Nate Boulton: Defended LGBTQ nonprofit Iowa Safe Schools.
    Rebecca Otto: Address racial inequality gaps with social justice.
    Steve Barlock: Opposes pay equity; don't mandate equal outcomes.
    Andrew White: No more political games; fight for all human rights.
    David Hadley: Recognize same-sex marriages, with religious exemptions.
    David Hadley: Merit, not racial quotas, for college admissions.
    Delaine Eastin: Commissioned first State Dept. of Education LGBT Task Force.
    Ed Perlmutter: Equal pay for equal work: close the gender gap.
    Ed Perlmutter: Recognize same-sex marriage and equal benefits.
    Steve Marchand: Lead movement towards LGBTQ equality.
    Tim Walz: No discrimination because of who they love.
    Tim Walz: Freedom from discrimination is elemental concept of nation.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to marry.
    Chris Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
    Chris Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
    Jay Gonzalez: Continue Massachusetts leadership like on marriage equality.
    Erin Murphy: Confront divisive geography, gender, race and class.
    Rebecca Otto: Endorsed by Stonewall DFL as ally of LGBT community.
Corporations
    Molly Kelly: Put an end to the tax breaks for wealthy corporations.
    Philip Levine: Stop special interest tax breaks in Tallahassee.
    Allan Fung: Lower costs to business helps them grow.
    Andria Tupola: Cut corporate taxes and unnecessary regulation.
    Jeff Johnson: Help small business and embrace all present and future jobs.
    Laura Kelly: Recharge the economy via growth in new industries.
    Fred Hubbell: Stop giving unproductive tax credits to big corporations.
    Drew Edmondson: Close tax loopholes as one means to a fair budget.
    Walker Stapleton: Use common-sense cost-benefit analysis to create good jobs.
    Richard Cordray: Nurture small businesses rooted in local communities.
    Dan Schwartz: Bringing in high tech business will help increase paychecks.
    Adam Laxalt: Remove barriers to job creation and business expansion.
    Jared Fisher: Too many regulations work as roadblocks for business growth.
    Doug Robinson: To help the economy, government has to get out of the way.
    Deedra Abboud: Press business on needs of workers, environment.
    Nate Boulton: Tax credits & corporate giveaways have hurt economy.
    Adam Putnam: Cut regulations & taxes for farms & businesses.
    George Brauchler: Protect business from excessive regulation.
    Casey Cagle: Keep taxes on business that create jobs low.
    Daniel Biss: The rich have set up a system that benefits them.
    Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too.
    Bob Harlow: Competitive grants to small business plus startup incubators.
    Brian Kemp: Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO.
    Mary Taylor: Common Sense Initiative: reform Ohio's regulatory policies.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Financial assessment of new regulations on small businesses.
    Chris Kennedy: Celebrate family businesses, not consolidation & conformity.
    Andy McGuire: State loans for new or expanding small town businesses.
Crime
    Lupe Valdez: End the era of mass incarceration, plus major reforms.
    Philip Levine: Top-down & bottom-up audit of the Department of Corrections.
    Keith Stern: Convicts should serve in same state where sentenced.
    Jeff Johnson: Violent criminals must be locked up, some for long sentences.
    Mike Dunleavy: Attack crime with aggressive response.
    Bill Schuette: History of getting justice for rape victims.
    Ben Jealous: Smart-on-crime policies that create a just system for all.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Move from prison to productive citizenship.
    Cary Kennedy: Mass incarceration has a devastating impact.
    David Garcia: Prisons are costly substitute for mental health treatment.
    Steve Barlock: Support death penalty's use as intended.
    Jay Gonzalez: Treat underlying conditions that contribute to crime.
    Jay Gonzalez: Over-incarceration has terrible costs for society.
    J.B. Pritzker: Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions.
    Nate Boulton: Public safety & police can't be done on the cheap.
    George Brauchler: Defend local law enforcement and provide resources.
    George Brauchler: Create specialized units to fight crime.
    Connie Pillich: Worked as public defender, and challenged predatory lenders.
