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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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Survey of 2014 Gubernatorial campaign websites


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    from Survey of 2014 Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Beauprez (6) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Charles Djou (5) Republican Governor challenger U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Chet Culver (1) Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • David Walker (16) Connecticut Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor
  • Don Berwick (14) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Duke Aiona (5) Hawaii Republican Challenger
  • Eliot Cutler (12) Maine Independent Challenger
  • Gary King (10) New Mexico Democratic Challenger
  • Jack Hatch (7) Iowa Democratic Challenger
  • Jason Carter (4) Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Schauer (4) Michigan Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Steve Grossman (6) Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Tom Wolf (12) Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Gary King: Helped defeat ballot measure attacking women's health.
    Tom Wolf: Government should not tell women what choices to make.
    Don Berwick: Fight for full access to basic reproductive health services.
    Eliot Cutler: Unequivocally pro-choice; allow abortions via MaineCare.
Budget & Economy
    David Walker: Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap.
    Gary King: Less government and less regulation has meant less growth.
    Bob Beauprez: Decrease government's power over the economy.
    Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
Civil Rights
    Gary King: Jobs and economic growth to rural tribal members.
    Gary King: Supports same-sex marriage equality.
    Tom Wolf: Don't tell two people that love each other they can't marry.
    Tom Wolf: Fight salary discrimination based on gender.
    Jason Carter: Look out for all the people, not just some of the people.
    Don Berwick: Equity regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
    Don Berwick: Women should have same opportunities and pay as men.
    Eliot Cutler: Early and vocal supporter of Maine's marriage equality.
Corporations
    David Walker: Less regulation to promote more company expansion.
    Gary King: Corporate tax cuts mean families must pay more.
    Jason Carter: Incentives will attract businesses searching for a new home.
    Tom Wolf: Make Commonwealth an engine for economic development.
    Mark Schauer: Build economy that works for everyone--not just the wealthy.
Crime
    Gary King: Eradicate human trafficking and crimes against children.
    Don Berwick: Invest in prevention and rehabilitation.
    Mark Schauer: Restore funding for police & fire.
Drugs
    Duke Aiona: Primary architect of state's Drug Court's.
    Don Berwick: Substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration.
Education
    David Walker: More K-12 parental involvement and choice.
    Gary King: End privatization of our public education system.
    Duke Aiona: Substitute teacher in Hawai'i's public schools.
    Jack Hatch: Put quality public education at top of investment list.
    Jason Carter: Restore billions slashed from public education.
    Tom Wolf: Support our state's public education system.
    Tom Wolf: Charters ok, but no mass expansion.
    Don Berwick: Increase "in-district" charter schools; but not for-profit.
    Don Berwick: Absolutely universal access to the best schooling.
    Bob Beauprez: Opt out of Common Core; more choice at local level.
    Eliot Cutler: Earlier schooling; longer school year; more school funding.
    Eliot Cutler: Pay it Forward, Pay it Back: tuition-free college.
    Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
    Steve Grossman: More funding for K-12 & public higher education.
Energy & Oil
    David Walker: Reduce energy costs while protecting the environment.
    Tom Wolf: Take advantage of Marcellus Shale.
    Don Berwick: Double down on efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
    Eliot Cutler: Burning fossil fuels is more and more problematic.
    Steve Grossman: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
Environment
    Gary King: Stand up for environment; polluters already have clout.
    Jack Hatch: Keep our top soil rich and productive for 100 years.
    Tom Wolf: Marcellus Shale tax for Dept. of Environmental Protection.
    Don Berwick: Clean our water & air, and push other states also.
    Bob Beauprez: Take public lands back from the federal government.
    Eliot Cutler: Helped Senator Ed Muskie craft the Clean Air Act.
