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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)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

Book Reviews

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The Hill e-magazine coverage and analysis of 2010-2013 campaigns


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    from The Hill 2010-2013 (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Coons (4) Democratic Jr Senator Delaware
  • Christine O`Donnell (4) Republican Senate Challenger Delaware
  • Deb Fischer (3) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Dennis Rehberg (1) Republican Challenger Montana
  • Ed Markey (1) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Jeff Flake (2) Republican Challenger Arizona
  • Jon Tester (1) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Richard Carmona (6) Democratic Challenger Arizona
  • Steve Lynch (4) Democrat (Senate run 2013) U.S. Rep Massachusetts-8
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Steve Lynch: Opposes abortion funding but funded Planned Parenthood.
    Chris Coons: Make abortion safe, legal and rare.
    Christine O`Donnell: Converted to pro-life position.
Budget & Economy
    Steve Lynch: Supported sequestration and opposed financial bailouts.
    Richard Carmona: Supply-side economics is valid.
    Dennis Rehberg: Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA.
    Chris Coons: Bailout was done too fast and put billions at risk.
Environment
    Steve Lynch: Help Massachusetts fishermen as working class.
Families & Children
    Christine O`Donnell: 1990s: espoused anti-masturbation; porn is akin to adultery.
Government Reform
    Richard Carmona: All earmarks are not pork.
    Deb Fischer: Accused of coordinating anti-Bruning TV ad with super-PAC.
    Christine O`Donnell: Private sector solutions over growth of government.
Health Care
    Ed Markey: Supported ObamaCare but would repeal aspects of it.
    Steve Lynch: Opposed ObamaCare and would repeal aspects of it.
    Richard Carmona: Would not have voted for ObamaCare.
    Richard Carmona: Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention.
    Chris Coons: Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs.
    Christine O`Donnell: Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law.
Immigration
    Jon Tester: Touts bipartisanship; voted against DREAM Act.
Principles & Values
    Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
    Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
    Chris Coons: Focuses on his experience; will fight on Delaware issues.
Tax Reform
    Jeff Flake: I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge.
    Jeff Flake: Full extension of Bush tax cuts.
    Richard Carmona: Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform.
War & Peace
    Richard Carmona: Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.


The above quotations are from The Hill e-magazine coverage and analysis of 2010-2013 campaigns.

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