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Crippled America,
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Fire and Fury,
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Trump Revealed,
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The Making of Donald Trump,
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Promise Me, Dad ,
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The Book of Joe ,
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The Truths We Hold,
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Smart on Crime,
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Guide to Political Revolution,
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Where We Go From Here,
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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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United,
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Conscience of a Conservative,
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Two Paths,
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Every Other Monday,
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Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
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Becoming,
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Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
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Higher Loyalty ,
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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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Abortion
    Antoine Pierce: Protect women's rights & autonomy.
    John Bel Edwards: Member of Democrats for Life, anti-choice group.
    Eddie Rispone: Pro-life, pro-God, pro-family.
    Anthony Kennedy: Disallow obstacles to medical services for abortion.
    Brett Kavanaugh: See if anti-abortion rules are burdensome before banning.
    Clarence Thomas: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Elena Kagan: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    John Roberts: Unconstitutional to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Neil Gorsuch: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    Samuel Alito: Ok for states to require hospital nearby abortion service.
    Sonia Sotomayor: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    Stephen Breyer: Don't require admitting privileges for abortionists.
    John Bel Edwards: Signed one of country's most restrictive anti-abortion laws.
    Bill Cassidy: Religion plays vital role; this includes protecting unborn.
    Clay Higgins: 96 million children have been murdered in the womb.
    Thomas Clements: Supreme Court has ruled on abortion.
    David Vitter: I'm endorsed by pro-life groups; my rivals not 100% pro-life.
    David Vitter: No exceptions for rape or incest victims.
    Jay Dardenne: Sweeping ban on human cloning would harm medical research.
    Jay Dardenne: Exceptions for rape & incest victims are ok.
    John Bel Edwards: Provide alternatives to Planned Parenthood before blocking.
    David Vitter: Supported by anti-abortion group Louisiana Right to Life.
    David Vitter: Promote a positive culture of life.
    Ralph Abraham: A child's life begins at conception.
    Garret Graves: Human life begins at conception.
    Ralph Abraham: Human life begins at conception.
    Bobby Jindal: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
    John Bel Edwards: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
    Lance Harris: Abortion doctors must have hospital admitting privileges.
    Buddy Roemer: Tight limits on abortion are unconstitutionally restrictive.
    Jeff Landry: Life is a gift from God; encourage adoption.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Cassidy: Eliminate blatant waste, fraud & abuse that plagues country.
    Bill Cassidy: Supports bipartisan proposal for $500 billion in state aid.
    Eddie Rispone: Balance budgets, and build up reserves.
    John Bel Edwards: We paid off billions of deficit; and we shouldn't go back.
    Eddie Rispone: No specifics on budget cuts; try to control spending.
    Clay Higgins: Insidious lust for power and money drives deficit spending.
    Mike Johnson: Balance the budget; reduce licensing requirements.
    John Neely Kennedy: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal responsibility.
    John Bel Edwards: Blind allegiance to Grover Norquist cripples our economy.
    Bill Cassidy: Stop out-of-control spending & end earmarks.
    Garret Graves: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Ralph Abraham: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Charles Melancon: Stimulus package will avoid God-awful recession like 1980s.
    Charles Melancon: TARP package will avoid depression from doing nothing.
    David Vitter: Stimulus package won't lead to significant job creation.
    David Vitter: TARP package will expand power & role of federal government.
    Bill Cassidy: Stimulus bill includes extraneous items.
    Bill Cassidy: Stimulus package opposed; will hurt economy.
    John Neely Kennedy: Be concerned about economy, but not scared.
    Mary Landrieu: Opposed $700 billion bailout; not enough taxpayer safeguards.
Civil Rights
    Adrian Perkins: Racism is one of the heaviest issues in our community.
    Bill Cassidy: Racism has no place in American life.
    Adrian Perkins: Supported welcoming environment for LGBTQ West Point cadets.
    Adrian Perkins: Business district must demonstrate black lives do matter.
    Antoine Pierce: Protests on race & police: risk lives to save lives.
    Antoine Pierce: End voter suppression policies & Citizens United.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports ratification of Equal Rights Amendment.
    Clay Higgins: FactCheck: Biblical marriage includes polygamy and chattel.
    Clay Higgins: I define marriage Biblically: one man and one woman.
    Foster Campbell: Oppose same-sex marriage, but respect Supreme Court ruling.
    Thomas Clements: Support Equal Rights Amendment.
    Thomas Clements: Get government out of marriage business.
