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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 Ohio Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Ohio Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (5) Democrat
  • Bob Taft (10) Ohio Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
  • Charlie Wilson (8) Democrat (until 2010) U.S. Rep Ohio-6
  • Eric Deaton (8) 2010 Constitution Party challenger Ohio
  • Eric Fingerhut (11) 2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep Ohio
  • Joe Biden (2) Democrat
  • John Kasich (5) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Josh Mandel (19) Republican Nominee Ohio
  • Joyce Beatty (8) Democrat U.S. Rep Ohio-3
  • Lee Fisher (39) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov. Ohio
  • Michael Pryce (15) Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary) Ohio
  • Mike DeWine (9) Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006) Ohio
  • Paul Hackett (1) Democratic challenger (2006) Ohio
  • Rob Portman (13) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Sherrod Brown (14) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
  • Steven Driehaus (6) Democrat (until 2010) U.S. Rep Ohio-1
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Abortion
    Josh Mandel: Signed pledge to oppose abortion on demand without exception.
    Josh Mandel: I believe in protecting life.
    Sherrod Brown: Women should make their own health care decisions.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare makes doctors commit abortions against their will.
    Josh Mandel: Endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC.
    Josh Mandel: Umbilical blood is ethical source of stem cells.
    Michael Pryce: Completely against abortion as a form of birth control.
    Michael Pryce: No funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Lee Fisher: Committed to upholding the rights guaranteed in Roe v. Wade.
    Steven Driehaus: Prohibit partial-birth abortion; and illegalize all abortion.
    Eric Fingerhut: I support Roe vs. Wade.
    Charlie Wilson: Legal abortion only for incest, rape, or life of woman.
Budget & Economy
    Rob Portman: Budget director for President George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: Reduce deficit with pay-as-you-go budget rules.
    Bob Taft: Keep budget balanced without new taxes; hold spending.
Civil Rights
    Michael Pryce: End affirmative action programs.
    Michael Pryce: Marriage only between one man and one woman.
    Lee Fisher: Same rights regardless of sexual orientation.
    Lee Fisher: Equal Pay for Equal Work: fair pay for women.
    Steven Driehaus: No civil unions; no same-sex marriage.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic.
    Eric Fingerhut: Affirmative action is a good outreach strategy.
    Eric Fingerhut: Recognize same-sex civil unions and marriage.
    Joyce Beatty: Supports affirmative action in state hiring & college.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports affirmative action for state agencies & colleges.
Corporations
    Josh Mandel: Auto bailout was un-American; I won't be the bailout Senator.
    Sherrod Brown: Supported auto industry bailout as fighting for middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Businesses hurt by complicated taxes & aggressive regulation.
    Joe Biden: We bet on the auto industry; 400,000 new jobs means we won.
    Lee Fisher: Experienced negotiating with companies to stay in Ohio.
    Rob Portman: More than 70 company tours & plant visits, to stay in touch.
    Rob Portman: More favorable policy: encourage business development.
Crime
    Michael Pryce: Supports capital punishment.
    Michael Pryce: No reduced prison sentences for non-violent offenders.
    Eric Deaton: Being pro-life, I believe in very limited capital punishment.
    Lee Fisher: Created Ohio's first DNA database.
    Steven Driehaus: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Josh Mandel: Voted YES on lethal force against home intruders.
    Eric Fingerhut: Support death penalty; ban racial profiling.
    Eric Fingerhut: No parole for repeat offenders.
    Joyce Beatty: Moratorium on the death penalty.
    Joyce Beatty: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports alternative sentencing & rehabilitation.
    Lee Fisher: Expand the use of the death penalty.
    Lee Fisher: More prisons; less parole for repeat violent felons.
Drugs
    Michael Pryce: Mandatory prison sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Eric Deaton: Rehabilitate drug sellers rather than just locking them up.
    Lee Fisher: Rid our streets of violence and illegal drugs.
