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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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    ACLU: Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities.
    Bud Pierce: Accessible contraceptives & family planning services.
    Cliff Bentz: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Kate Brown: Abortions should always be legally available.
    Jason Beebe: Mother had me at 14; really do believe in right to life.
    Jeff Merkley: Abortions should always be legally available.
    Jeff Merkley: Public funding for stem cell research.
    Jennifer Granholm: Religious political discussions turn to reproductive rights.
    Jim Huffman: Pro-choice, but issue has corrupted politics.
    Jim Huffman: Supports abortion rights, but no federal funding.
    Jim Huffman: Pro-choice but Roe v. Wade was a bad decision.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Pro life and support Medical Freedom.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Life begins at conception.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Strong pro-life from womb to tomb.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Endorsed by Oregon Right to Life, pro-life all the way.
    John Kitzhaber: Abortions always legally available, & government funded.
    Julian Bell: Strongly supports a woman's right to choose.
    Kate Brown: Enacted requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Kevin Stine: No new federal law restricting access to abortion.
    Knute Buehler: Pro-choice: wants abortions rare, safe and legal.
    Knute Buehler: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Mark Callahan: You are either Pro-Life or you are not.
    Mark Callahan: Abortion is murder.
    Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal choice.
    Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal decision.
    Paul Romero: Defund Planned Parenthood.
    Paul Romero: Only exceptions for rape, incest, risk of death of mother.
    Tina Kotek: Worked to ensure full access to reproductive health care.
    Tina Kotek: Public funding for stem cell research.
    Tina Kotek: Supported requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Tobias Read: Public funding for stem cell research.
    Winona LaDuke: Supports a woman's right to choose.
    Winona LaDuke: Choice means quality of life for low-income families.
    Tom Vilsack: Informed consent is government telling women what to do.
    Betsy Johnson: I am pro-choice--it is a bedrock value for me.
    Betsy Johnson: History as a Planned Parenthood board member.
    Betsy Johnson: Supported requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Christine Drazan: Against abortion, but would only enforce existing laws.
Budget & Economy
    Bob Niemeyer: Cut the size of government and jobs will follow.
    Bud Pierce: Cut growth in state budget by half.
    Bud Pierce: Cut government workforce instead of raising taxes.
    Casey Kulla: Government should help develop mixed housing stock.
    Christine Drazan: Identify and prosecute waste, fraud and abuse in government.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
    Jason Beebe: Give business incentives to grow economy, not higher taxes.
    Jason Beebe: Very simple, we spend too much money.
    Jason Conger: Supports executive bonuses; opposes federal bailout.
    Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
    Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
    Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
    Jeff Merkley: Strengthen the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Jim Huffman: Supports balanced budget amendment.
    Jim Huffman: No $2M spending on exotic ant research.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Shrink government; cut BLM, USFS, and the Fed.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Stop spending tax dollars on pork project earmarks.
    Jo Rae Perkins: End out of control spending, cut bloated federal agencies.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Filed for twice for bankruptcy; lost professional credential.
    John Kitzhaber: State recovering from Great Recession, but not every person.
    Julian Bell: Invest in urgently needed affordable workforce housing.
    Kate Brown: Fund infrastructure; start-up businesses; and job retraining.
    Kevin Stine: Supports stimulus over market-led recovery.
    Knute Buehler: Boost economy via spending controls and cutting regulations.
    Mark Callahan: Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
    Monica Wehby: Problem is uncertainty in federal regulation & tax climate.
    Paul Romero: Cut ALL the pork; steady draw down to save trillions.
    Ron Wyden: No bailout of finance industry, no Wall Street bonuses.
    Winona LaDuke: Replace corporate subsidies with community revitalization.
    Betsy Johnson: Would veto any budget that did not have bipartisan support.
Civil Rights
    Andrea Salinas: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Bud Pierce: Same-sex marriage is a "settled" issue.
    Casey Kulla: Committed to equity, some groups need additional resources.
    Casey Kulla: Queer Oregonians should feel safe, affirmed, included.
    Cliff Bentz: Disallow transgender change name/sex to be private.
    Jason Beebe: Publicly read a June Pride Month proclamation.
    Jeff Merkley: Apply affirmative action to state hiring.
    Jeff Merkley: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Jeff Merkley: Ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
    Jim Huffman: Supports the legal rights of gays.
