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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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    Derek Schmidt: Limited-government conservative who opposes abortion.
    Roger Marshall: Believes life begins at conception and should be protected.
    Dave Lindstrom: Led local fight against funding Planned Parenthood.
    Barbara Bollier: Protect women's privacy in their medical decisions.
    Roger Marshall: Kansans for Life: national leader for pro-life legislation.
    Dave Lindstrom: Committed to culture of life; opposes late-term abortions.
    Jake LaTurner: Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable.
    Jake LaTurner: Innocent unborn children are among our most vulnerable.
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood.
    Jeff Colyer: Kansas prohibited slavery and prohibited abortion together.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of cherishing life at every stage.
    Carl Brewer: Supports reproductive rights.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Ron Estes: Lead the fight to protect the unborn.
    Ron Estes: Strong advocate for the unborn.
    Jerry Moran: Life from conception is sacred and must be defended.
    Roger Marshall: Opposes any efforts to use taxpayer funding for abortions.
    Patrick Wiesner: A woman bears the burdens; so trust her judgment.
    Sam Brownback: Need to permanently end tax funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Kris Kobach: Planned Parenthood like Nazi doctor.
    Sam Brownback: Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother.
    Barbara Bollier: Allow D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation).
    Jake LaTurner: Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother.
    Laura Kelly: Allow D&E abortion (dilation and evacuation).
    Susan Wagle: Prohibit dismemberment abortion except for life of mother.
    Greg Orman: Supports access to abortion services.
    Pat Roberts: Let insurance plans deny abortions based on employer beliefs.
    Randall Batson: Support abortion as a woman's right.
    Randall Batson: Focus on alternatives such as adoption & foster children.
    Milton Wolf: Human life begins at conception.
    Chad Taylor: No prosecution of Planned Parenthood for lost reports.
    Sam Brownback: Favors tightening parental consent laws.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes tightening parental consent laws.
    Susan Wagle: Favors tightening parental consent laws.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Don't restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Derek Schmidt: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Jeff Colyer: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Kevin Yoder: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Laura Kelly: Don't restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Susan Wagle: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Tim Huelskamp: Restrict late term and partial birth abortions.
    Jim Slattery: Record in US Congress in support of abortion rights.
    Pat Roberts: Staunch stance as an advocate for life and families.
Budget & Economy
    Laura Kelly: Funding & assistance to strengthen rural small businesses.
    Roger Marshall: Lower taxes & decreased regulation for American greatness.
    Dave Lindstrom: Growth in regulations affects ability to create jobs.
    Barbara Bollier: Infrastructure key to rural Kansas, including broadband.
    Barbara Bollier: Work to increase transparency in budgeting process.
    Dave Lindstrom: National debt is a huge problem.
    Laura Kelly: Address financial crisis without new taxes.
    Greg Orman: Economic development plan instead of lazy tax cuts.
    Wink Hartman: Run Kansas like a business.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Ron Estes: Returned $113M in unclaimed property, including tax refunds.
    Ron Estes: Support a balanced budget amendment.
    Sam Brownback: The days of "tax first, cut never" have come to an end.
    Roger Marshall: Get government out of the way, to allow prosperity.
    Patrick Wiesner: Pay off $19T national debt over a period of 25 years.
    Patrick Wiesner: Paying off the national debt is the duty of baby boomers.
    Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
    Randall Batson: Market-led recovery instead of federal stimulus.
    Patrick Wiesner: End Washington DC's "let's borrow money" culture.
    Patrick Wiesner: Generate surpluses & not deficits; pay off our national debt.
    Pat Roberts: Ok to spend in time of war; otherwise don't be over-generous.
    Milton Wolf: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Greg Orman: Report federal spending by strict accounting standards.
    Chad Taylor: Budget cuts threaten basic prosecutorial services.
    Mark Parkinson: Constitutionally require set-aside for emergency fund.
    Bill Graves: Reauthorize the Kansas state lottery.
Civil Rights
    Derek Schmidt: Would have signed vetoed transgender athlete ban.
