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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 Nebraska Politicians: Archives

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  • Ben Sasse (43) Republican Jr Senator Nebraska
  • Bob Kerrey (10) Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) Nebraska
  • Bob Krist (24) Nebraska Democratic Candidate for governor of Nebraska
  • Brad Ashford (1) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Nebraska- 2
  • Brett Lindstrom (1) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Carol Blood (17) Nebraska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Chris Janicek (23) Republican Senate challenger Nebraska
  • Chuck Herbster (29) Nebraska Republican challenger for Governor
  • Dave Domina (18) Democratic Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Dave Heineman (24) Nebraska Republican Governor
  • Deb Fischer (28) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Don Bacon (15) Republican U.S. Rep Nebraska- 2
  • Don Stenberg (12) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Jane Raybould (13) Democratic candidate for Nebraska U.S. Senator Nebraska
  • Jim Pillen (26) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jon Bruning (15) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Johanns (28) Nebraska Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
  • Pat Flynn (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Peter Ricketts (42) Nebraska Republican Governor
  • Rick Berg (1) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Scott Kleeb (35) Former Democratic Challenger (2008) Nebraska
  • Shane Osborn (21) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Steven Larrick (26) Green Senate Challenger (2008) Nebraska
  • Theresa Thibodeau (12) Nebraska Republican candidate for Governor
  • Todd Rokita (1) Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
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    Jim Pillen: I am proudly pro-life, life begins at conception.
    Theresa Thibodeau: As a child, prayed with my parents outside abortion clinics.
    Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
    Carol Blood: It's not appropriate to make our bodies political.
    Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
    Peter Ricketts: Nebraska is pro-life; my budget is pro-life.
    Peter Ricketts: Signed providing commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
    Bob Krist: Opposed commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
    Carol Blood: Provide for commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Provide for commemorative certificates for miscarriages.
    Bob Krist: I oppose abortion rights but otherwise would run as Democrat.
    Don Bacon: Life starts at conception.
    Don Bacon: Support the 5-month abortion ban.
    Peter Ricketts: Life begins at conception.
    Ben Sasse: Stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.
    Shane Osborn: Human life begins at conception.
    Dave Domina: Women should search their soul before deciding on abortion.
    Ben Sasse: Defend the sanctity of life.
    Bob Kerrey: Government should stay out of abortion decision.
    Bob Kerrey: Trust women rather than regulating half the population.
    Deb Fischer: I believe in the sanctity of life.
    Deb Fischer: Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape.
    Deb Fischer: Look at the record: Opposes abortion.
    Dave Heineman: Signs informed consent Legislation.
    Steven Larrick: No government control over a woman’s body.
    Steven Larrick: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
    Mike Johanns: No new embryonic stem cell lines, but existing research ok.
    Mike Johanns: Partial-birth abortion is a barbaric practice.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Pillen: Expand broadband access to every corner of our state.
    Jim Pillen: There is no room for wasteful government spending.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Trillions in social spending is lunatic's impossible dream.
    Peter Ricketts: $500 million to construct a canal reservoir system.
    Carol Blood: Deteriorating infrastructure slows our ability to compete.
    Chris Janicek: Government will have to provide much more stimulus aid.
    Chris Janicek: Out-of-control spending has to end.
    Ben Sasse: OpEd: Criticized for giving up seat on Agriculture Committee.
    Don Bacon: Reduce our domestic spending, and reform our entitlements.
    Shane Osborn: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Shane Osborn: Nation can grow out of fiscal woes by expanding the economy.
    Dave Heineman: Use $1.2 billion in cash reserves to reduce over-taxation.
    Shane Osborn: Combat spending instead of kicking the can down the road.
    Ben Sasse: Reform entitlement programs & live within our means.
    Bob Kerrey: We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment.
    Bob Kerrey: Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment.
    Deb Fischer: Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts.
    Deb Fischer: Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on.
    Mike Johanns: I’m the only candidate who’s actually dealt with the budget.
    Scott Kleeb: Bush & Johanns created current failed policies.
    Mike Johanns: Growing the economy will balance the budget over time.
    Scott Kleeb: Return to pay-as-you-go spending.
    Scott Kleeb: End pork-barrel spending.
Civil Rights
    Jim Pillen: Critical race theory is anti-American ideology.
    Jim Pillen: I'll oppose the radical transgender agenda at every turn.
