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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)

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Commonwealth of Kentucky Politicians: Archives


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  • ACLU (1)
  • Adam Edelen (21) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Alison Grimes (30) Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • Amy McGrath (32) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Kentucky
  • Andy Beshear (47) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Brett Guthrie (1) Republican U.S. Rep Kentucky-2
  • Bruce Lunsford (9) Former Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Kentucky
  • C. Wesley Morgan (22) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kentucky
  • Charles Booker (12) Democratic Senate Challenger Kentucky
  • Chuck Pennacchio (1) Former Democratic challenger (2006) Pennsylvania
  • Harry Blackmun (1)
  • Jack Conway (33) Kentucky Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jack Reed (1) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • James Comer (20) Republican U.S. Rep Kentucky- 1
  • Jim Gray (17) Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • John Paul Stevens (1) Republican Appointee to Supreme Court (retired 2010)
  • Matt Bevin (52) Kentucky Republican Governor
  • Mitch McConnell (28) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Rand Paul (20) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Robert Goforth (26) Kentucky Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rocky Adkins (25) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Sandra Day O`Connor (1) Republican Appointee to Supreme Court (retired 2005)
  • Scott Walker (1) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Steve Beshear (32) Kentucky Democratic Governor (term-limited 2015)
  • Steven Cox (27) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Kentucky
  • Trey Grayson (1) Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Kentucky
  • Wesley Morgan (13)
  • William Rehnquist (1) Republican Appointee to Supreme Court (until 2005)
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Abortion
    Charles Booker: Women have the right to choose; Roe v. Wade must be upheld.
    Steven Cox: Repeals Hyde Amendment.
    Wesley Morgan: Opposes taxpayer funding for abortion.
    Adam Edelen: Abortion rights are vital to ensuring equality for women.
    Andy Beshear: Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose.
    Andy Beshear: Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion.
    Matt Bevin: I am the most pro-life governor in America.
    Rocky Adkins: Voted for several anti-abortion bills.
    Adam Edelen: Unwavering support of women's right to health care decisions.
    Andy Beshear: I'm pro-choice and I support Roe v. Wade.
    Robert Goforth: Introduced first version of the fetal heartbeat bill.
    Rocky Adkins: Pro-life, but follow the law of the land.
    ACLU: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Matt Bevin: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Charles Booker: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Robert Goforth: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Rocky Adkins: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Matt Bevin: Latest abortion laws are straight-up infanticide.
    Matt Bevin: Sued for closing state's only abortion provider.
    Robert Goforth: Heartbeat bill: no abortion beyond 6 weeks after conception.
    Amy McGrath: 100% pro-choice; it is a woman's right to choose.
    James Comer: Abortion should NEVER be allowed, except for maternal life.
    James Comer: Not one penny of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Pro-life, with exceptions for rape in first trimester.
    Alison Grimes: Pro-choice down the line.
Budget & Economy
    Amy McGrath: Against rolling back Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
    Mitch McConnell: Voted to roll back Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposes infrastructure spending in COVID-19 relief bill.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports balanced budget amendment.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports permanent ban on earmarks, opposes bailouts.
    Andy Beshear: Fully supports legalized sports betting.
    Adam Edelen: Kentucky Kick Start: make Main Streets bustling again.
    James Comer: Federal fiscal restraint to tackle $19 trillion debt.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Balance the budget, by reducing benefits and tapping savings.
    Jim Gray: Think globally when talking about job creation.
    Matt Bevin: Must rely on cutting spending to improve financial outlook.
    Matt Bevin: AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal.
    Matt Bevin: No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place.
    Mitch McConnell: Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports sequester cuts: 2.4% out of $3.6 trillion budget.
    Jack Reed: Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes.
    Jack Conway: Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability.
    Rand Paul: Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY.
    Steve Beshear: Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall.
    Steve Beshear: Some budget priorities won’t go away despite budget crisis.
    Steve Beshear: Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change.
Civil Rights
    C. Wesley Morgan: Government needs to get out of business of reverse racism.
    Amy McGrath: No discrimination over sexual orientation.
    Mitch McConnell: Against gay marriage but now law of the land.
    Steven Cox: Expand the Voting Rights Act.
