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Hard Choices,
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Crippled America ,
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Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Ten Letters
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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State of Oklahoma Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Oklahoma Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Rice (27) Democratic Challenger (2008) Oklahoma
  • Brad Carson (1) 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative Oklahoma
  • Brad Henry (11) Oklahoma Previously Democratic Governor
  • Connie Johnson (7) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Oklahoma Governor
  • Dan Boren (1) Democratic Governor Challenger U.S. Rep Oklahoma-2
  • Frank Keating (13) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Gary Jones (3)
  • Gary Richardson (8) Oklahoma Republican candidate for Governor
  • James Inhofe (14) Republican Sr Senator Oklahoma
  • James Lankford (3) Republican Senate challenger Oklahoma
  • Jim Bridenstine (10) Republican U.S. Rep Oklahoma-1
  • Joe Carr (1) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Joe Dorman (19) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Kevin Stine (8) Democratic Senate candidate Oregon
  • Mary Fallin (20) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Matt Silverstein (15) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Mike Workman (16) Democratic candidate for Senate Oklahoma
  • Neil Gorsuch (1) Republican Appointee to Supreme Court
  • Rick Weiland (2) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
  • Scott Inman (5) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Governor
  • T.W. Shannon (16) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Tom Coburn (1) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Oklahoma
  • Winona LaDuke (2)
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    Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
    Mike Workman: Support a woman's right to choose.
    Kevin Stine: Government should not interfere with woman's right to choose.
    James Inhofe: Human life begins at conception.
    T.W. Shannon: Protect human life from the moment of conception.
    Joe Dorman: Pro-life.
    Joe Dorman: Pro-life legislative voting history.
Budget & Economy
    Connie Johnson: Revenue is part of the problem.
    Gary Jones: Cut budget without losing core services.
    Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
    James Inhofe: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Joe Dorman: Prosperity requires more than making irresponsible cuts.
    T.W. Shannon: Debt is a form of slavery.
    Matt Silverstein: Ban earmarks & cut spending to reduce debt.
    Rick Weiland: Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful.
    Brad Henry: Increase the Rainy Day Fund from 10% to 15% of revenue.
    Brad Henry: Surgical budget cuts to close $600M budget hole.
    Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
Civil Rights
    Mike Workman: Equal treatment regardless of sexual orientation.
    Kevin Stine: Government should not interfere in marriage.
    James Inhofe: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
    Matt Silverstein: Equal pay concept: level the field for women.
    Matt Silverstein: Firm support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
    Matt Silverstein: Grandmother beaten for speaking her native Choctaw language.
    Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
    Mike Workman: Don't reduce corporate tax; do prosecute Wall Street crimes.
    Brad Henry: Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company.
    Brad Henry: Elected director of a consumer financial recovery company.
    T.W. Shannon: Worker's compensation reform saved businesses $100M/year.
    Matt Silverstein: Cut corporate taxes and corporate loopholes.
    Mike Workman: Supports the death penalty, but only for horrific crimes.
    Neil Gorsuch: Jurors have ability to impartially apply death penalty.
    Connie Johnson: Aggressive sentencing reform, and abolish death penalty.
    Mary Fallin: Supports death penalty even after botched lethal injection.
    Mary Fallin: 2011: OK to experiment with drugs used in lethal injection.
    Mary Fallin: Be as "smart on crime" as we are "tough on crime".
    Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
    Matt Silverstein: Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
    Jim Bridenstine: Swift capital punishment saves lives.
    Joe Dorman: Death penalty for repeat sex offenders, but not if retarded.
    Frank Keating: Target violent and career criminals.
    Connie Johnson: Fund programs to combat opioid epidemic.
    Connie Johnson: Advocate for decriminalized and medical marijuana.
    Kevin Stine: Find regulations for marijuana, not just bans.
    Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
    Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
    Mary Fallin: Legal marijuana provides no substantial benefit.
    Mary Fallin: Prevent prescription drug abuse from occurring.
    Mary Fallin: Women in Recovery: abuse programs avoid incarceration.
    Brad Henry: Invest in drug courts: put low-risk offenders on better path.
    Frank Keating: Supports community sentencing in drug courts.
    Connie Johnson: Support public education, not vouchers.
    Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
    Mike Workman: Support all public education; fight all vouchers.
    James Inhofe: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Joe Dorman: I will continue to be a champion for public education.
    Matt Silverstein: Sufficiently fund public education, with national standards.
    Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
    Jim Bridenstine: No federal standards; local control & spending.
