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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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
Senate candidates from New Jersey



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from New Jersey (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Hugin (28) Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
  • Cory Booker (46) New Jersey Mayor of Newark
  • Jeff Bell (22) Republican Senate challenger New Jersey
  • Murray Sabrin (12) Republican Senate Challenger New Jersey
  • Ray Lesniak (1) New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rich Pezzullo (12) Republican candidate for U. S. Senator (withdrew) New Jersey
  • Robert Menendez (22) Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative New Jersey
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Bob Hugin: Pro-choice, but no late-term abortions unless maternal risk.
    Robert Menendez: Yes affordable contraceptives; no unneeded restrictions.
    Bob Hugin: Against late term abortions unless mother's life is at risk.
    Rich Pezzullo: Opposes using tax dollars for abortions, wants regulations.
    Jeff Bell: Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn.
    Murray Sabrin: Human life begins at conception.
    Cory Booker: Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom.
    Jeff Bell: Hobby Lobby ruling protects religious freedom.
    Cory Booker: Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control.
    Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
Budget & Economy
    Rich Pezzullo: Balance your budget and provide affordable services.
    Jeff Bell: Restore the gold standard.
    Murray Sabrin: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
    Murray Sabrin: Federal Reserve is one big scam.
    Cory Booker: We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis.
    Jeff Bell: Return to gold-dollar convertibility now.
Civil Rights
    Bob Hugin: Supports gay marriage.
    Robert Menendez: Supports gay marriage.
    Bob Hugin: Regrets ban on women at 1970s Princeton eating clubs.
    Bob Hugin: My kids taught me to be more tolerant of gays than in 1970s.
    Jeff Bell: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Murray Sabrin: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Cory Booker: MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years.
Corporations
    Robert Menendez: Keep CFPB Financial Protection; keep Consumer Advisory Board.
    Bob Hugin: As a job creator he'll employ new policies to spur growth.
    Rich Pezzullo: Government shouldn't bail out businesses that can't succeed.
    Cory Booker: Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes.
    Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
    Cory Booker: Government procurement should promote women-owned business.
Crime
    Ray Lesniak: Change culture of corrections: limit solitary confinement.
    Cory Booker: Real solution to crime is addressing poverty and education.
    Cory Booker: Incarceration isn't working; focus on preventing recidivism.
    Cory Booker: Increase the number of police in all neighborhoods.
    Cory Booker: Cut first responders due to economic downturn.
    Cory Booker: Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism.
Drugs
    Bob Hugin: Decriminalize pot in small amounts but not recreational use.
    Robert Menendez: Give marijuana businesses access to banking services.
    Cory Booker: The drug war is an abject failure.
Education
    Bob Hugin: Supports expanded charter schools.
    Robert Menendez: Vouchers drain money from public schools.
    Robert Menendez: Supports making 2 years of community college free.
    Jeff Bell: End federal involvement in education.
    Murray Sabrin: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Cory Booker: Ensure that college tuition is not a long-term burden.
    Cory Booker: Pre-school for 3-year-olds; more teacher empowerment.
    Cory Booker: Fundamental right to high quality public education.
    Cory Booker: Newark Workshops got $1.3M in Pell Grants.
Energy & Oil
    Bob Hugin: Climate change is human-caused, but Paris Accord is unfair.
    Robert Menendez: World must cut greenhouse gas emissions, or reject science.
    Bob Hugin: Energy independence: solar & wind, plus domestic oil & gas.
    Rich Pezzullo: Keep energy costs low by opposing radical Green agenda.
    Jeff Bell: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Murray Sabrin: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Cory Booker: Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint.
    Cory Booker: Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga.
Environment
    Bob Hugin: Protect our environment in a way that's fair to businesses.
    Robert Menendez: Don't let the EPA get undermined.
    Bob Hugin: More work is needed for safe, clean environment.
    Cory Booker: Green space; green housing; green jobs.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Hugin: Supports Israel and recognizes Jerusalem as its capital.
    Rich Pezzullo: As our ally, we must support Israel's right to defend itself.
    Rich Pezzullo: Oppose all UN treaties that weaken our sovereignty.
    Cory Booker: Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's.
    Cory Booker: Development funds via international organizations for Africa.
    Cory Booker: Robust diplomacy and international development.
    Cory Booker: No head in the sand; but no global police.
Free Trade
    Bob Hugin: In the end, tariffs will get a better deal with China.
    Robert Menendez: Tariffs on China drive allies into arms of our adversaries.
    Cory Booker: African trade makes stable countries & good for our security.
