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Abortion
    Doug Jones: Voted against bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks.
    Tommy Tuberville: Only exception for life of mother, not rape or incest.
    John Merrill: In Alabama legislature worked on laws protecting the unborn.
    John Merrill: Fought for legislation protecting the unborn.
    Tommy Tuberville: Current wave of infanticide is this generation's holocaust.
    Arnold Mooney: Pro-life and pro-family.
    Arnold Mooney: Supported restrictions on abortion in legislature.
    John Rogers: To abortion foes: You kill them now or you kill them later.
    Walt Maddox: Anti-abortion but pro-law: don't waste time on new laws.
    Doug Jones: It's a woman's intensely personal decision.
    Roy Moore: The Bible consistently protects the life of preborn persons.
    Chris Countryman: Supports choice and women's health care.
    Luther Strange: Permanently cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Roy Moore: Opposes abortion & funding Planned Parenthood.
    Doug Jones: I stand with Planned Parenthood.
    Roy Moore: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion.
    Kay Ivey: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No religious exemption for health care providers.
    Arnold Mooney: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Barry Moore: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Richard Shelby: Roe v. Wade flawed on both a constitutional & moral basis.
    Robert Bentley: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Bill Hightower: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Arnold Mooney: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    Barry Moore: Prohibit use of fetal tissue from unborn infants.
    John Rogers: No additional laws restricting use of fetal tissue.
    Marcus Bowman: Life begins at conception.
    Ron Crumpton: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
    Kay Ivey: Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks.
    Gary Palmer: I will vote to protect the right to life.
    Robert Bentley: Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
    Nikema Williams: Abortion clinic restrictions don't increase health or safety.
    Robert Bentley: Increase restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Barry Moore: Increase restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Bill Hightower: Increase restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No additional restrictions for abortion clinics to operate.
    John Rogers: Encourage identifying father before allowing abortion.
    Robert Bentley: Right to Life applies to most vulnerable & most helpless.
Budget & Economy
    John Rogers: Would legalize sports betting, including online.
    Kay Ivey: $122 million to Rebuild Alabama infrastructure.
    Kay Ivey: Gather the facts on whether to allow state gaming & lottery.
    Tommy Tuberville: Get handle on deficit or face serious trouble.
    John Merrill: Both parties in Washington engage in wasteful spending.
    Roy Moore: Lower taxes, smaller government, and less spending.
    Roy Moore: Cut taxes and spending to stimulate economy.
    Walt Maddox: Fiscal 2018 budget raised rates on services and cut expenses.
    Stacy Lee George: Vocational training key to jobs program.
    David Carrington: Clean up overspending; restore fiscal responsibility.
    Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
    Kay Ivey: Accelerate Alabama economic development strategic plan.
    Chris Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
    Richard Shelby: Opposes raising the debt limit; opposes $18T debt.
    Ron Crumpton: 9-point plan for government economic investment.
    Marcus Bowman: Government should never be the driver of the economy.
    Kay Ivey: Reduce red tape to improve \business climate.
    Gary Palmer: Deal with our $17.2 trillion debt like any addiction.
    Robert Bentley: Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help.
    Robert Bentley: Protect essential services, and otherwise cut 15-45%.
    William Barnes: Reduce spending and increase accountability.
    William Barnes: Re-evaluate & reform banking and finance deregulation.
    Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
    Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Civil Rights
    Tommy Tuberville: Don't use race to divide us.
    Tommy Tuberville: Opposes laws against discrimination over sexual orientation.
    John Merrill: Implemented America's toughest voter ID law.
    John Merrill: Being gay is a "decision," but would not take away rights.
    John Merrill: America too interested in homosexual activities on TV.
    John Merrill: We're too interested in homosexual activities in pop culture.
    Doug Jones: Protecting voting rights shouldn't be partisan issue.
    Doug Jones: Co-sponsored civil rights protections for LGBTQ people.
    Kay Ivey: Held first ever Governor's Disability Job Fair.
    Doug Jones: Endorsed of Human Rights Campaign.
