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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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 New Hampshire Politicians: secondary Archives


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  • ACLU (1)
  • Alan Keyes (3) Republican
  • Andru Volinsky (5) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor
  • Andy Martin (15) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Annie Kuster (1) Democrat U.S. Rep New Hampshire-2
  • Bernie Sanders (33) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Bill O`Brien (6) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Bill Weld (13) Massachusetts Republican presidential primary challenger
  • Bob Smith (13) 2010 Challenger; lost FL GOP primary; previous NH Senator Florida
  • Carol Shea-Porter (2) U.S. Rep and Democratic Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Chris Pappas (1) Democrat U.S. Rep New Hampshire- 1
  • Chris Sununu (58) New Hampshire Republican challenger for Governor
  • Colin Van Ostern (16) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Corky Messner (23) Republican Challenger New Hampshire
  • Cory Booker (1) New Jersey Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
  • Dan Feltes (32) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor
  • Don Bolduc (27) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Gary Bauer (3)
  • George W. Bush (2) Republican
  • Gloria Bromell Tinubu (3) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger South Carolina
  • Herman Cain (1) Republican
  • Hillary Clinton (22) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jeanne Shaheen (37) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (1997-2000); elected Senator 2008
  • Jilletta Jarvis (3) New Hampshire Libertarian candidate for governor of New Hampshire
  • Jim Rubens (11) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Joe Biden (7) Democratic V.P.
  • John Lynch (2) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • Jon Huntsman (5) Utah Ambassador to China
  • Jon Lavoie (3) New Hampshire Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Karen Testerman (14) Republican Challenger New Hampshire
  • Kelly Ayotte (4) Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Maggie Hassan (10) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mark Connolly (3) New Hampshire Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mitt Romney (8) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Molly Kelly (19) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor of New Hampshire
  • Newt Gingrich (3) Republican
  • Orrin Hatch (2) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2018) Utah
  • Ray Metcalfe (5) Democratic candidate for Senate Alaska
  • Rick Perry (3) Texas Former Secretary of Energy
  • Rick Santorum (24) Republican Presidential candidate
  • Ron Paul (7) Republican (Libertarian 1988)
  • Scott Brown (16) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Steve Forbes (2)
  • Steve Marchand (16) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
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Abortion
    Corky Messner: Ban abortion after 20 weeks; no government funding.
    Don Bolduc: Pro-life excepting rape, incest, life of mother.
    Bill O`Brien: Led override of veto of partial-birth abortion ban.
    Bill O`Brien: Would ban abortion in all cases, including rape and incest.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Shaheen amendment provides reproductive care in foreign aid.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Against funding Planned Parenthood.
    Andy Martin: Committed to sanctity of life, within the rule of law.
    Molly Kelly: Supports abortion rights and is backed by Planned Parenthood.
    Steve Marchand: Proudly pro-choice.
    Colin Van Ostern: Restore funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Jim Rubens: Oppose partial birth abortion; support parental notification.
    Chris Sununu: Take a pause in Planned Parenthood funding.
    Colin Van Ostern: Restore Planned Parenthood funding; they had no wrongdoing.
    Jon Lavoie: Pro-choice because it's none of my business.
    Chris Sununu: Voted to restrict funding to local Planned Parenthood.
    Kelly Ayotte: Make birth control pills available without prescription.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Opposed the Blunt Amendment: require birth control coverage.
    Bob Smith: Human life begins at conception.
    Dan Feltes: Supports Planned Parenthood; opposes parental notification.
    Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
    Karen Testerman: No taxpayer dollars to terminate human life in the womb.
    Mitt Romney: States shouldn't ban contraception; and no state wants to.
    Rick Santorum: States have the right to ban contraception, but shouldn't.
    Ron Paul: Right to privacy is explicit, but not for contraception.
    Ray Metcalfe: Supports reproductive rights & stem-cell research.
Budget & Economy
    Chris Sununu: Money to cities and towns, local communities know best.
    Corky Messner: Support a Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Don Bolduc: Federal government should not pick winners and losers.
    Bill Weld: Balance the Federal budget as states do.
    Bill Weld: Top priority: zero-based budgeting; cut spending; cut taxes.
    Chris Sununu: Increase Rainy Day Fund to $100M; start Infrastructure Fund.
    Colin Van Ostern: Fiscally responsible budget: no improperly-sourced contracts.
