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 Missouri Politicians: Archives
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from State of Missouri Archives (number of quotes indicated):
- Angelica Earl (11) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
- Asa Hutchinson (1) Arkansas Republican Governor
- Austin Petersen (18) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
- Billy Long (11) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-7
- Bob Holden (10) Missouri Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
- Catherine Hanaway (19) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
- Chris Koster (21) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
- Claire McCaskill (24) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
- Dave Schatz (16) Republican Challenger for Senate Missouri
- Eric Burlison (3) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-7
- Eric Greitens (36) Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
- Eric Schmitt (20) Republican Challenger Missouri
- Gary Perry (1) Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Jake LaTurner (1) Republican U.S. Rep Kansas-2
- Jason Kander (25) Democratic Senate candidate Missouri
- Jay Nixon (24) Missouri Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
- Jim Neely (16) Missouri Republican candidate for governor
- John Brunner (12) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
- Josh Hawley (48) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
- Laura Kelly (1) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
- Lester Turilli (20)
- Lucas Kunce (17) Senate Candidate Missouri
- Mark McClosky (3) Republican Challenger Missouri
- Matt Blunt (1) Missouri Former Republican Governor (retired 2008)
- Mike Kehoe (7) Missouri Republican Challenger
- Mike Parson (62) Missouri Republican governor of Missouri
- Nancy Farmer (9) 2004 former Democratic challenger; state Treasurer Missouri
- Nicole Galloway (24) Missouri Democratic candidate for governor
- Peter Kinder (14) Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
- Robin Carnahan (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; Secretary of State Missouri
- Roy Blunt (26) Republican (until 2010) U.S. Rep Missouri-7
- Sam Brownback (1) Kansas Republican Governor
- Samuel Graves (1) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-6
- Sarah Steelman (5) Republican Challenger Missouri
- Scott Sifton (15) Democratic Challenger Missouri
- Steve King (1) Republican U.S. Rep Iowa-4
- Susan Wagle (1) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kansas
- Todd Akin (11) Republican (Senate run 2012) U.S. Rep Missouri-2
- Tony Monetti (13) Republican candidate for Missouri U.S. Senator Missouri
- Trudy Busch Valentine (3) Democratic Challenger Missouri
- Vicky Hartzler (19) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-4
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Angelica Earl: Loudly, proudly pro-choice.
Austin Petersen: Against abortion, but would limit government role.
Billy Long: For Supreme Court nominees who support ending abortions.
Catherine Hanaway: Waiting periods; parental notification; & other restrictions.
Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
Claire McCaskill: Fund Planned Parenthood; protect abortion providers.
Dave Schatz: The Missouri Way made it most pro-life state in the nation.
Dave Schatz: Supported "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
Eric Greitens: Every life is precious; defend & promote life.
Eric Greitens: Called for public prayer supporting anti-abortion centers.
Eric Greitens: Overturn law making St. Louis into "abortion sanctuary city".
Eric Schmitt: Reinstate rule banning abortion referrals with federal funds.
Eric Schmitt: Appealed abortion decision, asks to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Jason Kander: Endorsed by NARAL for perfect pro-choice voting records.
Jason Kander: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
Jim Neely: Voted for abortion ban at 8 weeks, but had not read it.
Jim Neely: Supported "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
John Brunner: Pledges support to overthrow of Roe v. Wade.
John Brunner: Fight back against judges dictating values on our churches.
Josh Hawley: New abortion restrictions protects women.
Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was most unjust decision in U.S. history.
Josh Hawley: Roe v. Wade was one of the most unjust decisions.
Lester Turilli: Every life is precious.
Mike Kehoe: Most innocent person you can protect is in the womb.
Mike Kehoe: Missouri has moved the needle in protecting life.
Mike Parson: Solidly pro-life; supports protecting rights of the unborn.
Mike Parson: Signs bill criminalizing abortion after eight weeks.
Mike Parson: Enforces law which shuts down only abortion clinic in state.
Mike Parson: Ban abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy.
Mike Parson: Signed "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
Nancy Farmer: Make abortions legally available including funding.
Nicole Galloway: Upset about Missouri's pro-life abortion position.
Nicole Galloway: Abortion ban gives new rights & opportunities to rapists.
Nicole Galloway: Trusts women to make their own healthcare decisions.
Peter Kinder: Investigate organizations harvesting aborted babies' parts.
Sarah Steelman: Life begins at conception; consider Constitutional Amendment.
Scott Sifton: Fought efforts to deny choice to rape and incest victims.
Scott Sifton: Opposed "Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act".
Todd Akin: Life begins at conception; support Constitutional Amendment.
Todd Akin: Resisted stepping aside after "legitimate rape" comment.
Tony Monetti: Pro-life, but support healthcare & adoption.
Vicky Hartzler: Leading efforts in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Austin Petersen: Favors balanced budget amendment.
Billy Long: Put an end to the out of control spending sprees.