    Roger Marshall: Supported ban on transgender people serving in the military.
    Barbara Bollier: Pass Equality Act; end ban on trans service members.
    Susan Wagle: Coronavirus church restrictions violate rights.
    Barbara Bollier: Validate transgender identity.
    Barbara Bollier: Left GOP over anti-transgender language in party platform.
    Jeff Colyer: No commitment to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
    Jeff Colyer: No executive order banning LGBT worker discrimination.
    Kathleen Sebelius: 2007: Prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity.
    Kris Kobach: Do nothing to protect the rights of LGBT workers.
    Sam Brownback: 2015: Repeal ban on gender identity discrimination.
    Carl Brewer: Protect civil rights, not judge morality.
    Ron Estes: Kansas ABLE: tax-free savings for people with disabilities.
    Patrick Wiesner: Marriage for two same-sex persons making a life commitment.
    Sam Brownback: Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons.
    Barbara Bollier: College groups "religious freedom" means LGBT discrimination.
    Jake LaTurner: Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons.
    Laura Kelly: College groups "religious freedom" means LGBT discrimination.
    Susan Wagle: Allow college groups to discriminate for religious reasons.
    Greg Orman: Government should not prohibit same-sex marriage.
    Randall Batson: Opposes affirmative action.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to same-sex marriage.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate for equality, including equal pay for equal work.
    Chad Taylor: Make bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
    Milton Wolf: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Charlie Hardy: Equal pay for equal work.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted 9-year-long rape case.
    Mark Parkinson: Embrace diversity rather than rejecting new citizens.
    George W. Bush: Education, housing, and hiring must be equal for all.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for Equal Rights Amendment.
    John McCain: We donít need laws against Spanish language & culture.
    Howard Phillips: Censorship is dumbing down our children.
    Laura Kelly: Experiment of no taxes on businesses drained our budget.
    Patrick Wiesner: CPA who owns a tax, bankruptcy, and business law practice.
    Derek Schmidt: Backed the honorable men and women in law enforcement.
    Roger Marshall: Racism is wrong, but condemn defunding the police.
    Barbara Bollier: Supports the Justice in Policing Act.
    Roger Marshall: Protests okay, but we have to be a land of law and order.
    Barry Grissom: Clean up gang activity; target child sex offenders.
    Jeff Colyer: Caitlin's Law: strengthen penalties for repeat DUI offenders.
    Carl Brewer: Ensure safety with adequate funding and staffing.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes stricter punishment to reduce crime.
    Randall Batson: Eliminate mandatory minimums; balance with rehabilitation.
    Kris Kobach: Supports death penalty and mandatory minimums.
    Barbara Bollier: Supports decriminalization of marijuana.
    Roger Marshall: Willing to consider medical use but not convinced.
    Roger Marshall: Supports cultivation of industrial hemp.
    Carl Brewer: Legalize recreational marijuana to diversify farm crops.
    Greg Orman: Legalize medical marijuana & decriminalize recreational use.
    Jeff Colyer: No proof that marijuana treats any medical conditions.
    Kris Kobach: Skeptical of medical marijuana; we can't limit it.
    Laura Kelly: Supports medical marijuana and treatment over incarceration.
    Jeff Colyer: Scourge of opioid and meth epidemics affect everyone.
    Patrick Wiesner: Failure to stop opioid drug trade is a failure of government.
    Patrick Wiesner: Legalizing pot would be surrender, but treat addicts who ask.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports legalizing marijuana.
    Chad Taylor: Legalizing marijuana may decrease crime & increase revenue.
    Randall Batson: Legalization yields better results than current turf wars.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on hallucinogenic level-2 drugs.
    Kris Kobach: Stricter punishment for importing & selling drugs.
    Roger Marshall: Not taxpayer responsibility to bear burden of student debt.
    Barbara Bollier: Private schools have no requirements for accountability.
    Roger Marshall: Supported public service loan forgiveness program.
    Dave Lindstrom: Get federal government out of the student loan business.
