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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 Montana Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Montana Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Kelleher (9) Republican challenger (2008) Montana
  • Brian Schweitzer (8) Montana Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • Champ Edmunds (6) Republican Challenger Montana
  • Conrad Burns (9) Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007) Montana
  • Corey Stapleton (8) Republican Challenger Montana
  • Dennis Rehberg (15) Republican Challenger Montana
  • John Bohlinger (18) Democratic Senate Challenger Montana
  • John Walsh (6) Democratic Senate Challenger Montana
  • Jon Tester (24) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Judy Martz (16) Montana Former Republican Governor (2001-2005)
  • Michael Lange (12) Republican Senate challenger (2008) Montana
  • Stan Jones (9) Libertarian Challenger (2006) Montana
  • Steve Bullock (18) Montana Democratic Governor
  • Steve Daines (2) Republican U.S. Rep Montana-0
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Abortion
    John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
    John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
    Michael Lange: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Bob Kelleher: Abortions should always be illegal, including funding.
    Corey Stapleton: Prohibit public funding & partial-birth abortion.
    John Bohlinger: Prohibit partial-birth abortion & funding abortion clinics.
Budget & Economy
    Steve Bullock: Be responsible, because our children are watching.
    Dennis Rehberg: $787B stimulus package did not create jobs.
    Jon Tester: $787B in stimulus spending was step in the right direction.
    Dennis Rehberg: Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA.
    Conrad Burns: Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit.
    Jon Tester: Montana suffered from Burns’ cuts in discretionary funding.
    Stan Jones: Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments.
    Judy Martz: Diversify the economy; expand job market.
    Judy Martz: Teach businesses about venture capital, to create jobs.
Civil Rights
    Champ Edmunds: Marriage between one man and one woman.
    Michael Lange: No same-sex marriage.
    Michael Lange: No race and gender in federal contracting decisions.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights.
    Judy Martz: Return human remains to Indian nations.
    Corey Stapleton: No affirmative action in state hiring or colleges.
    Corey Stapleton: No civil unions; no gay marriage.
    John Bohlinger: No anti-gay discrimination, but no same-sex marriage.
Corporations
    Steve Bullock: State colleges will offer certificates for needed job skills.
    Jon Tester: Prevent abuses by "too-big-to-fail" banks on Wall Street.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United puts democracy at risk.
    Conrad Burns: Marketplace will force us into conservation and renewables.
    Jon Tester: Energy plan was written by oil companies, so no renewables.
Crime
    Steve Bullock: Arrest and prosecute sex predators and scam artists.
    Champ Edmunds: Capital punishment , but not for juveniles.
    Michael Lange: Supports the death penalty.
    Michael Lange: Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crimes.
    Bob Kelleher: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Brian Schweitzer: Supports the death penalty.
    Brian Schweitzer: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Judy Martz: After 100 years, we have enough prison cells, for now.
    Corey Stapleton: Support death penalty; private prisons; sex offense registry.
    John Bohlinger: Supports stricter sentencing, including death penalty.
Drugs
    Steve Bullock: Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
    Champ Edmunds: Decriminalize marijuana; support substance abuse treatment.
    Conrad Burns: Repealing Patriot Act would cost us the Meth Control Act.
    Brian Schweitzer: Stricter penalties for drug criminals.
    Bob Kelleher: The war on drugs has been lost.
    John Bohlinger: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
Education
    Steve Bullock: Invest in higher ed for 21st Century workforce, like Diesel.
    Steve Bullock: Increase from 40% to 60% those with some college.
    Steve Bullock: MT is dead last in investment in early childhood education.
    Champ Edmunds: State funding for charters and vouchers.
    Jon Tester: More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants.
    Bob Kelleher: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Bob Kelleher: State-funded vouchers for private or religious school.
    Brian Schweitzer: Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships.
    Judy Martz: More spending; more accountability via testing.
    Judy Martz: 3-Rs of education: recruit, retain, & reward teachers.
    John Bohlinger: More finds for hiring teachers & professional development.
    John Bohlinger: Endorses teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    John Walsh: Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence.
    Steve Bullock: Develop our resources for American energy independence.
    Dennis Rehberg: Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant.
    Dennis Rehberg: Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax.
    Michael Lange: Develop oil, coal, & nuclear production.
    Conrad Burns: Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence.
    Conrad Burns: Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age.
    Conrad Burns: Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels.
    Jon Tester: Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable.
    Jon Tester: Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership.
    Jon Tester: Global warming is much more rapid now than historically.
    Stan Jones: More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal.
    Stan Jones: Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD.
    Bob Kelleher: Use coal, oil & gas in an environmental manner.
    Brian Schweitzer: Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen.
    Judy Martz: Protected transition to competitive energy prices in 2002.
    Judy Martz: More energy plants; diversify sources; include renewables.
    John Bohlinger: Require clean-burning fuels; repeal electricity deregulation.
Environment
    John Walsh: More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly.
    Dennis Rehberg: EPA is heavy-handed; don't pick winners and losers.
    Jon Tester: Sought removal of wolves from the endangered list.
