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Democratic Senate Challenger:
Erik Fleming on the Issues

Erik Fleming on Abortion

  • Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on Budget & Economy

  • Bankruptcy restrictions put more strain on working families. (Mar 2008)

Erik Fleming on Civil Rights

  • No constitutional amendment defining marriage. (Sep 2006)
  • Consider race for government contracting decisions. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on Corporations

No stance on record.

Erik Fleming on Crime

  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Sep 2006)
  • Supports rehabilitation and addiction programs for inmates. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on Drugs

  • Let patients use medical marijuana. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Education

  • Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling. (Jul 2008)
  • Supports charters & tuition tax credits, but not vouchers. (Mar 2008)
  • Fully fund No Child Left Behind. (Feb 2006)
  • Tax credits for private schools ok, but not vouchers. (Feb 2006)
  • Not opposed to charter schools. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Energy & Oil

  • Opposed to drilling ANWR; supports bio-diesel & alternatives. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes drilling in Alaska’s ANWR. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Environment

No stance on record.

Erik Fleming on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Erik Fleming on Foreign Policy

  • Fully fund our financial obligation to the U.N. annually. (Mar 2008)
  • Fully fund our financial obligation to the UN. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Free Trade

  • Opposes NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on Government Reform

  • Support public taxpayer funding for federal campaigns. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on Gun Control

  • Enforce existing laws; allow concealed carry. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on Health Care

  • Supports tax-free medical savings accounts. (Jul 2008)
  • No need for universal program if we work with industry. (Mar 2008)
  • Make Medicaid funding a budgetary priority. (Feb 2006)
  • Cooperation from industry could provide universal coverage. (Feb 2006)
  • Provide additional funding for abstinence education. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Homeland Security

  • No base closings in US, but close bases overseas. (Mar 2008)
  • No military tribunals; no email searches; no torture. (Sep 2006)
  • No more domestic base closings; close bases abroad instead. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Immigration

  • Allow immigrant kids educational opportunities. (Mar 2008)
  • I do not support English-only legislation. (Mar 2008)
  • Does not support vigilante groups like the Minutemen. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes English-only legislation. (Feb 2006)
  • Let immigrant kids in schools; let parents earn legal status. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Jobs

No stance on record.

Erik Fleming on Principles & Values

No stance on record.

Erik Fleming on Social Security

  • No privatizing; no personal investment accounts. (Mar 2008)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Feb 2006)
  • Raise retirement age to 67 for full benefits. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Tax Reform

  • Permanent repeal of estate tax, but not Bush tax cuts. (Sep 2006)

Erik Fleming on War & Peace

  • No more pre-emptive unilateral occupation like Iraq. (Mar 2008)
  • Withdraw US troops from Iraq. (Sep 2006)
  • Make Iraq our last pre-emptive unilateral occupation. (Feb 2006)

Erik Fleming on Welfare & Poverty

  • Direct federal poverty aid through religious organizations. (Sep 2006)