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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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    Anthony Kennedy: Disallow obstacles to medical services for abortion.
    Antoine Pierce: Protect women's rights & autonomy.
    Bill Cassidy: Religion plays vital role; this includes protecting unborn.
    Bobby Jindal: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
    Brett Kavanaugh: See if anti-abortion rules are burdensome before banning.
    Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
    Clarence Thomas: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Clay Higgins: 96 million children have been murdered in the womb.
    David Vitter: Promote a positive culture of life.
    David Vitter: Supported by anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life.
    David Vitter: I'm endorsed by pro-life groups; my rivals not 100% pro-life.
    David Vitter: No exceptions for rape or incest victims.
    Eddie Rispone: Pro-life, pro-God, pro-family.
    Elena Kagan: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    Garret Graves: Human life begins at conception.
    Jay Dardenne: Sweeping ban on human cloning would harm medical research.
    Jay Dardenne: Exceptions for rape & incest victims are ok.
    John Bel Edwards: Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking.
    John Bel Edwards: Signed one of country's most restrictive anti-abortion laws.
    John Bel Edwards: Member of Democrats for Life, anti-choice group.
    John Bel Edwards: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
    John Bel Edwards: Favored fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
    John Roberts: Unconstitutional to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Karen Carter Peterson: Opposed fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
    Lance Harris: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
    Lance Harris: Favored fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
    Neil Gorsuch: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Ralph Abraham: Human life begins at conception.
    Ralph Abraham: A child's life begins at conception.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    Samuel Alito: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    Stephen Breyer: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    Thomas Clements: Supreme Court has ruled on abortion.
    Troy Carter: Opposed fetal heartbeat bill banning early abortions.
    Buddy Roemer: Vetoed abortion bill because no exception for rape & incest.
    Gary Chambers: Codify Roe v. Wade, repeal the Hyde Amendment.
    Luke Mixon: I would vote to codify Roe and protect women's health care.
    Mitch Landrieu: Opposed anti-abortion measure including criminal prosecution.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Cassidy: Stimulus bill includes extraneous items.
    Bill Cassidy: Stimulus package opposed; will hurt economy.
    Bill Cassidy: Stop out-of-control spending & end earmarks.
    Bill Cassidy: Eliminate blatant waste, fraud & abuse that plagues country.
    Bill Cassidy: Supports bipartisan proposal for $500 billion in state aid.
    Bill Cassidy: Supported the $1.2 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
    Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
    Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
    Clay Higgins: Insidious lust for power and money drives deficit spending.
    David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
    David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
    Eddie Rispone: No specifics on budget cuts; try to control spending.
    Eddie Rispone: Balance budgets, and build up reserves.
    Garret Graves: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Gary Chambers: Has been an advocate for Biden's Build Back Better plan.
    John Bel Edwards: Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy.
    John Bel Edwards: We paid off billions of deficit; and we shouldn't go back.
    John Bel Edwards: Federal funds allow us to move on big ticket projects.
    John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
    John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
    Luke Mixon: Infrastructure spending is not "stupid," it's what's needed.
    Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
    Mike Johnson: Balance the budget; reduce licensing requirements.
    Ralph Abraham: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Luke Mixon: I support the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Civil Rights
    Adrian Perkins: Business district must demonstrate black lives do matter.
    Adrian Perkins: Racism is one of the heaviest issues in our community.
    Adrian Perkins: Supported welcoming environment for LGBTQ West Point cadets.
    Antoine Pierce: End voter suppression policies & Citizens United.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports ratification of Equal Rights Amendment.
    Antoine Pierce: Protests on race & police: risk lives to save lives.
    Bill Cassidy: Feds should not get involved in state action on religion.
    Bill Cassidy: Laws preventing religious discrimination are "intimidation".
    Bill Cassidy: Racism has no place in American life.
    Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
    Clay Higgins: FactCheck: Biblical marriage includes polygamy and chattel.
    Clay Higgins: I define marriage Biblically: one man and one woman.
    David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
    Foster Campbell: Oppose same-sex marriage, but respect Supreme Court ruling.
    Garret Graves: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Gary Chambers: Regrets using "homo" in 2011 tweet, now in different place.
    Jay Dardenne: OpEd: Mixed record on gender identity issues.
    John Bel Edwards: Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses.
    John Bel Edwards: Pandemic highlighted inequities in our communities.
