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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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Ten Letters
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about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
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Young Guns
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The Path to Prosperity
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Promises to Keep
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The Audacity of Hope
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by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
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State of Alabama Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Alabama Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Gary Palmer (15) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Alabama- 6
  • Jeff Sessions (11) Republican Sr Senator Alabama
  • Parker Griffith (3) Alabama Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Richard Shelby (1) Republican Jr Senator Alabama
  • Robert Bentley (38) Alabama Republican Governor
  • Ron Crumpton (36) Democratic Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Vivian Davis Figures (5) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008); State Senator Alabama
  • William Barnes (6) 2010 Democratic Challenger Alabama
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    Ron Crumpton: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
    Gary Palmer: I will vote to protect the right to life.
    Robert Bentley: Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
    Robert Bentley: Right to Life applies to most vulnerable & most helpless.
Budget & Economy
    Gary Palmer: Deal with our $17.2 trillion debt like any addiction.
    Robert Bentley: Goal is balanced, conservative budget without federal help.
    Robert Bentley: Protect essential services, and otherwise cut 15-45%.
    William Barnes: Reduce spending and increase accountability.
    William Barnes: Re-evaluate & reform banking and finance deregulation.
    Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
    Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Civil Rights
    Ron Crumpton: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
    Ron Crumpton: Add gender identity to Civil Rights Act.
    Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
    Ron Crumpton: Women make $0.78 vs. men; minorities make $0.75 vs. whites.
    Robert Bentley: Ever mindful of our turbulent past 50 years ago.
    Robert Bentley: End affirmative action for colleges & state contracts.
    Ron Crumpton: Offshore profit shifting needs to end.
    Richard Shelby: Don't smother small banks with unnecessary regulations.
    Ron Crumpton: Transfer $11 billion from corporate tax loopholes to schools.
    Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
    Ron Crumpton: End mandatory minimums & private prisons.
    Gary Palmer: Supports capital punishment.
    Robert Bentley: Expand use of death penalty; limit appeals.
    Robert Bentley: End parole for repeat violent felons.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana policy instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Allow farmers to grow hemp: ecologically friendly cash crop.
    Robert Bentley: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Ron Crumpton: Vouchers take from public education.
    Ron Crumpton: Our classrooms should be cathedrals: $650B to repair them.
    Gary Palmer: We need choice and local control.
    Parker Griffith: Statewide lottery to fund Alabama schools.
    Robert Bentley: First Class Pre-K good, but only enrolls 12% of kids.
    Parker Griffith: AdWatch: New statewide vote on school-funding lottery.
    Robert Bentley: First Class program: voluntary Pre-K education.
    Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
    Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
    Robert Bentley: Though benefits will be cut, no teaching jobs will be lost.
    Robert Bentley: Supports moment-of-silence and teacher spanking law.
Energy & Oil
    Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology.
    Gary Palmer: US has more oil available than used in the last 100 years.
    Gary Palmer: Supports Keystone XL & offshore oil production.
    Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
    Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
    Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
    Ron Crumpton: A healthy environment is essential to a healthy America.
    Gary Palmer: Rein in the EPA.
    Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
Families & Children
    Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses.
Foreign Policy
    Ron Crumpton: Act multilaterally, but with America in military lead.
    Ron Crumpton: Foreign involvement is appropriate.
Free Trade
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose free trade; outsourcing costs American jobs.
    Ron Crumpton: We've lost more than 2.4 million jobs due to outsourcing.
    Robert Bentley: Spread word far & wide: Made in Alabama.
    Robert Bentley: Spread word far & wide: Made in Alabama.
    Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
    William Barnes: It's been proven; a free market doesn't work.
Government Reform
    Ron Crumpton: Make voter registration easier.
    Ron Crumpton: Limit "Dark Money"; people's interests over big business.
    Gary Palmer: Full disclosure of sources of campaign contributions.
    William Barnes: Running because Shelby's $13M warchest is from big business.
    Robert Bentley: No campaign spending limits; no state funding of candidates.
Gun Control
    Ron Crumpton: Absolute right to gun ownership, with exceptions.
    Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
    Gary Palmer: Right to protect self and family.
    Robert Bentley: Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
    Gary Palmer: Repeal unconstitutional gun restrictions.
    Robert Bentley: Respond to active shooters but guarantee Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Ron Crumpton: Move to a single-payer/ Medicare for all system.
    Gary Palmer: When fully implemented, ObamaCare will be a nightmare.
    Robert Bentley: Don't expand Medicaid, even if paid for by federal dollars.
    Robert Bentley: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is not Affordable.
    Robert Bentley: Federal takeover of our health care system will kill jobs.
    William Barnes: Affordable health care for everyone.
Homeland Security
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose expanding the military.
    Ron Crumpton: Require all military contracts to use American companies.
    Gary Palmer: Fully fund the Defense Department.
    Ron Crumpton: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Gary Palmer: Secure our borders and enforce current immigration law.
    Jeff Sessions: Unwaveringly defend US workers and taxpayers.
    Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
    Jeff Sessions: Opposes amnesty first; finish fencing and enforcement first.
    Robert Bentley: Will fight illegal immigration in Alabama.
    Ron Crumpton: Raise the minimum wage to a living wage & save $7.6B.
    Robert Bentley: Take pride in products stamped "Made In Alabama".
    Robert Bentley: As new governor, job creation is my first priority.
    William Barnes: Extend unemployment benefits as subsistence income.
Principles & Values
    Ron Crumpton: Constitution forbids God in the public sphere.
    Parker Griffith: 20-foot inflatable duck: Bentley is "ducking" the debates.
    Robert Bentley: Refuses to debate, after promising to debate post-primaries.
    Robert Bentley: We are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator.
    Jeff Sessions: Sessions runs unopposed for 2014 Senate re-election.
    Jeff Sessions: Declines debate challenge from Vivian Figures.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Challenges Jeff Sessions to debate; Sessions declines.
Social Security
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Jeff Sessions: Small adjustments now, so everyone has benefits in future.
Tax Reform
    Ron Crumpton: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Gary Palmer: Raising taxes is not the answer.
    Gary Palmer: Repeal the death tax; adopt the FairTax.
    Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
    Robert Bentley: Supports flat tax structure for state income taxes.
    Robert Bentley: $1 billion for ATRIP and RAMP infrastructure improvements.
    Robert Bentley: $614M for ATRIP: Transportation Rehabilitation & Improvement.
    Robert Bentley: Paperless agencies: online license & tag verification system.
War & Peace
    Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
    Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ron Crumpton: Fight poverty instead of fighting people in poverty.
    Ron Crumpton: Increase SNAP & unemployment benefits by 25%.
    Ron Crumpton: Stop fighting war on people in poverty: Fight poverty!
    Robert Bentley: We are poorest state, but government just causes dependency.

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