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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)

Book Reviews

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State of Indiana Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Indiana Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brad Ellsworth (9) 2010 Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • Daniel Coats (12) Republican Jr Senator Indiana
  • Frank O'Bannon (4) Indiana Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003)
  • Joe Donnelly (9) Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • Lyndon Johnson (1)
  • Matthew Whitaker (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Mike Pence (3) Indiana Republican Governor
  • Mitch Daniels (29) Indiana Former Republican Governor (2005-2013)
  • Richard Lugar (11) Republican Sr Senator Indiana
  • Richard Mourdock (24) Republican Challenger Indiana
  • Sam Clovis (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
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Abortion
    Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
    Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
    Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
    Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
    Mitch Daniels: No stem-cell research; private funds ok for adult stem cells.
    Mitch Daniels: Legal abortion for rape, incest, or medical danger.
Budget & Economy
    Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
    Mitch Daniels: Automatic taxpayer refund when reserves exceed 10%.
    Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
    Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
    Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
    Frank O'Bannon: Focus during slowdown on education & vulnerability.
Civil Rights
    Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
    Mitch Daniels: No same-sex marriage nor civil unions.
    Mitch Daniels: No affirmative action in public college admissions.
Corporations
    Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
    Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
    Mitch Daniels: Reduce corporate income tax; cut and cap property tax.
Crime
    Mitch Daniels: Strengthen laws against horrid practice of human trafficking.
    Mitch Daniels: Incarcerate in a smarter way, based on danger to society.
    Mitch Daniels: Support the death penalty.
    Mitch Daniels: Prevent recidivism with vocational training & alternatives.
Education
    Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
    Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
    Mitch Daniels: End cruel, defeatist practice of passing kids who can't read.
    Mitch Daniels: Pay teachers, and award tenure, based on effectiveness.
    Mitch Daniels: Lift backward-looking limits on charter schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Support vouchers for public schools.
    Mitch Daniels: Use lottery revenue for free college tuition for two years.
    Mitch Daniels: Voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Frank O'Bannon: Standards worked for math & English; apply to other subjects.
    Frank O'Bannon: $50 million for flexible school readiness program.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
    Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
    Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
    Richard Mourdock: FactCheck: No, ethanol additive lowers gasoline price.
    Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
    Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
    Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
    Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
    Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
    Mitch Daniels: Make IN a leader in electric vehicles & solar power industry.
    Mitch Daniels: Support clean coal as well as alternative energy.
Environment
    Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
    Mitch Daniels: First state to phase in new environmental Clean Air permits.
Families & Children
    Mike Pence: Adoption is a beautiful way for families to come together.
    Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Joe Donnelly: Understands Hoosier values of family, faith, and hard work.
    Mitch Daniels: Nothing more contemptible than failing to pay child support.
Foreign Policy
    Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Free Trade
    Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
    Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Government Reform
    Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
    Mitch Daniels: No limits on individual nor PAC campaign contributions.
Gun Control
    Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
    Mitch Daniels: No background checks; no licenses; yes concealed carry.
Health Care
    Mike Pence: Medicaid is not just broke, it is broken.
    Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
    Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
    Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
    Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
    Mitch Daniels: Tort reform; sue HMOs; no guarantees.
    Mitch Daniels: INShape plan: insure 130,000 uninsured Hoosiers.
Homeland Security
    Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
    Joe Donnelly: Focus on fiscal discipline and strong national security.
Immigration
    Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
    Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
    Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
    Lyndon Johnson: Abolish country-specific discriminatory quotas.
Jobs
    Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
    Mitch Daniels: Support Right to Work and Indiana will add jobs faster.
Local Issues
    Mike Pence: Miracle on Mt. Baldy: that's the Indiana way.
Principles & Values
    Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
    Mitch Daniels: You might dislike my decisions, but things ARE different.
    Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
    Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
    Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
    Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Social Security
    Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
    Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
    Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
    Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
    Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Tax Reform
    Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
    Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
    Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
    Mitch Daniels: Raising taxes is the worst thing possible in a recession.
Technology
    Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
    Mitch Daniels: Invest $1.2 billion in Hoosier Heartland Corridor and US31.
    Mitch Daniels: Supports internet sales tax.
    Frank O'Bannon: $50 million more for 21st Century Research Fund.
War & Peace
    Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
    Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
    Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.


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