    David Hadley: Supports death penalty; tracking sex offenders; and more.
    David Hadley: Prevent schools from covering up staff sexual abuse.
    Tina Liebling: Officers should control situation without deadly force.
    Tina Liebling: More treatment courts; lower barriers to re-entry after jail.
    Stacey Abrams: Voted YES on criminalizing "up-skirting".
    Stacey Abrams: Voted NO on 10-year minimum for assaulting a cop.
    Chris Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Increase penalties for human trafficking and animal abuse.
    Marty Jackley: Joint federal-state cooperation to reduce violent crime.
    Mark Green: Increase penalties for assaults on police officers.
Drugs
    Molly Kelly: Help opioid users recover & rebuild.
    Christine Hallquist: Treat opiate crisis as a public health issue.
    Bill Schuette: The opioid epidemic cannot be solved with just arresting.
    Lori Swanson: Joined with other AG's to investigate opioid manufacturers.
    Marc Molinaro: Look into why people become addicted and help them.
    Walt Maddox: Substance abuse should have its own cabinet-level officer.
    Ben Jealous: Recognizes the suffering caused from the opioid epidemic.
    Abdul El-Sayed: End marijuana prohibition; tax it and regulate it.
    Karl Dean: Provide treatment for opioids while stepping up prosecution.
    Tommy Ahlquist: More law enforcement & clinical resources for opioid crisis.
    Doug Robinson: Do better by preventing addiction & promoting natural high.
    Doug Robinson: Children need to be protected from the dangers of pot.
    George Brauchler: Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs.
    Victor Mitchell: Marijuana revenues are being "ripped off" in the status quo.
    Victor Mitchell: THC is dangerous, but voters ok'ed the pot amendment.
    David Hadley: $85 million funding for drug and gang enforcement programs.
    Tina Liebling: War on drugs failed; end prohibition & use pot responsibly.
    Stacey Abrams: Expand list of conditions for medical marijuana.
    Stacey Abrams: Add fentanyl to list of criminalized opioids.
    Rich Leopold: Services for people still suffering with addiction.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Expand medical marijuana eligibility.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Combat the state's opioid crisis.
    Andy McGuire: Fund programs for mental health.
Education
    Lupe Valdez: The right education starts with fixing school finance system.
    Molly Kelly: Veto any effort to take money away from public schools.
    Philip Levine: Invest in public schools; stop funds to private/charters.
    Keith Stern: Give education control back to the local districts.
    Keith Stern: Technical schools train for well-paying, in-demand jobs.
    Christine Hallquist: Supports public schools; does not want them privatized.
    Jeff Johnson: Believes parents know best about their kid's education needs.
    Bill Schuette: Give parents more choices for their kids' education.
    Laura Kelly: Great schools plus early learning equal a bright future.
    Laura Kelly: Kids should not be afraid of guns when going to school.
    Lori Swanson: Believes schools need K-12 funding & teachers need support.
    Marc Molinaro: Give back education decisions to local cities & towns.
    Mick Cornett: Says teachers deserve raises that equal the regional average.
    Walt Maddox: Proposes a state lottery to transform the education system.
    Ben Jealous: Raise school spending with gambling revenue & legalized pot.
    Fred Hubbell: School systems and teachers know best what they need.
    Drew Edmondson: The future depends on investing in education and kids.
    Walker Stapleton: Charter schools give low-cost, high quality education choice.
    Paulette Jordan: Spending wiser will help create funds to invest in education.
    Paulette Jordan: Invest in STEM technology in high school to drive economy.
    Yancey McGill: $11.7B on schools and we're ranked as the worst state.
    Dan Schwartz: Parents need to have choices in school selections.
    Karl Dean: Expand access to vocational training programs.
    Karl Dean: Increase teacher pay; more resources for schools.
    Karl Dean: Supports charters; opposes vouchers.
    Andrew White: Close $5 billion property tax loophole to aid schools.
    J.B. Pritzker: Increase state funding for public schools.
    J.B. Pritzker: Invest in higher education to attract jobs & businesses.