    Jo Rae Perkins: I do not believe racism is a threat to domestic security.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Black wealth gap due to welfare rules, not redlining.
    John Kitzhaber: Recognize same-sex marriages.
    John Kitzhaber: Maintain affirmative action in colleges & state hiring.
    Kate Brown: Prosecute discrimination cases; support affirmative action.
    Kate Brown: Family Fairness Act to protect LGBT rights.
    Kate Brown: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Kate Brown: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Kevin Stine: Affirmative action is ok, bur don't enforce statistically.
    Kevin Stine: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Knute Buehler: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Mark Callahan: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage.
    Monica Wehby: Paycheck Fairness Act hurts women in the workplace.
    Paul Romero: American, Veteran, father, Oregonian and Christian.
    Paul Romero: Against "extra equality for groups".
    Paul Romero: I have not witnessed racism as a problem.
    Tate Reeves: Committed to building a more equitable world.
    Ted Kulongoski: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Tina Kotek: Came out in early 20s; been with wife for 17 years.
    Tina Kotek: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Tina Kotek: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Tina Kotek: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Tobias Read: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Christine Drazan: Ban the LGBTQ Panic Defense for second degree murder.
    Betsy Johnson: Fight bigotry and protect marriage equality in Oregon.
    Betsy Johnson: Let transgendered privately change name/sex on vital records.
    Betsy Johnson: Oregon Equality Act: sexual orientation is a civil right.
    Jim Huffman: Moratorium on new federal regulations on businesses.
    Kate Brown: Grow Our Own: develop existing Oregon businesses.
    Kevin Stine: Cut corporate handouts & thus raise tax rates on the 1%.
    Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
    Monica Wehby: Gov't should encourage growth, not squeeze businesses out.
    Val Hoyle: Reduce sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Andrea Salinas: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    Bob Niemeyer: Death penalty is less cruel to families of victims.
    Bud Pierce: Says successful women not subject to abuse, then apologizes.
    Casey Kulla: We need to shrink our prisons; address root causes of crime.
    Christine Drazan: End treating police like criminals, criminals like victims.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports use of federal death penalty.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Jeff Merkley: Opposes the death penalty.
    Jeff Merkley: Increase rehabilitation & alternatives to incarceration.
    Jeff Merkley: Mandatory minimum sentence for some 1st-degree sex offenders.
    Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
    Jim Huffman: Death penalty is too inaccurate to deserve support.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Answer to police shooting blacks: "stop committing crime".
    John Kitzhaber: Oppose the death penalty.
    John Kitzhaber: End parole for repeat violent felons.
    John Kitzhaber: Reduce sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Kate Brown: Supports community policing; opposes death penalty.
    Kate Brown: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    Kevin Stine: Give judges more leeway on sentencing.
    Knute Buehler: A crime victim himself, vows to make citizen's lives safer.
    Nicholas Kristof: Violence in Portland due to Feds more than protestors.
    Tina Kotek: Police not trained to deal with a mental health crisis.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Tina Kotek: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Christine Drazan: Ban use of chokeholds by police with few exceptions.
    Betsy Johnson: Won't defund or demonize our police; demand accountability.
    Betsy Johnson: I will enforce Oregon's twice-approved death penalty.
    Betsy Johnson: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Val Hoyle: Voted YES on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Andrea Salinas: Support marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Casey Kulla: Added marijuana crop to his organic vegetable farm.
    Cliff Bentz: Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Jeff Merkley: Toughen laws against meth traffickers.
    Jeff Merkley: Positives of pot legalization outweigh the negatives.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Don't legalize marijuana federally; leave it to the states.
    John Kitzhaber: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
    Kate Brown: Liberalize recreational marijuana use but regulate it.
    Kate Brown: Support marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Kevin Stine: Fearful rhetoric about marijuana leads to waste, not safety.
    Knute Buehler: Federal government needs to respect state laws on marijuana.
    Nicholas Kristof: War on drugs one of America's greatest mistakes.
    Nicholas Kristof: Decriminalize to steer addicted people into treatment.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Tina Kotek: Support marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Tobias Read: Led bipartisan coalition for cannabis industry banking.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Christine Drazan: Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Betsy Johnson: Repeal the failed experiment to legalize hard drugs.
    Betsy Johnson: Oppose marijuana trade between states when federal laws end.
