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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 Oklahoma Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Oklahoma Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Abby Broyles (16) Democratic nominee for Senate Oklahoma
  • Andrew Rice (27) Democratic Challenger (2008) Oklahoma
  • Brad Carson (1) 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative Oklahoma
  • Brad Henry (11) Oklahoma Previously Democratic Governor
  • Chris Powell (23) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Connie Johnson (11) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Oklahoma Governor
  • Dan Boren (1) Democratic Governor Challenger U.S. Rep Oklahoma-2
  • Drew Edmondson (18) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Ervin Yen (10) Oklahoma Republican challenger for Governor
  • Frank Keating (13) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Gary Jones (3)
  • Gary Richardson (14) Oklahoma Republican candidate for Governor
  • James Inhofe (15) Republican Sr Senator Oklahoma
  • James Lankford (19) Republican Senate challenger Oklahoma
  • Jim Bridenstine (10) Republican U.S. Rep Oklahoma-1
  • Joe Carr (1) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Joe Dorman (19) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Joe Maldonado (20) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Kendra Horn (3) Democrat U.S. Rep Oklahoma- 5
  • Kevin Stine (8) Democratic Senate candidate Oregon
  • Kevin Stitt (36) Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Mary Fallin (28) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Matt Silverstein (15) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Mick Cornett (16) Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Mike Workman (18) Democratic candidate for Senate Oklahoma
  • Neil Gorsuch (1) Republican Appointee to Supreme Court
  • Rick Weiland (2) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
  • Scott Inman (10) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Stephanie Bice (5) Republican U.S. Rep Oklahoma-5
  • T.W. Shannon (16) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Tom Coburn (5) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Oklahoma
  • Winona LaDuke (2)
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    James Lankford: Assure pro-life taxpayers not forced to pay for abortions.
    Kevin Stitt: We'll protect the rights of unborn children.
    Abby Broyles: Women are capable of making their own health care decisions.
    Drew Edmondson: No state in women's decisions regarding reproduction.
    Kevin Stitt: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
    Mary Fallin: Signed two pro-life bills later struck down by Supreme Court.
    Mick Cornett: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
    Kevin Stitt: Human life begins at conception.
    Chris Powell: Leave decision to states or the people themselves.
    Joe Maldonado: You own your body; not the Government.
    Connie Johnson: Advocate for women's reproductive freedom in State Senate.
    Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
    Drew Edmondson: Supports abortion rights for women, part of his platform.
    Mike Workman: Support a woman's right to choose.
    Kevin Stine: Government should not interfere with woman's right to choose.
    James Inhofe: Human life begins at conception.
    T.W. Shannon: Protect human life from the moment of conception.
    Joe Dorman: Pro-life.
    Joe Dorman: Pro-life legislative voting history.
    Chris Powell: No public funding of organizations that perform abortions.
Budget & Economy
    James Lankford: The debt problem is a spending problem not a tax problem.
    Kevin Stitt: Cut waste, rather than new taxes, for growth.
    Kevin Stitt: Create a level playing field for competition.
    Kevin Stitt: State budget needs audits and line-item budgeting.
    Mick Cornett: History of developing budget based on needs of the community.
    Chris Powell: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Joe Maldonado: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Connie Johnson: Revenue is part of the problem.
    Gary Jones: Cut budget without losing core services.
    Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
    James Inhofe: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Joe Dorman: Prosperity requires more than making irresponsible cuts.
    T.W. Shannon: Debt is a form of slavery.
    Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
    Rick Weiland: Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful.
    Brad Henry: Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue.
    Brad Henry: Surgical budget cuts to close $600M budget hole.
    Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Civil Rights
    James Lankford: Equality Act not about equality, prohibits disagreement.
    Chris Powell: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Joe Maldonado: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Mike Workman: Equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation.
    Kevin Stine: Government should not interfere in marriage.
    James Inhofe: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Mick Cornett: Wants local government to have diversity; represent everyone.
    Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
    Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
    Matt Silverstein: Firm support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
    Matt Silverstein: Grandmother beaten for speaking her native Choctaw language.
    James Lankford: Our corporate tax rates are some of the highest in the world.