    Nate Boulton: State must fund public schools, not voucher schemes.
    Nate Boulton: Supports teacher's unions to attract best teachers.
    Adam Putnam: Parental control of education, not state or federal.
    George Brauchler: Local control instead of one-size-fits-all education models.
    George Brauchler: Colorado should lead in STEM education.
    Cary Kennedy: Authored Amendment 23: Fund education & repair schools.
    Cary Kennedy: Preschool & kindergarten for every child.
    Victor Mitchell: College need to become more affordable in Colorado.
    Setti Warren: Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources.
    Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
    Casey Cagle: Options for public charter, private school or home schooling.
    David Garcia: Expert edu-scholar in education research and policy.
    David Hadley: Let military families choose any public school district.
    Delaine Eastin: In 1965, California led American education; we can do better.
    Delaine Eastin: Combined higher education and K-12 schools into one bond.
    Delaine Eastin: Oppose Prop 187 targeting immigrant students in classrooms.
    Ed Perlmutter: Invest in our public education system.
    Ed Perlmutter: Increase Pell grants; reduce student loan interest rates.
    Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
    Jim Renacci: Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective.
    Stacey Abrams: Help students from early learning thru post-secondary school.
    Steve Marchand: Quality public education from pre-K to H.S. to college.
    Tim Walz: Recognized as the 2003 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence.
    Tim Walz: Student Non-Discrimination Act: address anti-gay bullying.
    Tina Liebling: Fully fund our public education system at the state level.
    Tina Liebling: Free college credits via Post-Secondary Education Options.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Stacey Abrams: Chief Turnaround Officers for low-performing schools.
    Stacey Abrams: Voted NO on $42M more tax credits for private schools.
    Bob Harlow: Fund every student above the national per-pupil average.
    Chris Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
    Chris Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
    Jay Gonzalez: Fierce advocate for high-quality early education.
    Chris Kennedy: Need-based scholarships is educational justice.
    Chris Kennedy: Poor-rich mobility begins early in school.
    Mark Green: One-time deal for college dropouts: money for second half.
    Andy McGuire: Restore cuts: put students ahead of lobbyists.
    Andy McGuire: Restore $21M in cuts to higher education.
    Ameya Pawar: Give city families the schools they seek out in suburbs.
Energy & Oil
    Philip Levine: Against offshore drilling; invest instead in solar energy.
    Philip Levine: Effectively tackled challenges of climate change in Miami.
    Keith Stern: Goal to convert to 75% renewable energy will hurt Vermont.
    Christine Hallquist: Supports Solar Pathways plan of 90% renewable energy by 2050.
    Ben Jealous: Will set deadline to change to 100% clean, renewable energy.
    Drew Edmondson: Applauds oil and gas reps for backing up restoring GPT to 7%.
    Walker Stapleton: Work with energy industry and protect energy resources.
    Richard Cordray: Clean energy provides jobs AND improves air quality.
    Cynthia Nixon: Get off fossil fuels and move to renewable energy.
    Andrew Gillum: Climate change is a real; transition to clean energy.
    Andrew White: Believes in climate change and will act to address it.
    John Kasich: Balance low-cost & environment by pursuing all sources.
    John Kasich: Supports Keystone XL, clean coal; and "smart grid".
    Deedra Abboud: Clean energy would impact economic inequality.
    Nate Boulton: 50% renewable energy by 2025.
    Jared Fisher: Clean energy means jobs.
    Jared Fisher: Renewable energy makes economic sense.
    Setti Warren: Support use of wind, solar, & other renewable energy.
    David Hadley: Ban off-shore oil drilling; require 50% wind and solar.
    Ed Perlmutter: Responsibly develop fossil fuels plus all-of-the-above.
    Jim Renacci: We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration.
    Tina Liebling: 25% renewable energy by 2025.
    Bob Harlow: No new pipelines; no new strip-mines.
    Rich Leopold: Supports strong wind industry in Iowa.
    Danny Drew: Enacted sustainable, green energy policies.
    Mark Green: Registration fee surcharge for electric vehicles.
