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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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State of Tennessee Politicians: Archives


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    from State of Tennessee Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gore (1) Democrat
  • Bill Haslam (29) Tennessee Republican Governor
  • Bill Lee (19) Tennessee Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee
  • Bob Corker (3) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • Bob Tuke (6) Democratic challenger (2008) Tennessee
  • David Kustoff (12) Republican U.S. Rep Tennessee- 8
  • Diane Black (12) Tennessee Republican candidate for Tennessee Governor
  • Don Sundquist (6) Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)
  • Gordon Ball (21) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
  • Howard Phillips (1)
  • James Mackler (5) Democratic candidate for Tennessee Senator (withdrew) Tennessee
  • Joe Carr (12) Republican Challenger Tennessee
  • Karl Dean (17) Tennessee Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Lamar Alexander (3) Republican Sr Senator Tennessee
  • Larry Crim (12) Republican candidate for Tennessee U.S. Senator Tennessee
  • Mark Green (3) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
  • Marsha Blackburn (16) Republican Challenger for TN Senator Tennessee
  • Phil Bredesen (30) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
  • Steve Cohen (1) Democrat U.S. Rep Tennessee-9
  • Terry Adams (4) Democratic Challenger Tennessee
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Abortion
    Marsha Blackburn: Ban abortion; ban public funds for Planned Parenthood.
    Phil Bredesen: Keep abortion legal, but not high priority.
    Bill Lee: Against abortion: life begins at conception.
    Diane Black: Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood.
    David Kustoff: No exceptions for any circumstances.
    David Kustoff: Life begins at conception.
    Terry Adams: Pro-choice.
    Gordon Ball: Opposes Amendment 1 banning abortion for rape & incest.
Budget & Economy
    Marsha Blackburn: Across-the-board federal spending cuts.
    Bill Lee: Made hard decisions needed on company budget; it worked.
    Bob Corker: Adding $2T to deficit was fiscally irresponsible.
    James Mackler: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
    Diane Black: Get government off the backs of job creators.
    Karl Dean: Economic development statewide instead of just Nashville.
    David Kustoff: Oppose tax-and-spend policies, as well as over-regulation.
    Gordon Ball: Balanced budget amendment to restore fiscal discipline.
    Bill Haslam: Balance budget without education cuts & tax decrease.
    Phil Bredesen: Adjust our expenses to match our income, like family budget.
Civil Rights
    Marsha Blackburn: Let people of faith withhold services to gay couples.
    Phil Bredesen: Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples.
    Bill Haslam: Remove Confederate statues from state capitol.
    Diane Black: Confederate statues are part of history.
    David Kustoff: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Karl Dean: First in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.
    Gordon Ball: Pro-gay rights.
    Terry Adams: Pro-gay rights.
Corporations
    Phil Bredesen: Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes.
    Bill Lee: Get government out of the way; give jobs chance to flourish.
    Phil Bredesen: As mayor, enticed the NFL's Oilers to relocate to Nashville.
    Karl Dean: Used tax incentives to lure companies to Nashville.
    Mark Green: Reapportion corporate excise tax to favor businesses in TN.
    Bill Haslam: Revenue Modernization Act: level playing field for business.
    Terry Adams: Democracy is hijacked by corporations & special interests.
    Phil Bredesen: Plan for robotic factories of the future.
Crime
    Bill Lee: Sentences should be upheld and violent offenders prioritized.
    Bill Lee: Men of Valor: re-entry program for former offenders.
    David Kustoff: Fight violent crime; advocated for death penalty.
    Gordon Ball: Where do the little people go for justice?
    Diane Black: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
    Phil Bredesen: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
    Steve Cohen: Haley's Law: new criminal offenses on child abuse.
Drugs
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't loosen federal regulations marijuana.
    Phil Bredesen: Let states decide on marijuana legalization.
    Bill Lee: Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts.
    Phil Bredesen: Get tough on opioid prescriptions from pain clinics.
    Karl Dean: Provide treatment for opioids while stepping up prosecution.
    Karl Dean: Medical marijuana ok, but opposes recreational use.
    Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes.
Education
    Marsha Blackburn: Supports vouchers for private schools.
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't lower student loan interest.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers.
    Phil Bredesen: Free community college tuition; lower student loan interest.
    Bill Lee: Education, including vocational, is key to a bright future.
    Karl Dean: Expand access to vocational training programs.
    Karl Dean: Increase teacher pay; more resources for schools.
    Karl Dean: Supports charters; opposes vouchers.
    Larry Crim: Children should have quality education minus crushing debt.
    Larry Crim: Children should have quality education minus crushing debt.
    Bill Haslam: Boost public education by $1.5B.
    James Mackler: Against vouchers, for accountability.
    Diane Black: Supports tax dollars for private schools.
    Karl Dean: Small city property tax increase to directed to education.
    Bill Lee: Charter schools change lives of at-risk youth.
    Karl Dean: Supports publicly financed, privately led charter schools.
    Karl Dean: Expand school choice teacher accountability.