Bob Holden: Missouri is and should be fiscally conservative.
Chris Koster: Invest $2 billion and create up to 40,000 new jobs.
Dave Schatz: Balance the federal budget, get inflation under control.
Dave Schatz: Infrastructure one of the most critical things to invest in.
Eric Greitens: Government over-regulates, over-spends, & over-reaches.
Jason Kander: Supports federal spending to promote economic growth.
Jay Nixon: Missouri has earned its triple-A credit rating.
Josh Hawley: Reduced budget via staff reduction and exposing fraud.
Lester Turilli: Only market-led recovery leads to long-term economic growth.
Lucas Kunce: We can create a Marshall Plan for the Midwest.
Lucas Kunce: Abandon the notion that the market is an untouchable force.
Lucas Kunce: Acknowledge policy role in market successes.
Mike Parson: Supports economic growth with accountability on taxes.
Mike Parson: Near completion on work on 75% of state's bridges.
Nicole Galloway: As auditor uncovered $350 million in waste.
Peter Kinder: Make Missouri competitive again, by cutting spending.
Robin Carnahan: TARP financial bailout let banks run wild.
Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
Robin Carnahan: 2008 bank bailout helped Wall Street, not ordinary people.
Roy Blunt: TARP was a plan that worked.
Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
Roy Blunt: Bailout ok; stimulus package a huge mistake.
Roy Blunt: Weak economy has left far too many Missourians behind.
Scott Sifton: Economic growth requires investments in infrastructure.
Vicky Hartzler: Co-sponsored Balanced Budget Amendment, Line-Item Veto.
Angelica Earl: Full equality for LGBT.
Austin Petersen: Libertarian view pro-gay marriage.
Catherine Hanaway: No affirmative action in state employment or contracting.
Catherine Hanaway: No same-sex marriage; no gay hate crime laws.
Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
Chris Koster: Equality and inclusion should include same-sex couples.
Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
Chris Koster: Gay marriage is another step toward inclusion and equality.
Claire McCaskill: Women shouldn't get paid less simply because they're women.
Claire McCaskill: FactCheck: Akin's female staff are not paid as much as men.
Dave Schatz: LGBTQ nondiscrimination not at forefront of issues.
Dave Schatz: ERA really about abortion; Jesus would oppose it.
Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
Eric Greitens: Stood with cops; restored law and order; defeated Antifa.
Eric Schmitt: 1964 Civil Rights law doesn't protect LGBT people.
Gary Perry: Proposed porn blockers on devices; pay to opt out.
Jason Kander: SCOTUS has spoken: support gay marriage nationwide.
Jason Kander: Protect GLBT employees under nondiscrimination policy.
Jay Nixon: Partnership for Hope: for Missourians with disabilities.
Jay Nixon: Combat employment & housing discrimination against LGBTs.
Jay Nixon: Same-sex marriage is a major victory for equality.
John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
Lester Turilli: Equal opportunity for women and minorities.
Mark McClosky: Sued to enforce unmarried couple rule against gay couple.
Mike Parson: Gay people go to hell, but don't discriminate on earth.
Mike Parson: Governor bans reporters from briefings, questions by email.
Mike Parson: Overlooking minority, women businesses during health crisis.
Mike Parson: OpEd:Exempting church from coronavirus rules could be deadly.
Mike Parson: Allowed Roman goddess statue to return to Capitol dome.
Mike Parson: Moves primary due to virus, won't extend voter registration.
Nancy Farmer: Prosecute discrimination and fund desegregation.
Nancy Farmer: Recognize same-sex marriages.
Nicole Galloway: All marriages deserve to be respected.
Peter Kinder: No federal say over trans-gendered bathroom laws.
Scott Sifton: 40 hour filibuster of proposal against marriage equality.
Todd Akin: Women's pay should be left to discretion of employers.
Todd Akin: No policy to pay female staff less than men (but he does).
Tony Monetti: Value diversity and America's melting pot of cultures.
Vicky Hartzler: Opposed transgender soldiers service & Equality Act.
Vicky Hartzler: Supported clerk refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses.
Trudy Busch Valentine: All have right to live with authentic sexual orientation .
Claire McCaskill: Amend banking rules in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Claire McCaskill: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to all users.
Jason Kander: Close tax loopholes for companies that send jobs overseas.
John Brunner: Served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer.
Josh Hawley: Went after big mortgage companies for improper loans.
Josh Hawley: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.
Lucas Kunce: Monopolies keep us divided because together we have power.
Lucas Kunce: We need to break the oppressive corporate monopoly structure.
Lucas Kunce: Corporate self-interest gave China control of supply chain.
Nicole Galloway: End Missouri's Big Business Bonus: no bonus for early taxes.
Peter Kinder: Work together to try and make the stimulus work for Missouri.
Tony Monetti: Lower corporate tax rates where possible.