    Brad Henry: Don't siphon resources from our classrooms.
    Andrew Rice: Shift emphasis away from punishing underperforming school.
    Joe Dorman: Let students express religious viewpoints in schools.
    Scott Inman: Let students express religious viewpoints in schools.
    Frank Keating: More funding for schools and colleges.
    Frank Keating: Supported largest teacher pay raise in state history.
    Frank Keating: $80M in block grants to schools.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports increased funding for tribal colleges.
Energy & Oil
    Mike Workman: Support alternative energy to fight climate change.
    James Inhofe: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Matt Silverstein: Lead on new energy as well as old, including in-state coal.
    T.W. Shannon: Tax credit for converting motor vehicles to clean fuel.
    Mary Fallin: 20% reduction in energy use among state agencies by 2020.
    Jim Bridenstine: No credible evidence that CO2 affects global climate.
    Andrew Rice: Opposes a windfall-profits tax.
    Andrew Rice: Invest in switchgrass and natural gas resources.
    Andrew Rice: Advocate for reduced carbon emissions.
    Mike Workman: Preserve and protect national parks.
    Kevin Stine: Eminent domain abused when it benefits private company.
    Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Strong: Rebuild after devastating tornadoes.
    Andrew Rice: Global warming is real; our quality of life is at risk.
    Frank Keating: Regulate our precious environment because we love Oklahoma.
Families & Children
    T.W. Shannon: Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage.
    Brad Henry: Family anchors us and reminds us of what is truly important.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Workman: Use U.N. peacekeeping forces; don't spy on our allies.
    T.W. Shannon: Prohibit UN Agenda 21 from infringing on property rights.
    James Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing".
Free Trade
    Mike Workman: Better worker protections in trade agreements.
    Kevin Stine: International trade deals have cost U.S. jobs.
    James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
Government Reform
    Gary Jones: Increased audits despite budget cuts.
    Mike Workman: Supports automatic voter registration.
    James Inhofe: Photo ID for voting.
    Matt Silverstein: Not a dime from any lobbyists in campaign donations.
    Rick Weiland: Voluntarily limit campaign contributions to maximum of $100.
    Matt Silverstein: Inhofe says he's for term limits, but was in for 26 years.
    Jim Bridenstine: First Amendment includes campaign spending.
    James Lankford: Extend indefinitely pledge against earmarks.
    Joe Dorman: Require photo ID to vote, but extend early voting.
    Scott Inman: Require photo ID to vote, but extend early voting.
    T.W. Shannon: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Brad Henry: Extend early voting to a full week prior to Election Day.
    Andrew Rice: Most donations from individuals; most of Inhofe’s from PACs.
    Joe Dorman: No campaign contributions to legislators while in session.
    Scott Inman: No campaign contributions to legislators while in session.
    Frank Keating: Attract people to Oklahoma to regain Congressional seat.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports increased party choices for voters.
Gun Control
    Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
    Mike Workman: Favors common sense gun laws.
    James Inhofe: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    T.W. Shannon: Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the 2nd amendment's right-to-bear arms.
    Joe Dorman: Ok for school employees to carry handguns in school.
    Joe Dorman: Co-sponsored "Stand Your Ground Law".
Health Care
    Connie Johnson: Expand Medicaid.
    Mike Workman: Supports ObamaCare & suffered from pre-existing condition.
    Kevin Stine: Oppose semi-privatization of Medicare.
    James Inhofe: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Joe Dorman: Drop the partisan games & Invest in rural telemedicine.
    Matt Silverstein: Don't re-open the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole".
    James Lankford: Predicts that ObamaCare will destroy the health-care system.
    T.W. Shannon: ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk.
    Mary Fallin: Certified Healthy program; & website for health insurer info.
    Brad Henry: Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans.
    Andrew Rice: Pay doctors to proactively treat patients; end pay-per-test.
    Andrew Rice: Access to quality affordable health care for every American.
Homeland Security
    Kevin Stine: Tighten up defense spending; end use-it-or-lose-it mentality.
    James Inhofe: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the strongest, most dominant military in the world.
    Jim Bridenstine: Smart defense reductions; don't jeopardize national security.
    Andrew Rice: Shift defense resources from Iraq to destroying terrorists.
    Andrew Rice: Divest from terrorist states like we divested for apartheid.
    Andrew Rice: 9/11: Pressured US government to stay focused on terrorism.
    Andrew Rice: Fight to improve the veterans’ health care system.
