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Republican Senate Challenger:
Peter Ricketts on the Issues

Peter Ricketts on Abortion

  • Opposes embryonic stem cell research. (May 2006)
  • Opposes abortion and supports social conservative values. (Aug 2005)

Peter Ricketts on Budget & Economy

  • First priority is to reduce government spending. (Feb 2006)
  • Ask how necessary is every program, like corporations do. (Feb 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Civil Rights

  • Judges shouldn't reinterpret marriage. (May 2006)
  • Reduce government regulation of the private sector. (May 2006)
  • Opposes same-sex marriage. (Aug 2005)
  • Active donor to anti-gambling movement. (Aug 2005)

Peter Ricketts on Corporations

No stance on record.

Peter Ricketts on Crime

  • Supports the death penalty. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Drugs

  • More border security and stricter sentencing for drugs. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Education

  • Supports school vouchers to equalize opportunity. (Feb 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Energy & Oil

  • Pursue the use of ethanol and bio-diesel fuels. (Feb 2006)
  • Explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve. (Feb 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Environment

No stance on record.

Peter Ricketts on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Peter Ricketts on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Peter Ricketts on Free Trade

  • Free trade in our vital interest. (May 2006)
  • Supports NAFTA, CAFA, GATT and WTO. (May 2006)
  • Trade rules for labor & environment, but not human rights. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Peter Ricketts on Gun Control

  • I strongly support the Second Amendment. (May 2006)
  • Allow concealed carry. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Health Care

  • Supports health savings accounts & limiting lawsuits. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Homeland Security

  • Fully support strong national defense. (May 2006)
  • Phone-taps ok; military tribunals ok; torture not ok. (May 2006)
  • Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Immigration

  • Secure America's borders, without amnesty. (May 2006)
  • Secure the border and establish official English. (May 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Jobs

No stance on record.

Peter Ricketts on Principles & Values

  • Family founded Ameritrade and has net worth of $4.5 billion. (Aug 2005)
  • Native Nebraskan and "typical Midwestern". (Aug 2005)
  • Parents donated to Nelson; and will now vote for Ricketts. (Aug 2005)
  • Wife is a registered Democrat and national party donor. (Aug 2005)

Peter Ricketts on Social Security

  • Personal accounts are protected from Congress. (Feb 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Tax Reform

  • Supports line-item veto and fair & simple taxes. (Feb 2006)
  • Death tax is based on jealousy of high achievement. (Feb 2006)

Peter Ricketts on War & Peace

  • Better to fight terrorists in Iraq. (May 2006)
  • Let troops on the ground run the war. (Feb 2006)

Peter Ricketts on Welfare & Poverty

  • Focus welfare on states & religious non-profits. (May 2006)