    Wesley Morgan: Stop government from interfering with free exercise of faith.
    Andy Beshear: Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders.
    Andy Beshear: Diversity isn't a buzz word; it's a value.
    Steven Cox: Launched online petition to remove Confederate statue.
    Robert Goforth: Constitution protects LGBTQ rights.
    Andy Beshear: Government works best with a wide range of voices.
    Andy Beshear: Marriage equality for whomever you love.
    Andy Beshear: 60% of AG leadership were women or minorities.
    Robert Goforth: Protect religious beliefs against LGBTQ people.
    Amy McGrath: Agrees with Supreme Court upholding same sex marriage.
    James Comer: Support traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
    C. Wesley Morgan: No same-sex marriage; no gender identity hate crimes.
    Jim Gray: Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage.
    Jim Gray: Openly gay mayor of Lexington: not all are anti-gay.
    Jack Conway: Same-sex marriage ban is last vestige of discrimination.
    Jack Conway: Didn't challenge court ruling that allowed same-sex marriage.
    Alison Grimes: Supports allowing gay marriage.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women.
    Mitch McConnell: I co-sponsored VAWA but final version went too far.
    Alison Grimes: Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality.
    Matt Bevin: Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
    Alison Grimes: Fight for pay equity for women.
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
    Jack Conway: I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell".
    Steve Beshear: Will veto a bill that would ban gay marriage in KY.
    Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Corporations
    Steven Cox: Favors stronger co-ops over pleasing shareholders.
    Matt Bevin: Signed $106 million tax cut for banks & other institutions.
    Andy Beshear: No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods.
    Robert Goforth: Don't cater exclusively to corporate interests.
    Robert Goforth: As business owner and pharmacists, he's a proven job creator.
    Steve Beshear: Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs.
Crime
    Amy McGrath: Police reform: ban chokeholds, guarantee body cameras.
    Charles Booker: Supports criminal justice reform to address racial bias.
    Robert Goforth: Incarceration comes at a high cost.
    Andy Beshear: Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits.
    Adam Edelen: Police departments should reflect diversity of community.
    Rocky Adkins: Make expungement of criminal records easier and/or automatic.
    Matt Bevin: Harsher felony penalties for those deemed gang members.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Harsher felony penalties for those deemed gang members.
    Robert Goforth: Harsher felony penalties for those deemed gang members.
    Rocky Adkins: Opposed harsher felony penalties for gang members.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Supports capital punishment; supports prosecuting minors.
    Matt Bevin: Overturn voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences.
    Steve Beshear: Grant voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences.
    Matt Bevin: Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests.
    Matt Bevin: Restore felon voting rights, but only through legislature.
    Steve Beshear: Restore right to vote to most nonviolent felons.
    Adam Edelen: Investigate the number of untested sexual assault kits.
    Jack Conway: Reduce crime via focus on cybercrime against kids.
    Alison Grimes: One in six US women will be victims of domestic violence.
    Steve Beshear: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    Brett Guthrie: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    James Comer: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    Rocky Adkins: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    James Comer: Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    Rocky Adkins: Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    Harry Blackmun: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
    John Paul Stevens: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
    William Rehnquist: Black defendants have no right to blacks on jury.
Drugs
    Amy McGrath: Will work for real investments in tackling opioid crisis.
    Amy McGrath: For medical cannabis; research full legalization.
    Charles Booker: Legalize cannabis and expunge records related to it.
    Steven Cox: Follow Colorado in legalizing & taxing cannabis.
    Robert Goforth: Project DARIS: combat drugs by educating students.
    Andy Beshear: Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids.
    Adam Edelen: More beds in Kentucky to treat the scourge of addition.
    Andy Beshear: Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market.
    Rocky Adkins: Prohibit advertising of opiates and opioids.
    Andy Beshear: Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment.
    Matt Bevin: Crack down on drug dealers and others who abuse the system.
    Robert Goforth: Regulate and tax medical marijuana.
    Rocky Adkins: Regulate and tax medical marijuana.
    James Comer: Help farmers with first hemp program in Kentucky.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Don't legalize marijuana; no drug addiction program.
    Jim Gray: Fully fund drug treatment and addiction recovery.
