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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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A Time for Truth,
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Living History ,
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Between Hope and History ,
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In Harm’s Way ,
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Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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Abortion
    Mick Rich: Sees abortion as a divisive tragedy that must be stopped.
    Mick Rich: Abortion rips the moral fabric of our nation.
    Joe Cervantes: Fund abortion organizations; some parental notification.
Budget & Economy
    Mick Rich: Government red tape destroys job growth.
    Jeff Apodaca: State reserves can prime pump for new jobs.
    Jeff Apodaca: Use state reserves to boost economy.
    Joe Cervantes: State funding for job training, infrastructure, & some homes.
    Susana Martinez: Post-stimulus, balanced the budget without raising taxes.
    Bill Richardson: Hiring freeze & 7% budget cut in state agencies.
    Bill Richardson: Grow the trade link to Mexico and attract Hollywood business.
    Dennis Kucinich: Steel, automotive, and shipping are critical to US economy.
    Dick Gephardt: I led 1990s boom-I can get economy moving again.
Civil Rights
    Mick Rich: Public leaders need to set example to help diffuse racism.
    Susana Martinez: People should vote on gay marriage, not leave it to Court.
    Joe Cervantes: Civil unions ok; same-sex marriage ok.
    Hector Balderas: Absolutely supports gay marriage.
    Bill Richardson: Extend Domestic Partnership rights as anti-discrimination.
    Bill Richardson: Let gay and lesbian servicemembers serve openly.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: “Sticky floor” pay gap for women still persists.
    Dick Gephardt: We’re all in it together.
    Howard Dean: Profiling doesn’t work.
    Gary Johnson: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state jobs.
Corporations
    Joe Cervantes: Corporate tax cuts failed to create jobs.
    Mick Rich: Less government oversight but more federal funding.
    Susana Martinez: Expand "angel investor" tax credit: help fund new companies.
    Susana Martinez: Exempt small business from gross receipts tax.
    Dennis Kucinich: Iraq: no more Halliburton sweetheart deals.
Crime
    Joe Cervantes: Underfunding, lack of reform leads to more crime.
    Susana Martinez: Collect DNA from felons.
    Susana Martinez: Do away with bail for dangerous criminals.
    Susana Martinez: Beef up three strikes law, allow for curfews.
    Susana Martinez: Mandatory prison time for child abuse.
    Bill Richardson: Toughened DWI and sex offender laws.
    Bill Richardson: Domestic violence incidents start with drinking.
    John Sanchez: Reduce age for prosecuting youth offenders from 15 to 13.
Drugs
    Jeff Apodaca: Legal pot, in-state tourism can boost economy.
    Steve Pearce: Questions Colorado's model on pot legalization.
    Joe Cervantes: Look into pot decriminalization.
    Mick Rich: Ending illegal drugs crossing the border will be #1 priority.
    Susana Martinez: Crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
    Bill Richardson: Crack down on illegal drug labs.
Education
    Steve Pearce: Competition through choice helps schools.
    Jeff Apodaca: Make state's Pre-K a year-round program.
    Joe Cervantes: Emphasis on testing misguided.
    Joe Cervantes: Expand pre-K to all students.
    Susana Martinez: Prioritize reading in early education.
    Susana Martinez: Change higher education system to boost graduation rates.
    Gary King: School report cards OK if resources go to low-score schools.
    Susana Martinez: $97M to improve our local schools; invest in reform.
    Susana Martinez: $17M for reading reforms; don't pass failing kids.
    Susana Martinez: Kids First, New Mexico Wins: 4 key initiatives.
    Bill Richardson: Equip every 7th grader with a laptop computer.
    Bill Richardson: Increase the salary of school teachers.
    Bill Richardson: A plan that can reach straightforward education goals.
    Bill Richardson: Charter schools show tremendous promise.
    Bill Richardson: Expand the lottery scholarship program for college students.
    John Edwards: Two school systems: one for the have’s, one for have-not’s.
