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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 Indiana Politicians: Archives

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  • Andrew Straw (26) Disability party candidate for Vermont House Indiana
  • Baron Hill (2) Democratic Senate candidate Indiana
  • Brad Ellsworth (9) 2010 Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • Brian Bosma (14) Republican Senate candidate Indiana
  • Charlie Hardy (1) Democratic Senate Challenger Wyoming
  • Daniel Coats (12) Indiana Director of National Intelligence
  • Eddie Melton (20) Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Eric Holcomb (57) Indiana Republican candidate for Governor
  • Evan Bayh (3) Democrat
  • Jim Baird (1) Republican U.S. Rep Indiana- 4
  • Jim Banks (9) Republican U.S. Rep Indiana- 3
  • Joe Donnelly (13) Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • John Gregg (34) Indiana Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Luke Messer (6) Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
  • Lyndon Johnson (1)
  • Mark Hurt (22) Republican Senate challenger Indiana
  • Matthew Whitaker (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Michael Folk (1) West Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Braun (23) Republican Candidate for Indiana U. S. Senator Indiana
  • Mike Pence (45) Indiana Republican Vice President
  • Mitch Daniels (27) Indiana Former Republican Governor (2005-2013)
  • Pete Buttigieg (5) Indiana DOT Secretary
  • Richard Lugar (11) Republican Sr Senator Indiana
  • Richard Mourdock (24) Republican Challenger Indiana
  • Sam Clovis (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Todd Rokita (9) Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
  • Todd Young (7) Republican Senate Challenger Indiana
  • Trey Hollingsworth (3) Republican U.S. Rep Indiana- 9
  • Victoria Spartz (1) Republican U.S. Rep Indiana-5
  • Woody Myers (25) Indiana Democratic candidate for governor
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    Eric Holcomb: Banned abortion after 13 weeks with exceptions.
    Woody Myers: Fully support a woman's right to choose.
    Pete Buttigieg: Federal government should protect reproductive freedom.
    Mike Braun: Life starts with conception.
    Andrew Straw: A fetus has rights; treat abortion like euthanasia.
    Andrew Straw: Since 1973, courts allowed parents to kill their children.
    Mark Hurt: Against abortion, funding Planned Parenthood.
    Mark Hurt: Life is precious; no tax-payer funded abortion.
    Jim Banks: Unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life.
    Evan Bayh: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    John Gregg: Opposed law requiring interring aborted fetuses.
    Mike Pence: Periods for Pence: protest against interring aborted fetuses.
    Eric Holcomb: Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown.
    Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
    Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
    Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
    Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Mitch Daniels: Signed bill de-funding Planned Parenthood.
    Brian Bosma: Voted YES on de-funding Planned Parenthood.
    Jim Baird: Voted YES on de-funding Planned Parenthood.
    Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
    Mitch Daniels: No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells.
    Mitch Daniels: Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger.
Budget & Economy
    Eric Holcomb: Infrastructure a priority, complete interstate project.
    Eric Holcomb: Building "One Indiana" border to border.
    Eddie Melton: Gaming licenses issued to support new jobs & revenue.
    Joe Donnelly: Supported anti-recession stimulus.
    Mike Braun: Government isn't the driver of economic prosperity.
    Mike Braun: Don't pay politicians if they can't pass a budget.
    Andrew Straw: Stimulus plus market-led recovery.
    Eric Holcomb: $250-million Next Level Indiana Trust Fund.
    Todd Young: $19 trillion of debt is greatest threat to nation's future.
    Eric Holcomb: Tax-and-borrower math will bust us, not lead to prosperity.
    Mike Pence: Amend state constitution to require a balanced budget.
    Brian Bosma: Reduce government regulations; reduce unemployment benefits.
    Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
    Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
    Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
    Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
Civil Rights
    Woody Myers: Fought to keep teenage boy with AIDS in school after banning.
    Eddie Melton: Will fight to enact state hate crimes law.
    Eddie Melton: Endorsed by the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus PAC.
    Eric Holcomb: Calls for resignation of Indiana AG over harassment charge.
    Eric Holcomb: Signed into law consolidation of minority precincts.
    Eric Holcomb: Hate crimes not about thoughts, but about actions.
