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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)

Book Reviews

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AdWatch: transcripts from 2020 candidates

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    from 2020 AdWatch (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amy Klobuchar (1) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Amy McGrath (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Kentucky-6
  • Blake Masters (1) Republican Challenger Arizona
  • Dan Baer (1) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Colorado
  • David Perdue (1) Georgia Republican Challenger
  • Democratic Party (2)
  • Don Blankenship (1) Constitution Party candidate for President
  • Don Bolduc (1) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Donald Trump (3) Republican Presidential incumbent
  • Gary Peters (1) Democrat (Senate run 2014) U.S. Rep Michigan-14
  • Joe Biden (3) Democratic President; former V.P.; former Senator
  • Jon Ossoff (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Georgia-6
  • Kelly Loeffler (1) Republican Jr Senator Georgia
  • Mark Ronchetti (1) New Mexico Republican Challenger
  • Raphael Warnock (1) Democratic Challenger Georgia
  • Seth Moulton (1) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MA-6
  • Tom Steyer (2) Possible Democratic candidate for President from California
  • Woody Myers (1) Indiana Democratic candidate for governor
  • Woody Thrasher (1) West Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Democratic Party: AdWatch: Trump takes no responsibility for coronavirus panic.
    Donald Trump: AdWatch: market crash due to lack of coronavirus action.
    Donald Trump: OpEd: Trump should take responsibility for corona panic.
Civil Rights
    Don Bolduc: AdWatch: opposes marriage equality.
    Tom Steyer: AdWatch: put people before corporations.
    Amy McGrath: Perform national service to get college aid.
Energy & Oil
    Tom Steyer: AdWatch: I left my business to combat climate change.
    Woody Myers: AdWatch: End tax cuts for Big Oil; invest in clean energy.
Families & Children
    Amy Klobuchar: 1996 AdWatch: my daughter endorses 48 hour stay for new moms.
Foreign Policy
    Dan Baer: Served as US ambassador to OSCE & multilateral organizations.
Government Reform
    Jon Ossoff: AdWatch: Fighting corruption is my job; no PAC donations.
Health Care
    Amy McGrath: Improve ACA; don't get rid of private insurance.
    David Perdue: Coronavirus numbers projected were supposed to be much worse.
    Democratic Party: AdWatch: Trump called coronavirus "their hoax" & "fake news".
    Donald Trump: AdWatch: Trump called coronavirus "their hoax" & "fake news".
    Jon Ossoff: AdWatch: We were left unprepared for the pandemic.
    Raphael Warnock: AdWatch: Don't get rid of healthcare in middle of a pandemic.
    Woody Thrasher: AdWatch: Be proactive on coronavirus, not reactive.
Homeland Security
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: endorsed by VoteVets for military service.
Principles & Values
    Joe Biden: 1972 campaign brochures included photos with incumbents.
    Joe Biden: 1972 campaign ad: "Do you trust me?".
    Kelly Loeffler: TV ad: She's more conservative than Attila the Hun.
    Mark Ronchetti: America the greatest nation on Earth, not afraid to say so.
    Blake Masters: The 2020 election wasn't free or fair: I think Trump won.
    Joe Biden: AdWatch: World laughs at Trump for dangerous incompetence.
War & Peace
    Seth Moulton: AdWatch: Don't send troops back to Iraq.
    Don Blankenship: Obama administration hid the truth about Benghazi, Libya.

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