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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
State of Colorado Politicians: Archives
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from State of Colorado Archives (number of quotes indicated):
- Alice Madden (8) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Colorado
- Amy Stephens (14) Republican Challenger (withdrawn) Colorado
- Andrew Romanoff (4) Democratic 2020 Challenger Colorado
- Angela Williams (9) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Colorado
- Bill Ritter (1) Colorado Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
- Bob Beauprez (5) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Bob Schaffer (9) Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) Colorado
- Cary Kennedy (16) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
- Cory Gardner (32) Republican Senator Colorado
- Cynthia Coffman (1) Colorado Republican Challenger for CO Governor
- Dan Baer (6) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Colorado
- Darryl Glenn (30) Republican Senate candidate Colorado
- Donna Lynne (7) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
- Doug Robinson (16) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
- Ed Perlmutter (9) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
- Ellen Burnes (4) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Colorado
- George Brauchler (27) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
- Jane Norton (9) Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov. Colorado
- Jared Polis (42) Colorado Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor
- John Hickenlooper (92) Colorado Democratic Colorado Governor
- John Walsh (6) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Colorado
- Jon Keyser (14) Republican Senate candidate Colorado
- Ken Buck (33) Republican Challenger (withdrawn) Colorado
- Ken Salazar (28) Cabinet
- Mark Udall (17) Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative Colorado
- Michael Bennet (32) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
- Mike Johnston (30) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
- Noel Ginsburg (1)
- Owen Hill (9) Republican Senate Challenger Colorado
- Pat Buchanan (1) Reform
- Peg Littleton (12) Republican Senate candidate Colorado
- Pete Coors (9) 2004 former Republican challenger Colorado
- Randy Baumgardner (10) Republican Challenger Colorado
- Raul Labrador (3) Idaho Republican candidate for Idaho Governor
- Ryan Frazier (9) Republican Senate candidate Colorado
- Steve Barlock (13) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
- Tim Neville (19) Republican Senate challenger Colorado
- Tom Strickland (7) Former Democratic Challenger (2002) Colorado
- Tom Tancredo (8) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger (withdrew)
- Victor Mitchell (24) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
- Walker Stapleton (27) Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado
- William Owens (4) Colorado Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
John Hickenlooper: Planned Parenthood supports reproductive health.
John Walsh: Fight against laws banning nearly all abortions.
Jared Polis: Fund Planned Parenthood; require insurers' contraception.
Walker Stapleton: Ban abortion with exceptions for rape & incest.
Cary Kennedy: Endorsed by EMILY's List for pro-choice women.
Mike Johnston: Woman's health between her and her doctor.
Cynthia Coffman: Pro-choice; moderate on social issues.
Darryl Glenn: Life begins at conception.
Darryl Glenn: Supports fetal personhood; opposes Planned Parenthood.
Michael Bennet: Classify contraception as preventive care & no moral issue.
Darryl Glenn: Endorsed by Colo. Citizens for Life & National Right to Life.
Jon Keyser: Life is sacred; a pro-life Coloradan.
Ryan Frazier: Pro-life & pro-conservative values.
Tim Neville: All human life is precious and must be protected.
Tim Neville: OpEd: Parked "crisis pregnancy van" outside the Capitol.
Cory Gardner: No Personhood Amendment; birth control over-the-counter.
Cory Gardner: Make "the pill" available without a prescription.
Cory Gardner: OpEd: extreme push for nationwide Personhood law.
Mark Udall: AdWatch: defend woman's right to make her own choices.
Cory Gardner: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
Amy Stephens: NO on penalties for violent offenses against pregnant women.
Randy Baumgardner: Voted YES on penalties for violent offenses against fetuses.
Amy Stephens: Long history of working for pro-Life causes.
Ken Buck: Opposes abortion rights, even in cases of rape and incest.
Ken Buck: Oppose federal funding & protect the unborn.
Jane Norton: Pro-life and oppose all federal funding of abortion.
Ken Salazar: Abortion decision should be between a woman and her God.
Ken Salazar: Supports parental notification but not extreme limits.
Tom Strickland: Protect freedom to choose; government has no role.
Budget & Economy|
Walker Stapleton: Balanced budgets in private career & then as state treasurer.
Mike Johnston: Government can help business and improve workplace.
George Brauchler: Requested pay cut & budget cut as County Commissioner.
Victor Mitchell: To save jobs, we must halt any kind of tax increase.
Victor Mitchell: In an over regulated Colorado, regulations need to be cut.
Victor Mitchell: Cutting regulations will promote small businesses.
Doug Robinson: Problems should be fixed by spending less, not raising taxes.
Doug Robinson: Use our budget more effectively, instead of raising taxes.
Doug Robinson: State budget is a mess; improve it by cutting spending.
Cary Kennedy: Balanced budget after citizens vote on taxes.
Ryan Frazier: Pro-job growth, pro-balanced budget, & pro-worker.
Tim Neville: Stop robbing from future generations.
John Hickenlooper: Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit.
John Hickenlooper: Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession.
Michael Bennet: Stimulus bill avoided Depression; now we need infrastructure.
Ken Buck: We spent $787B on stimulus with nothing to show for it.
Michael Bennet: Stimulus bill limited because recession worse than expected.
Andrew Romanoff: Targeted investments good, but crazy to go deeper in debt.
Jane Norton: Economic recovery depends on lower taxes & balanced budget.
Michael Bennet: Transparency on paying for tax cuts and spending programs.
Bob Schaffer: $700B bailout is dead hand of government making things worse.
Bob Schaffer: Congress’ 2007 laws made private sector pay for bailout.
Bob Schaffer: $700 billion bailout is necessary but essentially a tax.
