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2004 former Democratic Challenger for Senate (AK; previously served as Governor):
Tony Knowles on the Issues

Tony Knowles on Abortion

  • Pro-Choice and Pro-Family. (Jun 2004)
  • Supports stem cell research. (Jun 2004)
  • Right to choose & other freedoms are under attack. (Jan 2004)

Tony Knowles on Budget & Economy

  • Consolidate funding now distributed to Alaska's 230 tribes. (Oct 2004)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)

Tony Knowles on Civil Rights

  • Marriage definition should be by states, not US Constitution. (Aug 2004)
  • Oppose the Patriot Act-it undermines freedoms. (Jun 2004)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Tony Knowles on Corporations

  • Demand Exxon pay $4 billion in punitive damages to fishermen. (Oct 2004)
  • Force Exxon Mobil to pay punitive damages to Alaskans. (Oct 2004)
  • Exxon must pay fishermen who were harmed by their spill. (Oct 2004)

Tony Knowles on Crime

  • Thanks anti-death penalty group for their work. (Oct 2004)
  • Reform the system while protect everyone's right in court. (Oct 2004)
  • Abolish death penalty across the US. (Jul 2000)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Drugs

  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Education

  • No Child Left Behind made our education dream a nightmare. (Oct 2004)
  • Fully fund No Child Left Behind. (Jun 2004)
  • 3 R's of ed policy: Reform, Resources, and Responsibility. (Mar 2004)
  • Improve and invest in public schools. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Energy & Oil

  • Support drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Oct 2004)
  • Seek ANWR through a bill that sets tougher mileage standards. (Oct 2004)
  • Let Alaska supply oil and gas. (Jun 2004)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Environment

  • Appropriate to levy reasonable fees to upkeep public lands. (Oct 2004)
  • Pro-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Jun 2004)
  • Support "doing it right" approach to development. (Jun 2004)
  • Habitat protection along with sustained yield. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish wolf and bear protection areas. (Feb 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Tony Knowles on Free Trade

  • Stop shipping jobs overseas. (Aug 2004)

Tony Knowles on Government Reform

  • A one-party strategy for America doesn't work. (Oct 2004)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Gun Control

  • Oppose reauthorizing the federal assault weapons ban. (Oct 2004)
  • Support the right to bear arms. (Jun 2004)

Tony Knowles on Health Care

  • Seniors deserve access to affordable medicine. (Jun 2004)
  • Extend health care coverage for families. (Jun 2004)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Tony Knowles on Homeland Security

  • Support a national missile defense system. (Oct 2004)
  • Fairbanksans were not satisfied with the Alaska Fire Service. (Oct 2004)
  • Supports Powell Doctrine & pre-emptive military action. (Aug 2004)
  • Support new missile defense system. (Jun 2004)
  • A Vietnam vet who'll fight for veteran benefits. (Jun 2004)

Tony Knowles on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)

Tony Knowles on Jobs

  • Promote job opportunities via small business. (Jun 2004)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Tony Knowles on Principles & Values

  • Didn't make nepotism an issue in this campaign. (Oct 2004)
  • Should've gotten subsistence on the ballot as an issue. (Oct 2004)
  • Religious affiliation: Nondenominational. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of Democratic Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)
  • by MoveOn for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)

Tony Knowles on Social Security

  • Against Social Security and Medicare privatization. (Jun 2004)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Tax Reform

  • Oppose the $143 billion corporate tax bill as a tax giveaway. (Oct 2004)
  • Offer a tax credit for the industry to build a gas pipeline. (Oct 2004)
  • Support permanent tax cuts for most wage earners. (Oct 2004)
  • Support tax cuts for lower and middle-class. (Jun 2004)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

Tony Knowles on War & Peace

  • We are bogged down as an occupying army in Iraq. (Oct 2004)
  • Could have assaulted on Al-Qaida and bin Laden on full-scale. (Oct 2004)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)

Tony Knowles on Welfare & Poverty

  • Promote the next generation of welfare reform. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)