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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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State of Mississippi Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Mississippi Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Waller (19) Mississippi Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris McDaniel (43) Republican challenger Mississippi
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (15) Republican Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • David Baria (33) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Dick Cheney (2) Former Republican Vice President
  • Erik Fleming (2) Democratic Challenger (2008) Mississippi
  • Haley Barbour (9) Mississippi Former Republican Governor (2004-2012)
  • Jensen Bohren (16) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Jim Hood (33) Mississippi Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Espy (16) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Phil Bryant (47) Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson (1)
  • Robert Foster (46) Mississippi Republican challenger for Governor
  • Robert Gray (3) Mississippi Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial Nominee
  • Roger Wicker (18) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Mississippi
  • Ronnie Musgrove (11) Mississippi Former Democratic Governor (2000-2003)
  • Tate Reeves (34) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Thad Cochran (4) Republican Sr Senator Mississippi
  • Travis Childers (2) Democratic Senate challenger Mississippi
  • Trent Kelly (3) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Mississippi-1
  • Trent Lott (1) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Vicki Slater (11) Mississippi Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate (lost primary)
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Abortion
    Tate Reeves: Abortion services elective and unnecessary during pandemic.
    Tate Reeves: Our commitment to pro-life values must never waver.
    Chris McDaniel: Voted for "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks.
    Jim Hood: Defends "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks.
    Phil Bryant: Signed "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks.
    Robert Foster: Voted for "heartbeat bill": abortion ban after 15 weeks.
    Bill Waller: Pro-life; and healthcare is a right-to-life issue.
    Robert Foster: Protect all innocent life, including unborn children.
    Phil Bryant: No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions.
    Robert Foster: No abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions.
    Chris McDaniel: Repeatedly authored legislation to protect the unborn.
    David Baria: Keep abortion & contraception safe, legal & woman's choice.
    Roger Wicker: Roe v Wade has led to a decades-long holocaust.
    David Baria: Pro-choice.
    Phil Bryant: Ban abortions after 15 weeks, even if rape or incest.
    Robert Foster: Ban abortions after 15 weeks, even if rape or incest.
    Chris McDaniel: Ban abortions after 15 weeks, even if rape or incest.
    Phil Bryant: Make Mississippi safest place in America for an unborn child.
    Tate Reeves: Ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
    Jensen Bohren: Women should have same body autonomy as men.
    Trent Kelly: Planned Parenthood is breaking the law; defund them.
    Chris McDaniel: Human life begins at conception.
    Chris McDaniel: Require doctor's prescription to get an abortion.
    Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children.
    Haley Barbour: We made MS the safest state for an unborn child.
    Chris McDaniel: Prohibit ObamaCare insurance exchange coverage for abortion.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Prohibit ObamaCare insurance exchange coverage for abortion.
    Haley Barbour: Prohibit ObamaCare insurance exchange coverage for abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Espy: Congress must help local governments with revenue shortfalls.
    Mike Espy: Support small business especially minority/LGBTQ/women owned.
    Tate Reeves: As treasurer, decried state's reliance on borrowing money.
    Jim Hood: State economy is not moving; we've got to drain the swamp.
    David Baria: Stimulus spending ok, but hesitant about 2009 Obama plan.
    Roger Wicker: Opposed Obama 2009 stimulus plan & most stimulus plans.
    Phil Bryant: Implement a state lottery; Arkansas got $80M last year.
    Chris McDaniel: Immoral to saddle our grandchildren with this much debt.
    Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
    Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Attract new businesses; develop existing ones.
Civil Rights
    Mike Espy: Make it easier for qualified voters to vote during pandemic.
    Mike Espy: HRC endorsement: Espy a strong LGBTQ ally.
    Robert Foster: Being discriminated against is part of our free society.
    Robert Foster: Denying services to gays different than denying to blacks.
    Phil Bryant: 2016: Let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people.
    Robert Foster: 2015: Never heard anyone being offended by our state flag.
    Robert Foster: Let businesses refuse to serve LGBT people.
    David Baria: Businesses shouldn't deny services to same-sex couples.
