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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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State of Delaware Politicians: Archives

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    from State of Delaware Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alex Pires (8) Independent Challenger Delaware
  • Chris Coons (37) Democratic Jr Senator Delaware
  • Christine O`Donnell (30) Republican Senate Challenger Delaware
  • Jack Markell (18) Delaware Democratic Governor
  • Jan Ting (8) Republican Challenger (2006) Delaware
  • Kevin Wade (13) Republican Senate challenger Delaware
  • Mike Protack (1) Republican challenger (2006) Delaware
  • Ruth Ann Minner (3) Delaware Former Democrat Governor (retired 2008)
  • Tom Carper (16) Democratic Sr Senator Delaware
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    Alex Pires: Would vote to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Kevin Wade: Not proud that Delaware has highest abortion rate.
    Kevin Wade: Funding to Planned Parenthood ok if not used for abortions.
    Tom Carper: Fund Planned Parenthood; contraception reduces abortion.
    Chris Coons: I respect stare decisis, and a woman's right to choose.
    Chris Coons: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Christine O`Donnell: Adult stem cell research over embryonic stem cell research.
    Chris Coons: Pro-choice, but no federal subsidies.
    Chris Coons: Support embryonic stem cell research.
    Chris Coons: Make abortion safe, legal and rare.
    Christine O`Donnell: Converted to pro-life position.
    Jan Ting: Supports parental notification, opposes late-term abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Kevin Wade: I've balanced budget in my engineering corporation.
    Chris Coons: TARP lending and SBA loans are positive & concrete steps.
    Chris Coons: My county was one of only 30 earning Triple-A bond rating.
    Christine O`Donnell: My financial problems let me relate to families' suffering.
    Chris Coons: Bailout was done too fast and put billions at risk.
Civil Rights
    Alex Pires: Women are treated disproportionately poorly.
    Alex Pires: Gay people are equal.
    Kevin Wade: Marriage is fundamental building block for any community.
    Tom Carper: Let state legislatures decide who can get married.
    Tom Carper: Repeal DOMA; it's unconstitutional.
    Chris Coons: Targeted by Stonewall as pro-LGBT candidate.
    Jack Markell: Start It Up Delaware: nurture employers.
    Alex Pires: Corruption comes from taking money from the corporate world.
    Alex Pires: Less money on corporate subsidies; more on children.
    Tom Carper: Roadmap for deficit reduction should raise corporate taxes.
    Kevin Wade: Small business owner: Philadelphia Control System since 1982.
    Jack Markell: Expand manufacturing; reform permitting; help small business.
    Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process.
    Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way.
    Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment.
    Jack Markell: Addiction is a disease; fill gaps in drug treatment system.
    Jack Markell: Six new state troopers to focus on gangs & drug-trafficking.
    Jack Markell: Common Core Standards including world language immersion.
    Alex Pires: More education in math, science, technology & engineering.
    Kevin Wade: Department of Education has been an abysmal failure.
    Jack Markell: Ensure we have the best possible public schools.
    Chris Coons: Race to the Top: successful change for DE schools.
    Chris Coons: I Have a Dream Foundation: private money for public college.
    Christine O`Donnell: My evolution belief is irrelevant; let local schools decide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Fix schools by talking to teachers, not unions nor DOE.
    Tom Carper: Introduce market forces into our schools.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Put reading specialists in every elementary school.
    Tom Carper: Focus on discipline in schools.
Energy & Oil
    Jack Markell: Reliability and cost of energy is key.
    Kevin Wade: More oil drilling on U.S. soil.
    Kevin Wade: Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon.
    Jack Markell: Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy.
    Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens.
    Jack Markell: Delaware has moved to the top ten of bike friendly states.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Livable Delaware: channel development against sprawl.
Families & Children
    Jack Markell: Youth suicide: the most tragic child mental health problem.
    Chris Coons: Faith is a central part of how we raise our three children.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1990s: espoused anti-masturbation; porn is akin to adultery.
Foreign Policy
    Jack Markell: World now is more global; more productive; more competitive.
    Kevin Wade: Unwinnable situation in Afghanistan & all of Mideast.
    Christine O`Donnell: China could take us over monetarily before militarily.
    Tom Carper: Keep lid on North Korea until reunification, like Germany.
Free Trade
    Tom Carper: Work very, very hard to knock down trade barriers.
    Chris Coons: Recent trade deals take advantage of us.
Government Reform
    Chris Coons: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Chris Coons: Consider 3-year freeze on non-defense discretionary spending.
    Christine O`Donnell: Cancel unspent stimulus; freeze spending & hiring.
    Chris Coons: Campaign spending is not a form of speech.
    Christine O`Donnell: Private sector solutions over growth of government.
    Jan Ting: Lobbyists should not be allowed to donate to legislators.