    Karl Dean: Charters ok if non-profit, but vouchers not ok.
    Bill Haslam: Narrow score gaps for minority and female students.
    Bill Haslam: STRONG Act: tuition-free public college for veterans.
    David Kustoff: Oppose Common Core; local folks know best.
    Bill Haslam: Tennessee Promise: two years of free community college.
    Bill Haslam: $2.5M for SAILS program: math tutors for high school seniors.
    Gordon Ball: I believe in public education.
    Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: 55% get post-HS certificate or degree by 2025.
    Joe Carr: Prohibit discrimination against college religious groups.
    Bill Haslam: Drive to 55: Increase college graduation to 55% by 2025.
    Bill Haslam: Remove 90-cap limit on charter schools.
    Phil Bredesen: New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher.
    Phil Bredesen: $48M for state colleges for tuition, & $10M scholarships.
    Don Sundquist: Invest more in teachers and in early education.
    Don Sundquist: We test students & rate schools; now invest in reading.
    Don Sundquist: Invest in teachers: scholarships, mentors, merit pay.
Energy & Oil
    Marsha Blackburn: Climate change isn't settled; withdraw from Paris Accord.
    Phil Bredesen: Green energy will be of vast importance and growth.
    Diane Black: Rejects Paris climate change agreement.
    Gordon Ball: Transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean renewables.
    Gordon Ball: Commercial solar & wind, and also clean coal.
    Gordon Ball: Supports construction of the Keystone pipeline.
    Phil Bredesen: Green energy growth: develop a Solar Institute.
    Bob Tuke: Dependence on foreign oil hurts security & climate.
    Bob Corker: Promote fuel cells & alternatives to reduce oil dependence.
Environment
    Marsha Blackburn: Cut budget of Environmental Protection Administration.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports environmental regulation by government.
    Karl Dean: Cuts to the EPA are unthinkable.
    David Kustoff: Help farming community's low commodity prices.
    Bill Haslam: 35 million visits annually to Tennessee State Parks.
    Gordon Ball: No one has the right to pollute America's air and water.
    Gordon Ball: Class-action lawsuits against paper companies' dumped waste.
    Joe Carr: Require photographic evidence of animal abuse.
    Joe Carr: Rated 40% on voting record by Tennessee Conservation Voters.
    Bill Haslam: Haslam's Pilot company cited for 70 environmental violations.
    Phil Bredesen: Public-private foundation to preserve Cumberland Plateau.
    Phil Bredesen: $10M to partially restore cuts in land acquisition fund.
    Don Sundquist: Supports new State Forest and 23 new natural areas.
Families & Children
    Bill Lee: Historical evidence: marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Bill Haslam: Response speed exceeds standard for Child Abuse Hotline.
    Bill Haslam: Support services to 100% of former foster youth.
    Bill Haslam: Abstinence-only education in K-12 schools.
    Joe Carr: Abstinence-only education in K-12 schools.
    Diane Black: Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn.
    Phil Bredesen: Claire's Law: hearing loss screenings for every newborn.
Foreign Policy
    Diane Black: Must stand up to North Korea's missile tests.
    David Kustoff: Our allies don't respect us and our enemies don't fear us.
    Gordon Ball: Promote human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Marsha Blackburn: Trump's tariifs are a bad deal for Tennesseans.
    Phil Bredesen: Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans.
    James Mackler: Renegotiate NAFTA; it hurts American workers.
    Gordon Ball: Fair trade is vital; but don't ship jobs overseas.
    Bob Tuke: Moratorium on all new Free Trade agreements.
    Bob Corker: Break down trade barriers to give farmers a world market.
Government Reform
    Bill Lee: Term limits would bring in new leaders with new ideas.
    Joe Carr: Reduce crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections.
    Bill Haslam: We reduced wait times for licenses from 38 minutes to 18.
    Bill Haslam: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
    Bill Haslam: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Joe Carr: Increase campaign contribution limits but disallow lobbyists.
    Joe Carr: Require photo ID in order to vote.
    Lamar Alexander: The Era of the 1,000-Page Bill Is Over.
    Diane Black: Require paper ballot trail on voting machines.
    Phil Bredesen: Require paper ballot trail on voting machines.
Gun Control
    Marsha Blackburn: Get background checks working, but no other gun regulations.
    Phil Bredesen: Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks.
    Bill Lee: Law-abiding citizens have a right to guns; don't punish them.
    David Kustoff: Unequivocal right to keep and bear arms.
    Gordon Ball: Second Amendment protects Americans from tyranny.
    Joe Carr: 30,000 people respond to raffling off a Beretta 92A1.
    Joe Carr: Permit the possession of firearms in restaurants and bars.
    Phil Bredesen: Veto firearms permits in bars: guns and alcohol don't mix.
Health Care
    Marsha Blackburn: Health savings accounts instead of ObamaCare.
    Phil Bredesen: Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All.
    Bill Lee: Out-of-box approach to healthcare: create your own system.
