Editor's note: This chart features brief summaries of candidates' viewpoints on some issues, based on their statements and records. Most candidates have offered more comprehensive explanations of their positions on these and other issues. More information may be found on their campaign Web sites.
Calls retirement fund "solid," says no immediate changes needed
Notes state crises, points to misplaced federal tax/spending priorities
Increase corporate taxes; tax stock, bond sales; retain estate tax
Sharply criticizes Bush deficits, urges Ross Perot to speak out
Amend trade pacts including NAFTA, fund public works projects, reform bureaucracy
State fiscal crisis
NOTE AG: Attorney General; ANWR: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; CAFÉ:
Standards that provide tax and other incentives for consumers to purchase
and alternative fuel vehicles; COPS: Community Oriented Policing Program;
DOMA: Defense of Marriage Act; GLBT: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered;
NCLB: No Child Left Behind; NMD: National Missile Defense.