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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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State of Idaho Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Idaho Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Butch Otter (15) Idaho Republican Governor
  • Dirk Kempthorne (11) Idaho Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y.
  • Jerry Brady (9) Former Democrat Challenger (2006)
  • Jim Risch (7) Idaho Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator
  • Larry LaRocco (3) Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
  • Nels Mitchell (8) Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
  • Raul Labrador (5) Republican U.S. Rep Idaho-1
  • Rex Rammell (3) Independent Challenger Idaho
  • Tom Sullivan (9) 2010 Democrat Challenger Idaho
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Abortion
    Raul Labrador: Protect and defend innocent human life.
    Tom Sullivan: Decision by an individual based upon their faith.
Budget & Economy
    Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail.
    Butch Otter: State government should never grow as fast as our economy.
    Butch Otter: Great Recession shows need for building Rainy Day accounts.
    Jim Risch: Bailout plan needs more protection for taxpayers.
    Larry LaRocco: Bailout plan needed to get credit for small companies.
    Rex Rammell: Over-regulation caused the economic disaster.
Civil Rights
    Raul Labrador: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Corporations
    Butch Otter: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business.
Crime
    Butch Otter: $70M for secure mental health facility at state prison.
    Butch Otter: Improve offender assessment to reduce inmate population.
    Tom Sullivan: Supports capital punishment.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs; reduced for non-violence.
    Dirk Kempthorne: No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates.
Drugs
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs, yes substance-abuse treatment.
    Jerry Brady: Cannot just throw people in jail for drugs; more treatment.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Target meth with more manpower.
Education
    Butch Otter: Replace "K-thru-12" with "K-thru-Career".
    Butch Otter: No major school improvement measures, just progress.
    Rex Rammell: Department of Education is unconstitutional; eliminate it.
    Jerry Brady: Support sustainable funding for public schools.
    Jerry Brady: Parents in concert with schools develop kids’ moral compass.
    Jerry Brady: Supports school prayer.
    Jerry Brady: Evaluate and reward teachers.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Reading Initiative: 90% of 3rd graders reading by 2004.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Exit standards for high school via SAT-like exam.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports charter schools and innovative classrooms.
Energy & Oil
    Butch Otter: Get all nuclear waste out of Idaho by 2035.
    Jim Risch: We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this.
    Larry LaRocco: Create 14,000 new jobs by embracing new types of energy.
    Rex Rammell: Lies about global warming will destroy our economy.
    Jerry Brady: Harness wind, geothermal and bio-waste.
Environment
    Butch Otter: Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict.
    Butch Otter: To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams.
    Dirk Kempthorne: States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests.
Families & Children
    Nels Mitchell: Strong supporter of the Violence Against Women Act.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Risch: Call on Iran to release those imprisoned for Christianity.
Free Trade
    Dirk Kempthorne: Double Idaho’s exports.
Government Reform
    Nels Mitchell: No junkets; no gridlock; promises one term only.
    Tom Sullivan: Keep limits on political donations; restrict corporations.
Gun Control
    Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands.
    Raul Labrador: Strong supporter of rights guaranteed by 2nd Amendment.
    Jerry Brady: Opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Butch Otter: State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all.
    Jerry Brady: Health care is national problem & needs national solution.
Homeland Security
    Nels Mitchell: Maintain Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Tom Sullivan: Slightly increase military spending.
Immigration
    Raul Labrador: Strengthen border security; redouble our efforts.
    Tom Sullivan: Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Jim Risch: I oppose amnesty in any form.
Jobs
    Butch Otter: Hire One Act: income tax credit for creating new jobs.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Family Farm Security Task Force to improve ag conditions.
Local Issues
    Butch Otter: Transmission line over sage-grouse habitat on federal land.
Principles & Values
    Nels Mitchell: Never been within 150 miles of Harry Reid; not hand-picked.
    Nels Mitchell: Middle-of-the-road Democrat; I'll team up with Republicans.
    Butch Otter: Put aside partisanship & ambition in public interest.
Social Security
    Tom Sullivan: Against privatizing; but reduce regulations.
    Jim Risch: Reform Social Security without privatization.
Tax Reform
    Butch Otter: Reduce tax burden; lower rates for individuals & businesses.
    Raul Labrador: Oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Jim Risch: I’ll drop out if I got $53,000 in undisclosed tax relief.
    Larry LaRocco: Risch got undisclosed personal $53,000 from his tax relief.
    Jim Risch: Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases.
    Jerry Brady: Remove tax breaks for media.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers.
War & Peace
    Nels Mitchell: Don't concentrate on Syria at the expense of home.
    Tom Sullivan: Withdraw from Iraq; carry on in Pakistan.


The above quotations are from State of Idaho Politicians: Archives.



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