    Lee Fisher: Created the award-winning Operation Crackdown program.
    Steven Driehaus: Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
    Eric Fingerhut: Decriminalize medical marijuana.
    Bob Taft: Enact more laws to fight methamphetamines.
    Joyce Beatty: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Charlie Wilson: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
Education
    Josh Mandel: Expand school choice to public, charter, & private schools.
    Michael Pryce: Federal funding for K-12 school vouchers.
    Lee Fisher: Where you grow up should not determine where you end up.
    Eric Fingerhut: Teach abstinence; require exit exams in high schools.
    Eric Fingerhut: Better teacher pay; expanded early education.
    Bob Taft: Implement system of standards, assessments & accountability.
    Bob Taft: Ohioís success depends on keeping education as #1 priority.
    Bob Taft: Called for 20,000 reading tutors; program is succeeding.
    Joyce Beatty: Adequately fund Ohio public schools.
    Charlie Wilson: More funding for teachers.
    Lee Fisher: Encourage charters & corporate investment.
Energy & Oil
    Josh Mandel: Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have.
    Eric Deaton: Produce oil from the easy state-side locations.
    Lee Fisher: 25% advanced and alternative energy by 2025.
    Bob Taft: Project THAW: $250 for home heating oil costs.
    Joyce Beatty: Develop alternative fuels.
Environment
    Eric Fingerhut: Aggressive effort to increase clean air.
Families & Children
    Lee Fisher: Wrote Ohio's Missing Children law & Clearinghouse.
Foreign Policy
    Lee Fisher: Deploy all tools: diplomacy, strength, intel, & military.
    Al Gore: Nation-building: preferable to WWIII, and a stunning success.
    Al Gore: Cuba: Hard-liner on Castro; keep sanctions.
    Al Gore: North Korea: Continue exploring rapprochement.
    Al Gore: Russia: USís abiding interest, but troubled by Putin.
Free Trade
    Sherrod Brown: Trade agreements have sold out the middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China.
    Lee Fisher: Trade agreements should be fair and enforced.
    Rob Portman: Pass more trade agreements to increase Ohio exports.
    Rob Portman: Served as trade representative under Pres. George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas.
    Eric Deaton: Free trade agreements have destroyed our economy.
    Lee Fisher: Make sure trade agreements export Ohio goods, not Ohio jobs.
    Mike DeWine: Tariffs against dumping steel, & give fines to US companies.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports fair trade; opposes exporting jobs.
Government Reform
    Josh Mandel: No government bailout that I would ever support.
    Josh Mandel: Does not accept gifts in public office.
    Josh Mandel: Public officials should disclose more than is required.
    John Kasich: Skinny-down bureaucracy & kick out special interests.
    Michael Pryce: Remove all contribution & spending limits on campaigns.
    Eric Deaton: Limit & regulate campaign contributions.
    Eric Deaton: No line item veto; limit "signing statements".
    Joyce Beatty: Limit campaign contributions & campaigm spending.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports public funding for political camapigns.
    Lee Fisher: Campaign spending limits, but no state funding.
Gun Control
    Steven Driehaus: More enforcement; more safety locks; more background checks.
    Eric Fingerhut: Supports safety locks, background checks, semi-auto ban.
    Charlie Wilson: Require child-safety locks.
    Lee Fisher: Waiting periods; child safety locks; other restrictions ok.
Health Care
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare intimidates doctors to withhold treatment.
    Lee Fisher: Supports new healthcare reform law.
    Rob Portman: Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer.
    Lee Fisher: Health care reform is both a moral and economic imperative.
    Lee Fisher: Lower cost; ensure choice; expand coverage; no taxes.
    Eric Fingerhut: Fund basic health care for all citizens.
    Bob Taft: Golden Buckeye Card for senior Rx discounts.
Homeland Security
    Josh Mandel: AdWatch: served as Marine in Iraq; grandson of a soldier.
