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)
Ted Budd: Obey God rather than man: I am 100% pro-life.
Deborah Ross: All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA).
Roy Cooper: No politicians in medical room telling doctor what to say.
Mark Walker: Protect the sanctity of human life.
Mark Walker: Human life begins at conception.
Thom Tillis: Human life begins at conception.
Sean Haugh: No role for government in regulating abortion.
Sean Haugh: No state nor federal government role in abortion.
Deborah Ross: Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services.
Thom Tillis: Require 24-hour information period before abortion.
Budget & Economy|
Ted Budd: Fiscal responsibility needed for U.S. to lead the world.
Chris Rey: As mayor, revitalized downtown & turned around economy.
Mark Walker: Reduce government regulations that smother American business.
Mark Walker: Free enterprise instead of assuring livable income.
Thom Tillis: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
Sean Haugh: Scrap the Federal Reserve.
Roy Cooper: Repeal the "Bathroom Bill"; it's a dark cloud over NC.
Ted Budd: Defend marriage and protect religious freedom.
Deborah Ross: Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice.
Richard Burr: Let same-sex marriage be decided by the states.
Pat McCrory: Transgendered people must use bathroom based on birth gender.
Roy Cooper: Repeal law requiring bathroom use based on birth gender.
Deborah Ross: Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature.
Roy Cooper: Women deserve equal pay.
Ken Spaulding: End state-based acceptance of the Confederate banner.
Pat McCrory: Terminate license plates noting Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Thom Tillis: OpEd: Supported tax cuts over help for students and women.
Thom Tillis: Defend the N.C. gay marriage ban.
Mark Walker: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
Thom Tillis: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Sean Haugh: Government has no say over whom consenting adults love.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
Thom Tillis: Constitutionally define marriage as one man and one woman.
Deborah Ross: Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share.
Thom Tillis: AdWatch: began working at 15; postponed college until later.
Bev Perdue: Tax relief for corporations from highest rate in southeast.
Deborah Ross: No incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors.
Ken Spaulding: Retry police officer who shot to death a young black man.
Chris Rey: Started workforce development program for released prisoners.
Deborah Ross: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
Thom Tillis: Limit use of racial statistics in death penalty cases.
Roy Cooper: Eliminate stigma & encourage opioid addicts to get treatment.
Deborah Ross: Supports medical marijuana.
Richard Burr: Marijuana has no value that you can't get thru other things.
Sean Haugh: End the Drug War.
Sean Haugh: War on drugs is a war on our own people.
Pat McCrory: Coordinated effort against cartel drug rings.
Roy Cooper: 4,700 additional Pre-K slots for at-risk 4-year olds.
Roy Cooper: NC GROW: Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce.
Ted Budd: Parents choose what's best: public, private, or homeschool.
Deborah Ross: Make first two years of community college free.
Ken Spaulding: Private school vouchers will re-segregate our public schools.
Pat McCrory: Expand school choice, charter schools and home schools.
Chris Rey: Read with the Mayor: volunteer program at grade schools.
Mark Walker: Oppose Common Core; empower families through vouchers.
Thom Tillis: Department of Education is 5,000 overpaid bureaucrats.
Kay Hagan: Repeatedly stressed support for public schools.
Thom Tillis: Oppose Common Core; eliminate U.S. Department of Education.
Sean Haugh: Scrap the Common Core curriculum standards.
Bev Perdue: $400M federal funds for Ready Set Go! Initiative.
George Bush Sr.: Churches & private schools provide 93% of education funding.
Energy & Oil|
Roy Cooper: Supports Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard.
Mark Walker: Much "so-called" science of climate change is contested.
Mark Walker: No federal subsidies for wind & solar.
Thom Tillis: No subsidies for wind and solar.
Thom Tillis: Climate change is not an established fact.
Kay Hagan: Advocate for Keystone XL pipeline.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
Thom Tillis: Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction.
Pat McCrory: Remove regulations on Environmental and Natural Resources.
Noam Chomsky: Unfair for emerging economies to bear environmental burden.
Families & Children|
Chris Rey: AdWatch: Faith, family, and service give my life meaning.
Ted Budd: When America is strong, the world is safer.
Deborah Ross: Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS.
Deborah Ross: Approach threats in multilateral way, like Iran nuclear deal.
Richard Burr: 13% on Livable World scorecard; opposed Iran nuke deal.
Mark Walker: End foreign aid to nations that abhor our heritage.
Sean Haugh: No global policeman; no foreign entanglements.
Deborah Ross: Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements.
Sean Haugh: We need to completely change to free trade.
Bev Perdue: Visited China to see N.C.'s competition.
Ted Budd: It's time to take on the Establishment.
Greg Brannon: I believe in a constitutionally limited government.
Mark Walker: Require photo ID for voting.
Thom Tillis: Photo ID for voting.
Thom Tillis: Helped engineer voter ID legislation.
Richard Hudson: Eliminate 527s and force full disclosure.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
Bev Perdue: Consolidate 14 state agencies into 8; cut $2.2B from budget.
Thom Tillis: No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures.
