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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 Montana Politicians: Archives

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    Albert Olszewski: Defend unborn children without exception.
    Albert Olszewski: All human life needs to be protected.
    Albert Olszewski: Voted YES that insurers have plans with and without abortion.
    Albert Olszewski: Prohibit abortions after the fetus is 24 weeks.
    Amanda Curtis: 100% pro-choice voting record.
    Amanda Curtis: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Bill McChesney: Abortion very last option, but make that choice without fear.
    Bill McChesney: Supports stem cell research.
    Bill McChesney: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Bob Kelleher: Abortions should always be illegal, including funding.
    Brad Johnson: Conservative opposition to abortion.
    Casey Schreiner: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Champ Edmunds: Human life begins at conception.
    Corey Stapleton: Prohibit public funding & partial-birth abortion.
    Gary Perry: Would require parental notification for minors' abortions.
    Gary Perry: If notification unconstitutional, why not for everything.
    Greg Gianforte: Founded charitable organization to protect the unborn.
    Greg Gianforte: Supported anti-abortion campaigns through Family Foundation.
    Greg Gianforte: Urges legislature to pass restrictive abortion laws.
    John Bohlinger: Prohibit partial-birth abortion & funding abortion clinics.
    John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
    John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
    John Edward Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception.
    Jon Tester: No 20-week ban on abortion.
    Mark Perea: Enforce ban on abortion services, except maybe for rape.
    Matt Rosendale: Against abortion in all circumstances.
    Matt Rosendale: Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion.
    Matt Rosendale: No abortion; no exceptions.
    Matt Rosendale: Provide religious exemption to birth control insurance law.
    Michael Lange: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Mike Cooney: Fought to reject laws restricting access to health care.
    Mike Cooney: Would veto any anti-abortion legislation.
    Reilly Neill: Oppose "ministries" outside of birth control insurance law.
    Ryan Zinke: Pro-life, but decision should not be made by government.
    Ryan Zinke: No embryonic stem cell research; no emergency contraception.
    Ryan Zinke: Protect unborn victims.
    Sam Rankin: Pro-choice.
    Steve Bullock: Keep Title X funding for reproductive health services.
    Steve Bullock: Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion.
    Steve Bullock: An abortion, even late-term, is a legal, personal decision.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed "ministries" operating outside of insurance law.
    Steve Daines: No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization.
    Tim Fox: Ensure Montana is national leader protecting innocent life.
    Tim Fox: Joins amicus brief supporting banning abortion at 20 weeks.
    Whitney Williams: Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice women.
    Greg Gianforte: Our commitment to unborn babies will never waver.
Budget & Economy
    Albert Olszewski: For balanced budget instead of intergenerational theft.
    Amanda Curtis: Economy that works for all of us, not just for the richest.
    Brad Johnson: Revitalize our traditional economic base.
    Casey Schreiner: Shift education funding from local property tax.
    Champ Edmunds: The borrower is servant to the lender.
    Conrad Burns: Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit.
    Dennis Rehberg: Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA.
    Dennis Rehberg: $787B stimulus package did not create jobs.
    John Bohlinger: Loans for businesses; funds for job training & rural roads.
    Jon Tester: Montana suffered from Burns' cuts in discretionary funding.
    Jon Tester: $787B in stimulus spending was step in the right direction.
    Judy Martz: Diversify the economy; expand job market.
    Judy Martz: Teach businesses about venture capital, to create jobs.
    Matt Rosendale: Cut government instead of stimulus spending.
    Mike Cooney: Spearheaded tax credit for businesses hiring apprentices.
    Ryan Zinke: Our government should spend within its means; no new fees.
    Ryan Zinke: $17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue.
    Stan Jones: Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments.
    Steve Bullock: Be responsible, because our children are watching.
    Steve Bullock: Veto any budget in the red.
    Steve Daines: Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China.
    Tim Fox: Eliminate regulations that hamper industry.
Civil Rights
    Albert Olszewski: No same-sex marriage.
    Albert Olszewski: Don't require pay equity between men & women.
    Albert Olszewski: No Confederate flags on government property.
    Albert Olszewski: Allowing 71 genders on birth certificate costs over $100,000.
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal state ban on sodomy; make gay sex legal.
    Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Bill McChesney: Civil unions ok; but not same-sex marriage.
    Bill McChesney: Supports affirmative action.
    Bill McChesney: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Casey Schreiner: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Champ Edmunds: Marriage between one man and one woman.
    Champ Edmunds: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Corey Stapleton: No affirmative action in state hiring or colleges.
    Corey Stapleton: No civil unions; no gay marriage.
