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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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Legislative voting records for Minnesota House and Senate


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    from MN legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Erin Murphy (12) Minnesota DFL
  • Ilhan Omar (3) Democrat U.S. Rep Minnesota- 5
  • Jeff Johnson (4) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Jesse Ventura (1) Minnesota Former Minnesota Independent Governor
  • Jim Abeler (18) Republican challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Newberger (4) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Karen Housley (1)
  • Karin Housley (1) Republican candidate for Minnesota U.S. Senator Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills (3) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mark Dayton (11) Minnesota Democratic Governor
  • Matt Dean (12) Minnesota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Michelle Fischbach (8) Republican U.S. Rep Minnesota-7
  • Rebecca Otto (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Scott Jensen (3) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Pawlenty (8) Minnesota Republican challenger and previous Governor
  • Tina Liebling (13) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Minnesota state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • MN-R   Scott Jensen   - Candidate for Governor 2022
    State Senator, district 47, 2017-2020

  • MN-R - Michelle Fischbach - Elected 2020 U.S. House MN-7 district
    Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 2018-2019
    President of the Minnesota Senate, 2017-2018 and 2011-2013
    Member of the Minnesota Senate, 13th & 14th district, 1996-2018

  • MN-D   Ilhan Omar   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (D-MN-5)
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 60B district (2017-2018)

  • MN-R Karin Housley, 2018 candidate for Senate
    Member of the Minnesota Senate, 39th district, since 2013

  • MN-R Jeff Johnson, 2018 candidate for Governor former State Rep, 43A district, 2003-2007
    former State Rep, 34B district, 2001-2003

  • MN-DFL Rebecca Otto - candidate for Governor, 2018
    State Auditor since 2007
    former State Rep, from the 52B district, 2003 2005

  • MN-R Jim Abeler - Senate challenger 2014
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 35A district since 1999

  • MN-R Tim Pawlenty - 39th Governor of Minnesota, 2003-2011
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from District 38B, 1993 2003

  • MN-R Kurt Bills - 2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Minnesota
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 37B from 2011 to 2013.

  • MN-DFL Erin Murphy - candidate for Governor, 2018
    Minnesota House Majority Leader, 2013 2015
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 64A district, 2007-2016

  • MN-DFL Tina Liebling - candidate for Governor, 2018
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 26A district, 2013-date
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 30A district, 2005-2013

  • MN-R Matt Dean - candidate for Governor, 2018
    Majority Leader of the House. 2011-2013
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 39th district, 2013-date
    Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 52B district, 2005-2013

  • MN-R Jim Newberger, 2018 Republican candidate for Minnesota U.S. Senator
    Minnesota House of Representatives (2013- )

