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)
Survey of 2022 Gubernatorial campaign websites
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
- Andrew Giuliani (2) New York Republican challenger for Governor
- Andria Tupola (2) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
- Annette Taddeo (2) Florida Democratic Challenger
- Bob Stefanowski (8) Connecticut Republican candidate for governor of Connecticut
- Brian Dahle (9) California Republican candidate for Governor
- Chris Jones (14)
- Christine Drazan (10) Oregon Republican candidate for Governor
- Christopher Kurka (6) Alaska Republican candidate for Governor
- Cindy Axne (7) Democrat U.S. Rep Iowa- 3
- Dan Cox (10) Maryland Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Doug Gansler (15) Maryland Democratic Challenger
- Garrett Soldano (10) Michigan Republican Challenger
- Greg Lopez (7) Colorado Republican candidate for governor
- Heidi Ganahl (5) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- JB Smiley (1) Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Jim Pillen (13) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Joy Hofmeister (1) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Kai Kahele (9) Hawaii Democratic candidate for Governor
- Kandiss Taylor (7) Georgia Republican Challenger
- Kathy Hochul (4) New York Democratic Lt. Governor
- Katie Hobbs (17) Arizona Democratic Challenger
- Kerry McQuisten (1) Oregon Republican challenger for Governor
- Kirk Caldwell (6) Hawaii Democratic Challenger
- Maura Healey (13) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
- Michelle Benson (10) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Mike Harmon (1) Kentucky Republican candidate for Governor
- Mike Murphy (15) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor
- Nan Whaley (7) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
- Paul Gazelka (3) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Peter Franchot (24) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Scott Jensen (5) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
- Sonia Chang-Diaz (11) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Stacy Lee George (6) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama U. S. Governor
- Stephen Heidt (3) Idaho Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Steve Gaynor (1) Arizona Republican challenger for Governor
- Tim Griffin (1) Arkansas GOP 2022 Gov. Challenger (withdrew)
- Tim James (18) Alabama Republican candidate for Governor
- Tina Kotek (1) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Tobias Read (4) Oregon Democratic Challenger
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Maura Healey: Ensure access to abortion, contraception, STI testing.
Jim Pillen: I am proudly pro-life, life begins at conception.
Dan Cox: I am unashamedly 100% Pro-Life from conception to death.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Secure Roe v. Wade regardless of federal action.
Tim James: Supports a human life amendment to the Constitution.
Christopher Kurka: Former Executive Director of Alaska anti-abortion group.
Michelle Benson: Put an end to the destruction of human life.
Garrett Soldano: Protect life and push back against the abortion lobby.
Katie Hobbs: Will veto any legislation that attacks Roe v. Wade.
Kandiss Taylor: We play God when we decide who has the right to life.
Annette Taddeo: Defends a woman's right to make choices about her own body.
Mike Murphy: All humans, including the unborn, have inalienable rights.
Budget & Economy|
Maura Healey: Encourage entrepreneurism with Office of Economic Assistance.
Chris Jones: Government not about running up bills and creating debt.
Jim Pillen: Expand broadband access to every corner of our state.
Jim Pillen: There is no room for wasteful government spending.
Kai Kahele: Promote agribusiness through community driven policies.
Bob Stefanowski: Take a holistic approach to modernize infrastructure.
Christine Drazan: Identify and prosecute waste, fraud and abuse in government.
Tim James: Cut programs, transition government jobs to private sector.
Brian Dahle: COVID: stop recklessly spending billions of dollars.
Brian Dahle: Clawbacks in state contracts for underperforming entities.
Kirk Caldwell: As largest landowner, state is key to building new housing.
Michelle Benson: Crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse.
Kandiss Taylor: Focus on economic development, Georgia Grown, infrastructure.
Kandiss Taylor: Protecting Georgia farmers is nonnegotiable.
Peter Franchot: Bring high quality public transportation throughout state.
Nan Whaley: Invest in economic and neighborhood development.
Peter Franchot: $5.5B in delinquent taxes; $1B in unclaimed property.
Peter Franchot: Led record state investments to transportation projects.
Peter Franchot: Reformed procurement system increasing accountability.
Mike Murphy: Incentivize developers to build quality senior housing.
Maura Healey: Include health equity as part of Health Care Cost Trends.
Maura Healey: End the ban on LGBTQ+ blood donations.
Jim Pillen: Critical race theory is anti-American ideology.