    John Bel Edwards: Vetoed state policy on free expression at colleges.
    John Bel Edwards: Vetoed requiring only "biological females" in women's sports.
    Karen Carter Peterson: Opposed state policy on free expression at colleges.
    Lance Harris: Establish state policy on free expression at colleges.
    Lance Harris: Require only "biological females" in women's sports.
    Ralph Abraham: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Thomas Clements: Support Equal Rights Amendment.
    Thomas Clements: Get government out of marriage business.
    Troy Carter: Establish state policy on free expression at colleges.
    Troy Carter: Oppose requiring only "biological females" in women's sports.
    Gary Chambers: Legally protect sexual orientation, gender identity.
    Luke Mixon: I support marriage equality, would vote to make it law.
    Mitch Landrieu: First Louisiana big city mayor to support same-sex marriage.
    Bill Cassidy: Opposed Obama stimulus; supported Bush's bank bailout.
    Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
    David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
    John Bel Edwards: 80% of C-corps pay no state tax; that's just not right.
    John Bel Edwards: Provide regulatory relief for small business.
    John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
    Thomas Clements: Eliminate corporate tax to create jobs & avoid more debt.
    Bill Cassidy: Taxes on manufacturers induces them to move to Asia.
    Bill Cassidy: Taxes on manufacturers induces them to move to Asia.
    Adrian Perkins: Police should have guard-in mindset, not military mindset.
    Adrian Perkins: Repealed "saggy pants" law targeting people of color.
    Antoine Pierce: Pass criminal justice reform.
    Antoine Pierce: End qualified immunity for police; redirect funding.
    Bobby Jindal: Crack down on the horrific crime of human sex trafficking.
    Clay Higgins: Resounding voice for the Thin Blue Line.
    Clay Higgins: Penitentiaries should be for PENITENCE, not punishment.
    David Vitter: More community crime tips; more DNA testing; more options.
    David Vitter: Keep state police presence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
    Eddie Rispone: Modernize criminal justice system; make it more efficient.
    Eddie Rispone: Religious objection to death penalty, and not a deterrent.
    Foster Campbell: Death penalty yes; alternatives yes; mandatory minimums no.
    Foster Campbell: Voted YES on bail for persons arrested while on probation.
    Jay Dardenne: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime.
    John Bel Edwards: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon.
    John Bel Edwards: End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders.
    John Bel Edwards: Blue Lives Matter: targeting police officer is a hate crime.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce incarceration rate of non-violent offenders.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce highest incarceration rate in the nation.
    John Bel Edwards: No executions until better lethal drugs found.
    John Bel Edwards: Create an Office of Human Trafficking Prevention.
    John Bel Edwards: Need to do more to hold few bad police officers accountable.
    Karen Carter Peterson: Require unanimous jury verdicts in noncapital felony cases.
    Lance Harris: Require unanimous jury verdicts in noncapital felony cases.
    Mitch Landrieu: Voted YES on bail for persons arrested while on probation.
    Murphy Foster: Vetoed bill requiring bail for persons arrested on probation.
    Ralph Abraham: I favor the death penalty & I'm also favor enforcing it.
    Ralph Abraham: Violent committed new crimes after release.
    Thomas Clements: Unconstitutionally strict punishment is a problem.
    Troy Carter: Require unanimous jury verdicts in noncapital felony cases.
    Gary Chambers: End military equipment going to civilian law enforcement.
    Luke Mixon: We need to invest in police departments, improve training.
    Antoine Pierce: Favors recreational & medical marijuana legalization.
    Charles Boustany: Consistently votes against marijuana reform.
    David Vitter: Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers.
    Eddie Rispone: Against legalizing marijuana; need info about medical use.
    Gary Chambers: Smoked marijuana in campaign ad to promote legalization.
    Gary Chambers: More than half of drug arrests for marijuana possession.
    Jay Dardenne: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
    John Bel Edwards: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
    John Bel Edwards: Expand medical marijuana, but no recreational usage.
    John Fleming: OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators.
    Ralph Abraham: Opioids are less dangerous and more effective than marijuana.
    Ralph Abraham: Medical marijuana OK as-is, but no recreational usage.
    Thomas Clements: Marijuana is a benefit to people's health.
    Gary Chambers: Fully legalize marijuana at the state and federal level.
    Luke Mixon: Supports Biden's move to review how marijuana is classified.
    Antoine Pierce: Support universal pre-K.