    Jim Pillen: Opposes protection for sexual orientation, gender identity.
    Peter Ricketts: Protect hair textures/styles from job discrimination.
    Carol Blood: Protect hair textures/styles from job discrimination.
    Chris Janicek: Apologized for sexist texts to woman staffer, won't withdraw.
    Chris Janicek: Protect human rights for women, immigrants, race, sexuality.
    Chris Janicek: Problems get fixed when people vote.
    Bob Krist: Switches position, now pro-LGBT rights.
    Peter Ricketts: Marriage is the union of one woman and one man.
    Dave Domina: End gender paycheck inequity & all gender favoritism.
    Shane Osborn: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Ben Sasse: Kids are best raised in a world with one mother & one father.
    Ben Sasse: Children are best raised by a father and mother.
    Dave Domina: Government should stay out of private matters like marriage.
    Dave Domina: Feds SHOULD define marriage, but not as one-man-one-woman.
    Ben Sasse: Don't redefine one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Steven Larrick: Sexual orientation & gender identity in discrimination laws.
    Steven Larrick: Allow same-sex couples to marry.
    Steven Larrick: Continue affirmative action programs.
    Mike Johanns: Define marriage as between a man and a woman.
    Mike Johanns: No affirmative action.
    Jon Bruning: No affirmative action in public employment or contracting.
    Jon Bruning: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
    Chris Janicek: Tax policy hurts working class: overturn corporate tax cuts.
    Jane Raybould: Fight for Main Street, not Wall Street.
    Ben Sasse: Give all employers an opportunity to grow within America.
    Dave Domina: Stop allowing companies to outsource jobs.
    Dave Domina: Big corporations pay their fair share.
    Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
    Dave Heineman: We lowered taxes over last 3 years; do same for next 4 years.
    Scott Kleeb: Close corporate tax loopholes; keep R&D tax credits.
    Jim Pillen: Calls to defund the police are reckless and dangerous.
    Jim Pillen: Enhance criminal penalties for looting, resisting arrest.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Police have been turned into public enemies as crime spikes.
    Peter Ricketts: Fully fund replacement of Nebraska State Penitentiary.
    Chuck Herbster: Contributed to a pro-death penalty initiative.
    Carol Blood: We need a prison system that helps reform individuals.
    Peter Ricketts: Build a new, modern correctional facility.
    Ben Sasse: Rip up Epstein plea deal; pursue co-conspirators.
    Bob Krist: Repeal death penalty, might make exception for treason.
    ACLU: Death penalty is a broken process; abolish it nationwide.
    Peter Ricketts: First NE execution in 20 years, with new drug combination.
    Peter Ricketts: Vetoed setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
    Bob Krist: For setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
    Carol Blood: For setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Oppose setting aside of conviction after sentence served.
    Bob Krist: Fix the prison system; stop the talking about it.
    Peter Ricketts: Automated sentence calculation for Department of Corrections.
    Dave Domina: Defended and exonerated death row inmates.
    Dave Heineman: Don't reduce sentences automatically for "good time".
    Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Steven Larrick: Eliminate the federal death penalty.
    Steven Larrick: Prevent criminal behavior rather than focus on punishment.
    Mike Johanns: Supports death penalty for federal crimes.
    Mike Johanns: Juvenile justice package: more funding; more coordination.
    Jon Bruning: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Jon Bruning: Supports death penalty by lethal injection in Nebraska.
    Ben Sasse: Leave marijuana regulation to states, not feds.
    Dave Domina: Legal structure is not ready legal marijuana.
    Dave Domina: Feds need to address marijuana in bordering Colorado.
    Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program.
    Scott Kleeb: Treat kids’ substance abuse as a mental health issue.
    Jim Pillen: Committed to K-12 education, I support options for parents.
    Jim Pillen: Ban the teaching of sex education in public schools.
    Jim Pillen: Teach children America is the greatest country in the world.
    Jim Pillen: We should be teaching the next generation to love God.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Time for administrators & teachers to know they work for us.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Schools have indoctrinated and sexualized our children.
    Chuck Herbster: There's zero place for CRT in the schools of Nebraska.
    Carol Blood: More state financing to reduce reliance on property tax.
    Carol Blood: New approach to student debt should start at beginning.
    Peter Ricketts: Fully fund aid to K-12 education, invest in next generation.