Mark Udall: Financial bailout results from Reagan & Bush GOP policies.
Mark Udall: $700 billion bailout is not good for my constituents.
Cary Kennedy: Give voters more info about where tax dollars are spent.
Ken Salazar: Cut national debt and close tax loopholes.
Cory Gardner: Against same-sex marriage but now law of the land.
Dan Baer: I'm lucky to have grown up gay, but there's still work to do.
John Hickenlooper: Called special legislative session to pass same-sex marriage.
Mike Johnston: Co-sponsored 2012 SB2: supported same-sex marriage.
Tim Neville: 2012 SB2: opposed same-sex marriage.
Walker Stapleton: My grandfather was in the KKK but I denounce racism.
Mike Johnston: Workplace discrimination law includes LGBTQ.
Mike Johnston: 100% from Colorado LGBTQ group.
Raul Labrador: Orientation/gender identity shouldn't bar employment.
Jared Polis: Would be Colorado's first openly gay Governor.
Victor Mitchell: Voted against Trump due to misogyny concerns.
Mike Johnston: Participated in Women's March in Denver.
Darryl Glenn: Opposed health insurance for same-sex city workers.
Tim Neville: Marriage is between one man and one woman only.
Ken Buck: Won't compare gays to alcoholics again; better candidate now.
Owen Hill: Gay marriage forces gay agenda onto straight society.
John Hickenlooper: Let's pass civil unions!
Amy Stephens: Traditional marriage without Civil Unions.
Amy Stephens: Rated 43% on voting positions by Women's Lobby of Colorado.
Randy Baumgardner: Rated 35% on voting positions by Women's Lobby of Colorado.
Ken Buck: Buck "mis-spoke" comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Ken Buck: Birth influences homosexuality like it influences alcoholism.
Ken Buck: Being gay is a choice, but birth has an influence.
Ken Buck: Don't-ask-don't-tell policy makes a lot of sense.
Michael Bennet: Opposition to homosexuality is an outdated views of society.
Ken Buck: Prosecute the murder of transgender as a hate crime.
Jane Norton: Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Ken Salazar: Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Ken Salazar: Change the Patriot Act to balance civil liberties.
Ed Perlmutter: Affirnative action needed at colleges but not state agencies.
Ed Perlmutter: No same-sex marriage, but allow equal benedifts.
Jared Polis: Remove deductions exploited by corporations at our expense.
Walker Stapleton: Use common-sense cost-benefit analysis to create good jobs.
John Hickenlooper: Fund $10M program to support rural business.
John Hickenlooper: 5-year initiative to support startup businesses.
Doug Robinson: Create pro-business environment and cut regulations.
Doug Robinson: To help the economy, government has to get out of the way.
George Brauchler: Protect business from excessive regulation.
Jon Keyser: Give job creators every opportunity to succeed.
Peg Littleton: Allow small businesses to keep more of what they earn.
John Hickenlooper: Colorado Blueprint: build a business friendly environment.
John Hickenlooper: Regulatory impact statement on all new legislation.
Ken Buck: Small business can turn economy around with lower tax burden.
Ken Buck: It's bad when the government owns car companies.
Mark Udall: No welfare for CEOs in financial bailout.
Ken Salazar: Close loopholes that encourage overseas headquarters.
Angela Williams: Get compensation for the wrongly convicted.
John Walsh: Worked as prosecutor since 1987, as U.S. Attorney.
Angela Williams: Introduced bill to repeal the death penalty.
Mike Johnston: Tougher on DUI and sexual assault.
George Brauchler: Defend local law enforcement and provide resources.
George Brauchler: Create specialized units to fight crime.
George Brauchler: Supports death penalty; would lift stays of execution.
John Hickenlooper: Issued stay of execution for convicted killer.
Mike Johnston: Ban police chokeholds; push the CLEAR Act.
George Brauchler: Death penalty is legitimate rule of law.
Mike Johnston: Reduce sentencing disparities; ban police chokeholds.
Jared Polis: No mandatory minimums; yes alternative sentencing.
John Hickenlooper: Sigred bill to expunge arrest record if mistaken identity.
Mike Johnston: Sponsored bill to expunge arrest record if mistaken identity.
Owen Hill: Expunge arrest records based on mistaken identity.
Randy Baumgardner: Expunge arrest records based on mistaken identity.
Tim Neville: Expunge arrest records based on mistaken identity.
Ryan Frazier: Criminal justice reform needed against $30,000 per inmate.
Bob Beauprez: Require public notice when releasing violent prison inmates.
John Hickenlooper: Longer minimum prison sentences do not reduce crime.
Ken Buck: Closed loophole that had let abusive fathers contact kids.
John Hickenlooper: $34 million for violence-preventing mental health services.
John Hickenlooper: $20M for mental health 24/7 call-in centers.
Amy Stephens: Voted NO on parole violation punishment reduction.
Randy Baumgardner: Voted NO on parole violation punishment reduction.
Amy Stephens: Voted YES on requiring all convicts to submit DNA.
Ken Buck: 2006: Declined to prosecute "buyer's remorse" date-rape case.
William Owens: DNA tests for all felons; “Two strikes” for child molesters.
Ed Perlmutter: Support the use of the death penalty.
Ed Perlmutter: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
Jared Polis: Signed law allowing mass pardon for minor marijuana offenses.
Cory Gardner: After seeing legal pot in CO, supports it for all states.
Jared Polis: Treat marijuana like alcohol; end Drug War on states.
Walker Stapleton: Concerned about unintended consequences of legalizing pot.
Mike Johnston: Focus on treatment for addiction, not criminalization.
