Compare the Candidates
Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2008 Massachusetts General Election

Candidates for U.S. Senate, Massachusetts

John Kerry - D
Jeffrey K. Beatty - R
Robert J. Underwood - U
General Philosophy
Personal and Family
Professional Experience
Civic Involvement
Political Experience
Religious Affiliation
Accomplishments and Awards
Educational Background
Military Service
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Reform
Health and Medical Insurance
Prescription Drugs
Universal Medical Care & Insurance
Reducing Health Care Costs
Rural Health Care
Generic Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program
Children's Health
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Disease Prevention
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Free Market Health Care
Medical Malpractice Reform
TRICARE Health Insurance
Environment & Climate Change
Clean Air and Water
Clean Water Act of 1977
Global Environmental Standards
Toxic Waste
Energy Efficiency & Standards
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
Labor, Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Renewable Energy & Fossil Fuels
Ethanol & Biofuels
Foreign Oil Energy Independence
Gas Prices & Gas Taxes
Energy Efficiency & Standards
Energy Research and Development
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
Tariffs & Trade with China
Farm Subsidies & Supports
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Trade Barriers to US Goods
Businesses Moving Offshore
Corporate & Business Taxes
Corporate Tax Breaks & Loopholes
Education Tax Credits
Business Tax Breaks and Incentives
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Education & Schools
Private Schools Vouchers and Funding
Higher Education
Prayer & Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
Pre-School and Early Childhood Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind
Sex and Birth Control Education
Student Standards and Testing
Special Education
Education Tax Credits
Teacher Standards
After-School, Sports, Art, Music Programs
Teacher Tenure
Textbook Selection
High Schools
Head Start
Math and Science in Schools
Civil, Religious, LGBTQ & Human Rights
Civil Rights
Roe v. Wade
Affirmative Action
Same Sex Marriage
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Legislation
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships
USA Patriot Act
Human Rights
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Government, Elections & Politics
Voting and Election Reform
Government & Democracy
Money and Special Interests
527 Stealth & Super PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Campaign Spending Limits
Help America Vote Act of 2002
Soft-money Political Contributions
Immigration, Border Security, Terrorism & Homeland Security
Immigrants, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers
The Wall, Border Security & Border Patrol
Immigration Policy & Reform
Airport, Air, Rail & Port Security
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
National Security
Illegal Immigration Enforcement
Homeland Securtiy
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
War on Terror
9/11 Commission Recommendations
Domestic Intelligence & Agencies
Evacuation Preparedness
Water, Hazardous Materials & Bio Terrorism
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget
Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto
Gun & Property Rights
Gun Legislation and Control
Ban on Bump Stocks & Assault Weapons
Right to Own and Cary Guns - Second Amendment
Courts, Laws & Justice
Criminal Justice System, Reform & Disparity
Death Penalty
Judicial Discretion & Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Activist Judges
Judicial Appointments & Confirmations
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Death Penalty
Crime & Prevention
Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Legislation
Human Rights
Medical Marijuana
Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
Illegal Drugs
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Iran Nuclear Deal & Sanctions
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
North Korea
Middle East
Islam and Muslims
America's Image Abroad
Promotion of Democracy Around World
Deadline for US Pullout
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
American Values
National Service and AmeriCorps
Military, National Defense & Veterans
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Military Families
National Guard & Reserves
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Abortion(Pro-Choice) v Pro-Life
Roe v. Wade
Stem Cell Research
Partial-birth Abortions
Stem Cell Research Federal Funding
Affirmative Action
Sex & Sexuality
Sex and Birth Control Education
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Technology, Internet, Media, Science & Space
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Social Security
Social Security Long Term Viability
Privatizing Social Security
Raising Retirement Age & Reducing Payment Levels
Social Security Means Testing
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
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