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Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harm’s Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
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Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

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State of Utah Politicians: Archives

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  • Chuck Baldwin (4) Constitution Party
  • Dan Liljenquist (19) Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Utah
  • Danny Drew (11) Connecticut Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Gary Herbert (29) Utah Republican Governor
  • Jenny Wilson (2) Democratic candidate for Utah U.S. Senator Utah
  • John Curtis (6) Republican U.S. Rep Utah-3
  • Jon Huntsman (21) Utah Former GOP Governor (2005-2009); Ambassador to China
  • Jonathan Johnson (11) Utah Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jonathan Swinton (6) Democratic Senate challenger Utah
  • Mia Love (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Utah- 4
  • Mike Leavitt (10) Cabinet-2008
  • Mike Lee (7) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Mike Weinholtz (15) Utah Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Misty Snow (19) Democratic candidate for Senate Utah
  • Orrin Hatch (16) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2018) Utah
  • Pete Ashdown (2) Former Democratic challenger (2012) Utah
  • Rocky Anderson (1) Utah Justice Party challenger for President
  • Sam Granato (4) 2010 Democratic challenger Utah
  • Scott Howell (5) Democratic Challenger Utah
  • Vaughn Cook (6) Utah Democratic 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
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    Danny Drew: Common ground on reducing the number of abortions.
    Misty Snow: Don't interfere with private medical decisions of women.
    Misty Snow: Only a woman and her doctors have a say on pregnancy.
    Mike Weinholtz: I fully support a woman's constitutional right to choose.
    Jonathan Swinton: I don't want federal funds to pay for abortions.
    Mia Love: Oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.
    Dan Liljenquist: Protect unborn children.
    Chuck Baldwin: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
    Vaughn Cook: Limit abortions to rape, incest, and health.
Budget & Economy
    John Curtis: Balance the budget; run government like business.
    Jonathan Johnson: Kept $11M in gold coins in case of financial crisis.
    Mia Love: Cut federal programs by more than $750 billion.
    Orrin Hatch: Re-elect me and I'll chair the Senate Finance Committee.
    Orrin Hatch: Accused of "fiscal child abuse" by leaving debt for future.
    Dan Liljenquist: Vocal supporter of cut, cap and balance.
    Dan Liljenquist: TARP (bank bailout) was wasteful spending.
    Orrin Hatch: My 36 years in Senate could make me Finance Committee chair.
    Orrin Hatch: My balanced budget bill failed by only one vote.
    Orrin Hatch: OpEd: Federal debt increased rapidly on his watch.
    Mike Leavitt: Highest priority is “economic transition”.
Civil Rights
    Danny Drew: Supported gay marriage from a young age.
    Mike Weinholtz: Early champion of marriage equality.
    Mike Weinholtz: 100% score from Equality Utah for pro-LGBT policy stances.
    Misty Snow: Protect rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* people.
    Misty Snow: Ratify treaty on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
    Mike Weinholtz: Equal pay laws end illegal wage discrimination against women.
    Jonathan Johnson: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    ACLU: Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples.
    Dan Liljenquist: Traditional pillars of civil society under assault.
    Vaughn Cook: Dems respect that most Utahns prefer traditional marriage.
    Rocky Anderson: Equal rights for gays and lesbians.
    John Curtis: Entrepreneurs need lower taxes, fewer regulations.
    Jonathan Swinton: Make loans as easy for small business as for large ones.
    Mia Love: Lower America's corporate tax rate.
    Misty Snow: Why so many people in prison? Why so many minorities?
    Misty Snow: End private prisons; end profit in incarceration.
    Mike Weinholtz: Fully fund indigent defense; protect 6th Amendment rights.
    Gary Herbert: Authorize construction of new state prison.
    Jon Huntsman: Supports death penalty but not necessarily expanding it.
    Misty Snow: Get feds out of the way of states on marijuana policy.
    Mike Weinholtz: Treat addiction & mental illness, instead of incarceration.
    Jon Huntsman: End Meth Now: stop the scourge.
    Mike Leavitt: Drug Courts are working; expand them statewide.
    Danny Drew: Public schools should meet unique needs of disabled kids.
    Jon Huntsman: 2007: signed the Parent Choice in Education Act.
    Danny Drew: School choice means re-segregation in some states.
    Danny Drew: Local school choice, free from corporate influence.
    Mike Weinholtz: Increase school funding for K-12, more than 3%.
    Mike Weinholtz: Promote trade schools; more publicly-funded college.
    Vaughn Cook: Boost school funding & reduce class size.
    Jonathan Johnson: Common Core runs counter to family & local control.
    Jonathan Swinton: Reduce size of federal Dept. of Ed.; shift to local schools.
    Gary Herbert: Collaborate to rewrite No Child Left Behind.
    Mia Love: Local & parental control over schools, not federal.
    Gary Herbert: Increase funding for applied technology colleges.
    Gary Herbert: Fervently committed $40M to STEM education.
    Mia Love: Disbanding the federal Department of Education.
