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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)

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State of Hawaii Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Hawaii Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Benjamin Cayetano (9)
  • Brian Schatz (13) Democratic Jr Senator Appointee Hawaii
  • Cam Cavasso (9) Republican Challenger Hawaii
  • Charles Djou (12) Republican Governor challenger U.S. Rep Hawaii-1
  • Colleen Hanabusa (3) Democratic Challenger Hawaii
  • Cynthia Thielen (3) Republican Challenger (2006) Hawaii
  • Daniel Akaka (7) Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) Hawaii
  • David Ige (27) Hawaii Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee
  • Duke Aiona (18) Hawaii Republican Challenger
  • Ed Case (10) Democratic challenger (2006); U.S. Rep. Hawaii
  • Linda Lingle (6) Hawaii Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Mazie Hirono (6) Democratic Challenger Hawaii
  • Neil Abercrombie (14) Hawaii Democratic Governor
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Abortion
    David Ige: Pro-choice; no parental consent; no public funding.
    Mazie Hirono: Endorsed by EMILY's List for pro-choice women.
    Duke Aiona: Pro-life; respect all human life.
    Cynthia Thielen: No residency requirement for abortions; clinics ok.
    Charles Djou: Waiting periods and notification OK; partial birth not OK.
    Brian Schatz: Abortions should be legally available, and funded.
Budget & Economy
    Charles Djou: Runaway federal spending threatens our economy & job growth.
    Cam Cavasso: Government spending sucks oxygen out of the economy.
    Duke Aiona: State should be smarter; current resources are sufficient.
    Benjamin Cayetano: More funding for tourism infrastructure.
Civil Rights
    David Ige: Civil unions ok; gay marriage not ok.
    Duke Aiona: No same-sex marriage; no civil unions.
    Duke Aiona: Supports affirmative action.
    Linda Lingle: Civil unions are same-sex marriage by another name.
    Charles Djou: Supports traditional marriage but also domestic partnerships.
    Daniel Akaka: Opposed the Patriot Act renewal on civil liberty grounds.
    Ed Case: Supported Patriot Act to provide law enforcement tools.
    Cam Cavasso: PATRIOT Act does not go too far.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Defend native Hawaiian Homelands project.
    Charles Djou: No affirmative action.
Corporations
    Mazie Hirono: US Chamber of Commerce does not reflect business community.
Crime
    David Ige: Opposes capital punishment.
    Cam Cavasso: Supports capital punishment for certain crimes.
    Duke Aiona: Prosecute minors as adults, but no capital punishment.
    Duke Aiona: Better schools help Native Hawaiians stay out of prison.
    Charles Djou: More prisons; less parole; more penalties; less profiling.
    Brian Schatz: End parole for repeat violent felons.
Drugs
    David Ige: No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok.
    Duke Aiona: No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Philosophy shift to treatment instead of punishment.
    Charles Djou: Prohibit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
    Brian Schatz: Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances.
Education
    David Ige: Quality public education necessary for a strong economy.
    David Ige: Implement early education through DOE, not private schools.
    Neil Abercrombie: Improving public education is one of my top priorities.
    David Ige: Improving public education is one of my top priorities.
    David Ige: Too many decisions made by state instead of locally.
    Charles Djou: Empower parental involvement in schools over bureaucracy.
    David Ige: Opposes vouchers, but supports charters.
    Linda Lingle: I support PBS, but Big Bird is not essential to America.
    Duke Aiona: Yes to charters; no to national standards.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $290M for school capital improvements.
Energy & Oil
    David Ige: Reduce fossil fuel use; increase renewable energy.
    Neil Abercrombie: Liquefied natural gas is a "bridge fuel" to renewables.
    David Ige: Tie rooftop solar into the electric grid.
    Brian Schatz: OpEd: Schatz promotes wind turbines requiring huge subsidies.
    Brian Schatz: FactCheck: Yes, 97% of Greenland ice surface melted in 2012.
    Brian Schatz: Clean energy with Taiwan; smart grid with Korea.
    Duke Aiona: Fund alternative energy over traditional energy.
    Daniel Akaka: Offered hydrogen and ethanol bills for energy independence.
    Ed Case: Investigate the oil companies & reinstate the CAFE standards.
    Cynthia Thielen: Voted YES to suspend the gasoline price cap.
Environment
    David Ige: Push Congress to spend more on Hawaii tourism.
    David Ige: Increase funding for watersheds & against invasive species.
    Neil Abercrombie: Food labeling good, but not at expense of small businesses.
    David Ige: Right to know what is in our food, via federal labeling.
    David Ige: Protect Hawaii's fragile resources for future generations.
    Charles Djou: Advocated for recycling and trash services on City Council.
    Ed Case: Diversify tourism to include educational & eco-tourism.
    Mazie Hirono: Visit the USA Bill: attract 300,000 Chinese by easier visas.
    Neil Abercrombie: New Day Work Projects: transit-oriented development.
    Duke Aiona: Make Hawai'i the greenest place on Earth.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Balance growth against environmental protection.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $22M to improve state parks.
Families & Children
    Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families.
    Duke Aiona: Supports abstinence-only education.
