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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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2019 Mississippi Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2019 MS Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Waller (18) Mississippi Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jim Hood (31) Mississippi Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Phil Bryant (3) Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Robert Foster (41) Mississippi Republican challenger for Governor
  • Ronnie Musgrove (1) Mississippi Former Democratic Governor (2000-2003)
  • Tate Reeves (18) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Trent Lott (1) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Mississippi 2019 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • MississippiToday.org, "Waller cites 'common sense' in also not meeting with women alone," by Larrison Campbell, July 15, 2019
  • MississippiToday.org, "'We've built an army': Tate Reeves," by Adam Ganucheau, July 15, 2019
  • CNN.com, "Mississippi gubernatorial candidate stands by refusal to allow female reporter to interview him alone," by Devan Cole. 7/11/2019
  • Washington Examiner, "Foster's refusal to work with a female reporter was sexist," by Madeline Fry, July 11, 2019
  • Jackson Clarion-Ledger, "Unsealed documents show how drug companies coordinated price-fixing, AG says," by Giacom Bologna, 6/26/2019
  • Mississippi Today, "Hood long railed against Mississippi's mental health system. Now, he must defend it in court," by Larrison Campbell, 6/3/2019
  • Mississippi Today, "Jim Hood draws rebuke from the right and the left on abortion," by Adam Ganucheau, May 22, 2019
  • WJTV.com, "Jim Hood talks criminal justice, economy, infrastructure and healthcare at USM town hall," by Gerald Harris, 4/17/2019
  • The Meridian Star, "Jim Hood focuses on mental health, healthcare in gubernatorial run," by Whitney Downward, 4/12/2019
  • News Mississippi (NewsMS.FM), "GOP candidates Foster, Waller debate," by Alex Paton, April 3, 2019
  • Y'all Politics, "AG Hood Delivers $40 Million to State Funds from BP Payment," by Sarah Ulmer, 4/3/2019
  • Mississippi Clarion Ledger, "Waller, Foster talk roads & Medicaid expansion in first debate", by Luke Ramseth, April 2, 2019
  • Mississippi Business Journal, "Waller & Foster advocate teacher pay & health access in GOP debate," April 2019
  • Tupelo Daily Journal, "Waller touts vision for state's future," by Caleb Bedillion, Mar. 26, 2019
  • Daily Times Leader, "Waller: Reeves not 'good alternative' for governor," by Steve Rogers, March 6, 2019
  • YallPolitics.com, "Republican candidate Waller has voting history in last three statewide Democrat primaries," by Jay E. Hughes, March 1, 2019
  • Biloxi Sun-Herald, "Hood could win governor's race and not be seated," by Bobby Harrison, February 04, 2019
  • Mississippi Today, "Capitol leaders showed active interest in AG ruling on retirees," by Bobby Harrison & Eric Shelton, March 14, 2019
  • Tupelo Daily Journal, "Waller talks policy views during Tupelo stop," by Caleb Bedillion, Mar. 12, 2019
  • U.S. News & World Report, "Mississippi Pension System Set to Update Rule," Feb. 12, 2019
  • Jackson Free Press, "Beyond Angry Tweets: Robert Foster on Why He is Running for Governor," by Ashton Pittman, Feb. 6, 2019
  • Mississippi Clarion Ledger, "Foster supports version of Medicaid expansion", by Luke Ramseth, Jan. 8, 2019
  • The Clarion-Ledger, "Jim Hood Jabs at Tate Reeves at Hobnob", by Luke Ramseth, Nov. 1, 2018
  • DeSoto Times Tribune, "Foster announces run for governor," by Bob Bakken, December 12, 2018
  • Jackson Free Press, "Hard-right Conservative 'Farmer Bob' to Announce," by Ashton Pittman, December 10, 2018
  • Jackson Free Press, "Jim Hood: Retirees Could Serve at Capitol Without Pension Hit," December 4, 2018
  • DailyKos.com, "Jim Crow law could cost Dems Mississippi election even if they win more votes," by Stephen Wolf, October 05, 2018
  • Mississippi Today, "Jim Hood Launches Campaign For Governor," by Adam Ganucheau. October 3, 2018
  • Mississippi Today, "Jim Hood, Mississippi’s only statewide Democrat, to announce governor bid," by A.Ganucheau , L.Campbell & B.Harrison, Oct. 1, 2018
  • Today In Mississippi, "Talking with 'Today': Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves," March 11, 2018
  • Mississippi Today, "5 takeaways from Senate infrastructure proposal," by Adam Ganucheau, Feb. 20, 2018
  • Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, "Reeves easily tops statewide campaign fundraising", Feb 3, 2018
  • Mississippi Today, "Attorney general steers clear of DACA immigration lawsuit," by R.L.Nave, Sept. 7. 2017
  • Jackson Free Press, "Politicking Over Mental-Health Care," by Arielle Dreher, July 27, 2017
  • Clarion-Ledger, "Mississippi sets tone as opioid drugmakers face rising tide of lawsuits," by Jerry Mitchell, June 10, 2017
  • Jackson Free Press, "Solar Power: A Mississippian's Guide," by Arielle Dreher, 5/4/2017
  • Legal Newsline, "Miss. AG sues pharma companies over allegedly unapproved drugs," by Jessica Karmasek, May 2, 2017
  • ARS Technica, "Mississippi AG Jim Hood sues Google--again," by Joe Mullin, 1/18/2017
  • Mississippi Today, "Blue Lives Matter,' immigration bills get Reeves' support," by R. L. Nave, Jan. 9, 2017
  • Mississippi Today, "Federal judge blocks HB 1523," by Larrison Campbell, June 30, 2016
  • The Clarion-Ledger, "Trent Lott for governor, 2019?", by Geoff Pender, May 9, 2015
  • GulfLive.com, "Reeves announces $400 million tax relief plan," by Warren Kulo, Feb. 10, 2015
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting, "Hood disagrees with gay marriage ban but will defend in court," by Jeffrey Hess, Dec 03, 2014
  • Mississippi Business Journal, "VW's incentives over company's stance on union vote," by Ted Carter, Feb. 13, 2014
  • NRA Institute for Legislative Action, "Hood Opines that Enhanced Licensees May Carry on Educational Property," Oct. 4, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bill Waller: Pro-life; and healthcare is a right-to-life issue.