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Mark Dayton: Vetoed exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Michelle Fischbach: Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Scott Jensen: Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Erin Murphy: Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Ilhan Omar: Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Matt Dean: Require exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Tina Liebling: Oppose exposure of abortion clinic employees for licensure.
    Erin Murphy: Fight Hobby Lobby: cover all FDA-approved contraception.
    Mark Dayton: Vetoed licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Mark Dayton: No additional license requirements for abortion clinics.
    Erin Murphy: No additional license requirements for abortion clinics.
    Jim Abeler: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Kurt Bills: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Matt Dean: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Matt Dean: Voted YES on additional requirements for abortion clinics.
    Michelle Fischbach: Stricter licensure requirements for abortion facilities.
    Tina Liebling: No additional license requirements for abortion clinics.
    Jim Abeler: No public funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    Jesse Ventura: Vetoed 4-hour waiting period for abortions.
Civil Rights
    Mark Dayton: Grant same-sex marriage, but with religious exemptions.
    Erin Murphy: Grant same-sex marriage, but with religious exemptions.
    Jim Abeler: No state authorization of same-sex marriage.
    Jim Newberger: Voted NO on same-sex marriage with religious exemptions.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on same-sex marriage with religious exemptions.
    Tina Liebling: Grant same-sex marriage, but with religious exemptions.
    Mark Dayton: Opposed constitutional amendment defining marriage.
    Erin Murphy: Opposed constitutional amendment defining marriage.
    Jim Abeler: Define marriage as one-man-one-woman.
    Kurt Bills: Define marriage as one-man-one-woman.
    Matt Dean: Constitutional amendment disallowing same-sex marriage.
    Tina Liebling: Opposed constitutional amendment defining marriage.
Crime
    Mark Dayton: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Karen Housley: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Michelle Fischbach: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Scott Jensen: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Ilhan Omar: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Tina Liebling: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Tina Liebling: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Jim Abeler: Supports use of deadly force in self-defense.
Drugs
    Mark Dayton: Establish rules for medical marijuana.
    Erin Murphy: Establish rules for medical marijuana.
    Jim Newberger: Voted NO on establishing rules for medical marijuana.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on establishing rules for medical marijuana.
    Tina Liebling: Establish rules for medical marijuana.
    Tim Pawlenty: Legalizing marijuana is unneeded & unwise.
    Tim Pawlenty: Vetoed legalizing medical marijuana.
    Erin Murphy: Voted YES on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Jim Abeler: No legalized medical marijuana.
    Jim Abeler: Voted NO on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on legalizing medical marijuana.
    Tina Liebling: Voted YES on legalizing medical marijuana.
Education
    Jeff Johnson: Don't increase funding for low-income early education.
    Mark Dayton: Invest in education before tax cuts for millionaires.
    Erin Murphy: Invest more in early childhood and K-12 education.
    Jim Newberger: Reduce K-12 education funding from $627M to $400M.
    Matt Dean: $400M for early childhood & K-12 education instead of $606M.
    Tina Liebling: Invest more in early childhood and K-12 education.
    Jim Abeler: Resident tuition rates for immigrants if they follow rules.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Abeler: Voted NO on removing CO2 emissions ban.
    Tim Pawlenty: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Jim Abeler: Supports regional cap-and-trade emissions program.
    Jim Abeler: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on cap-&-trade for greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Michelle Fischbach: Voted NO on cap-&-trade for greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Tina Liebling: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
    Erin Murphy: Cap-and-trade to achieve MN greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Environment
    Tim Pawlenty: Establish Great Lakes Water Resources Compact.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on Great Lakes Water Resources Compact.
    Tina Liebling: Establish Great Lakes Compact to protect public resources.
    Erin Murphy: Establish Great Lakes Compact to protect public resources.
    Jim Abeler: Establish Great Lakes Compact to protect public resources.
Families & Children
    Michelle Fischbach: Define marriage as one-man-one-woman.
Government Reform
    Jeff Johnson: Require voters to show photo ID.
    Jim Abeler: Require photo ID to vote.
    Erin Murphy: Voted NO on photo ID for voting.
    Jim Abeler: Require photo ID for voting.
    Kurt Bills: Require photo ID for voting.
    Tina Liebling: Voted NO on photo ID for voting.
    Matt Dean: Constitutional amendment requiring photo ID for voting.
    Mark Dayton: Vetoed photo ID requirement for voting.
    Tim Pawlenty: Proposed 2-term limit for governor & 12 years for Congress.
    Tim Pawlenty: Keep restrictions on liquor licenses near state facilities.
    Jim Abeler: Keep restrictions on liquor licenses near state facilities.
    Rebecca Otto: Loosen restrictions on liquor licenses near state facilities.
    Tim Pawlenty: Keep approval of local rules with Governor, not Legislatur.
    Jim Abeler: Shift approval of local rules from Governor to Legislature.
    Michelle Fischbach: Shift approval of local rules from Governor to Legislature.
    Rebecca Otto: Shift approval of local rules from Governor to Legislature.
Gun Control
    Karin Housley: Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated.
    Michelle Fischbach: Convicted felons can get firearm license reinstated.
    Mark Dayton: Lifetime ban on convicted felons getting firearm license.
Health Care
    Tim Pawlenty: Terminate GAMC Medicare Care and fold into MinnesotaCare.
Immigration
    Jeff Johnson: Stop MN's refugee resettlement program now.
    Mark Dayton: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Scott Jensen: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Ilhan Omar: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Jim Abeler: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Jim Newberger: Require compliance with federal REAL ID.
    Matt Dean: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Michelle Fischbach: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Tina Liebling: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Erin Murphy: Voted NO on complying with federal REAL ID.
    Jim Abeler: Withhold state aid for sanctuary cities.
Jobs
    Jeff Johnson: Make Minnesota a right-to-work state.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Minnesota House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • ACLU-MN on MN-HF390: "Anti-Protest Bill", May 16, 2018
  • Minnesota HF 3, on federal REAL ID, 3/30/2017
  • "SF704 / HF812: an unconstitutional restriction on a woman's right to abortion," by Planned Parenthood Minnesota Action Fund, Feb. 23, 2017
  • Minnesota HB844, on early childhood education, 4/25/2015
  • Minnesota SF 878, on felon firearm licenses, (Karin Housley & Mark Dayton), 4/23/2015
  • Press release on CHEER Act/Hobby Lobby, (Erin Murphy), 7/30/2014
  • Minnesota SF 2470, on medical marijuana, 5/9/2014
  • Minnesota HF1054, on same-sex marriage, 5/9/2013
  • Minnesota H.F.0875, on tuition rates for immigrants, (Jim Abeler), 2/25/2013
  • BillTrack50 on Minnesota SF1921, on abortion facilities, (Kurt Bills & Matt Dean), 4/20/2012
  • Minnesota HF 2738, on photo ID for voting, 3/20/2012
  • Minnesota chap.256D.03, on GAMC Medicare Care, (Tim Pawlenty), 4/1/2010
  • Minnesota SF 97, on medical marijuana, 5/18/2009
  • Minnesota HF 3195, on cap-and-trade, 2/18/2008
  • Minnesota HF 110, on Great Lakes Compact, 1/16/2007
  • Minnesota SF2696, on liquor licenses near state facilities, 5/13/2004
  • Minnesota HF624, on approval of local rules, 5/16/2003

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