Survey of Gubernatorial campaign websites, 2010-2011
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Phil Bryant: Supports the Personhood Initiative: protect the unborn.
Andrew Cuomo: Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act.
Brian Sandoval: Pro-choice but late-term restrictions & no federal funding.
Dennis Daugaard: Protect the unborn; overturn Roe v. Wade.
Dennis Daugaard: Ban embryonic stem cell research.
Jerry Brown: Uncompromising champion of a woman's right to choose.
Matt Mead: I believe in the sanctity of life.
Nikki Haley: Every life is blessed by God.
Pat Quinn: Support Roe v. Wade; oppose Parental Notice law.
Dan Malloy: Expand state investment in stem cell research.
John Kitzhaber: Endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy|
Phil Bryant: Lower taxes to spur economic growth and job creation.
Lincoln Chafee: 100-Day, 10-Point Economic Plan for RI development.
Sam Brownback: Road Map for Kansas: integrated growth plan.
Dan Malloy: As mayor, expanded services within budget.
Maggie Hassan: Instrumental in passing marriage equality in NH.
Phil Bryant: Constitutionally define marriage: one man and one woman.
Andrew Cuomo: Marriage equality gains 1,000 federal and 700 state rights.
Andrew Cuomo: Require complying with MWBE reporting requirements.
Dennis Daugaard: Define marriage as one man and one woman.
Lincoln Chafee: Longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community.
Mark Dayton: Full same-sex marriage equality with full benefits.
Mark Dayton: Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment is long overdue.
Matt Mead: Marriage is only between a man and a woman.
Pat Quinn: Same rights for same-sex couples as heterosexual couples.
Sam Brownback: Defend traditional marriage.
Dave Heineman: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
John Kitzhaber: Endorsed by pro-GLBT Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC.
Pat McCrory: Eliminate cumbersome and duplicative regulations.
Nikki Haley: Eliminate business taxes, starting with corporate income tax.
Rick Scott: Phase out Florida's Business Income Tax over 7 Years.
Steve Bullock: Arrest and prosecute sex predators and scam artists.
Phil Bryant: Fight drug crime & punish sexual predators.
Bill Haslam: Work with local law enforcement to keep the streets safe.
Brian Sandoval: Death penalty for the worst crimes.
Jerry Brown: Cracked down on violent gangs.
Matt Mead: Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes against kids.
Dan Malloy: Prevent crime; reduce gang activity; address recidivism.
Steve Bullock: Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
Matt Mead: Confront substance abuse aggressively.
Jill Stein: Bring marijuana sales under a legal regulatory framework.
Maggie Hassan: Our public schools are essential to best-trained workforce.
Pat McCrory: Virtual education choice and charter schools choice.
Pat McCrory: Partner colleges with business to focus on marketable skills.
Phil Bryant: Close failing districts & implement charters.
Brian Sandoval: School choice including private schools.
John Hickenlooper: Support great teachers in a 21st Century education system.
Nikki Haley: Expand charter schools.
Andrew Cuomo: Double the charter school cap.
Dan Malloy: Engage parents in local school governance councils.
Dan Malloy: Make public schools money follow children.
Dan Malloy: Charter schools provide options within the public system.
Jerry Brown: Give school districts more flexibility and hold accountable.
Mary Fallin: Give option of escaping failing schools.
Mary Fallin: Oppose Question 744: no $850M mandated spending.
Paul LePage: Supports vouchers, local control and charter schools.
Jill Stein: Vital public system under attack from privatization.
Jill Stein: Stop blaming teachers for "underperforming schools".
Jill Stein: Standardized tests are misused; they hurt students.
Jill Stein: No economic barriers to quality college education.
Energy & Oil|
Maggie Hassan: Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Pat McCrory: Develop offshore resources, plus natural gas exploration.
Steve Bullock: Develop our resources for American energy independence.
Phil Bryant: Supports both conventional and unconventional energy sources.
Jerry Brown: Clean energy investment produces jobs for CA.
Brian Sandoval: Oppose Yucca Mountain as unsafe nuclear waste storage.
