RI Future has done a bang-up job of putting together a 25 question survey of the three Democratic candidates for US Senate in Rhode Island. You can view a .pdf file of the survey here. Two highlights:
Question: With the understanding that Rhode Island has the highest disapproval ratings of any state in the nation, as a Senator would you support Rep. John Conyersâ€™ efforts to impeach President Bush and/or Sen. Russell Feingoldâ€™s efforts to censure President Bush?
Answer from Brown: Based on well-documented evidence, there is no doubt in my mind that President George W. Bush has illegally wiretapped Americans. I agree with Sen. Feingold that he should be censured for these illegal acts.
Answer from Sheeler: [Does] our campaign’s Billboard with our Constitution in the background and “Be Patriotic Impeach Bush” mean anything? We have actively sought Congressmen Langevin & Kennedy’s support. We provided the RI General Assembly a draft resolution to pursue HR635 and send to the U.S. House floor, which requires it to be heard.
Answer from Whitehouse: As someone who has handled the weighty responsibility of leading investigations with the requirements of the Warrants Clause, I believe President Bushâ€™s warrantless wiretaps were unnecessary and illegal, and merit censure.
Question: If we were to look in your CD player right now, what 5 CDs would we find and why?
Answer from Brown: Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire, Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town, Harry Belafonte – Pure Gold, Patsy Cline – The Patsy Cline Story, Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey. These are all great artists.
Answer from Sheeler: DePeche Mode, Dave Matthews, Enya, Sting and Moby. I like eclectic music with instrumental sounds. Most are ageless and unique. I like that.
Answer from Whitehouse: Most of the CDs youâ€™d find are mixes by my son Alexander â€“ Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, the Gorillaz, American Hifi… These days Iâ€™m also listening to Bob Dylan, Willie Nelsonâ€™s Stardust, the Traveling Wilburys, and Paul Simonâ€™s Graceland.
From this survey I also learned that Whitehouse opposes school vouchers ( “I believe that vouchers are a poor use of scarce federal dollars”), supports gay marriage, and would have called for a filibuster of Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito. Questions also covered include campaign finance reform, immigration, and health care reform.