Kai Kahele: Enshrine protections for the LGBTQ+ community into law.
Dan Cox: Critical Race Theory is Marxist propaganda.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Focus on equity in recovery/infrastructure spending.
Doug Gansler: Received Equality Maryland award for support of LGBT rights.
Katie Hobbs: Explicitly ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in a variety of areas.
Tina Kotek: Came out in early 20s; been with wife for 17 years.
Greg Lopez: Don't teach personal choices of sexual lifestyle in schools.
Peter Franchot: Appoint Secretary of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Mike Murphy: Let people live their lives as they so choose.
Maura Healey: Allow communities to enact local rent stabilization policies.
Chris Jones: Cut unnecessary regulatory burdens on business.
Brian Dahle: Seen businesses regulated to death by state bureaucrats.
Andrew Giuliani: Worked for Trump on deregulation of businesses of all sizes.
Peter Franchot: Less for corporate tax breaks, more help for small business.
Maura Healey: Supported 2020 reform bill repealing mandatory minimums.
Stephen Heidt: Criminal justice reform would save millions in tax money.
Jim Pillen: Calls to defund the police are reckless and dangerous.
Dan Cox: Hold dangerous criminals accountable with stiff jail terms.
Bob Stefanowski: I will advocate for a holistic approach to reform.
Christine Drazan: End treating police like criminals, criminals like victims.
Christopher Kurka: We need a justice system where punishment fits the crime.
Brian Dahle: Rights of criminals shouldn't come before rights of victims.
Scott Jensen: Increasing number of officers will restore law and order.
Doug Gansler: Bring every police shooting to the grand jury.
Heidi Ganahl: Reinstate bail, ensure parole board enforces sentences.
Michelle Benson: Defunding the police would make us less safe.
Paul Gazelka: Shutting down the police is not the answer.
Katie Hobbs: Reform Dept. of Corrections, kept inmates past release dates.
Katie Hobbs: Will work to reform Arizona's antiquated sentencing laws.
Greg Lopez: Oppose unwarranted, irrational hatred of cops by radicals.
Peter Franchot: End all use of no-knock warrants.
Cindy Axne: Voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Nan Whaley: Police reform process led to major systemic changes.
Mike Murphy: Increase rehabilitation for human trafficking victims.
Andria Tupola: Prioritize budget increases for police.
Chris Jones: Develop a just and equitable cannabis industry.
Stephen Heidt: Legalize medical marijuana; decriminalize personal use.
Tim James: Repeal medical marijuana law, perfect recipe for fraud/abuse.
Scott Jensen: Expunge prior convictions for small amounts of marijuana.
Doug Gansler: Legalize cannabis and expunge convictions.
Doug Gansler: Drug use should be treated like a public health problem.
Greg Lopez: Marijuana is an addictive drug and not safe.
Nan Whaley: Move past stigma, treat addiction as the disease that it is.
Mike Murphy: More accessible licensing for substance abuse counselors.
Maura Healey: Opposed ballot measure expanding number of charter schools.
Chris Jones: All children should have access to high quality preschool.
Chris Jones: Enable low-to-no cost community college degrees.
Stephen Heidt: Idaho is suffering from its tight-fisted funding for schools.
Jim Pillen: Committed to K-12 education, I support options for parents.
Kai Kahele: We need to address teacher hiring and retention.
Dan Cox: Constitutional education mandate must include school choice.
Bob Stefanowski: Give parents the choice to find a school that works for them.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Universal early education; debt-free public college.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Provide comprehensive LGBTQ-inclusive sex education.
Christine Drazan: Expand access to school choice, stand up for parents' rights.
Tim James: Supports school choice including funding for church schools.
Tim James: Permanently ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory.
Heidi Ganahl: Ensure we are funding our students, not the system.
Michelle Benson: Provide families with more choice and flexibility.
Garrett Soldano: Respect a parent's right to educate children as they see fit.
Katie Hobbs: Expedite robust fixes to school buildings across the state.
Katie Hobbs: New funding for STEM education grants and scholarships.
Stacy Lee George: Alabama must strive to set a new standard in education.
Tobias Read: Extend the school year so kids have year-round learning.
Greg Lopez: Parents want school choice and vocational training; I agree.
Kandiss Taylor: Give educators autonomy instead of mandates.
Steve Gaynor: Given parents choice over school mask and vaccine policies.
Peter Franchot: Fully debt-free paths to a vocational or college degree.
