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alaska public media presents debate for the state: election 2016. the race for the united states senate. >> good evening. welcome to alaska public media's debate for the state. tonight is the final face-off among candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent lisa murkowski is the chair of the senate energy and national resources community best committee. is a realay metcalfe estate broker and former state lawmaker. independent margaret stock is an immigration attorney. and joe miller is a libertarian,
an attorney, and an army veteran who won the republican primary for the seat in 2010. i'm lori townsend, news director for alaska public media, and i will moderate. we will begin with a series of questions from our journalists, our panelists. we are in anchorage, simulcasting on public radio and television. questionsso air video from alaskans in fairbanks and telling him. candidates, your answers will be timed. the limit for your first round is 60 seconds. liz has the first question. mr. miller, you have run for the senate twice before as a republican.
why didn't you file as a republican this year and compete in the republican primary? honoreder: i was very to receive the unanimous endorsement of a libertarian -- of the board of directors of the libertarian party. i was not planning on running for the united states senate. i had a moose hunt planned for the week i declared. it turned out to be something that i think has provided alaskans with tremendous opportunity. -- tremendous opportunity this season to have a conservative choice and have somebody who is going to fight for their liberties. this race.d to be in and i am excited about the .latform of the party it talks about bringing decision-making closer to home, where you can be in charge of the decisions that are made, you can bring accountability to your government, and you can actually have a hand in making changes that bring great impact of the state. --ms. stock, bringing it being an independent party candidate has been central to your campaign, but you have also
donated your campaign with the democratic party. are you independent i name only? stock: i am an independent like most alaskans, but i needed the resources necessary to defeat a republican senator. was notblican party willing to cooperate with me. the democratic candidates did not feel they have a viable candidate, and they felt i was a pragmatic problem solver that had a lot of experience in washington, and they offered me the opportunity the court with their campaign in hopes that i would defeat lisa murkowski and return a sense of a compliment to the united states senate and the partisan gridlock. helpful have you been to the democratic party? ms. stock: not at all. i am not a democrat. i am simply using the campaign resources they made available to
me because i purchased them. mr. metcalfe, you used to be a republican. now you say you are a bernie sanders-style democrat. you don't have party support. you don't have money in your campaign account. why should voters take you seriously as a candidate? , i don't haveliz a party support is not quite accurate. i don't have the support of some segments. there is a split in the democratic party, and it boils down to efforts to remove fromin corrupt practices within the party, certain corrupt practices that are commonplace within our system. those who support me are the ones who support what i'm trying out the weeding corruption, and those who don't support me are the ones who frankly adjourned the state
theention to avoid allowing platform that had been proposed by the platform committee to be adopted, because it had my proposed anticorruption leg which in it, and it had been , and they a 27-6 vote old guard adjourned the convention to avoid ever having to deal with it. >> mr. caskey, 6 -- ms. ranowski, six years ago you as an independent and you won. your voting record shows you to be one of the most moderate republicans. you do not support donald trump. how sure are you you are a republican? i think it'si: important to correct the record. i ran as a right and in 2010. i was not my party's nominee. but i was a republican. i think this series of questions , because itng
demonstrates that you have a republican who has actually changed from being a republican five different times to run in the general as a libertarian, you have a republican who switched to an independent supported by the democrats, you have a former republican who has at least been true to the democratic party who has not supported by his party. i look at what i have done oneesenting alaska as being who supports alaska 100% of the time. when i think about my voting record, it's not as a moderate, it's not as a conservative, i have not changed my party label to be someone i am not for the purposes of an election. i have remained true to alaska. we will move on to an energy question. >> the dakota access pipeline would move oil to major markets in the lower 48.
at the same time, the pipeline route threatens lands and waters that are valued by the standing tribe, both as sacred lands and as a water source. using this case as an example, mr. miller, how does the federal government balance the broader need for economic interest like development of a pipeline across the country with those of individual native american tribes? i am a tribal sovereignty advocate. i think we need to have local control. people in control of their land need to be able to make decisions. thankfully in alaska, we are not confronted with those issues. the real ogre in the room is the federal government. landed inhat we have private hands where we can get transit for pipelines. it's where you have a situation where overbearing federal agencies content -- federal agencies are cutting off the
ability of agencies who want to invest in alaska, stopping that. i think the way forward for thata is to ensure when we say we want to open and what are, we use our political leverage. that's a problem we have. ,e send people to washington dc but that easy money is getting smaller. we've got to rein in the federal government. >> how would that he's the conflict between the standing rock and the developers of the private land? access in: if we had this state to the billions of gallons of oil under the ground that the government has prevented, there would not be fights like that. atwould not be looking uneconomic ways to get at, things that create conflict with other people. >> thank you. how would youe,
balance national economic interest with tribal rights? mr. metcalfe: if the federal government would have done a better job of consulting with to traditional elders prior the planning process, this whole mess could have been avoided. that's just what should have happened. murkowski,ey -- ms. tribal rights versus national interest? movemurkowski: we need to our resources, and what -- and most would argue that a pipeline is the most efficient way to move oil. we have to move resources for the benefit of the economy, for jobs, and for the country, but we also have to work with the tribe. it's called consultation. we havewhere i think lost sight of some of the trust, toponsibility, an obligation
make sure there was confrontation well in advance. in alaska, we have done that. we did it with the trans-alaska pipeline. not move forward without making sure that the obligation we had to native alaskan people was settled. we were able to do that, and we moved forward with an alaska pipeline. stock, what is a way out of this? ms. stock: that's a great question. the standing rock sioux tribe believes that their interests were not taken into account, so we have protests going on. it is true that the pipeline is on private land. also, pipelines generally are safe, but we have had problems in alaska with the taps having spills and linkages, and we try to get them cleaned up, but we tried is worried about their drinking water -- the tribe is worried about their drinking water.
we are familiar with that in alaska. that is something the tried is very much concerned about, because they felt their interests were not taken into account. in permitting processes, it is important to take into account the local community, the folks around the private land on which the pipeline is being held, because the pipeline can have effects beyond. and now, because of the protests, the government is paying attention. i have heard today that they are considering an alternative route that may reduce some of the impacts. , to get things done in the senate, you have to have allies, relationships matter. hasamong today's senators approached senate politics that you would aspire to? -- has been approached to senate ach to senatero politics that you would aspire to? mr. metcalfe: i would have a
fabulous ally in bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. i'm sure they would be my mentors as a freshman senator. by the way, i'm the only person on this stage who has embraced the entirety of bernie sanders' agenda. mr. sanders' about approach to senate politics that you would emulate? mr. metcalfe: he would become the chairman of the budget committee. support his agenda, what he wants to accomplish. largely myve support, and he will have 20 of allies, and i am sure he will have more allies given the outcome of this election. his national support is clear. >> ms. stock, the same question. takesong today's senators
an approach to senate politics that you might emulate? are actually ae number of senators that take approaches i would like to emulate. i like senators who are very timeworking, who spent working on bills, holding herittee hearings, and moaning oversight. as you probably know, i don't take money from corporate pac s. do --nator id reminder -- one senator i do admire is angus king, an independent from maine. murkowski? sen. murkowski: in order to be successful in the congress, you have to be able to work with everybody. i have worked with and will continue to work with those who are the most liberal and those who are the most conservatives and those in between. i have worked with senator barbara boxer on fishery regulation issues and
afterschool learning programs. i have worked with senator lee from utah, very conservative, on relating to privacy and civil liberties. i have worked with -- in fact, i set up the arctic caucus with the independent angus king from maine to work through some of our arctic issues. withthe ability to work all of your colleagues, and to reach out and bridge the differences that we clearly have , but make things happen. those who would suggest that you have to just stay in your corner and hope that others come to you is not a realistic approach to legislating. miller, in the past you have spoken of your admiration for senator cruz. does that admiration extend to his approach to senate politics? mr. miller: the main reason why, i think americans across the united states, alaskans, we have, want to come 11% approval
rating in congress? the reason why is because most alaskans regard the senate and congress as corrupt. it is broken. it is not broken because it is not getting along well enough. it is broken because it is getting while long enough just getting along well enough to give themselves pay raises, exemptions from laws. it's a club, and it is a club that is destroying america. in debtt $20 trillion right now. alaska is the essentially a federal colony. alaska does not have access to most of its resources because things are not getting done in the right directions. there are a few outliers. bernie sanders has some great ideas. i'm not a socialist, most people understand that, but he wants to rein in the big financial powers. but hee is a quiet guy, has expanded the resource bases that states can access.