John Hickenlooper: National model for marijuana legalization.
Doug Robinson: More regulation AND treatment to control drugs.
Raul Labrador: Challenges AG on stopping pot research.
George Brauchler: Pot law has not ended criminal activity.
Steve Barlock: Will follow state law on pot.
Doug Robinson: Do better by preventing addiction & promoting natural high.
Doug Robinson: Children need to be protected from the dangers of pot.
George Brauchler: Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs.
Victor Mitchell: Marijuana revenues are being "ripped off" in the status quo.
Victor Mitchell: THC is dangerous, but voters ok'ed the pot amendment.
Doug Robinson: Opposes recreational marijuana.
Doug Robinson: Opposed Amendment 64: youth usage of drugs is too high.
Doug Robinson: Ran anti-recreational marijuana group, Smart Colorado.
George Brauchler: Opposed legalization but will defend CO laws.
George Brauchler: Opposed marijuana legalization; but keep the feds out.
Darryl Glenn: Feds should leave marijuana law to states, including banking.
Darryl Glenn: Congress should leave opioid law to states.
Jon Keyser: Feds should let marijuana businesses use normal banking.
Jon Keyser: Focus on awareness and treatment for opioid addiction.
John Hickenlooper: Regulatory regime to marijuana needs to be strengthened.
John Hickenlooper: Voters were "reckless" to legalize retail marijuana.
Owen Hill: Voted NO on regulating retail marijuana.
Owen Hill: Voted NO on regulating retail marijuana.
Randy Baumgardner: Sponsored bill for regulating retail marijuana.
John Hickenlooper: Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids.
Cory Gardner: Filed brief for tax dollars for private religious schools.
Cory Gardner: Let employers donate tax free to employees' student loans.
John Hickenlooper: Opposes vouchers for private or religious schools.
John Hickenlooper: Expanded student loan repayment and forgiveness programs.
Jared Polis: Achieve universal pre-school for 4-year-olds by end of term.
Jared Polis: Increased higher education funding, plus $100 for newborns.
Angela Williams: Student loan debt is ball and chain on young people's lives.
Alice Madden: Drive more money into K-12 and higher education.
John Walsh: Fight for well-funded high quality public education.
Angela Williams: Supported bill to require LGBTQ-inclusive education.
Dan Baer: Education is a social benefit & an investment in our country.
Ellen Burnes: Grads struggling with student debt deserve better.
Jared Polis: Started two public charter schools for at-risk youth.
Jared Polis: Increased across-the-board funding and preschool for all.
Walker Stapleton: Supports school choice: $10,000 to follow student anywhere.
Jared Polis: Prime supporter of Amendment 23 for school funding in 2000.
Walker Stapleton: More charters, school choice, & education savings accounts.
Walker Stapleton: Transfer funds from bloated administration to teachers.
Walker Stapleton: Charter schools give low-cost, high quality education choice.
John Hickenlooper: Increase investment in education by additional $100M.
John Hickenlooper: Schools should focus on skills for future jobs.
Donna Lynne: Must meet challenge of funding schools.
Steve Barlock: Favors home schooling.
Doug Robinson: Competition key to improving public schools.
Mike Johnston: Major investment in public education.
George Brauchler: Local control instead of one-size-fits-all education models.
George Brauchler: Colorado should lead in STEM education.
Victor Mitchell: College need to become more affordable in Colorado.
Doug Robinson: In education, more choice makes more competition.
Cary Kennedy: Led Amendment 23: reduce budget cuts to public schools.
Mike Johnston: Make college more affordable.
Cary Kennedy: Make college more affordable, including tech & vocational.
Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are enemies of Colorado.
Victor Mitchell: Supports vouchers and school choice.
Victor Mitchell: Don't boost No education spending via tax increases.
Victor Mitchell: Lower the cost of college.
Mike Johnston: Keep up with innovation: 2 years of free college or training.
Mike Johnston: National Guard service in exchange for state college tuition.
Mike Johnston: Weaken tenure protections; strengthen teacher evaluations.
Darryl Glenn: Take back our education system from federal bureaucrats.
Jon Keyser: Provide parents with more choices.
Peg Littleton: Led the effort against Common Core & for charter schools.
Ryan Frazier: Improve education with local control.
Ryan Frazier: Fix the student loan crisis for our college graduates.
John Hickenlooper: Earn-and-learn programs to reduce attainment gap.
John Hickenlooper: Some standardized testing is necessary.
Tim Neville: Choices for parents, from vouchers to charter schools.
Tim Neville: Abstinence-only instead of comprehensive sex-ed.
Bob Beauprez: Our common-sense electorate defeated Amendment 66.
Tom Tancredo: Tax credits for private school tuition.
Owen Hill: Eliminate the Department of Education.
Amy Stephens: Voted NO on expanding comprehensive sex education.
Owen Hill: Voted NO on expanding comprehensive sex education.
Randy Baumgardner: Voted NO on expanding comprehensive sex education.
Amy Stephens: Voted NO on authorizing same-sex civil unions.
Owen Hill: Voted NO on authorizing same-sex civil unions.
Randy Baumgardner: Voted NO on authorizing same-sex civil unions.
John Hickenlooper: Support great teachers in a 21st Century education system.
Bob Schaffer: More competition needed in higher-ed loan-making.
Mark Udall: More money for government-run college aid programs.
Bill Ritter: For science-based sex education in schools.
Alice Madden: For science-based sex education in schools.
Amy Stephens: Opposed to science-based sex education in schools.
Victor Mitchell: Opposed to science-based sex education in schools.
Cary Kennedy: Supports wise investments in Colorado's public schools.
Ken Salazar: More scholarships for college.