    Antoine Pierce: College graduates should not have to drown in debt.
    Bill Cassidy: College Transparency Act: address why so much student debt.
    Bobby Jindal: $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future.
    Clay Higgins: Dismantle Common Core; dismantle Education Department.
    Clay Higgins: College education has become more of burden than benefit.
    David Vitter: No federal incentives to get states to adopt Common Core.
    David Vitter: Get Louisiana out of Common Core.
    Eddie Rispone: Let local boards give raises to individual teachers.
    Eddie Rispone: Work with schools & businesses to align education with jobs.
    Eddie Rispone: Expand school choice options to empower parents.
    Eddie Rispone: OpEd: Rispone supports vouchers to get his own tax break.
    Eddie Rispone: Allow use of tax dollars for Christian schools.
    Foster Campbell: Fight for public schools with $1 billion Excellence Fund.
    Garret Graves: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Jay Dardenne: Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction.
    Jay Dardenne: TOPS cannot be sustained without capping costs.
    John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
    John Bel Edwards: $47 million increase for higher education.
    John Bel Edwards: Increase in teacher pay isn't enough, hope to do more.
    John Bel Edwards: Invest in higher education for student success in workplace.
    John Bel Edwards: Get teacher pay up to at least the Southern Regional Average.
    Ralph Abraham: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Ralph Abraham: Invest in distance learning.
    Thomas Clements: Supports homeschooling and vouchers.
    Gary Chambers: Supports a fully-funded public education system.
    Gary Chambers: Recruit Black male teachers for K-5th grade.
    Luke Mixon: Make quality, affordable Pre-K available to every child.
Energy & Oil
    Antoine Pierce: Subsidize renewable energy sources.
    Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
    Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
    Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
    Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
    Clay Higgins: Do more in DC to help the oil & gas industry.
    Foster Campbell: Charge 6.25% oil refining tax and wipe out income tax.
    Foster Campbell: Build Keystone pipeline; no farcking regulation for now.
    Foster Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases; incentivize reducing emissions.
    Foster Campbell: 3% tax on hydrocarbon processing facilities.
    Garret Graves: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Gary Chambers: Supports Green New Deal as good for environment, jobs.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.
    John Bel Edwards: Work with--not against--oil & gas companies on solutions.
    John Bel Edwards: Goal is offshore oil platforms, wind turbines side by side.
    John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
    John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
    Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan "Gang of 10" for comprehensive oil plan.
    Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
    Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Mike Johnson: Further expand our domestic oil and natural gas production.
    Mike Johnson: CAFE standards add $3,800 to price of every new vehicle.
    Ralph Abraham: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Ralph Abraham: End the war on our oil and gas industry.
    Thomas Clements: No cap and trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
    Gary Chambers: Supports the Green New Deal, environmental justice.
    Luke Mixon: Louisiana will continue to be an oil and gas state.
    Adrian Perkins: Renegotiate EPA consent decree that nearly tripled in cost.
    Bill Cassidy: Top priority is coastal restoration.
    Clay Higgins: Pipe system to replenish river silt & fight coastal erosion.
    David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
    David Vitter: Drafted hurricane protection & flood control bill.
    David Vitter: Coastal restoration with private funding.
    Eddie Rispone: Supports Coastal Master Plan as essential.
    Eddie Rispone: Environmental lawsuit abuse is killing thousands of jobs.
    Foster Campbell: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
    Gary Chambers: Increase penalties for emissions violations.
    Jay Dardenne: Coastal restoration with federal funding.
    John Bel Edwards: Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration.
    John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
    Mike Johnson: National Environmental Policy is needless red tape.
    Mitch Landrieu: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
    Murphy Foster: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
    Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
    Thomas Clements: States should deal with water quality not federal EPA.
    Troy Carter: Supports Green New Deal but not parts that would hurt LA.
Families & Children
    David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
    Eddie Rispone: Warning on flavored e-cigarettes, like regular cigarettes.
    Eddie Rispone: Talk to your kids to discourage e-cigarette use.
    John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
    John Bel Edwards: Family Services placed 735 kids in foster homes despite cuts.
    John Bel Edwards: Ban flavorings in e-cigarettes that target teens.
    John Bel Edwards: People believe e-cigarettes are safer, but they're not.
    John Bel Edwards: Reasonable accommodations for health of mom and baby.
    Luke Mixon: Parents should have access to affordable child care.
