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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 South Dakota Politicians: Archives

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    from State of South Dakota Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Brian Bengs (3) Democratic Challenger for Senate South Dakota
  • Dennis Daugaard (8) South Dakota Republican Governor
  • Dusty Johnson (1) Republican U.S. Rep South Dakota-0
  • Gordon Howie (22) Independent Senate Challenger South Dakota
  • Jay Williams (5) Democratic Senate candidate South Dakota
  • Joel Dykstra (10) Republican Challenger (2008) South Dakota
  • John Thune (1) Republican U.S. Rep South Dakota-AL
  • Kristi Noem (10) South Dakota Republican
  • Marty Jackley (4) South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
  • Mike Rounds (2) South Dakota Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Rick Weiland (1) Democratic Challenger South Dakota
  • Scyller Borglum (3) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger South Dakota
  • Tim Johnson (2) Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) South Dakota
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    Dennis Daugaard: Human life begins at conception.
    Gordon Howie: Life is a child's right; this led me into politics.
    Gordon Howie: Leader for life both in and out of the political arena.
Budget & Economy
    Dennis Daugaard: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
    Gordon Howie: Market should be primary vehicle for economic recovery.
    Joel Dykstra: Johnson was asleep at the wheel on Banking Committee.
    Joel Dykstra: Figure out where system failed in order to prevent a repeat.
    Scyller Borglum: Not a revenue problem; a spending problem.
    Tim Johnson: Called for banking oversight, but opposed by Bush & GOP.
Civil Rights
    Dennis Daugaard: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Gordon Howie: Government imposed quotas are wrong.
    Gordon Howie: Marriage is a religious institution between a man & a woman.
    Joel Dykstra: No same-sex civil unions.
    Joel Dykstra: No affirmative action in government decisions.
    Tim Johnson: Don't subsidize bloated compensation of failing firms' CEOs.
    Gordon Howie: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Joel Dykstra: Supports the death penalty.
    Joel Dykstra: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Marty Jackley: Joint federal-state cooperation to reduce violent crime.
    Gordon Howie: Never legalize marijuana, except supervised medical use.
    Joel Dykstra: Restrict products used to make methamphetamine.
    Dennis Daugaard: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Dennis Daugaard: Support nationwide Common Core standards.
    Gordon Howie: Advocate for parental rights and school choice.
    Gordon Howie: Freedom to choose will improve quality.
    Jay Williams: Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education.
    Joel Dykstra: Support voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Kristi Noem: Scholarships for foster kids includes private school tuition.
Energy & Oil
    Brian Bengs: Energy independence through clean energy not fossil fuels.
    Gordon Howie: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Gordon Howie: Human needs are always paramount.
    Marty Jackley: Protect agricultural communities from the EPA's overreach.
Families & Children
    Jay Williams: Raise kids with values of hard work & education.
    Marty Jackley: Save children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
    Kristi Noem: Expand family leave benefits to 100% of salary for 12 weeks.
Foreign Policy
    Gordon Howie: Maintain US sovereignty from UN.
    Kristi Noem: Chinese Communist Party is our greatest external challenge.
    Kristi Noem: Can't allow Chinese interests to purchase South Dakota land.
Free Trade
    Gordon Howie: Support & expand free trade.
Government Reform
    Dennis Daugaard: Photo ID for voting.
    Gordon Howie: Freely give to political campaigns, but with full disclosure.
    Joel Dykstra: Limit individual & PAC donations; require disclosure.
Gun Control
    Dennis Daugaard: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Gordon Howie: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Health Care
    Brian Bengs: Opposes Republican plans to kill off Affordable Care Act.
    Gordon Howie: ObamaCare degrades system's effectiveness & hurts liberties.
    Marty Jackley: States stopped ObamaCare's forced Medicaid expansion.
    Scyller Borglum: Against Medicare for all & other socialist plans.
    Kristi Noem: Vaccine mandates stand in the way of business expansion.
    Kristi Noem: $1.1M for pregnancy/postpartum care for Medicaid recipients.
Homeland Security
    Brian Bengs: VA closings might make it more responsive to veterans.
    Dennis Daugaard: Support our troops because they protect our freedoms.
    Gordon Howie: Expand the military.
    Jay Williams: Served in the US Navy and then the Peace Corps.
    Gordon Howie: No pathway to citizenship until border is secure.
    Jay Williams: Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance.
    Scyller Borglum: Strong borders and safe, legal procedures.
    Rick Weiland: Raise the minimum wage; fight against special interests.
Principles & Values
    Gordon Howie: Strongly supports keeping God in the public sphere.
    John Thune: Running for 4th Senate term: breaking the "Curse of Karl"?
    Kristi Noem: South Dakotans build the American Dream by working hard.
    Kristi Noem: I believe South Dakota is the freest state in the nation.
    Kristi Noem: We're in the greatest nation in the history of the world.
Social Security
    Gordon Howie: Expand options to include private protected savings.
    Mike Rounds: Entitlements insolvent but no changes for current recipients.
Tax Reform
    Gordon Howie: Higher taxes demotivate economic growth.
    Mike Rounds: Tax code too complex; broaden base and lower rates.
    Kristi Noem: What to do with surplus? My answer is simple: cut taxes.
    Jay Williams: Degree in Computer Science; founded high-tech company.
War & Peace
    Gordon Howie: Stay out of Iran until there are no alternatives.
Welfare & Poverty
    Dusty Johnson: Making welfare recipients accountable can help them.
    Joel Dykstra: Promote marriage for welfare recipients.

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