Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2014 Illinois General Election

Candidates for United States Senator, Illinois

Jim Oberweis - R
Websitewww.jimoberweis.com
Richard Durbin - D
Websitedurbin.senate.gov
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Sharon Hansen - L
Websitewww.sharonhansenforussenate.org
66
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Richard Durbin
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Immigration
Immigration
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Guest Worker Program
Employers Who Hire Illegals
H-1B Program
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Trade
Trade
Trade Policy Priorities
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
Unfair Trade Practices
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Marriage Left Solely to the States
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Human Rights
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Deficit Spending
Federal Budget & Debt
Spending Limits
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Al-Qaeda
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Local First Responders
Port Security
Rail Security
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Government
Government
Corruption and Government Ethics
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Government Reform
Lobbying Reform
Earmarks
Availability of Government Information
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Elections
Campaign Finance Reform
Voting and Election Reform
Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts
America's Criminal Justice System
Justice Department
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Abortion
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Life Beginning at Conception
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Iran
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Foreign Aid
North Korea
Africa
Sudan & Darfur
America's Image Abroad
Worldwide HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Nuclear Proliferation & Nuclear Terrorism
Middle East
Middle East
Israel
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Syria
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Iraq Policy
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Political Progress
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Military & Defense
Military
Military Families
Military Adequacy
Reservists and National Guard
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Jobs
Jobs
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Protections
Reward companies that create domestic jobs
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Workers Benefits
Guns
Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Economy
Economy
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Business
Decline in Manufacturing
Labor Wages & Unions
Wages
Minimum Wage
Taxes
Taxes
Tax Code
Taxes Policy
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Education
Education
Higher Education
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Local Control Over Education
Private School Vouchers
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Unions
Head Start
Parental Involvement
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Standards
Special Education
Math and Science
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Metamphetamines
Poverty & Welfare
Poverty
Hunger
Welfare
Environment
Environment
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Toxic Waste
Polluter-Pays Superfund Fees
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Invasive Species
Internet, Media & Communications
Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medicare
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Medicaid
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Crime
Crime, a General Statement
Human Trafficking
Police & FBI Agents
Youth and Gang Crime
Hate Crime
Crimes Against Children
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Mental Health
Improving Health & Medical Care
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Physicians
Nurses
Public Health Workers
HIV/AIDS
Substance Abuse
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Coal
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Values, Religion & Family
Child Care
Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement
Infrastructure
Amtrak
Traffic Congestion
Rail
Air
Public Transportation
Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Vetreran Job Retraining
Disability Claims
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Brain Injuries (TBI)
Veterans Administration (VA)
Homes
Housing, a General Statement
Foreclosures
Mortgage Lending
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Mortgage Credit
Predatory Lending
Community Development
Community Development Block Grant Program
Homeownership
Affordable Housing
Low Income Housing
Homelessness
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Pensions
Pension Reform
Savers' Credit
Consumers
Consumers, a General Statement
Consumer Fraud and Protection
Truth In Lending
Financial Consumer Protection
Imported Products' Safety
Consumer Product Safety
Consumer Products Safety Commission
Science, Technology & Space
Innovation
Research & Technology
Science
Food & Agriculture
Food
Agriculture
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Protecting Food Safety
Farm Bill
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Financial Meltdown

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