    John Bel Edwards: Supreme Court decided: issue same-sex marriage licenses.
    Bill Cassidy: Feds should not get involved in state action on religion.
    Bill Cassidy: Laws preventing religious discrimination are "intimidation".
    Garret Graves: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Ralph Abraham: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Jeff Landry: Keep traditional marriage as one man and one woman.
    Charles Melancon: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fights women's discrimination.
    David Vitter: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a trial lawyer bonanza.
    Jay Dardenne: OpEd: Mixed record on gender identity issues.
Corporations
    John Bel Edwards: Provide regulatory relief for small business.
    John Bel Edwards: 80% of C-corps pay no state tax; that's just not right.
    Thomas Clements: Eliminate corporate tax to create jobs & avoid more debt.
    Charles Melancon: Supported $30 billion small-business lending fund.
    David Vitter: Small Business Tax and Lending Bill is a government bailout.
    Bill Cassidy: Opposed Obama stimulus; supported Bush's bank bailout.
    John Neely Kennedy: Disallow bank getting so big that its failure wrecks economy.
Crime
    Adrian Perkins: Police should have guard-in mindset, not military mindset.
    Antoine Pierce: End qualified immunity for police; redirect funding.
    Antoine Pierce: Pass criminal justice reform.
    Eddie Rispone: Modernize criminal justice system; make it more efficient.
    Adrian Perkins: Repealed "saggy pants" law targeting people of color.
    Eddie Rispone: Religious objection to death penalty, and not a deterrent.
    Ralph Abraham: I favor the death penalty & I'm also favor enforcing it.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce highest incarceration rate in the nation.
    John Bel Edwards: No executions until better lethal drugs found.
    Ralph Abraham: Violent committed new crimes after release.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce incarceration rate of non-violent offenders.
    Clay Higgins: Resounding voice for the Thin Blue Line.
    Clay Higgins: Penitentiaries should be for PENITENCE, not punishment.
    Foster Campbell: Death penalty yes; alternatives yes; mandatory minimums no.
    Thomas Clements: Unconstitutionally strict punishment is˙a problem.
    John Bel Edwards: Blue Lives Matter: targeting police officer is a hate crime.
    John Bel Edwards: End tax giveaways but keep funding for first responders.
    David Vitter: More community crime tips; more DNA testing; more options.
    David Vitter: Keep state police presence in New Orleans' French Quarter.
    Jay Dardenne: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police sometime.
    John Bel Edwards: Let New Orleans police itself; remove state police soon.
    Bobby Jindal: Crack down on the horrific crime of human sex trafficking.
Drugs
    Antoine Pierce: Favors recreational & medical marijuana legalization.
    Ralph Abraham: Opioids are less dangerous and more effective than marijuana.
    Eddie Rispone: Against legalizing marijuana; need info about medical use.
    John Bel Edwards: Expand medical marijuana, but no recreational usage.
    Ralph Abraham: Medical marijuana OK as-is, but no recreational usage.
    Thomas Clements: Marijuana is a benefit to people's health.
    Charles Boustany: Consistently votes against marijuana reform.
    John Fleming: OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators.
    Jay Dardenne: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
    John Bel Edwards: Opposes legalizing marijuana.
    David Vitter: Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers.
Education
    Bill Cassidy: College Transparency Act: address why so much student debt.
    Antoine Pierce: College graduates should not have to drown in debt.
    Antoine Pierce: Support universal pre-K.
    Eddie Rispone: Work with schools & businesses to align education with jobs.
    Eddie Rispone: Expand school choice options to empower parents.
    Eddie Rispone: OpEd: Rispone supports vouchers to get his own tax break.
    Eddie Rispone: Allow use of tax dollars for Christian schools.
    Eddie Rispone: Let local boards give raises to individual teachers.
    John Bel Edwards: $47 million increase for higher education.
    Ralph Abraham: Invest in distance learning.
    Clay Higgins: Dismantle Common Core; dismantle Education Department.
    Clay Higgins: College education has become more of burden than benefit.
    Foster Campbell: Fight for public schools with $1 billion Excellence Fund.
    Thomas Clements: Supports homeschooling and vouchers.
    Jay Dardenne: Common Core's high standards move LA in the right direction.
    Jay Dardenne: TOPS cannot be sustained without capping costs.
    David Vitter: Get Louisiana out of Common Core.
    John Bel Edwards: Replace Common Core with more K-12 school funding.
