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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,
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Shortest Way Home,
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Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
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
    Jo Rae Perkins: Endorsed by Oregon Right to Life, pro-life all the way.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Strong pro-life from womb to tomb.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Pro life and support Medical Freedom.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Pro life and support Medical Freedom.
    Paul Romero: Defund Planned Parenthood.
    Paul Romero: Only exceptions for rape, incest, risk of death of mother.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Life begins at conception.
    Knute Buehler: Pro-choice: wants abortions rare, safe and legal.
    ACLU: Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities.
    Kate Brown: Enacted requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Cliff Bentz: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Knute Buehler: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Mark Callahan: Abortion is murder.
    Kevin Stine: No new federal law restricting access to abortion.
    Bud Pierce: Accessible contraceptives & family planning services.
    Mark Callahan: You are either Pro-Life or you are not.
    Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal choice.
    Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal decision.
    Jim Huffman: Pro-choice but Roe v. Wade was a bad decision.
    Jim Huffman: Supports abortion rights, but no federal funding.
    Jim Huffman: Pro-choice, but issue has corrupted politics.
    Jeff Merkley: Public funding for stem cell research.
    Tom Vilsack: Informed consent is government telling women what to do.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports a womanís right to choose.
    Winona LaDuke: Choice means quality of life for low-income families.
    Jeff Merkley: Abortions should always be legally available.
    John Kitzhaber: Abortions always legally available, & government funded.
    Kate Brown: Abortions should always be legally available.
Budget & Economy
    Paul Romero: Cut ALL the pork; steady draw down to save trillions.
    Jo Rae Perkins: End out of control spending, cut bloated federal agencies.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Filed for twice for bankruptcy; lost professional credential.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Shrink government; cut BLM, USFS, and the Fed.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Stop spending tax dollars on pork project earmarks.
    Knute Buehler: Boost economy via spending controls and cutting regulations.
    Bob Niemeyer: Cut the size of government and jobs will follow.
    Kevin Stine: Supports stimulus over market-led recovery.
    Bud Pierce: Cut growth in state budget by half.
    Mark Callahan: Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
    John Kitzhaber: State recovering from Great Recession, but not every person.
    Jeff Merkley: Strengthen the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Monica Wehby: Problem is uncertainty in federal regulation & tax climate.
    Jason Conger: Supports executive bonuses; opposes federal bailout.
    Jim Huffman: No $2M spending on exotic ant research.
    Ron Wyden: No bailout of finance industry, no Wall Street bonuses.
    Jim Huffman: Supports balanced budget amendment.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
    Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
    Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
    Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
    Winona LaDuke: Replace corporate subsidies with community revitalization.
    Kate Brown: Fund infrastructure; start-up businesses; and job retraining.
Civil Rights
    Jo Rae Perkins: I do not believe racism is a threat to domestic security.
    Paul Romero: I have not witnessed racism as a problem.
    Paul Romero: American, Veteran, father, Oregonian and Christian.
    Paul Romero: Against "extra equality for groups".
    Kate Brown: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Cliff Bentz: Disallow transgender change name/sex to be private.
    Knute Buehler: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Kate Brown: Family Fairness Act to protect LGBT rights.
    Kevin Stine: Affirmative action is ok, bur don't enforce statistically.
    Kevin Stine: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Mark Callahan: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Bud Pierce: Same-sex marriage is a "settled" issue.
    Jeff Merkley: Ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
    Monica Wehby: Paycheck Fairness Act hurts women in the workplace.
    Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage.
    Jim Huffman: Supports the legal rights of gays.
    Jeff Merkley: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Jeff Merkley: Apply affirmative action to state hiring.
    John Kitzhaber: Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring.
    John Kitzhaber: Recognize same-sex marriages.
    Kate Brown: Prosecute discrimination cases; support affirmative action.
Corporations
    Kate Brown: Grow Our Own: develop existing Oregon businesses.
    Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
    Kevin Stine: Cut corporate handouts & thus raise tax rates on the 1%.
    Monica Wehby: Gov't should encourage growth, not squeeze businesses out.
    Jim Huffman: Moratorium on new federal regulations on businesses.
Crime
    Jo Rae Perkins: Answer to police shooting blacks: "stop committing crime".