Ken Salazar: Strongly supports public education.
Ken Salazar: Expand early childhood and after school programs.
Ken Salazar: Ensure higher education is affordable and accessible.
Tom Strickland: Expand Head Start program for underprivileged kids.
William Owens: Teacher merit pay; student standards; smaller class sizes.
Ed Perlmutter: Stress abstinence in sex education programs.
Ed Perlmutter: Increase teacher funding & school construction.
Energy & Oil|
Jared Polis: 100% renewable energy by 2040.
John Hickenlooper: 100% renewable energy economy by 2050.
Cory Gardner: Pushed for clean-tech investments.
John Hickenlooper: Calls for 100% renewable energy by 2050.
John Hickenlooper: Climate change a threat, green energy means new jobs.
Cory Gardner: Opposes ending coal use; would kill jobs.
Jared Polis: We all need to lead on clean air and climate.
Alice Madden: Dire need to forge solutions to the climate crisis.
Alice Madden: Sense of urgency to act on addressing climate change.
Angela Williams: Passed bill reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado.
John Walsh: Colorado's large permanent snowfields are gone by mid-summer.
Dan Baer: Address climate change, but not the Green New Deal.
Jared Polis: Climate change threatens decreased snowpack for ski industry.
Jared Polis: Increase regulatory incentives for renewables.
Walker Stapleton: Full-throated defense of oil-and-gas deregulation.
Walker Stapleton: Work with energy industry and protect energy resources.
John Hickenlooper: Close coal plants: cleaner air AND lower utility bills.
Donna Lynne: Continue transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
Steve Barlock: Water power, but not wind power.
Mike Johnston: State should promote natural energy.
Mike Johnston: Fund green homes and offices.
Steve Barlock: State should not pick favorites in clean energy.
George Brauchler: Colorado joining Paris Accords is meaningless symbolism.
John Hickenlooper: Reduce greenhouse gas by 26% by 2025 and 35% by 2030.
Victor Mitchell: Repeal misguided Paris Accords order on Day One.
Cary Kennedy: Oil & gas are important, but protect public health.
Mike Johnston: Balance oil & gas extraction with public safety.
Noel Ginsburg: Develop oil & gas resources while protecting environment.
Darryl Glenn: I do not believe that man is contributing to climate change.
Darryl Glenn: Welcoming energy policies; march toward energy independence.
Jon Keyser: Energy security=national security; all-of-the-above policy.
Peg Littleton: Supports all-of-the above energy policy.
Ryan Frazier: Embrace American energy independence.
John Hickenlooper: Pursuing renewables; solar and wind.
Tim Neville: EPA's war on oil, gas and coal kills jobs.
Mark Udall: We're prepared to put a price on carbon.
John Hickenlooper: Colorado Energy Office: efficiency and renewables.
John Hickenlooper: Innovative drilling technology for abundant natural gas.
John Hickenlooper: Develop unconventional technology for extracting shale oil.
John Hickenlooper: Fracking opens new era of energy; but disclose ingredients.
John Hickenlooper: As exploration geologist: focus on wind, solar, gas, coal.
Ken Buck: Continue our traditional sources of energy.
Jane Norton: Oppose cap-and-trade; support all-of-the-above.
Bob Schaffer: Federal government rakes in funds from high energy prices.
Mark Udall: We need comprehensive plan, not just oil & gas development.
Tom Strickland: Enforce environmental regs and address global warming.
Tom Strickland: Restrict nuclear waste shipment.
Cory Gardner: Voted to repeal EPA rules regulating methane emissions.
John Hickenlooper: Adopted low-emission vehicle standards, methane standards.
Jared Polis: We are loving our public lands to death; needs upgrades.
Alice Madden: Sense of urgency to act on saving the environment.
Walker Stapleton: Wants states to have seat at table on federal land decisions.
Donna Lynne: Protect our environment for generations to come.
Raul Labrador: Must work with partners to preserve public land.
Cary Kennedy: Colorado can be national model on wind energy & cleantech.
Jon Keyser: Advocate for clean air, clean water, and open space.
Peg Littleton: Won county funds for bicycle paths and open spaces.
John Hickenlooper: Watershed cleanup shouldn't always meet fed. standards.
Tim Neville: Scale back economy-crushing EPA regulations.
Darryl Glenn: Re-open New Santa Fe Trail through US Air Force Academy.
John Hickenlooper: Start methane capture rule; finish Water Plan.
John Hickenlooper: Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous.
John Hickenlooper: Water policy: Collaboration, Conservation and Capacity.
Ken Buck: Protect rural water supplies like Arkansas River basin.
Michael Bennet: $5 million to begin work on the Arkansas Valley Conduit.
Ken Salazar: Protect and preserve our land and water.
Families & Children|
Jared Polis: Will establish full-day Pre-K statewide.
Jared Polis: Wants "unique Colorado solution" to provide paid leave.
Angela Williams: Lemonade-stand law: legalize businesses of minors.
Ellen Burnes: Worked with youth organizations such as 4-H and FFA.
Jared Polis: Establish statewide paid family and medical leave program.
Jared Polis: Supports same-sex marriage.
Cary Kennedy: Family adopted sister via faith-based organization.
Cary Kennedy: Supports foster care via faith-based organizations.
John Hickenlooper: Low-income women get long-acting reversible contraceptives.
John Hickenlooper: Consolidate 23 early childhood services under one roof.
Cory Gardner: Correct family policies that promote divisions.
Tom Strickland: Expand children’s health insurance coverage.
Pat Buchanan: Littleton due to poisoned culture declaring “God is dead”.
Cory Gardner: Voted against blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
John Hickenlooper: Supports cutting off military support to Saudi Arabia.