    David Vitter: No federal incentives to get states to adopt Common Core.
    Garret Graves: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Ralph Abraham: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Bobby Jindal: $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future.
    Jeff Landry: Empower parents with home school, charters, & church schools.
Energy & Oil
    Antoine Pierce: Subsidize renewable energy sources.
    Ralph Abraham: End the war on our oil and gas industry.
    Clay Higgins: Do more in DC to help the oil & gas industry.
    Mike Johnson: Further expand our domestic oil and natural gas production.
    Mike Johnson: CAFE standards add $3,800 to price of every new vehicle.
    Foster Campbell: Build Keystone pipeline; no farcking regulation for now.
    Foster Campbell: Regulate greenhouse gases; incentivize reducing emissions.
    Thomas Clements: No cap and trade; no taxing carbon emissions.
    Garret Graves: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Ralph Abraham: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Bill Cassidy: Don't pick winners & losers in energy market.
    Buddy Roemer: Railed against ethanol subsidies in Iowa.
    Jeff Landry: Drill here, drill now; not cap-and-trade.
    Charles Melancon: Congressional trip to Antarctica to study global warming.
    Charles Melancon: Funnel BP oil-leak penalties into coastal restoration.
    Mary Landrieu: Proud of expanding oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    John Neely Kennedy: Incentives for non-petroleum automobiles are a tax increase.
    John Neely Kennedy: More domestic drilling, including in Gulf of Mexico & ANWR.
    Mary Landrieu: Member of bipartisan “Gang of 10” for comprehensive oil plan.
    Mary Landrieu: Voted against allowing exploration in oil shale in Colorado.
    Foster Campbell: Charge 6.25% oil refining tax and wipe out income tax.
    Foster Campbell: 3% tax on hydrocarbon processing facilities.
Environment
    Adrian Perkins: Renegotiate EPA consent decree that nearly tripled in cost.
    Eddie Rispone: Supports Coastal Master Plan as essential.
    Eddie Rispone: Environmental lawsuit abuse is killing thousands of jobs.
    Clay Higgins: Pipe system to replenish river silt & fight coastal erosion.
    Mike Johnson: National Environmental Policy is needless red tape.
    Thomas Clements: States should deal with water quality not federal EPA.
    David Vitter: Coastal restoration with private funding.
    Jay Dardenne: Coastal restoration with federal funding.
    John Bel Edwards: Mississippi River diversion: backbone to coastal restoration.
    David Vitter: Drafted hurricane protection & flood control bill.
    Bill Cassidy: Top priority is coastal restoration.
    Rob Maness: Reject Katrina aid bill if pork-laden with other projects.
    David Vitter: Introduced bill to extend National Flood Insurance Program.
    John Neely Kennedy: Wetlands will wash away before 2017 coastal protection.
    Foster Campbell: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
    Murphy Foster: Ban possession of dogfighting paraphernalia.
Families & Children
    Eddie Rispone: Warning on flavored e-cigarettes, like regular cigarettes.
    Eddie Rispone: Talk to your kids to discourage e-cigarette use.
    John Bel Edwards: Ban flavorings in e-cigarettes that target teens.
    John Bel Edwards: People believe e-cigarettes are safer, but they're not.
    Ralph Abraham: I don't recommend vaping, but it's a personal choice.
    Ralph Abraham: Show kids pictures of e-cigarette-affected lungs.
    John Bel Edwards: Family Services placed 735 kids in foster homes despite cuts.
    John Bel Edwards: Catholic upbringing shapes commitments to community & family.
    David Vitter: Prostitute was "serious sin" but made me a better family man.
Foreign Policy
    Clay Higgins: Russia is a Christian ally to be handled with caution.
    Clay Higgins: The United Nations compromises our sovereignty.
    Foster Campbell: Keep allies involved, but heed advice of military experts.
    Foster Campbell: U.S. should remain in the United Nations.
    John Neely Kennedy: Radical Islamic fundamentalists despise our core values.
    Thomas Clements: Foreign aid spending only to protect US interests.
    John Fleming: Defund the Syrian refugee influx.
Free Trade
    John Bel Edwards: China tariffs hurt local economy.
    Ralph Abraham: Long-term benefit of China tariffs outweigh short-term pain.
    Clay Higgins: TPP is massive transfer of American wealth to Pacific Rim.
    Charles Boustany: 2013: Supported TPP; 2016: too many concessions.
    Foster Campbell: TPP is skewed to the advantage of big business.