>> thank you. >> i'd like to follow-up, when was the last time congress voted themselves a pay raise? mr. miller: several years ago, but the problem, 11% approval rating is the consequence of a congress that constantly exempts themselves. the wealth of congress members goes up exponentially when somebody gets there. why? because there is insider trading, and those in congress refuse to apply those laws to prevent insider trading. we will have to leave it there. let's move on to immigration. ms. stock, this is your area. what do you say to those who look at the terror attacks in san bernardino, manhattan, and toando and say it is unsafe admit muslim immigrants because they or their american-born sons could become radical jihadi
sts? ms. stock: we have always had a problem in america with folks who get angry at the government and attack it. timothy mcveigh blew up the oklahoma city federal building and an act of terrorism that was initially attributed to muslims, and it turns out he was a roman catholic. we are always going to have a problem with terrorism in the united states, and what is important is to figure out what causes the terrorism. it's not necessarily tied to a particular religion, though at one point in time lots of the folks committing the terrorist attacks for best believe in a particular religious system. most important thing to fight terrorism is to have good intelligence, and that includes intelligence that talks to the communities from which the terrorists might come to try to find out who is going to radicalize them. the unitedists in states today were a result of people getting radicalized over the internet, and we do not have a good handle on how to stop that. we need to have a conversation
about how people get radicalized over the internet. , d believe the u.s. should admit more syrian refugees to help with the massive crisis? in our largest immigration port, there is a big statue of liberty, and i remember why it's there. we are a country of immigrants. just before the second world war was heating up, we turned a way who gotoad of jews returned to germany, and many of them died in the camps. it is a stain on our history for having done so. vet as bestt as -- as we are able, but when there is a humanity crisis like this, we have an obligation to open our arms. once in a while, and i'm not a religious man, but what would jesus do? i think jesus would open his arms and say take care of these people, they are my people. mr. miller, what is the right
response during this refugee crisis? mr. miller: i think it is absolutely insane that we would be living in thousands of refugees with inadequate background checks. we know it is not being done properly. the government intelligence agencies are telling us it is not being done properly. in this time of hyper security issues, why don't we address those issues? keep on hearing about how, oh, we've got to attempt down individual liberties, we've got to have an nsa surveillance state that listens to everything you say on the phone, that is able to track everything you do on your computer. there are a lot of common sense things we can do like what -- like not letting in radicals. you look at this refugee program, it does not make sense. we are letting in many people, some great people, but a lot don't have adequate background checks.
we need to maintain security. >> ms. murkowski, last year you allowinga pause for syrian refugees into the united states to allow for time for an assessment of the vetting process. what is your take on that now? what do you think of the vetting process? time sufficient, and is it to let more syrian refugees into the country? sen. murkowski: if you listen to all three of us, we agree that the vetting is an important part of it. making sure we put the intelligence there, making sure we really understand who is seeking to come in. i think it is important to note, though, that the refugee process, the screening process that we have, is much more rigorous. the time period in which it takes someone to go through that full process, to actually come into a state like alaska, is almost a two-year process.
there is a level of setting -- vetting that is a higher standard than you would see if you just got somebody who is going through a regular immigrant process. am i satisfied with where we are? no. do i think we need to be doing that we havesure the level of assessment and analysis, and then making sure that we know what's happening with these individuals come into our country? it's important. >> our next question is going to come from us from our media partners in fairbanks. it is a question from a question from longtime fairbanks resident mary bishop. high. -- hi. tribaltion is about jurisdiction over certainly ends in alaska. certain tribes cannot put their land in federal trust. do you think this is a good
thing for alaskans? all right. let's start with you, ms. murkowski. alaskayou square the data claims settlement act with the territorial jurisdictions that tribes would gain by putting land into tribes? you have one minute. sen. murkowski: in alaska, landed to trust was not ansidered as part of opportunity, if you will, simply because we do not have reservation status here in the state of alaska. it was not until, as mary said, a recent decision out of the administration that would allow for land into trust here in alaska. i have been pressing on this issue because i think there is a great deal of controversy about what does this exactly mean. in thes not agreement
state itself as to what this means. it does not mean more federal resources to allow for greater public safety. that's an issue that we need to address. this is still something that i think we are all, as alaskans, looking to determine, what does this really mean in a state like alaska where indian country does not exist? >> thank you. mr. miller, would you try to put the brakes on alaska tribes who want to put land into trust, or should the process proceed? mr. miller: it's tricky, because land into trust is not clear to a lot of people, especially in alaska. it's been done before, and it may end of causing land to not be able to be modified. there are a lot of natives that are divided on this issue. what we have to do is seize upon those issues that we can work together on. with tribal sovereignty, we can join the state and push out the
ogre in the room, the federal government. the federal government is keeping you away from your resources, has overtaken 100 million acres of alaska lands. could you imagine a cooperative approach of the state and the tribes to manage the resources of the land, and displace the feds on federal land? better yet, imagine a scenario where we take the federal land and start divvying it up to the stakeholders in the state? we can do it together, but we've got to put aside these old divisions and work for a bright future. >> mr. metcalfe, your thoughts on federal protection for tribal lands. the question was, is a good for alaskans? i think the first question needs to be, is a good for villages? the villages do need better local control. from beingrotection overwhelmed by the corporations around them that they are a part of.
as other people have said, it's new. congress needs to get out in front of this. it does not have to look like a reservation. it's already happening. there has been tribal recognition across the state by the federal government. there is one application already processed which will probably go through for land of trust. we need to get in front of it, shape what it is going to look like, and make it work. >> ms. stock, same question. ms. stock: we have a very unique situation in alaska. alaskan native corporations are a unique institution, and the relation between the tribes and corporations is unique. idea hasinto trust been proposed as a way to solve local problems. it will take years to figure out
what the process will be and how it will work in alaska, because it is being applied in a unique situation. i do support tribal sovereignty and the idea of government-to-government relations, and i think it is worth exploring the idea of land into trust because people are asking for it. candidates., for our audience, this is debate for the state with candidates vying for u.s. senate. we are getting close to half way through the evening, and i would like to now offer time for candidates to ask a question of one of their opponents. you have 20 seconds to ask your question, so please be sustained. int.ustained -- succ mr. metcalfe, do you have a question for one of your opponents? mr. metcalfe: i have a question for margaret. what do you call it when a mayor is found to be hiding gifts of alaska's largest real estate fts worth tens of
thousands of dollars while the same mayor was giving tax exemptions of over $10 million? ms. stock: i don't know what you are talking about that. . a i give you a copy of investigative report done by the news detailed a gift from alaska's largest real estate developer to mayor baggage. it detailed he was arranging exemptions. >> what is the question? >> i asked if she classified that as bribery. ms. stock: i don't understand the question he is asking. i went on a three hour tour r with ray.
