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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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2004 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart


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    from 2004 National Political Awareness Test (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Kelleher (6) Republican challenger (2008) Montana
  • Brian Schweitzer (7) Montana Previously Democratic Governor
  • Carl Sheeler (12) Democratic Challenger (2006) Rhode Island
  • Joe Carraro (11) Former Republican Challenger (2006) New Mexico
  • John Hoeven (8) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Ruth Ann Minner (10) Delaware Former Democrat Governor (retired 2008)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Carl Sheeler: Roe v. Wade has been decided; keep abortion legal.
    Joe Carraro: Abortion ok only for rape & health, and no public funding.
    Bob Kelleher: Abortions should always be illegal, including funding.
    John Hoeven: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Abortions should always be legal; cloning only sometimes.
Civil Rights
    Carl Sheeler: Recognize civil unions; supports same-sex marriage.
    Carl Sheeler: Women & minorities are underrepresented in business.
    Joe Carraro: No civil unions, and no same-sex marriage.
    Joe Carraro: No affirmative action in state college nor state hiring.
    John Hoeven: No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Civil unions yes; marriage no.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Recruit minorities for state hiring, but no quotas.
Crime
    Carl Sheeler: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Joe Carraro: Supports the death penalty.
    Joe Carraro: No parole for repeat violent offenders; plus more prisons.
    Bob Kelleher: Alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders.
    Brian Schweitzer: Supports the death penalty.
    Brian Schweitzer: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    John Hoeven: More prisons; less parole.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Supports the death penalty.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Build more prisons; end parole for violent criminals.
Drugs
    Carl Sheeler: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
    Joe Carraro: Decriminalize marijuana, and allow doctors to prescribe it.
    Brian Schweitzer: Stricter penalties for drug criminals.
Education
    Carl Sheeler: Educate children about sex rather than moralizing.
    Joe Carraro: Supports vouchers for public, private, and religious schools.
    Joe Carraro: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Bob Kelleher: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Bob Kelleher: State-funded vouchers for private or religious school.
    Brian Schweitzer: Invest in K-12 by creating public-private partnerships.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Include abstinence AND contraception in sex ed.
    Ruth Ann Minner: More funding for teachers & school infrastructure.
Energy & Oil
    Carl Sheeler: Begin with environment friendly public transportation.
    Joe Carraro: More funds for alternative fuel AND for traditional sources.
    Bob Kelleher: Use coal, oil & gas in an environmental manner.
    Brian Schweitzer: Develop renewable energy: ethanol, wind and hydrogen.
    John Hoeven: More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too.
Government Reform
    Carl Sheeler: Term limits for governor but not for legislature.
    Carl Sheeler: Limit PAC, corporate, and individual campaign contributions.
    Joe Carraro: Some campaign donation limits, plus spending limits.
    Bob Kelleher: Limit all types of political contributions, and spending.
    Brian Schweitzer: Refuses special interest & PAC money for his campaign.
    John Hoeven: No term limits for North Dakota legislators.
    John Hoeven: Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Donation limits but no spending limits for campaigns.
Gun Control
    Carl Sheeler: Supports safety locks, licensing, background checks, & more.
    Joe Carraro: Allow concealed carry, with licenses.
    Brian Schweitzer: Protect our 2nd Amendment rights.
    John Hoeven: Allow concealed carry.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Strengthen existing gun laws; require child safety locks.
Health Care
    John Hoeven: Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care.
Tax Reform
    Carl Sheeler: Property taxes are regressive.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carl Sheeler: Hand-up, not hand-out.


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  • Bob Kelleher Republican challenger (2008) Montana
  • Brian Schweitzer Montana Previously Democratic Governor
  • Carl Sheeler Democratic Challenger (2006) Rhode Island
  • Joe Carraro Former Republican Challenger (2006) New Mexico
  • John Hoeven North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Ruth Ann Minner Delaware Former Democrat Governor (retired 2008)

The above quotations are from 2004 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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