Eric Burlison: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
Angelica Earl: Prison not the solution for victimless crimes.
Austin Petersen: End mandatory minimums.
Bob Holden: Lower drunk driving limit to .08.
Catherine Hanaway: No parole for repeat felons; yes on death penalty.
Chris Koster: Deliver justice to those who break our laws.
Dave Schatz: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
Eric Greitens: Get first responders needed training, equipment, & support.
Eric Greitens: Fight Ferguson Effect with Blue Alert to empower police.
Eric Greitens: Facing trial for felony charge of invasion of privacy.
Eric Greitens: OpEd: most pro-police governor in the country.
Eric Greitens: The defund-the-police movement has led to rising violence.
Eric Schmitt: Launched Cold Case Unit, testing backlog of rape kits.
Jason Kander: End school-to-prison pipeline.
Jay Nixon: More DWI arrests save more lives.
Jim Neely: Death penalty too easy; force perverts to do hard labor.
Jim Neely: Let courts reduce life-without-parole to include parole.
Jim Neely: Don't expand definition of "dangerous felonies".
Josh Hawley: Apply consumer protection laws to pursue human traffickers.
Josh Hawley: Use anti-riot laws on crowds protesting police shootings.
Lester Turilli: Stricter punishment does not always deter crime.
Mark McClosky: Pardoned by Governor Mike Parson; praised by Trump.
Mike Kehoe: Against policies that raise taxes, defund police departments.
Mike Parson: I am not interested in building more prisons.
Mike Parson: Time to stand up and support law enforcement.
Mike Parson: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
Mike Parson: In Missouri, we DEFEND law enforcement, not defund them.
Nancy Farmer: No death penalty, more community policing.
Nancy Farmer: Mandatory sentencing, but fund rehabilitation & alternatives.
Nicole Galloway: Need answers on probation, parole reward program.
Nicole Galloway: Ban choke holds and no-knock warrants.
Peter Kinder: Preserve law & order, even when there are riots & looting.
Roy Blunt: Riot: Trump touched hot stove, unlikely to touch it again.
Scott Sifton: Expand "dangerous felonies" to include guns & less probation.
Tony Monetti: Stronger emphasis on policing.
Angelica Earl: End marijuana prohibition.
Austin Petersen: Treat drugs as medical issue, not criminal.
Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
Catherine Hanaway: Stricter penalties for drug crimes, but rehab too.
Catherine Hanaway: Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes.
Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
Claire McCaskill: Supports medical marijuana & alternative drug sentencing.
Eric Greitens: Supports legalizing medical marijuana for kids with epilepsy.
Jason Kander: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
Jason Kander: Supports medical marijuana.
Jay Nixon: Drug testing for welfare recipients.
Jim Neely: Legalize medical marijuana for debilitating diseases.
Jim Neely: Opposes raising age for vaping from 18 to 21.
Jim Neely: Supports medical marijuana.
John Brunner: Open to more research about marijuana, nut not legalization.
Josh Hawley: Charges opioid manufacturers with deception.
Josh Hawley: Supports medical marijuana.
Lester Turilli: Opium is a dangerous epidemic.
Mike Parson: Rate of opioid deaths decreasing but new ideas are needed.
Mike Parson: Supports prescription database as tool to fight opioid abuse.
Mike Parson: Against marijuana legalization, OK with medical use.
Nicole Galloway: Supports legalization, expunging criminal records.
Peter Kinder: Supports legalizing medical marijuana under a doctor's order.
Roy Blunt: Don't decriminalize marijuana federally, but let states try.
Samuel Graves: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
Steve King: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
Vicky Hartzler: Allow Border Patrol to target drones smuggling drugs.
Trudy Busch Valentine: Supports legal pot in MO; opposes it nationwide.
Eric Burlison: Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts.
Angelica Earl: More money for schools, less debt for students.
Austin Petersen: Open to experiment with school choice.
Bob Holden: More resources for student and teachers.
Bob Holden: Cash incentive for National Board Certification for teachers.
Bob Holden: Provide parents with school accountability report cards.
Catherine Hanaway: State-funded vouchers for public & private schools.
Chris Koster: 2007: Left GOP to support high-quality public schools.
Chris Koster: Increase our investment in education.
Claire McCaskill: Increase student financial aid, like Pell Grants.
Eric Greitens: Strongly oppose Common Core; no bureaucrats in charge.
Eric Schmitt: Defended coach-led prayer in high school as voluntary.
Eric Schmitt: No evidence of increased threats towards school officials.
Jason Kander: Expand charter schools, plus more sponsorship options.
Jason Kander: Expand charter schools to cities & poor-performing districts.
Jay Nixon: Increase education funding by $150 million.
Jay Nixon: A+ scholarships: community college for every high schooler.
Jay Nixon: Affordable tuition is highest priority.
Jay Nixon: Fund public schools, don't develop voucher schemes.
Jay Nixon: Allow expanding charter schools to poor-performing districts.
