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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Survey of 2022 Senate campaign websites
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| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Mike Durant: 100% pro-life, overturn Roe v. Wade; opposes choice.
Justin Olson: 100% Pro-Life voting record, defunded Planned Parenthood.
Rick Becker: I support life from conception to natural death.
Mark Brnovich: As Attorney General, weighed in on a dozen pro-life cases.
Mick McGuire: Congress must end funding relating to abortion.
Latham Saddler: Will fight to protect the lives of all our unborn children.
Val Arkoosh: We need to codify Roe v. Wade immediately.
Joan Farr: Adoption is the answer for unborn children.
Michael J. Steele: Supports choice, but make sure all options are known.
Mehmet Oz: Knows how precious life is and is 100% Pro-Life.
Cheri Beasley: Repeal Hyde Amendment; codify Roe v. Wade.
Mark Brnovich: Argued to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Joan Farr: When sperm and egg unite it is God's will it should be born.
Pat McCrory: Promote sanctity of life, religious freedom.
Dan Whitfield: Pro-choice but focus on sex ed & access to contraceptives.
Alex Lasry: Ensure access to abortion and reproductive care.
Budget & Economy|
Bob McDermott: Wasteful, undisciplined fiscal policy perpetuates dependence.
Justin Olson: Decrease the size, scope and reach of the federal government.
Brian Bengs: Military spending is an important part of state economy.
Rick Becker: The budget must be balanced; wasteful spending must be cut.
Kelly Tshibaka: Cut hundreds of millions from state spending over 5 years.
Bernie Moreno: Make unemployment benefits a mechanism of last resort.
Bernie Moreno: Put our fiscal house in order; cut spending.
James Vandermaas: Infrastructure projects will create jobs now, in the future.
Michael J. Steele: Investment in infrastructure will create jobs.
Mehmet Oz: President Biden's reckless spending has led to inflation.
Cheri Beasley: Invest in infrastructure; support small towns.
Luke Mixon: Infrastructure spending is not "stupid," it's what's needed.
Pat McCrory: Creating jobs, cutting taxes, spending smarter.
Alex Lasry: Use American materials for federal infrastructure projects.
Alex Lasry: Infrastructure includes upgrading public transportation.
Mike Durant: Radicals redefine American values with Critical Race Theory.
Rick Becker: No money for racist critical theory & identity politics.
Val Arkoosh: For Equality Act to protect LGBTQ+ community.
Cheri Beasley: Will fight to pass Equal Rights Amendment.
Cheri Beasley: Ensure protections for LGBTQ veterans and service members.
Joan Farr: Against gay marriage & others laws favoring a small minority.
Jane Timken: Critical Race Theory is Marxist, divisive, racist ideology.
Val Arkoosh: Would be first woman physician elected to the Senate.
Dan Whitfield: No discrimination for sexual orientation or identity.
Alex Lasry: Systemic racism is ingrained in our society.
Alex Lasry: I am a strong supporter of the Equality Act.
Justin Olson: Strong supporter of law enforcement professionals.
Bernie Moreno: We must stand together to "defend the police".
Val Arkoosh: Train our police in de-escalation techniques.
Michael J. Steele: Opposes death penalty; innocent people have been executed.
Michael J. Steele: Supports Rapid Response for battered women.
Cheri Beasley: End cash bail, some mandatory minimum sentences.
Eric Schmitt: Launched Cold Case Unit, testing backlog of rape kits.
Jeff Bartos: Against "Defund the Police," police need to be fully funded.
Joan Farr: Overhaul legal system, stop innocents from being jailed.
Pat McCrory: No sanctuary cities, support police, election security.
John Fetterman: Overhauled clemency process, recommended more commutations.
Mark Walker: Support law enforcement, criminal justice reform.
Dan Whitfield: Need to reform, not "defund," the police.
Alex Lasry: Ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants, end qualified immunity.
Tammy Baldwin: Criminal justice system needs review to ensure fairness.
Bernie Moreno: Get tough on the illicit distribution and sale of opioids.
Val Arkoosh: Decriminalize marijuana, reform on nonviolent drug offenses.
John Fetterman: Listening tour, report got governor to support legalization.
Justin Olson: Critical race theory is harmful divisive ideology.
Rick Becker: Supports abolishing the federal Department of Education.
Mark Brnovich: Give religious schools access to school choice tax credits.
Bernie Moreno: I will fight hard to expand school choice.
Val Arkoosh: Supports funding of public schools, childcare, Pre-K.
James Vandermaas: Universal pre-K, appropriate compensation of teachers.
James Vandermaas: Finance college through Community Service Payback Program.
Michael J. Steele: Offer student debt relief, student debt forgiveness.
