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

Book Reviews

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State of Michigan Politicians: Archives

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    Abdul El-Sayed: Support pro-choice, Planned Parenthood.
    Bill Schuette: Supports the rights of the unborn.
    Bill Schuette: Enforce prohibitions on abortion; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Bob Young: Life begins at conception.
    Bret McAtee: Abortion is ethnocide.
    Dave Trott: Sanctity of life from conception.
    Debbie Stabenow: Countless women rely on Planned Parenthood.
    Garrett Soldano: Protect life and push back against the abortion lobby.
    George W. Bush: No pro-life pledge; VP & judges will simply be qualified.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Don't make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No insurance riders to get an abortion covered.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Will stop anti-choice legislation.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Support Planned Parenthood.
    Gretchen Whitmer: End 24-hour waiting period; fund Planned Parenthood.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Spoke of being raped in opposing "rape insurance" bill.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Abortion clinics deemed "essential" during pandemic shutdown.
    Jack Bergman: Right to life includes the lives of those yet unborn.
    Jack Bergman: Only allow abortion when maternal life at risk.
    James Craig: Gave a "thumbs up" to being pro-life.
    James Craig: Supports 1931 state abortion ban still on the books.
    John James: 100% pro-life; always have been; always will be.
    John James: De-fund Planned Parenthood; bad abortion even for rape.
    John Moolenaar: Make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense.
    Marcia Squier: Fund Planned Parenthood; abortion is an unrestricted right.
    Mike Bishop: Abortions should always be illegal.
    Mike Bishop: Pro-life with exception only for life of the mother.
    Mike Bishop: 100% Pro-life record.
    Mike Bouchard: Voted against partial-birth abortion; 100% pro-life.
    Mike Bouchard: Co-sponsored legislation to ban human cloning.
    Randy Hekman: Life begins at conception.
    Rashida Tlaib: Don't make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense.
    Rick Snyder: Signed partial-birth abortion ban into law.
    Rick Snyder: Vetoed total abortion ban; signed abortion restrictions.
    Rick Snyder: Make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense.
    Steve Forbes: Recommends pledging pro-life platform, VP, & judges.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans abortion.
    Tudor Dixon: Endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Republicans want felony convictions of doctors and nurses.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Vote yes on Proposal 3 to protect Roe v. Wade rights.
    Tudor Dixon: Proposal 3 is radical abortion rights like China & N.Korea.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Let's repeal our extreme 1931 law banning abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Schuette: Make better jobs cutting taxes, regulations and wastefulness.
    Dave Trott: Rein in out-of-control federal spending.
    Debbie Stabenow: We waste billions on subsidies for Halliburton.
    Fred Thompson: Mandatory future spending lockdown is unsustainable.
    Fred Thompson: No reason to believe we're headed for recession.
    Fred Thompson: Weak dollar damages us internationally.
    Gary Peters: COVID: Get resources, support to help people get through.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Most important metric is rising family income.
    Jack Bergman: Balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
    Jennifer Granholm: Two year stimulus package will create 28,000 jobs.
    John James: Focus on cutting waste and getting to a balanced budget.
    John Engler: Michigan lagged in 1990s; now restored & renewed.
    John James: Liberal leftist socialist policies have failed in Michigan.
    Marcia Squier: Stimulus counters ever-growing income inequality.
    Mike Bishop: Stop out-of-control spending policies.
    Mike Bishop: Overregulation & red tape stifle job growth & stall economy.
    Mike Bouchard: We need a line item veto.
    Mike Parson: Workforce development programs has attracted businesses.
    Mitt Romney: Giuliani increased spending by 2.8%; I held increase to 2.2%.
    Peter Hoekstra: TARP & debt ceiling increase were needed to fund two wars.
    Peter Hoekstra: Cut agencies which are not in the constitution.
    Rick Snyder: Create an environment that encourages job growth.
    Rick Snyder: Government sets stage for business success.
    Ron Paul: Currency inflation counterfeits prosperity & destroys poor.
    Rudy Giuliani: Fundamentals: low taxes; few regulations; control spending.
    Rudy Giuliani: Romney increased spending by 8%; I cut spending by 7%.
    Scotty Boman: The government is the problem: cut out welfare and warfare.
    Terri Lynn Land: Federal shutdown was opportunity to address spending.
    Terri Lynn Land: Opposed deal to re-open federal government.
    Terri Lynn Land: Opposed reopening government, due to ObamaCare, not jobs.
    Tudor Dixon: Government programs should not disincentivize work.
    Tudor Dixon: Find new ways to fund critical infrastructure and roads.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Sustainable funding for our economic development efforts.
    Gretchen Whitmer: I will continue finding ways to keep fixing the damn roads.
Civil Rights
    Abdul El-Sayed: Sensitive to women's rights and transgender people's rights.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Equal pay, more opportunity, for women.
    Alan Keyes: The path to your freedom is standing firm for Godís will.
    Alan Keyes: We live under the tyranny of the federal judges.
    Alan Keyes: Protect religion from the state, but not vice versa.
    Alan Keyes: Right to acknowledge God is the foundation of all our rights.
    Bill Schuette: Include LGBT gender identity in laws against discrimination.
    Bill Schuette: No same-sex marriage; no LGBT anti-discrimination laws.
    Bill Schuette: Gay marriage ban was simply recognition that biology matters.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Guarantee equal pay for equal work.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Expand civil rights laws.
    Gretchen Whitmer: 2013: repeal Michigan's same-sex marriage ban.
    Gretchen Whitmer: When women thrive, we all thrive.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Fought for same-sex adoptions and domestic partner benefits.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Ensure overseas ballots from service members are counted.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Coronavirus: Exempt places of worship, no jurisdiction.
    James Craig: I rose to the ranks; nobody gave me anything.
    James Craig: Established LGBTQ outreach from Detroit police.
    John James: Opposed laws protecting LGBTQ from employment discrimination.
    John James: Employers shouldn't be able to fire someone for being gay.