    Mike Braun: Traditional marriage should be between a man & a woman.
    Eric Holcomb: Supports enacting hate crime laws.
    Eric Holcomb: Now supports protecting sexual orientation, gender identity.
    Andrew Straw: Same-sex marriage is none of state's business.
    Andrew Straw: Gay marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws.
    Andrew Straw: Incentives to hire qualified women into management.
    Jim Banks: Let businesses express traditional religious values.
    Mike Pence: Pro-business environment better for wages than equal pay.
    Mike Pence: Opposes pay equity; close wage gap by growing economy.
    Joe Donnelly: Protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination.
    John Gregg: Supports equal pay for equal work.
    John Gregg: Civil rights statute should support sexual orientation.
    Mike Pence: Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom.
    John Gregg: Supports the legality of gay marriage in Indiana.
    Eric Holcomb: Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination.
    Mike Pence: Listen to the merits of debate on LGBT rights.
    John Gregg: Protect LGBT rights; religious rights are already protected.
    Mike Pence: Religious Freedom Act is not about LGBT discrimination.
    John Gregg: 2012: No same-sex marriage; 2015: marriage & more for LGBT.
    Baron Hill: 2006: Marriage is sacred; 2015: guarantee marriage equality.
    Baron Hill: For ENDA & against DADT & in Congress; evolved on marriage.
    John Gregg: Hoosiers welcome others inclusively; RFRA is divisive.
    John Gregg: Sexual orientation & gender identity are civil rights issues.
    Brian Bosma: No civil unions; no gay marriage.
    Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
    Mitch Daniels: No same-sex marriage nor civil unions.
    Mitch Daniels: No affirmative action in public college admissions.
    Mike Braun: Lowering taxes is a good start to empowering job creators.
    Mark Hurt: Lower corporate rates; simplify taxes.
    Eric Holcomb: Make America the global jobs magnet.
    Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
    Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
    Mitch Daniels: Reduce corporate income tax; cut and cap property tax.
    Mike Pence: Corporate tax cuts create jobs & grow economy.
    Eric Holcomb: For oversight of police & body cameras.
    Woody Myers: Ban choke holds; need community-based training for police.
    Eric Holcomb: Training programs for felons reduced recidivism.
    Eric Holcomb: Signs victims' rights law, tightening criminal penalties.
    Eddie Melton: Restore state scholarship eligibility to felony offenders.
    Eric Holcomb: Train prisoners to reduce recidivism.
    Andrew Straw: In some cases, punishment can reduce crime.
    Mark Hurt: One small brick in the wall of justice.
    Eric Holcomb: Give prosecutors resources to protect vulnerable seniors.
    John Gregg: Adult Protective Services is underfunded and understaffed.
    John Gregg: Push community policing through federal COPS resources.
    John Gregg: Transparent investigations of deadly force incidents.
    Mike Pence: Reduce crime, not penalties for crime.
    Brian Bosma: Supports capital punishment, and use of deadly force at home.
    Mitch Daniels: Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking.
    Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty.
    Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives.
    Eddie Melton: Allow some level of marijuana use, and recreational sales.
    Woody Myers: Allow some level of marijuana use; not recreational sales.
    Pete Buttigieg: Marijuana is personal responsibility issue; move to legalize.
    Eddie Melton: Legalize and regulate medical & recreational cannabis.
    Mike Braun: Marijuana use is about freedom of choice.
    Andrew Straw: Marijuana is a medicine and nutritious.
    Mark Hurt: Crack down on drug dealers.
    Mark Hurt: Tougher penalties on those dealing drugs.
    Eric Holcomb: Attack epidemic with prevention, treatment & enforcement.
    Mike Pence: Indiana will be tough on narcotics and drug dealers.
    Mike Pence: Confront the growing epidemic of drug abuse.
    John Gregg: Needle exchange helps stop HIV virus.
    John Gregg: Legalize the medicinal use of marijuana.
    John Gregg: Decriminalize marijuana; that's different than legalizing.
    John Gregg: Focus on serious crimes, not minor drug offenses.
    Mike Pence: Signed legislation allowing needle exchange.
    Mike Pence: Do not legalize: pot is a gateway drug.
    John Gregg: Study medical marijuana legalization before legalizing.
    Brian Bosma: Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.
    Brian Bosma: Decriminalize marijuana; but no medicinal marijuana.
    Eric Holcomb: Parents deserve options but not at expense of public schools.
    Eric Holcomb: Help Hoosiers obtain post-secondary education for jobs.
    Woody Myers: We can take a hard look at our voucher program.
    Woody Myers: We need multiple pathways to obtain good-paying jobs.
    Woody Myers: For higher teacher pay & better testing model for students.
    Eric Holcomb: $115 million to increase teacher pay, more to come.
    Woody Myers: Boost teacher pay, increase access to vocational schools.
    Eddie Melton: Worked for Obama on mentoring boys and young men of color.
    Eddie Melton: Increasing pay will address state teacher shortage.
    Woody Myers: Higher teacher pay; end unnecessary administrative burdens.
    Eddie Melton: Criticizes current budget that favors online/charter schools.
    Woody Myers: Pay teachers what they deserve; future depends on it.
    Eddie Melton: No investment is more important than our students.
    Eddie Melton: Reduce private school vouchers; increase teacher pay.
    Eric Holcomb: Supports teaching creation science in public schools.
    Victoria Spartz: Supports teaching creation science in public schools.
    Eddie Melton: Opposes teaching creation science in public schools.
    Eric Holcomb: Early start on career paths in opportunity industries.
    Eric Holcomb: $140M to increase teacher pay.
    Andrew Straw: Students can pray in school, but not imposed by teachers.
    Andrew Straw: Supports vouchers and more school choices.
    Todd Rokita: Against Common Core; for school choice.
    Eddie Melton: Every child deserves a quality public education.
    Todd Young: Market alternatives to federal stranglehold on college loans.
    Mike Pence: Pro-voucher so parents decide how to educate their kids.
    Mike Pence: Incentivize teaching as a career.
    Mike Pence: Testing regime needs to be improved.
    John Gregg: Totally against Indiana's school voucher program.
    Eric Holcomb: Give parents the freedom to choose child's school.
    Brian Bosma: Supports vouchers and charter schools.
    Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
    Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
    John Gregg: Teachers must be a part of the education reform conversation.
    John Gregg: I am not a fan of vouchers.
    Mitch Daniels: End cruel, defeatist practice of passing kids who can't read.
    Mitch Daniels: Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools.
    Mike Pence: Eliminate "No Child Left Behind" K-12 testing requirements.
    Mitch Daniels: Support vouchers for public schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Use lottery revenue for free college tuition for two years.
    Mitch Daniels: Voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Eric Holcomb: Delayed coal plant closures; ended credits for solar/wind.
    Woody Myers: State is a big polluter, that needs to change.
    Woody Myers: Indiana must shift to renewable energy to meet our needs.
    Andrew Straw: Support green energy storage technology.
    Mark Hurt: Climate change is a global scheme to redistribute wealth.
    Mark Hurt: Cost-benefit analysis for measures affecting clean coal.
    Evan Bayh: Climate science is unequivocal, but don't hurt business.
    Eric Holcomb: Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy.
    Mike Pence: Against Obama's plan to battle climate change.
    Mike Pence: All-of-the-above energy strategy instead of EPA over-reach.
    Brian Bosma: Develop traditional domestic energy sources.
    Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
    John Gregg: Indiana is the Saudi Arabia of coal; use it!
    John Gregg: Nuclear plants have safety concerns; not for Indiana.
    Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
    Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
    Richard Mourdock: FactCheck: No, ethanol additive lowers gasoline price.
    Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
    Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
    Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
    Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
    Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
    Mitch Daniels: Make IN a leader in electric vehicles & solar power industry.
    Mitch Daniels: Support clean coal as well as alternative energy.
    Woody Myers: AdWatch: End tax cuts for Big Oil; invest in clean energy.
    Eric Holcomb: Investing in community trails, planting a million new trees.
    Woody Myers: Set standards for clean energy, reducing greenhouse gases.
    Eric Holcomb: Additional million trees to be planted over next five years.
    Eddie Melton: Clean car standards create jobs.
    Andrew Straw: EPA should have more power to clean up, not less.
