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Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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Survey of 2016 Gubernatorial campaign websites


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    from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Bryant (8) Washington Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Bill Cole (3) West Virginia Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Bob Niemeyer (4) Oregon Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Brad Johnson (4) Montana Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Bruce Lisman (8) Vermont Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Bud Pierce (12) Oregon Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Catherine Hanaway (2) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster (4) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Chris Sununu (1) New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Colin Van Ostern (4) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Doug Burgum (3) North Dakota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Eric Greitens (11) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Greg Gianforte (5) Montana Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jim Justice (9) West Virginia Democratic nominee for governor
  • John Brunner (5) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • John Carney (1) Delaware Democratic candidate for Governor
  • John Gregg (11) Indiana Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jon Lavoie (3) New Hampshire Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jonathan Johnson (7) Utah Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Julian Bell (9) Oregon Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Ken Spaulding (10) North Carolina Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Connolly (4) New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Perea (7) Montana Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Matt Dunne (3) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Weinholtz (13) Utah Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Peter Kinder (7) Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
  • Phil Scott (2) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Ralph Northam (17) Virginia Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Ray Lesniak (7) New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Becker (4) North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Roy Cooper (7) North Carolina Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Steve Bullock (1) Montana Democratic Governor
  • Steve Fulop (7) New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Sue Minter (8) Vermont Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Vicki Slater (7) Mississippi Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate (lost primary)
  • Wayne Stenehjem (3) North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mike Weinholtz: I fully support a woman's constitutional right to choose.
    John Brunner: Fight back against judges dictating values on our churches.
    Julian Bell: Easy access to effective birth control & abortion.
    Bud Pierce: Accessible contraceptives & family planning services.
    Jon Lavoie: Pro-choice because it's none of my business.
    Ralph Northam: Led fight against transvaginal ultrasound requirement.
    Eric Greitens: Every life is precious; defend & promote life.
    Mark Perea: Defend the right to life of the unborn.
    Ralph Northam: Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities.
    Ralph Northam: Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Justice: Limit lawmaker pay to 5 work days for any special session.
    Bruce Lisman: Bring government spending in line with revenue.
    Brad Johnson: Revitalize our traditional economic base.
    Peter Kinder: Make Missouri competitive again, by cutting spending.
    Rick Becker: Reverse the trend of imprudent & increasing spending.
    Bud Pierce: Cut growth in state budget by half.
    Eric Greitens: Government over-regulates, over-spends, & over-reaches.
Civil Rights
    Ray Lesniak: Evolved from supporter of LGBT rights to an advocate.
    Colin Van Ostern: Keep NH as model for treating LGBTQ community with dignity.
    Mark Connolly: Fight for rights of our LGBT friends, families & neighbors.
    Mike Weinholtz: Equal pay laws end illegal wage discrimination against women.
    Sue Minter: Economic security for women via livable wages and equal pay.
    Peter Kinder: No federal say over trans-gendered bathroom laws.
    John Gregg: Supports equal pay for equal work.
    John Gregg: Civil rights statute should support sexual orientation.
    Jonathan Johnson: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Julian Bell: Treat others how you would be treated, including gays.
    Ralph Northam: Tie-breaking vote against gay workplace discrimination.
    Steve Fulop: Hung rainbow flag on City Hall when gay marriage legalized.
    Chris Koster: Equality and inclusion should include same-sex couples.
    Ken Spaulding: Oppose Amendment One; marriage equality will be upheld.
    Vicki Slater: Mandates equal pay for women.
    Mark Perea: No government-sanctioned marriages; it's a private matter.
    Roy Cooper: Same-sex marriage opt-out is likely unconstitutional.
    Ralph Northam: Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law.
Corporations
    Bill Bryant: Building a company taught me about living within a budget.
    Greg Gianforte: BootStrapping for Businesses: mentors entrepreneurs.
Crime
    Ray Lesniak: Hundreds wrongfully convicted have likely been executed.
    John Carney: Rehabilitating offenders is key to safer communities.
    Colin Van Ostern: Restore matching funds for victims of domestic violence.
    John Gregg: Push community policing through federal COPS resources.
    John Gregg: Transparent investigations of deadly force incidents.
    Mike Weinholtz: Fully fund indigent defense; protect 6th Amendment rights.
