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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)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senatorial race: debates and news coverage


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  • Allen Buckley (9) Libertarian Senate challenger Georgia
  • Derrick Grayson (4) Republican Senate candidate Georgia
  • Doug Collins (18) Republican challenger for 2-year special election Georgia
  • Ed Tarver (3) Democratic GA-2 Senate Challenger Georgia
  • Jason Carter (5) Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Kelly Loeffler (43) Republican Jr Senator Georgia
  • Matt Lieberman (16) Democratic challenger for 2-year special election Georgia
  • Michelle Nunn (3) Former Democratic Challenger Georgia
  • Raphael Warnock (36) Democratic Challenger Georgia
  • Tom Price (18) Georgia Secretary of Health and Human Services-2017
  • Valencia Stovall (9) Independent challenger for 2-year special election Georgia
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    Georgia special 2-year seat 2020 Senatorial debates and race coverage (Georgia also has a regular 6-year Senate race in 2020):
  • Senator Johnny Isakson announced that he will resign from the Senate at the end of 2019, due to health problems. The November 2020 election for Isakson's replacement will seat a Senator for the remaining two years of Isakson's term. The November 2020 election also features the regularly-scheduled election for Georgia Senator David Perdue's seat -- the winner of that race will serve a 6-year term.
  • NBC News, "'My ideals are driven by my faith': Warnock on his runoff race," Nov. 7, 2020
  • Business Insider, "WNBA players endorsed the opponent of Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler," by Meredith Cash, Nov 6, 2020
  • Jezebel.com, "Hey Remember When Kelly Loeffler Took a Private Plane to a Hot Dog Stand?," by Esther Wang, Nov 5, 2020
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Kelly Loeffler donates to Trump recount fund," by Patricia Murphy, Nov 5, 2020
  • OnTheIssues transcript AdWatch: Raphael Warnock TV ad, 11/5/2020
  • Vanity Fair, "Can Kelly Loeffler Ride Trump's Coattails to a Georgia Senate Win?," by Caleb Ecarma, October 29, 2020
  • Mother Jones, "'We Shall Overcome': Raphael Warnock's (Not-So-Long-Shot) Bid to Be Georgia's First Black Senator," by Becca Andrews, 10/21/2020
  • FetchYourNews.com, "Is Kelly Loeffler's Trump voting record truly 100 percent?," by Brian K. Pritchard, October 19, 2020
  • The Brunswick News, "Interview of Kelly Loeffler," Oct 15, 2020
  • PVS Political Courage Test by Valencia Stovall, Oct. 10, 2020
  • The Hill e-zine, "Loeffler unveils resolution condemning Pelosi for comments on 25th Amendment," by Juliegrace Brufke, 10/09/20
  • American Family Association "iVoterGuide" on Georgia 2-year 2020 Senate race (Allen Buckley, Valencia Stovall, Ed Tarver, & Derrick Grayson), downloaded Oct. 2020
  • Democracy Now, "AG Bill Barr Grilled by House Lawmakers on Protest Crackdown, Voter Suppression & Pandemic Failures," July 29, 2020
  • The Augusta Chronicle, "Senate candidate Warnock highlights voting rights in U.S. Senate campaign," by Beau Evans, Jul 21, 2020
  • The Hill e-zine, "Loeffler doubles down against BLM, calls movement 'anti-Semitic'," by Marty Johnson, 07/09/20
  • Fox News, "Loeffler introduces bill to withhold federal highway dollars from jurisdictions that reduce police funding," by Morgan Phillips, 6/16/20
  • Fox News, "GOP senators introduce 'Beat China' bill aimed at increasing US manufacturing," by Nick Givas, 6/12/20
  • The Jewish Insider, "Will Georgia voters keep Kelly Loeffler in the Senate?," by Matthew Kassel, June 11, 2020
  • WSB-TV-2 Atlanta, "Georgia leaders react to protests in wake of George Floyd's death," May 30, 2020
  • Atlanta Jewish Times, "Contenders see opportunities rather than obstacles because of their faith," by Jan Jaben-Eilon, May 29, 2020
  • Fox News, :Doug Collins on his new legislation targeting China's coronavirus response," by Talia Kaplan, May 17, 2020
  • Huffington Post, "Raphael Warnock Leads Crowded Georgia Senate Race," by Amanda Terke, 4/16/2020
