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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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State of Missouri Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Missouri Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Angelica Earl (11) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Asa Hutchinson (1) Arkansas Republican Governor
  • Austin Petersen (18) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Bob Holden (10) Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Catherine Hanaway (19) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster (21) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Claire McCaskill (24) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Eric Greitens (35) Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
  • Eric Schmitt (12) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Gary Perry (1) Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jake LaTurner (1) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Jason Kander (25) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
  • Jay Nixon (24) Missouri Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
  • Jim Neely (16) Missouri Republican candidate for governor
  • John Brunner (12) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Josh Hawley (48) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Laura Kelly (1) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Lester Turilli (20)
  • Lucas Kunce (16) Senate Candidate Missouri
  • Matt Blunt (1) Missouri Former Republican Governor (retired 2008)
  • Mike Kehoe (7) Missouri Republican Challenger
  • Mike Parson (48) Missouri Republican governor of Missouri
  • Nancy Farmer (9) 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
  • Nicole Galloway (24) Missouri Democratic candidate for governor
  • Peter Kinder (14) Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
  • Robin Carnahan (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
  • Roy Blunt (25) Republican Jr Senator Missouri
  • Sam Brownback (1) Kansas Republican Governor
  • Samuel Graves (1) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-6
  • Sarah Steelman (5) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Scott Sifton (15) Democratic Challenger Missouri
  • Steve King (1) Republican U.S. Rep Iowa-4
  • Susan Wagle (1) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Todd Akin (11) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Tony Monetti (13) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
  • Vicky Hartzler (18) Republican Challenger Missouri
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    Vicky Hartzler: Leading efforts in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
    Scott Sifton: Fought efforts to deny choice to rape and incest victims.
    Mike Kehoe: Missouri has moved the needle in protecting life.
    Mike Kehoe: Most innocent person you can protect is in the womb.
    Nicole Galloway: Trusts women to make their own healthcare decisions.
    Mike Parson: Ban abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.
    Nicole Galloway: Upset about Missouri's pro-life abortion position.
    Nicole Galloway: Abortion ban gives new rights & opportunities to rapists.
    Mike Parson: Enforces law which shuts down only abortion clinic in state.
    Mike Parson: Signs bill criminalizing abortion after eight weeks.
    Mike Parson: Signed "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    Jim Neely: Voted for abortion ban at 8 weeks, but had not read it.
    Jim Neely: Supported "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    Scott Sifton: Opposed "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
    Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was one of the most unjust decisions.
    Claire McCaskill: Fund Planned Parenthood; protect abortion providers.
    Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history.
    Mike Parson: Solidly pro-life; supports protecting rights of the unborn.
    Josh Hawley: New abortion restrictions protects women.
    Tony Monetti: Pro-life, but support healthcare & adoption.
    Angelica Earl: Loudly, proudly pro-choice.
    Eric Greitens: Called for public prayer supporting anti-abortion centers.
    Eric Greitens: Overturn law making St. Louis into "abortion sanctuary city".
    Jason Kander: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Jason Kander: Endorsed by NARAL for perfect pro-choice voting records.
    John Brunner: Fight back against judges dictating values on our churches.
    Lester Turilli: Every life is precious.
    Austin Petersen: Against abortion, but would limit government role.
    Eric Greitens: Every life is precious; defend & promote life.
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Peter Kinder: Investigate organizations harvesting aborted babies' parts.
    Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment.
    John Brunner: Pledges support to overthrow of Roe v. Wade.
    Sarah Steelman: Life begins at conception; consider Constitutional Amendment.
    Todd Akin: Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
    Catherine Hanaway: Waiting periods; parental notification; & other restrictions.
    Nancy Farmer: Make abortions legally available including funding.
Budget & Economy
    Vicky Hartzler: Co-sponsored Balanced Budget Amendment, Line-Item Veto.
    Lucas Kunce: We can create a Marshall Plan for the Midwest.
    Scott Sifton: Economic growth requires investments in infrastructure.
    Lucas Kunce: Abandon the notion that the market is an untouchable force.
    Lucas Kunce: Acknowledge policy role in market successes.
