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Senate Race 2014 – Voter’s Guide

 

As Americans across the country prepare to head to the voting booth on November 4th, it is important to know which candidates are willing to take a strong stand on the issues of importance to mature Americans and seniors.

To help AMAC members navigate the muddied waters of the upcom­ing midterm elections, AMAC has put together a “voter guide.” This guide highlights 10 of the most significant Sen­ate races in 2014 and provides insight into candidates’ positions on ObamaCare, the national debt, and Social Security. When applicable, we’ve also captured incum­bents’ voting records to let you know how they voted on key pieces of legislation such as TARP in 2008, the Stimulus pack­age in 2009 and ObamaCare in 2009.

 

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Jeffrey
7 years ago

I am a registered Independent gay American. I support some issues on both sides. I will say, due to Obama, I am going to hold my nose and vote Republican all the way. It won’t make a difference in New York City though. We need a Republican majority in both houses, so when Obama uses an executive order granting 5,000,000+ illegal aliens work papers, the house can defund this.

WildBill
7 years ago

I definitely agree that the straight Republican vote is the only absolute way to change the system. GO For It!!!

Rik
7 years ago

Here in the glorious utopian Socialist state of Calimexico, this election I’ve noticed all candidates signage doesn’t identify which political party they are affiliated with. I can understand Democrats not wanting to be identified with Obama’s party, but every Republican too? Is there some new law in effect I don’t know about? Is this happening elsewhere?

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  Rik

This is also becoming the norm in New Jersey as well. I believe it is also popping up in New York as well. They all even use the same colors for their signs. All the same shade of blue. Nothing to indicate party. No symbols. No fine print. Must be a blue state thing. I guess they hope the voters are too stupid to know who the Democrat or Republican is on the ticket.

carol schultz
7 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

AMEN!!!!!!!!!

KarenFaye
7 years ago

I’m with you, Paul! We’ll vote straight line Republican all the way – love it or not. I lost a few friends, but put a Mary Fallin for Governor sign in my yard anyway. My neighbor has one twice as large for some Democrat …… such is life!

The ultimate goal is GET RID OF HARRY REID! The rest will fall into place — promise! Obama will veto until his bony fingers hurt, but let him — maybe some of his drooling admirers will wake up. The insanity must stop!! This country is on a fast track to destruction of everything the Founders fought for – and our futures, and the futures of our grandkids is at stake. I would bet the over 55 set will be the largest voting block this Nov. 4th — so get out and do it as if your life depended on it. It just might.

Sharma Wood
7 years ago
Reply to  KarenFaye

Yes please pray first and get out and vote our lives and our country depend on it like never before. If we put God back where He belongs then He will protect and we can win if not watch it all go down.

smurfette
7 years ago
Reply to  KarenFaye

Amen!!!!! Voting straight Republican……again! Maybe this time it will mean something.

JEB
7 years ago

Remember the “Demorat” will always vote against you on the first vote made in the House or senate.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago

Well, having scanned this so-called guide, it seems to have little information other than what candidates say. To limit voting records to just three areas, no real picture of a candidates true positions can be determined. The Freedom Index of the New American does a good job by listing ten most recent votes per state and office. Heritage does a fair job of listings and ratings in line with Heritage’s agenda.
If all I cared about was healthcare, the debt and cronyism, ok, but that ain’t all that’s out there and do not stand alone on the road to our total distruction.
So, let’s just hold our noses and vote straight Republican one more time. This may be the last gasp of a dying nation, but Democreeps just speed up the process. Let us slow it down just a wee tad so time can be spent to try and reverse a trend that has been growing algebraically in recent years.

DrJCA1
7 years ago

As long as the Radical Right is pushing Republicans, we will always have an uphill fight for control of anything. When the holier-than-thou fools put abortion above jobs, gay rights above the national economy, and birth control issues above protecting our borders, we have a problem with most of us, who believe that common sense, cooperation, and actually caring for America, is far more important than spending most of our efforts and time on personal belief issues.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

Quit your bitchin, since you got the culture you seem to want. It’s the right of those who disagree with you to attack what they see as the root of the socialist agenda; to change the culture so that the change in government will more speedily and completely be realized. Have you read the communist plank lately?

Nitehawk
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Berry

Tell him brother… The things he thinks are radical were enough for the founding fathers to fight for. The foundation upon which this Country was built.
Right is right and we shouldn’t compromise for our rights.

