This is what has been compiled so far.
Are there any issues that are unique to your district that the rest of the state should know about? What can we do to bring more attention to these issues?
In national polls voters are ranking the economy, the war in Iraq and illegal immigration as the issues that concern them the most. How do these issues rank in your district and how do your constituents feel about each of them?
Huge bank of questions below the fold...
A question suitable for the first CD is regarding the Outlying Landing Field.....Where does the Navy stand with the outlying landing field? What can we do to help?
Thomas Brock said,
The environment and adding the question asked previously,
What will you do to make NC a leader in in the effort to slow global warming?
Thomas Brock said, Various levels of government are exploring the possibilities of off-shore drilling for oil and natural gas within 100 miles of the Atlantic Coast. How do you (and your constituents) feel about this? Will you support drilling near the NC coast?
Screwy Hoolie said,
How do you differ from your opponent?
What experiences make you suitable for the job?
Where do you stand on Net Neutrality?
How can NC recover jobs when globalization is the ruling trend? How is this stance different from your opponent's stance?
What would be your top priority if you're elected?
As long as we allow candidates to also add what they consider to be priority issues.
Question: Do you support a woman's right to choose to have an abortion or are you in favor of making abortion illegal?
Thomas Brock said,
We should throw the whole 'values agenda' on the list, I think...
Same-sex marriage, flag burning, campaign finance and ethics reform.
working for change said,
but frame it like
"How do you prioritize 'values issues' such as same-sex marriage, flag burning and the pledge of allegiance on your agenda in comparison to critical issues such as the economy, the environment, the war..."
Robert Peterson said,
What is a greater threat to the moral fiber of our country
gay marriage or homeless and starving children?
Do you support a NC Constitutional Amendment to insure that all children have a home?
There's a huge lack of smart growth.Although this is somewhat of a state-wide issue, it's usually the local governments' fault.
The following are questions posed by Anglico in his interview of David Price:
What's it like being in the minority party with George Bush in the White House?
You've been in politics a long time. Have you ever seen a more corrupt and incompetent government than we have right now?
A recent report shows you're holding down the progressive front in North Carolina, along with Mel Watt. How do you respond to 4th District voters who want you to be more aggressive?
What's your position on impeaching George Bush? Would you vote for impeachment given the opportunity?
How do you see other races in NC? Do you think we can pick up a few seats?
What are your top policy priorities going into next Congress?
What's the most effective way for citizens to support you in pursuing progressive agenda?
Here are questions Lance used in his interview with Larry Kissell. They are specific to the Kissell campaign, but names can be changed where appropriate.
BlueNC: What's a nice guy like you doing in politics?
BlueNC: What are you hearing from voters about the need for a change in Washington?
BlueNC: What will you want to accomplish in your first term in Congress?
BlueNC: The withdrawal of Democrat Tim Dunn creates some big opportunities for your campaign. What are your immediate plans?
BlueNC: What are the top three issues on which Robin Hayes is vulnerable?
BlueNC: I'm sure you've spent some time looking back to earlier Hayes campaigns. What has that research taught you to expect over the coming months?
BlueNC: You and your campaign staff have been active in the local blogosphere; what role will the blogs (and more generally, the internet) play in the Eighth Congressional District race?
This is a good bank of questions and I think we can add some specific issues as they come up.
Some need to be refined. I stink at framing questions, so please jump right in and help where you can.
How many should we narrow it down to and which ones should be included?