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Crippled America,
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United,
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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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Shortest Way Home,
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Becoming,
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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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The Making of Donald Trump,
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Becoming ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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2010 Delaware Senate Debates


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    from 2010 DE Senate Debates (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Coons (28)
  • Christine O`Donnell (29)
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    Delaware Senate debates:
  • Sept. 16: Eight candidates at the candidate forum sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Delaware; Just two days after her upset of Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) in the state's Republican Senate primary, Tea Party-backed Christine O'Donnell shared a stage with New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (D) in their first meeting of the general-election contest.
  • Oct. 13: Debate at U. Delaware, broadcast on WHYY radio, moderated by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Delaware First Media news anchor Nancy Karibjanian.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Chris Coons: I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose.
    Chris Coons: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Christine O`Donnell: Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research.
    Chris Coons: Make abortion safe, legal and rare.
    Christine O`Donnell: Converted to pro-life position.
Budget & Economy
    Chris Coons: TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps.
    Chris Coons: My county was one of only 30 earning Triple-A bond rating.
    Christine O`Donnell: My financial problems let me relate to families' suffering.
    Chris Coons: Bailout was done too fast and put billions at risk.
Corporations
    Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process.
    Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way.
    Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment.
Education
    Chris Coons: Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools.
    Chris Coons: I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college.
    Christine O`Donnell: My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens.
Families & Children
    Chris Coons: Faith is a central part of how we raise our three children.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1990s: espoused anti-masturbation; porn is akin to adultery.
Foreign Policy
    Christine O`Donnell: China could take us over monetarily before militarily.
Free Trade
    Chris Coons: Recent trade deals take advantage of us.
Government Reform
    Chris Coons: Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring.
    Christine O`Donnell: Private sector solutions over growth of government.
Health Care
    Chris Coons: Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress.
    Chris Coons: Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare.
    Chris Coons: Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room.
    Christine O`Donnell: Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance.
    Chris Coons: Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs.
    Christine O`Donnell: Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law.
Homeland Security
    Chris Coons: Reduce spending on C-17, F-35, & eliminate other platforms.
    Chris Coons: Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell".
    Christine O`Donnell: Let military decide "don't ask, don't tell" on its own.
    Christine O`Donnell: Don't give terrorists Miranda-ized rights.
    Chris Coons: Rejected debate hosted by "9-12 Patriots" issue groud.
Immigration
    Chris Coons: No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency.
    Christine O`Donnell: Put virtual fence on border; don't reward those who cheat.
    Christine O`Donnell: Ease pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants.
Jobs
    Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying.
    Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years.
Principles & Values
    Chris Coons: I am not a bearded Marxist; but a clean-shaven capitalist.
    Christine O`Donnell: I am not a witch; the Constitution is my guide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Decision to black out national media from DE debates.
    Chris Coons: Described himself in college as a "bearded Marxist".
    Christine O`Donnell: Charged with spending $20K after campaign had ended.
    Chris Coons: Focuses on his experience; will fight on Delaware issues.
Tax Reform
    Chris Coons: Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit.
    Christine O`Donnell: 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family.
    Christine O`Donnell: Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax.
    Christine O`Donnell: Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too.
War & Peace
    Chris Coons: Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?
    Christine O`Donnell: No random withdrawal; leave when Afghanis reach benchmarks.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris Coons: It's not dependency to rely on food stamps during recession.


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