    Drew Edmondson: Close tax loopholes as one means to a fair budget.
    Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
    Mike Workman: Don't reduce corporate tax; do prosecute Wall Street crimes.
    Mick Cornett: Accepts donations from corporations doing city business.
    Brad Henry: Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company.
    Brad Henry: Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company.
    T.W. Shannon: Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year.
    Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
    Abby Broyles: Reduce sentences for low-level drug crimes.
    Kevin Stitt: Make it easier for ex-cons to go to work.
    Chris Powell: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Joe Maldonado: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Mary Fallin: No life sentences for juveniles.
    Gary Richardson: Alternatives cost less than imprisonment.
    Kevin Stitt: Keep violent offenders behind bars, with fair sentencing.
    Mick Cornett: If prison recidivism rates get reduced so will incarceration.
    Drew Edmondson: Remove profit motive from the prison system.
    Gary Richardson: Opposed to private prisons; focus on justice, not jail.
    Mike Workman: Supports the death penalty, but only for horrific crimes.
    Neil Gorsuch: Jurors have ability to impartially apply death penalty.
    Connie Johnson: Aggressive sentencing reform, and abolish death penalty.
    Mary Fallin: Supports death penalty even after botched lethal injection.
    Mary Fallin: 2011: OK to experiment with drugs used in lethal injection.
    Mary Fallin: Be as "smart on crime" as we are "tough on crime".
    Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
    Matt Silverstein: Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
    Jim Bridenstine: Swift capital punishment saves lives.
    Joe Dorman: Death penalty for repeat sex offenders, but not if retarded.
    Frank Keating: Target violent and career criminals.
    Abby Broyles: Decriminalize marijuana, introduce federal regulation.
    Kevin Stitt: Vetoed expansion of state medical marijuana program.
    Stephanie Bice: Supports expansion of state medical marijuana program.
    Kevin Stitt: Help non-violent offenders: identify roots of addiction.
    Ervin Yen: Opposes medical marijuana without qualifying conditions.
    Chris Powell: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Joe Maldonado: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Drew Edmondson: Backs new drug law making possession of drugs a misdeameanor.
    Connie Johnson: Strong proponent of legalizing medical marijuana.
    Gary Richardson: If people vote to legalize medical marijuana, I'll honor it.
    Kevin Stitt: Supports legalizing medical marijuana if strictly medicinal.
    Connie Johnson: Ending the war on drugs would improve criminal justice.
    Connie Johnson: Fund programs to combat opioid epidemic.
    Connie Johnson: Advocate for decriminalized and medical marijuana.
    Kevin Stine: Find regulations for marijuana, not just bans.
    Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
    Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
    Mary Fallin: Legal marijuana provides no substantial benefit.
    Mary Fallin: Prevent prescription drug abuse from occurring.
    Mary Fallin: Women in Recovery: abuse programs avoid incarceration.
    Brad Henry: Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path.
    Frank Keating: Supports community sentencing in drug courts.
    James Lankford: God gives parents responsibility to equip children for life.
    Kevin Stitt: Change school funding formula to current enrollment.
    Abby Broyles: Federal funding improves education.
    Kendra Horn: Participated in teacher walkout protesting Oklahoma cuts.
    Kendra Horn: Remove student loans from credit histories.
    Kevin Stitt: Invest in recruiting & keeping teachers.
    Kevin Stitt: Prepare students for jobs with career tech.
    Drew Edmondson: $300M more for education and healthcare systems.
    Kevin Stitt: Give priority to funding schools; pay teachers more.
    Kevin Stitt: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
    Mick Cornett: Says teachers deserve raises that equal the regional average.
    Tom Coburn: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
    Drew Edmondson: The future depends on investing in education and kids.
    Chris Powell: Strongly oppose vouchers for school choice.
    Joe Maldonado: No vouchers for school choice.
    Connie Johnson: Support public education, not vouchers.
    Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
    Mike Workman: Support all public education; fight all vouchers.
    James Inhofe: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Joe Dorman: I will continue to be a champion for public education.
    Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
    Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
    Jim Bridenstine: No federal standards; local control & spending.