    Corey Stapleton: Will take deliberative approach on mail-in voting.
    Gary Perry: Would repeal gender anti-insurance discrimination law.
    Greg Gianforte: Promoted openly gay workers despite his religious beliefs.
    Greg Gianforte: We need equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
    John Bohlinger: No anti-gay discrimination, but no same-sex marriage.
    John Bohlinger: Undecided on affirmative action at state institutions.
    John Edward Walsh: Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice.
    Judy Martz: Return human remains to Indian nations.
    Mark Perea: Gay people are just like anybody else.
    Matt Rosendale: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
    Matt Rosendale: Keep criminalization of gay sex.
    Michael Lange: No same-sex marriage.
    Michael Lange: No race and gender in federal contracting decisions.
    Mike Cooney: Invest in economic opportunities on and off reservations.
    Mike Cooney: Avidly supports equal protection for all, especially LGBTQ.
    Reilly Neill: Repeal criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Ryan Zinke: No affirmative action in college nor state contracts.
    Ryan Zinke: No same-sex marriage, nor civil unions, not adoption.
    Sam Rankin: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Sam Rankin: Phase out affirmative action over 5-year period.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights.
    Steve Bullock: Still work to be done to ensure gender pay equity.
    Steve Bullock: Protect the right to marry any person you love.
    Steve Bullock: Close the wage gap for women.
    Steve Bullock: First MT governor to officiate same-sex wedding.
    Steve Bullock: Address persistent wage gap between men and women.
    Steve Bullock: We celebrate progress, but fight for equal rights continues.
    Steve Bullock: COVID-19: Gave counties option to switch to all-mail ballots.
    Steve Bullock: Signed repeal of criminalization of gay sex under state law.
    Steve Daines: No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists.
    Tim Fox: Welcomes Chick-fil-A to Montana, despite anti-LGBTQ views.
    Tim Fox: No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists.
    Wilmot Collins: Go further than Overturning Citizens United decision.
    Wilmot Collins: I'm an American; I served this country honorably.
    Albert Olszewski: Federal regulations get in the way of small business.
    Amanda Curtis: Wall St. is doing great; recovery hasn't reached rest of us.
    Conrad Burns: Marketplace will force us into conservation and renewables.
    Greg Gianforte: BootStrapping for Businesses: mentors entrepreneurs.
    Greg Gianforte: Voted to roll back Dodd-Frank bank regulations.
    Jon Tester: Energy plan was written by oil companies, so no renewables.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United puts democracy at risk.
    Jon Tester: Prevent abuses by "too-big-to-fail" banks on Wall Street.
    Matt Rosendale: New tax law changes depreciation rules to allow expansion.
    Mike Cooney: Opposes rolling back financial regulations.
    Sam Rankin: End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries.
    Steve Bullock: State colleges will offer certificates for needed job skills.
    Steve Bullock: Cut red tape and cut business equipment tax.
    Steve Bullock: Defended state limit on corporate campaign donations.
    Steve Bullock: Hold big banks accountable for abusive practices.
    Tim Fox: Make estate tax exemption permanent; protect family farms.
    Tim Fox: Disallow price gouging during coronavirus pandemic.
    Albert Olszewski: Supports death penalty.
    Amanda Curtis: No to capital punishment; yes to alternative sentencing.
    Bill McChesney: No to capital punishment; yes to prosecuting minors.
    Bob Kelleher: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Brian Schweitzer: Supports the death penalty.
    Brian Schweitzer: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Casey Schreiner: Reformed child sex abuse law, justice for Indigenous women.
    Champ Edmunds: Capital punishment , but not for juveniles.
    Corey Stapleton: Support death penalty; private prisons; sex offense registry.
    Gary Perry: Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole.
    Gary Perry: Key supporter of death penalty ban.
    Greg Gianforte: Philosophically OK with death penalty; but is it worth it?
    John Bohlinger: Supports stricter sentencing, including death penalty.
    Judy Martz: After 100 years, we have enough prison cells, for now.
    Matt Rosendale: No capital punishment; yes prosecute minors as adults.
    Michael Lange: Supports the death penalty.
    Michael Lange: Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crimes.
    Ryan Zinke: Supports death penalty but also hate crime legislation.
    Ryan Zinke: Replace death penalty with life imprisonment without parole.
    Steve Bullock: Arrest and prosecute sex predators and scam artists.
    Steve Bullock: Block police from receiving some military equipment.
    Steve Daines: Don't cut police budgets, but more accountability.
    Tim Fox: Endorsed by National Association of Police Organizations.
