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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Abortion
    Adam Laxalt: Support crisis pregnancy center to help mothers choose life.
    Adam Laxalt: Look into repealing NV abortion rights law.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Endorsed by EMILY's List.
    Dan Schwartz: Don't stop abortions but don't pay for them either.
    Danny Tarkanian: Life starts at conception.
    Dean Heller: Ban all abortions after 20 weeks.
    Jacky Rosen: Women's health care decisions are personal.
    Jacky Rosen: Co-sponsored bill to require contraceptives in insurance.
    Jared Fisher: Pro-life because pregnancy involves two persons.
    Joe Lombardo: Joe is pro-life.
    John Jay Lee: Was a pro-life Democrat, became a Republican.
    Kenny Guinn: Prohibit partial-birth abortion; support Parental consent.
    Mark Amodei: Abortions should always be legally available.
    Steve Sisolak: Keep abortion legal in first trimester.
    Steve Sisolak: Fund Planned Parenthood; leave decision to women.
Budget & Economy
    Bob Beers: Common sense: borrow in tough times, but then pay it back.
    Brian Sandoval: We passed a balanced budget post-Great Recession.
    Dan Schwartz: Tax abatements are not needed to entice new business.
    Danny Tarkanian: Cut entitlements to reduce trillions of debt.
    Dean Heller: Control wasteful spending and shrink the size of government.
    Jacky Rosen: Cut wasteful spending; get rid of burdensome regulations.
    James Vandermaas: Infrastructure projects will create jobs now, in the future.
    Joe Biden: Ordinary people are getting killed by this economy.
    Joe Heck: Eliminate our debt, spurring economic growth.
    Joe Lombardo: Diversify state economy beyond mining and casinos.
    John Jay Lee: Won't accept expanding and intrusive government.
    Kenny Guinn: Change government to deal with explosive growth.
    Michele Fiore: We desperately need sound fiscally conservative policies.
    Ruben Kihuen: Wall Street blames homeowners for the foreclosure crisis.
    Steve Sisolak: COVID: Additional $50 million to help small businesses.
    Steve Sisolak: Launch State Infrastructure Bank to leverage outside capital.
    Adam Laxalt: Economic pain from Democrat spending.
    Adam Laxalt: The Left's policies caused $6 gas and 15% inflation.
    Joe Lombardo: We're buying with cash instead of credit.
Civil Rights
    Adam Laxalt: 1996: opposed same-sex marriage; 2018: supports equality.
    Adam Laxalt: Religious right of no business with gay couples.
    Brian Sandoval: Nevada gave women the right to vote in 1914, ahead of USA.
    Brian Sandoval: Following court rulings, dropped defense of gay marriage ban.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Let Nevada ban same-sex marriage; it's will of the people.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: States ban bigamy & incest, so why not same-sex marriage?
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Following court rulings, dropped defense of gay marriage ban.
    Dan Schwartz: Support women by seeking a female running mate.
    Elizabeth Warren: Focus on environment justice for people of color.
    Jacky Rosen: Endorsed by Human Rights Campaign.
    Jared Fisher: Treat LGBTQ like others; and some gender-neutral bathrooms.
    Joe Heck: Accepts Supreme Court ruling on transgendered bathrooms.
    Joe Lombardo: For Nevadan variation of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law.
    John Jay Lee: Approved legislative majority-minority redistricting.
    Kenny Guinn: Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges.
    Kenny Guinn: Include sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws.
    Kenny Guinn: Opposes recognizing same-sex marriages.
    Mark Amodei: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions.
    Mark Amodei: Support affirmative action in schools & workplaces.
    Steve Sisolak: Don't recognize same-sex marriage.
    Steve Sisolak: Prosecute against discrimination.
    Steve Sisolak: Strong gay rights supporter.
    Steve Sisolak: Make voting a fundamental right: automatic registration.
Corporations
    Adam Laxalt: Remove barriers to job creation and business expansion.
    Brian Sandoval: Lending to small businesses will help create jobs in state.
    Dan Schwartz: Replace commerce tax with broad-based corporate income tax.
    Dan Schwartz: Bringing in high tech business will help increase paychecks.
    Dean Heller: Against bank bailout; against Dodd-Frank bank regulation.
    Jacky Rosen: Trump tax cut is fraudulent handout to corporations.
    Jared Fisher: Too many regulations work as roadblocks for business growth.
    Joe Biden: Hold CEOs and companies accountable.
    Steve Sisolak: Decrease business taxes and capital gains taxes.
Crime
    Adam Laxalt: Penalties for criminals; justice for victims.
    Adam Laxalt: Increased penalties for Medicaid crimes & human trafficking.
    Bob Beers: Don't let defendant inform grand jury charges were dismissed.
    Brian Sandoval: Reform juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism.
    Brian Sandoval: Veto repeal banning sex offenders within 500 feet of school.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Supports peer-to-peer counseling & privacy for law officers.
    Dina Titus: Let defendant inform grand jury if charges were dismissed.
    Jacky Rosen: Fund law enforcement as robustly as necessary.