    Brad Henry: Don't siphon resources from our classrooms.
    Andrew Rice: Shift emphasis away from punishing underperforming school.
    Joe Dorman: Let students express religious viewpoints in schools.
    Scott Inman: Let students express religious viewpoints in schools.
    Frank Keating: More funding for schools and colleges.
    Frank Keating: Supported largest teacher pay raise in state history.
    Frank Keating: $80M in block grants to schools.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports increased funding for tribal colleges.
Energy & Oil
    James Lankford: Promise of green energy is for the distant future.
    Kevin Stitt: Protect oil and gas industry from radical liberals.
    Abby Broyles: Reverse climate change while protecting jobs & way of life.
    Mick Cornett: Move away from the oil and gas industry.
    Drew Edmondson: Applauds oil and gas reps for backing up restoring GPT to 7%.
    Chris Powell: All energy production should treated equally before the law.
    Joe Maldonado: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
    Mike Workman: Support alternative energy to fight climate change.
    James Inhofe: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
    T.W. Shannon: Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel.
    Mary Fallin: 20% reduction in energy use among state agencies by 2020.
    Jim Bridenstine: No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate.
    Mick Cornett: Recognizes energy's role in workforce, sees future in wind.
    Andrew Rice: Opposes a windfall-profits tax.
    Andrew Rice: Invest in switchgrass and natural gas resources.
    Andrew Rice: Advocate for reduced carbon emissions.
    James Lankford: Rural restrictions shows arrogance from city dwellers.
    Chris Powell: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Joe Maldonado: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Mike Workman: Preserve and protect national parks.
    Kevin Stine: Eminent domain abused when it benefits private company.
    Mike Workman: Increase the number of inspectors for asbestos.
    Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Strong: Rebuild after devastating tornadoes.
    Mick Cornett: Great value in the EPA's "brownfields" cleaning up program.
    Drew Edmondson: As AG, created the Environmental Protection Unit.
    Andrew Rice: Global warming is real; our quality of life is at risk.
    Frank Keating: Regulate our precious environment because we love Oklahoma.
Families & Children
    Kevin Stitt: Vaccination should be between a parent & their pediatrician.
    Ervin Yen: Has pressed for increasing vaccinations of school children.
    Mary Fallin: Disallow adoptions in LGBT homes.
    Mary Fallin: Allow religious discrimination by child welfare agencies.
    Ervin Yen: Allow religious discrimination by child welfare agencies.
    Scott Inman: Against religious discrimination by child welfare agencies.
    T.W. Shannon: Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage.
    Brad Henry: Family anchors us and reminds us of what is truly important.
Foreign Policy
    Kevin Stitt: Oklahoma should not support anti-Israel boycott.
    Kevin Stitt: Oklahoma should not support anti-Israel boycott.
    Chris Powell: Neutral on American Exceptionalism.
    Joe Maldonado: Libertarian way instead of American Exceptionalism.
    Mike Workman: Use U.N. peacekeeping forces; don't spy on our allies.
    T.W. Shannon: Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights.
    James Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing".
Free Trade
    James Lankford: Opposed bipartisan China competition bill as unfocused.
    Abby Broyles: Trade war with China disastrous for farmers.
    Chris Powell: Support free trade.
    Joe Maldonado: Support and expand free trade.
    Mike Workman: Better worker protections in trade agreements.
    Kevin Stine: International trade deals have cost U.S. jobs.
    James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Government Reform
    James Lankford: Introduced Prevent Government Shutdowns Act.
    James Lankford: For the People Act makes voting easy, cheating easy.
    James Lankford: Opposed bipartisan commission on Capitol insurrection.
    Kevin Stitt: Government's job is to get out of the way & cut red tape.
    Abby Broyles: Justice Dept. breaking public trust in stock investigation.
    Kevin Stitt: Add photo ID & notarization requirement for absentee voting.
    Stephanie Bice: Add photo ID & notarization requirement for absentee voting.
    Kevin Stitt: Reclaim executive powers: more accountable than agencies.
    Kevin Stitt: Set aside more of the budget surplus.