    Roy Moore: 14th Amendment restricts states & causes many problems.
    Doug Jones: 2000: Got convictions of two involved in 1963 church bombing.
    Doug Jones: Full equality for women in the workplace.
    Mo Brooks: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: OpEd: Lukewarm condemnation of white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: Our sacred institution of marriage is one man and one woman.
    Chris Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
    Chris Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
    John Merrill: Just because you're 18 doesn't give you the right to vote.
    Walt Maddox: Honors Civil Rights History Task Force.
    Ron Crumpton: Give the disabled the ability to obtain service dogs.
    Marcus Bowman: Marriage defined as one man and one woman.
    Ron Crumpton: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
    Ron Crumpton: Add gender identity to Civil Rights Act.
    Chris Countryman: Repeatedly sought same-sex marriage license.
    Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
    Ron Crumpton: Women make $0.78 vs. men; minorities make $0.75 vs. whites.
    Bradley Byrne: States should be free to decide on gay marriage.
    Doug Jones: Gay son celebrates Jones' swearing in as senator.
    Bradley Byrne: Marriage is defined as one man and one woman.
    Bradley Byrne: Supreme Court should not define marriage for states.
    Robert Bentley: Ever mindful of our turbulent past 50 years ago.
    Kay Ivey: One-man-one-woman marriage is cornerstone of civilization.
    Robert Bentley: Voted NO on adding sexual orientation to hate crime criteria.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted YES on apology for wrongs of Alabama slavery.
    Robert Bentley: End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts.
Corporations
    John Merrill: Same-day service: government at the speed of business.
    Doug Jones: Cut corporate tax rates, but not by increasing the deficit.
    Roy Moore: Against same sex marriage; against civil unions.
    Doug Jones: Streamline regulations for small business.
    Ron Crumpton: Trickle-down economics good for business but not for people.
    Marcus Bowman: Hire and fire based on business needs.
    Ron Crumpton: Offshore profit shifting needs to end.
    Richard Shelby: Don't smother small banks with unnecessary regulations.
    Bill Hightower: End "government goodies" to attract out-of-state business.
    Ron Crumpton: Transfer $11 billion from corporate tax loopholes to schools.
    Kay Ivey: Tax relief to job creators and small businesses.
    Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
Crime
    Doug Jones: Remove systemic racism in society and law enforcement.
    Tommy Tuberville: Police: "Gotta get 'em more money".
    Kay Ivey: Build three new prisons, but focus on rehabilitation.
    Kevin Stitt: Consolidated work of Dept. of Corrections and Parole Board.
    John Rogers: For automatic death penalty for cop killers without appeal.
    ACLU: Chemical castration for sex offenders is unconstitutional.
    Kay Ivey: Chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    Arnold Mooney: Chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    John Rogers: No chemical castration for sex offenses against children.
    Arnold Mooney: Skeptic of 2016 prison construction plans.
    Kay Ivey: More prison staffing and more capital investments in prisons.
    Doug Jones: Former prosecutor supports reform.
    Stacy Lee George: Unburden prisons with path for reformed inmates.
    Arnold Mooney: No separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    John Rogers: No separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    ACLU: Require unanimous jury for the death penalty.
    Kay Ivey: One death verdict instead of separate sentencing trial.
    Chris Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Keep separate sentencing trial in capital cases.
    Walt Maddox: Approved tactical short-term crime reduction strategy.
    Ron Crumpton: Treating illnesses is more productive than incarceration.
    Robert Bentley: Construct four new state-of-the-art prison facilities.
    Marcus Bowman: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Ron Crumpton: End mandatory minimums & private prisons.
    Gary Palmer: Supports capital punishment.
    Robert Bentley: Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals.
    Robert Bentley: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Drugs
    Doug Jones: Take marijuana off federal controlled substances list.
    Tommy Tuberville: If we ever put marijuana on our streets legally, it's over.
    Tommy Tuberville: Going to have to prove that medical marijuana is good.
    Kay Ivey: Establish commission to study legalizing medical marijuana.
