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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 Wisconsin Politicians: Archives

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    Tom Tiffany: No taxpayer dollars should fund abortions.
    Leah Vukmir: No exceptions, including rape, incest, or mother's life.
    Scott Walker: Ban abortion at 20 weeks; require ultrasound; close clinics.
    Tammy Baldwin: Planned Parenthood provides essential services.
    Tony Evers: Government out of women's personal health decisions.
    Kelda Helen Roys: AdWatch: 1849 anti-abortion law is still on the books.
    Phil Anderson: A fetus is an alive, individual human being.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Strongly support abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Respect woman's right to make her own decision on abortion.
    Bob Harlow: Support a woman's right to control her body.
    Mike Gallagher: Moral and civic duty to defend the right to life.
    Ron Johnson: Only allow abortion for rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Ron Johnson: Roe v Wade decision was a tragedy.
    Russell Feingold: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Scott Walker: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Mandela Barnes: Voted No on abortion ban after 20 weeks.
    Leah Vukmir: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Tom Tiffany: Ban abortion except for life of mother after 20 weeks.
    Leah Vukmir: 100% pro-life.
    Glenn Grothman: Co-sponsored state Personhood Amendment.
    Glenn Grothman: Sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
    Mark Neumann: God-given rights begin at conception.
    Tommy Thompson: God-given rights begin at conception.
    John Schiess: Parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
    John Schiess: No state funding of embryonic nor adult stem cell research.
    Tommy Thompson: Ban partial birth abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Sarah Godlewski: We can help people get back to work, small businesses.
    Tom Nelson: US should develop a national industrial strategy.
    Phil Anderson: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Investing in more support for people helps economy thrive.
    Leah Vukmir: Congress is addicted to spending our money.
    Mike Gallagher: Cut wasteful spending and pay down the national debt.
    Bernie Sanders: Yes, limit size of government, but address inequality.
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin Comeback: lower unemployment and lower tax burden.
    Glenn Grothman: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Glenn Grothman: Outspoken critic of increased spending & new government jobs.
    Scott Walker: Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund.
    Tommy Thompson: Balanced budget is first priority.
    Tommy Thompson: Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream.
    Mark Neumann: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Tommy Thompson: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Scott Walker: Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden.
    Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
    Tom Barrett: Put Madison on a diet: trim budget without raising taxes.
    John Schiess: Get rid of federal reserve system.
    Mark Neumann: Balance the budget by eliminating Obamacare.
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin's once strong economy is in need of repair.
    Ron Johnson: $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt.
    Tommy Thompson: Vetoed 255 spending bills totalling $43M.
Civil Rights
    Mandela Barnes: Chaired the legislature's Black and Latino Caucus.
    Tom Nelson: Racism short-circuited establishing US labor-based party.
    Scott Walker: Legalizing same-sex marriage was a grave mistake.
    Tammy Baldwin: Legal gay marriage is victory for fairness & equality.
    Bill Lee: Common sense view of gender: there are two sexes.
    Tony Evers: Fight clandestine discrimination against LGBTQ people.
    Phil Anderson: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Equality requires real change and hard work by everyone.
    Bob Harlow: Give our LGBT brothers & sisters their rights.
    Hillary Clinton: Fight systemic racism in education & employment.
    Hillary Clinton: LGBT people now married on Saturday & fired on Monday.
    Hillary Clinton: Will fight for minorities, immigrants, & women's rights.
    Hillary Clinton: Root out systemic racism exposed by social media.
    Hillary Clinton: Unleash the full potential of women and girls.
    Hillary Clinton: After 200 presidential debates, female majority on stage.
    Glenn Grothman: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Scott Walker: A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled.
    Leah Vukmir: Voted against anti-bullying legislation to protect students.
    Leah Vukmir: Silent on LGBT issues during debate and surveys.
    John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring.
    Tony Evers: Cap corporate credit to pay for tax relief.
