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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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State of West Virginia Politicians: secondary Archives


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    from State of West Virginia secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Bob Wise (16) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Doris Haddock (1) 2004 former Democratic challenger New Hampshire
  • Earl Ray Tomblin (7) West Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Jay Wolfe (11) Republican Challenger (2008) West Virginia
  • Joe Manchin III (18) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • John Buckley (9) Libertarian Senate challenger West Virginia
  • John Raese (10) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • John Rockefeller (1) Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) West Virginia
  • Lisa Murkowski (1) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Natalie Tennant (15) Democratic Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • Pat McGeehan (9) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • Shelley Moore Capito (1) Republican Challenger West Virginia
  • Zane Lawhorn (1) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
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Abortion
    John Buckley: Pro-life Libertarian, because life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Earl Ray Tomblin: We will not impose financial burdens on future generations.
    Pat McGeehan: Real crisis is $17T in debt and future unfunded liabilities.
    Pat McGeehan: The Fed printing money for debt causes inflation.
    Joe Manchin III: CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode.
    Bob Wise: Limit capital assistance find to new businesses.
    Bob Wise: The cupboard is bare, despite national economic growth.
Civil Rights
    John Buckley: Shares home with his same-sex partner.
    Pat McGeehan: Civil unions ok; anti-discrimination laws not ok.
    Jay Wolfe: No affirmative action; less government in job sector.
    Bob Wise: Restrict and regulate video gambling.
Corporations
    John Buckley: I'm for limited government and free enterprise.
    John Raese: OpEd: Sounded alarm in 2010 on international competitiveness.
    Joe Manchin III: 8 goals for Open for Business commitments.
Crime
    Pat McGeehan: No capital punishment; don't prosecute minors as adults.
    Joe Manchin III: Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders.
    Jay Wolfe: Support the use of the death penalty.
    Jay Wolfe: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Bob Wise: $1.5M to raise pay for police and prison guards.
Drugs
    Natalie Tennant: Federal registry to prevent "doctor shopping.
    Pat McGeehan: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Not just criminal penalties: use technology for enforcement.
    Natalie Tennant: It costs us less to rehabilitate than to jail someone.
    Jay Wolfe: Treat addiction, but mandatory jail sentences for selling.
    Joe Manchin III: Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs.
Education
    Pat McGeehan: Vouchers to send children to any school.
    Joe Manchin III: More accountability & more audits in the education system.
    Joe Manchin III: Keep public education infrastructure strong.
    John Raese: Competition is what's good for education.
    John Raese: Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools.
    Natalie Tennant: Address numerous small reforms, not huge sweeping measures.
    Natalie Tennant: Public moneys should go to public schools, not charters.
    Joe Manchin III: $540 million in ongoing school construction.
    Bob Wise: First priority: PROMISE College Scholarship Program.
    Bob Wise: Raise teacher salaries by $1,000; plus $2,500 in incentives.
Energy & Oil
    Natalie Tennant: All-of-the-above energy approach, with priority on coal.
    Shelley Moore Capito: AdWatch: Fights back against Obama's war on coal.
    John Raese: 2010 alternative energy bill was WV's own cap-and-trade Bill.
    Joe Manchin III: I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future.
    Joe Manchin III: EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal.
    John Raese: Obama administration has caused decline of coal.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Fight the federal government's war on coal.
    Natalie Tennant: Responsible development of Marcellus shale.
    Joe Manchin III: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
    John Rockefeller: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
    Lisa Murkowski: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
    Joe Manchin III: Stand up for our coal miners and their families.
    Bob Wise: Renew 5-cent gas tax to pay for road-building.
Environment
    Pat McGeehan: No state funding for open space preservation.
    John Raese: Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy.
    Natalie Tennant: Raise motor vehicle fees, but gradually, not $40M at once.
    Bob Wise: Create cabinet Environment post; end tradeoff with economy.
Families & Children
    Joe Manchin III: 5 basic promises to our children: healthy, safe, cared-for.
Free Trade
    Earl Ray Tomblin: West Virginia is a strong international competitor.
    Jay Wolfe: Free trade ok, but sanctions on China & Venezuela.
    Bob Wise: Protect steel industry from illegal imports.
    Bob Wise: Require use of US steel in state-funded projects.
Government Reform
    Natalie Tennant: I learned "make-do" attitude via my upbringing on a farm.
    Natalie Tennant: 18-month investigation into stolen election: 3 convictions.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Dissolve state boards & councils that no longer operate.
    Natalie Tennant: OpEd: Suppress voting by requiring change-of-address cards.
    Pat McGeehan: No limits on campaign contributions for PACs or parties.
    Joe Manchin III: Not more government, but easier government.
    John Raese: I think we need less government.
    John Raese: End the coalition of taking & government control.
    Joe Manchin III: Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races.
    Jay Wolfe: Increase campaign donation limits.
    Doris Haddock: Vote against any candidate who supports soft money.
Gun Control
    Natalie Tennant: Vehemently disagrees with Obama administration on gun rights.
    Joe Manchin III: Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales.
    Jay Wolfe: Bearing arms is an individual right.
Health Care
    John Buckley: Less government in healthcare; more individual choice.
    John Raese: ObamaCare relies on poor business model; use private-sector.
    Natalie Tennant: Supports access to insurance for all.
    Natalie Tennant: FactCheck: GOP says 147,000 lose insurance; really 8,800.
    Joe Manchin III: ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone.
    Joe Manchin III: Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal.
    John Raese: ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution.
    Bob Wise: $1.5M to provide healthcare access for every child.
    Bob Wise: Improve patient rights by allowing to sue HMOs.
    Bob Wise: More discounts for prescription drugs.
Homeland Security
    John Buckley: National Defense Authorization Act is Big Brother spying.
    Jay Wolfe: Military tribunals ok; monitoring domestic communications ok.
    Jay Wolfe: Expand missile defense; support pre-emptive military strikes.
Immigration
    John Buckley: Create a mechanism to normalize people already here.
    Jay Wolfe: Establish English as the official national language.
Principles & Values
    John Buckley: Former Republican state legislator.
    John Buckley: Cousin to William F. Buckley; long background in GOP.
    Natalie Tennant: 55-county "Talk with Tennant" tour: represent W.V., not D.C.
    Zane Lawhorn: We're seeping into era of chaos, as foretold in the Bible.
    Pat McGeehan: Constitutional conservative: pro-life, pro-gun and pro-coal.
    Joe Manchin III: We can only fix things by coming together.
    Bob Wise: Treat citizens as customers of government, not as subjects.
Social Security
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Privatize W.V.'s workers' compensation system.
    Jay Wolfe: Allow investing payroll tax in private accounts.
    Al Gore: Bush’s “federal program” flub indicates ingrained hostility.
Tax Reform
    Bob Wise: Top-to-bottom review of business taxes & regulations.
Technology
    Natalie Tennant: Find funding to keep our infrastructure strong.
    Bob Wise: Make e-government service available 24/7.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Buckley: Eliminate DOE, HUD, HHS, NPR, FAA, and more.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council.


The above quotations are from State of West Virginia Politicians: secondary Archives.



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