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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)

Book Reviews

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2014 Virginia Senate debates

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    from 2014 VA Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob McDonnell (1) Virginia Republican Governor
  • Ed Gillespie (17) Republican Challenger Virginia
  • Mark Warner (2) Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2006); elected Senator 2008
  • Robert Sarvis (3) Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Virginia Senate debates:
  • News-Tribune, "Warner, Gillespie face off in final debate", hosted by the AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters, 10/13/2014
  • AARP Voter Guide (on Robert Sarvis), Aug. 31, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Will NRA ads help or hurt Ed Gillespie?", by Jenna Portnoy, 8/23/2014
  • Politico.com weblog, "Warner on offense in Virginia Senate debate," by James Hohmann, July 26, 2014
  • The Hill weblog, "Warner presses Gillespie on climate change," by Laura Barron-Lopez, July 26, 2014
  • Politifact.com FactCheck, "Population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?", April 1, 2014
  • Politico.com, "Ed Gillespie: GOP must be more inclusive", by Katie Glueck, March 6, 2014
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Sarvis plans to challenge Warner", by Markus Schmidt, Jan 30, 2014.
  • The Federalist coverage, 1/16/2014
  • ThinkProgress.org coverage, 1/16/2014
  • New York Times on Ed Gillespie's announcement, 1/9/2014
  • Washington Post on Ed Gillespie's announcement, 1/9/2014
  • Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
  • Washington Post, profile of Ed Gillespie as presidential counselor, 8/9/2007
  • South Jersey Magazine, profile of Ed Gillespie as RNC chair, January 2005.
  • Public Citizen, citizen.org, "Congress Watch: Ed Gillespie: The Embedded Lobbyist, June 2003

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Mark Warner: Sequester was stupidest way to cut; shutdown cost even more.
Civil Rights
    Ed Gillespie: Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections.
    Robert Sarvis: Libertarian platform: allow same-sex couples to marry.
    Ed Gillespie: OpEd: Lobbied for company that paid women 39% less than men.
    Ed Gillespie: Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman.
    Ed Gillespie: Lobbied to restrict class action lawsuits on corporate fraud.
    Robert Sarvis: Libertarian platform: Legalize marijuana.
    Ed Gillespie: We spend $12 on safe sex ed for every $1 on abstinence.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Gillespie: Democrats' energy policy is an attack on our quality of life.
    Ed Gillespie: OpEd: Lobbied for company that received 50 EPA warnings.
Foreign Policy
    Robert Sarvis: Libertarians want less intervention in foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Ed Gillespie: Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
Government Reform
    Ed Gillespie: Paid $27M in lobbying fees in early 2000s.
Health Care
    Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
    Mark Warner: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Principles & Values
    Ed Gillespie: Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters.
    Bob McDonnell: Indicted on corruption charges days after leaving office.
    Ed Gillespie: Planned political reporting career at Catholic U. of America.
    Ed Gillespie: Raised a Democrat; first job with Democrat; switched to GOP.
Tax Reform
    Ed Gillespie: Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes.
War & Peace
    Ed Gillespie: As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link.

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  • Bob McDonnell Virginia Republican Governor
  • Ed Gillespie Republican Challenger Virginia
  • Mark Warner Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2006); elected Senator 2008
  • Robert Sarvis Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor

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