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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Thomas Perez: Committed to protecting and advancing reproductive rights.
Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
Chad Prather: I vow to protect the sanctity of life in all my decisions.
Jonathan Wichmann: I believe in right to life and that abortion is murder.
Darren Bailey: Opposes expansion of abortion access, taxpayer funding.
Don Huffines: I will protect innocent life regardless of Supreme Court.
Scott Jensen: Christian faith compels fighting for unborn children.
Daniel Mercuri: Man should have a say over decision to abort.
Daniel Mercuri: Prioritize funding of anti-abortion counseling centers.
Kirk Cox: Led fight against late term abortion legislation.
Jennifer McClellan: Led fight for Reproductive Health Protection Act.
Terry McAuliffe: Permanently codify protections of Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy|
Thomas Perez: Support small business, especially those needing extra help.
Thomas Perez: Ubiquitous, convenient transit needs to be a top priority.
Thomas Perez: Homeownership is the best source of affordable housing.
Geoff Diehl: Pass a budget that eliminates reckless state spending.
Geoff Diehl: Every business is essential to its owners and employees.
Tudor Dixon: Government programs should not disincentivize work.
Jonathan Wichmann: Balance the budget, build Rainy Day Fund.
Jonathan Wichmann: Diversify economy, don't rely on multi-national corporations.
Scott Jensen: More government is not the answer; it is the problem.
Charlie Crist: Worked to pass the American Rescue Plan.
Daniel Mercuri: Cap spending; debt must be paid off in one generation.
Terry McAuliffe: Targeted investments partnering with schools, businesses.
Terry McAuliffe: Provide small businesses access to capital.
Leslie Rutledge: Ban transgender girls in sports to ensure equity.
Daniel Mercuri: Veto any form of reparations on slavery for California.
Kirk Cox: Enacted a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
Jennifer McClellan: Led fight to get Virginia to ratify Equal Rights Amendment.
Jennifer McClellan: Led on Virginia Values Act, banning LGBTQ discrimination.
Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed multiple bills shielding discriminating groups.
Terry McAuliffe: Tackle inequities by lifting up every Black Virginian.
Chad Prather: We don't need California empires relocating to Texas.
Pete Snyder: Wall Street, big government rig system to protect profits.
Larry Elder: Police falsely accused of systemic racism, keep cash bail.
Thomas Perez: We need full-scale, nationwide reform of police departments.
Geoff Diehl: Qualified immunity protects police, allowing them to work.
Geoff Diehl: Activist judges have no place on the bench.
Tudor Dixon: Support law enforcement; urban violence unacceptable.
Jonathan Wichmann: Eradicate sex trafficking, can not tolerate it.
Jack Ciattarelli: Answer to hate crimes not new policy but changed attitude.
Derek Schmidt: Backed the honorable men and women in law enforcement.
Scott Jensen: Work with law enforcement, citizen soldiers for safety.
Charlie Crist: Reimagine law enforcement; restore trust with police.
Daniel Mercuri: I Do Not Support Defunding the Police, Period!
Kirk Cox: Invest $50 million for law enforcement salaries.
Jennifer McClellan: System focuses on punishment rather than rehabilitation.
Terry McAuliffe: Shift from military-style equipment to support services.
Thomas Perez: Legalization means jobs, revenue; address past injustice.
Thomas Perez: Both treatment and prevention to deal with opioid addiction.
Nikki Fried: Advocated for medical marijuana & legalization.
Jonathan Wichmann: Legalize cannabis for medical and general use.
Larry Elder: Won't support schools that indoctrinate children with hate.
Larry Elder: Will fight for school choice, charter schools.
Danielle Allen: Civic education initiative used in 14 Mass. school districts.
Thomas Perez: Put himself through college with Pell grants & taking jobs.
Thomas Perez: Committed to fully funding our education system.
Thomas Perez: Pay teachers equitable and professional salaries.
Thomas Perez: Equal access to early childhood education.
Thomas Perez: Invest in school construction to address overcrowding.
Thomas Perez: We must work to promote diversity among our educators.
Thomas Perez: Make community colleges, trade schools tuition-free.
Geoff Diehl: Supports school choice, increased vocational education.
Tudor Dixon: COVID: stalling education is not acceptable or good policy.
Chad Prather: Encourage strong support of 4-H and FFA programs.
Chad Prather: Reject Common Core; expand civics, US/Texas history programs.
Jonathan Wichmann: Supports school choice; against centralized system.
Darren Bailey: Founded Christian academy for Christ-centered education.
Darren Bailey: For common sense education reforms, put children first.
Scott Jensen: Reopen schools instead of catering to teacher's unions.
Scott Jensen: Give parents the ability to pick the best school for kids.
Leslie Rutledge: First in education which includes school choice.