    Andy McGuire: Trump full of hot air on wind power.
Environment
    Lupe Valdez: Protect the environment by taking proactive measures.
    Molly Kelly: Make fishing & tourism industries safe from oil spills.
    Christine Hallquist: Advocate of environmental protections and mass transit.
    Jeff Johnson: Best stewards of natural resources are those who need them.
    Lori Swanson: Won settlement for corporation to pay $890M for pollution.
    Bill Lee: Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations.
    Ben Jealous: Protecting environment will give back economic opportunities.
    Fred Hubbell: Protect water, air and topsoil resources.
    Walker Stapleton: Wants states to have seat at table on federal land decisions.
    Yancey McGill: Restructure environmental control; partner with agribusiness.
    Andrew Gillum: EPA protects our families from corporate toxic pollution.
    Andy McGuire: Put teeth into our water quality regulations.
    Karl Dean: Cuts to the EPA are unthinkable.
    Steve Barlock: Utilize abundant natural resources; no water restrictions.
    Jay Gonzalez: New revenue to fix our broken mass transit system.
    Bob Massie: Green Bank: capitalize on what nature provides us.
    Jay Gonzalez: Address water pollution despite Trump administration.
    Nate Boulton: Funding water trust fund improves safety & tourism.
    Jared Fisher: Teddy Roosevelt environmentalist: Explore new frontiers.
    Jared Fisher: Eco-tourism promotes economy AND outdoor recreation.
    David Hadley: Protect wildlife corridors and marine areas.
    Delaine Eastin: Pushed landfill cleanup and innovative recycling.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms.
    Tina Liebling: Those who exploit resources should pay for any cleanup.
    Daniel Biss: Spent his time as a legislator protecting our environment.
    Bob Harlow: Annual tests for heavy metals in all drinking water.
    Rich Leopold: Let's Go Outside: stewardship of Iowa's land, air, and water.
    Danny Drew: Restored Middletown's waterfront & public parks.
    Marty Jackley: Protect agricultural communities from the EPA's overreach.
    John Chiang: Safeguard our vast and precious natural resources.
Families & Children
    Lupe Valdez: Pro paid sick leave; choosing job over sick family is wrong.
    Molly Kelly: Supports and will sign for paid family and medical leave.
    Christine Hallquist: Pass paid family and medical leave insurance.
    Mike Dunleavy: Fought for parents to raise kids according to their values.
    Lori Swanson: Find options to make childcare affordable.
    Bill Lee: My faith informs my view of marriage.
    Cary Kennedy: Expand access to contraception.
    Bob Massie: Support Raise Up Agenda of paid family leave.
    J.B. Pritzker: Public/private partnership must invest in poor kids.
    Cary Kennedy: Help at-risk low-income kids with nurse home visits.
    Delaine Eastin: Prop 10: Raise tobacco taxes for early childhood development.
    Tina Liebling: High quality child care is essential for work.
    Marty Jackley: Save children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
    Andy McGuire: Time for state Family/Medical Leave Act.
Foreign Policy
    Jay Gonzalez: Recognize Syrian refugees and others in need.
    Ed Perlmutter: Normalize relations with Cuba; lift the embargo.
    Chris Kennedy: Borrow the best ideas from around the world.
    Mark Green: Block Syrian refugees from coming to Tennessee.
Free Trade
    Andy McGuire: Unfair trade deals shut down factories & ship jobs overseas.
    Steve Barlock: Renegotiate NAFTA to reduce restrictions on Colorado.
    Ed Perlmutter: Opposed Free-Trade Agreements with Korea, Panama & Colombia.
Government Reform
    Lupe Valdez: Fight against discriminatory voter identification laws.
    Molly Kelly: Wants real campaign finance reform; no corporate donations.
    Keith Stern: Term limits will slow down path to lobbying.
    Allan Fung: Internal department to audit fraud, waste and corruption.
    Christine Hallquist: Work with state & locals to fix campaign finance system.
    Jeff Johnson: Government needs to give the power back to the people.
    Jeff Johnson: People make better decisions on spending than government.