    Nicole Galloway: As auditor uncovered $350 million in waste.
    Mike Parson: Supports economic growth with accountability on taxes.
    Josh Hawley: Reduced budget via staff reduction and exposing fraud.
    Austin Petersen: Favors balanced budget amendment.
    Jason Kander: Supports federal spending to promote economic growth.
    Chris Koster: Invest $2 billion and create up to 40,000 new jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Weak economy has left far too many Missourians behind.
    Lester Turilli: Only market-led recovery leads to long-term economic growth.
    Peter Kinder: Make Missouri competitive again, by cutting spending.
    Eric Greitens: Government over-regulates, over-spends, & over-reaches.
    Jay Nixon: Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
    Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
    Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
    Bob Holden: Missouri is and should be fiscally conservative.
Civil Rights
    Scott Sifton: 40 hour filibuster of proposal against marriage equality.
    Vicky Hartzler: Supported clerk refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses.
    Vicky Hartzler: Opposed transgender soldiers service & Equality Act.
    Eric Schmitt: 1964 Civil Rights law doesn't protect LGBT people.
    Eric Greitens: Stood with cops; restored law and order; defeated Antifa.
    Nicole Galloway: All marriages deserve to be respected.
    Mike Parson: Governor bans reporters from briefings, questions by email.
    Mike Parson: Overlooking minority, women businesses during health crisis.
    Mike Parson: OpEd:Exempting church from coronavirus rules could be deadly.
    Mike Parson: Moves primary due to virus, won't extend voter registration.
    Mike Parson: Allowed Roman goddess statue to return to Capitol dome.
    Mike Parson: Gay people go to hell, but don't discriminate on earth.
    Tony Monetti: Value diversity and America's melting pot of cultures.
    Austin Petersen: Libertarian view pro-gay marriage.
    Angelica Earl: Full equality for LGBT.
    Peter Kinder: No federal say over trans-gendered bathroom laws.
    Lester Turilli: Equal opportunity for women and minorities.
    Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
    Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
    Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
    John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
    Jay Nixon: Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs.
    Chris Koster: Equality and inclusion should include same-sex couples.
    Chris Koster: Gay marriage is another step toward inclusion and equality.
    Jason Kander: SCOTUS has spoken: support gay marriage nationwide.
    Jay Nixon: Same-sex marriage is a major victory for equality.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Jay Nixon: Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities.
    Jason Kander: Protect GLBT employees under nondiscrimination policy.
    Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
    Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
    Claire McCaskill: Women shouldn't get paid less simply because they're women.
    Todd Akin: Women's pay should be left to discretion of employers.
    Gary Perry: Proposed porn blockers on devices; pay to opt out.
    Catherine Hanaway: No affirmative action in state employment or contracting.
    Catherine Hanaway: No same-sex marriage; no gay hate crime laws.
    Nancy Farmer: Prosecute discrimination and fund desegregation.
    Nancy Farmer: Recognize same-sex marriages.
    Lucas Kunce: Monopolies keep us divided because together we have power.
    Lucas Kunce: We need to break the oppressive corporate monopoly structure.
    Lucas Kunce: Corporate self-interest gave China control of supply chain.
    Nicole Galloway: End Missouri's Big Business Bonus: no bonus for early taxes.
    Claire McCaskill: Amend banking rules in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to all users.
    Josh Hawley: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
    Tony Monetti: Lower corporate tax rates where possible.
    Josh Hawley: Went after big mortgage companies for improper loans.
    Jason Kander: Close tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas.
    John Brunner: Served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer.
    Peter Kinder: Work together to try and make the stimulus work for Missouri.
    Eric Greitens: The defund-the-police movement has led to rising violence.
    Eric Greitens: OpEd: most pro-police governor in the country.
    Roy Blunt: Riot: Trump touched hot stove, unlikely to touch it again.
    Mike Parson: Time to stand up and support law enforcement.
    Nicole Galloway: Ban choke holds and no-knock warrants.
    Mike Kehoe: Against policies that raise taxes, defund police departments.
    Mike Parson: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
    Jim Neely: Don't expand definition of "dangerous felonies".
