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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,
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Higher Loyalty,
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The Making of Donald Trump,
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Outsider in the White House,
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Abortion
    Mike Cooney: Fought to reject laws restricting access to health care.
    Mike Cooney: Would veto any anti-abortion legislation.
    Whitney Williams: Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice women.
    Tim Fox: Ensure Montana is national leader protecting innocent life.
    Tim Fox: Joins amicus brief supporting banning abortion at 20 weeks.
    Gary Perry: Would require parental notification for minors' abortions.
    Jon Tester: No 20-week ban on abortion.
    Matt Rosendale: No abortion; no exceptions.
    Albert Olszewski: Defend unborn children without exception.
    Albert Olszewski: All human life needs to be protected.
    Matt Rosendale: Against abortion in all circumstances.
    Steve Bullock: An abortion, even late-term, is a legal, personal decision.
    Albert Olszewski: Prohibit abortions after the fetus is 24 weeks.
    Greg Gianforte: Founded charitable organization to protect the unborn.
    Greg Gianforte: Supported anti-abortion campaigns through Family Foundation.
    Brad Johnson: Conservative opposition to abortion.
    Steve Bullock: Keep Title X funding for reproductive health services.
    Albert Olszewski: Voted YES that insurers have plans with and without abortion.
    Matt Rosendale: Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion.
    Steve Bullock: Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion.
    Mark Perea: Enforce ban on abortion services, except maybe for rape.
    Ryan Zinke: Protect unborn victims.
    Amanda Curtis: 100% pro-choice voting record.
    Champ Edmunds: Human life begins at conception.
    Steve Daines: No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization.
    John Edward Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception.
    John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
    John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed "ministries" operating outside of insurance law.
    Amanda Curtis: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Bill McChesney: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Casey Schreiner: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Reilly Neill: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Matt Rosendale: Provide religious exemption to birth control insurance law.
    Sam Rankin: Pro-choice.
    Bill McChesney: Abortion very last option, but make that choice without fear.
    Bill McChesney: Supports stem cell research.
    Gary Perry: If notification unconstitutional, why not for everything.
    Michael Lange: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Ryan Zinke: Pro-life, but decision should not be made by government.
    Ryan Zinke: No embryonic stem cell research; no emergency contraception.
    Bob Kelleher: Abortions should always be illegal, including funding.
    Corey Stapleton: Prohibit public funding & partial-birth abortion.
    John Bohlinger: Prohibit partial-birth abortion & funding abortion clinics.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Cooney: Spearheaded tax credit for businesses hiring apprentices.
    Casey Schreiner: Shift education funding from local property tax.
    Tim Fox: Eliminate regulations that hamper industry.
    Matt Rosendale: Cut government instead of stimulus spending.
    Albert Olszewski: For balanced budget instead of intergenerational theft.
    Steve Bullock: Veto any budget in the red.
    Brad Johnson: Revitalize our traditional economic base.
    Ryan Zinke: $17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue.
    Amanda Curtis: Economy that works for all of us, not just for the richest.
    Champ Edmunds: The borrower is servant to the lender.
    Steve Daines: Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China.
    Steve Bullock: Be responsible, because our children are watching.
    Dennis Rehberg: $787B stimulus package did not create jobs.
    Jon Tester: $787B in stimulus spending was step in the right direction.
    Dennis Rehberg: Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA.
    Ryan Zinke: Our government should spend within its means; no new fees.
    Conrad Burns: Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit.
    Jon Tester: Montana suffered from Burns’ cuts in discretionary funding.
    Stan Jones: Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments.
    Judy Martz: Diversify the economy; expand job market.
    Judy Martz: Teach businesses about venture capital, to create jobs.
    John Bohlinger: Loans for businesses; funds for job training & rural roads.
Civil Rights
    Steve Bullock: COVID-19: Gave counties option to switch to all-mail ballots.
    Mike Cooney: Invest in economic opportunities on and off reservations.
    Mike Cooney: Avidly supports equal protection for all, especially LGBTQ.
    Corey Stapleton: Will take deliberative approach on mail-in voting.
    Wilmot Collins: Go further than Overturning Citizens United decision.
    Wilmot Collins: I'm an American; I served this country honorably.
    Tim Fox: Welcomes Chick-fil-A to Montana, despite anti-LGBTQ views.
    Steve Bullock: We celebrate progress, but fight for equal rights continues.
    Albert Olszewski: No same-sex marriage.