  • The American Independent, "The coronavirus crisis reveals just how deep inequality in US runs," by Raphael Warnock, April 14, 2020
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Raphael Warnock finds past comments a target for political criticism," by Tia Mitchell, March 2, 2020
  • Newsmax, "Doug Collins: 'Facts and the Truth' on Trump's Side," by Brian Freeman, 26 January 2020
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Democrat Ed Tarver formally launches Senate campaign in Georgia," 2/20/2020
  • Alternet blog, "Collins abruptly apologizes for saying Democrats 'love' terrorists," by Alex Henderson, January 10, 2020
  • Tifton Gazette, "From Farm to Table: Loeffler says life has prepared her for Senate," by Chris Herbert, Jan. 1, 2020
  • Bluffton Today, "Keep America strong and prosperous," by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Dec 30, 2019
  • Gwinnett Daily Post, "Big tasks loom as Kelly Loeffler prepares to join Senate," by Curt Yeomans, Dec 29, 2019
  • Augusta Chronicle, "Loeffler talks lock and dam in Augusta visit," by Tom Corwin, Dec 23, 2019
  • OutSports.com e-zine, "Atlanta Dream owner Kelly Loeffler is about to become the newest U.S. Senator," by Brian C. Bell, 12/20/19
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Loeffler to face 'minefield' of potential ethical issues in Senate," by Greg Bluestein, Dec 10, 2019
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Loeffler: a political novice with deep pockets," by J.S.Trubey, H.Oliviero, C.Joyner, 12/6/19
  • OpenSecrets.org, "Loeffler has extensive history of giving to Republicans--and a few Democrats," by Karl Evers-Hillstrom, 12/4/2019
  • Times of Israel, "Can a Lieberman win in Georgia?", by Eric Cortellessa, 15 November 2019
  • JewishInsider.com, "Former Sen. Joe Lieberman's son mounts U.S. Senate bid in Georgia," by Ben Jacobs, October 24, 2019
  • The Harvard Gazette, "Reforming the criminal justice system," by Colleen Walsh, October 17, 2019
  • RollCall.com, "Candidate's ex-senator dad lobbies for Chinese tech firm," by Patrick Kelley, October 21, 2019
  • Newsmax.com, "Son Also Rises in Ga.: Matt Lieberman Makes Senate Bid," by John Gizzi, 08 October 2019
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Matt Lieberman, son of former VP nominee, runs for Senate," by Greg Bluestein, Oct 03, 2019
  • CNN.com, "Matt Lieberman, son of former vice presidential nominee, running for US Senate," by Shawna Mizelle, Oct. 3, 2019
  • Associated Press, "Georgia's Price seeks Senate appointment after HHS downfall." by Ben Nadler, September 26, 2019
  • Global Washington, "Roundtable with Michelle Nunn, CARE USA President," by Peachie Ann Aquino, July 24, 2019
  • Global Atlanta, "CARE’s Michelle Nunn: Trade Polarization Threatens Progress," by Trevor Williams, May 20, 2019
  • Forbes Magazine, "Top GOP Congressman Presses Democratic Majority To Pass Marijuana Bill," by Tom Angell, Apr 4, 2019
  • PolitiFact.com, "What HHS Secretary Tom Price said about opioid addiction treatment," by Miriam Valverde, May 26th, 2017
  • AdvancedMD.com, "HHS Secretary Tom Price gives keynote speech at Datapalooza17," by Kevin McCarthy, April 28, 2017
  • Savannah Morning News, "Editorial: U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver one of the best", 3/13/2017
  • Forbes Magazine, "Why Social Security Cuts Are Still in GOP Agenda," by John F. Wasik, Mar 10, 2017
  • TheCut.com, "Trump's New Health Secretary Could Be Disastrous for Women," by Susan Rinkunas, Feb. 10, 2017
  • WABE 90.1 NPR, "CARE CEO Michelle Nunn On President Trump's Travel Order," by Denis O'hayer, Feb 1, 2017
  • CNN, "Tom Price on abortion, guns and other health issues," by Ben Tinker and Jacqueline Howard, January 20, 2017
  • AmericanProgress.org, "Tom Price Would Jeopardize LGBT People's Health," by Sejal Singh & Laura Durso, Jan. 18, 2017
  • NewAmerica.org, "What do DeVos & Price Picks Mean for Early Ed?", by D.Loewenberg, L.Bornfreund, A.Lieberman, & A.Loewenberg, 12/8/16
  • Science Magazine, "Drug, HIV crises hit HHS nominee Price close to home," by Meredith Wadman, Dec. 2, 2016
  • Marietta Daily Journal, "Rep. Price weighs in on re-election, race relations, regulation," Sep 3, 2016