    Knute Buehler: A crime victim himself, vows to make citizen's lives safer.
    Kevin Stine: Give judges more leeway on sentencing.
    Bob Niemeyer: Death penalty is less cruel to families of victims.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Jim Huffman: Death penalty is too inaccurate to deserve support.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
    Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports use of federal death penalty.
    Jeff Merkley: Mandatory minimum sentence for some 1st-degree sex offenders.
    Jeff Merkley: Opposes the death penalty.
    Jeff Merkley: Increase rehabilitation & alternatives to incarceration.
    John Kitzhaber: Oppose the death penalty.
    John Kitzhaber: End parole for repeat violent felons.
    Kate Brown: Supports community policing; opposes death penalty.
Drugs
    Cliff Bentz: Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Kate Brown: Support marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Don't legalize marijuana federally; leave it to the states.
    Knute Buehler: Federal government needs to respect state laws on marijuana.
    Kate Brown: Liberalize recreational marijuana use but regulate it.
    Kevin Stine: Fearful rhetoric about marijuana leads to waste, not safety.
    Jeff Merkley: Positives of pot legalization outweigh the negatives.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Jeff Merkley: Toughen laws against meth traffickers.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    John Kitzhaber: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
Education
    Paul Romero: Forgive student loan interest, but not loan debt.
    Paul Romero: END Common Core.
    Kate Brown: Close opportunity gap and invest in rural education.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Education is best dealt with at the local level.
    Kate Brown: Seamless system of education, from cradle to career.
    Knute Buehler: Combat failing graduation; improve academic achievement.
    Kate Brown: Future Ready Oregon: Prepare students for today's jobs.
    Bob Niemeyer: Charter schools are the answer; throw out Common Core.
    Bud Pierce: Apply Massachusetts Education Reform act to Oregon schools.
    Kate Brown: Seamless public education from cradle to career.
    Kevin Stine: Opposes school vouchers.
    Bud Pierce: We need motivated, well-trained teachers.
    Bob Niemeyer: Common Core creates a putrid educational system.
    Mark Callahan: Common Core is dumbing down the next generation.
    Kate Brown: Make it easier to opt out from Common Core testing.
    Monica Wehby: Increase school choice options for our families.
    Mark Callahan: Get rid of the Department of Education.
    Bruce Broussard: Take full advantage of No Child Left Behind Program.
    Kevin Mannix: Increase funding without raising taxes.
    John Kitzhaber: Public education is the cornerstone of democracy.
    Kate Brown: More state funds for low-income districts.
Energy & Oil
    Jo Rae Perkins: Already have tools to cleanly burn fossil fuels.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Trees need CO2; I prefer a warmer earth.
    Knute Buehler: May 2017: tax carbon; Oct.2017: oppose clean-energy jobs.
    Kevin Stine: End corporate handouts to fossil fuel companies.
    Mark Callahan: Do nothing about global warming; it's a fraudulent invention.
    Ron Wyden: Boost renewable energy and the low-carbon economy.
    Kate Brown: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Kevin Stine: Prioritize green energy.
    Bud Pierce: End low-carbon fuel mandate: 19 cents-a-gallon hidden tax.
    Julian Bell: Combat climate change and promote clean energy.
    Kate Brown: Angered environmentalists via compromise transportation bill.
    Mark Callahan: Energy independence: based on the free market.
    Kate Brown: Clean fuel bill critical; we are seeing a warming planet.
    Jeff Merkley: Climate change is real, and it's bad for our economy.
    Monica Wehby: Complete the Keystone Pipeline; end EPA overreach.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    John Kitzhaber: Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state.
    Ron Wyden: Biomass is a clean energy source & a job machine.
    Ted Kulongoski: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Kate Brown: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Bruce Broussard: Team with business for hybrid vehicles and renewables.
    Winona LaDuke: Support alternative energy & industrial hemp.
Environment
    Jo Rae Perkins: Questions constitutionally of the EPA.
    Jo Rae Perkins: For proper logging of forests, get government out of the way.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Change Federal Land Management, let state be in charge.
    Jo Rae Perkins: State management of lands, not feds.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Reduce U.S. Forest Service presence on our land.
