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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 Colorado Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 CO Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Eli Bremer (9) Republican Senate Challenger Colorado
  • Joe O`Dea (18) Republican Challenger Colorado
  • Ken Buck (1) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Colorado-4
  • Michael Bennet (6) Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Ron Hanks (19) Republican Challenger for Senate Colorado
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    2022 Colorado Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Denver Post, "Three themes and one grim agreement from Michael Bennet and Joe O'Dea's Senate debate," by Seth Klamann, October 26, 2022, (Link)
  • CNN: Transcript of "State of the Union": Interview With Colorado Senatorial Candidate Joe O'Dea; and Sen. Michael Bennet (D- CO). October 16, 2022, (Link)
  • The Hill: "Can Republicans pull off an upset in Colorado's Senate race?" by Caroline Vakil, 10/03/22, (Link)
  • Colorado Public Radio, "Michael Bennet plays key role in adding $4 billion to fight drought in the West," by Caitlyn Kim, 8/6/22
  • Colorado Public Radio, "Community policing initiatives like Denver's STAR Program could gain federal support under Bennet bill," by Caitlyn Kim, Jul. 13, 2022
  • Colorado Sun, "Highlights from The Colorado Sun/CBS4 debate between the two Republicans running for U.S. Senate," by Shannon Najmabadi, Jesse Paul, and Brammhi Balarajan, Jun 21, 2022
  • The Daily Sentinel, "GOP Senate candidate visits GJ," by Charles Ashby, June 18, 2022
  • Politico, "In Colorado, Bennet braces for another red wave," by Burgess Everett, 05/24/2022
  • Colorado Public Radio, "GOP Senate candidates Hanks and O'Dea face off in primary debate," by Bente Birkeland, May 22, 2022
  • Colorado Politics, "Colorado's Republican US Senate candidates introduce themselves to voters," by Ernest Luning, Feb 19, 2022
  • Westword, "Meet Michael Bennet's GOP Opponents--Including One Who Hates Office Equipment," by Michael Roberts, October 7, 2021
  • Marijuana Moment, "Congressional Panel Votes To Repeal Drug Conviction Penalty Blocking Education Tax Credit," by Kyle Jaeger, September 16, 2021
  • Denver Post, "Black Colorado lawmakers describe racism at the Capitol, call for end of white silence," by Alex Burness and Saja Hindi, April 22, 2021
  • Colorado Politics, "In a previous political life, Rep. Ron Hanks had views that would differ from some in his current caucus," by Marianne Goodland, Apr 19, 2021
  • Colorado Politics, "Colorado's Republican US Senate candidates introduce themselves to voters," by Ernest Luning, Feb 19, 2022
  • ColoradoPolitics.com blog, "Let the 2022 race--and the scramble to take on Bennet--begin," by Ernest Luning, Dec 18, 2020