    Tammy Baldwin: Support Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Kathleen Vinehout: New businesses need local services and cultural amenities.
    Bob Harlow: Competitive grants to small business plus startup incubators.
    Scott Walker: Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit.
    Scott Walker: 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Scott Walker: Expand relocation & economic development tax credits.
    Mandela Barnes: Critical of racial disparities in police actions.
    Tony Evers: Granted the first pardons in our state in nine years.
    Tammy Baldwin: Criminal justice system needs review to ensure fairness.
    Phil Anderson: End mandatory minimum sentences.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Revamp policies so we don't jail so many.
    Bob Harlow: Get people out of prisons and back to living their lives.
    Leah Vukmir: Law and order is a critical issue.
    Bernie Sanders: We need fundamental police reform.
    Bernie Sanders: By 2020, I pledge to have fewer people in jail than China.
    Bernie Sanders: Whites & blacks smoke pot equally, but blacks go to jail.
    Glenn Grothman: Community notification when sex offenders become residents.
    Mark Neumann: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tommy Thompson: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Jim Doyle: Expand definition of what constitutes criminal incest.
    Leah Vukmir: Expand definition of what constitutes criminal incest.
    Tom Nelson: Expand definition of what constitutes criminal incest.
    Tom Barrett: My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them.
    Tommy Thompson: Zero tolerance approach to crime.
    Tommy Thompson: Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions.
    Tommy Thompson: Life means life, no possibility of parole.
    Leah Vukmir: Keep marijuana a Schedule 1 drug; no medical use.
    Scott Walker: Opposes legalization of both medical & recreational use.
    Tammy Baldwin: Legalize medical marijuana; let states decide.
    Tony Evers: Legalize medical use; referendum on recreational use.
    Leah Vukmir: Don't let our veterans down, like with opioids at Tomah VA.
    Phil Anderson: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Ron Johnson: Death penalty for drug dealers.
    Leah Vukmir: More law enforcement grants to prevent drug flow into WI.
    Kathleen Vinehout: 30% budget cuts but shift to drug addiction and recovery.
    Scott Walker: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
    Ron Johnson: No federal legalization; but let's see how states do.
    Ron Johnson: Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers.
    Leah Vukmir: Opposes stronger penalties for drunk driving.
    Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production.
    Sarah Godlewski: Boosted funding for books and tech in school libraries.
    Sarah Godlewski: COVID: $5.25 million disbursed for distance learning.
    Tammy Baldwin: Urges funding to help at-risk students' access to education.
    Tony Evers: Education debt affects not just students, but their families.
    Bryan Steil: U. Wisc. Board should address technical skills gap.
    Tony Evers: $600M to restore special needs funding.
    Leah Vukmir: I want schools competing for enrollment.
    Leah Vukmir: Get federal government out of business of student loans.
    Scott Walker: Expand charters & vouchers; straight per-pupil support.
    Scott Walker: Froze UW tuition; cut $500 million from higher ed.
    Tammy Baldwin: Opposes giving taxpayer dollars to private schools.
    Tammy Baldwin: Refinance student loans at lower rates.
    Tony Evers: Increase school funding $1.4B; freeze charters.
    Tony Evers: Increase investments in our technical schools & UW system.
    Tony Evers: AdWatch: should have fired teacher caught viewing porn.
    Phil Anderson: Let parents decide with vouchers.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose vouchers for school choice.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Let's get back to old fashioned teaching in the schools.
    Scott Walker: Help college students refinance loans.
    Bob Harlow: Fund every student above the national per-pupil average.
    Scott Walker: Private refinancing options for student loan debt.
    Mike Gallagher: No child forced to remain in a failing school.
    Mike Gallagher: Reduce the cost of higher education.
    Bernie Sanders: Low income kids deserve free education, including college.
    Hillary Clinton: My plan is debt-free college for young people.
    Scott Walker: Continue with tuition freezes.
    Scott Walker: Multiple strategies to increase accessibility of college.