Kathy Hochul: Make state schools tuition-free for middle-class families.
Peter Franchot: Supports financial literacy & college capital projects.
Peter Franchot: Healthy classrooms yes; standardized testing no.
Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
Tim Griffin: Wants more parental choice in education.
Energy & Oil|
Maura Healey: Create a cabinet-level Climate Chief & electrify everything.
Chris Jones: Uplift and support the solar energy industry.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: 100% renewable, carbon-free electric grid by 2030.
Christine Drazan: Will repeal cap-and-trade climate scheme on my first day.
Brian Dahle: Forest management not climate change is cause of wildfires.
Brian Dahle: Energy goal: 100% reliable, affordable electricity.
Kirk Caldwell: Strongly support 100% renewable energy by 2045.
Doug Gansler: Begin work on 4 Gigawatts offshore wind generation by 2026.
Doug Gansler: Use school funding/construction to promote renewable energy.
Michelle Benson: Minnesota needs an all-of-the-above energy policy.
Tobias Read: Investing in clean energy and green jobs a top priority.
Greg Lopez: Don't close coal mines to remove phantom of climate change.
Peter Franchot: Our target goal for moving fully to renewable energy is 2030.
Cindy Axne: Biofuels should be part of clean energy economy.
Chris Jones: Protect residential communities from hazardous industry.
Bob Stefanowski: Make sure that environmental regulations make sense.
Kirk Caldwell: Banned single-use plastic items; reduced landfill waste.
Christopher Kurka: Shouldn't tolerate Federal oversight of our resources.
Doug Gansler: Won largest environmental settlement in American history.
Michelle Benson: Protect environment without over-regulating our economy.
Peter Franchot: Work with EPA to help clean up Chesapeake Bay.
Peter Franchot: Voted for over $1.4 billion in environmental protection.
Families & Children|
Maura Healey: Common Start: free child care for lowest-income families.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Better post-partum healthcare for low-income people.
Tim James: Traditional marriage/family is foundation for a free society.
Doug Gansler: Universal pre-kindergarten and universal child care.
Heidi Ganahl: Address mental health crisis/suicide rates among children.
Tobias Read: Measure our progress by how well Oregon's children are doing.
Cindy Axne: Make changes to Child Tax Credit permanent.
Nan Whaley: Made Dayton a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
Kathy Hochul: Fought for Paid Family Leave & $15 minimum wage.
Mike Murphy: Government should support and strengthen the family unit.
Chris Jones: Stand up for our allies and for peace in Europe.
Katie Hobbs: Prioritize awarding state contracts to Arizona businesses.
Maura Healey: Pass VOTES Act; same day voter registration.
Chris Jones: Every community deserves to claim their seat at the table.
Jim Pillen: Stand up to radicals using fake meat to attack Nebraska.
Kai Kahele: Automatic back-end voter registration beyond just DMV.
Dan Cox: Require citizen voter ID, end unverified mail-in ballots.
Bob Stefanowski: Budget information should be a click away.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Increase the number of minority-majority districts.
Kirk Caldwell: We have to reduce taxes, bureaucracy, and over-regulation.
Christine Drazan: Get the government off the backs of our small businesses.
Christine Drazan: Establish a permanent task force on election integrity.
Tim James: Eliminate unnecessary regulations unduly burdening business.
Tim James: Require proof of citizenship & photo ID in order to vote.
Christopher Kurka: Elections certified only after a hand-count of every ballot.
Doug Gansler: Judicial retention elections promote diversity on the bench.
Heidi Ganahl: Streamline regulations to help local job creators.
Michelle Benson: Outlaw abusive practices like ballot harvesting.
Garrett Soldano: Fought to revoke health law granting emergency powers.
Garrett Soldano: Expand Voter ID, crack down hard on fraud.
Katie Hobbs: Streamline process to start a new business under one roof.
Katie Hobbs: End conflicts of interest, fight for lobbying rules.
Katie Hobbs: Disclose campaign contributions, support initiative process.
Katie Hobbs: Will veto any new voter suppression legislation.
Greg Lopez: State regulators are running amuck, will reduce their number.
Kandiss Taylor: Drop no excuse absentee ballots, Dominion voting machines.
Peter Franchot: Deliver on specific goals to rebuild trust in government.
Peter Franchot: Create a universal, transparent vote by mail system.
Cindy Axne: For campaign finance reform, expanding voting rights.
