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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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State of Tennessee Politicians: Archives

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  • ACLU (1)
  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Bill Frist (1) Republican
  • Bill Hagerty (30) Republican Senate challenger Tennessee
  • Bill Haslam (30) Tennessee Republican Governor
  • Bill Lee (70) Tennessee Republican Governor of Tennessee
  • Bob Corker (6) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • Carnita Atwater (7) Tennessee Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Daniel Cameron (1) Kentucky Republican challenger for Governor
  • David Kustoff (12) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee-8
  • Diane Black (12) Tennessee Republican candidate for Tennessee Governor
  • Don Sundquist (6) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Gordon Ball (21) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
  • Howard Phillips (1)
  • James Mackler (19) Democratic candidate for Tennessee Senator Tennessee
  • Jason Martin (22) Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • JB Smiley (13) Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Joe Carr (12) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Karl Dean (28) Tennessee Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Lamar Alexander (8) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2020) Tennessee
  • Larry Crim (12) Republican candidate for Tennessee U.S. Senator Tennessee
  • Manny Sethi (17) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Tennessee
  • Mark E. Green (1) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee-7
  • Mark Green (3) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
  • Marquita Bradshaw (16) Democratic Senate Nominee Tennessee
  • Marsha Blackburn (19) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee-7
  • Phil Bredesen (30) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Scott DesJarlais (1) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee-4
  • Steve Cohen (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Tennessee-9
  • Terry Adams (4) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
  • Tim Burchett (4) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee-2
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    Bill Hagerty: Vehemently opposes taxpayer funds for abortion.
    Bill Hagerty: Possible exceptions for rape/incest, "challenging" situation.
    Bill Lee: Against abortion: life begins at conception.
    Bill Lee: Ban abortion, even for rape and incest.
    Bill Lee: Seeing premature granddaughter strengthened my resolve.
    Bill Lee: Ready to ban abortion if Roe v. Wade overturned.
    David Kustoff: No exceptions for any circumstances.
    David Kustoff: Life begins at conception.
    Diane Black: Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood.
    Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest.
    James Mackler: Woman's medical decisions should be between her & her doctor.
    Jason Martin: Protect health and reproductive rights of women.
    Jason Martin: Stop treating women like second-class citizens.
    JB Smiley: Women have right to choose what's best for their own bodies.
    Marsha Blackburn: Ban abortion; ban public funds for Planned Parenthood.
    Karl Dean: Politicians shouldn't insert themselves in abortion decision.
    Manny Sethi: A strong supporter of the Heartbeat Bill.
    Manny Sethi: Opposed to exceptions for rape and incest.
    Phil Bredesen: Keep abortion legal, but not high priority.
    Tim Burchett: 100% rating from Tennessee Right to Life.
    Terry Adams: Pro-choice.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Hagerty: Work to get government out of the way of business.
    Bill Hagerty: Won't raise taxes; committed to cutting spending.
    Bill Hagerty: Democrats plan to undo Trump's economic success.
    Bill Haslam: Balance budget without education cuts & tax decrease.
    Bill Lee: Made hard decisions needed on company budget; it worked.
    Bill Lee: Better to save for emergencies than spend now.
    Bill Lee: Investment & incentives to support rural counties.
    Bill Lee: Addressing maintenance the fiscally responsible thing to do.
    Bob Corker: Adding $2T to deficit was fiscally irresponsible.
    David Kustoff: Oppose tax-and-spend policies, as well as over-regulation.
    Diane Black: Get government off the backs of job creators.
    Gordon Ball: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal discipline.
    James Mackler: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
    Jason Martin: Work with Feds to get tax dollars for infrastructure repair.
    Jason Martin: GOP building up state cash reserves with no plans for it.
    Jason Martin: Legalized cannabis would bring in millions in tax revenue.
    Karl Dean: Economic development statewide instead of just Nashville.
    Manny Sethi: Will fight out of control federal spending.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; end "Right to Work".
    Marsha Blackburn: Across-the-board federal spending cuts.
    Phil Bredesen: Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget.
Civil Rights
    ACLU: Fight to defend Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.
    Bill Haslam: Remove Confederate statues from state capitol.
    Carnita Atwater: Time for African-American female governor: embrace diversity.
    David Kustoff: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Diane Black: Confederate statues are part of history.
    Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights.
    James Mackler: Fight for LGBT rights.
    Jason Martin: We need to protect our LGBTQIA+ Tennesseans.
    JB Smiley: Raise the bar for marginalized communities, not only Blacks.