    Bill Bryant: End unlawful early release of prisoners.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Launched state's sex offender website.
    Steve Fulop: Citizen complaints against police--and crime--are way down.
    Bob Niemeyer: Death penalty is less cruel to families of victims.
    Eric Greitens: Get first responders needed training, equipment, & support.
    Chris Koster: Deliver justice to those who break our laws.
    Peter Kinder: Preserve law & order, even when there are riots & looting.
    Roy Cooper: Seniors should be more suspicious of solicitors.
    Ralph Northam: Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts.
Drugs
    Ray Lesniak: Drug courts make our community safer, and save money.
    Mike Weinholtz: Treat addiction & mental illness, instead of incarceration.
    Sue Minter: Addicts need treatment, not jail time.
    Bill Cole: People who sell drugs belong in jail.
    Bruce Lisman: Decriminalization, but not legalization, of recreational pot.
    Matt Dunne: Create a trusted Vermont brand of legalized marijuana.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Make drug enforcement a priority.
    Jim Justice: Three-pronged attack to go after the drug runners.
    Jim Justice: Support the expansion of drug courts.
    Jon Lavoie: Fund heroin interdiction, but fund treatment too.
    Jon Lavoie: Learn from Colorado and collect marijuana tax dollars.
    Roy Cooper: Tackle meth labs by restricting key ingredients.
Education
    Ray Lesniak: Invest in education, for the future of our society.
    Bill Bryant: Fully fund education; give principals & teachers flexibility.
    Colin Van Ostern: Increase young women and girls in STEM school programs.
    Mike Weinholtz: Increase school funding for K-12, more than 3%.
    Mike Weinholtz: Promote trade schools; more publicly-funded college.
    Bill Bryant: Fully funding education so every kid graduates with skills.
    Sue Minter: Universal pre-K via public-private partnerships.
    John Brunner: Reject federal Common Core standards.
    Bruce Lisman: Give school districts flexibility on resources and spending.
    Mark Connolly: Future of NH built on pillars of education & innovation.
    Greg Gianforte: Provides high school scholarships for computer coding.
    Jonathan Johnson: Common Core runs counter to family & local control.
    Julian Bell: Teachers should be paid well.
    Rick Becker: Replace Common Core with local parent & teacher control.
    Bud Pierce: We need motivated, well-trained teachers.
    Jim Justice: Pay our teachers what they're worth, to attract the best.
    Ralph Northam: Federal grant to create 3,000 pre-K education spots.
    Steve Fulop: Returned city public school system from state control.
    Bob Niemeyer: Common Core creates a putrid educational system.
    Eric Greitens: Strongly oppose Common Core; no bureaucrats in charge.
    Chris Koster: 2007: Left GOP to support high-quality public schools.
    Peter Kinder: Fight for school choice & charter schools.
    Ken Spaulding: Treat public school teachers as professionals, & raise pay.
    Vicki Slater: Vouchers drain money from the public schools.
    John Gregg: Work with teachers & Superintendent of Public Instruction.
    Mark Perea: Outlaw Common Core: no federal involvement in education.
    Roy Cooper: Teachers deserve better pay and basic respect.
    Ralph Northam: Historically strong commitment to public education.
Energy & Oil
    Mike Weinholtz: Foolish to think coal & oil will continue to power the globe.
    Roy Cooper: Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
    Bruce Lisman: Moratorium on industrial scale solar and wind projects.
    Brad Johnson: EPA carbon emission rules cripple the Montana coal industry.
    Julian Bell: Change energy practices to reduce atmospheric CO2.
    Bud Pierce: End low-carbon fuel mandate: 19 cents-a-gallon hidden tax.
    Jim Justice: Promote new uses for central Appalachian coal.
    Ken Spaulding: Climate change is a reality that will grow over the years.
    Mark Perea: Use all resources, such as coal, oil, wind, gas, and solar.
    Ralph Northam: We must act to address climate change.
Environment
    Ray Lesniak: Champion animal rights for both pets & wild animals.
    John Gregg: Reducing air pollution reduces healthcare costs for decades.
    Mike Weinholtz: Air polluters know they are unlikely to be caught.
    Sue Minter: Protect our state's waters, farmland, and forests.