    Arnold Mooney: Don't study legalizing medical marijuana.
    John Rogers: Establish commission to study legalizing medical marijuana.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Establish commission to study legalizing medical marijuana.
    Walt Maddox: Substance abuse should have its own cabinet-level officer.
    Roy Moore: Let states determine medical use.
    Doug Jones: Legalization for medical and recreational use.
    Chris Countryman: Okay medical marijuana and study full legalization.
    Luther Strange: Against medical marijuana.
    David Carrington: Education will lower drug use & need for Medicaid.
    Robert Bentley: Fight opioid addiction and fight drug abuse.
    Marcus Bowman: Marijuana should be a local issue.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana policy instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Allow farmers to grow hemp: ecologically friendly cash crop.
    Robert Bentley: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Tommy Tuberville: Irresponsible to use tax money to pay off student loan debts.
    Doug Jones: Loan forgiveness in targets jobs and locations.
    Tommy Tuberville: Opposes free public college and student loan forgiveness.
    Tommy Tuberville: Educate Alabama kids about values, God, & civics.
    Chris Sununu: Obtained $26 million grant for Preschool Development.
    Chris Sununu: Compromise on student debt relief at no expense to taxpayers.
    Tommy Tuberville: Laments that God and prayer taken out of school in 1960s.
    Kay Ivey: $25 million for Pre-K; $1B for public schools & colleges.
    Kevin Stitt: Raise donations caps for fund for public and private schools.
    Tommy Tuberville: School choice, charters, public schools are part of the mix.
    Tommy Tuberville: Disband U.S. Department of Education.
    Tommy Tuberville: Students being indoctrinated in communism & socialism.
    Arnold Mooney: Repeal Common Core.
    Tommy Tuberville: When we took away prayer in school we killed this country.
    Bradley Byrne: Byrne picked to introduce Trump-backed education bill.
    Bradley Byrne: Wants private school tax credit, but supports public schools.
    Kay Ivey: Invest in Pre-K: now more than 1000 classes.
    Bradley Byrne: Bill allows tax credits for private K-12 scholarships.
    Walt Maddox: Proposes a state lottery to transform the education system.
    Kay Ivey: Strong Start, Strong Finish: from pre-K to workforce.
    Doug Jones: Supported integration of his high school in late '60s.
    Roy Moore: Feds out of education; encourage vouchers.
    Doug Jones: Invest in public schools, not private experiments.
    Doug Jones: Public service & Pell grants to reduce college costs.
    Stacy Lee George: Local control but invest in teachers.
    David Carrington: Alabama needs massive increase in education spending.
    Tommy Battle: Education funding top of priority list; no specific plan yet.
    Roy Moore: Common Core? Education is not in the Constitution.
    Chris Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
    Chris Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
    Marcus Bowman: Be mature enough to allow school prayer.
    Marcus Bowman: Vouchers help achieve the best possible education.
    Ron Crumpton: Vouchers take from public education.
    Ron Crumpton: Our classrooms should be cathedrals: $650B to repair them.
    Robert Bentley: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    Bill Hightower: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Undecided about religious expression by students in school.
    Arnold Mooney: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    Barry Moore: Protect religious expression by students in school.
    John Rogers: Undecided about religious expression by students in school.
    Kay Ivey: Remove bad teachers; let students leave failing schools.
    Gary Palmer: We need choice and local control.
    Parker Griffith: Statewide lottery to fund Alabama schools.
    Robert Bentley: First Class Pre-K good, but only enrolls 12% of kids.
    Parker Griffith: AdWatch: New statewide vote on school-funding lottery.
    Robert Bentley: First Class program: voluntary Pre-K education.
    Robert Bentley: Allow tax credits for parents for private schools.
    Barry Moore: Allow tax credits for parents for private schools.
    John Rogers: No tax credits for parents for private schools.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No tax credits for parents for private schools.
    Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
    Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
    Robert Bentley: Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost.
    Kay Ivey: Charter Schools "plan of action" for statewide reform.