    Marcia Squier: Racial inequality continues to be a serious problem.
    Marcia Squier: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Marcia Squier: Support affirmative action and reparations like urban repair.
    Marcia Squier: Racism is a threat to domestic security.
    Mark Schauer: Supports affirmative action.
    Mike Bishop: No affirmative action in colleges nor public employment.
    Mike Bishop: No same-sex civil unions, nor marriage.
    Mike Bishop: Marriage is union of one man & one woman.
    Mike Bouchard: Helped pass Michigan's ban on assisted suicide.
    Mike Bouchard: Opposes gay marriage.
    Mitt Romney: Equality for Muslims; but follow hate-preachers into mosques.
    Rick Snyder: Against benefits for domestic partners.
    Rick Snyder: Add LGBT anti-discrimination to civil rights law.
    Rocky Raczkowski: Keep Don't Ask, Don't Tell military policy.
    Scotty Boman: Backs gay marriage.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans same-sex marriage.
    Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: No discrimination, but "no comment" on gay- bashing.
    Terri Lynn Land: Women want job flexibility more than equal pay.
    Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay good; but Paycheck Fairness Act bad.
    Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
    Tudor Dixon: No mandatory vaccines; no coronavirus lockdowns.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Let's repeal outdated laws restricting who you can marry.
    Bob Young: Regulation hurts liberty AND hurts communities.
    Bob Young: I believe in limited government (but not no-government).
    Bob Young: Regulatory overreach hurts small businesses.
    Bob Young: Cut corporate taxes; tax those who pay zero taxes.
    Debbie Dingell: Don't bash the domestic auto industry.
    Debbie Stabenow: Supported recession bailouts saving the auto industry.
    Fred Thompson: Do better than world's second-highest corporate tax penalty.
    Fred Thompson: Don't intervene with automakers unless drastic circumstances.
    Gary Peters: I supported auto bailout; my opponent opposed it.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Government can help small business thrive.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Shift tax burden to corporations.
    John James: Trump tax cuts encourage companies to do business in America.
    Marcia Squier: Taxes & fees for overseas corporations; incentives at home.
    Marcia Squier: I favor people over corporations and CEO billionaires.
    Mark Schauer: Build economy that works for everyone--not just the wealthy.
    Mitt Romney: Don't apply Sec. 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley to smaller companies.
    Rick Snyder: Pure Michigan Business Connect: match-making for purchasing.
    Rick Wade: Last 10 years were good for rich, but not for middle class.
    Rudy Giuliani: Business goes abroad when we overregulate and overtax.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Move from prison to productive citizenship.
    Bernie Sanders: Crime bill had good parts (VAWA) & bad parts (death penalty).
    Bill Schuette: History of getting justice for rape victims.
    Bill Schuette: Prosecute 17-year-olds as adults.
    Gary Peters: Co-wrote bill for data-driven cooperation to fight crime.
    Gary Peters: Leads fight for commission on criminal justice system.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Cleaned up County Prosecutor office after a sex scandal.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Prioritize rehabilitation efforts for first-time offenders.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Your bank account should not determine justice you receive.
    Hillary Clinton: Crime bill was about outrage, but parts were mistakes.
    James Craig: The vast majority of American police officers do it right.
    James Craig: Bail reform is the enemy to trying to reduce violent crime.
    James Craig: Defund police? Hire a social worker for your security detail.
    John James: Against defunding police, for community policing.
    Marcia Squier: End mass incarceration.
    Mark Schauer: Restore funding for police & fire.
    Mike Bishop: Supports death penalty; opposes parole for repeat offenders.
    Mike Parson: Require de-escalation and bias recognition police training.
    Rick Snyder: Parole decisions by Dept. of Corrections, not Governor.
    Rick Snyder: Collect prisoner DNA samples to help solve cold cases.
    Rick Snyder: Improve legal representation for poor.
    Tudor Dixon: Support law enforcement; urban violence unacceptable.
    Tudor Dixon: Fully fund law enforcement; oppose cash bail reform.
    Abdul El-Sayed: End marijuana prohibition; tax it and regulate it.
    Bill Schuette: The opioid epidemic cannot be solved with just arresting.
    Bill Schuette: Led campaign against medical marijuana in 2008.
    Debbie Stabenow: Time to decriminalize medical and recreational marijuana.
    Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
    Gary Peters: When marijuana legalized, should be regulated and taxed.
    George W. Bush: A leader learns from his mistakes and shares wisdom.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Addicts need treatment, not punishment.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Voted NO on medical marijuana.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Invest in treatment courts to treat addiction.
    John James: Opposes marijuana legalization for recreational use.
    John James: Respect will of voters & legalize recreational marijuana.
    John Moolenaar: Voted NO on medical marijuana.
    Marcia Squier: Legalization will help utilize the endless benefits of pot.
    Marcia Squier: Legalization of pot will help healthcare costs.
    Marcia Squier: Cannabis is a life-saving drug and must be legalized.
    Marcia Squier: Legalize pot, give addicts treatment, end war on drugs.
    Mark Schauer: End mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related crimes.
    Rick Snyder: Reduce supply, combating production of meth.
    Rick Snyder: Enforce prescription law, but Good Samaritans get treatment.
    Rick Snyder: Supports medical marijuana.
    Rocky Raczkowski: No further expansion of medical marijuana laws.
    Shri Thanedar: No tax credits for donations for private school scholarships.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No tax credits for donations for private school scholarships.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Get profit motive out of public education.
    Bill Schuette: Give parents more choices for their kids' education.
    Bill Schuette: Advocate of partnerships between schools and companies.
    Bill Schuette: Grade schools A-F, with performance-based grants.
    Bill Schuette: Support more trade & vocational offerings.
    Bob Young: Parents should decide to which school they send their kids.
    Brenda Lawrence: Refinance college loans to reduce student debt.
    Brenda Lawrence: Public-private partnerships to connecting college to jobs.