    Peter Ricketts: $16 million in scholarships to connect students with careers.
    Ben Sasse: Fought against tougher environmental regulations.
    Jane Raybould: State's public schools should be invested in.
    Bob Krist: Wants voters to weigh in on education decisions.
    Don Bacon: Reduce micromanagement & oppose Common Core.
    Peter Ricketts: Oppose the implementation of Common Core.
    Dave Domina: Treat public education as a basic right of citizenship.
    Ben Sasse: Opposes Common Core State Standards.
    Dave Domina: Common Core: feds have an interest in common understanding.
    Ben Sasse: At Midland U., fixed broken system of higher ed.
    Dave Heineman: Increasing state aid to education from $852M to $939M.
    Dave Heineman: Two-year tuition freeze for State colleges via more funding.
    Dave Heineman: Virtual school is good for Nebraska.
    Dave Heineman: $1.5M Nebraska Internship Program for college students.
    Scott Kleeb: Accountability should enhance and support, not to punish.
    Scott Kleeb: More college via Pell Grants, & G.I. Bill.
    Steven Larrick: Federally funded universal pre-K programs.
    Steven Larrick: Federal funding for charter schools.
    Mike Johanns: Opposes “No Child Left Behind”--leave it to states.
    Mike Johanns: $27M for state colleges’ recruitment & diversity.
    Mike Johanns: More teacher bonuses and incentives, locally decided.
    Jon Bruning: Vouchers for public, private, & religious schools.
Energy & Oil
    Carol Blood: It's time for timely action, not just words.
    Chris Janicek: Clean energy must be invested in to avert carbon emissions.
    Chris Janicek: We want a planet to live on and a democracy to live in.
    Jane Raybould: Revoke tax breaks for oil & gas companies to pay for roads.
    Peter Ricketts: Don't reduce the ethanol Renewable Fuels Standard.
    Shane Osborn: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Ben Sasse: Stop Obama's war on coal; stop picking winners & losers.
    Dave Domina: Impact of fossil fuels on our environment is real.
    Ben Sasse: Shale oil revolution could create energy independence.
    Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
    Jon Bruning: Coal is good, cheap energy.
    Dave Heineman: Support pipeline but not at expense of environment.
    Steven Larrick: Only candidate to oppose drilling in ANWR.
    Mike Johanns: New corn genetics brings 40% yield increase & more ethanol.
    Mike Johanns: Opposes Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
    Scott Kleeb: Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind.
    Scott Kleeb: Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
    Steven Larrick: We need a renewable energy policy.
    Steven Larrick: Green energy is the future of Nebraska.
    Scott Kleeb: Release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
    Steven Larrick: More ethanol; more emission controls; more alternative fuels.
    Don Stenberg: Develop domestic energy to lower prices.
    Deb Fischer: Ease regulations that affect Omaha sewer separation project.
    Don Bacon: Support REINs Act to control our bureaucracies.
    Ben Sasse: Fight any expansion of the Clean Water Act.
    Deb Fischer: Base gas tax on price, not volume, to pay for highways.
    Dave Heineman: Vetoes 25% State Park Fee Increase.
    Scott Kleeb: Increase flexibility in the Conservation Reserve Program.
    Scott Kleeb: Develop a long-term water strategy.
Families & Children
    Peter Ricketts: More resources for Child and Family Services.
    Brad Ashford: Provide prenatal care regardless of immigration status.
    Dave Heineman: Reform child welfare system: collaborative & measurable.
    Scott Kleeb: Support healthy childbearing & treat post-partum depression.
    Don Stenberg: Strong, traditional families are foundation of our culture.
Foreign Policy
    Chuck Herbster: Israel needs us, so we will stand with them.
    Ben Sasse: Unstinting advocate for American engagement in the world.
    Ben Sasse: Putin leads a thugocracy; runs disinformation everywhere.
    Ben Sasse: Healthy skepticism of foreign entanglements.
    Shane Osborn: Economic sanctions against Russia to stem Ukrainian crisis.
    Deb Fischer: Leadership & strong messages make the world safer.
    Pat Flynn: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Don Stenberg: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Jon Bruning: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Scott Kleeb: Stop genocide in Darfur.
Free Trade
    Jim Pillen: Promote our agricultural products around the world.
    Chuck Herbster: Grow foreign markets to jumpstart agriculture industries.
