Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2008 Kansas General Election

Candidates for United States House Of Representatives District 4, Kansas

Donald Betts, Jr. - D
Todd Tiahrt - R
Steven A. Rosile - L
Susan G. Ducey - REF
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Color-Coded Warning System
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Elections & Politics
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Campaign Spending Limits
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
527 'Stealth' PACs
Bundling Campaign Contributions
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Small Donors
Soft-money Political Contributions
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Election-day Registration
Equal Ballot Box Access
DC Voting Representation in Congress
Courts, Laws & Justice
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Life Beginning at Conception
Partial-birth Abortions
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Job Growth
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
DC Gun Ban
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Policy
Aging of Population
Business Tax Incentives
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Corporate Income Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Flat Tax
Marriage Penalty
2001 Tax Cuts
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Public Schools K-12
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Local Control Over Education
Improving Education
Department of Education
Federal Mandates
Federal Funding of Private Schools
Special Education
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Drug Prevention
Poverty & Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Medical Malpractice Reform
Crime, a General Statement
Reducing Crime
Identity Theft
Victimless Crimes
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Health Opportunity Accounts
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Gas Prices
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Values, Religion & Family
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans Funding
Prescription Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Public Service
Mandate Public Service
Science, Technology & Space
Food & Agriculture
Genetically Engineered Food (GMOs)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Protecting Food Safety
Farm Subsidies
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General Statement
Lower Drinking Age from 21
Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
Selling Alcohol To Minors
Drunk Driving And Breath Tests
Underage Drinking
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Gambling, a General Statement

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