Karen Harrington's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Karen Harrington
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Glenn; 3 Children: Ryan, Kyle, Ashley
Birth Place: Western Massachusetts
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Karen Harrington refused to tell citizens where she stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Right to Life Issues. 6 April 2012. "I firmly believe that the right to life for all human beings must be respected at every stage of biological development, from conception to natural death. I oppose abortion in all cases except in instances when the life of the mother is legitimately endangered." (www.karenforcongress.com)
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Karen Harrington in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-life" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?"

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  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In regard to Palestine, I support a two-state solution. However, in order for that to be accomplished, America must acknowledge that the Palestinian Authority must recognize Israel's right to exist, denounce all acts of terror and prove themselves to be true partners in a peace process. I do not believe that the occupation of Jerusalem should be in question nor do I believe a Palestinian state can be created while two separate factions control the two current territories; the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. "
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In regard to Palestine, I support a two-state solution. However, in order for that to be accomplished, America must acknowledge that the Palestinian Authority must recognize Israel's right to exist, denounce all acts of terror and prove themselves to be true partners in a peace process. I do not believe that the occupation of Jerusalem should be in question nor do I believe a Palestinian state can be created while two separate factions control the two current territories; the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. "

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "c) Defense" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "While the funding of these items depends heavily on the particulars of the legislation in question, these are general responses. Overall, I beleive we need to ensure that our national defense and intelligence agencies are given the resources they need to remain prepared and to keep our nation safe. In regard to education, I beleive that federal funded programs should be significantly limited or cut out and more power given to the states and local municipalities. I firmly beleive our government is spending at alarming rates. We must cut spending where we can and learn to live within our means. "
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: National Security. 1 January 2012."We must also acknowledge that as the pressure to deal with our debt problem grows, there will be political pressure to cut our defense budget and scale back on defense commitments that will directly affect our national security. Since our national security and our fiscal stability are directly linked, it is imperative that our federal government significantly reigns in its spending and gets its fiscal house in order." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. c) Defense" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "While the funding of these items depends heavily on the particulars of the legislation in question, these are general responses. Overall, I beleive we need to ensure that our national defense and intelligence agencies are given the resources they need to remain prepared and to keep our nation safe. In regard to education, I beleive that federal funded programs should be significantly limited or cut out and more power given to the states and local municipalities. I firmly beleive our government is spending at alarming rates. We must cut spending where we can and learn to live within our means. "

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington signed Americans for Tax Reform: Taxpayer Protection Pledge. 14 August 2012. "I, Karen Harrington, pledge to the taxpayers of the 23rd district of the state of Florida and to the American people that I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates." (www.atr.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's Re-Election Strategy - Hijack, Distract, and Attack. 15 October 2010. "You may be wondering why Democrats who are running for re-election aren't touting all of the legislative "accomplishments' they've passed over the past two years-- from a trillion-dollar "Stimulus" Plan that has kept unemployment over nine percent for sixteen consecutive months; to a financial-regulatory "reform" that did nothing to reform Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or end congressional manipulation of lending markets; or their crowning achievement-- ObamaCare--the federal government's takeover of our health care system and its ongoing destruction of our private health insurance system." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?"
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Economy. 30 July 2012. "When small businesses thrive, so does our economy. It is the small businesses throughout America that spur the entrepreneurial engine of our economy, not the government." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Economy. 30 July 2012. "I believe in the free enterprise system. I believe that less regulation and lower taxes encourage growth. Our economy works best when people have more income in their pockets and businesses have more money to invest and create jobs." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Education. 30 July 2012. "Education does not begin with some bureaucrat in Washington, nor should they be the ones who decide what should be taught in school. Education should not begin with state or local officials. It should begin in our homes, where it is a parental right and responsibility. Education decisions should be made by the local community where parents can work in tandem with local school boards to create and administer curricula that will ensure children are better prepared for a global economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Decrease" for: "d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "While the funding of these items depends heavily on the particulars of the legislation in question, these are general responses. Overall, I beleive we need to ensure that our national defense and intelligence agencies are given the resources they need to remain prepared and to keep our nation safe. In regard to education, I beleive that federal funded programs should be significantly limited or cut out and more power given to the states and local municipalities. I firmly beleive our government is spending at alarming rates. We must cut spending where we can and learn to live within our means. "
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Decrease" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "While the funding of these items depends heavily on the particulars of the legislation in question, these are general responses. Overall, I beleive we need to ensure that our national defense and intelligence agencies are given the resources they need to remain prepared and to keep our nation safe. In regard to education, I beleive that federal funded programs should be significantly limited or cut out and more power given to the states and local municipalities. I firmly beleive our government is spending at alarming rates. We must cut spending where we can and learn to live within our means. "
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?"
  • Karen Harrington. National Security. 30 July 2012. "We must also seek ways to increase energy independence and find alternative solutions within our nation's research facilities or through the offshore drilling, in search of oil and natural gas." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Energy and the Environment. 30 July 2012. "We have natural gas and oil in Alaska, off the shores of California, in the gulf states and off our own shores right here in Florida. It is incomprehensible why we continue to send our money overseas. It's been estimated that the untapped natural fields of fuels we have will supply our country for the next 250 years. We need to begin oil exploration here and now." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"