    Jack Conway: Fight prescription drug abuse; set up treatment centers.
    Alison Grimes: Have a discussion about marijuana legalization.
    Mitch McConnell: Strongly opposed to legalization of marijuana.
    Steve Beshear: KASPER: KY All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting.
    Steve Beshear: Reduce historic addiction to tobacco with smoke-free law.
    Jack Conway: Meth lab count is up because we are identifying smaller labs.
    Rand Paul: Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from.
    Rand Paul: Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs.
    Jack Conway: Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime.
    Rand Paul: Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh.
Education
    Rand Paul: COVID: Opening schools doesn't lead to a surge.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Government should get out of the student loan business.
    Amy McGrath: We need a well-funded public education system.
    Amy McGrath: National service program practical solution for college debt.
    Amy McGrath: Perform national service to get college aid.
    Steven Cox: Cover all costs at public colleges.
    Andy Beshear: Waive GED testing fee for those who can't afford it.
    Andy Beshear: Teachers deserve a living wage, teacher shortage is a threat.
    Andy Beshear: End historic cuts to universities, community colleges.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Reform education towards career prep.
    Robert Goforth: My strong public education overcame childhood poverty.
    Adam Edelen: Support teachers with pensions and more in classroom.
    Adam Edelen: Don't make schools profit centers for charter corporations.
    Adam Edelen: Make college affordable to the children of working families.
    Andy Beshear: Committed to a world-class public education.
    Rocky Adkins: Protect public education from private, for-profit schools.
    Andy Beshear: Don't change teacher pensions to 401(k)-style plan.
    Andy Beshear: Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions.
    Matt Bevin: Legislature should decide teacher pensions, not judges.
    Rocky Adkins: Better retirement pensions for teachers.
    Matt Bevin: Proposed school cuts of $128M; legislature restored them.
    Andy Beshear: Only legislature can implement charters, not Governor.
    Andy Beshear: Only legislature can cut state college budget, not Governor.
    Matt Bevin: 2% budget cut to state colleges and universities.
    Matt Bevin: Create Charter Schools Advisory Council & implement charters.
    James Comer: Teach without interference from the federal government.
    James Comer: Mountains of student debt hinders getting a job.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Public funding for charters and vouchers.
    Jim Gray: Investment in education and our teachers is essential.
    Matt Bevin: Move to performance based funding for state universities.
    Matt Bevin: End education monopoly with school choice and vouchers.
    Matt Bevin: FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life".
    Alison Grimes: Every child has the right to a quality education.
    Steve Beshear: We made cuts to survive; now let's assess damage.
    Steve Beshear: Reinvest in SEEK: Support Education Excellence in Kentucky.
    Jack Conway: Enforce consumer protection laws at for-profit schools.
    Steve Beshear: Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate.
    Steve Beshear: High national rankings shows that education is good in KY.
Energy & Oil
    Mitch McConnell: Supported withdrawal from Paris climate agreement.
    Amy McGrath: Climate change: wars will fought over water, resources.
    Charles Booker: Kentucky should lead the way to a green new deal.
    Steven Cox: Supports Green New Deal.
    Andy Beshear: Climate change is real; develop renewables.
    Matt Bevin: Don't subsidize renewables; we didn't cause climate change.
    Steven Cox: Save the world from the climatocalypse.
    Robert Goforth: Opposes raising electric costs.
    Steven Cox: We need to find a system better than fossil fuels.
    Steven Cox: We need to find a system better than fossil fuels.
    Steven Cox: We need to find a better investment than fossil fuels.
    Andy Beshear: Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills.
    Adam Edelen: Jobs for out-of-work coal miners in renewable energy.
    Matt Bevin: Allow utilities to pay customers less for excess solar power.
    Charles Booker: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Robert Goforth: Allow utilities to pay customers less for excess solar power.
    Rocky Adkins: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Matt Bevin: Stand up for coal; we have hundreds of years of supply.
    Adam Edelen: Install solar panels on reclaimed surface mines.
    Adam Edelen: Climate change is real; renewables key to tomorrow's jobs.
    Rocky Adkins: Fund energy research; increase energy savings.
    James Comer: War on coal is a war on Kentucky's economy.
