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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 West Virginia Politicians: Archives

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  • Earl Ray Tomblin (20) West Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Joe Manchin III (22) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • John Buckley (20) Libertarian Senate challenger West Virginia
  • John Raese (20) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • Natalie Tennant (4) Democratic Senate Challenger West Virginia
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    John Buckley: Protections of law apply to the unborn child.
Budget & Economy
    John Buckley: Government "stimulus" is illusory.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Deficit borrowing just kicks the can down the road.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: 2011 budget: balanced; no new taxes; no new fees.
    Joe Manchin III: Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget.
    John Raese: Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget.
    Joe Manchin III: Balanced budget amendment except in national emergency.
Civil Rights
    John Buckley: Marriage equality for same-gender couples.
    Natalie Tennant: Maintain health & retirement benefits during bankruptcies.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Relax rules on paying terminated employees within 3 days.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Sales tax credit for new business; & tax increment financing.
    Joe Manchin III: Endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
    John Buckley: Neutral on whether stricter enforcement is effective.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Texting while driving now illegal; add phoning & drugs.
    John Buckley: Supports the legalization of marijuana.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: If you get high, you won't get hired--Drugs aren't working.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Substance abuse re-offenders cause prison overcrowding.
    John Buckley: Federal government has no Constitutional role in education.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: All children should read by the end of the 3rd grade.
    Joe Manchin III: More accountability & more audits in the education system.
    Joe Manchin III: Keep public education infrastructure strong.
    John Raese: Competition is what's good for education.
    John Raese: Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: One-time $800 enhancement now; teacher raise later.
Energy & Oil
    John Buckley: Let market decide about green energy.
    Natalie Tennant: Coal will play vital role in West Virginia's bright future.
    Joe Manchin III: I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future.
    Joe Manchin III: EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal.
    John Raese: Obama administration has caused decline of coal.
    Joe Manchin III: 2010 ad: Shot a hole in the cap and trade bill.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: We should be looking for more ways to use coal, not less.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Develop natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.
    John Raese: Global warming is a myth.
    Joe Manchin III: Obama's greenhouse gas plan won't solve the problem.
    John Raese: Hands-off approach to energy production.
    John Buckley: People should be able to legally enforce clean air & water.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Identify and remediate land available for development.
    John Raese: Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy.
Foreign Policy
    John Buckley: The United Nations is a joke.
Free Trade
    John Buckley: Expand free trade.
Government Reform
    John Buckley: Require photo identification for voting.
    Natalie Tennant: Supports electronic voter registration and vote-by-mail.
    Natalie Tennant: Voter photo ID laws place unrealistic barriers.
    Joe Manchin III: Not more government, but easier government.
    John Raese: I think we need less government.
    John Raese: End the coalition of taking & government control.
    John Raese: Federal earmarks create career politicians.
    Joe Manchin III: Suspended state earmarking as governor; do same federally.
    John Raese: Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment.
    John Raese: Earmarks are taxation without representation.
Gun Control
    John Buckley: Supports right to gun ownership.
Health Care
    John Buckley: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Joe Manchin III: ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone.
    Joe Manchin III: Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal.
    John Raese: ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: WV Connect: access for 10,000 working uninsured & spouses.
    Joe Manchin III: I'm behind reform; but a lot of ObamaCare needs repeal.
    Joe Manchin III: Opposes requiring individuals or businesses to buy insurance.
    Joe Manchin III: Prohibit denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.
    John Raese: ObamaCare is worst bill to ever come out of Congress.
    John Raese: ObamaCare is pure, unadulterated socialism.
Homeland Security
    John Buckley: Supports smaller & less expensive military.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Our troops safeguard us from terrorism and protect freedom.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: State cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs.
    John Buckley: Pathway to residency but only after welfare is reformed.
    John Buckley: No affirmative action; hire based on merit alone.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: $20M for Unemployment Compensation Fund.
    John Raese: Abolish the minimum wage.
    John Raese: My forte is creating jobs.
Local Issues
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Update pipeline safety statutes with $200,000 per violation.
Principles & Values
    John Buckley: Smaller state means less separation-of-church issue.
    Joe Manchin III: We can only fix things by coming together.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Priorities: business climate; education; reinvent government.
    Joe Manchin III: My forte is creating jobs; I'll bring spirit of capitalism.
    Joe Manchin III: To Raese: Mr. Obama's name will not be on the ballot!
    John Raese: OpEd: TV ad with hick actors hilites part-time WV residency.
    Joe Manchin III: Duty as governor to work with the president.
    John Raese: No rubber stamp for the Obama administration.
Social Security
    John Buckley: Allow investing retirement dollars in private accounts.
Tax Reform
    John Buckley: Lower taxes for everyone.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Reduce, then remove, regressive & unfair sales tax on food.
    Joe Manchin III: Don't mess with or increase taxes during a time of turmoil.
    John Raese: Make tax cuts permanent, even for earners over $250K.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Foster public private partnerships to develop our roads.
    Joe Manchin III: States depend on federal government for key infrastructure.
War & Peace
    John Buckley: Stay out or Iran but be a friend of freedom.

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