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Republican challenger:
Bob Corker on the Issues

Bob Corker on Abortion

  • Incrementally work to lessen number of abortions. (Oct 2006)
  • No stem cell research that destroys human life. (Oct 2006)
  • Only appoint judges who wonít overstep their bounds. (Jan 2006)
  • Pro-life, anti-partial birth, pro-parental consent. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)

Bob Corker on Budget & Economy

  • Claims Ford tried to add $280 billion to national debt. (Oct 2006)
  • Get control of our federal budget via efficiency. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)

Bob Corker on Civil Rights

  • Support the sanctity of marriage. (Jan 2006)

Bob Corker on Corporations

  • Reduce burden of taxation, litigation, and regulation. (Jan 2006)

Bob Corker on Crime

  • Put repeat criminals behind bars. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)

Bob Corker on Drugs

No stance on record.

Bob Corker on Education

  • Bonuses for high-performing teachers. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Oct 2007)

Bob Corker on Energy & Oil

  • Strongly support biofuel; campaign chair is biodiesel seller. (Oct 2006)
  • Promote fuel cells & alternatives to reduce oil dependence. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on making oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on factoring global warming into federal project planning. (May 2007)
  • Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing. (Jun 2008)

Bob Corker on Environment

  • Voted YES on prohibiting eminent domain for use as parks or grazing land. (Dec 2007)
  • Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle. (Jun 2008)

Bob Corker on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Bob Corker on Foreign Policy

  • Iran and North Korea must renounce nuclear weapons. (Jan 2006)
  • Remove African National Congress from terrorist list. (May 2008)

Bob Corker on Free Trade

  • Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Dec 2007)

Bob Corker on Government Reform

  • Work ethic requires solving problems, not just talking. (Oct 2006)
  • Legislature should make law, not judges via consent decrees. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
  • Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)

Bob Corker on Gun Control

  • Protect the Second Amendmentís guarantee. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)

Bob Corker on Health Care

  • Let competition determine Rx prices, not negotiation. (Sep 2006)
  • Encourage Health Savings Accounts. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on means-testing to determine Medicare Part D premium. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing tribal Indians to opt out of federal healthcare. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Apr 2007)

Bob Corker on Homeland Security

  • Do more for intelligence gathering capability. (Oct 2006)
  • We can never adequately repay our military troops. (Jan 2006)
  • Do more for our nationís intelligence gathering capability. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on cutting $221M in benefits to Filipinos who served in WWII US Army. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing the 9/11 Commission report. (Mar 2007)
  • Improve educational assistance for veterans. (Apr 2008)

Bob Corker on Immigration

  • Use technology to improve fence along Mexican border. (Oct 2006)
  • Fired four illegal immigrants as soon as contract allowed. (Oct 2006)
  • Control our borders and patrol our points of entry. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities". (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on comprehensive immigration reform. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "Y" nonimmigrant guestworker program. (May 2007)

Bob Corker on Jobs

  • Minimum wage needs increase; but reduce burden too. (Oct 2006)
  • Job growth by reducing taxation, litigation, and regulation. (Oct 2006)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on terminating legal challenges to English-only job rules. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on limiting farm subsidies to people earning under $750,000. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Feb 2007)

Bob Corker on Principles & Values

  • Voted with Republican Party 89.2% of 324 votes. (Sep 2007)
  • Fordís family lobbies Ford in Congress. (Oct 2006)
  • Iíve lived a TN life; my opponent has lived a DC life. (Oct 2006)
  • Keep ďone nation under GodĒ in US Senate. (Jan 2006)

Bob Corker on Social Security

  • We must preserve benefits exactly as promised. (Sep 2006)
  • Support automatic payroll deductions for IRAs. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)

Bob Corker on Tax Reform

  • Make President Bushís tax cuts permanent. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing tax rate for people earning over $1 million. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on allowing AMT reduction without budget offset. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on raising the Death Tax exemption to $5M from $1M. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising estate tax exemption to $5 million. (Mar 2007)

Bob Corker on War & Peace

  • Canít leave Iraq until they have the tools to move ahead. (Oct 2006)
  • We must complete our mission in Iraq. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted NO on redeploying non-essential US troops out of Iraq in 9 months. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq by March 2008. (Mar 2007)

Bob Corker on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.