Obamacare • Kathie Allen, a physician in Utah since the 1980s, launched her campaign largely because of the GOP-led plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. While she favors fixing the legislation rather than trashing it, her vision for change includes a taxpayer-funded system.
"I am for removing the profit motive from health care and insuring that everyone is covered at an affordable rate and in an efficient manner," she said.
While the other two Democrats — progressive activist Ben Frank and environmental lobbyist Carl Ingwell — agree with Allen that Obamacare could use fixing, they support a single-payer, "Medicare for all" system.
"Health care is a right and should never again become a luxury that only the rich can afford," Ingwell said.
The president • The three Democrats vehemently disapprove of Trump.
Frank describes his level of support for the president as "minimal at best." He denounces Trump's proposed budget cuts for social programs. He disagrees with his efforts to roll back Obama administration environmental policies. And he condemns the president's plans for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Ingwell believes Trump's practices are "based on lies, misinformation and hatred."
"Every single executive order has been a disaster, at best," he said. "He has a Cabinet full of self-serving incompetence."
Allen, who also criticized Trump, said she'd be willing to work with the president only if he does "something good," such as reducing regulations on small businesses or supporting science research.
Chaffetz • The competitors also unilaterally opposed how Chaffetz served in Congress. Each vowed to take a different approach if elected to the office.
Ingwell blasted Chaffetz for being too partisan.