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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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2022 Alaska Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2022 AK Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Billy Toien (7) Alaska Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Christopher Kurka (13) Alaska Republican candidate for Governor
  • Les Gara (5) Alaska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Dunleavy (3) Alaska Republican Governor of Alaska
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Alaska Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Candidate Q&A: Governor--Christopher Kurka," August 5, 2022
  • Anchorage Press, "Q&As with Alaska's 2022 governor candidates," by James Brooks Alaska Beacon, Aug 3, 2022
  • KINY, "Gov. Dunleavy, Nancy Dahlstrom sit down for Alaska Landmine interview," August 3, 2022
  • The Center Square, "Dunleavy wants constitutional amendment on abortion," by Kim Jarrett, Jun 25, 2022
  • Alaska Landmine, "The Sunday Minefield--February 13, 2022," by Jeff Landfield
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska gubernatorial candidates and abortion," by Bob Bird, December 22, 2021
  • Midnight Sun, "Kurka's challenge against Dunleavy is the latest in a long line of GOP infighting," by Matt Buxton, November 30, 2021
  • Alaska Public Media, "Conservative Wasilla Rep. Kurka launches bid for Alaska governor," by Andrew Kitchenman, November 29, 2021
  • Alaska Public Media, "Conservative Alaska lawmakers hear from constituents about ivermectin, vaccine mandates, Fauci conspiracies," by Lex Treinen, November 23, 2021
  • The Midnight Sun, "Alaska rationing health care as covid surge leads the nation. Dunleavy: 'We've always been on top of this'," by Matt Buxton, September 22, 2021
  • The Fountain Hills Times, "Dems hold season's final meeting," May 20, 2021
  • Daily Independent, "Lopez first to throw hat in ring for Arizona governor," by Howard Fischer, March 17, 2021
  • KOLD News-13, "Marco Lopez announces campaign for Arizona Governor," by Shelby Trahan, Mar. 16, 2021
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Governor candidate Q&A: Billy Toien," October 25, 2018
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Gara deserves thanks for dedicated service," by Zack Fields, June 16, 2018
  • KTOO 104.3 FM Public Media, "Legislature to consider voter ID, same day registration bills," by Alexandra Gutierrez, January 24, 2013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Billy Toien: Personally opposed, but respects state's privacy clause.
    Billy Toien: Don't amend Alaska constitution, could go too far.
    Christopher Kurka: Former Executive Director of Alaska anti-abortion group.
    Christopher Kurka: Guarantee equal protection for children in the womb.
    Mike Dunleavy: Let Alaskans vote whether or not abortion is protected right.
Budget & Economy
    Billy Toien: State budget mismanaged, leading to needless budget gap.
    Christopher Kurka: We need a justice system where punishment fits the crime.
    Les Gara: Voted to hire more cops in rural areas without protection.
    Christopher Kurka: The only real solution to addiction is Jesus Christ.
    Billy Toien: Move education from failing public system to private sector.
    Les Gara: Worked to expand, increase funding for pre-K.
    Christopher Kurka: Shouldn't tolerate Federal oversight of our resources.
Government Reform
    Billy Toien: Stifling red tape discourages entrepreneurism.
    Christopher Kurka: Elections certified only after a hand-count of every ballot.
    Christopher Kurka: Need someone who will stand in the way of federal overreach.
    Les Gara: Favors same-day registration, skeptical of photo ID rule.
    Les Gara: Voted to limit election donations from lobbyists, wealthy.
    Mike Dunleavy: Ranked-choice voting interjects a little bit of uncertainty.
Gun Control
    Billy Toien: Against confiscation of a potential victim's firearms.
    Billy Toien: Reduce gun violence with un-infringed right of self defense.
    Christopher Kurka: Blaming crime on guns is like blaming arson on matches.
Health Care
    Christopher Kurka: Vaccine/health mandates are unconstitutional, unconscionable.
    Les Gara: COVID: I want people treated, not ration life-saving care.
Principles & Values
    Christopher Kurka: Regretted not being in D.C. on January 6, 2021.
    Christopher Kurka: COVID: Wrong to open liquor stores but not church of God.
    Mike Dunleavy: Supreme Court should decide 2020 election, but accepts Biden.
Tax Reform
    Christopher Kurka: Lower taxes & fees on small businesses and individuals.

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  • Billy Toien Alaska Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Christopher Kurka Alaska Republican candidate for Governor
  • Les Gara Alaska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Dunleavy Alaska Republican Governor of Alaska

The above quotations are from 2022 Alaska Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Gov. Dunleavy up for re-election in 2022:
AK 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Mike Dunleavy(R)
vsFormer Gov. Bill Walker(I)
vs.Les Gara(D)
vs.Christopher Kurka(R)
vs.Billy Toien(Libertarian)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Alaska gubernatorial debate,
vs.Chenault(R) vs.Begich(D) vs.Treadwell(D) vs.Dunleavy(R)

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