he accuse most of the democratic party leaders and ted stevens of corruption. helped to he had convict various politicians in alaska's past. he also gave me papers i could not make heads or tails of. he has a history of taking things to prosecutors. they found them to be of no concern. follow up.es to mr. metcalfe: they flew a crew up here from juneau to take the same tour, then a crew from washington dc to take the tour. it resulted in an expansion of polar pin, and the indictment of several legislators. ms. stock: how long ago was this an what relevance does it have? >> we are going to move on.
you have the opportunity to ask the question of one of your opponents. we have beeni: talking about health care around the state. we have been debating health care for years pre-democrats in the state and nationally have been pushing a single-payer system. i disagree with this approach but as the democratic nominee in this race, why do you think this will work for alaskans? mr. metcalfe: i believe in bernie sanders proposal for a single-payer health care system. the system we have is not working. i have been in the private insurance department before. i have had a company that provided insurance for employees. the insurance company is refused to pay when they had an obligation to pay. they would constantly come in and say here is your new policy.
they would double the policy in short order. it just didn't work. when you have an accident, they forget who you were. that system never did work. i am now on medicare. when you turn 65 years old, you can get on medicare. it works. there is no reason in the world we can't expand medicare to simply cover everybody. sen. murkowski: thank you. -- >> thank you. sen. murkowski: i voted against obamacare largely because it puts the government in control of choosing what care is covered . access is a critical issue here in this state. the aca is collapsing because of federal mandates and lack of flexibility. need is more choice and not less.
>> mr. miller, do you have a question? mr. miller: this is a question for senator makowski. --murkowski. obama's been opposed to political nominees yet you have rubberstamped most of them. voting for cloture on most of them. how can you criticize the courts when you have helped elevate many of these activists to the bench? sen. murkowski: i would remind you that the two nominees president obama has put before the senate, justice kagan and so to mayor -- justice sotomayor , i voted against these individuals. i have taken approach when it comes to ensuring there is an opportunity for an up or down
vote, particularly when we look at district court judge nominations, filibustering is not an approach that i think is appropriate. i have allowed for judges to go forward so they can receive an up or down vote. in terms of a rubberstamp on any president's nominees, i have not done that. i think it is reflected in the boats that i have made as it relates to the supreme court justices. >> thank you. mr. miller: part of the standard announced by your senior judiciary staff, this is a recent wikileaks e-mail, your staff was quoted as saying this -- ispect to judge lou don't think that's the appropriate standard to be
applied. i would also note when you supported merrick garland, there is a split in the supreme court. had he gotten the vote and going forward the second amendment would be dead. >> your question for one of your opponents? joe, you stated at this debate that the central government has no role in providing for a government health care plan. in your current campaign you bow to replace the aca with a market-based system. presumably you are also aware prior to the aca thousands could not be insurance on any private market because they had pre-existing conditions. they didn't have a profession that would allow to abide the health care. isn't hypocritical to rail against government provided health care when you have regularly participated in
government provided health care, the military be a system? -- va system. mr. miller: i am a combat veteran. i qualify for programs. i will fight for every veteran in the state to ensure it. i know what the system is like to ensure that you have the coverage your service demands and that trust between the government and those who have served is upheld. it is something that has not happened. my position on obamacare has been destructive to alaska. our choices are going away when obama claimed you could keep your doctor. that was a lie. most of us were not able to do that. i talked to one guy who is an employee, his rates went up so high it was a 20% reduction in his income. when we get government involved,
it results in inefficiency and less choice. that is not what alaskans want. they want a system where you can choose your doctor. it is something i pledge to help alaskans with. >> would you vote to get rid of all government health care? >> it is not your rebuttal. ms. stock: i'm under the impression, he does not have private health insurance on a private market. the only health insurance you have is through the government. since you are against all government provided health care that would mean medicaid, and riverthe v.a., everything to a market-based system. mr. miller: not true. >> we're going to take another video question from a voter who lives in telling him. gham.uestion -- in dillin
the question is regarding mining and the epa. -- they aresecret the cornerstone of our cultures and our economy. my entire adult life we have lived with the threat a large-scale mine could destroy our way of life. to tribes to ask the epa take action, will you support the epa's use of the clean water act to protect crystal bay ? >> ok. let's start with you. you have 45 seconds to respond. >> i am opposed to the pebble mine. i think it is the wrong mine in the wrong place. i'm opposed to the idea that we mine in a place that would potentially harm a renewable resource, and the bristol bay salmon watershed is an incredible resource. it is important we don't harm
that for the future. i am not opposed to mining but it has to be done anyway that protects the environment. the epa does play a role in that. republicans have talked about rolling back the powers with regard to clean water. water is a critical resource in alaska. many alaskans depend on the water in the ground. there is no way to treat it. it is critical we protect the environment. >> thank you. you have been critical of the epa intervention. sen. murkowski: i have been critical of the epa's intervention. i have said that there needs to be an appropriate process. not only for pebble but for any development project that we have. the epa should not be moving forward with a preemption of a project, before the project has been laid down. i have had many conversations
with people who have concerns about the balance. exchange onent to resource for another. we are not going to trade fish for gold. we need to know we can access the resources safely. we have to have a process that we will respect. >> thank you. thatetcalfe: i do believe for the pebble mine ever is breaks ground it needs to comply with the clean water act. it should be used and enforced. onlyis not the problem. we don't get paid for it. why would we. leave it in the ground. >> mr. miller. mr. miller: i'm an advocate of state and local control. the answer to many of our problems is jobs. i think that part of the reason i wase lack of purpose,
talking to people about how they want jobs. when we have opportunity for jobs such as the goldmine, we should seize those and make sure we are hiring alaskans in those communities where that resource development occurs. it is the state and locals who need to be in charge of the process. if you are at risk you should take part in the rewards or have the ability to stop the project. >> thank you. the midst of the longest-running vacancy in the supreme court and the country's history. you said you respected republican leadership in the senate's decision not to hold hearings. are your concerned that sets a precedent any president will not be able to get a confirmation of a nominee when they are facing opposition? sen. murkowski: we all recognize that this political environment
that we have been in has been intense to say the least. when you inject a nomination as critical as that of the supreme court justice, i think it is important that you allow for -- to have that political temperature to subside a little bit. sherman grassley was not going to move forward with a hearing. i am not on the judiciary committee. i am a chairman and i know when my -- a hearing, i expect the people in my committee would respect what we are doing. i have respected the role chairman grassley has played in this. vacancy thatth a does need to be filled and will be filled. i believe when we have a new president. >> is this the right decision to hold up the nomination? mr. miller: originally she said
the name ought to go forward. in mitch mcconnell got involved. mitch mcconnell said no, no you can't do that. she lined up on it. right now it is for-four. four justices who say the second amendment is a collective right. if mayor garland would have got the vote and gone forward, your second amendment rights as you know them would be over. i can assure alaskans i will do everything to fight every bet i can to stop any radical justice that is coined a take away your second amendment rights. if that means i have to stand alone filibustering a judge or justice that is going to take away your rights you can bet i will do that. that is what i am obligated to yourserve you and satisfy needs, and protect those liberties that this country great. sen. murkowski: he suggested
