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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,
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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Abortion
    Ben Ray Lujan: NARAL Endorsement: Has a 100% pro-choice record.
    Bob Walsh: Right to privacy including all medical treatments.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Roe v. Wade is law of the land; should not be overturned.
    Mark Ronchetti: Unborn babies just happen to be living inside their mother.
    Mark Ronchetti: Oppose late term abortion, support ban on federal funding.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Ensure that abortion remains safe and legal.
    Gavin Clarkson: Ban late-term abortions; no tax dollars to fund abortions.
    Bob Walsh: Supports a woman's unrestricted right.
    Mark Ronchetti: No federal funding for abortion.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Repeal outdated criminal abortion laws.
    Gavin Clarkson: Oppose taxpayer funded abortions, & Planned Parenthood.
    Gary Johnson: Personal aversion but recognizes as law of the land.
    Martin Heinrich: Legal without restrictions, including Planned Parenthood.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Support Planned Parenthood; support employer contraceptives.
    Mick Rich: Life begins at conception; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Steve Pearce: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Need surplus, not balanced budget, to reduce national debt.
    Gavin Clarkson: Support Penny Plan: cut spending by 2% for 5 years in a row.
    Mark Ronchetti: COVID: Responsibly re-open economy, help small businesses.
    Gavin Clarkson: Frack China: Seize Treasury bonds held by Communist China.
    Bob Walsh: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Gary Johnson: Cut government spending by 20%.
    Gary Johnson: Cut taxes and cut spending.
    Martin Heinrich: Measure distribution of growth, not just overall GDP growth.
    Jeff Apodaca: Build international film school in Santa Fe.
    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.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Create a "One-Stop-Shop" Business Portal to cut red tape.
    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
    Ben Ray Lujan: Navajo Equality endorsement; indigenous LGBTQ advocates.
    Gavin Clarkson: Organizations such as Black Lives Matter divide this country.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Voted for Equality Act, expanded Violence Against Women Act.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Create true partnerships with Tribal communities.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Endorsement: One of LGBTQ community's strongest advocates.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports marriage equality.
    Steve Pearce: Opposes gay marriage but accepts it as settled law.
    Mick Rich: Public leaders need to set example to help diffuse racism.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed making state agencies address institutional racism.
    Yvette Herrell: Oppose making state agencies address institutional racism.
    Joe Cervantes: Require state agencies to address institutional racism.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Graded "A" by Center for Freethought Equality.
    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
    Gary Johnson: Scrap Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Martin Heinrich: Fund Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Mick Rich: Roll back Dodd-Frank and CFPB consumer protections.
    Steve Pearce: Trump tax cuts are a shot in the arm to manufacturers.
    Joe Cervantes: Celebrate small business to create job opportunities.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Police should not be allowed to arrest without a warrant.
    Mark Ronchetti: Federal economic relief would free violent criminals.
    Mark Ronchetti: COVID: relief bill releases violent criminals from prison.
    Mark Ronchetti: Welcomes federal intervention against violent crime.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Voted for George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
    Mark Ronchetti: Strongly opposes efforts to defund the police.
    Mark Ronchetti: Federal laws have teeth; we will go after criminals.
    Ben Ray Lujan: End for-profit prisons, cash bail, mandatory minimums.
    Bob Walsh: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Dangerous, repeat offenders have got to be in jail.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposed to defunding the police.
    Susana Martinez: Increase penalties for many crimes.
    Joe Cervantes: Underfunding, lack of reform leads to more crime.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Joe Cervantes: Supported restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Yvette Herrell: Opposed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    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
    Ben Ray Lujan: Co-sponsored federal decriminalization of marijuana bill.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Change approach to minor non-violent marijuana arrests.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for role in epidemic.
    Bob Walsh: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Cannabis is the next frontier of economic expansion.
    Gavin Clarkson: Supports local drug courts & opioid treatment.
    Martin Heinrich: It's time to legalize marijuana.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports medical marijuana and recreational legalization.
    Mick Rich: Opposes legalizing recreational use.
    Steve Pearce: Opposes recreational marijuana.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Taxpayers shouldn't help pay off existing student loans.
    Gavin Clarkson: YOU agree to pay back student loans, not the taxpayers.
    Mark Ronchetti: Give parents opportunity to choose the right public school.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Dismantle skyrocketing costs of higher education.
