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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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Abortion
    Arnold Mooney: Pro-life and pro-family.
    Dan Forest: I believe in the sanctity of human life.
    Betsy Sweet: Protect a woman's right to choose.
    Gavin Clarkson: Oppose taxpayer funded abortions, & Planned Parenthood.
    Bill Clinton: 1993: Rescind Mexico City Policy: fund abortion abroad.
    Donald Trump: Reinstate Mexico City Policy: end abortion funding abroad.
    Ronald Reagan: 1984 Mexico City Policy: no abortion funding abroad.
    Lou Correa: Rated 71% by Planned Parenthood; moderately pro-choice.
Budget & Economy
    Tom Steyer: Require Rainy Day budget stabilization in state constitution.
    Kevin Stitt: Create a level playing field for competition.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Create a "One-Stop-Shop" Business Portal to cut red tape.
Civil Rights
    Yana Ludwig: Increase protections for the LGBTQIA community.
    Yana Ludwig: Reparations for our Indigenous populations.
    Betsy Sweet: Equal pay for women; plus commission on racial justice.
    James Mattis: Opposed women serving in infantry; but will allow it.
    James Mattis: Not about who soldiers go to bed with, but how they'll fight.
Corporations
    Dan Forest: Small businesses create jobs; repeal excessive regulations.
    Yana Ludwig: Socialism instead of trying to make capitalism nicer.
    Tom Steyer: Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses.
    Wilbur Ross: CEO of International Coal Group, plus Steel & Textiles.
    Linda McMahon: SBA should respond quickly in emergencies.
Crime
    Donald Trump: Think of the VICTIMS and keep the death penalty.
    Tom Steyer: More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons.
    Tom Steyer: Repeal the California death penalty.
    Gavin Newsom: Moratorium on the California death penalty.
    Bob McDonnell: Allow use of drones for law enforcement.
    Kamala Harris: Personally opposed to death penalty; as DA, never pursued it.
Drugs
    Betsy Sweet: Expand substance abuse treatment.
    Betsy Sweet: Legalize and promote industrial hemp.
    Gavin Clarkson: Supports local drug courts & opioid treatment.
    Hirsh Singh: Treat drug addiction as a public health problem.
    Colin Van Ostern: Legalize medical marijuana for chronic pain.
Education
    Arnold Mooney: Repeal Common Core.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Reform education towards career prep.
    Dan Forest: Support school choice and competition in education.
    Eric Mansfield: Focus education on employment and economy.
    Nancy Harris: Education without massive debt.
    Betsy Sweet: Pay teachers better; cut back on standardized tests.
    Gavin Clarkson: Concealed carry in the classroom for select teachers.
    Gavin Clarkson: Constitution doesn't mention education, so keep feds out.
    Hirsh Singh: Introduce meaningful school choice reform.
    Betsy DeVos: Nothing is free; someone has to pay for "free tuition".
    Betsy DeVos: Federally-funded vouchers for public or private schools.
    Eddie Melton: Every child deserves a quality public education.
    Colin Van Ostern: Universal full-day kindergarten; more PACE; more local aid.
    Phil Scott: Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation.
    Erica Smith: Stop cuts to education; compensate our teachers.
Energy & Oil
    Reilly Neill: Find commonality to address man-made climate change.
    Steven Cox: Save the world from the climatocalypse.
    Yana Ludwig: See the realities of climate disruption unflinchingly.
    Tom Steyer: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Betsy Sweet: Invest in solar, wind, hydro, mass transit, & electric cars.
    Mick Cornett: Move away from the oil and gas industry.
    Ryan Zinke: Climate is changing; Man is an influence but what can we do?
    Chris Sununu: Increase availability of baseload power; reduce energy rates.
    Ron DeSantis: No delay on Keystone pipeline for security & safety study.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Mimi Walters: Don't cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
    Ted Lieu: Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Environment
    Nancy Harris: Enjoy clean air & clean water of our mountains & streams.
    Reilly Neill: Apply science to best preserve our public lands.
    Yana Ludwig: Restore basic ecological protections and public lands.
    Tom Steyer: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Tom Steyer: Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely.
    Betsy Sweet: Reduce, re-use, recycle.
    Ryan Zinke: Absolutely against transfer or sale of public land to states.
    Ryan Zinke: Smokey the Bear should be viewed as helpful, not as police.
    Ben Carson: Deregulation includes land use & federal housing policy.
    Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
    Jerry Brown: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Kevin de Leon: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Lou Correa: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Mimi Walters: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Norma Torres: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Rocky Chavez: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Steve Knight: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
    Ted Lieu: Ban single-use plastic bags.
    Travis Allen: Don't ban single-use plastic bags.
Families & Children
    Mick Mulvaney: $15,000 in unpaid nanny taxes from triplets in 2000.
    Gary Johnson: No to mandatory vaccines; let parents decide.
    Luther Strange: Don't require contraception in company health plans.
Foreign Policy
    James Mattis: Putin is trying to break the North Atlantic alliance.
Free Trade
    Gavin Clarkson: Free trade is only free if it's truly fair.
    Sonny Perdue: Rework NAFTA for dairy and poultry tariffs in Canada.
    Wilbur Ross: Criticized multinational trade deals: there is no free lunch.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Yes to Ex-im bank; no to fast-track.
    David Jolly: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Ron DeSantis: No to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    Tammy Duckworth: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    James Lankford: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Ron Johnson: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Tim Scott: Yes to trade adjustment; Yes to fast-track.
    Charles Boustany: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
    John Fleming: No to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
    Patrick Murphy: Yes to Ex-im bank; No to fast-track.
Government Reform
    Tom Steyer: Electoral College votes should reflect popular vote.