    Chuck Herbster: Grow trade markets to jumpstart our agricultural industries.
    Chris Janicek: End tariffs through negotiations and better pricing.
    Chris Janicek: Needs more negotiations with trading partners.
    Chris Janicek: Repeal tariffs; work out deals with trade partners.
    Chris Janicek: Trade wars work against Nebraska farmers.
    Bob Krist: Trump's trade war would devastate Nebraska's economy.
    Peter Ricketts: Exports boost Nebraska economy.
    Jane Raybould: Foreign trade important to Nebraska.
    Ben Sasse: Supports presidential Trade Promotion Authority.
    Dave Heineman: Trade mission: Nebraska exports to China grow rapidly.
    Dave Heineman: Expand trade with Taiwan & Hong Kong.
    Scott Kleeb: Promote fair trade, not free trade.
    Steven Larrick: We need fair trade that protects people and environment.
Government Reform
    Jim Pillen: Stand up to radicals using fake meat to attack Nebraska.
    Jim Pillen: I strongly support the Voter ID ballot initiative.
    Chuck Herbster: America is broke, and the answer is term limits.
    Carol Blood: Counties are footing the bill for state's unfunded mandates.
    Chuck Herbster: Conservatives have to push against federal overreach.
    Chuck Herbster: Supports Trump's claim of 2020 election irregularities.
    Ben Sasse: Push back against overly strict, dumb regulations.
    Bob Krist: State government needs overhaul to properly serve.
    Peter Ricketts: Government agencies should be user focused.
    Shane Osborn: Photo ID for voting.
    Ben Sasse: Reduce level of influence of lobbyists with both parties.
    Shane Osborn: Cut 60 redundant federal agencies and save $60B.
    Ben Sasse: AdWatch: Campaign film "The Outsider", after years in DC.
    Ben Sasse: Permanent bureaucracy should not write big legislation.
    Ben Sasse: Optimistic about America but pessimistic about Washington.
    Deb Fischer: Accused of coordinating anti-Bruning TV ad with super-PAC.
    Deb Fischer: Against earmarks and would oppose them.
    Pat Flynn: No earmarks: it's not my duty to bring home the bacon.
    Pat Flynn: Don't renew legislative earmarks.
    Don Stenberg: Don't renew legislative earmarks; and attack past ones.
    Jon Bruning: Don't renew legislative earmarks, but past ones ok.
    Jon Bruning: Political contributions ok from out-of-state coal companies.
    Deb Fischer: No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office.
    Dave Heineman: Disallow using government resources for politics.
    Scott Kleeb: Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia.
    Steven Larrick: Public funding of elections creates fair political system.
    Don Stenberg: Judges should not impose liberal social policies on families.
    Jon Bruning: No campaign donation limits; but full disclosure.
Gun Control
    Jim Pillen: Don't allow anyone to suspend our Second Amendment rights.
    Chuck Herbster: Will fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
    Chuck Herbster: Fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
    Chris Janicek: Supports Second Amendment with background checks & licensing.
    Jane Raybould: Commonsense gun safety measures, like banning bump stocks.
    Bob Krist: Don't restrict juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
    Carol Blood: Restrict serious juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
    Peter Ricketts: Restrict serious juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Restrict serious juvenile offenders from guns until age 25.
    Deb Fischer: No proposals on high capacity magazines or background checks.
    Jane Raybould: Renew the assault weapons ban; they are killing machines.
    Don Bacon: Gun control means only criminals have guns.
    Bob Krist: Support restricting magazine capacity & registering handguns.
    Peter Ricketts: Supports Nebraska's concealed carry law.
    Ben Sasse: Second Amendment rights pre-date government.
    Shane Osborn: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Dave Domina: Right to enjoy weapons should have restrictions.
    Ben Sasse: Self-described as pro-guns and pro-life.
    Deb Fischer: Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
    Don Stenberg: Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights.
    Dave Heineman: Harsher punishment for unlawful handguns.
    Scott Kleeb: Second Amendment is part of our rural way of life.
    Steven Larrick: We need to reduce gun violence in America.
Health Care
    Jim Pillen: Opposed to mask/COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
    Chuck Herbster: The choice to be vaccinated is personal.
    Carol Blood: Attract next generation of medical professionals to Nebraska.
    Peter Ricketts: People shouldn't have to choose between job and vaccination.
