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)
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State of Nebraska Politicians: Archives
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from State of Nebraska Archives (number of quotes indicated):
- ACLU (1)
- Ben Sasse (43) Republican Jr Senator Nebraska
- Bob Kerrey (10) Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) Nebraska
- Bob Krist (24) Nebraska Democratic Candidate for governor of Nebraska
- Brad Ashford (1) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Nebraska-2
- Brett Lindstrom (11) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Carol Blood (18) Nebraska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Chris Janicek (23) Republican Senate challenger Nebraska
- Chuck Herbster (29) Nebraska Republican challenger for Governor
- Dave Domina (18) Democratic Senate Challenger Nebraska
- Dave Heineman (24) Nebraska Republican Governor
- Deb Fischer (28) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
- Don Bacon (15) Republican U.S. Rep Nebraska-2
- Don Stenberg (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
- Jane Raybould (13) Democratic candidate for Nebraska U.S. Senator Nebraska
- Jim Pillen (37) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Jon Bruning (15) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Mike Flood (16) Republican U.S. Rep Nebraska-1
- Mike Johanns (28) Nebraska Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
- Pat Flynn (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
- Peter Ricketts (42) Nebraska Republican Governor
- Rick Berg (1) Republican (Senate run 2012) U.S. Rep North Dakota-AL
- Scott Kleeb (35) Former Democratic Challenger (2008) Nebraska
- Shane Osborn (21) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
- Steven Larrick (26) Green Senate Challenger (2008) Nebraska
- Theresa Thibodeau (12) Nebraska Republican candidate for Governor
- Todd Rokita (1) Republican U.S. Rep Indiana-4
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Ben Sasse: Defend the sanctity of life.
Ben Sasse: Stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
Bob Kerrey: Trust women rather than regulating half the population.
Bob Kerrey: Government should stay out of abortion decision.
Bob Krist: I oppose abortion rights but otherwise would run as Democrat.
Bob Krist: Opposed commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
Carol Blood: It's not appropriate to make our bodies political.
Carol Blood: Provide for commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
Dave Domina: Women should search their soul before deciding on abortion.
Dave Heineman: Signs informed consent Legislation.
Deb Fischer: Look at the record: Opposes abortion.
Deb Fischer: Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape.
Deb Fischer: I believe in the sanctity of life.
Don Bacon: Support the 5-month abortion ban.
Don Bacon: Life starts at conception.
Jim Pillen: I am proudly pro-life, life begins at conception.
Mike Flood: I'll work to ban abortions and expand prohibitions.
Mike Johanns: Partial-birth abortion is a barbaric practice.
Mike Johanns: No new embryonic stem cell lines, but existing research ok.
Peter Ricketts: Life begins at conception.
Peter Ricketts: Nebraska is pro-life; my budget is pro-life.
Peter Ricketts: Signed providing commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
Shane Osborn: Human life begins at conception.
Steven Larrick: No government control over a woman's body.
Steven Larrick: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Theresa Thibodeau: As a child, prayed with my parents outside abortion clinics.
Theresa Thibodeau: Provide for commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
Jim Pillen: Nebraskans have been praying for 50 years to end abortion.
Budget & Economy|
Ben Sasse: Reform entitlement programs & live within our means.
Ben Sasse: OpEd: Criticized for giving up seat on Agriculture Committee.
Bob Kerrey: Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment.
Bob Kerrey: We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment.
Carol Blood: Deteriorating infrastructure slows our ability to compete.
Chris Janicek: Government will have to provide much more stimulus aid.
Chris Janicek: Out-of-control spending has to end.
Dave Heineman: Use $1.2 billion in cash reserves to reduce over-taxation.
Deb Fischer: Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on.
Deb Fischer: Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts.
Don Bacon: Reduce our domestic spending, and reform our entitlements.
Jim Pillen: Expand broadband access to every corner of our state.
Jim Pillen: There is no room for wasteful government spending.
Mike Flood: Stop socialist giveaways that will destroy our economy.
