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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 Wisconsin Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 WI Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alex Lasry (26) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
  • Chris Larson (4) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
  • Mandela Barnes (25) Democratic Senate candidate Wisconsin
  • Ron Johnson (3) Republican Sr Senator Wisconsin
  • Sarah Godlewski (11) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
  • Tammy Baldwin (8) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
  • Tom Nelson (7) Democratic Challenger Wisconsin
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Wisconsin Senate debates and race coverage:
  • Wisconsin State Farmer, "U.S. Senate candidate Barnes jeopardizes dairy's future in Wisconsin," by Cindy Leitner and Kim Bremmer, July 20, 2022
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's what you should know about Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin's lieutenant governor vying for a chance to beat Ron Johnson," by Isaac Yu, July 11, 2022
  • Jewish Insider, "Mandela Barnes clarifies views on aid to Israel in JDCA Senate candidate forum," by Matthew Kassel, June 24, 2022
  • FOX6 Milwaukee, "Roe v. Wade overturned; Wisconsin officials react to decision," by Ashley Sears, June 24, 2022
  • Wisconsin Examiner, "Legislators debut plans for a climate and jobs package," by Henry Redman, June 17, 2022
  • Jewish Insider, "Wisconsin treasurer forges middle path in Senate bid," by Matthew Kassel, January 3, 2022 WAOW-TV ABC-9, "Politicians react on social media to verdict in Kyle Rittenhouse trial," by Ben Zitouni, Nov 19, 2021
  • Wisconsin Examiner, "Republicans vote against Medicaid for transgender patient care," by Melanie Conklin, October 25, 2021
  • The Capital Times, "Cap Times editorial," Sep 22, 2021
  • NBC News, "Why Mandela Barnes thinks his progressive ideas can win in purple Wisconsin," by Adam Edelman, Sept. 19, 2021
  • The Capital Times, "We need to put Wisconsin's working families first, "by Mandela Barnes, Aug 26, 2021
  • Green Bay Press-Gazette, "Green Bay LGBTQ+ community calls for visibility, acceptance," by Jeff Bollier, August 24, 2021
  • The Cap Times, "As senator, I'll tax wealth, including my own," by Sarah Godlewski, Jul 20, 2021
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes enters crowded 2022 Democratic race for U.S. Senate," by Bill Glauber, July 20, 2021
  • Associated Press, "Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race," by Scott Bauer, July 20, 2021
  • The Capital Times, "Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes launches 2022 Senate campaign, vowing to 'change the game'," by Jessie Opoien, Jul 20, 2021
  • Bloomberg.com Politics: "Republican Senators Urge Biden to End Trump-Initiated Trade War," by Laura Davison, July 1, 2021
  • Roll Call, "Health care divisions persist in key Democratic Senate primary," by Bridget Bowman, June 29, 2021
  • Door County Pulse, "U.S. Senate Candidate Alex Lasry Visits Door County," by Debra Fitzgerald, June 14, 2021
  • Washington Post, "Wall Street roots. NBA owner's son. Wisconsin's next Democratic senator?," by Candace Buckner, May 10, 2021
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson embraces underdog role in his 2022 run for U.S. Senate," by Bill Glauber, 4/30/21
  • The Madison Capital Times, "Tom Nelson's urgent argument for a politics of social solidarity," by John Nichols, Apr 27, 2021
  • ā€ˇWisconsin State Journal (Madison.com), "Sarah Godlewski says Ron Johnson represents 'McCarthyism 2.0'," by John Nichols, 4/20/21
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski hits the campaign trail in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race," by Bill Glauber, April 19, 2021
  • CNN.com, "Wisconsin Treasurer jumps into crowded Democratic Senate primary as Ron Johnson freezes GOP field," by Alex Rogers and Manu Raju, April 14, 2021
  • Jewish Insider, "Alex Lasry's full-court press for the U. S. Senate," by Matthew Kassel, March 1, 2021
  • Marijuana Moment, "Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Sour On Governor's Marijuana Legalization Plan But Open To Narrower Reforms," by Kyle Jaeger, February 11, 2021
  • Meet the Press interview of Sen. Ron Johnson, January 3, 2021
  • Wisconsin State Journal, "Time to listen and lead," by Sarah Godlewski, Nov 16, 2020
  • The Capital Times, "Why Tom Nelson is launching a 2022 U.S. Senate bid before the 2020 campaign is finished," by John Nichols, Oct 26, 2020
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lt. Gov. candidate Mandela Barnes compares Trump immigration policies to a 'race to create a superior race'," by Molly Beck, Sept. 21, 2018
  • Think Progress, "Democrats unveil tax plan that, unlike GOP's, would actually help working families," by Rebekah Entralgo, 10/6/2017
  • The Capital Times, "Battle erupts between Wisconsin Reps. Jesse Kremer, Mandela Barnes in wake of Orlando shooting," by Jessie Opoien, Jun 15, 2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Mandela Barnes: Would vote to codify Roe v. Wade to restore abortion rights.
    Chris Larson: Court overturning Roe was a kick in the gut.
    Alex Lasry: Ensure access to abortion and reproductive care.
Budget & Economy
    Mandela Barnes: Need big, bold investment to create new good-paying jobs.
    Sarah Godlewski: We can help people get back to work, small businesses.
    Tom Nelson: US should develop a national industrial strategy.
    Alex Lasry: Use American materials for federal infrastructure projects.
    Alex Lasry: Infrastructure includes upgrading public transportation.
Civil Rights
    Chris Larson: State GOP shows contempt for LGBTQ Wisconsinites.
