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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)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Arizona

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Arizona (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ann Kirkpatrick (7) Democratic Senate candidate Arizona
  • David Ruben (3) Democratic Challenger (lost 2012 primary) Arizona
  • Deedra Abboud (46) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senate Arizona
  • Doug Marks (20) Libertarian candidate for Arizona U. S. Senator Arizona
  • J.D. Hayworth (2) 2010 Republican challenger; previously US Representative Arizona
  • Jeff Flake (19) Republican Challenger (retiring) Arizona
  • Jim Pederson (7) 2006 Democratic challenger, state party chair Arizona
  • Joe Arpaio (16) Republican Candidate for Arizona U. S. Senator Arizona
  • John McCain (13) Republican
  • Jon Kyl (6) Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) Arizona
  • Kelli Ward (11) Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (1) Democratic Jr Senator New York
  • Kyrsten Sinema (12) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Marco Rubio (1) FL Senator; Republican Presidential candidate
  • Martha McSally (23) Republican candidate for Arizona U.S. Senator Arizona
  • Richard Carmona (24) Democratic Challenger Arizona
  • Rodney Glassman (3) 2010 Democratic Challenger Arizona
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    Kyrsten Sinema: Women decide what's best for her health--not politicians.
    Martha McSally: De-fund Planned Parenthood; denying contraception ok.
    Deedra Abboud: Unrestricted rights within Roe vs. Wade standards.
    Doug Marks: Pro-choice but it's a state issue.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep government out of reproductive decisions.
    Joe Arpaio: Put up new abortion obstacles when courts tear them down.
    Deedra Abboud: Woman's right to choose including funding.
    John McCain: Defund Planned Parenthood.
    Richard Carmona: Championed women's health and pre-natal health services.
    Jim Pederson: Kyl proposed an abortion amendment with zero exceptions.
    Jon Kyl: I have never voted to make abortion illegal.
Budget & Economy
    Deedra Abboud: Stimulus better than market-led recovery.
    Doug Marks: Get The Fed out of the market.
    Deedra Abboud: Economy should work for everyone.
    Richard Carmona: Supply-side economics is valid.
    David Ruben: Wealth has become concentrated in the hands of a few.
    John McCain: Obama's new spending is committing generational theft.
Civil Rights
    Martha McSally: Personally opposes gay marriage, but accepts law.
    Deedra Abboud: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Doug Marks: Government shouldn't be in the marriage business.
    Deedra Abboud: All government levels should protect human rights.
    Joe Arpaio: Convicted then pardoned for violating Latinos' civil rights.
    Deedra Abboud: Protect LGBTQ community to ensure equality.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Co-chair Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
    Kelli Ward: Rated 0% by Stonewall Democrats for anti-gay policies.
    Deedra Abboud: Corporations great on taking, not giving back.
    Deedra Abboud: Keep banks out of stock market; no more gambling.
    David Ruben: Take corporate money out of politics.
    Deedra Abboud: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Doug Marks: No victim, no crime.
    Deedra Abboud: Community policing will decrease crime & tensions.
    Joe Arpaio: Convicted for a decade of racial-profiling practices.
    Joe Arpaio: Chain gangs and tents for inmates, and no smoking nor porn.
    Joe Arpaio: Inmates get second chance with GED education in jail.
    Kelli Ward: Open borders have caused the avalanche of drugs into U.S.
    Martha McSally: No legalization of medical or recreational cannabis.
    Deedra Abboud: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Doug Marks: Drug prohibition should all end.
    Deedra Abboud: Let states make their own cannabis decisions.
    Joe Arpaio: Wall on U.S. Southern border will keep the drugs out.
    Deedra Abboud: Leave legalization to the voter.
    Joe Arpaio: Fight drug trafficking around the world.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference.
    Martha McSally: Authored bill increasing penalties for drug spotters.
    Martha McSally: Supports education vouchers for private schools.
    Martha McSally: Cut Pell grants; don't refinance college loans.
    Deedra Abboud: Opposes vouchers for school choice.
    Doug Marks: End 'public' schools as we know it.
    Deedra Abboud: Voucher programs are weakening public schools.
    Deedra Abboud: Vouchers dismantle public schools for private schools.
    Deedra Abboud: Strong public schools lead to healthy future.
    Joe Arpaio: Hard Knocks High: only accredited high school in jail.
Energy & Oil
    Kyrsten Sinema: Opposes carbon tax but supports renewable energy.
    Martha McSally: Opposed Clean Power plan & climate assessments.
    Deedra Abboud: Prioritize green energy.
    Doug Marks: Fiscal irresponsibility to prop up green energy.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Some government action for climate change.
    John McCain: Dramatic Arctic changes might be man-made; might be natural.
    Kelli Ward: Research sustainable energy, but current energy sources too.
    Jeff Flake: Opposes EPA coal plant emission rule changes.
    Deedra Abboud: EPA protections needed for holding polluters accountable.
    Doug Marks: EPA is useless; I worked in that industry.
    Deedra Abboud: Environment needs protection from corporations.
    Deedra Abboud: Government protection needed to preserve nature.
