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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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State of Utah Politicians: Archives

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    ACLU: Oppose new fees & inspections for abortion clinics.
    Aimee Winder Newton: Abortion only permitted in extreme circumstances.
    Allen Glines: Can't control reproductive rights yet oppose govt. overreach.
    Ben McAdams: Opposed new fees & inspections for abortion clinics.
    Chuck Baldwin: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
    Craig Bowden: No late-term abortion except for maternal life.
    Danny Drew: Common ground on reducing the number of abortions.
    Gary Herbert: Collect information on reason for abortion, race, ethnicity.
    Gary Herbert: Enacted new fees & inspections for abortion clinics.
    Jeff Burningham: Strongly believe in protecting rights of unborn.
    Jenny Wilson: Abortion rights are best left in the hands of the courts.
    Jenny Wilson: Opposes requiring a 72-hour waiting period for abortions.
    Jonathan Swinton: I don't want federal funds to pay for abortions.
    Kamala Harris: A woman has the right to choose.
    Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
    Mike Pence: I am proud to serve a pro-life president.
    Mike Weinholtz: I fully support a woman's constitutional right to choose.
    Misty Snow: Only a woman and her doctors have a say on pregnancy.
    Misty Snow: Don't interfere with private medical decisions of women.
    Spencer Cox: Supports law banning most abortions after 18 weeks.
    Spencer Cox: Collect information on reason for abortion, race, ethnicity.
    Vaughn Cook: Limit abortions to rape, incest, and health.
    Evan McMullin: We've got to stand up to extremes tearing the country apart.
    Spencer Cox: New tax credit for all children--the born and the unborn.
Budget & Economy
    Austin Searle: Supports Universal Basic Income: $1200 a month.
    Craig Bowden: No stimulus; market forces tell us where money should go.
    Dan Liljenquist: TARP (bank bailout) was wasteful spending.
    Evan McMullin: Pass balanced budget legislation.
    Gary Herbert: Efforts to develop rural Utah are paying off.
    Jeff Burningham: Eliminate onerous occupational licensing laws.
    Jeff Burningham: Infrastructure planning critical to quality of life.
    John Curtis: Balance the budget; run government like business.
    Jonathan Johnson: Kept $11M in gold coins in case of financial crisis.
    Mia Love: Cut federal programs by more than $750 billion.
    Mike Leavitt: Highest priority is "economic transition".
    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.
    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.
    Spencer Cox: Let some hotel tax revenue pay for infrastructure.
    Spencer Cox: Time to reevaluate our approach to tax incentives.
Civil Rights
    ACLU: Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples.
    Allen Glines: Forbid discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals.
    Austin Searle: Pass the Personal Privacy Act; stop sharing of personal data.
    Craig Bowden: Same-sex marriage isn't my business to restrict.
    Danny Drew: Supported gay marriage from a young age.
    Evan McMullin: Condemn bigotry including based on sexual orientation.
    Jenny Wilson: Fight to get same-sex benefits.
    Jenny Wilson: Supports bill honoring women's suffrage and women's rights.
    Jenny Wilson: Let's keep MLK's dream alive.
    Jonathan Johnson: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Kamala Harris: Trump's 50 Court of Appeals appointments: no Blacks.
    Kamala Harris: First female DA in SF; Second black female senator.
    Kamala Harris: Inspired by diverse Americans marching for equal justice.
    Kamala Harris: Trump declining to condemn white supremacists is a pattern.
    Mike Pence: Trump condemns neo-Nazis and has Jewish grandchildren.
    Mike Weinholtz: Equal pay laws end illegal wage discrimination against women.
    Mike Weinholtz: Early champion of marriage equality.
    Mike Weinholtz: 100% score from Equality Utah for pro-LGBT policy stances.
    Misty Snow: Protect rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people.
    Misty Snow: Ratify treaty on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
    Orrin Hatch: 1977: No gay teachers; 2018: No LGBT discrimination.
    Rocky Anderson: Equal rights for gays and lesbians.
    Spencer Cox: Wants "Utah solution" to protecting LGTBQ kids.
    Spencer Cox: Understanding & respect for differing sexual orientations.
    Vaughn Cook: Dems respect that most Utahns prefer traditional marriage.
    Jeff Burningham: His VC firm funds start-up businesses with great ideas.