    Karl Dean: First in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.
    Lamar Alexander: Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act: heal ugly scars of the past.
    Mark E. Green: Overturn Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Against overturning rights, especially of LGBTQ+.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Calling for unity without addressing racism is a band-aid.
    Marsha Blackburn: Let people of faith withhold services to gay couples.
    Phil Bredesen: Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples.
    Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights.
    Bill Hagerty: Stop the socialist agenda; cut corporate tax rate.
    Bill Haslam: Revenue Modernization Act: level playing field for business.
    Bill Lee: Get government out of the way; give jobs chance to flourish.
    Bill Lee: Reduce the tax & regulatory burden for everyone.
    James Mackler: Trump's tax cuts make it easier for jobs to move overseas.
    Karl Dean: Used tax incentives to lure companies to Nashville.
    Mark Green: Reapportion corporate excise tax to favor businesses in TN.
    Phil Bredesen: Plan for robotic factories of the future.
    Phil Bredesen: As mayor, enticed the NFL's Oilers to relocate to Nashville.
    Phil Bredesen: Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes.
    Terry Adams: Democracy is hijacked by corporations & special interests.
    Bill Hagerty: Uphold the rule of law; stop ANTIFA.
    Bill Hagerty: Supports death penalty for human trafficking.
    Bill Hagerty: Use Insurrection Act against domestic terrorism.
    Bill Lee: Men of Valor: re-entry program for former offenders.
    Bill Lee: Sentences should be upheld and violent offenders prioritized.
    Bill Lee: Electronic monitoring for low-risk offenders.
    Bill Lee: Volunteer to mentor degree-seeking inmates.
    Bill Lee: Increase penalties for firearm theft & reckless endangerment.
    Bill Lee: Improve supervision; encourage hiring of former prisoners.
    Bill Lee: Improved enforcement training for police cadets.
    Bill Lee: Respect rule of law; reject defund the police movement.
    Carnita Atwater: Reform prison system; I believe in a second chance.
    Carnita Atwater: Reduce crime by investing in robust community policing.
    Daniel Cameron: Can't appease anti-police movement sweeping this nation.
    David Kustoff: Fight violent crime; advocated for death penalty.
    Diane Black: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
    Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?
    James Mackler: Prosecutor JAG in military, and in criminal law afterwards.
    Jason Martin: Our criminal justice system is broken.
    JB Smiley: Fought for transparency in the Memphis Police Department.
    JB Smiley: Opposed added federal law enforcement presence in Memphis.
    Marquita Bradshaw: We need restorative justice & overhaul of justice system.
    Phil Bredesen: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
    Steve Cohen: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
    Tim Burchett: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
    Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes.
    Bill Lee: Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts.
    Bill Lee: Opposes recreational marijuana; wait on medical marijuana.
    Bill Lee: Fight Medicaid fraudulent distribution of opioid medications.
    Bill Lee: Drug traffickers should fear Tennessee.
    Carnita Atwater: Tennessee should join others states in legalizing marijuana.
    James Mackler: Legalize medical marijuana for PTSD and chronic pain.
    Jason Martin: Pass cannabis for recreational use. Period.
    Phil Bredesen: Let states decide on marijuana legalization.
    Karl Dean: Provide treatment for opioids while stepping up prosecution.
    Karl Dean: Medical marijuana ok, but opposes recreational use.
    Karl Dean: No recreational marijuana; decriminalize light medical use.
    Lamar Alexander: Combat Meth Act: fund law enforcement crack down.
    Manny Sethi: Let local officials have more authority on opioid crisis.
    Manny Sethi: Wants to promote faith-based recovery programs for addicts.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Support the full legalization of recreational marijuana.
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't loosen federal regulations marijuana.
    Marsha Blackburn: Stiffer penalties for deceptively trafficking in fentanyl.
    Phil Bredesen: Get tough on opioid prescriptions from pain clinics.
    Bill Hagerty: Shift education spending to block grants to states.
    Bill Haslam: Remove 90-cap limit on charter schools.
    Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: Increase college graduation to 55% by 2025.
    Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: 55% get post-HS certificate or degree by 2025.
    Bill Haslam: Tennessee Promise: two years of free community college.
    Bill Haslam: $2.5M for SAILS program: math tutors for high school seniors.
    Bill Haslam: Narrow score gaps for minority and female students.
    Bill Haslam: STRONG Act: tuition-free public college for veterans.
    Bill Haslam: Boost public education by $1.5B.
