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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 Alaska Politicians: Archives

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  • Al Gross (24) Independent 2020 Senate Challenger Alaska
  • Bill Walker (41) Alaska Independent Governor
  • Cean Stevens (15) Libertarian Senate candidate Alaska
  • Charlie Huggins (9) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Dan Sullivan (38) Republican Senator Alaska
  • Donald Trump (1) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Howard Phillips (1)
  • Joe Miller (53) Challenger and previous Republican Nominee Alaska
  • Kelly Tshibaka (11) Republican Challenger Alaska
  • Lisa Murkowski (20) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Mark Begich (24) Alaska Democratic candidate for governor
  • Matthew Corey (4) Republican Candidate for Connecticut U.S. Senator Connecticut
  • Mead Treadwell (26) Alaska Republican Lt. Governor
  • Mike Chenault (11) Alaska Republican Candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Mike Dunleavy (38) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Mike Gravel (1) Democratic challenger for president
  • Ray Metcalfe (12) Democratic candidate for Senate Alaska
  • Sarah Palin (128) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Scott McAdams (7) 2010 Democratic Challenger Alaska
  • Sean Randall Parnell (34) Alaska Republican Governor
  • Ted Stevens (2) Former Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Tony Knowles (10) Alaska Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002)
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    Kelly Tshibaka: An unapologetically pro-life Alaska conservative.
    Dan Sullivan: Ban abortion after 20 weeks.
    Al Gross: Will defend right to choose & reproductive healthcare.
    Lisa Murkowski: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Joe Miller: Roe v. Wade is judicial activism at its worst.
    Mike Chenault: Says he's pro life defending a sidelined anti-abortion bill.
    Charlie Huggins: Supports bill to bar abortion providers from teaching sex ed.
    Mike Dunleavy: Sponsors bill to bar abortion providers from teaching sex ed.
    Bill Walker: Pro-life but Lt. Gov. running mate was pro-choice.
    Lisa Murkowski: Don't cut off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.
    Lisa Murkowski: Don't ban all late-term abortions; exceptions needed.
    Joe Miller: Planned Parenthood: end trade in murdered baby parts.
    Cean Stevens: Completely pro-life; no government financing.
    Dan Sullivan: Exception for abortion to protect life of mother.
    Joe Miller: Don't talk about exceptions; talk about life.
    Mead Treadwell: Exception for abortion for rape, incest & maternal health.
    Joe Miller: Abortion causes a culture of death.
    Mark Begich: No new regulations on women's access to medical care.
    Charlie Huggins: Supports mandatory ultrasounds.
    Mead Treadwell: I am pro-life; I am pro-family.
    Mead Treadwell: Support parental notification for minors getting abortions.
    Joe Miller: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Sarah Palin: Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty.
    Mike Gravel: Agreed with NARAL on 16 pro-choice votes; absent on other 7.
    Sarah Palin: Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids.
    Sarah Palin: Choose life, even if her own daughter were raped.
    Tony Knowles: Support woman’s decision in cases of rape.
    Mark Begich: Mayor’s Charity Ball donated $25K to Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Dunleavy: We can't spend what we don't have.
    Mike Dunleavy: Create a statewide lottery.
    Mike Dunleavy: Our government spending far exceeds our revenue.
    Mike Dunleavy: Out of control spending has to stop; but taxing won't work.
    Charlie Huggins: Reduce budget and eliminate wasteful spending.
    Bill Walker: With oil prices low, we have made cuts & must cut more.
    Cean Stevens: Vote against any future spending above sustainable levels.
    Bill Walker: Strengthen budget savings plan.
    Bill Walker: Natural resource royalties to be paid out in dividends.
    Mike Chenault: Believes in both budget cuts and selective revenue sources.
    Bill Walker: Low oil prices mean millions in state budget deficit.
    Joe Miller: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Mead Treadwell: $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations.
    Mead Treadwell: Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom.
    Joe Miller: Murkowski owned TARP recipients' stock while voting for TARP.
    Lisa Murkowski: Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Enforce budget discipline and invest for our future.
