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Outsider in the White House,
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American Dreams,
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Taking a Stand,
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A Time for Truth,
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One Nation,
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Living History ,
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Between Hope and History ,
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In Harm’s Way ,
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Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Do Not Ask What Good We Do
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State of West Virginia Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Bill Cole (13) West Virginia Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Bob Wise (16) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004)
  • Doris Haddock (1) 2004 former Democratic challenger New Hampshire
  • Earl Ray Tomblin (15) West Virginia Democratic Governor (term-limited 2016)
  • Evan Jenkins (3) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
  • Jay Wolfe (11) Republican Challenger (2008) West Virginia
  • Jeff Kessler (6) West Virginia Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jim Justice (18) West Virginia Democratic nominee for governor
  • Joe Manchin III (18) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • John Buckley (16) Libertarian Senate challenger West Virginia
  • John Raese (10) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • John Rockefeller (1) Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) West Virginia
  • Lisa Murkowski (1) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Natalie Tennant (19) Democratic Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • Pat McGeehan (9) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
  • Patrick Morrisey (9) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
  • Paula Jean Swearengin (17) Democratic candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia
  • Shelley Moore Capito (7) Republican Challenger West Virginia
  • Zane Lawhorn (1) Republican Senate Challenger West Virginia
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    Patrick Morrisey: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Pro-choice, including abortion alternatives.
    Jim Justice: The Supreme Court ruled on abortion, and the law is the law.
    Jeff Kessler: Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks.
    Bill Cole: Ban abortion after 20 weeks when fetus feels pain.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Vetoed ban on abortion after 20 weeks.
    Jeff Kessler: Ban abortion after 20 weeks when fetus feels pain.
    John Buckley: Pro-life Libertarian, because life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Create investment banks that will create jobs.
    Jim Justice: Cut Rainy Day fund by $123M for WV's biggest depression ever.
    John Buckley: National debt beggars future generations.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: We will not impose financial burdens on future generations.
    Pat McGeehan: Real crisis is $17T in debt and future unfunded liabilities.
    Pat McGeehan: The Fed printing money for debt causes inflation.
    Joe Manchin III: CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode.
    Bob Wise: Limit capital assistance find to new businesses.
    Bob Wise: The cupboard is bare, despite national economic growth.
Civil Rights
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Worrying about somebody's sexuality is just ridiculous.
    Patrick Morrisey: Disappointed with gay marriage legalization.
    Natalie Tennant: Treat gay couples equally, but no mandates on churches.
    Shelley Moore Capito: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    John Buckley: Live and let live: support the freedom to marry.
    John Buckley: Shares home with his same-sex partner.
    Pat McGeehan: Civil unions ok; anti-discrimination laws not ok.
    Jay Wolfe: No affirmative action; less government in job sector.
    Bob Wise: Restrict and regulate video gambling.
    Jim Justice: Raise business B&O tax, sales tax, state fees, & gas tax.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Saved businesses $548M on taxes and workers' comp.
    John Buckley: I'm for limited government and free enterprise.
    John Raese: OpEd: Sounded alarm in 2010 on international competitiveness.
    Joe Manchin III: 8 goals for Open for Business commitments.
    Patrick Morrisey: Tougher sentences for drug kingpins.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: End mandatory minimum sentencing.
    Jim Justice: Stiffer laws for drug pushers; treatment for addicts.
    Evan Jenkins: Tough on crime, but open to reforms.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Take preventative approach to juvenile justice.
    Pat McGeehan: No capital punishment; don't prosecute minors as adults.
    Joe Manchin III: Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders.
    Jay Wolfe: Support the use of the death penalty.
    Jay Wolfe: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Bob Wise: $1.5M to raise pay for police and prison guards.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: End the wasteful, harmful, war on drugs.
    Jim Justice: We have to have stiffer laws to fix the drug problem.
    Bill Cole: People who sell drugs belong in jail.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Prioritize combating substance abuse from many angles.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Behavioral therapies MUST accompany anti-addiction meds.
    Bill Cole: Supports combating our growing drug epidemic.
    John Buckley: Democrats are afraid to touch the failed War on Drugs.
    Natalie Tennant: Federal registry to prevent "doctor shopping.
    Pat McGeehan: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Not just criminal penalties: use technology for enforcement.
    Natalie Tennant: It costs us less to rehabilitate than to jail someone.
    Jay Wolfe: Treat addiction, but mandatory jail sentences for selling.
