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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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2018 Minnesota Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 MN Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Coleman (1) Minnesota DFL
  • Erin Murphy (2) Minnesota DFL
  • Jeff Johnson (24) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Lori Swanson (14) Minnesota Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Mark Dayton (1) Minnesota Democratic Governor
  • Matt Dean (1) Minnesota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Rebecca Otto (5) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tim Walz (22) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tina Liebling (16) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Minnesota 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • KLGR 95.9FM Redwood Falls, "Johnson proposes work requirement for welfare recipients," by G. Marquart, July 30, 2018
  • Seattle Times, "Swanson joins AGs in demanding end to border separations," June 19, 2018
  • Pioneer Press, "New phone scams are stealing IDs and 'big money' MN attorney general says," May 9, 2018
  • Post-Bulletin, "Candidates field questions at Rochester gubernatorial forum," by Brian Todd, Feb 23, 2018
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Swanson joins 18 attorneys general in asking Congress to block transgender troop ban," by J.Brooks, 7/29/2017
  • Twin Cities Pioneer Press, "Conversing with governor candidates," October 25, 2017
  • CBS-4-WCCO, "Coleman, Hodges Review Trumpís Sanctuary City Order," January 26, 2017
  • Minnesota Lawyer, "Dayton signs insurance relief bill into law," by Kevin Featherly, January 26, 2017
  • Twin Cities Pioneer Press, "Auditor's profile is rising--along with her ire," by Bill Salisbury and David Montgomery, January 23, 2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jeff Johnson: Heartbeat bill: ban abortions at about 6 weeks of pregnancy.
    Tim Walz: Maintain funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Jeff Johnson: Pro-lifer who believes in protecting the life of the unborn.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to reproduce.
Civil Rights
    Lori Swanson: Will fight for all citizens to receive the same civil rights.
    Rebecca Otto: Address racial inequality gaps with social justice.
    Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to marry.
    Rebecca Otto: Endorsed by Stonewall DFL as ally of LGBT community.
    Jeff Johnson: Help small business and embrace all present and future jobs.
    Jeff Johnson: Violent criminals must be locked up, some for long sentences.
    Lori Swanson: Warns citizens about new methods of phone scamming.
    Tina Liebling: Officers should control situation without deadly force.
    Tina Liebling: More treatment courts; lower barriers to re-entry after jail.
    Jeff Johnson: Medical marijuana ok but not recreational.
    Tim Walz: Full legalization of medical and recreational marijuana.
    Lori Swanson: Joined with other AG's to investigate opioid manufacturers.
    Tina Liebling: War on drugs failed; end prohibition & use pot responsibly.
    Tim Walz: 2 years tuition-free education at MN state institutions.
    Tim Walz: Fully fund pre-K-to-12; make Minnesota the education state.
    Jeff Johnson: Believes parents know best about their kid's education needs.
    Lori Swanson: Believes schools need K-12 funding & teachers need support.
    Tim Walz: Recognized as the 2003 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence.
    Tina Liebling: Fully fund our public education system at the state level.
    Tina Liebling: Free college credits via Post-Secondary Education Options.
Energy & Oil
    Jeff Johnson: Climate is changing naturally; human involvement debatable.
    Tim Walz: Climate change is real and urgent.
    Lori Swanson: Proceed with caution approach to solar energy gardens.
    Tina Liebling: 25% renewable energy by 2025.
    Jeff Johnson: Best stewards of natural resources are those who need them.
    Lori Swanson: Won settlement for corporation to pay $890M for pollution.
    Tina Liebling: Those who exploit resources should pay for any cleanup.
Families & Children
    Jeff Johnson: Gay "contractual unions" for hospital visits & inheritance.
    Tim Walz: Full marriage equality for same-sex couples.
    Lori Swanson: Find options to make childcare affordable.
    Tina Liebling: High quality child care is essential for work.
Free Trade
    Jeff Johnson: Tariffs on China negatively affect Minnesota farmers.
    Tim Walz: Rash tariffs on China against interests of America's farmers.
Government Reform
    Tim Walz: Limit corporate campaign donations, and disclose all.
    Tim Walz: Remove barriers to voting.
    Jeff Johnson: Government needs to give the power back to the people.
    Jeff Johnson: People make better decisions on spending than government.
    Lori Swanson: Fight to make campaign financing fairer & all-inclusive.
    Tina Liebling: Require disclosure of state legislature perks.
Gun Control
    Jeff Johnson: Arm trained professionals in schools.
    Tim Walz: Expand background checks; ban assault-style weapons.
    Jeff Johnson: Gun control laws only put the guns in the hands of criminals.
    Lori Swanson: Supports variety of common sense gun safety reforms.
    Rebecca Otto: Status quo on guns isn't working.
Health Care
    Jeff Johnson: ObamaCare was sold as reform & there was no reform in it.
    Tim Walz: Single-payer system is on Minnesota's horizon.
    Jeff Johnson: For multi state buying, selling insurance across state lines.
    Lori Swanson: Plans to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all.
    Matt Dean: Repeal MNSure; it has harmed thousands.
    Tina Liebling: ObamaCare was a valiant attempt but did not go far enough.
    Erin Murphy: Allow only non-profit insurers to do business in the state.
    Mark Dayton: Allow only non-profit insurers to do business in the state.
Homeland Security
    Lori Swanson: Joined other AG's in fight to keep transgendered troops.
    Tim Walz: Enlisted in Army National Guard at 17; served for 24 years.
    Tim Walz: Suicide prevention programs & mental health for veterans.
    Tim Walz: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Jeff Johnson: Opposes sanctuary state and all sanctuary cities.
    Lori Swanson: Joined forces to fight against Trump's zero tolerance policy.
    Erin Murphy: Support driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
    Jeff Johnson: Distinguish legal residents for getting state services.
    Rebecca Otto: Support driver's licenses for undocumented workers.
    Tim Walz: Helped resettle countless immigrants into this community.
    Tina Liebling: America offers a promise to desperate immigrants.
    Chris Coleman: Our sanctuary city law not subject to Trump executive ban.
    Jeff Johnson: Minimum wage increase lessens options for young.
    Tim Walz: Push back against right-to-work legislation.
    Tim Walz: Supports $15 minimum wage for Minnesota.
    Lori Swanson: Prioritize decent jobs that pay the bills.
    Tina Liebling: Don't permit employers to pay non-sustaining wages.
    Tina Liebling: Defend the right to organize and bargain collectively.
Principles & Values
    Tim Walz: Got political when students were turned away from Bush event.
Social Security
    Jeff Johnson: End the taxation of social security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Jeff Johnson: Trump tax cuts lower Minnesota taxes.
    Tim Walz: Trump tax cuts go mostly to top 1%.
    Jeff Johnson: Growth comes from lower spending and increased take-home pay.
    Rebecca Otto: Fair and progressive taxes to pay for new benefits.
    Tina Liebling: Progressives taxation with a 4th tier for wealthiest.
    Tim Walz: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Jeff Johnson: Moratorium on light rail; focus on first-class bus system.
    Lori Swanson: Crucial need to repair and modernize infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Tim Walz: Served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jeff Johnson: Goal is to have all able bodied welfare recipients working.

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