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  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment/Gun Rights. 6 April 2012. "I am a proud supporter of the Second Amendment, which protects all law-abiding citizens as an individual right. The Second Amendment guarantees the protection of all other amendments, and the United States Constitution." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: 2nd Amendment/Gun Rights. 6 April 2012. "I fully support the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that protects your right to keep and bear arms. Disarming law-abiding citizens does not prevent criminal activity, and additional laws do not prevent criminals from obtaining guns. I will oppose all efforts that attempt to water down your Second Amendment rights, and I support strictly enforcing existing laws that severely punish violent criminals who possess illegally obtained firearms." (www.karenforcongress.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?"
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?"
  • Karen Harrington. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's Re-Election Strategy - Hijack, Distract, and Attack. 15 October 2010. "ObamaCare's numerous tax increases as well as its thousands of mandates will ultimately drive up the cost of every good and service we buy, The law is particularly crippling for small businesses, who are already paralyzed with uncertainty and will not risk hiring new workers or expanding their operations." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Health Care. 30 July 2012. ""ObamaCare" must be systematically defunded and ultimately repealed. Our national health care system is in need of reform, but a government takeover of the health care and health insurance industries is not reform. ObamaCare not only limits our freedoms and increases the cost of health care and insurance, it will also reduce the number of healthcare providers that actually provide the vital services we need to expand access to." (www.karenforcongress.com)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Healthcare. 1 January 2012. "'ObamaCare' must be systematically defunded and ultimately repealed." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "I do not support amnesty; however, this country must address the illegal immigration issue. First and foremost, we must seal our borders. It is a matter of national security and a question of our nation's sovereignty. We must than develop of policy that deals with the 14 million illegal immigrants who are currently in this country. We must deal with the latter aspect humanely and with compassion. We must also develop programs that discourage illegal immigration and promotes legal immigration."
  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "I do not support amnesty; however, this country must address the illegal immigration issue. First and foremost, we must seal our borders. It is a matter of national security and a question of our nation's sovereignty. We must than develop of policy that deals with the 14 million illegal immigrants who are currently in this country. We must deal with the latter aspect humanely and with compassion. We must also develop programs that discourage illegal immigration and promotes legal immigration."
  • Karen Harrington. Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops: 2012 Candidate Questionnaire Project. Answered OPPOSE to the question:"Legislation that ensures the integrity of our borders, fosters family reunification and provides a path to citizenship for the undocumented who have lived in the United States for a number of years, and do not have a criminal record?" (www.flaccb.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Karen Harrington in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Karen Harrington in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Illegal Immigration and Border Security. 30 July 2012. "I only support a pathway to citizenship where the rule of law is upheld. Laws exist to promote social order and stability. Therefore, our government has an obligation to enforce them; conversely, those seeking a pathway to citizenship must do the same. -The rule of law must be upheld, regardless of the circumstances. -Amnesty is an inappropriate solution and would be damaging to the financial and public health of this nation." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • Eagle Forum. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Eagle Forum endorsed Karen Harrington in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Family Values. 30 July 2012. "Marriage is the foundation of all families and should remain the union of one man and one woman." (votesmart.org)
  • Karen Harrington. Issue Position: Traditional Marriage. 30 July 2012. "I support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996, identifying marriage as being between one man,and one woman. As a member of congress, I pledge to uphold this law, and protect it from any future challenges." (www.karenforcongress.com)

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "In regard to Palestine, I support a two-state solution. However, in order for that to be accomplished, America must acknowledge that the Palestinian Authority must recognize Israel's right to exist, denounce all acts of terror and prove themselves to be true partners in a peace process. I do not believe that the occupation of Jerusalem should be in question nor do I believe a Palestinian state can be created while two separate factions control the two current territories; the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. "

Vote Smart's Research

  • Karen Harrington. Project Vote Smart: 2010 Florida Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?"