    C. Wesley Morgan: No state funding for either renewables or traditional energy.
    Jim Gray: Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future.
    Jim Gray: Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage.
    Jack Conway: Maintain low energy rates by protecting coal economy.
    Matt Bevin: Fight against EPA's relentless attacks on the coal industry.
    Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
    Alison Grimes: Balanced approach to deal with global warming.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Fights EPA regulation on coal production.
    Alison Grimes: Rely heavily on domestic coal, oil and natural gas.
    Steve Beshear: To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal.
    Jack Conway: Protect coal even under cap-and-trade.
    Rand Paul: Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions.
    Jack Conway: Coal yes; cap-and-trade no.
    Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
    Mitch McConnell: Has clout to implement GOP solutions for high gas prices.
    Bruce Lunsford: Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres.
Environment
    Andy Beshear: Clean air and clean water underlie everybody's success.
    Matt Bevin: Opposes federal regulations like waterway protection.
    Robert Goforth: Torturing dogs and cats counts as domestic violence.
    Rocky Adkins: 1996: sponsored the Kentucky Tourism Development Act.
    Jim Gray: EPA regulations overstep bounds, but we can't throw them out.
    Jack Conway: Fight the EPA's burdensome regulations.
    Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
    Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
    Steve Beshear: Secures Clean Water Act funding to clean up pollution.
    Bruce Lunsford: Worked on father’s tobacco farm as a youngster.
    Bruce Lunsford: Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal.
Families & Children
    Amy McGrath: Help working class families with checks during pandemic.
    Andy Beshear: Use A.G. office to rescue victims of human trafficking.
    Robert Goforth: No visitation rights for children produced by rape.
    Matt Bevin: Teachers ignore their kids when they protest for pensions.
    Andy Beshear: Prosecute 31 active human trafficking cases in Kentucky.
    Matt Bevin: Czar to overhaul state foster care and adoption programs.
Foreign Policy
    Amy McGrath: We need strong military, but also strong diplomatic corps.
    Steven Cox: America is ignoring our role as stewards who save the world.
    Steven Cox: America is the greatest nation; we should lead.
    Jim Gray: Stand with our allies to protect our global interests.
    Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
    Matt Bevin: No unilateral action in Eastern Europe.
Free Trade
    Amy McGrath: Pulling out of Trans-Pacific Partnership cost us influence.
    Matt Bevin: 21st century reality means re-negotiating with China.
    Amy McGrath: No reason for tariffs against NATO allies.
    Jim Gray: Trade deals are a net positive for Kentucky.
    Alison Grimes: Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters.
    Steve Beshear: New records in exports; thousands of jobs from in-sourcing.
    Steve Beshear: Record exports to Asia & Europe means we're importing jobs.
    Mitch McConnell: Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad.
Government Reform
    Amy McGrath: Implement term limits, require release of tax returns.
    Amy McGrath: We must protect election process from foreign interference.
    Amy McGrath: I served in the military for 24 years; I voted by mail.
    Steven Cox: Increase transparency in campaign finance.
    Steven Cox: End Citizens United, remove corporate money from politics.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports term limits; repeal 17th amendment.
    Robert Goforth: Restore Felon Voting Rights.
    Steven Cox: Supports any laws that ensure elections can't be bought.
    Andy Beshear: Fight for every Kentuckian's right to vote.
    Rocky Adkins: In-person early voting on three weekends prior to election.
    Adam Edelen: Zero Tolerance: put crooked politicians behind bars.
    Adam Edelen: Restore Kentucky Commission on Women; 50% women in Cabinet.
    Andy Beshear: State government operates in secret: push for transparency.
    Matt Bevin: Vetoed proposal to prevent party change before primary.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Make it hard to switch party registration before primary.
    Rocky Adkins: Make it hard to switch party registration before primary.
    Alison Grimes: Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is a sham.
    James Comer: Self-imposed term limit of 6 terms.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Redistricting based on realistic boundaries.
    Jim Gray: Campaign finance system is broken; root it out.
    Adam Edelen: Bring transparency to $2.7B layer of "ghost government".
    Mitch McConnell: Federal shutdown was just a 2-week paid vacation: bad policy.
