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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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State of New Hampshire Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Alan Keyes (3) Republican
  • Annie Kuster (1) Democrat U.S. Rep New Hampshire-2
  • Bob Smith (13) 2010 Challenger; lost FL GOP primary; previous NH Senator Florida
  • Chris Sununu (4) New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Cory Booker (1) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Gary Bauer (3)
  • George W. Bush (2) Republican
  • Herman Cain (1) Republican
  • Jeanne Shaheen (17) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
  • Jim Rubens (3) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Jon Huntsman (5) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Karen Testerman (14) Republican Challenger New Hampshire
  • Kelly Ayotte (1) Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Maggie Hassan (1) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mitt Romney (8) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Newt Gingrich (3) Republican
  • Orrin Hatch (2) Republican Sr Senator Utah
  • Rick Perry (3) Texas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Rick Santorum (24) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ron Paul (7) Republican (Libertarian 1988)
  • Scott Brown (16) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Steve Forbes (2)
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    Chris Sununu: Voted to restrict funding to local Planned Parenthood.
    Kelly Ayotte: Make birth control pills available without prescription.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Opposed the Blunt Amendment: require birth control coverage.
    Bob Smith: Human life begins at conception.
    Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
    Karen Testerman: No taxpayer dollars to terminate human life in the womb.
    Mitt Romney: States shouldn't ban contraception; and no state wants to.
    Rick Santorum: States have the right to ban contraception, but shouldn't.
    Ron Paul: Right to privacy is explicit, but not for contraception.
Budget & Economy
    Maggie Hassan: Restored $1B in cuts in state spending.
    Bob Smith: Time to stop mortgaging our children's future.
    Karen Testerman: More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom.
    Ron Paul: We're reversing 100 years of bad policy; audit the Fed.
    Rick Santorum: Spend-o-meter: track spending on all Senate amendments.
    Cory Booker: Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring.
Civil Rights
    Bob Smith: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Scott Brown: Next step in racial equality: stop glorifying violence.
    Karen Testerman: Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions.
    Annie Kuster: Equal pay for equal work.
    Mitt Romney: Gay community needs more support from the Republican Party.
    Rick Santorum: I agree with hearing gay ideas but disagree with some.
    Rick Santorum: Marriage is a federal issue; we need one definition, not 50.
    Scott Brown: AdWatch: Loosened financial reform regulations.
    Rick Santorum: Companies run into a stiff headwind called government.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Allow medical marijuana; but no recreational marijuana.
    Scott Brown: Restrict medical marijuana; and no recreational marijuana.
    Chris Sununu: More funding for charter schools; less power to bureaucrats.
    Bob Smith: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Karen Testerman: Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education.
    Karen Testerman: Stop the "common core" federal education standards.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Must resolve permanent school funding this year.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids.
Energy & Oil
    Bob Smith: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Scott Brown: Keystone XL should be included in energy efficiency bill.
    Karen Testerman: End the war on coal: keep electrical generating plants.
    Karen Testerman: Carbon dioxide causes plants to thrive, not global warming.
    Rick Santorum: Out of office, I stayed in the fray to defeat cap-and-trade.
    Karen Testerman: Declaring national monuments to benefit donors is an abuse.
    Mitt Romney: Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system.
    Newt Gingrich: EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Supports Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Manage growth & avoid sprawl.
Families & Children
    Rick Santorum: Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit.
    Rick Santorum: Gay adoption is a state issue; no federal ban.
Foreign Policy
    Scott Brown: Restore American leadership; we have none now.
    Bob Smith: America is in trouble; we need leadership out of this mess.
    Scott Brown: Our allies don't trust us, our foes don't fear us.
    Rick Santorum: Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons.
    Ron Paul: We don't even accept elections from overseas.
    Jon Huntsman: China is our most important relationship of the 21st century.
    Alan Keyes: Clarifying commitment to Taiwan avoids Chinese attack.
    Alan Keyes: Military intervention to ensure Taiwan’s self-determination.
    George W. Bush: Texas governorship provides foreign policy experience.
Free Trade
    Jeanne Shaheen: Expand opportunities to export to markets around the globe.
    Mitt Romney: We have to open up markets to America's goods.
Government Reform
    Jim Rubens: Voluntary small dollar vouchers to fund federal elections.
    Bob Smith: Photo ID for voting.
    Jeanne Shaheen: People's Pledge: Let's limit outside PAC contributions.
    Scott Brown: No pledge to limit outside PAC contributions.
    Ron Paul: Preach the gospel of liberty.
    Ron Paul: All spending should be designated by earmarks.