Pete Snyder: COVID: Open schools, allow students sports and spectators.
Daniel Mercuri: Yes to federal funding, no to federal education standards.
Daniel Mercuri: Return power to parents through school choice.
Kirk Cox: Froze college tuition for first time since age of disco.
Jennifer McClellan: Invest in early childhood educators: compensation, training.
Jennifer McClellan: Led the fight to fully fund Virginia public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Larry Elder: Against radicals for whom climate change is a religion.
Thomas Perez: 80% carbon free by 2030, 100% by 2035.
Thomas Perez: Renewable energy means high paying jobs open to unionization.
Geoff Diehl: Would reject regional Transportation Climate Initiative.
Chad Prather: I oppose efforts to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
Jonathan Wichmann: I believe a diversified energy approach is the best plan.
Daniel Mercuri: Forest wildfires are not the result of Climate Change.
Leslie Rutledge: Joined challenge of revocation of Keystone Pipeline permit.
Jennifer McClellan: Ensure environmental justice policies underlie decisions.
Jennifer McClellan: Worked to pass the Virginia Clean Economy Act.
Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
Daniel Mercuri: Roll back environmental policies on forests.
Families & Children|
Thomas Perez: Parents need support to help them juggle work and family.
Caitlyn Jenner: Remove restrictions preventing building affordable housing.
Caitlyn Jenner: Biological boys should not be allowed in girls sports.
Daniel Mercuri: Strict laws on sexual activities with minors.
Jennifer McClellan: Fought to establish paid family and medical leave.
Chuck Herbster: Israel needs us, so we will stand with them.
Chuck Herbster: Grow trade markets to jumpstart our agricultural industries.
Marco Lopez: Worked to ensure legal trade and travel at our borders.
Thomas Perez: Increase accessible voting centers; end long lines.
Thomas Perez: Overhaul state unemployment system from ground up.
Thomas Perez: Open environmental data to fullest extent possible.
Tudor Dixon: Empower Michiganders to make own decisions on health & work.
Tudor Dixon: We need ethics and legal reforms to restore transparency.
Caitlyn Jenner: Sunset law for all regulations; renew or end after 10 years.
Darren Bailey: Strongly supports and advocates for term limits.
Don Huffines: Texans rightfully don't have faith in our elections.
Joe Gale: Eliminate no-excuse mail-in voting; mandate voter ID.
Scott Jensen: COVID: Enact emergency power reform led by science.
Scott Jensen: Emergency powers shouldn't be used to change election laws.
Charlie Crist: Extend voting hours across the state for all.
Pete Snyder: For photo ID at polls; witnesses for absentee ballots.
Daniel Mercuri: Require voter ID, end drop boxes, limit mail-in ballots.
Glenn Youngkin: Update voter rolls monthly; verify mail-in ballots.
Jack Ciattarelli: Require photo ID, purge voter rolls, allow early voting.
Amanda Chase: Introduced term limits to stop career politicians.
Nikki Fried: Kicked the NRA out of weapons license permitting.
Chuck Herbster: Fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
Chad Prather: Make Texas a constitutional carry state.
Jonathan Wichmann: Pro 2nd Amendment and Constitutional Carry.
Darren Bailey: Education is crucial for those opposed to gun rights.
John Jay Lee: A+ rating from the NRA; pro-2nd amendment values.
Scott Jensen: Against background checks; for Stand-Your-Ground.
Leslie Rutledge: A proud Christian, pro-life, gun-carrying conservative Momma.
Daniel Mercuri: Supports stand-your-ground; expand the Castle Law.
Kirk Cox: Second Amendment is a foundational God-given right.
Jennifer McClellan: For universal background checks, red flag laws.
Terry McAuliffe: Fight for common sense solutions to preventing gun violence.
Amanda Chase: Keep kids safe with armed police at each school.
Danielle Allen: Co-wrote bipartisan Suppress Covid Act for Congress.
Thomas Perez: 94% healthcare coverage not good enough; goal is 100%.
Thomas Perez: Ensure that there is equal access to mental health care.
Geoff Diehl: Opposes schools mandating students get flu vaccine.
Caitlyn Jenner: COVID: Listen to science; reopen schools and businesses.
Chad Prather: COVID: end mandates, contact tracing, & mask requirements.
Jonathan Wichmann: I do not support mandatory vaccines; favor self-management.
Darren Bailey: COVID: led charge against lockdown; would fully reopen.
Scott Jensen: Led the fight for an insulin affordability bill.
Daniel Mercuri: Socialistic healthcare is not the answer.
Daniel Mercuri: Cap drug prices; release patents sooner.
Daniel Mercuri: Challenge vaccine manufacturing companies.
Daniel Mercuri: COVID: Open businesses, let them decide on mask mandate.