    Peter Ricketts: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
    Chris Janicek: Health care for millions will be my number one priority.
    Peter Ricketts: Patients can be transferred if rural hospitals not prepared.
    Chris Janicek: Health care shouldn't be an expense but an investment.
    Jane Raybould: Reform ObamaCare; look at single-payer.
    Don Bacon: More market-based options for healthcare.
    Bob Krist: Proposed requiring meningitis vaccine for students.
    Peter Ricketts: Cannot trust Medicaid federal matching grants.
    Peter Ricketts: Oppose ObamaCare and oppose Medicaid expansion.
    Bob Krist: Honored for work with nursing/assisted living homes.
    Shane Osborn: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Dave Domina: There are good features in ObamaCare, like age-26 insurance.
    Shane Osborn: AdWatch: Never waver to repeal ObamaCare & protect freedom.
    Dave Heineman: Nebraska will not be pressured into expanding Medicaid.
    Ben Sasse: Job change causes uninsurance; so make insurance portable.
    Ben Sasse: I'm the national anti-ObamaCare Senate candidate.
    Shane Osborn: Propose better options, then repeal ObamaCare.
    Deb Fischer: I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.
    Deb Fischer: Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition.
    Bob Kerrey: Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular.
    Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul.
    Jon Bruning: Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare.
    Dave Heineman: Don't spend money on ObamaCare until Supreme Court decision.
    Mike Johanns: Didn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
    Mike Johanns: Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B.
    Scott Kleeb: Shouldn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
    Scott Kleeb: Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress.
    Mike Johanns: Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated.
    Scott Kleeb: Alternative community treatment not adequately funded.
    Scott Kleeb: Parity for mental health; coverage for dental health.
    Steven Larrick: I support universal single-payer health care.
    Mike Johanns: Opposes a single-payer government run program.
    Mike Johanns: Use tobacco settlement for biomedical research.
    Mike Johanns: $6M increase in funding for mental health.
Homeland Security
    Jim Pillen: Make us the most veteran and military family-friendly state.
    Peter Ricketts: Working to bring Space Command to the Heartland.
    Chris Janicek: Stop spending so much; have other countries step up.
    Peter Ricketts: Retain our veterans with military retirement tax relief.
    Jane Raybould: Fight to modernize GI benefits.
    Todd Rokita: World is a dangerous place; America needs strong defense.
    Don Bacon: Keep Guantanamo Bay for the worst of the worst.
    Don Bacon: Peace through strength: retool military with latest tech.
    Shane Osborn: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Dave Domina: Drones are no exception to Fourth Amendment protections.
    Ben Sasse: Spend to maintain the greatest fighting force the world.
    Shane Osborn: Reducing size of military makes us look weak.
    Dave Heineman: Our military personnel work to preserve our freedom.
    Ben Sasse: Global preeminence essential our nation's interests.
    Shane Osborn: Hawkish on defense, but measured response.
    Bob Krist: Wants veteran's social security to be exempt from state tax.
    Mike Johanns: Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige.
    Scott Kleeb: We have forgotten how to use diplomacy.
    Scott Kleeb: Refocus war on terror on Afghan-Pakistan border.
    Steven Larrick: We spend more for war than all other nations combined.
    Steven Larrick: Opposes monitoring domestic communications & federal ID card.
    Steven Larrick: Respect international law; no pre-emptive military strikes.
    Mike Johanns: Military tribunals for terrorists; domestic spying ok.
    Mike Johanns: Expand missile defense; & pre-emptive military strike policy.
    Don Stenberg: Defeat terrorists at home & abroad.
    Jim Pillen: We must demand order on the southern border.
    Jim Pillen: Fight any pathway to citizenship for those here illegally.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Illegal immigration bringing in crime, hurting public safety.
    Chuck Herbster: Demand the federal government secures our borders.
    Chuck Herbster: Undocumented immigrants primarily bad people.
    Ben Sasse: Afghans heroes protected Americans; they should be welcomed.
    Chuck Herbster: Secure our borders to protect jobs, scarce resources.
    Chuck Herbster: Got to build damn wall, those people are coming to Nebraska.
    Chuck Herbster: We got to build a damn wall; can't let everybody come in.
    Chris Janicek: Endorsed by Latinx group, opposes collaboration with ICE.
    Chris Janicek: We need immigrants to work and contribute to our economy.