    Betsy Johnson: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Bob Niemeyer: Common Core creates a putrid educational system.
    Bob Niemeyer: Charter schools are the answer; throw out Common Core.
    Bud Pierce: We need motivated, well-trained teachers.
    Bud Pierce: Apply Massachusetts Education Reform act to Oregon schools.
    Casey Kulla: We need to invest in childcare for an equitable future.
    Christine Drazan: Expand access to school choice, stand up for parents' rights.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Education is best dealt with at the local level.
    John Kitzhaber: Public education is the cornerstone of democracy.
    Kate Brown: Make it easier to opt out from Common Core testing.
    Kate Brown: Seamless public education from cradle to career.
    Kate Brown: More state funds for low-income districts.
    Kate Brown: Future Ready Oregon: Prepare students for today's jobs.
    Kate Brown: Seamless system of education, from cradle to career.
    Kate Brown: Close opportunity gap and invest in rural education.
    Kevin Mannix: Increase funding without raising taxes.
    Kevin Stine: Opposes school vouchers.
    Knute Buehler: Combat failing graduation; improve academic achievement.
    Mark Callahan: Common Core is dumbing down the next generation.
    Mark Callahan: Get rid of the Department of Education.
    Monica Wehby: Increase school choice options for our families.
    Nicholas Kristof: Make education a priority; make sure kids don't drop out.
    Nicholas Kristof: Companies won't invest here if schools aren't top-notch.
    Paul Romero: END Common Core.
    Paul Romero: Forgive student loan interest, but not loan debt.
    Tate Reeves: Have invested more than $10 billion in education programs.
    Tobias Read: Extend the school year so kids have year-round learning.
    Betsy Johnson: Give parents more options for their children's education.
Energy & Oil
    Val Hoyle: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Val Hoyle: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Bud Pierce: End low-carbon fuel mandate: 19 cents-a-gallon hidden tax.
    Bud Pierce: Democrats OpEd: He would undo measures on climate change.
    Casey Kulla: Don't allow any new fossil fuel infrastructure investments.
    Christine Drazan: Will repeal cap-and-trade climate scheme on my first day.
    Jason Beebe: Include green energy and nuclear in energy policy.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Jeff Merkley: Climate change is real, and it's bad for our economy.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Trees need CO2; I prefer a warmer earth.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Already have tools to cleanly burn fossil fuels.
    John Kitzhaber: Making renewable energy in state also keeps dollars in state.
    John Kitzhaber: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Julian Bell: Combat climate change and promote clean energy.
    Julian Bell: Decarbonize at state level; hold corporations responsible.
    Kate Brown: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Kate Brown: Clean fuel bill critical; we are seeing a warming planet.
    Kate Brown: Angered environmentalists via compromise transportation bill.
    Kate Brown: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Kate Brown: Closed our last coal power plant decades ahead of schedule.
    Kevin Stine: Prioritize green energy.
    Kevin Stine: End corporate handouts to fossil fuel companies.
    Knute Buehler: May 2017: tax carbon; Oct.2017: oppose clean-energy jobs.
    Mark Callahan: Energy independence: based on the free market.
    Mark Callahan: Do nothing about global warming; it's a fraudulent invention.
    Monica Wehby: Complete the Keystone Pipeline; end EPA overreach.
    Ron Wyden: Biomass is a clean energy source & a job machine.
    Ron Wyden: Boost renewable energy and the low-carbon economy.
    Ted Kulongoski: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Tina Kotek: State on its way to meet renewable energy goal by 2040.
    Tina Kotek: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Tina Kotek: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Tobias Read: Investing in clean energy and green jobs a top priority.
    Tobias Read: Supports smart regulations that address climate change.
    Tobias Read: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Tobias Read: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    Winona LaDuke: Support alternative energy & industrial hemp.
    Betsy Johnson: Support green energy but don't destroy good paying jobs.
    Betsy Johnson: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Betsy Johnson: Require 1.5% solar energy technology in public construction.
    Val Hoyle: Prohibit motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Bud Pierce: Maintain forestlands through proper forest management.
    Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
    Casey Kulla: 1st-generation farmer; balance profitability/sustainability.
    Casey Kulla: Increase business regulations to limit environmental harm.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Jason Conger: Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society.
    Jason Conger: Higher timber harvests on public land.
    Jeff Merkley: Sustainable harvests on public lands.
    Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
    Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
    Jim Huffman: Upset at impact on rural communities from logging ban.
    Jim Huffman: End restrictions for logging federal timber land.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Reduce U.S. Forest Service presence on our land.
    Jo Rae Perkins: State management of lands, not feds.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Change Federal Land Management, let state be in charge.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Questions constitutionally of the EPA.
    Jo Rae Perkins: For proper logging of forests, get government out of the way.
    John Kitzhaber: Prohibit motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Kate Brown: Supports watershed planning & reservoir drawdowns.
    Kevin Stine: Common sense solutions to ensure environmental security.
    Knute Buehler: Wants to combat wildfire damage to forests with new policies.
    Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
    Monica Wehby: Fisherman, miners, and loggers need a partner in D.C.
    Ron Wyden: Worked out compromise Eastside Forest Plan.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Betsy Johnson: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
Families & Children
    Bud Pierce: Alleviate the scourge of sex trafficking.
    Bud Pierce: Partially support hospice/respite centers.
    Jason Conger: Rated 79% by Oregon Stand for Children.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Supports parents' right not to vaccinate children.
    John Kitzhaber: Invest in children in early years to prevent tragic failures.
    Kate Brown: Child advocate with Juvenile Rights Project.
    Kate Brown: For working parents child care is infrastructure.
    Knute Buehler: Early supporter of marriage equality for all citizens.
    Knute Buehler: Create a "rapid-improvement team" for foster care.
    Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
    Monica Wehby: 2007: Ex-husband filed police report, but good friends now.
    Tobias Read: Measure our progress by how well Oregon's children are doing.
    Winona LaDuke: Gore and Bush endorse a myth of the American family.
Foreign Policy
    Jason Conger: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
    Jeff Merkley: In a dangerous world, we need to work with other nations.
    Jeff Merkley: Investigate Saudi interference in US criminal cases.
    Kevin Stine: Supports American Exceptionalism.
    Kevin Stine: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Mark Callahan: Strong support of our military and of Israel.
    Mark Callahan: UN Small Arms Treaty yields our sovereignty.
    Monica Wehby: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
    Winona LaDuke: Opposes military aid to Colombia.
Free Trade
    Jeff Merkley: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Kate Brown: International trade supports a half million Oregon jobs.
    Kevin Stine: We need fair trade, not free trade.
    Kevin Stine: Oppose "fast track" trade legislation; oppose TPP.
    Monica Wehby: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Government Reform
    Bob Niemeyer: Go back to voting in person, with verified photo ID.
    Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
    Casey Kulla: Transportation needs infrastructure & innovative thinking.
    Christine Drazan: Get the government off the backs of our small businesses.
    Christine Drazan: Establish a permanent task force on election integrity.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Increase individuals campaign donation limit.
    Jason Beebe: Remove overbearing COVID restrictions on businesses.
    Jeff Merkley: Spending limits on campaigns, plus full disclosure.
    Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Jeff Merkley: We the People democracy: extend vote to DC & territories.
    Jo Rae Perkins: 12-year term limits; no more career politicians.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Only people who can vote for candidate can donate.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Don't allow tolling on Federal Roads.
    John Kitzhaber: Limit individual campaign donations; require full disclosure.
    Kate Brown: Oregon sees high turnout because of vote-by-mail.
    Kate Brown: 15 million ballots via vote-by-mail with only 9 fraud cases.
    Kate Brown: Disclose lobbyist info & pay, on public website.
    Kevin Mannix: Fix budget with government structure change not tax hike.
    Kevin Stine: Allow absentee ballots for all; extend early voting.
    Knute Buehler: End pay-to-play politics, to restore confidence.
    Mark Callahan: Limit terms in Congress & the U.S. Senate.
    Monica Wehby: Founders never imagined a permanent political class.
    Paul Romero: Supports term limits & budget transparency.
    Paul Romero: Protect ranchers & farmers, and manage timber land.
    Paul Romero: For term limits up to 12 years.
    Ron Wyden: Expand early voting, no excuse absentee vote by mail.
    Ron Wyden: Protect voting rights with early voting, mail-in ballots.
    Tate Reeves: Will advocate for Oregon's voting innovations nationally.
    Tina Kotek: Supported gerrymandered Congressional map.
    Winona LaDuke: Stop corporate funding of elections.
    Betsy Johnson: Get regulations out of the way to fast-track construction .