    Albert Olszewski: Class 1 narcotics like marijuana should not be legal.
    Amanda Curtis: Medical marijuana law is over-restrictive.
    Bill McChesney: Medical marijuana ok; but wait on decriminalization.
    Bob Kelleher: The war on drugs has been lost.
    Brian Schweitzer: Stricter penalties for drug criminals.
    Champ Edmunds: Decriminalize marijuana; support substance abuse treatment.
    Conrad Burns: Repealing Patriot Act would cost us the Meth Control Act.
    Corey Stapleton: Making it easier to vote leads to marijuana legalization.
    Dennis Rehberg: Fund advertisements intended to reduce methamphetamine use.
    Gary Perry: Sponsored law banning open alcohol containers in vehicles.
    Greg Gianforte: Oppose easing marijuana laws; some support for medical use.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Meth abuse is the number one crisis in the state.
    John Bohlinger: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
    Jon Tester: Medical marijuana ok; full legalization later.
    Matt Rosendale: Decriminalize and handle marijuana like a prescription drug.
    Matt Rosendale: Medical marijuana ok; let states decide full legalization.
    Mike Cooney: Let voters decide if legalization is right for the state.
    Steve Bullock: Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
    Steve Daines: Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws.
    Susan Good Geise: Consistently for legalization of marijuana.
    Tim Fox: Substance abuse is number one crisis in state.
    Tim Fox: Need more treatment options, like drug treatment courts.
    Tim Fox: Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for recklessness.
    Amanda Curtis: No vouchers; no charters; yes Common Core.
    Amanda Curtis: Math teacher and unabashed backer of public schools.
    Betsy DeVos: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Bill McChesney: No state funding for charter schools.
    Bob Kelleher: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Bob Kelleher: State-funded vouchers for private or religious school.
    Brad Johnson: Supports school choice.
    Brett Kavanaugh: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Brian Schweitzer: Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships.
    Casey Schreiner: For public preschool, better funding for public schools.
    Casey Schreiner: Sees need for special needs funding as teacher and as parent.
    Champ Edmunds: State funding for charters and vouchers.
    Clarence Thomas: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Elena Kagan: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Greg Gianforte: Provides high school scholarships for computer coding.
    Greg Gianforte: Helped build a museum based on creationist beliefs.
    Greg Gianforte: Supports school choice and voucher initiatives.
    Greg Gianforte: More trade education scholarships; more teacher incentives.
    John Bohlinger: More finds for hiring teachers & professional development.
    John Bohlinger: Endorses teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
    John Roberts: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Jon Tester: More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants.
    Jon Tester: Privatizing public schools feeds destruction of democracy.
    Jon Tester: Restore year-round Pell Grants, & support Perkins Loans.
    Judy Martz: More spending; more accountability via testing.
    Judy Martz: 3-Rs of education: recruit, retain, & reward teachers.
    Mark Perea: Allot vouchers based on what we spend now per child.
    Matt Rosendale: Supports charters and vouchers; opposes tenure.
    Matt Rosendale: Government out of college funding.
    Matt Rosendale: Privatization is critical to improve our education system.
    Mike Cooney: Oppose diverting public funding toward private education.
    Mike Cooney: More funding for Head Start and critical K-12 programs.
    Mike Cooney: Freeze college tuition; reduce student debt.
    Neil Gorsuch: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Reilly Neill: Support public education across the state.
    Sam Rankin: New reforms to replace No Child Left Behind.
    Ryan Zinke: Supports vouchers for public schools.
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Ryan Zinke: Voluntary prayer provided there's no undue influence.
    Ryan Zinke: Give parents a stronger voice, and local control.
    Samuel Alito: States funding private schools must fund parochial schools.
    Sonia Sotomayor: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Stephen Breyer: States can fund private schools but not parochial schools.
    Steve Bullock: Invest in higher ed for 21st Century workforce, like Diesel.
    Steve Bullock: Increase from 40% to 60% those with some college.
    Steve Bullock: MT is dead last in investment in early childhood education.
    Steve Bullock: Increase funding for higher education.
    Steve Bullock: Invest in publicly funded early childhood education.
    Steve Bullock: Freeze college tuition; college credit for veterans.
    Steve Bullock: 1-2-Free: High school dual enrollment to college.
    Steve Bullock: No tax credits for religious schools.
    Steve Daines: Expand school choice where public schools are poor.
    Whitney Williams: Opposes efforts to fund private schools with tax dollars.
    Whitney Williams: Prioritize affordable childcare and preschool.
    Wilmot Collins: Child's education should be determined by where they grew up.
    Greg Gianforte: Let's empower parents to choose what's best for their family.