    Mark Hurt: Rein in environmental regulations.
    John Gregg: Reducing air pollution reduces healthcare costs for decades.
    Mike Pence: Veto climate bill compromise by industry & environmentalists.
    Eric Holcomb: Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation.
    Mike Pence: Signed a bill that allows for more usage of eminent domain.
    Brian Bosma: State funding for open space preservation.
    Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
    Mitch Daniels: First state to phase in new environmental Clean Air permits.
Families & Children
    Eric Holcomb: Levels of Care program: Reduce infant mortality.
    Todd Young: House Adoption Caucus: raise awareness of foster parenting.
    Mike Pence: Let parents and doctors decide on HPV vaccinations.
    Charlie Hardy: Many parents worry about not providing for their children.
    Mike Pence: Adoption is a beautiful way for families to come together.
    Todd Rokita: Background checks & FBI screening for every school worker.
    Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Joe Donnelly: Understands Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work.
    Mitch Daniels: Nothing more contemptible than failing to pay child support.
Foreign Policy
    Andrew Straw: USA should encourage our values in UN programs.
    Mark Hurt: Security of Israel should be paramount.
    Mark Hurt: Slash foreign aid.
    Jim Banks: Defend US national interests; disappointed in Iran nuke deal.
    Todd Young: Rely all instruments of power, not just military might.
    Mike Pence: Against agreement with Iran; keep all sanctions.
    Eric Holcomb: I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow.
    Mike Pence: We're in a global war of civilization against barbarism.
    Mike Pence: Russian "reset" is appeasement and invites aggression.
    Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
    Mike Pence: Foreign aid for US security interests & disasters.
Free Trade
    Mike Braun: Trust Trump to negotiate tariffs on China.
    Mike Braun: 2016: Voted against clawbacks for moving jobs to Mexico.
    Andrew Straw: Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards.
    Eric Holcomb: We're as likely to trade with Germany as with Georgia.
    John Gregg: Unified strategy to promote Hoosier brand worldwide.
    Luke Messer: Free trade pacts haven't led to free trade.
    Todd Rokita: Supports international free trade agreements.
    Mike Pence: Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China.
    Mike Pence: Favors free trade, but not tariff dodging from China.
    Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
    Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Government Reform
    Woody Myers: Wants statewide vote-by-mail.
    Michael Folk: Send absentee voter applications to all registered voters.
    Pete Buttigieg: Citizens United was a disaster for our democracy.
    Eric Holcomb: Budgeted for election security: covers about 10% of machines.
    Mike Braun: Replace the swamp with citizen legislators and term limits.
    Andrew Straw: Suing government for ballot access for disabled people.
    Andrew Straw: Expand voting rights for disabled people.
    Mark Hurt: Stop the nefarious practice of omnibus legislation.
    Trey Hollingsworth: Politicians should learn to earn money outside of government.
    Trey Hollingsworth: I believe in term limits.
    John Gregg: Longer voting hours; make registration & mail voting easier.
    John Gregg: Voter Participation Plan: expand ID rules & early voting.
    Todd Rokita: Voter ID laws increase turnout and never black voters.
    Brian Bosma: No limits on PAC contributions; but full disclosure.
    Brian Bosma: Require a photo ID in order to vote.
    Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
    Mitch Daniels: No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions.
Gun Control
    Woody Myers: For background checks, ban semi-automatic weapons.
    Eric Holcomb: Eliminated fees for gun licenses; allowed guns in churches.
    Eddie Melton: Opposes funding NRA gun training for teachers.
    Mike Braun: 100% pro-Second Amendment.
    Mike Braun: A hunter himself, he's a proud backer of the 2nd Amendment.
    Andrew Straw: I support the 2nd Amendment.
    Mark Hurt: Guns protect innocent people.
    Jim Banks: Right to responsible gun ownership is under attack.
    Todd Young: National reciprocity for conceal-carry.
    Mike Pence: Gun ownership increases public safety.
    John Gregg: I'm a gun-totin', Bible-quotin' Southern Indiana Democrat.
    Brian Bosma: Do all I can to protect the 2nd amendment rights.
    Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
    Mitch Daniels: No background checks; no licenses; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Eric Holcomb: Now is the time to implement a managed care system.
