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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 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 PA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Doug Mastriano (26) Pennsylvania Republican candidate for Governor
  • Joe Gale (5) Pennsylvania Republican challenger for Governor
  • Josh Shapiro (21) Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • William McSwain (3) Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • CNN: Transcript of "State of the Union": Interview With Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro, moderated by Dana Bash, May 22, 2022, (Link)
  • Spotlight PA, "Doug Mastriano wins GOP nomination for governor, will face Democrat Josh Shapiro," by Angela Couloumbis and Stephen Caruso, May 17, 2022
  • Gettysburg Times, "Mastriano, Robinson propose legislation to fund the police," Mar 28, 2022
  • Harrisburg Patriot-News (PennLive.com), "Officials break ground on new cost-free preschool for low-income, at-risk families in central Pa.," by Zahriah Balentine, Nov. 10, 2021
  • Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, "Josh Shapiro follows Jewish values in governor's race," by Jarrad Saffren, October 19, 2021
  • ABC27-WHTM, "Shapiro finally announces Pa. gubernatorial run, Republicans cry another Wolf," by Dennis Owens, Oct 13, 2021
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's running for governor," by Andrew Seidman, Oct 13, 2021
  • Reading Eagle, "Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro jumps into '22 governor's race," by Marc Levy, Mark Scolforo and Michael Rubinkam, October 12, 2021
  • Philly Voice, "Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana use," by Brooks Holton, September 28, 2021
  • MSNBC, transcript from "The Reid Out," March 23, 2021
  • Philly Voice, "Suburban politician, who called BLM a hate group and COVID-19 lockdowns 'un-American,' will run for governor," by Hannah Kanik, Feb 17, 2021
  • WHYY NPR-radio 90.9 FM, "Montco, Delco elected leaders react to violent insurrection at the Capitol Building," by Kenny Cooper, January 7, 2021
  • The Colonial Montgomery News, "Montgomery County approves 2021 budget with property tax hike," by Rachel Ravina, Dec 18, 2020
  • WFMZ, "Joe Gale talks tax hikes and cancel culture," Dec 15, 2020
  • Jewish Telegraphic Agency, "5 things to know about Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's Jewish attorney general who's making sure the state's votes are counted," by Ben Sales, November 5, 2020
  • The Pottstown Mercury, "Citizens repeat calls for Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale to resign," by Carl Hessler Jr., Jul 9, 2020
  • Pittsburgh City Paper, "Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro defends immigrant Dreamers in letter to Trump," by Ryan Deto, Jul 27, 2017
  • The Colonial Montgomery News, "Commissioner Joseph Gale: Put the 'worship' back in Whitemarsh," Apr 18, 2017
  • The Philadelphia Citizen, "Zero-Based Budgeting," by Larry Platt, Jan. 16, 2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Doug Mastriano: Fetal heartbeat bill would ban abortions after six weeks.
    Doug Mastriano: End any state funding to Planned Parenthood.
    Joe Gale: Black Lives Matter should protest atrocity of abortion.
    Josh Shapiro: He will veto any bill that would restrict abortion rights.
    Josh Shapiro: I will protect Pennsylvania law allowing right to abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Doug Mastriano: Propose a 2023 budget that keeps reckless spending in check.
    Josh Shapiro: Start budgets at zero, define mission, then fund it.
    William McSwain: Career politicians have overextended the state's budget.
Civil Rights
    Doug Mastriano: Bar trans women from playing women's sports.
    Joe Gale: Called Black Lives Matter a radical left-wing hate group.
    Josh Shapiro: Change black businesses getting only 4% of state contracts.
    Josh Shapiro: Ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in Pennsylvania.
    Doug Mastriano: Reduce the Corporate Net Income Tax Rate.
    Doug Mastriano: Use $100 million in federal funds for law enforcement.
    Joe Gale: Appalling to criticize insurrection but not other protests.
    Josh Shapiro: Supports legalization, expunging non-violent convictions.
    Doug Mastriano: A lot of distrust between public and government schools.
    Doug Mastriano: Education Opportunity Accounts would increase school choice.
    Doug Mastriano: Tax endowments of wealthy private colleges.
    Doug Mastriano: Immediate ban on Critical Race Theory, Gender Theory studies.
    Josh Shapiro: Cost-free preschool will be an essential lifeline.
    Josh Shapiro: Fully fund and fix up our schools.
Energy & Oil
    Doug Mastriano: Encourage investment into the natural gas and coal industry.
Government Reform
    Doug Mastriano: Supported lawsuits, alternate electors after 2020 election.
    Doug Mastriano: Cut spending; slash burdensome regulations.
    Doug Mastriano: Eliminate "No-Excuse" Mail-in voting and Ballot Drop boxes.
    Doug Mastriano: Cut statewide regulations by at least 55,000 in first year.
    Doug Mastriano: Prohibit political consultants from registering as lobbyists.
    Josh Shapiro: Filibuster has rendered Senate unable to solve problems.
    Josh Shapiro: Expand early voting; implement same-day voter registration.
Gun Control
    Doug Mastriano: Establish PA as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary".
    Doug Mastriano: The right to defend yourself is a God-given right.
    Josh Shapiro: Regulate "ghost guns"; trace guns used in crimes.
    William McSwain: Defend the right to keep and bear arms.
Health Care
    Doug Mastriano: Proposes allowing off-label drugs to treat COVID-19.
    Doug Mastriano: Compared state COVID mandates to communist East Germany.
    Doug Mastriano: Immediate ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
    Josh Shapiro: Brokered deal between insurance companies to expand coverage.
    Doug Mastriano: Prevent municipalities from becoming sanctuary cities.
    Doug Mastriano: Place fees on international wire transfers.
    Josh Shapiro: Government shouldn't go back on its promise to DREAMers.
    Josh Shapiro: Will veto any bill to make PA a right-to-work state.
Principles & Values
    Doug Mastriano: Prayed that God would influence Capitol election protest.
    Joe Gale: Saddened that Columbus Day was canceled as county holiday.
    Josh Shapiro: Fight for the wrong, the left out, the forgotten.
    Josh Shapiro: GOP wants to undermine elections & permanently divide us.
    Josh Shapiro: Shapiro has remained Jewishly engaged as a politician.
    Josh Shapiro: Observes Jewish Sabbath even while campaigning.
    Doug Mastriano: Spearheaded "forensic investigation" of the 2020 election.
Tax Reform
    Doug Mastriano: Elimination of property tax would benefit the economy.
    Joe Gale: Politicians smother us with money grab after money grab.
    Josh Shapiro: We need to lower taxes, close loopholes, increase wages.
    Josh Shapiro: Eliminate the state cell phone tax, expand property rebates.
    William McSwain: Lower tax burden on working families; cut red tape.
    Josh Shapiro: Get rid of nuisance taxes like the state cell phone tax.

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  • Doug Mastriano Pennsylvania Republican candidate for Governor
  • Joe Gale Pennsylvania Republican challenger for Governor
  • Josh Shapiro Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • William McSwain Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial Challenger

The above quotations are from 2022 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; Gov. Wolf term-limited in 2022; contenders:
PA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Tom Wolf(D,term-limited)
vs.A.G.Josh Shapiro(D nominee)
vs.State Senator Doug Mastriano(R nominee)
vs.U.S.Rep. Lou Barletta(R,lost primary)
vs.Commissioner Joe Gale(R,lost primary)
vs.U.S. Attorney William McSwain(R,lost primary)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate, Wolf(D)
vs.Krawchuk(Libertarian) vs.Wagner (R) vs.Barletta(R,declined)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 PA Gubernatorial debate

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