Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2008 Illinois General Election

Candidates for U.S. Congress 5th District, Illinois

Rahm Emanuel - D
Tom Hanson - R
Alan Augustson - G
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)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Securing Our Borders
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
National Security & Terrorism
Radical Fundamentalism
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Color-Coded Warning System
Lobbying Reform
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Tax Reform
Higher Education
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Gas Prices
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil Company Profits
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Developing World Oil Demand
Auto Industry
Values, Religion & Family
Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
Faith-Based Volunteer Efforts
Media Violence and Sex
Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
Veterans, a General Statement
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Social Security & Pensions
Pension Reform

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