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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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Commonwealth of Virginia Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Bob McDonnell (21) Virginia Republican Governor
  • Creigh Deeds (3) Virginia Democrat Challenger (2009)
  • Dave Brat (10) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Virginia-7
  • Frank Wagner (3) Virginia Republican
  • George Allen (4) Republican
  • Glenn Youngkin (6) Virginia Republican challenger for Governor
  • Harris Miller (4) Former Democratic challenger (2006) Virginia
  • James Webb (1) Former Virginia Senator; Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Jim Gilmore (41) Republican presidential candidate
  • Lee Carter (14) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mark Warner (29) Virginia Former Democratic Governor (2002-2006); elected Senator 2008
  • Ralph Northam (13) Virginia Democratic Governor
  • Tom Garrett (16) Republican U.S. Rep Virginia-5
  • Tom Perriello (12) Virginia Democratic candidate for Governor
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    Bob McDonnell: Pro-life; anti-partial-birth; pro-parental-notification.
    Bob McDonnell: Supported 35 restrictive bills, even with rape & incest.
    Creigh Deeds: Backs abortion rights without parental consent.
    Dave Brat: Human life is sacred.
    Jim Gilmore: Informed consent and 24-hour waiting period.
    Jim Gilmore: As governor, I stood for the sanctity of life.
    Lee Carter: An unapologetic supporter of a woman's right to choose.
    Mark Warner: Support Roe v. Wade, but respect differing views.
    Ralph Northam: Keep abortion funding for women carrying fetal abnormalities.
    Ralph Northam: Opposes restrictive TRAP laws & dangerous personhood bill.
    Tom Garrett: Protect the unborn; life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Dave Brat: Reduce spending & support a balanced budget amendment.
    Jim Gilmore: Virginia is booming; unemployment at record lows.
    Jim Gilmore: More banking oversight, even if it means bigger government.
    Jim Gilmore: I delivered a balanced budget; no deficit when I ended term.
    Lee Carter: Supports statewide rent control, de-commodifying housing.
    Lee Carter: Supports increased funding for public transportation.
    Mark Warner: Banking crisis caused by too many asleep at the switch in DC.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore's budgets "full of gimmicks" created $6B deficit.
    Tom Garrett: Not afraid to vote against budgets that are too big.
    Tom Perriello: No bailouts for Wall Street at Main Street's expense.
Civil Rights
    Bob McDonnell: Authored amendment protecting traditional marriage.
    Harris Miller: Supports civil unions; opposes constitutional ban.
    Jim Gilmore: No quotas, but create opportunities for minorities.
    Jim Gilmore: Keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" for gays in the military.
    Lee Carter: Enshrine LGBTQ equality in Virginia's Code and Constitution.
    Mark Warner: We still need affirmative action, for now.
    Mark Warner: Let military leaders advise about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".
    Ralph Northam: Treat same-sex couples equally and fairly under the law.
    Bob McDonnell: Get rid of taxes & regulations to make VA best for business.
    Bob McDonnell: Small businesses are the backbone of Virginia's economy.
    Frank Wagner: Overly-burdensome regulations hinder job creation.
    Jim Gilmore: Washington "asleep at the switch" at financial oversight.
    Mark Warner: Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing.
    Tom Perriello: Cut $12B taxes on small businesses to help provide capital.
    Bob McDonnell: Make Virginia gang-free; with tougher penalties & prevention.
    George Allen: Leader for three decades in enacting truth-in-sentencing.
    Glenn Youngkin: $5000 retention bonus for "our law enforcement heroes".
    Jim Gilmore: Reformed the juvenile justice system as attorney general.
    Jim Gilmore: Endorsed by four County sheriffs.
    Lee Carter: Reduce police budgets, supports defelonization.
    Mark Warner: Endorsed by Virginia Police Benevolent Association.
    Mark Warner: Initiated statewide Amber Alert system.
    Ralph Northam: Spare our first responders from devastating budget cuts.
    Tom Garrett: Due process against abuses of civil asset forfeiture.
    Tom Perriello: Get local police forces the resources they need.
    Bob McDonnell: Mandatory minimum sentences for career drug dealers.
    Jim Gilmore: Illegal drugs are not an acceptable part of our society.
    Jim Gilmore: Provided more substance abuse treatment for drug offenders.
    Lee Carter: Introduced bills to legalize cannabis.
    Mark Warner: Place decongestants behind counter to slow meth production.