Mehmet Oz: Extreme left indoctrinating kids with anti-American ideology.
Mehmet Oz: Will fight for more school choice for all Americans.
Cheri Beasley: Reform student loan programs; increase funds for HBCUs.
Cheri Beasley: For universal pre-K, close funding gaps between districts.
Mark Brnovich: Sued to strike down in-state tuition for DACA recipients.
Mark Brnovich: Give religious schools equal access to choice tax credits.
Joan Farr: In favor of prayer and spanking being put back in schools.
Val Arkoosh: COVID: Showed tears realizing what her own teens had lost.
Ted Budd: Member of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Alex Padilla: Expanded after school programs; reduced class sizes.
Mark Walker: Has championed school choice; empower parents and students.
Tammy Baldwin: Urges funding to help at-risk students' access to education.
Energy & Oil|
Bob McDermott: I want cheap abundant energy that all Americans can access.
Brian Bengs: Speed the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources.
Rick Becker: We must stop subsidizing "clean" and alternative fuels.
Mark Brnovich: Challenged carbon regulations as "back door Green New Deal".
Val Arkoosh: Supports federal efforts to ban fracking nationwide.
Joan Farr: Climate change is real, but we can only do so much.
James Vandermaas: Wind & solar power cuts our dependence on foreign oil.
James Vandermaas: Encourage transition to "nearly free" wind and solar energy.
Michael J. Steele: I will fight for the green business in North Dakota.
Cheri Beasley: Reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
Jeff Bartos: Natural gas is key to future of Pennsylvania's economy.
Joan Farr: Don't spend exorbitant amounts to stop climate change.
Alex Padilla: Got state agency to increase use of renewable energy.
Alex Padilla: 2006: for solar power, modernizing electrical grid.
Alex Lasry: I support transitioning to 100% clean electricity by 2035.
Michael J. Steele: I support EPA guidelines, will fight for strong regulations.
Alex Lasry: I strongly support keeping public lands in public hands.
Alex Lasry: I support repealing Trump rollbacks of emission standards.
Families & Children|
Cheri Beasley: Pass Federal Paid Family and Medical leave.
Luke Mixon: Parents should have access to affordable child care.
Tammy Baldwin: Treatment foster care helps kids stay out of institutions.
Brian Bengs: Preserving close relationship with allies makes us all safer.
Sarah Godlewski: Did microfinance work in rural India.
Latham Saddler: He is determined that Communist China will not prevail.
Latham Saddler: A strong, united America makes the world more secure.
Bernie Moreno: Always, always, put America First!
Bernie Moreno: United States must always stand unequivocally with Israel.
Jeff Bartos: Let people sue China for COVID, prosecute IP theft.
Nathan Dahm: Support an America First foreign policy.
Alex Lasry: US/Israel alliance special, for two-state solution.
Mike Durant: 100% pro-Trump, wants to get tougher with China on trade.
Justin Olson: Teach the importance of free markets and capitalism.
Bernie Moreno: Only support trade agreements that put American jobs first.
Val Arkoosh: For robust Buy America policies, incentivize retaining jobs.
James Vandermaas: Tariffs and trade war with China put our farmers at risk.
Michael J. Steele: Help farmers sell their products at the best prices.
Mehmet Oz: We need to focus on creating jobs here in America.
Cheri Beasley: Common sense policies on tariffs, expand markets for farmers.
Mike Durant: We were robbed of Trump's second term; can't happen again.
Justin Olson: Support election integrity reforms like voter ID.
Rick Becker: Supports term limits for members of Congress.
Rick Becker: Fire smug bureaucrats running roughshod over Congress.
Rick Becker: Resist any act allowing Federal intrusion into our elections.
Latham Saddler: Fewer regulations allow our businesses to grow and thrive.
Bernie Moreno: All politicians do is talk; I strongly support term limits.
Bernie Moreno: Cut red tape and reduce regulatory burden on economy.
Val Arkoosh: Overturn Citizens United, won't take corporate PAC money.
James Vandermaas: Keep public lands in Federal hands to preserve them.
Michael J. Steele: Fight for voting rights for students & Native Americans.
Cheri Beasley: Congress must act urgently to protect our democracy.
Jeff Bartos: Senseless regulations drive businesses to other countries.
Joan Farr: Pass Christian laws, don't pass laws favoring the minority.
Joan Farr: Mail-in ballots were used to keep Trump out of office.
Ted Budd: Deregulate small businesses strangled by big government.
Krystle Matthews: Provide transparency between citizens and state government.
Charles Booker: Remove barriers to democratic participation.
Alex Padilla: Implemented same-day voter registration.
Dan Whitfield: Favors ranked choice voting.
Dan Whitfield: End gerrymandering, use computer algorithm to draw lines.