    Bob Walsh: Supports vouchers for school choice.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Pay teachers more; hire more teachers: education a priority.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Make tuition-free higher education a reality.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Focus on best education within our public school system.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Raise school salaries; pay for supplies; universal pre-K.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Target aid for Native American & bilingual students.
    Gavin Clarkson: Concealed carry in the classroom for select teachers.
    Gavin Clarkson: Constitution doesn't mention education, so keep feds out.
    Gary Johnson: Competition improves choices.
    Gary Johnson: Cut Pell grants; eliminate all student loans.
    Martin Heinrich: Privatization especially hurts rural schools.
    Martin Heinrich: Address the significant loss in value of Pell Grants.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports universal pre-K; opposes school vouchers.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Expand Pell Grants; lower student loan interest.
    Mick Rich: Supports vouchers, savings accounts, & scholarship programs.
    Mick Rich: Let Pell grants cover job training.
    Steve Pearce: Vouchers break link of low-income & low-quality schools.
    Steve Pearce: Cut Pell Grants; no more tax money for colleges.
    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
    Mark Ronchetti: Green New Deal would destroy New Mexico's energy economy.
    Mark Ronchetti: All-of-the-above approach to developing energy resources.
    Mark Ronchetti: Strongly opposes ban on fracking, safely done for 60 years.
    Mark Ronchetti: 50% of our oil and gas comes from public lands.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Invest in and expand renewable energy projects.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Highest-ranking co-sponsor of the Green New Deal.
    Gavin Clarkson: Opposes Green New Deal; no fracking bans.
    Bob Walsh: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Mark Ronchetti: Pro fracking and continue to use cost effective oil and gas.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Unabashed support of the Green New Deal.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Pro-active on climate change: 50% renewable by 2030.
    Gary Johnson: Humans contribute to climate change, but no government role.
    Martin Heinrich: Moral obligation to prevent devastating climate change.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Limit greenhouse gases, lead on renewable energy.
    Mick Rich: Coal plant filters can solve CO2 emissions without subsidies.
    Steve Pearce: No one believes the crap about climate change.
    Jeff Apodaca: Fracking ok for now; move away from oil & gas over time.
    Mick Rich: Support oil & gas industry for fuel independence.
    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.
    Tom Udall: Do it all, do it right.
    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
    Mark Ronchetti: Oppose environmental extremism; it crushes middle class.
    Bob Walsh: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Mark Ronchetti: The Green New Deal is about socialism.
    Gary Johnson: EPA has an important role to play.
    Martin Heinrich: EPA needed to protect health & well-being.
    Mick Rich: Environment is fragile, but businesses are overregulated.
    Mick Rich: Cost-benefit analyses for environmental improvement projects.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Ban the sale of junk food in schools.
    Martin Heinrich: Early supporter of gay marriage.
    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
    Gavin Clarkson: Declare independence from Communist China.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Congress should reassert authority over foreign policy.
    Bob Walsh: Opposes American Exceptionalism.
    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
    Mark Ronchetti: Review trade agreements; put American worker first.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Reckless trade wars have raised prices on everyday items.
    Gavin Clarkson: Supports "America First" trade policies.
    Bob Walsh: Support & expand free trade.
    Mark Ronchetti: Protect jobs and national security before trading with China.
    Gavin Clarkson: Free trade is only free if it's truly fair.
    Gary Johnson: Tariffs hurt U.S. industries.
    Martin Heinrich: Tariffs are sledgehammer where surgical approach needed.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Opposes tariffs & short-sighted trade war.
    Mick Rich: Current trade with China is not fair;impose tariffs.
    Steve Pearce: Opposes tariffs because they hurt our businesses.
    Mick Rich: Aluminum & steel tariffs are a way to cut a better deal.
    Jeff Apodaca: Supports possibility of trade with southern neighbor.
    Joe Cervantes: The border with Mexico is one of our state's greatest assets.
    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
    Gavin Clarkson: Getting government out of the way will grow economy.
    Bob Walsh: Make voter registration easier.
    Ben Ray Lujan: No campaign money from NRA, nor other company lobbyists.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: No campaign money from company lobbying groups.
    Tom Udall: Abolish Electoral College; extend vote to DC & territories.
    Gary Johnson: Let corporations donate as much money as they want.
    Gary Johnson: Voter ID disproportionately restricts Hispanic voters.