    Kay Ivey: Charter Schools offer quality alternative to private schools.
    Robert Bentley: Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law.
Energy & Oil
    Doug Jones: Climate change is a scientific reality.
    Tommy Tuberville: Only God changes climate; it's just a change of weather.
    Tommy Tuberville: COVID-19 might be experiment for Green New Deal.
    Chris Sununu: Rejects regional Transportation & Climate Initiative.
    Steve Carlson: Want to see much more science on climate change linkages.
    Walt Maddox: Incentives to encourage people & utilities to use solar.
    Doug Jones: Regulate greenhouse gases & encourage renewables.
    Roy Moore: Little hard evidence that carbon emissions change climate.
    Chris Countryman: Help transition to clean energy.
    Roy Moore: Encourage coal mining and oil drilling.
    Doug Jones: Renewables will makes us energy independent.
    Marcus Bowman: Green energy should compete in the market.
    Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology.
    Gary Palmer: US has more oil available than used in the last 100 years.
    Gary Palmer: Supports Keystone XL & offshore oil production.
    Tommy Battle: Worked with energy partners for sustainable future.
    Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
    Kay Ivey: Wind & solar power are still too expensive.
    Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
    Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
Environment
    Walt Maddox: Sees his role as a protector of the natural resources.
    Doug Jones: Conservationists back Jones.
    Luther Strange: Don't hamstring economy to get clean air & water.
    Doug Jones: Coal is the past; must help workers transition.
    Robert Bentley: Gulf State Park: economically & environmentally sustainable.
    Marcus Bowman: Voluntary win-win solutions instead of EPA mandates.
    Ron Crumpton: A healthy environment is essential to a healthy America.
    Gary Palmer: Rein in the EPA.
    Tommy Battle: Environmental education needs to start with the children.
    Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
    Kay Ivey: Tax credits for landowners who replant cut trees.
    Kay Ivey: No water commissions with onerous regulations & litigation.
Families & Children
    Chris Sununu: Accommodate infants in workplace; support paid family leave.
    Roy Moore: America was great when families were united.
    Doug Jones: Supported women accusing opponent of sexual misconduct.
    Arnold Mooney: Voted YES on churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Arnold Mooney: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    Barry Moore: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    John Rogers: Skipped vote: churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Kay Ivey: Churches may decline foster kids to same-sex couples.
    Kay Ivey: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    Bill Hightower: Adoption/foster care agencies may reject LGBTQ parents.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted NO on churches declining foster kids to LGBT couples.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Adoption/foster care agencies must accept LGBTQ parents.
    Kay Ivey: Support Alabama Girls State patriotism & Americanism.
    Robert Bentley: Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum.
    Luther Strange: Don't require contraception in company health plans.
    Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses.
Foreign Policy
    Tommy Tuberville: Foreign aid only to countries that don't hate us.
    Jeff Sessions: American military is best fighting force in the world.
    Doug Jones: Impeachment warranted if withheld Ukraine aid helped Russia.
    Steve Carlson: Pull out of the United Nations.
    Roy Moore: U.S. shouldn't be restricted by U.N. treaties.
    Roy Moore: America and Russia have both promoted bad things.
    Richard Shelby: Immediate moratorium on Syrian refugees.
    Robert Bentley: Sue federal government to reform Refugee Resettlement Act.
    Marcus Bowman: America has a long-standing role in preserving peace.
    Ron Crumpton: Act multilaterally, but with America in military lead.
    Ron Crumpton: Foreign involvement is appropriate.
Free Trade
    Tommy Tuberville: Reclaiming manufacturing from China will take care of itself.
    Doug Jones: Tariffs threaten the state's workers and farmers.
    Arnold Mooney: Use every tool in the toolbox to beat China down.
    Steve Carlson: Tariffs make world play fair, & bring jobs back to America.
    Doug Jones: Free trade is good for Alabama businesses.
    Luther Strange: Kill foreign trade deals.
    Roy Moore: Rescind free trade pacts.
    Marcus Bowman: Free trade deals such as TPP are undermining America.