    Bernie Sanders: I led the effort against deregulation, but we lost.
    Bernie Sanders: We need a 21st-century Glass-Steagall legislation.
    Hillary Clinton: Committed to reducing corporate power not only Wall St.
    Maggie Hassan: Restored $1B in cuts in state spending.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Eliminate wasteful spending; reform broken budget system.
    Bob Smith: Time to stop mortgaging our children's future.
    Karen Testerman: More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom.
    Ron Paul: We're reversing 100 years of bad policy; audit the Fed.
    Rick Santorum: Spend-o-meter: track spending on all Senate amendments.
    Cory Booker: Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring.
Civil Rights
    Joe Biden: Reverse ban on transgender individuals serving in military.
    Don Bolduc: I don't look at color; I look at content of their character.
    Don Bolduc: Solution to racism is not laws but education.
    Corky Messner: Horrific that students learn about transgender.
    Don Bolduc: AdWatch: opposes marriage equality.
    Corky Messner: Black Lives Matter is revolutionary, don't defund police.
    Bill O`Brien: Opposed students voting in-state "with no life experience".
    Don Bolduc: Shut down national media to stop spread of COVID fear.
    ACLU: Supported "no excuse" absentee voting bill.
    Chris Sununu: Vetoed "no excuse" absentee voting bill.
    Dan Feltes: Voted YES on "no excuse" absentee voting bill.
    Molly Kelly: One of the first legislators to vote for marriage equality.
    Chris Sununu: Gender identity non-discrimination in employment & housing.
    Chris Sununu: No personal opinion on equal transgender rights.
    Maggie Hassan: Ban discrimination against transgender individuals.
    Bernie Sanders: What kind of response would happen if Flint MI were white?
    Bob Smith: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Dan Feltes: We work best when we embrace diversity and inclusion.
    Scott Brown: Next step in racial equality: stop glorifying violence.
    Karen Testerman: Vocal opponent of same-sex civil unions.
    Annie Kuster: Equal pay for equal work.
    Mitt Romney: Gay community needs more support from the Republican Party.
    Rick Santorum: I agree with hearing gay ideas but disagree with some.
    Rick Santorum: Marriage is a federal issue; we need one definition, not 50.
Corporations
    Dan Feltes: Close loopholes; NH 6th lowest in taxing business.
    Dan Feltes: Raise business taxes; lower property taxes.
    Dan Feltes: Fight laws written behind closed doors for big corporations.
    Molly Kelly: Put an end to the tax breaks for wealthy corporations.
    Molly Kelly: Cancel business tax breaks; but against sales or income tax.
    Steve Marchand: Cancel business tax breaks; but against sales or income tax.
    Chris Sununu: Lower business tax to accompany no income or sales tax.
    Chris Sununu: 3-phase deregulation to help business.
    Chris Sununu: New department of Business and Economic Affairs.
    Jim Rubens: Reduce corporate tax rates & repatriate overseas profits.
    Bernie Sanders: If we don't break up banks, we'll be bailing them out again.
    Hillary Clinton: Agrees that Wall Street and banks cannot get too powerful.
    Hillary Clinton: I warned corporations about wrecking the economy.
    Hillary Clinton: It's not just Wall Street; it's Big Pharma too.
    Scott Brown: AdWatch: Loosened financial reform regulations.
    Rick Santorum: Companies run into a stiff headwind called government.
Crime
    Chris Sununu: Committed to bring greater accountability to our system.
    Chris Sununu: Banned choke holds, require police misconduct reporting.
    Dan Feltes: Ban choke holds, improve training on bias and de-escalation.
    Corky Messner: We need law and order; get bad cops out of the system.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Ban choke holds; address police reform.
    Corky Messner: Criminal investigation requested of Messner Foundation.
    Corky Messner: Arrested for DUI in 1995, pled guilty to lesser charge.
    Dan Feltes: Enhanced penalties for prior DUI convictions.
    Chris Sununu: Supports capital punishment, to support crime victims.
    Kelly Ayotte: Supports capital punishment for police killers.
    Andy Martin: Current crime system is ok, but open to improvements.
    Chris Sununu: Expedite critical resources to combat crime.
    Bernie Sanders: Government should not be part of the death penalty.
    Bernie Sanders: Create criminal records for corrupt white collar criminals.