    Jenny Wilson: Tax cut: Xmas present to corporations; lump of coal for poor.
    John Curtis: Entrepreneurs need lower taxes, fewer regulations.
    Jonathan Swinton: Make loans as easy for small business as for large ones.
    Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
    Allen Glines: Reported illegal gambling sites and had them shut down.
    Allen Glines: Ban private prisons, cash bail, and civil forfeiture.
    Allen Glines: Increased penalties for facilities, persons for elder abuse.
    Austin Searle: Police should only carry tasers, not guns.
    Craig Bowden: Rehabilitation instead of punishment.
    Evan McMullin: Our criminal justice system must treat everyone equally.
    Gary Herbert: Authorize construction of new state prison.
    Greg Hughes: Round up offenders and offer jail or treatment.
    Jenny Wilson: Beef up laws to address targeted hate crimes.
    Jon Huntsman: Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it.
    Kamala Harris: Ban chokeholds by police; registry of police crimes.
    Kamala Harris: In CA, created many first-time criminal justice reforms.
    Mike Pence: Yes to justice for George Floyd; no to riots.
    Mike Weinholtz: Fully fund indigent defense; protect 6th Amendment rights.
    Misty Snow: End private prisons; end profit in incarceration.
    Misty Snow: Why so many people in prison? Why so many minorities?
    Allen Glines: Phase out penalties for marijuana at the federal level.
    Chris Peterson: Pro-medical cannabis.
    Craig Bowden: Marijuana is not a gateway drug; prescriptions are.
    Gary Herbert: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
    Jenny Wilson: More funding for opioid treatment for victims.
    Jenny Wilson: Supports legalized medical marijuana; it has helped so many.
    Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
    Kamala Harris: Will get rid of cash bail and decriminalize marijuana.
    Mike Leavitt: Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide.
    Mike Weinholtz: Treat addiction & mental illness, instead of incarceration.
    Misty Snow: Get feds out of the way of states on marijuana policy.
    Aimee Winder Newton: No one-size-fits-all program; let parents choose.
    Allen Glines: Gradually lower tuition, allow student loan forgiveness.
    Chris Peterson: Pre-K, K-12, and trade schools need more public investment.
    Craig Bowden: Vouchers are a good step towardending public schools.
    Danny Drew: School choice means re-segregation in some states.
    Danny Drew: Local school choice, free from corporate influence.
    Danny Drew: Public schools should meet unique needs of disabled kids.
    Gary Herbert: Continue to increase funding for public schools.
    Gary Herbert: Increase funding for applied technology colleges.
    Gary Herbert: Fervently committed $40M to STEM education.
    Gary Herbert: Collaborate to rewrite No Child Left Behind.
    Gary Herbert: Invest $1B in schools & $30M in counseling.
    Gary Herbert: Teach students the value of capitalism instead of socialism.
    Greg Hughes: For charter schools, parental choice, more local control.
    Jeff Burningham: Education should be free from federal influence.
    Jeff Burningham: Old industrial age education not prepared for new economy.
    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: 2007: signed the Parent Choice in Education Act.
    Jon Huntsman: 2007: statewide vouchers, "Parent Choice in Education Act.
    Jonathan Johnson: Common Core runs counter to family & local control.
    Jonathan Swinton: Reduce size of federal Dept. of Ed.; shift to local schools.
    Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
    Mia Love: Disbanding the federal Department of Education.
    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.
    Mike Weinholtz: Increase school funding for K-12, more than 3%.
    Mike Weinholtz: Promote trade schools; more publicly-funded college.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Resigned as secretary of education over voucher proposal.
    Spencer Cox: Provide opportunities to attend technical schools.
    Spencer Cox: Change the way we fund schools, what's best for entire state.
    Vaughn Cook: Boost school funding & reduce class size.
    Spencer Cox: The largest variable in student outcomes is the teacher.
Energy & Oil
    Allen Glines: Support Green New Deal, but no harm to economy.
    Austin Searle: Improving energy efficiency impacts climate change.
    Austin Searle: Infrastructure investments can reduce emissions.
    Chris Peterson: Green energy and energy independence will lead to good jobs.
    Craig Bowden: No subsidies for green energy; don't pick winners & losers.
    Gary Herbert: Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture.
    Gary Herbert: No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah.
