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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Jake Porter: Don't prohibit abortion but don't fund it.
Marco Battaglia: Prefer fewer abortion, but not state prohibition.
Cathy Glasson: Pro-choice and will restore Planned Parenthood funding.
Nate Boulton: Anti-abortion law hurts women's healthcare access.
Andy McGuire: Restore Planned Parenthood funding from the dark ages.
Tom Hoefling: Human life begins at conception.
Kim Reynolds: Abortion is equivalent to murder, but different penalty.
Tom Vilsack: Vetoed requiring info about abortion risks and alternatives.
Tom Vilsack: Personal choice includes taxpayer funding.
Jack Hatch: Abortions should always be legally available.
Budget & Economy|
Fred Hubbell: Many budget benefits go to companies that don't need them.
Jake Porter: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Marco Battaglia: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
Cathy Glasson: Budget should concentrate on citizens needs and the future.
Kim Reynolds: Defended $100 million budget cuts from previous fiscal year.
Andy McGuire: No more handouts for big corporations.
Andy McGuire: Strategize for economic development in rural Iowa.
Tom Hoefling: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Fred Hubbell: Proud of Iowa's equal protection for same-sex couples.
Kim Reynolds: Same-sex marriage issue is now settled law.
Republican Party: Define marriage as one natural man and one natural woman.
Jake Porter: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Marco Battaglia: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
Andy McGuire: Conversion therapy is torture, not treatment.
Nate Boulton: Defended LGBTQ nonprofit Iowa Safe Schools.
Andy McGuire: Elect women who will fight for equality.
Tom Hoefling: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Kim Reynolds: Voters should decide gay marriage, not the courts.
Jack Hatch: Supports civil unions and same-sex marriage.
Jack Hatch: Affirmative action in state college & state contracts.
Fred Hubbell: Stop giving unproductive tax credits to big corporations.
Kim Reynolds: Tax breaks bring Apple to Iowa.
Nate Boulton: Tax credits & corporate giveaways have hurt economy.
Andy McGuire: State loans for new or expanding small town businesses.
Jack Hatch: Focus on small business, not tax incentives to corporations.
Terry Branstad: High commercial property taxes mean higher prices.
Fred Hubbell: Life sentence is sufficient instead of death penalty.
Kim Reynolds: Opposes reinstating the death penalty.
Jake Porter: Stop prosecuting addiction issues and victimless crimes.
Marco Battaglia: End mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes.
Cathy Glasson: One-size-fits-all punishment are not fitting the crimes.
Nate Boulton: Public safety & police can't be done on the cheap.
Jack Hatch: Programs for at-risk youth and job skills for inmates.
Fred Hubbell: Wait-and-see on decriminalizing marijuana.
Jake Porter: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Marco Battaglia: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
Rich Leopold: Services for people still suffering with addiction.
Andy McGuire: Fund programs for mental health.
Terry Branstad: Medical cannabis oil ok, but nothing more.
Jack Hatch: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
Fred Hubbell: School systems and teachers know best what they need.
Jake Porter: Vouchers let parents choose the school of their choice.
Marco Battaglia: Vouchers are wrong for paying for private schooling.
Cathy Glasson: Wants public education to be affordable and high quality.
Nate Boulton: State must fund public schools, not voucher schemes.
Nate Boulton: Supports teacher's unions to attract best teachers.
Andy McGuire: Restore cuts: put students ahead of lobbyists.
Andy McGuire: Restore $21M in cuts to higher education.
Tom Hoefling: Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
Tom Hoefling: True Local Control: TLC for public schools.
Terry Branstad: One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa.
Energy & Oil|
Fred Hubbell: Grow the economy using biomass, sun, and wind resources.
Jake Porter: Don't prioritize green energy.
Marco Battaglia: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
Cathy Glasson: Move forward with new green energy sources.
Nate Boulton: 50% renewable energy by 2025.
Rich Leopold: Supports strong wind industry in Iowa.
Andy McGuire: Trump full of hot air on wind power.
Terry Branstad: Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply.
Jack Hatch: Solar energy grants instead of utility special interests.
Terry Branstad: Expand and protect American energy resources.
Terry Branstad: Supports wind energy by signing HF 672.
Jack Hatch: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
Fred Hubbell: Protect water, air and topsoil resources.
Jake Porter: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Marco Battaglia: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Cathy Glasson: Force corporate polluters to clean up their mess.
Andy McGuire: Put teeth into our water quality regulations.
Kim Reynolds: Scale back Waters of US rule.
Nate Boulton: Funding water trust fund improves safety & tourism.
Rich Leopold: Let's Go Outside: stewardship of Iowa's land, air, and water.
Rich Leopold: Listen to rural voters while promoting clean water.
Jack Hatch: Supports open-space preservation and more environmental regs.
Families & Children|
Cathy Glasson: Proud of Iowa's marriage equality but work still to be done.