    Scott Sifton: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
    Nicole Galloway: Need answers on probation, parole reward program.
    Jim Neely: Let courts reduce life-without-parole to include parole.
    Mike Parson: I am not interested in building more prisons.
    Jim Neely: Death penalty too easy; force perverts to do hard labor.
    Eric Greitens: Facing trial for felony charge of invasion of privacy.
    Tony Monetti: Stronger emphasis on policing.
    Austin Petersen: End mandatory minimums.
    Josh Hawley: Use anti-riot laws on crowds protesting police shootings.
    Angelica Earl: Prison not the solution for victimless crimes.
    Josh Hawley: Apply consumer protection laws to pursue human traffickers.
    Eric Greitens: Fight Ferguson Effect with Blue Alert to empower police.
    Jason Kander: End school-to-prison pipeline.
    Lester Turilli: Stricter punishment does not always deter crime˙.
    Eric Greitens: Get first responders needed training, equipment, & support.
    Chris Koster: Deliver justice to those who break our laws.
    Peter Kinder: Preserve law & order, even when there are riots & looting.
    Jay Nixon: More DWI arrests save more lives.
    Bob Holden: Lower drunk driving limit to .08.
    Catherine Hanaway: No parole for repeat felons; yes on death penalty.
    Nancy Farmer: No death penalty, more community policing.
    Nancy Farmer: Mandatory sentencing, but fund rehabilitation & alternatives.
    Vicky Hartzler: Allow Border Patrol to target drones smuggling drugs.
    Mike Parson: Against marijuana legalization, OK with medical use.
    Nicole Galloway: Supports legalization, expunging criminal records.
    Jim Neely: Opposes raising age for vaping from 18 to 21.
    Jim Neely: Supports medical marijuana.
    Jim Neely: Legalize medical marijuana for debilitating diseases.
    Mike Parson: Supports prescription database as tool to fight opioid abuse.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports medical marijuana & alternative drug sentencing.
    Josh Hawley: Supports medical marijuana.
    Mike Parson: Rate of opioid deaths decreasing but new ideas are needed.
    Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
    Austin Petersen: Treat drugs as medical issue, not criminal.
    Angelica Earl: End marijuana prohibition.
    Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
    Jason Kander: Supports medical marijuana.
    Roy Blunt: Don't decriminalize marijuana federally, but let states try.
    Lester Turilli: Opium is a dangerous˙epidemic˙˙.
    Eric Greitens: Supports legalizing medical marijuana for kids with epilepsy.
    John Brunner: Open to more research about marijuana, nut not legalization.
    Peter Kinder: Supports legalizing medical marijuana under a doctor's order.
    Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
    Jay Nixon: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Jason Kander: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Samuel Graves: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Steve King: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Catherine Hanaway: Stricter penalties for drug crimes, but rehab too.
    Catherine Hanaway: Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes.
    Vicky Hartzler: Introduced Police Officers Protecting Children Act.
    Scott Sifton: Fought for improved teacher pay and district facilities.
    Eric Schmitt: Defended coach-led prayer in high school as voluntary.
    Lucas Kunce: Universities rely on full-paying Chinese STEM students.
    Mike Parson: Cut education budget after COVID revenue shortfalls.
    Mike Parson: Declared "Missouri School Choice Week".
    Nicole Galloway: Pay teachers what they deserve; expand pre-K.
    Nicole Galloway: Strengthen the state's commitment to public schools.
    Mike Parson: Invest in advanced training in high demand areas.
    Mike Kehoe: Arts not a cure-all, but can give young people alternatives.
    Mike Kehoe: Fund higher education as long as they're producing.
    Mike Kehoe: Bar schools reopening more than 14 days before Labor Day.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants.
    Josh Hawley: Give religious schools state educational resources.
    Josh Hawley: Universities provide worthless degrees and waste billions.
    Mike Parson: $400M in bonds to repair college campuses.
    Tony Monetti: Public schools that fail our kids do not deserve our support.
    Austin Petersen: Open to experiment with school choice.
    Angelica Earl: More money for schools, less debt for students.