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose free trade; outsourcing costs American jobs.
    Ron Crumpton: We've lost more than 2.4 million jobs due to outsourcing.
    Robert Bentley: Spread word far & wide: Made in Alabama.
    Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
    William Barnes: It's been proven; a free market doesn't work.
Government Reform
    Brett Kavanaugh: No curbside voting during pandemic; keep existing rules.
    Clarence Thomas: No curbside voting during pandemic; keep existing rules.
    Elena Kagan: Allow curbside voting & loosen rules during pandemic.
    John Roberts: No curbside voting during pandemic; keep existing rules.
    Neil Gorsuch: No curbside voting during pandemic; keep existing rules.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Allow curbside voting & loosen rules during pandemic.
    Samuel Alito: No curbside voting during pandemic; keep existing rules.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Allow curbside voting & loosen rules during pandemic.
    Stephen Breyer: Allow curbside voting & loosen rules during pandemic.
    John Merrill: Supported tough voter ID law, made it easier to vote.
    Tommy Tuberville: Supports term limits: politicians buy elections through ads.
    Tommy Tuberville: Move government agencies out of Washington.
    Kevin Stitt: Moved from 47th to 7th place in online budget transparency.
    Kevin Stitt: Remove two regulations every new one added.
    John Merrill: Electoral College represents will of the people.
    Arnold Mooney: First priority would be bringing term limits.
    Kay Ivey: Prohibit lobbyists from serving in the executive branch.
    Tommy Battle: Create regional councils to see and hear the people.
    Kay Ivey: Ban lobbyists from appointments by the executive branch.
    Roy Moore: Repeal 17th Amendment & direct election of senators.
    Doug Jones: Restore integrity to politics.
    Doug Jones: Voter ID goes backwards on access to the ballot box.
    Roy Moore: Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's.
    Stacy Lee George: End corruption; turn Alabama into model state.
    David Carrington: Reorganize and streamline government.
    Richard Shelby: Peer pressure & education to get people to register to vote.
    Marcus Bowman: Common sense to require voters to show ID.
    Ron Crumpton: Make voter registration easier.
    Ron Crumpton: Limit "Dark Money"; people's interests over big business.
    Kay Ivey: Reduce legislators' salary; remove ability to set own salary.
    Kay Ivey: 5,000 fewer state employees than three years ago.
    Gary Palmer: Full disclosure of sources of campaign contributions.
    William Barnes: Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business.
    John Rogers: Voted YES to prohibit money transfers between PACs.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Voted YES to prohibit money transfers between PACs.
    Robert Bentley: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates.
Gun Control
    Doug Jones: Ban bump stocks; waiting period for semi-automatic weapons.
    Tommy Tuberville: They are not taking my guns.
    Tommy Tuberville: Government wants to take guns to steal all your money.
    Tommy Tuberville: Will always protect, preserve our Second Amendment rights.
    Arnold Mooney: Right to bear arms.
    Doug Jones: More background checks; raise purchase age to 21.
    Doug Jones: No assault weapons ban at this time.
    Walt Maddox: Refuses to comply with the NRA even if it costs him support.
    Tommy Battle: Prefers more school security measures over armed teachers.
    Kay Ivey: Firearms industry jobs part of rich history of 2nd Amendment.
    Doug Jones: Enforce current laws; no new restrictions.
    Roy Moore: Don't expand to equivalent of national gun registration.
    Chris Countryman: Favors background checks and state database.
    Luther Strange: Defends God-given 2nd Amendment rights.
    Stacy Lee George: Unequivocally support the Second Amendment.
    Roy Moore: Moore and his wife are armed.
    Doug Jones: Supporter of 2nd amendment.
    Marcus Bowman: Right to keep guns shall not be infringed.
    Ron Crumpton: Absolute right to gun ownership, with exceptions.
    Chris Countryman: Favors greater ability to track gun purchases.
    Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
    Kay Ivey: Do everything we can to preserve right to bear arms.
    Gary Palmer: Right to protect self and family.
