2012 Treasure Valley Voters Guide
Our Voter Guide allows you to compare congressional, state, and Ada and Canyon county races and candidate responses to issues side-by-side and to create your own ballot, which you can print or e-mail.
US House District 02
Nicole LeFavour (Dem) Idaho State Senator, teacher, former small business owner
Mike Simpson (Rep) U.S. Representative, Idaho 2nd Congressional District
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Would you cut entitlement spending — mostly Social Security and Medicare — to reduce the federal government's $1-trillion-plus annual deficits and the nation's ballooning debt? Why or why not?
Would you raise revenue to close the fiscal gap? If so, how?
The Bush tax cuts, the payroll-tax holiday and other tax breaks expire Dec. 31, and sequestration Jan. 1 will cut defense and other spending automatically unless Congress acts. What, if anything, should Congress do about these laws?
If you oppose healthcare reform law, will you vote to prevent its implementation by any available means, including de-funding programs? If you support the plan, are there changes you would advocate?
Congress removed Northern Rocky Mountain wolves from the endangered-species list in 2011, setting the stage for hunts that have slashed Idaho's wolf population. Do you support the removal? Why or why not?
What federal law passed in the past four years do you most agree or disagree with? What law do you most support?
What makes you a better choice for voters than your opponent?
What three things do you want to accomplish first if elected (or re-elected)?
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