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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Colorado

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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Colorado (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Beauprez (5) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Cary Kennedy (12) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Cynthia Coffman (1) Colorado Republican Challenger for CO Governor
  • Donna Lynne (7) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Doug Robinson (16) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
  • George Brauchler (27) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
  • Jared Polis (9) Colorado Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor
  • John Hickenlooper (12) Colorado Democratic Governor
  • Mike Johnston (24) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Noel Ginsburg (1)
  • Raul Labrador (3) Idaho Republican candidate for Idaho Governor
  • Steve Barlock (13) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Tom Tancredo (8) Colorado Republican Gubernatorial Challenger (withdrew)
  • Victor Mitchell (23) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Walker Stapleton (11) Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Cary Kennedy: Endorsed by EMILY's List for pro-choice women.
    Mike Johnston: Woman's health between her and her doctor.
    Cynthia Coffman: Pro-choice; moderate on social issues.
Budget & Economy
    Walker Stapleton: Balanced budgets in private career & then as state treasurer.
    Mike Johnston: Government can help business and improve workplace.
    George Brauchler: Requested pay cut & budget cut as County Commissioner.
    Victor Mitchell: To save jobs, we must halt any kind of tax increase.
    Victor Mitchell: In an over regulated Colorado, regulations need to be cut.
    Victor Mitchell: Cutting regulations will promote small businesses.
    Doug Robinson: Problems should be fixed by spending less, not raising taxes.
    Doug Robinson: Use our budget more effectively, instead of raising taxes.
    Doug Robinson: State budget is a mess; improve it by cutting spending.
    Cary Kennedy: Balanced budget after citizens vote on taxes.
Civil Rights
    Walker Stapleton: My grandfather was in the KKK but I denounce racism.
    Mike Johnston: Workplace discrimination law includes LGBTQ.
    Mike Johnston: 100% from Colorado LGBTQ group.
    Raul Labrador: Orientation/gender identity shouldn't bar employment.
    Jared Polis: Would be Colorado's first openly gay Governor.
    Victor Mitchell: Voted against Trump due to misogyny concerns.
    Mike Johnston: Participated in Women's March in Denver.
    Doug Robinson: Create pro-business environment and cut regulations.
    Doug Robinson: To help the economy, government has to get out of the way.
    George Brauchler: Protect business from excessive regulation.
    Mike Johnston: Tougher on DUI and sexual assault.
    George Brauchler: Defend local law enforcement and provide resources.
    George Brauchler: Create specialized units to fight crime.
    George Brauchler: Supports death penalty; would lift stays of execution.
    John Hickenlooper: Issued stay of execution for convicted killer.
    Mike Johnston: Ban police chokeholds; push the CLEAR Act.
    George Brauchler: Death penalty is legitimate rule of law.
    Mike Johnston: Reduce sentencing disparities; ban police chokeholds.
    Bob Beauprez: Require public notice when releasing violent prison inmates.
    John Hickenlooper: $20M for mental health 24/7 call-in centers.
    Doug Robinson: More regulation AND treatment to control drugs.
    Raul Labrador: Challenges AG on stopping pot research.
    George Brauchler: Pot law has not ended criminal activity.
    Steve Barlock: Will follow state law on pot.
    Doug Robinson: Do better by preventing addiction & promoting natural high.
    Doug Robinson: Children need to be protected from the dangers of pot.
    George Brauchler: Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs.
    Victor Mitchell: Marijuana revenues are being "ripped off" in the status quo.
    Victor Mitchell: THC is dangerous, but voters ok'ed the pot amendment.
    Doug Robinson: Opposes recreational marijuana.
    Doug Robinson: Opposed Amendment 64: youth usage of drugs is too high.
    Doug Robinson: Ran anti-recreational marijuana group, Smart Colorado.
    George Brauchler: Opposed legalization but will defend CO laws.
    George Brauchler: Opposed marijuana legalization; but keep the feds out.
    John Hickenlooper: Voters were "reckless" to legalize retail marijuana.
    Jared Polis: Prime supporter of Amendment 23 for school funding in 2000.
    Walker Stapleton: More charters, school choice, & education savings accounts.