    Scott Walker: Choose schools based on objective info, not Common Core.
    Scott Walker: Over past 4 years, graduation rates & ACT scores are up.
    Leah Vukmir: Expand school choice.
    Glenn Grothman: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal Common Core; it's unconstitutional.
    Glenn Grothman: Vocal advocate for school choice.
    Scott Walker: UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program.
    Mark Neumann: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    Tommy Thompson: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    John Schiess: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
    John Schiess: Supports moment of silence in public schools.
    Tommy Thompson: End Social Promotion; establish standards instead.
    Tommy Thompson: Created the nation’s first private school choice program.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted statewide Charter School system.
Energy & Oil
    Mandela Barnes: Chairs Governor's Task Force on Climate Change.
    Sarah Godlewski: Ended Republican state gag order on climate change.
    Tony Evers: We brought science back to the state of Wisconsin.
    Leah Vukmir: No government subsidies for renewable energy.
    Scott Walker: No measurable global warming in the last 15 or 20 years.
    Tammy Baldwin: Global climate change poses a growing threat.
    Tony Evers: Global warming is a real, serious threat.
    Phil Anderson: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support prioritizing green energy.
    Bob Harlow: No new pipelines; no new strip-mines.
    Mike Gallagher: Fight for a common-sense, all of-the-above energy policy.
    Russell Feingold: Climate change is real and we need to address it.
    Russell Feingold: 2003 "4P": use Clean Air Act to reduce coal plant pollutants.
    Scott Walker: Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates.
    Glenn Grothman: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Glenn Grothman: Freeze the expensive renewable energy requirement.
    Tammy Baldwin: Government should get out of subsidies to big oil.
    Mark Neumann: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    Tommy Thompson: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    Leah Vukmir: Opposes funding clean energy & high-speed rail.
    John Schiess: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
    Tom Tiffany: Badge of honor to be attacked by environmentalists.
    Leah Vukmir: Many EPA actions are over-regulation.
    Tammy Baldwin: Restore full EPA funding & oppose new cuts.
    Bill Lee: Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations.
    Phil Anderson: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support EPA regulatory work.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Preserve natural resources for future generations.
    Bob Harlow: Annual tests for heavy metals in all drinking water.
    Mike Gallagher: Protect natural resources without EPA destroying our economy.
    Russell Feingold: Clean Water Restoration Act to protect streams and wetlands.
    Scott Walker: Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining.
    Tommy Thompson: Prevent invasive Asian Carp in Great Lakes.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Jim Doyle: Don't allow the sale of raw unpasteurized dairy products.
    Leah Vukmir: Allow the sale of raw unpasteurized dairy products.
    Tom Nelson: Don't allow the sale of raw unpasteurized dairy products.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Allow the sale of raw unpasteurized dairy products.
    Tommy Thompson: Funded $170M in “conservation easement” land purchases.
Families & Children
    Leah Vukmir: Only recognize marriages between 1 man & 1 woman.
    Tony Evers: All Wisconsinites should be able to marry who they love.
    Bill Lee: My faith informs my view of marriage.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Fan of Family Care programs defeating privatization.
    Tammy Baldwin: Treatment foster care helps kids stay out of institutions.
    Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
    Jim Doyle: Allow contraceptives to be discussed in sex ed. classes.
    Leah Vukmir: Don't allow contraception to be discussed in sex ed. classes.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Don't allow contraception to be discussed in sex ed. classes.
    Tom Nelson: Allow contraceptives to be discussed in sex ed. classes.
Foreign Policy
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Mike Gallagher: Reverse the disastrous policy of leading from behind.
    Russell Feingold: Supports Iran nuclear deal.
    Bernie Sanders: Need to look at consequences of removing dictators.
    Bernie Sanders: Won't take advice from Henry Kissinger; he assisted genocide.
    Bernie Sanders: We should try and talk to enemies, even Iran.
    Bernie Sanders: Beef up NATO against Russian aggression.