    Lee Fisher: Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Rob Portman: Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Eric Deaton: More spending on military R&D and hardware.
    Lee Fisher: If you serve your country, your country must serve you.
    Mike DeWine: Brown voted 10 times to cut intelligence spending.
    Mike DeWine: I donít have confidence in Rumsfeld.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted every time in favor of final intelligence budgets.
Jobs
    Joe Biden: We value working class; Republicans value privileged class.
    Lee Fisher: Incentive for Ohio jobs rather than breaks for jobs overseas.
    Rob Portman: High unemployment rate creates Ohio brain drain.
    Lee Fisher: OpEd: In charge of job creation when Ohio lost 400,000 jobs.
    Lee Fisher: Enforce collective bargaining and prevailing wage laws.
Principles & Values
    Sherrod Brown: AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer.
    John Kasich: Kasich rhymes with Basic.
    John Kasich: Host of weekly news show, "Heartland with John Kasich".
    Lee Fisher: I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are.
    Rob Portman: If you like the way things are going, support my opponent.
    Lee Fisher: Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies.
    Rob Portman: A top adviser to President George W. Bush.
    Mike DeWine: Worked in a bi-partisan manner to get things done.
    Mike DeWine: Brown does not represent the mainstream of Ohio.
    Sherrod Brown: Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness.
    Paul Hackett: Ohio Democrats need an 88-county strategy to win elections.
Social Security
    Josh Mandel: Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older.
    Sherrod Brown: Don't raise retirement age; system has been reliable.
    Lee Fisher: No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age.
    Rob Portman: Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization.
    Lee Fisher: Strengthen, preserve and protect Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Josh Mandel: I'm proud to pledge for lower taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: Anti-tax pledges handcuff budget decisions.
    Josh Mandel: Eliminate the death tax; it's an unjust double taxation.
    Michael Pryce: Consumption tax gets government off our backs.
    John Kasich: Lower taxes to create competitive climate.
    Lee Fisher: Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires.
    Rob Portman: Any tax increase would hurt the fragile economy.
    Lee Fisher: 2005 tax cut reduced Ohio taxes by 16.8%.
    Lee Fisher: Let tax cuts on wealthy expire, to pay for health reform.
    Mike DeWine: Some ads had mistakes, but say Brown votes against tax cuts.
    Sherrod Brown: DeWineís ads doctor WTC photos to distort my record on taxes.
    Bob Taft: 3-year tax holiday for high-tech start-ups.
    Charlie Wilson: Supports progressive state income tax.
Technology
    Bob Taft: New programs for high-tech skills training.
    Bob Taft: $52M to support high-tech research.
War & Peace
    Josh Mandel: Two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.
    Michael Pryce: We are world police; Iran likely already has a nuclear bomb.
    Michael Pryce: No military nor development funding for Afghanistan.
    Michael Pryce: Withdraw from Iraq; but sanctions on Iran.
    Lee Fisher: Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Rob Portman: Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out.
    Eric Deaton: Withdraw from Iraq; increase sanctions on Iran.
    Lee Fisher: Responsibly end the war in Iraq; train Afghan troops & exit.
    Lee Fisher: Stop Iran & North Korea from developing or acquiring nukes.
    Mike DeWine: Cannot set an artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mike DeWine: Iraq has become a cause celebre for the jihadists.
    Mike DeWine: Would not have voted to go into Iraq with what we now know.
    Sherrod Brown: Instruct the military to come up with a withdrawal plan.
    Sherrod Brown: Iraq has distracted the War on Terror and made us less safe.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against $87 billion that went to Halliburton.
    Al Gore: Bosnia: Be proud that we stopped ethnic cleansing.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Kasich: Chaired committee which overhauled the welfare system.
    Steven Driehaus: Fund faith-based and community-based private organizations.
    Joyce Beatty: Expand state services to include the working poor.
    Lee Fisher: Fund state social programs for teens; pre-K; at-risk youth.


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