    Tom Carper: I never received any money from Jack Abramoff.
    Jan Ting: Pledges not to serve more than two six-year terms.
Gun Control
    Jack Markell: More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes.
    Chris Coons: Respect 2nd Amendment with common sense limitations.
Health Care
    Chris Coons: Malpractice lawsuits with no cap offer important redress.
    Chris Coons: Extend, perfect, and implement ObamaCare.
    Chris Coons: Groups representing nurses & seniors support ObamaCare.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare is insurance reform, not health care reform.
    Christine O`Donnell: 1/4 of Democrats now oppose ObamaCare, as costs skyrocket.
    Christine O`Donnell: ObamaCare puts Uncle Sam in the examination room.
    Christine O`Donnell: Avoid ER expenses by cross-state catastrophic insurance.
    Chris Coons: Responsibly implement healthcare law while containing costs.
    Christine O`Donnell: Full repeal of invasive & intrusive healthcare law.
    Tom Carper: Universal coverage for children is within our grasp.
Homeland Security
    Jack Markell: Supports Delaware National Guard "Youth ChalleNGe".
    Chris Coons: Reduce spending on C-17, F-35, & eliminate other platforms.
    Chris Coons: Swiftly repeal discriminatory "don't ask, don't tell".
    Christine O`Donnell: Let military decide "don't ask, don't tell" on its own.
    Christine O`Donnell: Don't give terrorists Miranda-ized rights.
    Chris Coons: Rejected debate hosted by "9-12 Patriots" issue groud.
    Alex Pires: Don't split up members of immigrant workers' families.
    Kevin Wade: It's not hard to come here legally; follow the right away.
    Tom Carper: If immigrants stay out of trouble, they can stay.
    Chris Coons: No pathway to citizenship; but pathway to legal residency.
    Christine O`Donnell: Put virtual fence on border; don't reward those who cheat.
    Christine O`Donnell: Ease pathway to citizenship for legal immigrants.
    Chris Coons: Supports comprehensive federal immigration reform.
    Jan Ting: Comprehensive immigration reform is a defeatist solution.
    Tom Carper: No one proposes that illegal aliens receive Social Security.
    Jan Ting: San Diego fence works--extend it to entire Mexican border.
    Alex Pires: Jobs come from small businesses; they need bank credit.
    Jack Markell: Job Creation Infrastructure Fund: tax credits for job growth.
    Chris Coons: Unemployment hasn't doubled in two years; O'Donnell is lying.
    Christine O`Donnell: Unemployment under Coons has doubled in two years.
Local Issues
    Jack Markell: $7M for Downtown Development Districts.
Principles & Values
    Jack Markell: Unleashing the potential in every Delawarean.
    Tom Carper: We need bridge-builders in Washington.
    Kevin Wade: Sen. Carper accepts Wade's 10-debate challenge.
    Kevin Wade: Challenges Carper to twenty Senate debates.
    Tom Carper: 2000: Twenty debates are "the Delaware way".
    Chris Coons: I am not a bearded Marxist; but a clean-shaven capitalist.
    Christine O`Donnell: I am not a witch; the Constitution is my guide.
    Christine O`Donnell: Decision to black out national media from DE debates.
    Chris Coons: Described himself in college as a "bearded Marxist".
    Christine O`Donnell: Charged with spending $20K after campaign had ended.
    Chris Coons: Focuses on his experience; will fight on Delaware issues.
    Jan Ting: Things are broken in Washington DC, and Iím outraged.
    Tom Carper: Iíve built bipartisan coalitions in the US Senate.
    Jan Ting: Profession: Law professor and immigration commissioner.
Social Security
    Chris Coons: Against privatizing Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Kevin Wade: Tax code adds 12.5 percent to the cost of everything.
    Chris Coons: Every extension of Bush tax cut adds to the deficit.
    Christine O`Donnell: 2011 tax hikes will cost $10,000 per family.
    Christine O`Donnell: Two-year tax holiday on the capital gains tax.
    Christine O`Donnell: Small business owners earn $300K and need tax cuts too.
    Chris Coons: New approach to replace Bush tax cuts.
    Jack Markell: New I-95 fly-over ramps; $1.1B for infrastructure.
    Ruth Ann Minner: Implement e-government, starting with DMV.
War & Peace
    Chris Coons: Are 100,000 troops in Afghanistan contributing to security?
    Christine O`Donnell: No random withdrawal; leave when Afghanis reach benchmarks.
    Jan Ting: Cooperate with China and Russia on North Korea.
    Tom Carper: Multinational embargo, not unilateral, against North Korea.
    Christine O`Donnell: Stay in Iraq until its government is stable.
    Mike Protack: Stay in Iraq until its government is stable.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jack Markell: Free college for low-income families; increase minimum wage.
    Chris Coons: It's not dependency to rely on food stamps during recession.

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