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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

(from Amazon.com)

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2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2021 VA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Amanda Chase (24) Virginia Republican candidate for governor of Virginia
  • Glenn Youngkin (23) Virginia Republican challenger for Governor
  • Jack Ciattarelli (2) New Jersey Republican Challenger
  • Jennifer Carroll Foy (30) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jennifer McClellan (21) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Justin Fairfax (12) Virginia Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Ken Cuccinelli (1) Virginia Republican Challenger
  • Kirk Cox (13) Virginia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Lee Carter (5) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Herring (14) Virginia Democratic candidate for governor
  • Pete Snyder (13) Virginia Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Ralph Northam (5) Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Terry McAuliffe (22) Virginia Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Virginia 2021 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • CNN: Transcript of "State of the Union": Interview With Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA). October 9, 2022, (Link)
  • CBS News: Full transcript of "Face the Nation": interview of Gov. Glenn Youngkin, moderated by Robert Costa, July 10, 2022, (Link)
  • FOX Business, "Virginia governor-elect Youngkin's economic plan includes lower taxes, less regulation," by Thomas Barrabi, Nov. 2, 2021
  • Virginia Mercury, "Cheat sheet: Youngkin and McAuliffe on the issues," by Ned Oliver, Kate Masters, Graham Moomaw and Sarah Vogelsong, November 1, 2021
  • The 19th, "Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin opposes marriage equality," by Kate Sosin, November 1, 2021
  • The Daily Beast, "Glenn Youngkin's Complicated History on Critical Race Theory," by Roger Sollenberger, Oct. 12, 2021
  • Virginia Dogwood, "'It's a Moral Issue': Virginia Families Need Affordable Child Care and Paid Leave," by Keya Vakil, July 29, 2021
  • WRIC ABC8, "NRA endorses Republican statewide candidates, but not Youngkin in Virginia governor's race," by Dean Mirshahi, Jul 23, 2021
  • WVTF Virginia Public Radio, "Glenn Youngkin Still Not Ready to Answer Questions About Abortion," by Michael Pope, Jul 14, 2021
  • Virginia Mercury, "A clearer picture is emerging of Glenn Youngkin," by Roger Chesley, July 14, 2021
  • VirginiaScope.com, "Glenn Youngkin unveils a veteran support plan," Jul 9, 2021
  • Marijuana Moment, "Marijuana Legalization Divides Virginia Gubernatorial and Attorney General Candidates Across Party Lines," July 6, 2021
  • Washington Post, "Glenn Youngkin, GOP nominee for Virginia governor, goes mum on guns and abortion," by Laura Vozzella, May 26, 2021
  • Prince William Times, "At Dumfries rally, GOP candidates promise 'a different path' for Virginia," by Daniel Berti, May 25, 2021
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow, "Charlottesville can choose new, bold leadership on June 8," by Jennifer Carroll Foy, May 24, 2021
  • Woodbridge Patch, "Meet The Candidate: Jennifer Carroll Foy Runs For VA Governor, by Mark Hand, May 18, 2021
  • Fox News transcript: "Laura Ingraham on CDC updating mask guidance for vaccinated Americans," May 14, 2021
  • WRIC ABC-8 News, "Glenn Youngkin vows to turn Virginia red again in first rally as GOP nominee for governor," by Jackie DeFusco, May 11, 2021
  • Politico.com, "Youngkin seeks to reverse Virginia GOP's Trump-era carnage," by Zach Montellaro, 05/11/2021
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow, "Former House Speaker Kirk Cox to bring longtime experience if elected governor," by Charlotte Rene Woods, May 6, 2021
  • Fairfax City Patch, "Meet The Candidate: Pete Snyder Seeks Nomination For Governor," by Mark Hand, May 5, 2021
