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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)

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Maine

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Maine (number of quotes indicated):
  • Angus King (5) Maine Former Independent Governor (1995-2002)
  • Charlie Summers (7) Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger Maine
  • Chris Lyons (25) Libertarian candidate for Maine U. S. Senator Maine
  • Cynthia Dill (8) Democratic Senate Challenger Maine
  • Eliot Cutler (1) Maine Independent Challenger
  • Eric Brakey (23) GOP Candidate for U.S Senate from Maine Maine
  • Matt Dunlap (7) Democratic Senate Challenger (2012) Maine
  • Mike Michaud (1)
  • Paul LePage (1) Maine Republican Governor
  • Scott D`Amboise (2) Republican Senate Challenger Maine
  • Shenna Bellows (18) Democratic Challenger
  • Susan Collins (14) Republican Sr Senator Maine
  • Tom Allen (5) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008); previously US Rep. Maine
  • Zak Ringelstein (2) Democratic candidate for Maine U. S. Senate Maine
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Eric Brakey: Pro-life, and anti-ObamaCare.
    Eric Brakey: Oppose funding Planned Parenthood; require parental consent.
    Zak Ringelstein: Publicly-funded reproductive healthcare for women.
    Chris Lyons: Life is precious; abortion only if maternal life at risk.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Susan Collins: Joined Democrats to fund Planned Parenthood.
    Charlie Summers: Must consider incest or rape.
    Angus King: Favors abortion rights; opposes defunding Planned Parenthood.
Budget & Economy
    Chris Lyons: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Eric Brakey: The government takes enough; we shouldn't raise taxes.
    Eric Brakey: Not just for economic freedom but also personal freedom.
    Matt Dunlap: Shore up availability of credit to stimulate job creation.
    Matt Dunlap: Shore up availability of credit to stimulate job creation.
    Tom Allen: Bush administrationís debt has failed middle-class America.
    Susan Collins: We tried & failed in 2005 to tighten mortgage regulations.
    Tom Allen: Driving up debt & unbridled free market caused bank crisis.
Civil Rights
    Eric Brakey: Leave transgender bathroom policy up to local school board.
    Chris Lyons: Education will achieve affirmative action, not law.
    Chris Lyons: Government should have no say on same-sex marriage.
    Chris Lyons: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Charlie Summers: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    Angus King: Supports gay marriage.
    Eric Brakey: Cut $400M in corporate welfare & return it to the people.
    Susan Collins: Excess corporate pay rewards risk-taking over results.
    Chris Lyons: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Eric Brakey: Being pro-life is why I oppose the death penalty.
    Chris Lyons: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Eric Brakey: Supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
    Paul LePage: Oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
    Shenna Bellows: Supports marijuana legalization.
    Eliot Cutler: Legalizing marijuana sends message that drug use is OK.
    Mike Michaud: Real concerns about the impact of pot legalization on kids.
    Shenna Bellows: Three past presidents acknowledged use; legalize pot.
    Susan Collins: Declines to take sides in marijuana legalization petition.
    Eric Brakey: Competition will improve our schools.
    Chris Lyons: Vouchers for school choice.
    Eric Brakey: Support private schools, charter schools, or homeschooling.
    Shenna Bellows: Voucher programs siphon public school money.
Energy & Oil
    Chris Lyons: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Shenna Bellows: Green energy solutions instead of nuclear energy.
    Charlie Summers: Off-shore exploration for oil, plus nuclear and coal.
    Cynthia Dill: Encourage conservation and renewable energy.
    Matt Dunlap: Invest in weatherization programs and maintain LIHEAP.
    Susan Collins: Double funding for low-income home weatherization programs.
    Tom Allen: 1%-interest loan for home weatherization projects.
    Angus King: Support EPA brownfield program for industrial cleanup.
    Chris Lyons: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
Foreign Policy
    Chris Lyons: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Eric Brakey: Crazy that we have our troops in 177 different countries.
    Eric Brakey: Deposing secular dictators in Mid-East empowers our enemies.
Free Trade
    Chris Lyons: Support & expand free trade.
    Shenna Bellows: NAFTA damaged our manufacturing sector; so will TPP.
    Charlie Summers: I support free trade, but protect shoe factories.