    Robert Bentley: Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
    Gary Palmer: Repeal unconstitutional gun restrictions.
    Bill Hightower: Assume gun restrictions are unconstitutional, even treaties.
    Robert Bentley: Assume gun restrictions are unconstitutional, even treaties.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Gun restrictions in international treaties apply to Alabama.
    Barry Moore: Assume gun restrictions are unconstitutional, even treaties.
    John Rogers: Gun restrictions in international treaties apply to Alabama.
    Robert Bentley: Respond to active shooters but guarantee Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Tommy Tuberville: ObamaCare a failure; supports Health Savings Accounts.
    Tommy Tuberville: COVID: against lockdowns; we don't believe in socialism.
    Chris Sununu: Allow importation of prescription drugs from Canada.
    Chris Sununu: Put suicide prevention for veterans at the forefront.
    Kay Ivey: Incentivize medical professionals to build rural practices.
    Kevin Stitt: SoonerCare 2.0: Medicaid modest premiums & work requirements.
    Tommy Tuberville: ObamaCare must go; return to free-market.
    Arnold Mooney: Free market healthcare.
    John Merrill: Concerned about rural healthcare access.
    Arnold Mooney: Replace ObamaCare with block grants for Medicaid.
    Walt Maddox: Expand Medicaid so all citizens receive care.
    Chris Countryman: Expand Medicaid; health care for all.
    Luther Strange: Repeal the total failure of ObamaCare.
    Roy Moore: Repeal Obamacare; allow competition.
    Doug Jones: Fix, don't end, ObamaCare.
    Stacy Lee George: Local control of Medicaid; no single payer.
    Tommy Battle: Hands tied on Medicaid abuse as it's a federally run program.
    Chris Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
    Ron Crumpton: ObamaCare is a success, but it is just the first step.
    Marcus Bowman: ObamaCare threatens status of best health care in the world.
    Ron Crumpton: Move to a single-payer/ Medicare for all system.
    Gary Palmer: When fully implemented, ObamaCare will be a nightmare.
    Robert Bentley: Don't expand Medicaid, even if paid for by federal dollars.
    Robert Bentley: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not Affordable.
    Robert Bentley: Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs.
    William Barnes: Affordable health care for everyone.
    Kay Ivey: ObamaCare does much more harm than good.
    Kay Ivey: Each state creates its own insurance pool for high risk.
Homeland Security
    Tommy Tuberville: China's got a better military than we have.
    Kay Ivey: Tax credit for hiring veterans, even if not unemployed.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Tax credit for hiring veterans, even if not unemployed.
    Tommy Battle: Flying the flag both honors it and salutes the veterans.
    Arnold Mooney: Sponsored tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
    Barry Moore: Sponsored tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans.
    John Rogers: Tax credit for hiring veterans, even if not unemployed.
    Roy Moore: Open to hearings looking into what really happened on 9/11.
    Roy Moore: No gays in the military.
    Roy Moore: More money for modern weapons.
    Stacy Lee George: Will focus on caring for veterans.
    Kay Ivey: Ensure the stability of Alabama's military resources.
    Richard Shelby: Stalwart protector of Redstone Arsenal & Marshall Center.
    Robert Bentley: Veteran-owned business stickers in small business windows.
    Marcus Bowman: We need to spend money for best-equipped military.
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose expanding the military.
    Ron Crumpton: Require all military contracts to use American companies.
    Arnold Mooney: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Barry Moore: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    John Rogers: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Robert Bentley: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Create state crime of "theft of valor" for profit.
    Kay Ivey: 1,000-foot perimeter at military funerals to enforce respect.
    Gary Palmer: Fully fund the Defense Department.
    Robert Bentley: Veteran educational benefits after 1 month instead of 1 year.
Immigration
    Tommy Tuberville: Don't provide for those whose simple presence breaks the law.
    John Merrill: We need to build wall and stop illegals who cheat the system.
    John Merrill: Build the wall, stop "illegals" who want to cheat the system.
    Tommy Tuberville: Need to fight the scourge of illegal immigration.