    Albert Olszewski: Don't require pay equity between men & women.
    Albert Olszewski: No Confederate flags on government property.
    Albert Olszewski: Allowing 71 genders on birth certificate costs over $100,000.
    Steve Daines: No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists.
    Tim Fox: No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists.
    Greg Gianforte: We need equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
    Steve Bullock: Address persistent wage gap between men and women.
    Greg Gianforte: Promoted openly gay workers despite his religious beliefs.
    Steve Bullock: First MT governor to officiate same-sex wedding.
    Steve Bullock: Protect the right to marry any person you love.
    Steve Bullock: Close the wage gap for women.
    Mark Perea: Gay people are just like anybody else.
    Steve Bullock: Still work to be done to ensure gender pay equity.
    Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
    Champ Edmunds: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    John Edward Walsh: Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice.
    Steve Bullock: Signed repeal of criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Bill McChesney: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Casey Schreiner: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Reilly Neill: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal state ban on sodomy; make gay sex legal.
    Matt Rosendale: Keep criminalization of gay sex.
    Champ Edmunds: Marriage between one man and one woman.
    Matt Rosendale: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
    Sam Rankin: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Sam Rankin: Phase out affirmative action over 5-year period.
    Bill McChesney: Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage.
    Bill McChesney: Supports affirmative action.
    Gary Perry: Would repeal gender anti-insurance discrimination law.
    Michael Lange: No same-sex marriage.
    Michael Lange: No race and gender in federal contracting decisions.
    Ryan Zinke: No affirmative action in college nor state contracts.
    Ryan Zinke: No same-sex marriage, nor civil unions, not adoption.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights.
    Judy Martz: Return human remains to Indian nations.
    Corey Stapleton: No affirmative action in state hiring or colleges.
    Corey Stapleton: No civil unions; no gay marriage.
    John Bohlinger: No anti-gay discrimination, but no same-sex marriage.
    John Bohlinger: Undecided on affirmative action at state institutions.
Corporations
    Greg Gianforte: Voted to roll back Dodd-Frank bank regulations.
    Mike Cooney: Opposes rolling back financial regulations.
    Steve Bullock: Hold big banks accountable for abusive practices.
    Steve Bullock: Defended state limit on corporate campaign donations.
    Tim Fox: Disallow price gouging during coronavirus pandemic.
    Tim Fox: Make estate tax exemption permanent; protect family farms.
    Steve Bullock: Cut red tape and cut business equipment tax.
    Matt Rosendale: New tax law changes depreciation rules to allow expansion.
    Albert Olszewski: Federal regulations get in the way of small business.
    Greg Gianforte: BootStrapping for Businesses: mentors entrepreneurs.
    Amanda Curtis: Wall St. is doing great; recovery hasn't reached rest of us.
    Sam Rankin: End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries.
    Steve Bullock: State colleges will offer certificates for needed job skills.
    Jon Tester: Prevent abuses by "too-big-to-fail" banks on Wall Street.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United puts democracy at risk.
    Conrad Burns: Marketplace will force us into conservation and renewables.
    Jon Tester: Energy plan was written by oil companies, so no renewables.
Crime
    Steve Bullock: Block police from receiving some military equipment.
    Steve Daines: Don't cut police budgets, but more accountability.
    Casey Schreiner: Reformed child sex abuse law, justice for Indigenous women.
    Tim Fox: Endorsed by National Association of Police Organizations.
    Albert Olszewski: Supports death penalty.
    Greg Gianforte: Philosophically OK with death penalty; but is it worth it?
    Steve Bullock: Arrest and prosecute sex predators and scam artists.
    Amanda Curtis: No to capital punishment; yes to alternative sentencing.
    Champ Edmunds: Capital punishment , but not for juveniles.
    Matt Rosendale: No capital punishment; yes prosecute minors as adults.
    Bill McChesney: No to capital punishment; yes to prosecuting minors.
    Gary Perry: Key supporter of death penalty ban.
    Gary Perry: Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole.
    Ryan Zinke: Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole.
    Michael Lange: Supports the death penalty.
    Michael Lange: Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crimes.
    Ryan Zinke: Supports death penalty but also hate crime legislation.
    Bob Kelleher: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Brian Schweitzer: Supports the death penalty.
    Brian Schweitzer: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Judy Martz: After 100 years, we have enough prison cells, for now.
    Corey Stapleton: Support death penalty; private prisons; sex offense registry.
