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Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
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)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (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)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)

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State of New Hampshire Politicians: Archives


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  • Ben Carson (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Bernie Sanders (22) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Carol Shea-Porter (1) U.S. Rep and Democratic Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Chris Sununu (2) New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Derek Dextraze (20) New Hampshire Independent 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Donald Trump (4) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Frank Guinta (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep New Hampshire- 1
  • Hillary Clinton (26) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Howard Dean (1) Democrat
  • Jeanne Shaheen (5) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
  • Jeb Bush (1) Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jim Rubens (1) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • John Lynch (12) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • John Sununu (3) Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) New Hampshire
  • Jon Lavoie (18) New Hampshire Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Judd Gregg (2) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) New Hampshire
  • Kelly Ayotte (16) Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Maggie Hassan (22) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mark Connolly (4) New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Martin O`Malley (16) Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Mike Gravel (5) Democrat
  • Paul Hodes (11) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. New Hampshire
  • Ted Cruz (2) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
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Abortion
    Derek Dextraze: Abortion is a woman's choice all the way.
    Jon Lavoie: Private life is none of the government's business.
    Chris Sununu: Voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    Mark Connolly: De-funding Planned Parenthood is bad for women's health.
    John Lynch: Emergency contraception without a prescription.
    Kelly Ayotte: Pro-life important for Supreme Court nominee, but not litmus.
Budget & Economy
    Derek Dextraze: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Bernie Sanders: The greed of the billionaire class is destroying our economy.
    Martin O`Malley: Fix is neither socialism nor crony capitalism.
    Jon Lavoie: Stimulus is taking tax money and redistributing it.
    Hillary Clinton: Democrats would have paid off national debt in 2000s.
    Maggie Hassan: Balanced budget with no income tax nor sales tax.
    Paul Hodes: Stimulus bill was needed to stabilize economic free fall.
    Paul Hodes: $800B stimulus was an emergency investment.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Bush-Sununu self-regulation policy led to financial meltdown.
    John Sununu: Raising taxes is last thing needed during financial meltdown.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Lack of oversight caused financial crisis; regulation needed.
    John Sununu: Sought more financial regulation; keep taxpayers off hook.
    John Sununu: Difficult to say that fundamentals of our economy are strong.
    John Lynch: I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes.
Civil Rights
    Derek Dextraze: I attended NH's first gay pride parade.
    Jon Lavoie: N.H. doesn't need affirmative action laws.
    Jon Lavoie: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Maggie Hassan: Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH.
    Kelly Ayotte: Repeal state gay marriage law; don't repeal DOMA.
    John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.
    John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination.
Corporations
    Hillary Clinton: Monied interests spending money to defeat me.
    Bernie Sanders: Corporate America & Wall Street won't like President Sanders.
    Bernie Sanders: Let's create America that works for all, not handful on top.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Yes, hedge-fund billionaires run ads against her.
    Maggie Hassan: Business One Stop online; plus just one licensing system.
    Kelly Ayotte: No tax increases on any business, including overseas jobs.
    Howard Dean: AdWatch: “Hold corporations accountable”-but gave incentives.
Crime
    Derek Dextraze: 25-year minimum prison sentences are effective.
    Donald Trump: Police can't act due to disrespect; but weed out bad ones.
    Bernie Sanders: Police officers should not be shooting unarmed people.
    Bernie Sanders: Jobs and education, not jails and incarceration.
    Hillary Clinton: Rebuild trust between communities and police.
    Martin O`Malley: Policing the police: more transparency on use of force.
    Jon Lavoie: Treatment for some criminal offences instead of jail.
    Maggie Hassan: 15 more state troopers on state roads.
    Maggie Hassan: Provide capital funds to build a new women's prison.
    John Lynch: Maintain truth-in-sentencing law.
    John Lynch: Support NH’s current death penalty.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Broaden use of the death penalty.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Require truth in sentencing.
Drugs
    Derek Dextraze: Marijuana users do not go on to harder drugs.
    Bernie Sanders: Take marijuana out of the controlled substances list.
    Bernie Sanders: Treat addiction as a disease, not a crime.
    Hillary Clinton: $10B plan for opiate addiction over 10 years.
    Martin O`Malley: Opioid addiction crisis comes from over-prescribing.
    Maggie Hassan: Opioid recommendations: drug courts & access to treatment.
    Mark Connolly: Combat opioid epidemic with drug court & access to treatment.
    Jon Lavoie: Marijuana legalization has worked in Colorado.
    Maggie Hassan: $500,000 for drug task force teams, but drop 1 team out of 4.
    John Lynch: Decriminalize marijuana once concerns are addressed.
Education
    Derek Dextraze: Public money should stay in public schools.
    Mark Connolly: Future of NH built on pillars of education & innovation.
    Bernie Sanders: Tax Wall Street and make public universities free.
    Hillary Clinton: New College Compact: federal match for state investment.
    Martin O`Malley: Income-based college loan repayment plan for all students.
    Jon Lavoie: No vouchers: children should go to school where the live.
    Maggie Hassan: $4 million more for scholarships; $35M for state colleges.
    Maggie Hassan: Open new charter schools, & add to existing charter schools.
    Maggie Hassan: Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce.
    John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Goals 2000: Maintain national standards.