    Jim Gibbons: Don't let defendant inform grand jury charges were dismissed.
    Joe Heck: Don't let defendant inform grand jury charges were dismissed.
    Joe Lombardo: Defunding the police is a radical, left-wing effort.
    Joe Lombardo: Enact more severe penalties for violence on school grounds.
    Joe Lombardo: Sentencing reform directly related to increased crime rate.
    Joe Lombardo: Supports the death penalty, as long as there's due process.
    John Jay Lee: Audit the cost of capital punishment.
    John Jay Lee: Doesn't know how child porn got on his iPad, called police.
    John Jay Lee: Let defendant inform grand jury if charges were dismissed.
    Kenny Guinn: Supports the death penalty.
    Kenny Guinn: End parole for repeat violent felons.
    Mark Amodei: Support the use of the death penalty in Nevada.
    Mark Amodei: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Michele Fiore: Support our office; FUND the police!
    Michele Fiore: Repeal law banning sex offenders within 500 feet of school.
    Ruben Kihuen: End the for-profit prison industry in America.
    Ruben Kihuen: Require police body cameras, to address injustice.
    Ruben Kihuen: Repeal law banning sex offenders within 500 feet of school.
    Steve Sisolak: More prisons; more death penalty; more mandatory minimums.
    Steve Sisolak: Ease cash bail requirements to reduce incarceration.
    Steve Sisolak: Help inmates ready to go straight.
    Steve Sisolak: Limit no-knock warrants, investigate civil rights violations.
    Steven Horsford: Let defendant inform grand jury if charges were dismissed.
    Joe Lombardo: Make it harder--not easier--to commit a crime in Nevada.
Drugs
    Adam Laxalt: Opposes legalization of possession of 1 ounce of marijuana.
    Adam Laxalt: 1996: opposed medical marijuana; 2018: decriminalization.
    Adam Laxalt: Wait-and-see on legalizing banking for legalized marijuana.
    Adam Laxalt: Did not seek to allow marijuana business banking.
    Brian Dahle: Medicinal and recreational cannabis laws are in conflict.
    Brian Sandoval: Rid the state of the scourge of opioid abuse.
    Brian Sandoval: I opposed legalization, but let's make pot market work well.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: I do not see a benefit in our state in legalizing marijuana.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Legalize medical marijuana, and eventually recreational use.
    Dean Heller: Let each states' voters decide on marijuana.
    Jacky Rosen: Legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana.
    Jacky Rosen: Regulate marijuana federally, like we do for alcohol.
    Joe Heck: Protect state cannabis laws from federal interference.
    Joe Heck: Legalize medical marijuana, but not recreational use.
    Steve Sisolak: Nevada should set gold standard for legal pot.
    Steve Sisolak: Fight federal intrusion into state marijuana industry.
    Steve Sisolak: Marijuana industry to be critical part of economy.
Education
    Adam Laxalt: Empower parents with school choice & charters.
    Adam Laxalt: Supported voucher-style Education Savings Accounts.
    Danny Tarkanian: I support vouchers for private school tuition.
    Bill Richardson: Create science and math academies with 100,000 new teachers.
    Brian Sandoval: Improve education performance measurements.
    Brian Sandoval: Enhance education data systems in Nevada.
    Brian Sandoval: Yes to charter schools statewide.
    Brian Sandoval: Business tax credit for opportunity scholarship contribution.
    Brian Sandoval: $20M so every Nevada child can read by Grade Three.
    Brian Sandoval: Proposes JAG specialists: Jobs for America's Graduates.
    Brian Sandoval: Supports Education Savings Accounts and school choice.
    Brian Sandoval: $115 million in new investments for higher education.
    Brian Sandoval: Vetoed restoring budget cuts for K-12 public education.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Opposes Education Savings Accounts and school choice.
    Chris Dodd: Merit pay for poor areas ok; not for better neighborhoods.
    Dan Schwartz: Parents need to have choices in school selections.
    Danny Tarkanian: Real choice, not just choice between government schools.
    Dean Heller: Tax savings plan to help parents pay for private schools.
    Dean Heller: Counseling on financial aid but no refinancing student loans.
    Hillary Clinton: Get more teachers into hard-to-serve areas.
    Jacky Rosen: Public money should go to public schools.
    Jacky Rosen: Lower interest rates on student debt.
    Jacky Rosen: $50K for STEM curriculum grant for UNLV.
    Jacky Rosen: Refinance student loans, and cancel if student goes bankrupt.
    James Vandermaas: Universal pre-K, appropriate compensation of teachers.
    James Vandermaas: Finance college through Community Service Payback Program.
    Jared Fisher: Local control is key to education reform.
    Jim Gibbons: Empower local school boards and parents.
    Jim Gibbons: End cookie-cutter approach & end union influence.
    Joe Biden: NCLB needs more resources, but also is fundamentally flawed.
    Joe Biden: Laid out a $30 billion plan over five years for education.
    Joe Lombardo: For charter schools, school choice, opportunity scholarships.
    Joe Lombardo: Would block teaching critical race theory in schools.
