2012 North Dakota Senate Debate
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from 2012 North Dakota Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
- Duane Sand (3)
- Heidi Heitkamp (20)
- Rick Berg (12)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
North Dakota Senate debates:
- Grand Forks Herald coverage of Senate race, Sept. 30
- Associated Press in Austin Statesman, Sept. 15, 2012
- North Dakota Broadcasters debate in Bismarck (ThinkProgress.com coverage), Sept. 5, 2012
- NDpolitics.areavoices.com coverage March 31, 2012
- Bismarck Tribune and KFYR-TV-5 Bismarck coverage of Oct. 11 debate hosted by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce.
- Fargo-Moorhead Forum and Bismarck Tribune coverage of Oct. 15 debate, hosted by Prairie Public's North Dakota television and radio network.
- Connecticut Post coverage of Oct. 25 final Senate debate, in Bismarck.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy|
Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
Energy & Oil|
Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
Principles & Values|
Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.
The above quotations are from 2012 North Dakota Senate Debate.
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