    Barbara Bollier: Ensure every student a high quality K-12 education.
    Barbara Bollier: Opposes making college free for everyone.
    Laura Kelly: Funding schools top budget priority, this year & every year.
    Laura Kelly: Expand pre-K programs; fully fund our K-12 schools.
    Jeff Colyer: My (Re) Employment Plan: KANSASWORKS technical education.
    Jeff Colyer: Invest in early childhood education & invest in our future.
    Jeff Colyer: Increased investments in K-12 Education.
    Sam Brownback: Court-ordered education funding won't solve every problem.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Ron Estes: Oppose government telling us how to educate our children.
    Ron Estes: More visibility for Learning Quest college savings program.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
    Sam Brownback: TeachersKan: scholarship program for Kansas college students.
    Sam Brownback: More education money should be going to instruction.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports parents choosing schools via vouchers.
    Patrick Wiesner: More revenue to increase K-12 funding and college funding.
    Milton Wolf: Block federal mandates such as Common Core.
    Greg Orman: National innovation for high student achievement.
    Jerry Moran: Make it easier for lower income Kansans to attend college.
    Mark Parkinson: World-class public school system is investment in future.
    Kris Kobach: No unfunded mandates; yes charters & vouchers.
    John Kerry: Chides Bush for not fully funding No Child Left Behind.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Education First: Target additional $300M where most needed.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Minimize the need for college tuition increases.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Review district finances and bring efficiency.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Pay teachers adequately and provide them with health care.
    Wesley Clark: Decries lack of funding for No Child Left Behind.
    Bill Graves: More funding for special education and parental services.
    Howard Phillips: Education debate today is about sex & crime.
    Howard Phillips: Schools sponsor the official state religion of humanism.
    Howard Phillips: Separate education from state, or itís establishing religion.
Energy & Oil
    Derek Schmidt: Suing Biden for trying to implement Green New Deal.
    Barbara Bollier: Opposed repealing state renewable energy standard.
    Roger Marshall: Voted for a resolution opposing a carbon tax.
    Barbara Bollier: Invest in green energy opportunities to create jobs.
    Laura Kelly: For alternative energy that benefits the state, like wind.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of Kansas exporting wind power across America.
    Patrick Wiesner: Build Keystone pipeline without environmental mistakes.
    Patrick Wiesner: Remove tax credits for wind energy & agri-biodiesel fuels.
    Patrick Wiesner: End tax credits for wind energy & biofuel--they're gimmicks.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Patrick Wiesner: Support the Keystone Pipeline, with environmental safeguards.
    Milton Wolf: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Chad Taylor: "Wind cowboys" maintain fields of windmills in west Kansas.
    Sam Brownback: New wind energy projects; make KS the Renewable State.
    Mark Parkinson: Bring wind farms and green jobs to Kansas.
    Kris Kobach: Develop traditional energy resources, plus ANWR.
    Roger Marshall: Overturn EPA rules surrounding Waters of the US.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes cuts to EPA's funding; environment needs protection.
    Sam Brownback: I dream of a Kansas known as the Renewable State.
    Ron Estes: Fight the intrusive arm of the EPA.
    Carl Brewer: Community partnerships to clean up polluted Superfund sites.
    Roger Marshall: Puddles are not wetlands; ditches are not navigable streams.
    Patrick Wiesner: Why do we waste effort on lesser prairie chicken regulation?
    Sam Brownback: Stewardship for water resources to lengthen useful life.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to whether there's a 'right' against pollution.
    Greg Orman: Rein in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    Chad Taylor: Good farmers use best practices, as stewards of the land.
    Greg Orman: We can protect our environment AND create jobs.
    Pat Roberts: For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies.
    Kris Kobach: Relax rules on logging & recreational usage.
    Howard Phillips: Property rights are ours, not governmentís.
Families & Children
    Dave Lindstrom: Raise cap for tax free accounts for dependent care.
    Laura Kelly: Must fix broken foster care system.
    Jeff Colyer: Favors religious exemption for gay adoption.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes religious exemption for gay adoption.