    Gary Johnson: Favors charter schools as one priority to improve education.
Energy & Oil
    Mick Rich: Protected public lands could be a source of energy and jobs.
    Steve Pearce: Must include fossil fuels as well as green energy.
    Mick Rich: Make public lands accessible for energy production.
    Jeff Apodaca: Old and new energy industries must adapt.
    Jeff Apodaca: Solar power will bring money & jobs.
    Joe Cervantes: Research snd develop renewable energy.
    Susana Martinez: Diversify so we're not at mercy of federal government.
    Allen Weh: Explore every potential energy source, including oil & gas.
    Susana Martinez: Eliminate gross receipts tax on locomotive fuels.
    Susana Martinez: Cap-and-Tax does not move us toward a cleaner environment.
    Bill Richardson: Green Jobs Cabinet: lead renewable energy export.
    Bill Richardson: $6M for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Invest in environmental technology.
    Dick Gephardt: Apollo 2: Make US independent of foreign oil.
    Gary King: Encourage cleaner burning fuels via tough standards.
Environment
    Steve Pearce: Burdensome regulations kill jobs, like logging industry.
    Mick Rich: Wants commercial use of natural resources on federal lands.
    Mick Rich: Protects environment with sustainable construction.
    Allen Weh: Balance between conservation and welfare of human beings.
    Gary King: Promote New Mexico tourism: 'Stay another day'.
    Joe Cervantes: Open space preservation & comprehensive water management.
    Susana Martinez: $3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules.
    Bill Richardson: Expand and create new state parks.
    Bill Richardson: Develop a comprehensive water management plan.
    Gary King: More recycling; more water & wildlife conservation.
Families & Children
    Jennifer Ferguson: Wants families represented by those not in the oligarchy.
    Jeff Apodaca: New jobs must come with sick leave & child care.
    Mick Rich: Vote for opportunities to build jobs and help families.
    Susana Martinez: Each image of child porn should count as its own crime.
    John Kerry: Fund Head Start to leave no child behind.
Foreign Policy
    Allen Weh: Jihadi terrorists are face of evil that threatens our nation.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Reach out to our hemisphere instead of pandering to fear.
    Dick Gephardt: Bush broke up alliances built over 70 years.
    John Edwards: Need multilateral solutions for world’s problems.
Free Trade
    Dennis Kucinich: First act as president will be to cancel NAFTA.
    Dennis Kucinich: Need specific worker rights written into trade agreements.
    Dennis Kucinich: Companies profit from trade based on Third World misery.
    Dick Gephardt: Race to the bottom if we have no trade standards.
    Howard Dean: Free trade based on labor and environmental standards.
    John Edwards: National venture capital fund for those hurt by trade.
    John Kerry: FTAA needs more labor and environmental standards.
    John Kerry: Fix NAFTA-canceling it would be disastrous.
    Joseph Lieberman: Bush Recession will become Dean Depression.
    Joseph Lieberman: I’m for fair trade for the Americas.
Government Reform
    Mick Rich: The government is killing our jobs with regulations.
    Allen Weh: Political spending is free speech: don't limit it.
    Gary Johnson: New SuperPAC, "Our America PAC", for principled candidates.
    Tom Udall: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Joe Cervantes: No voter ID; yes prohibit legislators from lobbying.
    Susana Martinez: Lead by example: eliminate governor's chef & cut salaries.
    Susana Martinez: Close revolving door: no lobbying for 2 years after office.
    Susana Martinez: Moratorium on state car purchases; sell the state luxury jet.
    Susana Martinez: Pay-to-play is a crime, not an ethical dilemma.
    Bill Richardson: Whistleblower protections, & ban corporate donations.
    Joe Cervantes: Open up legislative committee meetings to public.
    Bill Richardson: Focus on eliminating waste and fraud from public spending.
    Gary Johnson: No limits on corporate or PAC campaign donations.
    Gary King: Spending limits on political campaigns, & state funding.