    Steve Grossman: Grossman company uses sustainable energy, paper, & ink.
Families & Children
    Duke Aiona: Married 33 years; four children and one grandchild.
    Jack Hatch: Partner with faith-based agencies for kids services.
    Eliot Cutler: Empower women to succeed at home and at work.
    Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
Government Reform
    David Walker: Constitution State should call for Constitutional Convention.
    David Walker: Lifetime ban from government if guilty of public corruption.
    David Walker: Support local non-profits to take over social services.
    David Walker: Eliminate egregious loopholes in state campaign finance law.
    Gary King: Created Accountability Division to fight public corruption.
    Jack Hatch: Eliminate duplication and secrecy in government agencies.
    Jason Carter: Caps on gifts from lobbyists & more ethics reforms.
    Tom Wolf: Ban "no-bid" contracts; increase transparency.
Gun Control
    Bob Beauprez: Repeal unworkable laws that curtail Second Amendment.
    Eliot Cutler: Restrict access to firearms via universal background checks.
Health Care
    David Walker: ObamaCare promised too much and costs too much.
    Jack Hatch: Integrated delivery system: Make Iowa the healthiest state.
    Don Berwick: 2011: #4 on list of most influential health care leaders.
    Don Berwick: 2010: Ran Medicare/Medicaid agencies, with budget of $800B.
    Bob Beauprez: Healthcare between patients and doctors-not government.
    Eliot Cutler: Universal access to essential health care services.
Homeland Security
    Chet Culver: More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education.
    Mark Schauer: Ensure veterans have access to the benefits they've earned.
    Steve Grossman: Unwavering advocate for veterans and their families.
    Steve Grossman: Welcome Home Bonus Program: financial support for veterans.
Jobs
    David Walker: Reform public employee collective bargaining to avoid abuse.
    David Walker: Emphasize approaches that help people help themselves.
    Gary King: End rampant outsourcing of New Mexico jobs.
    Tom Wolf: Company strategy: source its own American-made products.
    Steve Grossman: Proudly supports raising minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016.
Local Issues
    David Walker: Comprehensive plan of action for large cities.
    Don Berwick: Opposes casino gambling; costs are too high.
    Eliot Cutler: Prepare Eastport for opportunity of Northern Passage.
Principles & Values
    Duke Aiona: Law degree rfom U. Hawaii; prosecutor & then judge.
    Don Berwick: Basic values: justice; equity; fairness; respect; compassion.
    Bob Beauprez: Veto legislation that infringes on religious freedoms.
Social Security
    David Walker: Restructure retiree pensions to be equitable & sustainable.
    Tom Wolf: Ensure our seniors dignity in the twilight of their lives.
    Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
Tax Reform
    David Walker: No retroactive tax increases; reduce relative tax burdens.
    Jack Hatch: Middle-class tax cut averaging $1,013 for all below $200K.
    Jack Hatch: Retain progressive tax system with higher filing threshold.
Technology
    David Walker: CT is last nationally in roads & critical infrastructure.
    David Walker: Create comprehensive integrated state data system.
    Duke Aiona: Member of the Aerospace States Association.
    Tom Wolf: Invest in a 21st Century transportation system.
    Eliot Cutler: Invest capital in our backbone infrastructure.
    Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
    Mark Schauer: Restore tax incentives for high-tech businesses.
Welfare & Poverty
    Don Berwick: Implement "best practices" to end homelessness.
    Eliot Cutler: Never abandon citizens who are unemployed, ill, or hungry.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Bob Beauprez Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Charles Djou Republican Governor challenger U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Chet Culver Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • David Walker Connecticut Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor
  • Don Berwick Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Duke Aiona Hawaii Republican Challenger
  • Eliot Cutler Maine Independent Challenger
  • Gary King New Mexico Democratic Challenger
  • Jack Hatch Iowa Democratic Challenger
  • Jason Carter Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Schauer Michigan Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Steve Grossman Massachusetts Democratic Challenger
  • Tom Wolf Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger

The above quotations are from Survey of 2014 Gubernatorial campaign websites.

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