    John Bohlinger: Supports stricter sentencing, including death penalty.
Drugs
    Mike Cooney: Let voters decide if legalization is right for the state.
    Susan Good Geise: Consistently for legalization of marijuana.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Meth abuse is the number one crisis in the state.
    Tim Fox: Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for recklessness.
    Tim Fox: Substance abuse is number one crisis in state.
    Tim Fox: Need more treatment options, like drug treatment courts.
    Greg Gianforte: Oppose easing marijuana laws; some support for medical use.
    Jon Tester: Medical marijuana ok; full legalization later.
    Matt Rosendale: Medical marijuana ok; let states decide full legalization.
    Albert Olszewski: Class 1 narcotics like marijuana should not be legal.
    Corey Stapleton: Making it easier to vote leads to marijuana legalization.
    Amanda Curtis: Medical marijuana law is over-restrictive.
    Steve Daines: Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws.
    Steve Bullock: Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
    Champ Edmunds: Decriminalize marijuana; support substance abuse treatment.
    Matt Rosendale: Decriminalize and handle marijuana like a prescription drug.
    Bill McChesney: Medical marijuana ok; but wait on decriminalization.
    Gary Perry: Sponsored law banning open alcohol containers in vehicles.
    Dennis Rehberg: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Conrad Burns: Repealing Patriot Act would cost us the Meth Control Act.
    Brian Schweitzer: Stricter penalties for drug criminals.
    Bob Kelleher: The war on drugs has been lost.
    John Bohlinger: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
Education
    Mike Cooney: Freeze college tuition; reduce student debt.
    Betsy DeVos: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Brett Kavanaugh: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Clarence Thomas: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Elena Kagan: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    John Roberts: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Neil Gorsuch: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Samuel Alito: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Sonia Sotomayor: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Stephen Breyer: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Steve Bullock: No tax credits for religious schools.
    Wilmot Collins: Child's education should be determined by where they grew up.
    Mike Cooney: Oppose diverting public funding toward private education.
    Whitney Williams: Prioritize affordable childcare and preschool.
    Whitney Williams: Opposes efforts to fund private schools with tax dollars.
    Reilly Neill: Support public education across the state.
    Casey Schreiner: For public preschool, better funding for public schools.
    Casey Schreiner: Sees need for special needs funding as teacher and as parent.
    Steve Bullock: Freeze college tuition; college credit for veterans.
    Steve Bullock: 1-2-Free: High school dual enrollment to college.
    Jon Tester: Privatizing public schools feeds destruction of democracy.
    Jon Tester: Restore year-round Pell Grants, & support Perkins Loans.
    Matt Rosendale: Government out of college funding.
    Matt Rosendale: Privatization is critical to improve our education system.
    Steve Bullock: Increase funding for higher education.
    Steve Bullock: Invest in publicly funded early childhood education.
    Greg Gianforte: Provides high school scholarships for computer coding.
    Greg Gianforte: Supports school choice and voucher initiatives.
    Greg Gianforte: Helped build a museum based on creationist beliefs.
    Brad Johnson: Supports school choice.
    Mark Perea: Allot vouchers based on what we spend now per child.
    Ryan Zinke: Give parents a stronger voice, and local control.
    Steve Daines: Expand school choice where public schools are poor.
    Amanda Curtis: Math teacher and unabashed backer of public schools.
    Steve Bullock: Invest in higher ed for 21st Century workforce, like Diesel.
    Steve Bullock: Increase from 40% to 60% those with some college.
    Steve Bullock: MT is dead last in investment in early childhood education.
    Amanda Curtis: No vouchers; no charters; yes Common Core.
    Champ Edmunds: State funding for charters and vouchers.
    Matt Rosendale: Supports charters and vouchers; opposes tenure.
    Sam Rankin: New reforms to replace No Child Left Behind.
    Bill McChesney: No state funding for charter schools.
    Ryan Zinke: Supports vouchers for public schools.
    Ryan Zinke: Voluntary prayer provided there's no undue influence.
    Mike Cooney: More funding for Head Start and critical K-12 programs.
    Jon Tester: More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants.
    Bob Kelleher: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Bob Kelleher: State-funded vouchers for private or religious school.
    Brian Schweitzer: Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships.
    Judy Martz: More spending; more accountability via testing.
    Judy Martz: 3-Rs of education: recruit, retain, & reward teachers.
    John Bohlinger: More finds for hiring teachers & professional development.