    Bernie Sanders: America stands for hope; we should take Syrian refugees.
    Hillary Clinton: We achieved a lot, but not yet normal relations with Iran.
    Scott Walker: Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom.
    Mark Neumann: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    John Schiess: Get rid of the communist United Nations.
Free Trade
    Tony Evers: Build Wisconsin's dairy brand in international markets.
    Leah Vukmir: Tariffs on China give time to negotiate fairer deals.
    Scott Walker: Trump's tariffs on China harm Wisconsin companies.
    Tammy Baldwin: Tariffs send message to bad actors like China.
    Tony Evers: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Phil Anderson: Support free trade.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Pursue expanded fair trade.
    Mike Gallagher: Smart trade deals protect our sovereignty--not TPP.
    Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
    Ron Johnson: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Scott Walker: Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China.
    Scott Walker: Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world.
Government Reform
    Mandela Barnes: Fighting to protect democracy and right to vote.
    Mandela Barnes: Voted NO on new state-funded absentee voting hours.
    Tom Nelson: He calls out the toxic influence of money in politics.
    Sarah Godlewski: Saved job of State Treasurer, got elected to it.
    Tony Evers: Fixing broken unemployment system is a priority.
    Tony Evers: End gerrymandering, stop legislature from destroying records.
    Ron Johnson: Voter fraud not quackery; need hearings and investigations.
    Tom Nelson: We need the Right-to-Vote Constitutional Amendment.
    Tom Tiffany: Cut federal budget wherever possible.
    Tony Evers: Create a nonpartisan redistricting commission.
    Scott Walker: Reduce power of next attorney-general after losing election.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Reduce power of next attorney-general after losing election.
    Tom Tiffany: Reduce power of next attorney-general after losing election.
    Leah Vukmir: Drew districts overturned as unconstitutional gerrymander.
    Leah Vukmir: Supports voter photo-ID law.
    Leah Vukmir: Ease campaign spending rules; limit donor disclosure.
    Scott Walker: Avoid witch hunts: limit political corruption investigations.
    Scott Walker: Supported redistricting, but struck down as unconstitutional.
    Tammy Baldwin: Ease campaign spending rules; limit donor disclosure.
    Tammy Baldwin: Partisan gerrymandering is an attack on our democracy.
    Tammy Baldwin: Voter photo-ID requirements harm participation.
    Tony Evers: Overturn Citizens United: limit political donations.
    Tony Evers: Close the chapter of voter suppression in Wisconsin.
    Phil Anderson: Make voter registration easier.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Make voter registration easier.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Eliminate the tools that diminish our democracy.
    Mike Gallagher: End pensions for members of Congress & institute term limits.
    Russell Feingold: Outraged by Shelby County v. Holder; enforce voting rights.
    Bernie Sanders: Campaign financing is corrupt; no Super PAC for me.
    Bernie Sanders: Dept. of Defense is only agency never to have been audited.
    Hillary Clinton: I am not beholden to Super PACs or Wall Street.
    Hillary Clinton: I will streamline wasteful and redundant programs.
    Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
    Glenn Grothman: Require photo ID for voting.
    Glenn Grothman: Require proof of residence to vote or register.
    Leah Vukmir: Voted YES on new state-funded absentee voting hours.
    Scott Walker: No new absentee voting: make it harder to cheat.
    Scott Walker: Prevent voter fraud: require voter ID at polls.
    Tommy Thompson: I've never been a lobbyist.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Mark Neumann: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Tommy Thompson: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Mark Neumann: Clean Up Washington: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Scott Walker: End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits.
    Ron Johnson: Third-party issue ad donors should be disclosed.
    John Schiess: No spending nor contribution limits on political campaigns.
    George W. Bush: We believe in people; they believe in government.
    Winona LaDuke: Business funding of politics leads to political favors.
Gun Control
    Mandela Barnes: Has advocated for tighter gun control laws.