    Drew Edmondson: Advocate of open transparency; the public has right to know.
    Chris Powell: No opinion on making voter registration easier.
    Joe Maldonado: Make elections and voting fair.
    Drew Edmondson: Blames revenue shortfall on corporate donors and lobbyists.
    Kevin Stitt: Step Up Oklahoma: Fix broken government; level playing field.
    Gary Jones: Increased audits despite budget cuts.
    Mike Workman: Supports automatic voter registration.
    James Inhofe: Photo ID for voting.
    Matt Silverstein: Not a dime from any lobbyists in campaign donations.
    Rick Weiland: Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100.
    Matt Silverstein: Inhofe says he's for term limits, but was in for 26 years.
    Jim Bridenstine: First Amendment includes campaign spending.
    James Lankford: Extend indefinitely pledge against earmarks.
    Joe Dorman: Require photo ID to vote, but extend early voting.
    Scott Inman: Require photo ID to vote, but extend early voting.
    T.W. Shannon: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Brad Henry: Extend early voting to a full week prior to Election Day.
    Andrew Rice: Most donations from individuals; most of Inhofe’s from PACs.
    Joe Dorman: No campaign contributions to legislators while in session.
    Scott Inman: No campaign contributions to legislators while in session.
    Chris Powell: Supports on-line voting & term limits.
    Chris Powell: No campaign donation limits, and no disclosure.
    Frank Keating: Attract people to Oklahoma to regain Congressional seat.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports increased party choices for voters.
Gun Control
    James Lankford: Uphold Constitution and our Second Amendment rights.
    Abby Broyles: Supports universal background checks; against confiscation.
    Ervin Yen: Opposed permitless carry bill.
    Kevin Stitt: NRA member who will fight for 2nd Amendment rights.
    Chris Powell: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Joe Maldonado: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Mary Fallin: Veto constitutional carry: No handguns without a permit.
    Mary Fallin: Allow armed stand-your-ground in churches.
    Scott Inman: Don't allow armed stand-your-ground in churches.
    Ervin Yen: Allow armed stand-your-ground in churches.
    Stephanie Bice: Allow armed stand-your-ground in churches.
    Mick Cornett: Supports 2nd Amendment; enforce laws already on the books.
    Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
    Mike Workman: Favors common sense gun laws.
    James Inhofe: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    T.W. Shannon: Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the 2nd amendment's right-to-bear arms.
    Joe Dorman: Ok for school employees to carry handguns in school.
    Drew Edmondson: Long history of being an advocate of the Second Amendment.
    Joe Dorman: Co-sponsored "Stand Your Ground Law".
Health Care
    Kevin Stitt: Use managed care to operate Medicaid expansion.
    Ervin Yen: COVID: Oklahoma desperately needs a mask mandate.
    Ervin Yen: Privatizing Medicaid is simply a bad idea.
    Ervin Yen: Mandate masks and mandate vaccines for coronavirus.
    Abby Broyles: Expand Medicaid, support rural access to health care.
    Abby Broyles: Failure to cover pre-existing conditions is downright cruel.
    Abby Broyles: I want to cap prescription drug costs.
    Kevin Stitt: Governor should have more control on Medicaid.
    Drew Edmondson: Expand Medicaid to address the state's high uninsured rate.
    Kevin Stitt: Make Medicaid a trampoline, not a hammock.
    Mick Cornett: Wants personal responsibility part of a healthcare approach.
    Drew Edmondson: Reverse decision and accept Medicaid expansion funds.
    Chris Powell: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Joe Maldonado: Expand ObamaCare.
    Mary Fallin: Impose work requirements to receive Medicaid.
    Ervin Yen: Don't impose work requirements to receive Medicaid.
    Stephanie Bice: Impose work requirements to receive Medicaid.
    Scott Inman: Don't impose work requirements to receive Medicaid.
    Connie Johnson: Get mental health department up to speed by 2020.
    Gary Richardson: Government has a role to play in mental health care.
    Connie Johnson: Expand Medicaid.
    Mike Workman: Supports ObamaCare & suffered from pre-existing condition.