    Roger Wicker: Allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples.
    Jim Hood: Help marginalized communities, like Jesus taught.
    David Baria: Strong backer of women's rights; equal pay for equal work.
    Tate Reeves: Clerks have religious right to refuse gay marriage licenses.
    Phil Bryant: Let business use religious belief to not serve LGBT people.
    Robert Foster: Let business use religious belief to not serve LGBT people.
    Chris McDaniel: Let business use religious belief to not serve LGBT people.
    Phil Bryant: Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman.
    Tate Reeves: Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman.
    Vicki Slater: People don't recognize MS flag, only Confederate flag.
    Vicki Slater: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling is not federal overreach.
    Vicki Slater: Remove Confederate Battle symbol from state flag.
    Jim Hood: Personally opposes gay marriage ban, but defends it as AG.
    Phil Bryant: Banning same-sex marriage is good policy.
    Chris McDaniel: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
    Chris McDaniel: Dems want homosexual marriage legal in all 50 states.
    Haley Barbour: Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Ban gay couples from adopting.
Corporations
    Jim Hood: Invest in small business to turn around MS economy.
    Bill Waller: Level playing field on taxes, to avoid special company deals.
    Robert Foster: Cut the franchise tax; it's a regressive tax on businesses.
    Robert Foster: Let businesses deny service to gays for religious reasons.
    Jim Hood: Watchdog over corporate wrong-doers.
    Robert Foster: A tax on business means a tax on job creation.
    David Baria: No cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Roger Wicker: CPFB is thinly veiled attempt to expand federal control.
    Jim Hood: Criticizes tax give-aways to out-of-state corporations.
    Phil Bryant: Growing business is best jobs program.
    Jensen Bohren: Small businesses need same subsidy that big businesses get.
    Jensen Bohren: Wall Street needs regulations to stop manipulating prices.
    David Baria: Tax giveaways are trouble when obligations aren't met.
    Phil Bryant: Tax cuts for people before corporations.
    Vicki Slater: The Great Recession bailout didn't help small businesses.
    Tate Reeves: Government shouldn't pick winners and losers.
    Phil Bryant: Tax relief from delayed-accelerated tax payment.
Crime
    Mike Espy: Make lynching a federal hate crime.
    Mike Espy: Reform police tactics, racial bias training, ban chokehold.
    Robert Foster: Help nonviolent offenders; often a better solution.
    Bill Waller: Inmates need a passage back into society.
    Robert Foster: Police officers don't shoot at people unless they need to.
    Robert Foster: People have to respect police officers and answer questions.
    Robert Foster: Reduce recidivism by differentiating non-violent offenders.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Voted for First Step Act, bipartisan criminal justice reform.
    David Baria: Supports criminal justice reform in line with Black Caucus.
    Jensen Bohren: Reformed felons need their voting rights reinstated.
    Jensen Bohren: Private prisons being encouraged to fill up to capacity.
    Phil Bryant: More Highway Patrol troopers on the road.
    Tate Reeves: Blue Lives Matter: public safety workers in protected class.
    Haley Barbour: $7.3M for state trooper school.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing.
Drugs
    Robert Foster: We can't punish someone out of addiction.
    Robert Foster: Full-on prohibition of drugs does not work.
    David Baria: Medical marijuana yes; recreational marijuana no.
    Roger Wicker: Feds should intervene if states legalize marijuana.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Mississippi to get $7.5 million to fight opioid abuse.
    Tate Reeves: Stronger measures against drugs at work.
    David Baria: In favor of legalizing medical marijuana.
    Jensen Bohren: Marijuana should be treated like alcohol and tobacco.
    Jim Hood: Sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive practices.
    Phil Bryant: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
    Phil Bryant: Drug courts work; fully fund them.
    Haley Barbour: Fight the scourge of illegal narcotics with a vengeance.
Education
    Tate Reeves: Job training lifts people out of poverty, into proud work.
    Tate Reeves: Ensure parental choice to save children from bad districts.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Supported federal grants to rural charter schools.
    Mike Espy: Public dollars should go toward public schools--period.