    Ralph Abraham: I don't recommend vaping, but it's a personal choice.
    Ralph Abraham: Show kids pictures of e-cigarette-affected lungs.
    Luke Mixon: Make daycare more affordable so both parents can work.
Foreign Policy
    Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
    Clay Higgins: Russia is a Christian ally to be handled with caution.
    Clay Higgins: The United Nations compromises our sovereignty.
    Foster Campbell: Keep allies involved, but heed advice of military experts.
    John Fleming: Defund the Syrian refugee influx.
    John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
    Thomas Clements: Foreign aid spending only to protect US interests.
    Luke Mixon: Navy experience helps in understanding policy consequences.
Free Trade
    Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    Charles Boustany: 2013: Supported TPP; 2016: too many concessions.
    Clay Higgins: TPP is massive transfer of American wealth to Pacific Rim.
    Foster Campbell: TPP is skewed to the advantage of big business.
    John Bel Edwards: China tariffs hurt local economy.
    John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    John Fleming: TPP means open season on American jobs.
    John Neely Kennedy: TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation.
    Joseph Cao: No trade deal with Vietnam due to human rights abuses.
    Ralph Abraham: Long-term benefit of China tariffs outweigh short-term pain.
    Rob Maness: Criticized TPP for its closed-door negotiations.
    Thomas Clements: No restrictions on trade, but no corporatism.
    Luke Mixon: Time to rely on American workers more than foreign nations.
Government Reform
    Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
    David Vitter: Term limits instead of automatic pay raises for Congress.
    David Vitter: Led and won the fight for state term limits.
    Eddie Rispone: Need to change process of funding infrastructure repair.
    Foster Campbell: 10 year ban on lobbying for ex-members of congress.
    Foster Campbell: Increase legislator limit from 5 bills to 15 per session.
    Foster Campbell: Bar election officials from campaigning for candidates.
    Garret Graves: Require photo ID for voting.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't bring dysfunctional Washington politics to Louisiana.
    Jay Dardenne: Tighten disclosure rules for lobbyists, to limit influence.
    John Bel Edwards: Require voter ID; require proof of citizenship.
    John Bel Edwards: Favored sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue.
    John Bel Edwards: Vetoed Congressional redistricting for racial imbalance.
    John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
    Lance Harris: Favored sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue.
    Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
    Ralph Abraham: Require photo ID for voting.
    Ralph Abraham: Term limits for Congress, plus no salary.
    Thomas Clements: Term limits for Congress; but voter ID too.
    Troy Carter: Opposed sweeping tort reform making it harder to sue.
    John Neely Kennedy: 2020 election had a lot of tomfoolery and shenanigans .
    Luke Mixon: Pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act; combat voter suppression.
Gun Control
    Adrian Perkins: Urge Senate to act on gun safety legislation.
    Adrian Perkins: Focus on reducing number of illegal guns in city.
    Bill Cassidy: Our 2nd Amendment freedom is in danger.
    Bill Cassidy: Right to bear arms should not be infringed.
    Clay Higgins: We already have reasonable limits on 2nd Amendment rights.
    Eddie Rispone: Opposes radical Left and their gun grabbing agenda.
    Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures.
    Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books.
    Foster Campbell: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
    Garret Graves: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats.
    John Bel Edwards: We need to do a better job with our background checks.
    John Bel Edwards: Allow concealed carry in houses of worship.
    John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA.
    Lance Harris: Allow concealed carry in houses of worship.
    Mitch Landrieu: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
    Murphy Foster: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
    Ralph Abraham: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms.
    Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land.
    Troy Carter: Opposed concealed carry in houses of worship.
    Gary Chambers: Ban the sale of military-grade assault weapons.
    Luke Mixon: Calls for background checks on all gun sales.
Health Care
    Adrian Perkins: COVID19: Mandatory mask order, penalties for non-compliance.
    Antoine Pierce: For universal coverage; no limits on preexisting conditions.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare-for-All with option for private insurance.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare for All.
    Antoine Pierce: Need to address the structural racism in healthcare system.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
    Bill Cassidy: Coronavirus racial disparity not result of systemic racism.
    Bobby Jindal: No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries.
    Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
    Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
    Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
    Clay Higgins: Repeal ObamaCare's 2800 pages of unintelligible psychobabble.
    David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
    David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
    David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
    David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
    David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
    David Vitter: Fight to repeal the fatally flawed ObamaCare.