somehow i supported merrick garland. process thatt is a would allow us to get to confirmation to allow for the advice and consent process to move forward, which is the role the senate plays. >> is that different from a confirmation hearing? >> it is the hearing. he has suggested i have supported merrick garland. we haven't had an opportunity to weigh in on merrick garland. i want to make sure people understand. i sit down with mr. garland. merrick garland is not a radical at all. he is considered very middle-of-the-road by most court observers i have listened to. to try to is wrong delay the hearing all the way
through to the next presidency. you i willi can tell vote my conscience. i will not bow and lockstep with the conscious which goes the wrong direction. >> you are stock on this? ms. stock: it's a terrible situation. it's the longest vacancy in history. it is a result of partisan .bstructionism, p ra simple. she said you had to hold a hearing and give a vote up or down. there is no tradition of leaving it vacant in an election year. senator murkowski's colleagues said they will hold up the book for four years. this is partisanship that is hurting alaska. we can't get decisions. we are going to have a tie on the supreme court which means no decisions. it is a copout to blame this on the judiciary committee. if you are a leader you take a principled position and you
stand up to the cheers of your party who hold seats in the judiciary committee. you speak out and you don't copout. you caved in. you caved in. you tweeted the nomination get a hearing or a vote. sen. murkowski: that is not correct. ms. stock: that is what happened. two days after antonin scalia of passed away. >> we have to move on. liz has our next question. it will draw some heat. it is on abortion. you will have one minute for your response. >> we know you have the endorsement of alaska right to live. what course would you follow to change american abortion laws. a nation that basically sacrifices the most defenseless, if we don't protect life, and that is a 14th amendment thing, then what rights are up for grabs? they are all up for grabs. an indicator of a nation willing
to defend or not willing to defend the defenseless is something we all need to consider. i'm going to make sure we have judges that are pro-life. i think that is a standard that needs to be applied through the judiciary. again kind of the bellwether. is the federal government going to protect life? if it is not, what are they willing to take? >> what statutes would you write to change the policies and laws? mr. miller: i think the constitution is sufficient. amendment says no life may be deprived without the due process of law. have judges that protected in that way. >> you are a pro-choice candidate. will you support for funding for planned parenthood that provides health care as well as
abortions? mr. metcalfe: i would. >> ok. why? reason,alfe: for one from a libertarian point of view, the libertarian party, they believe that a person has a right to control the wrong body. themiller: that is not platform. mr. metcalfe: the national libertarian party subscribes to that. control adesire to uterus, frankly. someone, agine why group of men in a u.s. senate would want to. throughout your career it seems no issue has been as thorny for you as abortion. your votes related to planned parenthood funding have anchored -- angered both sides. can you clarify where you stand? likemurkowski: i do not
abortion. i don't think any of us like abortion. the supremeize that hast has said that a woman the right, the reproductive right to choose. i've supported that. i also recognize it is important that when it comes to federal a -- for those who just cannot abide the thought that their taxpayer dollars would be directed towards abortions, that there be a separation. i have unequivocally and clearly supported the hyde amendment that would prohibit federal dollars from being directed towards abortion. women's right and ability to gain access to women's health care, for the services they need whether it is
planned parenthood or mammograms, for pap smears. std screening. this is where so many alaskan women receive their services. it is important to sustain that. >> you have declared your support for keeping abortion legal and for funding planned parenthood. you believe taxpayer support for planned parenthood amounts to subsidizing abortion? ms. stock: no. i support a woman's right to control her body. women have a constitutional right to make a decision about their pregnancies. there is a balancing test involved as the lawyers appear are aware. i support planned parenthood because planned parenthood makes great efforts to reduce abortions. education, family planning, and those are terrific ways to reduce abortions in america. planned parenthood has been doing a lot of work with regard
to the zika virus. outreach in florida where women are likely to get bitten by a mosquito. did not want them to have the funding necessary to warn women about the zika virus. >> dan has a question. >> how do you weigh the cost and benefits of involvement in foreign conflicts? do we have a responsibility to assist the repressed? you can use an example. we will begin with -- we are engaged in syria and all of this stuff. none of this would have happened if we had stayed out of iraq in the first place. the adventures that we have gone into from vietnam, most of them have been ill-advised. we wished we had not gone there. we need to be more careful about
where we go. if we are not threatened we should stay out. with the exceptions where we can step in and stop genocide. that still needs to be on a case-by-case basis. >> miss stock, same question to you. when do we have a responsibility to get involved? ms. stock: we often act emotionally when congress votes on war. congress doesn't consider the second and third order side effects of a conflict. we have seen that repeatedly over the last 15 and 20 years. members of congress will vote without getting full information and what the actual costs are of engaging in a conflict and bringing it to a conclusion. we saw that with iraq. people were very emotional and did not consider the wounded. they didn't consider the deaths. they didn't consider the veterans ministration.
the most important thing we need to do is consider our national interests. it is going to tug at our heartstrings when we see terrible things happening in the world but we simply don't have the resources to intervene in every conflict. >> mr. miller, same question. when do we have a responsibility to help others? mr. miller: i'm the only combat that standing up here. when you have been in combat, you know the horrors of war. it causes you to have much greater apprehension about engaging. i remember i was going to lose two thirds of my unit, thinking why are we here? the men and women brought into combat, we need to make sure we're taking on vital national interest. most of the service members i talked to, they look at what is going on in the middle east, the disaster made of the middle east
, the spread of terrorism and isis is absolutely crazy how we have done an incredible disservice to america. we spent billions of dollars on this. you have been involved in these debates. how do you balance it? sen. murkowski: it is a difficult balance. i tried to keep in the forefront that we want the united states to be a force for good. that we do this by an appropriate mixed of soft power and military strength. i am one who believes that isolationism doesn't do us good. nation, despite our weariness about where we are with international engagement, it is important that we be aware that often times we must not disengage. making sure we are ready, that is what we are doing here in
alaska with the built-up of our military. time for closing statements. you have 30 seconds for your close. thank you for: the opportunity to be in front of alaskans this evening. i have been honored and truly privileged to be able to represent the people of this amazing state for the years that i have, as one who is born and raised here, as one who is passionate about my state and one who is passionate about the purpose that we have, not only as a state, but as a people. and our contributors to our country. this is what i am asking, your continued support for yet another term. i would respectfully ask for your vote november 8. >> mr. miller. the 30 yearthe 30 se
dynasty of senator murkowski, it is time to chart a new course. we can't have the second half of our pfd taken next year. we have to bring about new jobs. we can do it together. we have to vote in a bold way. my commitment is i'm going to do everything i can possibly do to bring good lives to people in alaska, to open up the resource base like we have never seen it before. ms. stock: congress has an 11% approval rating thanks to folks and senator lisa murkowski her colleagues who have done nothing over the last six years but engage in partisan gridlock. i am an independent. i'm a problem solver. i have a proven track record of getting things done in washington. alaska is ready for new leadership. i am ready to be your leader. vote for me on november 8, i am all work and no party. >> and your closing statement. mr. metcalfe: before you vote,
ask one question. what has that candidate done for alaska? i was the co-author of the language that established the investment for the permanent fund. it has held up pretty well. i will continue my efforts to root out corruption like i did with their bribery of the legislators to give oil away. ablel do everything i am to end the pay to play game congress is so heavily involved in. >> thank you. thank you, that is it for alaska public media's 116 debate for the state. -- 2016 debate for the state. thank you to the candidates for participating, and thank you for joining us. stay with us for a few minutes of analysis of the senate debate with zachariah hughes, and andrew kitchemen.