    Josh Hawley: Excluding religious school choice amounts to discrimination.
    Chris Koster: Increase our investment in education.
    John Brunner: Reject federal Common Core standards.
    Lester Turilli: Let local school districts responsibly determine curriculum.
    Jay Nixon: Affordable tuition is highest priority.
    Jay Nixon: Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes.
    Eric Greitens: Strongly oppose Common Core; no bureaucrats in charge.
    Chris Koster: 2007: Left GOP to support high-quality public schools.
    Peter Kinder: Fight for school choice & charter schools.
    Jay Nixon: Increase education funding by $150 million.
    Jay Nixon: A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler.
    Jason Kander: Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts.
    Jason Kander: Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options.
    Jay Nixon: Allow expanding charter schools to poor-performing districts.
    Sarah Steelman: More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly.
    Todd Akin: Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
    Bob Holden: More resources for student and teachers.
    Bob Holden: Cash incentive for National Board Certification for teachers.
    Bob Holden: Provide parents with school accountability report cards.
    Catherine Hanaway: State-funded vouchers for public & private schools.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports charter schools and privately-run schools.
Energy & Oil
    Eric Schmitt: Sued over cancelling pipeline, setting greenhouse gases cost.
    Lucas Kunce: Ditch all fossil fuels the same way we ditched whale oil.
    Lucas Kunce: Impact of climate change taxes the military.
    Lucas Kunce: We can build the energy of the future in the Heartland.
    Claire McCaskill: Subsidize alternative energy, but build Keystone Pipeline.
    Josh Hawley: Oppose the job-killing climate agenda.
    Angelica Earl: Coal is the past; time to move forward.
    Josh Hawley: Clean Power Plan hurts economy by raising energy prices.
    Josh Hawley: Dismantle Obama-era network of energy regulations.
    Lester Turilli: Clean coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, AND solar.
    Jason Kander: Climate change is a real consequence of human activity.
    Chris Koster: New EPA regulations on CO2 emissions are federal overreach.
    Jay Nixon: Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy.
    Peter Kinder: The world has embraced renewable energy; this is the future.
    Scott Sifton: Law practice focuses on environmental cleanup litigation.
    Eric Greitens: Cut $500,000 in funding for state rail service from Amtrak.
    Claire McCaskill: Limit EPA farm regulations, but no EPA cuts.
    Josh Hawley: Fought Obama EPA overreach.
    Mike Parson: Right to farm & ranch, despite environmental critics.
    Lester Turilli: EPA has grown too large.
    Jason Kander: Protect our state's air & water for future generations.
    Peter Kinder: The EPA should respect the limits set by Congress.
    Eric Greitens: EPA overreach hurts family farms.
    Chris Koster: Sue the EPA for over-expanding Clean Water Act.
    Jay Nixon: State Parks Youth Corps: employ kids in state parks.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
    Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits for pollution instead of federal regulation.
    Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits and cost analyses instead of federal regulations.
Families & Children
    Scott Sifton: Parents' bankruptcy led to working to protect families.
    Eric Greitens: Greitens was never "exonerated" of sexual misconduct.
    Jim Neely: Require insurance companies to cover fertility preservation.
    Nicole Galloway: Urges executive order for 12 weeks paid parental leave.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports gay marriage.
    Josh Hawley: Supports biblical truth about husband & wife, man & woman.
    Jim Neely: Introduced comprehensive foster care bill.
    Jim Neely: Outlaw "revenge porn," but don't blame broadband providers.
    Josh Hawley: 1960s sexual revolution destroys our families.
    Claire McCaskill: Women were exploited in 2000 BC, not just from 1960s.
    Angelica Earl: Guaranteed family leave.
    Eric Greitens: Let parents decide how to spend special needs funding.
    Lester Turilli: Encourage fathers to lead their families by example.
    Jay Nixon: We need childcare and parental leave.
    Jay Nixon: Made insurance cover therapy for autism.
    Catherine Hanaway: Children before marriage has impoverished women & children.
    Bob Holden: $3M for more local domestic violence shelters.