    Sarah Godlewski: Clear we've got a gun violence problem in this country.
    Tom Tiffany: A+ NRA rating, helped pass conceal and carry in WI.
    Leah Vukmir: Approach any 2nd Amendment law skeptically.
    Scott Walker: Supports conceal carry and stand-your-ground laws.
    Tammy Baldwin: Ban bump stocks & high-capacity magazines.
    Tony Evers: Universal background checks; ban bump stocks.
    Phil Anderson: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support heritage of responsible gun ownership.
    Bob Harlow: NRA is crazy; common-sense gun legislation needed.
    Leah Vukmir: 100% pro-gun.
    Mike Gallagher: Defend our 2nd Amendment Wisconsin way of life.
    Russell Feingold: Universal background checks plus waiting periods.
    Scott Walker: Eliminate 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases.
    Mandela Barnes: Keep 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases.
    Leah Vukmir: Eliminate 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Eliminate 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases.
    Tom Tiffany: Eliminate 48 hour waiting period for gun purchases.
    Glenn Grothman: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    Kathleen Vinehout: NRA "A" rating on gun rights reflects constituents' culture.
    John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Tom Nelson: We need real leaders who will take COVID seriously.
    Tom Nelson: Backs Medicare for All.
    Tom Tiffany: Supports competition to lower health care costs.
    Bryan Steil: Protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.
    Tony Evers: Healthy Communities Initiative: increase access via Medicaid.
    Tony Evers: Exit Obamacare lawsuit; keep pre-existing coverage.
    Leah Vukmir: Full repeal of ObamaCare, period.
    Scott Walker: Sue to repeal ObamaCare; reject Medicaid expansion.
    Tammy Baldwin: Take repeal off the table & work to improve ObamaCare.
    Tony Evers: Support ObamaCare; support Medicaid expansion.
    Leah Vukmir: Opposed requiring health insurers to cover oral chemotherapy.
    Phil Anderson: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Strongly support ObamaCare.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Healthcare is more than a right; it's a moral obligation.
    Scott Walker: State control of health insurance program, not federal.
    Leah Vukmir: Repeal ObamaCare; Medicaid as block grants.
    Bob Harlow: Full health coverage of your choice, capped at 9% of income.
    Mike Gallagher: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered free-market reforms.
    Bernie Sanders: For $500 more taxes, everyone gets $5,000 more healthcare.
    Bernie Sanders: US is the only major country without universal health care.
    Hillary Clinton: Medicare-for-all is not economically feasible.
    Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Glenn Grothman: ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system.
    Mark Neumann: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Tommy Thompson: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Ron Johnson: ObamaCare will cost the average family $2,100.
    Russell Feingold: Healthcare reform is a good compromise.
Homeland Security
    Tammy Baldwin: Jason's Law: stop over-prescribing opioids at VA hospitals.
    Phil Anderson: Return to military limits imposed by the Constitution.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Don't expand the military.
    Leah Vukmir: Address disgraceful neglect at Veterans Affairs.
    Mike Gallagher: Reform the VA to ensure our veterans have access to benefits.
    Hillary Clinton: Haters should realize that American Muslims can help us.
    Hillary Clinton: Support our NATO allies and take vetted Syrian refugees.
    Scott Walker: Support for our military transcends partisan differences.
    Glenn Grothman: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media.
    Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    Ron Johnson: Grateful to the 1 million who have died defending the US.
    John Schiess: Wisconsin should not participate in REAL ID program.
    Tom Tiffany: For border wall and against amnesty.
    Leah Vukmir: First build a wall; illegals go home then re-apply.
    Scott Walker: Stripped in-state tuition from DREAMer students.
    Tammy Baldwin: Support DREAMers and earned path to citizenship.
    Tony Evers: Protect DREAMers brought to US illegally as kids.
    Phil Anderson: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Kathleen Vinehout: Farmers want their immigrant workers able to obtain licenses.