Mike Johanns: Growing the economy will balance the budget over time.
Mike Johanns: I'm the only candidate who's actually dealt with the budget.
Peter Ricketts: $500 million to construct a canal reservoir system.
Scott Kleeb: End pork-barrel spending.
Scott Kleeb: Return to pay-as-you-go spending.
Scott Kleeb: Bush & Johanns created current failed policies.
Shane Osborn: Combat spending instead of kicking the can down the road.
Shane Osborn: Nation can grow out of fiscal woes by expanding the economy.
Shane Osborn: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Theresa Thibodeau: Trillions in social spending is lunatic's impossible dream.
Jim Pillen: Say "no" to excessive government spending.
Jim Pillen: Agencies must focus on what is needed, not what is nice.
Jim Pillen: Infrastructure needs are more important than ever before.
Ben Sasse: Don't redefine one-man-one-woman marriage.
Ben Sasse: Kids are best raised in a world with one mother & one father.
Ben Sasse: Children are best raised by a father and mother.
Brett Lindstrom: Protect hair textures/styles from job discrimination.
Bob Krist: Switches position, now pro-LGBT rights.
Carol Blood: Protect hair textures/styles from job discrimination.
Chris Janicek: Protect human rights for women, immigrants, race, sexuality.
Chris Janicek: Problems get fixed when people vote.
Chris Janicek: Apologized for sexist texts to woman staffer, won't withdraw.
Dave Domina: Government should stay out of private matters like marriage.
Dave Domina: Feds SHOULD define marriage, but not as one-man-one-woman.
Dave Domina: End gender paycheck inequity & all gender favoritism.
Jim Pillen: Critical race theory is anti-American ideology.
Jim Pillen: Opposes protection for sexual orientation, gender identity.
Jim Pillen: I'll oppose the radical transgender agenda at every turn.
Jon Bruning: No affirmative action in public employment or contracting.
Jon Bruning: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
Mike Flood: Protect hair textures/styles from job discrimination.
Mike Johanns: Define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Mike Johanns: No affirmative action.
Peter Ricketts: Marriage is the union of one woman and one man.
Peter Ricketts: Protect hair textures/styles from job discrimination.
Shane Osborn: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Steven Larrick: Sexual orientation & gender identity in discrimination laws.
Steven Larrick: Allow same-sex couples to marry.
Steven Larrick: Continue affirmative action programs.
Ben Sasse: Give all employers an opportunity to grow within America.
Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
Chris Janicek: Tax policy hurts working class: overturn corporate tax cuts.
Dave Domina: Stop allowing companies to outsource jobs.
Dave Domina: Big corporations pay their fair share.
Dave Heineman: We lowered taxes over last 3 years; do same for next 4 years.
Jane Raybould: Fight for Main Street, not Wall Street.
Scott Kleeb: Close corporate tax loopholes; keep R&D tax credits.
ACLU: Death penalty is a broken process; abolish it nationwide.
Ben Sasse: Rip up Epstein plea deal; pursue co-conspirators.
Bob Krist: Fix the prison system; stop the talking about it.
Bob Krist: Repeal death penalty, might make exception for treason.
Bob Krist: For setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
Brett Lindstrom: Don't coddle criminals who harm our most innocent.
Carol Blood: We need a prison system that helps reform individuals.
Carol Blood: For setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
Chuck Herbster: Contributed to a pro-death penalty initiative.
Dave Domina: Defended and exonerated death row inmates.
Dave Heineman: Don't reduce sentences automatically for "good time".
Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Jim Pillen: Calls to defund the police are reckless and dangerous.
Jim Pillen: Enhance criminal penalties for looting, resisting arrest.
Jon Bruning: Supports death penalty by lethal injection in Nebraska.
Jon Bruning: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Mike Flood: Ensure our police officers are defended not defunded.
Mike Johanns: Juvenile justice package: more funding; more coordination.
Mike Johanns: Supports death penalty for federal crimes.
Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Peter Ricketts: Automated sentence calculation for Department of Corrections.
Peter Ricketts: First NE execution in 20 years, with new drug combination.
Peter Ricketts: Build a new, modern correctional facility.
Peter Ricketts: Fully fund replacement of Nebraska State Penitentiary.
Peter Ricketts: Vetoed setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
Steven Larrick: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
Steven Larrick: Prevent criminal behavior rather than focus on punishment.
Theresa Thibodeau: Police have been turned into public enemies as crime spikes.
Theresa Thibodeau: Oppose setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
Jim Pillen: Meet programming needs of inmates to reduce recidivism.
Ben Sasse: Leave marijuana regulation to states, not feds.
Dave Domina: Feds need to address marijuana in bordering Colorado.
Dave Domina: Legal structure is not ready legal marijuana.
Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program.
Scott Kleeb: Treat kids' substance abuse as a mental health issue.
Ben Sasse: At Midland U., fixed broken system of higher ed.
Ben Sasse: Opposes Common Core State Standards.
Ben Sasse: Fought against tougher environmental regulations.
Bob Krist: Wants voters to weigh in on education decisions.
Brett Lindstrom: Encouraged college savings plan for employees.
Carol Blood: More state financing to reduce reliance on property tax.
Carol Blood: New approach to student debt should start at beginning.
Chuck Herbster: There's zero place for CRT in the schools of Nebraska.
Dave Domina: Common Core: feds have an interest in common understanding.
Dave Domina: Treat public education as a basic right of citizenship.
Dave Heineman: $1.5M Nebraska Internship Program for college students.
Dave Heineman: Virtual school is good for Nebraska.
Dave Heineman: Increasing state aid to education from $852M to $939M.
Dave Heineman: Two-year tuition freeze for State colleges via more funding.
Don Bacon: Reduce micromanagement & oppose Common Core.
Jane Raybould: State's public schools should be invested in.
Jim Pillen: Committed to K-12 education, I support options for parents.
Jim Pillen: Ban the teaching of sex education in public schools.
Jim Pillen: Teach children America is the greatest country in the world.
Jim Pillen: We should be teaching the next generation to love God.
Jon Bruning: Vouchers for public, private, & religious schools.
Mike Johanns: $27M for state colleges' recruitment & diversity.
Mike Johanns: More teacher bonuses and incentives, locally decided.
Mike Johanns: Opposes "No Child Left Behind"--leave it to states.
Peter Ricketts: Oppose the implementation of Common Core.
Peter Ricketts: $16 million in scholarships to connect students with careers.
Peter Ricketts: Fully fund aid to K-12 education, invest in next generation.
Scott Kleeb: Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish.
Scott Kleeb: More college via Pell Grants, & G.I. Bill.
Steven Larrick: Federally funded universal pre-K programs.
Steven Larrick: Federal funding for charter schools.
Theresa Thibodeau: Time for administrators & teachers to know they work for us.
Theresa Thibodeau: Schools have indoctrinated and sexualized our children.
Carol Blood: Debt-free two-year degree from Nebraska community colleges.
Jim Pillen: Utilize community colleges to train students in the trades.
Jim Pillen: $50 million for scholarships outside of public education .
Energy & Oil|
Ben Sasse: Shale oil revolution could create energy independence.
Ben Sasse: Stop Obama's war on coal; stop picking winners & losers.
Carol Blood: It's time for timely action, not just words.
Chris Janicek: Clean energy must be invested in to avert carbon emissions.
Chris Janicek: We want a planet to live on and a democracy to live in.
Dave Domina: Impact of fossil fuels on our environment is real.
Dave Heineman: Support pipeline but not at expense of environment.
Jane Raybould: Revoke tax breaks for oil & gas companies to pay for roads.
Jon Bruning: Coal is good, cheap energy.
Mike Flood: Fight the farm-killing Green New Deal.
Mike Flood: All of the above: ethanol, coal, and natural gas.