    Kevin Stine: Oppose semi-privatization of Medicare.
    James Inhofe: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Joe Dorman: Drop the partisan games & Invest in rural telemedicine.
    Matt Silverstein: Don't re-open the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole".
    James Lankford: Predicts that ObamaCare will destroy the health-care system.
    T.W. Shannon: ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk.
    Mary Fallin: Certified Healthy program; & website for health insurer info.
    Brad Henry: Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans.
    Andrew Rice: Pay doctors to proactively treat patients; end pay-per-test.
    Andrew Rice: Access to quality affordable health care for every American.
Homeland Security
    James Lankford: National security government's number one priority.
    Abby Broyles: Invest in service members, fully fund military bases.
    Drew Edmondson: Services for veterans instead of for corporate donors.
    Chris Powell: Don't expand the military.
    Joe Maldonado: Don't expand the military.
    Mick Cornett: Praises nonprofits efforts finding housing for homeless vets.
    Kevin Stine: Tighten up defense spending; end use-it-or-lose-it mentality.
    James Inhofe: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
    Jim Bridenstine: Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security.
    Andrew Rice: Shift defense resources from Iraq to destroying terrorists.
    Andrew Rice: Divest from terrorist states like we divested for apartheid.
    Andrew Rice: 9/11: Pressured US government to stay focused on terrorism.
    Andrew Rice: Fight to improve the veterans’ health care system.
    Andrew Rice: Conditions at Walter Reed Hospital are unacceptable.
    Andrew Rice: As 9/11 family, pressured Washington to focus on terrorism.
    Kevin Stitt: Supports border protection; opposes sanctuary cities.
    Chris Powell: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Joe Maldonado: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Drew Edmondson: Don't back federal government deporting DREAMers.
    Mick Cornett: Says the term "sanctuary cities" is a manipulative label.
    Mike Workman: Comprehensive immigration reform plus path to citizenship.
    James Inhofe: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Matt Silverstein: Opposes housing refugee immigrants in military facilities.
    Joe Carr: Refugees cost millions in school & medical costs.
    Jim Bridenstine: Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves.
    Joe Dorman: Constitutional amendment for English as official language.
    Scott Inman: Constitutional amendment for English as official language.
    Andrew Rice: Opposes Mexico Totalization Agreement & benefits to illegals.
    Joe Dorman: Criminalize assisting or employing illegal aliens.
    Abby Broyles: For Paycheck Fairness Act letting workers discuss salaries.
    Kevin Stitt: Reduce barriers on occupations; increase worker freedom.
    Mick Cornett: History of creating jobs and bringing in new industry.
    Tom Coburn: Reduce barriers on occupations; increase worker freedom.
    Chris Powell: Strongly oppose affirmative action.
    Joe Maldonado: Oppose affirmative action.
    Connie Johnson: Higher minimum wage plus business incubators.
    Mike Workman: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 now & $15 later.
    Mike Workman: Livable wage for all state employees.
    Joe Dorman: Minimum wage affects older workers, not just young singles.
    Mary Fallin: Prohibit cities from increasing the minimum wage.
    Mary Fallin: 62,400 new jobs in our state; unemployment at 5.1%.
    Mary Fallin: Excessive worker's compensation is a barrier to growth.
    Frank Keating: Reform worker’s comp: administrative instead of court-based.
Local Issues
    Kevin Stitt: Must address state sovereignty over tribal land & peoples.
    Mary Fallin: $10M for renovation of the State Capitol.
    Mary Fallin: We survived Dust Bowl & Trail of Tears--and this recession.
Principles & Values
    James Lankford: A conservative committed to God, Family and the Constitution.
    James Lankford: The hope of the earth is not government, but God.
    Ervin Yen: Reason for running: state's lack of response to COVID.
    Abby Broyles: AdWatch: Incumbent Inhofe misses votes; not up for the job.
    James Inhofe: AdWatch: Keep Socialist wolves far from Oklahoma's borders.
    Abby Broyles: At heart a journalist, but had to get off the sidelines.
    Drew Edmondson: Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign.
    Mick Cornett: God and church are main components of his value system.