eastern. demandive on c-span on at c-span.org or listen to our live coverage, using the free c-span radio app. a hillarylive now at clinton rally in philadelphia. former secretary of state madeleine albright speaking. we'll listen in for a few minutes. >> thank you! we're gonna do it! [cheering] pleasees and gentlemen, welcome candidate for senate, katie mcginty. >> is phillyly in the house? ha ha! i got a question. let's see.
anybody fired up out there? [cheering] even more tonight, anybody ready to roar? ha! [cheering] >> yes, we are! yes, we are! well, listen we've got to be ready to roar tonight. i know, anybody in this room, andy to make history welcome madam president on tuesday? [cheering] favor i got a special gotta request. as long as we're shattering that anybody in to help me shatter the glass ceiling in the united states senate as well? [cheering] >> absolutely! because i am all about it! time to send senator pat toomey packin'! but this we know. this we know.
our mission is urgent. we have to win! think of what's on your heart and on your mind. ballot.the we care about every child, every a good education. your zip code is not your destiny. it's on the ballot! it's on the ballot! and it's urgent. it's urgent that we get rid of the illegal guns and that we close the loopholes. it's urgent! it's on the ballot. i don't know. anybody out here care about college afforability? that's urgent too! [cheering] >> now, hear me on this. street" toomey thinks the more interest you pay, the better. it works for the banks. doesn't work for us. packin'.ding pat
you know what? that supreme court, it's up for grabs. anybody care about marriage equality? anybody care about a woman's choose? [cheering] >> it's on the ballot. and it's urgent. but this is what i want to share. oneyone of those -- every of those issues is so, so critical. but there's something bigger on the ballot. the soul and spirit of this is on the ballot november 8. it's on the ballot! [cheering] human decency is on the ballot, on november 8. now, i don't know about any of you. to catch michelle obama's speech in new hampshire? [cheering] spoke forll you, she
me when she said she is shaken her corere, shaken to with what we've seen and what we have heard in this election season. but here's the deal. the other side wants us to be shaken. to be shaken, into submission. intoe will be shaken action! who's ready for action? ready to act, absolutely, because this we know. this we know. when donald trump insults an that gaveuslim family the ultimate sacrifice for this intory, we are shaken action. [cheering] >> and as the mom of three daughters, when a donald trump dares, dares to brag about assaulting women, we are shaken into action! [cheering]
>> and when donald threatens to democracy down when we donald!t him, no way, we are shaken into action! ha ha! [cheering] >> and i will say this too. that when donald trump went out there and worked for and then earned and recently received the of the ku klux klan, shaken! [booing] action?e ready for yes, we are! yes, we are! yes, we are! what of our, one o man, pat toomey? he's waiting that
to be persuaded, that he has some differences with the donald. very dainty and delicate. the's how in politics definition of "courage" and "character" is doing what's right, even if it cost you a few votes. well, pat toomey, you have failed that test! you have failed the test of courage and character! we know. [cheering] >> pat toomey's bad policies have made it so that good people their jobs. i don't know about you. but i think it's time for pat lose his job! [cheering] >> well, i know you join me in this. there's one person we can think a test.as never failed
a person who has fought for our hasdren, a person who fought for our families, a person who is standing up for person whoclass, a trump.od up to donald hillary clinton has never failed us! [cheering] >> never! in let me ask you, anyone this room, we are not going to we? hillary clinton, are crowd member: no! action?e ready for god bless you! let's win! woo hoo! [cheering] ♪ this is my fight thing ♪
♪[music] >> live vote to the white house coverage here on c-span. philadelphia for a hillary clinton rally, appear.d to singer katy perry and others. we've been looking at some of preliminary speeches. and while we wait for the main we'llrs and main event, look at some of this morning's washington journal, on senate the country. >> joining us now is james arcken, a congressional reporter for real clear politics. he's joining us to discuss the races,in the 2016 senate focusing on those that remain a toss-up heading into election day. morning. thank you for joining us. so what are some of the states tossups atink are this point? >> so right now, the balance of
the senate is really coming down six or maybe seven states. so you've got indiana, missouri, of red states that are currently in the hands of republicans that are gonna be close races. then you've got new hampshire, thesylvania, some of battlegrounds. you've also got north carolina and nevada. racesare kind of the six that are the closest. then also wisconsin is becoming town the we head stretch. they go eitherf way, three or four margin, it's tight.o be pretty >> and republicans are confident that they will hold on to seats florida and ohio. so a democratic outside group transferred more than a million try to keep the race competitive. meanwhile, democrats believe will win races against g.o.p. incumbents in illinois and wisconsin although the latter argue contest has narrowed recently.
same democratic outside group added $2 million former senator fine finegold, running against johnson. there's indiana, missouri, north carolina, nevada, pennsylvania new hampshire. now, leading into the last few weeks, it appeared that the the advantage in these toss-up states. changed? >> it's changed a little bit. i would say their advantage has polls ina bit, as the the presidential race have tightened. i still think democrats have a slight edge, just because there are so many different ways for them to win the majority. right now they need four seats, if hillary clinton wins the white house, in order to get the majority, they're pretty secure and they still feel pretty good about wisconsin. so that's two. that means within those other states you mentioned, they would just have to win two of those races, whereas republicans would nearly every single one of those races to keep a majority. so democrats still have a little
bit of an edge. things have definitely narrowed over the last week or so. jamesare talking to arken. .emocrats can call republicans can call. independent callers can call. those supporting third-party candidates can call 202-748-8003. james, what's the most in your opinion right now? what's the race that is surprising to still be this this late in the game? >> i would say probably missouri is the most surprising race, because if you look across the map, a lot of these states that are competitive in the ofsidential race and a lot them are really tied to how well the presidential candidates do, that.ri is not donald trump is going to win missouri pretty handily. really notnton is competing there. you have the secretary of state,
old, running against roy blunt. candor has really caught the attention of missouri voters in didn't lot of people expect. he's going to need to be able to win a decent chunk of donald voters, if he's going to win. you have a democrat running on an anti-washington, sort of "need, change in d.c." message and he's to donald trump supporters. if he can convince them to vote for a senate democrat, he's got a real shot there. that's the most surprising race at this point. in fromis calling philadelphia, on our democratic line. on., you are >> this is maybe a little early in your show to ask, but the inious question right now, my mind, is, what effect has the had on the letter races, the senate races? effect, from the the f.b.i. letter from director
comey is that things have narrowed a little bit in some of these races. i don't think it's changed the any race, you know, significantly one way or the other. the people i've talked to in both parties think it's had an effect on the margins. some of the voters supporting hillary clinton and who were maybe thinking about supporting a democratic senate candidate might be rethinking a little bit. so it's maybe having a little bit of an effect on the margins with some voters. 50/50,races that are that can be a really big deal. percentull over just a or two of voters who decide they can't support hillary clinton a democrat forrt senate because of this, or if they hear republicans who have been making the argument about on hillarycheck clinton because the e-mail scandal and everything like that, they could be convinced by news.because of this so i'd say it's given republicans a real shot in the arm. offense,ble to go on down the final week. but it hasn't had a major impact
on any of these races. that caller was from pennsylvania, where one of the close senate races is between toomey and katie mcginty. let's take a look at ads thoseting both of candidates. one from the nrsd. the dscc.from >> right here, this man, an illegal immigrant, is arrested for aggravated assault. to detains attempted him but as a sanctuary city, philadelphia refuses, and he's streets.on the then the unthinkable happens. >> a sickening development, late last month. of raping a 13-year-old or under child. still refuses to support philadelphia's being a city.ated sanctuary how could she? out.e bank forces you no warning. no hearing. it's a lending practice so outrageous, most states banned it. but the bank owned by pat
business asas usual, forcing 21 small business owners out of their homes. toomey is using his power in the senate, to help himselfs, voting to gut rules that help him. pat toomey, out for himself, not us. dscc is responsible for the contents of this advertising. more aboutittle bit this race in pennsylvania. what's the latest? who is up? >> right now, our polling average has katie mcginty, the about 3, up by percentage points. it's a little bit larger of a she's had. right now, it seems like mcginty edge.little bit of an but you've got a real good snapshot right there. sometimes we think these races theall about whether republicans support donald trump, whether the democrats support hillary clinton. those two are a real snapshot of what the parties think are kind of the key that they're able to hit. republicans have been attacking
mcginty on the so-called cities in philadelphia. they think that's a really effective message because of the position she has or hasn't taken on that. at the same time, democrats think that attacking senator toomey for his ties to wall street are going to be particularly effective this year. this is still a neck in neck race. i think that if hillary clinton has a big win in the state and there's massive democratic turnout, that's going to be a boost to mcginty. like she hasseems an edge in the polls but i still 50/50 toss-up. >> david is calling in from oursboro, arkansas, on republican line. good morning, david. >> good morning. i think what you're going to dayshere in the last few is exactly what we found since the obamacare premiums went up and went up substantially in pennsylvania. there gonna find that illinois and wisconsin -- in it's gone. think i think wisconsin, i think ron
chance.still has a i think ron johnson has been a very good senator. wisconsin is irking for a win, since they their tails beat in the last few years with the governor there. but i think the other six are gonna go republican. the wind is at their backs and i wind will stay at their backs. there's one crucial thing that i mentioned ford just for a period of like 10 seconds. surprised,lly because this could change the entire direction, not only of butpresidential election also of the downballot elections. in the year 2000, hillary in an effort to win the new york state senate election, about 24 puerto rican nationals that had been all kindsof bombing of places, all over the northeast and united states. in prison for like life, or 20 to 30 years.