    Joe Lombardo: Our education system is irreparably failing & damaging kids.
    Joe Lombardo: School choice is part of the answer to education issues.
    Kenny Guinn: Sex ed should stress abstinence but also safe sex.
    John Jay Lee: Restore budget cuts for K-12 public education.
    Kenny Guinn: $23M for new teacher's college at Henderson.
    Kenny Guinn: $10M for reading teachers; all kids read by 3rd grade.
    Kenny Guinn: Support charters & private investment in public schools.
    Mark Amodei: Support national standards and testing.
    Mike Gravel: US schools fail because we're yoked by military.
    Ruben Kihuen: Don't divert funding to private schools through vouchers.
    Ruben Kihuen: Let students borrow money near 0% interest, like big banks.
    Ruben Kihuen: Restore budget cuts for K-12 public education.
    Steve Sisolak: Against tax dollars diverted to private schools.
    Steve Sisolak: Don't divert funds from public schools to private schools.
    Steve Sisolak: Raise teacher's pay; cover cost of supplies.
    Steve Sisolak: Dollars follow students, not districts nor schools.
    Steven Horsford: Restore budget cuts for K-12 public education.
    Susie Lee: Student loan crisis is crippling young people.
    Susie Lee: Against vouchers, for choice for parents.
    Susie Lee: For expanding early childhood education.
    Joe Lombardo: $2 billion in new K-12 funding, and I expect results.
    Joe Lombardo: Will create the Office of School Choice for every option.
Energy & Oil
    Adam Laxalt: Supports choice & competition in the energy sectors.
    Adam Laxalt: End costly and burdensome mandates on energy providers.
    Amy Klobuchar: Money from energy savings should go back to working class.
    Bernie Sanders: Fossil fuel profit is a moral issue.
    Bill Richardson: Mandatory emissions reductions to make US energy-independent.
    Bob Beers: Consider safety risks & surroundings of Yucca Mountain.
    Brian Sandoval: Access federal land to make NV renewable energy capitol.
    Brian Sandoval: Energy efficiency retrofits add value to buildings.
    Brian Sandoval: Renewables like solar & geothermal are big opportunity.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Fight making Yucca Mountain a high-level nuclear waste dump.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Yucca Mountain is dead; fight so it continues to be.
    Cresent Hardy: Talk about pro's and con's of Yucca Mountain.
    Dan Schwartz: Enthusiast for the future of renewable wind & solar energy.
    Danny Tarkanian: Energy independence by drawing from all energy sources.
    Dean Heller: Impact from humans on climate change is up for debate.
    Dennis Kucinich: Voted against drilling in Alaska, against union preference.
    Elizabeth Warren: Stop all new offshore and public lands drilling.
    Elizabeth Warren: Don't think smaller on climate; it's about corruption.
    Harry Reid: BP and oil companies need regulation.
    Jacky Rosen: Fight turning Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste dump.
    Jacky Rosen: Climate change threatens environment & national security.
    James Vandermaas: Wind & solar power cuts our dependence on foreign oil.
    James Vandermaas: Encourage transition to "nearly free" wind and solar energy.
    Jared Fisher: Clean energy means jobs.
    Jared Fisher: Renewable energy makes economic sense.
    Jim Gibbons: Build facilities to generate solar, wind & geothermal power.
    Joe Biden: Eliminate all subsidies for oil and gas.
    Kenny Guinn: Delay power deregulation until protections are in place.
    Kenny Guinn: $5M to fight becoming the nation's nuclear waste dump.
    Pete Buttigieg: Deadline for climate change isn't 2050, it's 2020.
    Ruben Kihuen: Transfer money from big oil to renewable energy portfolio.
    Steve Sisolak: Encourage cleaner burning fuels; but not Yucca.
    Steve Sisolak: Climate change poses a direct threat to our communities.
    Steve Sisolak: Renewable energy makes business sense.
    Steve Sisolak: We're poised to lead the world on clean energy storage.
    Joe Lombardo: Seek energy independence rather than rely on wider market.
Environment
    Adam Laxalt: Remains open only to necessary regulations.
    Bob Beers: Require voter approval for $200M soccer stadium.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Endorsed by Sierra Club for protecting Nevada's public lands.
    Dean Heller: $230M for Public Land Management around Las Vegas.
    Jack Carter: Ensign's failing environment grade is significant deficiency.
    Jacky Rosen: EPA should rely on facts, not fake news.
    Jacky Rosen: Applauds EPA funding to protect Nevada's surface water.
    Jared Fisher: Teddy Roosevelt environmentalist: Explore new frontiers.
    Jared Fisher: Eco-tourism promotes economy AND outdoor recreation.
    Jared Fisher: Republican voters care about environment.
    John Ensign: Fought Yucca Mountain so it might never become reality.
    Mark Amodei: Supports open space preservation & alternative fuel.
    Ruben Kihuen: Polluters have determined our environmental policy.
    Shelley Berkley: Supports land transfer for Yerington mines.
    Steve Sisolak: Yes to cost/benefit analysis; no to Yucca.