    Tom Coburn: Authored Oklahoma Taxpayer Platform.
    Chris Powell: Protect freedom to not have religiosity forced upon.
    Joe Maldonado: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Gary Richardson: Got 14% of the vote as Independent in 2002 Governor's race.
    Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
    James Inhofe: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: I'm guided by my faith; let's renew our values.
    T.W. Shannon: Will remain as Speaker during Senate primary.
    T.W. Shannon: "Recovering attorney" with JD from Oklahoma City University.
    T.W. Shannon: Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians.
    James Inhofe: Flying is his passion, but lost his son in plane accident.
    Andrew Rice: I pride myself on doing right, even if politically unpopular.
    Brad Carson: Coburn is a strong Christian man, a good family man.
    Tom Coburn: Carson is very bright, intellectually smart and advanced.
Social Security
    James Lankford: Social Security Disability: nest of fraud & little oversight.
    Chris Powell: Privatize Social Security but accommodate those in system.
    Joe Maldonado: Opportunity to opt out of Social Security.
    Mike Workman: Don't transition pensions into privately managed accounts.
    Mary Fallin: 401k-style plan for OK Public Employees Retirement System.
    Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
    Joe Dorman: NO on public employee choice of contributions vs. benefits.
    Scott Inman: NO on public employee choice of contributions vs. benefits.
    Jim Bridenstine: Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts.
    Andrew Rice: I support Social Security Notch reform.
    Andrew Rice: I support CPI-E for COLA Fairness.
    Andrew Rice: I do not support privatization in any form.
Tax Reform
    Kevin Stitt: Trump tax cuts leveled playing field to compete globally.
    Kevin Stitt: Signed Oklahoma Taxpayer Platform.
    Kevin Stitt: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
    Tom Coburn: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
    Chris Powell: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Joe Maldonado: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Mary Fallin: Allow ball and dice games at casinos to raise revenue.
    Stephanie Bice: Allow ball and dice games at casinos to raise revenue.
    Scott Inman: Allow ball and dice games at casinos to raise revenue.
    Scott Inman: Don't balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.
    Gary Jones: Taxes must go up but with budget cuts.
    Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
    Joe Dorman: End tax giveaways to those who really don't need a tax break.
    Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
    Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Way: best place for tax dollars is family's pockets.
    Jim Bridenstine: High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation.
    James Inhofe: Make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent.
    Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
    Andrew Rice: Has not supported a tax increase; does support investment.
    Andrew Rice: No tax increases in Oklahoma, but no tax cuts either.
    Frank Keating: Government spending is not the government’s money.
    Frank Keating: Lower state income tax rate from 6.75% to 3.75%.
    Frank Keating: Reduce and ultimately abolish the estate tax.
    Kevin Stitt: Repair neglected infrastructure with long term plan.
    Mick Cornett: Rebuilding roads and bridges creates jobs & grows economy.
    Drew Edmondson: Use tobacco settlement to fund school technology.
    Gary Richardson: Eliminate the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Joe Dorman: Build storm shelters via local school district funding.
    T.W. Shannon: Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure.
    Mary Fallin: Focus on aerospace, energy, agriculture, biosciences, & STEM.
    Brad Henry: Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives.
    Brad Henry: EDGE Endowment: make OK into Research Capital of the Plains.
    Frank Keating: Tax credits for stock options and R&D.
War & Peace
    Abby Broyles: Opposed using troops to stop domestic disturbances.
    Chris Powell: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Joe Maldonado: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Jim Bridenstine: Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict.
    Jim Bridenstine: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Andrew Rice: Implement an orderly redeployment of US troops in Iraq.
    Andrew Rice: Refocus on identifying and destroying terrorist cells.
    Andrew Rice: Force Bush to implement an orderly redeployment from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Workman: Create more affirmative action programs to address poverty.
    Kevin Stine: Give safe shelter & basic sanitary needs to the homeless.
    T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: Success comes from hard work, not handouts.
    T.W. Shannon: Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients.
    Andrew Rice: Our churches have engaged society to try to improve society.
    Frank Keating: Able-bodied people must stand on their own two feet.

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