Energy & Oil
    Albert Olszewski: Supports fracking and offshore oil drilling.
    Amanda Curtis: Disclose state property energy efficiency on website.
    Bill McChesney: Develop alternative energy AND non-renewables.
    Bob Kelleher: Use coal, oil & gas in an environmental manner.
    Brad Johnson: EPA carbon emission rules cripple the Montana coal industry.
    Brian Schweitzer: Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen.
    Casey Schreiner: Reduce our reliance on fossil fuels over time.
    Champ Edmunds: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Conrad Burns: Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence.
    Conrad Burns: Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age.
    Conrad Burns: Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels.
    Dennis Rehberg: Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax.
    Dennis Rehberg: Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant.
    Greg Gianforte: The "War on Coal" endangers jobs.
    Greg Gianforte: Critical of regulations & studying social cost of carbon.
    Greg Gianforte: Has more than $5 million invested in fossil fuel companies.
    John Bohlinger: Require clean-burning fuels; repeal electricity deregulation.
    John Edward Walsh: Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence.
    Jon Tester: Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable.
    Jon Tester: Global warming is much more rapid now than historically.
    Jon Tester: Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership.
    Judy Martz: Protected transition to competitive energy prices in 2002.
    Judy Martz: More energy plants; diversify sources; include renewables.
    Matt Rosendale: Develop fossil fuels, don't subsidize green energy.
    Matt Rosendale: Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business.
    Michael Lange: Develop oil, coal, & nuclear production.
    Mike Cooney: Focus on a realistic transition to renewable energy.
    Mike Cooney: Increased use of alternative fuel technology.
    Reilly Neill: Find commonality to address man-made climate change.
    Reilly Neill: Campaign centered on issue of climate change.
    Reilly Neill: We need to remove politics from science of climate change.
    Sam Rankin: Federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
    Ryan Zinke: Increased coal production with environmental safeguards.
    Ryan Zinke: Alternatives only if competitive prices without subsidies.
    Stan Jones: More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal.
    Stan Jones: Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD.
    Steve Bullock: Develop our resources for American energy independence.
    Steve Bullock: Promotes wind and solar power and clean coal for Montana.
    Steve Bullock: Opposed Obama's halting coal mine leasing on Federal land.
    Steve Daines: War on American energy is part of war on middle class.
    Tim Fox: Defends Keystone XL pipeline as beneficial to Montana.
    Wilmot Collins: Believe in science; save planet from climate catastrophe.
    Wilmot Collins: Take bold actions to reduce our carbon footprint.
    Albert Olszewski: Let Montanans control state land.
    Amanda Curtis: Big supporter of protecting access to public lands.
    Bill McChesney: Manage wolf hunting; preserve open spaces.
    Bob Kelleher: Return rail passenger in southern Montana.
    Casey Schreiner: Opposes sale of public lands to highest bidder.
    Casey Schreiner: A fearless advocate for outdoor heritage.
    Corey Stapleton: Stricter environmental regulations with federal flexibility.
    Dennis Rehberg: EPA is heavy-handed; don't pick winners and losers.
    Greg Gianforte: Favors repeal of regulations; end "war on coal".
    Jack Ciattarelli: Comply with law but balance interests.
    John Bohlinger: Control SO2 emissions; fund recycling; no cyanide in mining.
    John Edward Walsh: More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly.
    Jon Tester: Sought removal of wolves from the endangered list.
    Judy Martz: Stewardship belongs with the states.
    Judy Martz: Government duty to protect species & water.
    Matt Rosendale: No state funding for open space preservation.
    Matt Rosendale: More local management for healthy forests; fewer fires.
    Mike Cooney: Fund open space preservation.
    Mike Cooney: Stronger requirements to protect critical wildlife areas.
    Reilly Neill: Apply science to best preserve our public lands.
    Ryan Zinke: Cleanup industrial sites; preserve open space.
    Sam Rankin: We live in cycles with all other systems.
    Steve Bullock: Tackle the threat of invasive species.
    Steve Bullock: MT economy depends on hunting & fishing; let's fund LWCF.
    Steve Bullock: Expanded fishing rights regardless of streambed ownership.
    Whitney Williams: Defend Montana against wealthy interests buying public land.
Families & Children
    Albert Olszewski: I will always support America's traditional values.
    Amanda Curtis: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Casey Schreiner: Understands living paycheck to paycheck.
    Bill McChesney: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Casey Schreiner: Equal opportunity for women in education & employment.
    Casey Schreiner: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Jon Tester: All couples should have same rights as heterosexual couples.
