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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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2007 Governor's State of the State speeches


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    from 2007 Governor's State of the State speeches (number of quotes indicated):
  • Charlie Crist (5) Florida Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Jim Gibbons (5) Nevada Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Jon Huntsman (6) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Kathleen Sebelius (3) Kansas Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS)
  • Martin O`Malley (5) Maryland Democratic Governor
  • Rick Perry (11) Texas Republican Governor
  • Sarah Palin (5) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Ted Strickland (5) Ohio Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Ted Strickland: Slowest Growing Budget in 42 Years.
    Martin O`Malley: Limit budget growth to below inflation.
    Jim Gibbons: Raise the amount of protection for property by $200k.
    Sarah Palin: Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million.
Crime
    Charlie Crist: Proposed the Anti-Murder Act.
    Rick Perry: Amachi program: break up generational cycle of incarceration.
    Rick Perry: Tough and smart: jail sexual offenders; release non-violent.
    Martin O`Malley: Additional funding to hire correctional and police officers.
Drugs
    Rick Perry: Protect the border from drug traffickers.
    Jim Gibbons: Increased funding and set up working group against meth use.
Education
    Ted Strickland: State Contribution to Local Schools will reach 54 percent.
    Ted Strickland: Zero tuition increase in ‘08; Less than 3% increase in ‘09.
    Charlie Crist: Propose $3.8 billion to reduce class size.
    Jim Gibbons: Gauge the demands of introducing full-day kindergarten.
    Sarah Palin: Fully fund K-12 and support early funding of education.
    Jon Huntsman: To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers.
Energy & Oil
    Kathleen Sebelius: Bioenergy Research Grant Program for renewable fuels.
    Kathleen Sebelius: Kansas Wind Working Group: 1% of energy from wind, & growing.
    Charlie Crist: Propose almost $70 million on alternative energy development.
Environment
    Charlie Crist: Appropriate $100 million to continue to restore Everglades.
    Rick Perry: Stop declaring wildlife sanctuaries on water reservoirs.
    Martin O`Malley: Adopt the Clean Cars Act to fight global warming.
    Jim Gibbons: Committed $72 million for environmental improvement projects.
    Sarah Palin: Provide stability in regulations for developers.
    Sarah Palin: Convince the rest of the nation to open ANWR.
Foreign Policy
    Rick Perry: Divest state funds from companies doing business in Sudan.
Government Reform
    Martin O`Malley: Implement a system of open and transparent administration.
    Jon Huntsman: Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby.
Health Care
    Ted Strickland: Access to Health Care for Every Ohio Child.
    Rick Perry: Medical liability reforms have reduced frivolous lawsuits.
    Rick Perry: $50 million nursing initiative to address shortage of nurses.
    Rick Perry: Healthier Texas: $200M funding pool for uncompensated care.
    Martin O`Malley: Pass the Maryland healthcare act to expand health coverage.
    Jon Huntsman: We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health.
Immigration
    Rick Perry: $100 million investment in a more secure border.
Jobs
    Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%.
Tax Reform
    Ted Strickland: Property tax cut for 1 out of 4 Ohio homeowners.
    Charlie Crist: Reduce property taxes by doubling homestead exemption.
    Rick Perry: Tax rebates & tax relief instead of government spending.
    Sarah Palin: Repeal “nuisance taxes” including the tire tax.
    Jon Huntsman: Removed half of the sales tax on food.
Technology
    Kathleen Sebelius: Kansas Innovation Consortium for high-tech investment.
    Rick Perry: $40M for 5,500 students in Texas Technology Grants.
    Jim Gibbons: Committing $170 million for highway projects.
    Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions.


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  • Charlie Crist Florida Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Jim Gibbons Nevada Former Republican Governor (2006-2010)
  • Jon Huntsman Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Kathleen Sebelius Kansas Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS)
  • Martin O`Malley Maryland Democratic Governor
  • Rick Perry Texas Republican Governor
  • Sarah Palin Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Ted Strickland Ohio Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)

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