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Crippled America,
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United,
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The Truths We Hold,
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Smart on Crime,
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Guide to Political Revolution,
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Where We Go From Here,
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Promise Me, Dad ,
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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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The Book of Joe ,
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Becoming,
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Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
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State of Ohio Politicians: Archives


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  • Al Gore (5) Democrat
  • Betty Sutton (1) Ohio Democratic candidate for Lt.Governor
  • Bob Taft (10) Ohio Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
  • Charlie Wilson (8) Democrat (until 2010) U.S. Rep Ohio-6
  • Connie Pillich (3) Ohio Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Dennis Kucinich (2) Ohio Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Eric Deaton (8) 2010 Constitution Party challenger Ohio
  • Eric Fingerhut (11) 2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep Ohio
  • Jim Renacci (33) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
  • Joe Biden (2) Democrat
  • Joe Schiavoni (16) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • John Kasich (49) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Jon Husted (10) Ohio Republican candidate for Ohio Governor
  • Josh Mandel (19) Former Republican Nominee (withdrew 2018) Ohio
  • Joyce Beatty (8) Democrat U.S. Rep Ohio-3
  • Lee Fisher (39) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov. Ohio
  • Mary Taylor (7) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
  • Michael Pryce (15) Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary) Ohio
  • Mike DeWine (11) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
  • Mike Gibbons (29) Republican candidate for Ohio U.S. Senator Ohio
  • Nan Whaley (6) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • P.G. Sittenfeld (18) Democratic Senate challenger Ohio
  • Paul Hackett (1) Democratic challenger (2006) Ohio
  • Richard Cordray (15) Ohio Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio
  • Rob Portman (18) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Ron Wyden (1) Democratic Sr Senator Oregon
  • Sherrod Brown (38) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
  • Sierra Club (2)
  • Steven Driehaus (6) Democrat (until 2010) U.S. Rep Ohio-1
  • Ted Strickland (18) Ohio Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
  • Warren Davidson (4) Republican U.S. Rep Ohio-8
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Abortion
    Jim Renacci: De-fund Planned Parenthood; 100% pro-life.
    Sherrod Brown: Trust women to make their own healthcare decisions.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes abortion as a woman's unrestricted right.
    Betty Sutton: Constitutionally protected decisions about personal health.
    Dennis Kucinich: Change of heart: I support a woman's right to choose.
    Joe Schiavoni: I trust women to make their own medical decisions.
    Richard Cordray: Support abortion rights; fight for Planned Parenthood.
    Mike Gibbons: We need to end abortion in America.
    Joe Schiavoni: Restore Planned Parenthood funding.
    Jon Husted: Unwavering supporting for the unborn.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes abortion and gay marriage.
    John Kasich: Ban abortions after 20 weeks; but no "heartbeat bill".
    John Kasich: Require abortion clinics to have nearby hospital & doctor.
    Warren Davidson: Life begins at conception.
    Ted Strickland: Supports some restrictions but Planned Parenthood ok.
    John Kasich: Cut $1.3M in funding for discredited Planned Parenthood.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Unwavering supporter of a woman's right to choose.
    Josh Mandel: Signed pledge to oppose abortion on demand without exception.
    Josh Mandel: I believe in protecting life.
    Sherrod Brown: Women should make their own health care decisions.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare makes doctors commit abortions against their will.
    Josh Mandel: Endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC.
    Josh Mandel: Umbilical blood is ethical source of stem cells.
    Michael Pryce: Completely against abortion as a form of birth control.
    Michael Pryce: No funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Lee Fisher: Committed to upholding the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade.
    Steven Driehaus: Prohibit partial-birth abortion; and illegalize all abortion.
    Eric Fingerhut: I support Roe vs. Wade.
    Charlie Wilson: Legal abortion only for incest, rape, or life of woman.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Renacci: Obama federal stimulus was a failed experiment.
    Mike Gibbons: Market-led recovery instead of stimulus.
    Mike Gibbons: Government should get out of the way.
    Joe Schiavoni: Targeted tax credits for jobs and upgrades.
    Jon Husted: Most conservative state budget in 40 years.
    Jon Husted: Liberation from Feds can reduce other problems.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Make big banks split their commercial & investment practices.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Trickle-down economics has not worked for vast majority.
    Richard Cordray: A look back at the recession demands common sense reforms.