    John Fleming: TPP means open season on American jobs.
    John Neely Kennedy: TPP lacks safeguards against currency manipulation.
    Joseph Cao: No trade deal with Vietnam due to human rights abuses.
    Rob Maness: Criticized TPP for its closed-door negotiations.
    Thomas Clements: No restrictions on trade, but no corporatism.
    Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Government Reform
    Eddie Rispone: Need to change process of funding infrastructure repair.
    John Bel Edwards: Require voter ID; require proof of citizenship.
    Foster Campbell: 10 year ban on lobbying for ex-members of congress.
    Thomas Clements: Term limits for Congress; but voter ID too.
    Jay Dardenne: Tighten disclosure rules for lobbyists, to limit influence.
    David Vitter: Led and won the fight for state term limits.
    David Vitter: Term limits instead of automatic pay raises for Congress.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't bring dysfunctional Washington politics to Louisiana.
    Ralph Abraham: Term limits for Congress, plus no salary.
    Garret Graves: Require photo ID for voting.
    Ralph Abraham: Require photo ID for voting.
    Buddy Roemer: Won Governor & House seat with voluntary contribution limit.
    John Neely Kennedy: No pay-for-play; campaign contributions notwithstanding.
    Mary Landrieu: I have delivered for Louisiana; send me back for more.
    Foster Campbell: Bar election officials from campaigning for candidates.
    Foster Campbell: Increase legislator limit from 5 bills to 15 per session.
Gun Control
    Bill Cassidy: Right to bear arms should not be infringed.
    Adrian Perkins: Urge Senate to act on gun safety legislation.
    Adrian Perkins: Focus on reducing number of illegal guns in city.
    Eddie Rispone: Opposes radical Left and their gun grabbing agenda.
    John Bel Edwards: We need to do a better job with our background checks.
    Clay Higgins: We already have reasonable limits on 2nd Amendment rights.
    Foster Campbell: Enforce the gun laws we already have on the books.
    Foster Campbell: Generally opposes additional gun control measures.
    Thomas Clements: Second Amendment is the law of the land.
    John Fleming: Perennial A rating from the NRA.
    John Bel Edwards: I support gun rights, unlike national Democrats.
    Ralph Abraham: We must protect our right to bear arms.
    Bill Cassidy: Our 2nd Amendment freedom is in danger.
    Garret Graves: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Ralph Abraham: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Jeff Landry: Fight to preserve and protect the Second Amendment rights.
    Murphy Foster: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
    Foster Campbell: Youth deer hunting season prior to regular season.
Health Care
    Adrian Perkins: COVID19: Mandatory mask order, penalties for non-compliance.
    Antoine Pierce: Need to address the structural racism in healthcare system.
    Bill Cassidy: Coronavirus racial disparity not result of systemic racism.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare for All.
    Antoine Pierce: For universal coverage; no limits on preexisting conditions.
    Eddie Rispone: Problems with Medicaid expansion including fraud, abuse.
    Eddie Rispone: Medicaid expansion "bungled," and is unsustainable.
    Antoine Pierce: Supports Medicare-for-All with option for private insurance.
    Eddie Rispone: Temporarily freeze Medicaid enrollment in Louisiana.
    John Bel Edwards: Pro-life includes helping the poor get access to health care.
    John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion addresses opioid crisis.
    John Bel Edwards: Medicaid expansion reduced uninsured by 43% & saved $200M.
    Clay Higgins: Repeal ObamaCare's 2800 pages of unintelligible psychobabble.
    Mike Johnson: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered, market-based plan.
    Thomas Clements: Cost is the only thing that has expanded under ObamaCare.
    Jay Dardenne: I would accept Medicaid expansion, under certain conditions.
    David Vitter: Fight to repeal the fatally flawed ObamaCare.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't leave LA at the mercy of Washington bureaucrats.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't accept Medicaid expansion as-is; get LA waiver.
    John Bel Edwards: Don't delay Medicaid expansion; that ties up LA tax dollars.
    John Fleming: If Supreme Court bans ObamaCare subsidies, let them die.
    Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare; don't expand Medicaid.
    Ralph Abraham: ObamaCare a daily dangerous debacle for working physicians.
    Ralph Abraham: No expansion of Medicaid, even if I make money on it.
    Mary Landrieu: Mandatory quarantine for returning Ebola healthcare workers.
    Garret Graves: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Ralph Abraham: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Bobby Jindal: No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries.