    Mike Espy: Increase teacher pay; fund teacher training programs.
    Mike Espy: Expand apprenticeship/job training programs.
    Tate Reeves: Let's pay our teachers as much as we can possibly afford.
    Tate Reeves: $2 million for a private school vouchers.
    Bill Waller: Pay raise for good teachers & to attract new ones.
    Jim Hood: Increase teacher pay until state reaches regional average.
    Jim Hood: Keep students here by keeping college debt down.
    Robert Foster: Make pay raise for teachers a priority in Jackson.
    Bill Waller: Community colleges teach job skills at high schools.
    Robert Foster: Too much emphasis on trying to send every kid to college.
    Robert Foster: No free community college; focus on vo-tech.
    Phil Bryant: Teachers deserve first pay raise since 2014.
    Jim Hood: Statewide, universal, public pre-kindergarten program.
    Robert Foster: School choice has its place, but we must be very careful.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Revise Obama big-government rules on US waters.
    Robert Foster: Allow autonomy for school districts to experiment.
    Robert Foster: Why build duplicate private schools and public schools?
    David Baria: Opposes vouchers for private schools with public money.
    David Baria: Make 2-year colleges tuition free.
    Roger Wicker: Support tax-free savings accounts for private school costs.
    Roger Wicker: Opposes refinancing student loans at lower rates.
    David Baria: Must invest in programs & tools needed by all students.
    Tate Reeves: Public charter schools in failing districts.
    Phil Bryant: Parents should have school choice.
    Jensen Bohren: Put the focus on educating the students, not on profits.
    Phil Bryant: Remove barriers to charter schools.
    Phil Bryant: Loosen regulations around associate degrees.
    Phil Bryant: Supports "effective" public schools but not Initiative 42.
    Robert Gray: Supports Initiative 42 & full public school funding.
    Vicki Slater: Constitutional provision to fully fund public schools.
    Chris McDaniel: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Chris McDaniel: Give students right to organize religious groups at school.
    Phil Bryant: Privately funded Opportunity Scholarship for failing schools.
    Phil Bryant: $15M for literacy; and merit pay for teachers.
    Chris McDaniel: Increase number of charter schools statewide.
    Haley Barbour: Expand charter schools; expand dual enrollment.
    Haley Barbour: Opposed restoring budget cuts to Adequate Education Program.
    Chris McDaniel: Opposed restoring budget cuts to Adequate Education Program.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Opposed restoring budget cuts to Adequate Education Program.
    Erik Fleming: Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Remove the 5% cap on teacher pay.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Universities: settle the Ayers Case.
Energy & Oil
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Voted to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
    Mike Espy: Must get serious about tackling climate change.
    Bill Waller: Gas tax to sustainably fund roads & bridges.
    David Baria: Limit greenhouse gases; support renewable energy.
    Roger Wicker: Human cause of climate change isn't settled.
    David Baria: Develop renewables; regulate greenhouse gases.
    Tate Reeves: Developing rural areas could provide viable energy resources.
    Jensen Bohren: Total shift to green energy sources and transportation.
    Jim Hood: Consumer guide on solar power panels and tax breaks.
    Vicki Slater: Develop energy, but balance it with environmental concerns.
    Chris McDaniel: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Phil Bryant: Support energy development and investment.
Environment
    Robert Foster: Stand with farmers; fight EPA over-regulation.
    Jim Hood: BP spill continues to harm coast's environment and economy.
    Jim Hood: Provide relief & protection after oil spills & hurricanes.
    David Baria: Prioritize protecting the environment, but no us-vs.-them.
    Trent Kelly: Rein in unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.
    Vicki Slater: Use BP settlement money to rehabilitate marine life.
    Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
    Chris McDaniel: Uphold property rights; oppose Supreme Court's Kelo decision.
    Thad Cochran: The Quiet Persuader: Got $29B for Katrina rebuilding.
Families & Children
    Bill Waller: Follows "Billy Graham rule": never alone with a woman.
    Jim Hood: No "Billy Graham rule": Treat female journalists the same.
