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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 New York Politicians: Archives


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    from State of New York Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Franken (1) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator Minnesota
  • Andrew Cuomo (7) New York Democratic Governor
  • Ben Sasse (1) Republican Challenger
  • Bob Turner (6) 2012 Republican Senate Primary Challenger New York
  • Charles Schumer (1) Democratic Sr Senator New York
  • Chris McDaniel (1) Republican challenger Mississippi
  • David Paterson (4) New York Former Democratic Governor (2008-2010)
  • Elise Stefanik (6) Republican House Member-Elect U.S. Rep New York- 21
  • George Maragos (3) 2012 Republican Primary Challenger New York
  • Hakeem Jeffries (8) Democrat U.S. Rep New York-8
  • Howard Mills (4) 2004 former Republican Senate challenger (NY) New York
  • Jason Carter (3) Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jay Townsend (2) Republican Challenger (2010) New York
  • Joe DioGuardi (10) 2010 Republican Challenger New York
  • John Katko (21) Republican House Member-Elect U.S. Rep New York- 24
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (14) Democratic Jr Senator New York
  • Lee Zeldin (10) Republican House Member-Elect U.S. Rep New York- 1
  • Rob Astorino (10) New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Noren (1) Independent Challenger New York
  • Thom Tillis (2) Republican Challenger North Carolina
  • Tom Cotton (1) Republican Senate challenger Arkansas
  • Wendy Long (14) Republican Senate Challenger New York
  • Zephyr Teachout (13) New York Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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Abortion
    John Katko: No abortion on demand; no federal funding.
    Lee Zeldin: Value life & alternatives to parenthood.
    John Katko: All life has worth; and cover prenatal care.
    Rob Astorino: Opposes abortion, except for rape, incest & maternal life.
    Rob Astorino: Philosophically opposed, but won't fight legal abortion.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
    Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Require coverage of contraception, even church employees.
    Wendy Long: Conscience exemption: churches need not insure contraception.
    Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
    Jay Townsend: Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports embryonic stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    John Katko: The Washington Big Spenders' plan just isn't working.
    Lee Zeldin: Bloated government's debt has become a great threat.
    John Katko: Supports stimulus, to promote business growth.
    Rob Astorino: N.Y. is most regulated, least business friendly state.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
    David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
Civil Rights
    John Katko: Same-sex marriage has been decided, so no opinion.
    Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
    Rob Astorino: People from the Bronx drive up costs in Westchester.
    Wendy Long: The Democrats cooked up this whole phony "war on women".
    Wendy Long: Would never attend a same-sex marriage ceremony.
    Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
    George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports same-sex marriage and same rights of marriage.
    David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Howard Mills: Reduce regulations on private sector.
    Howard Mills: Include sexual orientation in discrimination & hate crimes.
    Howard Mills: Restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
Corporations
    Zephyr Teachout: Level playing field between family stores and big business.
    Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
    Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Access to capital for small business will create jobs.
    David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
Crime
    John Katko: 2002: formulated the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force.
    Rob Astorino: Block publication of gun owner names and addresses.
    Rob Astorino: Address root causes of student violence like mental illness.
    John Katko: Capital punishment can be an effective deterrent.
    Jason Carter: No ban on the death penalty.
    Zephyr Teachout: Disenfranchising due to criminal convictions is undemocratic.
    Zephyr Teachout: We have a long way to go on criminal justice reform.
    Zephyr Teachout: Give minorities opportunity, not criminal justice system.
    Zephyr Teachout: Raise age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
Drugs
    Zephyr Teachout: Marijuana decriminalization, on the path to legalization.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Let doctors prescribe medical marijuana.
    Howard Mills: Stiffer penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    John Katko: 100 federal education programs, and no better education.
    Lee Zeldin: Grade school students need to be better represented.
    Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
    John Katko: Make decisions about public schools at local level.
    John Katko: Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Rob Astorino: Common Core has been a disaster; replace with local control.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public education is the foundation of democracy.
    Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
    Hakeem Jeffries: No abstinence ed nor voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    John Katko: Focus on accessing more North American energy.
    Lee Zeldin: Focus on lowering cost of gas & oil.
    John Katko: Supports Keystone XL but regulate greenhouse gases.
    Andrew Cuomo: Led multi-state effort to lower carbon emissions by 45%.
    Rob Astorino: Tap into New York's vast energy resources.