    Rob Portman: Budget director for President George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: Reduce deficit with pay-as-you-go budget rules.
    Ted Strickland: Turnaround Ohio: invest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
    Bob Taft: Keep budget balanced without new taxes; hold spending.
Civil Rights
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Mary Taylor: Disallow minors to initiate gender transition without parent.
    Mary Taylor: Running-mate Nathan Estruth led anti-gay-rights campaign.
    Nan Whaley: Presided over one of first Ohio gay marriages.
    Joe Schiavoni: LGBT students are like everyone else.
    Nan Whaley: Being young & female in politics offers unique leadership.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Saying "black lives matter" recognizes institutional racism.
    Michael Pryce: End affirmative action programs.
    Michael Pryce: Marriage only between one man and one woman.
    Lee Fisher: Same rights regardless of sexual orientation.
    Lee Fisher: Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women.
    Steven Driehaus: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic.
    Eric Fingerhut: Affirmative action is a good outreach strategy.
    Eric Fingerhut: Recognize same-sex civil unions and marriage.
    Joyce Beatty: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports affirmative action for state agencies & colleges.
Corporations
    Sherrod Brown: CFPB stops Wall Street from calling the shots on the budget.
    Jim Renacci: 2010 bailout closed my car dealership; Feds shouldn't pick.
    Richard Cordray: Nurture small businesses rooted in local communities.
    Richard Cordray: Developed guidelines to protect consumers from data breaches.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too.
    John Kasich: Businesses are job creators, the engines of job growth.
    Mary Taylor: Common Sense Initiative: reform Ohio's regulatory policies.
    John Kasich: No income taxes on small businesses up to $2M.
    Josh Mandel: Auto bailout was un-American; I won't be the bailout Senator.
    Sherrod Brown: Supported auto industry bailout as fighting for middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Businesses hurt by complicated taxes & aggressive regulation.
    Joe Biden: We bet on the auto industry; 400,000 new jobs means we won.
    Lee Fisher: Experienced negotiating with companies to stay in Ohio.
    Rob Portman: More than 70 company tours & plant visits, to stay in touch.
    Rob Portman: More favorable policy: encourage business development.
Crime
    John Kasich: Spared 7 death-row inmates; executed 15 more.
    Ted Strickland: Spared 5 death-row inmates; executed 17 more.
    Mike Gibbons: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    John Kasich: Rehab, not prison, for low-level offenders.
    Connie Pillich: Worked as public defender, and challenged predatory lenders.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes capital punishment.
    John Kasich: Black Lives Matter means the system doesn't work for them.
    John Kasich: Police must understand challenges of black community.
    John Kasich: Ban the box: no criminal history check on job applications.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Mandatory minimum sentencing causes black mass incarceration.
    Michael Pryce: Supports capital punishment.
    Michael Pryce: No reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders.
    Richard Cordray: Endorsements by law enforcement reflects his efforts as AG.
    Eric Deaton: Being pro-life, I believe in very limited capital punishment.
    Lee Fisher: Created Ohio's first DNA database.
    Steven Driehaus: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Josh Mandel: Voted YES on lethal force against home intruders.
    Eric Fingerhut: Support death penalty; ban racial profiling.
    Eric Fingerhut: No parole for repeat offenders.
    Joyce Beatty: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Joyce Beatty: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports alternative sentencing & rehabilitation.
    Lee Fisher: Expand the use of the death penalty.
    Lee Fisher: More prisons; less parole for repeat violent felons.
Drugs
    Jim Renacci: Opposes recreational marijuana legalization.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports medical legalization; opposes federal intervention.
    John Kasich: Longer prison sentences for fentanyl-related offenses.
    Mike DeWine: Keep low-level drug use a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
    Richard Cordray: Make low-level drug use a misdemeanor; treatment not prison.
    Mike Gibbons: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Richard Cordray: We cannot arrest our way out of opioid crisis: tackle causes.
    Mary Taylor: Focus on prevention and reducing the supply of drugs.
    Mike Gibbons: Solutions are more medical than criminal.
    Joe Schiavoni: Can't arrest our way out of opioid crisis.
    Nan Whaley: Ohio's heroin epidemic caused by drug companies.
    Jon Husted: If #1 in jobs & education, Ohio wouldn't be #1 in opioids.
