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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2006 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jodi Rell: Leave abortion decision to a woman & her doctor.
    Jodi Rell: $100M for stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    John Lynch: I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes.
Civil Rights
    Bill Ritter: Traditional definition of marriage; but full rights for gays.
    Bill Ritter: Supports MWDBE programs for those without historical access.
    Ed Rendell: Recognize civil unions.
    Ed Rendell: Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges.
    Jodi Rell: Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics.
    John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.
    John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination.
    Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions.
    Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions.
    Deval Patrick: Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing.
    Ed Rendell: Supports the death penalty.
    Ed Rendell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Jodi Rell: Supports the death penalty.
    Jodi Rell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    John Baldacci: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    John Lynch: Support NH’s current death penalty.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
    Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty.
    Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Ed Rendell: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Jodi Rell: Restrict sale of products used to make methamphetamine.
    Joel Dykstra: Restrict products used to make methamphetamine.
    Jodi Rell: Supports Head Start & early childhood education.
    John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education.
    Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Rendell: Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels.
    John Lynch: 25% renewable sources by 2025.
Government Reform
    Deval Patrick: Limit campaign donations.
    Ed Rendell: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
    John Baldacci: Limit political campaign donations.
    John Lynch: Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
    Joel Dykstra: Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure.
Gun Control
    Bill Ritter: Comfortable with Colorado’s existing gun laws.
    Deval Patrick: Strengthen existing gun laws; require background checks.
    Ed Rendell: Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks.
    John Baldacci: Allow concealed carry.
    John Lynch: Keep N.H. gun laws unchanged.
Health Care
    John Baldacci: Ensure access to basic health care.
    Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
    Bill Ritter: Supports livable wage and increasing minimum wage.
    Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Local Issues
    Ed Rendell: Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes.
Tax Reform
    John Lynch: I will veto any income or sales tax.
Welfare & Poverty
    Deval Patrick: Increase funding for employment and job training programs.
    Joel Dykstra: Promote marriage for welfare recipients.

The above quotations are from 2006 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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