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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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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Minnesota



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Minnesota (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Franken (13) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator (resigned 2017) Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar (8) Democrat/DFL Sr Senator Minnesota
  • Heather Johnson (10) Libertarian Challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Abeler (17) Republican challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Newberger (36) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Karin Housley (11) Republican candidate for Minnesota U.S. Senator Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy (4) Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Mike McFadden (27) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Paula Overby (20) Green Party candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Robert Fitzgerald (8) Independence Party Challenger (2006) Minnesota
  • Tina Smith (4) Minnesota Democratic Minnesota Lieutenant Governor
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Paula Overby: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Jim Newberger: Abortion is not an unrestricted right.
    Jim Newberger: 100% pro-life.
    Jim Newberger: Require that doctor be in room when taking RU-486.
    Tina Smith: Vice president of Planned Parenthood of MN/SD/ND.
    Mike McFadden: Make contraceptives available without a prescription.
    Jim Abeler: Human life begins at conception.
    Mike McFadden: Anti-abortion and pro-guns.
Budget & Economy
    Paula Overby: Stimulus AND market-led recovery.
    Jim Newberger: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Al Franken: Economy is "top down" and "rigged" in favor of the wealthy.
    Jim Abeler: Borrowing places our sovereignity at risk.
    Jim Abeler: Led $3.8B in human services cuts to close MN budget gap.
    Mike McFadden: We've been spending like a drunken sailor.
Civil Rights
    Paula Overby: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Karin Housley: Pitched for gay rights but no specifics.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Jim Newberger: Rated 0% by Voices for Racial Justice.
    Heather Johnson: LGBT persons are created with inalienable right to marry.
    Jim Abeler: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Mike McFadden: Gay marriage ok; but I'm personally for traditional marriage.
Corporations
    Heather Johnson: Don't use eminent domain for private companies' benefit.
    Al Franken: Block merger of biggest & 2nd biggest cable providers.
    Al Franken: Oppo AdWatch: Franken limits free speech issue advocacy.
Crime
    Karin Housley: Rehabilitative programs in prisons cut down on recidivism.
    Paula Overby: Oppose "tough on crime": it promotes autocracy.
    Jim Newberger: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Jim Newberger: Let's connect a new prison by rail to North Minneapolis.
    Heather Johnson: Don't punish victimless crimes like prostitution & gambling.
    Jim Abeler: Major overhaul needed for sex offender laws.
Drugs
    Karin Housley: Focus opioid resources on prevention, treatment, & education.
    Paula Overby: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Jim Newberger: Marijuana is a gateway drug.
    Heather Johnson: Release prisoners convicted of marijuana possession.
Education
    Paula Overby: Vouchers are ok locally but not federally.
    Karin Housley: Work together to improve the public school system.
    Jim Newberger: Vouchers for school choice are possible.
    Heather Johnson: Common Core is unconstitutional, and also underhanded.
    Jim Abeler: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Mike McFadden: Repeal federal Common Core education standards.
    Jim Abeler: Oppose Common Core's centralized federal oversight.
    Mike McFadden: Measure more; dictate reading lists less.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Newberger: Does not believe climate change is man-made.
    Karin Housley: Diverse portfolio of energy: wind, solar, fossil fuels.
    Paula Overby: Pursue green energy aggressively; it is the future.
    Jim Newberger: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Jim Newberger: Defended coal-burning Xcel plant in Becker.
    Al Franken: Delay Keystone pipeline; but if built, use American steel.
    Heather Johnson: Federal legislation has limited alternative energy.
    Jim Abeler: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Mike McFadden: Approve Keystone; faster permits for gas plants.
Environment
    Amy Klobuchar: Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
    Karin Housley: Unequivocal support for PolyMet copper-nickel mine.
    Tina Smith: Open PolyMet copper-nickel mine in the Iron Range.
    Paula Overby: Protect natural resources from exploitation.
    Jim Newberger: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Jim Newberger: Get government & extreme environmental Left off our backs.
    Al Franken: Ok the PolyMet copper mine only after 9-year review.
    Al Franken: Prevent invasive species Asian carp in Great Lakes.
    Mike McFadden: Develop our natural resources AND protect the environment.
    Mike McFadden: Supports PolyMet mining project in Hoyt Lakes.
Families & Children
    Heather Johnson: Politics is not my passion; it's my God, my kids & family.
Foreign Policy
    Paula Overby: Oppose American Exceptionalism.
    Jim Newberger: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Jim Newberger: Prevent MN from implementing policies set by UN Agenda 21.
    Al Franken: OpEd: Campaign website devoid of views on foreign policy.
    Mike McFadden: OpEd: Campaign website devoid of views on foreign policy.
    Mike McFadden: Inaction abroad sends message that US will do nothing.
    Mike McFadden: Crisis in Ukraine came about due to Obama's indecisiveness.
Free Trade
    Paula Overby: Expand free trade but not economic exploitation.
    Jim Newberger: Support & expand free trade.
    Mike McFadden: Use Chinese steel over U.S. steel if the import was cheaper.
Government Reform
    Karin Housley: Supports Citizens United: let corporations participate.
    Paula Overby: Make voter registration easier.
    Jim Newberger: No need to make voter registration easier.
    Heather Johnson: Term limits for Congress, local officials, and judges.
    Jim Abeler: Photo ID for voting.
    Mike McFadden: Effective but limited government, stressing "limited".
Gun Control
    Karin Housley: No background checks nor buyers' waiting periods.
