2014 AARP Senate Voter Guide
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from 2014 AARP Senate Voter Guide (number of quotes indicated):
- Charlie Hardy (3) Democratic Senate Challenger Wyoming
- Dave Domina (2) Democratic Senate Challenger Nebraska
- David Alameel (2) Democratic Senate Challenger Texas
- David Perdue (1) Republican challenger Georgia
- Jeff Sessions (2) Republican Sr Senator Alabama
- Jim Risch (1) Idaho Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator
- Michelle Nunn (2) Democratic Challenger Georgia
- Monica Wehby (1) Republican Challenger Oregon
- Nels Mitchell (2) Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
- Rick Weiland (3) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
- Robert Sarvis (1) Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
- Shenna Bellows (1) Democratic Challenger
- Travis Childers (1) Democratic Senate challenger Mississippi
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
AARP released the “Your Vote Counts” 2014 Voters’ Guides, featuring information from senatorial and congressional candidates – in AARP's words – "on their plans to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and financial security."
AARP’s federal Voters’ Guide poses three questions on Social Security, Medicare, and Financial Security:
Those questions are slightly changed from the 2012 AARP survey, but either set of questions is one of the best sources of candidate information in this election --
and many major party candidates decline to answer the AARP!
Senior voters who are AARP members should demand that all candidates respond; and younger voters should read the responses to decide whom to vote for:
this is the way election information SHOULD be gathered and distributed!
- How would you protect Social Security for today's seniors and strengthen it for future generations?
- How would you put Medicare on stronger financial ground and protect today's seniors and future retirees from rising health costs?
- How would you help Americans save so they can secure their future?
The AARP maintains a questionnaire website at AARP.org --
OnTheIssues excerpts the Senate Voter Guides for most Senate challengers and some House Representatives-elect.
(P.S. And the AARP uses numerous OnTheIssues.org excerpts in their Voter Guide as well!)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Dave Domina: Stop allowing companies to outsource jobs.
Jim Risch: Jobs are created by private sector and not by government.
Monica Wehby: Gov't should encourage growth, not squeeze businesses out.
Rick Weiland: Stop sweetheart deals for businesses 'too big to fail'.
Travis Childers: End tax breaks for big corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Charlie Hardy: I am in favor of single-payer health insurance.
Charlie Hardy: Health care is an inalienable right.
Rick Weiland: Give Medicare recipients a choice of private insurance.
Nels Mitchell: Staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Jeff Sessions: Unwaveringly defend US workers and taxpayers.
David Alameel: Raise minimum wage so families can work with dignity.
Dave Domina: It's not an entitlement; and it shouldn't be privatized.
David Alameel: Vows to NEVER cut or privatize Social Security and Medicare.
David Perdue: Reduce $86T retirement deal for federal employees.
Jeff Sessions: Small adjustments now, so everyone has benefits in future.
Michelle Nunn: Bipartisan entitlement reform to preserve Social Security.
Nels Mitchell: Fight efforts to cut or privatize entitlements.
Rick Weiland: Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy.
Shenna Bellows: Scrap the cap; apply payroll tax over $113,700.
Michelle Nunn: Reverse the downward trends in basic R&D funding.
Welfare & Poverty|
Charlie Hardy: Minimum wage increase will help lift people out of poverty.
Robert Sarvis: Foster a competitive market for community-based services.
The above quotations are from 2014 AARP Senate Voter Guide.
Page last edited: Sep 20, 2014