    Hillary Clinton: Death penalty appropriate for Oklahoma City bombing.
    John Lynch: Parole violators go to jail, for all released convicts.
    Maggie Hassan: Parole violators go to jail, for all released convicts.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Vetoed bill to abolish death penalty.
Drugs
    Dan Feltes: Voted for legalized marijuana.
    Dan Feltes: Regulate kratom and synthetic alkaloids.
    Bill Weld: Accept benefits of cannabis; allow vets and seniors to use.
    Chris Sununu: Recovery Friendly Workplaces: help in fighting drugs.
    Andy Martin: We need more Safe Stations, for opioid users.
    Molly Kelly: Help opioid users recover & rebuild.
    Steve Marchand: Suite of services to those in midst of opioid recovery.
    Steve Marchand: Legalize marijuana; tax it and regulate it.
    Steve Marchand: Fully fund drug courts & rehab instead of incarceration.
    Steve Marchand: Marijuana is not a gateway drug to other drugs.
    Colin Van Ostern: Legalize medical marijuana for chronic pain.
    Colin Van Ostern: Health Protection Plan for addiction treatment services.
    Jim Rubens: War on drugs is a flagrant $1 trillion policy failure.
    Jim Rubens: Legalize marijuana; drug-assisted treatment for opioids.
    Chris Sununu: Given NH's opioid epidemic, a drug czar is a necessity.
    Jon Lavoie: Fund heroin interdiction, but fund treatment too.
    Jon Lavoie: Learn from Colorado and collect marijuana tax dollars.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Allow medical marijuana; but no recreational marijuana.
    Scott Brown: Restrict medical marijuana; and no recreational marijuana.
    Ray Metcalfe: End the war on drugs.
Education
    Chris Sununu: $30 million in one-time grants for school capital projects.
    Chris Sununu: Student debt relief for graduates staying & working in state.
    Chris Sununu: Unified and merged state college and university system.
    Andy Martin: Taxpayers shouldn't help pay off existing student loans.
    Dan Feltes: Urge employers to pay off part of employees' student debt.
    Corky Messner: No restrictions on education dollars including homeschooling.
    Dan Feltes: No community college salary increase when there are layoffs.
    Don Bolduc: Reduced tuition benefits through public service.
    Dan Feltes: Support existing charter schools, not fund new ones.
    Andru Volinsky: Won case that state-funded public education is a right.
    Andru Volinsky: Shameful that schools may lack science teachers.
    Bill Weld: Control of education by states and parents, more choice.
    Chris Sununu: NH Career Academies: Opportunities for high school students.
    Andy Martin: Ensure college access for everyone.
    Molly Kelly: Veto any effort to take money away from public schools.
    Molly Kelly: Freeze college tuition and lower it as well.
    Steve Marchand: NH should offer state funding for pre-K, like most states.
    Chris Sununu: Give parents choice instead of one-size-fits-all system.
    Steve Marchand: $5M for debt-free college in needed programs.
    Steve Marchand: Prioritize public school districts and we will see results.
    Chris Sununu: Increase operating budget $10M of Community College System.
    Kelly Ayotte: Cut Pell Grants; use private student loan financing.
    Colin Van Ostern: Universal full-day kindergarten; more PACE; more local aid.
    Colin Van Ostern: College for America: students into workforce with no debt.
    Colin Van Ostern: College for America: students into workforce with no debt.
    Jim Rubens: Unconstitutional for federal government to control K-12.
    Bernie Sanders: Student debt is crushing young graduates.
    Hillary Clinton: Experts vetted my college plan, and it works.
    Maggie Hassan: As governor, I froze college tuition.
    Chris Sununu: More funding for charter schools; less power to bureaucrats.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Tax-free college tuition savings plan.
    Bob Smith: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Karen Testerman: Put parents back in charge, not Department of Education.
    Karen Testerman: Stop the "common core" federal education standards.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Must resolve permanent school funding this year.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Standards for teachers; kindergarten for kids.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Sununu: Fund the Office of Offshore Wind Industry Development.
    Joe Biden: Day One: rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement.
    Dan Feltes: Transition off fossil fuels by 50% by 2030, fully by 2050.
    Corky Messner: Climate changes just part of earth's life cycle.
    Dan Feltes: Committed to cut pollution while protecting our pocketbooks.
    Andru Volinsky: Making schools efficient would create jobs & save energy.