  • Athens Red & Black, "Sights on Senate: 30 minutes with Allen Buckley," by Alex Vanden, February 11, 2016
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Carter pledges to go after tax cheats to fund education," by Greg Bluestein, Aug 28, 2014
  • The Humanist (American Humanist Assoc.), "Collins Favors Religious Constituents over Nontheistic Ones," by M.Bulger, 8/25/14
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Jason Carter backs a new push for transportation sales tax," by Greg Bluestein, Aug 19, 2014
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Southern Democrats keeping the faith," by Associated Press, June 30th, 2014
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Gun bill for 'geographically polarized' communities," by Jim Galloway, April 21, 2014
  • Politico.com, "Carter: Georgians think ACA 'a mess'," by Lucy McCalmont, 11/14/2013
  • The Hill, "Let's be frank, Mr. Vice President: The stimulus failed," by Rep. Tom Price, 12/17/09
  • Fox News, "House Republicans Push Counter-Proposal on Stimulus," January 28, 2009

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Doug Collins: Co-sponsored bill giving legal protections to unborn.
    Kelly Loeffler: Co-sponsored four bills to protect the unborn.
    Raphael Warnock: A decision between a woman and her doctor.
    Allen Buckley: No regulations or funding regarding abortion.
    Kelly Loeffler: Fierce opponent of abortion.
    Kelly Loeffler: Would support legislation to limit abortions.
    Derrick Grayson: Life begins at conception.
    Derrick Grayson: Will fight any taxpayer funding, let charity pay for it.
    Matt Lieberman: In campaign announcement, came out as pro-choice.
    Tom Price: Co-sponsored Right to Life Act, protecting zygotes.
    Tom Price: For Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
    Tom Price: Opposed to free birth control on religious grounds.
    Tom Price: Would allow firing workers for birth control, abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Raphael Warnock: All Americans deserve prosperity.
    Kelly Loeffler: COVID: We need to reopen our economy.
    Kelly Loeffler: COVID: No bailout to "blue states" for socialist policies.
    Kelly Loeffler: Cut regulations; encourage investment; lower taxes.
    Raphael Warnock: Social safety net is unique work of government.
    Raphael Warnock: A stimulus package must help working people, not just rich.
    Kelly Loeffler: Support record economic growth, job creation under Trump.
    Tom Price: Stimulus package favors Democratic projects.
    Tom Price: Deficits created by stimulus threatens economic stability.
Civil Rights
    Doug Collins: Against Equality Act (discrimination by sexual orientation).
    Kelly Loeffler: Allow discrimination against LGBTQ for religious reasons.
    Raphael Warnock: Protect LGBTQ+ from housing, financial, job discrimination.
    Raphael Warnock: Fraud almost nonexistent; really about voter suppression.
    Kelly Loeffler: Black Lives Matter is "anti-Semitic" and anti-family.
    Kelly Loeffler: Anger over Floyd murder justifiable; destruction is not.
    Raphael Warnock: Nexus of taken a wrecking ball to African Americans.
    Kelly Loeffler: Supports religious liberty policy seen as discriminatory.
    Derrick Grayson: Government should be involved in marriage, civil unions.
    Matt Lieberman: Supports same-day voter registration & Election Day holiday.
    Matt Lieberman: Concerned with "problems" in voting.
    Matt Lieberman: We need a Voting Rights Act for the 21st century.
    Tom Price: Against LGBT rights, same-sex marriage.
    Tom Price: Would allow LGBT discrimination under civil rights laws.
    Michelle Nunn: Equality, ending gender-based violence can transform world.
    Tom Price: Supports football coaches proselytizing at high school.
Corporations
    Valencia Stovall: Lower corporate taxes; and COVD bailout for businesses.
Crime
    Doug Collins: Opposes defunding or "wholesale condemnation" of police.
    Kelly Loeffler: Co-sponsored "Back the Blue" resolutions, opposes defunding.
    Raphael Warnock: Police accountability and bias training, against defunding.