Dan Whitfield: Reform Postal Service; against privatization.
Dan Whitfield: Lower pay for elected officials.
Alex Lasry: Active advocate for making it easier for people to vote.
Alex Lasry: Overturn Citizens United, no corporate PAC money.
Alex Lasry: We must eliminate the filibuster.
Mike Durant: Will fight for Constitutional Carry, opposes red flag laws.
Justin Olson: Earned an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.
Rick Becker: Eliminate existing federal statutes infringing 2nd Amendment.
Mick McGuire: The right to bear arms is not optional and not up for debate.
Latham Saddler: Threats to 2d amendment are a threat to our way of life.
Bernie Moreno: Our Second Amendment is currently under threat.
Val Arkoosh: Ban high-capacity magazines, assault weapons.
James Vandermaas: In favor of Comprehensive Universal Background Checks.
Cheri Beasley: Implement common sense gun safety measures, close loopholes.
Jeff Bartos: Proud gun owner since dad gave him Glock on 21st birthday.
Joan Farr: Supports 2nd amendment, especially with the pandemic.
Ted Budd: Lifetime NRA member; owns gun range and store.
Kelly Tshibaka: She will fight to preserve the 2nd Amendment.
Alex Padilla: 2006: Stopped felons from possessing body armor.
Mike Durant: Opposes mask and vaccine mandates; should be free choice.
Rick Becker: Won't tolerate government COVID fearmongering and scientism.
Mark Brnovich: Fighting illegal and unconstitutional COVID-19 mandates.
Val Arkoosh: Focus on disparities in health outcomes for Black moms.
James Vandermaas: Proposes Dual Payer plan, free to choose primary coverage.
Michael J. Steele: We can give people free healthcare & free education.
Mehmet Oz: Elites fighting COVID pandemic took away our freedom.
Mehmet Oz: Expand access to private sector plans for prescription drugs.
Cheri Beasley: Expand ObamaCare with public option, expand Medicaid.
Mark Brnovich: Filed first lawsuit against national COVID vaccine mandate.
Jeff Bartos: Vaccine mandate is a backbreaker for small businesses.
Joan Farr: Forced vaccines are a violation of your rights.
Luke Mixon: Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Cindy Axne: Member of Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force.
Alex Padilla: 2006: Fought for universal health care.
Alex Lasry: Healthcare a human right, add public option to ACA.
Tammy Baldwin: Good health care for all, especially the most vulnerable.
Rick Becker: Must work to reduce our military footprint around the world.
Sarah Godlewski: Worked with Pentagon on variety of projects.
Mick McGuire: For restoring tuition reimbursement for National Guard.
Latham Saddler: Work to ensure our common defense as a top priority.
Bernie Moreno: A strong American military is the only way to ensure peace.
Val Arkoosh: Robust funding for military installations & veteran benefits.
Cheri Beasley: Increase resources for veterans, military families.
Luke Mixon: My desire to serve was inspired by my grandfather.
Pat McCrory: Invest in military, protect veterans, defend rights.
Mark Walker: Improve care and service to veterans.
Dan Whitfield: Invest in the VA: education on bases for soldiers' children.
Tammy Baldwin: Full federal benefits to National Guard COVID fighters.
Mike Durant: Build the wall, no pathway to citizenship for "illegals".
Luke Holland: Build the wall, ensure resources for border agents.
Bob McDermott: Open border policy is harmful to American security.
Justin Olson: Finish the wall; verify immigration status for jobs.
Rick Becker: Secure our border immediately; finish building the wall.
Mick McGuire: No border, no security; No security, no country.
Latham Saddler: For a physical and technological wall on southern border.
Bernie Moreno: I support building a wall on Southern border.
Val Arkoosh: Fair pathway to citizenship for those willing to work for it.
James Vandermaas: Expedite asylum requests, implement DACA, re-task ICE.
Michael J. Steele: For border security, but against building a wall.
Mehmet Oz: We need to have a secure border with a barrier to protect us.
Cheri Beasley: Pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Jeff Bartos: Secure the border, cut funding for sanctuary cities.
Nathan Dahm: Secure our borders; stop Critical Race Theory.
Josh Mandel: We need a fighter who will fight to build the wall.
Tammy Baldwin: Supports immigrants in US and immigration reform.
James Vandermaas: Create regional minimum wage based on local economy.
James Vandermaas: Equal compensation for equal work.
Cheri Beasley: Strong supporter of labor movement, PRO Act.
Luke Mixon: Critical to guarantee right to join or form a union.
Alex Lasry: 25% of service contracts to minority/disadvantaged business.
Alex Lasry: Pass the PRO Act to protect unions, empower workers.