    Knute Buehler: Wants to combat wildfire damage to forests with new policies.
    Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
    Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
    Kevin Stine: Common sense solutions to ensure environmental security.
    Bud Pierce: Maintain forestlands through proper forest management.
    Jeff Merkley: Sustainable harvests on public lands.
    Monica Wehby: Fisherman, miners, and loggers need a partner in D.C.
    Jason Conger: Higher timber harvests on public land.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Jason Conger: Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society.
    Jim Huffman: End restrictions for logging federal timber land.
    Jim Huffman: Upset at impact on rural communities from logging ban.
    Ron Wyden: Worked out compromise Eastside Forest Plan.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
    Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
    Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
    Kate Brown: Supports watershed planning & reservoir drawdowns.
Families & Children
    Jo Rae Perkins: Supports parents' right not to vaccinate children.
    Knute Buehler: Create a "rapid-improvement team" for foster care.
    Bud Pierce: Partially support hospice/respite centers.
    Kate Brown: Child advocate with Juvenile Rights Project.
    Knute Buehler: Early supporter of marriage equality for all citizens.
    Bud Pierce: Alleviate the scourge of sex trafficking.
    Monica Wehby: 2007: Ex-husband filed police report, but good friends now.
    Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
    Jason Conger: Rated 79% by Oregon Stand for Children.
    John Kitzhaber: Invest in children in early years to prevent tragic failures.
    Winona LaDuke: Gore and Bush endorse a myth of the American family.
Foreign Policy
    Jeff Merkley: Investigate Saudi interference in US criminal cases.
    Kevin Stine: Supports American Exceptionalism.
    Kevin Stine: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Mark Callahan: Strong support of our military and of Israel.
    Jeff Merkley: In a dangerous world, we need to work with other nations.
    Jason Conger: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
    Monica Wehby: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
    Mark Callahan: UN Small Arms Treaty yields our sovereignty.
    Winona LaDuke: Opposes military aid to Colombia.
Free Trade
    Kevin Stine: We need fair trade, not free trade.
    Kevin Stine: Oppose "fast track" trade legislation; oppose TPP.
    Kate Brown: International trade supports a half million Oregon jobs.
    Jeff Merkley: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Monica Wehby: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Government Reform
    Jo Rae Perkins: Don't allow tolling on Federal Roads.
    Jo Rae Perkins: 12-year term limits; no more career politicians.
    Ron Wyden: Protect voting rights with early voting, mail-in ballots.
    Ron Wyden: Expand early voting, no excuse absentee vote by mail.
    Paul Romero: Supports term limits & budget transparency.
    Paul Romero: Protect ranchers & farmers, and manage timber land.
    Paul Romero: For term limits up to 12 years.
    Jeff Merkley: We the People democracy: extend vote to DC & territories.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Only people who can vote for candidate can donate.
    Knute Buehler: End pay-to-play politics, to restore confidence.
    Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
    Kate Brown: Disclose lobbyist info & pay, on public website.
    Kevin Stine: Allow absentee ballots for all; extend early voting.
    Bob Niemeyer: Go back to voting in person, with verified photo ID.
    Mark Callahan: Limit terms in Congress & the U.S. Senate.
    Monica Wehby: Founders never imagined a permanent political class.
    Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Kate Brown: Oregon sees high turnout because of vote-by-mail.
    Kate Brown: 15 million ballots via vote-by-mail with only 9 fraud cases.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Increase individuals campaign donation limit.
    Bruce Broussard: Good government follows clearly outlined public procedures.
    Kevin Mannix: Fix budget with government structure change not tax hike.
    Winona LaDuke: Stop corporate funding of elections.
    Jeff Merkley: Spending limits on campaigns, plus full disclosure.
    John Kitzhaber: Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure.
Gun Control
    Paul Romero: Red Flag laws are Unconstitutional, PERIOD.
    Jo Rae Perkins: I support the 2nd Amendment as it is written.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Rated B+ by Oregon Firearms Federation.
    Paul Romero: Against ban on semiautomatic weapons, owns one himself.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Disarming people keeps them from self-protection.
    Kate Brown: Supports IP43 assault weapon ban and IP44 safe storage rules.
