(Editor's Note: Hunter dropped out of the presidential race for the Republican nomination on Jan. 20, 2008, after a poor showing (2 percent of the vote) on Jan. 19, 2008, in the Nevada caucuses. See a statement on his campaign Web site.)
He believes it is important that Congress protect the property rights of private landowners and curb the government from excessive regulatory takings. He voted against barring the use of federal dollars for the Energy Department's Web site to promote the use of Yucca Mountain as a federal nuclear waste dump. In terms of alternative energy, he thinks the country's colleges, the private sector and government laboratories should work toward developing alternative fuels to end reliance on the Middle East oil and also help the climate. He wants to reduce taxes to zero for alternative energy sources.
On The Issues statement from 2007 GOP primary debate, at Reagan library, hosted by MSNBC May 3, 2007.