    Sarah Palin: Vetoed $25M stimulus earmark; Alaskans don't desire "help".
    Sarah Palin: Restraint of last two years should continue in tough times.
    Sarah Palin: $7 billion savings plan for education & transportation.
    Sarah Palin: Reduced general fund spending by $124 million.
    Sarah Palin: Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million.
    Sarah Palin: Firm believer in free market capitalism.
Civil Rights
    Kelly Tshibaka: Recall offensive personalized license plates.
    Al Gross: Served his patients regardless of orientation or gender.
    Dan Sullivan: Would allow LGBTQ discrimination for religious reasons.
    Mike Chenault: Lambasted laughing at same-sex equality issue, apologizes.
    Bill Walker: Modernize voter registration & vote online.
    Joe Miller: Supreme Court voided the majority on same-sex marriage.
    Mead Treadwell: Allow transgendered to correct gender on driver's license.
    Joe Miller: Concerned over dissolution of traditional family.
    Dan Sullivan: Opposes gay marriage.
    Joe Miller: Opposes ENDA; ok to decide whether a business serves gays.
    Joe Miller: Let states decide about gay rights & minority rights.
    Mead Treadwell: I will defend traditional marriage.
    Lisa Murkowski: Improve conditions in Alaska Native villages.
    Joe Miller: No openly gay members in the military.
    Joe Miller: End affirmative action programs.
    Sarah Palin: Respected court ruling allowing same-sex state benefits.
    Mark Begich: Added sexual orientation to Anchorage non-discrimination law.
    Sarah Palin: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional.
    Sarah Palin: ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery.
    Sarah Palin: HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Martin Luther King holiday.
    Sarah Palin: Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement.
    Sarah Palin: Prefers term “anti-rural” to “anti-Native”.
    Sarah Palin: Special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
    Sarah Palin: Value our cultural diversity.
    Tony Knowles: No special legislative session on same-sex health benefits.
    Ray Metcalfe: Apply affirmative action to state college & state employment.
    Dan Sullivan: Weaken Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Bill Walker: Invest 1% from Permanent Fund in new business startups.
    Mike Chenault: I know how business works and I know how government works.
    Donald Trump: Historic tax cuts and reforms for American businesses.
    Bill Walker: Increase certain business licensing fees to raise money.
    Joe Miller: Multinational corporations exert power over party duopoly.
    Sarah Palin: Governor must act as effective CEO on behalf of Alaskans.
    Sarah Palin: Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes.
    Kelly Tshibaka: Hold rioters responsible for insurrection, not Trump.
    Mike Dunleavy: Ramp up prosecution for sexual crimes and domestic violence.
    Al Gross: More funding for tribal & rural public safety.
    Mike Dunleavy: The days of catch-and-release are over.
    Mike Dunleavy: Declare war on criminals.
    Mike Dunleavy: Repeal SB-91: crime is out of control.
    Mike Dunleavy: Attack crime with aggressive response.
    Mike Dunleavy: Let's shut down crime instead of sweeping it under the rug.
    Mike Chenault: Was co-signer of mandate requesting prison reform solutions.
    Bill Walker: SB-91: reduce prison population by 20%.
    Charlie Huggins: Voted NO on SB-91 (don't reduce prison population).
    Charlie Huggins: Oppose leniency for criminals; support protection for victim.
    Bill Walker: Restore 'Prison Industries' job skills to reduce recidivism.
    Bill Walker: Need to reduce costs of prison system.
    Bill Walker: More resources to protect against child abuse.
    Cean Stevens: More public safety officers & more funding.
    Sean Randall Parnell: More enforcement presence via Village Public Safety Officers.
    Joe Miller: Supports capital punishment.
    Joe Miller: Mandatory prison for drugs; reduced prison for non-violence.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Fill public safety officer & trooper vacancies.
    Mark Begich: Added $5M and 13 more police to Anchorage budget.
    Sarah Palin: Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime.
    Sarah Palin: Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes.
    Sarah Palin: Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”.
    Sarah Palin: We are tough on crime and beefing up law enforcement.
    Sarah Palin: Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors.
    Sarah Palin: Collect DNA samples from felons.