    Paula Overby: I don't support an absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jim Newberger: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jim Newberger: Supports 2nd Amendment rights.
    Jim Abeler: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Mike McFadden: Expand background checks; close gun show loophole.
    Mike McFadden: Open to looking at expanding background checks.
Health Care
    Amy Klobuchar: Allow sick people to obtain insurance.
    Jim Newberger: Opening up Medicare for anyone would cost $32 trillion.
    Karin Housley: Buy health insurance like we do our car insurance.
    Paula Overby: Oppose ObamaCare; Medicare for all is a better path.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Jim Newberger: Repeal ObamaCare, by any method.
    Jim Abeler: ObamaCare risks access to care, ironically.
    Jim Abeler: Big companies benefit from ObamaCare but not regular people.
    Jim Abeler: Preventative care; coordinated treatment; low-income clinics.
    Mike McFadden: We need an alternative to ObamaCare, not just repeal.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Opposes single-payer coverage because itís a liability.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Sever health care coverage from employment.
Homeland Security
    Paula Overby: Shift military spending to social and economic development.
    Jim Newberger: Expand the military.
    Jim Newberger: Part of what makes our nation great is our military.
    Al Franken: Worked since 2009 on fighting ISIS recruitment in Minn.
    Mike McFadden: Combat propaganda & recruiting by the Islamic State.
    Mike McFadden: We need a national strategy against ISIS, and don't have one.
    Jim Abeler: Our friends don't trust us; our enemies don't fear us.
    Al Franken: Let companies reveal how much data NSA has gathered.
Immigration
    Amy Klobuchar: Path to citizenship for people who have been law abiding.
    Jim Newberger: We must build the wall; we must secure our border.
    Paula Overby: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Karin Housley: Supports path to legal status for DREAMers.
    Jim Newberger: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens is possible.
    Jim Newberger: Immigrants must accept American law.
    Jim Abeler: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Al Franken: Apologize for stripping citizenship for marrying foreigners.
    Mike McFadden: Secure the borders, then conditional path to citizenship.
    Mike McFadden: Secure the borders & then find way to grant citizenship.
    Mike McFadden: Status quo is not acceptable; we need to find a solution.
    Amy Klobuchar: No amnesty for companies hiring illegal immigrants.
    Mark Kennedy: Good fences make good neighbors.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Show me 50-foot border fence, Iíll show you 51-foot ladder.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Making bogeymen of illegal immigrants doesnít address issue.
Jobs
    Tina Smith: End federal contracts if employer mistreats employees.
    Paula Overby: Oppose affirmative action.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes affirmative action.
    Heather Johnson: Oppose increase in the minimum wage.
    Mike McFadden: Gender-based pay equality & minimum wage? "Wrong questions".
Principles & Values
    Paula Overby: Don't empower human institutions with authority of God.
    Jim Newberger: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Jim Abeler: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jim Abeler: Former investment banker; outsider with no voting record.
    Amy Klobuchar: This election is about change; crowd in charge wonít do it.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Millionaire 60-year-olds cannot legislate for young families.
Social Security
    Paula Overby: We need a safe way to save for retirement.
    Jim Newberger: Don't privatize Social Security.
    Jim Newberger: Social Security must be protected.
    Mike McFadden: Discuss raising the eligibility age for social security.
Tax Reform
    Paula Overby: Wealth does not trickle down.
    Jim Newberger: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Jim Newberger: Simplify our tax code; the IRS has become too powerful.
    Mike McFadden: Wouldn't vote for tax increases.
    Amy Klobuchar: Roll back tax cuts on people making over $336,000 a year.
    Mark Kennedy: Tax relief promotes job growth.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Bush tax cuts will be paid for by young people in the future.
Technology
    Al Franken: Apply oil subsidies to upgrade transportation infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Karin Housley: Supports Trump's prioritizing of American interests abroad.
    Paula Overby: I support the Powell doctrine, not foreign entanglements.
    Tina Smith: Keep the Iran Nuclear Agreement in place.
    Jim Newberger: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Al Franken: Supported airstrikes in Syria to fight ISIS.
    Mike McFadden: Lack of anti-ISIS strategy makes world more dangerous.
    Amy Klobuchar: Work together with other countries to solve Iraq problem.
    Amy Klobuchar: Iraq has devolved into a civil war; get US troops out.
    Mark Kennedy: Must focus on victory in Iraq, not on retreat.
    Mark Kennedy: Listen to military in Iraq, not politicians in Washington.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Iraq war being fought with otherís peopleís children.
    Robert Fitzgerald: Iraq conflict can no longer be solved with military action.
Welfare & Poverty
    Heather Johnson: Regulate but advocate for independent charity.
    Al Franken: Pay in full for school lunches instead of partly subsidizing.
    Mike McFadden: Let states decide school lunch payments, not feds.


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  • Al Franken Democrat/DFL Jr Senator (resigned 2017) Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar Democrat/DFL Sr Senator Minnesota
  • Heather Johnson Libertarian Challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Abeler Republican challenger Minnesota
  • Jim Newberger Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Karin Housley Republican candidate for Minnesota U.S. Senator Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep Minnesota
  • Mike McFadden Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Paula Overby Green Party candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Robert Fitzgerald Independence Party Challenger (2006) Minnesota
  • Tina Smith Minnesota Democratic Minnesota Lieutenant Governor

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

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