    Bill Schuette: Terminate government pensions for those caught embezzling.
    Bill Schuette: Wants tax returns released from all top elected officials.
    Laura Kelly: Lobbyist reforms & increased legislative transparency.
    Lori Swanson: Fight to make campaign financing fairer & all-inclusive.
    Drew Edmondson: Advocate of open transparency; the public has right to know.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Fundamental right to be heard at the ballot box.
    Andy McGuire: Repeal the voter ID law; lengthen the absentee voting.
    Cary Kennedy: Cap election spending; eliminate corporate PAC contributions.
    David Garcia: Right to vote--and to have your vote counted--is sacred.
    Tommy Ahlquist: Term limits & campaign disclosure for statewide officials.
    Andrew White: Fight to end the non-competitive gerrymandering system.
    Jay Gonzalez: Strong campaign finance policies ensure democracy's promise.
    George Brauchler: A record of official transparency.
    Jared Fisher: Governor must lead with accountability & transparency.
    Cary Kennedy: Transparency in public finance: publish online.
    Setti Warren: Public records laws for open and transparent governing.
    Ed Perlmutter: Citizens United is worst decision in recent history.
    Steve Marchand: Stop discouraging voter turnout.
    Tina Liebling: Require disclosure of state legislature perks.
    Stacey Abrams: Exact-match process violates Voting Rights Act.
    Stacey Abrams: Stop redistricting voters of color to dilute their votes.
    Brian Kemp: Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID.
    Scott Wagner: Legislatures should discuss more instead of pay raises.
Gun Control
    Lupe Valdez: For common sense gun control measures; keep community safe.
    Molly Kelly: Advocates universal background checks and more gun controls.
    Philip Levine: We need gun control reform with a common sense approach.
    Keith Stern: Supports 2nd Amendment; but some people will commit crimes.
    Mike Parson: For 2nd Amendment rights; keep federal government at bay.
    Jeff Johnson: Gun control laws only put the guns in the hands of criminals.
    Bill Schuette: Proud protector of the 2nd Amendment, NRA rates him "A".
    Lori Swanson: Supports variety of common sense gun safety reforms.
    Walker Stapleton: Supports 2nd Amendment rights; fight to protect them.
    Yancey McGill: We will not surrender our freedom to bear arms.
    Abdul El-Sayed: No gun possession for convicted domestic abusers.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Take on the corporate gun lobby; enough is enough.
    Cary Kennedy: Ban assault weapons; fight the NRA & gun lobby.
    Jared Fisher: Second Amendment represents freedom & our American heritage.
    Andrew White: Not anti-gun but we need universal background checks.
    Ben Jealous: Wants governor to join multi-state coalition on gun control.
    Jay Gonzalez: Ban assault weapons and gun silencers.
    Adam Putnam: Expanded concealed weapon licenses program; largest in US.
    George Brauchler: Supports guns for self-defense.
    Casey Cagle: Expand citizens' ability to protect themselves & families.
    Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
    Stacey Abrams: Gun-carry license doesn't apply to "campus carry".
    Mark Green: Strong, unwavering pro-2nd Amendment voting record.
    Scott Wagner: 2nd Amendment is one of our constitutional freedoms.
Health Care
    Lupe Valdez: Must expand Medicaid; give access to rural communities.
    Molly Kelly: Backed Medicaid expansion; opposes efforts to limit access.
    Philip Levine: Expand Medicaid; give healthcare access to everyone.
    Keith Stern: Healthcare the community way through medical cost sharing.
    Christine Hallquist: Wants to lay groundwork for universal healthcare system.
    Jeff Johnson: For multi state buying, selling insurance across state lines.
    Laura Kelly: Expand Medicaid for more coverage and jobs.
    Lori Swanson: Plans to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all.
    Mick Cornett: Wants personal responsibility part of a healthcare approach.
    Walt Maddox: Expand Medicaid so all citizens receive care.
    Ben Jealous: Medicare-for-all is the answer to make healthcare affordable.