    Dave Trott: Opposes government control by Common Core standards.
    Debbie Stabenow: Supports student loan refinancing and Pell Grants.
    Debbie Stabenow: Has long opposed school vouchers.
    Garrett Soldano: Respect a parent's right to educate children as they see fit.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Invest in education; hold charters accountable.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Opposes vouchers: Stop the dismantling of public education.
    Gretchen Whitmer: 2 years of debt-free post-secondary education.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Double down on investment in early literacy.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Increase number of post-secondary credentials to 60% by 2030.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Students are preparing for jobs that don't even exist today.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Our economy demands every child has a great public education.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Tuition-free opportunities for COVID front line workers.
    Jack Bergman: Government monopoly on education is a tragedy.
    James Craig: Parents deserve school choice; led to his conservatism.
    John Engler: Expand public school choice; lift cap on charters.
    John James: Every high school student should be career- or college-ready.
    John James: Supports public money for private schools.
    John James: We have failed our children, supports school choice.
    Marcia Squier: Extend free public education from pre-school to PhD.
    Marcia Squier: More funding needed for public schools; now more than ever.
    Marcia Squier: No vouchers for schools, but ok for colleges.
    Mark Schauer: OpEd: Schauer focused on wages and benefits of the teachers.
    Mike Bishop: Supports Ten Commandments & voluntary prayer in schools.
    Mike Bishop: Oppose Common Core nationwide standards.
    Mike Bishop: Supports charter schools; support corporate investment.
    Rick Snyder: Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries.
    Rick Snyder: CCSTEP: capital equipment for training in community colleges.
    Terri Lynn Land: Local funding and local control of schools.
    Tudor Dixon: COVID: stalling education is not acceptable or good policy.
    Tudor Dixon: Ban born boys from girls' teams in gender-specific sports.
    Tudor Dixon: Develop curriculum focusing on America's founding principles.
    Tudor Dixon: Let parents choose education environment for their child.
    Tudor Dixon: Protect kids from critical race theory, trans ideology.
    Tudor Dixon: Office of Safe Schools to protect children from shootings.
    Gretchen Whitmer: A free, public preschool education for every 4-year-old.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Goal: 60% earn a degree or skills certificate by 2030.
Energy & Oil
    Abdul El-Sayed: Green energy a priority.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Electric user fee raises $3.3B for clean energy in 15 years.
    Bernie Sanders: I oppose fracking; anyone who says it is safe is wrong.
    Bill Schuette: Joins lawsuit challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan.
    Bill Schuette: Opposed 25% electricity from renewables by 2025.
    Debbie Stabenow: Global Warming is real and Iím focused on solving it.
    Debbie Stabenow: Climate change is real & human activity contributes.
    Fred Thompson: Get ethanol market up, then let free market take over.
    Gary Peters: FactCheck: Mich. gets back more in gas tax than it collects.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: Yes, I own petcoke stock, but I can still speak out.
    Gary Peters: Proudly voted to invest in renewable energy sources.
    Gary Peters: Cap and trade is an option we need to look at.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Oppose withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord.
    Hillary Clinton: I support fracking if environmental protections are all met.
    John James: Green New Deal would decimate Michigan's economy.
    John McCain: Climate change is real; nuclear power is solution.
    John McCain: Public pressure on oil industry to invest in alternatives.
    Marcia Squier: Green New Deal & fossil fuel-free vehicles by 2030.
    Marcia Squier: Fund renewables by defunding the military.
    Marcia Squier: Green energy is intertwined with job creation and education.
    Marcia Squier: Enbridge-Line-5 pipeline should be permanently closed.
    Mike Bishop: Don't use government to develop wind and solar energy.
    Mike Bouchard: Kyoto agreement is restrictive & extraordinarily expensive.
    Mike Bouchard: Supports atomic energy & new nuclear plant construction.
    Mike Bouchard: Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources.
    Mike Huckabee: Ethanol & biofuels are part of future energy.
    Mitt Romney: Develop energy technology like nuclear or liquefied coal.
    Rick Snyder: Protect our environment while meeting our energy needs.
    Rick Wade: $8B for new nuclear plants; plus offshore oil & gas drilling.
    Rick Wade: Too many clean energy investors sit on the sidelines.
    Rudy Giuliani: Don't draw the line anywhere--advance all technologies.
    Sam Brownback: Energy security: drill every place you can find resources.
    Tom Tancredo: Drill off the coasts of Florida and California.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Advocate for environmental justice on lead exposure.
    Bill Schuette: Sue firms that caused Flint drinking water crisis.
    Bill Schuette: Opposing EPA regulations earns him polluter protector label.
    Bill Schuette: Charged 15 city and state officials for Flint water crisis.
    Bill Schuette: Opposes burdensome EPA regulations.
    Bob Young: Regulations hurt farms and small businesses.
    Brenda Lawrence: Flint water crisis is example of environmental injustice.
    Debbie Stabenow: Authored ban on Great Lakes drilling.
    Debbie Stabenow: Reverse cuts to Great Lakes funding.
    Gary Peters: Push for Great Lakes restoration efforts & oil cleanups.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Environmental policy based on science.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Michigan is defined by water; up to us to protect it.
    Gretchen Whitmer: It's time to rebuild Michigan's water infrastructure.
    John Engler: More investment of Natural Resources Trust Fund.
    John James: Protect the national treasure of the Great Lakes.
    Marcia Squier: All animals should be treated humanely.
    Marcia Squier: Federal funding for Flint; and prosecution for poisoning too.
    Marcia Squier: Repeal the DARK Act: require full GMO labeling.
    Marcia Squier: EPA should regulate for-profit corporations.
    Marcia Squier: End the War on Oil, for national security AND environment.
    Marcia Squier: Invest in ways to prevent erosion and rising waters.
    Mike Bishop: Suspend federally-mandated environmental protection.
    Mike Bouchard: Water diversions shouldn't happen.
    Rick Snyder: Protect natural resources; user fees contribute $3B/year.