    John Bohlinger: Endorses teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Steve Bullock: Opposed Obama's halting coal mine leasing on Federal land.
    Mike Cooney: Focus on a realistic transition to renewable energy.
    Reilly Neill: Campaign centered on issue of climate change.
    Wilmot Collins: Believe in science; save planet from climate catastrophe.
    Reilly Neill: We need to remove politics from science of climate change.
    Tim Fox: Defends Keystone XL pipeline as beneficial to Montana.
    Wilmot Collins: Take bold actions to reduce our carbon footprint.
    Reilly Neill: Find commonality to address man-made climate change.
    Greg Gianforte: The "War on Coal" endangers jobs.
    Greg Gianforte: Critical of regulations & studying social cost of carbon.
    Greg Gianforte: Has more than $5 million invested in fossil fuel companies.
    Casey Schreiner: Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels over time.
    Matt Rosendale: Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business.
    Albert Olszewski: Supports fracking and offshore oil drilling.
    Matt Rosendale: Develop fossil fuels, don't subsidize green energy.
    Steve Bullock: Promotes wind and solar power and clean coal for Montana.
    Brad Johnson: EPA carbon emission rules cripple the Montana coal industry.
    Ryan Zinke: Alternatives only if competitive prices without subsidies.
    Steve Daines: War on American energy is part of war on middle class.
    Champ Edmunds: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    John Edward Walsh: Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence.
    Amanda Curtis: Disclose state property energy efficiency on website.
    Steve Bullock: Develop our resources for American energy independence.
    Sam Rankin: Federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
    Dennis Rehberg: Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant.
    Dennis Rehberg: Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax.
    Bill McChesney: Develop alternative energy AND non-renewables.
    Michael Lange: Develop oil, coal, & nuclear production.
    Ryan Zinke: Increased coal production with environmental safeguards.
    Mike Cooney: Increased use of alternative fuel technology.
    Conrad Burns: Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence.
    Conrad Burns: Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age.
    Conrad Burns: Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels.
    Jon Tester: Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable.
    Jon Tester: Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership.
    Jon Tester: Global warming is much more rapid now than historically.
    Stan Jones: More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal.
    Stan Jones: Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD.
    Bob Kelleher: Use coal, oil & gas in an environmental manner.
    Brian Schweitzer: Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen.
    Judy Martz: Protected transition to competitive energy prices in 2002.
    Judy Martz: More energy plants; diversify sources; include renewables.
    John Bohlinger: Require clean-burning fuels; repeal electricity deregulation.
Environment
    Mike Cooney: Stronger requirements to protect critical wildlife areas.
    Steve Bullock: Expanded fishing rights regardless of streambed ownership.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Comply with law but balance interests.
    Whitney Williams: Defend Montana against wealthy interests buying public land.
    Casey Schreiner: Opposes sale of public lands to highest bidder.
    Casey Schreiner: A fearless advocate for outdoor heritage.
    Reilly Neill: Apply science to best preserve our public lands.
    Greg Gianforte: Favors repeal of regulations; end "war on coal".
    Matt Rosendale: More local management for healthy forests; fewer fires.
    Albert Olszewski: Let Montanans control state land.
    Steve Bullock: MT economy depends on hunting & fishing; let's fund LWCF.
    Steve Bullock: Tackle the threat of invasive species.
    Amanda Curtis: Big supporter of protecting access to public lands.
    John Edward Walsh: More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly.
    Matt Rosendale: No state funding for open space preservation.
    Dennis Rehberg: EPA is heavy-handed; don't pick winners and losers.
    Jon Tester: Sought removal of wolves from the endangered list.
    Sam Rankin: We live in cycles with all other systems.
    Bill McChesney: Manage wolf hunting; preserve open spaces.
    Ryan Zinke: Cleanup industrial sites; preserve open space.
    Mike Cooney: Fund open space preservation.
    Bob Kelleher: Return rail passenger in southern Montana.
    Judy Martz: Stewardship belongs with the states.
    Judy Martz: Government duty to protect species & water.
    Corey Stapleton: Stricter environmental regulations with federal flexibility.
    John Bohlinger: Control SO2 emissions; fund recycling; no cyanide in mining.
Families & Children
    Casey Schreiner: Understands living paycheck to paycheck.
    Casey Schreiner: Equal opportunity for women in education & employment.
    Jon Tester: All couples should have same rights as heterosexual couples.
    Matt Rosendale: Support traditional marriage between one man & one woman.