    Fred Hubbell: Stop Medicaid privatization; it failed the most vulnerable.
    Drew Edmondson: Reverse decision and accept Medicaid expansion funds.
    Richard Cordray: ObamaCare saves lives and improves health.
    Cynthia Nixon: No one should suffer due to unaffordable health care.
    Andrew Gillum: Healthcare should be a fundamental right.
    Jared Fisher: Free market achieves both affordable AND effective care.
    Karl Dean: Expand Medicaid for low-income families.
    Steve Barlock: Oppose single-payer; oppose healthcare red tape.
    Andrew White: 4-step plan to reduce healthcare costs for everyone.
    Bob Massie: Healthcare "entitlement" is Constitutional "life & liberty".
    Deedra Abboud: Single payer health care is the goal.
    J.B. Pritzker: Irresponsible to not fully fund Medicaid.
    Nate Boulton: Focus on vulnerable people rather than corporate profits.
    George Brauchler: Repeal Obamacare; local control of Medicaid.
    Victor Mitchell: Insurance is not necessary for primary care.
    Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare doesn't work for 50% of people today.
    Setti Warren: Move us towards single-payer healthcare.
    David Hadley: Government-run health care reduces quality & increases costs.
    Ed Perlmutter: ObamaCare enhances health of America's families and workers.
    Jim Renacci: Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare.
    Matt Dean: Repeal MNSure; it has harmed thousands.
    Steve Marchand: System should be stable, affordable, and accessible.
    Tina Liebling: ObamaCare was a valiant attempt but did not go far enough.
    Deedra Abboud: Don't repeal, but improve ObamaCare.
    Bob Harlow: Full health coverage of your choice, capped at 9% of income.
    Chris Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
    Rich Leopold: Our handling of mental illness & medical coverage is abysmal.
    Jay Gonzalez: Health insurance coverage for low-income residents.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Stop bureaucrats looking over doctor's shoulders.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Stop treating hospitals like piggy banks to close budget gap.
    Marty Jackley: States stopped ObamaCare's forced Medicaid expansion.
    Chris Kennedy: Treat the mentally ill instead of jailing them.
    Chris Kennedy: Don't punish the hospitals; don't divide them from doctors.
    Mark Green: Expanding Medicaid is naive; ObamaCare is crumbling.
    Mark Green: Align MD Foundation: care for underserved populations.
    Andy McGuire: Healthcare is a right for all Iowans.
    Andy McGuire: Reduce costs through preventive care, lower drug prices.
Homeland Security
    Lupe Valdez: Wants all veterans to receive the benefits they have earned.
    Molly Kelly: Take care of the veterans and meet their needs.
    Philip Levine: Military veterans should receive the benefits they deserve.
    Allan Fung: Property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.
    Fred Hubbell: Respects and honors the military's courage and sacrifices.
    Cary Kennedy: Tax deductions for veterans, plus more state services.
    Catherine Templeton: SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes.
    Andrew White: Help first responders with citizen-led response teams.
    Adam Putnam: Make Florida the most military friendly & vet friendly state.
    George Brauchler: Uniformed service includes tour in Iraq.
    Victor Mitchell: "Big brother government" is terribly intrusive.
    Connie Pillich: Advocate for veterans, financially and community.
    David Garcia: Trained as a nuclear/bio/chemical warfare specialist.
    David Hadley: Strong champion for the Los Angeles Air Force Base.
    Jim Renacci: Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester.
    Tim Walz: Enlisted in Army National Guard at 17; served for 24 years.
    Tim Walz: Suicide prevention programs & mental health for veterans.
    Stacey Abrams: Give military base residents tuition & teaching certificates.
    Mark Green: Care for returning vets' unseen scars of war.
Immigration
    Lupe Valdez: Wants immigration reform that gives a pathway to citizenship.
    Molly Kelly: Strongly opposes Trump's immigration and border law changes.
    Philip Levine: Fully supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
    Jeff Johnson: Opposes sanctuary state and all sanctuary cities.
    Ben Jealous: For society to be healthy all members need to be embraced.