    John Bel Edwards: No medical school needed for optometrist eye surgeries.
    Lance Harris: Require medical school for optometrist eye surgeries.
    Rob Maness: ObamaCare is hurting the folks it's trying to help.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
    Mary Landrieu: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: propose ObamaCare-lite plan in state legislature.
    Mary Landrieu: Let consumers keep health plans, but only if told options.
    Jeff Landry: Nationalized care reduces quality and increases costs.
    Charles Melancon: Supports kids on parents' insurance policies until age 26.
    David Vitter: Introduced legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
    Charles Melancon: Opposed healthcare bill because it didn't work for America.
    David Vitter: I fought ObamaCare & I'm still fighting it.
    Charles Melancon: ObamaCare costs too much & does too little for middle-class.
    David Vitter: ObamaCare injects government into private decisions.
    David Vitter: Pushed to allow re-importation of Rx drugs from Canada.
    David Vitter: Opposes SCHIP; it subsidizes wealthy states.
Homeland Security
    John Bel Edwards: West Point grad; served 8 years in US Army.
    John Neely Kennedy: We don't need a military parade to show off American power.
    Clay Higgins: I have no problem with FISA: not a secretive rubber-stamp.
    Mike Johnson: No cheap talk: grow our local defense establishments.
    John Neely Kennedy: Increase size of the military; increase spending for defense.
    Thomas Clements: Why do we need military bases in the Phillipines?
    David Vitter: Help defense budget, but follow the sequester.
    Ralph Abraham: Never forget our veterans: we owe them.
    Garret Graves: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Ralph Abraham: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Jeff Landry: End the war on terrorism by winning the war.
Immigration
    Clay Higgins: Forgive passive visa overstays; deport aggressive illegals.
    Mike Johnson: Strengthen the border with drones, cameras and sensors.
    Foster Campbell: No pathway to citizenship without exiting US first.
    Foster Campbell: Grant citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
    Thomas Clements: Annex Mexico economically to avoid immigration issues.
    David Vitter: Led Senate's Border Security and Enforcement First caucus.
    David Vitter: Block federal funds going to sanctuary cities.
    Ralph Abraham: No amnesty; seal the borders.
    Rob Maness: Send unaccompanied minors back to their country of origin.
    Garret Graves: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Ralph Abraham: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Jeff Landry: Enforce existing laws to close our borders.
    Charles Melancon: I have been a staunch hawk on immigration.
    Charles Melancon: Supports SCHIP, despite insuring illegal immigrant kids.
    David Vitter: TV ad: Melancon puts out a welcome sign for illegal aliens.
    Jay Dardenne: Don't increase enforcement against employers of illegals.
Jobs
    Antoine Pierce: Higher minimum wage; strengthen unions.
    Antoine Pierce: Raise the minimum wage.
    Antoine Pierce: Repeal Right to Work.
    Eddie Rispone: Raising minimum wage would hurt economy, contract jobs.
    Eddie Rispone: Lawsuit abuse is killing jobs because of insurance costs.
    Ralph Abraham: Increasing minimum wage hurts US economy.
    John Bel Edwards: Equal pay for women; enact minimum wage.
    John Bel Edwards: Close gender wage gap by ending corporate "pay secrecy".
    John Bel Edwards: Meaningful increase to the minimum wage.
    Foster Campbell: Raise the federal minimum wage.
    Ralph Abraham: Women deserve equal pay.
    Bobby Jindal: Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees.
    John Bel Edwards: Equal Pay for Women, but only for state employees.
    Lance Harris: Against Equal Pay for Women Act for state employees.
Local Issues
    David Vitter: Create and fund coastal restoration master plan.
Principles & Values
    Adrian Perkins: Welcomes pastors praying during protest over police violence.
    Bill Cassidy: Despite church-vs-state, religious beliefs guide convictions.
    Adrian Perkins: Family taught me faith and hard work leads to accomplishment.
    Adrian Perkins: Bring Louisiana values of service, honesty, courage to DC.
    Adrian Perkins: Awarded Sam Cooke apology; posthumous Key to the City.
    Adrian Perkins: Hosted online interfaith prayer service.
    Antoine Pierce: Running because I have a heart for humanity.
    Antoine Pierce: Community organizer who understands real challenges.
    Adrian Perkins: Launched run for mayor while at Harvard Law School.
    John Bel Edwards: Faith plays a central role in his life and work.
    John Bel Edwards: Only Democratic governor in the Deep South.
