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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)

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2022 Iowa Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 IA Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Abby Finkenauer (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Iowa-1
  • Ashley Hinson (1) Republican U.S. Rep Iowa-1
  • Chuck Grassley (2) Republican Sr Senator Iowa
  • Cindy Axne (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Iowa-3
  • Jim Carlin (4) Senate candidate Iowa
  • Michael Franken (3) Democratic Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Theresa Greenfield (1) Democratic Senate Challenger Iowa
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Iowa Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Des Moines Register: "Chuck Grassley, Mike Franken clash on abortion, inflation in US Senate debate," by Stephen Gruber-Miller, 10/6/22, (Link)
  • KPVI, "Franken Stumps in Fayette", June 2022
  • Carroll Times Herald, "Democratic Senate candidates join labor in its biggest fight," by Douglas Burns, 7/27/21
  • Des Moines Register, "Democrat Abby Finkenauer is running for the U.S. Senate seat long held by Chuck Grassley," by Brianne Pfannenstiel, 7/22/21
  • CNN Politics, "Abby Finkenauer announces Senate bid in Iowa," by Dan Merica, July 22, 2021
  • Bloomberg.com Politics: "Republican Senators Urge Biden to End Trump-Initiated Trade War," by Laura Davison, July 1, 2021
  • Indianola Independent-Advocate, "Lack of affordable child care keeping moms out of work," by Cindy Axne, Apr 4, 2021
  • Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, "Axne touts $90 billion rural broadband initiative," by Brent Barnett, March 25, 2021
  • Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Little Village News, "State Sen. Jim Carlin, a hardcore Trump supporter, becomes the first declared candidate in the 2022 U.S. Senate race," by Paul Brennan, Feb 16, 2021
  • Sioux City Journal, "Carlin calls for election reforms as he enters race for US Senate, potential matchup with Grassley," by Earl Horlyk & Dave Dreeszen, Feb 15, 2021
  • Des Moines Register: "Cindy Axne on possible 2022 race for governor or U.S. Senate: 'I'm not going to leave anything off the table'," by Brianne Pfannenstiel, 1.15.21
  • BleedingHeartland.com blog, "The perils of outside money," Dec 8 2020

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Chuck Grassley: No national abortion ban, but state bans are ok.
    Michael Franken: Codify Roe v. Wade into law.
Civil Rights
    Jim Carlin: Introduced "bathroom bill" against transgender students.
    Chuck Grassley: Supports peer-to-peer counseling & privacy for law officers.
    Jim Carlin: Sponsored bill to restore death penalty in Iowa.
Families & Children
    Abby Finkenauer: Better access to child care as infrastructure investment.
    Cindy Axne: Double amount allowed for dependent care assistance plans.
Government Reform
    Abby Finkenauer: Advisor to "Next 50," increasing youth political engagement.
    Jim Carlin: Different standards for voting mean we're not equal.
    Jim Carlin: Claimed there was conspiracy to deprive Trump of re-election.
Health Care
    Cindy Axne: Member of Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force.
    Theresa Greenfield: Said she'd fight drug costs, but Big Pharma donated to her.
    Abby Finkenauer: Voted for the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act.
Principles & Values
    Abby Finkenauer: Since insurrection, GOP has turned its back on democracy.
    Ashley Hinson: Getting started in Congress; considering run for Senate.
Social Security
    Cindy Axne: Stop cuts to benefits for current and future retirees.
    Cindy Axne: Improve broadband access in rural communities.
War & Peace
    Michael Franken: Biden's doing the right thing on Ukraine.
Welfare & Poverty
    Michael Franken: Reduce inflation without catering to corporations.

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

Sen. Grassley up for re-election in 2022:
IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
vs.Michael Franken(D,nominee)
vs.State Sen. Jim Carlin(R,lost primary)
vs.Former U.S. Rep IA-1 Abby Finkenauer(D,lost primary)
vs.Bob Krause(D,withdrew)
Former Senators & Senate races:
2020 Iowa Senate debates: Joni Ernst(R) vs.Eddie Mauro(D) vs.Kimberly Graham(D) vs.Theresa Greenfield(D)
2016 Iowa Senate debates, Grassley vs.Judge
2014 Iowa Senate debates, Ernst vs. Braley
2010 Iowa Senate debates, Grassley vs. Conlin
2008 Iowa Senate debate, Harkin vs. Reed

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