    Bill Lee: Charter schools change lives of at-risk youth.
    Bill Lee: Education, including vocational, is key to a bright future.
    Bill Lee: Supports charter schools & vouchers.
    Bill Lee: Fund school choice; competition via charters and ESAs.
    Bill Lee: Schools must focus on acquiring job skills.
    Bill Lee: Teach civics, with unapologetic American exceptionalism.
    Bill Lee: 4% salary boost for teachers; make $40,000 minimum salary.
    Bill Lee: Focus on new initiatives in teacher training.
    Bill Lee: Expanding civics education with Civics Seal Initiative.
    Bill Lee: Set aside money per child for the public school they attend.
    Bill Lee: Informed patriotism and American exceptionalism at colleges.
    Bill Lee: Shut down university group tied to Chinese Communist Party.
    Carnita Atwater: State-of-the-art vocational training in every high school.
    David Kustoff: Oppose Common Core; local folks know best.
    Diane Black: Supports tax dollars for private schools.
    Don Sundquist: Invest more in teachers and in early education.
    Don Sundquist: We test students & rate schools; now invest in reading.
    Don Sundquist: Invest in teachers: scholarships, mentors, merit pay.
    Gordon Ball: I believe in public education.
    James Mackler: Against vouchers, for accountability.
    Jason Martin: Make sure that no school in Tennessee is underfunded.
    Jason Martin: Support trade and vocational schools, technical training.
    Jason Martin: Opposed state's school voucher program.
    JB Smiley: Opposed defunding schools teaching critical race theory.
    Joe Carr: Prohibit discrimination against college religious groups.
    Karl Dean: Supports publicly financed, privately led charter schools.
    Karl Dean: Expand school choice teacher accountability.
    Karl Dean: Charters ok if non-profit, but vouchers not ok.
    Karl Dean: Small city property tax increase to directed to education.
    Karl Dean: Expand access to vocational training programs.
    Karl Dean: Increase teacher pay; more resources for schools.
    Karl Dean: Supports charters; opposes vouchers.
    Karl Dean: Opposes vouchers & for-profit charter schools.
    Lamar Alexander: COVID: direct some relief funding to school choice programs.
    Larry Crim: Children should have quality education minus crushing debt.
    Larry Crim: Children should have quality education minus crushing debt.
    Manny Sethi: Not government's role to wipe away college debt.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Relieve current student debt, provide quality childcare.
    Marsha Blackburn: Supports vouchers for private schools.
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't lower student loan interest.
    Phil Bredesen: New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher.
    Phil Bredesen: $48M for state colleges for tuition, & $10M scholarships.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers.
    Phil Bredesen: Free community college tuition; lower student loan interest.
Energy & Oil
    Bill Hagerty: Fight socialist fracking bans, repeal fuel standards.
    Bill Lee: Nuclear power is clean energy that actually works.
    Bob Corker: Promote fuel cells & alternatives to reduce oil dependence.
    Diane Black: Rejects Paris climate change agreement.
    Gordon Ball: Supports construction of the Keystone pipeline.
    Gordon Ball: Transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewables.
    Gordon Ball: Commercial solar & wind, and also clean coal.
    Jason Martin: Make sure our state is at the forefront of green technology.
    JB Smiley: Opposed pipeline threatening local aquifer, neighborhoods.
    Karl Dean: Pledged to work toward reducing greenhouse gases.
    Marquita Bradshaw: First Senate candidate in TN to sign Green New Deal Pledge.
    Marsha Blackburn: Climate change isn't settled; withdraw from Paris Accord.
    Phil Bredesen: Green energy growth: develop a Solar Institute.
    Phil Bredesen: Green energy will be of vast importance and growth.
    Bill Hagerty: Eliminate senseless EPA interference on farmers.
    Bill Haslam: Haslam's Pilot company cited for 70 environmental violations.
    Bill Haslam: 35 million visits annually to Tennessee State Parks.
    David Kustoff: Help farming community's low commodity prices.
    Don Sundquist: Supports new State Forest and 23 new natural areas.
    Gordon Ball: Class-action lawsuits against paper companies' dumped waste.
    Gordon Ball: No one has the right to pollute America's air and water.
    Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
    Joe Carr: Require photographic evidence of animal abuse.
    Karl Dean: Cuts to the EPA are unthinkable.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Grew up near Superfund Site, can't afford to be sick.
    Marquita Bradshaw: I'm an environmental justice activist at my core.
    Marsha Blackburn: Cut budget of Environmental Protection Administration.
