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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 Utah Politicians: Archives


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  • ACLU (1)
  • Chuck Baldwin (4) Constitution Party
  • Dan Liljenquist (19) Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Utah
  • Gary Herbert (21) Utah Republican Governor
  • Jon Huntsman (20) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Mia Love (10) Republican nominee U.S. Rep Utah-4
  • Mike Leavitt (10) Cabinet-2008
  • Mike Lee (6) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Orrin Hatch (16) Republican Sr Senator Utah
  • Pete Ashdown (2) Former Democratic challenger (2012) Utah
  • Rocky Anderson (1) Utah Justice Party challenger for President
  • Sam Granato (4) 2010 Democratic challenger Utah
  • Scott Howell (5) Democratic Challenger Utah
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Abortion
    Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
    Dan Liljenquist: Protect unborn children.
    Chuck Baldwin: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy
    Mia Love: Cut federal programs by more than $750 billion.
    Orrin Hatch: Re-elect me and I'll chair the Senate Finance Committee.
    Orrin Hatch: Accused of "fiscal child abuse" by leaving debt for future.
    Dan Liljenquist: Vocal supporter of cut, cap and balance.
    Dan Liljenquist: TARP (bank bailout) was wasteful spending.
    Orrin Hatch: My 36 years in Senate could make me Finance Committee chair.
    Orrin Hatch: My balanced budget bill failed by only one vote.
    Orrin Hatch: OpEd: Federal debt increased rapidly on his watch.
    Mike Leavitt: Highest priority is “economic transition”.
Civil Rights
    ACLU: Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples.
    Dan Liljenquist: Traditional pillars of civil society under assault.
    Rocky Anderson: Equal rights for gays and lesbians.
Corporations
    Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
Crime
    Jon Huntsman: Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it.
Drugs
    Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
    Mike Leavitt: Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide.
Education
    Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
    Gary Herbert: Increase funding for applied technology colleges.
    Gary Herbert: Fervently committed $40M to STEM education.
    Mia Love: Disbanding the federal Department of Education.
    Dan Liljenquist: Let parents pick home, private, charter, or public.
    Gary Herbert: Continue to increase funding for public schools.
    Jon Huntsman: UCAT system: technical college for industry needs.
    Jon Huntsman: Early learning is critical; so are languages & math.
    Jon Huntsman: To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers.
    Jon Huntsman: School choice & competition is healthy for public schools.
    Mike Leavitt: Emphasize market relevance in state colleges.
    Mike Leavitt: 14.8% increase in funding for public education.
    Mike Leavitt: U-PASS: Accountability and skills testing in every grade.
Energy & Oil
    Dan Liljenquist: Develop our own resources in this country.
    Gary Herbert: Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear.
    Gary Herbert: Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture.
    Gary Herbert: No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah.
    Jon Huntsman: Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy.
    Mike Leavitt: Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state.
Environment
    Dan Liljenquist: States' right to control public land.
    Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development.
    Mike Leavitt: Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks.
    Mike Leavitt: Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing.
Families & Children
    Gary Herbert: Population growth is challenging: doubling in 35 years.
    Dan Liljenquist: Restore the traditional family & states' rights.
Free Trade
    Gary Herbert: Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth.
    Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
    Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
    Jon Huntsman: Open up global markets for Utah businesses.
Government Reform
    Gary Herbert: Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust.
    Dan Liljenquist: Congress should pass regulations, not executive agencies.
    Dan Liljenquist: Sprinklers in every house are out-of-hand regulation.
    Pete Ashdown: Refuses any money from political action committees.
    Mike Lee: Reclaim right to constitutionally limited government.
    Gary Herbert: Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less.
    Gary Herbert: Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest.
    Jon Huntsman: Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby.
    Mike Leavitt: Count missionaries abroad in census; gain Congressional seat.
Gun Control
    Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Dan Liljenquist: Proud gun owner; fight to keep that right protected.
Health Care
    Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
    Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace.
    Scott Howell: Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it.
    Dan Liljenquist: No 5-year wait for child health insurance for immigrants.
    Dan Liljenquist: ObamaCare facilitates government takeover of healthcare.
    Gary Herbert: Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare.
    Gary Herbert: Increase transparency, access, and choice.
    Jon Huntsman: Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone.
    Jon Huntsman: No denial of coverage because of minor ailments.
    Jon Huntsman: We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health.
Homeland Security
    Mia Love: Cut $758B from federal budget but don't touch defense.
    Orrin Hatch: I fight every year to save Hill Air Force Base.
    Dan Liljenquist: Evaluate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending.
    Mike Lee: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale.
    Sam Granato: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; an affront to gay soldiers.
    Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve.
Immigration
    Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
    Orrin Hatch: Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act.
    Dan Liljenquist: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
    Gary Herbert: Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated.
    Mike Lee: Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home.
    Sam Granato: Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act.
    Chuck Baldwin: GOP & Dems both want open borders.
Jobs
    Gary Herbert: Remove oppressive nonsensical regulation & spur job creation.
    Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%.
Local Issues
    Gary Herbert: State Capitol, built a century ago, was built for the future.
    Jon Huntsman: Designate I-15 from ID to AZ as natural gas corridor.
    Jon Huntsman: Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry.
Principles & Values
    Orrin Hatch: 2012 will be my last election, after 6 terms.
    Scott Howell: Reach out the hand of fellowship in compromise to GOP.
    Orrin Hatch: I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity.
    Orrin Hatch: 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change.
    Scott Howell: Electing the same people get the same results.
    Orrin Hatch: I'm running to help Mitt Romney and to be Committee Chairman.
    Scott Howell: I learned bipartisanship as minority party in state Senate.
    Dan Liljenquist: Holds "debate" against opponent's video clips.
    Orrin Hatch: Debates are a time-worn campaign tactic for free press.
    Pete Ashdown: Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light.
    Orrin Hatch: 1976: What do you call 2-term incumbents? Call him home!
    Sam Granato: Utahns choice is mainstream candidate vs. extreme candidate.
    Jon Huntsman: Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions.
Social Security
    Dan Liljenquist: Different deal for those who still have time to adjust.
    Mike Lee: Raise the retirement age to save Social Security.
    Sam Granato: Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security.
    Orrin Hatch: Preserve Social Security fund in “Lockbox” until needed.
Tax Reform
    Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
    Dan Liljenquist: Broaden the base; prefer FairTax.
    Gary Herbert: Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens.
    Chuck Baldwin: 10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax.
    Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
    Jon Huntsman: Removed half of the sales tax on food.
    Jon Huntsman: Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly.
    Orrin Hatch: Cut capital gains taxes to allow better retirement planning.
Technology
    Gary Herbert: Invest in I-15 CORE & Ogden to Provo commuter rail.
    Gary Herbert: Since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46M.
    Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions.
    Mike Leavitt: Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers.
War & Peace
    Chuck Baldwin: Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops.
Welfare & Poverty
    Dan Liljenquist: Administer welfare programs at a state level.
    Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups.


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