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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 Ohio Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 OH Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bernie Moreno (25) Republican Challenger Ohio
  • Jane Timken (26) Republican Challenger Ohio
  • JD Vance (29) Republican Senate Challenger Ohio
  • Josh Mandel (36) Former Republican Nominee (withdrew 2018) Ohio
  • Mark Pukita (1)
  • Matt Dolan (3) Republican Senate Challenger Ohio
  • Morgan Harper (3) Democratic Senate Challenger Ohio
  • Nan Whaley (1) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • Tim Ryan (18) Ohio Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from OH-13
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    2022 Ohio Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Ernst.Senate.Gov press release: "Letter to Secretary of Education," [from ten Senators regarding Supreme Court ruling overtuning college affirmative action] Sept. 12, 2023, (Link)
  • PolitiFact.com, "Fact-checking J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate debate," by Amy Sherman, October 17, 2022, (Link)
  • The Columbus Dispatch, "4 takeaways from first Ohio Senate debate between Tim Ryan, J.D. Vance," by Haley BeMiller, 10/10/22, (Link)
  • CNN: Transcript of "State of the Union": Interview With Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH); moderated by Dana Bash, August 28, 2022, (Link)
  • Truthout.org , "JD Vance Suggests People in 'Violent' Marriages Shouldn't Get Divorced," by┬áCameron Joseph, July 25, 2022
  • Cleveland Plain-Dealer (cleveland.com), "In Republican U.S. Senate primary events, Bernie Moreno downplays his company's support for LGBTQ non-discrimination," by Andrew J. Tobias, Dec. 21, 2021
  • TV Ad "Patriot" in Ohio Senate race on JaneTimkenForOhio.com, downloaded 11/12/21
  • FOX News, "GOP Senate candidate says he offered $1B for Cleveland Indians in bid to prevent name change," by Houston Keene, 9/23/21
  • Queerty e-zine, "J.D. Vance fails spectacularly in latest attempt at trolling LGBTQ people," by Graham Gremore, September 9, 2021
  • Cincinnati Enquirer, "Opinion: US Senate race as much about the past as it is our future," by Matt Dolan, 9/9/21
  • Steve Bannon's WarRoom.org: "The left's latest woke attack on faith," by Jane Timken, September 8, 2021
  • The Ohio Star, "Ohio Senate Candidate J.D. Vance Gains Another Endorsement from Trump Cabinet Vets in EPA's Wheeler," by Brian Ball, August 26, 2021
  • Columbus Free Press, "It's gotta be the shoes and so much more that makes Morgan Harper different," by John Lasker, August 23, 2021
  • Jewish Insider, "Morgan Harper's entry into Ohio Senate race shakes up Democratic primary," by Matthew Kassel, August 19, 2021
  • Toledo Blade, "Is Matt Dolan the Rob Portman who can replace Rob Portman?," by Liz Skalka, August 19, 2021
  • The American Conservative, "J.D. Vance Becomes Catholic," by Rod Dreher, August 11, 2019
  • TownHall.com, "Let's Stand Up for Our Kids Against Leftist Overreach, Indoctrination," by Jane Timken, Jul 26, 2021
  • CBT News, "Car dealer and Ohio Senate Candidate Bernie Moreno discusses record campaign funding," July 21, 2021
  • Steve Bannon's WarRoom.org: "Americans support election audits. Why are Democrats smothering them?," by Jane Timken, July 15, 2021
  • The Hill, "'Hillbilly Elegy' author binds himself to Trump after past criticism," by Nill Stanage, 07/07/21
  • WTOL-11 Newsroom, "Best-selling author JD Vance announces run for U.S. Senate seat," July 3, 2021
  • Fox News, "Tucker: People in charge create disaster after disaster," July 2, 2021
  • News AKMI, "Exclusive--J.D. Vance: Biden's War on Energy Forces Jobs to China," by Julie Mcmahon, July 2, 2021
  • WCPO-TV ABC-9, "'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance tells Tanya O'Rourke why he decided to run for Senate," by Tyson Thorp & Tanya O'Rourke, Jul 02, 2021
  • NBC News, "'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance launches GOP Senate bid in Ohio," by Henry J. Gomez, July 1, 2021