    John Merrill: Stop hemorrhaging of illegal border crossings.
    Tommy Tuberville: Get a wall up or some kind of fencing.
    Arnold Mooney: Build a border wall with Mexico.
    Steve Carlson: ICE should not be abolished; work with Mexico.
    Walt Maddox: Find a compassionate pathway to citizenship.
    Doug Jones: Opposes funding a border wall; supports comprehensive reform.
    Doug Jones: Options for work permits & earned path to citizenship.
    Roy Moore: DACA is an illegal governmental order.
    Doug Jones: Dreamers should be allowed to stay.
    Luther Strange: Build border wall; defund sanctuary cities.
    Luther Strange: Supports Muslim ban.
    Roy Moore: Open borders a threat to national security.
    Tommy Battle: Opposed to becoming sanctuary city; falls outside the law.
    Richard Shelby: I oppose any and all proposals to grant amnesty.
    Ron Crumpton: Ignore the rhetoric; immigrants are good for America.
    Ron Crumpton: In reality, immigrants are good for America.
    Marcus Bowman: There is no room for anyone breaking rules.
    Ron Crumpton: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Gary Palmer: Secure our borders and enforce current immigration law.
    Jeff Sessions: Unwaveringly defend US workers and taxpayers.
    Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
    Jeff Sessions: Opposes amnesty first; finish fencing and enforcement first.
    Robert Bentley: Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama.
    Kay Ivey: Vast sums pay for teaching children of illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Tommy Tuberville: Government shouldn't ensure a livable income.
    Chris Sununu: Pregnancy should not be a bar to employment.
    Arnold Mooney: Forbid contracts that require union membership.
    Walt Maddox: Will make workforce training and development his priority.
    Doug Jones: Supports a federal living wage.
    Chris Countryman: Raise the minimum wage.
    Doug Jones: Supports a "living wage".
    David Carrington: Need programs to train workers to get jobs & to advance.
    Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
    Chris Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
    Bill Hightower: Abstained on "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    Robert Bentley: Let voters decide "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Opposes constitutional amendment on "right to work".
    Arnold Mooney: Let voters decide "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    Barry Moore: Let voters decide "right to work" constitutional amendment.
    John Rogers: Opposes constitutional amendment on "right to work".
    Ron Crumpton: Raise the minimum wage to a living wage & save $7.6B.
    Robert Bentley: Take pride in products stamped "Made In Alabama".
    Robert Bentley: As new governor, job creation is my first priority.
    William Barnes: Extend unemployment benefits as subsistence income.
Local Issues
    Robert Bentley: Fix the fatally-dangerous Redmill Bridge, despite obstacles.
Principles & Values
    John Merrill: Reduce spending; stand up to the socialists.
    Tommy Tuberville: End political correctness: start hurting people's feelings.
    Kay Ivey: No one party has a monopoly on good ideas.
    Tommy Tuberville: First duty of government is to protect individual liberty.
    John Merrill: Withdraws from Senate race upon Sessions' re-entry.
    Bradley Byrne: Fight for our Alabama values.
    John Merrill: Push back against the liberal socialist agenda.
    Tommy Tuberville: We've got to put Jesus and God before everything else.
    Arnold Mooney: State lottery would cost Alabama God's blessing.
    Steve Carlson: Fake news exists; as a journalist I know real news.
    Walt Maddox: Put the principles of people over those of the parties.
    Kay Ivey: Guide ship of state through storm of governor's resignation.
    Kay Ivey: Listen, Learn, Help and Lead tour, to restore confidence.
    Doug Jones: Democrat willing to find common ground with Republicans.
    Doug Jones: I am going to be the kind of senator the people can talk to.
    Roy Moore: Sodomy & materialism have taken the place of life & liberty.
    Doug Jones: Christians take care of people, without discriminating.
    Luther Strange: Let clergy endorse candidates.
    Roy Moore: Must act as one nation under God.
    David Carrington: Will clean up corrupt system and earn public trust.
    Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
    Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Roy Moore: God first, then family, then country.