John Hickenlooper: Realign foreign policy to reflect American leadership.
Mike Johnston: US must lead & collaborate with allies.
Dan Baer: Served as US ambassador to OSCE & multilateral organizations.
Cory Gardner: Led bipartisan opposition to China's election interference.
Michael Bennet: Diplomatic tools to invest in stability before crisis.
Peg Littleton: Unwavering defender of the nation of Israel.
Ken Salazar: We need cooperation of our traditional allies on terrorism.
Walker Stapleton: Tariffs on China escalate trade war & hurt businesses.
Bob Schaffer: Reducing repatriation tax pumps capital into economy.
Mark Udall: Reducing repatriation tax rewards sending jobs overseas.
Cory Gardner: Require Senate candidates to e-file campaign finance reports.
Cory Gardner: Overturn Colorado being in National Popular Vote Compact.
John Hickenlooper: Reinstate Voting Rights Act provisions struck down by Court.
John Hickenlooper: Pass the electoral reforms of the For the People Act.
John Hickenlooper: End partisan gerrymandering, support Fair Maps Act.
John Hickenlooper: Overturn Citizens United.
Dan Baer: Tackle corruption and role of big money in politics.
Jared Polis: More limits on campaign donations; more donor disclosure.
Jared Polis: Investigate voter suppression; prohibit gerrymandering.
Walker Stapleton: Great Colorado Payback: find lost bank accounts.
Walker Stapleton: Ended hired petitioners when one surfaced as not registered.
George Brauchler: Sunset law should apply to all regulations.
George Brauchler: Move some state offices out of capital.
George Brauchler: A record of official transparency.
Steve Barlock: Drain the swamp of Colorado politics.
Mike Johnston: No PAC money when running as state senator or as governor.
Darryl Glenn: Supports unlimited contributions by individuals.
Michael Bennet: Federal review voting of discriminatory state voting changes.
Darryl Glenn: Democracy needs increased political participation.
Michael Bennet: Constitutional amendment tooverturn Citizens United.
Owen Hill: Stick to the enumerated powers our founding fathers gave us.
John Hickenlooper: Apply LEAN principles to EVERY state agency.
Tom Tancredo: 2001: pledged 3-term limit; 2002: served 4th & 5th term.
Ken Buck: Opposes secession for northern Colorado counties.
Amy Stephens: Voted NO on same-day voter registration.
Owen Hill: Voted NO on same-day voter registration.
Randy Baumgardner: Voted NO on same-day voter registration.
John Hickenlooper: Pits and Peeves: Replace red tape with LEAN government.
Mike Johnston: Mail-in voting for all elections.
Ken Buck: Not, repeat not, for repealing the 17th Amendment.
Jane Norton: Opposes earmarking in $787 billion "stimulus" plan.
Jane Norton: Only strict constructionists as federal judges.
Pete Coors: The 527 loophole is also a freedom of speech.
Ed Perlmutter: Supports public funding for political campaigns.
Cory Gardner: Opposed background checks gun show and online sales.
John Hickenlooper: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
Alice Madden: Gun safety in the wake of school shootings.
Jared Polis: Ban bump stocks; end black market gun sales.
Walker Stapleton: Repeal existing gun control laws & oppose new efforts.
Jared Polis: Strengthen penalties for black-market gun sales.
Walker Stapleton: Supports 2nd Amendment rights; fight to protect them.
Cary Kennedy: No military assault weapons; universal background checks.
Donna Lynne: Ban bump stocks; disallow mental health excuses.
Jared Polis: Ban military-style weapons; plus CDC studies gun violence.
Mike Johnston: Ban military-style weapons; plus universal background checks.
Steve Barlock: Teachers should protect students if there's a school shooter.
Steve Barlock: 100% for Trump unless he rejects NRA.
Mike Johnston: Supports common sense gun restrictions.
George Brauchler: Supports guns for self-defense.
Victor Mitchell: 100% record with NRA, but I don't believe in bazookas.
Jared Polis: Supports gun-control legislation.
Darryl Glenn: Second Amendment is unambiguous, despite acts of violence.
Jon Keyser: Firm supporter of the Second Amendment.
Peg Littleton: Advocate for responsible gun ownership.
Ryan Frazier: Pro-second amendment.
John Hickenlooper: Develop a program to reduce suicides by gun.
Tim Neville: The Second Amendment is a bulwark against tyranny.
Tim Neville: Constitutional Carry bill: no such thing as concealed permit.
John Hickenlooper: CO cares about 2nd Amendment, but also safe communities.
John Hickenlooper: Universal background checks & ban on high capacity magazines.
Tom Tancredo: Running in opposition to new gun control laws.
John Hickenlooper: State Senate "Line item recall" about too-strict gun control.
John Hickenlooper: Universal background checks but no assault weapon ban.
Jared Polis: Banning weapons violates the Second Amendment.
John Hickenlooper: Keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill.
Amy Stephens: Co-sponsors every pro-2nd Amendment bill in Legislature.
Ken Buck: No federal database of gun owners.
Jane Norton: Strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
Ken Salazar: Protect the individual right to use firearms.
Ken Salazar: Restrict felon possession, and ban assault weapons.
Ed Perlmutter: Ban semi- automatics; require child-safety locks.
Cory Gardner: COVID: government containing, stabilizing supply-chain.
John Hickenlooper: COVID: Need capacity test or vaccinate every American.
Cory Gardner: Supported efforts to repeal Affordable Care Act.
John Hickenlooper: ACA led to successful state marketplace & Medicaid expansion.
John Hickenlooper: COVID: Trump ignored the risk, that was negligent.