    Susan Wagle: Favors religious exemption for gay adoption.
    Jeff Colyer: Safe and professional workplace, free from sexual harassment.
    Jeff Colyer: More child welfare staff; more family programs.
    Derek Schmidt: Combat the serious problem of elder abuse.
    Patrick Wiesner: Ancestors immigrated to Kansas; kids raised in Kansas.
    Kris Kobach: Gay marriage makes it worse for traditional families.
    Chad Taylor: Successfully prosecuted case on child sexual exploitation.
    Jean Carnahan: Workplace child-care & more commitment to families.
Foreign Policy
    Dave Lindstrom: Focus of wars & alliances should be American interests.
    Dave Lindstrom: Support of Israel benefits US strategically & economically.
    Barbara Bollier: Diplomacy is our first line of defense in national security.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports maintaining U.S. sovereignty from the U.N.
    Chad Taylor: Diplomatic solutions are always preferable.
    Greg Orman: Eliminate our country's dependence on foreign creditors.
    Charlie Hardy: Most military people want peace-making foreign policies.
    Pat Roberts: Opposed UN ban on discrimination against disabilities.
    Kris Kobach: Limit foreign aid; decrease UN support; keep Cuba embargo.
    Dick Cheney: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
    George Tenet: Tenet rejects Cheney statements on Iraq/Al-Qaida connection.
Free Trade
    Laura Kelly: First Democratic governor for US/Canada/Mexico trade deal.
    Roger Marshall: Supported USMCA trade deal replacing NAFTA.
    Dave Lindstrom: Supports "fair trade" benefiting Americans over "free trade".
    Barbara Bollier: Farmers don't want aid: want to sell crops and livestock.
    Laura Kelly: Kansas is an export state.
    Roger Marshall: Trump trade deals provides certainty to farmers.
    Dave Lindstrom: Farmers support Trump's trade war and tariffs.
    Mike Pompeo: 2009: free trade among nations; 2019: trade war with China.
    Jeff Colyer: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Pat Roberts: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Jeff Colyer: Devastating impact on Kansas if NAFTA were to go away.
    Patrick Wiesner: Protect American companies against foreign dumping.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports expanding free trade.
    Chad Taylor: Trade has globalized US, but also exports jobs.
    Mark Parkinson: Export planes, energy, & wheat to China, India, & Brazil.
    Kris Kobach: Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO.
Government Reform
    Derek Schmidt: Federal bill expanding voting rights is "hyper-partisan".
    Derek Schmidt: Support Supreme Court challenge to 2020 election.
    Jeff Colyer: For new Constitutional convention to limit federal power.
    Jeff Colyer: Supported Texas challenge to 2020 presidential election.
    Derek Schmidt: Let legislature override governor's executive orders.
    Barbara Bollier: Make it easier to vote including same-day registration.
    Dave Lindstrom: Term limits: no more than 12 years House/Senate combined.
    Dave Lindstrom: Eliminate Congressional pensions, let them save up.
    Dave Lindstrom: Confirm constitutionalist judges who respect Rule of Law.
    Barbara Bollier: Lobbying ban for ex-officials; overturn Citizens United.
    Barbara Bollier: Prevent foreign election interference in bipartisan way.
    ACLU: Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote.
    Kris Kobach: Found in contempt for checking voter citizenship to register.
    ACLU: Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt.
    Kris Kobach: Contempt of court for blocking new voter registration.
    Jeff Colyer: 4-point plan to increase state government transparency.
    Kris Kobach: Tighten restrictions on voting.
    Jeff Colyer: Supports voter ID requirements.
    Kris Kobach: Vice-chair of Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Ron Estes: Five-year ban on members of Congress working as lobbyists.
    Wink Hartman: Replace dysfunction in Topeka with stability.
    Roger Marshall: Low voter turnout results from politicians not listening.
    Patrick Wiesner: No lobbyist-drafted bills; Senators must read all bills.
    Sam Brownback: State Supreme Court justices should be elected not appointed.