Mike Johanns: New corn genetics brings 40% yield increase & more ethanol.
Mike Johanns: Opposes Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
Peter Ricketts: Don't reduce the ethanol Renewable Fuels Standard.
Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
Scott Kleeb: Release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Scott Kleeb: Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind.
Scott Kleeb: Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
Shane Osborn: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Steven Larrick: We need a renewable energy policy.
Steven Larrick: Green energy is the future of Nebraska.
Steven Larrick: Only candidate to oppose drilling in ANWR.
Steven Larrick: More ethanol; more emission controls; more alternative fuels.
Ben Sasse: Fight any expansion of the Clean Water Act.
Dave Heineman: Vetoes 25% State Park Fee Increase.
Deb Fischer: Base gas tax on price, not volume, to pay for highways.
Deb Fischer: Ease regulations that affect Omaha sewer separation project.
Don Bacon: Support REINs Act to control our bureaucracies.
Scott Kleeb: Increase flexibility in the Conservation Reserve Program.
Scott Kleeb: Develop a long-term water strategy.
Families & Children|
Brad Ashford: Provide prenatal care regardless of immigration status.
Brett Lindstrom: Help families of fallen first responders in time of need.
Dave Heineman: Reform child welfare system: collaborative & measurable.
Mike Flood: Provide prenatal care regardless of immigration status.
Peter Ricketts: More resources for Child and Family Services.
Scott Kleeb: Support healthy childbearing & treat post-partum depression.
Jim Pillen: Special Education fund: never give up on a single kid.
Ben Sasse: Healthy skepticism of foreign entanglements.
Ben Sasse: Unstinting advocate for American engagement in the world.
Ben Sasse: Putin leads a thugocracy; runs disinformation everywhere.
Chuck Herbster: Israel needs us, so we will stand with them.
Deb Fischer: Leadership & strong messages make the world safer.
Don Stenberg: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Jon Bruning: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Pat Flynn: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Scott Kleeb: Stop genocide in Darfur.
Shane Osborn: Economic sanctions against Russia to stem Ukrainian crisis.
Ben Sasse: Supports presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
Bob Krist: Trump's trade war would devastate Nebraska's economy.
Chris Janicek: Repeal tariffs; work out deals with trade partners.
Chris Janicek: Trade wars work against Nebraska farmers.
Chris Janicek: Needs more negotiations with trading partners.
Chris Janicek: End tariffs through negotiations and better pricing.
Chuck Herbster: Grow trade markets to jumpstart our agricultural industries.
Chuck Herbster: Grow foreign markets to jumpstart agriculture industries.
Dave Heineman: Expand trade with Taiwan & Hong Kong.
Dave Heineman: Trade mission: Nebraska exports to China grow rapidly.
Jane Raybould: Foreign trade important to Nebraska.
Jim Pillen: Promote our agricultural products around the world.
Peter Ricketts: Exports boost Nebraska economy.
Steven Larrick: We need fair trade that protects people and environment.
Scott Kleeb: Promote fair trade, not free trade.
Ben Sasse: Permanent bureaucracy should not write big legislation.
Ben Sasse: Optimistic about America but pessimistic about Washington.
Ben Sasse: AdWatch: Campaign film "The Outsider", after years in DC.
Ben Sasse: Reduce level of influence of lobbyists with both parties.
Ben Sasse: Push back against overly strict, dumb regulations.
Bob Krist: State government needs overhaul to properly serve.
Brett Lindstrom: Government should never operate as nanny towards business.
Brett Lindstrom: Make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
Carol Blood: Counties are footing the bill for state's unfunded mandates.
Chuck Herbster: Supports Trump's claim of 2020 election irregularities.
Chuck Herbster: Conservatives have to push against federal overreach.
Chuck Herbster: America is broke, and the answer is term limits.
Dave Heineman: Disallow using government resources for politics.
Deb Fischer: No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office.
Deb Fischer: Against earmarks and would oppose them.
Deb Fischer: Accused of coordinating anti-Bruning TV ad with super-PAC.