Cathy Glasson: #1 job of governor is to raise family's standard of living.
Andy McGuire: Time for state Family/Medical Leave Act.
Tom Hoefling: Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period.
Marco Battaglia: Exceptional people all over the planet, not just America.
Terry Branstad: Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard.
Fred Hubbell: Farmers are on the edge financially because of trade war.
Kim Reynolds: Nobody wins in a trade war.
Jake Porter: Support free trade.
Marco Battaglia: Support free trade & freer trade.
Andy McGuire: Unfair trade deals shut down factories & ship jobs overseas.
Terry Branstad: Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements.
Fred Hubbell: Supports term limits for Iowa governor.
Kim Reynolds: Opposes term limits for Iowa governor.
Jake Porter: Make voter registration easier.
Marco Battaglia: Make election days national holidays.
Cathy Glasson: Roll back voter ID law, start making voting easier for all.
Andy McGuire: Repeal the voter ID law; lengthen the absentee voting.
Tom Hoefling: Photo ID for voting.
Terry Branstad: 2010: No fees for government records; 2011: imposed fees.
Terry Branstad: Sunset of rules and regulations every four years.
Jack Hatch: Spending limits on political campaigns, & state funding.
Jake Porter: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Marco Battaglia: Absolute right to gun ownership.
Cathy Glasson: Gun violence is a public health crisis and an epidemic.
Fred Hubbell: Start the conversation between gun control & public safety.
Kim Reynolds: Concealed carry at statehouse okay.
Tom Hoefling: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Jack Hatch: Supports background checks, licensing, and enforcement.
Fred Hubbell: Stop Medicaid privatization; it failed the most vulnerable.
Jake Porter: Oppose ObamaCare.
Marco Battaglia: Oppose ObamaCare; move to a freer market in medicine.
Cathy Glasson: Medicare For All: fundamental right to health care.
Nate Boulton: Focus on vulnerable people rather than corporate profits.
Rich Leopold: Our handling of mental illness & medical coverage is abysmal.
Andy McGuire: Healthcare is a right for all Iowans.
Andy McGuire: Reduce costs through preventive care, lower drug prices.
Terry Branstad: Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money.
Terry Branstad: Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans.
Fred Hubbell: Respects and honors the military's courage and sacrifices.
Marco Battaglia: Rein in the military-industrial complex.
Chet Culver: More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education.
Terry Branstad: Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax.
Kim Reynolds: Secure our border, but no family separations.
Andy McGuire: We need comprehensive federal immigration policy.
Cathy Glasson: We need path to citizenship and to keep families together.
Fred Hubbell: No use of local enforcement during federal immigration raids.
Marco Battaglia: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
Nate Boulton: No use of local enforcement during federal immigration raids.
Cathy Glasson: Welcomes immigrants and wants them to feel safe and secure.
Kim Reynolds: End DACA, but Congress should act.
Chet Culver: Feds should deal with immigration, not state police.
Terry Branstad: Cops should check citizenship status during traffic stops.
Jack Hatch: Opposes English as the official language.
Fred Hubbell: Believes in unions and equitable collective bargaining.
Jake Porter: Oppose affirmative action.
Marco Battaglia: Oppose affirmative action.
Cathy Glasson: High priority to making union access available to all.
Cathy Glasson: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Nate Boulton: $15 minimum wage indexed to inflation.
Andy McGuire: Dedicate resources to apprenticeships & job training.
Andy McGuire: Raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.
Andy McGuire: Restoring collective bargaining for Iowa workers.
Jack Hatch: Raise the minimum wage & cut middle-class taxes.
Jack Hatch: Let market forces decide on new casinos, not politics.
Terry Branstad: Let Gaming Commission decide location of new casinos, if any.
Terry Branstad: Saving costs is a priority: rescind RICE rule.
Principles & Values|
Jake Porter: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
Marco Battaglia: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
Rich Leopold: I'm a person of faith; I volunteer with faith-based groups.
Jack Hatch: Iowans are ready for a fresh start.
Tom Hoefling: Straight up the middle Reagan conservative.
Marco Battaglia: Individual private accounts to replace Social Security.
Fred Hubbell: Equitable tax system, instead of one based on who you know.
Jake Porter: Phase out the statewide sales tax.
Marco Battaglia: Phase out the income tax.
Cathy Glasson: End corporate welfare tax practice; make them pay fair share.
Tom Hoefling: Eliminate the state's income tax & special crony favors.
Terry Branstad: Reduce commercial & residential property tax.
Cathy Glasson: Create jobs with infrastructure investment.
Nate Boulton: Invest in rural infrastructure, including for tourism.
Terry Branstad: Fix crumbling bridges AND rural internet.
Terry Branstad: Partnership between state and Google is good for jobs.
War & Peace|
Marco Battaglia: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Terry Branstad: Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas.
Welfare & Poverty|
Jack Hatch: More TANF; more job training programs.