    Martin Heinrich: Overturn Citizens United via Democracy for All Amendment.
    Martin Heinrich: Voter ID disproportionately affects minority communities.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Reveal political donors; reverse Citizens United.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: No voter ID laws; no purging of voter rolls.
    Steve Pearce: Supports Citizens United.
    Steve Pearce: Supports voter ID laws.
    Susana Martinez: Consolidate state & local elections on single day.
    Joe Cervantes: Don't consolidate state & local elections on same day.
    Yvette Herrell: Don't consolidate state & local elections on same day.
    Mick Rich: The government is killing our jobs with regulations.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Supports same day voter registration & early voting.
    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
    Mark Ronchetti: Gun owner and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposes a ban of semi-automatic rifles.
    Gavin Clarkson: Self-defense is a God-given fundamental human right.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Bob Walsh: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Mark Ronchetti: Supports 2nd amendment and background checks.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Refused to certify proposed petition on new gun control law.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Prioritize common-sense reforms.
    Gavin Clarkson: No ban on assault weapons; defend 2nd amendment.
    Gary Johnson: More gun laws make us less safe.
    Martin Heinrich: Ban bump stocks; ban sales to federal no-fly list.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Strengthen background checks; ban assault weapons.
    Mick Rich: No restrictions on semi-automatic weapons nor silencers.
    Steve Pearce: I don't think Gun Control legislation works.
    Mick Rich: Background checks on all firearm purchases, no exceptions.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Eliminate Federal healthcare, including Medicare & Medicaid.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Cancer diagnosis shouldn't lead to bankruptcy or home loss.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposes government-run Medicare for All, socialist ideas.
    Mark Ronchetti: Against single payer, patients would lose their doctors.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Supports $100 million to expand children's healthcare.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Increased funding for birth control and related services.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Co-sponsor of Medicare for All.
    Gavin Clarkson: Competition and choice are only options to lower costs.
    Bob Walsh: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Mark Ronchetti: Absolute no to government single payer health care.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Against religious exemptions for medical professionals.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Supports national health insurance plan and Medicare-for-All.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Focus on care, not paperwork.
    Gavin Clarkson: No single-payer; repeal ObamaCare.
    Gary Johnson: Free-market approach to health coverage instead of ObamaCare.
    Martin Heinrich: No Medicare work rules; support ObamaCare.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Support ObamaCare; keep Medicaid without work requirement.
    Mick Rich: Restore a free-market approach to health insurance.
    Steve Pearce: Repeal & replace ObamaCare; no Medicaid without work.
    Mick Rich: Allow insurance plans to be sold across state lines.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Threat from terrorism is government trampling on our rights.
    Mark Ronchetti: Increased defense spending brings jobs to state.
    Mark Ronchetti: Protect veterans benefits, wider array of services.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Key mission to fight for veterans access to health care.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Reverse past & present LGBTQ discrimination in military.
    Bob Walsh: Don't expand the military.
    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
    Mark Ronchetti: Against amnesty, close the asylum loophole.
    Mark Ronchetti: Eliminate sanctuary city laws around the country.
    Mark Ronchetti: Amnesty incentivizes even more illegal immigration.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Comprehensive immigration reform must be fair and just.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Gavin Clarkson: End birthright citizenship; oppose amnesty.
    Bob Walsh: Pathway to citizenship; there are no illegal aliens.
    Mark Ronchetti: Opposes illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Border policy should treat people like humans.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Withdraw troops from Mexican border: there's no emergency.
    Susana Martinez: Deploy National Guard troops on Mexican border.
    Gavin Clarkson: Oppose amnesty and path to citizenship, with exceptions.
    Gavin Clarkson: I support not just the wall, but a high-tech wall.
    Martin Heinrich: Tough but fair path to earned citizenship, including DACA.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports earned path to citizenship for DREAMers and others.
    Mick Rich: Illegals must leave & apply for citizenship like anyone.
    Steve Pearce: Supports earned path to citizenship over a 10-year period.
    Mick Rich: New policy on applicant merit, not family relationships.
    Jeff Apodaca: We're not deporting DACA kids or any other kids.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Fight funding the border wall; advocate for DREAMers.
    Mick Rich: We can only accept so many immigrants, but let's negotiate.
    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
    Ben Ray Lujan: Republicans blocking bills to end pay discrimination.
    Mark Ronchetti: Supports right to work laws.
