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How much funding have you raised for your campaign?
Who are your top three contributors?
Have you ever been arrested or involved in any criminal proceedings? If so, please explain:
Have you ever been involved in any civil lawsuits or declared personal or professional bankruptcy? If so, please explain:
What is an example of how you led a team or group toward achieving an important goal?
What political leader do you most admire and why?
Why are you running for this office?
Why should voters choose you over your opponent?
The Senate's confirmation of presidential nominees for executive and judicial posts remains a persistent problem. What are your recommendations for improving the process?
What changes, if any, would you favor to the U.S. tax code? How would you build a coalition to enact those reforms?
Medicare’s finances still face serious problems, and the reckoning date is getting closer. What should Congress do to solidify the system’s funding?
Beyond Medicare, what changes would you recommend as a way to deal with the federal debt? Please be specific about the programs you would like to cut, reform or eliminate.
What approach should the U.S. take toward Afghanistan going forward?
What foreign policy challenge do you see as the next big international issue? And how would you recommend the U.S. deal with it?
What role should the federal government play in promoting alternative sources of energy?
Should Congress take a piecemeal approach to overhauling immigration laws? Or should it deal with immigration reform as part of a comprehensive package?
Should the Affordable Care Act be repealed? If so, what would you put in its place? If not, how would you improve it?
Congress has tried but never succeeded in reforming the No Child Left Behind Act. What would you like Washington to do with this bipartisan law?
Do you favor regulations to control carbon emissions? If so, what form of regulations? If not, what approach would you favor?
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About this Voter Guide
Our Voter Guide for the May 27 primary runoff election allows you to compare candidates in key contested races and their responses to issues side-by-side and to create your own ballot, which you can print or e-mail.
The guide was put together by the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News, whose members crafted the questionnaires for key offices up for election. The guide focuses on issues that board members believe are of greatest significance to voters.
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