    Walker Stapleton: Sanctuary cities are a direct threat to public safety.
    Yancey McGill: Do everything to prevent illegal immigrants in our state.
    Andrew White: Weak borders are "Open for Business" for criminals.
    Andrew White: Sanctuary City laws force police to do border patrol work.
    Raul Labrador: Building wall is critical step against illegal immigrants.
    Raul Labrador: Toughen laws against illegal immigrants.
    Ed Perlmutter: Pass comprehensive immigration reform.
    Steve Marchand: 1st-generation American; sees positive power of immigration.
    Stacey Abrams: Colleges need not act as immigration enforcement officers.
    Jay Gonzalez: No round-up of immigrants by National Guard.
    Jay Gonzalez: Safe Communities: no Muslim registry; no state enforcement.
Jobs
    Molly Kelly: Recognize and value the contributions of older workers.
    Molly Kelly: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Philip Levine: For raising minimum wage; let local communities decide rate.
    Christine Hallquist: Unions are crucial to the balance of power.
    Christine Hallquist: $15 minimum wage, plus job retraining for displaced workers.
    Mike Dunleavy: The only path forward to new jobs is to encourage businesses.
    Laura Kelly: Future jobs need creative, innovative strategic investments.
    Lori Swanson: Prioritize decent jobs that pay the bills.
    Mick Cornett: History of creating jobs and bringing in new industry.
    Walt Maddox: Will make workforce training and development his priority.
    Ben Jealous: Knows firsthand the benefits of working union jobs.
    Ben Jealous: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Fred Hubbell: Believes in unions and equitable collective bargaining.
    Paulette Jordan: Raise minimum wage in increments.
    Jeff Apodaca: Turn New Mexico around: equal pay for women.
    Deedra Abboud: $15 minimum wage and paid sick time.
    J.B. Pritzker: Private initiatives can create new jobs.
    J.B. Pritzker: State & local business share vocational training.
    J.B. Pritzker: Uphold unions and living wage.
    Nate Boulton: $15 minimum wage indexed to inflation.
    Cary Kennedy: Target tax cuts for job creation.
    Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
    Tina Liebling: Don't permit employers to pay non-sustaining wages.
    Tina Liebling: Defend the right to organize and bargain collectively.
    Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
    Bob Harlow: Repeal Walker's legislation that banned unionized workplaces.
    Chris Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Renegotiate our union contracts with state employees.
    Chris Kennedy: Pro-business AND pro-labor; ran all-union shop.
    Erin Murphy: Reliable jobs that pay a living wage.
    Andy McGuire: Dedicate resources to apprenticeships & job training.
    Andy McGuire: Raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Andy McGuire: Restoring collective bargaining for Iowa workers.
    Tim Walz: Close the wage gap that still exists between women and men.
Principles & Values
    Lupe Valdez: Supports Texas Bill of Rights, rooted in Democratic values.
    Christine Hallquist: Monthly town halls and weekly audio broadcasts as governor.
    Mick Cornett: God and church are main components of his value system.
    Bill Lee: Don't exclude faith from public life.
    J.B. Pritzker: Who needs another rich guy running for office?
    Jared Fisher: Master of time management: time is our greatest asset.
    Jared Fisher: Started renewable-energy-based tourism business.
    Connie Pillich: Announced candidacy on route of Cincinnati Women's March.
    Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
    Tim Walz: Got political when students were turned away from Bush event.
    Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
    Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Daniel Biss: Took on the political machine & won with creative solutions.
    Brian Kemp: State Senator and Secretary of State.
    Rich Leopold: I'm a person of faith; I volunteer with faith-based groups.
    Mark Green: Conservative Christian and State Senator.
Social Security
    Jeff Johnson: End the taxation of social security benefits.
    Yancey McGill: Only 4% of SC seniors are served by the government.
    Bob Harlow: Balance budget but protect Social Security and Medicare.
    David Hadley: Raise state employee retirement age & make pensions portable.
    Ed Perlmutter: Opposes private accounts for Social Security.
    Daniel Biss: Help give retirement security to millions of workers.