    Orrin Hatch: Real campaign finance reform is disclosure & more disclosure.
Gun Control
    Bob Smith: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
    Karen Testerman: Second Amendment is about protection, not hunting.
    Herman Cain: Let each state pass a concealed weapon bill.
Health Care
    Jeanne Shaheen: Ebola: No fear-mongering; maybe a travel ban.
    Scott Brown: Ebola: travel ban to West Africa.
    Bob Smith: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Scott Brown: ObamaCare's mandate means higher costs and fewer jobs.
    Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Falsely promised all people could keep insurance.
    Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
    Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
    Karen Testerman: ObamaCare is unaffordable and unworkable.
    Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Rick Santorum: Give Medicare same options and opt-out as Congress.
    Rick Santorum: Promote Health Savings Accounts as market-based solution.
Homeland Security
    Scott Brown: Strip US citizenship from terrorists who fight overseas.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Tireless advocate for keeping our commitment to veterans.
    Bob Smith: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Jim Rubens: The surveillance state is not OK: limit the NSA.
    Karen Testerman: Rebuild our forces for adversaries like Chinese & Russians.
    Jim Rubens: NSA infringes Constitution and causes citizen distrust.
    Rick Santorum: Privacy is in 4th amendment, but Patriot Act is ok.
    Rick Santorum: Confront virulent threat of radical Islam.
    Ron Paul: Getting bin Laden OK; Iranian nukes not OK.
    Alan Keyes: Missile defense umbrella including Taiwan.
    Scott Brown: The border is secure when people don't come across it.
    Jeanne Shaheen: We need to fix our broken immigration system.
    Scott Brown: It's wrong that illegals can just walk across the border.
    Bob Smith: Securing our borders is matter of economic stability.
    Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants are stealing from our country.
    Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants over burden our public schools.
    Scott Brown: My job is to let businesses create jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Tie government union wages to private sector wages.
    Rick Perry: Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide.
    Rick Santorum: Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work.
Principles & Values
    Bob Smith: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jeanne Shaheen: On 99% vote with Obama: Find ways to appeal to independents.
    Bob Smith: Too many in Washington have no vision to restore the nation.
    Jon Huntsman: We need a unifying leader, not vilifying different groups.
    Rick Perry: Obama's a socialist; Founding Fathers didn't want socialists.
    Mitt Romney: Obama's policies have made the recession deeper.
    Mitt Romney: Business entrepreneurialism is leadership experience.
    Rick Santorum: We need command leadership; not business experience.
    Rick Santorum: I'm a conservative but not a libertarian; some government OK.
    Rick Santorum: I appeal to blue-collar voters, not Wall Street.
    Gary Bauer: Better off than 4 years ago financially, but not culturally.
    Orrin Hatch: Legislative record of bipartisan accomplishment.
Social Security
    Rick Santorum: Means testing: reduce benefits for wealthy seniors.
    Gary Bauer: Relieve tax burden via smaller retirement benefits.
    Gary Bauer: Preserve social security by reform without privatization.
    George W. Bush: Keep promise to retirees but consider raising retirement age.
    Steve Forbes: Raising retirement age betrays promise to American retirees.
Tax Reform
    Chris Sununu: Pledge to veto state sales tax and income tax.
    Karen Testerman: Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS.
    Jon Huntsman: Rip out $1.1T in loopholes from the corrupt tax code.
    Rick Santorum: Simplify tax code: just 5 deductions; everything else goes.
    Chris Sununu: Opposed commuter rail from Boston to central New Hampshire.
    Newt Gingrich: We can't compete with China with an inferior infrastructure.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Focus on brainpower, not horsepower, via more education.
    Steve Forbes: Drop Microsoft case; new tech makes it obsolete.
War & Peace
    Jeanne Shaheen: Address ISIS without fearmongering.
    Jon Huntsman: Draw down to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan by 2013.
    Jon Huntsman: We listened to generals in Vietnam; don't repeat our mistake.
    Mitt Romney: Leave Afghanistan when generals on the ground say so.
    Newt Gingrich: We have mismanaged region-wide crisis in Middle East.
    Rick Perry: I would send troops back into Iraq, to exclude Iran.
    Rick Santorum: Stay in Afghanistan until security of our country is secure.
    Rick Santorum: Iranian people admire us; Iranian leaders are evil.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rick Santorum: Block grant Medicaid, housing, & food stamps to states.
    Rick Santorum: Poverty is not a disability; believe in ability to work.
    Ron Paul: Entitlements are not rights; only big guys get entitlements.
    Rick Santorum: I authored the only bill to remove an entitlement.

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