    Kelly Loeffler: Got to address lawlessness overtaking America's streets.
    Raphael Warnock: We have to continue to push back against police brutality.
    Kelly Loeffler: Cut highway dollars to any state reducing police funding.
    Raphael Warnock: Mass incarceration a scar on the soul of America.
    Raphael Warnock: Reform is personal, older brother sentenced to life.
    Raphael Warnock: Mass incarceration about segregation, loss of voting rights.
    Ed Tarver: Tough on violent drug dealers and fraudsters.
Drugs
    Doug Collins: Marijuana: let states legalize, against federal legalization.
    Kelly Loeffler: Marijuana: concerned about negative effects of legalization.
    Raphael Warnock: Marijuana: wants to decriminalize.
    Kelly Loeffler: Stiffer penalties for deceptively trafficking in fentanyl.
    Ed Tarver: Against long prison terms for nonviolent, addicted prisoners.
    Tom Price: Criticized for comments on opioid addiction treatment.
    Tom Price: Opposes needle exchange programs.
    Allen Buckley: End Federal illicit drug regulations.
    Tom Price: Co-signs support letter to free states to act on marijuana.
Education
    Doug Collins: Voted for DC voucher program for private schools.
    Doug Collins: Co-sponsored education bill eliminating loan forgiveness.
    Kelly Loeffler: Funding for low-income students for public, private schools.
    Raphael Warnock: Fully fund Pell Grants, strengthen loan forgiveness.
    Derrick Grayson: Taking God out of schools eliminated moral compass for many.
    Tom Price: Allow state agencies to control Head Start funding.
Energy & Oil
    Doug Collins: Co-sponsored bills to end EPA renewable fuel program.
    Raphael Warnock: Climate change is here, way past time to get serious.
    Valencia Stovall: Federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
    Kelly Loeffler: Insidious socialism like Green New Deal attacks liberty.
    Matt Lieberman: Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Environment
    Doug Collins: Co-sponsored Stopping EPA Overreach Act.
    Raphael Warnock: Environmental justice is on the ballot.
    Valencia Stovall: Global Stewardship for sustainable practices.
    Allen Buckley: Preserve the EPA within bounds of statutory rights.
Foreign Policy
    Kelly Loeffler: Supported moving US Embassy to Jerusalem.
    Doug Collins: Going to stand with America against China.
    Matt Lieberman: Strong supporter of Israel & two-state solution.
    Matt Lieberman: We should be sticking by our allies.
    Matt Lieberman: Will abide by ethics rules concerning father's lobbying work.
Free Trade
    Valencia Stovall: Remove tariffs and quotas, but focus on fair trade.
    Kelly Loeffler: Co-sponsored the BEAT CHINA Act on medical manufacturing.
    Kelly Loeffler: Hopes trade war challenges can be resolved soon.
    Michelle Nunn: Trade impacting international cooperation on other issues.
Government Reform
    Raphael Warnock: Will work to pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
    Doug Collins: Opposed voting rights bill as unconstitutional.
    Kelly Loeffler: Raise penalties for voter fraud, ballot harvesting.
    Raphael Warnock: Restore oversight provisions of Voting Rights Act.
    Valencia Stovall: Federal education standards; our system is outdated.
    Kelly Loeffler: Condemned Pelosi for Commission on President Capacity.
    Raphael Warnock: Restore Federal election oversight under Voting Rights Act.
    Matt Lieberman: Protect voters whose rights are endangered by local laws.
    Tom Price: Healthcare regulation leading some to leave the field.
    Tom Price: Regulators should be teammates and allies to business.
Gun Control
    Doug Collins: Allow concealed firearm carry across state lines.
    Kelly Loeffler: Sponsored bill barring national firearm database.
    Raphael Warnock: Answer to gun violence isn't masses of people carrying guns.
    Raphael Warnock: Guns not allowed in Capitol, but allowed in our schools?
    Valencia Stovall: Right to own guns, but not high powered weapons.
    Allen Buckley: Uphold the Second Amendment with background checks.
    Kelly Loeffler: Defend the Second Amendment.
    Matt Lieberman: In campaign announcement, came out as pro-gun control.
    Matt Lieberman: For assault rifle ban & background checks.
    Tom Price: Gun ownership protects those at scene of crime.
    Jason Carter: Let local communities decide if teachers can be armed.