Energy & Oil
    Derek Dextraze: Prioritize green energy.
    Jon Lavoie: Prioritize green energy.
    Maggie Hassan: Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    John Lynch: 25% renewable sources by 2025.
    Mike Gravel: Immediately sign the Kyoto protocol.
Environment
    Derek Dextraze: EPA regulations aren't overly restrictive.
    Jon Lavoie: Ok to use animals for important medical procedures.
    Chris Sununu: Worked as engineer cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
    Maggie Hassan: Restore $1M to Land & Community Heritage Investment Program.
    Kelly Ayotte: Highway spending priority over commuter rail.
    Paul Hodes: Extend Boston commuter rail to Nashua & Concord.
Families & Children
    Bernie Sanders: $1.61 a week for paid family & medical leave.
    Martin O`Malley: Universal national service option, to cut youth employment.
    Maggie Hassan: Restore funding for the Children in Need of Services program.
Foreign Policy
    Derek Dextraze: Multilateralism is more effective than unilateralism.
    Bernie Sanders: Think about what happens AFTER we get rid of dictators.
    Bernie Sanders: Not policeman of the world; focus on ISIS first.
    Bernie Sanders: I do not believe in unilateral action against terrorism.
    Bernie Sanders: Easy to overthrow a dictator but hard to control aftermath.
    Hillary Clinton: If the US does not lead, there is a vacuum.
    Martin O`Malley: Leave Cold War mentality to the older generation.
    Martin O`Malley: Make USAID a cabinet agency, to get more intel.
    Kelly Ayotte: There are still terrorists who want to kill us.
Free Trade
    Derek Dextraze: Support & expand free trade.
    Jon Lavoie: Support & expand free trade.
Government Reform
    Derek Dextraze: Online voter registration, plus ID at the polls.
    Mark Connolly: Fight against unregulated, unlimited campaign money.
    Donald Trump: Hug 'em & kiss 'em & make deals, instead of executive orders.
    Ted Cruz: Executive orders abuse presidential power; undo them all.
    Jon Lavoie: Corporations are buying seats for candidates.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Campaign finance reform is a cornerstone of campaign.
    Maggie Hassan: Create commission on Government Innovation & Accountability.
    Judd Gregg: Earmarks legitimately direct money to worthy projects.
    Judd Gregg: Earmarks prioritize spending that bureaucrats would miss.
    Kelly Ayotte: Praised Sen. Gregg for earmarks; but pledges against them.
    Paul Hodes: $122M in earmarks while in House; pledges none in Senate.
    Paul Hodes: No pay-to-play: earmarks without campaign contributions ok.
    Kelly Ayotte: Ban earmarks; Hodes voted for 9,000 of them.
    Kelly Ayotte: Make Congressional pay "performance-based".
    Paul Hodes: Cut Congressional pay by 10% during recession.
    John Lynch: Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending.
    Mike Gravel: National Initiative to allow citizen law makers.
Gun Control
    Derek Dextraze: More thorough background checks, but guns are fine.
    Bernie Sanders: I have shown courage against NRA on gun issues.
    Bernie Sanders: People have the right to buy guns, with sensible regulations.
    Hillary Clinton: I support Brady Bill and closing the Charleston loophole.
    Hillary Clinton: Arming more people is not appropriate response to terrorism.
    Martin O`Malley: We need more principle, not more polls.
    Martin O`Malley: FactCheck: Yes, ISIL made videos on buying assault weapons.
    Jon Lavoie: Current background check is sufficient.
    John Lynch: Keep N.H. gun laws unchanged.
Health Care
    Derek Dextraze: ObamaCare is a crap shoot.
    Ben Carson: Health empowerment account for all on the day you're born.
    Hillary Clinton: No easy answer on end-of-life; but open to listening.
    Bernie Sanders: The middle class will pay less with single payer health plan.
    Bernie Sanders: We spend more on care than countries with single-payer.
    Hillary Clinton: The Affordable Care Act has had successes.
    Hillary Clinton: States that didn't extend Medicaid drive up costs still.
    Jon Lavoie: Free market & competition instead of ObamaCare.
    Maggie Hassan: Repair our mental health system; take pressure off ERs.
    Maggie Hassan: ObamaCare helps working families afford health insurance.
Homeland Security
    Derek Dextraze: Expand the military; it is just getting to small for me.
    Donald Trump: Bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse.
    Jeb Bush: Closing Guantanamo is a complete disaster; it keeps us safe.
    Ted Cruz: Waterboarding isn't torture; but not for low-level officers.
    Hillary Clinton: Keep Syrian refugees; we're a nation of resolve, not of fear.
    Hillary Clinton: Reach out to Muslims, like George W. Bush did.
    Hillary Clinton: Libyans refused much of what US offered as help.
    Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: No, ISIL doesn't cite Trump in recruitment videos.
    Martin O`Malley: We need to collect and share more intelligence.
    Martin O`Malley: Stop creating safe havens where ISIS can flourish.
    Martin O`Malley: Do not turn to unscrupulous leaders in times of fear.
    Mike Gravel: Cut US nuclear arsenal from 10,000 to a couple hundred.
    Mike Gravel: War on terror will fail like war on drugs & war on poverty.
    Mike Gravel: Fight terrorism with dogged global police work.
Immigration
    Jim Rubens: Halt immigration of Syrian refugees; reduce all immigration.
    Derek Dextraze: Come in the legal way.
    Martin O`Malley: Accept 65,000 Syrians now, and more later if needed.
    Jon Lavoie: Enforce the laws & send back those here illegally.
    Kelly Ayotte: I support English as the language of our country.
    Kelly Ayotte: Supports Arizona law against illegal immigration.
Jobs
    Derek Dextraze: Hire whoever is best, without affirmative action.
    Maggie Hassan: Keep collective bargaining; oppose right-to-work laws.
    Maggie Hassan: Bring one well-regulated, high-end casino to NH.
    Kelly Ayotte: Government won't create jobs; it's our small businesses.
    Kelly Ayotte: No minimum wage increase; no card-check; no mandatory leave.
    Paul Hodes: Raise minimum wage & index to cost-of-living.
Local Issues
    Maggie Hassan: $80 million revenue from one high-end regulated casino.
Principles & Values
    Derek Dextraze: God should be left at church, not state.
    Bernie Sanders: My spirituality: we are all in this together.
    Bernie Sanders: Progressives don't have SuperPACs with $15M from Wall Street.
    Hillary Clinton: I plead guilty to being a moderate.
    Hillary Clinton: President's job: keep families safe; make economy grow.
    Hillary Clinton: Turn to Bill for special missions, not White House china.
    Martin O`Malley: Don't give up our freedoms for a promise of security.
    Jon Lavoie: Indifferent on whether God applies to public sphere.
Social Security
    Derek Dextraze: Oppose privatizing Social Security.
    Jon Lavoie: Money will dry up if nothing is done for Social Security.
    Kelly Ayotte: Open to raising the retirement age for younger workers.
   