    Tate Reeves: No "Billy Graham rule": Treat female journalists the same.
    Robert Foster: I made a vow to my wife to not be alone with another woman.
    Robert Foster: Refused ride-along with lone female reporter.
    Bill Waller: 2015: Let same-sex couples divorce.
    Jim Hood: 2015: Let same-sex couples divorce.
    Phil Bryant: Pro-active on needs of foster children.
    Tate Reeves: Creating family-friendly environment was a platform priority.
    Phil Bryant: $34M for new Department of Child Protection Services.
    Phil Bryant: Support Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs.
    Phil Bryant: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi: 2-parent families.
    Chris McDaniel: Hip-hop culture values prison more than college.
Foreign Policy
    Phil Bryant: Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran.
    Chris McDaniel: Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran.
    Chris McDaniel: Opposed Sec. Def. Hagel as "too soft on Iran".
Free Trade
    Mike Espy: Experience in negotiating multilateral trade treaties.
    Robert Foster: Support tariffs on China; assist farmers when hurt by them.
    Phil Bryant: Mississippi is part of global market, from Tel Aviv to Tokyo.
    David Baria: Tariffs have negative impact on Mississippians.
    Roger Wicker: Tariffs hurt, but end results will be greater opportunities.
    Travis Childers: End tax breaks for big corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Government Reform
    Tate Reeves: Eliminate unfair licensing regulations.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Reverse one-size-fits-all rules on livestock haulers.
    Robert Foster: Power corrupts all men; long-time candidates owe many favors.
    Jim Hood: Apply "Open Records Act" to state legislative email.
    Tate Reeves: Emails with PERS revealed by public records request.
    Robert Foster: Enact sunset legislation; roll back rules and regulations.
    Jim Hood: Let retired teachers keep pensions AND serve in legislature.
    Chris McDaniel: Voter ID yes; rehabilitated felons voting no.
    David Baria: More campaign finance disclosure from lobbyists & candidates.
    David Baria: Nonpartisan redistricting commission to avoid gerrymandering.
    Roger Wicker: Opposes limiting campaign donations, and opposes disclosure.
    David Baria: Government should be a straight shooter & disclose actions.
    Jensen Bohren: Prohibit all campaign donations from corporations.
    Vicki Slater: Hold referendum on Confederate flag; it's time to revisit.
    Chris McDaniel: Photo ID for voting.
    Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
    Chris McDaniel: Require photo ID to vote.
Gun Control
    Phil Bryant: Protect schools from violence with active shooter drills.
    Robert Foster: Second amendment is final check & balance in Constitution.
    David Baria: Common-sense measures, like restrict semi-automatic weapons.
    Roger Wicker: More gun control laws are not the answer to gun problems.
    David Baria: I support 2nd Amendment along with rest of Bill of Rights.
    Tate Reeves: Pro-gun rights; lowered barriers to concealed carry.
    Jensen Bohren: Moratorium on studying gun violence must be lifted.
    Chris McDaniel: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Chris McDaniel: Blames rising gun violence on "hip-hop" culture.
    Jim Hood: Guns ok on school property, with enhanced license.
    Chris McDaniel: Preserve the rights of gun owners.
    Chris McDaniel: Concealed carry for retired cops, even in public parks.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Concealed carry for retired cops, even in public parks.
    Haley Barbour: Concealed carry for retired cops, even in public parks.
Health Care
    Mike Espy: Shore up rural hospitals; expand Medicaid.
    Mike Espy: Number one priority will be to expand Medicaid.
    Tate Reeves: Invest in health care without succumbing to big government.
    Jim Hood: Uncovered industry-wide plan to inflate drug prices.
    Bill Waller: More accessible, quality health care to address crisis.
    Bill Waller: Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS.
    Robert Foster: Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS.
    Bill Waller: Address uncompensated care at rural hospitals.
    Robert Foster: Everyone has access to healthcare; issue is affordability.
    Bill Waller: Consider some form of Medicaid expansion in MS.
    Robert Foster: Consider some form of Medicaid expansion.
    Robert Foster: Reform Medicaid to cover 300,000 more Mississippians.