    Steve Bullock: Don't cut workers from Child and Family Services Division.
    Steve Bullock: Unemployment benefits to victims of domestic violence.
    Ryan Zinke: Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents.
    Albert Olszewski: I will always support America's traditional values.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Amanda Curtis: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Bill McChesney: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Casey Schreiner: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Reilly Neill: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Matt Rosendale: Require written parental permission for sex education.
    Sam Rankin: Family is one pillar of society.
    Mike Cooney: Recognize civil unions between same-sex couples.
Foreign Policy
    Corey Stapleton: Two-state solution for Israel like Montana & reservations.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed bill banning Shariah law; it's just anti-Muslim.
    Albert Olszewski: Ban use of Shariah law and other foreign laws in courts.
    Steve Daines: Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong.
    Sam Rankin: Actively engage and assist European nations through NATO.
Free Trade
    Wilmot Collins: Fight to keep markets open for family farmers.
    Albert Olszewski: Governor should be #1 salesperson for agriculture abroad.
    Tim Fox: Countries abused free trade; will work to resolve trade war.
    Jon Tester: Tariffs on China harm our industries & drive up costs.
    Matt Rosendale: Stop tolerating what China has been doing for decades.
    Matt Rosendale: China is a cheater; need fairer free trade deal.
    John Edward Walsh: Don't ship American jobs to China.
    Steve Daines: Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China.
    John Edward Walsh: On trade mission: Montana is open for business.
    Stan Jones: NAFTA leads to American Union as part of one-world Communism.
    Judy Martz: Trade as “sister-states” in Japan, China, & Taiwan.
Government Reform
    Steve Daines: Supports Citizen United as free speech issue.
    Susan Good Geise: Wants to stop influence of dark money on elections.
    John Driscoll: Big focus on limiting donations to campaigns.
    Susan Good Geise: Mail-in ballots allow everyone to vote.
    Susan Good Geise: Stop the partisan circus in county elections.
    Greg Gianforte: Rolling back regulations leads to prosperity.
    Jon Tester: Spotlight Act: no dark money in campaigns.
    Jon Tester: Introduced bill to ensure Native American voting access.
    Matt Rosendale: No campaign donor disclosure; yes Citizens United.
    Matt Rosendale: Voted to repeal same-day voter registration.
    Matt Rosendale: D.C. corrupts; commits to serving only two terms.
    Albert Olszewski: Term limits set for members of Congress.
    Albert Olszewski: Require photo ID to vote.
    Matt Rosendale: Get Feds out of the way of the states.
    Steve Bullock: Primary allows spending $667K instead of returning it.
    Greg Gianforte: Eliminate excessive regulations that burden businesses.
    Amanda Curtis: When wealthy in Congress, playing field tilts to wealthy.
    Sam Rankin: Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't.
    Sam Rankin: Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze.
    Champ Edmunds: Photo ID for voting.
    Steve Bullock: Dark money makes our elections into auctions.
    Amanda Curtis: Limit campaign contributions; and no photo ID's to vote.
    Champ Edmunds: No limits on political contributions.
    Matt Rosendale: Yes voter ID; but also independent redistricting.
    Sam Rankin: Excessive campaign money is our country's greatest problem.
    Dennis Rehberg: It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United is scary for democracy.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important.
    Dennis Rehberg: Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps.
    Jon Tester: Oppose Citizens United: limit corporate political spending.
    Dennis Rehberg: There should be nothing more free than political free speech.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United ruling puts democracy at risk.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech.
    Bill McChesney: Limit all types of state campaign contributions.
    Michael Lange: Limit PAC donations, and full public disclosure.
    Ryan Zinke: Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign donations.
    Mike Cooney: Limit campaign contributions; adopt statewide voting rules.
    Conrad Burns: Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money.
    Jon Tester: Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy.
    Jon Tester: K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions.
    Stan Jones: Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection.
    Bob Kelleher: Limit all types of political contributions, and spending.
    Brian Schweitzer: Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign.
    Corey Stapleton: Limit political contributions; plus full disclosure.
    John Bohlinger: Supports term limits & campaign contribution limits.
Gun Control
    Tim Fox: Fight any effort to undermine this fundamental right.
    Wilmot Collins: Supports background checks & red flag laws.
    Jon Tester: Supports background checks & banning bump stocks.
    Matt Rosendale: Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
    Steve Bullock: Background checks & age restrictions to reduce gun violence.