Alex Lasry: We pay all our employees family-sustaining wages.
Principles & Values|
Mike Durant: America is a beacon of hope and freedom for entire world.
Luke Holland: America is the greatest country on earth.
T.W. Shannon: The radical left hates America; I love this country.
Bob McDermott: Faith in God part of moral crucible forming political views.
Justin Olson: Committed to confirming conservative justices.
Brian Bengs: Smaller, close-knit community made him feel connected.
Rick Becker: We need to put North Dakota First and America First!
Gary Chambers: Lives by the motto "Do Good, Seek Justice" (Isaiah 1:17).
Mark Brnovich: Church attendance is clearly an "essential activity".
Mick McGuire: America is the greatest country in the history of the world.
Mick McGuire: Will always oppose infringement of our constitutional rights.
Latham Saddler: It is time for my generation of leaders to step up.
Latham Saddler: MLB reacting to voter suppression is "cancel culture".
Latham Saddler: Georgia is the most patriotic state in America.
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.
Val Arkoosh: I am ready to call Republicans on their BS and get to work.
James Vandermaas: Constitution designed to force officials to compromise.
Michael J. Steele: I believe the church and the Bible created the first laws.
Mehmet Oz: Immigrant father loved US; saw deep darkness of alternatives.
Mehmet Oz: We need to expand the role of religious institutions.
Cheri Beasley: Established coalition of legal, community and faith leaders.
Jeff Bartos: The only candidate with meaningful ties to the state.
Joan Farr: Enough lawyers in Congress; she's a regular person.
Joan Farr: Bible should trump any of our laws.
Joan Farr: If Jesus was alive he wouldn't be a member of either party.
Luke Mixon: Instilled with ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty.
Nathan Dahm: We need Proven Republican Fighters, like Trump.
Charles Booker: Build broad coalitions; break down barriers of race & class.
John Fetterman: Mentored young boy whose parents had died of AIDS.
John Fetterman: Doesn't live in Lt. Gov.'s mansion; but opened pool to kids.
Alex Padilla: Son of Mexican immigrants; taught him value of education.
Alex Padilla: Became a teenage activist on crime, environmental racism.
Alex Lasry: Senior VP of Milwaukee Bucks; raised team's activism.
James Vandermaas: We paid into Social Security, we are actually entitled to it.
Michael J. Steele: Save Social Security & Medicare by raising corporate taxes.
Cindy Axne: Stop cuts to benefits for current and future retirees.
Alex Lasry: Expand Medicare to cover vision, hearing, and dental.
Luke Holland: Follow the Trump playbook: lower taxes; expand opportunity.
Brian Bengs: Supports a wealth tax for households over $50 million.
Kelly Tshibaka: Make Trump cuts permanent, extend business tax exemptions.
Bernie Moreno: Protect historic tax cuts signed by Trump.
Val Arkoosh: Corporations, wealthy must pay their share.
James Vandermaas: Trickle-up tax relief plans can stimulate and grow economy.
James Vandermaas: Change tax policy to advantage of middle class, not top 1-2%.
Mark Brnovich: Let states use COVID relief money for cutting state taxes.
Jeff Bartos: Cut spending and waste, give working families tax breaks.
Mark Walker: Cut taxes for middle income families, for balanced budget.
Alex Lasry: Corporate tax breaks for companies doing the right thing.
Alex Lasry: Wealthy must pay fair share, but also focus on raising wages.
Tammy Baldwin: Trump tax bill only helps rich who don't need the money.
Mike Durant: Big Tech has censored the voices of conservatives.
Brian Bengs: Congress can't ignore impact of automation on job market.
Bernie Moreno: Pass smart legislation that holds Big Tech accountable.
Joan Farr: 5G gave my family COVID, under U.N. directive Agenda 21/30.
Joan Farr: Abolish 5G; it gave a family member COVID.
Alex Padilla: Bill created statewide Earthquake Early Warning System.
Alex Lasry: Ensure access to high speed affordable internet for all.
War & Peace|
Mike Durant: Held as POW in Somalia when his Blackhawk was shot down.
Mike Durant: Should have declared victory in Afghanistan.
Rick Becker: Stop wasting lives and resources on endless wars.
Bernie Moreno: If you mess with the US, there'll be severe consequences.
Bernie Moreno: Take any action necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.
Mehmet Oz: For leaving Afghanistan but Biden surrendered to Taliban.
Jane Timken: Biden should resign, or be impeached, for Afghan withdrawal.
Welfare & Poverty|
Michael J. Steele: Will strongly fight for affordable housing.
Cheri Beasley: We must expand homelessness prevention programs.
Joan Farr: Get Out of Debt Plan has rich paying off others debts.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2022 Senate campaign websites.