    Andru Volinsky: Grave mistake to build new fossil fuel infrastructure.
    Bill Weld: Climate change dangers are real; rejoin Paris Accords.
    Chris Sununu: Veto solar/hydropower bill; they cost ratepayers too much.
    Molly Kelly: For solar and hydropower; they create jobs & save money.
    Steve Marchand: Gas tax isn't ideal, but use it for infrastructure.
    Chris Sununu: Increase availability of baseload power; reduce energy rates.
    Colin Van Ostern: Expand solar energy by hike in renewable 'net metering' cap.
    Hillary Clinton: Half a billion solar panels in first 4 years.
    Mark Connolly: Move away from fossil fuels; oppose Northern Pass line.
    Maggie Hassan: Reduce energy costs for families and businesses.
    Bob Smith: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Scott Brown: Keystone XL should be included in energy efficiency bill.
    Karen Testerman: End the war on coal: keep electrical generating plants.
    Karen Testerman: Carbon dioxide causes plants to thrive, not global warming.
    Rick Santorum: Out of office, I stayed in the fray to defeat cap-and-trade.
Environment
    Jeanne Shaheen: Coastal New Hampshire at risk from climate change.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Coastal New Hampshire at risk from climate change.
    Dan Feltes: Would join lawsuits taking on our polluters.
    Corky Messner: Against overreach of environmental regulations.
    Dan Feltes: Ban wanton waste of animals; ban hunting contests.
    Chris Sununu: Be smart about environmental policy: look at economics.
    Andy Martin: You can count on me to be an environmentalist.
    Molly Kelly: Make fishing & tourism industries safe from oil spills.
    Chris Sununu: Fund asbestos cleanup, and clean water infrastructure.
    Hillary Clinton: Federal takeover of Flint water supply if state can't fix it.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Protect NH clean air from upwind polluters.
    Karen Testerman: Declaring national monuments to benefit donors is an abuse.
    Mitt Romney: Cross-border pollution matters; so build natural gas system.
    Newt Gingrich: EPA should not regulate dust storms in Iowa.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Supports Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Manage growth & avoid sprawl.
Families & Children
    Chris Sununu: Paid medical leave can be done without an income tax.
    Chris Sununu: Focus on kids in foster care, instead of paperwork.
    Dan Feltes: Public-private partnership for paid family and medical leave.
    Dan Feltes: Hire more DCYF caseworkers for family services.
    Molly Kelly: Supports and will sign for paid family and medical leave.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Family & medical leave is insolvent even when mandatory.
    Steve Marchand: Make NH the best state to start a family & start a business.
    Chris Sununu: More home-care funding ultimately lowers the cost of care.
    Colin Van Ostern: Include respite care for family caregivers.
    Maggie Hassan: Fought for right to education for son with cerebral palsy.
    Maggie Hassan: Joshua's Law:easier to prosecute domestic violence attackers.
    Dan Feltes: Stop any effort to backslide on marriage equality.
    Rick Santorum: Address breakdown of American family from bully pulpit.
    Rick Santorum: Gay adoption is a state issue; no federal ban.
Foreign Policy
    Joe Biden: Meet advancing authoritarianism, including China & Russia.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Public cares about rights of women & girls in Afghanistan.
    Andy Martin: Be tough on China, but talk to China.
    Bernie Sanders: Key doctrine: We can't do it alone; must work in coalition.
    Bernie Sanders: Encourage Saudis and Iran to work together, despite distrust.
    Bernie Sanders: Move forward with Iran with relations the long-term goal.
    Bernie Sanders: North Korea is run by nuclear-armed paranoid dictator.
    Bernie Sanders: I worry about Putin in Crimea but worry more about N. Korea.
    Hillary Clinton: Address arc of instability from North Africa to South Asia.
    Hillary Clinton: Obama trusted my judgment; I'll be ready on Day One.
    Hillary Clinton: Need more European contribution to defending against Russia.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Diplomacy is the preferred resolution to potential conflicts.
    Scott Brown: Restore American leadership; we have none now.
    Bob Smith: America is in trouble; we need leadership out of this mess.
    Scott Brown: Our allies don't trust us, our foes don't fear us.
    Rick Santorum: Iran's theocracy encourages use of nuclear weapons.
    Ron Paul: We don't even accept elections from overseas.