Mike Murphy: Update and modernize voter registration systems.
Andria Tupola: Ease permitting processes for developers.
Chris Jones: For common sense laws while protecting 2nd amendment rights.
Jim Pillen: Don't allow anyone to suspend our Second Amendment rights.
Dan Cox: Will work to bring Constitutional Carry to Maryland.
Tim James: If Feds overstep on this issue, we will not submit.
Christopher Kurka: Blaming crime on guns is like blaming arson on matches.
Michelle Benson: Gun control laws punish law-abiding gun owners.
Garrett Soldano: I will defend 2nd amendment, implement Constitutional Carry.
JB Smiley: High standards for gun ownership critical to public safety.
Kandiss Taylor: #1 Gun Safety Rule: Carry one!
Peter Franchot: Sponsored strict gun control legislation.
Maura Healey: Treat mental health care as seriously as other health care.
Chris Jones: Help to make prescription drugs more affordable.
Kai Kahele: Bring physicians and services to underserved rural Hawai'i.
Dan Cox: On day one I will end the vaccine and health mandates.
Bob Stefanowski: Expand access to private healthcare for veterans.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Establish a single-payer "Medicare for All" system.
Christine Drazan: Repeal COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates.
Tim James: Stand against federal tyranny of vaccine mandates.
Christopher Kurka: Vaccine/health mandates are unconstitutional, unconscionable.
Brian Dahle: Strengthen our rehabilitation and mental health services.
Kirk Caldwell: Invest much more in mental health, drug treatment programs.
Scott Jensen: Strongly opposes single payer healthcare for Minnesota.
Doug Gansler: Operate 10 new regional behavioral centers across the state.
Michelle Benson: Opposes government run health care.
Garrett Soldano: Opposes vaccine mandate as unconstitutional, coercive.
Katie Hobbs: Expanded Medicaid, providing healthcare for 100,000s.
Katie Hobbs: Reduce maternal mortality rate, extend Medicaid coverage.
Tobias Read: Strongly supports vaccine mandates by businesses, schools.
Kerry McQuisten: Vaccine passports are like China's Social Credit System.
Stacy Lee George: COVID: I am one of those non-vaccinated people.
Peter Franchot: Expand Medicaid; control cost of insurance premiums.
Mike Murphy: Protect pre-existing conditions; more pricing transparency.
Kai Kahele: Advocates avoiding military action whenever possible.
Bob Stefanowski: Encourage the hiring of Veterans and their spouses.
Doug Gansler: Expand programs and housing for homeless veterans.
Greg Lopez: Ensure we adequately address the needs of Colorado veterans.
Cindy Axne: Introduced bill supporting rural veteran mental health care.
Maura Healey: End state involvement in federal immigration matters.
Jim Pillen: We must demand order on the southern border.
Dan Cox: Remove criminal illegal aliens from our communities.
Tim James: Building the wall remains more important than ever.
Nan Whaley: Future economic growth depends on attracting new immigrants.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Create jobs through the state's green energy transition.
Tim James: We support Alabama as a "Right to Work" state.
Doug Gansler: Raising the minimum wage is a racial justice issue.
Katie Hobbs: Recruit, hire, and elevate women and minorities.
Katie Hobbs: Eliminate the tipped minimum wage.
Stacy Lee George: Provide incentives for companies to hire reformed ex-cons.
Stacy Lee George: Will NEVER make unemployment benefits higher than wages.
Peter Franchot: Create 100,000 family supporting jobs in 100 weeks.
Cindy Axne: Co-sponsored National Apprenticeship Act to expand programs.
Cindy Axne: Close gender wage gap, challenge wage discrimination.
Kathy Hochul: She believes in equal pay for equal work.
Christine Drazan: Restore the voices of rural Oregonians in state government.
Tim James: Opposes allowing casinos to open in Alabama.
Peter Franchot: Helped reform alcohol laws to support local craft breweries.
Mike Murphy: Protect the economic interests of our farmers and ranchers.
Mike Murphy: Supports Minnesota mining while protecting environment.
Principles & Values|
Chris Jones: Raised with strong faith, no conflict with love for science.
Chris Jones: Politics does not have to be divisive and destructive.
Jim Pillen: Involved in Ignite the Faith, Youth for Christ Mission.
Jim Pillen: America is the best country in the world.
Jim Pillen: I believe in American exceptionalism.