    Woody Myers: Make it easier to enroll in Medicaid, Obamacare.
    Woody Myers: Now is the time to put a doctor in the Governor's Office.
    Woody Myers: Would not trade our system for Canada's or England's.
    Woody Myers: Controversial & brief tenure as NYC Health Commissioner.
    Mike Braun: Common sense solutions can offset ObamaCare shortfalls.
    Andrew Straw: Expand Medicare incrementally, not via ObamaCare.
    Eric Holcomb: Must reduce infant mortality rate.
    Mark Hurt: Market forces better than ObamaCare.
    Mark Hurt: Funding to alleviate shortage of mental health professionals.
    Mark Hurt: Support cross-state competition, not ObamaCare bureaucracy.
    Jim Banks: ObamaCare is ill-conceived takeover of healthcare.
    Eric Holcomb: New Medicaid waiver for Structured Family Caregiving.
    John Gregg: Protect CHOICE program for seniors aging at home.
    Eric Holcomb: ObamaCare was the wrong answer to a national problem.
    Mike Pence: Healthy Indiana: expand Medicaid but with "skin in the game".
    Mike Pence: Medicaid is not just broke, it is broken.
    Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
    Brian Bosma: Tort reform instead of individual mandate.
    Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
    Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
    Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
    Luke Messer: ObamaCare bad for middle class.
    Mitch Daniels: Tort reform; sue HMOs; no guarantees.
    Mitch Daniels: INShape plan: insure 130,000 uninsured Hoosiers.
Homeland Security
    Mike Braun: We need increased military to protect our interests abroad.
    Andrew Straw: We spend too much on the military now.
    Mike Braun: North Korea & Russian dangers require strong US military.
    Mark Hurt: Increase high tech weapons.
    Todd Rokita: Project American power around the world to deter aggression.
    Mark Hurt: Could support transgender military ban.
    Mark Hurt: Strategic increased spending on military weapons systems.
    Mark Hurt: Work with countries like Russia & comprehensively fight ISIS.
    Jim Banks: Rebuild American greatness; make our military mighty again.
    Eddie Melton: Ensure access to veterans' resources and benefits.
    John Gregg: Increase federal vet benefits by 10%, plus state services.
    Mike Pence: Supported expanding benefits and opportunities for veterans.
    Eric Holcomb: Peace through strength, not peace through hope.
    Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
    Joe Donnelly: Focus on fiscal discipline and strong national security.
    Mike Pence: Use military tribunals to try suspected terrorists.
    Eric Holcomb: Allowed DACA recipients to get state professional licenses.
    Woody Myers: Against substandard medical care for immigrants.
    Pete Buttigieg: Most Americans are immigrants or their descendants.
    Joe Donnelly: 3-year protection for DACA recipients.
    Mike Braun: Treat DACA recipients like other illegal immigrants.
    Mike Braun: Hard line approach to illegal immigrants: build the wall.
    Andrew Straw: Pathway to citizenship, except for felons.
    Eddie Melton: Protecting DACA is essential; DREAMers are contributors.
    Todd Rokita: Imprison local officials who allow sanctuary cities.
    Todd Rokita: Build the wall; oppose sanctuary cities.
    Jim Banks: No amnesty; deport criminals; enforce existing laws.
    Eric Holcomb: I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy.
    Brian Bosma: Local police should enforce federal immigration laws.
    Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
    Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
    Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
    Lyndon Johnson: Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas.
    Eric Holcomb: Pass pregnancy accommodations bill for women on the job.
    Eric Holcomb: Mandated teachers be informed of non-union options.
    Eric Holcomb: When minimum wage is raised, cost is passed to consumers.
    Woody Myers: Would repeal the state's right-to-work law.
    Woody Myers: Would support increasing state's minimum wage.
    Woody Myers: Diversify our economy, improve business environment.
    Woody Myers: We deserve best schools, health care, state creating jobs.
    Mike Braun: 2015: opposed increasing Indiana minimum wage to $10.10.
    Mike Braun: Cut regulations and red tape and businesses will create jobs.
    Andrew Straw: In recessions, increase money supply to create jobs.
    Andrew Straw: Visas for high-wage jobs; don't export jobs via trade.