    Alison Grimes: Lifelong commitment to protecting the right to vote.
    Steve Beshear: Smart Government: sell surplus land, buildings and vehicles.
    Steve Beshear: 6-day furlough for state workers; cut top staff salaries 10%.
    Jack Conway: I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies.
    Steve Beshear: Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust.
Gun Control
    Amy McGrath: Supports background checks, honest conversation about guns.
    Charles Booker: Supports gun control; background checks; no assault weapons.
    Andy Beshear: Signed law requiring school police officers to carry guns.
    Wesley Morgan: Oppose all efforts to eliminate; restrict 2nd Amendment.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Count on me to protect your 2nd amendment rights.
    Matt Bevin: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license, training.
    Charles Booker: Oppose concealed carry of guns without license & training.
    Robert Goforth: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license, training.
    Rocky Adkins: Oppose concealed carry of guns without license & training.
    Robert Goforth: Ban weapons in courtrooms and jails.
    Matt Bevin: Guns aren't problem in schools; kids in my school had guns.
    Robert Goforth: Concealed carry at schools, bars, and businesses.
    Matt Bevin: Culture of violence, like zombie shows, cause mass shootings.
    Matt Bevin: School shootings caused by "culture of death" in media.
    Mitch McConnell: Congress cannot fix school shootings; must act locally.
    James Comer: Unwavering support of 2nd Amendment.
    C. Wesley Morgan: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
    Jim Gray: Ban gun purchases by people on FBI terrorist watch list.
    Jim Gray: Ok to delay gun sales for 72 hours, but no secret lists.
    Jack Conway: Believes in right to bear arms and self-protection.
    Alison Grimes: Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show.
    Alison Grimes: Proud of long-held sporting & hunting traditions.
Health Care
    Amy McGrath: For bipartisan plan to fix ObamaCare's problems.
    Charles Booker: More expensive to do nothing than implement Medicare for all.
    Amy McGrath: Will fight to lower prescription drug costs.
    Amy McGrath: Improve ACA; don't get rid of private insurance.
    Charles Booker: Has diabetes & rationed insulin: need Medicare for All.
    Steven Cox: Support Medicare for All.
    Wesley Morgan: Abolish ObamaCare; free market is best.
    Andy Beshear: Pass state law protecting people with preexisting conditions.
    Andy Beshear: Rescinded Medicaid waiver, stopped managed care contracts.
    Steven Cox: Passionate about healthcare.
    Robert Goforth: Expand coverage to help fellow Kentuckians.
    Steven Cox: Medicare-for-All would reduce healthcare costs.
    Steven Cox: Medicare-For-All would reduce healthcare costs.
    Steven Cox: Medicare for All absolutely needs to be done.
    Andy Beshear: Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps.
    Matt Bevin: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Matt Bevin: Parents should be free to vaccinate their children or not.
    Matt Bevin: Work/school requirements for Medicaid.
    Robert Goforth: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Adam Edelen: Protect ObamaCare and expanded Medicaid.
    Rocky Adkins: No one should ever have to delay care to pay bills.
    Andy Beshear: Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance.
    Rocky Adkins: Survived cancer at age 35, with chemo & surgery.
    James Comer: ObamaCare stifles businesses; pass tort reform instead.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Opposes universally-accessible public health insurance.
    Jim Gray: Ensure solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
    Jack Conway: Recovered $600M by suing providers for Medicaid fraud.
    Matt Bevin: Disband KYNECT immediately; transition to federal system.
    Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
    Steve Beshear: Kentucky leads the way on affordable health care for all.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare is a train wreck; do what we can to repeal it.
    Alison Grimes: Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare.
    Jack Conway: Pay for Obamacare with bulk purchasing & fraud units.
    Rand Paul: Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies.
Homeland Security
    Amy McGrath: Fully fund the VA so veterans get quality health care.
    James Comer: Advocate for investments in national defense.
    Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy.
    Jack Conway: Protect veterans and active servicemembers from fraud.
    Rand Paul: 2015: Introduced Arming All Pilots Act.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops.
    Alison Grimes: Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law.
    Jack Conway: Let gays serve openly in US military.
    Rand Paul: Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy.