    Eddie Rispone: Problems with Medicaid expansion including fraud, abuse.
    Eddie Rispone: Temporarily freeze Medicaid enrollment in Louisiana.
    Eddie Rispone: Medicaid expansion "bungled," and is unsustainable.
    Garret Graves: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Gary Chambers: Supports extending Medicare coverage to everyone.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't leave LA at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't accept Medicaid expansion as-is; get LA waiver.
    Jay Dardenne: I would accept Medicaid expansion, under certain conditions.
    John Bel Edwards: Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars.
    John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion reduced uninsured by 43% & saved $200M.
    John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis.
    John Bel Edwards: Pro-life includes helping the poor get access to health care.
    John Bel Edwards: No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries.
    John Bel Edwards: COVID: Relying on doctors and scientists and epidemiologists.
    John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion saved lives.
    John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
    Lance Harris: Require medical school for optometrist eye surgeries.
    Luke Mixon: Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
    Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
    Mike Johnson: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered, market-based plan.
    Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid.
    Ralph Abraham: ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians.
    Ralph Abraham: No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it.
    Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
    Thomas Clements: Cost is the only thing that has expanded under ObamaCare.
    Gary Chambers: Medicare for All, healthcare is a right not a privilege.
    Luke Mixon: Life-saving drugs should be affordable.
Homeland Security
    Clay Higgins: I have no problem with FISA: not a secretive rubber-stamp.
    David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester.
    Garret Graves: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Gary Chambers: Cut military budget to pay for Medicare for All.
    John Bel Edwards: West Point grad; served 8 years in US Army.
    John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
    John Neely Kennedy: We don't need a military parade to show off American power.
    Luke Mixon: My desire to serve was inspired by my grandfather.
    Mike Johnson: No cheap talk: grow our local defense establishments.
    Ralph Abraham: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them.
    Thomas Clements: Why do we need military bases in the Phillipines?
    Gary Chambers: Cut defense budget; support nuclear disarmament.
    Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
    Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
    Clay Higgins: Forgive passive visa overstays; deport aggressive illegals.
    David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
    David Vitter: Led Senate's Border Security and Enforcement First caucus.
    David Vitter: Block federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
    Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
    Foster Campbell: No pathway to citizenship without exiting US first.
    Garret Graves: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Gary Chambers: Open to abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't increase enforcement against employers of illegals.
    John Neely Kennedy: Biden's immigration policy people are "pink-haired 'wokers'".
    Mike Johnson: Strengthen the border with drones, cameras and sensors.
    Ralph Abraham: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Ralph Abraham: No amnesty; seal the borders.
    Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
    Thomas Clements: Annex Mexico economically to avoid immigration issues.
    Gary Chambers: Reform immigration and immigration policy.
    Mitch Landrieu: Backs police policy of not questioning immigration status.
    Antoine Pierce: Raise the minimum wage.
    Antoine Pierce: Repeal Right to Work.
    Antoine Pierce: Higher minimum wage; strengthen unions.
    Bobby Jindal: Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees.
    Eddie Rispone: Raising minimum wage would hurt economy, contract jobs.
    Eddie Rispone: Lawsuit abuse is killing jobs because of insurance costs.
    Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
    John Bel Edwards: Close gender wage gap by ending corporate "pay secrecy".
    John Bel Edwards: Meaningful increase to the minimum wage.
    John Bel Edwards: Equal pay for women; enact minimum wage.
    John Bel Edwards: Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees.
    John Bel Edwards: Pass a minimum wage bill, get it on my desk, I'll sign it.
    John Bel Edwards: 13 year old minimum wage ($7.25) not fair nor acceptable.
    Lance Harris: Against Equal Pay for Women Act for state employees.
    Luke Mixon: Critical to guarantee right to join or form a union.
    Ralph Abraham: Women deserve equal pay.
    Ralph Abraham: Increasing minimum wage hurts US economy.
    Gary Chambers: Supports the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
    Gary Chambers: Raise minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Luke Mixon: Increase the minimum wage so people are fairly compensated.
Principles & Values
    Adrian Perkins: Family taught me faith and hard work leads to accomplishment.
    Adrian Perkins: Bring Louisiana values of service, honesty, courage to DC.
    Adrian Perkins: Launched run for mayor while at Harvard Law School.