    Robert Foster: ObamaCare is bad policy, but let's get Mississippi our share.
    Robert Foster: Expand Medicaid with contribution of monthly fee.
    Jim Hood: Accept federal dollars to help struggling rural hospitals.
    Robert Foster: Reform our monopolistic Certificate of Need laws.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Against ObamaCare; but sought ObamaCare funding.
    David Baria: Improve ObamaCare without weakening it.
    Roger Wicker: Repeal massive overhaul of America's healthcare system.
    Jim Hood: Sue drug companies for over-charging Medicaid.
    David Baria: ObamaCare should be expanded to reach everyone.
    Phil Bryant: Medicaid patients are responsible for bad choices.
    Jensen Bohren: Cut out middleman and use the taxes for Medicare-For-All.
    Tate Reeves: Let's find solutions instead of over-institutionalizing.
    Phil Bryant: The feds won't pay for their share of Medicaid expansion.
    Robert Gray: Medicaid expansion & health-care exchanges would create jobs.
    Vicki Slater: Expand Medicaid, and push Legislature to accept it.
    Vicki Slater: Celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling in support of ObamaCare.
    Chris McDaniel: Repeal ObamaCare to let our economy flourish.
    Phil Bryant: ObamaCare adds 300,000 entitlements; get people off Medicaid.
    Phil Bryant: Expand MS School of Medicine; 1,000 new doctors by 2025.
    Erik Fleming: Supports tax-free medical savings accounts.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Medical Education Scholarships for rural doctors.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Invest in state employees’ health plan, despite budget.
Homeland Security
    Bill Waller: Served in Army National Guard & then on state Supreme Court.
    Jensen Bohren: Our vets don't deserve the treatment they have received.
    Tate Reeves: Honor Vietnam Veteran's service with 50th anniversary book.
    Trent Kelly: Investigate wait time manipulation at VA hospitals.
    Chris McDaniel: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Phil Bryant: Veterans treatment courts: 2nd chance for convicted vets.
    Chris McDaniel: Why are Muslims never portrayed as villains by Hollywood?
    Chris McDaniel: Waterboarding was effective on suspected 9/11 terrorists.
    Roger Wicker: Robust defense spending for our national security.
    Dick Cheney: Steady, focused, relentless campaign against US enemies.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
Immigration
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: No to DACA, breaking immigration laws has consequences.
    Mike Espy: DACA recipients should be allowed to stay in US.
    Robert Foster: Liberal governors ignore federal immigration law.
    Bill Waller: National Guard is reasonable for border security.
    Robert Foster: No sanctuary: report illegal criminals.
    David Baria: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; earned path for others.
    Roger Wicker: De-fund DREAMer programs; oppose path for citizenship.
    David Baria: Against President Trump's immigration policies.
    Jim Hood: Stay out of DACA fights; it's a federal issue.
    Tate Reeves: Supports law enforcement inquiry into immigration status.
    Travis Childers: Signed anti-amnesty pledge: don't reward lawbreakers.
    Chris McDaniel: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Jobs
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Leave wage policies to state and local leaders.
    Mike Espy: Protections for essential workers, paid family/medical leave.
    Phil Bryant: Apprenticeship program boosts economy.
    David Baria: Raise minimum wage for state businesses to $9/hr.
    Phil Bryant: Mississippi Model: Cutting red tape increases jobs.
    Phil Bryant: $50M for Keep Mississippi Working Fund & workforce training.
    Tate Reeves: Protect manufacturers from unfair union negotiating tactics.
    Phil Bryant: My first job: every Mississippian who wants a job has one.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Protect our business & jobs in Mississippi agriculture.
Local Issues
    Phil Bryant: Year of the Creative Economy: a Mississippi Homecoming.
Principles & Values
    Tate Reeves: We're all on the same team, made in the image of God.
    Tate Reeves: AdWatch: defend "In God We Trust" on new car tag.
    Tate Reeves: Mississippi is headed in the right direction.
    Bill Waller: Service to God, to family, to state and country.