  • Cincinnati Enquirer, "'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance announces Senate bid," by Haley BeMiller and Jessie Balmert, July 1, 2021
  • RawStory.com blog, "Potential GOP Senate candidate whines about 'Gossip Girl' being ruined by 'wokeness'," by Brad Reed, June 22, 2021
  • Lima News, "Timken's Senate campaign gaining traction in Lima," by Trevor Hubert, June 18, 2021
  • Esquire magazine, "J.D. Vance Is Selling Trumpism Without the Crazy--Well, Some of the Crazy," by Charles P. Pierce, Jun 4, 2021
  • Bloomberg Law, "Tech Liability Shield Has No Place in Trade Deals, Groups Say," May 27, 2021
  • The New Republic, "Who Does J.D. Vance Think He's Fooling?," by Timothy Noah, May 27, 2021
  • Columbus Dispatch, "Opinion: 'Radical left' using 'race theory' to inject socialism into every aspect of life," by Jane Timken, 5/24/21
  • Chillicothe Gazette, "Senate candidate Jane Timken visits Chillicothe, discusses goals," by Justin Reutter, 5/7/2021
  • Delaware Gazette, "Country must defend police, not defund them," by Jane Timken, May 5, 2021
  • Columbus Dispatch, "Ohio's U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan launches bid for U.S. Senate; first Democrat in the race," by Jessie Balmert, 4/26/21
  • Fox News, "Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan announces Senate run for Portman seat," by Paul Steinhauser, 4/26/21
  • CNN Politics, "Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan launches campaign of US Senate seat in Ohio," by Alex Rogers and Dan Merica, April 26, 2021
  • Cincinnati Enquirer, "Opinion: A nuclear Iran would pose an unacceptable threat," by Jane Timken, April 22, 2021
  • The Toledo Blade, "We must combat cancel culture," by Josh Mandel, Apr 18, 2021
  • Spectrum News 1, "Cleveland Businessman Places Bid for Portman's Senate Seat," by Lydia Taylor, Apr. 06, 2021
  • Mahoning Matters, "Lawmakers introduce legislation to create manufacturing office," Mar 30, 2021
  • Jewish Insider, "Jane Timken claims she's the Trumpiest candidate in Ohio," by Matthew Kassel, March 26, 2021
  • WFMJ-TV NBC-21, "Congressman Ryan renews call to help Delphi salaried retirees restore pensions," by Lauren Stebelton, March 23, 2021
  • Washington Times, "Ohio Senate Candidate attacks President Biden on immigration," by Seth McLaughlin, 3/23/2021
  • Cincinnati Enquirer: "Twitter temporarily restricts Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel over 'hateful conduct'," by Jessie Balmert, 3/18/21
  • The Cleveland Scene, "The Beginner's Guide to the Harrowing Soullessness of Josh Mandel," by Pete Kotz, Mar 10, 2021
  • Columbus Dispatch, "LGBTQ rights: What's the difference between the Equality Act and the Ohio Fairness Act?," by Anna Staver, 3/7/21
  • FoxNews.com, "Jane Timken calls on Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach Trump," by Brooke Singman, 3/1/2021
  • Springfield News-Sun, "6 things to know about Republican Senate candidate Jane Timken," by Laura A. Bischoff, Feb 19, 2021
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, "Former Ohio GOP Chairman Jane Timken launches bid for Senate," by Seth A. Richardson, Feb 18, 2021
  • WKYC, "Former Ohio treasurer Josh Mandel claims 2020 election was 'stolen from President Trump'," by Mark Naymik, February 10, 2021
  • Politico.com, "Mandel mounts another Senate run in Ohio," by James Arkin, 02/10/2021
  • Queerty blog. "Jewish Republican who hates gay people and takes money from Nazi enthusiasts announces Senate run," by Graham Gremore, February 10, 2021
  • Politico.com, "'But he's Jewish': Opponent questions Mandel's faith in Ohio Senate primary debate," by Natalie Allison, 11/11/2021
  • Mahoning Matters, "Candidate Questionnaire: Tim Ryan, candidate for Ohio's 13th Congressional District," Oct 29, 2020
  • Statehouse News Bureau, "Timken on why Judicial appointments are 'motivating to voters'," by Andy Chow, 9/28/2020
  • Mahoning Matters, "Is Tim Ryan's FirstEnergy money a broken fossil fuel promise?," by Justin Dennis, Aug 10, 2020
  • Fox News, "Rep. Tim Ryan's Big Idea: Giving Americans a mental timeout," by Marisa Schultz, May 29, 2020
  • Cincinnati Enquirer: "Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has been a rock star. What's it mean for her future?," by Jason Williams, 8/8/19