Foreign Policy
    Vicky Hartzler: Criticism led to being sanctioned by Chinese Communist Party.
    Eric Schmitt: First AG to sue China for "unleashing the coronavirus".
    Jason Kander: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
    Roy Blunt: Friends no longer trust us; our enemies aren't afraid of us.
    Lester Turilli: We are inherently different from other nations˙.
Free Trade
    Lucas Kunce: Reliance on Chinese manufacturing is dangerous.
    Lucas Kunce: Transfer costs of offshoring to China to corporations.
    Josh Hawley: Calls for abolishing the World Trade Organization.
    Mike Parson: Missouri shouldn't rely on other countries & other states.
    Mike Parson: Credits Trump for ending Japan restrictions on US beef.
    Roy Blunt: Lifting tariffs is a move in the right direction.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Josh Hawley: Supports Trump's tariffs on China, but what about farmers?
    Mike Parson: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Josh Hawley: China systematically abuses the global trade system.
    Austin Petersen: Free trade is what America is about.
    Jason Kander: Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry.
    Lester Turilli: Too often, we are short-changed on international trade.
    Jason Kander: Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be fast-tracked.
    Roy Blunt: Supports presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
Government Reform
    Eric Schmitt: Glaring illegal actions involving our sacred elections.
    Eric Schmitt: Signed U.S. Term Limits pledge to amend Constitution.
    Scott Sifton: We raise our hands for voting rights, not insurrection.
    Mike Parson: Opposed subjecting lawmakers to open-records law.
    Mike Parson: Voted for photo ID and proof of citizenship to vote.
    Nicole Galloway: Notary requirement for mail ballot is voter suppression.
    Nicole Galloway: Agrees her office should undergo independent audit.
    Nicole Galloway: Government should be totally transparent.
    Mike Parson: Cut government jobs; eliminate one out of five regulations.
    Jim Neely: Co-sponsored bill restoring voting rights of released felons.
    Mike Parson: Restructure state government, and save $120M tax dollars.
    Claire McCaskill: Limits on corporate campaign donations; full disclosure.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes voter ID requirements.
    Josh Hawley: Supported by Citizens United PAC for Attorney General.
    Josh Hawley: Defended strict Missouri voter ID requirements.
    Eric Greitens: Slash 33,000 regulations across the board.
    Tony Monetti: Cut spending, waste, needless regulation.
    Tony Monetti: Term limits for senators.
    Tony Monetti: Preserve separation of church and state.
    Josh Hawley: Work for campaign ethics reform, starting with Missouri.
    Eric Greitens: Cut red tape, cut back regulations.
    John Brunner: Eliminate inefficient, outdated and ineffective programs.
    Lester Turilli: The right to vote should be quick and uncumbersome.
    Eric Greitens: Ban gifts from lobbyists; close revolving door; limit terms.
    Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
    Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
    Jay Nixon: Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits.
    Todd Akin: Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
    Todd Akin: Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
    Todd Akin: Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: Pledges to not seek earmarks if elected.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
    Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
    Roy Blunt: Ban earmark requests, but only for this year.
    Matt Blunt: Eliminate campaign donation disclosure for small town races.
    Chris Koster: Eliminate campaign donation disclosure for small town races.
    Catherine Hanaway: No term limits; but yes to state campaign funding.
    Catherine Hanaway: Supports term limits but not contribution limits.
    Catherine Hanaway: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of campaigns.
Gun Control
    Eric Schmitt: Opposed charging couple brandishing guns at BLM protestors.
    Nicole Galloway: Supports background checks, close loopholes on sales.
    Mike Parson: Doesn't have a problem with background checks.
    Nicole Galloway: Favors background checks & red flag laws.
    Nicole Galloway: Current governor problem in enacting gun laws.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports background checks and assault rifle ban.
    Josh Hawley: Supports background checks but not assault rifle ban.
    Mike Parson: For 2nd Amendment rights; keep federal government at bay.
    Josh Hawley: Stronger gun control background checks; ban bump stocks.
    Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
    Tony Monetti: Gun ownership is a guaranteed right.
    Austin Petersen: Petersen raffles off an AR-15.