    Sarah Palin: Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police.
    Sarah Palin: Strong public safety presence, via police, courts & prisons.
    Howard Phillips: Restore US jurisprudence to its Biblical presuppositions.
    Dan Sullivan: Co-sponsored SAFE Banking Act for cannabis businesses.
    Dan Sullivan: Opposed pot legalization; but willing to support voter will.
    Mike Dunleavy: More enforcement but also more drug treatment.
    Dan Sullivan: Co-sponsored bill directing VA to research medical marijuana.
    Mike Dunleavy: Comprehensive approach including prosecution & interdiction.
    Bill Walker: Let states continue to experiment with pot.
    Bill Walker: Misuse of alcohol and drugs contribute to child abuse.
    Lisa Murkowski: Legalizing recreational marijuana is public health risk.
    Joe Miller: Mandatory prison for drugs, with substance-abuse treatment.
    Sarah Palin: Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws.
    Sarah Palin: Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors.
    Matthew Corey: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
    Mike Dunleavy: Increase funding for public homeschooling.
    Mike Dunleavy: Introduced bipartisan Alaska Reads Act to promote literacy.
    Al Gross: Make college more affordable & accessible.
    Mark Begich: Guarantee school funding; endorsed by state NEA.
    Mike Dunleavy: Manager of cutting-edge statewide teacher mentor project.
    Bill Walker: Expand voucher eligibility.
    Mike Chenault: Students futures depend on an education that prepares them.
    Cean Stevens: Let all students consider all options.
    Bill Walker: Our public schools must be adequately funded.
    Cean Stevens: Let parents decide on educational decisions for their kids.
    Joe Miller: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Digital Teaching Initiative: video conference remote schools.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Put school choice to the people for a Constitutional vote.
    Lisa Murkowski: College Access Challenge Grants for at-risk students.
    Joe Miller: Federal funding is unconstitutional.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Performance Scholarship: fund tuition for good H.S. grades.
    Sarah Palin: 3-year plan: $1B for early learning, vo-tech, accountability.
    Sarah Palin: 294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB.
    Sarah Palin: School debate should focus on accountability.
    Sarah Palin: Committed to providing strong education, including morals.
    Sarah Palin: Budget funds education, but will to work is also critical.
    Sarah Palin: Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education.
    Sarah Palin: Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education.
    Sarah Palin: Supports $20 million needs-based aid for U. Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: Forward-fund K-12 schools to allow better planning.
    Sarah Palin: Supports charter schools, home schools, & other alternatives.
    Sarah Palin: Target early education programs to at-risk groups.
    Sarah Palin: Alignment between parents, teachers, schools, & business.
    Sarah Palin: Faith-based materials ok in homeschooling.
    Sarah Palin: ABC method: back to basics, plus patriotism & ethics.
    Sarah Palin: Supports parental choice for what is best for their children.
    Sarah Palin: Don’t push school boards on creationism but allow discussion.
    Sarah Palin: I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution.
    Tony Knowles: Keep alternatives to evolution out of classrooms.
    Tony Knowles: No politics in science; no creationism in schools.
    Ray Metcalfe: More funds for teacher salary & school buildings.
Energy & Oil
    Kelly Tshibaka: Stop leftists who want to shut down oil and gas production.
    Mike Dunleavy: Harness renewable energy resources: wind, tidal, hydro.
    Mike Dunleavy: False premise: protect environment or economic development.
    Dan Sullivan: Climate change is both threat and benefit to Alaska.
    Dan Sullivan: Against any ban on hydrocarbon production.
    Al Gross: Promote clean energy for rural Alaska; rejoin Paris accord.
    Mike Dunleavy: Alaskan oil industry is undergoing a renaissance.
    Mike Dunleavy: Goal of 50% renewable energy by 2025.
    Al Gross: Climate change a threat: Alaska literally losing villages.
    Al Gross: Opposes Canadian mine in Alaska operation EPA would allow.
    Mark Begich: Green Bank to fund energy conservation and development.
    Mike Dunleavy: Backs Donlin goldmine/pipeline, for huge energy opportunity.