John Brunner: Reject federal Common Core standards.
Josh Hawley: Excluding religious school choice amounts to discrimination.
Josh Hawley: Give religious schools state educational resources.
Josh Hawley: Universities provide worthless degrees and waste billions.
Lester Turilli: Let local school districts responsibly determine curriculum.
Lucas Kunce: Universities rely on full-paying Chinese STEM students.
Mike Kehoe: Bar schools reopening more than 14 days before Labor Day.
Mike Kehoe: Fund higher education as long as they're producing.
Mike Kehoe: Arts not a cure-all, but can give young people alternatives.
Mike Parson: $400M in bonds to repair college campuses.
Mike Parson: Invest in advanced training in high demand areas.
Mike Parson: Cut education budget after COVID revenue shortfalls.
Mike Parson: Declared "Missouri School Choice Week".
Mike Parson: Raise teacher pay in every corner of this state.
Nancy Farmer: Supports charter schools and privately-run schools.
Nicole Galloway: Pay teachers what they deserve; expand pre-K.
Nicole Galloway: Strengthen the state's commitment to public schools.
Peter Kinder: Fight for school choice & charter schools.
Sarah Steelman: More competition in college loans; end federal monopoly.
Scott Sifton: Fought for improved teacher pay and district facilities.
Todd Akin: Federal government should be out of the student loan market.
Tony Monetti: Public schools that fail our kids do not deserve our support.
Vicky Hartzler: Introduced Police Officers Protecting Children Act.
Roy Blunt: Student loan forgiveness is monumentally unfair.
Energy & Oil|
Angelica Earl: Coal is the past; time to move forward.
Chris Koster: New EPA regulations on CO2 emissions are federal overreach.
Claire McCaskill: Subsidize alternative energy, but build Keystone Pipeline.
Eric Schmitt: Sued over cancelling pipeline, setting greenhouse gases cost.
Jason Kander: Climate change is a real consequence of human activity.
Jay Nixon: Nuclear power provides reliable, affordable energy.
Josh Hawley: Clean Power Plan hurts economy by raising energy prices.
Josh Hawley: Dismantle Obama-era network of energy regulations.
Josh Hawley: Oppose the job-killing climate agenda.
Lester Turilli: Clean coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric, AND solar.
Lucas Kunce: We can build the energy of the future in the Heartland.
Lucas Kunce: Ditch all fossil fuels the same way we ditched whale oil.
Lucas Kunce: Impact of climate change taxes the military.
Peter Kinder: The world has embraced renewable energy; this is the future.
Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits for pollution instead of federal regulation.
Catherine Hanaway: Self-audits and cost analyses instead of federal regulations.
Chris Koster: Sue the EPA for over-expanding Clean Water Act.
Claire McCaskill: Limit EPA farm regulations, but no EPA cuts.
Eric Greitens: EPA overreach hurts family farms.
Eric Greitens: Cut $500,000 in funding for state rail service from Amtrak.
Eric Schmitt: Opposes EPA move to increase emissions standards.
Eric Schmitt: Condemns EPA rule as "federal government land grab".
Jason Kander: Protect our state's air & water for future generations.
Jay Nixon: State Parks Youth Corps: employ kids in state parks.
Josh Hawley: Fought Obama EPA overreach.
Lester Turilli: EPA has grown too large.
Mike Parson: Right to farm & ranch, despite environmental critics.
Peter Kinder: The EPA should respect the limits set by Congress.
Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
Robin Carnahan: Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide.
Scott Sifton: Law practice focuses on environmental cleanup litigation.
Families & Children|
Angelica Earl: Guaranteed family leave.
Bob Holden: $3M for more local domestic violence shelters.
Catherine Hanaway: Children before marriage has impoverished women & children.
Claire McCaskill: Women were exploited in 2000 BC, not just from 1960s.
Claire McCaskill: Supports gay marriage.
Eric Greitens: Let parents decide how to spend special needs funding.
Eric Greitens: Greitens was never "exonerated" of sexual misconduct.
Jay Nixon: We need childcare and parental leave.
Jay Nixon: Made insurance cover therapy for autism.
Jim Neely: Outlaw "revenge porn," but don't blame broadband providers.
Jim Neely: Introduced comprehensive foster care bill.
Jim Neely: Require insurance companies to cover fertility preservation.
Josh Hawley: 1960s sexual revolution destroys our families.
Josh Hawley: Supports biblical truth about husband & wife, man & woman.
Lester Turilli: Encourage fathers to lead their families by example.
Nicole Galloway: Urges executive order for 12 weeks paid parental leave.
Scott Sifton: Parents' bankruptcy led to working to protect families.
Mike Parson: Increase Child Care Subsidy rates to child care providers.
Dave Schatz: Putin a bully; deserves a bloody nose for Ukraine invasion.
Eric Schmitt: First AG to sue China for "unleashing the coronavirus".
