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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 North Dakota Politicians: Archives


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    from State of North Dakota Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Duane Sand (3) Republican Primary Challenger North Dakota
  • Heidi Heitkamp (21) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Dalrymple (12) North Dakota Republican Governor
  • John Hoeven (13) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Rick Berg (16) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Tracy Potter (4) 2010 Democratic Challenger North Dakota
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Abortion
    John Hoeven: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
Budget & Economy
    Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
    Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
    Tracy Potter: $700B stimulus spending ok; something needed to be done.
Civil Rights
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
    John Hoeven: No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman.
    Rick Berg: No affirmative action for state employment nor college.
Corporations
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Jack Dalrymple: Positive business climate results in ND leading US in growth.
    John Hoeven: Right approach: empower entrepreneurs & small business.
Crime
    John Hoeven: More prisons; less parole.
    Rick Berg: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Education
    Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
    Jack Dalrymple: K-12, equal and adequate funding for all districts.
    Jack Dalrymple: Higher education is key to North Dakota's future.
Energy & Oil
    Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
    Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
    Jack Dalrymple: Decrease foreign oil reliance, expand ND energy development.
    Jack Dalrymple: Support for oil refineries expansion.
    Jack Dalrymple: Advocate for renewable fuels, blender pumps.
    John Hoeven: Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country.
    Tracy Potter: People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch.
    John Hoeven: More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too.
Environment
    Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
    Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
    Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
    Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
    Jack Dalrymple: Follow Clean Air Act at EPA, but leave air control to ND.
    Jack Dalrymple: Water should be available for no cost; drop storage fee plan.
Government Reform
    John Hoeven: No term limits for North Dakota legislators.
    John Hoeven: Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits.
Gun Control
    John Hoeven: Allow concealed carry.
Health Care
    Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
    Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
    Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
    Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
    Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
    Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
    Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
    John Hoeven: Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan.
    Tracy Potter: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction.
    John Hoeven: Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare.
    Tracy Potter: Reform brings $650 million to the state health care industry.
    John Hoeven: Govít ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy.
Homeland Security
    Rick Berg: Core responsibility is to have a strong military.
Jobs
    Jack Dalrymple: New Amazon facility example of pro-business climate in ND.
    Jack Dalrymple: $42M for workforce development.
    John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads.
Principles & Values
    Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
    Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: criticized as "Heidi-ho" for "Barack-o" socialism.
Social Security
    Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
    Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
Tax Reform
    Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
    Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.
    Jack Dalrymple: Incentives promote job creation in new enterprises.
    Jack Dalrymple: Tax relief to share economic gains with people of ND.
Welfare & Poverty
    Rick Berg: Job training & child care for welfare recipients.


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  • Duane Sand Republican Primary Challenger North Dakota
  • Heidi Heitkamp Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Dalrymple North Dakota Republican Governor
  • John Hoeven North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Rick Berg Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Tracy Potter 2010 Democratic Challenger North Dakota

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