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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2018 Massachusetts Senate race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2018 MA Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen Waters (12) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Beth Lindstrom (7) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Warren (5) Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Geoff Diehl (12) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Heidi Wellman (24) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Jeff Colyer (1) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • John Kingston (6) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Shiva Ayyadurai (13) Independent for Massachusetts U.S. Senator (withdrew) Massachusetts
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Massachusetts 2018 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • AdWatch on 2018 Massachusetts Senatorial race, "My family's heritage", 10/15/2018
  • Jacobin Magazine, "Take Elizabeth Warren Literally, but not Seriously," 9/6/18
  • Associated Press News, "Warren: Criminal justice system 'racist front to back'," by Bill Barrow and Chevel Johnson, Aug. 4, 2018
  • Milford Daily News, "Republican Senate hopeful looks to unify Washington," by Christopher Gavin, February 1, 2018
  • DailyKos.com, "Where do Republican candidates stand on marriage equality?", January 28, 2018
  • Boston Globe , "Trump's use of 'Pocahontas'," by Steve LeBlanc, AP, December 5, 2017
  • State House News Service, "New Bedford Fishing Permits On Ice," by Michael P. Norton, Nov. 22, 2017
  • New Boston Post, "Ayyadurai Demands Apology Over Handling of Free Speech Event," by Evan Lips, November 10, 2017
  • The Dartmouth Review, "An Interview with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai," by Jack F. Mourouzis, October 24, 2017
  • Sampan.org, "Op-Ed: Why I am running for US Senate," by Beth Lindstrom, 10/23/17
  • The Lowell Sun, "Groton's Lindstrom opens Senate run," By J.D. Capelouto, 10/15/2017
  • Greenfield Recorder, "GOP hopefuls speak in Orange," by Domenic Poli, June 01, 2017
  • Ammoland: "Support Pro Gun Candidate Geoff Diehl For Massachusetts Senate," October 23, 2015
  • Merion West, "Interviews Shiva Ayyadurai," by Erich J. Prince, 7/24/2017
  • Massachusetts Citizens for Life, "Current Legislative Agenda," February 22, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Allen Waters: Conservative on abortion rights.
    Geoff Diehl: Conscientious taxpayer objection to abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Beth Lindstrom: Helped reduce needless business regulations to increase jobs.
    Heidi Wellman: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & less regulation key to expansion.
Civil Rights
    John Kingston: Most diverse group to ever attend a political kick-off.
    Heidi Wellman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Beth Lindstrom: Supports state law legalizing same sex marriage.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: It's about free speech, not against Black Lives Matter.
Corporations
    Elizabeth Warren: Proposes new federal limits for corporations.
    Beth Lindstrom: Cut corporate taxes.
    Heidi Wellman: Accountability of current program funds.
    Geoff Diehl: Get government off the back of small business.
    Allen Waters: Free enterprise with lower taxes is the key.
Crime
    Elizabeth Warren: Criminal justice system is racist front to back.
    Heidi Wellman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
Drugs
    Heidi Wellman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    John Kingston: Focus on opioid crisis instead of divisive rhetoric.
    Allen Waters: Demand for drugs by whites is putting more blacks in jail.
Education
    Heidi Wellman: Vouchers for school choice.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Educational-industrial complex not yielding skilled students.
    Geoff Diehl: Charter schools have more flexibility.
    Allen Waters: No free college, no government loans.
    Allen Waters: More choice, more charter schools.
Energy & Oil
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Innovation, not regulation.
    Geoff Diehl: Fought linking gas tax hikes to inflation.
Environment
    Heidi Wellman: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: GMOs are destroying our health; establish safety standards.
    John Kingston: Oppose subsidies of uneconomic green technologies.
    Geoff Diehl: Compromise on allowing fishing despite fraud in reporting.
Families & Children
    Allen Waters: Believes in traditional American values.
Foreign Policy
    John Kingston: Our allies should bear more of our common burden.
    Heidi Wellman: American Exceptionalism is too vague.
    Allen Waters: Supports Israel and settler movement.
Free Trade
    Heidi Wellman: Support & expand free trade.
Government Reform
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose making voter registration easier.
    John Kingston: Washington is broken: term limits for members of Congress.
    Beth Lindstrom: For Congressional term limits.
    Heidi Wellman: Term limits for US Congress.
    Geoff Diehl: More public access; more checks on state spending.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: We need term limits against lobbyists & career politician.
Gun Control
    Heidi Wellman: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Heidi Wellman: National gun license initiative.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Protect constitutional gun rights.
    Allen Waters: Opposes strengthening gun laws.
    Allen Waters: I keep my gun license in my pocket.
    Geoff Diehl: Unwavering support for gun rights.
Health Care
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Beth Lindstrom: Bipartisan cooperation instead of socialized medicine.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: More choice in healthcare, including Ancient Eastern.
    Geoff Diehl: Reduce the number of healthcare mandates.
    Geoff Diehl: Opposes single-payer healthcare.
Homeland Security
    Allen Waters: Congress needs to act on the shameful treatment of veterans.
    Heidi Wellman: Expand the military.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Deliver services that our vets need and have been denied.
Immigration
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Beth Lindstrom: Against sanctuary cities.
    Heidi Wellman: Refugees must be vetted for threats.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: We need secure borders & clear enforcement.
    Geoff Diehl: Build wall; fight illegal immigration.
    Allen Waters: Opposes sanctuary cities.
Jobs
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
Principles & Values
    Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back.
    Elizabeth Warren: Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring.
    Heidi Wellman: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Elizabeth Warren: Calling me "Pocahontas" is a racial slur.
    Geoff Diehl: Served as Trump campaign co-chair in Massachusetts.
    John Kingston: Calling Warren "Pocahontas" is inappropriate but she did lie.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Warren shoplifted racial identity of Native American.
Social Security
    Heidi Wellman: Don't privatize Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Allen Waters: Advocate of FairTax system, pay taxes only on what you buy.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Low taxes for innovators & job creators.
    Geoff Diehl: Voted against all tax increases.
War & Peace
    Beth Lindstrom: Why is Sen. Warren dissing U.S. foreign policy in China?
    Heidi Wellman: They're not merely "foreign entanglements".
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Expose the war in Iraq as a fake war.


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  • Allen Waters Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Beth Lindstrom Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Geoff Diehl Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Heidi Wellman Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Jeff Colyer Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • John Kingston Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Shiva Ayyadurai Independent for Massachusetts U.S. Senator (withdrew) Massachusetts

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