John Hickenlooper: We need to get to universal coverage, won't break the bank.
Cory Gardner: I want to fight against Medicare for All.
Cory Gardner: Prevent Big Pharma from denying generic status to some drugs.
John Hickenlooper: Allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies.
John Hickenlooper: Investigate anticompetitive practices by drug companies.
John Hickenlooper: I will always stand up for Medicaid.
Jared Polis: Proposes drug price transparency & public option.
Alice Madden: Grow toward a public option.
Angela Williams: Make sure everyone has access to affordable health care.
John Walsh: Access for all to high-quality, affordable health care.
Dan Baer: Address insurance non-coverage, but no single-payer system.
Jared Polis: Improve ObamaCare; work toward universal single-payer system.
Walker Stapleton: End Colorado's ObamaCare exchange; undo Medicaid expansion.
Jared Polis: AdWatch: Supports Medicare for All.
Walker Stapleton: Medicaid block grants for community health care centers.
John Hickenlooper: ObamaCare not perfect; it has helped but needs improvement.
Donna Lynne: Health care a right, not a privilege.
Mike Johnston: Preserve Medicaid expansion.
George Brauchler: Repeal Obamacare; local control of Medicaid.
Victor Mitchell: Insurance is not necessary for primary care.
Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare doesn't work for 50% of people today.
Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare is not a solution; we need patient-centered care.
Doug Robinson: Wants congress and Trump to repeal ObamaCare.
George Brauchler: Medicaid block grants instead of ObamaCare expansion.
George Brauchler: Increase Medicaid co-pays to change behavior.
George Brauchler: Charge co-pays to low-income residents on Medicaid.
Victor Mitchell: Promote patient-centered health care.
John Hickenlooper: Basic health care is a right, not a privilege.
Darryl Glenn: ObamaCare is entitlement program that we cannot afford.
Michael Bennet: Help seniors on Medicare; speed up drug approval.
Darryl Glenn: ObamaCare has made health insurance much more expensive.
Darryl Glenn: Repeal & Replace ObamaCare, and Restore out freedoms.
Darryl Glenn: Tort reform; catastrophic coverage; wellness programs.
Peg Littleton: ObamaCare makes healthcare less accessible & more expensive.
Cory Gardner: Ebola: immediate ban on all travel from West African.
Amy Stephens: AmyCare was lesser of 2 evils to exempt state from ObamaCare.
Cory Gardner: ObamaCare has led to 335,000 cancellations in Colorado.
Mark Udall: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
John Hickenlooper: Current health costs restrain job growth & hurt families.
Michael Bennet: I back fiscally sound measures, including Medicare cuts.
Ken Buck: $500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform.
Michael Bennet: $500B savings in Medicare is heart of health care reform.
Ken Buck: Government-run system infringes freedom & rations care.
Jane Norton: Competition is key to lower costs and increased access.
Michael Bennet: Committee membership: Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
Cary Kennedy: Increase tobacco tax and invest it in cancer research.
Ken Salazar: Take next steps toward universal coverage.
Ken Salazar: Medicare Rx bill was a mistake; need innovations.
Tom Strickland: Control prescription drug prices.
Tom Strickland: Add prescription benefit in Medicare.
George Brauchler: Uniformed service includes tour in Iraq.
Walker Stapleton: On July 4th honored all veterans for defending our freedoms.
Victor Mitchell: "Big brother government" is terribly intrusive.
Darryl Glenn: CBRNE represents greatest threat for a mass casualty event.
Jon Keyser: Keep United States Northern Command in Colorado.
Darryl Glenn: Defense budget that provides needed tools and training.
Jon Keyser: Deep understanding of the dynamic threats we face.
Peg Littleton: Protect Colorado from base closures and other downsizing.
Peg Littleton: Unwavering support for veterans who fought for our freedom.
Peg Littleton: Oppose moving detainees from Guantanamo to Colorado.
Ryan Frazier: Strengthen our military against threat of militant extremism.
Tim Neville: Peace through strength: aid our friends & weaken our enemies.
Tim Neville: No warrantless search or seizure.
Michael Bennet: Mixed history on transferring Gitmo prisoners to US prisons.
Darryl Glenn: Strengthen our nation's security & international defense.
Mark Udall: Reform the NSA; stop gathering millions of phone records.
Mark Udall: Real reform to stop NSA overreach.
Mark Udall: NSA should not collect bulk data; go through FISA court.
Mark Udall: FactCheck: Yes, NSA can collect phone records on Americans.
Mark Udall: Reopen PATRIOT Act: stop gathering secret phone data.
John Hickenlooper: Make hiring veterans a priority.
Ken Buck: No eminent domain for 238,000-acre Trinidad training site.
Michael Bennet: No expansion option for 238,000-acre Trinidad training site.
Ken Buck: Fight for a strong national defense.
Michael Bennet: Increase military size & strength for new types of conflict.
Ken Salazar: Implement the reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission now.
Pete Coors: We’ll never have perfect security in the US.
Pete Coors: Important to check baggage and freight.
Ken Salazar: Fight war on terror without sacrificing our freedoms.
Ken Salazar: Fighting war on terror is not easy nor inexpensive.
Pete Coors: We should be more worried about Iran and North Korea.
Pete Coors: Scrutinize the massive intelligence failures in the US.
Pete Coors: Get people in a coalition that’s been working with the enemy.
Ken Salazar: Ensure emergency personnel have the support and resources.
Cory Gardner: Voted against protecting DREAMers from deportation.
John Hickenlooper: Border wall "ineffective" and a waste of billions.
Cory Gardner: Opposed 2013 bipartisan bill; later co-wrote DACA bill.