    Gary Herbert: Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear.
    Gary Herbert: State can set example on green energy.
    Gary Herbert: Make commuting by transit as easy as commuting by car.
    Jenny Wilson: Promote clean air and clean energy.
    Jon Huntsman: Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy.
    Jon Huntsman: Growing concern over environmental impacts of coal.
    Kamala Harris: Carbon-neutral America by 2035.
    Mike Leavitt: Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state.
    Mike Pence: Biden's plan is a $2 trillion version of Green New Deal.
    Mike Weinholtz: Foolish to think coal & oil will continue to power the globe.
    Misty Snow: Directly tax coal, to fund solar and wind.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Address climate change.
    Spencer Cox: Support driverless vehicles, mass transit.
    Spencer Cox: There's very clear evidence of climate change.
    Spencer Cox: Help Utah lead in sustainable energy development.
    Allen Glines: Ban puppy mills; make animal cruelty a felony.
    Austin Searle: Ban euthanizing at animal shelters.
    Austin Searle: Why no vote on clean water infrastructure bill?
    Craig Bowden: EPA should only advise; enforcement is over-reach.
    Dan Liljenquist: States' right to control public land.
    Evan McMullin: Develop water conservation practices and infrastructure.
    Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development.
    Gary Herbert: Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel.
    Gary Herbert: Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources.
    Gary Herbert: Re-opened National Parks during 2013 shutdown.
    Jeff Burningham: Unlock our State Institutional Trust Lands.
    Jenny Wilson: Why are our parks and canyons receiving so little?
    Jenny Wilson: Build bikeways instead of just freeways.
    Jonathan Johnson: Air quality retains and attracts business.
    Mike Leavitt: Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks.
    Mike Leavitt: Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing.
    Mike Pence: Our water and air are cleaner than ever; proud of our record.
    Mike Weinholtz: Air polluters know they are unlikely to be caught.
    Misty Snow: Keep public lands open: federal control instead of state.
    Spencer Cox: Supports new recycled-cardboard paper mill.
    Vaughn Cook: Tougher pollution-control mandates to improve air quality.
    Spencer Cox: We not going to let the Great Salt Lake disappear.
Families & Children
    Allen Glines: Worked to build awareness of missing children's cases.
    Allen Glines: Protect domestic violence victims; punish abusers.
    Allen Glines: For paid maternity leave up to 16 weeks.
    Gary Herbert: Population growth is challenging: doubling in 35 years.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Big supporter of paid family leave.
    Spencer Cox: We need to talk about suicide.
    Spencer Cox: Prevent social media companies from collecting kids' data.
Foreign Policy
    Allen Glines: Called for an end to US embargo of Cuba.
    Craig Bowden: Prefer American opportunities to American exceptionalism.
    Danny Drew: Utah and US and her people are exceptional.
    Evan McMullin: Strengthen our alliances with other free nations.
    Jon Huntsman: Notion of national decline is "un-American".
    Kamala Harris: Trump's China policy has cost American jobs & lives.
    Mike Pence: Blame China for the coronavirus.
    Mike Pence: Trump moved embassy to Jerusalem and destroyed ISIS.
    Mitt Romney: Reject philosophy of national decline in all of its variants.
    Spencer Cox: Fight drug cartels; help Mexican economy.
Free Trade
    Craig Bowden: 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.
    Mike Pence: Vote against USMCA was a vote against jobs.
    Orrin Hatch: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
Government Reform
    Aimee Winder Newton: Need strong planning for Utah's tremendous growth.
    Allen Glines: Protect voting rights; expand vote by mail options.
    Allen Glines: End Citizens United, reform Federal Elections Commission.
    Allen Glines: Rollback any change made to USPS during Trump.
    Austin Searle: For term limits for Congress & Supreme Court.
    Austin Searle: Ranked-choice voting should be a human right.
    Craig Bowden: Supports mail-in voting and ranked-choice voting.
    Ben McAdams: Keep restrictions on government records access.
    Chris Peterson: Equitable taxes and job training will help economy.
    Dan Liljenquist: Congress should pass regulations, not executive agencies.
    Dan Liljenquist: Sprinklers in every house are out-of-hand regulation.
    Danny Drew: Utah needs someone who is not beholden to PACs.
    Danny Drew: Big campaign donations are the tip of the iceberg.
    Evan McMullin: Oppose the intentional disenfranchisement of voters.
    Evan McMullin: We support sensible and limited regulation.
    Gary Herbert: Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less.
    Gary Herbert: Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest.
    Gary Herbert: Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust.
    Gary Herbert: Repealed restrictions on government records access.
    Jeff Burningham: I'll get government out of your way.
    Jenny Wilson: Focus on voter suppression and gerrymandering.
    Jon Huntsman: Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby.
    Jonathan Swinton: Limit congressional terms & campaign donations.
    Jonathan Swinton: Term limits for members of Congress.
    Kamala Harris: Lincoln, before 1864 election, left Supreme Court seat open.
    Mike Leavitt: Count missionaries abroad in census; gain Congressional seat.
    Mike Lee: Reclaim right to constitutionally limited government.
    Mike Pence: Universal mail-in voting means massive voter fraud.
    Mike Weinholtz: More restrictive campaign finance laws are necessary.
    Misty Snow: There is too much money in politics: it's legalized bribery.
    Pete Ashdown: Refuses any money from political action committees.
    Spencer Cox: Electing, rather than appointing, judges a "terrible idea".
    Spencer Cox: Voting security must never be about making it harder to vote.
    Mike Lee: Voted to certify 2020 election after questioning it.
    Mike Lee: Only role on Jan. 6 is counting electoral ballots.
    Spencer Cox: Government decisions are major drivers in price of a home.
Gun Control
    Allen Glines: Ban assault weapons, pass universal background checks.
    Austin Searle: Require licensing, registration, training.
    Craig Bowden: No gun restrictions except on convicted felons.
    Danny Drew: Ridiculous to have guns at school in case of bears.
    Gary Herbert: Vetoed concealed carry of guns without a permit.
    Greg Hughes: 2nd Amendment guarantees right to bear arms.
    Jeff Burningham: Gun owner who supports the Second Amendment.
    Jonathan Johnson: Protect right to own and carry guns.
    Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Misty Snow: More background checks; no guns to violent criminals.
    Mitt Romney: Prevent school shootings with state and local action.
    Spencer Cox: Supports concealed carry of guns without a permit.
Health Care
    Allen Glines: Support Affordable Care Act; develop universal healthcare.
    Allen Glines: Streamline process for accommodations for disabilities.
    Austin Searle: Replace employer-paid insurance with Medicare for All.
    Chris Peterson: Pro-Medicaid expansion.
    Craig Bowden: ObamaCare only benefits the insurance companies.
    Dan Liljenquist: No 5-year wait for child health insurance for immigrants.
    Danny Drew: Replacements for ObamaCare should be non-partisan.
    Evan McMullin: Negotiate lower drug prices, expand telemedicine.
    Gary Herbert: Increase transparency, access, and choice.
    Gary Herbert: Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare.
    Gary Herbert: Healthcare best solved at the state level.
    Gary Herbert: Restrict expansion of state Medicaid program.
    Greg Hughes: Against ObamaCare and expanding Medicaid in Utah.
    Jeff Burningham: Choice and competition rather than government programs.
    Jenny Wilson: Medicaid money can fight opioid crisis.
    Jenny Wilson: Keep ObamaCare individual insurance mandate.
    John Curtis: Repealing or fixing ObamaCare takes time.
    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.
    Jon Huntsman: Make state a trusted source on Coronavirus.
    Jonathan Johnson: ObamaCare & Medicaid expansion: ever-increasing government.
    Kamala Harris: Trump knew the truth on coronavirus and covered it up.
    Kamala Harris: On pre-existing conditions: Republicans are coming for you.
    Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
    Mike Pence: We're producing millions of vaccines; ready by end of year.
    Mike Pence: Trust people to make smart decisions, mandates not needed.
    Mike Weinholtz: Full Medicaid expansion & access to preventative care.
    Misty Snow: Healthcare is a human right; insure the 33M uninsured.
    Misty Snow: ObamaCare is a good start, but goal is single payer.
    Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Make health care more affordable.
    Scott Howell: Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it.
    Spencer Cox: Supports move to scale back Medicaid expansion.
    Spencer Cox: Restrict expansion of state Medicaid program.
    Vaughn Cook: Expand Medicaid programs covering the poor.