    Jon Huntsman: China is our most important relationship of the 21st century.
    Alan Keyes: Clarifying commitment to Taiwan avoids Chinese attack.
    Alan Keyes: Military intervention to ensure Taiwan’s self-determination.
    George W. Bush: Texas governorship provides foreign policy experience.
Free Trade
    Don Bolduc: Bring manufacturing back instead of paying other countries.
    Corky Messner: Incentives to move labor from rogue countries like China.
    Chris Sununu: Congress should pass USMCA trade deal.
    Bill Weld: Return to free trade; tariffs counterproductive.
    Chris Sununu: Opposes tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Opposes tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
    Bernie Sanders: Don't believe that unfettered trade creates U.S. jobs.
    Bernie Sanders: I disagree with Obama on TPP, but he's done a great job.
    Bernie Sanders: I will take on corporations that take their jobs to China.
    Hillary Clinton: I oppose CAFTA & TPP, but global economy needs trade.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Expand opportunities to export to markets around the globe.
    Mitt Romney: We have to open up markets to America's goods.
    Ray Metcalfe: Fair trade as opposed to free trade.
Government Reform
    Chris Sununu: Vetoed advocacy groups having to report receipts.
    Chris Sununu: Vetoed automatic registration, no-excuse absentee voting.
    Corky Messner: Eliminate unnecessary rules and regulations.
    Don Bolduc: Overturn Citizens United decision; prevent dark money.
    Molly Kelly: Wants real campaign finance reform; no corporate donations.
    Molly Kelly: End voter suppression; end corporate campaign contributions.
    Steve Marchand: Public funding of elections.
    Andy Martin: End partisan bickering and gridlock in Congress.
    Jim Rubens: Congress is addicted to spending to pay for pork.
    Bernie Sanders: Establishment candidates are beholden to big money.
    Bernie Sanders: Congress represents the wealthy; they donate to ensure that.
    Bernie Sanders: Litmus test for Supreme Court on Citizens United.
    Bernie Sanders: Overturn Citizens United: America is one person, one vote.
    Bernie Sanders: Presidency isn't winnable with public financing.
    Bernie Sanders: GOP loves voter suppression because it lets them win.
    Chris Sununu: End expansive government that stifles economic growth.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Introduced legislation to put a woman on the $20 bill.
    Jim Rubens: Voluntary small dollar vouchers to fund federal elections.
    Bob Smith: Photo ID for voting.
    Jeanne Shaheen: People's Pledge: Let's limit outside PAC contributions.
    Scott Brown: No pledge to limit outside PAC contributions.
    Dan Feltes: Fundamental right to vote.
    Ron Paul: Preach the gospel of liberty.
    Ron Paul: All spending should be designated by earmarks.
    Maggie Hassan: Opposed Photo ID for Voting.
    Chris Pappas: Opposed Photo ID for Voting.
    John Lynch: Vetoed Photo ID for Voting.
    Orrin Hatch: Real campaign finance reform is disclosure & more disclosure.
Gun Control
    Dan Feltes: Supports background checks, waiting period, red flag laws.
    Don Bolduc: Endorsed by eight NH gun shop owners.
    Corky Messner: Against erosion of First & Second Amendment Rights.
    Don Bolduc: Key to reducing violence isn't legislation, but communities.
    Andy Martin: Changes at the margins to the Second Amendment.
    Molly Kelly: Advocates universal background checks and more gun controls.
    Chris Sununu: Protect schools with security infrastructure.
    Steve Marchand: Supports permits, background checks, and no big changes.
    Kelly Ayotte: No gun restrictions except terrorist watch lists.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Semi-automatic rifles are weapons of war.
    Bob Smith: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
    Karen Testerman: Second Amendment is about protection, not hunting.
    Herman Cain: Let each state pass a concealed weapon bill.
Health Care
    Chris Sununu: Our 10-Year Mental-Health Plan continues to be fully funded.
    Don Bolduc: COVID: Against mask mandate; they collect bacteria.
    Don Bolduc: Keep some of ObamaCare but get the government out of it.
    Don Bolduc: Go from disease management to health management.
    Don Bolduc: We need to put an emphasis on dental care & oral health.
    Corky Messner: COVID: Supports wearing a mask, against mandatory mask order.
    Corky Messner: We need tort reform, allow market forces to work.
