Katrina Swett

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Katrina Swett was a Democratic candidate for the Senate in New Hampshire
Katrina Swett was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the Senate in New Hampshire. She is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Sen. John E. Sununu (R-N.H.).

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Positions, record and controversies

Bio

2008 elections

Swett was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Sen. John E. Sununu (R-N.H.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[1][2]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Swett will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Top Issues

Environment

WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. http://www.wmur.com/politics/24211854/detail.html. 2010.
“BP bears the lion’s share of responsibility for this tragedy because of their incompetence and greed. President Obama was right to demand that they establish an independently administered compensation fund to compensate the people of the Gulf who have been severely affected by BP’s recklessness. The federal Minerals Management Service (MMS) also bears responsibility for failing to adequately regulate BP’s activities in this environmentally sensitive region.”-Swett

Energy


WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. http://www.wmur.com/politics/24211854/detail.html. 2010.
“The economy that leads in green technology will be the country that leads the world economy into the next century. We need policies that will provide incentives and resources for the development of a green energy economy and we need to break our addiction to fossil fuels. Passages of an energy bill will help create millions of new jobs in this important sector.”-Swett


NH-02: Kuster, Swett, Differ on Nuclear Energy
http://www.bluehampshire.com/diary/10263/nh02-kuster-swett-differ-on-nuclear-energy.
July 5, 2010. Swett supports nuclear energy as a low-carbon energy alternative, even if it may be an expense.


Climate

WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. http://www.wmur.com/politics/24211854/detail.html. 2010.
“There is widespread consensus that without a strengthened effort to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels we will face accelerated climate change in the coming years. Passage of a comprehensive energy bill will not only create more jobs it will also reduce our dangerous reliance on fossil fuels. Furthermore, each of us though our personal and collective efforts at conservation can make a meaningful impact in reducing our carbon footprint.”-Swett

Technology

Innovation

Health

WMUR Commitment 2010 Senate Candidates On The Issues - Commitment 2010. WMUR Channel 9 New Hampshire. http://www.wmur.com/politics/24211854/detail.html. 2010.
“While far from perfect, the Health Care Reform bill was an important first step. The bill removes lifetime caps on coverage, prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against pre-existing conditions, closes the donut hole for senior citizen prescription drug coverage, and lets parents keep their children on their health plan until age 26. I will fight to strengthen the bill.”- Swett

STEM Education

Research & Development (R&D)

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 2008 Race Tracker page on New Hampshire’s Senate Race
  2. Swett's FEC filings for the 2007-08 election cycle

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