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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
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)

Book Reviews

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Survey of 2022 Gubernatorial campaign websites

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    from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Giuliani (2) New York Republican challenger for Governor
  • Andria Tupola (2) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
  • Cindy Axne (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Iowa- 3
  • Doug Gansler (15) Maryland Democratic Challenger
  • Garrett Soldano (10) Michigan Republican Challenger
  • Greg Lopez (7) Colorado Republican candidate for governor
  • Heidi Ganahl (5) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • JB Smiley (1) Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Joy Hofmeister (1) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Kandiss Taylor (7) Georgia Republican Challenger
  • Kathy Hochul (4) New York Democratic Lt. Governor
  • Katie Hobbs (17) Arizona Democratic Challenger
  • Kerry McQuisten (1) Oregon Republican challenger for Governor
  • Michelle Benson (10) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Murphy (15) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor
  • Nan Whaley (7) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • Paul Gazelka (3) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Peter Franchot (24) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Jensen (5) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Stacy Lee George (6) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama U. S. Governor
  • Steve Gaynor (1) Arizona Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Griffin (1) Arkansas GOP 2022 Gov. Challenger (withdrew)
  • Tina Kotek (1) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tobias Read (4) Oregon Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Michelle Benson: Put an end to the destruction of human life.
    Garrett Soldano: Protect life and push back against the abortion lobby.
    Katie Hobbs: Will veto any legislation that attacks Roe v. Wade.
    Kandiss Taylor: We play God when we decide who has the right to life.
    Mike Murphy: All humans, including the unborn, have inalienable rights.
Budget & Economy
    Michelle Benson: Crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse.
    Kandiss Taylor: Focus on economic development, Georgia Grown, infrastructure.
    Kandiss Taylor: Protecting Georgia farmers is nonnegotiable.
    Peter Franchot: Bring high quality public transportation throughout state.
    Nan Whaley: Invest in economic and neighborhood development.
    Peter Franchot: $5.5B in delinquent taxes; $1B in unclaimed property.
    Peter Franchot: Led record state investments to transportation projects.
    Peter Franchot: Reformed procurement system increasing accountability.
    Mike Murphy: Incentivize developers to build quality senior housing.
Civil Rights
    Doug Gansler: Received Equality Maryland award for support of LGBT rights.
    Katie Hobbs: Explicitly ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in a variety of areas.
    Tina Kotek: Came out in early 20s; been with wife for 17 years.
    Greg Lopez: Don't teach personal choices of sexual lifestyle in schools.
    Peter Franchot: Appoint Secretary of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
    Mike Murphy: Let people live their lives as they so choose.
    Andrew Giuliani: Worked for Trump on deregulation of businesses of all sizes.
    Peter Franchot: Less for corporate tax breaks, more help for small business.
    Scott Jensen: Increasing number of officers will restore law and order.
    Doug Gansler: Bring every police shooting to the grand jury.
    Heidi Ganahl: Reinstate bail, ensure parole board enforces sentences.
    Michelle Benson: Defunding the police would make us less safe.
    Paul Gazelka: Shutting down the police is not the answer.
    Katie Hobbs: Reform Dept. of Corrections, kept inmates past release dates.
    Katie Hobbs: Will work to reform Arizona's antiquated sentencing laws.
    Greg Lopez: Oppose unwarranted, irrational hatred of cops by radicals.
    Peter Franchot: End all use of no-knock warrants.
    Cindy Axne: Voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
    Nan Whaley: Police reform process led to major systemic changes.
    Mike Murphy: Increase rehabilitation for human trafficking victims.
    Andria Tupola: Prioritize budget increases for police.
    Scott Jensen: Expunge prior convictions for small amounts of marijuana.
    Doug Gansler: Legalize cannabis and expunge convictions.
    Doug Gansler: Drug use should be treated like a public health problem.
    Greg Lopez: Marijuana is an addictive drug and not safe.
    Nan Whaley: Move past stigma, treat addiction as the disease that it is.
    Mike Murphy: More accessible licensing for substance abuse counselors.
