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Democratic Challenger (FL):
Betty Castor on the Issues

Betty Castor on Abortion

  • Abortion is a personal matter that should not be interfered. (Oct 2004)
  • Abortion should be rare, safe and legal. (Oct 2004)
  • Protect a Woman's Right to Choose. (Oct 2004)

Betty Castor on Budget & Economy

  • No tax cuts to the wealthy while we are facing huge deficits. (Oct 2004)

Betty Castor on Civil Rights

  • Support basic protections for gay couples, but not marriage. (Oct 2004)
  • Include sexual orientation in Employment Nondiscrimination. (Oct 2004)
  • Line-by-line review of the PATRIOT Act. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Corporations

  • Penalize companies that send jobs overseas. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Crime

No stance on record.

Betty Castor on Drugs

No stance on record.

Betty Castor on Education

  • Oppose English-only classrooms. (Oct 2004)
  • Allocate funds fairly to schools-don't defund failed schools. (Sep 2004)
  • Opposes English-Only education. (Sep 2004)
  • Supports Affirmative Action. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Energy & Oil

  • We won't solve this problem with more drilling. (Oct 2004)
  • Alternative energy to reduce Global Warming. (Sep 2004)
  • Protect Florida's Waters from Offshore Drilling. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Environment

  • Protect the Everglades, the CWA, and SuperFund. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Betty Castor on Foreign Policy

  • Bush's travel restrictions to Cuba are wrong. (Oct 2004)
  • Imposing harsh barriers on Cuba does not bring democracy. (Oct 2004)
  • US wins wars by building alliances. (Sep 2004)
  • Support democracy in Cuba, including open travel. (Sep 2004)
  • Self-determination for Puerto Rico. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Free Trade

  • Supports free and fair trade. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Betty Castor on Gun Control

  • Commitment to the Right to Bear Arms. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Health Care

  • Fight for a meaningful prescription drug plan. (Oct 2004)
  • Expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. (Oct 2004)
  • Support a Patients' Bill of Rights with right to sue HMOs. (Sep 2004)
  • Expand Healthy Kids to Healthy Families. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Homeland Security

  • Support the all volunteer military, not a military draft. (Oct 2004)
  • Improve prevention against unconventional & nuclear attacks. (Oct 2004)
  • More military pay, more veteran's benefits, more equipment. (Sep 2004)
  • Share information between intelligence agencies & police. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Immigration

  • Expedite citizenship for legal immigrants on active duty. (Oct 2004)
  • Expedited citizenship for military immigrants. (Oct 2004)

Betty Castor on Jobs

  • Raise the Minimum Wage to $6.75. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Principles & Values

  • Endorsed by Howard Dean. (Aug 2004)
  • Endorsed by Florida AFL-CIO. (Jun 2004)
  • Endorsed by Janet Reno. (Jun 2004)
  • by MoveOn for moderate progressive principles. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Social Security

  • Oppose privatizing Social Security and retirement age change. (Oct 2004)
  • Oppose investing Social Security in the stock market. (Oct 2004)
  • Privatizing Social Security will reduce benefits. (Oct 2004)
  • Protect Social Security from risky investments. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Tax Reform

  • Tax cuts must reward people who work hard for a living. (Oct 2004)
  • Promote tax fairness for all, not just the wealthy. (Oct 2004)

Betty Castor on War & Peace

  • Would have let Bush use force in Iraq with given information. (Oct 2004)
  • Finish the job in Iraq, repair relations with other nations. (Oct 2004)
  • Ensure that Afghanistan and Iraq are safe and secure. (Sep 2004)
  • Terrorism-free Israel and then a viable Palestine. (Sep 2004)

Betty Castor on Welfare & Poverty

  • Raising minimum wage will help. (Oct 2004)