    Eric Holcomb: Five pillars: 21st century workforce is magnet for jobs.
    Eddie Melton: Support organized labor and good-paying jobs.
    John Gregg: Focus on living-wage jobs, not on social issues.
    Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
    Mitch Daniels: Support Right to Work and Indiana will add jobs faster.
Local Issues
    Mike Pence: Miracle on Mt. Baldy: that's the Indiana way.
Principles & Values
    Eric Holcomb: Every citizen should have equal access and opportunity.
    Mike Braun: Use record of what's been done in hometown and statehouse.
    Andrew Straw: Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court.
    Trey Hollingsworth: I believe in Christian family values.
    Mike Pence: I'm Christian, conservative, & Republican, in that order.
    John Gregg: Calls himself a "gun-totin' Bible-quotin' Democrat".
    Eric Holcomb: Proven, passionate solutions-oriented approach.
    Mike Pence: Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects religion.
    Mike Pence: Indiana & U.S. Constitutions guarantee religious freedom.
    Mike Pence: Voted for Carter in 1980 over Reagan but views changed since.
    Mike Pence: I was Tea Party before it was cool.
    Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
    Mitch Daniels: You might dislike my decisions, but things ARE different.
    Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
    Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
    Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
    Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Social Security
    Andrew Straw: Too many people rely on SSA to risk losses.
    Luke Messer: Use Social Security to restrict aid to illegal immigrants.
    Luke Messer: Let retirees earn more.
    Eric Holcomb: No mandates to offer retirement plans, but voluntary IRAs ok.
    John Gregg: Pledge to always protect & strengthen Social Security system.
    Evan Bayh: Raise Social Security age.
    Todd Young: Strong support for privatization.
    Mike Pence: Personal investment for Social Security retirement.
    Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
    Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
    Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
    Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
    Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Tax Reform
    Eddie Melton: Authored property tax amnesty program.
    Eric Holcomb: Exempt military pensions from state tax.
    Mike Braun: Pledged never to raise federal taxes, but infrastructure ok.
    Andrew Straw: Tax cuts for rich don't help economy if tied up in stocks.
    Todd Rokita: Cut taxes, balance budget.
    Luke Messer: Tax cuts should lead to growth.
    Jim Banks: Estate tax is an anti-growth policy.
    Todd Young: Simplify tax code to reward Americans for working hard.
    Eric Holcomb: Stop funneling Hoosier tax money through federal czars.
    Eric Holcomb: Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth.
    Mike Pence: Simplify the tax code.
    Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
    John Gregg: Recommends slashing corporate taxes.
    Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
    Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
    Mitch Daniels: Raising taxes is the worst thing possible in a recession.
    Eric Holcomb: Additional $100 million to boost broadband connectivity.
    Joe Donnelly: Voted to keep Net Neutrality.
    Todd Rokita: Gas tax ok for infrastructure improvements.
    Mike Braun: Increase gas tax by 10 cents for crumbling infrastructure.
    Eric Holcomb: High-tech is key to unlocking 21st century economy.
    Eric Holcomb: Invest a little more to keep the Crossroads of America.
    Eddie Melton: Increase reliable public transportation options.
    John Gregg: $16B for water projects via Infrastructure Bank.
    Mike Pence: Invest in our roads and ports, but without raising taxes.
    John Gregg: Roads and infrastructure are a priority.
    Mike Pence: Riverboat gambling ok, but no electronic wagering.
    Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
    Mitch Daniels: Invest $1.2 billion in Hoosier Heartland Corridor and US31.
    Mitch Daniels: Supports internet sales tax.
War & Peace
    Pete Buttigieg: Be more judicious when committing troops.
    Mike Braun: Re-impose sanctions on Iran for nuclear capability.
    Andrew Straw: Treaties with allies instead of empire-building attitudes.
    Mike Braun: Defeat ISIS terrorists where they live.
    Mark Hurt: Strengthen military to deal with Iran.
    Luke Messer: Get tough with North Korea.
    Mark Hurt: We lost allies' respect, enabling rise of extreme ideologies.
    Jim Banks: Military sanctions against Iran.
    Eric Holcomb: Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal.
    Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
    Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
    Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Pence: Faith-based community gives us hope for new opportunities.

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