    Matt Rosendale: Support traditional marriage between one man & one woman.
    Matt Rosendale: Require written parental permission for sex education.
    Mike Cooney: Recognize civil unions between same-sex couples.
    Reilly Neill: Oppose needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Ryan Zinke: Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents.
    Sam Rankin: Family is one pillar of society.
    Steve Bullock: Unemployment benefits to victims of domestic violence.
    Steve Bullock: Don't cut workers from Child and Family Services Division.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed needing written parental permission for sex education.
    Greg Gianforte: $5000 adoption tax credit; $7500 adopting out of foster care.
Foreign Policy
    Albert Olszewski: Ban use of Shariah law and other foreign laws in courts.
    Corey Stapleton: Two-state solution for Israel like Montana & reservations.
    Sam Rankin: Actively engage and assist European nations through NATO.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed bill banning Shariah law; it's just anti-Muslim.
    Steve Daines: Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong.
Free Trade
    Albert Olszewski: Governor should be #1 salesperson for agriculture abroad.
    John Edward Walsh: On trade mission: Montana is open for business.
    John Edward Walsh: Don't ship American jobs to China.
    Jon Tester: Tariffs on China harm our industries & drive up costs.
    Judy Martz: Trade as "sister-states" in Japan, China, & Taiwan.
    Matt Rosendale: Stop tolerating what China has been doing for decades.
    Matt Rosendale: China is a cheater; need fairer free trade deal.
    Stan Jones: NAFTA leads to American Union as part of one-world Communism.
    Steve Daines: Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China.
    Tim Fox: Countries abused free trade; will work to resolve trade war.
    Wilmot Collins: Fight to keep markets open for family farmers.
Government Reform
    Albert Olszewski: Term limits set for members of Congress.
    Albert Olszewski: Require photo ID to vote.
    Amanda Curtis: Limit campaign contributions; and no photo ID's to vote.
    Amanda Curtis: When wealthy in Congress, playing field tilts to wealthy.
    Bill McChesney: Limit all types of state campaign contributions.
    Bob Kelleher: Limit all types of political contributions, and spending.
    Brian Schweitzer: Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign.
    Champ Edmunds: No limits on political contributions.
    Champ Edmunds: Photo ID for voting.
    Conrad Burns: Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money.
    Corey Stapleton: Limit political contributions; plus full disclosure.
    Dennis Rehberg: There should be nothing more free than political free speech.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important.
    Dennis Rehberg: Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps.
    Dennis Rehberg: It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending.
    Greg Gianforte: Eliminate excessive regulations that burden businesses.
    Greg Gianforte: Rolling back regulations leads to prosperity.
    Greg Gianforte: Red Tape Relief Task Force to review all regulations.
    John Bohlinger: Supports term limits & campaign contribution limits.
    John Driscoll: Big focus on limiting donations to campaigns.
    Jon Tester: Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy.
    Jon Tester: K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United ruling puts democracy at risk.
    Jon Tester: Oppose Citizens United: limit corporate political spending.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United is scary for democracy.
    Jon Tester: Spotlight Act: no dark money in campaigns.
    Jon Tester: Introduced bill to ensure Native American voting access.
    Matt Rosendale: Get Feds out of the way of the states.
    Matt Rosendale: Yes voter ID; but also independent redistricting.
    Matt Rosendale: No campaign donor disclosure; yes Citizens United.
    Matt Rosendale: Voted to repeal same-day voter registration.
    Matt Rosendale: D.C. corrupts; commits to serving only two terms.
    Michael Lange: Limit PAC donations, and full public disclosure.
    Mike Cooney: Limit campaign contributions; adopt statewide voting rules.
    Ryan Zinke: Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign donations.
    Sam Rankin: Excessive campaign money is our country's greatest problem.
    Sam Rankin: Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't.
    Sam Rankin: Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze.
    Stan Jones: Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection.
    Steve Bullock: Dark money makes our elections into auctions.
    Steve Bullock: Primary allows spending $667K instead of returning it.
    Steve Daines: Supports Citizen United as free speech issue.
    Susan Good Geise: Mail-in ballots allow everyone to vote.
    Susan Good Geise: Wants to stop influence of dark money on elections.
    Susan Good Geise: Stop the partisan circus in county elections.
Gun Control
    Amanda Curtis: No gun licensing; allow concealed carry.
    Amanda Curtis: Common-sense solutions like expanding background checks.
    Amanda Curtis: Supports expanding background checks.
    Amanda Curtis: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Bill McChesney: No restrictions; no licenses; even for concealed carry.
    Bill McChesney: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Brad Johnson: 2nd Amendment is central to preservation of our liberty.
