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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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 2021 Gubernatorial campaign websites


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    from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amanda Chase (5) Virginia Republican candidate for governor of Virginia
  • Caitlyn Jenner (6) California Recall challenger for Governor
  • Chad Prather (11) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
  • Charlie Crist (5) Florida Democratic Governor Challenger
  • Chuck Herbster (10) Nebraska Republican challenger for Governor
  • Daniel Mercuri (26)
  • Danielle Allen (3) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Darren Bailey (8) Idaho Republican challenger for Governor
  • Derek Schmidt (2) Kansas Republican challenger for Governor
  • Don Huffines (6) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
  • Geoff Diehl (10) Massachusetts Republican Challenger
  • Glenn Youngkin (4) Virginia Republican challenger for Governor
  • Hirsh Singh (2) New Jersey Republican candidate for Governor
  • Jack Ciattarelli (2) New Jersey Republican Challenger
  • Jennifer McClellan (11) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Joe Gale (2) Pennsylvania Republican challenger for Governor
  • John Jay Lee (2) Nevada Republican Challenger
  • Jonathan Wichmann (12) Wisconsin Republican challenger for Governor
  • Kirk Cox (7) Virginia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Larry Elder (6) California Republican candidaite for Recall
  • Leslie Rutledge (4) Arkansas Republican candidate for Governor
  • Marco Lopez (3) Arizona Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Nikki Fried (2) Florida Democratic Challenger
  • Pete Snyder (5) Virginia Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Scott Jensen (10) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Terry McAuliffe (13) Virginia Democratic Challenger
  • Thomas Perez (29) Maryland Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Tudor Dixon (5) Michigan Republican challenger for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Thomas Perez: Committed to protecting and advancing reproductive rights.
    Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
    Chad Prather: I vow to protect the sanctity of life in all my decisions.
    Jonathan Wichmann: I believe in right to life and that abortion is murder.
    Darren Bailey: Opposes expansion of abortion access, taxpayer funding.
    Don Huffines: I will protect innocent life regardless of Supreme Court.
    Scott Jensen: Christian faith compels fighting for unborn children.
    Daniel Mercuri: Man should have a say over decision to abort.
    Daniel Mercuri: Prioritize funding of anti-abortion counseling centers.
    Kirk Cox: Led fight against late term abortion legislation.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led fight for Reproductive Health Protection Act.
    Terry McAuliffe: Permanently codify protections of Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy
    Thomas Perez: Support small business, especially those needing extra help.
    Thomas Perez: Ubiquitous, convenient transit needs to be a top priority.
    Thomas Perez: Homeownership is the best source of affordable housing.
    Geoff Diehl: Pass a budget that eliminates reckless state spending.
    Geoff Diehl: Every business is essential to its owners and employees.
    Tudor Dixon: Government programs should not disincentivize work.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Balance the budget, build Rainy Day Fund.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Diversify economy, don't rely on multi-national corporations.
    Scott Jensen: More government is not the answer; it is the problem.
    Charlie Crist: Worked to pass the American Rescue Plan.
    Daniel Mercuri: Cap spending; debt must be paid off in one generation.
    Terry McAuliffe: Targeted investments partnering with schools, businesses.
    Terry McAuliffe: Provide small businesses access to capital.
Civil Rights
    Leslie Rutledge: Ban transgender girls in sports to ensure equity.
    Daniel Mercuri: Veto any form of reparations on slavery for California.
    Kirk Cox: Enacted a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led fight to get Virginia to ratify Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led on Virginia Values Act, banning LGBTQ discrimination.
    Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed multiple bills shielding discriminating groups.
    Terry McAuliffe: Tackle inequities by lifting up every Black Virginian.
Corporations
    Chad Prather: We don't need California empires relocating to Texas.
    Pete Snyder: Wall Street, big government rig system to protect profits.
Crime
    Larry Elder: Police falsely accused of systemic racism, keep cash bail.
    Thomas Perez: We need full-scale, nationwide reform of police departments.
    Geoff Diehl: Qualified immunity protects police, allowing them to work.