    Dan Liljenquist: Let parents pick home, private, charter, or public.
    Gary Herbert: Continue to increase funding for public schools.
    Jon Huntsman: UCAT system: technical college for industry needs.
    Jon Huntsman: Early learning is critical; so are languages & math.
    Jon Huntsman: To produce first-rate students, pay for first-rate teachers.
    Jon Huntsman: School choice & competition is healthy for public schools.
    Mike Leavitt: Emphasize market relevance in state colleges.
    Mike Leavitt: 14.8% increase in funding for public education.
    Mike Leavitt: U-PASS: Accountability and skills testing in every grade.
Energy & Oil
    Misty Snow: Directly tax coal, to fund solar and wind.
    Mike Weinholtz: Foolish to think coal & oil will continue to power the globe.
    Dan Liljenquist: Develop our own resources in this country.
    Gary Herbert: Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear.
    Gary Herbert: Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture.
    Gary Herbert: No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah.
    Jon Huntsman: Make Utah the premier destination for renewable energy.
    Mike Leavitt: Ban nuclear waste & fuel rods from the state.
    Gary Herbert: Re-opened National Parks during 2013 shutdown.
    Misty Snow: Keep public lands open: federal control instead of state.
    Mike Weinholtz: Air polluters know they are unlikely to be caught.
    Vaughn Cook: Tougher pollution-control mandates to improve air quality.
    Gary Herbert: Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel.
    Gary Herbert: Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources.
    Jonathan Johnson: Air quality retains and attracts business.
    Dan Liljenquist: States' right to control public land.
    Gary Herbert: Balance land use between recreation and development.
    Mike Leavitt: Spruce up, clean up and keep up our state parks.
    Mike Leavitt: Heritage Waters: 1% of all rivers for recreational fishing.
Families & Children
    Gary Herbert: Population growth is challenging: doubling in 35 years.
    Dan Liljenquist: Restore the traditional family & states' rights.
Foreign Policy
    Danny Drew: Utah and US and her people are exceptional.
Free Trade
    Gary Herbert: Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth.
    Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
    Mike Lee: Power over foreign trade as little as over interstate tr.
    Jon Huntsman: Open up global markets for Utah businesses.
Government Reform
    Danny Drew: Utah needs someone who is not beholden to PACs.
    Danny Drew: Big campaign donations are the tip of the iceberg.
    Misty Snow: There is too much money in politics: it's legalized bribery.
    Mike Weinholtz: More restrictive campaign finance laws are necessary.
    Jonathan Swinton: Limit congressional terms & campaign donations.
    Jonathan Swinton: Term limits for members of Congress.
    Gary Herbert: Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust.
    Dan Liljenquist: Congress should pass regulations, not executive agencies.
    Dan Liljenquist: Sprinklers in every house are out-of-hand regulation.
    Pete Ashdown: Refuses any money from political action committees.
    Mike Lee: Reclaim right to constitutionally limited government.
    Gary Herbert: Commission to Optimize State Government: do more with less.
    Gary Herbert: Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest.
    Jon Huntsman: Two-year cooling-off period before State employees can lobby.
    Mike Leavitt: Count missionaries abroad in census; gain Congressional seat.
Gun Control
    Danny Drew: Ridiculous to have guns at school in case of bears.
    Misty Snow: More background checks; no guns to violent criminals.
    Jonathan Johnson: Protect right to own and carry guns.
    Mia Love: Ardent supporter of the Second Amendment.
    Dan Liljenquist: Proud gun owner; fight to keep that right protected.
Health Care
    Jenny Wilson: Medicaid money can fight opioid crisis.
    John Curtis: Repealing or fixing ObamaCare takes time.
    Danny Drew: Replacements for ObamaCare should be non-partisan.
    Misty Snow: Healthcare is a human right; insure the 33M uninsured.
    Misty Snow: ObamaCare is a good start, but goal is single payer.
    Mike Weinholtz: Full Medicaid expansion & access to preventative care.
    Vaughn Cook: Expand Medicaid programs covering the poor.
    Gary Herbert: Healthcare best solved at the state level.
    Jonathan Johnson: ObamaCare & Medicaid expansion: ever-increasing government.
    Mia Love: Replace ObamaCare with tax incentives & portability.
    Orrin Hatch: ObamaCare is an "atrocious" act; repeal & replace.
    Scott Howell: Improve ObamaCare rather than kill it.
    Dan Liljenquist: No 5-year wait for child health insurance for immigrants.
    Dan Liljenquist: ObamaCare facilitates government takeover of healthcare.
    Gary Herbert: Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare.
    Gary Herbert: Increase transparency, access, and choice.
    Jon Huntsman: Truly affordable insurance: pathway to coverage for everyone.
    Jon Huntsman: No denial of coverage because of minor ailments.
    Jon Huntsman: We mandate insurance for cars, but not children's health.
Homeland Security
    John Curtis: Make sure military has tools they need.