Tax Reform
    Mike Parson: Wants legislative approval on big ticket tax expenditures.
    Jeff Johnson: Growth comes from lower spending and increased take-home pay.
    Fred Hubbell: Equitable tax system, instead of one based on who you know.
    Yancey McGill: Lower taxes; more local control; fewer regulations.
    Jared Fisher: Cement our reputation as pro-business, tax-friendly state.
    Patricia Morgan: Rhode Islanders relocate to avoid the confiscatory death tax.
    Andrew White: Unfair tax burden at state level on homeowners.
    Deedra Abboud: A millionaire's tax for those at the top.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois needs progressive income tax.
    George Brauchler: Supports Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
    Cary Kennedy: Tax rebates for seniors & disabled.
    Setti Warren: Eliminate tax breaks; wealthy pay their fair share.
    Casey Cagle: Businesses and families flourish when tax burden is low.
    David Hadley: Oppose sales and income tax hikes in Proposition 30.
    Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
    Jim Renacci: Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed.
    Stacey Abrams: Ask everyone to do their fair share.
    Steve Marchand: Oppose tax cuts for small number of large companies.
    Tina Liebling: Progressives taxation with a 4th tier for wealthiest.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Stacey Abrams: Keep graduated income tax instead of 5.4% flat tax.
    Mary Taylor: Reduce personal income tax; eliminate franchise tax.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Opposed tax increases; shrink size of government.
    Prasad Srinivasan: We must control taxes and spending.
    Scott Wagner: Don't burden retirees with excessive property taxes.
Technology
    Philip Levine: Infrastructure must be modernized to meet 21st century needs.
    Keith Stern: Cut spending by $100M and put half into infrastructure.
    Christine Hallquist: Grow the economy by connecting all to fiber optic cable.
    Christine Hallquist: Invest in transportation infrastructure, give access to all.
    Jeff Johnson: Moratorium on light rail; focus on first-class bus system.
    Laura Kelly: Invest in rural highway and digital infrastructure needs.
    Lori Swanson: Crucial need to repair and modernize infrastructure.
    Marc Molinaro: Vows to repair infrastructure by cutting through red tape.
    Mick Cornett: Rebuilding roads and bridges creates jobs & grows economy.
    Walt Maddox: Crumbling infrastructure threatens safety and job growth.
    Ben Jealous: Make investment in infrastructure a must-have priority.
    Walker Stapleton: Will restore transparency and accountability to CDOT.
    Jay Gonzalez: Don't just re-arrange deck chairs on Transportation Titanic.
    Bob Massie: Replace patchwork projects with world-class public transit.
    Doug Robinson: Infrastructure via government efficiency & private solutions.
    George Brauchler: Improve roads without raising taxes.
    Cary Kennedy: Transit Oriented Development & develop airport commercially.
    Setti Warren: Reconstruct roadways; establish innovation centers.
    Setti Warren: Public transportation systems are underfunded.
    Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
    Casey Cagle: Invest in good roads and a deepened harbor.
    David Hadley: Stop the wasteful high-speed rail project.
    Ed Perlmutter: Land humans on Mars by 2033.
    Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Stacey Abrams: We must invest in public infrastructure.
    Steve Marchand: Invest in NH infrastructure so businesses want to grow here.
    Tim Walz: Safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny.
    Daniel Biss: PhD from MIT; math professor at U. Chicago.
    Stacey Abrams: Creates commission on Transit Governance and Funding.
    Bob Harlow: 1 Gb internet in every home, plus 200 mph high speed rail.
    Brian Kemp: Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot.
War & Peace
    Ed Perlmutter: Supports the Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation Agreement.
    Ed Perlmutter: Airstrikes and more, to degrade & destroy ISIS capabilities.
    Hunter Hill: I fought to defend our values in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Tim Walz: Served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    Mark Green: Wrote book about capture of Saddam Hussein.
Welfare & Poverty
    Allan Fung: More work/volunteer requirements in welfare benefits.
    Bill Schuette: Welfare must balance hand up aid with helping able find work.


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