    Steve Bullock: Believes in 2nd Amendment, but not guns in wrong hands.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Greg Gianforte: Lifetime member of the NRA.
    Brad Johnson: 2nd Amendment is central to preservation of our liberty.
    Ryan Zinke: Fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.
    Amanda Curtis: Supports expanding background checks.
    Champ Edmunds: 2nd amendment is about tyranny, not hunting.
    Amanda Curtis: Common-sense solutions like expanding background checks.
    Steve Bullock: Veto barring state enforcement of federal semi-automatic ban.
    Amanda Curtis: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Bill McChesney: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Casey Schreiner: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Reilly Neill: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Matt Rosendale: Veto barring state enforcement of federal semi-automatic ban.
    Steve Bullock: Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing.
    Amanda Curtis: No gun licensing; allow concealed carry.
    Matt Rosendale: Citizens can own any number and type of firearms.
    Sam Rankin: Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
    Dennis Rehberg: No Supreme Court Justices who are hostile to 2nd Amendment.
    Bill McChesney: No restrictions; no licenses; even for concealed carry.
    Ryan Zinke: Background checks are prudent; military weapons aren't.
    Brian Schweitzer: Protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
Health Care
    Steve Bullock: Passed Medicaid expansion with bipartisan support.
    Steve Bullock: COVID: don't like masks but need to let science drive this.
    Steve Daines: Repeal Obamacare; protect those with pre-existing conditions.
    Steve Daines: COVID: no masking mandate, personal responsibility.
    Steve Bullock: Medicaid expansion has kept rural hospitals open.
    Steve Bullock: Wal-Mart can negotiate drug prices, so should government.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Restore state mental health services but don't raise taxes.
    Mike Cooney: Lower the cost, expand access to care.
    Wilmot Collins: Heathcare is a right for all, not a luxury for a few.
    Casey Schreiner: Won reauthorization of Medicaid expansion.
    Casey Schreiner: Will fight to lower drug costs, take on big pharma.
    Whitney Williams: EMILY's List: Will fight to reduce drug, health care cost.
    Casey Schreiner: Choice between health or quality of life is "disgusting".
    Tim Fox: Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    Steve Bullock: Medicaid expansion good for business & jobs.
    Jon Tester: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
    Matt Rosendale: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
    Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare, with bipartisan approach.
    Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare with bipartisan approach.
    Matt Rosendale: Full repeal of Obamacare.
    Albert Olszewski: Halt expansion of Medicaid; halt ObamaCare unfunded mandates.
    Albert Olszewski: ObamaCare is imploding; shore up healthcare system.
    Steve Bullock: Worked with legislature to expand Medicaid.
    Greg Gianforte: Provide for those who cannot provide for themselves.
    Brad Johnson: Opposes Medicaid expansion.
    Albert Olszewski: Voted NO on insuring the working poor with federal dollars.
    Steve Bullock: Insure the working poor with federal dollars.
    Ryan Zinke: ObamaCare is reckless; replace with cross-state pools& HSAs.
    Amanda Curtis: ObamaCare: don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
    Sam Rankin: Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays.
    Champ Edmunds: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    John Edward Walsh: Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization.
    John Bohlinger: Strong advocate of a single-payer system like Medicare.
    John Bohlinger: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low-income Montanans.
    Steve Bullock: Access Health Montana: increase coverage and access.
    Jon Tester: Protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.
    Bill McChesney: Mandated insurance ok; tort reform not.
    Michael Lange: No nationalized health care system.
    Ryan Zinke: Caps on medical malpractice; no government health insurance.
    Jon Tester: Families can’t afford to get sick; that’s not health care.
    Judy Martz: Insured 10,000 kids under CHIPs; aim for 20,000.
    Corey Stapleton: Government not responsible for medical care.
    John Bohlinger: Ensure healthcare for uninsured children.
Homeland Security
    Steve Bullock: Initiative focusing on veterans' suicide prevention.
    Wilmot Collins: Make sure service members & first responders are funded.
    John Driscoll: Committed to help return POW-MIA Americans to U.S.
    Steve Bullock: Upgrading Air National Guard better use of money than wall.
    Wilmot Collins: Vets should never spend one second sleeping in the streets.
    Susan Good Geise: Honor veterans by strengthening VA, hiring veterans and more.
    Albert Olszewski: Champion a veterans' healthcare system.
    Albert Olszewski: Give our military the resources they need.
    Sam Rankin: Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's.