    Robert Foster: Conservative outsider; aligned with Trump on social media.
    Bill Waller: I'm a Republican; but voting in Democratic primaries ok.
    Jim Hood: 1890s election law designed to disenfranchise blacks.
    Ronnie Musgrove: 1999: elected by state House vote, after plurality win.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Promoted resolution celebrating Confederacy.
    Jim Hood: 1890 law requires winning majority AND state House districts.
    Jim Hood: End self-dealing in Jackson.
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Abolish runoff elections; they hurt black candidates.
    Tate Reeves: Aligns God with prayers for both state and nation.
    Phil Bryant: Created Imagine Mississippi PAC for post-term-limit career.
    Jensen Bohren: Protect our inalienable rights.
    Trent Lott: Led the Singing Senators, and started Seersucker Thursdays.
    Chris McDaniel: Runoff recount denied by Mississippi Supreme Court.
    Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
    Chris McDaniel: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Chris McDaniel: Revive America's Christian foundation.
    Thad Cochran: AdWatch: American Conservative Union's lowest-scored Senator.
    Phil Bryant: Four fundamental beliefs guide our plan for the future.
    Phil Bryant: Add 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi State Seal.
    Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
    Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
Social Security
    Jim Hood: Let public employees run for office & still draw pensions.
    Jim Hood: Encourage more state retirees to run for state legislature.
    David Baria: Protect Social Security from privatization.
    Roger Wicker: Let workers invest portion in private accounts.
    David Baria: Work hard to protect people's Social Security benefits.
    Vicki Slater: Fight to keep 100% full pensions for retirees.
Tax Reform
    Tate Reeves: We need a bold move: elimination of the income tax.
    Jim Hood: Tax cuts to wealthy caused mental health budget cuts.
    Robert Foster: Eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.
    Robert Foster: Sales taxes are best; poor pay more but are taken care of.
    Robert Foster: Excise and sales tax, rather than income and property tax.
    David Baria: Trump tax cuts are giveaway to top 1%.
    Roger Wicker: Trump tax cuts give job creators more capital to invest.
    David Baria: Fight for real tax relief that won't benefit the rich.
    Tate Reeves: Reduce taxes to help small business.
    Jensen Bohren: Elect those who actually represent us, not themselves.
    Haley Barbour: Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes.
Technology
    Mike Espy: Ensure quality broadband access for every Mississippian.
    Tate Reeves: Invest in critical infrastructure, including internet access.
    Bill Waller: More funds to take care of our crumbling roads and bridges.
    Robert Foster: Resist flashy projects, but must do critical infrastructure.
    Cindy Hyde-Smith: Favors regulation of lab grown meat products.
    Bill Waller: Fixing roads and bridges so far? A raindrop in a puddle.
    Robert Foster: Gas tax instead of income tax, for infrastructure.
    Bill Waller: Tax swap to fund infrastructure.
    Jim Hood: We need to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges.
    Jim Hood: Put some money where your mouth is on infrastructure.
    Jim Hood: Focused Attorney General's office on cybercrime.
    Tate Reeves: Diverting $600M to Strategic Infrastructure Investment Fund.
    David Baria: Day one he will focus on repairing national infrastructure.
    Jensen Bohren: Net Neutrality is fair to all, keeps manipulators at bay.
    Jim Hood: Sued Google for data mining & marketing student information.
    Robert Gray: Invest the Rainy Day Fund on infrastructure.
    Phil Bryant: Diabetes Telehealth Initiative for complex coordinated care.
War & Peace
    Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty & make better deal.
    Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuke deal, and step up sanctions.
    David Baria: Syria used chemical weapons against its own civilians.
    Dick Cheney: Iraq is the central front in the war on terror.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris McDaniel: Liberty, not 100 years of begging for federal scraps.
    Jensen Bohren: Paycheck to paycheck is an abominable way to exist.
    Tate Reeves: Overhaul welfare program; eliminate fraud & abuse.
    Phil Bryant: Create the Mississippi Faith-Based Advisory Council.
    Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".
    Phil Bryant: Focus on jobs for those who need public assistance.


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