Jason Kander: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
Lester Turilli: We are inherently different from other nations.
Roy Blunt: Friends no longer trust us; our enemies aren't afraid of us.
Vicky Hartzler: Criticism led to being sanctioned by Chinese Communist Party.
Trudy Busch Valentine: Disallow farmland ownership by Communist China.
Austin Petersen: Free trade is what America is about.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
Dave Schatz: Demand fair trade deals putting American first.
Jason Kander: Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be fast-tracked.
Jason Kander: Let farmers sell to Cuba: a billion dollar industry.
Josh Hawley: China systematically abuses the global trade system.
Josh Hawley: Supports Trump's tariffs on China, but what about farmers?
Josh Hawley: Calls for abolishing the World Trade Organization.
Lester Turilli: Too often, we are short-changed on international trade.
Lucas Kunce: Reliance on Chinese manufacturing is dangerous.
Lucas Kunce: Transfer costs of offshoring to China to corporations.
Mike Parson: Credits Trump for ending Japan restrictions on US beef.
Mike Parson: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
Mike Parson: Missouri shouldn't rely on other countries & other states.
Roy Blunt: Lifting tariffs is a move in the right direction.
Roy Blunt: Supports presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
Mike Parson: Invest in semiconductor manufacturing, won't rely on China.
Billy Long: Require voter photo ID, end ballot harvesting.
Billy Long: Let farmers work without unnecessary government regulations.
Catherine Hanaway: No term limits; but yes to state campaign funding.
Catherine Hanaway: Supports term limits but not contribution limits.
Catherine Hanaway: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of campaigns.
Chris Koster: Eliminate campaign donation disclosure for small town races.
Claire McCaskill: Limits on corporate campaign donations; full disclosure.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes voter ID requirements.
Dave Schatz: The United States has a president, not a king.
Eric Greitens: Ban gifts from lobbyists; close revolving door; limit terms.
Eric Greitens: Cut red tape, cut back regulations.
Eric Greitens: Slash 33,000 regulations across the board.
Eric Schmitt: Glaring illegal actions involving our sacred elections.
Eric Schmitt: Signed U.S. Term Limits pledge to amend Constitution.
Jason Kander: OpEd AdWatch: "Pandering Panda" caters to lobbyists.
Jason Kander: FactCheck: Has more MO donors & less PAC money than opponent.
Jay Nixon: Re-institute strict campaign contribution limits.
Jim Neely: Co-sponsored bill restoring voting rights of released felons.
John Brunner: Eliminate inefficient, outdated and ineffective programs.
Josh Hawley: Work for campaign ethics reform, starting with Missouri.
Josh Hawley: Supported by Citizens United PAC for Attorney General.
Josh Hawley: Defended strict Missouri voter ID requirements.
Lester Turilli: The right to vote should be quick and uncumbersome.
Matt Blunt: Eliminate campaign donation disclosure for small town races.
Mike Parson: Restructure state government, and save $120M tax dollars.
Mike Parson: Cut government jobs; eliminate one out of five regulations.
Mike Parson: Opposed subjecting lawmakers to open-records law.
Mike Parson: Voted for photo ID and proof of citizenship to vote.
Nicole Galloway: Government should be totally transparent.
Nicole Galloway: Agrees her office should undergo independent audit.
Nicole Galloway: Notary requirement for mail ballot is voter suppression.
Robin Carnahan: Pledges to not seek earmarks if elected.
Roy Blunt: Ban earmark requests, but only for this year.
Roy Blunt: Carnahan's $107M wind energy project created only 16 jobs.
Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
Roy Blunt: Took $200K from lobbyists for 2010; tops among House members.
Scott Sifton: We raise our hands for voting rights, not insurrection.
Todd Akin: Denounces intrusive government regulations and ObamaCare.
Todd Akin: Get rid of Departments of Energy, Education and Commerce.
Todd Akin: Reversing 17th Amendment gives power back o the states.
Tony Monetti: Cut spending, waste, needless regulation.
Tony Monetti: Term limits for senators.
Tony Monetti: Preserve separation of church and state.
Eric Burlison: Loosen restrictions for concealed carry.
Austin Petersen: Petersen raffles off an AR-15.
Austin Petersen: My ideal: gay couple defends pot farm with machine gun.
Billy Long: I will work tirelessly to defend your 2nd Amendment rights.
Catherine Hanaway: Right to bear arms differentiates America as a free nation.
Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
Chris Koster: Endorsed by NRA; overrode veto of gun rights.
Claire McCaskill: Supports background checks and assault rifle ban.
Dave Schatz: The Missouri Way: protect our Second Amendment rights.
Eric Greitens: Defend right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms.
Eric Greitens: Protect our freedoms, including the Second Amendment.
Eric Schmitt: Opposed charging couple brandishing guns at BLM protestors.
Jason Kander: Keep restrictions for concealed carry; don't loosen them.
