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Former Democratic Rep (OK-2); 2004 former Senate challenger:
Brad Carson on the Issues

Brad Carson on Abortion

  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save motherís life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 30% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Budget & Economy

  • Rid waste & fraud and close loopholes to balance the budget. (Oct 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)

Brad Carson on Civil Rights

  • Preserve marriage between one man and one woman. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 67% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)

Brad Carson on Corporations

  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 72% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Crime

  • More funding for COPS on the streets. (May 2004)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

Brad Carson on Drugs

  • Cleanup methamphetamine in rural communities. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)

Brad Carson on Education

  • Support the lottery proposal to fund education. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Three Rís: $35B for Reinvestment,Reinvention,Responsibility. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Energy & Oil

  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Balance fossil fuels and viable renewable energy. (Jul 2001)

Brad Carson on Environment

  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 45% by the LCV, indicating a mixed record on environment. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Families & Children

  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 41% by the Christian Coalition: mixed voting record on families. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Foreign Policy

  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine. (Apr 2001)

Brad Carson on Free Trade

  • Tariffs on China for currency manipulation. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)

Brad Carson on Government Reform

  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Supports Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform. (Jul 2001)

Brad Carson on Gun Control

  • Iím A-rated by the NRA. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • No lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Health Care

  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Better and immediate funding for Medicare & Medicaid. (Dec 2000)
  • Prescription drug benefit within Medicare. (Jun 2000)
  • Limit anti-trust lawsuits on health plans and insurers. (Mar 2002)
  • Rated 56% by APHA, indicating a mixed record on public health issues. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Homeland Security

  • Coburn voted against efforts to crack down on terrorism. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Rated 67% by SANE, indicating a mixed record on military issues. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Immigration

  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Jobs

  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 73% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Principles & Values

  • Coburn is a strong Christian man, a good family man. (Oct 2004)
  • Member of Cherokee Nation; descendant of ďTrail of TearsĒ. (Apr 2004)
  • Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2000)
  • New Democrat: "Third Way" instead of left-right debate. (Nov 2000)
  • by MoveOn, for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)
  • Member of the "Blue Dog" Coalition of conservative Democrats. (Nov 2007)

Brad Carson on Social Security

  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Strengthen Trust Funds and take them off-budget. (May 2001)
  • Rated 60% by the ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on Tax Reform

  • Opposed to rolling back the top bracket tax cut. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • 50-25-25 budget formula for debt-tax cuts-spending. (Feb 2001)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 27% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)

Brad Carson on War & Peace

  • Should have gotten Saddam back in 1991. (Oct 2004)
  • Success in Iraq is critical to our future. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism. (Apr 2002)

Brad Carson on Welfare & Poverty

  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)