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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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Ten Letters
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A Life of Trial and Redemption
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 Idaho Politicians: Archives

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  • Butch Otter (15) Idaho Republican Governor
  • Dirk Kempthorne (11) Idaho Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y.
  • Gary Peters (2) Democratic Challenger Michigan
  • Jerry Brady (9) Former Democrat Challenger (2006)
  • Jim Risch (14) Idaho Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator
  • Larry LaRocco (3) Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
  • Michael Crapo (1) Republican Sr Senator Idaho
  • Nels Mitchell (23) Democratic Senate Challenger Idaho
  • Raul Labrador (5) Republican U.S. Rep Idaho-1
  • Rex Rammell (3) Independent Challenger Idaho
  • Rocky Raczkowski (3) Former Republican Challenger (2002) Michigan
  • Tom Sullivan (9) 2010 Democrat Challenger Idaho
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    Nels Mitchell: Support woman's right to make her own health decisions.
    Raul Labrador: Protect and defend innocent human life.
    Tom Sullivan: Decision by an individual based upon their faith.
Budget & Economy
    Nels Mitchell: No silly votes to shut down government; no budget blackmail.
    Butch Otter: State government should never grow as fast as our economy.
    Butch Otter: Great Recession shows need for building Rainy Day accounts.
    Jim Risch: Bailout plan needs more protection for taxpayers.
    Larry LaRocco: Bailout plan needed to get credit for small companies.
    Rex Rammell: Over-regulation caused the economic disaster.
Civil Rights
    Raul Labrador: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Rocky Raczkowski: Keep Don't Ask, Don't Tell military policy.
    Jim Risch: Jobs are created by private sector and not by government.
    Jim Risch: No tax incentive for repatriation of overseas jobs.
    Nels Mitchell: Subsidies to established corporations waste taxpayer money.
    Butch Otter: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business.
    Butch Otter: $70M for secure mental health facility at state prison.
    Butch Otter: Improve offender assessment to reduce inmate population.
    Tom Sullivan: Supports capital punishment.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs; reduced for non-violence.
    Dirk Kempthorne: No new prisons; warehousing people is not the solution.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Drug treatment & education opportunities for inmates.
    Michael Crapo: 2012: Pleaded guilty after DUI arrest, and apologized.
    Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
    Rocky Raczkowski: No further expansion of medical marijuana laws.
    Tom Sullivan: No mandatory prison for drugs, yes substance-abuse treatment.
    Jerry Brady: Cannot just throw people in jail for drugs; more treatment.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Target meth with more manpower.
    Nels Mitchell: More funding for schools, from property tax, not sales tax.
    Butch Otter: Replace "K-thru-12" with "K-thru-Career".
    Butch Otter: No major school improvement measures, just progress.
    Rex Rammell: Department of Education is unconstitutional; eliminate it.
    Jerry Brady: Support sustainable funding for public schools.
    Jerry Brady: Parents in concert with schools develop kids’ moral compass.
    Jerry Brady: Supports school prayer.
    Jerry Brady: Evaluate and reward teachers.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Reading Initiative: 90% of 3rd graders reading by 2004.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Exit standards for high school via SAT-like exam.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports charter schools and innovative classrooms.
Energy & Oil
    Nels Mitchell: Oil & gas industries get huge subsidies despite high profits.
    Butch Otter: Get all nuclear waste out of Idaho by 2035.
    Jim Risch: We’re running out of oil; we must drill our way through this.
    Larry LaRocco: Create 14,000 new jobs by embracing new types of energy.
    Rex Rammell: Lies about global warming will destroy our economy.
    Jerry Brady: Harness wind, geothermal and bio-waste.
    Nels Mitchell: Committed to protecting our unique outdoor heritage.
    Butch Otter: Endangered Species Act creates federal-state conflict.
    Butch Otter: To EPA: Delist wolves and restore state management.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Supports salmon recovery without breaching Snake River dams.
    Dirk Kempthorne: States’ rights: no grizzly bears; no roadless forests.
Families & Children
    Nels Mitchell: Strong supporter of the Violence Against Women Act.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Risch: Call on Iran to release those imprisoned for Christianity.
Free Trade
    Nels Mitchell: End tax breaks for shipping American jobs overseas.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Double Idaho’s exports.
Government Reform
    Jim Risch: Gridlock results from two very different party philosophies.
    Nels Mitchell: OpEd: Pledging just one six-year term means he's "lame duck".
    Nels Mitchell: No junkets; no gridlock; promises one term only.
    Tom Sullivan: Keep limits on political donations; restrict corporations.
Gun Control
    Nels Mitchell: High priority on right to hunt & fish on public lands.
    Gary Peters: Common sense safety measures, including background checks.
    Raul Labrador: Strong supporter of rights guaranteed by 2nd Amendment.
    Jerry Brady: Opposes limiting Idahoans’ right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Jim Risch: ObamaCare is a regulatory quagmire.
    Nels Mitchell: Most of ObamaCare is good; fix the parts that aren't.
    Butch Otter: State-based health exchange, not federal one-size-fits-all.
    Rocky Raczkowski: Repeal ObamaCare.
    Jerry Brady: Health care is national problem & needs national solution.
Homeland Security
    Nels Mitchell: Staunch defender of Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Jim Risch: Do everything to maintain a fully-equipped military.
    Nels Mitchell: Maintain Mountain Home Air Force Base.
    Jim Risch: We all agree that the military and NSA should be funded.
    Tom Sullivan: Slightly increase military spending.
    Nels Mitchell: Idaho's farmers need immigration reform.
    Raul Labrador: Strengthen border security; redouble our efforts.
    Tom Sullivan: Pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Jim Risch: I oppose amnesty in any form.
    Butch Otter: Hire One Act: income tax credit for creating new jobs.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Family Farm Security Task Force to improve ag conditions.
Local Issues
    Butch Otter: Transmission line over sage-grouse habitat on federal land.
Principles & Values
    Nels Mitchell: Idaho needs Senator who gets to work, not "Senator No".
    Nels Mitchell: Most conservative voting record in Senate in 2013.
    Nels Mitchell: Served in state Senate and as Lt. Governor, then governor.
    Nels Mitchell: Never been within 150 miles of Harry Reid; not hand-picked.
    Nels Mitchell: Middle-of-the-road Democrat; I'll team up with Republicans.
    Butch Otter: Put aside partisanship & ambition in public interest.
Social Security
    Nels Mitchell: Fight efforts to cut or privatize entitlements.
    Nels Mitchell: The greatest generation earned their retirement security.
    Tom Sullivan: Against privatizing; but reduce regulations.
    Jim Risch: Reform Social Security without privatization.
Tax Reform
    Jim Risch: No tax increases, but no cuts to entitlements nor veterans.
    Butch Otter: Reduce tax burden; lower rates for individuals & businesses.
    Raul Labrador: Oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Jim Risch: I’ll drop out if I got $53,000 in undisclosed tax relief.
    Larry LaRocco: Risch got undisclosed personal $53,000 from his tax relief.
    Jim Risch: Earned nickname “taxpayers friend” by fighting tax increases.
    Jerry Brady: Remove tax breaks for media.
    Dirk Kempthorne: Return $140M of surplus to taxpayers.
War & Peace
    Nels Mitchell: Don't concentrate on Syria at the expense of home.
    Tom Sullivan: Withdraw from Iraq; carry on in Pakistan.

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