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Crippled America ,
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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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Unintimidated,
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A Time for Truth,
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One Nation,
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Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
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Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
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In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Politicians: secondary Archives


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    from State of Pennsylvania secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Allyson Schwartz (7) Pennsylvania Democratic Challenger
  • Bob Casey (3) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
  • Brendan Boyle (13) Democratic House Member U.S. Rep Pennsylvania- 13
  • Dwight Evans (13) Democrat U.S. Rep Pennsylvania- 2
  • Ed Rendell (15) Pennsylvania Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Everett Stern (2) Republican Senate candidate Pennsylvania
  • Joe Sestak (6) Democratic Senate Challenger Pennsylvania
  • John Fetterman (15) Democratic Senate Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Katie McGinty (27) Democratic Senate candidate Pennsylvania
  • Pat Toomey (9) Republican Jr Senator Pennsylvania
  • Tom Corbett (32) Pennsylvania Republican Governor
  • Tom Smith (1) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
  • Tom Wolf (24) Pennsylvania Democratic Governor
  • Tony Knowles (1) Alaska Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002)
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Abortion
    Katie McGinty: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Pat Toomey: Great news that employer can withhold contraceptive coverage.
    John Fetterman: Unabashedly pro-choice;protect constitutional abortion right.
    Katie McGinty: Endorsed by EMILY's List.
    Brendan Boyle: Supports emergency contraception and Roe v. Wade.
    Brendan Boyle: I evolved on abortion; ratchet down the heated rhetoric.
    Katie McGinty: Oppose any effort to further restrict abortion rights.
    Tom Wolf: Support abortion rights.
    Allyson Schwartz: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood; she founded women's clinic.
Budget & Economy
    Everett Stern: Pro-growth: make small business loan more readily available.
    Tom Wolf: Cut personal taxes 13%; fund schools by gas extraction tax.
    Tom Corbett: Reduce the size and cost of state government.
    Tom Corbett: Reduce the size and cost of state government.
    Ed Rendell: Will not raise any taxes.
    Ed Rendell: Cut spending across the board.
    Ed Rendell: Spending cuts inflict real hardship but are necessary.
    Ed Rendell: Find savings of $1 billion by cutting wasteful spending.
Civil Rights
    Katie McGinty: It is past time to close the pay gap.
    John Fetterman: Women only makes 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.
    John Fetterman: Officiated at one of the first same-sex marriages in PA.
    Brendan Boyle: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
    Brendan Boyle: Opposed DADT and DOMA; now supports ENDA.
    Tom Wolf: Recognize same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania.
    Tom Corbett: OpEd: Corbett knew federal LGBT laws; OK to change mind.
    Tom Corbett: Supports anti-LGBT-discrimination bill, but not gay marriage.
    Tom Corbett: Apologies for comparing gay marriage to incest.
Corporations
    Dwight Evans: Micro-lending guarantees for inner-city small business.
    Katie McGinty: Support Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against banks.
    Pat Toomey: AdWatch: Fights against corporate welfare & giant handouts.
    Joe Sestak: Small manufacturing is on cusp of a comeback, if helped.
    Tom Wolf: Lower corporate tax rate by 50%, and close loopholes.
    Katie McGinty: Expand the reach of the corporate net income tax.
    Tom Corbett: End antiquated system of state-owned liquor stores.
    Tom Corbett: Give up on privatizing state lottery program.
    Ed Rendell: We have grown our economy by cutting business taxes.
Crime
    Dwight Evans: End over-militarized approach to urban policing.
    Everett Stern: Blue Lives Matter: Police officers aren't 2nd class citizens.
    John Fetterman: Break the cycle of violence to decreases murders.
    Brendan Boyle: Revitalize urban neighborhoods to keep them safe.
    Allyson Schwartz: End the Pennsylvania death penalty.
    Katie McGinty: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Tom Wolf: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Tom Corbett: Justice Reinvestment: eligible offenders out of system.
    Tom Corbett: 290 new state troopers plus 90 new civilian dispatchers.
    Tom Corbett: Cancel unneeded expensive prison project in Fayette County.
    Tom Corbett: Cancel unneeded expensive prison project in Fayette County.
    Ed Rendell: Fund education well, and we can cut incarceration costs.
    Tony Knowles: Abolish death penalty across the US.
Drugs
    Katie McGinty: Medical marijuana yes; but legalization no.