    Don Bolduc: COVID: Claims Bill Gates wans microchips in vaccine.
    Corky Messner: Reduce regulations, provide waivers for Medicare, Medicaid.
    Dan Feltes: Medicaid expansion & protect pre-existing conditions.
    Bill O`Brien: ACA like Fugitive Slave Act: destructive of liberty.
    Don Bolduc: Replace ACA with free market principle.
    Chris Sununu: Import Canadian prescription drugs.
    Dan Feltes: Import Canadian prescription drugs.
    Andru Volinsky: We need to create statewide health care infrastructure.
    Dan Feltes: Protect people with pre-existing conditions.
    Don Bolduc: ObamaCare is going to collapse under its own weight.
    Bill Weld: More consumer choice instead of single-payer.
    Chris Sununu: Medicaid compromise has worked for 50,000 citizens.
    Andy Martin: ObamaCare blew up in Democrats' faces.
    Molly Kelly: Backed Medicaid expansion; opposes efforts to limit access.
    Chris Sununu: State must invest in mental healthcare system.
    Chris Sununu: Push for a true accounting of our Medicaid program.
    Colin Van Ostern: Worked to expand Medicaid.
    Colin Van Ostern: Medicaid Expansion brought coverage to 44,000 N.H. citizens.
    Bernie Sanders: Other countries cover everyone; why can't we?
    Bernie Sanders: Health care for 29 million more uninsured.
    Hillary Clinton: Go from 90% coverage under ObamaCare to 100% coverage.
    Chris Sununu: Voted against funding Planned Parenthood state contracts.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Negotiate prices for prescription drugs with manufacturers.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Ebola: No fear-mongering; maybe a travel ban.
    Scott Brown: Ebola: travel ban to West Africa.
    Bob Smith: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Scott Brown: ObamaCare's mandate means higher costs and fewer jobs.
    Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Falsely promised all people could keep insurance.
    Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
    Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
    Karen Testerman: ObamaCare is unaffordable and unworkable.
    Jeanne Shaheen: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Rick Santorum: Give Medicare same options and opt-out as Congress.
    Rick Santorum: Promote Health Savings Accounts as market-based solution.
    Ray Metcalfe: Supports universal health care.
Homeland Security
    Joe Biden: Extend the New START Treaty for five years with Russia.
    Corky Messner: Build up defense but spend money wisely.
    Corky Messner: Invest in a strong national defense, latest technology.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Support military spending, but don't undercut diplomacy.
    Don Bolduc: Green Alert: find post-traumatic stressed veterans.
    Molly Kelly: Take care of the veterans and meet their needs.
    Chris Sununu: Transgendered people in military ok.
    Bernie Sanders: Strengthen the V.A.; don't privatize the V.A.
    Bernie Sanders: It does us no good to NOT talk to adversaries.
    Bernie Sanders: Promise to never privatize V.A.
    Hillary Clinton: Fight the idea of privatizing the V.A.
    Hillary Clinton: Promise to never privatize V.A.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Fight to stop sexual assault in the military.
    Jeanne Shaheen: No more base closures; protect Pease & KC-46A tanker.
    Scott Brown: Strip US citizenship from terrorists who fight overseas.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Tireless advocate for keeping our commitment to veterans.
    Bob Smith: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Jim Rubens: The surveillance state is not OK: limit the NSA.
    Dan Feltes: Ensure veterans get access to basic benefits and housing.
    Karen Testerman: Rebuild our forces for adversaries like Chinese & Russians.
    Jim Rubens: NSA infringes Constitution and causes citizen distrust.
    Rick Santorum: Privacy is in 4th amendment, but Patriot Act is ok.
    Rick Santorum: Confront virulent threat of radical Islam.
    Ron Paul: Getting bin Laden OK; Iranian nukes not OK.
    Alan Keyes: Missile defense umbrella including Taiwan.
Immigration
    Dan Feltes: Protect DREAMers, opposed funding border wall.
    Corky Messner: For border wall to stop flow of illegal immigrants & drugs.
    Don Bolduc: Citizenship off the table for those entering illegally.
    Don Bolduc: Effectively secure our borders, including a wall.
    Bill Weld: Guest worker program rather than path to citizenship.
    Molly Kelly: Strongly opposes Trump's immigration and border law changes.
    Chris Sununu: Supports DREAMers; reform immigration laws.