    Bill Walker: Increased oil production key part of energy policy.
    Mike Chenault: Natural gas pipeline & North Slope development are crucial.
    Cean Stevens: Intelligent development of oil & gas for energy security.
    Bill Walker: Expand exportation of LNG to Asian markets.
    Bill Walker: Invest in renewables to diversify economy.
    Bill Walker: Develop local alternative energy sources, plus a new gasline.
    Charlie Huggins: Endorses oil tax reform to increase production.
    Joe Miller: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Mead Treadwell: Supports CO2 sequestration technology and hydrogen vehicles.
    Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
    Mead Treadwell: Increase resource development & reform energy taxes.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Reform tax proposals to foster new oil production.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Build the Alaska gasline to extract natural gas.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Reduce EPA red tape on Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.
    Joe Miller: Nuclear energy shouldn't be precluded or overlooked.
    Joe Miller: Develop hydroelectric projects but without federal aid.
    Scott McAdams: Unequivocally in support of offshore drilling.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Strike balance between ocean protection and oil production.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Outer Continental Shelf will create 35,000 jobs and $72B.
    Sarah Palin: Sues federal EPA for misusing Endangered Species Act.
    Sarah Palin: Goal of 50% of Alaska electric power from renewable sources.
    Mark Begich: Short term: $2.5B for LIHEAP; 70M bbl from strategic reserve.
    Mark Begich: Long term: develop ANWR; build renewable energy plants.
    Sarah Palin: Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year.
    Sarah Palin: Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline.
    Sarah Palin: Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas.
    Sarah Palin: Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production.
    Sarah Palin: Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment.
    Sarah Palin: Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill.
    Sarah Palin: Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas.
    Sarah Palin: Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies.
    Sarah Palin: Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office.
    Sarah Palin: $250M for proven alternative energy, including wind & hydro.
    Sarah Palin: Gas pipelines are approved if they meet Alaska’s needs.
    Sarah Palin: Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline.
    Sarah Palin: Chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
    Sarah Palin: Pursue gasline plan that is best for ALL Alaskans.
    Tony Knowles: Qualified support of BP-Arco merger.
    Sarah Palin: Met with producers and employee groups for pipeline deal.
    Tony Knowles: Include producers & all proposals in negotiating pipeline.
    Ray Metcalfe: Promote alternative fuels; but open parts of ANWR.
    Mike Dunleavy: The ability to own land is a core American value.
    Bill Walker: Opposes "Stand for Salmon"; we need development instead.
    Mark Begich: Supports the "Stand for Salmon" ballot measure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Opposes the "Stand for Salmon" ballot measure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Monetize timber instead of letting it burn or rot.
    Bill Walker: Open Donlin goldmine; deal with mercury & cyanide monitoring.
    Mark Begich: Gold mine can co-exist with Native subsistence lifestyle.
    Mead Treadwell: Mines employ a lot of people; open Donlin gold mine.
    Charlie Huggins: Develop our natural resources by our state Constitution.
    Bill Walker: State should address climate change.
    Cean Stevens: Feds have violated Alaskan jurisdiction over fish and game.
    Bill Walker: Fisheries: science-based policy & input from stakeholders.
    Cean Stevens: Fight against overreach of natural resource agencies.
    Dan Sullivan: Stop EPA from pre-judging Pebble Mine.
    Mark Begich: No metal mining at Pebble Mine; it damages salmon fishery.
    Mark Begich: Allow gravel road through federal refuge to isolated village.
    Mead Treadwell: Fight EPA's Pebble Mine restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Good science should drive all fisheries decisions.
    Mead Treadwell: Demand sane development of our Arctic lands.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Alaska is not just one big national park; keep EPA out.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Invest in natural resources: fishing, mining, and timber.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Natural resources are to be used; not locked up by feds.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Support timber industry by increasing land for logging.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Explore & extract rare earth elements in Alaska.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Oil and gas production means jobs for Americans.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Don't leave Alaska's oil buried in the ground.
    Sean Randall Parnell: AK statehood was a mandate for resource development.
