Compare the Candidates
Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 4, 2008 Texas General Election

Candidates for U.S. Representative District 17, Texas

Rob Curnock - R
Chet Edwards - D
Gardner C. Osborne - L
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)
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Other Trade Agreements
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
National Security & Terrorism
War on Terror
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Promotion of Democracy Around World
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Military & Defense
Defense and Military Budget
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Economic Grown and Stimulation
Tax Reform
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Marriage Penalty
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Local Control Over Education
Improving Education
Head Start
Federal Funding of Private Schools
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Transportation, a General Statement
Veterans, a General Statement
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Veterans Funding
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Food & Agriculture
Farm Bill
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