    Joe Manchin III: Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Free college or trade school to all qualified students.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Ensure adequate funding; encourage best practices.
    Jim Justice: Return education back from bureaucracies to local level.
    Jim Justice: Replace Smarter Balance with ACT testing.
    Jim Justice: We're dead last: 2% teacher raise; and dump state testing.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Create rewards program to educational innovation.
    Bill Cole: High speed internet access in every classroom.
    Bill Cole: Voted NO on pilot program of 10 charter schools.
    Bill Cole: Pilot program of 10 county-run charter schools.
    Pat McGeehan: Vouchers to send children to any school.
    Joe Manchin III: More accountability & more audits in the education system.
    Joe Manchin III: Keep public education infrastructure strong.
    John Raese: Competition is what's good for education.
    John Raese: Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools.
    Bill Cole: Student potential diminished by crippling bureaucracy.
    Natalie Tennant: Address numerous small reforms, not huge sweeping measures.
    Natalie Tennant: Public moneys should go to public schools, not charters.
    Joe Manchin III: $540 million in ongoing school construction.
    Bob Wise: First priority: PROMISE College Scholarship Program.
    Bob Wise: Raise teacher salaries by $1,000; plus $2,500 in incentives.
Energy & Oil
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Need to invest in renewable energy now.
    Jim Justice: Lower the severance tax on coal and gas.
    Jim Justice: Lower, and then tier, the severance tax on coal and gas.
    Evan Jenkins: I'm fighting for coal by reducing EPA regulatory burdens.
    Natalie Tennant: All-of-the-above energy approach, with priority on coal.
    Shelley Moore Capito: AdWatch: Fights back against Obama's war on coal.
    John Raese: 2010 alternative energy bill was WV's own cap-and-trade Bill.
    Joe Manchin III: I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future.
    Joe Manchin III: EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal.
    John Raese: Obama administration has caused decline of coal.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Fight the federal government's war on coal.
    Natalie Tennant: Responsible development of Marcellus shale.
    Joe Manchin III: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
    John Rockefeller: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
    Lisa Murkowski: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
    Joe Manchin III: Stand up for our coal miners and their families.
    Bob Wise: Renew 5-cent gas tax to pay for road-building.
    Patrick Morrisey: Led coalition against "Clean Power Plan".
    Jim Justice: I love the outdoors, but regulatory agencies tell you no.
    Jim Justice: Paid $900,000 fine for poor pollution controls at mines.
    Jim Justice: EPA regulations have been difficult, overreaching, and wrong.
    Pat McGeehan: No state funding for open space preservation.
    John Raese: Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy.
    Natalie Tennant: Raise motor vehicle fees, but gradually, not $40M at once.
    Bob Wise: Create cabinet Environment post; end tradeoff with economy.
Families & Children
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Make 6 months of family leave available to all parents.
    Joe Manchin III: 5 basic promises to our children: healthy, safe, cared-for.
Foreign Policy
    Patrick Morrisey: America must assert its interests.
Free Trade
    Jim Justice: Bring manufacturing back from Vietnam, China and Mexico.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: West Virginia is a strong international competitor.
    Jay Wolfe: Free trade ok, but sanctions on China & Venezuela.
    Bob Wise: Protect steel industry from illegal imports.
    Bob Wise: Require use of US steel in state-funded projects.
Government Reform
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Cut regulations favoring big businesses.
    Jim Justice: Appoint a Waste Czar to root out agency excess.
    Evan Jenkins: Important to keep information secure.
    Bill Cole: No party-line voting; yes write-in voting.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: No party-line voting; yes write-in voting.
    Jeff Kessler: Straight party ticket voting ok.
    Natalie Tennant: I learned "make-do" attitude via my upbringing on a farm.
    Natalie Tennant: 18-month investigation into stolen election: 3 convictions.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Dissolve state boards & councils that no longer operate.
    Natalie Tennant: OpEd: Suppress voting by requiring change-of-address cards.
    Pat McGeehan: No limits on campaign contributions for PACs or parties.
    Joe Manchin III: Not more government, but easier government.
    John Raese: I think we need less government.
    John Raese: End the coalition of taking & government control.
    Joe Manchin III: Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races.
    Jay Wolfe: Increase campaign donation limits.
    Doris Haddock: Vote against any candidate who supports soft money.
Gun Control
    Patrick Morrisey: Fights the "gun grabbers".
    Jeff Kessler: Don't require permit and training for concealed carry.