    Joe Miller: Alaska has resource wealth; develop it & wean off of feds.
    Scott McAdams: Extract resource wealth respected labor & environment.
    Lisa Murkowski: Kept rank on Natural Resources Committee after dropping GOP.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Feds misuse ESA listings to delay resource development.
    Sarah Palin: Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered.
    Sarah Palin: We must encourage timber, mining, drilling, & fishing.
    Sarah Palin: Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters.
    Sarah Palin: Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered.
    Sarah Palin: Provide stability in regulations for developers.
    Sarah Palin: Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR.
    Sarah Palin: Fish platform: “Resource First” philosophy.
    Sarah Palin: Rail provides critical link for business development.
    Matthew Corey: Open parts of ANWR Wildlife Refuge for oil exploration.
    Ray Metcalfe: Clean up former industrial sites; fund more open space.
Families & Children
    Mike Dunleavy: Women & children face highest sexual assault rate in nation.
    Mike Dunleavy: Fought for parents to raise kids according to their values.
    Bill Walker: Background checks for guardians of incapacitated individual.
    Bill Walker: First Lady will chair Alaska Children's Trust.
    Mead Treadwell: Committed to supporting strong families.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Choose Respect: $12M to eradicate domestic violence epidemic.
    Sarah Palin: Caring for special needs kids is part of culture of life.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize the vital role of family child care homes.
Foreign Policy
    Dan Sullivan: Inaction has its own consequences: keep options on the table.
    Dan Sullivan: Served as assistant secretary of state under Condi Rice.
    Sarah Palin: Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home.
Free Trade
    Bill Walker: Avoid an unnecessary trade war with China.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Develop rare earth minerals to beat China trade quota.
    Joe Miller: Supports US involvement in free trade agreements.
    Sarah Palin: Establish viable commercial fisheries in international seas.
    Sarah Palin: Allow wineries to ship by mail within state.
    Sarah Palin: Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes.
    Sarah Palin: Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year.
Government Reform
    Kelly Tshibaka: Worked to expose waste and fraud in government.
    Kelly Tshibaka: We don't know outcome of 2020 election; I have questions.
    Mike Dunleavy: Strengthen agricultural sector with fewer regulations.
    Dan Sullivan: Supported Citizens United decision.
    Al Gross: End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics.
    Lisa Murkowski: Supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court.
    Sarah Palin: Supported Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to Supreme Court.
    Cean Stevens: Individual rights over state's rights.
    Lisa Murkowski: Scrutinize states with a history of voting discrimination.
    Lisa Murkowski: Opportunity to vote, regardless of where people live.
    Mark Begich: Adviser to lobbying firms, but not interested in lobbying.
    Dan Sullivan: TV ads financed by super-PAC, both for him & against.
    Joe Miller: Photo ID for voting.
    Joe Miller: Stop federal systematic spiritual and religious apartheid.
    Mark Begich: Active trader on the stock market, despite proposed ban.
    Lisa Murkowski: Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks.
    Joe Miller: Federal aid to Alaska is coming to an end.
    Joe Miller: Limit federal powers to those spelled out in Constitution.
    Lisa Murkowski: Earmarked aid for Alaska is vital; cut pork in Lower 48.
    Scott McAdams: Fight for fair share of federal aid to Alaska.
    Joe Miller: Get rid of earmarks and regulations that limit development.
    Joe Miller: Pledge against earmarks: we're over-dependent on feds.
    Scott McAdams: Banning earmarks now is a threat to Alaska.
    Joe Miller: Increase campaign limits; deregulate corporate donations.
    Sarah Palin: Overall reduction of 7% spending, plus state hiring freeze.
    Sarah Palin: Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual.
    Sarah Palin: Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007.
    Sarah Palin: Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical.
    Sarah Palin: Attended numerous debates & did not avoid any unnecessarily.
    Ray Metcalfe: Restrict campaign donations from all sources; & vote online.
Gun Control
    Kelly Tshibaka: She will fight to preserve the 2nd Amendment.
    Al Gross: Opposes assault weapons ban.
    Dan Sullivan: Opposed rule reporting impaired people for background checks.