    Knute Buehler: Opposes gun control proposals as intruding on basic freedoms.
    Bud Pierce: Oppose background checks; they won't reduce gun violence.
    Bud Pierce: Surveillance of schools & social media, to curb gun violence.
    Kevin Stine: Gun lobby has redefined 2nd Amendment in a perverse way.
    Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment.
    Kate Brown: Require criminal background checks for gun purchases.
    Kate Brown: Require background checks for most gun transactions.
    Kate Brown: Require more background checks on gun sales.
    Cliff Bentz: No background checks for private gun transactions.
    Knute Buehler: No background checks for private gun transactions.
    Monica Wehby: Protect all constitutional rights, especially 2nd Amendment.
    Jim Huffman: Oppose restrictions on right to bear arms.
    Jeff Merkley: Maintain restrictions on purchase & possession of firearms.
    John Kitzhaber: Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession.
Health Care
    Jo Rae Perkins: No masks; I don't need to be a doctor--I know how to read.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Parents have the right to choose not to vaccinate kids.
    Jo Rae Perkins: COVID: Against lockdown: "That is a communist country".
    Paul Romero: END and DEFUND Obamacare.
    Paul Romero: ObamaCare made things worse for 350 million Americans.
    Kate Brown: Ensure health care for all: expand Oregon Health Plan.
    Jo Rae Perkins: ObamaCare alternative so medical insurance won't skyrocket.
    Knute Buehler: Single-payer health care as a qualified not absolute right.
    Kate Brown: Access to healthcare improving, but there is more we must do.
    Kevin Stine: We need real healthcare reform, like single-payer.
    Bud Pierce: Subsidize "adequate" insurance for low-income Oregonians.
    Bud Pierce: Fight any one-size-fits-all single-payer healthcare system.
    Mark Callahan: Full repeal of ObamaCare / WydenCare.
    Monica Wehby: Prominent and early opponent of ObamaCare.
    Jason Conger: State-run Cover Oregon exchange better than ObamaCare.
    Monica Wehby: We need more MDs and fewer JDs in Congress.
    Monica Wehby: I was against ObamaCare when it wasn't cool.
    Jason Conger: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
    Mark Callahan: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
    Jeff Merkley: I couldn't enroll in ObamaCare, but it'll eventually succeed.
    Jeff Merkley: 2009: "Keep your insurance"; 2014: fix ObamaCare so you can.
    Jason Conger: Delay health plan cancellations due to ObamaCare.
    Jeff Merkley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Winona LaDuke: Moms know we need an affordable health care system.
    Winona LaDuke: Aid to families is sacrificed in favor of military aid.
    Kate Brown: Fund care for infants; disabled; seniors; & Oregon citizens.
Homeland Security
    Jo Rae Perkins: Veterans earned right to choose their medical care.
    Paul Romero: Support strong military & vets.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Make sure our military is fully funded.
    Bud Pierce: State duty to honor the sacrifice of those who've served.
    Kevin Stine: Wasteful defense spending is rampant.
    Mark Callahan: Strongly support veterans & active duty military personnel.
    Jeff Merkley: Invest in working with our allies, not power of military.
    Monica Wehby: Put the needs and care of our veterans first.
    Monica Wehby: Strengthening our armed forces protects our freedoms.
    Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
    Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
    Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
    Bruce Broussard: More funding for First Responders.
    Bruce Broussard: Support more comprehensive information sharing programs.
Immigration
    Jo Rae Perkins: For border wall, against "sanctuary status".
    Jo Rae Perkins: Give Dreamers opportunity to become citizens, no Federal aid.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Yes to wall; no to illegal aliens.
    Paul Romero: END sanctuary cities; protect our borders.
    Paul Romero: Border wall is a good thing for everybody.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Construct wall along the Mexican border.
    Knute Buehler: Omit minor infractions from sanctuary state rules.
    Kevin Stine: Any reasonable reform includes a pathway to citizenship.
    Kate Brown: Oregon will accept refugees and help them rebuild lives.
    Kate Brown: Open the doors of opportunity for Syrian refugees.
    Mark Callahan: No driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
    Kate Brown: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Monica Wehby: Secure the border but increase H1B visas & guest workers.
    Jason Conger: Temporary visas for needed undocumented immigrants.