    Greg Orman: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Greg Orman: Ban on PACs formed by congressional leaders.
    Greg Orman: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Pat Roberts: 2012: No transparency of PAC donors; 2014: Some transparency.
    Pat Roberts: No term limits for Congress.
    Randall Batson: Indifferent to stricter enforcement of the right to vote.
    Patrick Wiesner: Lobbyists should never be allowed to draft laws, nor donate.
    Milton Wolf: Photo ID for voting.
    Greg Orman: Ballot requirements hinder 3rd-party candidates.
    Chad Taylor: Require open meetings for water utility rate-setting.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Implemented $85 million in savings and efficiencies.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Spending cut to provide a raise for state workers.
Gun Control
    Derek Schmidt: Recognize out of state concealed carry permits.
    Roger Marshall: Never encroach on citizens' right to defend themselves.
    Dave Lindstrom: An assault rifle ban would have no effect on crime.
    Barbara Bollier: Restrict assault rifles, impose limits on ammunition.
    Barbara Bollier: Red flag legislation for temporary removal of firearms.
    Dave Lindstrom: Guns don't create violence, might support background checks.
    Jake LaTurner: A+ rating from NRA for passage of Constitutional Carry.
    Sharice Davids: Gun violence a public health crisis.
    Laura Kelly: Supports common sense gun safety measures and safeguards.
    Kris Kobach: Opposes restrictions on guns.
    Ron Estes: Support the rights of gun owners, sportsmen, and hunters.
    Ron Estes: Support for concealed carry reciprocity.
    Roger Marshall: Make sure 2nd Amendment rights are never infringed upon.
    Patrick Wiesner: Gun rights are limited: no concealed carry on college campus.
    Sam Brownback: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Barbara Bollier: Allow schools & localities to enact gun restrictions.
    Jake LaTurner: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Laura Kelly: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Susan Wagle: Prohibit schools & localities from enacting gun restrictions.
    Sam Brownback: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Jake LaTurner: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Laura Kelly: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Susan Wagle: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license.
    Greg Orman: Don't make it easy for a convict to get guns at gun shows.
    Pat Roberts: Don't mess with people's right to bear arms.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Greg Orman: Owns handguns but supports background checks.
    Randall Batson: Possess & trade firearms as owners wish.
    Chad Taylor: I'm a gun owner, but we need to enforce gun laws.
    Milton Wolf: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Jean Carnahan: Advocated for gun control with sportsmenís rights.
Health Care
    Derek Schmidt: COVID: Opposed prisoner vaccines; closing churches, schools.
    Derek Schmidt: Elected Attorney-General opposing Affordable Care Act.
    Jeff Colyer: Steadfastly opposed Medicaid expansion.
    Roger Marshall: He and family took hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus.
    Roger Marshall: Government interferes with doctor-patient relationship.
    Dave Lindstrom: Transparency in price and services provided helps consumers.
    Dave Lindstrom: Let Medicare have power to negotiate drug prices.
    Barbara Bollier: Supports Medicaid expansion & public option.
    Laura Kelly: Ban gatherings over 10, including church, for coronavirus.
    Susan Wagle: Unconstitutional to ban church gatherings for coronavirus.
    Susan Wagle: Bars Medicaid expansion without abortion restrictions.
    Laura Kelly: Kansas must become 37th state to expand Medicaid.
    Barbara Bollier: Focus on inaccessibility of healthcare and unaffordability.
    Barry Grissom: Focus on expanding health care access and affordability.
    Dave Lindstrom: Supports a market-based approach for healthcare.
    Laura Kelly: Cover an additional 150,000 Kansans by expanding Medicaid.
    Susan Wagle: Expanding Medicaid will break our back with debt.
    Laura Kelly: Expand Medicaid, without further study or compromises.
    Susan Wagle: Medicaid expansion is socialism.
    Laura Kelly: KanCare-based Medicaid expansion to save rural hospitals.
    Jeff Colyer: Helped privatize Medicaid as KanCare.