Gun Control
    Mick Rich: Supports 2nd Amendment rights including "assault rifles".
    Mick Rich: 2nd Amendment is a God-given right.
    Steve Pearce: Allow concealed guns across state lines.
    Gary King: Keep existing gun restrictions; allow concealed carry.
Health Care
    Mick Rich: Wants to replace Obama Care with free market insurance.
    Steve Pearce: Repeal & replace ObamaCare.
    Mick Rich: Reinstate free market model for health insurance.
    Jeff Apodaca: Import foreign generic drugs to lower costs.
    Allen Weh: The IRS should not supervise ObamaCare.
    Joe Cervantes: Supports individual mandate and universal coverage.
    Susana Martinez: $45M more in Medicaid; $8M more for nursing homes.
    Bill Richardson: Secure lower prescription drug costs for seniors.
    Bill Richardson: Focus on raising childhood immunization rates.
    Bill Richardson: Increase access to affordable health care.
    Bill Richardson: Consolidate mental health and substance abuse therapy needs.
    Bill Richardson: Restrain Medicaid costs and maintain benefits.
    Bob Graham: Step-by-step common sense will reduce uninsured.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Single payer is only way to universal coverage.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Replace profit-driven system with rationalized quality care.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: We can fund health care with no tax increase.
    Dennis Kucinich: Health is a right, not a privilege.
    Dennis Kucinich: Take profit motive out of health care.
    Howard Dean: Join every other industrialized country on health care.
    John Edwards: Children First: insure every child, by law.
    John Edwards: Cover 3m Hispanic kids & have National Translation Center.
    Joseph Lieberman: Too large health programs will force tax increases.
    Joseph Lieberman: Medi-Kids: guaranteed care until age 25.
    Gary King: State funds for pre-natal care, basic care, and managed care.
Homeland Security
    Mick Rich: Military & 1st responders deserve best training & equipment.
    Mick Rich: Department of Veteran Affairs is a shameful failure.
    Steve Pearce: Our military must be second to none.
    Mick Rich: Strong military is essential for our protection.
    Allen Weh: AdWatch: ISIL terrorist is face of evil that threatens us.
    Allen Weh: Oxymoron to cut military spending while al-Qaeda is growing.
    Susana Martinez: Provide more jobs & build more cemeteries for veterans.
    Susana Martinez: $1,000 tax credit for hiring returning veterans.
    John Kerry: No new generation of nuclear weapons.
    John Kerry: Automatic citizenship to immigrants who serves in army.
Immigration
    Mick Rich: Border Patrol lacks manpower for drug import corridor.
    Mick Rich: Wants immigration pattern stopped before considering pathway.
    Steve Pearce: Need secure border, but human solutions.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Prohibit local law enforcement from enforcing federal law.
    Susana Martinez: Stop giving drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.
    Joe Cervantes: Yes in-state tuition for illegals; but no to driver licenses.
    John Sanchez: Combat employment of illegals, after caught doing so.
    Martin Heinrich: Arizona anti-immigrant law is racial profiling.
    Martin Heinrich: Arizona anti-immigrant law is racial profiling.
    Bill Richardson: Driver’s license for illegals helps public safety.
    Bob Graham: Earned Amnesty for undocumented workers.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Amnesty & driver’s licenses for undocumented workers.
    Dennis Kucinich: Extend our arms to world-immigrant amnesty and more.
    Dick Gephardt: Legalize all immigrants who’ve been productive for 5 years.
    Dick Gephardt: Bush tax plan is a failure-return to Clinton tax plan.
    Howard Dean: The Americas are more important than War on Terror.
    John Edwards: Hard working immigrants earn right to citizenship.
    John Kerry: Amnesty to anyone here over 5 or 6 years.
    Joseph Lieberman: Unacceptable to allow Mexicans to die trying to immigrate.
    Joseph Lieberman: Bush uses 9/11 as an excuse to avoid immigration reform.