    Bob Kelleher: Return rail passenger in southern Montana.
    Judy Martz: Stewardship belongs with the states.
    Judy Martz: Government duty to protect species & water.
    Corey Stapleton: Stricter environmental regulations with federal flexibility.
    John Bohlinger: Control SO2 emissions; fund recycling; no cyanide in mining.
Foreign Policy
    Steve Daines: Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong.
Free Trade
    John Walsh: On trade mission: Montana is open for business.
    Stan Jones: NAFTA leads to American Union as part of one-world Communism.
    Judy Martz: Trade as “sister-states” in Japan, China, & Taiwan.
Government Reform
    Steve Bullock: Dark money makes our elections into auctions.
    Champ Edmunds: No limits on political contributions.
    Dennis Rehberg: It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United is scary for democracy.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important.
    Dennis Rehberg: Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps.
    Jon Tester: Oppose Citizens United: limit corporate political spending.
    Dennis Rehberg: There should be nothing more free than political free speech.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United ruling puts democracy at risk.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech.
    Michael Lange: Limit PAC donations, and full public disclosure.
    Conrad Burns: Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money.
    Jon Tester: Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy.
    Jon Tester: K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions.
    Stan Jones: Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection.
    Bob Kelleher: Limit all types of political contributions, and spending.
    Brian Schweitzer: Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign.
    Corey Stapleton: Limit political contributions; plus full disclosure.
    John Bohlinger: Supports term limits & campaign contribution limits.
Gun Control
    Steve Bullock: Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing.
    Dennis Rehberg: No Supreme Court Justices who are hostile to 2nd Amendment.
    Brian Schweitzer: Protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
Health Care
    John Bohlinger: Strong advocate of a single-payer system like Medicare.
    John Bohlinger: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low-income Montanans.
    Steve Bullock: Access Health Montana: increase coverage and access.
    Jon Tester: Protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.
    Michael Lange: No nationalized health care system.
    Jon Tester: Families can’t afford to get sick; that’s not health care.
    Judy Martz: Insured 10,000 kids under CHIPs; aim for 20,000.
    Corey Stapleton: Government not responsible for medical care.
    John Bohlinger: Ensure healthcare for uninsured children.
Homeland Security
    John Walsh: Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq.
    John Walsh: Commanded Montana Infantry Battalion in combat in Iraq.
    Steve Bullock: Wrap-around services to reintegrate heroes to civilian life.
    Jon Tester: Irresponsible to put two wars on credit card.
    Michael Lange: No terrorist military tribunals; no domestic spying.
    Conrad Burns: Patriot Act only affects your freedoms if you’re a terrorist.
    Jon Tester: Build forces to fight terror cells; not take away our rights.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind.
    Stan Jones: Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed.
Immigration
    Jon Tester: Touts bipartisanship; voted against DREAM Act.
Jobs
    Steve Bullock: J.O.B.S. Bill: Jobs and Opportunity by Building Schools.
    Steve Bullock: Enforce that construction projects hire Montana residents.
    Judy Martz: Invest in Agricultural Product Promotion.
Local Issues
    Steve Bullock: Full funding for Indian Country Economic Development.
Principles & Values
    Brian Schweitzer: Considered Senate run; now supports both Dem. candidates.
    John Bohlinger: An outsider supported by the people & not the establishment.
    John Bohlinger: Elected as Republican; then ran on Democrat governor ticket.
    Steve Bullock: I teach my kids the same Montana values I was taught.
    Jon Tester: Premature to call for impeachment proceedings against Bush.
    Stan Jones: Bush has committed many impeachable offenses.
Social Security
    Michael Lange: Allow investment in private accounts.
    Bob Kelleher: Outlaw tax cuts until Trust Fund can guarantee coverage.
Tax Reform
    Steve Bullock: $400 personal rebate instead of $100M property tax cut.
    Champ Edmunds: Eliminate income taxes and corporate taxes.
    Dennis Rehberg: End the inheritance tax completely.
    Jon Tester: Extend Bush exemption for inheritance tax up to $10M.
    Dennis Rehberg: We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Dennis Rehberg: Eliminate the death tax entirely.
    Jon Tester: Limit inheritance tax to estates over $5 million.
    Michael Lange: Permanently repeal the federal estate tax.
    Conrad Burns: Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes.
    Judy Martz: No tax increase without voter referendum.
    Corey Stapleton: No flat tax; no super-majority; yes to sales tax.
    John Bohlinger: Replace property taxes with a 4% retail sales tax.
Technology
    John Bohlinger: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    John Walsh: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    Steve Bullock: Put state government spending online, in searchable database.
    Jon Tester: Stimulus for Going-to-the-Sun National Park roads.
    Dennis Rehberg: Montana solutions: rural transportation infrastructure.
    Judy Martz: Eliminate geography as a business issue, via E-Government.
War & Peace
    Steve Daines: The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength.
    Michael Lange: Withdraw US troops from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Judy Martz: Sell used state vehicles to welfare families.


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