Don Stenberg: Don't renew legislative earmarks; and attack past ones.
Jim Pillen: Stand up to radicals using fake meat to attack Nebraska.
Jim Pillen: I strongly support the Voter ID ballot initiative.
Jon Bruning: No campaign donation limits; but full disclosure.
Jon Bruning: Political contributions ok from out-of-state coal companies.
Jon Bruning: Don't renew legislative earmarks, but past ones ok.
Mike Flood: I support commonsense measures like voter ID.
Mike Flood: Don't suffocate the tech world with burdensome regulations.
Pat Flynn: Don't renew legislative earmarks.
Pat Flynn: No earmarks: it's not my duty to bring home the bacon.
Peter Ricketts: Government agencies should be user focused.
Scott Kleeb: Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia.
Shane Osborn: Cut 60 redundant federal agencies and save $60B.
Shane Osborn: Photo ID for voting.
Steven Larrick: Public funding of elections creates fair political system.
Ben Sasse: Self-described as pro-guns and pro-life.
Ben Sasse: Second Amendment rights pre-date government.
Bob Krist: Support restricting magazine capacity & registering handguns.
Bob Krist: Don't restrict juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
Brett Lindstrom: Citizens have a right to own firearms and defend themselves.
Carol Blood: Restrict serious juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
Chris Janicek: Supports Second Amendment with background checks & licensing.
Chuck Herbster: Fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
Chuck Herbster: Will fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
Dave Domina: Right to enjoy weapons should have restrictions.
Dave Heineman: Harsher punishment for unlawful handguns.
Deb Fischer: Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
Deb Fischer: No proposals on high capacity magazines or background checks.
Don Bacon: Gun control means only criminals have guns.
Don Stenberg: Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights.
Jane Raybould: Commonsense gun safety measures, like banning bump stocks.
Jane Raybould: Renew the assault weapons ban; they are killing machines.
Jim Pillen: Don't allow anyone to suspend our Second Amendment rights.
Mike Flood: Don't infringe our sacred right to keep and bear arms.
Peter Ricketts: Supports Nebraska's concealed carry law.
Peter Ricketts: Restrict serious juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
Scott Kleeb: Second Amendment is part of our rural way of life.
Shane Osborn: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Steven Larrick: We need to reduce gun violence in America.
Theresa Thibodeau: Restrict serious juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
Ben Sasse: I'm the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate.
Ben Sasse: Job change causes uninsurance; so make insurance portable.
Bob Kerrey: Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular.
Bob Krist: Honored for work with nursing/assisted living homes.
Bob Krist: Proposed requiring meningitis vaccine for students.
Carol Blood: Attract next generation of medical professionals to Nebraska.
Chris Janicek: Health care shouldn't be an expense but an investment.
Chris Janicek: Health care for millions will be my number one priority.
Chuck Herbster: The choice to be vaccinated is personal.
Dave Domina: There are good features in ObamaCare, like age-26 insurance.
Dave Heineman: Don't spend money on ObamaCare until Supreme Court decision.
Dave Heineman: Nebraska will not be pressured into expanding Medicaid.
Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul.
Deb Fischer: Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition.
Deb Fischer: I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.
Don Bacon: More market-based options for healthcare.
Jane Raybould: Reform ObamaCare; look at single-payer.
Jim Pillen: Opposed to mask/COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
Jon Bruning: Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare.
Mike Flood: I oppose COVID-19 vaccination mandates & mandatory testing.
Mike Johanns: Use tobacco settlement for biomedical research.
Mike Johanns: $6M increase in funding for mental health.
Mike Johanns: Opposes a single-payer government run program.
Mike Johanns: Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated.
Mike Johanns: Didn't phase out adult mental health care services.
Mike Johanns: Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B.
Peter Ricketts: Oppose ObamaCare and oppose Medicaid expansion.
Peter Ricketts: Cannot trust Medicaid federal matching grants.