    Champ Edmunds: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    John Edward Walsh: Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
    John Edward Walsh: Cut wasteful spending in our military.
    Champ Edmunds: Allow easier driver licensing for military service members.
    John Edward Walsh: OpEd: Walsh was fair about National Guard Association dues.
    John Edward Walsh: Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq.
    John Edward Walsh: Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq.
    Steve Bullock: Wrap-around services to reintegrate heroes to civilian life.
    Jon Tester: Irresponsible to put two wars on credit card.
    Michael Lange: No terrorist military tribunals; no domestic spying.
    Conrad Burns: Patriot Act only affects your freedoms if you’re a terrorist.
    Jon Tester: Build forces to fight terror cells; not take away our rights.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind.
    Stan Jones: Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed.
Immigration
    Steve Daines: DACA unconstitutional, against resident status for DREAMers.
    Mike Cooney: Montanans are welcoming, but very few refugees in state.
    Tim Fox: Need for increased border security non-negotiable.
    Tim Fox: Migrant and security crises are linked.
    Jon Tester: Bipartisan reform with earned path to citizenship.
    Matt Rosendale: Rule of law has been ignored for illegal immigrants.
    Jon Tester: FactCheck: Opposes sanctuary cities, but don't punish them.
    Steve Bullock: Public DACA support, also tries private persuasion with GOP.
    Steve Bullock: No Guard troops to border without asking state governor.
    Greg Gianforte: Oppose efforts to relocate refugees into Montana.
    Albert Olszewski: State immigration enforcement is not discrimination.
    Steve Bullock: Safety first; review protocols for Syrian refugees.
    Champ Edmunds: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Steve Daines: Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty.
    Amanda Curtis: Illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition.
    Matt Rosendale: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Sam Rankin: Don't deport illegal immigrants.
    Jon Tester: Touts bipartisanship; voted against DREAM Act.
    Ryan Zinke: Punish those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Greg Gianforte: Voted against bills strengthening unions.
    Mike Cooney: Opposed limiting Montana public sector unions.
    Mike Cooney: Adjust minimum wage based on cost of living and inflation.
    Steve Daines: 2014: States rather than Congress should set minimum wage.
    Wilmot Collins: Fight to increase minimum wage to $15.
    Wilmot Collins: End misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
    Casey Schreiner: Spending on infrastructure will create jobs across state.
    Tim Fox: Market-oriented policies can promote high-wage jobs.
    Jon Tester: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Greg Gianforte: Address Montana's dismal national standing on wages.
    John Edward Walsh: Supports increasing the minimum wage.
    Steve Bullock: J.O.B.S. Bill: Jobs and Opportunity by Building Schools.
    Steve Bullock: Enforce that construction projects hire Montana residents.
    Gary Perry: Ok to discount minimum wage for tipped workers.
    Ryan Zinke: Don't discount minimum wage for tips.
    Judy Martz: Invest in Agricultural Product Promotion.
Local Issues
    Mike Cooney: Opposes transfer of federal land to private interests.
    Steve Bullock: Full funding for Indian Country Economic Development.
Principles & Values
    Steve Daines: We're the greatest country in the world.
    Steve Bullock: Has "grave concerns" over use of military on protests.
    John Driscoll: Running as Abe Lincoln Republican to heal country.
    John Driscoll: Running because of total loyalty to upholding Constitution.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Find problems, then build coalitions.
    Susan Good Geise: Running to combat partisanship and tribalism in politics.
    Whitney Williams: Will fight for families because he lives it every day.
    Whitney Williams: Parents were elected officials in Congress, state Senate.
    Reilly Neill: Campaign hamstrung by state party, money, & media.
    Casey Schreiner: I live like an everyday Montanan.
    Wilmot Collins: Immigrated from Liberia in 1994; served in US Navy.
    Greg Gianforte: American exceptionalism & capitalism lead to prosperity.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Voted with Trump 52%, but against key initiatives.
    Albert Olszewski: References to God on federal buildings is ok.
    Jon Tester: No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists.
    Bill McChesney: Served in state legislature from 2007 until 2015.
    Mark Perea: Americans lose liberty at hands of federal government.
    John Edward Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
    Champ Edmunds: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Walsh appointment was "Big Sky buy-off" D.C. deal.
    John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
    John Edward Walsh: Appointed to Senate while running in Senate primary.
    John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
    Brian Schweitzer: Considered Senate run; now supports both Dem. candidates.