Jason Kander: Support 2nd amendment rights AND background checks.
Josh Hawley: Stronger gun control background checks; ban bump stocks.
Josh Hawley: Supports background checks but not assault rifle ban.
Lester Turilli: Constitution is clear, so just encourage responsibility.
Mike Parson: For 2nd Amendment rights; keep federal government at bay.
Mike Parson: Doesn't have a problem with background checks.
Mike Parson: Fight violent crime but protect Second Amendment rights.
Nancy Farmer: Supports assault weapon ban and other restrictions.
Nicole Galloway: Current governor problem in enacting gun laws.
Nicole Galloway: Favors background checks & red flag laws.
Nicole Galloway: Supports background checks, close loopholes on sales.
Peter Kinder: Led fight to pass right to carry law.
Tony Monetti: Gun ownership is a guaranteed right.
Angelica Earl: Supports universal healthcare.
Angelica Earl: Corporate taxes should pay for single payer.
Asa Hutchinson: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
Austin Petersen: Marketplace will solve healthcare issues.
Billy Long: Notion of mandates straight out of the communist handbook.
Bob Holden: Use tobacco settlement to pay for senior prescriptions.
Bob Holden: Healthy Families Initiative: health care access for all.
Catherine Hanaway: Supports tort reform; oppose state-run healthcare.
Chris Koster: ObamaCare generates jobs as well as cuts healthcare costs.
Chris Koster: Expanding Medicaid provides immediate fiscal stimulus.
Chris Koster: Closed "tobacco loophole": $50M more in cigarette settlement.
Claire McCaskill: Protect coverage of pre-existing conditions.
Dave Schatz: Not in favor of funding Medicaid expansion.
Eric Greitens: ObamaCare has been a disaster in Missouri.
Eric Schmitt: Son on autism spectrum; took on insurance companies to cover.
Jim Neely: Championed "Right to Try" experimental treatments law.
Jake LaTurner: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
Jay Nixon: $10M for more services in community mental health centers.
Jim Neely: Missouri not paying overdue Medicaid payments.
John Brunner: Spur competition instead of ObamaCare.
Josh Hawley: Ran for Attorney-General on anti-ObamaCare platform.
Josh Hawley: Get rid of ObamaCare, but cover pre-existing conditions.
Josh Hawley: ObamaCare was never constitutional.
Josh Hawley: ObamaCare has raised premiums by 145%.
Josh Hawley: Cover pre-existing conditions by mandate, without ObamaCare.
Laura Kelly: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
Lester Turilli: Loopholes in ObamaCare strain our citizens.
Mike Parson: Expand rural access & mental health needs.
Mike Parson: Backed Rx monitoring; couldn't overcome opposition.
Mike Parson: Expand rural access to emergency & mental health care.
Mike Parson: Against Medicaid expansion as massive tax increase.
Mike Parson: COVID: I don't support mandates; my position WILL NOT CHANGE.
Nancy Farmer: Citizens have access to basic health care.
Nicole Galloway: Would expand Medicaid eligibility.
Peter Kinder: Led lawsuit by 21 states against ObamaCare.
Robin Carnahan: To repeal ObamaCare, repeal Congress plan first.
Robin Carnahan: Repeal Congress' healthcare if you want to repeal ObamaCare.
Roy Blunt: Missourians know ObamaCare won't work.
Roy Blunt: Limit health costs by limiting medical malpractice liability.
Roy Blunt: Medical liability reform would reduce cost of health care.
Roy Blunt: Reduce costs & improve care, but repeal ObamaCare.
Sam Brownback: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
Sarah Steelman: End intrusive regulations; repeal ObamaCare.
Susan Wagle: Insurers to provide real-time information of benefits.
Tony Monetti: Replace ObamaCare with free market.
Mike Parson: $4.3M to address unacceptable maternal mortality rate.
Austin Petersen: Audit the Defense Department.
Dave Schatz: Have the strongest, best-equipped, and most agile military.
Eric Greitens: Make Missouri the best state in America for veterans.
Eric Greitens: Let military spouses work in Missouri.
Eric Greitens: Felony charge: taking donor lists from veterans charity.
Jason Kander: The U.S. can't tolerate cowardly acts of terrorism.
Jay Nixon: Show-Me Heroes: jobs waiting for returning vets.
Josh Hawley: Provide veterans with free legal help.
Lester Turilli: Military strength deters foreign conflict & domestic attack.
Lucas Kunce: Money spent on Iraq & Afghanistan should've been spent here.
Lucas Kunce: Focused on impact of consolidation on national security.
Peter Kinder: Keep Guantanamo open; terrorists are not typical criminals.
Roy Blunt: Amended defense bill for company donating $20,000.
Roy Blunt: FactCheck: Did not disclose student deferment from Vietnam.
Tony Monetti: Invest in training & equipment.
Vicky Hartzler: Peace is best kept through strength.