  • Black Wall Street Times, "Her father was forced to pay a poll tax, now she's running for Governor to protect the right to vote," by Nate Morris, April 28, 2021
  • Loudoun Now, "Snyder Stumps in Ashburn as Convention Nears," 2021-04-27
  • Fauquier Times, "Lawmakers OK recreational marijuana possession, cultivation starting July 1," by Sam Fowler, Apr 7, 2021
  • Virginia Mercury, "4 moments that stood out during the first Democratic gubernatorial debate," by Graham Moomaw, April 6, 2021
  • Washington Post, "Diverse field of Democratic candidates for Virginia governor faces off in debate," by Gregory S. Schneider, April 6, 2021
  • BlueVirginia.US, Democratic Party of Virginia press release, "In Virginia, Health Care is On the Ballot," March 23, 2021
  • The Roanoke Times, "What Virginia's gubernatorial candidates will do about broadband," by Amy Friedenberger, Mar 20, 2021
  • Axios.com, "Va. candidate's COVID charity shrouded key information," by Lachlan Markay, Mar 18, 2021
  • The Washington Blade, "Ebbin, Sickles condemn Va. GOP gubernatorial candidate's anti-trans comments," March 9, 2021
  • The Hill, "Virginia attorney general dedicates team to investigating worker exploitation," by Joseph Choi, 03/04/21
  • The Progress-Index, "Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy campaigns in her Petersburg hometown," by Sean Jones, 2/22/21
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Cox calls for returning $730 million in extra revenues to Virginians as tax rebate," by Mel Leonor, Feb 16, 2021
  • Charlottesville Tomorrow, "Jennifer Carroll Foy to bridge equity with economic development," by Charlotte Rene Woods, February 16, 2021
  • August Free Press, "Jennifer McClellan earns endorsement nod from Care in Action," Feb. 10, 2021
  • The Republican Standard, "Cox Releases Plan to Hold Big Tech Accountable," February 10, 2021
  • Blue Virginia, "Kirk Cox Embraces Chase-Like Anti-LGBTQ Extremism…Again," February 5, 2021
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Virginia Senate unanimously passes McClellan measure for stronger foreclosure protections," by Mark Robinson, Feb 2, 2021
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Virginia lawmakers split on criminal penalties as they work to legalize marijuana," by Mel Leonor, Feb 1, 2021
  • Associated Press, "Republican Snyder joins crowded Virginia governor contest," by Sarah Rankin, January 26, 2021
  • Augusta Free Press, "Jennifer McClellan statement on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade," Jan. 22, 2021
  • Mother Jones magazine, "A List of the Lawmakers Who Joined Pro-Trump Crowds on the Day of the Capitol Riot," by Dan Spinelli, January 16, 2021
  • Farquier Times, "The 2021 general election in Virginia: The race for governor," Jan 6, 2021
  • WTKR Coastal Virginia CBS-3, "Virginia Food Access Investment Fund applications now open to provide grants from $5K to $50K," by Arianna Herriott, Jan 03, 2021
  • Jacobin magazine, "Socialist Lee Carter Wants to Be Virginia's Next Governor," by Indigo Olivier, January 2021
  • WRIC 8News, "New Virginia law bars debt collectors from seizing stimulus payments," by Ben Dennis, Dec 30, 2020
  • Prince Williams Times, "What to do about Virginia's coal ash?," by Jill Palermo, Dec 19, 2018
  • WHSV 3-News, "Virginia candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe announces Lucy Simms Educator Program," Dec. 17, 2020
  • The Washington Post, "Republican contender for Va. governor says Trump should declare martial law," by Laura Vozzella, Dec. 15, 2020
  • WRIC ABC8, "Republican gubernatorial hopeful Amanda Chase believes Trump should declare martial law," by Dean Mirshahi, Dec 15, 2020
  • WRIC-TV ABC-8 News, "Reversing course, Amanda Chase will seek GOP nomination for Virginia governor," by Dean Mirshahi, Dec 11, 2020
  • The Nation newsmagazine, "Is It Really Terry McAuliffe's Turn in Virginia--Again?," by Joan Walsh, December 11, 2020
  • Virginia Mercury, "Terry McAuliffe is running for governor again. Can anyone beat him?," by Graham Moomaw, December 9, 2020