Peter Ricketts: Patients can be transferred if rural hospitals not prepared.
Peter Ricketts: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
Peter Ricketts: People shouldn't have to choose between job and vaccination.
Scott Kleeb: Parity for mental health; coverage for dental health.
Scott Kleeb: Alternative community treatment not adequately funded.
Scott Kleeb: Shouldn't phase out adult mental health care services.
Scott Kleeb: Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress.
Shane Osborn: Propose better options, then repeal ObamaCare.
Shane Osborn: AdWatch: Never waver to repeal ObamaCare & protect freedom.
Shane Osborn: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Steven Larrick: I support universal single-payer health care.
Ben Sasse: Global preeminence essential our nation's interests.
Ben Sasse: Spend to maintain the greatest fighting force the world.
Bob Krist: Wants veteran's social security to be exempt from state tax.
Chris Janicek: Stop spending so much; have other countries step up.
Dave Domina: Drones are no exception to Fourth Amendment protections.
Dave Heineman: Our military personnel work to preserve our freedom.
Don Bacon: Keep Guantanamo Bay for the worst of the worst.
Don Bacon: Peace through strength: retool military with latest tech.
Jane Raybould: Fight to modernize GI benefits.
Jim Pillen: Make us the most veteran and military family-friendly state.
Mike Flood: Provide our forces with resources to continue military might.
Mike Johanns: Military tribunals for terrorists; domestic spying ok.
Mike Johanns: Expand missile defense; & pre-emptive military strike policy.
Mike Johanns: Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige.
Peter Ricketts: Retain our veterans with military retirement tax relief.
Peter Ricketts: Working to bring Space Command to the Heartland.
Scott Kleeb: Refocus war on terror on Afghan-Pakistan border.
Scott Kleeb: We have forgotten how to use diplomacy.
Shane Osborn: Hawkish on defense, but measured response.
Shane Osborn: Reducing size of military makes us look weak.
Shane Osborn: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Steven Larrick: We spend more for war than all other nations combined.
Steven Larrick: Opposes monitoring domestic communications & federal ID card.
Steven Larrick: Respect international law; no pre-emptive military strikes.
Todd Rokita: World is a dangerous place; America needs strong defense.
Ben Sasse: Neither party has gotten serious about border security.
Ben Sasse: Emergencies Act too broad; except Trump's border policies.
Ben Sasse: Afghans heroes protected Americans; they should be welcomed.
Bob Krist: Provide prenatal care regardless of immigration status.
Bob Krist: Supports prenatal care for illegal immigrants.
Bob Krist: Voted in support of DACA recipients.
Chris Janicek: Endorsed by Latinx group, opposes collaboration with ICE.
Chris Janicek: We need immigrants to work and contribute to our economy.
Chris Janicek: Current immigration system broken & violates human rights.
Chuck Herbster: Secure our borders to protect jobs, scarce resources.
Chuck Herbster: Got to build damn wall, those people are coming to Nebraska.
Chuck Herbster: Demand the federal government secures our borders.
Chuck Herbster: We got to build a damn wall; can't let everybody come in.
Chuck Herbster: Undocumented immigrants primarily bad people.
Dave Heineman: End Medicaid services for illegal immigrants.
Dave Heineman: No taxpayer-funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants.
Don Bacon: More employer enforcement; more secure borders.
Jane Raybould: Supports letting "DACA" youths stay.
Jim Pillen: We must demand order on the southern border.
Jim Pillen: Fight any pathway to citizenship for those here illegally.
Mike Flood: I oppose any pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Mike Johanns: Secure the border, provide no amnesty.
Peter Ricketts: No state services for illegal immigrants.
Scott Kleeb: Build border fence; increase border patrol.
Scott Kleeb: No amnesty for lawbreakers.
Shane Osborn: Begin with strict border control but don't allow citizenship.
Shane Osborn: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Steven Larrick: Supports amnesty & a pathway to citizenship.
Theresa Thibodeau: Illegal immigration bringing in crime, hurting public safety.