Jared Polis: Appointed first DREAMer to serve on state board.
Angela Williams: Let undocumented students attend state college.
John Walsh: Comprehensive immigration reform for welcoming migrants.
Jared Polis: Restore DACA: Don't cast 1M aspiring Americans into shadows.
Walker Stapleton: Deport anyone in the country illegally.
Tom Tancredo: Sanctuary Cities are a travesty but I hate identity politics.
Walker Stapleton: Sanctuary cities are a direct threat to public safety.
Walker Stapleton: End these dangerous sanctuary city policies.
Mike Johnston: Undocumented kids get in-state tuition.
Mike Johnston: Will lead state in fighting DACA repeal.
Steve Barlock: Hardline against illegal immigration.
Victor Mitchell: Supports Trump's anti-sanctuary city policies.
George Brauchler: Opposes sanctuary cities; leave immigration to Feds.
Cary Kennedy: Keep local cops out of immigration.
Mike Johnston: Protect immigrants living in the country illegally.
Darryl Glenn: Start reform with securing the border.
Michael Bennet: Path to citizenship for millions living in the shadows.
Darryl Glenn: End federal funding for sanctuary cities; no amnesty.
Jon Keyser: First step needs to be securing our border.
Peg Littleton: Welcome those who provide a net gain to society.
Tim Neville: No discussion of reform until border is completely secured.
Bob Beauprez: 2007: Cleanse out illegals; 2014: no need to send them home.
Cory Gardner: I support the DREAM Act & some form of legalized work status.
Tom Tancredo: Viva Tancredo: support for legal immigration, in Spanish.
Amy Stephens: Opposes misguided programs that promote illegal immigration.
Ken Buck: More Border Patrol; finish the fence.
Michael Bennet: More National Guard troops on border; then amnesty.
Ken Buck: People with two misdemeanors disqualified for citizenship.
Michael Bennet: Sponsor and enthusiastic support of the DREAM Act.
Ken Buck: Secure the border and say no to amnesty.
Jane Norton: Secure our borders; no amnesty.
Michael Bennet: Our borders not secure; create a path to citizenship.
Bob Schaffer: Opposes sanctuary cities; help local police enforce law.
Mark Udall: Program for illegal immigrants to come out of the shadows.
Ken Salazar: Give benefits to children of longtime illegal immigrants.
Pete Coors: Give no benefits to children of longtime illegal immigrants.
Ken Salazar: Opportunity for undocumented workers to gain legal status.
Jared Polis: Raise minimum wage, encourage profit sharing.
Cory Gardner: Co-sponsored the National Right to Work Act.
Cory Gardner: People will lose their jobs from minimum-wage increase.
John Hickenlooper: Reverse ruling government workers needn't pay union dues.
Cory Gardner: COVID: Rehire America plan would help pay people.
John Hickenlooper: Strengthen protections against age discrimination.
Jared Polis: Signed equal pay law; supports minority/women owned business.
Jared Polis: Expand collective bargaining, instead of "right-to-work".
Jared Polis: Let municipalities raise local minimum wage.
Donna Lynne: Raise minimum wage, simplify licensing.
Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are about power not about helping teachers.
Darryl Glenn: Repeal the federal minimum wage.
John Hickenlooper: Sustainable jobs are created by the private sector.
Michael Bennet: Opposes Employee Free Choice Act & card-check.
Tom Tancredo: Lure RNC to bring the 2016 convention to Denver.
John Hickenlooper: 51st State Initiative: I got the message on secession.
John Hickenlooper: TBD Colorado: share your vision and priorities for our state.
Principles & Values|
Jared Polis: Finding common ground part of Colorado Way of Life.
Alice Madden: Withdrew from race when former governor declared candidacy.
Angela Williams: Attacking progressive ideas as "socialist" is a scare tactic.
Ellen Burnes: We need leaders who don't just dispense red tape.
Steve Barlock: Statist and nationalist: Colorado and U.S. come first.
Steve Barlock: Won't let globalist opponents steal my views.
Darryl Glenn: God is the highest authority in my life.
Ryan Frazier: Raised with conservative values, and a faith in God.
John Hickenlooper: Governance needs compromise to work.
Tim Neville: There is a war on religious liberty & Christian schools.
Tim Neville: Read bills and decide if it passes "First do no harm".
Mike Johnston: Reached out to local church after S.C. shootings.
Darryl Glenn: Calls himself a Christian constitutional conservative.
Darryl Glenn: Calls himself a "Christian constitutional conservative".
Cory Gardner: Giving up Energy Committee seat to run for Senate.
Randy Baumgardner: Skipped GOP primary debate sponsored by Denver Post.
John Hickenlooper: Operate government with more common sense and less nonsense.
Tom Tancredo: Won't debate in GOP primaries; will debate Dems.
Tom Tancredo: Obama is greater threat to our way of life than any enemy.
Ken Buck: Tea Party is based on frustration, not racism.
Ken Buck: I will not swear allegiance to the Republican party.
Michael Bennet: Pragmatism and independent thinking at national level.
Ken Salazar: Kerry is somebody who I support.
Cory Gardner: Social Security one of the most important social safety nets.
John Hickenlooper: Protect Social Security; oppose attempts to reduce benefits.
John Hickenlooper: Protect and bolster Social Security, Medicare.
Steve Barlock: Fully fund Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA).
Michael Bennet: Eliminate income cap for payroll taxes.
Darryl Glenn: Raise retirement age for those aged under 55 now.
Jon Keyser: For next generation, use free market reforms.
John Hickenlooper: Update constitutional barriers in state's retirement program.
Ken Buck: Give younger workers option to invest in separate retirement.