    Jeff Colyer: Open meetings on KanCare instead of invitation-only.
    Carl Brewer: We all deserve health care, even the poor.
    Wink Hartman: Medicaid expansion is important, but Kansas can't fund it.
    Ron Estes: ObamaCare must be repealed.
    Sam Brownback: Refusing ObamaCare like declining a discount on the Titanic.
    Roger Marshall: Affordable Care Act is neither affordable nor caring.
    Patrick Wiesner: Make ObamaCare work; repeal is unlikely.
    Sam Brownback: KanCare at state level better than ObamaCare.
    Greg Orman: Futile to repeal ObamaCare while Obama is in office.
    Pat Roberts: Immediate and complete repeal of ObamaCare.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding ObamaCare.
    Milton Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with PatientCare free market.
    Sam Brownback: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Jake LaTurner: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Laura Kelly: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Susan Wagle: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Milton Wolf: Apologizes for posting gruesome medical X-rays on Facebook.
    Pat Roberts: First to call for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Todd Tiahrt: Calls for Sebelius resignation over ObamaCare fiasco.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare extends "crony health care" which began in 1929.
    Milton Wolf: ObamaCare turns health insurers into public utilities.
    Milton Wolf: Free market solutions ALREADY work; so add more.
    Todd Tiahrt: FactCheck: Yes, ObamaCare levies some taxes before services.
    Mark Parkinson: Enact a real public smoking ban.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
    Sonny Perdue: Reauthorize SCHIP, State Children's Health Insurance Program.
    Matt Blunt: Allow small businesses to form association health plans.
    Kris Kobach: Support tax-free medical savings accounts.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Obtain better prices for prescriptions & services.
    Bill Graves: Eliminate waiting period for HealthWave child health care.
    Bill Graves: More funding for Medicaid matching & pharmaceuticals.
    Jean Carnahan: Supports Patient Bill of Rights.
Homeland Security
    Roger Marshall: Proudly supported a 20% increase in military funding.
    Dave Lindstrom: Military funding should be untouchable priority.
    Barbara Bollier: Increase accountability of Veterans Administration.
    Roger Marshall: Ensure that our military installations are fully funded.
    Patrick Wiesner: Served 21 years in military; 3 years in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Sam Brownback: Arm additional security at National Guard facilities.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes expanding the armed forces.
    Randall Batson: Bring our troops home; close bases overseas.
    Pat Roberts: $200M for new fleet of tankers at McConnell Air Force Base.
    Milton Wolf: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Greg Orman: Understand costs of military action, including veterans.
    Chad Taylor: Advocate of a national defense respected throughout world.
    Jerry Moran: Increase security in our airports and harbors.
    Jerry Moran: No constitutional rights for terrorists, categorically.
    Todd Tiahrt: 2006: For military tribunals to try suspected terrorists.
    Jerry Moran: Military tribunals for terrorists are unconstitutional.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Strategic Military Planning to protect vital military assets.
    Barbara Bollier: Immigrants play a critical role in Kansas' economy.
    Roger Marshall: Opposed path to citizenship for DACA participants.
    Roger Marshall: Turn off magnets for migrants to enter under false pretenses.
    Dave Lindstrom: No discussion of immigration reform until border secured.
    Dave Lindstrom: National security starts with wall on southern border.
    Susan Wagle: President Trump is right; we must build a wall.
    Dave Lindstrom: Build wall in some areas; use technology in other areas.
    Dave Lindstrom: We need to grow, but make sure they're coming in legally.
    Jake LaTurner: Protect our country; build the wall.
    Laura Kelly: Wants immigration reform that has clear path to citizenship.
    Carl Brewer: Compassionate resolution to immigration issue.
    Kris Kobach: Crack down on illegals in Kansas.
    Jeff Colyer: Fought in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Ron Estes: Securing the Southern border must be our first priority.
    Roger Marshall: Spend what is necessary to secure our southern border.
    Patrick Wiesner: Hispanics are hard workers--but no amnesty.
    Greg Orman: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: Increase border patrols; reduce undocumented immigrant flow.