Bob Krist: No job discrimination by race, religion, or orientation.
Bob Krist: Budget $25-35 million to prioritize job training.
Brett Lindstrom: Guest worker program to bring workers to the state.
Dave Heineman: NE needs more middle-class jobs; so lower income tax rates.
Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill.
Peter Ricketts: Grow Nebraska: create jobs by recruiting new businesses.
Peter Ricketts: Developing Youth Talent: connect 7,000 Nebraskans.
Peter Ricketts: We've been cutting red tape to keep Nebraskans working.
Scott Kleeb: Fight discrimination in the workplace.
Scott Kleeb: Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers.
Principles & Values|
Ben Sasse: Endorsed by Freedom Works' founder & other Tea Party groups.
Bob Krist: Reputation for being a pragmatic, fair conservative.
Bob Krist: Changed parties, not important what letter was behind name.
Brett Lindstrom: America the most just, free and prosperous nation in history.
Carol Blood: Serve the people, not special interest groups or parties.
Carol Blood: Stop using political labels instead of friends and neighbors.
Carol Blood: I see myself as a Nebraskan running for office in Nebraska.
Chris Janicek: Not about left or right, but moving forward.
Chris Janicek: Impeachment about upholding rule of law.
Chris Janicek: Represent Nebraskans with respect, integrity and worth.
Chuck Herbster: Carry on President Trump's America First policies.
Chuck Herbster: Tending family cattle taught him rewards of hard work.
Chuck Herbster: Radical left promotes abolition of God in our country.
Chuck Herbster: Would never back away from support, loyalty for Trump.
Chuck Herbster: Raised on land his family homesteaded in the 1800s.
Chuck Herbster: Attended Jan. 6 Trump rally; left before insurrection.
Chuck Herbster: God protects us because we protect Israel.
Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
Deb Fischer: TV ad: "End the political bull".
Don Bacon: Priorities: be a good Christian, husband, father and citizen.
Don Bacon: I was raised reading National Review and Human Events.
Don Stenberg: Our country's going in the wrong direction.
Don Stenberg: Most campaign funds come from South Carolina PAC.
Jim Pillen: Involved in Ignite the Faith, Youth for Christ Mission.
Jim Pillen: America is the best country in the world.
Jim Pillen: I believe in American exceptionalism.
Jim Pillen: Protect those with Biblical views of life, gender, marriage.
Jim Pillen: Strongly support efforts to put prayer back into schools.
Jon Bruning: OpEd: Became multimillionaire while serving in public office.
Mike Johanns: Priorities: tax relief, education, family.
Mike Johanns: Focus on small towns.
Pat Flynn: I'm the only candidate who is not a "career politician".
Pat Flynn: Endorsed by Republican Liberty Caucus.
Peter Ricketts: Remember: Nebraska is what America is supposed to be.
Scott Kleeb: Always keep Nebraska's interest first.
Shane Osborn: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Shane Osborn: Endorsed by Tea Party-oriented group, Freedom Works.
Steven Larrick: Healthy world relations; healthy planet; healthy Americans.
Theresa Thibodeau: Stand for American Way of Life and take our country back.
Theresa Thibodeau: Government there to serve citizens, not tell them what to do.
Jim Pillen: No reporter-led debates; they're political theater.
Ben Sasse: Entitlement reform needed: guilty of generational theft.
Bob Kerrey: Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69.
Bob Kerrey: We must keep our commitments & do right for the future.
Bob Kerrey: Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something.
Dave Domina: It's not an entitlement; and it shouldn't be privatized.
Dave Domina: Keep promises made to the elderly.
Deb Fischer: Look at means testing & higher retirement age.
Deb Fischer: Raise retirement age & limit benefits.
Deb Fischer: Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40.
Don Bacon: Adjust long-term policies for future generations.
Jane Raybould: Fight against reductions in benefits.
Mike Johanns: Honor our commitment on Social Security.
Scott Kleeb: Strengthen, not privatize, Social Security.