    Jason Kander: Support 2nd amendment rights AND background checks.
    Chris Koster: Endorsed by NRA; overrode veto of gun rights.
    Eric Greitens: Protect our freedoms, including the Second Amendment.
    Catherine Hanaway: Right to bear arms differentiates America as a free nation.
    Lester Turilli: Constitution is clear, so just encourage responsibility.
    Eric Greitens: Defend right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms.
    Peter Kinder: Led fight to pass right to carry law.
    Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
    Jason Kander: Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them.
    Nancy Farmer: Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions.
Health Care
    Eric Schmitt: Son on autism spectrum; took on insurance companies to cover.
    Mike Parson: Against Medicaid expansion as massive tax increase.
    Asa Hutchinson: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
    Jim Neely: Missouri not paying overdue Medicaid payments.
    Jim Neely: Championed "Right to Try" experimental treatments law.
    Mike Parson: Expand rural access to emergency & mental health care.
    Nicole Galloway: Would expand Medicaid eligibility.
    Mike Parson: Backed Rx monitoring; couldn't overcome opposition.
    Mike Parson: Expand rural access & mental health needs.
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare has raised premiums by 145%.
    Josh Hawley: Cover pre-existing conditions by mandate, without ObamaCare.
    Claire McCaskill: Protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.
    Josh Hawley: ObamaCare was never constitutional.
    Josh Hawley: Get rid of ObamaCare, but cover pre-existing conditions.
    Tony Monetti: Replace ObamaCare with free market.
    Austin Petersen: Marketplace will solve healthcare issues.
    Angelica Earl: Supports universal healthcare.
    Angelica Earl: Corporate taxes should pay for single payer.
    Eric Greitens: ObamaCare has been a disaster in Missouri.
    Josh Hawley: Ran for Attorney-General on anti-ObamaCare platform.
    John Brunner: Spur competition instead of ObamaCare.
    Chris Koster: Closed "tobacco loophole": $50M more in cigarette settlement.
    Lester Turilli: Loopholes in ObamaCare strain our citizens.
    Roy Blunt: Reduce costs & improve care, but repeal ObamaCare.
    Peter Kinder: Led lawsuit by 21 states against ObamaCare.
    Chris Koster: ObamaCare generates jobs as well as cuts healthcare costs.
    Sam Brownback: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Jake LaTurner: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Laura Kelly: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Susan Wagle: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
    Chris Koster: Expanding Medicaid provides immediate fiscal stimulus.
    Jay Nixon: $10M for more services in community mental health centers.
    Sarah Steelman: End intrusive regulations; repeal ObamaCare.
    Robin Carnahan: Repeal Congress' healthcare if you want to repeal ObamaCare.
    Roy Blunt: Medical liability reform would reduce cost of health care.
    Roy Blunt: Missourians know ObamaCare won't work.
    Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
    Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
    Bob Holden: Use tobacco settlement to pay for senior prescriptions.
    Bob Holden: Healthy Families Initiative: health care access for all.
    Catherine Hanaway: Supports tort reform; oppose state-run healthcare.
    Nancy Farmer: Citizens have access to basic health care.
Homeland Security
    Vicky Hartzler: Peace is best kept through strength.
    Vicky Hartzler: Saving F-15 and F-18 fighter jets created jobs in Missouri.
    Vicky Hartzler: Chinese military threat is real, Biden cuts defense budget.
    Vicky Hartzler: Defense budget should invest in future capabilities.
    Lucas Kunce: Money spent on Iraq & Afghanistan should've been spent here.
    Lucas Kunce: Focused on impact of consolidation on national security.
    Eric Greitens: Felony charge: taking donor lists from veterans charity.
    Eric Greitens: Let military spouses work in Missouri.
    Josh Hawley: Provide veterans with free legal help.
    Austin Petersen: Audit the Defense Department.
    Tony Monetti: Invest in training & equipment.
    Jason Kander: The U.S. can't tolerate cowardly acts of terrorism.
    Lester Turilli: Military strength deters˙foreign conflict & domestic attack.
    Peter Kinder: Keep Guantanamo open; terrorists are not typical criminals.
    Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
    Eric Greitens: Make Missouri the best state in America for veterans.
    Jay Nixon: Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets.
    Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
    Lucas Kunce: Attracting educated immigrants transfers wealth to US.
    Nicole Galloway: For Supreme Court decision protecting DACA.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes border wall; also opposes path to citizenship.
    Josh Hawley: Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall.
    Mike Parson: Supports all legal immigrants, wants enforced border control.
    Austin Petersen: Problem is welfare state incentive, not immigration.
    Eric Greitens: Gave examples of Muslim immigration that has been positive.
    Lester Turilli: Supports immigration with more extensive background checks.
    Catherine Hanaway: Work against improper enforcement of our immigration laws.
    Peter Kinder: Ask to halt immigration of Syrians to Missouri.
    Jason Kander: Agree with Obama immigration plan, but not executive action.
    Josh Hawley: Immigration laws need overhaul but not via executive order.
    Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
    John Brunner: Citizenship for veterans; but not for college grads.
    Sarah Steelman: Take away all the incentives that are attracting illegals.
    Roy Blunt: Clear delineation of a border, and enforcement.
    Chris Koster: Strengthen laws against hiring illegal aliens.
    Scott Sifton: Eliminate workplace discrimination, raise the minimum wage.
    Mike Parson: Backs right to work laws.
    Mike Parson: Does not support raising minimum wage "at this time".
    Nicole Galloway: Every worker deserves a living wage.
    Nicole Galloway: Endorsed by AFL-CIO: always has the backs of workers.
    Mike Parson: Fast Track: scholarships for technical training.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposed MO ballot initiative on Right to Work.
    Claire McCaskill: Increase minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
    Josh Hawley: Support Right to Work: make union dues optional.
    Josh Hawley: Minimum wage increase may result in lost jobs.
    Mike Parson: Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up.
    Austin Petersen: Cut regulations for more jobs.
    Angelica Earl: Unions protect workers.
    Angelica Earl: Raise minimum wage.
    Eric Greitens: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
    Jay Nixon: Blocked "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing.
    Jim Neely: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
    Scott Sifton: Opposed "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing.
    Eric Greitens: Right to Work instead of Project Labor Agreements.
    Chris Koster: Right-to-work is an attack on working people.
    Bob Holden: Invest in life sciences to apply farm products.
Local Issues
    Jay Nixon: Government's role is to help rebuild disasters like Joplin.
Principles & Values
    Vicky Hartzler: Work hard, trust in God, help your neighbors in need.
    Vicky Hartzler: ?Chairs the House Values Action Team.
    Vicky Hartzler: Liberals have thrown us into crisis with socialist ideas.
    Scott Sifton: Championed strong ethics rules for legislators.
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted for Trump efforts over 95% of the time.
    Vicky Hartzler: Benefitted from farm subsidies she voted for.
    Vicky Hartzler: Voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory.
    Eric Schmitt: Taken a blow torch to protect the America First Agenda.
    Eric Schmitt: Take the radical left's cancel culture movement head-on.
    Scott Sifton: Supported impeachment of then-governor Eric Greitens.
    Mike Kehoe: I'm a true Missourian who's never lived anywhere else.
    Scott Sifton: Promote truth and equality; trust science.
    Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
    Josh Hawley: Represented Hobby Lobby for businesses religious freedom.
    Mike Parson: Vows to bring honor, integrity and transparency to office.
    Josh Hawley: Attorney General's duty to investigate Governor Greitens.
    Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
    Austin Petersen: Though agnostic, stands for religious freedom.
    Josh Hawley: Conservative principles are the backbone of our country.
    Lester Turilli: We live in a nation founded on Christian freedom.
    Peter Kinder: Amend constitution to protect religious liberties.
    Eric Greitens: Protect the religious liberties of all Missourians.
    John Brunner: Lost 2012 primary to Todd Akin, who then lost Senate race.
    Jay Nixon: Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities.
    Sarah Steelman: Elected officials are trustees of the people.
    Todd Akin: I'm no career politician; I left a safe district.