Kirk Cox: Raised over $2 million for breast cancer awareness.
Jennifer McClellan: Helped expand Medicaid coverage to over 400,000 Virginians.
Terry McAuliffe: Bring PPE & pharmaceutical manufacturing to Virginia.
Amanda Chase: Allow insurance across state lines; no surprise billing.
Hirsh Singh: COVID: don't stop family get-togethers for Thanksgiving.
Jonathan Wichmann: Ensure no veteran is forgotten or homeless.
Charlie Crist: Led effort to ensure veterans had access to COVID vaccine.
Kirk Cox: Introduced over 120 bills for veterans and their families.
Thomas Perez: As board president, grew local immigrant advocacy group.
Thomas Perez: Guarantee healthcare to immigrants, regardless of status.
Geoff Diehl: Help everyone who wants to become a permanent, legal citizen.
Chuck Herbster: Secure our borders to protect jobs, scarce resources.
Chad Prather: Support border wall, ICE; no sanctuary cities in Texas.
Jonathan Wichmann: I support legal immigration, protect our borders.
Don Huffines: Finish building the wall; completely shut down the border.
Pete Snyder: I'll enforce the law and deport violent criminals.
Daniel Mercuri: California will no longer be a sanctuary state.
Daniel Mercuri: I am not for open borders, need to limit trafficking.
Thomas Perez: Inequitable that women still not receiving equal pay.
Thomas Perez: Expand Maryland business-based job training program.
Glenn Youngkin: Founded VA Ready to help unemployed get job training.
Terry McAuliffe: Everyone should have access to paid sick days.
Principles & Values|
Larry Elder: Our government is what's ruining the Golden State.
Larry Elder: My parents taught this great truth: Hard work wins.
Danielle Allen: Greatest aspiration is to build road to empowerment for all.
Geoff Diehl: Earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16.
Chuck Herbster: Carry on President Trump's America First policies.
Chuck Herbster: Tending family cattle taught him rewards of hard work.
Chad Prather: Texas is no longer the Texas that most Texans think it is.
Don Huffines: If we lose Texas, we are going to lose the free world.
Don Huffines: I have the courage to save our great state: TEXAS FIRST.
John Jay Lee: Switched parties because of "socialist, extremist agenda".
Derek Schmidt: Conservative who believes in protecting traditional values.
Joe Gale: First Pennsylvania elected official to endorse Donald Trump.
Marco Lopez: Parents taught moral obligation to give back to community.
Scott Jensen: I'll work with science and facts like a medical professional.
Chuck Herbster: Radical left promotes abolition of God in our country.
Charlie Crist: This is a moment for inclusion rather than exclusion.
Glenn Youngkin: I'm guided by my faith & conservative values.
Daniel Mercuri: A man who is tired of political correctness.
Daniel Mercuri: Losing our Constitutional foundation to socialism & BLM.
Daniel Mercuri: Constitution harmonizes more with Christianity.
Amanda Chase: Put "In God We Trust" in public schools.
Hirsh Singh: Claims Antifa is "radical, paramilitary arm" of Democrats.
Thomas Perez: Enforce laws misclassifying workers to avoid taxes.
Geoff Diehl: Led ballot question campaign to overturn gas tax increase.
Caitlyn Jenner: I'll veto any tax increase. Period.
Chuck Herbster: Implement the consumption tax system.
Chad Prather: Provide lower rates for farmers and ranchers.
Chad Prather: No state income tax, reduce property tax.
Darren Bailey: Fought against tax hikes, tax relief a top priority.
Darren Bailey: Will work to lower both property and income taxes.
Don Huffines: I will phase out the property tax system entirely.
Pete Snyder: I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Daniel Mercuri: Cut taxes in half, no right to punish the wealthy.
Daniel Mercuri: Abolish the IRS; repeal the Income Tax Act.
Glenn Youngkin: Oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Amanda Chase: Help business by opposing tax increases, cutting red tape.
Thomas Perez: We must build equitable digital infrastructure.
Chuck Herbster: Expand internet access and speed across the state.
Marco Lopez: Business helped bring internet to low-income families.
Daniel Mercuri: Invest in precious metals & digital crypto-currencies.
Daniel Mercuri: Prevent Big Tech's interference, censorship in elections.
Terry McAuliffe: Invest in broadband infrastructure and access.
Welfare & Poverty|
Thomas Perez: Invest in state's successful affordable housing program.
Caitlyn Jenner: Unleash the power of our faith-based organizations.
Jonathan Wichmann: Choosing to ignore homelessness reflects poorly on all of us.
Daniel Mercuri: Incentivize inner city home owners to buy, rent properties.
Terry McAuliffe: Strong safety net including affordable housing.