    Pat Toomey: Medical marijuana research yes; but state laws no.
    Tom Wolf: Establish state medical marijuana program.
    Dwight Evans: Establish state medical marijuana program.
    John Fetterman: Very pro-legalization of marijuana.
    Allyson Schwartz: Reduce the criminalization of simple marijuana possession.
    Katie McGinty: Legalize medicinal pot; decriminalize recreational pot.
    Tom Wolf: Study states with legal marijuana sales before deciding.
    Tom Wolf: Legalize medicinal marijuana & decriminalize one ounce.
Education
    Dwight Evans: Make every neighborhood school a "community school".
    John Fetterman: Started a GED program in Braddock before running for mayor.
    Tom Wolf: $15M for community colleges but they must freeze tuition.
    Brendan Boyle: Invest in education; ensure public schools are best in world.
    Katie McGinty: Subsidize state colleges to keep tuition below inflation.
    Tom Wolf: Restore money cut from public schools.
    Tom Corbett: We have moved beyond the age of the blackboard.
    Tom Corbett: $6.4 million dollars for Pre-K Counts and the Head Start.
    Tom Corbett: Enable kids in bad schools to attend private schools.
    Tom Corbett: Families trapped in failing schools: make funding portable.
    Tom Corbett: Families trapped in failing schools: make funding portable.
    Ed Rendell: Increase funding for education.
Energy & Oil
    Katie McGinty: Corn ethanol as renewable fuel can replace some fossil fuels.
    Pat Toomey: Corn ethanol is corporate welfare that hurts oil refineries.
    Katie McGinty: No fracking COMPANY donations; but some from fracking execs.
    John Fetterman: Encourage clean energy policies.
    Brendan Boyle: Weaning ourselves off of foreign oil; promote alternatives.
    Tom Wolf: Moratorium on gas drilling in state parks and state forests.
    Tom Corbett: Help three refineries survive by owners & unions cooperating.
    Tom Corbett: Under Marcellus Shale is another bonanza, the Utica Shale.
    Tom Corbett: Under Marcellus Shale is another bonanza, the Utica Shale.
    Ed Rendell: 18% of retail electricity from clean and renewable resources.
    Ed Rendell: Focus on win-win efforts: stem global warming & create jobs.
Environment
    Dwight Evans: Government should promote locally raised food.
    Dwight Evans: More urban trees; more urban parks.
    Brendan Boyle: Member of the "Green Dog" Caucus of environmentalists.
    Katie McGinty: Chaired Pres. Clinton's Council on Environmental Quality.
    Tom Corbett: End the inheritance tax on family farm land.
    Tom Corbett: PA rivers are precious for generating many jobs.
Families & Children
    Dwight Evans: Require all businesses to provide paid sick leave.
    John Fetterman: Involved with Big Brothers and AmeriCorps since age 23.
    Tom Corbett: $41.5 million for home and community-based disabled care.
Foreign Policy
    Katie McGinty: Supports Iran nuclear deal.
    Katie McGinty: Defeat terrorist threats while upholding America's values.
    John Fetterman: Proactively engage in preventative diplomacy.
Free Trade
    John Fetterman: Fight to reverse bad trade policies like NAFTA.
    Joe Sestak: Supports Ex-Im Bank & supports trade agreements in principle.
    Joe Sestak: Supports TPP in principle, but verify openly before we trust.
    Pat Toomey: Ex-Im Bank is an egregious forms of corporate welfare.
    Tom Wolf: Create "Made in Pennsylvania" cash-back jobs program.
    Brendan Boyle: Americans compete on an unfair playing field.
Government Reform
    Katie McGinty: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Pat Toomey: Voter ID law protects integrity of the system.
    Katie McGinty: Stand against partisan attempts to disenfranchise voters.
    Tom Corbett: No bumper sticker reads: "Vote to keep Harrisburg the same".
    Tom Corbett: Phase the commonwealth out of the liquor business.
    Tom Corbett: Account for military & religious issues in voter photo ID.
    Brendan Boyle: Opposes tinkering with photo ID voter requirements.
    Pat Toomey: Curb pork-barrel earmarks by law.
    Bob Casey: Lobbyist money ok if it has no impact on your vote.
Gun Control
    Dwight Evans: Research the public health consequences of firearms violence.
    Pat Toomey: Expand background checks and apply terrorist watch lists.