    Walker Stapleton: Transfer funds from bloated administration to teachers.
    Donna Lynne: Must meet challenge of funding schools.
    Steve Barlock: Favors home schooling.
    Doug Robinson: Competition key to improving public schools.
    Mike Johnston: Major investment in public education.
    George Brauchler: Local control instead of one-size-fits-all education models.
    George Brauchler: Colorado should lead in STEM education.
    Victor Mitchell: College need to become more affordable in Colorado.
    Doug Robinson: In education, more choice makes more competition.
    Cary Kennedy: Led Amendment 23: reduce budget cuts to public schools.
    Mike Johnston: Make college more affordable.
    Cary Kennedy: Make college more affordable, including tech & vocational.
    Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are enemies of Colorado.
    Victor Mitchell: Supports vouchers and school choice.
    Victor Mitchell: Don't boost No education spending via tax increases.
    Victor Mitchell: Lower the cost of college.
    Mike Johnston: Keep up with innovation: 2 years of free college or training.
    Mike Johnston: National Guard service in exchange for state college tuition.
    Mike Johnston: Weaken tenure protections; strengthen teacher evaluations.
    Bob Beauprez: Our common-sense electorate defeated Amendment 66.
    Tom Tancredo: Tax credits for private school tuition.
Energy & Oil
    Jared Polis: 100% renewable energy by 2040.
    Donna Lynne: Continue transition from fossil fuels to renewables.
    Steve Barlock: Water power, but not wind power.
    Mike Johnston: State should promote natural energy.
    Mike Johnston: Fund green homes and offices.
    Steve Barlock: State should not pick favorites in clean energy.
    George Brauchler: Colorado joining Paris Accords is meaningless symbolism.
    John Hickenlooper: Reduce greenhouse gas by 26% by 2025 and 35% by 2030.
    Victor Mitchell: Repeal misguided Paris Accords order on Day One.
    Cary Kennedy: Oil & gas are important, but protect public health.
    Mike Johnston: Balance oil & gas extraction with public safety.
    Noel Ginsburg: Develop oil & gas resources while protecting environment.
    Donna Lynne: Protect our environment for generations to come.
    Raul Labrador: Must work with partners to preserve public land.
    Cary Kennedy: Colorado can be national model on wind energy & cleantech.
    John Hickenlooper: Develop federal land instead of protecting the sage grous.
Families & Children
    Jared Polis: Will establish full-day Pre-K statewide.
    Cary Kennedy: Family adopted sister via faith-based organization.
    Cary Kennedy: Supports foster care via faith-based organizations.
    John Hickenlooper: Low-income women get long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Government Reform
    Walker Stapleton: Great Colorado Payback: find lost bank accounts.
    Walker Stapleton: Ended hired petitioners when one surfaced as not registered.
    George Brauchler: Sunset law should apply to all regulations.
    George Brauchler: Move some state offices out of capital.
    George Brauchler: A record of official transparency.
    Steve Barlock: Drain the swamp of Colorado politics.
    Mike Johnston: No PAC money when running as state senator or as governor.
    Tom Tancredo: 2001: pledged 3-term limit; 2002: served 4th & 5th term.
Gun Control
    Jared Polis: Strengthen penalties for black-market gun sales.
    Cary Kennedy: No military assault weapons; universal background checks.
    Donna Lynne: Ban bump stocks; disallow mental health excuses.
    Jared Polis: Ban military-style weapons; plus CDC studies gun violence.
    Mike Johnston: Ban military-style weapons; plus universal background checks.
    Steve Barlock: Teachers should protect students if there's a school shooter.
    Steve Barlock: 100% for Trump unless he rejects NRA.
    Mike Johnston: Supports common sense gun restrictions.
    George Brauchler: Supports guns for self-defense.
    Victor Mitchell: 100% record with NRA, but I don't believe in bazookas.
    John Hickenlooper: CO cares about 2nd Amendment, but also safe communities.
    John Hickenlooper: Universal background checks & ban on high capacity magazines.
    Tom Tancredo: Running in opposition to new gun control laws.
    John Hickenlooper: State Senate "Line item recall" about too-strict gun control.
