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Democratic Senate challenger:
Bruce Lunsford on the Issues

Bruce Lunsford on Abortion

No stance on record.

Bruce Lunsford on Budget & Economy

  • Crack down on unfair mortgage lending practices. (Jun 2008)
  • Making the farm bill work for family farms. (Jun 2008)
  • Help rural business develop. (Jun 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Civil Rights

  • Supports Fair Pay Act: women still earn 77% of what men earn. (Apr 2008)
  • MLK’s message is as relevant today as it was in 1960s. (Apr 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Corporations

  • Has built a business, but is a populist at heart. (Jun 2008)
  • Ensure fair competition with corporate agribusiness. (Jun 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Crime

No stance on record.

Bruce Lunsford on Drugs

No stance on record.

Bruce Lunsford on Education

  • Fight for full funding of special education programs. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide a strong education in math and science. (Jun 2008)
  • Open the doors to higher education. (Jun 2008)
  • Early investment equals future success. (Jun 2008)
  • Fundamentally overhaul “No Child Left Behind”. (Jun 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Energy & Oil

  • Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives. (Sep 2008)
  • Drill for oil in ANWR & offshore, as one of many things. (Jul 2008)
  • Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres. (Jun 2008)
  • Work towards energy independence. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop clean coal technologies. (May 2008)
  • Set standards for fuel efficiency in cars and buildings. (May 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Environment

  • Worked on father’s tobacco farm as a youngster. (Aug 2008)
  • Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal. (Jun 2008)
  • Pursue policies to protect Kentucky’s environment. (Jun 2008)
  • Preserve our natural resources for future generations. (Apr 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Bruce Lunsford on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Bruce Lunsford on Free Trade

  • Ensure that all trade agreements protect workers. (May 2008)
  • Distinguish American products with Country-of-Origin labels. (May 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Government Reform

  • Special interest contributions turn into legislative favors. (Aug 2008)
  • McConnell runs a shakedown operation to get business donors. (Jun 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Bruce Lunsford on Health Care

  • McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies. (Aug 2008)
  • Make Medicare and prescription drug benefit work for seniors. (Jun 2008)
  • McConnell gets first-class healthcare paid for by you and me. (Jun 2008)
  • Start our children on the path to good health. (Jun 2008)
  • Let Medicare negotiate re-importation from Canada. (May 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Homeland Security

  • Secret warrantless wiretapping program was flat out wrong. (Jun 2008)
  • We must fully fund the veterans’ health care system. (Jun 2008)
  • Open the doors to the Veterans Administration. (Jun 2008)
  • Ease the transition home for veterans. (Jun 2008)
  • McConnell voted against giving troops body armor, I wouldn’t. (Jun 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Immigration

  • Supports comprehensive immigration reform. (Jan 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Jobs

  • Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support. (Aug 2008)
  • Invest in Kentucky’s workforce. (Jun 2008)
  • Develop a workforce for 21st century jobs. (Jun 2008)
  • Favor the right to a living wage and safe working conditions. (Jun 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Principles & Values

  • McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate. (Aug 2008)
  • Capitol on the Corner: direct local access to governor. (Nov 2007)
  • One Kentucky Plan: Leave No Region Behind. (Nov 2007)

Bruce Lunsford on Social Security

  • I will oppose all attempts to privatize Social Security. (Jun 2008)
  • Protect Pensions from Corporate Greed. (May 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Tax Reform

  • Eliminate the capital gains tax. (Aug 2008)
  • Let Bush tax cuts for top income brackets expire. (May 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on War & Peace

  • Must concentrate on defeating Al Qaeda and the Taliban. (Jun 2008)
  • Carefully and responsibly redeploy our troops out of Iraq. (May 2008)

Bruce Lunsford on Welfare & Poverty

  • Improve rural quality of life. (Jun 2008)