    Rick Snyder: Voluntary pollution prevention program for farmers.
    Rick Snyder: Pure Michigan: promote tourism like U.P. and brewery trail.
    Rick Snyder: More resources to fight invasive species in Great Lakes.
    Rick Snyder: Work tirelessly, plus $27M, to make Flint's water safe.
Families & Children
    Abdul El-Sayed: Invest in Detroit to keep millennials in Michigan.
    Alan Keyes: Save kidsí souls-they donít need free speech.
    Andy Levin: Expand Family Leave for both spouses at same employer.
    Debbie Stabenow: Schools must prohibit bullying due to sexual orientation.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Extend postpartum care from 60 days to a full year.
    Haley Stevens: Expand Family Leave for both spouses at same employer.
    John James: Allow more flexible options for senior housing.
    Mike Parson: Consolidate several programs into new Office of Childhood.
    Rick Snyder: Healthy Kids Dental: coverage for 440,000 kids in need.
    Rick Snyder: Adoption rate in Michigan is up 25 percentage points.
    Tudor Dixon: Would criminalize involving children in drag shows.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No mandatory COVID vaccine for children.
    Tudor Dixon: Parents outraged about schoolbook describing how to have sex.
Foreign Policy
    Alan Keyes: Africa: No money for AIDS, because money wonít cure AIDS.
    Fred Thompson: Relationship with Canada important for economy & security.
    Gary Bauer: Africa: Needs better governments, not bailouts.
    Gary Peters: Be actively engaged in the Middle East.
    George W. Bush: Cuba: No trade, since investments prop up Castro regime.
    George W. Bush: Africa: Rally world to help AIDS, but not with US funds.
    George W. Bush: Entrepreneurial China trade differs from totalitarian Cuba.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Supports anti-boycott bill against anti-Israel BDS movement.
    James Craig: UN should investigate Cuba, not the US.
    John James: More military influence on the foreign policy team.
    John James: For Trump's Middle East peace proposal, two state solution.
    John McCain: Africa: Money for AIDS would be lost to corruption.
    Marcia Squier: We need to support our troops by bringing them home.
    Marcia Squier: End our interventionist strategies, and welcome refugees.
    Orrin Hatch: Africa: Helping with AIDS is our duty as a great nation.
    Peter Hoekstra: China is a nation that cheats and steals; no MFN.
    Steve Forbes: Africa: Unshackle drug companies, not US aid, to fight AIDS.
Free Trade
    Abdul El-Sayed: Free trade deals favor elites over workers.
    Bill Schuette: Supports tariffs on China, to get a better deal.
    Brenda Lawrence: Oppose TPP, NAFTA, and similar trade deals.
    Debbie Stabenow: End trade agreements to keep jobs here.
    Donald Trump: I've been moving clothing-making from China to U.S.
    Duncan Hunter: Reflect tariffs back at competitors.
    Fred Thompson: Focus on protecting infrastructure for national security.
    Gary Bauer: Entrepreneurial China trade same as with totalitarian Cuba.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Renegotiate trade deals, but no tariffs on China.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Important to continue traveling to Israel to support trade.
    Jack Bergman: I support free and fair trade, not TPP.
    John James: Free but fair trade, to keep jobs in Michigan.
    John James: Let master negotiator Trump re-work trade deals.
    John James: Fight China over soybeans now, or bullets later.
    John McCain: Every time US went protectionist, we paid heavy price.
    John McCain: Supports ethanol, but by exporting, not by subsidies.
    Marcia Squier: Oppose TPP, NAFTA, and similar trade deals.
    Marcia Squier: Replace free trade deals with zero export taxes.
    Mike Bouchard: Associates CAFTA with currency manipulation.
    Mike Bouchard: Trade agreements should be fair and enforceable.
    Mike Huckabee: We need fair trade because we're losing jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Open up markets to American goods and services.
    Mitt Romney: Businesspeople should negotiate trade, not politicians.
    Rick Snyder: Increase Canada trade with new Detroit River bridge.
    Rick Snyder: Open new doors to global markets.
    Rick Snyder: Took 24 attempts to get New International Trade Crossing.
    Rick Wade: NEI: government-wide export-promotion strategy.
    Rudy Giuliani: Good deals pending with Peru, Colombia, Panama, South Korea.
    Rudy Giuliani: Balance foreign debt by selling more things overseas.
    Terri Lynn Land: Free trade agreements only with reciprocal market access.
    Tom Tancredo: Enforce trade & currency rules against China.
    Tom Tancredo: CAFTA should be about trade; get rid of immigration parts.
Government Reform
    Shri Thanedar: Oppose laws perpetuating "Big Lie" of rigged election.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Oppose laws perpetuating "Big Lie" of rigged election.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Strict separation of church and state.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Fundamental right to be heard at the ballot box.
    Alan Keyes: Surrendering moral government to courts surrenders freedom.
    Bill Schuette: Terminate government pensions for those caught embezzling.
    Bill Schuette: Wants tax returns released from all top elected officials.
    Bill Schuette: Supports term limits and campaign finance disclosure.
    Bill Schuette: Opposes ballot initative 2 (gerrymandered districts ok).
    Bill Schuette: Oppose disclosure for who paid for political ads.
    Bob Young: Cut costs; make government accountable.
    Debbie Stabenow: Repeal Citizens United; fight big money in politics.
    Debbie Stabenow: Voter ID places undue burden on voters.
    Donald Trump: Get rid of waste, fraud, & abuse in every single agency.
    Garrett Soldano: Fought to revoke health law granting emergency powers.
    Garrett Soldano: Expand Voter ID, crack down hard on fraud.
    Gary Peters: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    George W. Bush: Agrees to no negative ads; stop tearing each other down.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No photo ID for absentee voting.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Promote universal voter access.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Opposes gerrymandering; opposes voter ID.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Disclose political donors; reverse Citizens United.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Holding government accountable: Michigan Sunshine Plan.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Would be nice to have national strategy working with states.