    Robert Foster: Protect all innocent life, including unborn children.
Budget & Economy
    Tate Reeves: As treasurer, decried state's reliance on borrowing money.
    Jim Hood: State economy is not moving; we've got to drain the swamp.
Civil Rights
    Robert Foster: Being discriminated against is part of our free society.
    Robert Foster: Denying services to gays different than denying to blacks.
    Robert Foster: 2015: Never heard anyone being offended by our state flag.
    Jim Hood: Help marginalized communities, like Jesus taught.
    Jim Hood: Personally opposes gay marriage ban, but defends it as AG.
    Phil Bryant: Banning same-sex marriage is good policy.
    Jim Hood: Invest in small business to turn around MS economy.
    Bill Waller: Level playing field on taxes, to avoid special company deals.
    Robert Foster: Cut the franchise tax; it's a regressive tax on businesses.
    Robert Foster: Let businesses deny service to gays for religious reasons.
    Jim Hood: Watchdog over corporate wrong-doers.
    Robert Foster: A tax on business means a tax on job creation.
    Jim Hood: Criticizes tax give-aways to out-of-state corporations.
    Tate Reeves: Government shouldn't pick winners and losers.
    Robert Foster: Help nonviolent offenders; often a better solution.
    Bill Waller: Inmates need a passage back into society.
    Robert Foster: Police officers don't shoot at people unless they need to.
    Robert Foster: People have to respect police officers and answer questions.
    Robert Foster: Reduce recidivism by differentiating non-violent offenders.
    Tate Reeves: Blue Lives Matter: public safety workers in protected class.
    Robert Foster: We can't punish someone out of addiction.
    Robert Foster: Full-on prohibition of drugs does not work.
    Jim Hood: Sue opioid manufacturers for deceptive practices.
    Phil Bryant: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
    Tate Reeves: $2 million for a private school vouchers.
    Bill Waller: Pay raise for good teachers & to attract new ones.
    Jim Hood: Increase teacher pay until state reaches regional average.
    Jim Hood: Keep students here by keeping college debt down.
    Robert Foster: Make pay raise for teachers a priority in Jackson.
    Bill Waller: Community colleges teach job skills at high schools.
    Robert Foster: Too much emphasis on trying to send every kid to college.
    Robert Foster: No free community college; focus on vo-tech.
    Jim Hood: Statewide, universal, public pre-kindergarten program.
    Robert Foster: School choice has its place, but we must be very careful.
    Robert Foster: Allow autonomy for school districts to experiment.
    Robert Foster: Why build duplicate private schools and public schools?
    Tate Reeves: Public charter schools in failing districts.
Energy & Oil
    Bill Waller: Gas tax to sustainably fund roads & bridges.
    Tate Reeves: Developing rural areas could provide viable energy resources.
    Jim Hood: Consumer guide on solar power panels and tax breaks.
    Robert Foster: Stand with farmers; fight EPA over-regulation.
    Jim Hood: BP spill continues to harm coast's environment and economy.
    Jim Hood: Provide relief & protection after oil spills & hurricanes.
Families & Children
    Bill Waller: Follows "Billy Graham rule": never alone with a woman.
    Jim Hood: No "Billy Graham rule": Treat female journalists the same.
    Tate Reeves: No "Billy Graham rule": Treat female journalists the same.
    Robert Foster: I made a vow to my wife to not be alone with another woman.
    Robert Foster: Refused ride-along with lone female reporter.
    Tate Reeves: Creating family-friendly environment was a platform priority.
Free Trade
    Robert Foster: Support tariffs on China; assist farmers when hurt by them.