Families & Children
    Adam Laxalt: Opposed Obama's stricter overtime rules.
    Adam Laxalt: Enforce current laws; no new laws to fight sexual harassment.
    Amy Klobuchar: Universal childcare will help small businesses.
    Dean Heller: Catch up on the backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
    Dean Heller: I respect traditional marriage but respect Supreme Court.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports gay marriage.
    Ruben Kihuen: Fight to make child care a critical economic issue.
    Steve Sisolak: Require companies to provide paid sick time.
    Steve Sisolak: Adequately fund women's health care services.
Foreign Policy
    Bill Richardson: Bad guys like Richardson; he can make peace with enemies.
    Bill Richardson: Set conditions on foreign aid assistance to Musharraf.
    Brian Sandoval: $10M Knowledge Fund, and expand Nevada's global footprint.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Supports US-Iran nuclear treaty.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Led bipartisan opposition to China's election interference.
    Jack Carter: On Axis of Evil: Are you better off today than 4 years ago?
    Jacky Rosen: Defend Israel Act: U.S. should stand with Israel.
    Joe Biden: Move from a Musharraf policy to a Pakistan policy.
    Joe Biden: Helped with $750M Latin America funding.
    Joe Heck: Opposes US-Iran nuclear treaty.
    John Ensign: Kim Jong Il is a dangerous lunatic.
Free Trade
    Bill Richardson: We need fair trade, not just unabashed free trade.
    Dan Schwartz: Bring in out-of-state business but no overseas missions.
    Dennis Kucinich: NAFTA and GATT intentionally limit workers rights.
    Jacky Rosen: Oppose bad trade deals; insist on a level playing field.
    James Vandermaas: Tariffs and trade war with China put our farmers at risk.
    Joe Biden: Chinese pollution will result in tariffs on their products.
    John Edwards: We need smart trade, not fair trade vs. free trade.
    John Edwards: Globalization means more education needed for success.
    John Edwards: Hold China responsible for their trade obligations.
    Steve Sisolak: Look forward to introducing Canadian companies to our state.
    Susie Lee: Expand trade but protect workers, environment.
Government Reform
    Adam Laxalt: Open competitive bidding process for Atty General contracts.
    Brian Dahle: Crazy to ban candidate withholding tax returns from ballot.
    Brian Sandoval: Sunset all 180 licensing & advisory boards by 2013.
    Brian Sandoval: Freezing archaic regulations is my number one priority.
    Brian Sandoval: Restore merit pay for state employees.
    Brian Sandoval: Vetoed legislative redistricting maps.
    Brian Sandoval: Vetoed auditing the cost of capital punishment.
    Brian Sandoval: Don't allow voter registration closer to Election Day.
    Dan Schwartz: Picture ID as requirement to voting.
    Danny Tarkanian: Drain the swamp by imposing term limits on Congress.
    Dean Heller: Don't require disclosure of political campaign donors.
    Hillary Clinton: Cut gov't contractors and end privatization of government.
    Jack Carter: Stop the mauling of our Constitutional balance of powers.
    Jacky Rosen: AdWatch: Passed zero bills? But co-sponsored eight bills.
    Jacky Rosen: More campaign disclosure; overturn Citizens United.
    James Vandermaas: Keep public lands in Federal hands to preserve them.
    Jared Fisher: Governor must lead with accountability & transparency.
    Jim Gibbons: 6% salary reductions for all state workers.
    Joe Lombardo: End ballot harvesting, universal mail ballots.
    Joe Lombardo: 2020 Election: there was probably fraud on both sides.
    Joe Lombardo: Fewer regulations at the end of his first term than at start.
    Kenny Guinn: No campaign spending limits; no public campaign funding.
    Michele Fiore: Don't allow voter registration closer to Election Day.
    Mike Gravel: I've got no money; of course I'm for campaign finance reform.
    Mike Gravel: You can be empowered to vote on issues that affect your life.
    Ruben Kihuen: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen United.
    Ruben Kihuen: Approved legislative majority-minority redistricting.
    Ruben Kihuen: Audit the cost of capital punishment.
    Ruben Kihuen: Allow voter registration closer to Election Day.
    Sharron Angle: In state legislature, sole No vote called "41 to Angle".
    Shelley Berkley: Free Nevada: No out-of-state donations for Senate race.
    Steve Sisolak: Limit campaign donations, but oppose partial state funding.
    Steve Sisolak: Term limits for governor & all state reps.
    Steve Sisolak: Keep electoral college; no popular vote "compact".
    Steven Horsford: Approved legislative majority-minority redistricting.
    Steven Horsford: Audit the cost of capital punishment.
    Susie Lee: Member of the Problem Solvers Caucus: break the gridlock.
    Adam Laxalt: Illegal votes in 2020 from dead voters and double voters .
    Steve Sisolak: Nevada has one of the strongest election systems .
    Joe Lombardo: End universal mail-in ballots; require voter ID.
Gun Control
    Adam Laxalt: Strong Supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Adam Laxalt: 1996: supported gun rights; 2018: supports gun control.
    Adam Laxalt: Don't expand state background checks unless FBI participates.