  • Cleveland Plain-Dealer, "U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel voices skepticism about global warming in pre-convention interview," by Henry J. Gomez, Aug 27, 2012, updated Jan 12, 2019
  • Cleveland Plain-Dealer: "For Josh Mandel, no gutter is too deep, no shot too cheap," by Brent Larkin, Aug 03, 2017, updated Jan 11, 2019
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer and The Forward, "Josh Mandel's strange Jewish journey to Trumpland from suburban Cleveland," by Nathan Guttman, Nov 20, 2017
  • WOSU Public Radio, "Josh Mandel Targets Federal Law Prohibiting Churches from Endorsing Candidates," by Julie Carr Smyth, Aug 29, 2017
  • Fox-19 NOW, "Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel alleges CAIR has terror ties," by Steve Beynon, March 11, 2017
  • WOSU 89.7 FM, "Josh Mandel Targets Federal Law Prohibiting Churches from Endorsing Candidates," by Julie Carr Smyth, Aug 29, 2017
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, "For Josh Mandel, no gutter is too deep, no shot too cheap," by Brent Larkin, Aug 03, 2017
  • Fox 19 NOW, "Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel alleges CAIR has terror ties," by Steve Beynon, March 11, 2017
  • The Columbus Dispatch, "President and allies are on a reckless path of tax-and-spend policies," by Jane Timken, April 13, 2015
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, "U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel voices skepticism about global warming in pre-convention interview, by Henry J. Gomez, Aug 27, 2012

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Josh Mandel: Prohibit abortion at first sign of fetal heartbeat.
    Josh Mandel: Prohibit abortion at first sign of fetal heartbeat.
    JD Vance: Abortion rights should be regulated by state legislatures .
    JD Vance: Unborn babies are not inconveniences to be discarded.
    Tim Ryan: Late term abortion only when something tragic is happening.
    Tim Ryan: Abortion rights should codify Roe v. Wade standards.
Budget & Economy
    Bernie Moreno: Make unemployment benefits a mechanism of last resort.
    Bernie Moreno: Put our fiscal house in order; cut spending.
    Jane Timken: We need to get back to fiscal responsibility.
    Matt Dolan: Supports bipartisan infrastructure bill that Trump opposes.
    Tim Ryan: Give American manufacturing the tools it needs to grow.
    JD Vance: Spending like American Rescue Plan drove up costs .
    Tim Ryan: CHIPS Act is all about reshoring high-end manufacturing jobs.
    Tim Ryan: Spending like American Rescue Plan creates Ohio jobs.
Civil Rights
    Bernie Moreno: Glosses over company's support for LGBTQ non-discrimination.
    Jane Timken: Critical race theory seeks to stoke racial flames.
    JD Vance: Generals should read less about white rage, whatever that is.
    JD Vance: Black Lives Matter movement destroyed many towns and cities.
    JD Vance: OpEd: Mocked AOC for Native American phrase for non-binary.
    Matt Dolan: For Fairness Act, against transgirls in girls' athletics.
    JD Vance: Enforce Court decision ending college affirmative action.
    Jane Timken: Cut corporate tax from 25% if Biden raises from 21%.
    JD Vance: Woke capital directly connected to plundering of society.
    Bernie Moreno: We must stand together to "defend the police".
    Jane Timken: I will always "Back the Blue," not defund the police.
    JD Vance: Violent crime spike because police afraid to do their jobs.
    Bernie Moreno: Get tough on the illicit distribution and sale of opioids.
    Tim Ryan: Advocated for treatment & diversion in lieu of incarceration.
    JD Vance: Close the border to end drug trafficking zone.
    JD Vance: Border wall would stop flow of fentanyl.
    Bernie Moreno: I will fight hard to expand school choice.
    Jane Timken: Local control of education, not critical race theory.
    Josh Mandel: Local school districts should have autonomy.
    Josh Mandel: Local school districts should have autonomy.
    Tim Ryan: I've pushed for social and emotional learning in our schools.