Government Reform
    Robert Foster: Power corrupts all men; long-time candidates owe many favors.
    Jim Hood: Apply "Open Records Act" to state legislative email.
    Tate Reeves: Emails with PERS revealed by public records request.
    Robert Foster: Enact sunset legislation; roll back rules and regulations.
    Jim Hood: Let retired teachers keep pensions AND serve in legislature.
Gun Control
    Robert Foster: Second amendment is final check & balance in Constitution.
    Tate Reeves: Pro-gun rights; lowered barriers to concealed carry.
    Jim Hood: Guns ok on school property, with enhanced license.
Health Care
    Jim Hood: Uncovered industry-wide plan to inflate drug prices.
    Bill Waller: More accessible, quality health care to address crisis.
    Bill Waller: Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS.
    Robert Foster: Work with federal government to expand Medicaid in MS.
    Bill Waller: Address uncompensated care at rural hospitals.
    Robert Foster: Everyone has access to healthcare; issue is affordability.
    Bill Waller: Consider some form of Medicaid expansion in MS.
    Robert Foster: Consider some form of Medicaid expansion.
    Robert Foster: Reform Medicaid to cover 300,000 more Mississippians.
    Robert Foster: ObamaCare is bad policy, but let's get Mississippi our share.
    Robert Foster: Expand Medicaid with contribution of monthly fee.
    Jim Hood: Accept federal dollars to help struggling rural hospitals.
    Robert Foster: Reform our monopolistic Certificate of Need laws.
    Jim Hood: Sue drug companies for over-charging Medicaid.
    Tate Reeves: Let's find solutions instead of over-institutionalizing.
Homeland Security
    Bill Waller: Served in Army National Guard & then on state Supreme Court.
    Tate Reeves: Honor Vietnam Veteran's service with 50th anniversary book.
    Robert Foster: Liberal governors ignore federal immigration law.
    Bill Waller: National Guard is reasonable for border security.
    Robert Foster: No sanctuary: report illegal criminals.
    Jim Hood: Stay out of DACA fights; it's a federal issue.
    Tate Reeves: Supports law enforcement inquiry into immigration status.
    Tate Reeves: Protect manufacturers from unfair union negotiating tactics.
Principles & Values
    Tate Reeves: AdWatch: defend "In God We Trust" on new car tag.
    Tate Reeves: Mississippi is headed in the right direction.
    Bill Waller: Service to God, to family, to state and country.
    Robert Foster: Conservative outsider; aligned with Trump on social media.
    Bill Waller: I'm a Republican; but voting in Democratic primaries ok.
    Jim Hood: 1890s election law designed to disenfranchise blacks.
    Ronnie Musgrove: 1999: elected by state House vote, after plurality win.
    Jim Hood: 1890 law requires winning majority AND state House districts.
    Jim Hood: End self-dealing in Jackson.
    Phil Bryant: Created Imagine Mississippi PAC for post-term-limit career.
    Trent Lott: Led the Singing Senators, and started Seersucker Thursdays.
Social Security
    Jim Hood: Let public employees run for office & still draw pensions.
    Jim Hood: Encourage more state retirees to run for state legislature.
Tax Reform
    Jim Hood: Tax cuts to wealthy caused mental health budget cuts.
    Robert Foster: Eliminate Mississippi's personal income tax.
    Robert Foster: Sales taxes are best; poor pay more but are taken care of.
    Robert Foster: Excise and sales tax, rather than income and property tax.
    Tate Reeves: Reduce taxes to help small business.
    Bill Waller: More funds to take care of our crumbling roads and bridges.
    Robert Foster: Resist flashy projects, but must do critical infrastructure.
    Bill Waller: Fixing roads and bridges so far? A raindrop in a puddle.
    Robert Foster: Gas tax instead of income tax, for infrastructure.
    Bill Waller: Tax swap to fund infrastructure.
    Jim Hood: We need to get back to swinging hammers and building bridges.
    Jim Hood: Put some money where your mouth is on infrastructure.
    Jim Hood: Focused Attorney General's office on cybercrime.
    Tate Reeves: Diverting $600M to Strategic Infrastructure Investment Fund.
    Jim Hood: Sued Google for data mining & marketing student information.

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  • Bill Waller Mississippi Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jim Hood Mississippi Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Phil Bryant Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Robert Foster Mississippi Republican challenger for Governor
  • Ronnie Musgrove Mississippi Former Democratic Governor (2000-2003)
  • Tate Reeves Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Trent Lott Mississippi Republican candidate for governor

The above quotations are from 2019 Mississippi Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election 2023; Former gubernatorial races:
2019 Mississippi gubernatorial debate:
Phil Bryant(R,term-limited)
vs.Robert Foster(R)
vs.Jim Hood(D)
vs.Tate Reeves(R)
vs.William L. Waller Jr.(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2015 MS debate coverage
Phil Bryant
Robert Gray (D, won August 2015 primary)
Vicki Slater (D, lost August 2015 primary)

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