Gun Control
    Val Hoyle: Require background checks for most gun transactions.
    Bud Pierce: Oppose background checks; they won't reduce gun violence.
    Bud Pierce: Surveillance of schools & social media, to curb gun violence.
    Casey Kulla: Not our job to make county 2nd Amendment sanctuary.
    Christine Drazan: If a gun ban bill comes my way, I'll veto that.
    Cliff Bentz: No background checks for private gun transactions.
    Jason Beebe: I very much support our right to bear arms.
    Jeff Merkley: Maintain restrictions on purchase & possession of firearms.
    Jim Huffman: Oppose restrictions on right to bear arms.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Disarming people keeps them from self-protection.
    Jo Rae Perkins: I support the 2nd Amendment as it is written.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Rated B+ by Oregon Firearms Federation.
    John Kitzhaber: Increase restrictions on gun purchase and possession.
    Kate Brown: Require more background checks on gun sales.
    Kate Brown: Supports IP43 assault weapon ban and IP44 safe storage rules.
    Kevin Stine: Gun lobby has redefined 2nd Amendment in a perverse way.
    Knute Buehler: Opposes gun control proposals as intruding on basic freedoms.
    Knute Buehler: No background checks for private gun transactions.
    Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment.
    Monica Wehby: Protect all constitutional rights, especially 2nd Amendment.
    Nicholas Kristof: No strong evidence that assault weapons ban saved lives.
    Nicholas Kristof: Use executive action to crack down on ghost guns.
    Paul Romero: Against ban on semiautomatic weapons, owns one himself.
    Paul Romero: Red Flag laws are Unconstitutional, PERIOD.
    Tina Kotek: Require criminal background checks for gun purchases.
    Tobias Read: Require background checks for most gun transactions.
    Betsy Johnson: Don't disarm law abiding citizens; strong background checks.
    Betsy Johnson: Opposes bans on bump-stocks, high-capacity magazines.
    Betsy Johnson: No background checks for private gun transactions.
    Christine Drazan: Oppose Measure 114: we have enough gun laws already.
    Tina Kotek: Endorses Measure 114: mandate permitting & safety training.
Health Care
    Bud Pierce: Subsidize "adequate" insurance for low-income Oregonians.
    Bud Pierce: Fight any one-size-fits-all single-payer healthcare system.
    Casey Kulla: Create a public option plan as part of insurance marketplace.
    Casey Kulla: Ensure affirming healthcare for transgender Oregonians.
    Christine Drazan: Repeal COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates.
    Jason Conger: Delay health plan cancellations due to ObamaCare.
    Jason Conger: State-run Cover Oregon exchange better than ObamaCare.
    Jason Conger: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
    Jeff Merkley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Jeff Merkley: 2009: "Keep your insurance"; 2014: fix ObamaCare so you can.
    Jeff Merkley: I couldn't enroll in ObamaCare, but it'll eventually succeed.
    Jo Rae Perkins: ObamaCare alternative so medical insurance won't skyrocket.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Parents have the right to choose not to vaccinate kids.
    Jo Rae Perkins: COVID: Against lockdown: "That is a communist country".
    Jo Rae Perkins: No masks; I don't need to be a doctor--I know how to read.
    Julian Bell: Obtain efficiencies through single payer or equivalent.
    Kate Brown: Fund care for infants; disabled; seniors; & Oregon citizens.
    Kate Brown: Access to healthcare improving, but there is more we must do.
    Kate Brown: Ensure health care for all: expand Oregon Health Plan.
    Kevin Stine: We need real healthcare reform, like single-payer.
    Knute Buehler: Single-payer health care as a qualified not absolute right.
    Mark Callahan: Full repeal of ObamaCare / WydenCare.
    Mark Callahan: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
    Monica Wehby: Prominent and early opponent of ObamaCare.
    Monica Wehby: We need more MDs and fewer JDs in Congress.
    Monica Wehby: I was against ObamaCare when it wasn't cool.
    Nicholas Kristof: Poor mental healthcare, wages, housing are major problems.
    Paul Romero: END and DEFUND Obamacare.
    Paul Romero: ObamaCare made things worse for 350 million Americans.
    Tate Reeves: Ensure everyone has access to affordable health care.
    Tina Kotek: We will move the needle on more recovery services.