    Mike Chenault: Backs new law that allows concealed weapons across state.
    Mike Dunleavy: Sponsored bill to allow concealed guns on campuses.
    Bill Walker: 2nd Amendment establishes an individual right.
    Charlie Huggins: Strong backer of Alaskan's Second Amendment rights.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Strong backer of Alaskan's Second Amendment rights.
    Joe Miller: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Address school shootings with national mental health push.
    Mead Treadwell: Law-abiding citizens have the right to keep and bear arms.
    Joe Miller: Yes, concealed carry; no assault rifle ban.
    Dan Sullivan: Prohibit state and local governments from denying gun rights.
    Sarah Palin: Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.
    Sarah Palin: Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms.
    Ray Metcalfe: Supports concealed carry; focus on criminals and kids.
Health Care
    Dan Sullivan: Supported repeal of ACA, individual mandate.
    Al Gross: System is broken; start with Medicare and public option.
    Al Gross: Take on big pharma on prices & opioid epidemic.
    Al Gross: Increase access, lower prescription prices.
    Al Gross: Health care costs holds back economy, especially in Alaska.
    Al Gross: Led AK ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid.
    Bill Walker: 2015: expanded Medicaid himself after Legislature opted out.
    Mike Dunleavy: Eliminate all health care assistance by government.
    Bill Walker: Bipartisan compromise on healthcare.
    Mike Chenault: Any expansion of Medicaid must be result of careful analysis.
    Bill Walker: Expand Medicaid as long as federal funds continue.
    Cean Stevens: Do not expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Joe Miller: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: Washington is broken; including ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Promised we could keep our plans under ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Begich supports ObamaCare for Alaskans.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: I will work to repeal ObamaCare.
    Joe Miller: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Federal healthcare overreaches into Americans' private lives.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Alaska does not want government mandates in health care.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Federal health care legislation diminishes our freedom.
    Sarah Palin: Greater competition, more choices, and less litigation.
    Sarah Palin: Health Care Commission recommends habits against obesity.
    Sarah Palin: Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states.
    Sarah Palin: Health care must be market-and business-driven.
    Sarah Palin: Take personal responsibility for personal health & all areas.
    Sarah Palin: Doctors should manage health care, not bureaucracies.
    Sarah Palin: Personal responsibility & choices key to good health.
    Sarah Palin: More affordable health care via competition.
Homeland Security
    Cean Stevens: Protect Alaskans from surveillance by NSA spies & drones.
    Cean Stevens: Fight for veterans benefits.
    Dan Sullivan: Expect a protracted war against ISIS.
    Bill Walker: Thank our military and law enforcement for their sacrifice.
    Bill Walker: Friend & strong advocate for our veterans & their families.
    Joe Miller: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Mead Treadwell: Work to bring missile defense base to Alaska.
    Ray Metcalfe: F-35 fighter: the defense project too big to kill.
    Lisa Murkowski: Ensure military has resources needed to accomplish missions.
    Joe Miller: Increase only missile defense & intel spending.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Revenue bonds for Veteran's Housing Loan Program.
    Sarah Palin: Armed forces, including my son, give us security and freedom.
    Sarah Palin: Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops.
    Sarah Palin: Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war.
    Sarah Palin: Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America.
    Sarah Palin: Let military personnel know how much we support them.
    Kelly Tshibaka: A strong voice in opposition to illegal immigration.
    Al Gross: Protecting DACA recipients a priority.
    Dan Sullivan: For DACA citizenship with wall funding & immigration cuts.
    Joe Miller: End Barack Obama's illegal amnesty.
    Mike Dunleavy: Against relaxing immigration laws for refugees.
    Dan Sullivan: No way should Obama give "executive amnesty" to illegals.
    Mark Begich: Only Congress can grant amnesty, not President.
    Dan Sullivan: Reunite kids immigrating to the US with families, back home.
    Dan Sullivan: Secure the border, but no pledge against amnesty.
    Joe Miller: Sign pledge to oppose all efforts at amnesty.
    Mead Treadwell: Secure the border, then illegals can stay if they pay fines.