    Clay Higgins: Freedom OF religion, not the freedom FROM religion.
    John Neely Kennedy: Belief in Jesus informs every decision I make.
    Thomas Clements: Why not keep God in the public sphere?
    Joseph Cao: First Vietnamese-American to serve in Congress.
    Rob Maness: Call out those who don't have interests of US & her citizens.
    John Neely Kennedy: I speak my mind, & some politicians call me a troublemaker.
    John Fleming: Passionate conservative: Obama doesn't share our values.
    John Bel Edwards: Four generations of sheriffs in family lineage.
    Bill Cassidy: Agrees to one runoff debate; more if Obama visits.
    Bill Cassidy: No-show at Senate debate.
    Garret Graves: Judeo-Christian framework is moral.
    Ralph Abraham: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Bill Cassidy: AdWatch: Receives ad money from billionaire Koch brothers.
    Rob Maness: Support Tea Party challenger for Senate Majority Leader.
    Buddy Roemer: Placed third in 1991 re-election bid.
    Buddy Roemer: Publicly described himself as "a church-going Methodist boy".
    David Vitter: OpEd: robo-response to "Did you break the law" with DC Madam.
    Charles Melancon: OpEd: Vitter broke the law, and lied about it, with DC Madam.
    Charles Melancon: Ran based on Vitter's integrity issue from call-girl scandal.
    John Neely Kennedy: Ran for US Senate in 2004 as Democrat; & endorsed John Kerry.
Social Security
    Bill Cassidy: Strengthen the trust fund and preserve it for the future.
    Foster Campbell: I do not support privatization of Social Security.
    Thomas Clements: Privatize Social Security at birth for newborns today.
    Jay Dardenne: Merge Elderly Affairs & Veterans Affairs into one department.
    John Neely Kennedy: Endorses voluntary private retirement savings accounts.
    Mary Landrieu: Credit immigrants for FICA paid while status was illegal.
Tax Reform
    Antoine Pierce: Tax cuts for poor & middle class.
    Ralph Abraham: Taxes kill jobs and sales tax killed Louisiana's economy.
    Bill Cassidy: Co-sponsored tax simplification for Gold Star families.
    Eddie Rispone: Yes on historic federal tax cuts; no on raising state taxes.
    John Bel Edwards: Reform tax structure or face $1.3B fiscal cliff in 2018.
    John Bel Edwards: Reduce sales tax; eliminate federal income tax deductibility.
    Clay Higgins: Eliminate the IRS; introduce 15% federal sales tax.
    Mike Johnson: Simpler, flatter and fairer tax code will spark new growth.
    Foster Campbell: Make sure the super-rich pay their fair share.
    Thomas Clements: Flat rate tax with across-the-board reduction.
    Bobby Jindal: Approved educational tax credit to offset tax increases.
    John Bel Edwards: Opposed empty tax credit to offset tax increases.
    Lance Harris: Approved educational tax credit to offset tax increases.
    Ralph Abraham: America has been taxed to the point of bankruptcy.
    Ralph Abraham: Tax code is outdated and it's leaking billions.
    Charles Melancon: Tax increase on wealthiest taxpayers but not middle-class.
    David Vitter: Permanent extension of all Bush tax cuts.
    John Neely Kennedy: Cut taxes & stop deficit-spending, to fight economic crisis.
Technology
    Adrian Perkins: Test technology innovations in smaller cities.
    John Bel Edwards: Gas tax to pay for transportation and coastal infrastructure.
    John Bel Edwards: Cut $7B in tax giveaways which cause unsafe roads & bridges.
War & Peace
    Bill Cassidy: Work with partners like Israel to combat terrorist threats.
    Clay Higgins: Iran is our enemy; revoke the Iran Deal.
    Clay Higgins: ISIS must be hunted, identified, and killed.
    Mike Johnson: Radical Islamic terrorism MUST be stopped.
    Foster Campbell: No American intervention in Iraq & Syria beyond air support.
    Thomas Clements: Help prevent genocide abroad, but not with U.S. lives.
    David Vitter: Iran advances their nuclear program while playing the US.
    David Vitter: Iran nuclear deal is non-binding and can be revoked.
    David Vitter: Military force against ISIS if Arab ground troops involved.
Welfare & Poverty
    Adrian Perkins: Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income".
    Antoine Pierce: Advocate for universal basic income.


The above quotations are from State of Louisiana Politicians: Archives.



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