    Pat Roberts: 1986: Opposed Reagan's immigration limited amnesty bill.
    Randall Batson: Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship.
    Randall Batson: Benefits of citizenship only if arrived by legal means.
    Chad Taylor: Unmuddy the waters and create a path to citizenship.
    Milton Wolf: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Greg Orman: Illegals already here should register and pay taxes.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    Jerry Moran: No driver's licenses & no college discounts for illegals.
    Todd Tiahrt: I've shifted my view: build the fence on Mexican border.
    Todd Tiahrt: Compassion for illegals on lower tuition, but no more.
    John McCain: No more ballot initiatives against immigration.
    Laura Kelly: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure means jobs.
    Barbara Bollier: Raise minimum wage to a living wage.
    Roger Marshall: Co-sponsored 2019-2020 National Right-to-Work Act.
    Roger Marshall: Raising minimum wage has proven record of killing jobs.
    Dave Lindstrom: Bring American manufacturing back from China.
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by United Steelworkers:fighter for working families.
    Mike Parson: Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up.
    Jeff Colyer: Provide tools to fill 48,000 unfilled jobs in our state.
    Greg Orman: Government should create environment conducive to job growth.
Local Issues
    Sam Brownback: Plan future 3 millionth Kansan: education, farming, & water.
    Sam Brownback: ROZes: Rural Opportunity Zones with income tax waiver.
Principles & Values
    Derek Schmidt: Conservative who believes in protecting traditional values.
    Derek Schmidt: Wrote legal brief for July 4 fireworks at Mount Rushmore.
    Laura Kelly: Leaders must set an example that we share a common bond.
    Roger Marshall: Protect Church from any state efforts to restrict freedom.
    Roger Marshall: His nickname "Doc" disallowed on primary ballot.
    Dave Lindstrom: A vocal advocate for capitalism; socialism is a cancer.
    Dave Lindstrom: America must repent & pray for an awakening and revival.
    Barbara Bollier: She didn't leave GOP; they left her.
    Susan Wagle: We need to be a more diverse party to remain relevant.
    Dave Lindstrom: Concerned about growing embrace of socialism.
    Dave Lindstrom: Played on KC Chiefs; served on Turnpike Authority's board.
    Ron Estes: Won special election with national GOP support.
    Carl Brewer: Bring everyone to the table, across party lines.
    Carl Brewer: Hobby is competitive barbecuing: his sauce "Brewer's Best".
    Jerry Moran: I led the fight to give Republicans control of the Senate.
    Randall Batson: Libertarian offers third choice between Orman and Roberts.
    Randall Batson: Supports keeping God in the public sphere.
    Greg Orman: I've tried both parties and didn't like either.
    Chad Taylor: Separation of church and state isn't a relevant issue.
    Milton Wolf: OpEd: Tea Party "wolfpack" support; but no apology for X-ray.
    Pat Roberts: Group ratings more conservative in 2014 than in 2012.
    Pat Roberts: Returns home to Kansas "every time I get an opponent".
    Milton Wolf: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Greg Orman: Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant independent.
    Greg Orman: We're sending the worst of both parties to Washington.
    Greg Orman: 2010 Common Sense Coalition: give voice to sensible center.
    Greg Orman: I consider myself fiscally conservative & socially tolerant.
    Milton Wolf: AdWatch: Roberts doesn't live in Kansas anymore.
    Milton Wolf: Career politicians are changed by Washington.
    Pat Roberts: Resides in Virginia but votes in Kansas.
    Sam Brownback: Our dependence is not on Big Government but on a Big God.
    Milton Wolf: Obama is my cousin, but I oppose ObamaCare.
    Sam Brownback: Five measurable, significant, achievable goals.
    John McCain: 5 principles for a great nationís diplomacy.
Social Security
    Dave Lindstrom: More options on where to invest for younger generations.
    Roger Marshall: Look at raising retirement age for future generations.
    Barbara Bollier: Committed to protecting Social Security & Medicare.