    Cynthia Dill: Keep tariffs against foreign products that compete unfairly.
    Susan Collins: Some trade agreements have resulted in more tariffs.
    Tom Allen: Review existing trade agreements that damaged US economy.
Government Reform
    Chris Lyons: Make voter registration easier.
    Shenna Bellows: Funding her campaign $5 at a time from local events.
    Susan Collins: Outrageous for IRS to target Tea Party groups.
    Charlie Summers: OpEd: Pushes for voter registration, with his name on ballot.
Gun Control
    Eric Brakey: Oppose background checks for individual gun transfers.
    Zak Ringelstein: Most Americans wants gun control but NRA stops it.
    Chris Lyons: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Eric Brakey: The second amendment is essential for liberty.
    Eric Brakey: Bipartisan Republican leads the charge to less gun control.
    Shenna Bellows: Was NRA member, but left because they became too extreme.
    Angus King: Supports gun rights.
Health Care
    Chris Lyons: Insurance companies benefit from ObamaCare; people don't.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Eric Brakey: Do better than backdoor deals that led to ObamaCare.
    Eric Brakey: Apply principles of freedom to broken healthcare system.
    Shenna Bellows: Supports ObamaCare & universal health coverage.
    Cynthia Dill: Medicaid and Medicare programs need to be strengthened.
    Matt Dunlap: ObamaCare individual mandate is constitutional.
Homeland Security
    Chris Lyons: Don't expand the military.
    Eric Brakey: Apply limited government philosophy to the military.
    Shenna Bellows: NSA should target only based on individualized suspicion.
    Susan Collins: Increase transparency of NSA but keep NSA programs.
    Susan Collins: Mass surveillance justified by national security.
    Susan Collins: Mass unwarranted surveillance is never justified.
    Shenna Bellows: We cannot afford to be the world's policemen.
    Shenna Bellows: No spying on foreign leaders NOR on ordinary Americans.
    Shenna Bellows: Snowden was a whistle-blower, not a criminal.
    Susan Collins: No justification for spying on Germany's chancellor.
    Susan Collins: Cuts in defense are very troubling to me personally.
    Cynthia Dill: Cut military spending such as weapons systems.
    Cynthia Dill: Opposes unlimited detention of terror suspects.
    Chris Lyons: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Eric Brakey: Oppose increasing minimum wage; it takes out the bottom rung.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
    Shenna Bellows: Increase minimum wage to make it a living wage.
    Angus King: Keep 900 shoe factory jobs in Maine.
Principles & Values
    Chris Lyons: Personal belief in God is fine; government action is not.
    Chris Lyons: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Shenna Bellows: Calls herself a progressive libertarian.
    Susan Collins: Focuses on seniority & forging bipartisan solutions.
Social Security
    Chris Lyons: Privatize Social Security.
    Shenna Bellows: Scrap the Cap: highest-paid Americans pay their fair share.
    Shenna Bellows: Scrap the cap; apply payroll tax over $113,700.
    Charlie Summers: Remove disability coverage from Social Security.
    Cynthia Dill: Stop raiding Social Security Trust Fund.
    Matt Dunlap: Remove cap on earnings to sustain system.
    Scott D`Amboise: Option to invest in private retirement program.
Tax Reform
    Eric Brakey: No additional 3% tax on income above $200,000.
    Chris Lyons: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Eric Brakey: Voted against raising the lodging tax to 10.5%.
    Cynthia Dill: Require the wealthy to pay their fair share.
    Shenna Bellows: "Total Information Awareness" undermines our democracy.
War & Peace
    Chris Lyons: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Eric Brakey: Learn from the past: we don't need another Mideast war.
    Charlie Summers: Iraq & Afghanistan have taken a turn for the positive.
    Cynthia Dill: Afghanistan is not as irresponsible as was Iraq.
    Matt Dunlap: Iraq war was poorly thought out and enormously expensive.
    Scott D`Amboise: Time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan.
    Matt Dunlap: We cannot stand by while Syria slaughters its citizens.
    Susan Collins: Exert economic pressure on Iran to stop its nuclear program.
    Tom Allen: We need strong economic sanctions against Iran.
Welfare & Poverty
    Eric Brakey: Disallow using food stamps to purchase junk food.
    Shenna Bellows: No one in Washington stands up for people who are hurting.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Maine.

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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