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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 Arkansas Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 AR Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Anthony Bland (5) Arkansas Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Asa Hutchinson (5) Arkansas Republican Governor
  • Chris Jones (18) Arkansas Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Leslie Rutledge (10) Arkansas Republican candidate for Governor
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders (24) Arkansas Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Griffin (5) Arkansas GOP 2022 Gov. Challenger (withdrew)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Arkansas Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • KARK News, "Arkansas lawmakers respond to Supreme Court decision rolling back affirmative action," by Alex Kienlen, Jun 29, 2023, (Link)
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Arkansas congressional members are silent on guns," by Ryan Tarinelli, June 5, 2022
  • KHBS 40/29 News, "Natalie James wins Democratic nomination for US senator from Arkansas," by Adam Roberts, May 26, 2022
  • KATV ABC-7, "Primary Election feature: Dr. Chris Jones, Democratic governor hopeful," by Marine Glisovic, May 16, 2022
  • ABC News: Full transcript of "This Week": interview of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, moderated by Martha Raddatz, Sunday, May 8, 2022, (Link)
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Natalie James, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arkansas," April 25, 2022
  • KTHV TV-11, "Here's each Arkansas governor candidate's stance on crime, transgender healthcare," by Sarah Horbacewicz, February 23, 2022
  • Arkansas Times, "Rutledge quits governor's race and certain defeat; going for lieutenant governor instead," by Max Brantley, November 9, 2021
  • KATV News ABC-7, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I want to make sure the Arkansas I love is the one my kids inherit," by Christopher May. September 14, 2021
  • KUAR Public Radio, "15-Stop Tour In Campaign For Arkansas Governor," by Michael Hibblen, September 6, 2021
  • KTHV-11, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicks off gubernatorial campaign tour, talks COVID and abortion," by Sarah Horbacewicz, September 6, 2021
  • Talk Business & Politics, "AG Rutledge argues for income tax elimination, while Democratic governor hopefuls oppose," by Roby Brock, September 5, 2021
  • Arkansas Times, "An open letter to Sarah, from Gwen," by Gwen Faulkenberry, August 18, 2021
  • THV11, "Arkansas AG Rutledge claims critical race theory 'violates' Civil Rights Act," August 16, 2021
  • El Dorado News, "Natalie James, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, visits El Dorado," by Matt Hutcheson, June 16, 2021
  • ProPublica, "When Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights," by Blake Paterson, Aug. 15, 2018
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Honoring vets," by Mike Masterson, June 29, 2021
  • Talk Business & Politics, "Candidates for Arkansas governor respond to children's health report," by Roby Brock, June 24, 2021
  • Arkansas Democrat Gazette, "Little Rock teacher Anthony Bland announces run for governor," by Lara Farrar, June 24, 2021
  • Talk Business & Politics (TalkBusiness.net), "Dr. Anthony Bland becomes 4th Democrat to enter governor's race," by George Jared, June 23, 2021
  • Arkansas Democrat Gazette, "2 gubernatorial candidates support income tax removal," by Rachel Herzog, May 18, 2021
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "Transgender name ban advances," by Frank E. Lockwood & Rachel Herzog, April 9, 2021
  • Southwest Times-Record, "Rutledge still trying to be first female governor," by Steve Brawner, Mar 24, 2021
  • New York Post, "Mike Pence endorses Sarah Huckabee Sanders in Arkansas governor's race," by Emily Jacobs, March 16, 2021
  • THV11 Digital, "Arkansas AG Rutledge proposes bill that would 'combat cancel culture'," March 4, 2021
  • Fox News, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders reveals her plans for Arkansas if elected governor," by Morgan Phillips, January 29, 2021
  • The Hill e-zine: "Sarah Huckabee Sanders touts Trump endorsement," by Dominick Mastrangelo, 01/26/21
  • The Week: "Sarah Huckabee Sanders' shameless campaign for governor," by Jeva Lange, January 26, 2021
  • Rev.com e-zine, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Candidacy for Governor of Arkansas," transcript, Jan 25, 2021
  • Politico.com: "Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces bid for Arkansas governor," by Quint Forgey, 01/25/2021
  • KY3-News (Springfield MO), "Arkansas attorney general sued, allegedly misused taxpayer money," by Associated Press, Jan. 16, 2021
  • CBS Meet the Press interview of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, January 3, 2021
  • Arkansas A.G. press release, "Rutledge Releases Statement On Arkansas Ranked Most Pro-Life State In America," December 16, 2020
  • 5-News CBS, "Arkansas joins Texas lawsuit challenging election results in battleground states," by Casey Frizzell, 12/8/2020
  • Arkansas Times, "Tim Griffin floats Son of Sam plan to end the state income tax," by Max Brantley, November 22, 2020
  • Press release, "Lt. Governor Griffin Commends President Trump on Decision to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy," September 25, 2020
  • Press release, "Lt. Governor Griffin Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision on School Choice," June 30, 2020
  • The Journal Record, "Federal Judge Upholds Use of Sedative in Arkansas Executions," 6/3/2020
  • Letter from Five Republican governors in Washington Post: "Our states stayed open in the covid-19 pandemic. Here's why our approach worked," by Governors Mark Gordon, Pete Ricketts, Asa Hutchinson, Kim Reynolds and Mike Parson, May 5, 2020
  • Press release, "Griffin Applauds President on Keeping Promise and Delivering Trade Agreement," January 29, 2020
  • ABC News This Week Transcript, interview of Sarah Sanders, April 14, 2019
  • Rolling Stone, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Immigration Press Conference Was Disgraceful," by Ryan Bort, June 14, 2018