    Tim Ryan: People who didn't go to college need help as well.
Energy & Oil
    Bernie Moreno: Doesn't believe electric cars are the right answer.
    Jane Timken: Oil and gas are essential for energy and jobs.
    JD Vance: Subsidizing electric vehicle technology helps China, not US.
    Josh Mandel: Supports expansion of oil drilling and fracking.
    Josh Mandel: Climate research inconclusive & riddled with fraud.
    Josh Mandel: Attacked "war on coal": Over! Our! Dead! Bodies!
    Josh Mandel: Supports expansion of oil drilling and fracking.
    Josh Mandel: Climate research inconclusive & riddled with fraud.
    Tim Ryan: We must get serious about reducing carbon emissions.
    Tim Ryan: No fossil fuel donations was only for presidential campaign.
    JD Vance: EPA Admin: Vance will oppose arbitrary regulatory burdens.
    Josh Mandel: Environmental regulations beyond common sense; killing jobs.
    Josh Mandel: Environmental regulations beyond common sense; killing jobs.
Families & Children
    JD Vance: Expanded childcare favors affluent over working class.
Foreign Policy
    Bernie Moreno: Always, always, put America First!
    Bernie Moreno: United States must always stand unequivocally with Israel.
    Jane Timken: Stand up for Israel, Iran is a threat to Israel and US.
    Jane Timken: BDS movement antisemitic, would push back with legislation.
    Jane Timken: Abraham Accords have been a significant development.
    Jane Timken: Advocates strong and public support for Israel.
    Jane Timken: I will always work to advance policies that weaken Iran.
    Morgan Harper: Israel has right to exist; so does Palestine.
    JD Vance: Put Americans first in response to Russia-Ukraine war.
Free Trade
    Bernie Moreno: Only support trade agreements that put American jobs first.
    Morgan Harper: Don't let tech companies limit liability in trade deals.
Government Reform
    Bernie Moreno: All politicians do is talk; I strongly support term limits.
    Bernie Moreno: Cut red tape and reduce regulatory burden on economy.
    Jane Timken: There was widespread fraud in 2020's election.
    Jane Timken: Democrats want to rig every election going forward.
    JD Vance: End mail-in voting bonanza, make Election Day a holiday.
    JD Vance: Investigate 2020 election, but we already know what happened.
    JD Vance: Universal voter ID, but make it easier to get.
    Josh Mandel: Time will prove widespread fraud & 2020 election stolen.
    Josh Mandel: Would allow churches to endorse candidates.
    Josh Mandel: Over time we'll see election was stolen from Trump.
    Josh Mandel: Would allow churches to endorse candidates.
    Tim Ryan: End deeply partisan way district lines are drawn.
Gun Control
    Bernie Moreno: Our Second Amendment is currently under threat.
    Nan Whaley: Heal after Dayton shooting; but #DoSomething on gun control.
Health Care
    Jane Timken: Obamacare was a government takeover of our healthcare.
    Jane Timken: COVID: No new mask mandates; no mandated vaccines in schools.
    Josh Mandel: Why shut down schools & small businesses for COVID?
    Josh Mandel: ObamaCare is job killer: prefers physician-owned hospitals.
    Josh Mandel: ACA a job killer, physician-owned hospitals an alternative.
    Tim Ryan: Reauthorize the Healthy Start for Infants program.
Homeland Security
    Bernie Moreno: A strong American military is the only way to ensure peace.
    Jane Timken: Supports investing in our military and veterans.
    Josh Mandel: Supported reinstatement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
    Josh Mandel: Claims Muslim civil rights group CAIR has terrorism ties.
    Josh Mandel: Supported reinstatement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
    Josh Mandel: Claims Muslim civil rights group has terrorism ties.
    Bernie Moreno: My parents came here legally to escape socialism.
    Bernie Moreno: I support building a wall on Southern border.
    Jane Timken: AdWatch: Opposes amnesty to 12 million illegal immigrants.
    JD Vance: Those who complain about southern border get called racist.
    Josh Mandel: We need a fighter who will fight to build the wall.
    Josh Mandel: Ban sanctuary cities; jail mayors who try to establish them.
    Josh Mandel: Suspended by Twitter for poll on crimes by "illegals".