Health Care
    Raphael Warnock: Arrested in 2014 when GA refused to expand Medicaid.
    Raphael Warnock: AdWatch: Don't get rid of healthcare in middle of a pandemic.
    Doug Collins: Voted more than 50 times to repeal the ACA.
    Doug Collins: COVID: Trump saved lives, getting our economy back.
    Kelly Loeffler: End ACA: Medicare for All is an attack on liberty.
    Kelly Loeffler: COVID: Trump took threat seriously from the beginning.
    Raphael Warnock: Protect, improve, build upon the Affordable Care Act.
    Raphael Warnock: COVID: We need leadership that believes in science.
    Valencia Stovall: Supports ObamaCare, and bailouts during public health crises.
    Kelly Loeffler: Against Medicare for All, use free market solutions.
    Kelly Loeffler: Reduce regulation, increase competition, cut waste.
    Kelly Loeffler: For nursing homes, we need tort reform & to cut regulations.
    Raphael Warnock: Expand Medicaid, protect Medicare.
    Raphael Warnock: Allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices.
    Raphael Warnock: Expand Medicaid to help with long-term care services.
    Raphael Warnock: COVID: Crisis handled like country with no resources at all.
    Kelly Loeffler: Insidious socialism like Medicare-for-All attacks liberty.
    Kelly Loeffler: Supports overhaul of Medicaid in Georgia.
    Matt Lieberman: Expand ObamaCare; add public option.
    Tom Price: Forced out of HHS for travel expenses.
    Allen Buckley: Eliminate premiums; raise coinsurance contribution.
    Jason Carter: ObamaCare a "mess" that needs fixing.
Homeland Security
    Kelly Loeffler: Voted for Defense bill renaming bases honoring Confederates.
    Valencia Stovall: Increase defense spending with accountability.
    Allen Buckley: Reduce excessive foreign military bases.
Immigration
    Doug Collins: Co-sponsored Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act.
    Kelly Loeffler: Co-sponsored Asylum Abuse Reduction Act.
    Raphael Warnock: Jesus was an "undocumented immigrant".
    Valencia Stovall: Construct wall on Mexican border; then rolling legalization.
    Kelly Loeffler: Supports building border wall.
    Michelle Nunn: Un-American travel ban hurts refugees & US standing in world.
Jobs
    Doug Collins: Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act.
    Doug Collins: Voted against raising the minimum wage to $15.
    Kelly Loeffler: Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act.
    Raphael Warnock: Supports pay equity with honest wages, fair overtime.
    Raphael Warnock: $7.25 an hour "is not a living wage".
Principles & Values
    Kelly Loeffler: WNBA players endorsing opponent is "cancel culture".
    Kelly Loeffler: Donated maximum $2800 to Trump recount fund.
    Kelly Loeffler: Atlanta's "most expensive real estate transaction ever".
    Kelly Loeffler: Endorsed QAnon candidate for fighting "radical left".
    Raphael Warnock: America at its highest: equal voting, health care, education.
    Matt Lieberman: Don't wait for a miracle; we must make changes.
    Allen Buckley: Absolute separation of church and state.
    Raphael Warnock: 2008: Joined black pastors defending controversial sermons.
    Ed Tarver: In the Army, it was about serving "one nation".
    Doug Collins: Impeachment smeared a president who put America first.
    Kelly Loeffler: Will abide by Senate ethics rules, won't address conflicts.
    Matt Lieberman: Will "err on the side of propriety".
    Jason Carter: Comfortable talking about his religious faith.
Social Security
    Kelly Loeffler: Don't privatize, but address long-term solvency.
    Raphael Warnock: Opposes raising retirement age or privatizing benefits.
    Tom Price: Supports major cutbacks to Social Security.
    Allen Buckley: Raise retirement to age 70 to save Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Jason Carter: Step up investment in pursuing tax cheats.
    Jason Carter: Discuss regional sales tax to deal with local issues.
Technology
    Kelly Loeffler: We can figure out getting broadband to rural areas.
War & Peace
    Doug Collins: Claimed Democrats "in love with terrorists," then apologized.
    Matt Lieberman: Against rejoining Iran Deal until better deal made.
    Matt Lieberman: Iran nuclear deal could have been better.
    Allen Buckley: Involvement in Iraq hurt the US domestically.
Welfare & Poverty
    Raphael Warnock: COVID exacerbates inequality in economics & health care.


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