    John Kasich: Shut down the pill mills; put crooked doctors in jail.
    John Kasich: StartTalking! Talk to kids to say no to opiates.
    John Kasich: No mixed message: don't do opioids & don't do marijuana.
    John Kasich: 2016: Legalized medical marijuana, with tight regulations.
    Mike DeWine: Age-appropriate discussions in Kindergarten thru 12th grade.
    Rob Portman: No legalization; focus instead on drug prevention.
    Ted Strickland: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
    Ted Strickland: Medical cannabis is a "no-brainer"; decriminalize now.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Reform outdated marijuana laws that penalize possession.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Marijuana legalization & tight regulation.
    John Kasich: 50% lower chance of drug use if kids hear "don't do drugs".
    Michael Pryce: Mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Eric Deaton: Rehabilitate drug sellers rather than just locking them up.
    Lee Fisher: Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs.
    Lee Fisher: Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program.
    Steven Driehaus: Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
    Eric Fingerhut: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
    Bob Taft: Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines.
    Joyce Beatty: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Charlie Wilson: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Jim Renacci: Strong historical supporter of vouchers for private schools.
    Jim Renacci: No role for government to reduce student loan interest rates.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime opponent of vouchers for private schools.
    Sherrod Brown: Reduce student loan interest rates; increase Pell Grants.
    Mike Gibbons: Vouchers for school choice.
    Richard Cordray: Future job skills begin with investment in education system.
    Joe Schiavoni: Stop waste in charters, invest in public schools.
    Joe Schiavoni: Make public higher education affordable.
    Jim Renacci: Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective.
    Dennis Kucinich: Charter schools are a multi-billion dollar boondoogle.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect students from failing online charter schools.
    Ted Strickland: Criticizes $71M in charter school funding for rigged report.
    John Kasich: $120 million student debt relief fund; plus online college.
    Josh Mandel: Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools.
    Jim Renacci: I strongly support school voucher programs.
    Michael Pryce: Federal funding for K-12 school vouchers.
    Lee Fisher: Where you grow up should not determine where you end up.
    Eric Fingerhut: Teach abstinence; require exit exams in high schools.
    Eric Fingerhut: Better teacher pay; expanded early education.
    Bob Taft: Implement system of standards, assessments & accountability.
    Bob Taft: Ohioís success depends on keeping education as #1 priority.
    Bob Taft: Called for 20,000 reading tutors; program is succeeding.
    Joyce Beatty: Adequately fund Ohio public schools.
    Charlie Wilson: More funding for teachers.
    Lee Fisher: Encourage charters & corporate investment.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Renacci: Opposed EPA regulating greenhouse gases.
    Sherrod Brown: Pretending that climate change isn't happening is dangerous.
    Sherrod Brown: $30 billion to transition manufacturers to clean energy.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Richard Cordray: Clean energy provides jobs AND improves air quality.
    John Kasich: Balance low-cost & environment by pursuing all sources.
    John Kasich: Supports Keystone XL, clean coal; and "smart grid".
    John Kasich: No state bailout for aging nuclear plants.
    John Kasich: Nuclear power is yesterday; natural gas represents tomorrow.
    Jim Renacci: We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration.
    Joe Schiavoni: Continue oil, gas exploration, but safer fracking.
    John Kasich: Keep state mandate on renewable energy.
    Sierra Club: Mandated renewable energy standards instead of voluntary.
    Sierra Club: Renewable energy creates jobs AND improves air quality.
    Rob Portman: Human activity contributes to climate change; but no laws.
    Ted Strickland: Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change.
    John Kasich: Mandate that electric utilities use at least 8.5% renewables.
    John Kasich: All-of-the-above approach, with stepped-up fossil fuels.
    John Kasich: Open more federal lands to oil and natural gas exploration.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: I'm strongly opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Ted Strickland: Stay out of Keystone XL discussions; it doesn't involve Ohio.
    John Kasich: Balanced use of green energy & low-cost energy.
    John Kasich: Raise severance tax on oil & gas from 20 cents upward.
    Josh Mandel: Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have.
    Eric Deaton: Produce oil from the easy state-side locations.
    Lee Fisher: 25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025.
    Bob Taft: Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs.
    Joyce Beatty: Develop alternative fuels.
Environment
    Jim Renacci: Reduce funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    Sherrod Brown: Maintain funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    John Kasich: Reduce Erie pollution with tougher fertilizer regulations.
