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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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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Kentucky



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Kentucky (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alison Grimes (19) Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • Bruce Lunsford (9) Former Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Kentucky
  • Jack Conway (21) Kentucky Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jack Reed (1) Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Jim Gray (17) Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • Matt Bevin (6) Kentucky Republican Governor
  • Mitch McConnell (20) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Rand Paul (16) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Alison Grimes: Pro-choice down the line.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Gray: Think globally when talking about job creation.
    Matt Bevin: AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal.
    Matt Bevin: No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place.
    Mitch McConnell: Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports sequester cuts: 2.4% out of $3.6 trillion budget.
    Jack Reed: Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes.
    Jack Conway: Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability.
    Rand Paul: Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY.
Civil Rights
    Jim Gray: Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage.
    Jim Gray: Openly gay mayor of Lexington: not all are anti-gay.
    Alison Grimes: Supports allowing gay marriage.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women.
    Mitch McConnell: I co-sponsored VAWA but final version went too far.
    Alison Grimes: Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality.
    Matt Bevin: Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
    Jack Conway: I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell".
Drugs
    Jim Gray: Fully fund drug treatment and addiction recovery.
    Alison Grimes: Have a discussion about marijuana legalization.
    Mitch McConnell: Strongly opposed to legalization of marijuana.
    Jack Conway: Meth lab count is up because we are identifying smaller labs.
    Rand Paul: Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from.
    Rand Paul: Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs.
    Jack Conway: Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime.
    Rand Paul: Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh.
Education
    Jim Gray: Investment in education and our teachers is essential.
    Matt Bevin: FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life".
Energy & Oil
    Jim Gray: Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future.
    Jim Gray: Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage.
    Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
    Alison Grimes: Balanced approach to deal with global warming.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Fights EPA regulation on coal production.
    Jack Conway: Protect coal even under cap-and-trade.
    Rand Paul: Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions.
    Jack Conway: Coal yes; cap-and-trade no.
    Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
    Mitch McConnell: Has clout to implement GOP solutions for high gas prices.
    Bruce Lunsford: Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres.
Environment
    Jim Gray: EPA regulations overstep bounds, but we can't throw them out.
    Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
    Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
    Bruce Lunsford: Worked on fatherís tobacco farm as a youngster.
    Bruce Lunsford: Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Gray: Stand with our allies to protect our global interests.
    Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
    Matt Bevin: No unilateral action in Eastern Europe.
Free Trade
    Jim Gray: Trade deals are a net positive for Kentucky.
    Alison Grimes: Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters.
    Mitch McConnell: Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad.
Government Reform
    Jim Gray: Campaign finance system is broken; root it out.
    Mitch McConnell: Federal shutdown was just a 2-week paid vacation: bad policy.
    Jack Conway: I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies.
Gun Control
    Jim Gray: Ban gun purchases by people on FBI terrorist watch list.
    Jim Gray: Ok to delay gun sales for 72 hours, but no secret lists.
    Alison Grimes: Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show.
Health Care
    Jim Gray: Ensure solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
    Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare is a train wreck; do what we can to repeal it.
    Alison Grimes: Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare.
    Jack Conway: Pay for Obamacare with bulk purchasing & fraud units.
    Rand Paul: Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies.
Homeland Security
    Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops.
    Jack Conway: Let gays serve openly in US military.
    Rand Paul: Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy.
Immigration
    Alison Grimes: Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
    Mitch McConnell: Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome.
    Rand Paul: Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask.
    Jack Conway: Be tough & sensible; increase border security.
Jobs
    Jack Conway: 20% hometown tax credit for cost of creating a new job.
    Bruce Lunsford: Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support.
Principles & Values
    Rand Paul: Under KY law,can't run for Senate & President on same ballot.
    Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out.
    Alison Grimes: Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
    Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
    Jack Conway: Claims Rand Paul worships "Aqua Buddha" & mocks Holy Bible.
    Rand Paul: Accused of belonging to secret society NoZe Brotherhood.
    Rand Paul: I'm "a pro-life Christian"; denies worshiping "Aqua Buddha".
    Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
    Rand Paul: This election really is about the president's agenda.
    Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate.
    Mitch McConnell: After 24 years, one of the two leaders in the US Senate.
    Mitch McConnell: Leadership has value; freshmen have little impact.
Social Security
    Jim Gray: Fight any measure to cut or privatize Social Security.
    Jack Conway: Pledges to not scale back program nor raise retirement age.
    Rand Paul: I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security.
    Rand Paul: Raise the retirement age for people under age 55.
Tax Reform
    Alison Grimes: Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans.
    Mitch McConnell: Comprehensive tax reform can work if it's revenue-neutral.
    Jack Conway: Keep Bush tax cuts during recession.
    Rand Paul: Balanced budget amendment to pay to extend $4T Bush tax cuts.
    Bruce Lunsford: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
    Mitch McConnell: Resolve to lower capital gains taxes.
Technology
    Bruce Lunsford: Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it.
War & Peace
    Jim Gray: We must destroy ISIS where they are.
    Alison Grimes: Israel has the right to defend herself.
    Alison Grimes: Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.
    Jack Conway: Faith-based programs instead of federal money.


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  • Alison Grimes Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
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  • Jack Conway Kentucky Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jack Reed Democratic Sr Senator Rhode Island
  • Jim Gray Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • Matt Bevin Kentucky Republican Governor
  • Mitch McConnell Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Rand Paul Republican 2016 Primary Challenger

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