    Brian Schweitzer: Protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
    Casey Schreiner: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Champ Edmunds: 2nd amendment is about tyranny, not hunting.
    Dennis Rehberg: No Supreme Court Justices who are hostile to 2nd Amendment.
    Greg Gianforte: Lifetime member of the NRA.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Jon Tester: Supports background checks & banning bump stocks.
    Matt Rosendale: Citizens can own any number and type of firearms.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Matt Rosendale: Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
    Matt Rosendale: Veto barring state enforcement of federal semi-automatic ban.
    Reilly Neill: Don't bar state enforcement of any federal semi-auto gun ban.
    Ryan Zinke: Background checks are prudent; military weapons aren't.
    Ryan Zinke: Fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms.
    Sam Rankin: Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
    Steve Bullock: Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing.
    Steve Bullock: Believes in 2nd Amendment, but not guns in wrong hands.
    Steve Bullock: Background checks & age restrictions to reduce gun violence.
    Steve Bullock: Veto barring state enforcement of federal semi-automatic ban.
    Tim Fox: Fight any effort to undermine this fundamental right.
    Wilmot Collins: Supports background checks & red flag laws.
Health Care
    Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare with bipartisan approach.
    Albert Olszewski: Halt expansion of Medicaid; halt ObamaCare unfunded mandates.
    Albert Olszewski: ObamaCare is imploding; shore up healthcare system.
    Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare, with bipartisan approach.
    Albert Olszewski: Voted NO on insuring the working poor with federal dollars.
    Amanda Curtis: ObamaCare: don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
    Bill McChesney: Mandated insurance ok; tort reform not.
    Brad Johnson: Opposes Medicaid expansion.
    Casey Schreiner: Won reauthorization of Medicaid expansion.
    Casey Schreiner: Will fight to lower drug costs, take on big pharma.
    Casey Schreiner: Choice between health or quality of life is "disgusting".
    Champ Edmunds: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Corey Stapleton: Government not responsible for medical care.
    Greg Gianforte: Provide for those who cannot provide for themselves.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Restore state mental health services but don't raise taxes.
    John Bohlinger: Ensure healthcare for uninsured children.
    John Bohlinger: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low-income Montanans.
    John Bohlinger: Strong advocate of a single-payer system like Medicare.
    John Edward Walsh: Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization.
    Jon Tester: Families can't afford to get sick; that's not health care.
    Jon Tester: Protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.
    Jon Tester: ObamaCare not perfect, but has helped.
    Judy Martz: Insured 10,000 kids under CHIPs; aim for 20,000.
    Matt Rosendale: Full repeal of Obamacare.
    Matt Rosendale: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
    Michael Lange: No nationalized health care system.
    Mike Cooney: Lower the cost, expand access to care.
    Ryan Zinke: Caps on medical malpractice; no government health insurance.
    Ryan Zinke: ObamaCare is reckless; replace with cross-state pools& HSAs.
    Sam Rankin: Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays.
    Steve Bullock: Access Health Montana: increase coverage and access.
    Steve Bullock: Worked with legislature to expand Medicaid.
    Steve Bullock: Insure the working poor with federal dollars.
    Steve Bullock: Medicaid expansion good for business & jobs.
    Steve Bullock: Passed Medicaid expansion with bipartisan support.
    Steve Bullock: COVID: don't like masks but need to let science drive this.
    Steve Bullock: Medicaid expansion has kept rural hospitals open.
    Steve Bullock: Wal-Mart can negotiate drug prices, so should government.
    Steve Daines: Repeal Obamacare; protect those with pre-existing conditions.
    Steve Daines: COVID: no masking mandate, personal responsibility.
    Tim Fox: Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    Whitney Williams: EMILY's List: Will fight to reduce drug, health care cost.
    Wilmot Collins: Heathcare is a right for all, not a luxury for a few.
Homeland Security
    Albert Olszewski: Champion a veterans' healthcare system.
    Albert Olszewski: Give our military the resources they need.
    Champ Edmunds: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Champ Edmunds: Allow easier driver licensing for military service members.
    Conrad Burns: Patriot Act only affects your freedoms if you’re a terrorist.
    John Driscoll: Committed to help return POW-MIA Americans to U.S.
    John Edward Walsh: Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq.
    John Edward Walsh: Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq.
    John Edward Walsh: OpEd: Walsh was fair about National Guard Association dues.
    John Edward Walsh: Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
    John Edward Walsh: Cut wasteful spending in our military.
    Jon Tester: Build forces to fight terror cells; not take away our rights.
    Jon Tester: Irresponsible to put two wars on credit card.