    Chris Janicek: Current immigration system broken & violates human rights.
    Ben Sasse: Emergencies Act too broad; except Trump's border policies.
    Bob Krist: Voted in support of DACA recipients.
    Bob Krist: Supports prenatal care for illegal immigrants.
    Jane Raybould: Supports letting "DACA" youths stay.
    Don Bacon: More employer enforcement; more secure borders.
    Peter Ricketts: No state services for illegal immigrants.
    Shane Osborn: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Ben Sasse: Neither party has gotten serious about border security.
    Shane Osborn: Begin with strict border control but don't allow citizenship.
    Bob Krist: Provide prenatal care regardless of immigration status.
    Dave Heineman: No taxpayer-funded prenatal care for illegal immigrants.
    Dave Heineman: End Medicaid services for illegal immigrants.
    Scott Kleeb: Build border fence; increase border patrol.
    Scott Kleeb: No amnesty for lawbreakers.
    Steven Larrick: Supports amnesty & a pathway to citizenship.
    Mike Johanns: Secure the border, provide no amnesty.
    Don Stenberg: Strengthen our borders.
    Brett Lindstrom: Guest worker program to bring workers to the state.
    Peter Ricketts: We've been cutting red tape to keep Nebraskans working.
    Peter Ricketts: Developing Youth Talent: connect 7,000 Nebraskans.
    Bob Krist: Budget $25-35 million to prioritize job training.
    Bob Krist: No job discrimination by race, religion, or orientation.
    Peter Ricketts: Grow Nebraska: create jobs by recruiting new businesses.
    Dave Heineman: NE needs more middle-class jobs; so lower income tax rates.
    Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill.
    Scott Kleeb: Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers.
    Scott Kleeb: Fight discrimination in the workplace.
    Don Stenberg: Assist our family farmers to compete globally.
Local Issues
    Dave Heineman: Lower ag land valuations from 75 percent to 65 percent.
Principles & Values
    Jim Pillen: Involved in Ignite the Faith, Youth for Christ Mission.
    Jim Pillen: America is the best country in the world.
    Jim Pillen: I believe in American exceptionalism.
    Jim Pillen: Protect those with Biblical views of life, gender, marriage.
    Jim Pillen: Strongly support efforts to put prayer back into schools.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Stand for American Way of Life and take our country back.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Government there to serve citizens, not tell them what to do.
    Peter Ricketts: Remember: Nebraska is what America is supposed to be.
    Chuck Herbster: Raised on land his family homesteaded in the 1800s.
    Chuck Herbster: God protects us because we protect Israel.
    Carol Blood: Serve the people, not special interest groups or parties.
    Carol Blood: Stop using political labels instead of friends and neighbors.
    Carol Blood: I see myself as a Nebraskan running for office in Nebraska.
    Chuck Herbster: Carry on President Trump's America First policies.
    Chuck Herbster: Tending family cattle taught him rewards of hard work.
    Chuck Herbster: Radical left promotes abolition of God in our country.
    Chuck Herbster: Would never back away from support, loyalty for Trump.
    Chuck Herbster: Attended Jan. 6 Trump rally; left before insurrection.
    Chris Janicek: Represent Nebraskans with respect, integrity and worth.
    Chris Janicek: Impeachment about upholding rule of law.
    Chris Janicek: Not about left or right, but moving forward.
    Bob Krist: Changed parties, not important what letter was behind name.
    Bob Krist: Reputation for being a pragmatic, fair conservative.
    Don Bacon: Priorities: be a good Christian, husband, father and citizen.
    Don Bacon: I was raised reading National Review and Human Events.
    Shane Osborn: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Ben Sasse: Endorsed by Freedom Works' founder & other Tea Party groups.
    Shane Osborn: Endorsed by Tea Party-oriented group, Freedom Works.
    Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
    Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
    Deb Fischer: TV ad: "End the political bull".
    Don Stenberg: Our country's going in the wrong direction.
    Don Stenberg: Most campaign funds come from South Carolina PAC.
    Jon Bruning: OpEd: Became multimillionaire while serving in public office.
    Pat Flynn: Endorsed by Republican Liberty Caucus.
    Pat Flynn: I'm the only candidate who is not a "career politician".
    Mike Johanns: Focus on small towns.
    Scott Kleeb: Always keep Nebraska’s interest first.
