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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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State of Missouri Politicians: secondary Archives

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    from State of Missouri secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Claire McCaskill (7) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
  • Jean Carnahan (1) Democratic Senator (Former) Missouri
  • Jim Talent (8) Republican U.S. Rep Missouri-2
  • Kit Bond (2) Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) Missouri
  • Lucas Kunce (12) Senate Candidate Missouri
  • Mark McClosky (10) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Matt Blunt (10) Missouri Former Republican Governor (retired 2008)
  • Mike Gibbons (5) Republican Senate Challenger Ohio
  • Sarah Steelman (5) Republican Challenger Missouri
  • Tim Shepard (19)
  • Trudy Busch Valentine (20) Democratic Challenger Missouri
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    Claire McCaskill: Support embryonic stem cell research but not cloning.
    Claire McCaskill: Support a ban on partial-birth abortion.
    Jim Talent: Oppose embryonic stem cell research that involves cloning.
    Jim Talent: Favor exemptions in abortion law but not stem cell research.
    Lucas Kunce: Fully committed to reproductive freedom for all.
    Mark McClosky: 100% Pro-Life, end radical late-term abortion laws.
    Matt Blunt: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
    Sarah Steelman: Opposes embryonic stem cell research.
    Tim Shepard: Allow citizens to make choices over their own bodies.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Pols get out of the damn way on personal medical decisions.
Budget & Economy
    Claire McCaskill: $300 billion in Iraq is a lot of money.
    Jim Talent: The $300 billion spent on Iraq is 1 percent of the GDP.
    Mark McClosky: Balance the budget in 5 years by cutting 1% across the board.
Civil Rights
    Lucas Kunce: Pass Equality Act; ban conversion therapy.
    Lucas Kunce: Must address systemic racism across our state and country.
    Matt Blunt: No affirmative action in state contracts nor colleges.
    Matt Blunt: No same-sex marriage; no gay discrimination laws.
    Mike Gibbons: No affirmative action for state contracts nor state colleges.
    Tim Shepard: Is LGBTQ and married to love of his life.
    Tim Shepard: Make schools & jobs safe and accommodating for minorities.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Protect marriage equality because love is love.
    Lucas Kunce: Break up Big Ag; bar foreign ownership of Missouri farmland.
    Tim Shepard: Break up companies that are "too big to fail".
    Mark McClosky: Reduce the crime wave spreading across our state and country.
    Matt Blunt: Supports the death penalty.
    Matt Blunt: More prisons; less parole.
    Mike Gibbons: No parole for repeat offenders; supports death penalty.
    Sarah Steelman: Supports the death penalty for certain crimes.
    Tim Shepard: We must end the school to prison pipeline.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Support robust funding for law enforcement, first responders.
    Lucas Kunce: Legalize cannabis nationwide; end the Opioid Epidemic.
    Matt Blunt: Strength penalties for drugs, especially meth.
    Tim Shepard: Legalizing marijuana lets us focus on more serious issues.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Prioritize funding to make opioid treatment more accessible.
    Lucas Kunce: Relief from student loans; invest in Pre-K, K-12, HBCUs.
    Mark McClosky: Critical race theory is one of America's biggest threats.
    Matt Blunt: Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Matt Blunt: Supports private investment in public schools.
    Mike Gibbons: Supports school prayer and abstinence education.
    Mike Gibbons: Supports teacher testing and graduation testing.
    Tim Shepard: We need major investment to increase education specialists.
    Tim Shepard: Increase support, opportunities for vocational training.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Supports two years of universal preschool.
Energy & Oil
    Tim Shepard: Incentivize development and growth of green economy.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: We need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
    Mike Gibbons: State funds for industrial cleanup & waste tire collection.
Families & Children
    Lucas Kunce: Will push for paid family, medical and sick leave.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Paid sick leave is good for the economy.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Restore and expand Child Tax Credit; make it permanent.
Free Trade
    Lucas Kunce: Trade pacts for family farms, not global commodity traders.
    Tim Shepard: Protectionism limits economic opportunities at home.
Government Reform
    Mark McClosky: Let states require proof of citizenship to register to vote.
    Matt Blunt: Limit campaign donations, but no public funding.
    Tim Shepard: In order to restore democracy, we all must be represented.
    Tim Shepard: We need to fix our campaign finance system.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Voting should be as easy and accessible as possible.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Overturn Citizens United; require donor disclosure.
Gun Control
    Mark McClosky: Invoked 2nd Amendment to defend themselves against "mob".
    Matt Blunt: Repeal restrictions on purchase & possession of firearms.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Supports background checks, red flag laws.
Health Care
    Lucas Kunce: Health care is a human right, we need universal system.
    Sarah Steelman: Pledge that every Missourian will have quality health care.
    Tim Shepard: We should guarantee healthcare for every American.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Reduce costs so every family can have access to quality care.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Increase in-home and community services for seniors.
Homeland Security
    Claire McCaskill: Support surveillance with civil rights protection.
    Kit Bond: Oppose the 9/11 commission since Congress was doing the work.
    Lucas Kunce: Expand services to veterans including mental health.
    Sarah Steelman: Federal government should be tracking every movement.
    Sarah Steelman: Created terror-free fund: divest from state sponsors abroad.
    Lucas Kunce: Pro-union, raise minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Tim Shepard: Accountability for sexism, sexual harassment in workplace.
    Tim Shepard: Make minimum wage, a living wage.
    Tim Shepard: Support stronger union and labor regulations.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Guarantee equal pay for equal work.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Support PRO Act: advocate for right of workers to unionize.
Principles & Values
    Claire McCaskill: Hastert should resign his speakership for a cover-up.
    Jean Carnahan: Set sail instead of choosing a safe harbor.
    Jim Talent: Hastert should resign his speakership if found responsible.
    Mark McClosky: Fight cancel culture and preserve our American values.
    Mark McClosky: Traditional values make the USA the greatest nation on earth.
    Tim Shepard: Work from the bottom up, instead of top-down.
    Tim Shepard: We will continue to fight the virus and we will pray.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Trudy's faith and Jesuit education instilled her core values.
Social Security
    Lucas Kunce: Strengthen Social Security, fight back against privatization.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Won't support cutting benefits, raising retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Tim Shepard: Those at the top need to pay their fair share.
    Trudy Busch Valentine: End corporate tax cuts that unfairly benefitted wealthy CEOs.
    Mark McClosky: Break up big tech for censoring of conservative Americans.
War & Peace
    Claire McCaskill: Need to change course in Iraq.
    Claire McCaskill: Redeploy our troops in Iraq to Afghanistan to find bin Laden.
    Jim Talent: Oppose an artificial timetable for withdrawing from Iraq.
    Jim Talent: Need to season the Iraqi army before leaving Iraq.
    Jim Talent: Our troops must stay in Iraq until the job is done.
    Jim Talent: Would still have invaded Iraq knowing there were no weapons.
    Kit Bond: The terrorists would get WMD without the Iraq war.
    Mark McClosky: Will fight against China from day 1 in the US Senate.
Welfare & Poverty
    Trudy Busch Valentine: Invest in programs for affordable housing.

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