    Michael Lange: No terrorist military tribunals; no domestic spying.
    Sam Rankin: Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind.
    Stan Jones: Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed.
    Steve Bullock: Wrap-around services to reintegrate heroes to civilian life.
    Steve Bullock: Initiative focusing on veterans' suicide prevention.
    Steve Bullock: Upgrading Air National Guard better use of money than wall.
    Susan Good Geise: Honor veterans by strengthening VA, hiring veterans and more.
    Wilmot Collins: Vets should never spend one second sleeping in the streets.
    Wilmot Collins: Make sure service members & first responders are funded.
    Champ Edmunds: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Albert Olszewski: State immigration enforcement is not discrimination.
    Amanda Curtis: Illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition.
    Greg Gianforte: Oppose efforts to relocate refugees into Montana.
    Greg Gianforte: Ban sanctuary cities in Montana to maintain rule of law.
    Jon Tester: Touts bipartisanship; voted against DREAM Act.
    Jon Tester: FactCheck: Opposes sanctuary cities, but don't punish them.
    Jon Tester: Bipartisan reform with earned path to citizenship.
    Matt Rosendale: No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Matt Rosendale: Rule of law has been ignored for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Cooney: Montanans are welcoming, but very few refugees in state.
    Ryan Zinke: Punish those who knowingly employ illegal immigrants.
    Sam Rankin: Don't deport illegal immigrants.
    Steve Bullock: Safety first; review protocols for Syrian refugees.
    Steve Bullock: Public DACA support, also tries private persuasion with GOP.
    Steve Bullock: No Guard troops to border without asking state governor.
    Steve Daines: Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty.
    Steve Daines: DACA unconstitutional, against resident status for DREAMers.
    Tim Fox: Need for increased border security non-negotiable.
    Tim Fox: Migrant and security crises are linked.
    Greg Gianforte: Secure our southern border now, stop neglecting it.
    Casey Schreiner: Spending on infrastructure will create jobs across state.
    Gary Perry: Ok to discount minimum wage for tipped workers.
    Greg Gianforte: Address Montana's dismal national standing on wages.
    Greg Gianforte: Voted against bills strengthening unions.
    John Edward Walsh: Supports increasing the minimum wage.
    Jon Tester: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Judy Martz: Invest in Agricultural Product Promotion.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Mike Cooney: Opposed limiting Montana public sector unions.
    Mike Cooney: Adjust minimum wage based on cost of living and inflation.
    Ryan Zinke: Don't discount minimum wage for tips.
    Steve Bullock: J.O.B.S. Bill: Jobs and Opportunity by Building Schools.
    Steve Bullock: Enforce that construction projects hire Montana residents.
    Steve Daines: 2014: States rather than Congress should set minimum wage.
    Tim Fox: Market-oriented policies can promote high-wage jobs.
    Wilmot Collins: End misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
    Wilmot Collins: Fight to increase minimum wage to $15.
    Greg Gianforte: We quadrupled the number of apprenticeship opportunities.
Principles & Values
    Albert Olszewski: References to God on federal buildings is ok.
    Bill McChesney: Served in state legislature from 2007 until 2015.
    Champ Edmunds: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Brian Schweitzer: Considered Senate run; now supports both Dem. candidates.
    Casey Schreiner: I live like an everyday Montanan.
    Greg Gianforte: American exceptionalism & capitalism lead to prosperity.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Find problems, then build coalitions.
    John Bohlinger: Elected as Republican; then ran on Democrat governor ticket.
    John Bohlinger: An outsider supported by the people & not the establishment.
    John Driscoll: Running because of total loyalty to upholding Constitution.
    John Driscoll: Running as Abe Lincoln Republican to heal country.
    John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
    John Edward Walsh: Appointed to Senate while running in Senate primary.
    John Edward Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
    John Edward Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
    Jon Tester: Premature to call for impeachment proceedings against Bush.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Voted with Trump 52%, but against key initiatives.
    Jon Tester: No safe haven for neo-Nazi white nationalists.
    Mark Perea: Americans lose liberty at hands of federal government.
    Reilly Neill: Campaign hamstrung by state party, money, & media.
    Stan Jones: Bush has committed many impeachable offenses.
    Steve Bullock: I teach my kids the same Montana values I was taught.
    Steve Bullock: Has "grave concerns" over use of military on protests.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Walsh appointment was "Big Sky buy-off" D.C. deal.
    Steve Daines: We're the greatest country in the world.
    Susan Good Geise: Running to combat partisanship and tribalism in politics.
    Whitney Williams: Parents were elected officials in Congress, state Senate.