    Geoff Diehl: Activist judges have no place on the bench.
    Tudor Dixon: Support law enforcement; urban violence unacceptable.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Eradicate sex trafficking, can not tolerate it.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Answer to hate crimes not new policy but changed attitude.
    Derek Schmidt: Backed the honorable men and women in law enforcement.
    Scott Jensen: Work with law enforcement, citizen soldiers for safety.
    Charlie Crist: Reimagine law enforcement; restore trust with police.
    Daniel Mercuri: I Do Not Support Defunding the Police, Period!
    Kirk Cox: Invest $50 million for law enforcement salaries.
    Jennifer McClellan: System focuses on punishment rather than rehabilitation.
    Terry McAuliffe: Shift from military-style equipment to support services.
Drugs
    Thomas Perez: Legalization means jobs, revenue; address past injustice.
    Thomas Perez: Both treatment and prevention to deal with opioid addiction.
    Nikki Fried: Advocated for medical marijuana & legalization.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Legalize cannabis for medical and general use.
Education
    Larry Elder: Won't support schools that indoctrinate children with hate.
    Larry Elder: Will fight for school choice, charter schools.
    Danielle Allen: Civic education initiative used in 14 Mass. school districts.
    Thomas Perez: Put himself through college with Pell grants & taking jobs.
    Thomas Perez: Committed to fully funding our education system.
    Thomas Perez: Pay teachers equitable and professional salaries.
    Thomas Perez: Equal access to early childhood education.
    Thomas Perez: Invest in school construction to address overcrowding.
    Thomas Perez: We must work to promote diversity among our educators.
    Thomas Perez: Make community colleges, trade schools tuition-free.
    Geoff Diehl: Supports school choice, increased vocational education.
    Tudor Dixon: COVID: stalling education is not acceptable or good policy.
    Chad Prather: Encourage strong support of 4-H and FFA programs.
    Chad Prather: Reject Common Core; expand civics, US/Texas history programs.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Supports school choice; against centralized system.
    Darren Bailey: Founded Christian academy for Christ-centered education.
    Darren Bailey: For common sense education reforms, put children first.
    Scott Jensen: Reopen schools instead of catering to teacher's unions.
    Scott Jensen: Give parents the ability to pick the best school for kids.
    Leslie Rutledge: First in education which includes school choice.
    Pete Snyder: COVID: Open schools, allow students sports and spectators.
    Daniel Mercuri: Yes to federal funding, no to federal education standards.
    Daniel Mercuri: Return power to parents through school choice.
    Kirk Cox: Froze college tuition for first time since age of disco.
    Jennifer McClellan: Invest in early childhood educators: compensation, training.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led the fight to fully fund Virginia public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Larry Elder: Against radicals for whom climate change is a religion.
    Thomas Perez: 80% carbon free by 2030, 100% by 2035.
    Thomas Perez: Renewable energy means high paying jobs open to unionization.
    Geoff Diehl: Would reject regional Transportation Climate Initiative.
    Chad Prather: I oppose efforts to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
    Jonathan Wichmann: I believe a diversified energy approach is the best plan.
    Daniel Mercuri: Forest wildfires are not the result of Climate Change.
    Leslie Rutledge: Joined challenge of revocation of Keystone Pipeline permit.
    Jennifer McClellan: Ensure environmental justice policies underlie decisions.
    Jennifer McClellan: Worked to pass the Virginia Clean Economy Act.
    Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
    Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
Environment
    Daniel Mercuri: Roll back environmental policies on forests.
Families & Children
    Thomas Perez: Parents need support to help them juggle work and family.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Remove restrictions preventing building affordable housing.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Biological boys should not be allowed in girls sports.
    Daniel Mercuri: Strict laws on sexual activities with minors.
    Jennifer McClellan: Fought to establish paid family and medical leave.
Foreign Policy
    Chuck Herbster: Israel needs us, so we will stand with them.
Free Trade
    Chuck Herbster: Grow trade markets to jumpstart our agricultural industries.
    Marco Lopez: Worked to ensure legal trade and travel at our borders.