  • PolitiFact FactCheck, "Amanda Chase makes bogus claim of voting fraud in Virginia precinct," by Warren Fiske, December 9, 2020
  • Politico.com, "Terry McAuliffe wants to be governor again. Women: Not so fast," by Sabrina Rodriguez and Maya King, 12/08/2020
  • Smith Mountain Eagle, "Republican candidate for Virginia governor Amanda Chase visits Smith Mountain Lake," by William Seidel, Nov 25, 2020
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Three fellow GOP senators rebuke Chase over her 'hate' statements about Virginia Democrats," by Andrew Cain, Nov 23, 2020
  • Virginia Mercury, "Q&A: Why Kirk Cox thinks he can win the governor's mansion in an ever-bluer Virginia," by Ned Oliver, November 17, 2020
  • WSLS-10 News, "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax announces bid for Virginia governor," by Associated Press, September 10, 2020
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Which racism and whose history?," by Deborah Levine, June 26, 2020
  • WHSV-3-TV & WWBT newsroom. "Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax proposes $30 billion plan to rebuild Virginia's aging schools," Jun. 18, 2020
  • CNN "State of the Union" interview of Ralph Northam, April 19, 2020
  • Daily Energy Insider, "Gov. Northam signs Virginia Clean Energy Act," by Dave Kovaleski, 4/15/20
  • Press Releases from the Office of the Attorney General (Mark Herring), March 23-30, 2020
  • Virginia Mercury, "Fairfax calls for 'bolder and swifter actions' in state's response to COVID-19," by Graham Moomaw, March 19, 2020
  • WAMU 88.5-FM, American University Radio, "Democrats Promised to Change Virginia. Here Are Six Areas Where They Made Moves," by Daniella Cheslow,Mar 10, 2020
  • Prince Williams Times, "Two Democratic no votes on gun bills came from Prince William lawmakers," by Daniel Berti, Feb 18, 2020
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Controversial state Sen. Amanda Chase announces run for governor," by Justin Mattingly, 2/17/2020
  • Virginia Mercury, "Q&A: Amanda Chase pitches herself as Virginia's Donald Trump," by Ned Oliver, December 11, 2020
  • PewTrusts.org Stateline, "Southern States Split in Response to EPA's Coal Ash Rule Rollbacks," by Max Blau, December 2, 2019
  • Virginian-Pilot Op-Ed, "Justice reform a Virginia necessity," by Mark Herring, Nov 17, 2019
  • Rewire News, "Virginia's Abortion Landscape Could Change Drastically If Democrats Take Majorities," by Dennis Carter, 11/1/2019
  • VaDogwood.com, "Read Sen. Amanda Chase's most provocative comments against LGBTQ people," by Davis Burroughs, October 21, 2019
  • Blue Virginia, "AG Mark Herring Reiterates Call for Marijuana Reform," July 18, 2019
  • The Dogwood Daily, "Virginia A.G. Mark Herring fights to get Blackjewel miners paid", by Davis Burroughs, 7/17/2019
  • Blue Virginia, "AG Mark Herring Defends Human Rights of Immigrant Children in Civil Detention," July 10, 2019
  • CBS Face the Nation, "ICE is ready to deport 1 million undocumented immigrants," by Camilo Montoya-Galvez, 7/7/19
  • NewsOne, "Fairfax and Northam put differences aside for gun control after Virginia Beach shooting," by Bruce C.T. Wright, 6/4/2019
  • Virginian-Pilot, "AG Mark Herring explains why he called for Northam's resignation," by Laura Vozzella, 3/5/19
  • NBC News, "Who is Justin Fairfax? The descendant of slaves is next in line for Virginia governor," by Alex Seitz-Wald, Feb. 2, 2019
  • The Hill, "Virginia's one, black statewide official is lone protester during Robert E. Lee Tribute," by Morgan Gstalter, 1/19/2019 The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, "Vogel-Fairfax in tight race for Lieutenant governor," by Scott Shenk, 10/29/2017
  • BearingDrift.com, "There's No Such Thing As Free Money: A Big Government Bait-And-Switch," by Pete Snyder, March 6, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Remove politically motivated restrictions on abortion.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led fight for Reproductive Health Protection Act.
    Kirk Cox: Led fight against late term abortion legislation.
