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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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The Path to Prosperity
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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
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2014 North Carolina Senate debates

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    from 2014 NC Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Kay Hagan (5) Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Sean Haugh (18) Libertarian Senate challenger North Carolina
  • Thom Tillis (7) Republican Challenger North Carolina
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  • Washington Post, "Hagan seeks to ride backlash against state GOP leaders," by Matea Gold, Aug. 13, 2014
  • New York Times, "Move to Center Divides G.O.P.," by Richard Fausset, July 25, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Meet Sean Haugh, the Libertarian pizza guy", by Karen Tumulty and Reid Wilson, 7/6/2014
  •, "Traditional voters", by Daniel Strauss, June 17, 2014
  • The Hill, "GOP Senate candidate dodges on Burr's letter", by Cameron Joseph, May 30, 2014
  • AdWatch: Massscorecard transcript, "victory party for Thom Tillis", hidden camera footage in Democratic TV ad, May 9, 2014
  •, "10 things to know about Thom Tillis", by Jonathan Topaz, May 7, 2014
  • Washington Post, "47 percenter-ism is back!", by Greg Sargent, May 6, 2014
  •, "Brannon targets Thom Tillis in N.C. debate", by James Hohmann, 4/22/14
  • AdWatch: "Hagan's First Ad Takes On GOP's Thom Tillis", Wall Street Journal "Washington Wire", 4/17/2014
  • Carolina Journal, "Libertarian Party Senate hopefuls debate", by Dan Way, Apr. 8th, 2014
  • WRAL-5 AdWatch: "Tillis reaches back to his paper boy roots", by Mark Binker, March 6, 2014
  • Charlotte Observer, "Tillis' first campaign draws new scrutiny", by John Frank, March 5, 2014
  • Wall Street Journal "Washington Wire", 2/4/2014
  • USA Today AdWatch on Kay Hagan, Jan. 2, 2014
  • Charlotte Observer AdWatch on Thom Tillis, Jan. 2, 2014
  • Erik Spanberg in Charlotte Business Journal, "GOP's opponents 'losers'", Dec. 12, 2013
  • Manu Raju on, "N.C.'s Choice", Dec. 12, 2013
  • Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
  •, "Tillis Sets $12M Goal for Senate Race", by Emily Cahn, Sept. 27, 2013
  • excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
        Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion.
        Sean Haugh: No state nor federal government role in abortion.
    Budget & Economy
        Sean Haugh: Scrap the Federal Reserve.
    Civil Rights
        Sean Haugh: Government has no say over whom consenting adults love.
        Thom Tillis: AdWatch: began working at 15; postponed college until later.
        Sean Haugh: End the Drug War.
        Sean Haugh: War on drugs is a war on our own people.
        Sean Haugh: Scrap the Common Core curriculum standards.
    Energy & Oil
        Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
    Foreign Policy
        Sean Haugh: No global policeman; no foreign entanglements.
    Free Trade
        Sean Haugh: We need to completely change to free trade.
    Government Reform
        Thom Tillis: Helped engineer voter ID legislation.
    Health Care
        Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
        Thom Tillis: AdWatch: ObamaCare is a disaster.
        Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
        Thom Tillis: AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor".
        Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
        Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans.
        Thom Tillis: Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare.
    Homeland Security
        Sean Haugh: Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act.
        Sean Haugh: Stop drone warfare.
        Sean Haugh: Free movement across borders instead of curbs on immigration.
        Sean Haugh: I believe in open borders.
    Principles & Values
        Sean Haugh: YouTube-based campaign as Libertarian party nominee.
        Sean Haugh: The spoiler argument is bogus on every level.
        Thom Tillis: Served on town commission; ousted sitting State House Rep.
        Thom Tillis: "Moral Mondays" are for whining losers who oppose GOP agenda.
    War & Peace
        Sean Haugh: Opposes US military intervention abroad.
        Sean Haugh: Stay out of the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio.
        Sean Haugh: Iraq exit plan is to find a door and exit.

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    • Kay Hagan Democratic Jr Senator North Carolina
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    • Thom Tillis Republican Challenger North Carolina

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