    Leah Vukmir: Construct a wall on the southern border.
    Mike Gallagher: Secure our borders to protect our sovereignty.
    Ron Johnson: Address comprehensive reform after border is secure.
    Bernie Sanders: 2007: I voted against slavery-like guest worker programs.
    Glenn Grothman: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Glenn Grothman: Carefully controlled immigration protects us from enemies.
    Scott Walker: Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers.
    Scott Walker: Make it easier to enter the country legally.
    Scott Walker: 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction.
    Mark Neumann: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Mark Neumann: Make English the official language.
    Tommy Thompson: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Tommy Thompson: Make English the official language.
    Tom Nelson: Joined with United Steelworkers to save shuttered paper mill.
    Tom Nelson: Strengthen unions, recognize importance of labor movement.
    Sarah Godlewski: Raise the minimum wage, end the filibuster.
    Leah Vukmir: Block cities from raising their local minimum wages.
    Scott Walker: Supports right-to-work law; ended prevailing wage law.
    Scott Walker: Artificially raising wage won't help create jobs.
    Tammy Baldwin: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15/hour.
    Tony Evers: Repeal right-to-work law; reinstate collective bargaining.
    Tony Evers: Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; index for inflation.
    Phil Anderson: Don't require hiring more women/minorities.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support affirmative action in hiring.
    Kathleen Vinehout: No magic formula to more jobs, just create the environment.
    Bob Harlow: Undo Act 10; restore collective bargaining rights.
    Bob Harlow: Repeal Walker's legislation that banned unionized workplaces.
    Scott Walker: $35M for Wisconsin Fast Forward: technical skill training.
    Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
    Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
    Scott Walker: Create 250,000 jobs via special legislative session.
    Russell Feingold: $184B stimulus created jobs, especially highway construction.
Local Issues
    Scott Walker: Reopen Travel Wisconsin welcome centers.
Principles & Values
    Mandela Barnes: Parents valued working hard, fighting for opportunity.
    Mandela Barnes: Hit for overdue property taxes & unpaid parking tickets.
    Mandela Barnes: We have to lead with our values and vision: change the game.
    Jonathan Wichmann: I often rely on my Christian faith to guide me.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Claimed insurrection was led by "Antifa" without evidence.
    Sarah Godlewski: There's so much more that connects us rather than divides us.
    Tom Nelson: If local official took on COVID, we can take on anything.
    Tony Evers: 95% of bills in first year had bipartisan support.
    Bill Lee: Don't exclude faith from public life.
    Phil Anderson: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose government attempts to interfere with religion.
    Leah Vukmir: Our rights come from God, not man.
    Mike Gallagher: Stand against those who restrict our religious liberties.
    Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
    Glenn Grothman: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Glenn Grothman: Sponsored "In God We Trust" license plates.
    Tammy Baldwin: I fight for us; my opponent fights for the big and powerful.
    Mark Neumann: A conservative believes in faith, family and country.
    Mark Neumann: Conservatives believe in faith, family and country.
    Tommy Thompson: Declines debates because opponents "want to shoot at me".
    Jim Doyle: Priorities: close deficit, improve schools and jobs.
    Scott Walker: 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal.
Social Security
    Sarah Godlewski: Proposed state programs to promote retirement security.
    Bryan Steil: No changes to seniors' rights of Medicare & Social Security.
    Leah Vukmir: Personal Retirement Accounts for portion of payroll taxes.
    Tammy Baldwin: Long opposed to privatization.
    Phil Anderson: End mandatory participation in Social Security.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Oppose privatizing Social Security.
    Bob Harlow: Balance budget but protect Social Security and Medicare.
    Mike Gallagher: Preserve and protect our most effective anti-poverty program.
    Bernie Sanders: Lift cap on wealthy: at $250,000 program lasts 58 years.
    Hillary Clinton: Expand Social Security for most vulnerable first.
    Scott Walker: Increase public employee pension payments to 5%.