Vicky Hartzler: Saving F-15 and F-18 fighter jets created jobs in Missouri.
Vicky Hartzler: Chinese military threat is real, Biden cuts defense budget.
Vicky Hartzler: Defense budget should invest in future capabilities.
Austin Petersen: Problem is welfare state incentive, not immigration.
Billy Long: Secure our border, finish the wall, end sanctuary cities.
Catherine Hanaway: Work against improper enforcement of our immigration laws.
Chris Koster: Strengthen laws against hiring illegal aliens.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes border wall; also opposes path to citizenship.
Eric Greitens: Gave examples of Muslim immigration that has been positive.
Jason Kander: Agree with Obama immigration plan, but not executive action.
John Brunner: Citizenship for veterans; but not for college grads.
Josh Hawley: Immigration laws need overhaul but not via executive order.
Josh Hawley: Amnesty is not the answer; supports border wall.
Lester Turilli: Supports immigration with more extensive background checks.
Lucas Kunce: Attracting educated immigrants transfers wealth to US.
Mike Parson: Supports all legal immigrants, wants enforced border control.
Nicole Galloway: For Supreme Court decision protecting DACA.
Peter Kinder: Ask to halt immigration of Syrians to Missouri.
Roy Blunt: Clear delineation of a border, and enforcement.
Sarah Steelman: Take away all the incentives that are attracting illegals.
Todd Akin: Illegal immigrants receiving benefits is unacceptable.
Angelica Earl: Unions protect workers.
Angelica Earl: Raise minimum wage.
Austin Petersen: Cut regulations for more jobs.
Bob Holden: Invest in life sciences to apply farm products.
Chris Koster: Right-to-work is an attack on working people.
Claire McCaskill: Opposed MO ballot initiative on Right to Work.
Claire McCaskill: Increase minimum wage to $12 by 2023.
Dave Schatz: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
Eric Greitens: Right to Work instead of Project Labor Agreements.
Eric Greitens: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
Jay Nixon: Blocked "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing.
Jim Neely: Right to work: Allow workers to opt out of joining a union.
Josh Hawley: Support Right to Work: make union dues optional.
Josh Hawley: Minimum wage increase may result in lost jobs.
Mike Parson: Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up.
Mike Parson: Fast Track: scholarships for technical training.
Mike Parson: Backs right to work laws.
Mike Parson: Does not support raising minimum wage "at this time".
Mike Parson: Cutting off federal unemployment benefits the right call.
Nicole Galloway: Endorsed by AFL-CIO: always has the backs of workers.
Nicole Galloway: Every worker deserves a living wage.
Scott Sifton: Opposed "right-to-work" laws; enforce union organizing.
Scott Sifton: Eliminate workplace discrimination, raise the minimum wage.
Mike Parson: Investing $3M to expand apprenticeship opportunities.
Principles & Values|
Austin Petersen: Though agnostic, stands for religious freedom.
Billy Long: I have fought to implement the America First Agenda.
Billy Long: Biden and Harris should resign.
Billy Long: I'm not a politician; I'm a congressman.
Billy Long: Voted against removing Confederate statues from Capitol.
Dave Schatz: Values of honesty, integrity, hard work were instilled in me.
Dave Schatz: Trust Americans to run their lives & God to direct our steps.
Eric Greitens: Protect the religious liberties of all Missourians.
Eric Greitens: AdWatch: Join MAGA and let's go RINO hunting!
Eric Schmitt: Taken a blow torch to protect the America First Agenda.
Eric Schmitt: Take the radical left's cancel culture movement head-on.
Jay Nixon: Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities.
John Brunner: Lost 2012 primary to Todd Akin, who then lost Senate race.
Josh Hawley: Conservative principles are the backbone of our country.
Josh Hawley: Fight the false gospel of 'anything goes'.
Josh Hawley: Attorney General's duty to investigate Governor Greitens.
Josh Hawley: Under investigation for mixing public funds with campaign.
Josh Hawley: Represented Hobby Lobby for businesses religious freedom.
Lester Turilli: We live in a nation founded on Christian freedom.
Mike Kehoe: I'm a true Missourian who's never lived anywhere else.
Mike Parson: Vows to bring honor, integrity and transparency to office.
Mike Parson: Missouri is the best state in the United States.
Peter Kinder: Amend constitution to protect religious liberties.
Robin Carnahan: Rep. Blunt is an insider Congressman.
Roy Blunt: Married a lobbyist for tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
Sarah Steelman: Elected officials are trustees of the people.
Scott Sifton: Supported impeachment of then-governor Eric Greitens.
Scott Sifton: Promote truth and equality; trust science.
Scott Sifton: Championed strong ethics rules for legislators.
Todd Akin: Experienced conservative voice in Congress.
Todd Akin: I'm no career politician; I left a safe district.
Vicky Hartzler: Work hard, trust in God, help your neighbors in need.