    Heidi Ganahl: Ensure we are funding our students, not the system.
    Michelle Benson: Provide families with more choice and flexibility.
    Garrett Soldano: Respect a parent's right to educate children as they see fit.
    Katie Hobbs: Expedite robust fixes to school buildings across the state.
    Katie Hobbs: New funding for STEM education grants and scholarships.
    Stacy Lee George: Alabama must strive to set a new standard in education.
    Tobias Read: Extend the school year so kids have year-round learning.
    Greg Lopez: Parents want school choice and vocational training; I agree.
    Kandiss Taylor: Give educators autonomy instead of mandates.
    Steve Gaynor: Given parents choice over school mask and vaccine policies.
    Peter Franchot: Fully debt-free paths to a vocational or college degree.
    Kathy Hochul: Make state schools tuition-free for middle-class families.
    Peter Franchot: Supports financial literacy & college capital projects.
    Peter Franchot: Healthy classrooms yes; standardized testing no.
    Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
    Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
    Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
    Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
    Tim Griffin: Wants more parental choice in education.
Energy & Oil
    Doug Gansler: Begin work on 4 Gigawatts offshore wind generation by 2026.
    Doug Gansler: Use school funding/construction to promote renewable energy.
    Michelle Benson: Minnesota needs an all-of-the-above energy policy.
    Tobias Read: Investing in clean energy and green jobs a top priority.
    Greg Lopez: Don't close coal mines to remove phantom of climate change.
    Peter Franchot: Our target goal for moving fully to renewable energy is 2030.
    Cindy Axne: Biofuels should be part of clean energy economy.
    Doug Gansler: Won largest environmental settlement in American history.
    Michelle Benson: Protect environment without over-regulating our economy.
    Peter Franchot: Work with EPA to help clean up Chesapeake Bay.
    Peter Franchot: Voted for over $1.4 billion in environmental protection.
Families & Children
    Doug Gansler: Universal pre-kindergarten and universal child care.
    Heidi Ganahl: Address mental health crisis/suicide rates among children.
    Tobias Read: Measure our progress by how well Oregon's children are doing.
    Cindy Axne: Make changes to Child Tax Credit permanent.
    Nan Whaley: Made Dayton a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
    Kathy Hochul: Fought for Paid Family Leave & $15 minimum wage.
    Mike Murphy: Government should support and strengthen the family unit.
Free Trade
    Katie Hobbs: Prioritize awarding state contracts to Arizona businesses.
Government Reform
    Doug Gansler: Judicial retention elections promote diversity on the bench.
    Heidi Ganahl: Streamline regulations to help local job creators.
    Michelle Benson: Outlaw abusive practices like ballot harvesting.
    Garrett Soldano: Fought to revoke health law granting emergency powers.
    Garrett Soldano: Expand Voter ID, crack down hard on fraud.
    Katie Hobbs: Streamline process to start a new business under one roof.
    Katie Hobbs: End conflicts of interest, fight for lobbying rules.
    Katie Hobbs: Disclose campaign contributions, support initiative process.
    Katie Hobbs: Will veto any new voter suppression legislation.
    Greg Lopez: State regulators are running amuck, will reduce their number.
    Kandiss Taylor: Drop no excuse absentee ballots, Dominion voting machines.
    Peter Franchot: Deliver on specific goals to rebuild trust in government.
    Peter Franchot: Create a universal, transparent vote by mail system.
    Cindy Axne: For campaign finance reform, expanding voting rights.
    Mike Murphy: Update and modernize voter registration systems.
    Andria Tupola: Ease permitting processes for developers.
Gun Control
    Michelle Benson: Gun control laws punish law-abiding gun owners.
    Garrett Soldano: I will defend 2nd amendment, implement Constitutional Carry.
    JB Smiley: High standards for gun ownership critical to public safety.
    Kandiss Taylor: #1 Gun Safety Rule: Carry one!
    Peter Franchot: Sponsored strict gun control legislation.
Health Care
    Scott Jensen: Strongly opposes single payer healthcare for Minnesota.
    Doug Gansler: Operate 10 new regional behavioral centers across the state.