Immigration
    C. Wesley Morgan: Ten year moratorium on all immigration.
    Amy McGrath: Give DREAMers a chance to become full citizens.
    Mitch McConnell: Some protections for DACA but restrict immigration.
    Amy McGrath: For secure borders & meaningful immigration reform.
    Charles Booker: Supports path to citizenship for undocumented.
    Steven Cox: Rise to the occasion to welcome immigrants & refugees.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports "real border enforcement"; opposes amnesty.
    Adam Edelen: Think about human impact of anti-immigrant laws.
    Andy Beshear: Intimidation and fear of deportation comes out of DC.
    Rocky Adkins: Recognize diversity of Kentucky as a welcoming state.
    James Comer: Vocally in support of building a wall on the southern border.
    James Comer: Support the wall; oppose amnesty & sanctuary cities.
    Alison Grimes: Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
    Mitch McConnell: Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome.
    Rand Paul: Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask.
    Jack Conway: Be tough & sensible; increase border security.
Jobs
    Amy McGrath: Pro-union, supports gradual rise of minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports right to work laws; against minimum wage hike.
    Steven Cox: Stop misuse of work visas to protect American workers.
    Steven Cox: Right to work laws threaten our freedom.
    Andy Beshear: It's time equal work results in equal pay.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Make Kentucky a Right to Work State.
    Andy Beshear: Repay miners who remain unpaid due to mine bankruptcy.
    Andy Beshear: Grow our economy with skill training, not CEO giveaways.
    Andy Beshear: Wrong that women make significantly less than men.
    Andy Beshear: Support prevailing wage law; oppose Right-To-Work laws.
    Matt Bevin: Right-to-work instead of prevailing wage.
    Adam Edelen: Ensure that Kentucky workers are paid a living wage.
    Rocky Adkins: Focus on fair wages for 21st century jobs.
    Matt Bevin: Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25.
    Steve Beshear: Raise state worker minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
    Jack Conway: Right to organize is pathway to middle class.
    Matt Bevin: Replace prevailing wage requirements with Right-to-Work.
    Alison Grimes: Increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
    Steve Beshear: Jobless rate is falling; Kentucky now 2nd in job growth.
    Jack Conway: 20% hometown tax credit for cost of creating a new job.
    Bruce Lunsford: Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support.
    James Comer: Don't require comparable pay regardless of gender.
    Rocky Adkins: Require comparable pay regardless of gender.
Local Issues
    Andy Beshear: Supports state gaming to pay for state pensions.
    Matt Bevin: Opposes state gaming to pay for state pensions.
    Steve Beshear: 2007: pushed for casino gambling; 2018: son doing same.
    Steve Beshear: Statewide vote on expanding gaming: keep revenues in-state.
    Steve Beshear: Keep KY Horse Capital of the World; a $4 billion industry.
Principles & Values
    C. Wesley Morgan: Freedom of Faith, Family and Country.
    Steven Cox: Criminalize pork-barrel bills.
    Andy Beshear: With great power comes great responsibility.
    Steven Cox: Socially progressive, fiscally conservative.
    Wesley Morgan: 100 % Trump supporter: "I'm so anti-Democrat".
    Robert Goforth: Self-description: Christian; father; veteran; conservative.
    Andy Beshear: Kickback investigation resulted in deputy's resignation.
    Wesley Morgan: Supported Democrat after 2018 primary loss.
    Alison Grimes: Father indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Alison.
    Scott Walker: Pray for Kentucky, that we will be blessed.
    Wesley Morgan: Filed bill making it harder to remove Confederate statues.
    James Comer: I believe that public servants should put God above all else.
    James Comer: I am a social conservative.
    Matt Bevin: Led public Pledge of Allegiance, & speeches about patriotism.
    Matt Bevin: Don't celebrate partisanship; call for unity instead.
    Rand Paul: Under KY law,can't run for Senate & President on same ballot.
    Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out.
    Steve Beshear: Focus on helping people instead of on keeping power.
    Alison Grimes: Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
    Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
    Jack Conway: Claims Rand Paul worships "Aqua Buddha" & mocks Holy Bible.
    Rand Paul: Accused of belonging to secret society NoZe Brotherhood.