holder, through president clinton's blessing, go along and pardon these lifelong people that had committed murder. and the only reason they did to get the puerto rican vote. give james a chance to replay. >> so i don't know the details case with hillary clinton, that the gentleman was talking about. he did hit on one other interesting thing, which is what he said about obamacare premiums. something that republicans think, if you combine with what they're talking about in terms of the about f.b.i. director comey's letter and looking into related to potential hillary clinton, republicans think the rise in obamacare premiums gives them another go on the offense and to attack democrats. and in some of these states like arizona, where the race is not quite as tight but still fairly tight, and north think thatepublicans attacks on obamacare and the
it arets support for going to be particularly effective down the street. wisconsin is another one. wisconsin as a state, where he thinks there's some momentum. agree.cans they think there's real momentum there and that obamacare attacks are going to be particularly effective on that. it's just another thing that republicans think gives them a chance to go on the offense and attack.e in the final week of the election. >> and a little bit more of that wisconsin, from 538. it says perhaps the most in this grouptest of tight senate races is in wisconsin. republican senator ron johnson had been left for dead with a brief exception at the beginning of october. the polls all year had good news for former democratic senator, russ finegold. but then eventually a funny thing happened. and republican organizations started investing the state.ney in the question is, why? well, they clearly knew what
they were doing. found finegold up by only point.centage talk about how the poll has happened in wisconsin. 538 said. what this race was banked as a win for democrats, in the beginning the cycle, along with illinois. there are so many other competitive races that there a lot of attention on wisconsin. but ron johnson has run a very careful campaign. he's run a lot of positive ads to try and increase his name i.d. in the state. an interesting dynamic where the incumbent is the one who needs to increase his name because finegold was a senator for 18 years and a lot know him veryns well still. the polls have been up and down. you saw some throughout the summer and early fall that had russ up double digits. shifted andkind of gotten closer and closer. and i think the real key is to outside groupse are doing. you had a bump of -- bunch of
jump in androups think, if we make a real investment in wisconsin, there enough momentum in the polls to push this thing over. democrats answered with a couple million dollars in advertising that will run through election day to try and boost finegold. democrats, to they're still pretty confident. they think this is sort of a wasted effort by republicans down the stretch. they think this is still a race favored finegold. if you look at our polling average, it does still favor him of percentage points. the key here is that wisconsin would give republicans a huge boost. moreuld make it much difficult for democrats to find a path to the majority if they lose a state that they really be inought was going to their column. >> tony is calling in from pleasantville, new jersey, on line.mocrat you are on. >> yes. good morning. right? go again, toomey and mcginty, in
pennsylvania. here we go again. every timeagain, around election time something happens. if mr.arkin isw aware of what's going on in pennsylvania as far as the strike that has all the rail don't havee people cars to get to the polls. here we go again. wants to throwp up election fraud. you understand? you see where i'm going? we go again. >> okay, tony. let's let james have a chance to to what's happening in pennsylvania. >> yes. so... ♪[music] >> hello, philadelphia! i am thrilled to be back here in
this great city. and with all of you tonight, i to thank shonda for that introduction. to thank her for writing about powerful women t.v. look and making like america! [cheering] >> i am so grateful for all of your support. also, my friends, elected officials. great pennsylvanians who are up here on the stage with me. hope that you will be voting for them as well. you're gonnahope send katie mcginty to the united states senate! [cheering] >> you know, i'm very excited. days leftjust three in this most consequential election. are you ready?
[cheering] >> are you ready to vote on 8th?ber the [cheering] >> you know, i've spent a lot of states where they're already voting. and i was just talking to my friend, corey booker, crisscrossingeen the country, going to a lot of those same states. and here in pennsylvania, you on tuesday. but i want you to know this. 37 and a half million people in our country have voted! [cheering] >> now, why are they out there voting? because i believe they are standing up for a hopeful, america. vision of [cheering] >> and i'm asking you to stand for that same vision, when you come out and vote on
8th!ber the it's your turn, philadelphia! longtime friend, congressman bob brady, knows that all the the world doesn't mean anything if people don't vote. go toope you will to make sure you have everything you need to know where to vote, to make your voice heard. because tonight i want to hear you roar! [cheering] this mondaymonday, philadelphia -- [cheering]
>> hillary! hillary! hillary! [chanting] >> and so... if you're still all geared up come join us at nightndence hall monday with president obama and obama.e [cheering] our heartsll working out, in the final sprint to this election. need your help. phones.out your 47246 and j-o-i-n, to sign up to help us get out the vote. recruiting volunteers. there are still people who need to be called, whose door needs on, who maybe need a ride to the polls. youf you have some time and
want to really be involved in winning this election, sign up help, because when your kids and grandkids ask you what you did in 2016, when it was all on want you to be able to say i voted for a better, stronger america, where everybody has a chance at the american dream! [cheering] >> i am so excited about this election! because i really think we're a message from coast to coast, east to west, south, about who we are as a country. we should,o what then on november the 9th, this wednesday, we can all wake up and say, i'm gonna do my
to make sure that america lives up to its promise to every of our people, especially every one of our children who chance to live up to their god-given potential. [cheering] tonight, tonight it is a tonig, it is a celebration for everything that you have already done to help us and all we will be together. and i am thrilled to be a budget introduced a performer -- to introduce a performer whose music has a wonderful message. [applause] mr. urofsky: i was -- secretary clinton: i was thrilled when this musician came out and campaigned for us in the caucuses.
