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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)

Book Reviews

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2002 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2002 National Political Awareness Test (number of quotes indicated):
  • Dave Freudenthal (9) Wyoming Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Jack Hatch (11) Iowa Democratic Challenger
  • Mark Sanford (8) South Carolina Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Mike Huckabee (13) Arkansas Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Scott Brown (8) Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Jack Hatch: Abortions should always be legally available.
    Mike Huckabee: Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations.
    Scott Brown: Abortions should always be legally available.
Civil Rights
    Dave Freudenthal: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Dave Freudenthal: No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges.
    Jack Hatch: Supports civil unions and same-sex marriage.
    Jack Hatch: Affirmative action in state college & state contracts.
    Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges.
    Mike Huckabee: No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Mike Huckabee: No affirmative action for state contracts nor colleges.
Crime
    Dave Freudenthal: Provide prisoner job rehabilitation & alternative sentencing.
    Dave Freudenthal: Support the death penalty.
    Jack Hatch: Programs for at-risk youth and job skills for inmates.
    Mark Sanford: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Mike Huckabee: Build more prisons, and privatize their management.
    Scott Brown: Implement the death penalty in Massachusetts.
Drugs
    Jack Hatch: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
    Mike Huckabee: Stricter penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Dave Freudenthal: Increase teacher salaries & school infrastructure spending.
    Dave Freudenthal: Teach both abstinence AND contraceptives in sex ed.
    Mark Sanford: Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments.
    Mike Huckabee: Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers.
    Mike Huckabee: Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools.
    Scott Brown: Vouchers for public, private, or religious schools.
Energy & Oil
    Jack Hatch: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
    Mike Huckabee: Promote alternative fuel technology.
    Scott Brown: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
Environment
    Jack Hatch: Supports open-space preservation and more environmental regs.
Government Reform
    Dave Freudenthal: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
    Jack Hatch: Spending limits on political campaigns, & state funding.
    Mark Sanford: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
    Mike Huckabee: Supports term limits for state legislators.
    Mike Huckabee: Limit campaign contributions, but no public funding.
    Scott Brown: Campaign disclosure but no donation limits.
Gun Control
    Dave Freudenthal: Ease state gun restrictions.
    Jack Hatch: Supports background checks, licensing, and enforcement.
    Mike Huckabee: Allow concealed carry.
    Scott Brown: Concealed carry ok; but licenses & background checks ok too.
Health Care
    Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
    Mike Huckabee: Guaranteed medical care not government’s responsibility.
    Scott Brown: Ensure access to basic health care, including state funding.
Immigration
    Jack Hatch: Opposes English as the official language.
Jobs
    Scott Brown: No affirmative action in public employment nor contracting.
Local Issues
    Dave Freudenthal: Supports term limits for state legislators.
    Mark Sanford: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Technology
    Mike Huckabee: Supports Internet sales tax.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jack Hatch: More TANF; more job training programs.
    Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.


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  • Dave Freudenthal Wyoming Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Jack Hatch Iowa Democratic Challenger
  • Mark Sanford South Carolina Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Mike Huckabee Arkansas Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Scott Brown Previsouly MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire

The above quotations are from 2002 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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