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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)

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Massachusetts



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Massachusetts (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen Waters (9) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Beth Lindstrom (7) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Brian Herr (11) Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
  • Bruce Skarin (6) Independent Challenger Massachusetts
  • Ed Markey (1) Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Warren (21) Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Gabriel Gomez (2) Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Geoff Diehl (15) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Heidi Wellman (24) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • John Kingston (3) Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Karyn Polito (2) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
  • Mike Lee (4) Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Richard Tisei (16) Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
  • Scott Brown (16) Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Shiva Ayyadurai (12) Independent for Massachusetts U.S. Senator (withdrew) Massachusetts
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Abortion
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right.
    Bruce Skarin: Reduce abortions without infringing women's rights to decide.
    Brian Herr: Supports abortion rights.
    Geoff Diehl: Conscientious taxpayer objection to abortion.
    Elizabeth Warren: No Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion.
    Scott Brown: I'm pro-choice but anti-Elena Kagan.
    Scott Brown: Birth control ok, but don't force churches to provide it.
    Scott Brown: I'm a moderate pro-choice Republican & always have been.
Budget & Economy
    Beth Lindstrom: Helped reduce needless business regulations to increase jobs.
    Heidi Wellman: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Bruce Skarin: Top priority: national debt; fiscal conservative.
    Elizabeth Warren: Balanced approach to deficit reduction.
    Scott Brown: Stop dividing Americans into haves and have-nots.
Civil Rights
    Heidi Wellman: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Geoff Diehl: Elizabeth Warren wrongfully claimed a minority appointment.
    Beth Lindstrom: Supports state law legalizing same sex marriage.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Only a real Indian can defeat a fake Indian.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: It's about free speech, not against Black Lives Matter.
    Bruce Skarin: I am not just a supporter, but an advocate for gay rights.
    Brian Herr: Supports gay marriage as an issue of equal rights.
    Elizabeth Warren: We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program.
    Richard Tisei: Supported $900K for disability & mentoring aid.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed "Turning 22" mental disability program.
Corporations
    Beth Lindstrom: Cut corporate taxes.
    Heidi Wellman: Accountability of current program funds.
    Geoff Diehl: Get government off the back of small business.
    Allen Waters: Free enterprise with lower taxes is the key.
    Brian Herr: 29 years in the commercial construction business.
    Elizabeth Warren: FactCheck: Insurers should pay victims, plus future immunity.
Crime
    Elizabeth Warren: Criminal justice system is racist front to back.
    Heidi Wellman: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Geoff Diehl: Recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed funding Mass Correctional Legal Services.
Drugs
    Heidi Wellman: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    John Kingston: Focus on opioid crisis instead of divisive rhetoric.
    Allen Waters: Demand for drugs by whites is putting more blacks in jail.
Education
    Heidi Wellman: Vouchers for school choice.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Educational-industrial complex not yielding skilled students.
    Geoff Diehl: Charter schools have more flexibility.
    Allen Waters: No free college, no government loans.
    Allen Waters: More choice, more charter schools.
    Karyn Polito: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed federal school breakfast supplement.
Energy & Oil
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose prioritizing green energy.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Innovation, not regulation.
    Geoff Diehl: Fought linking gas tax hikes to inflation.
    Bruce Skarin: Top priority: combatting global climate change.
    Gabriel Gomez: I believe that there is global warming.
    Mike Lee: I believe that there is global warming.
    Scott Brown: I'm no friend of big oil; I'm a friend of the motorist.
    Scott Brown: Ease up on big oil companies to avoid high price of gasoline.
Environment
    Heidi Wellman: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: GMOs are destroying our health; establish safety standards.
    John Kingston: Oppose subsidies of uneconomic green technologies.
    Geoff Diehl: Compromise on allowing fishing despite fraud in reporting.
    Richard Tisei: Supported cuts in Water Management Act enforcement.
Families & Children
    Allen Waters: Believes in traditional American values.
Foreign Policy
    Heidi Wellman: American Exceptionalism is too vague.
    Allen Waters: Supports Israel and settler movement.
Free Trade
    Heidi Wellman: Support & expand free trade.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports.
Government Reform
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose making voter registration easier.
    Geoff Diehl: Term limits for U. S. Senate; no career politicians.
    John Kingston: Washington is broken: term limits for members of Congress.
    Beth Lindstrom: For Congressional term limits.
    Heidi Wellman: Term limits for US Congress.
    Geoff Diehl: More public access; more checks on state spending.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: We need term limits against lobbyists & career politician.
    Bruce Skarin: Campaign finance reform to end pervasive corruption.
    Brian Herr: Reduce non-military federal workforce by 15% via attrition.
    Brian Herr: If we want new ideas, send new people, via term limits.