    Michelle Benson: Opposes government run health care.
    Garrett Soldano: Opposes vaccine mandate as unconstitutional, coercive.
    Katie Hobbs: Expanded Medicaid, providing healthcare for 100,000s.
    Katie Hobbs: Reduce maternal mortality rate, extend Medicaid coverage.
    Tobias Read: Strongly supports vaccine mandates by businesses, schools.
    Kerry McQuisten: Vaccine passports are like China's Social Credit System.
    Stacy Lee George: COVID: I am one of those non-vaccinated people.
    Peter Franchot: Expand Medicaid; control cost of insurance premiums.
    Mike Murphy: Protect pre-existing conditions; more pricing transparency.
Homeland Security
    Doug Gansler: Expand programs and housing for homeless veterans.
    Greg Lopez: Ensure we adequately address the needs of Colorado veterans.
    Cindy Axne: Introduced bill supporting rural veteran mental health care.
    Nan Whaley: Future economic growth depends on attracting new immigrants.
    Doug Gansler: Raising the minimum wage is a racial justice issue.
    Katie Hobbs: Recruit, hire, and elevate women and minorities.
    Katie Hobbs: Eliminate the tipped minimum wage.
    Stacy Lee George: Provide incentives for companies to hire reformed ex-cons.
    Stacy Lee George: Will NEVER make unemployment benefits higher than wages.
    Peter Franchot: Create 100,000 family supporting jobs in 100 weeks.
    Cindy Axne: Co-sponsored National Apprenticeship Act to expand programs.
    Cindy Axne: Close gender wage gap, challenge wage discrimination.
    Kathy Hochul: She believes in equal pay for equal work.
Local Issues
    Peter Franchot: Helped reform alcohol laws to support local craft breweries.
    Mike Murphy: Protect the economic interests of our farmers and ranchers.
    Mike Murphy: Supports Minnesota mining while protecting environment.
Principles & Values
    Scott Jensen: A governor should serve to preserve, protect and prepare.
    Doug Gansler: Helps run a non-profit lacrosse league for inner-city youth.
    Heidi Ganahl: Founded largest pet care franchise in the world.
    Paul Gazelka: We are citizens of the greatest country in the world.
    Garrett Soldano: Our rights come from God, not from the government.
    Garrett Soldano: Father instilled a fierce love for country and sense of duty.
    Katie Hobbs: Never seen nation so divided; seen it up close in Arizona.
    Stacy Lee George: Part of a salt of the earth type of American family.
    Kandiss Taylor: Passionate about Jesus, Guns, and Babies!
    Joy Hofmeister: Throughout my life, I've valued hard work and perseverance.
    Nan Whaley: Focus on economy, no compromise on core progressive values.
    Peter Franchot: Measure commitment not by money spent, but results we demand.
Social Security
    Peter Franchot: Tax incentives for seniors for mentorship program.
    Mike Murphy: Minnesota must re-evaluate taxing Social Security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Scott Jensen: We're some of the most over-taxed people in America.
    Doug Gansler: Employer tax credits for businesses hiring military spouses.
    Michelle Benson: Get Minnesota out of the top 10 in taxes.
    Paul Gazelka: Stop over-taxing, over-regulating small businesses.
    Garrett Soldano: Would reverse Whitmer's higher taxes on businesses, gasoline.
    Stacy Lee George: I will REPEAL the gas tax of 2019 immediately.
    Peter Franchot: Ease filing for those with simple tax obligations.
    Kathy Hochul: Tax cuts for low/middle incomes, not for billionaires.
    Peter Franchot: Supported online retailers collecting state sales tax.
    Garrett Soldano: Big Tech and the corporate media want to keep us divided.
    Peter Franchot: Access to the internet will become a right for each citizen.
    Andrew Giuliani: Got CARES Act funding to save thousands of transit jobs.
Welfare & Poverty
    Doug Gansler: Provide economic incentives to address housing affordability.
    Katie Hobbs: Combine assistance programs under fewer agencies.
    Nan Whaley: Protect tenants, reduce the number of evictions.

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