Homeland Security
    Allen Glines: Seek to end homelessness among veterans.
    Craig Bowden: Full audit of military, then many cuts.
    Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve.
    John Curtis: Make sure military has tools they need.
    Jonathan Johnson: Endorse Ted Cruz as strong champion for national defense.
    Jonathan Johnson: I know plight of refugees; but no Syrians.
    Mia Love: Cut $758B from federal budget but don't touch defense.
    Mike Lee: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale.
    Orrin Hatch: I fight every year to save Hill Air Force Base.
    Sam Granato: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; an affront to gay soldiers.
    Mike Lee: Don't let important PATRIOT Act provisions expire.
    Aimee Winder Newton: Allow citizenship for those who wait their turn.
    Ben McAdams: Create a guest worker program for some illegal immigrants.
    Chuck Baldwin: GOP & Dems both want open borders.
    Craig Bowden: Streamline the process to make it easier to come legally.
    Evan McMullin: We are committed to a pluralistic society, diverse nation.
    Gary Herbert: Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated.
    Gary Herbert: Create a guest worker program for some illegal immigrants.
    Greg Hughes: Slow illegal immigration by verifying status of offenders.
    Jeff Burningham: Let each state set number of guest worker visas needed.
    Jenny Wilson: Against tearing up families.
    Jenny Wilson: It's not chain migration; it's family-based immigration.
    John Curtis: Take politics out of immigration debate.
    Jonathan Johnson: Support Immigration Innovation Act: more H1B visas.
    Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
    Mike Lee: Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home.
    Misty Snow: Treat undocumented people as human beings.
    Mitt Romney: Poverty level of aspiring immigrant's nation is irrelevant.
    Mitt Romney: Welcome legal immigrants, instead of message of exclusion.
    Orrin Hatch: Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act.
    Sam Granato: Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act.
    Spencer Cox: Angry about children separated from families at border.
    Spencer Cox: Welcome new residents, but don't try to change us.
    Allen Glines: Find best course to raise minimum wage to $15.
    Austin Searle: Funding business start-ups creates jobs, economic growth.
    Austin Searle: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Craig Bowden: Free market instead of affirmative action.
    Gary Herbert: Remove oppressive nonsensical regulation & spur job creation.
    Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%.
    Mike Weinholtz: Raise the minimum wage to fight against poverty.
    Mike Pence: Government mandates on energy kill jobs.
    Misty Snow: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Better ways to increase wages that setting minimum wage.
    Spencer Cox: Funding for job training, not everyone needs a degree.
    Vaughn Cook: Raise Utah's minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Allen Glines: Condemn white supremacy & far right nationalism.
    Allen Glines: Parents of eight children, four of them quadruplets.
    Craig Bowden: Work for all Utahns, regardless of religious beliefs.
    Dan Liljenquist: Holds "debate" against opponent's video clips.
    Evan McMullin: Political extremes don't represent the majority.
    Evan McMullin: Uphold Constitution as inviolable and collective contract.
    Gary Herbert: Governing through executive order is undemocratic.
    Gary Herbert: Fund "In God We Trust" License Plates.
    Jon Huntsman: Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions.
    Kamala Harris: We have broad support and will bring integrity back.
    Mike Pence: Not fair to attack Amy Coney Barrett's faith.
    Mike Pence: In America, we debate and disagree, but then come together.
    Misty Snow: Spiritually, I value love and compassion for all people.
    Misty Snow: I describe myself as a libertarian-leaning progressive.
    Mitt Romney: Bring Utah's values and Utah's lessons to Washington.
    Orrin Hatch: 1976: What do you call 2-term incumbents? Call him home!
    Orrin Hatch: Debates are a time-worn campaign tactic for free press.
    Orrin Hatch: I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity.
    Orrin Hatch: 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change.
    Orrin Hatch: I'm running to help Mitt Romney and to be Committee Chairman.
    Orrin Hatch: 2012 will be my last election, after 6 terms.
    Pete Ashdown: Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Served in Scott's administration; now running against him.
    Sam Granato: Utahns choice is mainstream candidate vs. extreme candidate.
    Scott Howell: Electing the same people get the same results.
    Scott Howell: I learned bipartisanship as minority party in state Senate.
    Scott Howell: Reach out the hand of fellowship in compromise to GOP.