Dennis Daugaard: Wind & ethanol instead of cap-and-trade.
Jerry Brown: Clean Energy Jobs Plan: invest to replace fossil fuel.
John Hickenlooper: As exploration geologist: focus on wind, solar, gas, coal.
John Kitzhaber: Transition away from damaging fossil fuels.
Andrew Cuomo: Comprehensive study before exploring Marcellus Shale.
Dan Malloy: Comprehensive plan to conserve and lower consumption.
Dan Malloy: Explore wind energy but no windmills in Long Island Sound.
Jill Stein: Logging wood for electricity is neither clean nor green.
Phil Bryant: Protect property rights; develop forest & agribusiness.
John Hickenlooper: Water policy: Collaboration, Conservation and Capacity.
Andrew Cuomo: Greater focus on environmental justice.
Dan Malloy: Invest in clean water projects to clean up Long Island Sound.
Jill Stein: $200M for 50,000 green jobs: address both supply demand.
Families & Children|
Andrew Cuomo: Strengthen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders.
Jill Stein: Fund community youth programs for at-risk youth.
Pat McCrory: ExportNC: public-private partnership to promote exports.
Phil Bryant: Secure global businesses located in Mississippi.
Pat McCrory: Appoint people who understand the private sector.
Phil Bryant: Hold elected officials accountable via open government.
Andrew Cuomo: Tough new ethics standards & expand disclosure requirements.
Brian Sandoval: Prosecute corrupt politicians via public integrity unit.
Jerry Brown: Forced legislators to comply with campaign disclosure laws.
John Kasich: Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests.
Nikki Haley: Strongly in favor of term limits at all levels of government.
Sam Brownback: Terminate failed programs like we close unneeded army bases.
Brian Sandoval: Strongly uphold values of the Constitution & 10th amendment.
Dan Malloy: Bring federal money back to Connecticut programs.
Jill Stein: Re-establish Clean Elections Law: end "pay-to-play".
Rick Scott: Reducing Tallahassee's unnecessary costs.
Steve Bullock: Forever preserve access to public land for hunting & fishing.
Phil Bryant: Defend the Second Amendment.
Andrew Cuomo: Enact commonsense laws lie microstamping of guns.
Bill Haslam: We each have an individual right to bear arms.
Brian Sandoval: 2nd Amendment applies to individuals.
Dennis Daugaard: Second Amendment is clear: individual right to bear arms.
Matt Mead: Advocate for protection of Second Amendment rights.
Matt Mead: Sunset the assault weapons ban, including my AR15.
Nikki Haley: Make concealed weapons permits easier.
Dan Malloy: Reduce illegal gun activity by removing illegal guns.
Paul LePage: Upholds Constitutional right to bear arms.
Rick Scott: A-rating from the NRA.
Nikki Haley: Founding fathers gave us the absolute right to bear arms.
Gary Herbert: Support the 2nd Amendment as well as the 10th.
Maggie Hassan: ObamaCare helps working families afford health insurance.
Phil Bryant: Fight Obamacare; support insurance exchanges.
Brian Sandoval: ObamaCare raises constitutional questions; lawsuit needed.
Dennis Daugaard: Federal takeover of healthcare is not the answer.
John Hickenlooper: Current health costs restrain job growth & hurt families.
Mark Dayton: National single-payer health care system.
Mark Dayton: Donated Senate salary to reimport seniors' drugs from Canada.
Matt Mead: Legal challenge to federal health mandates.
Nikki Haley: Cap punitive damages to limit medical costs.
Dan Malloy: Supports small business Pooling Bill.
Dan Malloy: Every Child Matters program: more children covered.
Jill Stein: Single-payer Medicare-for-all system.
Gary Herbert: ObamaCare is federal government overreach.
Phil Bryant: Strongest anti-illegal immigration law in MS history.
Phil Bryant: E-verify at work; proof of citizenship in traffic stops.
Bill Haslam: Federal government immigration policy has failed.
Brian Sandoval: I oppose amnesty; enforce our laws.