    Bruce Lisman: Restore our lakes and protect our ridgelines.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Sue EPA to block "Waters of the US" land control.
    Jonathan Johnson: Air quality retains and attracts business.
    Julian Bell: Intrinsic value of biodiversity, wilderness, and clean air.
    Sue Minter: Led efforts in Climate Preparedness & catastrophic flooding.
    Bud Pierce: Maintain forestlands through proper forest management.
    Steve Fulop: Take the fight to the polluters: they pay FULL cleanup cost.
    Eric Greitens: EPA overreach hurts family farms.
    Chris Sununu: Worked as engineer cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
    Ken Spaulding: Clean water and clean air are essential for vitality.
    Ken Spaulding: Defend against those who put profit over environment.
    Mark Perea: Sustainable development assaults our property rights.
    Ralph Northam: I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy.
Families & Children
    Matt Dunne: Paid leave insurance policy to fund FMLA maternity leave.
    Bud Pierce: Alleviate the scourge of sex trafficking.
Free Trade
    John Gregg: Unified strategy to promote Hoosier brand worldwide.
Government Reform
    Mike Weinholtz: More restrictive campaign finance laws are necessary.
    Jim Justice: Ban fundraising while the legislature is in session.
    Sue Minter: Call for transparency and accountability in state agencies.
    John Brunner: Eliminate inefficient, outdated and ineffective programs.
    Mark Connolly: Fight against unregulated, unlimited campaign money.
    Greg Gianforte: Eliminate excessive regulations that burden businesses.
    Doug Burgum: Pledge to support term limits.
    Julian Bell: Citizens United takes free speech away from people.
    Jim Justice: No contributions to legislators during legislative sessions.
    Bob Niemeyer: Go back to voting in person, with verified photo ID.
    Eric Greitens: Ban gifts from lobbyists; close revolving door; limit terms.
    Ken Spaulding: Voter ID law is really a Voter Suppression law.
    Ralph Northam: Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption.
Gun Control
    Ray Lesniak: Ban 50-caliber bullets & assault weapons.
    Sue Minter: Gun violence has reached a crisis point; more gun safety.
    Catherine Hanaway: Right to bear arms differentiates America as a free nation.
    Bruce Lisman: Protect the Vermont Sportsmen's Bill of Rights.
    Greg Gianforte: Lifetime member of the NRA.
    Bud Pierce: Oppose background checks; they won't reduce gun violence.
    Bud Pierce: Surveillance of schools & social media, to curb gun violence.
    Brad Johnson: 2nd Amendment is central to preservation of our liberty.
    Jonathan Johnson: Protect right to own and carry guns.
    Julian Bell: Guns make people less safe because they're designed to kill.
    Rick Becker: Uphold the Second Amendment.
    Eric Greitens: Defend right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms.
    Peter Kinder: Led fight to pass right to carry law.
    Vicki Slater: I know the value of our Second Amendment rights.
    Vicki Slater: Strengthen law enforcement to reduce gun violence.
    Mark Perea: Without 2nd Amendment, tyranny would reign.
    Ralph Northam: Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill.
Health Care
    Mike Weinholtz: Full Medicaid expansion & access to preventative care.
    Sue Minter: Focus on containing costs in Vermont Health Connect.
    John Brunner: Spur competition instead of ObamaCare.
    Steve Bullock: Worked with legislature to expand Medicaid.
    Bruce Lisman: Repeal the mandate to purchase insurance.
    Greg Gianforte: Provide for those who cannot provide for themselves.
    Doug Burgum: Pledge to oppose Obamacare.
    Bud Pierce: Subsidize "adequate" insurance for low-income Oregonians.
    Bud Pierce: Fight any one-size-fits-all single-payer healthcare system.
    Ralph Northam: Proud voice in favor of Medicaid expansion.
    Peter Kinder: Led lawsuit by 21 states against ObamaCare.
    Phil Scott: Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No.
    Chris Koster: ObamaCare generates jobs as well as cuts healthcare costs.
    Ken Spaulding: ObamaCare has opened door to decent & affordable healthcare.
    Vicki Slater: Insuring all Mississippians will save lives & money.
    Mark Perea: Shift away from one-size-fits-all ObamaCare.
    Roy Cooper: Take federal funds to expand Medicaid.
