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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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State of Wisconsin Politicians: Archives

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  • George W. Bush (1) Republican
  • Glenn Grothman (24) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Wisconsin- 6
  • Jim Doyle (1) Wisconsin Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • John Schiess (11) Republican Challenger (Lost primary) Wisconsin
  • Mark Neumann (21) Republican Challenger (Lost primary) Wisconsin
  • Ron Johnson (4) Republican Sr Senator Wisconsin
  • Russell Feingold (8) Democrat
  • Scott Walker (31) Wisconsin WI Governor; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Tammy Baldwin (6) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
  • Tom Barrett (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Wisconsin-5
  • Tommy Thompson (37) Cabinet-2005
  • Winona LaDuke (1)
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    Glenn Grothman: Co-sponsored state Personhood Amendment.
    Glenn Grothman: Sanctity of life from conception until natural death.
    Mark Neumann: God-given rights begin at conception.
    Tommy Thompson: God-given rights begin at conception.
    John Schiess: Parental notification before performing abortions on minors.
    John Schiess: No state funding of embryonic nor adult stem cell research.
    Tommy Thompson: Ban partial birth abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin Comeback: lower unemployment and lower tax burden.
    Glenn Grothman: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
    Glenn Grothman: Outspoken critic of increased spending & new government jobs.
    Scott Walker: Blueprint for Prosperity: Lower taxes & $100M Rainy Day fund.
    Tommy Thompson: Balanced budget is first priority.
    Tommy Thompson: Tax-and-spend policies are out of the mainstream.
    Mark Neumann: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Tommy Thompson: Full audit of the Federal Reserve.
    Scott Walker: Growth agenda: ease tax burden & regulatory burden.
    Scott Walker: Eliminating collective bargaining created $154M surplus.
    Tom Barrett: Put Madison on a diet: trim budget without raising taxes.
    John Schiess: Get rid of federal reserve system.
    Mark Neumann: Balance the budget by eliminating Obamacare.
    Scott Walker: Wisconsin's once strong economy is in need of repair.
    Ron Johnson: $184B stimulus drove the country deeper into debt.
    Tommy Thompson: Vetoed 255 spending bills totalling $43M.
Civil Rights
    Glenn Grothman: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    Scott Walker: A Better Bottom Line & Project SEARCH: job help for disabled.
    John Schiess: No affirmative action in college admissions nor state hiring.
    Scott Walker: Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit.
    Scott Walker: 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Tammy Baldwin: I've stood up to Wall Street and Big Oil.
    Scott Walker: Expand relocation & economic development tax credits.
    Glenn Grothman: Community notification when sex offenders become residents.
    Mark Neumann: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tommy Thompson: Death penalty for terrorism convicts.
    Tom Barrett: My police department arrests felons instead of hiring them.
    Tommy Thompson: Zero tolerance approach to crime.
    Tommy Thompson: Truth in Sentencing, no exceptions.
    Tommy Thompson: Life means life, no possibility of parole.
    Ron Johnson: Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers.
    Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production.
    Scott Walker: Choose schools based on objective info, not Common Core.
    Scott Walker: Over past 4 years, graduation rates & ACT scores are up.
    Glenn Grothman: Oppose nationwide standards like Common Core.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal Common Core; it's unconstitutional.
    Glenn Grothman: Vocal advocate for school choice.
    Scott Walker: UW FlexOption: family-friendly flexible degree program.
    Mark Neumann: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    Tommy Thompson: School funding & mandates from states, not Feds.
    John Schiess: Vouchers for public, private or religious schools.
    John Schiess: Supports moment of silence in public schools.
    Tommy Thompson: End Social Promotion; establish standards instead.
    Tommy Thompson: Created the nation’s first private school choice program.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted $5,100 vouchers for religious schools.
    Tommy Thompson: Instituted statewide Charter School system.
Energy & Oil
    Russell Feingold: 2003 "4P": use Clean Air Act to reduce coal plant pollutants.
    Scott Walker: Lawsuit against new energy regulations: save jobs & rates.
    Glenn Grothman: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
    Glenn Grothman: Freeze the expensive renewable energy requirement.
    Tammy Baldwin: Government should get out of subsidies to big oil.
    Mark Neumann: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    Tommy Thompson: Don't mandate ethanol in gasoline.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose cap-and-trade laws or regulations.
    John Schiess: Increase production of traditional domestic energy sources.
    Russell Feingold: Clean Water Restoration Act to protect streams and wetlands.
    Scott Walker: Streamline process for safe and environmentally sound mining.
    Tommy Thompson: Prevent invasive Asian Carp in Great Lakes.
    Mark Neumann: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Oppose UN's Agenda 21 sustainable development.
    Tommy Thompson: Funded $170M in “conservation easement” land purchases.
Families & Children
    Mark Neumann: Traditional family is most important thing for USA now.