    Mark Callahan: Enforce borders; enforce existing laws; say no to amnesty.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Jason Conger: Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity.
    Jeff Merkley: Rated 90% by Oregonians for Immigration Reform.
Jobs
    Knute Buehler: More job training; less job-killing regulations.
    Bud Pierce: Vigilance in enforcing Equal Pay laws for women.
    Jeff Merkley: Minimum wage should be left to the states.
    Bruce Broussard: Create more jobs domestically.
    Bruce Broussard: Get more of federal $23B for job training for Oregon.
    Kevin Mannix: Support small businesses to spur job growth.
Principles & Values
    Jo Rae Perkins: Most of our laws are based on Biblical principles.
    Paul Romero: The STATE shouldn't have undue influence over religion.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Posts pro-QAnon video, then says it's merely an info source.
    Jo Rae Perkins: I'm hard-working & hard-hitting with Heartland Values.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Supports "batty, corrosive" QAnon conspiracy theory.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Bummed that consultants made her take down QAnon video.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Stands with Trump and QAnon.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Professional background as real estate and insurance agent.
    Knute Buehler: Freedom and new opportunities are bedrock GOP principles.
    Mark Callahan: God is guiding me to fight for the freedom of our country.
    Mark Callahan: Very conservative first-time office holder.
    Kevin Stine: The Senate is full of multi-millionaires over the age of 60.
    Ron Wyden: Give voice to those who often feel left out of the debate.
    Kevin Stine: Separate church & state, but some leeway for societal norms.
    Bob Niemeyer: Separating church & state doesn't pull God out of government.
    Mark Callahan: Religious freedom is under attack by political correctness.
    Kevin Stine: Served in Navy for 9 years; on City Council for 1.
    John Kitzhaber: 36 years in government: state House; state Senate; Governor.
    Monica Wehby: Declined to debate on live TV in Senate primary.
    Monica Wehby: AdWatch: Parents trust her as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
    Ron Wyden: FactCheck: No truth to rumors that Wyden lives in New York.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
    Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
    Jeff Merkley: Iíve lived a pretty unconventional life.
Social Security
    Jo Rae Perkins: System broken for decades; stop borrowing from Trust Fund.
    Paul Romero: Bearish investment of Trust funds to bolster our markets.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Let younger people use individual retirement account.
    Bud Pierce: Require automatic enrollment with payroll deductions.
    Kate Brown: More options & opportunities to save for retirement.
    Kevin Stine: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
    Jeff Merkley: Fight efforts to privatize; honor promises to seniors.
    Monica Wehby: Put entitlements on a path to being financially secure.
    Jim Huffman: Option of putting payroll taxes in a private account.
    Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
    Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Tax Reform
    Bud Pierce: Tax relief on mid-tier income earners, to create more jobs.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Wealthy pay disproportionately high share of taxes.
    Paul Romero: Downsize government and balance budget.
    Knute Buehler: No new or higher taxes during booming economy.
    Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
    Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
    Mark Callahan: Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system.
    Kate Brown: Need more taxes from business to support basic needs.
    Monica Wehby: 40% of budget on debt servicing is generational theft.
    Jason Conger: Pushed tax relief for middle and low income families.
    Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
    Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
    Bruce Broussard: Provide businesses with tax incentives to create jobs.
    Winona LaDuke: Favors economic and tax policies to benefit poor, not rich.
    Jeff Merkley: No state sales tax.
    John Kitzhaber: No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax.
Technology
    Knute Buehler: Funding transit by payroll tax is unfair and bad policy.
    Bud Pierce: Public transit ok, but future is autonomous drive vehicles.
    Kate Brown: Expand public transit to ease traffic congestion.
    Ron Wyden: Limit taxes on Internet-based companies.
War & Peace
    Paul Romero: All practicing Muslims support JIHAD.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Military force against nuclear proliferation and for Israel.
    Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies.
    Monica Wehby: Ensure that Iranian nukes don't threaten Israel.
    Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.
Welfare & Poverty
    Kate Brown: Invest $400M in affordable, accessible housing.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Block grants for state and local flexibility in welfare.
    Jeff Merkley: Supports workfare and 2-year welfare limits.


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