    Bob McDonnell: Supports charter schools.
    Creigh Deeds: Don't divert money from schools, even in recession.
    Dave Brat: Oppose top down approaches such as Common Core.
    Frank Wagner: Support rights of parents who choose to homeschool.
    George Allen: Froze college tuition while governor.
    Glenn Youngkin: Create "Innovation Schools" to provide more choice.
    Jim Gilmore: Raise teacher pay with local funds.
    Jim Gilmore: College scholarships for every qualified needy student.
    Jim Gilmore: Expand Algebra Readiness Initiative; hire more teachers.
    Jim Gilmore: Claims Warner said home-schooling threatens America.
    Jim Gilmore: No Child Left Behind Act isn't working.
    Lee Carter: Disconnect school funding from local property taxes.
    Mark Warner: Home-schooling is ok; my sister home-schools her kids.
    Mark Warner: No Child Left Behind Act isn't working.
    Ralph Northam: Historically strong commitment to public education.
    Tom Garrett: Supports school choice: public, private, or home school.
    Tom Garrett: Student Security: $7000 in loans, deferring Social Security.
    Tom Perriello: Ensure that all our children receive a quality education.
Energy & Oil
    Bob McDonnell: All-of-the-above approach: coal, oil, nuclear, & renewables.
    Bob McDonnell: Opposes cap-and-trade as congressional encroachment.
    Bob McDonnell: Drill for oil 50 miles offshore, environmentally safely.
    Bob McDonnell: Cultivate green energy and renewables.
    Creigh Deeds: No cap-and-trade during recession.
    Dave Brat: Broad-spectrum approach: Invest in wind, solar, oil, & more.
    Jim Gilmore: US should seek alternative fuels but still drill for oil.
    Jim Gilmore: US greatest energy resource is coal.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner promised no offshore drilling, and now supports it.
    Jim Gilmore: Favors drilling ANWR and also drilling offshore.
    Lee Carter: Co-sponsor of Virginia's Green New Deal Act.
    Mark Warner: Offshore drilling is acceptable but not the "silver bullet".
    Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
    Mark Warner: Opposes drilling ANWR; but OK to drill offshore.
    Ralph Northam: We must act to address climate change.
    Tom Garrett: Unleash energy companies to dig and produce energy.
    Bob McDonnell: Establish "Green Jobs Zone"; protect the Chesapeake Bay.
    Jim Gilmore: Extend "Virginia Naturally": empower people with knowledge.
    Jim Gilmore: Extend "Virginia Naturally": empower people with knowledge.
    Ralph Northam: I reject idea that environmental regulations harm economy.
    Tom Garrett: EPA, BLM, and USDA needlessly persecute farmers.
    Tom Perriello: Lifelong commitment to smart & green environmental policies.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Gilmore: Pursue terrorists into Pakistan, but maintain secrecy.
    Mark Warner: Pakistan could emerge as world's most dangerous nation.
    Tom Garrett: Depose Mideast governments that won't confront Radical Islam.
Free Trade
    Tom Perriello: Protect American manufacturing jobs from shipping overseas.
Government Reform
    Dave Brat: Moneyed interests have corrupted our democratic system.
    George Allen: Curb spending by passing a line-item veto.
    George Allen: Supports line-item veto & balanced budget amendment.
    Glenn Youngkin: Update voter rolls monthly; verify mail-in ballots.
    Harris Miller: Supports public funding for political TV advertisements.
    Lee Carter: End Electoral College; more early and absentee voting.
    Lee Carter: Establishing a system of publicly financed elections.
    Ralph Northam: Mid-decade redistricting bill is borderline corruption.
    Tom Perriello: Lobbyists and corporate PACs have broken Washington.
Gun Control
    Bob McDonnell: Fundamental individual right to bear arms.
    Dave Brat: Oppose limiting the Constitutional right to bear arms.
    Jim Gilmore: More gun convictions means less violent crime.
    Jim Gilmore: Strike down unconstitutional bans on possessing a firearm.
    Mark Warner: Strong defender of the Second Amendment.
    Ralph Northam: Keep guns out of the hands of criminals & the mentally ill.
    Tom Garrett: Supports constitutional carry & gun rights.
    Tom Perriello: Supports individual right to bear arms.
Health Care
    Bob McDonnell: Resist congressional encroachment & socialized medicine.
    Dave Brat: ObamaCare is an unconstitutional power grab.