    Patrick Wiesner: Raise $180B for Trust Fund by mandated bond interest rates.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports privatizing Social Security.
    Chad Taylor: No privatization; but we need to discuss reforms.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Randall Batson: Opt in/opt out of payroll deduction choice.
    Greg Orman: Lack of economic growth drains Social Security.
    Pat Roberts: All options for difficult choices for long term viability.
    Kris Kobach: Allow self-managed private retirement accounts.
    Jean Carnahan: Save Social Security & strengthen Medicare.
Tax Reform
    Dave Lindstrom: Draconian taxation robs the economy of incentives.
    Barbara Bollier: Instead of corporate tax breaks, provide middle class relief.
    Laura Kelly: Lowering state taxes on groceries a top priority.
    Jake LaTurner: Balance the budget; no tax Increases.
    Sam Brownback: Let states collect windfall from federal tax changes.
    Susan Wagle: $500M tax cut: no state windfall from federal tax changes.
    Laura Kelly: No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system.
    Kris Kobach: Cut taxes; cut budget.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Sam Brownback: 2012 "march to zero" income tax cuts overturned.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Ron Estes: Simplified, fairer, flatter tax code grows the economy.
    Patrick Wiesner: As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code.
    Sam Brownback: Strengthen property tax lid.
    Randall Batson: Strongly opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Chad Taylor: Simplify tax code, but no FairTax and no national sales tax.
    Randall Batson: Replace income tax with FairTax national sales tax.
    Patrick Wiesner: Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff.
    Patrick Wiesner: Tax attorney and CPA.
    Patrick Wiesner: A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff.
    Jerry Moran: Voted for tax increases 12 times, and against 200 times.
    Mark Parkinson: Raise cigarette and sales tax to meet $400M budget gap.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Allow overdue taxes to be paid without penalty.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Modernize tax incentive programs for start-up businesses.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Create tax credit for rural business development.
    Laura Kelly: Established Kansas's Office of Broadband Development.
    Dave Lindstrom: Rural broadband must be a top priority.
    Dave Lindstrom: Revisit libel laws & media protections.
    Dave Lindstrom: Make critical infrastructure a priority.
    Greg Orman: $80M for roads to make Kansas the epicenter of distribution.
    Jeff Colyer: Help Wichita maintain its title of Air Capital of the World.
    Patrick Wiesner: Immediately start work on roads, bridges, and airports.
    Jerry Moran: $383 million per year to help build highways and bridges.
    Pat Roberts: Risk of identity theft higher with advanced tech.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Restore funding for transportation and biosciences projects.
    Richard Nixon: Technology misused damages environment; but can restore it.
War & Peace
    Dave Lindstrom: Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world.
    Dave Lindstrom: Measure military success with clearly articulable goals.
    Ron Estes: Take the fight to ISIS and exit the disastrous Iran deal.
    Roger Marshall: Apply "peace through strength" to fight terrorism.
    Patrick Wiesner: Protection of Iraqi oil reserves is a vital US interest.
    Patrick Wiesner: It's up to the US to completely defeat ISIS.
    Randall Batson: Strongly supports staying out of Iran.
    Chad Taylor: Sanctions on Iran are working; no further military action.
    Chad Taylor: Air patrols on Syria ok; no deeper involvement.
    Jim Slattery: Roberts delayed prewar intelligence to justify war in Iraq.
    Pat Roberts: I led exposure of pre-Iraq war intelligence failures.
    Jim Slattery: Roberts should have known Iraq intelligence was inaccurate.
    Pat Roberts: Whole world believed Iraq intelligence was accurate.
    Kris Kobach: Keep US troops in Iraq; pay for it with Iraqi oil.
Welfare & Poverty
    Roger Marshall: Work requirement for able-bodied adults on food stamps.
    Jake LaTurner: Work requirements and drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Carl Brewer: Grew up in daily, anxious poverty.
    Patrick Wiesner: Change housing policy to avoid taking on more debt.
    Sam Brownback: Required work/training improves quality of life.

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