    James Craig: Called for forensic audit of 2020 Michigan election results.
    Jennifer Granholm: Voter ID laws, limits on early voting are about suppression.
    John Moolenaar: Require photo ID for absentee voting.
    Marcia Squier: Repeal Citizens United; publicly fund campaigns.
    Marcia Squier: Dem. superdelegates cheated Michigan voters of their choice.
    Marcia Squier: Easier voter registration; restrict superdelegates.
    Mike Bishop: Limit campaign contributions; but no state funding.
    Mike Bishop: Limit people driven by thirst for power, pride, and envy.
    Mike Bishop: Make state legislature part-time, with pay cuts.
    Mike Bouchard: Supports line-item veto on spending bills.
    Mitt Romney: Line-item veto can & should pass constitutional muster.
    Peter Hoekstra: Setting 12-year term limit a mistake; after serving 18 years.
    Rashida Tlaib: No photo ID for absentee voting.
    Rick Snyder: Michigan Dashboard: measure progress & present it publicly.
    Rick Snyder: Vetoed voter identification bill.
    Rick Snyder: No photo ID for absentee voting.
    Rick Wade: Government doesn't invent but does create business framework.
    Rudy Giuliani: Frivolous lawsuits eat up 2.2% of GDP.
    Rudy Giuliani: Supports line-item veto, but Clinton's was unconstitutional.
    Steve Forbes: Negative ads are OK if they tell the truth.
    Terri Lynn Land: Super PACs are committed to Michigan.
    Terri Lynn Land: Allow "dark money": secret campaign donations for issue ads.
    Tudor Dixon: Empower Michiganders to make own decisions on health & work.
    Tudor Dixon: We need ethics and legal reforms to restore transparency.
    Tudor Dixon: Supports claims that 2020 election was stolen.
    Tudor Dixon: Cut, reduce, or streamline 40% of regulatory code in 4 years.
    Tudor Dixon: Enact strong Voter ID, ban drop boxes.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Expand voting rights, protect election workers.
Gun Control
    Shri Thanedar: Allow cities and towns to enact laws regarding knives.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Allow cities and towns to enact laws regarding knives.
    Abdul El-Sayed: No gun possession for convicted domestic abusers.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Take on the corporate gun lobby; enough is enough.
    Bill Schuette: Proud protector of the 2nd Amendment, NRA rates him "A".
    Bill Schuette: Repeal restrictions on guns, including semi-automatics.
    Bob Young: Right to bear arms is one of our most cherished rights.
    Brenda Lawrence: Enact common sense gun control reforms & close loopholes.
    Bret McAtee: End constant meddling with our 2nd amendment rights.
    Dave Trott: 2nd Amendment is important cornerstone of nation's freedoms.
    Debbie Dingell: Deal with mental illness and gun control laws.
    Garrett Soldano: I will defend 2nd amendment, implement Constitutional Carry.
    Gary Peters: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons.
    Jack Bergman: Right to bear arms is about being a free nation.
    James Craig: Disarm criminals, not law abiding citizens.
    James Craig: Gun buybacks are a comedy show, a recipe for failure.
    Jennifer Granholm: Signed bills on concealed pistol licenses, spouse's guns.
    John James: 2nd Amendment is enough said.
    John James: Second Amendment says semi-automatic weapons ok.
    Marcia Squier: Universal background checks to reduce gun crime.
    Marcia Squier: Graduated licensing & training for guns, like military.
    Marcia Squier: Violent criminals should not be allowed gun ownership.
    Mike Bishop: Ease restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
    Mike Bishop: Oppose restrictive gun control laws.
    Mike Bishop: Personally a gun owner with a CPL.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which opposes magazine limit.
    Tudor Dixon: Stop all efforts to restrict the 2nd Amendment.
    Gretchen Whitmer: We need red-flag laws and requirement for secure gun storage.
    Gretchen Whitmer: It's time for commonsense action to reduce gun violence.
Health Care
    Abdul El-Sayed: Public health suffers when you run government as a business.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Supports universal healthcare.
    Alan Keyes: AIDS is a moral crisis based on licentious behavior.
    Bill Schuette: End Medicaid expansion and put in work requirement.
    Bill Schuette: Replace ObamaCare with private insurance.
    Bob Young: ObamaCare should be repealed to increase competition.
    Bob Young: The federal government broke our health care system.
    Bob Young: ObamaCare destroys jobs.
    Brenda Lawrence: ObamaCare is sound policy, but deal with consequences.
    Dave Trott: Repeal & replace the onerous ObamaCare law.
    Debbie Stabenow: Health coverage needs to be a right, not a privilege.
    Garrett Soldano: Opposes vaccine mandate as unconstitutional, coercive.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Gary Peters: Against voucher system & raising Medicare eligibility age.
    Gary Peters: Prevent companies from keeping generic drugs off the market.
    Gary Peters: COVID: $20 billion to states, nursing homes, care facilities.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Require insurers to treat autism like other conditions.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Support Medicaid expansion.
    Gretchen Whitmer: No work requirements for Medicaid; expand it instead.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Fund Planned Parenthood, improve rural access to care.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Expand coverage for insulin; and coverage for mental health.
    Jack Bergman: Number one priority is to repeal ObamaCare.
    John Engler: No assisted suicide; but End of Life Care & more pain relief.
    John James: Remove the monstrosity of ObamaCare.
    John James: Medicare for All terrible; barely paying for Medicare now.
    John James: Fix the parts that give too many decisions to the government.
    John James: Politicians stuff their pockets with drug company money.
    John McCain: Control health costs so manufacturers stay competitive.
    John Moolenaar: Don't require insurers to treat autism like other conditions.
    Marcia Squier: Repeal ObamaCare & replace with full coverage for all.
    Marcia Squier: Universal single-payer healthcare is the way to go.
    Marcia Squier: Expand ObamaCare towards universal health care.
    Mike Bishop: Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility.
    Mike Bishop: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms.