    John Kasich: Mandate best practices to reduce farm fertilizer runoff.
    Mike Gibbons: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms.
    John Kasich: $2.5B invested in cleaning Lake Erie, and keep it clean.
    Joe Schiavoni: $100M to address water quality with sewer improvements.
    Ted Strickland: Safeguard clean air and water for future generations.
    Eric Fingerhut: Aggressive effort to increase clean air.
Families & Children
    Jim Renacci: Marriage should be between one man & one woman.
    Sherrod Brown: Practicing family values means loving all God's children.
    Richard Cordray: Focus on kitchen table issues & improving family life.
    Jon Husted: American family is broken without two loving parents.
    John Kasich: CATCH court: prostitutes are victims of human trafficking.
    John Kasich: Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Fight for the right to paid sick days.
    John Kasich: De-fund all family planning centers that discuss abortion.
    Lee Fisher: Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Gibbons: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Ted Strickland: Support Iran nuke treaty; opposes ground troops against ISIS.
    Lee Fisher: Deploy all tools: diplomacy, strength, intel, & military.
    Al Gore: Nation-building: preferable to WWIII, and a stunning success.
    Al Gore: Cuba: Hard-liner on Castro; keep sanctions.
    Al Gore: North Korea: Continue exploring rapprochement.
    Al Gore: Russia: USís abiding interest, but troubled by Putin.
Free Trade
    Jim Renacci: Seeks balance between tariffs, free trade & fair trade.
    Sherrod Brown: Tax auto company foreign profits; then discounts in US.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime critic of NAFTA; re-negotiate to help Ohio workers.
    Mike Gibbons: Support & expand free trade.
    Rob Portman: Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports.
    Rob Portman: Negotiated fast-track under Bush; but slowing it under Obama.
    Ron Wyden: Key supporter of fast-track trade-promotion authority.
    Sherrod Brown: Trade agreements have sold out the middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China.
    Lee Fisher: Trade agreements should be fair and enforced.
    Rob Portman: Pass more trade agreements to increase Ohio exports.
    Rob Portman: Served as trade representative under Pres. George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas.
    Eric Deaton: Free trade agreements have destroyed our economy.
    Lee Fisher: Make sure trade agreements export Ohio goods, not Ohio jobs.
    Mike DeWine: Tariffs against dumping steel, & give fines to US companies.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports fair trade; opposes exporting jobs.
Government Reform
    Jim Renacci: Corporate political donations are protected political speech.
    Sherrod Brown: Special interests shouldn't have louder voice than families.
    Sherrod Brown: Photo-ID rules discourage people from voting.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes making voter registration easier.
    Mike Gibbons: Signed term limit pledge.
    Jon Husted: States should police elections, not Feds.
    Jim Renacci: End campaign contributions that lead to government contracts.
    Ted Strickland: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
    Ted Strickland: Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections.
    John Kasich: A handful of billionaires should not decide who is president.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: The right to cast a ballot is under assault.
    John Kasich: Deal with fundraising influencing voting decisions.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Josh Mandel: No government bailout that I would ever support.
    Josh Mandel: Does not accept gifts in public office.
    Josh Mandel: Public officials should disclose more than is required.
    John Kasich: Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests.
    Michael Pryce: Remove all contribution & spending limits on campaigns.
    Eric Deaton: Limit & regulate campaign contributions.
    Eric Deaton: No line item veto; limit "signing statements".
    Joyce Beatty: Limit campaign contributions & campaigm spending.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports public funding for political camapigns.
    Lee Fisher: Campaign spending limits, but no state funding.
Gun Control
    Jim Renacci: No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines.
    Sherrod Brown: Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines.
    Mike Gibbons: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Richard Cordray: Wants gun control laws at both state and local levels.
    Mike Gibbons: God-given right to keep and bear arms.
    Jon Husted: Spearheaded comprehensive reform to concealed carry law.
    Jon Husted: Endorsed by gun group, supports "right to protect".
    Ted Strickland: Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole.
    Ted Strickland: 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We need Senators who'll stand up to extreme gun lobby.
    Ted Strickland: OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We have more mass murders because we have more guns.
    Steven Driehaus: More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks.
    Eric Fingerhut: Supports safety locks, background checks, semi-auto ban.