Steven Larrick: Increase Social Security tax on higher income individuals.
Jim Pillen: Exempt Social Security income from state taxes by next year.
Ben Sasse: Taxation should be as simple as possible.
Bob Krist: People's voices will be heard on taxes.
Bob Krist: The farmland assessment process is broken.
Chuck Herbster: Implement the consumption tax system.
Chuck Herbster: Constitutional amendment to replace state income tax.
Chuck Herbster: Move Nebraska to a consumption-based tax system.
Dave Heineman: To build economy: no new taxes.
Dave Heineman: Eliminated sales tax exemptions, to eliminate income tax.
Deb Fischer: No increase in local property taxes.
Don Bacon: We need a simpler, flatter tax code.
Jane Raybould: Don't shift tax burden onto poor.
Jim Pillen: Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities.
Mike Flood: I will protect President Trump's Tax Cuts.
Mike Johanns: $60M in property tax relief over next two years.
Mike Johanns: No tax increase for research on celluosic ethanol.
Peter Ricketts: Protect taxpayers from bureaucracy & burdensome regulations.
Peter Ricketts: Provide tax relief through property tax regulations.
Peter Ricketts: Ease burden of property taxes; plus 3% local cap.
Peter Ricketts: Property tax relief is a top priority.
Peter Ricketts: Reduce top individual tax rate from 6.84% to 5.84%.
Scott Kleeb: Keep middle-class out of AMT, estate tax, and capital gains.
Scott Kleeb: Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol.
Theresa Thibodeau: Special interests, bureaucrats have blocked tax reform.
Jim Pillen: We all agree: we are taxed way too much.
Ben Sasse: Digital consumption is rewiring parts of teenagers' brains.
Chris Janicek: Supports a major infrastructure modernization program.
Chuck Herbster: Expand internet access and speed across the state.
Deb Fischer: $21B for infrastructure, with funds from border customs.
Deb Fischer: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
Jane Raybould: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
Jane Raybould: Design infrastructure to withstand climate change flooding.
Peter Ricketts: Bring broadband coverage to every corner of the state.
Scott Kleeb: Invest in roadway infrastructure to help farm productivity.
Scott Kleeb: Broadband computer access in rural schools.
War & Peace|
Ben Sasse: Americans should be realistic about the dangers we face.
Ben Sasse: US military can bring Iranian "butchers" to their knees.
Bob Kerrey: We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price.
Bob Kerrey: Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran.
Dave Domina: No drones to kill Americans in foreign countries.
Deb Fischer: Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.
Deb Fischer: Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals.
Don Bacon: Defeat ISIS with assertive leadership & special forces.
Scott Kleeb: Draw down US troops, but no timetables.
Shane Osborn: We let Syria & Iran cross the red line.
Steven Larrick: End the Iraq war as soon as possible.
Steven Larrick: Invasion of Iraq was based on false premises.
Welfare & Poverty|
Ben Sasse: Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society.
Ben Sasse: Replace entitlements with an opportunity society.
Bob Krist: Voted against $32M budget cuts to the needy.
Brett Lindstrom: Voted to expand energy assistance qualifications.
Brett Lindstrom: Voted to expand food-assistance benefits.
Carol Blood: Voted to expand food-assistance benefits.
Carol Blood: Voted to expand energy assistance qualifications.
Jon Bruning: Fund welfare via faith-based organizations.
Mike Flood: Voted to expand energy assistance qualifications.
Mike Flood: Voted to expand food-assistance benefits.
Peter Ricketts: People-centric services: hand up to get back on their feet.
Peter Ricketts: $56M of vetoes sustained, to cut budget.
Peter Ricketts: Vetoed expanding food-assistance benefits.
Peter Ricketts: Vetoed expanding energy assistance qualifications.
Scott Kleeb: Stop predatory lending; close mortgage loopholes.
Steven Larrick: Supports federal welfare block grants.
The above quotations are from State of Nebraska Politicians: Archives.