Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 2, 2004 South Carolina General Election

Candidates for United States Senate, South Carolina

Jim Demint - R
Tee Ferguson
Lindsey Graham - R
Ernest Fritz Hollings - D
Efia Nwangaza - G
Rebekah E. "Reb" Sutherland - L
Inez Tenenbaum - D
Patrick Tyndall - L
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Jim Demint
Lindsey Graham
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)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
English as the Official National Language
E-Verify System
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Real ID Act
Database Of Foreigners
Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Illegal Immigration as a Felony
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Presidential Trade Fast-track Authority
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Protective Tariffs
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Domestic Partnerships
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Gays Adopting Children
Civil Rights
Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Reducing the Deficit
Deficit Spending
Debt Limit
Federal Budget & Debt
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
Radical Islam
USA Patriot Act
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Local First Responders
Air Security
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Corruption and Government Ethics
Bureaucracy & Regulations
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Term Limits for Supreme Court & Federal Justices
Special Interests
Government Reform
Senate Filibuster Rule
Government Agencies
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
Elections & Politics
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Campaign Spending Limits
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Courts, Laws & Justice
Supreme Court
Death Penalty
America's Criminal Justice System
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Legal Reform
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Planned Parenthood
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Partial-birth Abortions
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
President Ahmadinejad
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
North Korea
Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
United Nations (UN)
Nuclear Proliferation & Nuclear Terrorism
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Iraq Policy
Iraq War
Iraq Political Progress
Cutting Off War Funding
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
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
Use of Military Force
Defense Spending
Military Families
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Job Growth
Quality of Jobs
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
DC Gun Ban
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Small Business
Business Tax Incentives
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
Corporate Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
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
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Public Schools K-12
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Local Control Over Education
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Charter Schools
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Head Start
Extended Learning Time
Parental Involvement
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Home Schooling
Special Education
Poverty & Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
Keystone XL Pipeline
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Kyoto Protocol
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Internet, Media & Communications
Media, a General Statement
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Fixing Medicare
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Free Market Health Care
Health Insurance Purchase Choices
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Reducing Crime
Crimes Against Children
Violence Against Women
Domestic Violence
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
Nuclear Power
Gas Prices
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Natural Gas
Values, Religion & Family
Family Values
Church & State - First Amendment
American Values
Religion in Government
Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
Transportation, a General Statement
Veterans, a General Statement
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Retired Veterans Benefits and Health Care
Veterans' Recognition
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Means Testing for Social Security Payments
Science, Technology & Space
Research & Technology
Food & Agriculture
Farm Subsidies
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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