    Zephyr Teachout: Reduce carbon emissions& adopt clean sources of energy.
    Zephyr Teachout: Ban fracking; it contaminates our groundwater.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
    Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
    Wendy Long: Build Keystone pipeline instead of subsidizing solar panels.
    Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Produce more oil & gas, but limit greenhouse gases.
Environment
    Lee Zeldin: Hosts annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day".
    Andrew Cuomo: Commit to a greener future for our children & grandchildren.
    Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
Foreign Policy
    Jason Carter: Declares his powerful connection to Israel.
    Bob Turner: We have yet to find out who are the bad guys in Syria.
    Joe DioGuardi: Yes, I was a lobbyist; to fight Albanian genocide.
Government Reform
    Elise Stefanik: Regulation & government mandates stifles economic growth.
    John Katko: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Zephyr Teachout: Public financing for all statewide and legislative elections.
    Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
    Joe DioGuardi: In Congress, served as president of Truth In Government.
    Joe DioGuardi: 1987: Voted NO on Congress pay raise; donated his to charity.
    David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
    Hakeem Jeffries: Limit campaign spending and donations, but no term limits.
Gun Control
    Elise Stefanik: Strongly opposes the NY SAFE Act.
    John Katko: Protect the individual right to own a firearm.
    Bob Turner: No cross-state reciprocity on carry permits.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
    Hakeem Jeffries: No concealed carry; yes licenses & background checks.
Health Care
    Elise Stefanik: Repeal ObamaCare and replace with common sense solutions.
    John Katko: Reform should be based on the free market.
    Lee Zeldin: ObamaCare converts full-time jobs to part-time.
    John Katko: Complete overhaul of ObamaCare.
    Rob Astorino: ObamaCare meltdown changes the political landscape.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
    Joe DioGuardi: Purpose of reform should have been to reduce the cost.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Investigate insurers until full program initiates in 2014.
Homeland Security
    Elise Stefanik: A well-funded Fort Drum helps North Country's future.
    John Katko: Provide resources for constant state of military readiness.
    Lee Zeldin: Freedom is because America's military is strong.
    Andrew Cuomo: $15M for nation's 1st college dedicated to homeland security.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
Immigration
    John Katko: Tough, fair reform that restores the rule of law.
    Lee Zeldin: Secure the borders, then deal with 11 million illegals.
    Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
    John Katko: Require illegal immigrants to return to country of origin.
    Zephyr Teachout: Immigrants are a pillar of our economy.
    Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
    Joe DioGuardi: Shut down the borders before we reform anything.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Government IDs for illegals as part of comprehensive reform.
    Rob Astorino: Illegal immigrants drive up costs of services.
Jobs
    Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
    Scott Noren: We need a jobs bill with national job-stimulating potential.
    Joe DioGuardi: Democrats have created a toxic environment for NY jobs.
Principles & Values
    Jason Carter: Grandfather Jimmy Carter participates in grandson's campaign.
    Tom Cotton: Served in military, academia, and as management consultant.
    Joe DioGuardi: Gillibrand had a 2-year tryout; now give me a 2-year tryout.
    Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
    Charles Schumer: 1998: demanded 10 debates; 2010: declined all debates.
    Jay Townsend: Will debate cardboard cutout of incumbent Schumer.
Social Security
    Elise Stefanik: Entitlements are in jeopardy of going bankrupt.
    Lee Zeldin: Make tough decisions to reform entitlements.
    John Katko: Honor our promise, but personal retirement accounts ok.
Tax Reform
    Elise Stefanik: Make tax code flatter and fairer for everyone.
    Lee Zeldin: Simplify tax code & reduce tax burden.
    Zephyr Teachout: No tax breaks for those earning $500,000 to $2 million.
    Bob Turner: Close business tax loopholes even if construed as tax hike.
    Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
    George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
    Wendy Long: Don't ever put tax increases on the table.
    Wendy Long: Cut taxes & regulations to let job creators create jobs.
    Joe DioGuardi: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, even for earners over $250K.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Extend Bush-era tax cuts, except earners over $250K.
    Joe DioGuardi: Fined by IRS in 1978 for deducting commodity spreads.
Technology
    Zephyr Teachout: Open universal broadband: 21st Century Internet.
War & Peace
    John Katko: Use military force to prevent hostile nuclear nations.
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
    Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
    Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
    George Maragos: No military intervention in Syria; but pressure Arab League.


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