when you get not down -- knocked get backt matters is, up. stand up for what you believe. know the power of your own voice , it can change the world. all, as wed for welcome her to the stage, let's prove that love trumps hate. katy perry! [cheers] beat.e me a ♪ nasty girl ou nasty girl nasty girl nasty girl
tongue i agree politely i guess i forgot i had a choice like to push me past the breaking point i stood for everything so i fell for everything you held me down, but i got up already brushing off the dust even my voice, you hear that sound like undergone a shake the ground you held me down, but i got up get ready because i've had enough i see it all, i see it now i of the tiger, a fighter, dancing to the fire i am a champion and you are going to hear me roar louder than a lion because i am the champion and you are going to hear me roar ♪
katy: stand up! ♪ >> you are going to hear me roar now i'm floating like a butterfly stinging like a bee i earned my stripes i went from zero, to my own hero ou held me down, but i got up already brushing off the dust you hear my voice, you hear that sound like undergone a shake the ground you held me down, but i got up get ready because i've had enough ♪tomorrow >> wrote it to the white house coverage continues with a rally in scranton pennsylvania. it will be live at 11:45 p.m. eastern.
then at 1:00 p.m. eastern, donald trump speaking in iowa. and at 3:25 p.m. eastern, live coverage as president obama speaks at a hillary clinton rally in orlando florida. that is tomorrow on c-span. election night on c-span, be part of a national conversation about the outcome of the results. victory and concession speeches and key governor races, starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern and throughout the following 24 hours. ate on c-span, on-demand c-span.org and listen to our coverage with the c-span radio app. ♪ >> and now, republican presidential candidate donald trump at a campaign rally in tampa, florida. this is just under an hour.
outside. should we wait for them to come in? >> no! mr. trump: i agree. let's get going. you people were here from about 2:00 in the morning they tell me. thank you very much. we will get going. we don't need jay-z to fill arenas. we do it the old-fashioned way. we fill them up because you love what we are saying and you want to make america great again. that is about it. and i actually like jay-z, but the language last night. was thinking maybe i should use that language. >> no! mr. trump: can you imagine if i said that? so, he used every word in the book. i won't even use the initials because i will get in trouble. they will get me in trouble.
he used every word in the book last night. by the way, in hershey, pennsylvania last night we had an arena. we had 27,000 people show up. maybe they could not get in. far more than jay-z had with their free tickets. free tickets. far more. and beyonce. i like them both, but he used language last night that was so bad. and hillary said, i did not like donald trump's lewd language. [laughter] my language. i tell you what i have never , said what he said in my life. but that shows you the phoniness of politicians and the phoniness of the whole system, folks. [cheers] mr. trump: in three days we are going to win the great state of florida. and we are going to win that the
back -- win back the white house. and real change begins with only start immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. it has just been announced, i am sorry to tell you this, the residents of florida are going to suffer a massive double-digit premium hike. i just don't want to destroy the spirit in the room. it's going to be a massive hike so congratulations. if we win, i am throwing it out anyway. it doesn't matter. [cheers] you are going to have a big hike. hopefully it will not make a damn bit of difference. and in the great state of arizona where i was a couple of days ago and where i am going, premiums are going up by more than 116%. [booing] it will go higher than that.
over 90% of the counties in florida are losing obamacare. they are losing their insurers. over 90% of the county. -- counties. and remember, and most of you were there, almost all of you felt this moment from the beginning when we came down from the primaries. we won 66 out of 67 counties. [cheers] 66. florida is just a place i love. my second home. i'm here all the time. [cheers and whistling] florida better than you do. my second home. we won 66 out of 67 counties. that has never happened before. we almost won the last one. and i see maybe even more enthusiasm right now than i did then.
i think there is more enthusiasm. [cheers] you see the tremendous lines of people, and they have trump caps on. make america great. again. but they have trump hats on and buttons and shirts. they are in line and you see nbc and these people. [booing] total phonies. the most dishonest people. and they will say, it looks like there was one line where there was 100% with trumper galea. maybe they are in disguise. maybe they are wearing shirts and hats but they're actually going to vote for crooked hillary. do you think that is possible? you see these lines. the woman says i would say it's very evenly based. [laughter] so the great state of texas.
can you believe all these people at 10:00 in the morning? great. they got here at 2:00 in the morning. [cheers] so, the great state of texas. an incredible place. i go there, we have these massive crowds. two weeks ago i was hearing the phonies in the media. and they are going, very, very strongly texas is in play. , are they paying that person $1500? [booing] get them out please. [cheers] get them out. [chanting] usa!a! usa!
mr. trump: i must tell you the bernie sanders protesters had much more enthusiasm than this one. the problem with these hillary protesters is my people make all the noise. they are always going -- there, there! you cannot even hear the person. before i get to texas, did you see yesterday obama screaming and screaming? [booing] and screaming? just like the way he runs the country, nobody listens to him. screaming. ok. and i wanted to see the protester. because these lying, thieving people, the media, they don't ever show my crowds. [booing] i was saying to them the other night in hershey, you have got to turn the cameras.
they just come everyone of them right at my face. the only time they will turn the cameras is if there is a protester. last night obama had a processor -- protester and they would not turn the camera to the protester. it is the first time i have ever seen that. it was bad because he kept screaming the same thing over and over again and nobody would listen to him. they have a great state of texas. about three weeks ago the duties phony polls. some of the polls are correct. i only really acknowledge them if i'm winning. by the way we are winning and a -- in a lot of polls. we do not have enough time to talk about it. i love those signs "blacks for , trump." that seems to be the big surprise so far of this election. blacks for trump.
[cheers] thank you. that is great. thank you very much. [cheers]it is a great honor. they kept saying the great state of texas is in play. you know, it is supposed to be sort of a republican stronghold. not supposed to be in play. i call my people, what is going on with texas? we had a crowd of 20,000, 22,000, 15,000 every time i went. we had these massive crowds. they had a line that went so the local media, they are much more honest than these dishonest guys here. they were showing the line going , it was going bitterly miles --
literally, miles. texas is in play. it is even. i said that is bad news. i don't want to lose taxes. -- texas. that is bad news. one little problem. one little problem. we are killing them in texas. [cheers] guy two days a ago, a man named sid miller. don't really know him. wearing a big beautiful white cowboy hat. i want to find that hat it is , pretty nice. he said you folks are getting it all wrong. these lines are for, 5, 6 blocks long. we have never had something like this in texas. all those folks are voting for trump. they are not voting for anyone else. [cheers] texas, we are doing great in texas. but we are doing great in new hampshire. we are doing great in iowa. we are doing great in ohio. ohio.