Foreign Policy
    Scott Walker: Terrorists are cowards who are afraid of freedom.
    Mark Neumann: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    Tommy Thompson: Supports non-interventionist foreign policy.
    John Schiess: Get rid of the communist United Nations.
Free Trade
    Russell Feingold: Opposes lousy trade deals.
    Scott Walker: Milk exports up; but also ginseng exports to China.
    Scott Walker: Global opportunity: Get WI products out to the world.
Government Reform
    Russell Feingold: Created "Progressives United" PAC as soon as he left office.
    Glenn Grothman: Require photo ID for voting.
    Glenn Grothman: Require proof of residence to vote or register.
    Tommy Thompson: I've never been a lobbyist.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Tommy Thompson: I'm a reformer: on welfare, healthcare, & taxes.
    Mark Neumann: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Tommy Thompson: Allow voter ID by repealing Help America Vote Act.
    Mark Neumann: Clean Up Washington: 12-year term limit for Congress.
    Scott Walker: End tax on HSAs; reduce frivolous lawsuits.
    Ron Johnson: Third-party issue ad donors should be disclosed.
    John Schiess: No spending nor contribution limits on political campaigns.
    George W. Bush: We believe in people; they believe in government.
    Winona LaDuke: Business funding of politics leads to political favors.
Gun Control
    Glenn Grothman: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
    John Schiess: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Russell Feingold: 2010: I knew that over time, ObamaCare would work out.
    Glenn Grothman: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Glenn Grothman: ObamaCare is a harmful, bungled system.
    Mark Neumann: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Tommy Thompson: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Ron Johnson: ObamaCare will cost the average family $2,100.
    Russell Feingold: Healthcare reform is a good compromise.
Homeland Security
    Scott Walker: Support for our military transcends partisan differences.
    Glenn Grothman: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Glenn Grothman: No tracking on GPS, cellphone, or social media.
    Mark Neumann: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Mark Neumann: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    Tommy Thompson: Eliminate detention powers granted by the NDAA.
    Tommy Thompson: Try terrorist suspects in military court.
    John Schiess: Wisconsin should not participate in REAL ID program.
    Glenn Grothman: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Glenn Grothman: Carefully controlled immigration protects us from enemies.
    Scott Walker: Endorses path to citizenship for immigrant workers.
    Scott Walker: Make it easier to enter the country legally.
    Scott Walker: 2010: stop suspected illegals; 2012: that's a distraction.
    Mark Neumann: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Mark Neumann: Make English the official language.
    Tommy Thompson: Deport illegal immigrants who have committed felonies.
    Tommy Thompson: Make English the official language.
    Scott Walker: $35M for Wisconsin Fast Forward: technical skill training.
    Scott Walker: Hypothetically, make WI a right-to-work state.
    Tom Barrett: Restore state's collective bargaining; I respect unions.
    Scott Walker: Create 250,000 jobs via special legislative session.
    Russell Feingold: $184B stimulus created jobs, especially highway construction.
Local Issues
    Scott Walker: Reopen Travel Wisconsin welcome centers.
Principles & Values
    Russell Feingold: Badger Pledge: keep outside groups out of state race.
    Glenn Grothman: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
    Glenn Grothman: Sponsored "In God We Trust" license plates.
    Tammy Baldwin: I fight for us; my opponent fights for the big and powerful.
    Mark Neumann: A conservative believes in faith, family and country.
    Mark Neumann: Conservatives believe in faith, family and country.
    Tommy Thompson: Declines debates because opponents "want to shoot at me".
    Jim Doyle: Priorities: close deficit, improve schools and jobs.
    Scott Walker: 19 Walker associates involved in "John Doe" scandal.
Social Security
    Scott Walker: Increase public employee pension payments to 5%.
Tax Reform
    Scott Walker: Reduced property taxes by $141 in 4 years; more coming.
    Glenn Grothman: Tirelessly pursue lowering property and income taxes.
    Tammy Baldwin: Get rid of loopholes for outsourcing and capital gains.
    Tommy Thompson: Limit federal revenue to 18.5% of GDP; and 15% flat tax form.
    Scott Walker: Spend $810M on roads instead of high-speed rail.
    Tom Barrett: Build high-speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison.
War & Peace
    Tammy Baldwin: End the Afghan war & end nation-building.
    Tommy Thompson: Helped build a hospital in Afghanistan for women & children.
    Mark Neumann: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Tommy Thompson: Congressional Declaration of War for any use of force.
    Mark Neumann: Mideast stability so gasoline prices don't go even higher.
Welfare & Poverty
    Glenn Grothman: Concerned about massive trend towards government dependency.
    Scott Walker: Help transition from government dependence to independence.
    Tommy Thompson: Replace Welfare with the Tools to Succeed.
    Tommy Thompson: Early leader in welfare reform.

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