Lincoln Chafee: Supports legalization path & guest worker programs.
Matt Mead: Enforce immigration laws & secure borders.
Nikki Haley: Co-sponsored toughest standard of immigration enforcement.
Andrew Cuomo: Disallow discrimination & exploitation of immigrants.
Gary Herbert: Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities.
Maggie Hassan: Keep collective bargaining; oppose right-to-work laws.
Maggie Hassan: Bring one well-regulated, high-end casino to NH.
Rick Scott: 7 Steps; 700,000 jobs; 7 years.
Andrew Cuomo: Replace Indian Point nuclear facility; it is too dangerous.
Jill Stein: Casinos are job killers; one slot machine kills one job.
Principles & Values|
Pat McCrory: Fix our broken economy with new vision and leadership.
Steve Bullock: I teach my kids the same Montana values I was taught.
Andrew Cuomo: Five-point plan to build a New NY.
Sam Brownback: Kansas Report Card: measure critical points.
Maggie Hassan: NH can fund its priorities without a broad-based tax.
Pat McCrory: Cut individual and corporate income taxes.
Pat McCrory: Fight unnecessary & burdensome federal taxes & regulations.
Phil Bryant: Lower taxes; end the marriage penalty; free markets.
Bill Haslam: 100% opposed to a state income tax.
Dennis Daugaard: No new taxes; no increases in existing taxes.
John Kasich: Lower taxes to create competitive climate.
Mark Dayton: Read my lips: "Tax the rich".
Nikki Haley: 29 taxes out of 32 create little revenue but add bureaucracy.
Andrew Cuomo: Freeze state taxes; cap local taxes; cap spending.
Dan Malloy: Fairer and more progressive sharing of taxation.
Jill Stein: Fees and sales taxes hit lower and middle income hardest.
Rick Scott: Reducing property tax by 1 mill saves $142 per homeowner.
Pat McCrory: Stop delaying critical infrastructure maintenance.
War & Peace|
Matt Mead: We are at war since 2001; the threat is still real.
Jill Stein: End our military misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Welfare & Poverty|
Andrew Cuomo: Moral imperative to maintain safety net in difficult times.
Matt Mead: Work with religious agencies to expedite adoptions.
Dan Malloy: Youth Development Initiative via faith-based organizations.
The above quotations are from Survey of Gubernatorial campaign websites, 2010-2011.
Autobiographies and Biographies of Governors:
- Chris Christie: The Inside Story of His Rise to Power, by by Bob Ingle and Michael Symons
- Can`t is Not an Option, by Gov. Nikki Haley, April 2012
- Governor`s Travels, by Gov. Angus King, Oct. 2010
- The Governator, by Ian Halperin (about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-CA), Aug. 2011
- The Agenda for America, by Gov. Haley Barbour (R, MS), April 1996
- Blue Man in a Red State, by Greg Lemon, (about Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D, MT), June 2008
- Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer (R, AZ), Nov. 2011
- Crossroads: The Future of American Politics, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D, NY), Oct. 2003
- A Reason to Believe, by Gov. Deval Patrick (D, MA), April 2011
- Against the Tide, by Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I, RI), April 2008
- Teachers Under Attack, by Mike Spina, about Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ), Feb. 2011
Press Releases etc. from Governors, Mayors, and Justices:
- Gubernatorial State of the State speeches, 2013
- Gubernatorial State of the State speeches, 2012
- Gubernatorial Press Releases, 2011
- Gubernatorial Press Releases, 2010
- Gubernatorial Press Releases, 2001-2009
- Mayoral Press Releases, 2011
- Gubernatorial Campaign websites, 2010-2011
- Mayoral Campaign websites, 2011
- Gubernatorial State of the State speeches, 2011
- Gubernatorial State of the State speeches, 2010
- Mayorial State of the City speeches, 2007-2011
- Gubernatorial Campaign websites, 2010
- Gubernatorial Campaign websites, 2001-2009
- My Grandfather's Son, by Justice Clarence Thomas, Oct. 2008
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