    Brian Herr: If we want new ideas in Washington, we must send new people.
Gun Control
    Heidi Wellman: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Heidi Wellman: National gun license initiative.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Protect constitutional gun rights.
    Allen Waters: Opposes strengthening gun laws.
    Geoff Diehl: Unwavering support for gun rights.
    Brian Herr: People have a right to defend themselves and their property.
    Gabriel Gomez: Start with expanded background check tied to mental health.
    Mike Lee: Expanded background check first, not assault weapon ban.
    Elizabeth Warren: Extend the federal assault weapons ban.
    Scott Brown: Extend the state assault weapons ban, but not federal.
    Scott Brown: Reliably pro-gun, but opposed right-to-carry reciprocity.
Health Care
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Beth Lindstrom: Bipartisan cooperation instead of socialized medicine.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: More choice in healthcare, including Ancient Eastern.
    Geoff Diehl: Reduce the number of healthcare mandates.
    Geoff Diehl: Opposes single-payer healthcare.
    Elizabeth Warren: ObamaCare provides free preventive care for women.
    Elizabeth Warren: No privatizing Medicare, nor voucher program.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed tax credits for all smoking regulation costs.
    Richard Tisei: Supported $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool.
Homeland Security
    Allen Waters: Congress needs to act on the shameful treatment of veterans.
    Heidi Wellman: Expand the military.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Deliver services that our vets need and have been denied.
    Geoff Diehl: 10-point plan to improve veterans' health care & development.
    Brian Herr: Hiring freeze for all non-military personnel.
    Elizabeth Warren: Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit.
Immigration
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Beth Lindstrom: Against sanctuary cities.
    Heidi Wellman: Refugees must be vetted for threats.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: We need secure borders & clear enforcement.
    Geoff Diehl: Build wall; fight illegal immigration.
    Brian Herr: Create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Mike Lee: I will make the "gang of eight" into a "gang of nine".
    Elizabeth Warren: Strongly supports the DREAM Act.
    Scott Brown: DREAM Act provides "back door amnesty".
    Elizabeth Warren: Support the DREAM Act: Let kids stay.
    Richard Tisei: Opposed two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only.
Jobs
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose affirmative action in hiring.
    Brian Herr: Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team.
    Ed Markey: Lead petitioner on ballot question mandating sick time.
    Scott Brown: Proud union member.
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer.
Principles & Values
    Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back.
    Elizabeth Warren: Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring.
    Heidi Wellman: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Mike Lee: Give me 17 months and I will achieve bipartisanship.
    Elizabeth Warren: My Indian heritage played no role in Harvard hiring.
    Elizabeth Warren: My family is part Cherokee and I can't change who I am.
    Elizabeth Warren: My father's family rejected my mother's Indian heritage.
    Scott Brown: Warren claims Native American; but you can see she is not.
    Elizabeth Warren: I know I'm 1/32 Cherokee because my mother told me so.
Social Security
    Heidi Wellman: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Elizabeth Warren: No unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes.
Tax Reform
    Allen Waters: Advocate of FairTax system, pay taxes only on what you buy.
    Heidi Wellman: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Low taxes for innovators & job creators.
    Geoff Diehl: Voted against all tax increases.
    Brian Herr: Proposition 2-1/2 tax under-ride: reduce taxes by $1.2M.
    Bruce Skarin: Decrease income tax; increase gas tax.
    Scott Brown: Never raise taxes in a recession; it hurts job creators.
    Elizabeth Warren: Stop protecting loopholes for millionaires.
    Scott Brown: Guilty as charged: I don't want to raise taxes.
    Scott Brown: I'm not going to raise taxes on our job creators.
    Richard Tisei: Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax.
Technology
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on emerging technologies, math & science Fund.
War & Peace
    Beth Lindstrom: Why is Sen. Warren dissing U.S. foreign policy in China?
    Heidi Wellman: They're not merely "foreign entanglements".
    Shiva Ayyadurai: Expose the war in Iraq as a fake war.
    Elizabeth Warren: Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014.
    Scott Brown: Rely on guidance from generals about Afghanistan withdrawal.
    Elizabeth Warren: Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon.
    Scott Brown: No nuance with Iran: no nuclear weapons.
Welfare & Poverty
    Richard Tisei: Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school.


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  • Allen Waters Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Beth Lindstrom Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Brian Herr Republican Senate Challenger Massachusetts
  • Bruce Skarin Independent Challenger Massachusetts
  • Ed Markey Democratic Challenger Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts Senator; considered 2016 presidential run
  • Gabriel Gomez Republican Challenger Massachusetts
  • Geoff Diehl Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Heidi Wellman Republican candidate for Massachusetts U. S. Senator Massachusetts
  • John Kingston Republican candidate for Massachusetts U.S. Senator Massachusetts
  • Karyn Polito Massachusetts Republican Lt. Governor
  • Mike Lee Republican Jr Senator Utah
  • Richard Tisei Massachusetts Republican Lt. Gov. Challenger
  • Scott Brown Previously MA Republican Jr Senator New Hampshire
  • Shiva Ayyadurai Independent for Massachusetts U.S. Senator (withdrew) Massachusetts

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