[cheers] just left, going back again soon. doing phenomenally well in north carolina. [cheers] i think we are going to win pennsylvania. [cheers] i think we will win pennsylvania. we are right there. isaw that they had, and even not my thing, but they had me way down in pennsylvania. then last night two or three polls came out. trump is even now in pennsylvania. this is not good. you can see it, because they protect hillary. i don't understand it. i don't understand why. [booing] when this is all over with, i will sit down with the dishonest media. why? what is she going to do? she is a dishonest person. she has no energy. you know, you need energy to
help this country. like for instance i will be , doing five or six of these every day. you need energy here. she goes home and she goes to sleep. [chanting] >> lock her up! lock her up! mr. trump: you need a lots of energy. we will be doing at least five of these today. the arenas are packed all over the country. we are going into different locations. we are going into what they used to call democrat strongholds where we are now either tied or leading. we are going to minnesota. [cheers] mr. trump: we are going up to minnesota. which traditionally has not been republican at all and we are doing phenomenally. we just saw the poll. and we are going to colorado
where we are doing phenomenally. we are doing well everywhere. we are doing well in places they don't believe. anyway, with obamacare. getting back to the boring subject. it is almost a waste of time talking about it, because when we get rid of it, it will be just a bad experience for the american people. companies are leaving. insurers are fleeing. doctors are quitting. and deductibles are going to the roof. some as high as $15,000. some are higher than that. yet hillary clinton was the onwants to double down obamacare, making it even more expensive. going to make it much more expensive. you know what they are going to do? they are going to show you that it works.
never give up. they are going to show you it works. they will show you. we don't want to be shown. it is catastrophic. i am asking for your vote so we can repeal and replace obamacare. and have health care for every family in florida and great health care. [cheers] mr. trump: real change also means restoring honesty to our government. as you know, the fbi -- and i give them a lot of credit because they are fighting forces that they are not supposed to be fighting -- has reopened its criminal investigation into hillary clinton. [applause] [cheers] mr. trump: they are also conducting a second criminal investigation into hillary clinton's pay for play corruption at the state department. you see what is happening there. it has been confirmed that the
650,000 e-mails they discovered -- by accident -- can you believe it? [laughter] mr. trump: 650,000 -- that is a treasure trove. that is going to be a lot of bad emails in there. they discovered it on anthony weiner's desk, can you imagine? anthony weiner has probably every classified e-mail ever sent, and knowing this guy, he probably studied every single one in between using his machine for other purposes. [laughter] including brand-new e-mails not previously turned over to authorities, likely including some very, very classified information. however, the reports also show that the political leadership at
the department of justice is trying very hard, and as hard as they can, to protect their angel, hillary. [boos] mr. trump: remember, bill clinton just happened to see the plane, the attorney general's plane. what an unbelievable -- he was going to play golf. it was 110 degrees and he was going to play golf. oh, i was going to play golf. let me say hello. let's get together. i thought it was 39 minutes. turned out to be 45 minutes. went on to the plane on the tarmac. right on the tarmac, they had a meeting for 45 minutes, right before she was supposed to issue her judgment on hillary and maybe bill. bill could be a target -- who knows? because of what is going on. so she met with him for 45 , minutes. they discussed golf. that is about two minutes.
they discussed grandchildren. give them five. the rest of the time, what do you think they discussed? i would say, like, "i hope you are going to be part of our administration." what do you think? what a disgrace. i will tell you what our country , has never been in a situation like it is in right now. never been. so dishonest. it is a rigged system, folks. it is a rigged system, and it begins with the media because the media rigs it. [boos] mr. trump: did you see those reports where "the new york times" is sending them things, and they are saying, listen we have this report. it is 100%. where other reporters are sending them stories to check. actually, i used to get good
publicity until i decided to run. now, i think i have -- they even say -- actually, "the times" said, "we don't care if it is fair or not." it is so out of control. we don't care. it is the greatest pile-on in the history of politics. i used to be on the other side. i did very well. i also love my country and it was time. i had to do something. it was time. but that is a big part of the rigged system. remember, john podesta said hillary clinton has bad instincts, right? i say to people, i would fire him. if he was saying -- he has said so many bad things about her and he is her top person. he knows her well, and i don't want a president with that -- bad instincts, and she does.
all you have to do is look at her. look at her record. bernie sanders says she has bad judgment. hillary created an illegal server to shield her criminal activity. that's why. she figured she was above it because she figured the department of justice would never do anything to get in her way, ok? it is a rigged system. the department of justice, if that happened to anybody else, they would have been in jail two years ago, folks, ok? what she did. then she illegally destroyed -- and this is -- forget about what happened last friday. i'm talking about the past. forget about that. that is all gravy, whatever happened. what she did in the past is so bad. she destroyed 30,000 -- remember this -- 33,000 e-mails after receiving a congressional subpoena -- the keyword being after -- and made 13 phones disappear, some with a hammer.
[yelling and shouting] mr. trump: if she were to win, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. remember, if she ever got into the oval office, hillary and her special interests and her donors would rob this country blind. i have no doubt about it. [boos] mr. trump: my contract with the american voter begins with a plan to end government corruption and to take back our country from the special interests. [applause] mr. trump: i want the entire, corrupt washington establishment to hear the words we are about to say.
when we win on november 8, we are going to drain the swamp. going to do it. [applause] mr. trump: they are not happy, folks. they are not happy. there are a lot of unhappy people around. at the core of my contract is my plan to bring back your jobs that have been stolen. [applause] mr. trump: stolen by either very stupid politicians or corrupt politicians, meaning special interests get them to do whatever they want them to do. florida has lost one in four of its manufacturing jobs since nafta, a deal signed by bill clinton and supported by hillary. [booing] mr. trump: america has lost 70,000 factories -- that is such a hard number to believe, 70,000 -- since china entered the world trade organization, another bill and hillary-backed disaster. we are living through the
greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. there has never been a country that has lost jobs like we did, so stupidly, so easy to solve, so stupidly. goodrich lighting systems moved -- we will, i promise. i promise. [cheers] mr. trump: goodrich lighting systems laid off 255 workers and moved their jobs to india. baxter health care laid off 199 workers and moved their jobs to singapore. essalor laid off 181 workers and moved their jobs, surprise, to mexico. tremendous, tremendous jobs, and it's getting worse and worse and worse. we have with some of these countries -- mexico, in particular -- i have a great relationship with mexico. i met with the mexican president three months ago.
>> build a wall! mr. trump: don't worry, i will build a wall. don't worry about it. >> build a wall! build a wall! build a wall! build a wall! build a wall! mr. trump: and you know what? the harder they fight us, the higher it goes, i promise. [cheers] mr. trump: no, but i met with the president of mexico. and he is a good guy, good guy. good meeting, all of that. highway have a one-way -- one-lane highway, goes right into mexico. takes our jobs, our money, our wealth, everything. we get unemployment and we get drugs. not going to happen anymore, folks. [applause] mr. trump: a trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving america and will stop the jobs from leaving the great state of florida, that i can tell you.
[applause] mr. trump: the theft of american prosperity will end quickly and effectively. if a company wants to fire their workers, leave florida, move to another country, and then shift p product back into the united states, we will make them pay a tax of 35%. [applause] mr. trump: problem solved. problem solved. 99% -- and you never heard this talk before. they give them loans. we want you to stay. they don't even talk to most of them. we will talk to them. first we will be very nice and respectful, and when they tell no, we will say let's not be nice anymore. , and you know what is going to
happen with that tax? they are never going to leave this country. they are never leaving. he knows. they are never going to leave this country. a trump administration will renegotiate nafta, and if we do not get the deal we want, we will terminate nafta and get a much better deal for our workers. [applause] we will immediately stop the partnership, another disaster in the making that hillary clinton said was a gold standard, a gold standard for other countries, not for us. a gold standard for the countries that want to be a part of that deal. as part of our plan to bring back jobs, we will lower taxes on businesses from 35% to 15% greater we are the highest taxed nation in the world. one main reason -- we will massively cut taxes for the middle class, also. [applause] mr. trump: by the way, look at it.
hillary clinton will raise taxes substantially. she wants toaxes, raise taxes substantially. that is not going to happen. we will also cancel billions in global warming payments to the united nations and use that money to invest in america. [applause] [cheers] mr. trump: that includes repairing so many of florida's problems. thank you. we are going to rip their so many of -- repair so many of florida's problems, including the hoover dike which is a big problem and the florida aquifer. and we will protect the everglades. we will have so much money left over. you know what we want? we want really beautiful clean air, reacr