    Martha McSally: EPA rule costs jobs and hurts poor.
    Kelli Ward: Rated 5% by Sierra Club for anti-environment policies.
    Jeff Flake: Water is the lifeblood of AZ; and CA is the biggest threat.
    Jeff Flake: Uranium mining OK; it won't threaten Grand Canyon.
    Jeff Flake: Skeptical on Proposition 120; cooperate with Forest Service.
    Richard Carmona: No uranium mining in Arizona Strip watershed area.
Families & Children
    Kirsten Gillibrand: Women run for office because Trump demeans & devalues women.
Foreign Policy
    Kelli Ward: Celebrate American Exceptionalism.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
    Martha McSally: Stick with Iran nuclear treaty until new strategy defined.
    Deedra Abboud: Spread our values of democracy, freedom, & personal liberty.
    Doug Marks: American Exceptionalism? we're no better than everyone else.
    Deedra Abboud: Two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
    Jeff Flake: Push to end the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.
Free Trade
    Kyrsten Sinema: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
    Martha McSally: Concerned about retaliatory tariffs from reckless trade war.
    Deedra Abboud: Support & expand free trade.
    Doug Marks: Support & expand free trade.
    Martha McSally: NAFTA is a net plus for my district.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Yes to Ex-im bank; no to fast-track.
    Kelli Ward: No secret trade deals; ObamaTrade bad for Americans.
    Jeff Flake: It's out of whack to get sued by Brazil over cotton subsidy.
    Jim Pederson: Vote against making it easier to ship jobs overseas.
Government Reform
    Kyrsten Sinema: Overturn Citizens United; more political donation disclosure.
    Deedra Abboud: Make voter registration easier.
    Doug Marks: Make voter registration easier.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Joined lawsuit challenging AZ voting restrictions.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
    John McCain: Citizens United was worst decision ever, but don't overturn.
    Richard Carmona: All earmarks are not pork.
    Jeff Flake: Opposes Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
    Richard Carmona: Supports Open Government initiative for non-partisan primary.
    Joe Arpaio: Fined $153,978 for illegal in-kind campaign contributions.
    John McCain: Hayworth was unethical lobbyist hawking infomercials.
Gun Control
    Martha McSally: Enforce existing laws rather than enacting new ones.
    Deedra Abboud: Second Amendment rights have limits.
    Doug Marks: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Deedra Abboud: Pro-2nd Amendment with education and restrictions.
    Joe Arpaio: Vowed to ignore any law that would seize citizen's guns.
    Deedra Abboud: Favors responsible, educated gun owners.
Health Care
    Kelli Ward: Expansion of Medicare was devastating.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Arizonans worry about coverage for preexisting conditions.
    Martha McSally: ObamaCare is not covering people with preexisting conditions.
    Martha McSally: Flexibility for states, instead of federal one-size-fits-all.
    Martha McSally: ObamaCare is collapsing under its own weight.
    Deedra Abboud: Fix ACA and get every American covered.
    Doug Marks: Get government out of healthcare markets.
    Deedra Abboud: Healthcare for all is obtainable goal.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Affordable health-care for everyone.
    Joe Arpaio: Sued for failure to meet inmate health needs.
    Richard Carmona: Repealing ObamaCare means public pays for the uninsured.
    Richard Carmona: Would not have voted for ObamaCare.
    Richard Carmona: Eliminate waste, fraud, & abuse--then prevention.
    David Ruben: Stop restricting how doctors can prescribe pain medication.
    Richard Carmona: Helped open the first trauma center in southern Arizona.
    Richard Carmona: Indignity of being poor patient in hospital sensitizes me.
    Jeff Flake: ObamaCare is a heavy anchor to drag around.
    John McCain: Repeal and replace the massive federal health-care law.
Homeland Security
    Jeff Flake: Cut $475M from unwanted littoral combat ship.
    John McCain: Long-time foe of LCS, littoral combat ship.
    Deedra Abboud: Opposes expanding the military.
    Doug Marks: Bring the troops HOME, rather than expanding the military.
    Deedra Abboud: Veterans are ignored, forgotten, and deserve more.
    Joe Arpaio: Our concern should be terrorism, not border-crossers' rights.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Supports Iranian nuclear deal & Congressional debate on war.
    Kelli Ward: Support AZ military bases; base more aircraft in AZ.
    Martha McSally: Secure the border to keep out drugs & human trafficking.
    Martha McSally: 2015: Supported merit-based entry with keeping DREAMers.
    Martha McSally: Extend DACA protections but no path to citizenship.
    Kelli Ward: No amnesty & no compromise on immigrant family separation.
    Martha McSally: Study proposals to deal with immigrant family separation.
    Joe Arpaio: Enthusiastically supports wall along the southern border.
    Kelli Ward: Consistent pro-border, pro-law message.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Support Recognizing America's Children Act (GOP compromise).
    Martha McSally: Reduce legal immigration; no pathway to citizenship.
    Deedra Abboud: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Doug Marks: DREAMers are victims, not criminals.
    Deedra Abboud: Rejects governments heartless immigration tactics.