Clara Schoppe
7 years ago
Reply to  Nitehawk

I’m with you, NITEHAWK. Economy, border security, etc, all take a back seat to the Right to Life itself and the Right to Practice my Religion (not just pray in a closet). If DRJCA1 is willing to deny these basic rights to those of us with whom he doesn’t agree are as “worthy” of them as he, then he’ll get the economy and security he deserve, which is none. Worse yet, if he scares us into voting for those who would deny these rights, then we lose, too. And, whether you believe it or not, there IS GOD, Who holds each of us accountable for our actions here (including our voting). He made each of us to know, love, and serve Him in this world, and be happy with Him forever in Heaven. Selfishness is not an option.

Rik
7 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

Sorry Drjca1, but if being a true conservative is what you call the radical right, then I’m one of them. You’re part of the problem being one of those “tree hugging” rinos. Please join the progressively Socialist Democratic Party where I’m sure they’ll welcome you with open arms and stop polluting the Republican Party.

Occam's Tool
7 years ago
Reply to  DrJCA1

Sorry, but I want it all: jobs, border control, low taxes, a strong defense, and a decent moral center to the country.

It is not easy to separate moral issues from economic ones.

BGPAL
7 years ago

If you are a conservative, a vote for an independent candidate will only split the reduce the chances that the Republicans will gain control of the Senate. Our only hope is to get control of the Senate out of the hands of the liberals (progressives), and into the hands of a more conservative body. I know we have a number of Republicans the may be RINOs, but we need control.

Richard
7 years ago

Could not get to site! Tried three times,never received a response! Guess it is just, from comments! Appears to be uninformative at best!

Sherry
7 years ago

Sometimes it’s not easy to vote Republican. Our blue state has a “top two” ballot, which means the top two in the primary election goes to the November election. Many times we have two Dems to pick from. And sadly to say, some GOP are no better than Dems and some Dems are quite good overall (although they may be for some issues I don’t agree with)

D.A.
7 years ago
Reply to  Sherry

The trouble, Sherry, is that even the rare good decent democrat is at the mercy of a party organization that has gone completely over to the socialist side but of course will deny that loudly. The dem party has become the Star Wars bar scene, if that’s even fair to the Star Wars bar scene. Here in Ohio, we had a dem governor who was fantastic on the second amendment, ( Strickland), and who seemed a really nice guy to boot, but whose main idea for economic movement was a passenger train that would have taken four hours to get from columbus to Cleveland. They , the Dems, are utterly bankrupt in terms of realistic ideas. It always goes back to new deal boondoggles and tax increases, notions they seem to absorb from their mothers milk, and I’m talking about the good ones. The real hard socialists are another thing altogether. They speak in code. When they say economic fairness and social justice, it is as if Karl Marx was reanimated. Their vision, if realized, will mean freedom as we have known it, will vanish, possibly for centuries.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  D.A.

Or forever.

EMoore
7 years ago

could find nothing about Florida canidates..A little disapointed,

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  EMoore

Yes, this voter’s guide looks a bit sloppy and was obviously a rush job. However, how hard is it to simply vote straight line Republican? Your option boils down to Socialists (Democrats) and Republicans, who are not as bad as the Socialists and that we have some influence over.

Clara Schoppe
7 years ago

This was a very poorly executed project. There was no way to hone in on the state in which the reader would be voting. The states appeared to be random, as were the candidates (and some candidates were placed in the wrong state). If something as simple as pulling together and listing public information about state candidates is done this poorly, then I worry about other information I receive from AMAC.

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  Clara Schoppe

How hard is it to simply vote straight line Republican? Your option boils down to Socialists (Democrats) and Republicans, who are not as bad as the Socialists and that we have some influence over.

OLDONESKI
7 years ago

This is an admirable project, but not all the candidates in the states seem to be listed. In Illinois, for example, I could not find the opposing Republican candidate . . . . . . . How can we effectively use this loisting if it isn’t complete? AMAC should consider its audience and make this simpler to navigate and give us complete information. So far, this listing is useless to me, and a waste of time.

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  OLDONESKI

How hard is it to simply vote straight line Republican? Your option boils down to Socialists (Democrats) and Republicans, who are not as bad as the Socialists and that we have some influence over.

bud
7 years ago

Mike Enzi has a very conservative voting record, on the surface. If you look deeper, he is a big spending progressive. He is one of the politicians that believes he can take care of us better than we can take care of ourselves. I don’t think he has read the Constitution that he swore to uphold. He has voted for NDAA and every other unconstitutional intrusion into our rights. I will be voting for the Constitution party candidate.

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  bud

All that does is help the Democrat candidate to win. All you’re accomplishing is splitting the Republican vote, which is exactly what the Democrats are hoping for.

