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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 South Dakota Senate debates

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    from 2014 SD Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Larry Pressler (14) Independent Challenger South Dakota
  • Mike Rounds (3) South Dakota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Rick Weiland (9) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
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    South Dakota Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Rollcall e-zine, "Quirky Ex-Senator Stomps on Democrats’ S.D. Hopes", by Colin Diersing, 7/24/2014
  • The Capital Journal, "Rounds awarded $75 million in Future Funds", by Joel Ebert, March 11, 2014.
  • Rapid City Journal, "Five questions: Rick Weiland", by Joe O'Sullivan, March 10, 2014
  • AdWatch: "Larry Pressler ‘American Hustle’ ad to air during Oscars", Associated Press, 2/28/14
  • Rapid City Journal and on Larry Pressler, 12/31/2013
  • AdWatch on Rick Weiland email, Oct. 15, 2013
  • Argus Leader coverage, June 30, 2013
  • coverage, 11/14/2013 excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Larry Pressler: Supports abortion law allowing first trimester terminations.
Budget & Economy
    Larry Pressler: Pay a little more taxes & give up some programs.
Civil Rights
    Larry Pressler: Supports gay marriage.
    Larry Pressler: I was wrong to support 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
    Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
    Mike Rounds: $75M in Future Fund grants to support entrepreneurialism.
    Larry Pressler: Both parties beholden to corporate backers.
    Rick Weiland: Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor.
Energy & Oil
    Rick Weiland: Opposes Keystone XL pipeline.
Gun Control
    Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Health Care
    Rick Weiland: Push for public option to expand ObamaCare.
    Rick Weiland: Keep parts of ObamaCare that work, and add Medicare option.
    Mike Rounds: Shut down ObamaCare but don't shut down government.
Homeland Security
    Larry Pressler: First Vietnam vet elected to Congress.
    Larry Pressler: Significant cutbacks on overseas military spending.
    Larry Pressler: 1980 presidential run:focus on veteran issues & Agent Orange.
    Larry Pressler: 5-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Rounds: Border security first, then a limited path to citizenship.
    Rick Weiland: Border security and a path to citizenship at the same time.
Principles & Values
    Larry Pressler: Former three-term Senator; ran for president in 1980.
    Rick Weiland: Touring all 311 of South Dakota's incorporated towns.
    Larry Pressler: Non-conventional independent campaign to influence debate.
    Larry Pressler: 1978: first Vietnam veteran elected to the Senate.
Tax Reform
    Larry Pressler: Raise taxes on estates worth more than $10 million.
    Larry Pressler: Rich people willing to pay more taxes to help our country.
War & Peace
    Rick Weiland: No U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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  • Larry Pressler Independent Challenger South Dakota
  • Mike Rounds South Dakota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Rick Weiland Democratic Challenger South Dakota

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