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Excerpts from Books by and about 2008 candidates
Sen. John McCain (R, AZ)
Why Courage Matters
Sen. Barack Obama(D, IL)
Dreams From My Father
Sen. Joe Biden (D, DE)
Promises to Keep
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, AK)
New Energy for Alaska
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
The Meaning of IS
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Green Party Debate
Ralph Nader (I)
The Good Fight
Alan Keyes (NAIP)
Our Character, Our Future

Sen. Hillary Clinton
It Takes A Village
Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Character Makes A Difference
Amb. Alan Keyes
Our Character, Our Future
Rep. Ron Paul
Freedom Under Siege
Gov. Mitt Romney

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2008 Oregon Senate Debate between Gordon Smith and Jeff Merkley

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    from 2008 OR Senate Debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Gordon Harold Smith (9)
  • Jeff Merkley (11)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy
   Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
   Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
   Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
   Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
   Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
   Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
   Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
   Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
   Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
   Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
   Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
   Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Homeland Security
   Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
Principles & Values
   Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
   Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Social Security
   Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
   Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Tax Reform
   Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
   Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
War & Peace
   Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.

The above quotations are from 2008 Oregon Senate Debate between Gordon Smith and Jeff Merkley.

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