Dan Cox: Trump: Dan Cox is an America First Patriot.
Dan Cox: Can't back down from reliance upon God, law and order.
Mike Harmon: No legacy except I served my Lord, family, & country well.
Tim James: Tim owns his faith in Christ as the foundation of his life.
Tim James: Faith in God first, family second in all policy decisions.
Tim James: Faith-based organizations can participate in public programs.
Tim James: Condemn activist judges who allow desecration of the flag.
Brian Dahle: I pledge to tell you the truth, restore power, work hard.
Scott Jensen: A governor should serve to preserve, protect and prepare.
Doug Gansler: Helps run a non-profit lacrosse league for inner-city youth.
Heidi Ganahl: Founded largest pet care franchise in the world.
Paul Gazelka: We are citizens of the greatest country in the world.
Garrett Soldano: Our rights come from God, not from the government.
Garrett Soldano: Father instilled a fierce love for country and sense of duty.
Katie Hobbs: Never seen nation so divided; seen it up close in Arizona.
Stacy Lee George: Part of a salt of the earth type of American family.
Kandiss Taylor: Passionate about Jesus, Guns, and Babies!
Joy Hofmeister: Throughout my life, I've valued hard work and perseverance.
Annette Taddeo: Father was kidnapped by a Marxist terrorist group.
Nan Whaley: Focus on economy, no compromise on core progressive values.
Peter Franchot: Measure commitment not by money spent, but results we demand.
Kai Kahele: Against raising the minimum age for social security benefits.
Peter Franchot: Tax incentives for seniors for mentorship program.
Mike Murphy: Minnesota must re-evaluate taxing Social Security benefits.
Jim Pillen: Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities.
Kai Kahele: Increase property tax rates for non-resident owners.
Bob Stefanowski: Immediately cut the sales tax, eliminate new restaurant tax.
Christine Drazan: I will veto new taxes & repeal costly regulations.
Tim James: Repeal 2019 gas tax, eliminate grocery sales tax.
Brian Dahle: Repeal the gas tax and roll back excessive regulations.
Kirk Caldwell: We have to reduce taxes to attract businesses and jobs.
Scott Jensen: We're some of the most over-taxed people in America.
Doug Gansler: Employer tax credits for businesses hiring military spouses.
Michelle Benson: Get Minnesota out of the top 10 in taxes.
Paul Gazelka: Stop over-taxing, over-regulating small businesses.
Garrett Soldano: Would reverse Whitmer's higher taxes on businesses, gasoline.
Stacy Lee George: I will REPEAL the gas tax of 2019 immediately.
Peter Franchot: Ease filing for those with simple tax obligations.
Kathy Hochul: Tax cuts for low/middle incomes, not for billionaires.
Peter Franchot: Supported online retailers collecting state sales tax.
Maura Healey: Prioritize electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Chris Jones: All Arkansans deserve dependable internet.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Expand public transit; move to a fare-free system.
Garrett Soldano: Big Tech and the corporate media want to keep us divided.
Peter Franchot: Access to the internet will become a right for each citizen.
Andrew Giuliani: Got CARES Act funding to save thousands of transit jobs.
Welfare & Poverty|
Kai Kahele: Prioritize affordable homes for local families and residents.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Make investments aimed at ending homelessness.
Christine Drazan: Work with non-profits, faith community on homelessness.
Doug Gansler: Provide economic incentives to address housing affordability.
Katie Hobbs: Combine assistance programs under fewer agencies.
Nan Whaley: Protect tenants, reduce the number of evictions.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2022 Gubernatorial campaign websites.
2018-22 Governors' book excerpts:
- American Crisis, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D,NY)
- Can't Is Not an Option, by Gov. Nikki Haley (R,SC)
- Crossroads, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D,NY)
- Dialogues, by Governor Jerry Brown (D,CA)
- From Power to Purpose, by Gov. Sam Brownback (R,KS)
- Governor`s Travels, by Gov. Angus King (I,ME)
- Leadership and Crisis, by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R,LA)
- The Opposite of Woe, by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D,CO)
- A Reason to Believe, by Gov. Deval Patrick (D,MA)
- Romney: An Inside Look, about Gov. Mitt Romney (R,MA)
- Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer (R,AZ)
- Stand For Something, by Gov. John Kasich (R,OH)
- Unintimidated, by Governor Scott Walker (R,WI)
- What A Party!, by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D,VA)
- 2022 Senatorial debates: