Think about how our country was built. The greatness came from our diversity; the greatness came from individuals with different perspectives coming together.

You shouldn't say, 'Well, we cannot go there,' before we even had the conversation.

I've got two young sons who, when I ask them and their friends how they feel about gay marriage, kinda give me one of those looks like, 'Gosh, Mom, why are you even asking that question?'

Keep in mind, our demographics of our state, how it breaks down in terms of political affiliation: over half the people in this state chose not to align themselves with any party at all.

Any efforts or opportunity to expand the civil bonds and rights to anyone that wants to build a stable, happy household should be promoted.

Like the majority of Alaskans, I supported a constitutional amendment in 1998 defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, but my thinking has evolved as America has witnessed a clear cultural shift.

The more traditional fuel sources we have relied on as a nation - coal, oil, and natural gas - I'm hoping they can allow us the financial springboard to move to the next generation of energy sources: renewables and alternatives.

I am still a Republican. I have not changed that.

To most Alaskans, Clinton is remembered as being the one individual who has shut Alaska down by vetoing ANWR when we successfully moved it through the Congress.

I think it's fair to say that women have a different level of intuitiveness that allows them to perhaps handle situations a little bit different.

I am working for Alaska's best interests.

How we move forward with a level of R&D support that will be meaningful allows us to really build on and enhance our energy opportunities in this country.

I am not one of those who wants Obama to fail. If he does well, that means the country's doing well.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 brought an end to the ugly Jim Crow period in American history.

I was advised by my assistant that the women of the Senate don't do potlucks. To which I responded, 'Of course we do.'

I'm not - I'm not going to define people by labels: who's a real Republican, who's not a real Republican.

I think that the ability to export our abundant resources of LNG is good for us and quite honestly helps with the balance-of-trade issue. Japan would love to see LNG coming from its friend and closest ally, the United States.

I am not here as my party's nominee. I am unique among the 100 senators in that regard.

A lot of the basic research that helped us figure out fracking came from the federal government.

I believe marriages should be legally defined as between one man and one woman.

We can sit between active drilling operations in neighboring countries, complaining that it's too risky to develop our own resources while the world around us does exactly that.

I'm not a gym rat. I've got a gym membership, but my schedule is so crazy I just can't keep it regular.

I think there are a lot of outside interests that would like to see Sarah Palin in some form of elected office. Most in Alaska recognize our former governor is really not involved in or engaged in the state anymore, that she's moved to other interests.

What I am delivering to Alaska is a future that holds hope and opportunity for jobs, for people in this state.

You've got to move us to these technologies that allow us to get to the clean-energy source. If we can't work to reduce the cost, you're not going to see them implemented unless there is a path of unlimited subsidies, and that's not doable, either. We can kick-start the research process, but we have to do that from a position of economic strength.

We owe it to ourselves to keep healthy this marvelous world we've been given.

What could be more important to the pursuit of happiness than the right to choose your spouse without asking a Washington politician for permission?

There are many outsiders that actively try to halt every natural resource development project in Alaska. Many of these same people have never even been to Alaska, yet they claim to know what's best for us.

When you put in place regulations that are so burdensome, so tough, so much so that they cripple your economy, we then don't have the resources to invest in technologies that are going to make that difference, because it's just going to shut everything down. That's not going to help us as an economy.

I'm all about accessing our resources; I'm all about those jobs. But I want to make sure I'm not expensing one for the other.

Mitt Romney understands the importance of Alaska as a leader in our country's energy production and I look forward to working with him on such an important economic and national security matter.

What people unfortunately relate to when they think of Alaska oil was when the Exxon Valdez went aground because of a captain that was drunk. But when you look to how we have been safely producing and moving Alaska's oil for decades, it is a track record that is enviable.

We have so many issues in this country to focus on that worry us, that I question why there is such focus on the simple right of people to love whom they will.

Scott McAdams is a nice guy, but I don't know that most Alaskans believe that he's electable.

I'm not afraid to spend money on the R&D that's really going to move us to a cleaner energy source that I think is so much the answer to the issues of environmental responsibility and climate change.

What you get when you elect Lisa Murkowski is you get somebody who builds on that legacy that Ted Stevens built for our state for 40 years that continues on that path, that trajectory, to helping a young state like Alaska build us out.

We can write the book on how to run a successful write-in campaign for the United States Senate.

I do believe that Planned Parenthood provides vital services to those in need and disagree with its funding cuts contained in the H.R. 1 package.

I have voted in support of efforts in the Senate to enact a Constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to one man and one woman only.

I wish that I could tell you that I have a season ski pass, but I have had to give that up since I've been in the Senate.

I've supported the repeal of ObamaCare.

It is fundamentally important in our system of government that every American be given the opportunity to vote, regardless of who they are, where they live, and what their race or national origin may be.

People think that every day we pass monumental legislation. Oftentimes, the most important thing that you have done that day is help a family with a visa.

It's much more powerful to say I'm working to reduce spending, deal with our nation's deficit, push back on the federal government, and give specifics for that rather than just say, 'I'm a conservative.'

I don't pass the Tea Party's purity test.

I have nothing against President McKinley whatsoever, but I would rather have this peak be called by the name it has gone by for centuries by Alaskans than a man who never set foot in our state. This is the tallest mountain in North America, and we deserve to have this Alaskan landmark bear an Alaskan name.

I don't fit neatly into anybody's political boxes, and I think that sometimes disturbs people. But I don't think most Alaskans fit neatly into the Republican box or the Democratic box. They don't think of themselves that way.

Statutory authority to improve fuel economy has existed for 35 years at the Transportation Department, and it still exists today.

I don't buy into this, 'Oh, poor us. We've got tough budget problems.'