Tax Reform
    Derek Dextraze: Has no tax policy because no income tax in NH.
    Hillary Clinton: Single-payer care & free college will mean high taxes.
    Hillary Clinton: Millionaires should pay 30% tax rate instead of 0%-10%.
    Hillary Clinton: Pledge for no increase in middle tax taxes.
    Martin O`Malley: Tax capital gains the same as normal income.
    Jon Lavoie: Flat percentage tax, same for rich and poor.
    Maggie Hassan: NH can fund its priorities without a broad-based tax.
    Kelly Ayotte: Wrong philosophy to raise taxes during difficult economy.
    Kelly Ayotte: Keep zero federal estate tax; don't return to 50%.
    Paul Hodes: Fiscally irresponsible to allow tax breaks for the top 2%.
    Paul Hodes: Irresponsible to give $700B in tax cuts to wealthiest 2%.
    Paul Hodes: Estate tax of 35% after first $5 million.
    John Lynch: I will veto any income or sales tax.
Technology
    Hillary Clinton: Partner with tech community on terrorist encryption.
    Maggie Hassan: Double funding for Research & Development tax credit.
    Maggie Hassan: Address "red list" of bridges in critical need of repair.
War & Peace
    Derek Dextraze: Finish what we got ourselves into, and get the hell out.
    Donald Trump: Get rid of ISIS, quickly: dry up their oil & their money.
    Bernie Sanders: End perpetual warfare in the quagmire of the Middle East.
    Bernie Sanders: I voted against 1st Gulf War, which led to 2nd Gulf War.
    Bernie Sanders: Tell Qatar and Saudi Arabia that they must fight ISIS.
    Hillary Clinton: 3-part plan to go after ISIS: territory; network; safety.
    Hillary Clinton: Support Sunni Arab and Kurdish forces against ISIS in Syria.
    Hillary Clinton: We won't have to shoot down Russians in Syrian no-fly zone.
    Martin O`Malley: Constitution doesn't let us say when dictators must go.
    Jon Lavoie: I support staying out of the Middle East.
    Frank Guinta: Obama should skip vacation while ISIS is killing Christians.
    Kelly Ayotte: Israel has right to defend itself, even with Gaza flotilla.


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  • Carol Shea-Porter U.S. Rep and Democratic Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Chris Sununu New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Derek Dextraze New Hampshire Independent 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Donald Trump Republican Presidential candidate
  • Frank Guinta Republican House Member U.S. Rep New Hampshire- 1
  • Hillary Clinton Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Howard Dean Democrat
  • Jeanne Shaheen New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
  • Jeb Bush Florida Former FL Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Jim Rubens Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • John Lynch New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • John Sununu Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) New Hampshire
  • Jon Lavoie New Hampshire Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Judd Gregg Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) New Hampshire
  • Kelly Ayotte Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Maggie Hassan New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mark Connolly New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Martin O`Malley Maryland Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Mike Gravel Democrat
  • Paul Hodes 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. New Hampshire
  • Ted Cruz Republican 2016 Primary Challenger

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