    Joe Arpaio: Traffic stops ok based on ethnicity, to find illegals.
    Deedra Abboud: Protect immigrants through commonsense government reform.
    Jeff Flake: Revamp guest-worker programs; it fails our needs.
    Richard Carmona: Comprehensive immigration reform ties into the economy.
    Richard Carmona: More visas for day-workers to enhance commerce.
    Jeff Flake: Replicate operational security from Yuma Sector.
    Richard Carmona: Dynamic interdiction plus prevention.
    Jeff Flake: Secure the border; then comprehensive reform.
    Jeff Flake: SB1070 was imprudent & unconstitutional, but let it stand.
    Marco Rubio: GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military.
    Richard Carmona: Vitriolic 'deport everybody' message loses Hispanics.
    John McCain: Campaign ad: "Complete the danged fence!".
    John McCain: TV ad: Obama makes protecting AZ border incredibly difficult.
    John McCain: 10-point plan to secure border; then try legal-worker deal.
    Rodney Glassman: Path to citizenship, including fine & back-of-the-line.
    Jim Pederson: The borders are broken; #1 priority for AZ.
    Jim Pederson: Aliens volunteering for “Mandatory Departure” is impractical.
    Jon Kyl: $13B for Border Patrol and border fencing.
    Jon Kyl: My amendments and “Mandatory Departure” are now law.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.20 to $10.10.
    Deedra Abboud: Affirmative action in government, but not private companies.
    Doug Marks: Affirmative action is damaging government interference.
    Deedra Abboud: Supports measures to increase federal minimum wage.
    Jeff Flake: ObamaCare inhibits small business hiring.
    Jeff Flake: Stifling regulations are the biggest job killers.
    Richard Carmona: Farm Bill should offer support to struggling farmers.
Principles & Values
    Deedra Abboud: Keep God out of government.
    Doug Marks: Keep God in public, but not in government.
    Joe Arpaio: Joe Arpaio Action Fund: help conservatives win office.
    Joe Arpaio: America's Toughest Sheriff in nation's third largest Office.
    Kelli Ward: Pro-life; pro-family; pro-freedom.
    Ann Kirkpatrick: Arizona is changing; voters are ready for a choice.
    Jeff Flake: Vowed not to serve more than 3 terms in Congress; broke vow.
    Richard Carmona: 1999: shot and mortally wounded a deranged murderer.
    Richard Carmona: Classified as disabled veteran from Vietnam wounds.
    Richard Carmona: Of Puerto Rican descent; grew up poor in Harlem.
    Richard Carmona: Seeks to earn the respect of disenfranchised populations.
    J.D. Hayworth: Twice informally ranked among dumbest members of Congress.
    Rodney Glassman: McCain missed key votes when running for President.
    Rodney Glassman: Cooperation instead of partisan battering ram.
    J.D. Hayworth: McCain has been reduced to a political shape-shifter.
    Jim Pederson: I’m unhappy with Washington today; Kyl’s OK with it.
    Jon Kyl: My opponent is out of mainstream on judges & terrorism.
Social Security
    Martha McSally: Let younger workers privately invest part of contributions.
    Deedra Abboud: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Doug Marks: Social Security scam is going to cost my generation.
    Deedra Abboud: Stop Congress from borrowing from Social Security.
    Deedra Abboud: Hands off Social Security.
    Jeff Flake: Nobody's talking privatization; ensure solvency after 2026.
    Richard Carmona: Raise retirement age; raise payroll tax ceiling above $106K.
Tax Reform
    Martha McSally: Get spending under control; supports tax cuts.
    Deedra Abboud: Support higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Doug Marks: All the money of the wealthy won't fix the spending problem.
    Jeff Flake: I have not and will not sign Americans for Tax Reform pledge.
    Jeff Flake: Full extension of Bush tax cuts.
    Richard Carmona: Extend Bush tax cuts as part of comprehensive reform.
    John McCain: Tap unused stimulus funds to declare a payroll tax holiday.
    Jim Pederson: AZ needs good schools & safety, not just low taxes.
    Jon Kyl: Reduce taxes to grow economy & get more tax revenue.
    Kyrsten Sinema: Supports infrastructure bank to help create good jobs.
    Deedra Abboud: Defends equal access from public to websites.
    John McCain: I don't use email so I won't write things I later regret.
    Richard Carmona: Criticized Bush for placing politics ahead of science.
War & Peace
    Kyrsten Sinema: 2003: Led multiple protests against Iraq War.
    Martha McSally: Sinema committed treason by insufficiently opposing Taliban.
    Deedra Abboud: Diplomacy should always be first.
    Doug Marks: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Richard Carmona: Whatever means necessary to prevent Iranian nukes.
    John McCain: Obama "an uncertain trumpet" for Afghan & Iraqi withdrawal.
    Jim Pederson: We’re going backwards in Iraq; time for end-game.
    Jon Kyl: Iraq is the central front in the war on terror.
Welfare & Poverty
    Richard Carmona: Experienced poverty and homelessness as child in Harlem.

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

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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