    Jonathan Johnson: Endorse Ted Cruz as strong champion for national defense.
    Jonathan Johnson: I know plight of refugees; but no Syrians.
    Mike Lee: Don't let important PATRIOT Act provisions expire.
    Mia Love: Cut $758B from federal budget but don't touch defense.
    Orrin Hatch: I fight every year to save Hill Air Force Base.
    Dan Liljenquist: Evaluate waste, fraud and abuse in defense spending.
    Mike Lee: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for troop morale.
    Sam Granato: Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"; an affront to gay soldiers.
    Gary Herbert: Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve.
    Jenny Wilson: Against tearing up families.
    John Curtis: Take politics out of immigration debate.
    Misty Snow: Treat undocumented people as human beings.
    Jonathan Johnson: Support Immigration Innovation Act: more H1B visas.
    Mia Love: Charge $1,000 fee to get US visa, and refund upon leaving.
    Orrin Hatch: Introduced bipartisan DREAM Act.
    Dan Liljenquist: Secure our borders and enforce our laws.
    Gary Herbert: Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated.
    Mike Lee: Enforce job laws and illegal immigrants will go home.
    Sam Granato: Don't rip apart families; support the DREAM Act.
    Chuck Baldwin: GOP & Dems both want open borders.
    Misty Snow: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Mike Weinholtz: Raise the minimum wage to fight against poverty.
    Vaughn Cook: Raise Utah's minimum wage.
    Gary Herbert: Remove oppressive nonsensical regulation & spur job creation.
    Jon Huntsman: Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%.
Local Issues
    Gary Herbert: State Capitol, built a century ago, was built for the future.
    Jon Huntsman: Designate I-15 from ID to AZ as natural gas corridor.
    Jon Huntsman: Build the Legacy Parkway, and film industry.
Principles & Values
    Misty Snow: Spiritually, I value love and compassion for all people.
    Misty Snow: I describe myself as a libertarian-leaning progressive.
    Gary Herbert: Governing through executive order is undemocratic.
    Gary Herbert: Fund "In God We Trust" License Plates.
    Orrin Hatch: 2012 will be my last election, after 6 terms.
    Scott Howell: Reach out the hand of fellowship in compromise to GOP.
    Orrin Hatch: I work with both Republicans and Democrats, out of necessity.
    Orrin Hatch: 36 years of seniority means I can finally enact change.
    Scott Howell: Electing the same people get the same results.
    Orrin Hatch: I'm running to help Mitt Romney and to be Committee Chairman.
    Scott Howell: I learned bipartisanship as minority party in state Senate.
    Dan Liljenquist: Holds "debate" against opponent's video clips.
    Orrin Hatch: Debates are a time-worn campaign tactic for free press.
    Pete Ashdown: Dems should be bold and different, not Republican light.
    Orrin Hatch: 1976: What do you call 2-term incumbents? Call him home!
    Sam Granato: Utahns choice is mainstream candidate vs. extreme candidate.
    Jon Huntsman: Reach beyond traditional political boundaries for solutions.
Social Security
    Misty Snow: Remove cap on Social Security withholdings.
    Jonathan Swinton: Reduce Social Security taxes on entrepreneurs.
    Dan Liljenquist: Different deal for those who still have time to adjust.
    Mike Lee: Raise the retirement age to save Social Security.
    Sam Granato: Keep the retirement age but protect Social Security.
    Orrin Hatch: Preserve Social Security fund in “Lockbox” until needed.
Tax Reform
    John Curtis: Cut taxes; simplify system.
    Mike Weinholtz: Convert 5% flat tax rate to progressive tax & raise $179M.
    Jonathan Johnson: I will not raise taxes as governor.
    Mia Love: Vote against all net tax increases.
    Dan Liljenquist: Broaden the base; prefer FairTax.
    Gary Herbert: Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens.
    Chuck Baldwin: 10% tax on all imports into the US, and no other tax.
    Jon Huntsman: Historically high tax burden is now below national average.
    Jon Huntsman: Removed half of the sales tax on food.
    Jon Huntsman: Restructure taxes to be more business-friendly.
    Orrin Hatch: Cut capital gains taxes to allow better retirement planning.
    Misty Snow: Tax gasoline to support public transportation.
    Mike Weinholtz: Incentives to walk, bike, or take public transportation.
    Jonathan Johnson: Elect transit officials instead of political appointments.
    Gary Herbert: Invest in I-15 CORE & Ogden to Provo commuter rail.
    Gary Herbert: Since 2007, "e-government" has saved Utahns about $46M.
    Jon Huntsman: Fund desperately needed road expansions.
    Mike Leavitt: Merit pay & scholarships for high-tech teachers.
War & Peace
    Chuck Baldwin: Develop exit strategy for phased withdrawal of US troops.
Welfare & Poverty
    Danny Drew: All of society should help the least of us meet basic needs.
    Dan Liljenquist: Administer welfare programs at a state level.
    Scott Howell: Direct poverty aid through religious & community groups.

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