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2010 Senate debates

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AR: Lincoln(D)
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CA: Boxer(D)
CO: Bennet(D)
CT: Blumenthal(D)
DE: O`Donnell(R)
FL: Crist(I)
IA: Grassley(R)
IL: Kirk(R)
IN: Ellsworth(D)
KY: Paul(R)
LA: Vitter(R)
MO: Carnahan(D)
NC: Burr(R)
ND: Hoeven(R)
NH: Hodes(D)
NV: Reid(D)
NY: Gillibrand(D)
OH: Portman(R)
OR: Wyden(D)
PA: Sestak(D)
UT: Lee(R)
WA: Murray(D)
WI: Feingold(D)
WV: Manchin(D)

2010 Delaware Senate Debates

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

The above quotations are from 2010 Delaware Senate Debates.
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