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- 1 Positions, record and controversies
- 2 Bio
- 3 Money in politics
- 4 Committees and affiliations
- 5 More background data
- 6 Contact
- 7 Articles and resources
Positions, record and controversies
Budget, Taxes and Government Spending
Guthrie would like to make the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent. He says on his campaign website that he will fight against "burdensome regulation and taxation that serve as a wet-blanket on America's small business owners". 
Guthrie strongly opposes a universal health care system for the U.S. He does, however, support lawsuit reform to lower the cost of healthcare, policy options that will provide consumers with more healthcare options, policies that improve the portability of insurance, and health policy that deals with chronic disease.He is also a strong believer in the benefits of preventive care.
War on Terror
Guthrie believes that decisions about the war should be left to the commanders in the field, rather than politicians. He opposes legislation that weakens surveillance laws, and allowing trial lawyers to sue telecommunications companies that help the government track terrorists who are making calls to the U.S. He also says he will support legislation that will support the families of veterans, and legislation that provides troops with necessary equipment while in the field. 
Guthrie is the Republican nominee to replace retiring Rep. Ron Lewis (R-Ky.) in the 2008 congressional elections, and went on to defeat Democratic nominee David Boswell in the November 2008 general election.
Money in politics
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Committees and affiliations
Guthrie will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Guthrie for Congress
Articles and resources
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