    Mike Bishop: Fought against ObamaCare from the start.
    Mike Bouchard: Supports Health Savings Accounts to empower individuals.
    Mike Bouchard: No government-run universal healthcare.
    Mike Huckabee: Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP.
    Mike Parson: Will expand Medicaid but be vigilant against fraud and waste.
    Mitt Romney: Same tax treatment if people buy insurance without employers.
    Mitt Romney: Get everybody insured with state-based market dynamics.
    Rashida Tlaib: Require insurers to treat autism like other conditions.
    Rick Snyder: Improve cost, quality and access with wellness & prevention.
    Rick Snyder: Get communities more involved in mental health courts;.
    Rocky Raczkowski: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Steve Forbes: Fight AIDS by changing people's personal behavior.
    Terri Lynn Land: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Terri Lynn Land: Fix ObamaCare so Michiganders can keep insurance as promised.
    Terri Lynn Land: Pre-tax health savings accounts & cross-states insurers.
    Tudor Dixon: COVID: opposes lockdowns and anti-Science mask mandates.
Homeland Security
    Bill Schuette: Provided two new legal resources for all members of military.
    Debbie Stabenow: Push to pass the 9/11 Report.
    Dave Trott: Unyielding enthusiasm for our troops.
    Debbie Stabenow: Critical balance between staying safe and keeping our rights.
    Donald Trump: Snowden was a spy; if Russia respected us, they'd deport him.
    Fred Thompson: We face a global war declared on us by Islamic fascism.
    Fred Thompson: Spend more than current 4% of budget on military.
    Gary Peters: Protect religious non-profits against terrorism.
    Gary Peters: Less-than-honorable discharged veterans can regain benefits.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: endorsed by VoteVets for military service.
    Gretchen Whitmer: We should be ashamed for neglecting veterans' needs.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Coronavirus: Widespread testing is fundamental & crucial.
    Gretchen Whitmer: COVID-19 restrictions were aggressive and necessary.
    Jack Bergman: Give my all to implement V.A. reform.
    Jack Hoogendyk: Military tribunals & domestic spying OK.
    Jennifer Granholm: Proclaimed Hire a Veteran Month in Michigan.
    John James: Help prepare our veterans for re-entry into society.
    John James: Adequately fund military but work toward balanced budget.
    John McCain: After 9/11, ask Americans to join military or AmeriCorps.
    John McCain: Let loose smart, tough spies to catch Bin Laden.
    Marcia Squier: Reappropriate military spending to social needs.
    Marcia Squier: Cut the military budget by at least 50%.
    Mark Schauer: Ensure veterans have access to the benefits they've earned.
    Mike Bishop: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Mike Bishop: Number one responsibility is to provide a national defense.
    Mike Bouchard: Can't give up basic rights to stay safe.
    Mike Bouchard: If we don't fix terrorist security, people die.
    Rick Snyder: There is a cost to sending our military into harm's way.
    Rick Snyder: 24/7/365 service to our veterans for benefits.
    Ted Cruz: Snowden guilty of treason, but exposed massive surveillance.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Biracial families like mine inspire more diverse government.
    Abdul El-Sayed: People who look like me are not sitting on the sidelines.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Support pathway to citizenship.
    Bill Schuette: It isn't a ban on Muslims; Trump puts security first.
    Bill Schuette: Joined 2016 lawsuit to block DACA expansion.
    Bob Young: We have the right to kick out people we don't want here.
    Bob Young: Penalize the insanity of sanctuary cities.
    Brenda Lawrence: Refugees aren't terrorist; that's just more fear tactics.
    Bret McAtee: We need a sane immigration policy.
    Dave Trott: Secure our nation's borders before discussing reform.
    Debbie Stabenow: Opposed immigration bill because it cost us jobs.
    Garrett Soldano: Pro-second amendment, against illegal immigration.
    Gary Peters: DACA has provided relief to thousands of young people.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Protect DREAMers from deportation; offer path to citizenship.
    Jack Bergman: Immigration is a privilege, not a right.
    John James: No nonsense view of illegal immigration--has to stop now.
    Jennifer Granholm: Signed law protecting immigrants from scam "consultants".
    Jennifer Granholm: If we want true American exceptionalism, fix immigration.
    John James: Proponent of Kate's Law; defund sanctuary cities.
    John James: We must end illegal immigration & secure the border.
    Marcia Squier: Moratorium on deportation of undocumented immigrants.
    Marcia Squier: Support pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Mike Bishop: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Mike Bishop: Opposed to any amnesty.
    Mike Bouchard: 52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds.
    Randy Hekman: Secure the borders but encourage legal immigration.
    Rick Snyder: Openly encourages innovators and entrepreneurs to immigrate.
    Rick Snyder: 50,000 skilled worker visas to repopulate Detroit.
    Terri Lynn Land: No amnesty; seal the border; more H-1B visas.
    Tudor Dixon: Housing migrant children supports criminal cartels.
    Tudor Dixon: Implement a statewide ban on sanctuary cities.
    Abdul El-Sayed: Raise minimum wage; support unions.
    Bill Schuette: Supports right-to-work law as a great victory.
    Bill Schuette: Opposes prevailing wage law.
    Brenda Lawrence: Paid sick leave helps women & minorities most.
    Brenda Lawrence: Fight to raise minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
    Debbie Stabenow: President should meet with Big 3 Automakers.
    Duncan Hunter: Unions built the middle class.
    Fred Thompson: In a dynamic economy, some jobs lost and some gained.
    Fred Thompson: Don't use union dues for political purposes.
    Gary Peters: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Repeal "right-ro-work" law (support union organizing).
    Gretchen Whitmer: Increase minimum wage to $15/hour over three years.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Expand right to overtime to tens of thousands of workers.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Fix the Damn Roads: Michiganders need to get to jobs.
    John James: Incumbent does not do enough to create or protect jobs.
    John James: Opposes raising federal minimum wage to $15/hr.
    John McCain: Unions are monopolies; don't compel people to join.