    Steven Larrick: Healthy world relations; healthy planet; healthy Americans.
    Mike Johanns: Priorities: tax relief, education, family.
Social Security
    Jane Raybould: Fight against reductions in benefits.
    Don Bacon: Adjust long-term policies for future generations.
    Dave Domina: It's not an entitlement; and it shouldn't be privatized.
    Dave Domina: Keep promises made to the elderly.
    Ben Sasse: Entitlement reform needed: guilty of generational theft.
    Bob Kerrey: We must keep our commitments & do right for the future.
    Bob Kerrey: Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something.
    Bob Kerrey: Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69.
    Deb Fischer: Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40.
    Deb Fischer: Raise retirement age & limit benefits.
    Deb Fischer: Look at means testing & higher retirement age.
    Scott Kleeb: Strengthen, not privatize, Social Security.
    Steven Larrick: Increase Social Security tax on higher income individuals.
    Mike Johanns: Honor our commitment on Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Jim Pillen: Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Special interests, bureaucrats have blocked tax reform.
    Peter Ricketts: Reduce top individual tax rate from 6.84% to 5.84%.
    Chuck Herbster: Move Nebraska to a consumption-based tax system.
    Chuck Herbster: Implement the consumption tax system.
    Chuck Herbster: Constitutional amendment to replace state income tax.
    Peter Ricketts: Property tax relief is a top priority.
    Peter Ricketts: Ease burden of property taxes; plus 3% local cap.
    Bob Krist: The farmland assessment process is broken.
    Bob Krist: People's voices will be heard on taxes.
    Jane Raybould: Don't shift tax burden onto poor.
    Don Bacon: We need a simpler, flatter tax code.
    Peter Ricketts: Provide tax relief through property tax regulations.
    Peter Ricketts: Protect taxpayers from bureaucracy & burdensome regulations.
    Ben Sasse: Taxation should be as simple as possible.
    Dave Heineman: Eliminated sales tax exemptions, to eliminate income tax.
    Deb Fischer: No increase in local property taxes.
    Dave Heineman: To build economy: no new taxes.
    Mike Johanns: No tax increase for research on celluosic ethanol.
    Scott Kleeb: Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol.
    Scott Kleeb: Keep middle-class out of AMT, estate tax, and capital gains.
    Mike Johanns: $60M in property tax relief over next two years.
    Chuck Herbster: Expand internet access and speed across the state.
    Peter Ricketts: Bring broadband coverage to every corner of the state.
    Chris Janicek: Supports a major infrastructure modernization program.
    Ben Sasse: Digital consumption is rewiring parts of teenagers' brains.
    Deb Fischer: $21B for infrastructure, with funds from border customs.
    Deb Fischer: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
    Jane Raybould: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
    Jane Raybould: Design infrastructure to withstand climate change flooding.
    Scott Kleeb: Invest in roadway infrastructure to help farm productivity.
    Scott Kleeb: Broadband computer access in rural schools.
War & Peace
    Ben Sasse: US military can bring Iranian "butchers" to their knees.
    Don Bacon: Defeat ISIS with assertive leadership & special forces.
    Ben Sasse: Americans should be realistic about the dangers we face.
    Dave Domina: No drones to kill Americans in foreign countries.
    Shane Osborn: We let Syria & Iran cross the red line.
    Bob Kerrey: We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price.
    Bob Kerrey: Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran.
    Deb Fischer: Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals.
    Deb Fischer: Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.
    Steven Larrick: Invasion of Iraq was based on false premises.
    Scott Kleeb: Draw down US troops, but no timetables.
    Steven Larrick: End the Iraq war as soon as possible.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carol Blood: Voted to expand energy assistance qualifications.
    Carol Blood: Voted to expand food-assistance benefits.
    Peter Ricketts: Vetoed expanding energy assistance qualifications.
    Peter Ricketts: Vetoed expanding food-assistance benefits.
    Bob Krist: Voted against $32M budget cuts to the needy.
    Peter Ricketts: $56M of vetoes sustained, to cut budget.
    Peter Ricketts: People-centric services: hand up to get back on their feet.
    Ben Sasse: Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society.
    Ben Sasse: Replace entitlements with an opportunity society.
    Scott Kleeb: Stop predatory lending; close mortgage loopholes.
    Steven Larrick: Supports federal welfare block grants.
    Jon Bruning: Fund welfare via faith-based organizations.

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