Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 2004 General Election

Candidates for US Senate, North Carolina

Tom Bailey - L
Erskine B. Bowles - D
Richard Burr - R
Elizabeth Dole - R
John Edwards - D
Walker F. Rucker
Videos by Candidate
Richard Burr
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
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
English as the Official National Language
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Trade Policy Priorities
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
Unfair Trade Practices
Fast Track Authority
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Homosexuality as being Immoral or a Sin
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Gays Serving in the Military
Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Deficit Spending
Federal Budget & Debt
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Muslim Terrorist Attacks
Cyber Security
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Color-Coded Warning System
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Corruption and Government Ethics
Bureaucracy & Regulations
Special Interests
Lobbying Reform
Reporting of Lobbyist Contacts
Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists
Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts
Citizen Participation
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Campaign Finance Reform
527 'Stealth' PACs
Bundling Campaign Contributions
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Small Donors
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Election-day Registration
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Courts, Laws & Justice
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Judicial Appointments
Legal Reform
Tort Reform and Frivolous Suits
Bankruptcy Reform
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Partial-birth Abortions
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
Sudan & Darfur
United Nations (UN)
Middle East
Radical Islam
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Cutting Off War Funding
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Troop Surge
Military & Defense
Military Families
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Adequacy
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Independent Workers
Workplace Protections
Job Growth
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Small Business
Wall Street
Business Tax Incentives
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Employee Free Choice Act
Davis Bacon Act
Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
Permanent Replacement of Strikers
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Offshore Tax Havens and Bank Accounts
Income Tax Rates
Corporate Income Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
Tax Rates on Private Equity Funds
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Common Core Education
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Gay and Lesbian Orientation Education
Public Schools K-12
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Local Control Over Education
Private School Vouchers
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Head Start
High Schools
Adult Education
Community Colleges
Computers in Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Pay
Magnet Schools
Rural Schools
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
War on Drugs
Poverty & Welfare
Urban Poverty
Rural Poverty
Rural Recovery
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Kyoto Protocol
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Invasive Species
Endangered Species
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet Neutrality
High Speed Broadband Deployment
Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
Concentrated of Media Ownership
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Fixing Medical Insurance
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Portable Medical Insurance
State Plans
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Market-Based Medical Insurance
Medical Insurance Discrimination
Chronic & Catastrophic Illnesses
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Crime, a General Statement
Human Trafficking
Reducing Crime
Hate Crime
Sex-related Crimes
Crimes Against Children
Violence Against Women
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Health Information Interchange Network
Medical Errors
Medical Research
Association Health Plans (AHP)
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Nuclear Power
Gas Prices
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Auto Industry
Values, Religion & Family
Church & State - First Amendment
Child Care
Child Custody and Support
Teen Pregnancy
Transportation, a General Statement
Public Transportation
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Survivor Benefits
Disabled Veterans Health Care
Homeless Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Veterans Funding
Veterans Administration (VA)
Veterans' Recognition
Housing, a General Statement
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Mortgage Lending
Predatory Lending
Freeze Adjustable-rate Mortgage Interest Rates
Neighborhoods, a General Statement
Low Income Housing
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Safety of Imported Drugs
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Prescription Drug Marketing
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Consumers, a General Statement
Credit Card Company Practices
Financial Consumer Protection
Payday Loans
Imported Products' Safety
Science, Technology & Space
Research & Technology
Food & Agriculture
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Protecting Food Safety
Country of Origin Labeling
Department of Agriculture
Family Farm
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout

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