    Adrian Perkins: Welcomes pastors praying during protest over police violence.
    Adrian Perkins: Awarded Sam Cooke apology; posthumous Key to the City.
    Adrian Perkins: Hosted online interfaith prayer service.
    Antoine Pierce: Community organizer who understands real challenges.
    Antoine Pierce: Running because I have a heart for humanity.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
    Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
    Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
    Bill Cassidy: Despite church-vs-state, religious beliefs guide convictions.
    Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
    Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
    Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
    Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
    Clay Higgins: Freedom OF religion, not the freedom FROM religion.
    David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
    Garret Graves: Judeo-Christian framework is moral.
    Gary Chambers: Lives by the motto "Do Good, Seek Justice" (Isaiah 1:17).
    John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
    John Bel Edwards: Only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
    John Bel Edwards: Faith plays a central role in his life and work.
    John Fleming: Passionate conservative: Obama doesn't share our values.
    John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
    John Neely Kennedy: I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker.
    John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
    John Neely Kennedy: I will not let you down--I'd rather drink weed killer.
    Joseph Cao: First Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress.
    Luke Mixon: In military had a little mantra: God, Family, Country.
    Luke Mixon: I am country first, I am a very moderate person.
    Luke Mixon: Instilled with ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty.
    Ralph Abraham: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
    Rob Maness: Call out those who don't have interests of US & her citizens.
    Thomas Clements: Why not keep God in the public sphere?
    Mitch Landrieu: Called for removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana.
Social Security
    Bill Cassidy: Strengthen the trust fund and preserve it for the future.
    Foster Campbell: I do not support privatization of Social Security.
    Jay Dardenne: Merge Elderly Affairs & Veterans Affairs into one department.
    John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
    Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
    Thomas Clements: Privatize Social Security at birth for newborns today.
Tax Reform
    Antoine Pierce: Tax cuts for poor & middle class.
    Bill Cassidy: Co-sponsored tax simplification for Gold Star families.
    Bobby Jindal: Approved educational tax credit to offset tax increases.
    Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
    Clay Higgins: Eliminate the IRS; introduce 15% federal sales tax.
    David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
    Eddie Rispone: Yes on historic federal tax cuts; no on raising state taxes.
    Foster Campbell: Make sure the super-rich pay their fair share.
    John Bel Edwards: Reform tax structure or face $1.3B fiscal cliff in 2018.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce sales tax; eliminate federal income tax deductibility.
    John Bel Edwards: Opposed empty tax credit to offset tax increases.
    John Bel Edwards: We can make tax reforms but they must be revenue neutral.
    John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
    Lance Harris: Approved educational tax credit to offset tax increases.
    Mike Johnson: Simpler, flatter and fairer tax code will spark new growth.
    Ralph Abraham: America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy.
    Ralph Abraham: Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions.
    Ralph Abraham: Taxes kill jobs and sales tax killed Louisiana's economy.
    Thomas Clements: Flat rate tax with across-the-board reduction.
    Bill Cassidy: Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on middle class.
    Bill Cassidy: Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes on middle class.
    Gary Chambers: Make corporations and the ultrawealthy pay their fair share.
    Adrian Perkins: Test technology innovations in smaller cities.
    John Bel Edwards: Cut $7B in tax giveaways which cause unsafe roads & bridges.
    John Bel Edwards: Gas tax to pay for transportation and coastal infrastructure.
    John Bel Edwards: Fund high speed, afford broadband for everyone in Louisiana.
    John Bel Edwards: GUMBO grants will eliminate digital divide by 2029.
    Mitch Landrieu: Biden's senior advisor to coordinate infrastructure law.
War & Peace
    Bill Cassidy: Work with partners like Israel to combat terrorist threats.
    Clay Higgins: Iran is our enemy; revoke the Iran Deal.
    Clay Higgins: ISIS must be hunted, identified, and killed.
    David Vitter: Iran advances their nuclear program while playing the US.
    David Vitter: Iran nuclear deal is non-binding and can be revoked.
    David Vitter: Military force against ISIS if Arab ground troops involved.
    Foster Campbell: No American intervention in Iraq & Syria beyond air support.
    Mike Johnson: Radical Islamic terrorism MUST be stopped.
    Thomas Clements: Help prevent genocide abroad, but not with U.S. lives.
Welfare & Poverty
    Adrian Perkins: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income".
    Antoine Pierce: Advocate for universal basic income.

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