Occam's Tool
7 years ago
Reply to  bud

I concur with Paule: that will help the Democrat win. Politics is the art of the possible—it is better to push for Conservative candidates within the GOP than to go third party. Going 3rd Party gave us Clinton and Obama’s 2nd term.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  Occam's Tool

Me, too.

nousagi
7 years ago

I live in MS but your voter’s guide shows me AL

Johnnie McHan
7 years ago
Reply to  nousagi

the list is alphabetical by State.

Clara Schoppe
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnnie McHan

You must live in AL or AK. Continue scrolling down; the alphabetizing disappears completely.

BGPAL
7 years ago
Reply to  nousagi

Just do a search for your state. It will jump to the candidates for the state.

Rik
7 years ago

PaulE is absolutely correct in his analysis. I just received my mail-in ballot and plan to vote straight Republican for ALL candidates and NO on ALL REFERENDUMS THAT CALL FOR ANY MONEY INCREASES. If I have to live on a balanced budget so should they! Besides, I haven’t heard of any layoffs of State or Federal employees and as far as I’m concerned anybody who went to law school should be layed off first! We need to close off the “black hole” that State and Federal governments have become. Let’s also close ALL Federal Agencies that have 3 letters like the FDA, EPA, IRS, etc, etc. The only thing that needs any regulation is the government!

Johnnie McHan
7 years ago
Reply to  Rik

YES, I TOTALLY AGREE. THAT WHY I WILL VOTE COCHRAN BUT REALLY WANTED MCDANIEL IN MISSISSIPPI.

BGPAL
7 years ago
Reply to  Rik

My sentiments exactly!

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  BGPAL

Yeah, Rik, and we Texians are still stuck with Corny Cornyn. Such is the luck.
You and many others including PaulE are right,so still holding my nose. It’s starting to pinch, but only one chance seems to be the ticket. After that, it’s anybody’s guess as to the next opportunity. There may not be one.

PaulE
7 years ago

Let me distill this whole thing down for you, in terms of a voting guide. The nation faces a simple choice this November. A vote for any candidate, at any level of government (local, state, federal), that is NOT Republican (that being either Democrat or Independent for those of you who need clarification on that point) is a vote for the continuation of Progressive policies that will definitely result in the United States becoming another failed socialist democracy within six to eight years.

If we DO NOT take control of the Senate and maintain control of the House this November, the 2016 elections will be largely moot. Another two years of Progressive policies unchecked will result in a nation that looks far different from what we have today. When you factor in the likelihood of an executive amnesty of illegals either later this year or early next year, followed on quickly with a push for full citizenship and granting of voting rights, one or more justices on the Supreme Court retiring within the next two years, several more federal justices being appointed to the various Circuit Courts, thus potentially changing their bias to significantly more liberal and the rampant continuation of administrative law decrees from federal agencies to circumvent Congress, it’s not hard to see how the nation would be markedly different by 2016. That is why we can not afford to lose this election this November. There are too many critical items at risk, if we do.

So while I would agree with a lot of you, that I’m incredibly disappointed that we didn’t get rid of most, if not all, of the RINOs during the Republican primaries, we none the less have to vote these people back in. There is no good alternative at this point, if we’re to have any remote chance of slowing down this train wreck. So here’s the simple voting guide for this November: HOLD YOUR NOSE AND VOTE STRAIGHT LINE REPUBLICAN. Anything else is just committing national suicide.

Johnnie McHan
7 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

I TOTALLY AGREE.

D.A.
7 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Yes, Paul E, now is not the time to play the miffed idealist. We cannot afford to be petulant over some of the recent disappointments. I used to think this country was like a wounded bull elk; bleeding but still faces its attackers. Sad to say the analogy is more apt if we think of the elk on its knees. We need to give it a chance to rise to its feet again, to gather strength in order to resume the fight. Just two years ago I was one of those who swore ‘no more rinos!’ . We no longer have the luxury to demand idealogical purity. It’s just the way it is. I wish all squishes had been swept aside in the last two years. It didn’t happen. Our country is on its knees. Let’s give it the time to get back in the fight.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  D.A.

Will do guys. Holding nose. Only helps relieve the stink, but must be done.

Occam's Tool
7 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Concur. Since we are allowed to vote absentee in Minnesota without stating our reasons, I went in this year to my County Building on September 19th and voted straight GOP. So, for me, it is done.

smurfette
7 years ago
Reply to  PaulE

Definitely concur! Unfortunately here in Maryland Steny Hoyer has proven hard to give the boot, but he sure needs to go. We also need the Dems out of Annapolis.

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