    Jim Gilmore: $25M more for medical care for most vulnerable citizens.
    Jim Gilmore: Health Savings Accounts; association plans; and tort reform.
    Jim Gilmore: Lower Medicare premiums for seniors & keep program solvent.
    Lee Carter: Fighting for a universal healthcare system from day one.
    Mark Warner: Cannot allow 47 million Americans to go without access.
    Ralph Northam: Medicaid expansion will save taxpayers billions.
    Tom Garrett: Patient 'Right to Try' experimental drugs & treatments.
Homeland Security
    Dave Brat: Maintain a strong national defense.
    Harris Miller: Opposes don't ask, don't tell rule for military.
    Jim Gilmore: Close the pay gap for long-term military retention.
    Mark Warner: World-class benefits for military veterans.
    Ralph Northam: Strengthen Virginia's relationship with the Armed Services.
    Tom Garrett: Warrantless bulk data collection is unconstitutional.
    Tom Garrett: Ensure best training, best equipment and best leadership.
    Tom Perriello: Ensuring our troops are protected & then supported as vet.
    Dave Brat: Start by securing our border; never grant amnesty.
    James Webb: Tamper-proof ID card; stricter enforcement against employers.
    Ralph Northam: Work with federal government to enforce immigration laws.
    Tom Garrett: E-N-D: Erect wall; No benefits; Defund sanctuary cities.
    Bob McDonnell: Strong support for Virginia's Right to Work law.
    Bob McDonnell: Strongly opposes federal Card Check legislation.
    Glenn Youngkin: Founded VA Ready to help unemployed get job training.
    Jim Gilmore: Oppose making it easier to organize labor unions.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner's police endorsements come from unionization promise.
    Lee Carter: Repeal "right to work" law; first campaign in VA to unionize.
    Lee Carter: Opposes subminimum wages for people with disabilities.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore opposed helping Tultex, despite Assembly's support.
    Tom Perriello: Guarantee a living wage and secure retirement.
Principles & Values
    Dave Brat: Fundamental rights come from God, the Author of Nature.
    Glenn Youngkin: I'm guided by my faith & conservative values.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner is ducking debates; doesn't want his positions known.
    Jim Gilmore: Will be conservative voice in Democratic-controlled Congress.
    Mark Warner: Replace name-calling with bipartisan management.
    Mark Warner: End partisan gridlock; embrace common ground.
Social Security
    Mark Warner: Bi-partisan commission on entitlements, with binding outcome.
    Tom Garrett: Keep past promises but change promise for the future.
Tax Reform
    Bob McDonnell: Kill the Death Tax; eliminate fraud & duplication.
    Bob McDonnell: Opposed tax increases for core government services.
    Glenn Youngkin: Oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
    Jim Gilmore: End the Car Tax.
    Jim Gilmore: Warner raised taxes without fully informing us about revenue.
    Jim Gilmore: Signature achievement: effort to eliminate Virginia car tax.
    Jim Gilmore: In times of economic stress, don't raise taxes.
    Mark Warner: Vetoed offshore drilling ban until more laws & facts known.
    Mark Warner: Gilmore promised car tax repeal at $620M; but it cost $2B.
    Mark Warner: Pushed $1.4B tax increase to close $6B budget shortfall.
    Mark Warner: Roll back top-tier tax breaks.
    Tom Garrett: High taxes are a barrier to job creation.
    Tom Perriello: Eliminate capital gains taxes on key investments.
    Bob McDonnell: Make Wallops Island the top commercial Spaceport in America.
    Frank Wagner: Fight for funds necessary for transportation system.
    Jim Gilmore: We should "think new", like Founding Fathers did.
    Lee Carter: Build broadband infrastructure as public works projects.
    Ralph Northam: Transportation bill including investments in mass transit.
War & Peace
    Harris Miller: It was a mistake to go to Iraq; we were misled by Powell.
    Jim Gilmore: Any kind of timetable in Iraq is not responsible.
    Jim Gilmore: No timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mark Warner: No timetable to end war in Iraq.
    Mark Warner: Withdraw from Iraq but no arbitrary timeline.
    Mark Warner: Redeploy troops to Afghanistan; focus on Pakistan & Iran.
    Tom Garrett: Require a declaration of war and a clear purpose.
    Tom Perriello: Signed the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bob McDonnell: Supports welfare-to-work & eliminate fraud.

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