    John Hickenlooper: Universal background checks but no assault weapon ban.
    Jared Polis: Banning weapons violates the Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Jared Polis: AdWatch: Supports Medicare for All.
    Walker Stapleton: Medicaid block grants for community health care centers.
    Donna Lynne: Health care a right, not a privilege.
    Mike Johnston: Preserve Medicaid expansion.
    George Brauchler: Repeal Obamacare; local control of Medicaid.
    Victor Mitchell: Insurance is not necessary for primary care.
    Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare doesn't work for 50% of people today.
    Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare is not a solution; we need patient-centered care.
    Doug Robinson: Wants congress and Trump to repeal ObamaCare.
    George Brauchler: Medicaid block grants instead of ObamaCare expansion.
    George Brauchler: Increase Medicaid co-pays to change behavior.
    George Brauchler: Charge co-pays to low-income residents on Medicaid.
    Victor Mitchell: Promote patient-centered health care.
Homeland Security
    George Brauchler: Uniformed service includes tour in Iraq.
    Walker Stapleton: On July 4th honored all veterans for defending our freedoms.
    Victor Mitchell: "Big brother government" is terribly intrusive.
    Tom Tancredo: Sanctuary Cities are a travesty but I hate identity politics.
    Walker Stapleton: End these dangerous sanctuary city policies.
    Mike Johnston: Undocumented kids get in-state tuition.
    Mike Johnston: Will lead state in fighting DACA repeal.
    Steve Barlock: Hardline against illegal immigration.
    Victor Mitchell: Supports Trump's anti-sanctuary city policies.
    George Brauchler: Opposes sanctuary cities; leave immigration to Feds.
    Cary Kennedy: Keep local cops out of immigration.
    Mike Johnston: Protect immigrants living in the country illegally.
    Bob Beauprez: 2007: Cleanse out illegals; 2014: no need to send them home.
    Tom Tancredo: Viva Tancredo: support for legal immigration, in Spanish.
    Jared Polis: Raise minimum wage, encourage profit sharing.
    Donna Lynne: Raise minimum wage, simplify licensing.
    Victor Mitchell: Teachers unions are about power not about helping teachers.
Local Issues
    Tom Tancredo: Lure RNC to bring the 2016 convention to Denver.
    John Hickenlooper: 51st State Initiative: I got the message on secession.
Principles & Values
    Steve Barlock: Statist and nationalist: Colorado and U.S. come first.
    Steve Barlock: Won't let globalist opponents steal my views.
    Tom Tancredo: Won't debate in GOP primaries; will debate Dems.
    Tom Tancredo: Obama is greater threat to our way of life than any enemy.
Social Security
    Steve Barlock: Fully fund Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA).
Tax Reform
    Walker Stapleton: I stopped the largest tax increase in state history.
    Steve Barlock: Popular vote on any tax law or subsidy.
    Mike Johnston: Tax relief for workers and middle class.
    George Brauchler: Supports Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
    George Brauchler: Use existing funds rather than raising taxes.
    George Brauchler: Oppose sales tax hike to raise $3.5B for road projects.
    Victor Mitchell: Not one darn penny for additional taxes.
    Victor Mitchell: No tax increases, not even to boost education spending.
    John Hickenlooper: $5 trillion of tax cuts to the wealthy is not the answer.
    Cary Kennedy: OpEd: proudly championed the state's mill levy freeze.
    Donna Lynne: Goal of 100% internet access.
    Doug Robinson: Infrastructure via government efficiency & private solutions.
    George Brauchler: Improve roads without raising taxes.
    Victor Mitchell: Shrink state agencies to look for funds for highways.
    Cary Kennedy: Rural areas need transportation & broadband infrastructure.
    Bob Beauprez: 10-hour traffic jams are not drivers' fault, as CDOT says.
War & Peace
    Doug Robinson: Trump is right with strong response on Syria.
Welfare & Poverty
    Walker Stapleton: Random drug testing for people on public assistance.
    Steve Barlock: Drug testing for welfare recipients is a slippery slope.
    Bob Beauprez: 2010: 47% of people happy to let others pay the bill.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Colorado.

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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