Tax Reform
    Tony Evers: Provided a 10% tax cut for Wisconsin families.
    Scott Walker: Allow pass-through companies option to reduce tax burden.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Allow pass-through companies option to reduce tax burden.
    Tom Tiffany: Allow pass-through companies option to reduce tax burden.
    Leah Vukmir: It's garbage that Trump tax cuts only benefited the wealthy.
    Scott Walker: Cut $8 billion in taxes, mostly for higher earners.
    Tammy Baldwin: Trump tax cuts overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy.
    Tony Evers: Raise taxes on wealthy to pay for public services.
    Phil Anderson: Lower taxes for everyone.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Support a progressive tax structure.
    Leah Vukmir: Lower tax rates for everyone.
    Tammy Baldwin: Tax plan that rewards hard work.
    Mike Gallagher: Replace broken tax code with modern and simple one.
    Kathleen Vinehout: $1.7B in business tax breaks should shift to schools.
    Bob Harlow: 10% increase for those making more than $1 million.
    Scott Walker: Reduce property, income and production tax burden.
    Scott Walker: Reduced property taxes by $141 in 4 years; more coming.
    Glenn Grothman: Tirelessly pursue lowering property and income taxes.
    Tammy Baldwin: Get rid of loopholes for outsourcing and capital gains.
    Tommy Thompson: Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Big Tech companies should become non-profits.
    Sarah Godlewski: Critical need for broadband access for rural communities.
    Tony Evers: Declares 2021 to be Year of Broadband Access.
    Scott Walker: Opposes Net Neutrality: principle of Internet is freedom.
    Tammy Baldwin: Internet must not become a two-tiered system.
    Tammy Baldwin: Invest in core infrastructure, as federal stimulus.
    Tony Evers: Support Net Neutrality: treat internet like a utility.
    Bob Harlow: High speed rail will bring down housing costs.
    Bob Harlow: Build 200 mile-per-hour high-speed rail network in Wisconsin.
    Jim Doyle: Bring high-speed rail to Wisconsin.
    Scott Walker: Cancel high-speed rail plans.
    Bob Harlow: 1 Gb internet in every home, plus 200 mph high speed rail.
    Scott Walker: $35 million to expand broadband access grant program.
    Bernie Sanders: Tax wealth stashed in Caymans to rebuild our infrastructure.
    Scott Walker: Partner with private firms to install fiber network.
    Scott Walker: Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail.
    Tom Barrett: Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison.
War & Peace
    Leah Vukmir: Iran nuclear treaty was a foolish & dangerous deal.
    Tammy Baldwin: Keep the Iran nuclear treaty.
    Phil Anderson: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Kelda Helen Roys: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Leah Vukmir: Confront ISIS & Islamic jihadists who want to kill us.
    Ron Johnson: 25,000 US combat troops to fight ISIS in Iraq.
    Hillary Clinton: My 2002 vote for Iraq war does not impact ISIS plan today.
    Hillary Clinton: Do not negotiate with Iran about Syria.
    Tammy Baldwin: End the Afghan war & end nation-building.
    Tommy Thompson: Helped build a hospital in Afghanistan for women & children.
    Mark Neumann: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Tommy Thompson: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Mark Neumann: Mideast stability so gasoline prices don't go even higher.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tony Evers: No work requirement for adults under 50 receiving Medicaid.
    Scott Walker: Work requirement for adults under 50 receiving Medicaid.
    Scott Fitzgerald: Work requirement for adults under 50 receiving Medicaid.
    Tom Tiffany: Work requirement for adults under 50 receiving Medicaid.
    Kathleen Vinehout: As a society, we must help and support those that need it.
    Hillary Clinton: Address distressed communities and generational poverty.
    Glenn Grothman: Concerned about massive trend towards government dependency.
    Scott Walker: Help transition from government dependence to independence.
    Tommy Thompson: Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed.
    Tommy Thompson: Early leader in welfare reform.

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