    Josh Mandel: Ban sanctuary cities, jail mayors who try to establish them.
    Tim Ryan: My experience is focusing on workers and their families.
    Tim Ryan: It can't be businesses versus workers; this is a partnership.
Principles & Values
    Bernie Moreno: Running to protect the American dream.
    Bernie Moreno: We need to protect Trump's victories & amazing achievements.
    Bernie Moreno: Confirm judges to defend Constitution and state's rights.
    Bernie Moreno: Tried to buy Cleveland Indians to prevent name change.
    Bernie Moreno: Defended fellow candidate against antisemitic advertisement.
    Jane Timken: Advance the Trump agenda without fear or hesitation.
    Jane Timken: Second Trump impeachment was unconstitutional and a sham.
    Jane Timken: I denounce QAnon, I don't agree with them.
    Jane Timken: Supports Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court.
    Jane Timken: My opponent should resign for voting to impeach Trump.
    Jane Timken: We should be doubling down on faith at universities.
    Jane Timken: AdWatch: Stop socialist agenda; teach kids to be patriots!
    JD Vance: 2016: Trump reprehensible; 2020: evolved to support Trump.
    JD Vance: Willing to wade through a little crap to save this country.
    JD Vance: Known as the "Trump Whisperer" for explaining his support.
    JD Vance: 2016: Trump makes people I care about afraid.
    JD Vance: Critical of Trump in 2016, enthusiastic supporter in 2020.
    JD Vance: Wokeness will make everything boring and ugly.
    JD Vance: Public policy views aligned with Catholic social teaching.
    Josh Mandel: Stand up for the Trump America first agenda.
    Josh Mandel: 2011: Refused to return donation from Nazi reenactor.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Attacked ADL for report on extremists hate groups.
    Josh Mandel: Supports President Trump's America first Agenda.
    Josh Mandel: Pulverize the "uni-party," no desire to be part of that club.
    Josh Mandel: 2011: Refused to return donation from Nazi reenactor.
    Josh Mandel: Attacked ADL for report on extremists hate groups.
    Mark Pukita: AdWatch: anti-Semitic for saying "My opponent is Jewish"?
    Matt Dolan: Need leader to oppose widening chasm of Democratic socialism.
    Morgan Harper: Saved by foster care system, adoptive mother.
    Tim Ryan: Incorporated yoga into his presidential run.
    Tim Ryan: Respects footballer Baker Mayfield for his grit & resiliency.
    JD Vance: 2020 election was stolen by very powerful people .
Social Security
    Tim Ryan: Repeal offsets that reduce Social Security payments.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Moreno: Protect historic tax cuts signed by Trump.
    Jane Timken: Taxes would stifle economy, destroy jobs, harm families.
    Jane Timken: Signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge opposing tax increases.
    JD Vance: Tax "social justice" nonprofits, pay down their endowments.
    Bernie Moreno: Pass smart legislation that holds Big Tech accountable.
    JD Vance: Time to stop complaining about Big Tech and do something.
    Josh Mandel: Tech platforms too big for carte blanche censorship powers.
War & Peace
    Bernie Moreno: If you mess with the US, there'll be severe consequences.
    Bernie Moreno: Take any action necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.
    Josh Mandel: War in Iraq was just and for a good cause.
    Josh Mandel: War in Iraq was just and for a good cause.
    Tim Ryan: Don't let Putin roll right through Ukraine.

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

Sen. Portman retiring in 2022:
OH: Incumbent Rob Portman(R,retiring)
vs.Author JD Vance(R nominee)
vs.U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan(D nominee)
vs.Challenger Bernie Moreno(R,lost primary)
vs.Josh Mandel(R,lost primary)
vs.OH GOP Chair Jane Timken(R,lost primary)
vs.Mike Gibbons(R,lost primary)
vs.Morgan Harper(D,lost primary)
vs.Matt Dolan(R,lost primary)
Previous Senate debates:
2018 Ohio Senate debates: Brown(D) vs. Mandel(R) vs.Gibbons(R) vs.Renacci(R)
2016 Ohio Senate debates, Portman vs.Strickland
2012 Ohio Senate debates, Pryce vs. Mandel
2010 Ohio Senate debates, Portman vs. Fisher
2006 Ohio Senate debate, DeWine vs. Brown

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