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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)
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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2014 Oklahoma Senate debates

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    from 2014 OK Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brad Henry (2) Oklahoma Previously Democratic Governor
  • James Inhofe (2) Republican Sr Senator Oklahoma
  • James Lankford (1) Republican Senate challenger Oklahoma
  • Joe Carr (1) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Matt Silverstein (6) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
  • Rick Weiland (2) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
  • T.W. Shannon (13) Republican Senate Challenger Oklahoma
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    Oklahoma has two simultaneous Senate races this year, both with election dates of November 4th, 2014.

  • The 6-year seat is the normal re-election campaign for Senator Jim Inhofe, whose 6-year term expires this year.

  • The 2-year seat is for the seat vacated by Senator Tom Coburn, who announced his resignation 2 years before his term would have expired in 2016.

  • Governor Mary Fallin called a special election for November, which will be to fill out the remaining two years of Coburn's term.

    Oklahoma Senate debates: 2-year seat:
  • Reason Magazine Hit-and-Run blog, "Primary Challengers Support Legalizing Marijuana", by Ed Krayewski, June 18, 2014
  • Roll Call AdWatch: "Shannon Releases First Ad", by Emily Cahn, Feb. 19, 2014
  •, "Young men in a hurry," by Patrick McGuigan, February 7, 2014
  • Fundraising press release by T. W. Shannon campaign, Jan. 29, 2014
  • Associated Press reporting, Jan. 29, 2014
  • The Bilerico Project on T. W. Shannon, March 29, 2013

    Oklahoma Senate debates: 6-year seat:
  • Meet the Press interview of James Inhofe, 12/22/2013
  • Chris Casteel reporting in The Oklahoman, October 25, 2013
  • reporting, 8/13/2013
  • Chris Casteel on coverage, 12/21/2008 excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    T.W. Shannon: Protect human life from the moment of conception.
Budget & Economy
    T.W. Shannon: Debt is a form of slavery.
    Rick Weiland: Federal shutdown is more than wrong; it is shameful.
Civil Rights
    Matt Silverstein: Firm support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.
    Matt Silverstein: Grandmother beaten for speaking her native Choctaw language.
    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: Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
Families & Children
    T.W. Shannon: Use TANF funds to publicize benefits of marriage.
Foreign Policy
    James Inhofe: $187K Congress-paid travel to Africa for "a Jesus thing".
Government Reform
    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.
Gun Control
    T.W. Shannon: Right to keep and bear arms, without restrictions.
    Matt Silverstein: Support the 2nd amendment's right-to-bear arms.
Health Care
    James Lankford: Predicts that ObamaCare will destroy the health-care system.
    T.W. Shannon: ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk.
    Joe Carr: Refugees cost millions in school & medical costs.
Principles & Values
    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.
    T.W. Shannon: Consistently opposes bond issues to pay for infrastructure.
Welfare & Poverty
    T.W. Shannon: AdWatch: Success comes from hard work, not handouts.
    T.W. Shannon: Require 20 hours of work activity for food stamp recipients.

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