Jobs
    Jeff Apodaca: Raise minimum wage, starting at $10.
    Tom Udall: AdWatch: Protect jobs at military bases & national labs.
    Gary King: Increase minimum wage & whole economy will do better.
    Susana Martinez: Cover some salary when businesses hire unemployed workers.
    Bill Richardson: Film industry initiatives create jobs.
    Bob Graham: Repeal Bush tax cuts that went to top earners.
    Bob Graham: Need national program to rebuild infrastructure.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Rebuild schools, roads, & bridges.
    Dennis Kucinich: Rebuild infrastructure with a program like FDR’s WPA.
    Howard Dean: We’re exporting jobs if we trade with no labor standards.
    Howard Dean: Invest in small businesses & renewable energy.
    John Kerry: Jump start jobs at home via energy independence.
Local Issues
    Susana Martinez: Enhanced film incentives for TV series filmed in NM.
Principles & Values
   
    Steve Pearce: Biblical values important for government.
    Tom Udall: Lost campaigns in 1982 and 1988 before winning in 1998.
    Heather Wilson: AdWatch: Third generation Air Force.
Social Security
    Allen Weh: Prioritize cuts to fast-growing entitlements.
    Susana Martinez: Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds.
Tax Reform
    Mick Rich: No need for businesses to make decisions based on taxes.
    Mick Rich: Low taxes creates job opportunities.
    Gary King: AdWatch: Attacked for voting for 1987 tax hike.
    Susana Martinez: NM is not under-taxed. revenue enhancements vetoed.
    Bill Richardson: Any tax increase must expire in 3 years or less.
    Bill Richardson: Continue to cut taxes and reform the tax code.
    Bob Graham: Repeal Bush tax cuts that went to top earners.
    Howard Dean: People would rather health care than a tax cut.
    John Edwards: Tax cuts to working people-stop Bush’s War On Work.
Technology
    Mick Rich: Move funds from useless programs to rebuild infrastructure.
    Mick Rich: Rebuilding crumbling infrastructure will create employment.
    Jeff Apodaca: More investment in infrastructure & aerospace.
    Tom Udall: FactCheck: Los Alamos budget stable but Recession cost jobs.
    Allen Weh: Joint federal-state grants for water infrastructure projects.
    Susana Martinez: Tax credit for high-tech R&D.
    Bill Richardson: Allocate capital to education and water projects.
War & Peace
    Steve Pearce: Supports moving forward in Afghanistan.
    Allen Weh: Nuclear Iran is unacceptable to Israel and US.
    Tom Udall: Chemical weapons are despicable, but avoid Syrian civil war.
    Bob Graham: We must support US troops in Iraq.
    Bob Graham: Iraq is wrong war & wrong enemy: focus on terror instead.
    Bob Graham: Must rebuild alliances to extricate US from Iraq.
    Carol Moseley-Braun: Need to exit Iraq & focus on bin Laden.
    Dennis Kucinich: End Bush’s blunder: Bring US troops home & bring UN in.
    Dick Gephardt: We can’t cut and run in Iraq - but use UN.
    Howard Dean: Iraq: Admit we humiliated our allies and get UN help.
    Howard Dean: Iraq: Bush lied about al Qaeda, about nukes, and about WMDs.
    Howard Dean: Bring US troops home.
    John Edwards: Problems in Iraq are because Bush has not led.
    John Kerry: Don’t miss 3rd opportunity in Iraq to bring in UN.
    John Kerry: Don’t send more US troops to Iraq-share power & share burden.
    Joseph Lieberman: Not an inch of difference from Bush on Iraq.
    Joseph Lieberman: Purpose of war is to let Iraqis control Iraq.
    Joseph Lieberman: Send more US troops to Iraq, with UN force.
    Joseph Lieberman: Iraq was a heroic struggle against enemies of civilization.
Welfare & Poverty
    Gary Johnson: Re-negotiate gambling compacts with Native Americans.


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