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To find out where the national and state politicians stand on the issues, check out The non-partisan site gathers information about politicians from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet. You can find where the candidates for President, state Governor, Senators, and Representatives stand on the issues below.

Please only vote if you're educated on the issues, proposals, and candidates. I know everyone says to get out and vote, but you're not helping yourself or anyone else by casting ignorant votes. If you don't want to invest the time to make informed votes, then I'd rather you didn't vote at all. However, you forfeit all rights to complain about election results if you don't participate!

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