    Mandela Barnes: Joined celebration of LGBTQ+ community's contributions.
    Tom Nelson: Racism short-circuited establishing US labor-based party.
    Alex Lasry: Systemic racism is ingrained in our society.
    Alex Lasry: I am a strong supporter of the Equality Act.
    Mandela Barnes: Critical of racial disparities in police actions.
    Sarah Godlewski: Address systematic racism in our criminal justice system.
    Alex Lasry: Ban chokeholds, no-knock warrants, end qualified immunity.
    Tammy Baldwin: Criminal justice system needs review to ensure fairness.
    Mandela Barnes: Pun-filled tweets support governor's legalization plan.
    Alex Lasry: We need more investments in education, more in trade schools.
    Tammy Baldwin: Urges funding to help at-risk students' access to education.
Energy & Oil
    Mandela Barnes: Launch a national green bank to fund clean energy projects.
    Chris Larson: We need to address the existential crisis of climate change.
    Alex Lasry: I support transitioning to 100% clean electricity by 2035.
    Alex Lasry: I strongly support keeping public lands in public hands.
    Alex Lasry: I support repealing Trump rollbacks of emission standards.
Families & Children
    Sarah Godlewski: Make the child tax credit permanent.
    Tammy Baldwin: Treatment foster care helps kids stay out of institutions.
Foreign Policy
    Mandela Barnes: Israel is a strong ally and strong partner in Middle East.
    Sarah Godlewski: Did microfinance work in rural India.
    Sarah Godlewski: Supports continued U.S. security assistance for Israel.
    Alex Lasry: US/Israel alliance special, for two-state solution.
Free Trade
    Mandela Barnes: Will only back trade deals that puts Wisconsin first.
    Mandela Barnes: Bring manufacturing supply chains home for jobs here.
Government Reform
    Mandela Barnes: Expand opportunities for early-voting, mail-in voting.
    Mandela Barnes: Don't allow Congress members to own individual stocks.
    Mandela Barnes: Supports regulating large corporate monopoly farms.
    Mandela Barnes: Fighting to protect democracy and right to vote.
    Tom Nelson: He calls out the toxic influence of money in politics.
    Ron Johnson: Voter fraud not quackery; need hearings and investigations.
    Tom Nelson: We need the Right-to-Vote Constitutional Amendment.
    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.
Gun Control
    Chris Larson: Close loophole, only allow minors rifles for legal hunting.
    Ron Johnson: Wokeness, Critical Race Theory contribute to gun violence.
    Mandela Barnes: Has advocated for tighter gun control laws.
    Sarah Godlewski: Clear we've got a gun violence problem in this country.
Health Care
    Ron Johnson: All world pandemic agreements should be voted on by Senate.
    Mandela Barnes: Strengthen state health care; I know because I was on it.
    Sarah Godlewski: Expand Medicaid and Medicare; supports a public option.
    Tom Nelson: Backs Medicare for All.
    Alex Lasry: Healthcare a human right, add public option to ACA.
    Tammy Baldwin: Good health care for all, especially the most vulnerable.
Homeland Security
    Sarah Godlewski: Worked with Pentagon on variety of projects.
    Tammy Baldwin: Full federal benefits to National Guard COVID fighters.
    Mandela Barnes: Fight for pathway to citizenship for immigrant farm workers.
    Tammy Baldwin: Supports immigrants in US and immigration reform.
    Mandela Barnes: Trump immigration policies make people feel less than human.
    Mandela Barnes: Supports raising minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Mandela Barnes: Strengthen unions, oppose Right to Work laws.
    Tom Nelson: Strengthen unions, recognize importance of labor movement.
    Sarah Godlewski: Raise the minimum wage, end the filibuster.
    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
    Mandela Barnes: Hit for overdue property taxes & unpaid parking tickets.
    Mandela Barnes: We have to lead with our values and vision: change the game.
    Alex Lasry: Father's American success story couldn't happen elsewhere.
    Alex Lasry: Being on the right side of history isn't bad for business.
    Alex Lasry: Visiting Israel is emotional; I really feel my Judaism there.
    Sarah Godlewski: There's so much more that connects us rather than divides us.
    Tom Nelson: If local official took on COVID, we can take on anything.
    Alex Lasry: Senior VP of Milwaukee Bucks; raised team's activism.
    Mandela Barnes: Questions conservative Christian ideology link to hate.
Social Security
    Alex Lasry: Expand Medicare to cover vision, hearing, and dental.
Tax Reform
    Mandela Barnes: Expand Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Mandela Barnes: Make corporations and wealthy people pay their fair share.
    Mandela Barnes: We must make the Child Tax Credit permanent.
    Sarah Godlewski: Supports an Elizabeth Warren-style wealth tax.
    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.
    Tammy Baldwin: Tax plan that rewards hard work.
    Alex Lasry: Ensure access to high speed affordable internet for all.

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

Sen. Johnson up for re-election in 2022:
WI: Incumbent Ron Johnson(R)
vs.Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes(D)
vs.County Exec. Tom Nelson(D)
vs.Sports Exec. Alex Lasry(D)
vs.State senator Chris Larson(D,withdrew)
vs.Treasurer Sarah Godlewski(D)
Previous Senate debates:
2018 Wisconsin Senate debates: Baldwin(D) vs.Vukmir(R)
2016 Wisconsin Senate debates, Johnson vs.Feingold vs.Anderson(L)
2012 Wisconsin Senate debates, Neumann vs. Thompson vs. Schiess
2010 Wisconsin Senate debates, Feingold vs. Johnson
2004 Wisconsin Senate debates, Feingold vs. Michels

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