    Spencer Cox: Coronavirus: Debunk rumors; don't share untrue stories.
    Spencer Cox: We are friends; we must always be friends.
    Spencer Cox: Everything has become political, that's a huge mistake.
    Spencer Cox: If America is world's last great hope, Utah is America's.
    Evan McMullin: AdWatch: Some Republicans are racist, but not all.
    Evan McMullin: I'll maintain my independence, not caucus with either side.
    Mike Lee: FactCheck: worked to overturn Electoral College votes.
    Spencer Cox: It is for the free people of Utah to dictate our destiny.
    Spencer Cox: Real power in pleading for help from a higher authority.
Social Security
    Allen Glines: Ensure solvency of Social Security & Medicare.
    Austin Searle: Maximize benefits, lower retirement age to 52.
    Craig Bowden: Voluntary phase out for younger generations.
    Evan McMullin: Favors cuts, means testing, raising retirement age.
    Jonathan Swinton: Reduce Social Security taxes on entrepreneurs.
    Mike Lee: Raise the retirement age to save Social Security.
    Misty Snow: Remove cap on Social Security withholdings.
    Mitt Romney: Bipartisan effort with Mitt Romney to shore up entitlements.
    Orrin Hatch: Preserve Social Security fund in "Lockbox" until needed.
    Sam Granato: Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Aimee Winder Newton: State must step up, rural areas can't afford property taxes.
    Austin Searle: Big tech should either pay for our data or subsidize housing.
    Chuck Baldwin: 10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax.
    Craig Bowden: Lower taxes for everyone.
    Gary Herbert: Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens.
    Gary Herbert: Broaden tax base & cut rates by 64%.
    Jeff Burningham: Focus on taxpayer impact, not government revenue.
    Jeff Burningham: Cut waste before imposing new taxes.
    Jeff Burningham: Before we modernize tax code, we need to review spending.
    Jeff Burningham: Reduce waste, unnecessary spending for meaningful tax cut.
    Jenny Wilson: Reform tax code to narrow income gap, not benefit top 1%.
    John Curtis: Cut taxes; simplify system.
    Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
    Jon Huntsman: Removed half of the sales tax on food.
    Jon Huntsman: Education funding is critical to long-term prosperity.
    Jonathan Johnson: I will not raise taxes as governor.
    Kamala Harris: We won't raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000.
    Kamala Harris: Americans deserve transparency on president's taxes.
    Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
    Mike Pence: Trump tax cuts give $2,000 to average family.
    Mike Weinholtz: Convert 5% flat tax rate to progressive tax & raise $179M.
    Orrin Hatch: Cut capital gains taxes to allow better retirement planning.
    Orrin Hatch: You can't argue with math: tax cuts for vast majority.
    Spencer Cox: Reliance on property tax hurting rural areas.
    Spencer Cox: $160 million grocery tax credit will help fight inflation.
    Allen Glines: Reinstate net neutrality; expand broadband access.
    Allen Glines: Prosecute entities conducting phone scams.
    Austin Searle: Called out TikTok for trending "National Rape Day".
    Chris Peterson: Balance water infrastructure needs with impact.
    Gary Herbert: Invest in I-15 CORE & Ogden to Provo commuter rail.
    Gary Herbert: Since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46M.
    Gary Herbert: We don't give ICE facial recognition data on immigrants.
    Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions.
    Jonathan Johnson: Elect transit officials instead of political appointments.
    Mike Leavitt: Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers.
    Mike Weinholtz: Incentives to walk, bike, or take public transportation.
    Misty Snow: Tax gasoline to support public transportation.
    Spencer Cox: Not OK to give ICE facial recognition data on immigrants.
War & Peace
    Chuck Baldwin: Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops.
    Craig Bowden: Exit the Mideast & support non-intervention.
    Kamala Harris: Trump does not care about troops' injuries or deaths.
    Mike Pence: Trump supports and reveres the troops.
    Mitt Romney: Abandonment of Kurds a "bloodstain" on American history.
Welfare & Poverty
    Allen Glines: Ban payday loans; incentivize affordable housing.
    Chris Peterson: Continue pandemic moratorium on rent to help families.
    Danny Drew: All of society should help the least of us meet basic needs.
    Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups.
    Spencer Cox: Make sure rural Utah is not forgotten.

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