    Terry McAuliffe: Permanently codify protections of Roe v. Wade.
    Jennifer McClellan: Fight to protect, strengthen reproductive health continues.
    Glenn Youngkin: Court lets each state make its own decision on abortion.
    Glenn Youngkin: Virginians elected a pro-life governor; I've been very clear.
    Amanda Chase: How can any human being in good conscience kill a baby?
    Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed anti-abortion laws; honored by Virginia NARAL.
    Glenn Youngkin: Protect the life of every Virginia child born and unborn.
    Glenn Youngkin: My religion teaches me protect life before and after.
    Glenn Youngkin: Plans to limit his comments about abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Expand tax credit to spur investment in new products.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Proposed state funding for job training.
    Terry McAuliffe: Targeted investments partnering with schools, businesses.
    Terry McAuliffe: Provide small businesses access to capital.
    Pete Snyder: Formed private fund for forgivable loans during pandemic.
    Mark Herring: Supports law barring creditors from seizing stimulus checks.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Increase unemployment benefits to mirror nearby states.
    Jennifer McClellan: Extend time for people to pay mortgage & avoid foreclosure.
    Kirk Cox: Use surplus to send out tax rebates to help families.
    Lee Carter: Put economic power into the hands of working people.
    Jennifer McClellan: Food Access Investment grants will reduce food disparities.
Civil Rights
    Justin Fairfax: Wrong to honor Robert E Lee in VA state senate.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Increase state buying from women/minority owned businesses.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led fight to get Virginia to ratify Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led on Virginia Values Act, banning LGBTQ discrimination.
    Kirk Cox: Enacted a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
    Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed multiple bills shielding discriminating groups.
    Terry McAuliffe: Tackle inequities by lifting up every Black Virginian.
    Kirk Cox: Voted against banning LGBTQ panic defense.
    Amanda Chase: Removal of Confederate icons is destroying white history.
    Glenn Youngkin: Personally against gay marriage but would support the law.
    Pete Snyder: Left is pushing transgender bathrooms in our schools.
    Amanda Chase: Called homosexuality "sexual dysphoria".
    Amanda Chase: Transgender people are confused about which bathroom to use.
    Amanda Chase: Concerned the ERA treats women identically to men.
    Amanda Chase: I believe in equal treatment and not special treatment.
    Jennifer McClellan: Racial justice is about more than criminal justice reform.
    Mark Herring: Governor should resign after wearing blackface, but not me.
    Ralph Northam: Outed for blackface photo in 1984 medical school yearbook.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Require banks to direct more funds to small businesses.
    Pete Snyder: Wall Street, big government rig system to protect profits.
    Mark Herring: More resources for public safety and law enforcement.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Prohibit police using chokeholds; address bail reform.
    Jennifer McClellan: System focuses on punishment rather than rehabilitation.
    Kirk Cox: Invest $50 million for law enforcement salaries.
    Terry McAuliffe: Shift from military-style equipment to support services.
    Pete Snyder: During mob violence, governor focused on criminal rights.
    Amanda Chase: We've never fully funded our law enforcement.
    Lee Carter: Rethink what policing means, reduce size of police.
    Terry McAuliffe: I'd like to see every police officer have a body camera.
    Terry McAuliffe: We have racist criminal justice system.
    Mark Herring: Reform cash bail; more diversity in judiciary.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Reform our broken criminal justice system; ban chokeholds.
    Glenn Youngkin: Rejects "defund the police"; for qualified immunity.
    Amanda Chase: Marijuana legalization sends reckless message to our kids.
    Mark Herring: Crack down on dealers & traffickers who profit off addiction.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Introduced legislation to legalize marijuana.
    Mark Herring: Cannabis reform: decriminalization marijuana possession.
    Justin Fairfax: Supports legalization, expunging non-violent convictions.
    Glenn Youngkin: Legalization a problem, never met user who was successful.
    Jennifer McClellan: Marijuana legalization coming, end prohibition and penalties.
    Mark Herring: Marijuana criminalization doesn't work; expunge records.
