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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)

Book Reviews

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2006 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2006 National Political Awareness Test (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Ritter (4) Colorado Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
  • Deval Patrick (4) Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Ed Rendell (9) Pennsylvania Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Jodi Rell (7) Connecticut Former Republican
  • Joel Dykstra (8) Republican Challenger (2008) South Dakota
  • John Baldacci (4) Maine Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • John Lynch (9) New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • Rod Blagojevich (5) Illinois Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Jodi Rell: Leave abortion decision to a woman & her doctor.
    Jodi Rell: $100M for stem cell research.
Budget & Economy
    John Lynch: I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes.
Civil Rights
    Bill Ritter: Traditional definition of marriage; but full rights for gays.
    Bill Ritter: Supports MWDBE programs for those without historical access.
    Ed Rendell: Recognize civil unions.
    Ed Rendell: Affirmative action in state contracts and colleges.
    Jodi Rell: Comprehensive state job searches should ignore demographics.
    John Lynch: Consider civil unions for N.H.
    John Lynch: Encourage diversity without discrimination.
    Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions.
    Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions.
Crime
    Deval Patrick: Supports criminal rehabilitation and alternative sentencing.
    Ed Rendell: Supports the death penalty.
    Ed Rendell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Jodi Rell: Supports the death penalty.
    Jodi Rell: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    John Baldacci: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    John Lynch: Support NH’s current death penalty.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports death penalty, but keep moratorium for now.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports reducing recidivism and re-entry assistance.
    Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty.
    Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Drugs
    Ed Rendell: Strengthen penalties for drug-related crimes.
    Jodi Rell: Restrict sale of products used to make methamphetamine.
    Joel Dykstra: Restrict products used to make methamphetamine.
Education
    Jodi Rell: Supports Head Start & early childhood education.
    John Lynch: Ensure every child the opportunity for a great education.
    Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Rendell: Promote alternative fuels & also traditional domestic fuels.
    John Lynch: 25% renewable sources by 2025.
Government Reform
    Deval Patrick: Limit campaign donations.
    Ed Rendell: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
    John Baldacci: Limit political campaign donations.
    John Lynch: Restrinct campaign donations, but not campaign spending.
    Rod Blagojevich: Supports McCain-Feingold campaign finance system.
    Joel Dykstra: Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure.
Gun Control
    Bill Ritter: Comfortable with Colorado’s existing gun laws.
    Deval Patrick: Strengthen existing gun laws; require background checks.
    Ed Rendell: Strengthen existing gun laws; add background checks.
    John Baldacci: Allow concealed carry.
    John Lynch: Keep N.H. gun laws unchanged.
Health Care
    John Baldacci: Ensure access to basic health care.
    Rod Blagojevich: Cover 400,000 more thru FamilyCare, KidCare, & AllKids.
Jobs
    Bill Ritter: Supports livable wage and increasing minimum wage.
    Rod Blagojevich: Raised the minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.50.
Local Issues
    Ed Rendell: Use casino tax to reduce homeowners’ property taxes.
Tax Reform
    John Lynch: I will veto any income or sales tax.
Welfare & Poverty
    Deval Patrick: Increase funding for employment and job training programs.
    Joel Dykstra: Promote marriage for welfare recipients.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Bill Ritter Colorado Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
  • Deval Patrick Massachusetts Democratic Governor
  • Ed Rendell Pennsylvania Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • Jodi Rell Connecticut Former Republican
  • Joel Dykstra Republican Challenger (2008) South Dakota
  • John Baldacci Maine Former Democratic Governor (2002-2010)
  • John Lynch New Hampshire Former Democratic Governor (2005-2013)
  • Rod Blagojevich Illinois Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009)

The above quotations are from 2006 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test, by Project Vote Smart.

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