US Senate Race for Illinois - 2004

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Republican Candidates
Alan Keyes
Jack Ryan
John Borling
Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria
Andy McKenna
Jim Oberweis
Steven Rauschenberger
Jonathan Wright
Antonio Davis-Fairman
John Cox
Patrick O'Malley
Jim Durkin

Democratic Candidates
Barack Obama
Gery Chico
Blair Hull
Estella Johnson-Hunt
Dan Hynes
Maria Pappas
Nancy Skinner
Joyce Washington
Frank Avila
Matt O'Shea
John Simmons

Color Codes:
Black - Potential Candidate
Green - Active Candidate
Red - Lost
Orange - Candidate has dropped out or is not running

Abortion - "Before Roe vs. Wade, [abortion] was a state issue, and I think most of those issues should reside in the states," Ryan said. "The idea behind that is not to avoid the issue, but most of us believe that those decisions are made best when they're made closest to the population that it affects."

Abortion - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jack Ryan said he does not support amending the Constitution to prohibit abortions and same-sex marriages and that those decisions should be left to the states.

Abortion - Outlaw abortion except in the case of rape, incest, or mothers life.

Affirmative Action - Not when it's based on race, but I'm for it if it's based on socio-economic status..

Foreign Policy - On foreign-defense policy, he believes our stake in Europe should be drastically reduced.

Gay Marriage / Civil Unions - if legislation were to create ''any special rights, I'm against it. . . . I'm against any special rights attached to someone's sexual orientation.''

School Choice / Vouchers - Supports vouchers, wants to infuse competition

Taxes - As we learned from Ronald Reagan, low tax rates are what encourage people to work and invest, thereby driving economic growth. Families and individuals need the ability to spend, save, or invest more of their money for this positive growth to occur.

Taxes - Ryan wants to reduce the capital gains tax to zero

Taxes - He favors the Bush tax cuts

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