    Adam Laxalt: Firearm restrictions not effective in reducing gun violence.
    Bob Beers: Allow reciprocity for right-to-carry concealed weapons.
    Brian Sandoval: Mental health background check erodes 2nd Amendment.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Universal background check are an essential first step.
    Dan Schwartz: Implement voter-approved expanded background checks.
    Dan Schwartz: Expand state background checks because people voted for it.
    Danny Tarkanian: Self-defense is a constitutional right & a God-given right.
    Danny Tarkanian: What good is a handgun if a bad guy has an assault rifle?
    Dean Heller: Opposed banning high-capacity magazines.
    Dina Titus: Allow reciprocity for right-to-carry concealed weapons.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports commonsense gun safety legislation.
    Jacky Rosen: Ban high-capacity magazines & military-style assault rifles.
    James Vandermaas: In favor of Comprehensive Universal Background Checks.
    Jared Fisher: Second Amendment represents freedom & our American heritage.
    Jim Gibbons: Allow reciprocity for right-to-carry concealed weapons.
    Joe Heck: Allow reciprocity for right-to-carry concealed weapons.
    Joe Lombardo: Eliminated county gun registry, stop government tracking.
    Joe Lombardo: Opposes bump stocks, supports narrow background checks.
    John Jay Lee: A+ rating from the NRA; pro-2nd amendment values.
    John Jay Lee: Allow reciprocity for right-to-carry concealed weapons.
    Kenny Guinn: Allow concealed carry.
    Michele Fiore: Ardent supporter of 2nd amendment, lifetime member of NRA.
    Michele Fiore: NO to mental health background checks before gun purchase.
    Ruben Kihuen: The NRA exists only to protect the big gun companies.
    Ruben Kihuen: Background checks for mental health before gun purchase.
    Sharron Angle: Purpose of Second Amendment is protection against tyranny.
    Steve Sisolak: Supports concealed carry.
    Steve Sisolak: I'll take on the NRA and I'll take on Donald Trump.
    Steve Sisolak: Expand state background checks without involving Feds.
    Steve Sisolak: Outspoken gun control advocate since Las Vegas shooting.
    Steve Sisolak: Ban silencers, bump stocks, and assault weapons.
    Steve Sisolak: Common-sense gun laws save lives.
    Steven Horsford: Allow reciprocity for right-to-carry concealed weapons.
    Susie Lee: Ban high capacity magazines, assault weapons.
Health Care
    Adam Laxalt: Bash ObamaCare, but unclear on where healthcare is headed.
    Adam Laxalt: ObamaCare is most flawed piece of legislation ever endured.
    Amy Klobuchar: Don't blow up ObamaCare with Medicare-for-All.
    Barack Obama: Problem isnít mandating coverage, but affording it.
    Barack Obama: Bring GOP & Dems together to make healthcare affordable.
    Bernie Sanders: Will increase health benefits for all, in unions or not.
    Bill Richardson: State flexibility creates universal coverage without taxes.
    Bob Beers: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not working and we can't afford it.
    Brian Sandoval: Supports lawsuits against Obama health care bill.
    Brian Sandoval: $874 decrease in public employees benefit plan.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: As A.G., refused to join lawsuit against ObamaCare.
    Dan Schwartz: Healthcare should be an economic right for all citizens.
    Danny Tarkanian: ObamaCare MUST be repealed; I guarantee I'll vote to do so.
    Dean Heller: Let religious institutions reject objectionable coverage.
    Dean Heller: Block grants to the states instead of ObamaCare.
    Dennis Kucinich: Key to reform: end role for for-profit insurance companies.
    Harry Reid: ObamaCare improved healthcare and also improved economy.
    Harry Reid: Insurers' profit motive almost destroyed our economy.
    Hillary Clinton: Universal health care coverage by the end of my second term.
    Hillary Clinton: Still scarred from 1990s reform, but now doing it better.
    Hillary Clinton: Health care tax credit ensures affordability.
    Jack Carter: Support individual states enforcing their coverage standards.
    Jacky Rosen: Stabilize ObamaCare so premiums are reduced.
    Jacky Rosen: Add public option and Medicaid buy-in to ObamaCare.
    James Vandermaas: Proposes Dual Payer plan, free to choose primary coverage.
    Jared Fisher: Free market achieves both affordable AND effective care.
    Joe Biden: Got ObamaCare passed and will expand it.
    Joe Lombardo: Denounces state public option law as BS.
    Joe Lombardo: Mask mandate didn't work, it was political theater.
    John Edwards: Silence is betrayal about universal healthcare-we can't wait.
    John Jay Lee: COVID: Unvaccinated, gets COVID, opposes mandates.
    Kenny Guinn: Fund alternatives to long-term care for seniors.
    Kenny Guinn: Double the funding for the disabled.
    Kenny Guinn: Expand Senior Rx.
    Mike Bloomberg: Cannot take away employer insurance from 160 million people.
    Ruben Kihuen: Expand Medicaid to ensure that no American is uninsured.
    Sharron Angle: We're a country of choice; don't force people into insurance.
