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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
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)
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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2014 Virginia Senate debates

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    from 2014 VA Senate debate (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob McDonnell (1) Virginia Republican Governor
  • Ed Gillespie (26) Virginia Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Warner (10) Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2006); elected Senator 2008
  • Robert Sarvis (5) Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor
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    Virginia Senate debates:
  • News-Tribune, "Warner, Gillespie face off in final debate", hosted by the AARP Virginia and the League of Women Voters, 10/13/2014
  • AARP Voter Guide (on Robert Sarvis), Aug. 31, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Will NRA ads help or hurt Ed Gillespie?", by Jenna Portnoy, 8/23/2014
  • Politico.com weblog, "Warner on offense in Virginia Senate debate," by James Hohmann, July 26, 2014
  • The Hill weblog, "Warner presses Gillespie on climate change," by Laura Barron-Lopez, July 26, 2014
  • Politifact.com FactCheck, "Population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?", April 1, 2014
  • Politico.com, "Ed Gillespie: GOP must be more inclusive", by Katie Glueck, March 6, 2014
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Sarvis plans to challenge Warner", by Markus Schmidt, Jan 30, 2014.
  • The Federalist coverage, 1/16/2014
  • ThinkProgress.org coverage, 1/16/2014
  • New York Times on Ed Gillespie's announcement, 1/9/2014
  • Washington Post on Ed Gillespie's announcement, 1/9/2014
  • Charles Crumm in Michigan Daily Tribune, on Republican National Committee email campaign, Nov.5, 2013
  • Washington Post, profile of Ed Gillespie as presidential counselor, 8/9/2007
  • South Jersey Magazine, profile of Ed Gillespie as RNC chair, January 2005.
  • Public Citizen, citizen.org, "Congress Watch: Ed Gillespie: The Embedded Lobbyist, June 2003

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ed Gillespie: I never supported a Personhood amendment.
    Ed Gillespie: Sell contraceptives over-the-counter to avoid Hobby Lobby.
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Mark Warner: Sequester was stupidest way to cut; shutdown cost even more.
Civil Rights
    Ed Gillespie: Maintain state same-sex marriage ban, but leave it to states.
    Mark Warner: Switched to supporting same-sex marriage in 2013.
    Ed Gillespie: Increase share of African-American vote in midterm elections.
    Robert Sarvis: Libertarian platform: allow same-sex couples to marry.
    Ed Gillespie: OpEd: Lobbied for company that paid women 39% less than men.
    Ed Gillespie: Marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman.
    Ed Gillespie: Lobbied to restrict class action lawsuits on corporate fraud.
    Robert Sarvis: Libertarian platform: Legalize marijuana.
    Ed Gillespie: We spend $12 on safe sex ed for every $1 on abstinence.
Energy & Oil
    Ed Gillespie: Sea levels are rising, but it's debatable what causes it.
    Mark Warner: All-of-the-above approach, including pro-coal.
    Ed Gillespie: Democrats' energy policy is an attack on our quality of life.
    Ed Gillespie: OpEd: Lobbied for company that received 50 EPA warnings.
Foreign Policy
    Robert Sarvis: Libertarians want less intervention in foreign policy.
Free Trade
    Ed Gillespie: Opposes the Export-Import Bank.
    Mark Warner: Renew Export-Import Bank to support U.S. businesses globally.
    Ed Gillespie: Lobbied to remove tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
Government Reform
    Ed Gillespie: Paid $27M in lobbying fees in early 2000s.
Gun Control
    Ed Gillespie: Fight UN gun ban treaty, & fight bans on guns or ammunition.
    Mark Warner: Restrict but don't ban high-capacity magazines.
Health Care
    Ed Gillespie: Ebola: Impose a flight ban from West Africa.
    Mark Warner: Ebola: screen passengers on flights from West Africa.
    Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
    Mark Warner: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Ed Gillespie: Send migrant kids back to parents in Central America.
    Mark Warner: Send migrant kids back to Central America, after processing.
    Robert Sarvis: Liberalize immigration; population growth lowest since 1930s.
    Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Principles & Values
    Ed Gillespie: Don't let the Left fill the vacuum of minority voters.
    Bob McDonnell: Indicted on corruption charges days after leaving office.
    Ed Gillespie: Planned political reporting career at Catholic U. of America.
    Ed Gillespie: Raised a Democrat; first job with Democrat; switched to GOP.
Social Security
    Mark Warner: Opposes privatizing social security.
Tax Reform
    Ed Gillespie: Believes in conservative ideas of lower taxes.
War & Peace
    Ed Gillespie: Keep troops in Afghanistan; military on table with Iran.
    Mark Warner: Keep military action on the table against Iran.
    Ed Gillespie: As Bush spokesperson, defended Iraqi surge & al Qaeda link.
Welfare & Poverty
    Robert Sarvis: Foster a competitive market for community-based services.

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  • Bob McDonnell Virginia Republican Governor
  • Ed Gillespie Virginia Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mark Warner Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2006); elected Senator 2008
  • Robert Sarvis Virginia Libertarian nominee for Governor

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