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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 Tennessee Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2018 TN Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Haslam (3) Tennessee Republican Governor
  • Bill Lee (17) Tennessee Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee
  • Diane Black (9) Tennessee Republican candidate for Tennessee Governor
  • Karl Dean (28) Tennessee Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Mark Green (3) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Tennessee 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Tennessean, "Karl Dean and Bill Lee on the issues facing Tennessee," August 2, 2018
  • The Tennessean, "Bill Lee hopes personal transformation, business background set him apart," by Jordan Buie, July 12, 2018
  • U.S. News & World Report, "Immigrant Tuition Splits Tennessee Governor's Field in Forum," by Jonathan Mattise, Jan 23, 2018
  • The Hill, "Anti-abortion lawmakers push ‘Conscience Protection' bill," by Jessie Hellmann, 11/08/17
  • WBIR-TV, "Lawmaker expects medical marijuana to be Top 5 issue," by Grant Robinson, Sep 4, 2017
  • Washington Examiner, "Black wouldn't tear down Confederate general bust in state capitol," by Philip Wegmann , Aug. 22, 2017
  • EndSexualExploitation.org (NCOSE), "Governor Just Officially Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis," June 21, 2017
  • Newsmax.com, "Rep. Black: Closer Than Expected on Tax Reform," by Bill Hoffmann, April 27 2017
  • The Tennessean, "Republican Governors Association on the attack early," by Joey Garrison, April 25, 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report, "Bill Lee Joining Tennessee Governor's Race," April 23, 2017
  • The Tennesseean, "Bill Lee announces run for governor," by Joel Ebert and Joey Garrison, April 23, 2017
  • Nashville Public Radio, "Economic Development Away From Nashville," by Blake Farmer, Apr 19, 2017
  • USA Today, "Mayor Karl Dean to run for governor," by Joey Garrison, Feb. 26, 2017
  • Forbes magazine, "The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets: Illinois Vs. Tennessee," by Travis H. Brown, May 4, 2016
  • Knoxville News-Sentinel, "Corporate income tax law is outdated," Op-Ed by State Sen. Mark Green, Feb. 21, 2015
  • Memphis Flyer, "Dean Announces Support of Same-Sex Marriage," Aug 21, 2014
  • WZTV-Fox-17, interview with Mark Green on 10th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's capture, 12/16/2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bill Lee: Ban abortion, even for rape and incest.
    Karl Dean: Politicians shouldn't insert themselves in abortion decision.
    Diane Black: Opposes funding of Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Lee: Made hard decisions needed on company budget; it worked.
    Diane Black: Get government off the backs of job creators.
    Karl Dean: Economic development statewide instead of just Nashville.
Civil Rights
    Bill Haslam: Remove Confederate statues from state capitol.
    Diane Black: Confederate statues are part of history.
    Karl Dean: First in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.
    Bill Lee: Reduce the tax & regulatory burden for everyone.
    Karl Dean: Used tax incentives to lure companies to Nashville.
    Mark Green: Reapportion corporate excise tax to favor businesses in TN.
    Bill Lee: Men of Valor: re-entry program for former offenders.
    Bill Lee: Opposes recreational marijuana; wait on medical marijuana.
    Karl Dean: No recreational marijuana; decriminalize light medical use.
    Bill Lee: Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts.
    Karl Dean: Provide treatment for opioids while stepping up prosecution.
    Karl Dean: Medical marijuana ok, but opposes recreational use.
    Bill Lee: Supports charter schools & vouchers.
    Karl Dean: Opposes vouchers & for-profit charter schools.
    Karl Dean: Expand access to vocational training programs.
    Karl Dean: Increase teacher pay; more resources for schools.
    Karl Dean: Supports charters; opposes vouchers.
    Diane Black: Supports tax dollars for private schools.
    Karl Dean: Small city property tax increase to directed to education.
    Bill Lee: Charter schools change lives of at-risk youth.
    Karl Dean: Supports publicly financed, privately led charter schools.
    Karl Dean: Expand school choice teacher accountability.
    Karl Dean: Charters ok if non-profit, but vouchers not ok.
Energy & Oil
    Karl Dean: Pledged to work toward reducing greenhouse gases.
    Diane Black: Rejects Paris climate change agreement.
    Karl Dean: Cuts to the EPA are unthinkable.
Families & Children
    Bill Lee: Marriage is between a man & a woman.
    Karl Dean: Supports gay marriage.
    Bill Haslam: Declare pornography a public health crisis.
Foreign Policy
    Diane Black: Must stand up to North Korea's missile tests.
Free Trade
    Bill Lee: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
    Karl Dean: Opposes Trump's tariffs on China.
Government Reform
    Karl Dean: Nonpartisan redistricting; no voter ID.
Gun Control
    Bill Lee: Oppose any attempt to ban an entire class of weapons.
    Karl Dean: Strong background checks; ban bump stocks.
Health Care
    Bill Lee: ObamaCare will not expand in Tennessee under my watch.
    Karl Dean: Support ObamaCare; expand Medicaid.
    Karl Dean: Expand Medicaid for low-income families.
    Diane Black: Patients should respect their doctors' religious beliefs.
    Diane Black: Repeal ObamaCare;need market-based solution.
    Bill Lee: Benefits for illegal immigrants is the wrong strategy.
    Karl Dean: Earned path to citizenship; they are Tennesseans.
    Bill Haslam: College tuition break for in-state undocumented immigrants.
    Karl Dean: Immigrants are part of community; college tuition break ok.
Principles & Values
    Bill Lee: We accomplished my vision at granddad's company.
    Bill Lee: Former chairman of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast.
    Bill Lee: Faith would influence my decisions as governor.
    Karl Dean: Pro-business centrist: good things happen in the middle.
Tax Reform
    Diane Black: Flatter, simpler tax needed.
    Karl Dean: Raised city property taxes, but after Great Recession.
    Mark Green: Eliminate Hall tax: 6% on unearned interest and dividends.
    Karl Dean: Increase gas tax to fund local transportation infrastructure.
    Bill Lee: Infrastructure needs repairs, stop kicking can down the road.
War & Peace
    Mark Green: Don't forget soldiers who made capturing Saddam possible.

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