    Glenn Youngkin: Ban critical race theory from being taught in Virginia.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Restructure funding formulas so schools get what they need.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Recruit more teachers of color.
    Jennifer McClellan: Invest in early childhood educators: compensation, training.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led the fight to fully fund Virginia public schools.
    Kirk Cox: Froze college tuition for first time since age of disco.
    Pete Snyder: COVID: Open schools, allow students sports and spectators.
    Glenn Youngkin: We shouldn't play privilege bingo with children.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Expand early childhood education to lower age brackets.
    Glenn Youngkin: Unfair for biological boys to play sports with girls.
    Glenn Youngkin: We've got to get critical race theory out of the schools.
    Terry McAuliffe: $2 billion to boost teacher pay, expand internet access.
    Terry McAuliffe: Address school segregation; expand pre-school availability.
    Kirk Cox: Put together a comprehensive plan to reopen schools.
    Terry McAuliffe: Wants more diversity among teachers, provide scholarships.
    Justin Fairfax: Proposes $30 billion plan to rebuild state's aging schools.
    Ralph Northam: $30 billion to rebuild, reimagine all K-12 schools in state.
Energy & Oil
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Tax credit for commercial buildings that go green.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Expand training for workers interested in solar careers.
    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.
    Glenn Youngkin: Energy plan is all of the above, not just renewables.
    Jennifer McClellan: Supported Virginia Clean Economy Act; promote efficiency.
    Glenn Youngkin: Shift from fossil fuels will increase electric bills.
    Glenn Youngkin: Climate change challenging, but doesn't know what causes it.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Power plant should meet EPA standards on coal ash.
    Amanda Chase: States closer than Feds, can address issues more carefully.
Families & Children
    Mark Herring: Innovative tech to protect children & catch perpetrators.
    Jennifer McClellan: Fought to establish paid family and medical leave.
Free Trade
    Glenn Youngkin: Supported Trump's trade battles with China.
Government Reform
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Limit state political contributions to federal limits.
    Amanda Chase: Introduced term limits to stop career politicians.
    Pete Snyder: For photo ID at polls; witnesses for absentee ballots.
    Pete Snyder: Against on-again-off-again regulations on small business.
    Jennifer McClellan: Led successful fight to restore voting rights in Virginia.
    Kirk Cox: Wants to cut regulations across the board at state agencies.
    Glenn Youngkin: Streamline or cut small business operational requirements.
    Amanda Chase: Admits no proof of her claim of overvoting in Virginia.
    Lee Carter: Little to no oversight by legislature over executive branch.
    Jennifer McClellan: Worked to create Virginia Voting Rights Act.
    Justin Fairfax: Opponents accepted "false" accusation, no due process.
    Amanda Chase: If Trump not made president, declare martial law.
    Amanda Chase: Prefers gubernatorial primary to nominating convention.
Gun Control
    Justin Fairfax: Spoke for strong gun control after Virginia Beach shooting.
    Lee Carter: Voted for background checks; against assault weapons ban.
    Amanda Chase: Keep kids safe with armed police at each school.
    Jennifer McClellan: For universal background checks, red flag laws.
    Kirk Cox: Second Amendment is a foundational God-given right.
    Terry McAuliffe: Fight for common sense solutions to preventing gun violence.
    Ralph Northam: Appreciate thoughts & prayers but need commonsense gun laws.
    Pete Snyder: Our 2nd Amendment right is sacred.
    Glenn Youngkin: Trump: Glenn is pro-Second Amendment & pro-America.
    Amanda Chase: Running for governor to uphold right to carry arms.
    Amanda Chase: I don't leave my house without carrying a firearm, ever.
    Jennifer McClellan: Opposed allowing concealed carry permits from other states.
    Terry McAuliffe: Got stiffer gun laws against domestic violence offenders.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Got impactful, commonsense gun safety legislation passed.
    Terry McAuliffe: Promises to ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
    Glenn Youngkin: Against red flag laws, universal background checks.
    Glenn Youngkin: Lifetime NRA member, will push back against gun laws.
Health Care
    Justin Fairfax: VA should have expanded Medicaid for 400,000 people.