    Joe Miller: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Mike Chenault: Proposes bill that could mean certain deportation by judges.
    Sarah Palin: Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges.
    Sarah Palin: Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses.
    Mike Dunleavy: Bring gaming to Alaska: create hundreds of high-paying jobs.
    Dan Sullivan: Opposes federal minimum wages; opposed increase to $15/hour.
    Al Gross: Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining rights.
    Al Gross: Raise the minimum wage; defend collective bargaining.
    Al Gross: First political campaign in Alaska to unionize.
    Mike Dunleavy: The only path forward to new jobs is to encourage businesses.
    Mead Treadwell: Exporting raw materials means exporting jobs.
    Bill Walker: Address state economic recovery with jobs program.
    Sarah Palin: Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills.
    Sarah Palin: Leverage job-training dollars thru voc-tech curriculum.
    Sarah Palin: Focus Workforce Investment Board on vocational careers.
    Matthew Corey: No affirmative action; reduce state regulations on business.
Local Issues
    Kelly Tshibaka: Allow use of Tribal IDs in lieu of mandated Real ID.
    Bill Walker: Tourism produces 50,000 jobs and $4B annually.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Great Alaska Comeback: summer visitor volume increasing.
Principles & Values
    Kelly Tshibaka: Trump impeachment: opponent "out of touch" for supporting.
    Kelly Tshibaka: Name pronounced like Star Wars character Chewbacca.
    Mike Dunleavy: Alaskans are a different breed: we don't run and hide.
    Mike Dunleavy: We are Alaska, envy of the world.
    Al Gross: I fought grizzly bears, so I'm ready for Washington.
    Al Gross: Independent endorsed by state Democratic Party.
    Bill Walker: Unity ticket: running as Independent with Democrat Lt. Gov.
    Bill Walker: Cancer survivor after routine prostrate cancer screening.
    Joe Miller: I am a limited government constitutionalist.
    Joe Miller: We created greatest Republic by looking to God for wisdom.
    Ray Metcalfe: 1986: Formed Moderate Party to oppose religious right in GOP.
    Joe Miller: OpEd: Murkowski should be challenged by a real conservative.
    Mark Begich: Created Northern Compass Group: consulting on Alaska issues.
    Bill Walker: Don't panic when times are tough; make a plan.
    Cean Stevens: I am running to make things happen.
    Joe Miller: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Dan Sullivan: Met Native Alaskan wife while working for Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Dan Sullivan: Personal wealth between $1.6M and $3.8M, in family business.
    Joe Miller: Only main contender for AK Senate who isn't a millionaire.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: I love my state; I hate politicians.
    Dan Sullivan: Website and campaign refuse to spell out issue positions.
    Dan Sullivan: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1990.
    Mead Treadwell: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978.
    Ray Metcalfe: Don't use religion to justify discrimination.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Americans are moving North to the Future.
    Joe Miller: "I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers.
    Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
    Scott McAdams: OpEd: consensus builder who understands needs of Southeast.
    Lisa Murkowski: Aligned with Alaskans; not aligned with party positions.
    Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
    Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
    Mark Begich: Democrats advertise Stevens’ calls secretly recorded by FBI.
    Ted Stevens: Calls secretly recorded by FBI played at corruption trial.
    Mark Begich: Reputation as mayor for getting things done.
    Ted Stevens: Uncle Ted voted “Alaskan of the century”.
    Sarah Palin: Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair.
    Sarah Palin: Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: Leadership is a responsibility to prepare for tomorrow.
    Sarah Palin: The Bible has profoundly influenced America.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage.
    Sarah Palin: Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget.
    Sarah Palin: Decries “politics as usual” of attacking opponents.
    Tony Knowles: Raise the level of conversation in political debates.
    Sarah Palin: Endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Sarah Palin: Fight for freedom of religion and freedom of expression.
    Tony Knowles: Religious political beliefs are part of freedom of speech.
Social Security
    Al Gross: Strengthen security of pension plans.
    Dan Sullivan: Against privatization, explore raising age or means testing.
    Dan Sullivan: Young people can accept change; don't expect to get benefits.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Make Retirement Trust Fund sustainable by adding $3B.