    Ralph Northam: Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions.
Homeland Security
    John Gregg: Increase federal vet benefits by 10%, plus state services.
    Bill Cole: Honor and support military as guardians of our freedoms.
    Bud Pierce: State duty to honor the sacrifice of those who've served.
    Jonathan Johnson: Endorse Ted Cruz as strong champion for national defense.
    Jonathan Johnson: I know plight of refugees; but no Syrians.
    Peter Kinder: Keep Guantanamo open; terrorists are not typical criminals.
    Bill Bryant: Don't let compassion blind us on Syrian refugees.
    Jim Justice: Exempt military retirees from the state income tax.
    Steve Fulop: End veteran homelessness.
    Eric Greitens: Make Missouri the best state in America for veterans.
    Ken Spaulding: Free tuition at community colleges for veterans.
    Vicki Slater: Effort on home front in support of effort on battlefront.
    Ralph Northam: Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services.
Immigration
    Catherine Hanaway: Work against improper enforcement of our immigration laws.
    Bill Bryant: Make sure Syrians are not dangerous before allowing them in.
    Ralph Northam: Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws.
Jobs
    Ray Lesniak: Job creation by career fairs & keeping existing employers.
    Mark Connolly: Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
    Mike Weinholtz: Raise the minimum wage to fight against poverty.
    Julian Bell: Some day give women equal pay for equal work.
    Bud Pierce: Vigilance in enforcing Equal Pay laws for women.
    Vicki Slater: Raise minimum wage; working full time should avoid poverty.
    John Gregg: Attract, retain and support businesses that pay living wages.
Principles & Values
    Bob Niemeyer: Separating church & state doesn't pull God out of government.
    Eric Greitens: Protect the religious liberties of all Missourians.
Social Security
    Steve Fulop: Keep our promises: made city pension system more secure.
    Ken Spaulding: Keep your hands off of our social security.
Tax Reform
    Colin Van Ostern: Reduce property taxes by funding schools at state level.
    Mike Weinholtz: Convert 5% flat tax rate to progressive tax & raise $179M.
    Jim Justice: Don't tax people to death; rein in government by attrition.
    Bill Bryant: Reduced property taxes as Seattle port commission.
    Bruce Lisman: Stop taxing retirement benefits & other new taxes & fees.
    Doug Burgum: Shrink government and stop property tax hikes.
    Jonathan Johnson: I will not raise taxes as governor.
    Brad Johnson: Montanans' hard earned dollars don't belong to government.
    Julian Bell: Decreasing taxes on the rich has made rich people richer.
    Rick Becker: Flatten and simplify personal income tax.
    Eric Greitens: Simplify the tax code; close special interest loopholes.
    Phil Scott: Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values.
    Roy Cooper: 2013 tax reforms helped only the rich & corporations.
Technology
    John Gregg: $16B for water projects via Infrastructure Bank.
    Mike Weinholtz: Incentives to walk, bike, or take public transportation.
    Bill Cole: Recommends action--not more studies--on transportation.
    Ken Spaulding: Transportation infrastructure protects environment & jobs.
    John Gregg: Build roads & bridges, as well as broadband capacity.
    Ralph Northam: Transportation bill including investments in mass transit.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill Bryant: Grandparents came West in poverty, escaping the Dust Bowl.
    John Brunner: Make welfare temporary, not permanent.
    Steve Fulop: Four times as much affordable housing in his administration.
    Eric Greitens: Current welfare system is broken; it traps people in poverty.
    Matt Dunne: Guide corporate partnerships with nonprofit & public sectors.


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  • Catherine Hanaway Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
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  • Colin Van Ostern New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
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  • Greg Gianforte Montana Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
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  • John Carney Delaware Democratic candidate for Governor
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  • Mark Connolly New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Perea Montana Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Matt Dunne Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Weinholtz Utah Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Peter Kinder Missouri Republican challenger for Governor
  • Phil Scott Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Ralph Northam Virginia Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Ray Lesniak New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Becker North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Roy Cooper North Carolina Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Steve Bullock Montana Democratic Governor
  • Steve Fulop New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Sue Minter Vermont Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Vicki Slater Mississippi Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate (lost primary)
  • Wayne Stenehjem North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate

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