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Joe O`Dea: Supports a nationwide ban on late-term abortion.
    Ron Hanks: Pro-life, but would allow exceptions for rape and incest.
    Joe O`Dea: Abortion with no limits is excessive .
    Joe O`Dea: Access to abortion in first 20 weeks, but ban after that .
    Michael Bennet: Proud that Colorado codified right to choose.
Budget & Economy
    Eli Bremer: Taxes, government expenses should be kept low.
    Joe O`Dea: The biggest driver of inflation is the embrace of socialism.
    Ron Hanks: At all levels government is too big and spends too much.
    Joe O`Dea: Inflation caused by the $1.9 trillion reckless spending bill.
    Joe O`Dea: Move energy cost down and inflation will subside.
    Michael Bennet: Stopped 30,000 evictions & cut childhood poverty in half.
    Michael Bennet: Inflation is a global problem caused by supply chain issues.
Civil Rights
    Eli Bremer: Biden undercut Title IX, women's sports no longer protected.
    Ron Hanks: Full-legal rights for same-sex unions - no discrimination.
    Joe O`Dea: Defunding the police isn't just bad; it's morally wrong.
    Michael Bennet: Community policing frees police to focus on violent crimes.
    Joe O`Dea: Allow dollars to follow students, expand school choice.
    Ron Hanks: Federal involvement a failure, return control to the states.
    Ron Hanks: I'm fighting for education tax credits for parents.
Energy & Oil
    Eli Bremer: We must maintain and increase our production capabilities.
    Joe O`Dea: No government subsidies for transition to renewable energy.
    Ron Hanks: Saw benefits of energy independence, hydraulic fracturing.
    Ron Hanks: Clean, green, safe nuclear is answer to many of our problems.
    Michael Bennet: Fought for drought funding in Inflation Reduction Act.
Foreign Policy
    Eli Bremer: I support full funding of the U.S. commitment to Israel.
    Joe O`Dea: Support Ukraine against Russia, $40 billion was excessive.
    Ron Hanks: Biden is an agent under the influence of a foreign power.
Government Reform
    Eli Bremer: Agriculture is under attack with burdensome regulations.
    Joe O`Dea: Doesn't challenge 2020 election results.
    Joe O`Dea: Cut size & cost of bureaucracy.
    Ron Hanks: Our elections NOT secure; restore election integrity.
Gun Control
    Eli Bremer: Supports proper training and education around guns.
    Joe O`Dea: Supports the 2nd amendment, endorsed by Colorado NRA.
    Ron Hanks: An ardent, no-compromise defender of the 2nd Amendment.
    Ron Hanks: No restrictions on guns except for criminals/mentally ill.
Health Care
    Joe O`Dea: Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act, we need more choices.
    Ron Hanks: Federal government lies about experimental COVID vaccine.
Homeland Security
    Eli Bremer: Our defense industrial complex needs to modernize.
    Eli Bremer: We must stop unbridled illegal border crossings.
    Joe O`Dea: Close the border, let DACA recipients stay.
    Ron Hanks: Won't let nation fall into ruin, must re-secure our borders.
    Ron Hanks: Supports right to unionize except for federal employees.
Principles & Values
    Joe O`Dea: America is the greatest nation in the history of humankind.
    Ken Buck: Elected as County DA; 4 terms in Congress; & state GOP chair.
    Ron Hanks: Defend our God-given right to life, liberty, and property.
    Ron Hanks: Attended January 6 rally; claims rioters were Antifa.
Tax Reform
    Joe O`Dea: Signed pledge to oppose any and all tax increases.
    Michael Bennet: Reverse Trump tax cuts; restore expanded child tax credit.
    Ron Hanks: Fight for limited government & lower taxes.
    Eli Bremer: We need to address the sickness caused by social media.
War & Peace
    Joe O`Dea: When America shows weakness, the world is less safe.
    Ron Hanks: Go slow on NATO expansion; Biden to blame for Ukraine war.

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  • Eli Bremer Republican Senate Challenger Colorado
  • Joe O`Dea Republican Challenger Colorado
  • Ken Buck Republican Challenger (withdrawn) Colorado
  • Michael Bennet Colorado Democratic candidate for President; Colorado Senator
  • Ron Hanks Republican Challenger for Senate Colorado

The above quotations are from 2022 Colorado Senate race: debates and news coverage.

Sen. Bennet up for re-election in 2022:
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D) Challenger Joe O'Dea(R)
vs.USAF Lt. Darryl Glenn(R,withdrew)
vs.Eli Bremer(R,eliminated at Convention)
vs.State Rep. Ron Hanks(R)
Former Senators & Senate races:
2020 Colorado Senate debates: Cory Gardner(R) vs.Alice Madden(D) vs.Andrew Romanoff(D) vs.Angela Williams(D) vs.Dan Baer(D) vs.Ellen Burnes(D) vs.John Hickenlooper(D) vs.John Walsh(D) vs.Mike Johnston(D)
2016 Colorado Senate debates, Bennet(D)vs.Glenn
2014 Colorado Senate debates, Udall vs. Gardner
2010 Colorado Senate debates, Buck vs. Bennett
2008 Colorado Senate debate, Schaffer vs. Udall
2004 Colorado Senate debate, Salazar vs. Coors

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