    Marcia Squier: Minimum wage of $15 per hour, including Congress.
    Marcia Squier: Stop stiffing tipped worker wages!
    Marcia Squier: Grow jobs in health, renewable energy, and infrastructure.
    Mark Schauer: Opposes right-to-work law; protested on Capitol lawn.
    Mike Bishop: 2007: publicly called for right-to-work in Michigan.
    Mike Bouchard: Big 3 Automakers need tax cuts so no job cuts.
    Mike Huckabee: Unions more prominent to fight high CEO salaries.
    Mike Parson: Expand programs to link high school graduates with jobs.
    Mitt Romney: I believe in domestic supports for our agriculture industry.
    Mitt Romney: Good unions train members; bad unions hurt their company.
    Rick Snyder: Extend unemployment benefits; plan for future.
    Rick Snyder: Quietly signed law making Michigan a right-to-work state.
    Rick Snyder: MAT2: Michigan Advanced Technician Training for skills gap.
    Rick Snyder: People now moving to Michigan for good jobs.
    Ron Paul: Right to organize; but no special benefits for unions.
    Rudy Giuliani: Vibrant unions good; but compelling membership bad.
    Sam Brownback: Unions do good, but need effective oversight.
    Terri Lynn Land: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed seeking work.
    Tom Tancredo: Union conflict is creative, but shouldn't influence policy.
    Tudor Dixon: Expose more students to high-demand skilled trades.
Principles & Values
    Alan Keyes: Anything the government gives you destroys your liberty.
    Bernie Sanders: I am very proud to be Jewish; it is much of what I am.
    Bill Schuette: Served 3 terms in Congress & then as state Attorney General.
    Bret McAtee: Running as US Taxpayers Party, also Constitution Party.
    Bret McAtee: Awaken benumbed people from their moral torpor.
    Debbie Stabenow: A clear choice against failed Bush policies.
    Debbie Stabenow: End the ongoing debate over debates: No Senate debates.
    Garrett Soldano: Our rights come from God, not from the government.
    Garrett Soldano: Father instilled a fierce love for country and sense of duty.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Michiganders expect results; impatience is a virtue.
    Gretchen Whitmer: A better Michigan is worth fighting for, we can't wait.
    Hillary Clinton: I am a praying person & I pray for God's will to be known.
    Jack Bergman: I believe the Bible is the true word of God.
    Jack Bergman: Commitment to being the best made most exceptional nation.
    James Craig: Claimed that protestors against him were paid to be there.
    James Craig: This is about leading from the front & keeping people safe.
    James Craig: Rejects objections to police graduations held in church.
    James Craig: Michigan is the embodiment of the American dream.
    James Craig: Won't back down to liberal wokeism & woke corporations.
    Jennifer Granholm: There are political solutions to moral problems.
    Jennifer Granholm: Embrace diversity: that is American exceptionalism.
    John Engler: The "Next Michigan": attitude for the future.
    John James: Fight for the Constitution's principles, as written.
    John James: From slave to senate candidate in four generations.
    John James: Liberal violence is construed as speech.
    Marcia Squier: Government should be separate from private religion.
    Marcia Squier: Separating church & state is only disestablishmentarianism.
    Mike Bishop: Uphold the principles of faith, family and freedom.
    Mike Bouchard: 8-point plan: Renewing Michigan's Economy.
    Peter Hoekstra: Accused of anti-Chinese racism in Super Bowl TV ad.
    Peter Hoekstra: I will either debate her or an empty chair; it's her choice.
    Ron Paul: Only support GOP nominee if they end war & reduce spending.
    Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: Grew up in a trailer park, then managed motels.
    Tom Tancredo: Won't vote GOP if nominee is lesser of two evils.
    Tudor Dixon: Calls for liberating Michiganders from lockdowns.
    Tudor Dixon: Pro God, pro life, pro gun and pro freedom.
    Tudor Dixon: Acted in low budget films as a hobby.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Hateful rhetoric makes people much more fearful.
    Tudor Dixon: Recommended stealing 2020 election then "calling for unity".
    Gretchen Whitmer: Our message is simple: we will fight for your freedom.
    Gretchen Whitmer: My fellow Michiganders, we live in a special place.
Social Security
    Brenda Lawrence: Protect social security, Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    Debbie Stabenow: Led the fight to stop privatization.
    Fred Thompson: Benefits ok in short-term, but we're eating our seed corn.
    Fred Thompson: Index benefits to inflation instead of indexing to wages.
    Gary Peters: One of the most successful programs in our history.
    Gary Peters: Oppose raising retirement age & privatizing Social Security.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Get rid of the state's Retirement Tax.
    Jennifer Granholm: Opposed Bush plan to privatize Social Security.
    John James: Returning lifelong investment to seniors is moral obligation.
    John James: Stop any attempt to underfund the Social Security trust fund.
    Marcia Squier: Including eldercare services in universal health care.
    Marcia Squier: Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security.
    Marcia Squier: Protect against any legislation dismantles future benefits.
    Mike Bouchard: Supports privatization of Social Security.
    Rick Snyder: Maintain generous pension benefits for existing retirees.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform plank for personal accounts.
    Tom Tancredo: Private Social Security accounts needed to end deficit.
Tax Reform
    Abdul El-Sayed: Limit tax foreclosures for over-assessed Detroit properties.
    Bill Schuette: Signed pledge to oppose any tax increase.
    Bill Schuette: Cut taxes and make Michigan a growth state.
    Bob Young: Taxes need to be made simpler and flatter.
    Brenda Lawrence: I believe in a progressive tax.
    Bret McAtee: Current confiscatory tax policy is unconstitutional.
    Dave Trott: Reduce regulations & update the cumbersome tax code.
    Duncan Hunter: Sponsored FairTax proposal.
    Fred Thompson: Phase out the AMT; lower taxes grow the economy.
    Garrett Soldano: Would reverse Whitmer's higher taxes on businesses, gasoline.
