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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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House delegation from Massachusetts


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    from MA Congressional representatives, past and present (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ayanna Pressley (7) Democratic Candidate U.S. Rep Massachusetts- 7
  • Karyn Polito (37) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
  • Lori Trahan (16)
  • Marty Walsh (40) Massachusetts Mayor of Boston
  • Michael Capuano (3) Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) Massachusetts
  • Richard Tisei (2) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
  • Scott Brown (23) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill.
Budget & Economy
    Lori Trahan: Restore economic fairness to all, not just those at top.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds.
Civil Rights
    Lori Trahan: Close the pay gap: give women equal pay for equal work.
    Ayanna Pressley: I support the cause & tactic of NFL players taking a knee.
    Michael Capuano: NFL players taking a knee is divisive, but I support protest.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Karyn Polito: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
    Marty Walsh: Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program.
    Marty Walsh: Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Marty Walsh: Supported "Turning 22" mental disability program.
    Scott Brown: Supported $200K reduction to blind job program.
    Scott Brown: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Scott Brown: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
Corporations
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on defeating corporate tax disclosure.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on Defeating corporate tax disclosure.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years.
Crime
    Ayanna Pressley: Supports message & action of NFL players kneeling in protest.
    Michael Capuano: Supports message but not action of NFL players kneeling.
    Ayanna Pressley: High minority incarceration rate is modern day slavery.
    Michael Capuano: Criminal justice system is institutional racism.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on reinstating capital punishment.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on reinstating capital punishment.
    Marty Walsh: Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
    Scott Brown: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
Drugs
    Lori Trahan: Substance abuse culture must change: promote rehabilitation.
    Ayanna Pressley: When pot is legalized, licensing needs to be fair.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program.
Education
    Lori Trahan: High quality public education is key to our economic future.
    Marty Walsh: Supported federal school breakfast supplement.
    Scott Brown: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on 3-year moratorium on charter schools.
Energy & Oil
    Lori Trahan: Supports alternative energy source with no barriers to entry.
Environment
    Lori Trahan: Hold responsible those who pollute the biosphere.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC.
    Marty Walsh: Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC.
    Scott Brown: Opposed keeping park maintenance funding within MDC.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on reduced fees for blood lead level testing.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on reduced fees for blood lead level testing.
Families & Children
    Lori Trahan: Put working/middle class families first, not corporations.
    Lori Trahan: Pass paid family leave and make it gender-neutral.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only.
Free Trade
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on International Trade Council to promote exports.
Government Reform
    Lori Trahan: Ambitious campaign finance and voting reform plan.
Gun Control
    Lori Trahan: Comprehensive background checks; no concealed carry.
Health Care
    Lori Trahan: Defend & expand ObamaCare; as a right, not a privilege.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Marty Walsh: Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
    Scott Brown: Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
Immigration
    Lori Trahan: Work to fix broken immigration system & protect rights.
    Ayanna Pressley: No compromise: no funding for border wall.
    Ayanna Pressley: No funding in any bill for Trump's hate wall.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
    Marty Walsh: Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
    Scott Brown: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
Jobs
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
Principles & Values
    Lori Trahan: Fight to protect shared values.
    Ayanna Pressley: Support progressive legislation with activist leadership.
    Richard Tisei: Iconoclast in GOP; former state Senate minority leader.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance.
Social Security
    Lori Trahan: Fight to keep Social Security uncut & safe for seniors.
Tax Reform
    Lori Trahan: Bring equity back to tax code; close loopholes for wealthy.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on capital gains tax rebates.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on capital gains tax rebates.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit.
Technology
    Lori Trahan: Unlock public funds for infrastructure upgrades.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on replacing restrictions on local aid allocations.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on replacing restrictions on local aid allocations.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
Welfare & Poverty
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on $2 million for Mass Rental Voucher Program.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on $2 million for Mass Rental Voucher Program.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on restricting welfare benefits to 5 years.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on restricting welfare benefits to 5 years.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on veto override for $220K for homelessness.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on studying how to overcome federal workfare rules.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on veto override for $220K for homelessness.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on studying how to overcome federal workfare rules.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust.
    Marty Walsh: Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust.
    Karyn Polito: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Scott Brown: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.
    Karyn Polito: Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds.
    Marty Walsh: Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds.
    Scott Brown: Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds.


The above quotations are from House delegation from Massachusetts.

U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

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Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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