    Sharron Angle: No medical conditions where coverage should be mandated.
    Shelley Berkley: Kidney transplant center helps Nevada but helps husband too.
    Shelley Berkley: Stop cuts to Medicare; no privatization for younger workers.
    Steve Sisolak: ObamaCare has helped those in need.
    Steve Sisolak: Do everything we can to maintain healthcare coverage.
    Steve Sisolak: Expand coverage for those who need it.
    Susie Lee: Defend ACA; improve its coverage.
    Susie Lee: Don't repeal Obamacare, make necessary changes.
    Tom Vilsack: Focus on curing incurable diseases that drive up health cost.
    Tom Vilsack: Focus on wellness as part of universal coverage.
    Tom Vilsack: Help Medicare by sharing data & providing long-term homecare.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Let Medicare negotiate drug prices & subsidize insurance.
    Joe Lombardo: $17 million expansion of mental health services.
    Joe Lombardo: Substantially revise or repeal the Public Option.
Homeland Security
    Adam Laxalt: Make Nevada the most veteran-empowering state in the nation.
    Barack Obama: Human rights and national security are complementary.
    Bill Richardson: We should not be known for Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib.
    Bill Richardson: Human rights can be more important than national security.
    Brian Sandoval: Fund additional veterans service officers.
    Brian Sandoval: Defy Trump's bad on transgendered people in military.
    Chris Dodd: National security is more important than human rights.
    Dan Schwartz: We need a hard look at military spending to find excesses.
    Danny Tarkanian: Rebuild our military; it was severely weakened under Obama.
    Hillary Clinton: National security is more important than human rights.
    Jacky Rosen: Fight to keep our military strong.
    Jacky Rosen: Duty to take care of our veterans with less bureaucracy.
    Joe Heck: Supported $607 billion national defense bill.
    John Edwards: Lead a long-term effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
    Ruben Kihuen: Focus on veterans, not defense company lobbyists.
    Steve Sisolak: Veterans bills will make a tremendous difference.
    Adam Laxalt: Impeach the Secretary of Homeland Security for open borders.
Immigration
    Adam Laxalt: Stop illegal immigration & stop sanctuary states.
    Adam Laxalt: Don't expand DACA to cover parents of DREAMer kids.
    Amy Klobuchar: Defeat Trump and pass immigration reform.
    Barack Obama: Comprehensive solution includes employers & borders.
    Barack Obama: Undocumented workers come here to work, not to drive.
    Barack Obama: Support granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Bill Richardson: Allowed giving driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Bob Beers: Secure the borders before changing immigration policy.
    Brian Dahle: Opposes sanctuary state status.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Joined on bill to reverse funding diverted for border wall.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: On asylum: compassion, justice, rule of law.
    Chris Dodd: Oppose granting driverís licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Dan Schwartz: Empathy for DACA targets, wants them part of immigration law.
    Danny Tarkanian: Reform legal immigration; but BLOCK illegal immigration.
    Danny Tarkanian: Oppose sanctuary cities; support official English.
    Dean Heller: Overhaul 14th Amendment against immigrant citizenship.
    Dean Heller: Pathway to citizenship for illegals in army or college.
    Dean Heller: DREAM Act is a backdoor amnesty program.
    Dennis Kucinich: There arenít any illegal human beings.
    Eric Greitens: Gave examples of Muslim immigration that has been positive.
    Harry Reid: We need comprehensive reform.
    Hillary Clinton: Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Jack Carter: Get a pathway to citizenship and end political football.
    Jacky Rosen: Comprehensive reform with earned pathway to citizenship.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports DREAMers & earned path to citizenship.
    James Vandermaas: Expedite asylum requests, implement DACA, re-task ICE.
    Joe Biden: Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Joe Heck: Opposed resolution celebrating contributions of immigrants.
    Joe Heck: No blanket amnesty but earned citizenship ok.
    Joe Lombardo: Defend our borders; oppose sanctuary cities.
    Joe Lombardo: Got creative to get around court order on illegal immigrants.
    Joe Lombardo: Welcome refugees so long as they're properly vetted.
    John Edwards: Oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
    John Ensign: Don't forgive illegals of felonies nor pay them benefits.
    John Jay Lee: Co-sponsored celebrating contributions of immigrants.
    Ruben Kihuen: Families immigrate to America seeking the American dream.
    Ruben Kihuen: Pass comprehensive reform with clear pathway to citizenship.
    Sharron Angle: Solution is simple: secure the borders, enforce the laws.
    Steve Sisolak: Not a sanctuary county; we are in compliance with ICE.
    Steve Sisolak: Double headline - Already Done.
    Steve Sisolak: Workable pathway to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants.
    Susie Lee: Against funding ill-conceived border wall.
    Susie Lee: Secure border by investing in people, technology.
Jobs
    Adam Laxalt: Remove barriers to job creation.
    Adam Laxalt: Do not raise minimum wage; that hurts workers.
    Brian Sandoval: $10M for deals via Nevada Jobs Unlimited.
    Dean Heller: Get bipartisan bill passed for online poker.