    Phil Bredesen: $10M to partially restore cuts in land acquisition fund.
    Phil Bredesen: Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports environmental regulation by government.
Families & Children
    Bill Haslam: Support services to 100% of former foster youth.
    Bill Haslam: Response speed exceeds standard for Child Abuse Hotline.
    Bill Haslam: Abstinence-only education in K-12 schools.
    Bill Haslam: Declare pornography a public health crisis.
    Bill Lee: Historical evidence: marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Bill Lee: Marriage is between a man & a woman.
    Bill Lee: Extend coverage for new moms, mental health for children.
    Bill Lee: Pro-life includes improving lives of struggling families.
    Diane Black: Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn.
    Jason Martin: Quality and affordable childcare, universal pre-K.
    Joe Carr: Abstinence-only education in K-12 schools.
    Karl Dean: Supports gay marriage.
    Phil Bredesen: Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn.
    Tim Burchett: Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Hagerty: Ensure our allies support us and enemies fear us.
    Bill Hagerty: US has moral obligation to protect Israel.
    Bob Corker: Russia a bad actor, not moral equivalent to US.
    David Kustoff: Our allies don't respect us and our enemies don't fear us.
    Diane Black: said Congressman Black.".
    Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
    James Mackler: Don't reduce funds for State Department nor reduce diplomacy.
    Lamar Alexander: Russia out to destabilize western democracies.
Free Trade
    Bill Frist: Increase trade by designating Tri-Cities as port of entry.
    Bill Hagerty: Stand with Trump on being firm with China.
    Bill Hagerty: Decrease our strategic dependency on China.
    Bill Lee: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Bob Corker: Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market.
    Bob Corker: Supports free trade, but anomalies need to be addressed.
    Gordon Ball: Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas.
    James Mackler: Renegotiate NAFTA; it hurts American workers.
    James Mackler: Trade war with China is a disaster.
    Karl Dean: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Lamar Alexander: Increase trade by designating Tri-Cities as port of entry.
    Manny Sethi: Need a second Industrial Revolution to bring jobs back to US.
    Marsha Blackburn: Trump's tariifs are a bad deal for Tennesseans.
    Phil Bredesen: Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans.
Government Reform
    Bill Hagerty: Constitutionalist judges who won't legislate from the bench.
    Bill Hagerty: Protect Constitution; support Congressional term limits.
    Bill Haslam: We reduced wait times for licenses from 38 minutes to 18.
    Bill Haslam: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
    Bill Haslam: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Bill Lee: Term limits would bring in new leaders with new ideas.
    Diane Black: Require paper ballot trail on voting machines.
    James Mackler: Doesn't accept corporate PAC contributions.
    Jason Martin: Ensure every eligible voter can access the ballot box.
    JB Smiley: Initiated sending voter registration with utility bills.
    Joe Carr: Reduce crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections.
    Joe Carr: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
    Joe Carr: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Karl Dean: Nonpartisan redistricting; no voter ID.
    Lamar Alexander: The Era of the 1,000-Page Bill Is Over.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Overturn Citizens United; outlaw gerrymandering.
    Marsha Blackburn: Require presidential candidates to show birth certificates.
    Phil Bredesen: Require paper ballot trail on voting machines.
    Tim Burchett: Require paper ballot trail on voting machines.
Gun Control
    Bill Hagerty: The threat to gun rights is real.
    Bill Lee: Law-abiding citizens have a right to guns; don't punish them.
    Bill Lee: Oppose any attempt to ban an entire class of weapons.
    Bill Lee: Reintroducing concealed carry legislation.
    Bill Lee: Mass shooting, concealed carry law "separate issues".
    David Kustoff: Unequivocal right to keep and bear arms.
    Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
    Jason Martin: Uphold 2nd Amendment rights; support bipartisan gun laws.
    Jason Martin: Repeal permitless carry; don't penalize responsible owners.
    JB Smiley: One priority is to overturn permitless carry legislation.
    JB Smiley: High standards for gun ownership critical to public safety.
    Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
    Joe Carr: Permit the possession of firearms in restaurants and bars.
    Karl Dean: Strong background checks; ban bump stocks.
    Manny Sethi: Red-flag laws are unconstitutional.
    Marquita Bradshaw: For background checks, red flag laws, CDC research on guns.
    Marsha Blackburn: Get background checks working, but no other gun regulations.
    Phil Bredesen: Veto firearms permits in bars: guns and alcohol don't mix.
    Phil Bredesen: Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks.