    Rand Paul: I'm "a pro-life Christian"; denies worshiping "Aqua Buddha".
    Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
    Rand Paul: This election really is about the president's agenda.
    Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate.
    Mitch McConnell: After 24 years, one of the two leaders in the US Senate.
    Mitch McConnell: Leadership has value; freshmen have little impact.
Social Security
    C. Wesley Morgan: Social security taxes should go directly to a private trust.
    Adam Edelen: Fully fund government pensions; reform state system.
    Andy Beshear: No cuts to government pensions; find other revenue.
    Robert Goforth: Fulfill state pensions--they're inviolable contracts.
    Rocky Adkins: No new burdens on people who've paid into pensions.
    Matt Bevin: 401(k)-style plan for state employee pensions struck down.
    Andy Beshear: State gaming will cover $43B unfunded state pension plan.
    Matt Bevin: More state contribution to $43B unfunded state pension plan.
    Matt Bevin: Increase taxes to fund Kentucky Retirement Systems.
    Jim Gray: Fight any measure to cut or privatize Social Security.
    Matt Bevin: Replace public pension system with 401(k) for new employees.
    Jack Conway: Sue banks to recover Great Recession public pension losses.
    Alison Grimes: Keep our promises to our nation's seniors.
    Jack Conway: Pledges to not scale back program nor raise retirement age.
    Rand Paul: I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security.
    Rand Paul: Raise the retirement age for people under age 55.
Tax Reform
    Mitch McConnell: 2017 tax bill helped middle class & small businesses.
    Wesley Morgan: Repeal 16th amendment; abolish IRS.
    Wesley Morgan: Amend Constitution to balance budget without raising taxes.
    Andy Beshear: Add new revenue sources like casino gambling.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Abolish the state income tax, to create jobs.
    Adam Edelen: No increased tax burden on poor and working Kentuckians.
    Robert Goforth: Numbers don't add up to switch income tax to sales tax.
    Rocky Adkins: Consumption taxes are unfair to lower income people.
    Amy McGrath: Don't pay for tax cuts for wealthy by undermining healthcare.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Reform taxes to a consumption based tax system only.
    Matt Bevin: Reduce tax revenue: not simple revenue neutrality.
    Alison Grimes: Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans.
    Mitch McConnell: Comprehensive tax reform can work if it's revenue-neutral.
    Steve Beshear: Taxes are not the answer; no broad-based increases.
    Jack Conway: Keep Bush tax cuts during recession.
    Rand Paul: Balanced budget amendment to pay to extend $4T Bush tax cuts.
    Bruce Lunsford: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
    Mitch McConnell: Resolve to lower capital gains taxes.
Technology
    Amy McGrath: Invest in infrastructure, broadband, electricity grid.
    Steven Cox: Expand property rights to personal data; for net neutrality.
    Andy Beshear: We must focus on completing important infrastructure.
    Adam Edelen: Modernize to new economy including rural broadband internet.
    Rocky Adkins: Improve our roads, bridges, water systems, and Internet.
    James Comer: Maintain infrastructure: highways, locks, and dams.
    Bruce Lunsford: Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it.
    Steve Beshear: Ideas are the foundation of any new economy.
War & Peace
    Amy McGrath: Support NATO alliance; support two-state Israel solution.
    Amy McGrath: No nukes in North Korea; nuke deal with Iran.
    Amy McGrath: All major military actions must be approved by Congress.
    Rand Paul: Congress needs to take back power to go to war.
    Jim Gray: We must destroy ISIS where they are.
    Alison Grimes: Israel has the right to defend herself.
    Alison Grimes: Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok.
    Steve Beshear: Gratitude for troops who fight terror & keep America free.
    Chuck Pennacchio: Shred Bush’s preemptive war doctrine.
Welfare & Poverty
    Charles Booker: A universal basic income will address racism and poverty.
    Amy McGrath: Established food bank relief fund in Kentucky.
    Robert Goforth: We cannot ignore the plight of people who need our help.
    Matt Bevin: Random drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.
    Steve Beshear: We face a heavy sword: public pension unfunded liability.
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.
    Jack Conway: Faith-based programs instead of federal money.


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