    John Buckley: Freedom to carry AND freedom to marry.
    Natalie Tennant: Vehemently disagrees with Obama administration on gun rights.
    Joe Manchin III: Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales.
    Jay Wolfe: Bearing arms is an individual right.
Health Care
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Medicare for all as part of insurance free market.
    Jim Justice: Don't plan on repealing Obamacare/ACA's Medicaid expansion.
    Jeff Kessler: ObamaCare gets thousands of the poor onto Medicaid.
    Bill Cole: Limit class-action medical malpractice awards to $500,000.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Limit class-action medical malpractice awards to $500,000.
    Jeff Kessler: Limit class-action medical malpractice awards to $500,000.
    Shelley Moore Capito: Vote for repeal & replace; but work for fixing ObamaCare.
    John Buckley: Less government in healthcare; more individual choice.
    John Buckley: ObamaCare is a Big Government bacterial infection.
    John Raese: ObamaCare relies on poor business model; use private-sector.
    Natalie Tennant: Supports access to insurance for all.
    Natalie Tennant: FactCheck: GOP says 147,000 lose insurance; really 8,800.
    Joe Manchin III: ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone.
    Joe Manchin III: Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal.
    John Raese: ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution.
    Bob Wise: $1.5M to provide healthcare access for every child.
    Bob Wise: Improve patient rights by allowing to sue HMOs.
    Bob Wise: More discounts for prescription drugs.
Homeland Security
    Bill Cole: Honor and support military as guardians of our freedoms.
    Shelley Moore Capito: Weak Iraq policy let ISIS foment into power.
    John Buckley: National Defense Authorization Act is Big Brother spying.
    John Buckley: Opposes NSA spying & foreign policy meddling.
    Jay Wolfe: Military tribunals ok; monitoring domestic communications ok.
    Jay Wolfe: Expand missile defense; support pre-emptive military strikes.
    Patrick Morrisey: Aggressive efforts against illegal immigration.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Create swift, secure path to citizenship.
    Natalie Tennant: Secure the borders first, then send illegals to back of line.
    Shelley Moore Capito: Secure the borders first, then comprehensive reform.
    John Buckley: Create a mechanism to normalize people already here.
    Jay Wolfe: Establish English as the official national language.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Raise minimum wage; tie rate to inflation.
    Natalie Tennant: Raise payroll cap to $240,000; and raise minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Part of "Brand New Congress" to fight special interests.
    Shelley Moore Capito: Declined to debate with 3rd-party candidates.
    John Buckley: Former Republican state legislator.
    John Buckley: Elected as Republican to VA House; running as Libertarian.
    John Buckley: Cousin to William F. Buckley; long background in GOP.
    Natalie Tennant: 55-county "Talk with Tennant" tour: represent W.V., not D.C.
    Zane Lawhorn: We're seeping into era of chaos, as foretold in the Bible.
    Pat McGeehan: Constitutional conservative: pro-life, pro-gun and pro-coal.
    Joe Manchin III: We can only fix things by coming together.
    Bob Wise: Treat citizens as customers of government, not as subjects.
Social Security
    Shelley Moore Capito: Raise payroll cap above $200,000.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Privatize W.V.'s workers' compensation system.
    Jay Wolfe: Allow investing payroll tax in private accounts.
    Al Gore: Bush’s “federal program” flub indicates ingrained hostility.
Tax Reform
    Patrick Morrisey: Favors a flat tax.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Cut taxes for middle/working class.
    Jim Justice: Increase fees, gas tax, and business tax to close deficit.
    Bill Cole: Work with legislature to reform our tax code.
    Bob Wise: Top-to-bottom review of business taxes & regulations.
    Patrick Morrisey: Improving infrastructure a must.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Invest $4.6 trillion in infrastructure.
    Jim Justice: Bid all road jobs, with 5% construction severance.
    Bill Cole: Recommends action--not more studies--on transportation.
    Bill Cole: Federal investment in West Virginia roads & infrastructure.
    Natalie Tennant: Find funding to keep our infrastructure strong.
    Bob Wise: Make e-government service available 24/7.
War & Peace
    Paula Jean Swearengin: End wars of choice; protect human rights when needed.
    Natalie Tennant: We should consider ground troops against ISIS.
Welfare & Poverty
    John Buckley: Eliminate DOE, HUD, HHS, NPR, FAA, and more.
    Earl Ray Tomblin: Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council.

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