Vicky Hartzler: ?Chairs the House Values Action Team.
Vicky Hartzler: Liberals have thrown us into crisis with socialist ideas.
Vicky Hartzler: Voted against certifying Biden's Electoral College victory.
Vicky Hartzler: Voted for Trump efforts over 95% of the time.
Vicky Hartzler: Benefitted from farm subsidies she voted for.
Vicky Hartzler: Voted against removing Confederate statues from Capitol.
Eric Schmitt: No-show at first Senate debate.
Eric Schmitt: Filed lawsuit to overturn 2020 election.
Austin Petersen: Let young people opt out of Social Security.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes privatization of Social Security and VA.
Jason Kander: Establish contributory retirement system for state employees.
Jay Nixon: Establish contributory retirement system for state employees.
John Brunner: Gradually raise the Social Security retirement age.
Lester Turilli: Privatization poses more problems than it solves.
Robin Carnahan: Accuses opponent of voting to privatize.
Scott Sifton: Protect the social safety net which matters to everyone.
Austin Petersen: 15% flat tax across the board.
Bob Holden: $2B in tax relief in last 6 years; now tighten our belts.
Catherine Hanaway: Decrease income taxes & corporate taxes; support flat tax.
Chris Koster: Cut personal income tax, capital gains, and tax on dividends.
Claire McCaskill: Ad-Watch: Supports middle-class tax cuts, not all tax cuts.
Eric Greitens: Simplify the tax code; close special interest loopholes.
Eric Schmitt: Authored two of the largest tax cuts in state history.
Jay Nixon: Remove tax credits which are bad returns on investment.
Jim Neely: Reduce sales tax on tampons and pads.
Josh Hawley: Keep deductions for local taxes & 401(k) contributions.
Josh Hawley: Ad-Watch: tax plan gives 25%, not 83%, to richest 1%.
Lester Turilli: Freeze state income tax; but Jesus paid His taxes.
Mark McClosky: Owe nearly $25,000 in St. Louis property taxes.
Mike Parson: Wants legislative approval on big ticket tax expenditures.
Mike Parson: Cut taxes in 2018 on top of significant 2014 tax cuts.
Mike Parson: Second tax cut: new low rate of 5.3%.
Nancy Farmer: Opposes flat-tax structure and majority vote on taxes.
Nicole Galloway: Years of tax cuts lead to big cuts in services.
Roy Blunt: Roll back the top tax rates and capital gains.
Mike Parson: We passed the largest income tax cut in our state's history.
Claire McCaskill: Supports federal infrastructure investment.
Claire McCaskill: Restore rule requiring Net Neutrality.
Eric Greitens: Replace 1959 COBOL systems with online government.
Eric Greitens: OpEd: used self-immolating texting despite open records laws.
Eric Schmitt: Launched massive antitrust probe to stop Big Tech abuses.
Jay Nixon: MoBroadbandNow: Bring broadband to every corner of our state.
Josh Hawley: Investigate state use of self-immolating messaging.
Josh Hawley: Facebook is anti-competitive, should be broken up.
Lucas Kunce: Tech giants structurally unable to defend American interests.
Mike Parson: Supports raising gasoline tax to help rebuild infrastructure.
Mike Parson: Invest $350M in bridges, and $5M internet access.
Mike Parson: Lack of access to high speed broadband is unacceptable.
Roy Blunt: Americans have been too willing to share their personal data.
Tony Monetti: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
Tony Monetti: Re-invest in workers and a crumbling infrastructure.
Vicky Hartzler: Expand rural access to high-speed broadband.
Mike Parson: If we can put electricity in every home, we can do broadband.
War & Peace|
Austin Petersen: No foreign actions without Congress's okay.
Claire McCaskill: Supported treaty limiting Iran nuclear capability.
Eric Greitens: Jewish education inspired him to serve in Bosnia.
Jason Kander: Iraq War was a huge strategic error, and I said so then.
Jason Kander: Engage ISIS, including ground troops as a last resort.
Josh Hawley: under many threats from radical Islam & N Korea.
Josh Hawley: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty.
Lester Turilli: Don't engage in traditional military predicaments overseas.
Lucas Kunce: Intervene for self-defense, and then we need to leave.
Robin Carnahan: No date for Afghan withdrawal, but no open-ended commitment.
Roy Blunt: Huge mistake to announce date for Afghan withdrawal.
Roy Blunt: Iran deal lets the nuclear genie out of the bottle.
Welfare & Poverty|
Catherine Hanaway: Limit welfare benefits when recipients have more kids.
Eric Greitens: Current welfare system is broken; it traps people in poverty.
John Brunner: Make welfare temporary, not permanent.
Mike Parson: Ending low-income housing tax credit would hurt veterans too.
Nicole Galloway: Audit and investigate SNAP transactions that raise red flags.
The above quotations are from State of Missouri Politicians: Archives.