    Gary Peters: Middle class bears burden of unfair tax code.
    George W. Bush: Cut top tax rate to 33% while cutting lower income taxes too.
    George W. Bush: Leaving money in Washington means bigger budget spending.
    George W. Bush: "A tax-cutting person" in TX, would do same for US.
    George W. Bush: 1997 no-tax pledge: judge results, despite breaking pledge.
    George W. Bush: People should not pay more in taxes than they do for food.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Trump tax cuts help only millionaires & billionaires.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Repeal retirement tax; restore Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Jack Bergman: Simplify and lower tax rates for everyone.
    John Engler: Exempt new high-tech sectors from state business tax.
    John Engler: Has cut and will continue to cut personal & business tax.
    John Engler: Strengthen Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
    John James: Trump's tax reform will aid working families & entrepreneurs.
    John McCain: Tax cuts should go to middle- & lower-income people.
    John McCain: Leaving money in Washington means President vetoes spending.
    John McCain: Tax system is fair; wealthy pay bulk of taxes.
    Marcia Squier: Highest earners should pay the highest taxes.
    Marcia Squier: Wealthiest get wealthier via tax loopholes.
    Mark Schauer: Decrease corporate tax; support individual flat tax.
    Mike Bishop: Supports flat tax; opposes internet sales tax.
    Mike Bishop: Put forth more than $1 billion in cuts in Michigan.
    Mike Bouchard: Make the Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Mike Huckabee: FairTax untaxes productivity & things which we export.
    Mike Parson: For lower taxes, but online retailers hurt local business.
    Orrin Hatch: Leaving money in Washington means bigger budget spending.
    Rick Snyder: Simplify the tax code; end job-killing Business Tax.
    Steve Forbes: Evidence that Bush broke 1997 no-tax pledge.
    Tom Tancredo: Takes the oath: no tax increase.
    Tudor Dixon: Phase out Michigan's personal income tax.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Lower the retirement tax; expand Working Families Tax Credit.
    Abdul El-Sayed: We need $4B per year for Pure Michigan Infrastructure Bank.
    Bill Schuette: Invest in infrastructure but vows to lower taxes.
    Debbie Stabenow: Supports net neutrality.
    Garrett Soldano: Big Tech and the corporate media want to keep us divided.
    Gretchen Whitmer: We need $3B per year for inadequate infrastructure.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Expand broadband with net neutrality.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Will act on infrastructure if legislature won't.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Proposing $2500 electric vehicle rebate for families.
    Heritage Foundation: FHA highway funds are skewed because strings are attached.
    John Engler: Establish "Cybercourt" to resolve disputes on-line & quickly.
    John James: Repair of infrastructure is stepping stone to the future.
    John James: Broadband access to everyone, not just big cities.
    John McCain: Don't police Internet crime; go after money to reduce crime.
    Mark Schauer: Restore tax incentives for high-tech businesses.
    Mike Huckabee: Air tech is Jetsons but air traffic control is Flintstones.
    Mike Parson: $5 million investment to expand and improve broadband.
    Rick Snyder: Census figures reinforce need for aggressive administration.
    Rick Snyder: Take leadership role in cyber defense and development.
    Rick Snyder: Invest billions to address risk of aging infrastructure.
    Rick Wade: Double the budget for basic scientific research.
    Rudy Giuliani: Police the Internet, but don't tax the Internet.
    Sam Brownback: Cut the Advanced Technology Program; it's corporate welfare.
War & Peace
    Bret McAtee: Theyíre turning the American Republic into an empire.
    Debbie Stabenow: We are not in Iraq forever.
    Debbie Stabenow: Iraq was a war of choice, not a necessity.
    Duncan Hunter: No Congressional authorization needed to attack Iranís nukes.
    Fred Thompson: Stabilizing Iraq, and not leaving, is the right policy.
    Fred Thompson: Iraq certainly had WMDs in the past & would have nukes now.
    Fred Thompson: Ask Congress, even if not required, to attack Iran's nukes.
    Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
    Jack Bergman: Only use troops when it is absolutely necessary.
    Jack Hoogendyk: Let Gen. Petraeus make decisions on troop strength in Iraq.
    John James: Army veteran who flew Apache helicopters in Iraq.
    John James: Iran nuclear treaty was a fatally flawed deal.
    John James: The Iranian regime has blood on its hands.
    John Kasich: We need more than Special Forces in Libya.
    John McCain: Congressional consultation before attacking Iran's nukes.
    Marcia Squier: Immediate US cease-fire and weapons embargo on all countries.
    Marcia Squier: Refuse donations from the military-industrial complex.
    Marcia Squier: No more profit-driven interventionist military strikes.
    Marcia Squier: Stop bombing countries that never attacked us.
    Marco Rubio: I've warned about ISIS in Libya for 2 years; US troops there.
    Mike Bouchard: We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq.
    Mike Bouchard: Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel.
    Mike Huckabee: Attack Iran's nukes even if Congress says no.
    Mitt Romney: Let lawyers decide if authorization needed to attack Iran.
    Ron Paul: Mercantilist oil dependency was reason for war.
    Ron Paul: Congressional authorization needed to attack Iran's nukes.
    Rudy Giuliani: Desirable but unneeded to ask Congress to attack Iran nukes.
    Sam Brownback: Iraq war is about terrorism, not oil.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military action in Syrian civil war.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.
Welfare & Poverty
    Abdul El-Sayed: Economic well-being means helping those less privileged.
    Bill Schuette: Welfare must balance hand up aid with helping able find work.
    Bob Young: We can't continue with an entitlement mentality.
    Debbie Stabenow: Administration out of touch with struggling families.
    Gretchen Whitmer: Fight urban poverty, end racial disparities in employment.
    John James: Eliminate poverty instead of just making it more comfortable.
    Mike Bishop: Require able-bodied welfare recipients to work.
    Randy Hekman: Transform to nonprofit/charity model to provide assistance.
    Rick Snyder: No welfare benefits for people with felony warrants.

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