    Cory Booker: China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft.
    Jeff Bell: Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
Government Reform
    Robert Menendez: Citizens United rolled back decades of progress.
    Robert Menendez: Do everything to protect all Americans' right to vote.
    Jeff Bell: Photo ID for voting.
    Murray Sabrin: Photo ID for voting.
    Cory Booker: Founding principle: make laws open to public debate.
    Cory Booker: Threat to voting rights in America remains very real.
    Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
Gun Control
    Bob Hugin: Expanded background checks; bar people with mental illnesses.
    Robert Menendez: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
    Rich Pezzullo: Opposes new federal gun laws; high marks from NRA.
    Rich Pezzullo: More conservative justices on federal bench.
    Jeff Bell: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Murray Sabrin: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Cory Booker: Common sense gun reform on day one.
    Cory Booker: More background checks & gun trace data.
    Jeff Bell: Debated who's most supportive of gun rights.
Health Care
    Bob Hugin: Lobbied to block cheaper generic alternatives.
    Bob Hugin: Repeal ObamaCare but keep preexisting conditions.
    Robert Menendez: Repealing ObamaCare would hike premiums & hurt the disabled.
    Bob Hugin: AdWatch: Raised drug prices in US while lowering them abroad.
    Bob Hugin: As CEO, paid $280M drug settlement.
    Bob Hugin: Will use his 20 years in healthcare to craft new reforms.
    Rich Pezzullo: Repeal ObamaCare; it's a dangerous proposal.
    Jeff Bell: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Murray Sabrin: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Cory Booker: ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction.
Homeland Security
    Bob Hugin: Syrian airstrikes no "kabuki show" to our brave military.
    Rich Pezzullo: Spying on citizens not needed against criminals & terrorists.
    Jeff Bell: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Murray Sabrin: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Cory Booker: Maintain the strongest military force in the world.
    Cory Booker: Irresponsible to spend on irrelevant weapon systems.
    Cory Booker: Public oversight needed for NSA domestic spying.
    Jeff Bell: Defense hawk and foreign-policy interventionist.
Immigration
    Bob Hugin: Path to citizenship for people building a productive life.
    Robert Menendez: DREAMer kids have grown up as Americans.
    Bob Hugin: Fully supports pathway to citizenship for innocent DREAMers.
    Rich Pezzullo: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Jeff Bell: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Murray Sabrin: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Jobs
    Robert Menendez: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
    Cory Booker: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
    Cory Booker: Great Recession decreased hourly wages overall.
    Cory Booker: Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse.
    Cory Booker: 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live.
Principles & Values
    Robert Menendez: Severely admonished by Senate for political favors.
    Robert Menendez: Admonished by Senate Ethics Committee for accepting gifts.
    Jeff Bell: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Murray Sabrin: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
    Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
    Jeff Bell: Defeated incumbent Senator in GOP primary in 1978.
    Cory Booker: First African-American senator from New Jersey.
Social Security
    Robert Menendez: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
    Bob Hugin: Blasts opponent for voting to raise taxes on Social Security.
    Cory Booker: Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements.
Tax Reform
    Bob Hugin: Trump tax cuts delivered real relief & job creation.
    Robert Menendez: Trump tax cuts was giant hit job on middle class.
    Bob Hugin: Opposes new $10K cap on deductions for state & local taxes.
    Jeff Bell: Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions.
Technology
    Robert Menendez: Net Neutrality avoids higher prices.
    Cory Booker: Fix crumbling rail & road with National Infrastructure Bank.
    Cory Booker: Invest in Next-Gen air traffic; broadband, and smart grid.
    Cory Booker: Protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack.
    Cory Booker: Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats.
War & Peace
    Bob Hugin: Iran used nuclear deal to export terrorism.
    Robert Menendez: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia makes crisis in Yemen.
    Robert Menendez: Grave mistake to walk away from Iran nuke deal without plan.
    Cory Booker: All options on the table with Iran, including military.
Welfare & Poverty
    Bob Hugin: Non-profit advocate for needs of homeless families.
    Rich Pezzullo: Make major cuts in welfare "giveaway" programs.


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  • Bob Hugin Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
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  • Jeff Bell Republican Senate challenger New Jersey
  • Murray Sabrin Republican Senate Challenger New Jersey
  • Ray Lesniak New Jersey Democratic 2017 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rich Pezzullo Republican candidate for U. S. Senator (withdrew) New Jersey
  • Robert Menendez Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative New Jersey

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