    Steve Marchand: Aggressively pursue pro-immigration policies.
    Chris Sununu: Don't block all immigration; do block 10,000 Syrian refugees.
    Colin Van Ostern: Make sure new immigrants learn English & civics.
    Mark Connolly: Immigration is key to the state's economic growth.
    Jim Rubens: No amnesty; no birthright citizenship; no sanctuary cities.
    Bernie Sanders: Supports path to citizenship for illegals.
    Chris Sununu: The US should halt admitting Syrian refugees.
    Scott Brown: The border is secure when people don't come across it.
    Jeanne Shaheen: We need to fix our broken immigration system.
    Scott Brown: It's wrong that illegals can just walk across the border.
    Bob Smith: Securing our borders is matter of economic stability.
    Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants are stealing from our country.
    Karen Testerman: Illegal immigrants over burden our public schools.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
Jobs
    Chris Sununu: A supporter of right to work, supported proposed bills.
    Chris Sununu: Vetoed minimum wage bill.
    Dan Feltes: Voted to kill right to work bill in NH Senate.
    Dan Feltes: Raise minimum wage to $15 over time.
    Corky Messner: There should be no federal minimum wage; leave to states.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Supported Raise the Wage Act to improve economy.
    Don Bolduc: I will never support raising the minimum wage.
    Bill Weld: In-state training for displaced workers, including on-line.
    Andy Martin: Minimum wage but NOT intended as living wage.
    Molly Kelly: Recognize and value the contributions of older workers.
    Molly Kelly: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Reduce occupational license requirements.
    Jim Rubens: Enforce that all employers use E-Verify system.
    Maggie Hassan: Restore and improve the state's minimum wage.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Extend unemployment benefits & childcare tax credit.
    Scott Brown: My job is to let businesses create jobs.
    Mitt Romney: Tie government union wages to private sector wages.
    Rick Perry: Repeal national right-to-work law; let states decide.
    Rick Santorum: Unions are good community members but we need right-to-work.
Local Issues
    Chris Sununu: Expand Rainy Day Fund to up to 10% of revenue.
Principles & Values
    Don Bolduc: Not for Black Lives Matter, but Everyone's Lives.
    Don Bolduc: Lost to GOP establishment; building grassroots organization.
    Andy Martin: Government restraint when acting on religious institutions.
    Don Bolduc: Forts named for Confederates a "symbol of hope".
    Corky Messner: Against vandalism, but take down Confederate statues.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Women's experiences different not better or worse than men's.
    Corky Messner: Millennials aren't supporters of government socialism.
    Don Bolduc: Leadership mantra: People, Family, Mission.
    Bill O`Brien: I want to make sure we preserve the genius of our founders.
    Bill O`Brien: Endorsed by Ted Cruz.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Leadership by serving others & personal responsibility.
    Bill Weld: Government leaders should inspire and unite, not divide.
    Steve Marchand: Socially very progressive and fiscally very responsible.
    Bernie Sanders: It is not unrealistic to fight for middle class.
    Bernie Sanders: I walk the walk of progressivism, with no Super PAC.
    Bernie Sanders: I am longest serving Independent but caucus with Dems.
    Bernie Sanders: Too late for establishment politics: we need a revolution.
    Hillary Clinton: I am a progressive who gets things done.
    Hillary Clinton: A woman president does not exemplify the establishment.
    Hillary Clinton: Speaking fees & donations do not equal political corruption.
    Hillary Clinton: Before it was emails, it was Benghazi; it's all a ploy.
    Chris Sununu: Served three terms on the Executive Council.
    Bob Smith: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jeanne Shaheen: On 99% vote with Obama: Find ways to appeal to independents.
    Bob Smith: Too many in Washington have no vision to restore the nation.
    Jon Huntsman: We need a unifying leader, not vilifying different groups.
    Rick Perry: Obama's a socialist; Founding Fathers didn't want socialists.
    Mitt Romney: Obama's policies have made the recession deeper.
    Mitt Romney: Business entrepreneurialism is leadership experience.
    Rick Santorum: We need command leadership; not business experience.
    Rick Santorum: I'm a conservative but not a libertarian; some government OK.
    Rick Santorum: I appeal to blue-collar voters, not Wall Street.
    Andy Martin: King of the Birthers: Obama is hiding something.
    Gary Bauer: Better off than 4 years ago financially, but not culturally.