Free Trade
    Colleen Hanabusa: Supports 1920 Jones Act: only US ships HI to West Coast.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow foreign ships to unload in Hawaii en route to US.
    Brian Schatz: Promote relations and tourism travel from Asia Pacific.
Government Reform
    David Ige: Run government with open & public two-way communication.
    David Ige: Limit campaign donations and campaign spending.
    David Ige: Require photo identification in order to vote.
    Ed Case: Only 8% of my campaign money comes from PACs.
    Cam Cavasso: Remove all contribution limits on federal campaigns.
    Duke Aiona: Limit all political contributions: corporate & party.
    Brian Schatz: Partial state funding for state level political campaigns.
Gun Control
    David Ige: Supports background checks; opposes concealed carry.
    Duke Aiona: Background checks & no concealed carry, within 2nd amendment.
    Cam Cavasso: Never diminish a citizen's right to protect themselves.
Health Care
    David Ige: Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law.
    David Ige: Support unfunded liabilities for State Union Health Benefits.
    David Ige: We have failed to execute the Hawaii Health Connector.
    Duke Aiona: No public option; no individual mandate.
    Linda Lingle: State QUEST program instead of ObamaCare.
    Daniel Akaka: Advocate for expanding and improving Medicaid and Medicare.
    Ed Case: Let small businesses pull together resources in health plans.
    Ed Case: Support drugs re-importation and bulk purchases of drugs.
    Cynthia Thielen: Voted YES on prohibiting smoking in public places.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $141M for new medical school at University of Hawaii.
Homeland Security
    Linda Lingle: Don't let up on its defense spending, like pre-WWII.
    Mazie Hirono: Sensible compromise needed on $50 billion military cut.
    Cam Cavasso: High priority on strengthening our military & intelligence.
    Cam Cavasso: Do not reinstate the military draft.
Immigration
    Brian Schatz: Take full advantage of new visas available to China.
Jobs
    Neil Abercrombie: Put money back into state Employer-Union Trust Fund.
    Neil Abercrombie: 2-year agreement with Legislature to raise the minimum wage.
    Linda Lingle: OpEd:Did nothing to save jobs when Aloha Airlines went under.
    Benjamin Cayetano: Increase the minimum wage.
Local Issues
    Neil Abercrombie: Preserve open spaces at Turtle Bay.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow & encourage education in Hawaiian language.
    Neil Abercrombie: Allow & encourage education in Hawaiian language.
Principles & Values
    Neil Abercrombie: I made best decision appointing Schatz instead of Hanabusa.
    Colleen Hanabusa: Lost campaigns in 2003 & 2006 before winning in 2010.
    Brian Schatz: Endorsed by progressive group "Democracy for America".
    Colleen Hanabusa: OpEd: Too old to build seniority to steer pork to Hawaii.
    Linda Lingle: Work with national Republicans to get things done for Hawaii.
    Mazie Hirono: OpEd: Missed twice as many votes as average Congress member.
    Duke Aiona: My Catholic faith is part of my decision making.
    Cam Cavasso: Running because Inouye opposed Federal Marriage amendment.
Social Security
    David Ige: Double the governor's request for Kupuna Care.
    Charles Djou: Never renege on our promises & commitment to our seniors.
    Daniel Akaka: Social Security privatization is a risky investment scheme.
    Ed Case: Oppose Social Security privatization, lockbox the trust fund.
Tax Reform
    David Ige: State must operate within its means instead of raising taxes.
    Neil Abercrombie: Add alcohol & soft drink tax; repeal state tax deduction.
    Duke Aiona: Shift taxes from low-income families to higher-income.
    Daniel Akaka: The Bush tax cuts helped the richest, not those in need.
    Ed Case: Bush tax cuts unaffordable; targeted middle-class cuts ok.
    Brian Schatz: No state flat tax; increase sin tax & decrease sales tax.
Technology
    David Ige: Pioneered "paperless Legislature" & government transparency.
    Neil Abercrombie: TMT: build $1.3B Thirty-Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea.
    Charles Djou: Consistently opposes Honolulu rail project.
    Brian Schatz: Complete improvements at Honolulu Airport and Nimitz Highway.
    Mazie Hirono: $6 million for new security screening at Hawaii airports.
    Duke Aiona: No state funding for any stem cell research.
    Benjamin Cayetano: $21M for computers in public schools.
War & Peace
    Charles Djou: Don't forget troops in Afghanistan; don't draw down too fast.
    Daniel Akaka: Call for troops withdrawal from Iraq by July 2007.
    Daniel Akaka: No need to resort to a draft; better recruitment instead.
    Ed Case: Oppose a timetable of troops withdrawal from Iraq.
    Ed Case: Do not need a draft but the military has been stretched.
    Cam Cavasso: Supports invasion of Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Neil Abercrombie: Keep sidewalks open & clear; homeless into housing for good.
    David Ige: Build affordable homes and Transit Oriented Development.
    David Ige: Increasing funds to Rental Housing Trust Fund for homeless.
    Brian Schatz: 100% score on the National Food Policy Scorecard.
    Duke Aiona: The chronic homeless choose to not follow the rules.


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