Health Care
    Bill Hagerty: Return health care to patient choice in free market.
    Bill Hagerty: Trump administration did a great job on COVID-19.
    Bill Hagerty: Government run health care model failed in China.
    Bill Haslam: Must provide health coverage, if not Insure Tennessee.
    Bill Lee: Out-of-box approach to healthcare: create your own system.
    Bill Lee: ObamaCare will not expand in Tennessee under my watch.
    Bill Lee: Community/faith-based care, not big government.
    Bill Lee: Expand funding for mental health treatment.
    Bill Lee: Create K-12 Mental Health Trust Fund for teachers & students.
    Bill Lee: Extend postpartum coverage under TennCare to 12 months.
    Bill Lee: Tennessee first state to get Medicaid block grant waiver.
    Bill Lee: Defies judges; lets parents opt out of mask mandates.
    Carnita Atwater: Ensure access to health care no matter where people live.
    Carnita Atwater: Should Democrats focus on COVID response in uphill race?
    David Kustoff: Work to dismantle convoluted and expensive ObamaCare.
    Diane Black: Repeal ObamaCare;need market-based solution.
    Diane Black: Patients should respect their doctors' religious beliefs.
    Don Sundquist: We must save TennCare, for children & the needy.
    Gordon Ball: ObamaCare is over the top, but keep the good parts.
    James Mackler: Keep rural hospitals, to serve thousands of Tennesseans.
    James Mackler: Healthcare is a right.
    Jason Martin: Led fight for Tennessee's healthcare in rural communities.
    Jason Martin: We are breaking our families with medical debt.
    JB Smiley: Pro-vaccination/pro-mask mandate, shouldn't be political.
    Karl Dean: Expand Medicaid for low-income families.
    Karl Dean: Support ObamaCare; expand Medicaid.
    Larry Crim: Constituents should have a seat at the table on health care.
    Larry Crim: Constituents should have a seat at the table on health care.
    Manny Sethi: We need less government involvement in healthcare, not more.
    Manny Sethi: Against government required vaccinations.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Medicare for All is a good place to start.
    Marsha Blackburn: Health savings accounts instead of ObamaCare.
    Phil Bredesen: Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All.
Homeland Security
    Bill Hagerty: Give military tools to complete their missions; repair VA.
    Bill Haslam: Only 1% of our country serves to keep the rest of us free.
    Bill Haslam: ObamaCare costs TN $350M; cut but preserve rural hospitals.
    Bill Lee: Adjust budget to include benefits, services veterans earned.
    Gordon Ball: Ensure our troops receive the support & resources they need.
    James Mackler: Against privatization of VA.
    James Mackler: Allow transgender people to serve in the military.
    James Mackler: Let immigrants serve in military, as they always have.
    Larry Crim: Provides spiritual counseling to help America's Veterans.
    Larry Crim: We honor our veterans by keeping their care a priority.
    Larry Crim: We honor our veterans by keeping their care a priority.
    Manny Sethi: Agrees with Trump that Antifa is terrorist organization.
    Marsha Blackburn: Supported military spending bills in Congress.
    Scott DesJarlais: Prohibit transgender people from serving in the military.
    Terry Adams: Men & women in uniform are victims of catastrophic neglect.
    Bill Hagerty: Opposes amnesty, DACA, and sanctuary cities.
    Bill Haslam: College tuition break for in-state undocumented immigrants.
    Bill Lee: Benefits for illegal immigrants is the wrong strategy.
    Bill Lee: Build the border wall built and forbid sanctuary cities.
    David Kustoff: Secure the border & enforce laws already on the books.
    Gordon Ball: Fair and just path to citizenship.
    James Mackler: Don't separate kids from parents crossing border illegally.
    Jason Martin: Provide support for our immigrant and refugee communities.
    Joe Carr: AdWatch: Border crisis was created by giving amnesty to 11M.
    Karl Dean: Immigrants are part of community; college tuition break ok.
    Karl Dean: Earned path to citizenship; they are Tennesseans.
    Manny Sethi: We're giving away our nation.
    Manny Sethi: We need a merit-based system to admit immigrants.
    Manny Sethi: End birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Support DACA, pathway to citizenship for undocumented.
    Marsha Blackburn: No amnesty for DREAMers; it makes illegal immigration surge.
    Phil Bredesen: Deporting DREAMers would be un-American.
    Bill Haslam: Created 80,000 jobs by making TN a good place for capital.
    Bill Lee: Helped faith communities connect people with job services.