Government Reform
    Thomas Perez: Increase accessible voting centers; end long lines.
    Thomas Perez: Overhaul state unemployment system from ground up.
    Thomas Perez: Open environmental data to fullest extent possible.
    Tudor Dixon: Empower Michiganders to make own decisions on health & work.
    Tudor Dixon: We need ethics and legal reforms to restore transparency.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Sunset law for all regulations; renew or end after 10 years.
    Darren Bailey: Strongly supports and advocates for term limits.
    Don Huffines: Texans rightfully don't have faith in our elections.
    Joe Gale: Eliminate no-excuse mail-in voting; mandate voter ID.
    Scott Jensen: COVID: Enact emergency power reform led by science.
    Scott Jensen: Emergency powers shouldn't be used to change election laws.
    Charlie Crist: Extend voting hours across the state for all.
    Pete Snyder: For photo ID at polls; witnesses for absentee ballots.
    Daniel Mercuri: Require voter ID, end drop boxes, limit mail-in ballots.
    Glenn Youngkin: Update voter rolls monthly; verify mail-in ballots.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Require photo ID, purge voter rolls, allow early voting.
    Amanda Chase: Introduced term limits to stop career politicians.
Gun Control
    Nikki Fried: Kicked the NRA out of weapons license permitting.
    Chuck Herbster: Fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
    Chad Prather: Make Texas a constitutional carry state.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Pro 2nd Amendment and Constitutional Carry.
    Darren Bailey: Education is crucial for those opposed to gun rights.
    John Jay Lee: A+ rating from the NRA; pro-2nd amendment values.
    Scott Jensen: Against background checks; for Stand-Your-Ground.
    Leslie Rutledge: A proud Christian, pro-life, gun-carrying conservative Momma.
    Daniel Mercuri: Supports stand-your-ground; expand the Castle Law.
    Kirk Cox: Second Amendment is a foundational God-given right.
    Jennifer McClellan: For universal background checks, red flag laws.
    Terry McAuliffe: Fight for common sense solutions to preventing gun violence.
    Amanda Chase: Keep kids safe with armed police at each school.
Health Care
    Danielle Allen: Co-wrote bipartisan Suppress Covid Act for Congress.
    Thomas Perez: 94% healthcare coverage not good enough; goal is 100%.
    Thomas Perez: Ensure that there is equal access to mental health care.
    Geoff Diehl: Opposes schools mandating students get flu vaccine.
    Caitlyn Jenner: COVID: Listen to science; reopen schools and businesses.
    Chad Prather: COVID: end mandates, contact tracing, & mask requirements.
    Jonathan Wichmann: I do not support mandatory vaccines; favor self-management.
    Darren Bailey: COVID: led charge against lockdown; would fully reopen.
    Scott Jensen: Led the fight for an insulin affordability bill.
    Daniel Mercuri: Socialistic healthcare is not the answer.
    Daniel Mercuri: Cap drug prices; release patents sooner.
    Daniel Mercuri: Challenge vaccine manufacturing companies.
    Daniel Mercuri: COVID: Open businesses, let them decide on mask mandate.
    Kirk Cox: Raised over $2 million for breast cancer awareness.
    Jennifer McClellan: Helped expand Medicaid coverage to over 400,000 Virginians.
    Terry McAuliffe: Bring PPE & pharmaceutical manufacturing to Virginia.
    Amanda Chase: Allow insurance across state lines; no surprise billing.
    Hirsh Singh: COVID: don't stop family get-togethers for Thanksgiving.
Homeland Security
    Jonathan Wichmann: Ensure no veteran is forgotten or homeless.
    Charlie Crist: Led effort to ensure veterans had access to COVID vaccine.
    Kirk Cox: Introduced over 120 bills for veterans and their families.
Immigration
    Thomas Perez: As board president, grew local immigrant advocacy group.
    Thomas Perez: Guarantee healthcare to immigrants, regardless of status.
    Geoff Diehl: Help everyone who wants to become a permanent, legal citizen.