    Whitney Williams: Will fight for families because he lives it every day.
    Wilmot Collins: Immigrated from Liberia in 1994; served in US Navy.
    Greg Gianforte: Make Montana a sanctuary for freedom and free enterprise.
Social Security
    Amanda Curtis: Against privatizing Medicare and Social Security.
    Bill McChesney: Increase contributions to U-System's Retirement Program.
    Bob Kelleher: Outlaw tax cuts until Trust Fund can guarantee coverage.
    Greg Gianforte: Noah in the Bible was still working at age 600.
    John Edward Walsh: Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce.
    Jon Tester: Opposes any plan to privatize.
    Matt Rosendale: Let younger Americans invest privately instead of paying in.
    Matt Rosendale: Protect Social Security & Medicare for Montana seniors.
    Michael Lange: Allow investment in private accounts.
    Sam Rankin: Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI.
    Steve Bullock: Vetoed state tax exemption for Social Security income.
    Steve Bullock: Tax cut would have benefitted high-income seniors.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization.
Tax Reform
    Amanda Curtis: Increase income taxes on wealthy, but not others.
    Brad Johnson: Montanans' hard earned dollars don't belong to government.
    Champ Edmunds: Eliminate income taxes and corporate taxes.
    Conrad Burns: Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes.
    Corey Stapleton: No flat tax; no super-majority; yes to sales tax.
    Dennis Rehberg: We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Dennis Rehberg: Eliminate the death tax entirely.
    Dennis Rehberg: End the inheritance tax completely.
    Greg Gianforte: 406 Tax Relief plan: cut taxes & freeze government spending.
    Greg Gianforte: 2002: state sales tax ok; 2016: no state sales tax.
    Greg Gianforte: Lowering top tax rate will make Montana more competitive.
    John Bohlinger: Replace property taxes with a 4% retail sales tax.
    John Edward Walsh: Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege.
    Jon Tester: Trump tax cuts were a disastrous handout for jet-owners.
    Jon Tester: Limit inheritance tax to estates over $5 million.
    Jon Tester: Extend Bush exemption for inheritance tax up to $10M.
    Jon Tester: GOP tax plan saddles future generations with more debt.
    Judy Martz: No tax increase without voter referendum.
    Mark Perea: Replace IRS with flat income tax.
    Matt Rosendale: Get rid of tax on multimillion-dollar estates.
    Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
    Matt Rosendale: Trump tax cuts mean more jobs for Montanans.
    Michael Lange: Permanently repeal the federal estate tax.
    Mike Cooney: 2017 tax cuts favored multi-millionaires.
    Sam Rankin: Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%.
    Steve Bullock: $400 personal rebate instead of $100M property tax cut.
    Steve Bullock: Don't benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle class.
    Susan Good Geise: 2017 tax cut burdened us with huge deficit.
    Tim Fox: Opposes applying out of state sales tax to Montana.
    Whitney Williams: Strongly against state sales tax.
    Whitney Williams: Tax out of state residents with vacation property in Montana.
    Greg Gianforte: Provide relief to Montana taxpayers at every income level.
    Dennis Rehberg: Montana solutions: rural transportation infrastructure.
    John Bohlinger: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    John Edward Walsh: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    John Mues: Invest in broadband and education to create jobs in MT.
    Jon Tester: Stimulus for Going-to-the-Sun National Park roads.
    Jon Tester: Lead the world in clean technology.
    Jon Tester: 2008 stimulus was necessary; invest more in infrastructure.
    Jon Tester: Repealing Net Neutrality handed Internet to corporations.
    Judy Martz: Eliminate geography as a business issue, via E-Government.
    Steve Bullock: Create jobs by investing in roads and bridges.
    Steve Bullock: Put state government spending online, in searchable database.
    Steve Bullock: Emergency education grants include technology infrastructure.
    Greg Gianforte: $200M for water & sewer infrastructure, and housing.
War & Peace
    Albert Olszewski: When possible, we need to keep our troops out of harm's way.
    Albert Olszewski: Balance diplomacy with waging war as a last resort.
    Albert Olszewski: War is last resort, but must stand firm.
    Jon Tester: Iran nuclear treaty is only option.
    Michael Lange: Withdraw US troops from Iraq.
    Sam Rankin: Timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Steve Daines: The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength.
Welfare & Poverty
    Greg Gianforte: Support Christian organizations' outreach on poverty.
    John Mues: Daines gutting social net to favor wealthy.
    Judy Martz: Sell used state vehicles to welfare families.
    Reilly Neill: Need to double down on community effort to feed the hungry.

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