    Jason Martin: Oppose "right to work" amendment to state constitution.
    JB Smiley: On choice of jobs or higher wages, I'm going to choose jobs.
    Marsha Blackburn: Minimum wage is a federal mandate; let competition decide.
    Phil Bredesen: Minimum wage should keep pace with inflation.
Principles & Values
    Al Gore: Take your souls to the polls.
    Bill Hagerty: Endorsed by President Trump for nomination.
    Bill Hagerty: Must stand up to radical liberals and their socialist agenda.
    Bill Hagerty: America, greatest country, at risk from radical Left.
    Bill Haslam: Tennessee--America at Its Best: we are a model to the nation.
    Bill Lee: Faith would influence my decisions as governor.
    Bill Lee: We accomplished my vision at granddad's company.
    Bill Lee: Former chairman of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast.
    Bill Lee: Religious liberty is guaranteed to us by the constitution.
    Bill Lee: Faith-based & community initiatives better than government.
    Bill Lee: Through times of trial we become more purposeful.
    Bill Lee: Called critical race theory is "un-American".
    Bill Lee: Proclaimed statewide Day of Prayer & Fasting.
    James Mackler: Wife is a rabbi at Congregation Ohabai Sholom.
    James Mackler: Change broken system with Jewish tradition "Tikkun Olam".
    Jason Martin: Instilled values of hard work, family, faith, and community.
    Jason Martin: Thinks of himself a moderate "peacemaker," less red and blue.
    JB Smiley: Organized community prayer service over youth gun violence.
    Joe Carr: Endorsed by Tea Party Patriots on anti-amnesty grounds.
    Karl Dean: Pro-business centrist: good things happen in the middle.
    Lamar Alexander: Declined to debate in Republican primary.
    Manny Sethi: Work to fight for our Christian values.
    Marquita Bradshaw: One job away from middle class, one loss away from poverty.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Lost election but will continue to build grassroots movement.
    Marquita Bradshaw: Lost but will continue to build grassroots movement.
    Phil Bredesen: 1960s scholarship to Harvard; millionaire businessman at 43.
Social Security
    Bill Hagerty: Don't "cut" social programs, make them more efficient.
    Bill Haslam: TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013.
    Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years.
    Larry Crim: Don't touch Social Security funds.
Tax Reform
    Bill Hagerty: Trump's tax cuts are working; for balanced budget amendment.
    Bill Haslam: TN thinks differently: don't spend money; give back taxes.
    Bill Lee: Halve professional privilege tax, it's arbitrary and unfair.
    Diane Black: Flatter, simpler tax needed.
    Gordon Ball: Simplify and streamline the tax code with flat tax.
    Howard Phillips: Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax.
    JB Smiley: Tax increases need will of the people to support it.
    Karl Dean: Raised city property taxes, but after Great Recession.
    Manny Sethi: Reduce regulation; cut taxes for long-term growth.
    Larry Crim: Lower tax rates; close loopholes.
    Mark Green: Eliminate Hall tax: 6% on unearned interest and dividends.
    Marsha Blackburn: Support President Trump's tax cuts.
    Bill Hagerty: Work with both parties to close digital divide in Tennessee.
    Bill Haslam: Tools to be successful: good roads and broadband access.
    Bill Lee: Infrastructure needs repairs, stop kicking can down the road.
    Bill Lee: One-time investment of $200 million in broadband expansion.
    Don Sundquist: Wire government plus libraries and schools.
    Gordon Ball: We send too little on infrastructure.
    Joe Carr: Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds.
    Karl Dean: Increase gas tax to fund local transportation infrastructure.
    Lamar Alexander: No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok.
    Larry Crim: Our interstates and highways need our tax dollars now.
    Larry Crim: Our interstates and highways need our tax dollars now.
    Marsha Blackburn: Opposes Net Neutrality; it's government-controlled internet.
    Phil Bredesen: Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center.
    Phil Bredesen: Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access for everyone.
War & Peace
    Bob Corker: Countries must pony up for NATO; alliance is important.
    David Kustoff: Take the fight to ISIS and other terrorists.
    Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
    Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.
    Larry Crim: Oppose President Obama's disastrous Iran Deal.
    Manny Sethi: Improve VA hospitals; provide quality mental health care.
    Mark Green: Don't forget soldiers who made capturing Saddam possible.
    Marsha Blackburn: Iran nuke deal puts future security in jeopardy.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill Lee: Recruit business to locate in distressed, at-risk counties.

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