    Ray Metcalfe: Eliminate the cap to pay for expanding program.
    Joe Miller: Privatize elements of Social Security.
    Sarah Palin: Home-based assistance more cost-effective than institutions.
Tax Reform
    Mike Dunleavy: Any new broad-base tax must be approved by Alaska people.
    Al Gross: Voted for Trump tax cuts.
    Mike Dunleavy: No change in taxes without a vote of the People.
    Mead Treadwell: Invest Permanent Fund to create dividends instead of taxes.
    Dan Sullivan: Lowering taxes is a major win for country.
    Charlie Huggins: Maintain status on taxes, no new surprises.
    Bill Walker: Proposes modest increase in income tax.
    Bill Walker: Increase on alcohol and tobacco tax.
    Cean Stevens: Business taxes and individual property taxes are too high.
    Dan Sullivan: Cutting taxes will start to turn economy around.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Eliminate progressivity & create a simpler 25% tax.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Meaningful tax reform; cut spending by $856M.
    Joe Miller: Eliminate income tax; support the FairTax.
    Mead Treadwell: Signed Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
    Sean Randall Parnell: Suspend the state motor fuel tax since we have enough money.
    Sarah Palin: $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing.
    Sarah Palin: Eliminate taxes that inhibit business.
    Sarah Palin: Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax.
    Matthew Corey: Eliminate inheritance taxes; no state income tax.
    Mike Chenault: Priority in budget for renewable energy infrastructure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Put infrastructure funds into maintenance, not just building.
    Cean Stevens: Connect communities with road systems; system is inadequate.
    Joe Miller: NSA recording digital cell phone calls is turnkey tyranny.
    Mead Treadwell: Made millions from high-tech camera on Google Street View.
    Mead Treadwell: Entrepreneur for digital watermarks & Google Streetview.
    Lisa Murkowski: Alaska is perfect for developing cold weather technology.
    Joe Miller: Not economic to move capital from Juneau, but ok to do so.
    Scott McAdams: Move capital from Juneau? Over my dead body!
    Scott McAdams: Transcontinental Railroad was once a "Railroad to Nowhere".
    Sean Randall Parnell: $500M capital budget for 5-year infrastructure plan.
    Sarah Palin: Supports $130M in research investment in U. Alaska.
    Sarah Palin: Efficient transportation system is vital to our economy.
    Sarah Palin: Alaska needs a state funded highway program.
War & Peace
    Al Gross: Opposed withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.
    Dan Sullivan: Supported withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.
    Dan Sullivan: Voted against blocking arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
    Al Gross: Military is important but need to attract other businesses.
    Dan Sullivan: Air strikes against ISIS but means US combat troops.
    Mark Begich: I was too gung-ho supportive of Afghanistan war.
    Mark Begich: Air strikes against ISIS but no US forces on the ground.
    Dan Sullivan: At State Department, I pursued global terrorist regimes.
    Ray Metcalfe: Bush's Iraq invasion was catalyst that made ISIS possible.
    Lisa Murkowski: Surge of US troops worked in both Iraq & Afghanistan.
    Joe Miller: Focus on Afghan terrorism, not on nation-building.
    Joe Miller: Keep forces in Iraq like we have in South Korea.
    Ray Metcalfe: Remove troops from Iraq as rapidly as safe.
    Sarah Palin: Wants exit plan; also assurances to keep our troops safe.
    Sarah Palin: We have not been attacked since 2001; so support our troops.
    Sarah Palin: I support the mission of our troops in Iraq.
    Sarah Palin: Our troops in Iraq keep us safe at home.
    Tony Knowles: We need a different strategy for this war.
    Tony Knowles: Reasons given for going to war were not justified.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Dunleavy: Alaska has gone from hand-up to a handout welfare state.
    Bill Walker: Unacceptable that so many Alaskans wake up in a cold house.
    Joe Miller: Eliminate federal welfare; implement federal hiring freeze.
    Sarah Palin: EITC moves thousands of welfare recipients into workforce.
    Sarah Palin: Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them.

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