    Tobias Read: Strongly supports vaccine mandates by businesses, schools.
    Winona LaDuke: Moms know we need an affordable health care system.
    Winona LaDuke: Aid to families is sacrificed in favor of military aid.
    Betsy Johnson: Expand mental health services, especially in schools.
    Betsy Johnson: No to government take-over of the health care system.
Homeland Security
    Bruce Broussard: Support more comprehensive information sharing programs.
    Bud Pierce: State duty to honor the sacrifice of those who've served.
    Bud Pierce: Enlisted in Marines to see if he was tough enough.
    Jason Beebe: Reagan said peace through strength: still true today.
    Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
    Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
    Jeff Merkley: Invest in working with our allies, not power of military.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Make sure our military is fully funded.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Veterans earned right to choose their medical care.
    Kevin Stine: Wasteful defense spending is rampant.
    Mark Callahan: Strongly support veterans & active duty military personnel.
    Monica Wehby: Put the needs and care of our veterans first.
    Monica Wehby: Strengthening our armed forces protects our freedoms.
    Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
    Paul Romero: Support strong military & vets.
    Val Hoyle: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Val Hoyle: Expand state college aid to undocumented students .
    Casey Kulla: Oregon should welcome arrival of Afghan refugees.
    Jason Beebe: Without a border, we are not a country.
    Jason Conger: Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Jason Conger: Temporary visas for needed undocumented immigrants.
    Jeff Merkley: Rated 90% by Oregonians for Immigration Reform.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Construct wall along the Mexican border.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Yes to wall; no to illegal aliens.
    Jo Rae Perkins: For border wall, against "sanctuary status".
    Jo Rae Perkins: Give Dreamers opportunity to become citizens, no Federal aid.
    John Kitzhaber: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Kate Brown: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Kate Brown: Oregon will accept refugees and help them rebuild lives.
    Kate Brown: Open the doors of opportunity for Syrian refugees.
    Kate Brown: Undocumented families hurt by fires deserve assistance.
    Kevin Stine: Any reasonable reform includes a pathway to citizenship.
    Knute Buehler: Omit minor infractions from sanctuary state rules.
    Mark Callahan: No driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
    Mark Callahan: Enforce borders; enforce existing laws; say no to amnesty.
    Monica Wehby: Secure the border but increase H1B visas & guest workers.
    Nicholas Kristof: Oregon showed compassion for a refugee--my father.
    Paul Romero: END sanctuary cities; protect our borders.
    Paul Romero: Border wall is a good thing for everybody.
    Tina Kotek: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Tina Kotek: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Tobias Read: Expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Tobias Read: Voted YES on driver's licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Betsy Johnson: Don't expand state college aid to undocumented students.
    Bud Pierce: Vigilance in enforcing Equal Pay laws for women.
    Casey Kulla: All workers deserve the right to form and join a union.
    Jeff Merkley: Minimum wage should be left to the states.
    Kate Brown: Future Ready Oregon provides skills to advance to careers.
    Kevin Mannix: Support small businesses to spur job growth.
    Knute Buehler: More job training; less job-killing regulations.
Principles & Values
    Bob Niemeyer: Separating church & state doesn't pull God out of government.
    Bud Pierce: Wife killed in tragic traffic accident.
    Bud Pierce: From childhood, wanted to become a doctor.
    Bud Pierce: Yanked Trump endorsement; history of working with Democrats.
    Casey Kulla: Need marginalized people present at all levels of power.
    Casey Kulla: Stop movement away from democracy & toward extremism.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
    Jason Beebe: My country needs a patriot in Washington DC.
    Jeff Merkley: I've lived a pretty unconventional life.
    Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; I'll be his partner.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Professional background as real estate and insurance agent.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Stands with Trump and QAnon.
    Jo Rae Perkins: I'm hard-working & hard-hitting with Heartland Values.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Supports "batty, corrosive" QAnon conspiracy theory.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Bummed that consultants made her take down QAnon video.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Most of our laws are based on Biblical principles.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Posts pro-QAnon video, then says it's merely an info source.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Was in DC for Trump rally, did not enter the Capitol.
    John Kitzhaber: 36 years in government: state House; state Senate; Governor.
    Kevin Stine: Separate church & state, but some leeway for societal norms.
    Kevin Stine: Served in Navy for 9 years; on City Council for 1.