Deborah Ross: Establish one-stop registration and voting sites.
Ted Budd: Eliminating our gun rights is a wrongheaded idea.
Deborah Ross: Tried to block legislation that would allow concealed carry.
Deborah Ross: Supports commonsense gun safety and background checks.
Mark Walker: Strong believer in the Second Amendment.
Mark Walker: Additional restrictive gun control laws are unneeded.
Thom Tillis: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
Ted Budd: ObamaCare is wreaking havoc on our economy.
Chris Rey: Expand Medicaid despite North Carolina's state legislature.
Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare; implement market-based solutions.
Mark Walker: Repeal ObamaCare.
Thom Tillis: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
Thom Tillis: Voting for ObamaCare is a fire-able offense.
Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Hagan promised wrongly that all can keep insurance.
Thom Tillis: AdWatch: ObamaCare is a disaster.
Kay Hagan: I'd vote for ObamaCare again, but do "sensible fixes".
Thom Tillis: AdWatch: TV PAC attack on ObamaCare is a "badge of honor".
Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Kay Hagan: AdWatch: Voted against consumers keeping pre-ObamaCare plans.
Thom Tillis: Do everything in our power to undo ObamaCare.
Deborah Ross: Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare.
George Bush Sr.: Let people buy into Medicaid; no mandated insurance.
Deborah Ross: Maintain a strong military & care for veterans.
Chris Rey: Organized bipartisan "Save the 440th Airlift Wing" coalition.
Chris Rey: Improve support for military veterans.
Richard Burr: OpEd: Quashed release of report about CIA torture.
Mark Walker: We need the strongest, most capable military in the world.
Mark Walker: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
Thom Tillis: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
Sean Haugh: Repeal the abomination of the Patriot Act.
Sean Haugh: Stop drone warfare.
Pat McCrory: For our heroes, retain troop bases & defense manufacturing.
Richard Hudson: I do not support Obama's proposal to cut $1T from Defense.
Bev Perdue: N.C. is most military-friendly state in America.
Deborah Ross: Support the DREAM Act.
Chris Rey: Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Deborah Ross: Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Roy Cooper: Supports "pause" in Syrian refugee immigration to NC.
Mark Walker: Opposed to all forms of amnesty; close porous borders.
Mark Walker: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
Thom Tillis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Thom Tillis: Amnesty shouldn't be on the table.
Kay Hagan: Inaction is not an option; comprehensive reform is best.
Thom Tillis: Bipartian failure to secure the border.
Sean Haugh: Free movement across borders instead of curbs on immigration.
Sean Haugh: I believe in open borders.
Richard Hudson: End "birth right citizenship".
Erskine Bowles: More border security.
Roy Cooper: Grow out Unemployment Trust Fund to more than $2 billion.
Tom Cotton: Yes on minimum wage of $8.25, but no minimum-wage-economy.
Thom Tillis: Opposes federal minimum wage; but let states decide.
Tim Scott: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
Pat McCrory: Recruit and retain N.C. jobs, in RTP and in small towns.
Pat McCrory: Use lottery money for education, not lottery advertising.
Principles & Values|
Roy Cooper: Common Ground Solutions instead of either/or choices.
Greg Brannon: Tea Party supporter of constitutional conservative fighters.
Ken Spaulding: Land development lawyer; served six years in the state House.
Mark Walker: Judeo-Christian framework is moral; Shariah is a threat.
Thom Tillis: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
Thom Tillis: A self-made man who grew up in a trailer park.
Sean Haugh: YouTube-based campaign as Libertarian party nominee.
Sean Haugh: The spoiler argument is bogus on every level.
Thom Tillis: Served on town commission; ousted sitting State House Rep.
Thom Tillis: "Moral Mondays" are for whining losers who oppose GOP agenda.
Pat McCrory: When you try to appease everyone, you satisfy no one.
Deborah Ross: Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security.
Richard Hudson: Reform the system for those my age and younger.
Mark Walker: Replace broken tax code with flat tax and FairTax models.
Roy Cooper: Rural high-speed broadband access, and technical training.
Bev Perdue: 46,000 students in NC Virtual Public High School.
War & Peace|
Deborah Ross: Committed to defeating ISIS, with our international partners.
Richard Burr: We have effective oversight of CIA and drone strikes.
Thom Tillis: Withdrawing too quickly from Iraq left vacuum for ISIS.
Kay Hagan: Supports Obama's anti-ISIS strategy.
Thom Tillis: Too little is known about Syrian rebels to arm them.
Kay Hagan: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
Thom Tillis: US should have more quickly armed the moderate Syrian rebels.
Sean Haugh: Opposes US military intervention abroad.
Sean Haugh: Stay out of the Russia-Ukraine imbroglio.
Sean Haugh: Iraq exit plan is to find a door and exit.
Richard Hudson: No timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Richard Hudson: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
Welfare & Poverty|
Roy Cooper: Create affordable, available housing for disaster recovery.
Thom Tillis: No government assistance for those who can help themselves.
Elizabeth Dole: Flexibility in welfare programs via federal block grants.