    Charlie Wilson: Require child-safety locks.
    Lee Fisher: Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok.
Health Care
    Jim Renacci: Key to affordable healthcare is increasing competition.
    Sherrod Brown: Repealing ObamaCare would devastate Ohio children.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Richard Cordray: ObamaCare saves lives and improves health.
    John Kasich: $112M for mental health hospital, plus Medicaid expansion.
    Mike Gibbons: Replace ObamaCare with competition.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect Medicaid expansion; oppose ObamaCare repeal.
    Nan Whaley: Medicaid crucial to helping addicts; don't throw people off.
    Jim Renacci: Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare.
    John Kasich: Medicaid expansion brought health care to 700,000 people.
    Ted Strickland: Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs.
    Mary Taylor: ObamaCare saddles Ohio with higher costs.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare intimidates doctors to withhold treatment.
    Lee Fisher: Supports new healthcare reform law.
    Rob Portman: Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer.
    Lee Fisher: Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative.
    Lee Fisher: Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes.
    Eric Fingerhut: Fund basic health care for all citizens.
    Bob Taft: Golden Buckeye Card for senior Rx discounts.
Homeland Security
    Mike Gibbons: Expand the military.
    Mike Gibbons: Must have the best weapons.
    Joe Schiavoni: Against military transgender ban.
    Connie Pillich: Advocate for veterans, financially and community.
    Jim Renacci: Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester.
    Sherrod Brown: Screen returning veterans for PTSD, and offer entitlements.
    Warren Davidson: Equip our military for victory, and fix the VA.
    Josh Mandel: AdWatch: served as Marine in Iraq; grandson of a soldier.
    Lee Fisher: Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Rob Portman: Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Eric Deaton: More spending on military R&D and hardware.
    Lee Fisher: If you serve your country, your country must serve you.
    Mike DeWine: Brown voted 10 times to cut intelligence spending.
    Mike DeWine: I donít have confidence in Rumsfeld.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted every time in favor of final intelligence budgets.
Immigration
    Jim Renacci: Overturn DACA program: no legal status for DREAMers.
    Sherrod Brown: Support DACA program: legal status for DREAMers.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Mike Gibbons: We must control our borders.
    Jim Renacci: Supports border wall for Mexico plus temporary travel ban.
    Warren Davidson: Securing our borders is a top national security issue.
    Ted Strickland: Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Common-sense pathway to citizenship but not amnesty.
    Jim Renacci: No pathway to citizenship; yes official English.
Jobs
    Jim Renacci: No increase in federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Sherrod Brown: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes affirmative action hiring.
    Richard Cordray: Endorsed by unions: Give control back to workers.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect collective bargaining rights.
    Joe Schiavoni: Raise minimum wage.
    John Kasich: No local vote on $15 minimum wage; keep $8.10.
    John Kasich: No strikes allowed for public employees.
    Joe Biden: We value working class; Republicans value privileged class.
    Lee Fisher: Incentive for Ohio jobs rather than breaks for jobs overseas.
    Rob Portman: High unemployment rate creates Ohio brain drain.
    Lee Fisher: OpEd: In charge of job creation when Ohio lost 400,000 jobs.
    Lee Fisher: Enforce collective bargaining and prevailing wage laws.
Principles & Values
    Mike Gibbons: Keep God in the public sphere.
    John Kasich: Respect for secular humanists.
    Connie Pillich: Announced candidacy on route of Cincinnati Women's March.
    Mary Taylor: Served as Director of Insurance, while Lt. Governor.
    Jim Renacci: OhioFirst: the day of the career politicians needs to change.
    Warren Davidson: Political left has maintained a progressive attack on faith.
    Sherrod Brown: AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer.
    John Kasich: Kasich rhymes with Basic.
    John Kasich: Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich".
    Jon Husted: Public prayer in Legislature is free speech.
    Lee Fisher: I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are.
    Rob Portman: If you like the way things are going, support my opponent.
    Lee Fisher: Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies.
    Rob Portman: A top adviser to President George W. Bush.
    Mike DeWine: Worked in a bi-partisan manner to get things done.
    Mike DeWine: Brown does not represent the mainstream of Ohio.
    Sherrod Brown: Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness.
    Paul Hackett: Ohio Democrats need an 88-county strategy to win elections.
Social Security
    Jim Renacci: Allow workers to privately invest portion of payroll taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: No full nor partial privatization of Social Security.