    Chuck Herbster: Secure our borders to protect jobs, scarce resources.
    Chad Prather: Support border wall, ICE; no sanctuary cities in Texas.
    Jonathan Wichmann: I support legal immigration, protect our borders.
    Don Huffines: Finish building the wall; completely shut down the border.
    Pete Snyder: I'll enforce the law and deport violent criminals.
    Daniel Mercuri: California will no longer be a sanctuary state.
    Daniel Mercuri: I am not for open borders, need to limit trafficking.
Jobs
    Thomas Perez: Inequitable that women still not receiving equal pay.
    Thomas Perez: Expand Maryland business-based job training program.
    Glenn Youngkin: Founded VA Ready to help unemployed get job training.
    Terry McAuliffe: Everyone should have access to paid sick days.
Principles & Values
    Larry Elder: Our government is what's ruining the Golden State.
    Larry Elder: My parents taught this great truth: Hard work wins.
    Danielle Allen: Greatest aspiration is to build road to empowerment for all.
    Geoff Diehl: Earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16.
    Chuck Herbster: Carry on President Trump's America First policies.
    Chuck Herbster: Tending family cattle taught him rewards of hard work.
    Chad Prather: Texas is no longer the Texas that most Texans think it is.
    Don Huffines: If we lose Texas, we are going to lose the free world.
    Don Huffines: I have the courage to save our great state: TEXAS FIRST.
    John Jay Lee: Switched parties because of "socialist, extremist agenda".
    Derek Schmidt: Conservative who believes in protecting traditional values.
    Joe Gale: First Pennsylvania elected official to endorse Donald Trump.
    Marco Lopez: Parents taught moral obligation to give back to community.
    Scott Jensen: I'll work with science and facts like a medical professional.
    Chuck Herbster: Radical left promotes abolition of God in our country.
    Charlie Crist: This is a moment for inclusion rather than exclusion.
    Glenn Youngkin: I'm guided by my faith & conservative values.
    Daniel Mercuri: A man who is tired of political correctness.
    Daniel Mercuri: Losing our Constitutional foundation to socialism & BLM.
    Daniel Mercuri: Constitution harmonizes more with Christianity.
    Amanda Chase: Put "In God We Trust" in public schools.
    Hirsh Singh: Claims Antifa is "radical, paramilitary arm" of Democrats.
Social Security
    Thomas Perez: Enforce laws misclassifying workers to avoid taxes.
Tax Reform
    Geoff Diehl: Led ballot question campaign to overturn gas tax increase.
    Caitlyn Jenner: I'll veto any tax increase. Period.
    Chuck Herbster: Implement the consumption tax system.
    Chad Prather: Provide lower rates for farmers and ranchers.
    Chad Prather: No state income tax, reduce property tax.
    Darren Bailey: Fought against tax hikes, tax relief a top priority.
    Darren Bailey: Will work to lower both property and income taxes.
    Don Huffines: I will phase out the property tax system entirely.
    Pete Snyder: I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Daniel Mercuri: Cut taxes in half, no right to punish the wealthy.
    Daniel Mercuri: Abolish the IRS; repeal the Income Tax Act.
    Glenn Youngkin: Oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Amanda Chase: Help business by opposing tax increases, cutting red tape.
Technology
    Thomas Perez: We must build equitable digital infrastructure.
    Chuck Herbster: Expand internet access and speed across the state.
    Marco Lopez: Business helped bring internet to low-income families.
    Daniel Mercuri: Invest in precious metals & digital crypto-currencies.
    Daniel Mercuri: Prevent Big Tech's interference, censorship in elections.
    Terry McAuliffe: Invest in broadband infrastructure and access.
Welfare & Poverty
    Thomas Perez: Invest in state's successful affordable housing program.
    Caitlyn Jenner: Unleash the power of our faith-based organizations.
    Jonathan Wichmann: Choosing to ignore homelessness reflects poorly on all of us.
    Daniel Mercuri: Incentivize inner city home owners to buy, rent properties.
    Terry McAuliffe: Strong safety net including affordable housing.


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