    Andy Martin: End partisan bickering and gridlock in Congress.
    John Chiang: Dock pay of legislators unless they balance budget.
    Ryan Zinke: Work with states and rebuild national parks.
    Mike Pompeo: Russian hacking impact 2016 election & not the first time.
    Zak Ringelstein: Protect democracy from corrupting influence of big money.
    Maggie Toulouse Oliver: Supports same day voter registration & early voting.
Gun Control
    Arnold Mooney: Right to bear arms.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Count on me to protect your 2nd amendment rights.
    Yana Ludwig: Control guns in the context of police reform.
    Gavin Clarkson: No ban on assault weapons; defend 2nd amendment.
    Betsy DeVos: Let local schools decide about guns in school.
    Donald Trump: End gun-free zones in schools & military bases.
Health Care
    Arnold Mooney: Free market healthcare.
    Dan Forest: Opt out of the national healthcare plan.
    Eric Mansfield: Supports tort reform & free market competition.
    Steven Cox: Passionate about healthcare.
    Yana Ludwig: Universal healthcare guarantee; deprivatize health insurance.
    Yana Ludwig: Supports birth control and abortion on demand.
    Yana Ludwig: Legalize marijuana; wipe out incarceration records.
    Tom Steyer: 2016: Increase cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
    Betsy Sweet: Supports universal coverage including alternative therapies.
    Gavin Clarkson: No single-payer; repeal ObamaCare.
    Hirsh Singh: Cap malpractice damages; limit frivolous lawsuits.
    Debbie Lesko: Sued Arizona for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Jan Brewer: Expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Tom Price: Give every American access to affordable health coverage.
    Tom Price: No right to Medicaid under state block grants.
    Ben Carson: There's a strong connection between health and housing.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Questioned ObamaCare on constitutionality & carve-outs.
Homeland Security
    Marsha Blackburn: Supported military spending bills in Congress.
    Arvin Vohra: Cut military spending by 60% or more.
    Ben Cline: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
    Donald McEachin: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
    Mick Mulvaney: Raise the top line defense number.
    James Mattis: Bring business reforms to the Department of Defense.
    Anthony Brown: Fund Base Realignment and Closure transportation projects.
    Eddie Melton: Ensure access to veterans' resources and benefits.
    Patrick Murphy: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Alan Grayson: Opposed $607 billion national defense bill.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Voted with GOP for DoD bill that Obama vetoed.
    Joe Heck: Supported $607 billion national defense bill.
Immigration
    Alan Grayson: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
    Dan Forest: Secure our borders against illegal immigration.
    Steve Carlson: Defend our borders and our people.
    Tom Steyer: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Betsy Sweet: Pay for transition costs of new Mainers.
    Gavin Clarkson: Oppose amnesty and path to citizenship, with exceptions.
    Gavin Clarkson: I support not just the wall, but a high-tech wall.
    Donald Trump: 10-point plan: wall; zero tolerance; biometrics; E-Verify.
    Alan Grayson: Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Screening process for refugees from Iraq & Syria ok as-is.
    Joe Heck: Stronger screening process for refugees from Iraq and Syria.
    Maggie Hassan: Ensure robust screening before we admit refugees from Syria.
    Jerry Brown: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Kevin de Leon: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Lou Correa: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Mark DeSaulnier: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Mimi Walters: Only English language in public schools.
    Norma Torres: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Rocky Chavez: Only English language in public schools.
    Steve Knight: Only English language in public schools.
    Ted Lieu: Allow non-English languages in public schools.
    Travis Allen: Only English language in public schools.
    Carol Shea-Porter: Allow administrative amnesty to some illegal aliens.
Jobs
    C. Wesley Morgan: Make Kentucky a Right to Work State.
    Eric Mansfield: Highly skilled work force drives sustained prosperity.
    Tom Steyer: Automatic deductions ok for political usage of union dues.
    Betsy Sweet: Supports $15 minimum wage and strong unions.
    Eddie Melton: Support organized labor and good-paying jobs.
Principles & Values
    Nancy Harris: I am a fourth generation Idahoan, and an entrepreneur.
    Steve Carlson: Models are Jesus Christ, Christmas, and the Holy Bible.
    Wilmot Collins: Immigrated from Liberia in 1994; served in US Navy.
    Brooke Paige: Nominee for Secretary of State (won 4 other nominations too).
    Henry McMaster: 1986 Senate run; 2002 elected AG; 2010 Gubernatorial run.
Social Security
    John James: Returning lifelong investment to seniors is moral obligation.
Tax Reform
    C. Wesley Morgan: Abolish the state income tax, to create jobs.
    Dan Forest: Lower taxes, smaller government, & personal responsibility.
    Tom Steyer: Oppose legislative supermajority for raising fees & levies.
    Tom Steyer: Tax surcharge on personal incomes over $250,000.
    Betsy Sweet: Level the playing field; more taxes for the top 20%.
    Hirsh Singh: End the inheritance tax, the gas tax, and property tax hikes.
Technology
    Mike Pompeo: Re-establish collection of all metadata; make it searchable.
    Eddie Melton: Increase reliable public transportation options.
War & Peace
    Gavin Clarkson: Get out of Afghanistan; stay out of Syria.
    Gavin Clarkson: Need evidence & Congressional approval to trike North Korea.
    James Mattis: Iran is single most enduring threat to stability and peace.
    Mike Pompeo: I opposed Iran deal; I'll gather clear-eyed info about it.
    David Jolly: Cancel Obama's Iran agreement and keep sanctions.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Carson: Housing integration is ok, but why must residents solve it?
    Ben Carson: Ideal is every person in a home; but we don't have the funds.


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