    Todd Akin: Experienced conservative voice in Congress.
    Robin Carnahan: Rep. Blunt is an insider Congressman.
    Roy Blunt: Married a lobbyist for tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
Social Security
    Scott Sifton: Protect the social safety net which matters to everyone.
    Claire McCaskill: Opposes privatization of Social Security and VA.
    Austin Petersen: Let young people opt out of Social Security.
    Lester Turilli: Privatization poses more problems than it solves.
    John Brunner: Gradually raise the Social Security retirement age.
    Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
    Jay Nixon: Establish contributory retirement system for state employees.
    Jason Kander: Establish contributory retirement system for state employees.
Tax Reform
    Eric Schmitt: Authored two of the largest tax cuts in state history.
    Mike Parson: Cut taxes in 2018 on top of significant 2014 tax cuts.
    Nicole Galloway: Years of tax cuts lead to big cuts in services.
    Jim Neely: Reduce sales tax on tampons and pads.
    Mike Parson: Wants legislative approval on big ticket tax expenditures.
    Claire McCaskill: Ad-Watch: Supports middle-class tax cuts, not all tax cuts.
    Josh Hawley: Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%.
    Josh Hawley: Keep deductions for local taxes & 401(k) contributions.
    Austin Petersen: 15% flat tax across the board.
    Lester Turilli: Freeze state income tax; but Jesus paid His taxes.
    Eric Greitens: Simplify the tax code; close special interest loopholes.
    Chris Koster: Cut personal income tax, capital gains, and tax on dividends.
    Jay Nixon: Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment.
    Roy Blunt: Roll back the top tax rates and capital gains.
    Bob Holden: $2B in tax relief in last 6 years; now tighten our belts.
    Catherine Hanaway: Decrease income taxes & corporate taxes; support flat tax.
    Nancy Farmer: Opposes flat-tax structure and majority vote on taxes.
    Vicky Hartzler: Expand rural access to high-speed broadband.
    Eric Schmitt: Launched massive antitrust probe to stop Big Tech abuses.
    Josh Hawley: Facebook is anti-competitive, should be broken up.
    Lucas Kunce: Tech giants structurally unable to defend American interests.
    Mike Parson: Lack of access to high speed broadband is unacceptable.
    Mike Parson: Invest $350M in bridges, and $5M internet access.
    Claire McCaskill: Restore rule requiring Net Neutrality.
    Claire McCaskill: Supports federal infrastructure investment.
    Eric Greitens: OpEd: used self-immolating texting despite open records laws.
    Josh Hawley: Investigate state use of self-immolating messaging.
    Mike Parson: Supports raising gasoline tax to help rebuild infrastructure.
    Tony Monetti: Re-invest in workers and a crumbling infrastructure.
    Tony Monetti: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
    Eric Greitens: Replace 1959 COBOL systems with online government.
    Roy Blunt: Americans have been too willing to share their personal data.
    Jay Nixon: MoBroadbandNow: Bring broadband to every corner of our state.
War & Peace
    Claire McCaskill: Supported treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability.
    Josh Hawley: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
    Josh Hawley: under many threats from radical Islam & N Korea.
    Austin Petersen: No foreign actions without Congress's okay.
    Eric Greitens: Jewish education inspired him to serve in Bosnia.
    Lester Turilli: Don't engage in traditional military predicaments overseas.
    Jason Kander: Iraq War was a huge strategic error, and I said so then.
    Jason Kander: Engage ISIS, including ground troops as a last resort.
    Roy Blunt: Iran deal lets the nuclear genie out of the bottle.
    Robin Carnahan: No date for Afghan withdrawal, but no open-ended commitment.
    Roy Blunt: Huge mistake to announce date for Afghan withdrawal.
Welfare & Poverty
    Nicole Galloway: Audit and investigate SNAP transactions that raise red flags.
    Mike Parson: Ending low-income housing tax credit would hurt veterans too.
    John Brunner: Make welfare temporary, not permanent.
    Eric Greitens: Current welfare system is broken; it traps people in poverty.
    Catherine Hanaway: Limit welfare benefits when recipients have more kids.

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