    Andrew Rice: Conditions at Walter Reed Hospital are unacceptable.
    Andrew Rice: As 9/11 family, pressured Washington to focus on terrorism.
    Mike Workman: Comprehensive immigration reform plus path to citizenship.
    James Inhofe: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Matt Silverstein: Opposes housing refugee immigrants in military facilities.
    Joe Carr: Refugees cost millions in school & medical costs.
    Jim Bridenstine: Secure the borders to stop movement of narcotics and slaves.
    Joe Dorman: Constitutional amendment for English as official language.
    Scott Inman: Constitutional amendment for English as official language.
    Andrew Rice: Opposes Mexico Totalization Agreement & benefits to illegals.
    Joe Dorman: Criminalize assisting or employing illegal aliens.
    Connie Johnson: Higher minimum wage plus business incubators.
    Mike Workman: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 now & $15 later.
    Joe Dorman: Minimum wage affects older workers, not just young singles.
    Mary Fallin: Prohibit cities from increasing the minimum wage.
    Mary Fallin: 62,400 new jobs in our state; unemployment at 5.1%.
    Mary Fallin: Excessive worker's compensation is a barrier to growth.
    Frank Keating: Reform worker’s comp: administrative instead of court-based.
Local Issues
    Mary Fallin: $10M for renovation of the State Capitol.
    Mary Fallin: We survived Dust Bowl & Trail of Tears--and this recession.
Principles & Values
    Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
    James Inhofe: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: I'm guided by my faith; let's renew our values.
    T.W. Shannon: Will remain as Speaker during Senate primary.
    T.W. Shannon: "Recovering attorney" with JD from Oklahoma City University.
    T.W. Shannon: Rights are endowed by God, not by politicians.
    James Inhofe: Flying is his passion, but lost his son in plane accident.
    Andrew Rice: I pride myself on doing right, even if politically unpopular.
    Brad Carson: Coburn is a strong Christian man, a good family man.
    Tom Coburn: Carson is very bright, intellectually smart and advanced.
Social Security
    Mike Workman: Don't transition pensions into privately managed accounts.
    Mary Fallin: 401k-style plan for OK Public Employees Retirement System.
    Matt Silverstein: Medicare & Social Security are sacred promises to seniors.
    Joe Dorman: NO on public employee choice of contributions vs. benefits.
    Scott Inman: NO on public employee choice of contributions vs. benefits.
    Jim Bridenstine: Give younger people option of personal retirement accounts.
    Andrew Rice: I support Social Security Notch reform.
    Andrew Rice: I support CPI-E for COLA Fairness.
    Andrew Rice: I do not support privatization in any form.
Tax Reform
    Gary Jones: Taxes must go up but with budget cuts.
    Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
    Joe Dorman: End tax giveaways to those who really don't need a tax break.
    Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
    Mary Fallin: Oklahoma Way: best place for tax dollars is family's pockets.
    Jim Bridenstine: High taxes inhibit economic growth and job creation.
    James Inhofe: Make the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent.
    Andrew Rice: Government’s basic functions must be well funded.
    Andrew Rice: Has not supported a tax increase; does support investment.
    Andrew Rice: No tax increases in Oklahoma, but no tax cuts either.
    Frank Keating: Government spending is not the government’s money.
    Frank Keating: Lower state income tax rate from 6.75% to 3.75%.
    Frank Keating: Reduce and ultimately abolish the estate tax.
    Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Joe Dorman: Build storm shelters via local school district funding.
    T.W. Shannon: Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure.
    Mary Fallin: Focus on aerospace, energy, agriculture, biosciences, & STEM.
    Brad Henry: Biotech and nanotech startups transform our lives.
    Brad Henry: EDGE Endowment: make OK into Research Capital of the Plains.
    Frank Keating: Tax credits for stock options and R&D.
War & Peace
    Jim Bridenstine: Don't set timetables for withdrawal from any conflict.
    Jim Bridenstine: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Andrew Rice: Implement an orderly redeployment of US troops in Iraq.
    Andrew Rice: Refocus on identifying and destroying terrorist cells.
    Andrew Rice: Force Bush to implement an orderly redeployment from Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Workman: Create more affirmative action programs to address poverty.
    Kevin Stine: Give safe shelter & basic sanitary needs to the homeless.
    T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: Success comes from hard work, not handouts.
    T.W. Shannon: Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients.
    Andrew Rice: Our churches have engaged society to try to improve society.
    Frank Keating: Able-bodied people must stand on their own two feet.

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