    Mark Ronchetti: Lowering taxes for small business will create jobs.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Unions built the middle class in our country.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Raise the minimum wage, lower taxes for working families.
    Bob Walsh: Opposes affirmative action hiring.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Raise minimum wage from $7.50 to $12.
    Gary Johnson: Eliminate federal minimum wage instead of raising it.
    Martin Heinrich: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Opposes right-to-work law (supports unions).
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Raise minimum wage to $10 now & $12 later.
    Mick Rich: Remove regulations that discourage hiring, like minimum wage.
    Steve Pearce: Enact right-to-work law (no automatic union dues).
    Steve Pearce: Raising minimum wage hurts small businesses.
    Jeff Apodaca: Turn New Mexico around: equal pay for women.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Increase minimum wage to $10 and then higher in the future.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed minimum wage law; it would kill jobs.
    Jeff Apodaca: Raise minimum wage, starting at $10.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Yvette Herrell: Oppose raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Joe Cervantes: Support raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    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
    Gavin Clarkson: Democratic processes can include voices of religious people.
    Mark Ronchetti: Senator should put the people of New Mexico first.
    Mark Ronchetti: America the greatest nation on Earth, not afraid to say so.
    Gavin Clarkson: Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, pro-Israel.
    Bob Walsh: Separate religion from public sphere.
    Mark Ronchetti: A proud New Mexican conservative.
    Mark Ronchetti: Hate for opponents can't be stronger than love of New Mexico.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Assistant Speaker of US House; son of speaker of NM House.
    Gavin Clarkson: Had to prove New Mexico is a state to get married.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Twelfth-generation New Mexican.
    Gary Johnson: Endorsed by Rand Paul; asks Dem to drop out of Senate race.
    Gary Johnson: Fiscally conservative and socially cool.
    Mick Rich: Grid header.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Transition to a voluntary system as soon as possible.
    Gavin Clarkson: Put the Trust Fund in a lockbox with no government key.
    Bob Walsh: Privatize but Ponzi scheme will fail.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Dedicated her life to fighting for seniors.
    Gary Johnson: Some or all of Social Security should be privatized.
    Martin Heinrich: Signed Social Security Protectors Pledge.
    Tom Udall: If you paid into system, you can rely on benefits.
    Allen Weh: Prioritize cuts to fast-growing entitlements.
    Susana Martinez: Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds.
Tax Reform
    Ben Ray Lujan: Voted against 2017 tax cuts as fiscally irresponsible.
    Mark Ronchetti: Against government raising taxes & reaching into our lives.
    Gavin Clarkson: Pass payroll tax cut, make permanent full expensing.
    Bob Walsh: Lower taxes for the middle class.
    Martin Heinrich: Trump tax cuts do little for working families.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Trump tax cuts reward the wealthy & special interests.
    Mick Rich: Trump tax cuts stimulated investment & job creation.
    Jeff Apodaca: Invest $1.4B from NM Permanent Fund in jobs plan.
    Mick Rich: Support Trump tax bill; 80% get a pay cut.
    Mick Rich: No need for businesses to make decisions based on taxes.
    Jeff Apodaca: Failed to pay property taxes for eight consecutive years.
    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
    Ben Ray Lujan: Hailed $165 million for rural broadband in New Mexico.
    Martin Heinrich: Hailed $165 million for rural broadband in New Mexico.
    Tom Udall: Hailed $165 million for rural broadband in New Mexico.
    Ben Ray Lujan: LIFT America Act: $17 billion for energy infrastructure.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Lift cap on rebates for film production.
    Gary Johnson: Opposes Net Neutrality; government shouldn't regulate.
    Martin Heinrich: More federal spending on transportation infrastructure.
    Martin Heinrich: Supports Net Neutrality; reverse FCC's repeal.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access to Internet.
    Mick Rich: More federal spending on infrastructure repair.
    Steve Pearce: Net Neutrality rules undermine the free market.
    Gary Johnson: Left NM with new highways and a billion-dollar surplus.
    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
    Bob Walsh: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Gavin Clarkson: Get out of Afghanistan; stay out of Syria.
    Gavin Clarkson: Need evidence & Congressional approval to trike North Korea.
    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
    Ben Ray Lujan: End "lunch shaming" for students who can't afford lunch.
    Gary Johnson: Re-negotiate gambling compacts with Native Americans.


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