    Amanda Chase: Allow insurance across state lines; no surprise billing.
    Jennifer McClellan: Helped expand Medicaid coverage to over 400,000 Virginians.
    Kirk Cox: Raised over $2 million for breast cancer awareness.
    Terry McAuliffe: Bring PPE & pharmaceutical manufacturing to Virginia.
    Mark Herring: No more political games with preexisting conditions.
    Pete Snyder: Medicaid expansion bad for taxpayers, those pushed into it.
    Jack Ciattarelli: OpEd: Youngkin opposed to ACA and expanding access.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Lower prescription costs; stop pharma price gouging.
    Ralph Northam: Expand Medicare, address racial disparities of pandemic.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Ensure doulas are covered by Medicaid.
    Amanda Chase: Has fought against Medicaid expansion in Virginia.
    Glenn Youngkin: A "sad thing" that Medicaid was expanded under Obamacare.
    Justin Fairfax: COVID: urged bold and swift actions in response to pandemic.
    Justin Fairfax: Cast tiebreaking vote for Medicaid expansion.
Homeland Security
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: One of the first African-American women to graduate from VMI.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Restore programs that help veterans enter the workforce.
    Kirk Cox: Introduced over 120 bills for veterans and their families.
    Glenn Youngkin: Proposes tax breaks and services for veterans.
    Amanda Chase: Wanted Trump to declare martial law after election.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Supported driver's licenses for undocumented residents.
    Pete Snyder: I'll enforce the law and deport violent criminals.
    Mark Herring: Children held at border in inhumane conditions.
    Ken Cuccinelli: Politicians interfere with efforts of ICE to do their job.
    Justin Fairfax: Increase minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Sponsored bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Terry McAuliffe: Everyone should have access to paid sick days.
    Mark Herring: Repay miners who remain unpaid due to mine bankruptcy.
Principles & Values
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: If you have been blessed, then be a blessing to others.
    Amanda Chase: Put "In God We Trust" in public schools.
    Justin Fairfax: Denies two allegations of sexual assault.
    Pete Snyder: Discrepancies in IRS filing for non-profit on money raised.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Our faith leaders among people making a strong community.
    Ralph Northam: Now is not the time for divisiveness, time for leadership.
    Amanda Chase: Describes herself as Donald Trump in heels.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Almost died after childbirth: motivated run for governor.
    Lee Carter: I'm a socialist, "democratic socialist" is redundant.
    Pete Snyder: God-given right to gather to worship during pandemic.
    Amanda Chase: When you back citizens into the corner, they'll push back.
    Justin Fairfax: Had ancestor's manumission documents at swearing in.
    Terry McAuliffe: Would accomplish more with Democrats controlling legislature.
    Amanda Chase: Rebuked by Republicans for claim Democrats hate white people.
    Glenn Youngkin: Firm offered matching gifts for social justice donations.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: I don't have to empathize, because I understand.
Tax Reform
    Jennifer McClellan: Eliminating state income tax would blow huge hole in budget.
    Amanda Chase: Help business by opposing tax increases, cutting red tape.
    Pete Snyder: I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Kirk Cox: Give it back: for return extra revenues to taxpayers.
    Mark Herring: Crack down on worker exploitation to avoid paying taxes.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Refund income taxes to those earning less than $20,000.
    Justin Fairfax: Transportation infrastructure crucial to state's economy.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Integrate technology and coding into course curriculum.
    Terry McAuliffe: Invest in broadband infrastructure and access.
    Kirk Cox: Social media platforms hare unfairly targeting conservatives.
    Jack Ciattarelli: No need to lay fiber to get statewide broadband.
War & Peace
    Mark Herring: Fights taking military construction money for border wall.
Welfare & Poverty
    Terry McAuliffe: Strong safety net including affordable housing.

The above quotations are from 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election in 2021; challengers:
2021 Virginia Gubernatorial debate
Ralph Northam(D)
vs.Mark Herring(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2017 Virginia gubernatorial debate,
2013 Virginia gubernatorial debates
2009 Virginia gubernatorial debates
Former contenders:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R,2013);
Creigh Deeds (D,2009)

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