Andrew Romanoff: Optional personal retirement accounts, but no privatization.
Michael Bennet: Optional personal retirement accounts ARE privatization.
Andrew Romanoff: Raise cap on income subject to Social Security tax.
Amy Stephens: Voted NO on increases to public employee retirement benefits.
Randy Baumgardner: Voted NO on increases to public employee retirement benefits.
Michael Bennet: Preserve the integrity of entitlement programs.
Michael Bennet: Strongly opposes privatizing or reducing benefits.
Cary Kennedy: Address long term solvency of the state's pension system.
Ken Salazar: Opposes privatization and individual investment accounts.
Cory Gardner: Voted for President Trump's 2017 tax cut.
John Hickenlooper: Don't pass on $1.5 trillion new debt to future generations.
Jared Polis: Eliminating special interest breaks lowers everyone's rates.
Jared Polis: Reduces taxes for the hardworking, instead of special breaks.
Jared Polis: Repeal Trump's tax cuts.
Walker Stapleton: I had the courage to support Donald Trump's tax cuts.
Walker Stapleton: I stopped the largest tax increase in state history.
Steve Barlock: Popular vote on any tax law or subsidy.
Mike Johnston: Tax relief for workers and middle class.
George Brauchler: Supports Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
George Brauchler: Use existing funds rather than raising taxes.
George Brauchler: Oppose sales tax hike to raise $3.5B for road projects.
Victor Mitchell: Not one darn penny for additional taxes.
Victor Mitchell: No tax increases, not even to boost education spending.
Darryl Glenn: Simplicity & neutrality: lower capital gains & dividends tax.
Jon Keyser: Reform our tax code so it is simple and fair.
Tim Neville: Hard work should be rewarded, not taxed and regulated.
John Hickenlooper: $5 trillion of tax cuts to the wealthy is not the answer.
Cary Kennedy: OpEd: proudly championed the state's mill levy freeze.
Ken Buck: Extend Bush tax cuts & cut spending to pay for it.
Michael Bennet: Cut taxes $12B on small businesses.
Michael Bennet: Open to compromise on temporarily extending Bush tax cuts.
Ken Buck: Endless spending in Congress means higher taxes.
Michael Bennet: Target tax cuts to struggling middle class families.
Bob Schaffer: Cutting taxes increased revenue & unleashed economic growth.
Ken Salazar: Enact responsible tax cuts for low- and middle-class.
Ken Salazar: More tax cuts and ending of loopholes.
William Owens: Has cut income taxes, sales tax, & marriage penalty.
Ed Perlmutter: Supports progressive state income tax.
John Hickenlooper: Provide ample funding for scientific research.
John Hickenlooper: NASA's Earth Science program may help on climate crisis.
John Hickenlooper: Bolster cybersecurity defense of our voting systems.
Ellen Burnes: Navigate billions in infrastructure updates.
Jared Polis: Upgrade antiquated roads & limited public transit options.
Jared Polis: Support net neutrality: free exchange of ideas on internet.
Walker Stapleton: Will restore transparency and accountability to CDOT.
Donna Lynne: Goal of 100% internet access.
Doug Robinson: Infrastructure via government efficiency & private solutions.
George Brauchler: Improve roads without raising taxes.
Victor Mitchell: Shrink state agencies to look for funds for highways.
Cary Kennedy: Rural areas need transportation & broadband infrastructure.
John Hickenlooper: Expand broadband connectivity.
Bob Beauprez: 10-hour traffic jams are not drivers' fault, as CDOT says.
John Hickenlooper: Bring antiquated budget & personnel systems to 21st century.
John Hickenlooper: COIN: Colorado Innovation Network incubates entrepreneurship.
William Owens: More restrictions on Internet crime & porn.
War & Peace|
John Hickenlooper: Veterans deserve priority in help to re-enter civilian life.
Doug Robinson: Trump is right with strong response on Syria.
Darryl Glenn: Nuclear armed Iran poses greatest threat to the U.S.
Darryl Glenn: Iran nuclear deal has made America less safe.
Jon Keyser: Iranian regime is evil, and cannot be trusted.
Peg Littleton: Oppose irresponsible and dangerous nuclear deal with Iran.
Tim Neville: Iranian nuke deal betrays our strong ally Israel.
Michael Bennet: AdWatch: Supports Iranian nuclear deal.
Ken Buck: No deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Michael Bennet: Commit to bring home troops from Afghanistan in July 2011.
Ken Buck: Don't allow Iran to obtain nukes, even via military.
Ken Buck: Afghanistan war ok; nation-building not ok.
Michael Bennet: Afghan exit after al-Qaida groups destroyed in Pakistan.
Bob Schaffer: Surge is working; but it might take years.
Mark Udall: Proposed votes against the declaration of war.
Mark Udall: Surge has helped, but it’s time to leave Iraq.
Pete Coors: Support adding more troops, oppose setting a war deadline.
Ken Salazar: Bush was not for a Department of Homeland Security.
Ken Salazar: We have a mess on our hands in Iraq.
Pete Coors: Go with the best intelligence you have.
Welfare & Poverty|
Walker Stapleton: Random drug testing for people on public assistance.
Steve Barlock: Drug testing for welfare recipients is a slippery slope.
John Hickenlooper: Use marijuana tax revenue to address chronic homelessness.
John Hickenlooper: More affordable housing via construction defects legislation.
Bob Beauprez: 2010: 47% of people happy to let others pay the bill.
John Hickenlooper: One Congregation-One Family: churches mentor homeless.
Andrew Romanoff: Advised group on free market solutions to poverty.
The above quotations are from State of Colorado Politicians: Archives.