    Orrin Hatch: Legislative record of bipartisan accomplishment.
Social Security
    Chris Sununu: Flexible retirement savings, and ensure Soc. Sec. solvency.
    Colin Van Ostern: Focus on good jobs so people can save for retirement.
    Rick Santorum: Means testing: reduce benefits for wealthy seniors.
    Gary Bauer: Relieve tax burden via smaller retirement benefits.
    Gary Bauer: Preserve social security by reform without privatization.
    George W. Bush: Keep promise to retirees but consider raising retirement age.
    Steve Forbes: Raising retirement age betrays promise to American retirees.
Tax Reform
    Chris Sununu: Managed to mitigate worst of pandemic without raising taxes.
    Corky Messner: Reduce taxes on small business; accelerated depreciation.
    Dan Feltes: Property tax relief for working families.
    Dan Feltes: Provide tax relief for working families, not corporations.
    Bill Weld: Cut capital gains tax; look at flat tax on income.
    Chris Sununu: No sales tax; no income tax; not on my watch.
    Steve Marchand: No sales tax; no income tax; reduce property tax.
    Maggie Hassan: Wealthy should pay their fair share.
    Bernie Sanders: End loophole that allows zero taxes via Cayman Islands.
    Mark Connolly: N.H. needs more revenue, but not via a broad-based tax.
    Chris Sununu: Pledge to veto state sales tax and income tax.
    Karen Testerman: Supports flat tax & abolishing the IRS.
    Jon Huntsman: Rip out $1.1T in loopholes from the corrupt tax code.
    Rick Santorum: Simplify tax code: just 5 deductions; everything else goes.
    Ray Metcalfe: Tax cuts for the rich threw surplus into the toilet.
Technology
    Joe Biden: Appoint National Security Advisor for Cyber Technology.
    Andy Martin: Massively invest in cybersecurity & critical infrastructure.
    Molly Kelly: Supports raising gas tax to fund infrastructure repairs.
    Jilletta Jarvis: Private commuter rail ok, but not state-funded.
    Chris Sununu: Double infrastructure grants to towns for roads and bridges.
    Colin Van Ostern: Bring passenger rail from Boston to central N.H.
    Colin Van Ostern: Build commuter rail line between Manchester and Boston.
    Hillary Clinton: Retroactive classification can make any email problematic.
    Chris Sununu: Opposed commuter rail from Boston to central New Hampshire.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Secured funds for Berlin prison & Portsmouth Memorial Bridge.
    Newt Gingrich: We can't compete with China with an inferior infrastructure.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Focus on brainpower, not horsepower, via more education.
    Steve Forbes: Drop Microsoft case; new tech makes it obsolete.
War & Peace
    Joe Biden: Burmese military should relinquish power they have seized.
    Joe Biden: Support UN-imposed ceasefire in Yemen.
    Don Bolduc: New Hampshire needs a full-service VA hospital.
    Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Problem in the VA is leadership; need bottom up solution.
    Bill Weld: Don't use military for regime change.
    Andy Martin: Keep America talking, not shooting.
    Bernie Sanders: Iraq war led to ISIS creation, as I predicted would happen.
    Hillary Clinton: Don't normalize relations with Iran; we need leverage.
    Hillary Clinton: 4,000 U.S. trainers & special forces in Iraq & Syria.
    Jeanne Shaheen: Address ISIS without fearmongering.
    Jon Huntsman: Draw down to 10,000 troops in Afghanistan by 2013.
    Jon Huntsman: We listened to generals in Vietnam; don't repeat our mistake.
    Mitt Romney: Leave Afghanistan when generals on the ground say so.
    Newt Gingrich: We have mismanaged region-wide crisis in Middle East.
    Rick Perry: I would send troops back into Iraq, to exclude Iran.
    Rick Santorum: Stay in Afghanistan until security of our country is secure.
    Rick Santorum: Iranian people admire us; Iranian leaders are evil.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bill Weld: Have private sector take over social services.
    Dan Feltes: Address discrimination in housing as a civil right.
    Rick Santorum: Block grant Medicaid, housing, & food stamps to states.
    Rick Santorum: Poverty is not a disability; believe in ability to work.
    Ron Paul: Entitlements are not rights; only big guys get entitlements.
    Rick Santorum: I authored the only bill to remove an entitlement.


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