    Roy Moore: Removed as Justice for illegally posting Ten Commandments.
    Richard Shelby: Judeo-Christian values should guide all that we do.
    Richard Shelby: OpEd: Voter presidential angst overcome in Senate primary.
    Richard Shelby: OpEd: Makes Obama the icon of our xenophobia.
    Robert Bentley: Great State 2019 Plan: purpose by the One who ordained us.
    Ron Crumpton: Constitution forbids God in the public sphere.
    Chris Countryman: Protect churches but not in non-religious public services.
    Parker Griffith: 20-foot inflatable duck: Bentley is "ducking" the debates.
    Robert Bentley: Refuses to debate, after promising to debate post-primaries.
    Robert Bentley: We are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator.
    Jeff Sessions: Sessions runs unopposed for 2014 Senate re-election.
    Jeff Sessions: Declines debate challenge from Vivian Figures.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Challenges Jeff Sessions to debate; Sessions declines.
Social Security
    Tommy Tuberville: Look into private options; spending is unsustainable.
    Marcus Bowman: Explore all solutions for younger generations.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Jeff Sessions: Small adjustments now, so everyone has benefits in future.
Tax Reform
    Tommy Tuberville: Trump tax cuts & economic policies have been a success.
    Doug Jones: Led bipartisan effort to repeal "military widow's tax".
    Kay Ivey: Cut taxes; reduce government.
    Kay Ivey: Increased fuel tax strictly for infrastructure.
    Walt Maddox: Make Alabama's tax structure less regressive.
    Chris Countryman: Super-rich must pay their fair share.
    Roy Moore: Replace income tax with tax on goods and services.
    Doug Jones: End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy.
    Stacy Lee George: New lottery will raise money at low cost.
    Stacy Lee George: Modest changes can ease tax burden.
    Marcus Bowman: Income taxes are not a solution; reduce spending.
    Ron Crumpton: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Chris Countryman: Supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts.
    Bill Hightower: Supports a flat tax for Alabama.
    Gary Palmer: Raising taxes is not the answer.
    Gary Palmer: Repeal the death tax; adopt the FairTax.
    Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
    Robert Bentley: Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes.
Technology
    Kay Ivey: Every Alabaman should have access to high speed broadband.
    Doug Jones: Urges Huntsville as HQ for Space Command.
    Kay Ivey: Help black students pursue STEM careers.
    Walt Maddox: Crumbling infrastructure threatens safety and job growth.
    Bill Hightower: 10-year plan for infrastructure.
    Tommy Battle: Investment in education can lead to landmark technology.
    Doug Jones: Improve infrastructure while creating jobs, like new Deal.
    Luther Strange: Economy requires good roads & bridges.
    Kay Ivey: Make Alabama the Voice of Aerospace for the States.
    Kay Ivey: Create a sustainable climate for drone manufacturing.
    Kay Ivey: $1 billion invested in Alabama's road and bridges.
    Robert Bentley: $1 billion for ATRIP and RAMP infrastructure improvements.
    Robert Bentley: $614M for ATRIP: Transportation Rehabilitation & Improvement.
    Robert Bentley: Paperless agencies: online license & tag verification system.
War & Peace
    Tommy Tuberville: Stand up for Christians & Jews persecuted worldwide.
    Tommy Tuberville: Provide vets with high quality care, job training.
    Tommy Tuberville: Support a strong and robust military.
    Steve Carlson: Denuclearization of North Korea will be end of Korean War.
    Roy Moore: Congress should have a say in foreign wars.
    Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats.
    Marcus Bowman: We must, must remain vigilant against terrorism.
    Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
    Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Roy Moore: Let churches & charities help the needy.
    Kay Ivey: Build public movement to end childhood hunger.
    Ron Crumpton: Fight poverty instead of fighting people in poverty.
    Ron Crumpton: Increase SNAP & unemployment benefits by 25%.
    Ron Crumpton: Stop fighting war on people in poverty: Fight poverty!
    Robert Bentley: We are poorest state, but government just causes dependency.


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