    John Bohlinger: An outsider supported by the people & not the establishment.
    John Bohlinger: Elected as Republican; then ran on Democrat governor ticket.
    Steve Bullock: I teach my kids the same Montana values I was taught.
    Jon Tester: Premature to call for impeachment proceedings against Bush.
    Stan Jones: Bush has committed many impeachable offenses.
Social Security
    Matt Rosendale: Protect Social Security & Medicare for Montana seniors.
    Steve Bullock: Tax cut would have benefitted high-income seniors.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed state tax exemption for Social Security income.
    Jon Tester: Opposes any plan to privatize.
    Matt Rosendale: Let younger Americans invest privately instead of paying in.
    Greg Gianforte: Noah in the Bible was still working at age 600.
    Amanda Curtis: Against privatizing Medicare and Social Security.
    Sam Rankin: Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization.
    John Edward Walsh: Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce.
    Bill McChesney: Increase contributions to U-System's Retirement Program.
    Michael Lange: Allow investment in private accounts.
    Bob Kelleher: Outlaw tax cuts until Trust Fund can guarantee coverage.
Tax Reform
    Mike Cooney: 2017 tax cuts favored multi-millionaires.
    Susan Good Geise: 2017 tax cut burdened us with huge deficit.
    Whitney Williams: Tax out of state residents with vacation property in Montana.
    Greg Gianforte: 2002: state sales tax ok; 2016: no state sales tax.
    Whitney Williams: Strongly against state sales tax.
    Jon Tester: Trump tax cuts were a disastrous handout for jet-owners.
    Matt Rosendale: Trump tax cuts mean more jobs for Montanans.
    Jon Tester: GOP tax plan saddles future generations with more debt.
    Tim Fox: Opposes applying out of state sales tax to Montana.
    Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
    Matt Rosendale: Get rid of tax on multimillion-dollar estates.
    Greg Gianforte: 406 Tax Relief plan: cut taxes & freeze government spending.
    Steve Bullock: Don't benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle class.
    Brad Johnson: Montanans' hard earned dollars don't belong to government.
    Mark Perea: Replace IRS with flat income tax.
    Sam Rankin: Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%.
    John Edward Walsh: Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege.
    Steve Bullock: $400 personal rebate instead of $100M property tax cut.
    Amanda Curtis: Increase income taxes on wealthy, but not others.
    Champ Edmunds: Eliminate income taxes and corporate taxes.
    Dennis Rehberg: End the inheritance tax completely.
    Jon Tester: Extend Bush exemption for inheritance tax up to $10M.
    Dennis Rehberg: We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Dennis Rehberg: Eliminate the death tax entirely.
    Jon Tester: Limit inheritance tax to estates over $5 million.
    Michael Lange: Permanently repeal the federal estate tax.
    Conrad Burns: Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes.
    Judy Martz: No tax increase without voter referendum.
    Corey Stapleton: No flat tax; no super-majority; yes to sales tax.
    John Bohlinger: Replace property taxes with a 4% retail sales tax.
Technology
    Steve Bullock: Emergency education grants include technology infrastructure.
    John Mues: Invest in broadband and education to create jobs in MT.
    Jon Tester: Lead the world in clean technology.
    Jon Tester: 2008 stimulus was necessary; invest more in infrastructure.
    Jon Tester: Repealing Net Neutrality handed Internet to corporations.
    Steve Bullock: Create jobs by investing in roads and bridges.
    John Bohlinger: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    John Edward Walsh: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    Steve Bullock: Put state government spending online, in searchable database.
    Jon Tester: Stimulus for Going-to-the-Sun National Park roads.
    Dennis Rehberg: Montana solutions: rural transportation infrastructure.
    Judy Martz: Eliminate geography as a business issue, via E-Government.
War & Peace
    Jon Tester: Iran nuclear treaty is only option.
    Matt Rosendale: Double headline - Already Done.
    Albert Olszewski: War is last resort, but must stand firm.
    Albert Olszewski: When possible, we need to keep our troops out of harm's way.
    Albert Olszewski: Balance diplomacy with waging war as a last resort.
    Steve Daines: The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength.
    Sam Rankin: Timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Michael Lange: Withdraw US troops from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Mues: Daines gutting social net to favor wealthy.
    Reilly Neill: Need to double down on community effort to feed the hungry.
    Greg Gianforte: Support Christian organizations' outreach on poverty.
    Judy Martz: Sell used state vehicles to welfare families.


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