    Mike Gibbons: Opt-out of Social Security.
    Rob Portman: Supported Bush's privatization, but no longer supports it.
    Ted Strickland: No Social Security privatization.
    Richard Cordray: Develop consumer tools to use with Social Security decisions.
    Josh Mandel: Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older.
    Sherrod Brown: Don't raise retirement age; system has been reliable.
    Lee Fisher: No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age.
    Rob Portman: Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization.
    Lee Fisher: Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Jim Renacci: Trump tax cuts enable companies to invest in innovation.
    Sherrod Brown: Trump tax cuts apply to corporations that send jobs overseas.
    Sherrod Brown: Help working families instead of millionaires & corporations.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Richard Cordray: Does not back tax bill; not enough benefit to middle class.
    Mike Gibbons: Cut taxes, flatten tax rates.
    Joe Schiavoni: End tax cuts for rich to support schools.
    Nan Whaley: Shift tax burden to rich.
    Jim Renacci: Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed.
    Mary Taylor: Reduce personal income tax; eliminate franchise tax.
    John Kasich: $3 billion in tax cuts for job creators.
    Josh Mandel: I'm proud to pledge for lower taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: Anti-tax pledges handcuff budget decisions.
    Josh Mandel: Eliminate the death tax; it's an unjust double taxation.
    Michael Pryce: Consumption tax gets government off our backs.
    John Kasich: Lower taxes to create competitive climate.
    Lee Fisher: Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires.
    Rob Portman: Any tax increase would hurt the fragile economy.
    Lee Fisher: 2005 tax cut reduced Ohio taxes by 16.8%.
    Lee Fisher: Let tax cuts on wealthy expire, to pay for health reform.
    Mike DeWine: Some ads had mistakes, but say Brown votes against tax cuts.
    Sherrod Brown: DeWineís ads doctor WTC photos to distort my record on taxes.
    Bob Taft: 3-year tax holiday for high-tech start-ups.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports progressive state income tax.
Technology
    Jim Renacci: Opposes Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Sherrod Brown: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Joe Schiavoni: Infrasructure investment creates jobs.
    Jon Husted: States must focus on high tech future.
    John Kasich: Replace "Rust Belt" with Cloud computing and 3-D printing.
    Bob Taft: New programs for high-tech skills training.
    Bob Taft: $52M to support high-tech research.
War & Peace
    Jim Renacci: No nuke deal with Iran, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism.
    Sherrod Brown: Keep nuke deal with Iran, but use remaining sanctions.
    Mike Gibbons: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Nan Whaley: U.S. should take in Syrian refugees.
    Sherrod Brown: Pull soldiers out of Iraq and Afghanistan and end wars.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Keep the conversation going with ISIS, including nukes.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Trust but verify with Iran; the alternative is war.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Supports targeted airstrikes against ISIS.
    Josh Mandel: Two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.
    Michael Pryce: We are world police; Iran likely already has a nuclear bomb.
    Michael Pryce: No military nor development funding for Afghanistan.
    Michael Pryce: Withdraw from Iraq; but sanctions on Iran.
    Lee Fisher: Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Rob Portman: Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out.
    Eric Deaton: Withdraw from Iraq; increase sanctions on Iran.
    Lee Fisher: Responsibly end the war in Iraq; train Afghan troops & exit.
    Lee Fisher: Stop Iran & North Korea from developing or acquiring nukes.
    Mike DeWine: Cannot set an artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mike DeWine: Iraq has become a cause celebre for the jihadists.
    Mike DeWine: Would not have voted to go into Iraq with what we now know.
    Sherrod Brown: Instruct the military to come up with a withdrawal plan.
    Sherrod Brown: Iraq has distracted the War on Terror and made us less safe.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against $87 billion that went to Halliburton.
    Al Gore: Bosnia: Be proud that we stopped ethnic cleansing.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Kasich: Welfare without a path to work doesn't work.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Wealth inequality is worst since the Gilded Age.
    John Kasich: People who played by the rules suffered; act decisively now.
    John Kasich: Chaired committee which overhauled the welfare system.
    Steven Driehaus: Fund faith-based and community-based private organizations.
    Joyce Beatty: Expand state services to include the working poor.
    Lee Fisher: Fund state social programs for teens; pre-K; at-risk youth.


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