    Dean Heller: Denied 2010 reports that unemployed were "hobos".
    Dean Heller: Opposed raising minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25/hour.
    Dennis Kucinich: Give teeth to the National Labor Relations Act.
    Dennis Kucinich: Iím the one candidate who comes from the working class.
    Dina Titus: Voted to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Jacky Rosen: Fight for livable wage; expand small business capital.
    Jacky Rosen: End pay discrimination against women.
    Jacky Rosen: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
    James Vandermaas: Create regional minimum wage based on local economy.
    James Vandermaas: Equal compensation for equal work.
    Joe Lombardo: Critical of state's use of project labor agreements.
    Joe Lombardo: Everyone should have equal opportunity, union or not.
    John Edwards: Make joining unions easier; ban firing strikers.
    Kenny Guinn: Privatized state worker's comp & insurance.
    Michele Fiore: Criticized for remarks about affirmative action.
    Ruben Kihuen: Women earn less for same job as male colleagues.
    Ruben Kihuen: No one who works full time should live in poverty.
    Sharron Angle: No, I don't think the unemployed are spoiled.
    Sharron Angle: It's not a Senator's job to create jobs.
    Shelley Berkley: Online poker could mean up to 1,200 jobs in Nevada.
    Steve Sisolak: Raise minimum wage to $10, but $15 is too much.
    Steve Sisolak: Raise minimum wage from $7.25.
    Steven Horsford: Voted to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Susie Lee: Voted to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
Principles & Values
    Adam Laxalt: Son of Sen. Pete Domenici; grandson of Gov. Paul Laxalt.
    Amy Klobuchar: Will bring rural and suburban voters together to win.
    Amy Klobuchar: Need a president with heart, unlike Trump.
    Bernie Sanders: it's fairness for working class, not communism.
    Bernie Sanders: Disowns vicious internet trolls.
    Bernie Sanders: US has an immoral distribution of wealth.
    Bernie Sanders: Does not advocate communism, but fairness for working class.
    Bill Richardson: Pledges to not engage in negative campaigning on Dems.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Served as Assistant County Manager & criminal prosecutor.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Offensive to criticize Mexican-American for no Spanish.
    Chris Dodd: We canít survive as a nation 51-49; end partisanship.
    Danny Tarkanian: Will fight Republican "liberals".
    Dennis Kucinich: I can move this country because I have no strings.
    Harry Reid: Son of a miner; mother took in wash from brothels.
    Hillary Clinton: Proud of Bill Clinton's record as president.
    Jack Carter: There are certain values that are intuitive to all Americans.
    Jack Carter: I'm fed up with this administration & my opponent.
    Jack Carter: Campaign funding source doesn't matter; "we the people" do.
    James Vandermaas: Constitution designed to force officials to compromise.
    Jared Fisher: Master of time management: time is our greatest asset.
    Jared Fisher: Started renewable-energy-based tourism business.
    Joe Heck: Small business owner and emergency-room physician.
    Joe Lombardo: Sheriff Lombardo prefers you just call him Joe.
    Joe Lombardo: Recognizes Biden as duly elected president.
    Joe Lombardo: Faith leaders are the backbone of our communities.
    John Ensign: Nevadans need Nevada leaders with Nevada roots.
    John Ensign: Carter gets more campaign money from California than Nevada.
    John Jay Lee: Switched parties because of "socialist, extremist agenda".
    Mike Bloomberg: Ridiculous to throw out capitalism; communism doesn't work.
    Mike Gravel: Achieved much in Senate, but prefers governors for president.
    Pete Buttigieg: We can accomplish goals without polarization.
    Sharron Angle: I live in middle-class Reno; Reid lives in DC's Ritz-Carlton.
    Steve Sisolak: I put a lot of faith in God to advise me.
    Joe Lombardo: 2020 election environment was easy to commit fraud.
    Joe Lombardo: The Nevada Way: never give up; never stop dreaming.
Social Security
    Harry Reid: What would have happened if Trust Fund were in stock market?
    Jacky Rosen: Oppose extreme proposals like privatization or vouchers.
    Jacky Rosen: Don't privatize Social Security or VA.
    James Vandermaas: We paid into Social Security, we are actually entitled to it.
    Ruben Kihuen: Fight any attempt to privatize or voucherize.
    Sharron Angle: Personalize Social Security; not privatize.
    Tom Vilsack: If US gov't were a business, balance sheet looks mismanaged.
    Tom Vilsack: Index by prices instead of wages, to maintain stability.
Tax Reform
    Adam Laxalt: Critical to maintain low taxes.
    Adam Laxalt: Committed to not raising taxes on anybody.
    Bob Beers: Don't suspend energy efficient tax breaks impacting budget.
    Brian Sandoval: Don't raise taxes by $1B; that would halt job growth.
    Chris Dodd: Moderate but keep the estate tax; incentivize middle class.
    Dan Schwartz: Spending to increase revenue would justify raising taxes.
    Dean Heller: Trump tax cut boosts job creation.
    Dina Titus: Suspend energy efficient tax breaks impacting budget.
