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Election 2000 logo (sm) Voters Guide Calif. Primary - Mar. 7


Open primary mixes parties
Smaller parties offer more choices
Presidential primary is a mother lode
The presidential candidates on the issues
Other candidates in the presidenital race
A quiet GOP Senate campaign
Other candidates for the Senate seat

District 10
District 12
District 13
District 14
District 15
District 16
District 17

District 11
District 13
District 15

District 23
District 24
District 28
Districts 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27

Voters facing 20 ballot measures
Pro, con, for and against

Santa Clara County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Los Altos Hills Council
San Jose Council
Water District
Open Space Authority
Ballot measures

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
Board of Education
Ballot measures

San Mateo County
Board of Supervisors
Half Moon Bay Council
Ballot measures

Santa Cruz County
Board of Supervisors
District Attorney
Superior Court
Ballot measures

San Benito County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Board of Education

How to use Pollstar ballot machine

Are we there yet? An explanation of the primary process

Politics & Government on Mercury Center

Campaign 2000 at RealCities

California Secretary of State voter information
California Voter Foundation's nonpartisan guide
League of Women Voters' nonpartisan guide
Rough and Tumble, a daily snapshot on California politics

Alameda County
Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County



Posted at 1:27 p.m. PST Friday, February 18, 2000


The other candidates

Besides the front-runners, there are 14 other candidates running in the presidential primary. Here are their views:


John B. Anderson

Reform Party candidate John B. Anderson, 77, a former congressman and presidential candidate in 1980, supports political reforms including opening up the two-party system, liberalizing voter registration requirements and public funding of campaigns.

George D. Weber

Reform Party candidate George D. Weber, a former Missouri state legislator and World War II veteran, proposes balanced federal budgets, a simpler and fairer tax system, term limits and campaign finance reform, and review of international trade agreements.

Charles Collins

Reform Party candidate Charles Collins, 70, a semi-retired building contractor and rancher, supports abolition of the Federal Reserve, IRS and debt-based monetary policies, withdrawal from the United Nations, and a properly prepared and equipped military.

Robert Bowman

Robert Bowman of the Reform Party, president of the Institute for Space and Security Studies, says key issues include electoral and health care reform, renouncing NAFTA and the World Trade Organization, and a foreign policy that stresses vision, not military might.


Lyndon LaRouche

Perennial candidate Lyndon LaRouche, battling party officials for the Democratic nomination, says the world economy is near collapse and proposes reorganizing the global monetary system and rebuilding the party's core constituency.


Howard Phillips

American Independent Howard Phillips, chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Alliance, is strongly anti-abortion and advocates the privatization of Social Security, abolishing income tax, withdrawing from the United Nations and NAFTA, and strengthening of the military.


Ralph Nader

Famed consumer advocate and Green Party candidate Ralph Nader advocates stronger labor laws and enforcement against corporate crime and abuse, greater consumer protections, public campaign financing and universal health insurance.

Joel Kovel

Green Party candidate Joel Kovel, a physician and college professor, is concerned with environmental and social justice issues, opposes the death penalty, and would work for reform of the nation's prison and health care systems.


Harry Browne

Libertarian Harry Browne, 66, an author and former candidate for president, would place constitutional limits on the size and power of government and supports privatization of Social Security, abolishing the federal income tax and ending the war on drugs.

Dave Lynn Hollist

Libertarian Dave Lynn Hollist, a 46-year-old bus driver, believes the worst abuse of power by most politicians is taxation, and advocates eliminating taxes and introducing a system for running the government without them.

L. Neil Smith

L. Neil Smith of the Libertarian Party, an author and lecturer, advocates jailing politicians and bureaucrats who violate citizens' rights, and passage of a 100-year moratorium on legislation at any level of government, with the exception of bills of repeal.

Larry Hines

Libertarian Larry Hines is a 35-year-old legal secretary and ex-Marine who would push for privatizing education, pulling the United States out of the United Nations, abolishing the income tax and ending this country's war on drugs.

Kip Lee

Libertarian Kip Lee, 45, proposes reforms abolishing the Federal Reserve, income tax and the Internal Revenue Service, and a free-trade economy in which everyone would work and receive free education, housing and medical care.


John Hagelin

Natural Law candidate John Hagelin, 45, a Harvard-trained quantum physicist, favors campaign finance reform, renewable energy production, and shifting U.S. policy from selling weapons to the exporting of health, environmental and entrepreneurial technologies.

-- Mercury News Staff Writer Michael Cronk


Published February 20, 2000

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