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Florida Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifeCandidate Answera) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
Nob) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?
f) Other or expanded principles

1) Spending

Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Agriculture
Slightly Decreaseb) Arts
Slightly Increasec) Defense
Slightly Increase1) Intelligence operations
Slightly Increase2) Military hardware
Slightly Increase3) National missile defense
Slightly Increase4) Salary and benefits for active duty personnel
Slightly Increase5) Programs to improve troop retention rates
Slightly Increase6) Research and development of new weapons
Greatly Decreased) Education
Maintain Statuse) Environment
Slightly Increasef) Homeland security
Slightly Decreaseg) International aid
Slightly Increaseh) Medical research
Maintain Statusi) Scientific research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Eliminatek) United Nations
Greatly Decreasel) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

While the funding of these items depends heavily on the particulars of the legislation in question, these are general responses. Overall, I beleive we need to ensure that our national defense and intelligence agencies are given the resources they need to remain prepared and to keep our nation safe. In regard to education, I beleive that federal funded programs should be significantly limited or cut out and more power given to the states and local municipalities. I firmly beleive our government is spending at alarming rates. We must cut spending where we can and learn to live within our means.

2) Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Eliminateb) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusc) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Decreased) Corporate taxes
Eliminatee) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Statusf) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (high-income families)
i) Other or expanded categories

While I believe we should cut taxes across the board, the current political debate is over the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. I believe we need to "maintain" these tax cuts by either extending them temporarily or permanently. Lower taxes have always lead to stronger economies and more federal revenues.

YesCandidate Answer3) Do you support the elimination of the federal estate tax?
Yes4) Do you support requiring the federal budget to be balanced each year?
NoCandidate Answer5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?
6) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?
Yesb) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Noc) Do you support increasing the federal minimum wage?
Nod) Do you support the ability of workers to unionize?
Yese) Do you support federal funding for job-training programs that retrain displaced workers?
f) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support increasing the amount individuals are permitted to contribute to federal campaigns?
Nob) Should Congress regulate indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Yesc) Do you support removing all contribution limits on federal campaigns?
Yesd) Should candidates for federal office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support giving the President the power of the line item veto for items concerning appropriations?
Yesf) Do you support limiting the President's ability to define how legislation is applied through the use of signing statements?
g) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
Yesc) Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with substance abuse treatment?
Nod) Do you support reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders?
Yese) Do you support mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?
Nob) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?
Yesc) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?
Yesd) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?
Noe) Do you support the federal government providing college students with financial aid?
f) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Nob) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
Noc) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?
Yesd) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?
Yese) Do you support domestic oil exploration in federally-protected areas?
Yesf) Do you support federal funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesg) Do you support the development of nuclear reactors?
h) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?
e) Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate Answera) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Should the federal government expand eligibility for tax-free medical savings accounts?
Yesd) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yese) Do you support relaxing regulations on the importation of prescription drugs?
f) Other or expanded principles
YesCandidate Answera) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
Nob) Do you support decreasing the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country?
Yesc) Do you support establishing English as the official national language?
Yesd) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles

I do not support amnesty; however, this country must address the illegal immigration issue. First and foremost, we must seal our borders. It is a matter of national security and a question of our nation's sovereignty. We must than develop of policy that deals with the 14 million illegal immigrants who are currently in this country. We must deal with the latter aspect humanely and with compassion. We must also develop programs that discourage illegal immigration and promotes legal immigration.

YesCandidate Answera) Do you support United States military action in Afghanistan?
Yesb) Do you support increasing military assistance for Afghanistan?
Yesc) Do you support increasing economic development assistance for Afghanistan?
Yesd) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?
Yese) Do you support granting aid to countries when it is in the security interests of the United States?
Yesf) Should the United States support the creation of a Palestinian state?
Yesg) Do you support increasing sanctions on Iran if it continues to defy United Nations mandates?
Noh) Do you support the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq?
Yesi) Do you support the United States' involvement in free trade agreements?
j) Other or expanded principles

In regard to Palestine, I support a two-state solution. However, in order for that to be accomplished, America must acknowledge that the Palestinian Authority must recognize Israel's right to exist, denounce all acts of terror and prove themselves to be true partners in a peace process. I do not believe that the occupation of Jerusalem should be in question nor do I believe a Palestinian state can be created while two separate factions control the two current territories; the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza.

YesCandidate Answera) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?
Noc) Do you support federal funding for embryonic stem cell research?
Yesd) Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?
e) Other or expanded principles
Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

My highest priority is start creating jobs once again. To do so, I will work my colleagues to cut taxes, cut government spending and creating an environment that encourages small businesses to grow. I believe we need health care reform and have for some time. However, I believe the bill passed in the winter did not achieve our two most critical objectives: more accessibility to health care at a more affordable price. I will support repealing the health care bill or the elements of it I regard as damaging.