    Kevin Stine: The Senate is full of multi-millionaires over the age of 60.
    Knute Buehler: Freedom and new opportunities are bedrock GOP principles.
    Mark Callahan: Religious freedom is under attack by political correctness.
    Mark Callahan: God is guiding me to fight for the freedom of our country.
    Mark Callahan: Very conservative first-time office holder.
    Monica Wehby: AdWatch: Parents trust her as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
    Monica Wehby: Declined to debate on live TV in Senate primary.
    Nicholas Kristof: At NY Times focused on human rights, global health issues.
    Nicholas Kristof: Won two Pulitzers: for Tiananmen and genocide in Darfur.
    Paul Romero: The STATE shouldn't have undue influence over religion.
    Ron Wyden: FactCheck: No truth to rumors that Wyden lives in New York.
    Ron Wyden: Give voice to those who often feel left out of the debate.
    Tina Kotek: Oregon is a state that has allowed me to be myself.
    Tina Kotek: A person of faith, I believe there's equality among us all.
    Betsy Johnson: Confront prejudice and racism honestly and directly.
    Betsy Johnson: Democracy needs to stop being so contentious.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Called to "stop the coup d'état" of the 2020 election .
Social Security
    Bud Pierce: Require automatic enrollment with payroll deductions.
    Casey Kulla: Government should fund Social Security for caregivers.
    Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
    Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
    Jeff Merkley: Fight efforts to privatize; honor promises to seniors.
    Jim Huffman: Option of putting payroll taxes in a private account.
    Jo Rae Perkins: System broken for decades; stop borrowing from Trust Fund.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Let younger people use individual retirement account.
    Kate Brown: More options & opportunities to save for retirement.
    Kevin Stine: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
    Monica Wehby: Put entitlements on a path to being financially secure.
    Paul Romero: Bearish investment of Trust funds to bolster our markets.
    Tina Kotek: Reduced pension contribution for long-term solution.
    Tobias Read: Created first opt-out retirement plan in the country.
Tax Reform
    Bruce Broussard: Provide businesses with tax incentives to create jobs.
    Bud Pierce: Tax relief on mid-tier income earners, to create more jobs.
    Bud Pierce: Reduce taxes and regulations on small businesses.
    Casey Kulla: Property taxes not keeping up with local & school costs.
    Christine Drazan: I will veto new taxes & repeal costly regulations.
    Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
    Jason Conger: Pushed tax relief for middle and low income families.
    Jeff Merkley: No state sales tax.
    Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Wealthy pay disproportionately high share of taxes.
    John Kitzhaber: No state sales tax; no flat tax; increase gas tax.
    Kate Brown: Need more taxes from business to support basic needs.
    Knute Buehler: No new or higher taxes during booming economy.
    Mark Callahan: Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system.
    Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
    Monica Wehby: 40% of budget on debt servicing is generational theft.
    Paul Romero: Downsize government and balance budget.
    Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
    Winona LaDuke: Favors economic and tax policies to benefit poor, not rich.
    Betsy Johnson: Reduce some taxes, say no to new taxes.
    Bud Pierce: Public transit ok, but future is autonomous drive vehicles.
    Casey Kulla: Increase telemedicine by improving high-speed internet.
    Jason Beebe: Local Facebook expansion means tech and trade jobs.
    Kate Brown: Expand public transit to ease traffic congestion.
    Knute Buehler: Funding transit by payroll tax is unfair and bad policy.
    Ron Wyden: Limit taxes on Internet-based companies.
    Tate Reeves: $100 million in statewide broadband expansion.
    Tate Reeves: Broadband expansion could mend the urban rural divide.
War & Peace
    Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Military force against nuclear proliferation and for Israel.
    Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies.
    Monica Wehby: Ensure that Iranian nukes don't threaten Israel.
    Paul Romero: All practicing Muslims support JIHAD.
Welfare & Poverty
    Christine Drazan: Work with non-profits, faith community on homelessness.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Block grants for state and local flexibility in welfare.
    Jeff Merkley: Supports workfare and 2-year welfare limits.
    Kate Brown: Invest $400M in affordable, accessible housing.
    Kate Brown: An additional $400 million investment in affordable housing.
    Nicholas Kristof: More than a quarter of childhood friends are dead.
    Tate Reeves: $250 million investment in affordable housing.
    Tina Kotek: We need both homeless shelters and long-term solutions.

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