    Harry Reid: I am not in favor of giving billionaires tax cuts.
    Jack Carter: Oppose the elimination of the sales tax deduction by the GOP.
    Jacky Rosen: Opposed Republican tax cut to wealthy.
    James Vandermaas: Trickle-up tax relief plans can stimulate and grow economy.
    James Vandermaas: Change tax policy to advantage of middle class, not top 1-2%.
    Jared Fisher: Cement our reputation as pro-business, tax-friendly state.
    Jim Gibbons: No new taxes and no expansion of state government.
    Jim Gibbons: Don't suspend energy efficient tax breaks impacting budget.
    Joe Biden: More tax breaks for Latino and black businesses.
    Joe Heck: Don't suspend energy efficient tax breaks impacting budget.
    Joe Lombardo: Joe will veto any new tax increase.
    Joe Lombardo: There's always another way instead of raising taxes.
    Joe Lombardo: Open to tax reform, but not increase in state revenue.
    John Jay Lee: Federal taxes hurt families & local government.
    John Jay Lee: Don't suspend energy efficient tax breaks impacting budget.
    Kenny Guinn: Nevada needs new revenue, but now is no time for new taxes.
    Mike Bloomberg: Raise taxes on the rich.
    Mike Gravel: Wipe out the income tax! -- it's regressive.
    Mike Gravel: National sales tax; no exceptions; prebates for essentials.
    Pete Buttigieg: The American Dream [is collapsing except in] Denmark.
    Ruben Kihuen: End the absurd carried interest tax loophole.
    Sharron Angle: Extend the Bush-era tax cuts, or it's a tax increase.
    Steve Sisolak: Supported commerce tax; supports property tax increase.
    Steven Horsford: Don't suspend energy efficient tax breaks impacting budget.
    Joe Lombardo: Raise Commerce Tax exemption; suspend fuel tax.
Technology
    Brian Sandoval: Drive investment in broadband technology.
    Brian Sandoval: Project Neon: major new highway project.
    Brian Sandoval: $3.5M for cyberdefense against unprecedented threats.
    Dan Schwartz: Investment in infrastructure can bring in high paying jobs.
    Dean Heller: More competition on internet, instead of Net Neutrality.
    Jacky Rosen: Invest in transportation infrastructure & high-tech research.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports Net Neutrality protections for broadband consumers.
    Jacky Rosen: Co-sponsored bill to protect small business from cyberattack.
    Steve Sisolak: Preserve Net Neutrality (equal access to internet).
War & Peace
    Barack Obama: Surge strategy has made a difference in Iraq but failed.
    Bill Richardson: Congress authorized this war; now de-authorize it.
    Bill Richardson: Find ways to withdraw from Iraq, but with diplomacy.
    Bill Richardson: Donor conference: get EU & Arabs to pay for reconstruction.
    Brian Sandoval: Inspired by Nevadans serving in 5 middle eastern countries.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Declare war on ISIS; arm and train the Iraqi Kurds.
    Catherine Cortez Masto: Declare war on ISIS before innocent lives are taken.
    Chris Dodd: Re-deploy out of refereeing a civil war.
    Chris Dodd: I made mistake in authorizing war; do not continue mistake.
    Chris Dodd: How much more chaos could we be creating in Baghdad?
    Danny Tarkanian: Stronger response to ISIS, North Korea, and Russia.
    Dean Heller: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
    Dennis Kucinich: I voted against war because I saw no proof from Bush.
    Dennis Kucinich: Cut off the funds; end the occupation of Iraq.
    Dennis Kucinich: Reparations to Iraq for 650,000 innocent civilians killed.
    Dennis Kucinich: The surge strategy is fueling the insurgency.
    Harry Reid: OpEd: saying Iraq war was lost emboldened our enemies.
    Hillary Clinton: Require Bush to redeploy or seek additional authority.
    Hillary Clinton: Takes responsibility for Iraq war vote, but not a mistake.
    Jacky Rosen: Supports multinational Iran nuclear treaty.
    Joe Biden: Decentralize Iraq to give people control over daily lives.
    Joe Biden: Vote for Iraq War was mistake; assumed Bush competence.
    Joe Biden: If Iraq metastasizes into regional war, it'll take decades.
    John Edwards: Draw down 40,000 to 50,000 troops right now.
    John Edwards: Wrong on Iraq war vote about WMDs and about Bush's lead-up.
    Mike Gravel: 2008 election will be decided by how Democrats handle war.
    Mike Gravel: Bush can sign bill to end war, or he can believe in God.
    Susie Lee: Opposed Iran Nuclear Deal, but against repealing it.
    Tom Vilsack: National Guard too busy in Iraq handle natural disasters.
    Tom Vilsack: The war needs to be ended now, not in 6 months or 6 years.
    Tom Vilsack: Congress should remove funding for the war.
Welfare & Poverty
    Adam Laxalt: Develop new affordable housing without tax funding.
    Brian Sandoval: $1.5M more for Meals-on-Wheels for seniors.
    Steve Sisolak: Expedited permitting for affordable housing.


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