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Chris Jones: Ban creates problems; supports Roe v. Wade.
    Leslie Rutledge: Honored for Arkansas to be named most pro-life state.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Won't support exceptions in case of rape or incest.
    Asa Hutchinson: It's Arkansas policy that we protect the life of the unborn.
Budget & Economy
    Anthony Bland: Use public policy to attract and create higher paying jobs.
    Chris Jones: Government not about running up bills and creating debt.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Phase out income tax; stop exponential growth of government.
Civil Rights
    Asa Hutchinson: Forced moderate version of business "religious freedom" bill.
    Chris Jones: Protect medical options for transgender healthcare.
    Leslie Rutledge: Supports election fraud lawsuit filed by Texas.
    Leslie Rutledge: Teaching critical race theory violates Civil Rights Act.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: It's a lie that America is a racist and evil country.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Supports prohibition of transgender treatment for minors.
    Chris Jones: Cut unnecessary regulatory burdens on business.
    Leslie Rutledge: Stop private social media companies from censoring & banning.
    Chris Jones: Shrink state's incarceration rate, puts a strain on system.
    Leslie Rutledge: Death row executions continue with sedative.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: To remain free we must have law and order.
    Chris Jones: Develop a just and equitable cannabis industry.
    Anthony Bland: We need real investment in education to support all students.
    Chris Jones: All children should have access to high quality preschool.
    Chris Jones: Enable low-to-no cost community college degrees.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Offer more choices to parents of kids in failing schools.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Offer more choices to parents of kids in failing schools.
    Tim Griffin: Wants more parental choice in education.
    Tim Griffin: Looks forward to school choice funding of religious schools.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Jones: Uplift and support the solar energy industry.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Fight radical environmental policies like Green New Deal.
    Chris Jones: Protect residential communities from hazardous industry.
Foreign Policy
    Chris Jones: Stand up for our allies and for peace in Europe.
Free Trade
    Tim Griffin: Applauds USMCA for promoting trade, economic growth.
Government Reform
    Chris Jones: Every community deserves to claim their seat at the table.
    Leslie Rutledge: OpEd: Lawsuit alleges election challenge was self-serving.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: As undergraduate, fought for student voting rights.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: We'll never know the depths of 2020 election fraud .
Gun Control
    Chris Jones: For common sense laws while protecting 2nd amendment rights.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Defend your second amendment right to keep your family safe.
Health Care
    Anthony Bland: Every person in state should be covered by healthcare.
    Anthony Bland: Invest in children's health, education & livelihood.
    Asa Hutchinson: COVID: Getting vaccines out is public/private partnership.
    Asa Hutchinson: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
    Chris Jones: Help to make prescription drugs more affordable.
    Leslie Rutledge: Joined Texas lawsuit to end ObamaCare.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Opposes vaccination or masking mandates for COVID.
Homeland Security
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Do every single thing to protect and preserve our freedoms.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Some immigrants are worse than animals.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Pledges to defund sanctuary cities, already done in 2019.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Defends sending immigrants to Democrat-led sanctuary cities.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Defended family separation: very Biblical to enforce the law.
Principles & Values
    Asa Hutchinson: Parents operated a Christian radio station and school.
    Chris Jones: Raised with strong faith, no conflict with love for science.
    Chris Jones: Politics does not have to be divisive and destructive.
    Chris Jones: We are all neighbors; we have to be there for each other.
    Leslie Rutledge: Require public schools to play anthem before sporting events.
    Leslie Rutledge: Time for Christian conservative leaders to unite and fight.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I took on media, radical left and cancel culture.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Everything we love about America is at stake.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I'm a Christian, a wife, a mom, and a proud Arkansan.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Sanders is Christian, conservative, a proud Arkansan.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: You bet I'm nationalizing my governor's race.
    Tim Griffin: Supports Supreme Court nominations in election year.
Tax Reform
    Anthony Bland: Definitely would not raise taxes, but oppose education cuts.
    Leslie Rutledge: Oppose all tax increases, eliminate state income tax.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: I will lower the state income tax.
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Reduce cost and size of government, lower state income tax.
    Tim Griffin: Eliminating state income tax should be our goal.
    Chris Jones: All Arkansans deserve dependable internet.

The above quotations are from 2022 Arkansas Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; Gov. Hutchinson term-limited in 2022; contenders:
AR 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson(R,term-limited)
vs.Sarah Huckabee Sanders(R nominee)
vs.Chris Jones(D nominee)
vs.A.G. Leslie Rutledge(R for Lt.Gov.)
vs.Ricky Dale Harrington(L)
vs.Anthony Bland(D,lost primary)
vs.Tim Griffin(R,running instead for A.G.)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Arkansas gubernatorial debate,
Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D) vs.West(L)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 Arkansas gubernatorial debate
2014 challenger: Former Rep. Mike Ross(D)

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