    Karl Dean: Expand Medicaid for low-income families.
    Larry Crim: Constituents should have a seat at the table on health care.
    Larry Crim: Constituents should have a seat at the table on health care.
    Diane Black: Patients should respect their doctors' religious beliefs.
    James Mackler: Healthcare is a right.
    Diane Black: Repeal ObamaCare;need market-based solution.
    David Kustoff: Work to dismantle convoluted and expensive ObamaCare.
    Bill Haslam: Must provide health coverage, if not Insure Tennessee.
    Gordon Ball: ObamaCare is over the top, but keep the good parts.
    Bob Tuke: National health care insurance exchange.
    Don Sundquist: We must save TennCare, for children & the needy.
Homeland Security
    Bill Lee: Adjust budget to include benefits, services veterans earned.
    Larry Crim: We honor our veterans by keeping their care a priority.
    Larry Crim: We honor our veterans by keeping their care a priority.
    James Mackler: Against privatization of VA.
    Larry Crim: Provides spiritual counseling to help America's Veterans.
    Gordon Ball: Ensure our troops receive the support & resources they need.
    Terry Adams: Men & women in uniform are victims of catastrophic neglect.
    Bill Haslam: ObamaCare costs TN $350M; cut but preserve rural hospitals.
    Bill Haslam: Only 1% of our country serves to keep the rest of us free.
Immigration
    Marsha Blackburn: No amnesty for DREAMers; it makes illegal immigration surge.
    Phil Bredesen: Deporting DREAMers would be un-American.
    Bill Lee: Build the border wall built and forbid sanctuary cities.
    Bill Haslam: College tuition break for in-state undocumented immigrants.
    Karl Dean: Immigrants are part of community; college tuition break ok.
    David Kustoff: Secure the border & enforce laws already on the books.
    Gordon Ball: Fair and just path to citizenship.
    Joe Carr: AdWatch: Border crisis was created by giving amnesty to 11M.
    Bob Tuke: More border security; more enforcement.
Jobs
    Marsha Blackburn: Minimum wage is a federal mandate; let competition decide.
    Phil Bredesen: Minimum wage should keep pace with inflation.
    Bill Haslam: Created 80,000 jobs by making TN a good place for capital.
Principles & Values
    Bill Lee: Religious liberty is guaranteed to us by the constitution.
    Phil Bredesen: 1960s scholarship to Harvard; millionaire businessman at 43.
    Bill Lee: We accomplished my vision at granddad's company.
    Bill Lee: Former chairman of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast.
    Bill Lee: Faith would influence my decisions as governor.
    Karl Dean: Pro-business centrist: good things happen in the middle.
    Joe Carr: Endorsed by Tea Party Patriots on anti-amnesty grounds.
    Lamar Alexander: Declined to debate in Republican primary.
    Bill Haslam: Tennessee--America at Its Best: we are a model to the nation.
    Al Gore: Take your souls to the polls.
Social Security
    Larry Crim: Don't touch Social Security funds.
    Gordon Ball: No scare tactics: system is solvent for next 20 years.
    Bill Haslam: TN named the best state in the country to retire in 2013.
Tax Reform
    Marsha Blackburn: Support President Trump's tax cuts.
    Larry Crim: Lower tax rates; close loopholes.
    Diane Black: Flatter, simpler tax needed.
    Karl Dean: Raised city property taxes, but after Great Recession.
    Mark Green: Eliminate Hall tax: 6% on unearned interest and dividends.
    Gordon Ball: Simplify and streamline the tax code with flat tax.
    Bill Haslam: TN thinks differently: don't spend money; give back taxes.
    Bob Tuke: Repeal Bush tax cuts that favor wealthy Americans.
    Howard Phillips: Eliminate income tax, corporate tax, & estate tax.
Technology
    Marsha Blackburn: Opposes Net Neutrality; it's government-controlled internet.
    Phil Bredesen: Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access for everyone.
    Bill Lee: Infrastructure needs repairs, stop kicking can down the road.
    Larry Crim: Our interstates and highways need our tax dollars now.
    Larry Crim: Our interstates and highways need our tax dollars now.
    Bill Haslam: Tools to be successful: good roads and broadband access.
    Gordon Ball: We send too little on infrastructure.
    Joe Carr: Cell phone ban should be addressed by airlines, not feds.
    Lamar Alexander: No cell phone conversations on planes; email and texting ok.
    Phil Bredesen: Memphis Research Consortium: life science research center.
    Don Sundquist: Wire government plus libraries and schools.
War & Peace
    Marsha Blackburn: Iran nuke deal puts future security in jeopardy.
    Larry Crim: Oppose President Obama's disastrous Iran Deal.
    David Kustoff: Take the fight to ISIS and other terrorists.
    Gordon Ball: Time for our service members to come home from Afghanistan.
    Gordon Ball: Critical to avoid nukes in North Korea and Iran.
    Mark Green: Don't forget soldiers who made capturing Saddam possible.
    Bob Tuke: Responsible Plan to End the War.


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