    Allyson Schwartz: Scored 100% on CeaseFire Pennsylvania survey.
    Katie McGinty: Scored 100% on CeaseFire Pennsylvania survey.
    Tom Wolf: Scored 79% on CeaseFire Pennsylvania survey.
    Allyson Schwartz: Restrictions on both assault weapons and handguns.
    Katie McGinty: Restrictions on assault weapons but not handguns.
    Tom Wolf: Universal background checks, & ban assault weapons.
    John Fetterman: Brandished shotgun after hearing shots fired on street.
Health Care
    Brendan Boyle: Push to create a public option for insurance.
    Tom Wolf: Expanding health care is good for economy & creates jobs.
    Tom Wolf: Scrap "Healthy PA" subsidizing private insurance coverage.
    Ed Rendell: Will not reduce Medical Assistance coverage.
Homeland Security
    Katie McGinty: Guarantee world's best-equipped & best-trained military.
    Tom Wolf: More services for veterans: education, jobs, & housing.
    Tom Corbett: Fight to keep Apache helicopters based in PA.
Immigration
    Katie McGinty: Support DREAM Act plus earned path to citizenship.
    Katie McGinty: Communicate with federal officials instead of sanctuary city.
    Pat Toomey: Withhold community funding from sanctuary cities like Philly.
    John Fetterman: Wife's family came to Americas as illegal immigrants.
    John Fetterman: If illegals lead an exemplary life, create a path.
    Tom Wolf: Support a Pennsylvania DREAM Act.
    Bob Casey: Stricter employment rules and enforce the borders.
Jobs
    Dwight Evans: Encourage minority start-ups in struggling neighborhoods.
    Dwight Evans: Establish a living wage.
    Joe Sestak: Increase minimum wage to $10.80 now & $15 later.
    John Fetterman: Backs $15-an-hour minimum wage.
    Katie McGinty: Backs $15-an-hour minimum wage.
    John Fetterman: Support raising the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour.
    Katie McGinty: Endorsed by United Steelworkers.
    Tom Wolf: Increase minimum wage to $10.10 and index it to inflation.
    Tom Corbett: Keystone Works: on-the-job training for displaced workers.
    Ed Rendell: Pass Work Sharing legislation: part-time unemployment.
Local Issues
    Tom Corbett: New high-tech centers in Pittsburg & Philadelphia.
Principles & Values
    Tom Wolf: Schools that teach; jobs that pay; government that works.
Social Security
    Joe Sestak: Never raise, never, the age for our seniors to retire.
    Katie McGinty: Cuts to Social Security are wrong for working families.
    Tom Wolf: Stop paying Wall Street millions to manage PA pension fund.
    Brendan Boyle: Repay the Trust Fund in full.
    Allyson Schwartz: No further reductions in the public pension benefits.
    Katie McGinty: No further reductions in the public pension benefits.
    Tom Wolf: Maintain defined benefit for public pensions instead of 401k.
    Allyson Schwartz: AdWatch: Trade benefit cuts for balancing budget.
    Tom Corbett: Resolve our pension crisis for state employees, without cuts.
    Tom Smith: Let younger people partially opt out with private accounts.
    Al Gore: Keep the ‘security’ in Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Dwight Evans: No tax-breaks without job creation: enforce with clawbacks.
    Tom Wolf: Cut property tax; raise sales tax & income tax.
    Brendan Boyle: Billionaires should pay higher tax rates than workers.
    Tom Wolf: Shift income tax burden to higher earners.
    Tom Corbett: Tax increases choke growth; tax people less.
    Tom Corbett: Tax increases choke growth; tax people less.
    Ed Rendell: Eliminate 74 exemptions & reduce sales tax from 6% to 4%.
    Bob Casey: Repeal tax cut on top 1% of earners.
    Ed Rendell: Cut property taxes for regular families.
Technology
    Dwight Evans: Free WiFi in city parks & converted payphones.
    Joe Sestak: Faster path through patent-approval process.
    Tom Corbett: Sustained, large-scale investment in transportation.
    Ed Rendell: Fund targeted investments that make sense for our future.
War & Peace
    Katie McGinty: No ground troops against ISIS.
Welfare & Poverty
    Dwight Evans: Federal funding for urban poverty has not kept up.
    Ed Rendell: Cut waste & fraud in welfare & food stamps.


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