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Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Crippled America ,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
American Dreams,
by Marco Rubio (2015)
Taking a Stand,
by Rand Paul (2015)
Unintimidated,
by Scott Walker (2013)
A Time for Truth,
by Ted Cruz (2015)
One Nation,
by Ben Carson (2014)
Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Living History ,
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
Between Hope and History ,
by Bill Clinton (1996)
In Harmís Way ,
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

AdWatch: transcripts from 2018 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 AdWatch (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allan Fung (1) Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
  • Bill Nelson (1) Democratic Sr Senator Florida
  • Bill Schuette (1) Michigan Republican candidate for governor of Michigan
  • Bob Hugin (1) Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
  • Casey Cagle (2) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Don Blankenship (3) Republican candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia
  • Elizabeth Warren (2) Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Fred Hubbell (1) Iowa Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa
  • Gary Johnson (2) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Heidi Heitkamp (2) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jacky Rosen (1) Democratic Challenger for NV Senator Nevada
  • Jared Polis (1) Colorado Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Jon Tester (2) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Kelda Helen Roys (1) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor
  • Leah Vukmir (1) Republican candidate for Wisconsin U.S. Senator Wisconsin
  • Marty Jackley (4) South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
  • Matt Rosendale (2) Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
  • Rick Scott (1) Florida Republican Governor
  • Steve Sisolak (2) Nevada Democratic candidate for Nevada Governor
  • Walker Stapleton (2) Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Kelda Helen Roys: AdWatch: 1849 anti-abortion law is still on the books.
    Casey Cagle: Conservative values: pro-life & pro-second Amendment.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump.
    Marty Jackley: AdWatch: Protect the unborn.
    Fred Hubbell: AdWatch: commitment to Planned Parenthood.
Crime
    Allan Fung: Strong stance against crime; we need accountability.
Drugs
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
Energy & Oil
    Bill Schuette: Joins lawsuit challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan.
Environment
    Bill Nelson: Lake Okeechobee water is murky, but it's a state issue.
    Rick Scott: Lake Okeechobee water is murky, but it's a federal issue.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up.
Free Trade
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: trade war with China hurts soybean farmers.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Our $50B of tariffs on China caused $34B of retaliation.
Government Reform
    Jacky Rosen: AdWatch: Passed zero bills? But co-sponsored eight bills.
Gun Control
    Steve Sisolak: I'll take on the NRA and I'll take on Donald Trump.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
Health Care
    Leah Vukmir: Opposed requiring health insurers to cover oral chemotherapy.
    Bob Hugin: AdWatch: Raised drug prices in US while lowering them abroad.
    Jared Polis: AdWatch: Supports Medicare for All.
Immigration
    Jon Tester: FactCheck: Opposes sanctuary cities, but don't punish them.
    Walker Stapleton: End these dangerous sanctuary city policies.
    Casey Cagle: Double headline - Already Done.
    Steve Sisolak: Double headline - Already Done.
Principles & Values
    Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back.
    Elizabeth Warren: Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Voted with Trump 52%, but against key initiatives.
    Gary Johnson: Fiscally conservative and socially cool.
Tax Reform
    Walker Stapleton: I stopped the largest tax increase in state history.
    Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
Technology
    Gary Johnson: Left NM with new highways and a billion-dollar surplus.
War & Peace
    Matt Rosendale: Double headline - Already Done.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Allan Fung Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
  • Bill Nelson Democratic Sr Senator Florida
  • Bill Schuette Michigan Republican candidate for governor of Michigan
  • Bob Hugin Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
  • Casey Cagle Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Don Blankenship Republican candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia
  • Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Fred Hubbell Iowa Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa
  • Gary Johnson New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Heidi Heitkamp Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jacky Rosen Democratic Challenger for NV Senator Nevada
  • Jared Polis Colorado Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Jon Tester Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Kelda Helen Roys Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor
  • Leah Vukmir Republican candidate for Wisconsin U.S. Senator Wisconsin
  • Marty Jackley South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
  • Matt Rosendale Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
  • Rick Scott Florida Republican Governor
  • Steve Sisolak Nevada Democratic candidate for Nevada Governor
  • Walker Stapleton Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado

The above quotations are from AdWatch: transcripts from 2018 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.

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