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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)

Book Reviews

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2012 Senate campaign advertising review

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    from 2012 Senate ad review (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Casey (1) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
  • Dan Liljenquist (2) Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Utah
  • Deb Fischer (4) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Debbie Stabenow (1) Democratic Jr Senator Michigan
  • Heather Wilson (1) Republican Challenger New Mexico
  • Heidi Heitkamp (3) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jon Bruning (2) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Josh Mandel (3) Republican Nominee Ohio
  • Orrin Hatch (1) Republican Sr Senator Utah
  • Peter Hoekstra (1) Republican Challenger Michigan
  • Richard Carmona (1) Democratic Challenger Arizona
  • Rick Berg (1) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Sherrod Brown (1) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
  • Tom Smith (1) Republican Challenger Pennsylvania
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

This archive page reviews the content and comments of television, radio, and Internet ads pertaining to Senate races in 2012.

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Jon Bruning: FactCheck: Doubled AG budget included inflation & new duties.
    Jon Bruning: FactCheck: Praised stimulus spending only for police.
Civil Rights
    Richard Carmona: AdWatch: accused of disrespect for women in the workplace.
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
Energy & Oil
    Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
    Deb Fischer: Base gas tax on price, not volume, to pay for highways.
Government Reform
    Deb Fischer: Accused of coordinating anti-Bruning TV ad with super-PAC.
Health Care
    Bob Casey: Shift $700B from Medicare to ObamaCare, but no senior funds.
Homeland Security
    Josh Mandel: AdWatch: served as Marine in Iraq; grandson of a soldier.
Principles & Values
    Dan Liljenquist: AdWatch: Challenges Hatch to TV debate before GOP primary.
    Orrin Hatch: AdWatch: Touts leadership and experience.
    Dan Liljenquist: GOP primary should include 8 debates, not just two.
    Deb Fischer: TV ad: "End the political bull".
    Heather Wilson: AdWatch: Third generation Air Force.
    Sherrod Brown: AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury.
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: criticized as "Heidi-ho" for "Barack-o" socialism.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer.
    Debbie Stabenow: AdWatch: criticized for spending funds borrowed from China.
    Peter Hoekstra: AdWatch: It's not racist to note that US funds help China.
Social Security
    Tom Smith: AdWatch: divert payroll tax into privately managed accounts.
Tax Reform
    Deb Fischer: No increase in local property taxes.
War & Peace
    Josh Mandel: Two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.

The above quotations are from 2012 Senate campaign advertising review.

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