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Washington Senate Debates: Patty Murray (D) vs. George Nethercutt (R), October 20, 2004


 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Joni Ernst: Affordable access to contraception.
    Joni Ernst: Personhood amendment is a statement of pro-life principle.
    Michael Baumgartner: Life begins at conception; no exceptions except pragmatism.
    Christopher Reed: Very pro-life; no abortion under any circumstances.
    George Nethercutt: Support embryonic stem-cell research with restriction.
    Patty Murray: Nethercuttís voted against expanding stem-cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Matthew Whitaker: Top priority: Grow the economy.
    Sam Clovis: Top priority: Balancing the budget.
    Joni Ernst: I've castrated hogs so I know how to cut pork.
    Dino Rossi: Big government is cause of current crisis, not its solution.
    Patty Murray: Government action needed to fix damage done by Wall Street.
    Patty Murray: Bush policy is tax cuts & wars without paying for them.
    Patty Murray: The Republican economic policies are not working.
Civil Rights
    Michael Baumgartner: Opposes gay marriage.
    Chuck Grassley: Wait for DoD report before considering Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
    Roxanne Conlin: No 2nd-class citizens: repeal DOMA and Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell.
    Christopher Reed: Define marriage as one man and one woman only.
    Christopher Reed: Donít-ask-donít-tell caused disruption in military.
Crime
    Joni Ernst: Independently investigate sexual crime in military.
Drugs
    Michael Baumgartner: Advised counternarcotics team in Afghanistan.
Education
    Joni Ernst: Eliminate Department of Education but keep Pell Grants.
    Patty Murray: Increase funding for Pell Grants and HOPE scholarships.
Energy & Oil
    Bruce Braley: Supported Keystone Pipeline initially, then rejected it.
    Joni Ernst: Drives hybrid car, but doubts climate change is man-made.
    Joni Ernst: Meeting with Big Oil doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
    Maria Cantwell: Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade.
    Michael Baumgartner: One-cent gas tax to pay for veterans' services.
    Michael Baumgartner: Climate change is happening but unclear if manmade.
    Chuck Grassley: Biodiesel is not controversial, unlike ethanol.
    Roxanne Conlin: Grassley voted against extending biodiesel tax credit.
    Christopher Reed: Drill for more American oil to reduce gas prices.
    Tom Harkin: Develop cellulosic ethanol, wind, and solar.
Environment
    Patty Murray: Federally fund Hanford Nuclear Reservation cleanup.
Families & Children
    Michael Baumgartner: No unfettered teen access to emergency contraceptive Plan B.
Foreign Policy
    Michael Baumgartner: Served as lead strategic-policy coordinator in Baghdad.
Government Reform
    Dino Rossi: Call to halt earmarks; that's what's wrong with D.C.
    Patty Murray: Halting earmarks shortchanges important state projects.
    Christopher Reed: Washington is broken & canít be fixed by European socialism.
Health Care
    Bruce Braley: Repealing ObamaCare would deprive millions of insurance.
    Joni Ernst: FactCheck: False claim that ObamaCare cut Medicare benefits.
    Bruce Braley: Vehemently opposes tort reform: don't take away right to sue.
    Bruce Braley: ObamaCare should be fixed and improved, not repealed.
    Bruce Braley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Joni Ernst: Voted against Medicaid expansion in Iowa.
    Dino Rossi: ObamaCare will require hordes of IRS agents to administer.
    Patty Murray: ObamaCare provides money to train future family physicians.
    Dino Rossi: Healthcare overhaul moves down a path that is very dangerous.
    Patty Murray: Pre-ObamaCare worked for insurance companies but no one else.
    Dino Rossi: ObamaCare will siphon money & could bankrupt America.
    Patty Murray: Yes, I read ObamaCare; I helped write it!
    Chuck Grassley: Medicare has more drugs by not negotiating prices like VA.
    Roxanne Conlin: Negotiate prescription drugs for Medicare like we do for VA.
    Christopher Reed: First cut waste, fraud, & abuse in Medicare/Medicaid.
Homeland Security
    Bruce Braley: Yes, missed 75% of Veterans' hearings; but made 97% of votes.
    Dino Rossi: Wait for a study to decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Patty Murray: Toss out don't-ask-don't-tell.
Immigration
    Bruce Braley: Supports comprehensive reform but not amnesty.
    Michael Baumgartner: Opposes DREAM Act; reform guest worker criteria.
    Dino Rossi: Secure the border, then decide on kids of illegal immigrants.
    Patty Murray: Give kids of illegal immigrants a chance to be citizens.
Jobs
    Joni Ernst: Raising the minimum wage would not improve the economy.
    Joni Ernst: Top priority: Jobs and economy.
Principles & Values
    Matthew Whitaker: OpEd: disagrees with entire liberal laundry list.
    Chuck Grassley: My re-election ensures Iowa is not denied Senate seniority.
    Roxanne Conlin: Republicans only offer more of the same.
    Dino Rossi: Lost 2004 race for governor by 133 votes.
    Patty Murray: This state is my family and my family is hurting.
    Dino Rossi: Murray is shortchanging voters with 2 debates instead of 6.
    Patty Murray: Long history of limiting debates with her challengers.
Social Security
    Joni Ernst: Something like personal savings accounts for younger workers.
    Joni Ernst: Open to privatizing Social Security, but honor promises.
    Dino Rossi: No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet.
    Patty Murray: No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet.
    Dino Rossi: Massive debt could destabilize Social Security.
    Christopher Reed: Let younger workers opt out.
    Tom Harkin: Privatization failed before we had Social Security.
    Christopher Reed: Honor promises, but chance to opt out of Social Security.
    Christopher Reed: Establishing Social Security was possibly a mistake.
    George Nethercutt: Save Social Security by decreasing government spending.
    Patty Murray: Tax cuts for the millionaires are raiding Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Joni Ernst: Make tax code fairer, flatter and simpler: but not FairTax.
    Joni Ernst: Passed the largest tax cut in Iowa history.
    Dino Rossi: Repealing Bush tax cut is biggest tax increase in US history.
    Patty Murray: Bush tax cut for top 2% costs us $2 trillion.
    Dino Rossi: Extend Bush tax cuts; allow entrepreneurs to be successful.
    Patty Murray: Extending Bush tax cuts reduces social & health programs.
    Christopher Reed: Lower taxes means increased revenue, via the Laffer curve.
War & Peace
    Maria Cantwell: Leave Afghanistan in 2014 as planned.
    Michael Baumgartner: Leave Afghanistan now & use funds domestically.
    Michael Baumgartner: We're wasting resources on democracy-building in Afghanistan.
    Dino Rossi: Setting deadline for Afghan withdrawal would aid terrorists.
    Patty Murray: Set timetable for Afghan withdrawal.
    Christopher Reed: Support the surge; wants more positive news coverage.
    Christopher Reed: No timetable for exit; stay until Al Qaeda is quelled.
    Christopher Reed: Saddam was a madman who had WMDs and used them.
    George Nethercutt: Murrayís vote against the Iraq war was a wrong decision.
    George Nethercutt: Iraq is one of the chapters in the book on ending terrorism.
    Patty Murray: Voted against the war because we didnít have a clear mission.
Welfare & Poverty
    Sam Clovis: Don't trading spending cuts for entitlement reform.


The above quotations are from Washington Senate Debates: Patty Murray (D) vs. George Nethercutt (R), October 20, 2004.

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