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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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2019-2024 gubernatorial press releases

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    from 2020s gubernatorial press release (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bethany Hall-Long (7) Delaware Democratic Challenger
  • Brian King (1) Utah Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Curtis Hill (2) Indiana IN Attorney General; candidate for Governor
  • Dan McKee (1) Rhode Island Democratic candidate for governor
  • Doug Burgum (4) North Dakota 2024 Presidential contender; Republican Governor
  • Eleni Kounalakis (1)
  • Eric Doden (2) Indiana Republican candidate for Governor
  • Gavin Newsom (1) California Democratic Challenger
  • Greg Gianforte (1) Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Hilary Franz (4) Washington Democratic Challenger
  • Jay Inslee (1) Washington Democratic Washington Governor
  • John Carney (1) Delaware Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Kathy Hochul (1) New York Democratic Lt. Governor
  • Maura Healey (4) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Michael Morgan (1) North Carolina Democratic Challenger
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (1)
  • Phil Lyman (2) Utah Republican Challenger
  • Phil Scott (9) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Ron DeSantis (1) Florida Republican presidential contender; FL governor
  • Spencer Cox (1) Utah Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tammy Murphy (3) Democratic Challenger New Jersey
  • Tim Griffin (3) Arkansas GOP 2022 Gov. Challenger (withdrew)
  • Tina Kotek (1) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Wanda Vazquez Garced (3) Puerto Rico Democratic candidate for governor
  • Wes Moore (1) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Excerpts from Gubernatorial press releases:
  • NJ Governor's Press release, "Women and Minority Owned Businesses," 1/3/24, (Link)
  • Press release on governor.nd.gov, "Burgum applauds $350M DOE grant awarded to Minnkota for carbon capture demonstration project", December 14, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_UT_Gov Press release, "Governor Cox's Big Blue State Budget: Get Out Your Wallet," Dec. 11, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_UT_Gov Press release, "Utahns Are Taxed Like They Live in a Blue State," Dec. 11, 2023, (Link)
  • Indiana 2024 Governor campaign press release, "The Cause Of Destroying Hamas Should Unite All Americans," Nov. 30, 2023, (Link)
  • Indiana 2024 Governor campaign press release, "Newsom's Senate pick of Laphonza Butler is all about virtue signaling," Nov. 30, 2023, (Link)
  • Press release on governor.nd.gov, "Burgum releases Veterans Day statement honoring those who served their country in the military", November 11, 2023, (Link)
  • VT Governor press release, "Governor Phil Scott Announces $4 Million in Brownfield Revitalization Funding for Seven Communities," November 3, 2023 (Link)
  • Press release on governor.nd.gov, "Burgum: Senate squanders opportunity to save taxpayers $46M per year by killing tax relief bill", Oct. 25, 2023, (Link)
  • NJ Governor's Press release, "Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Launching a New Online Portal to Provide Access to Critical Reproductive Health Care Information," 10/24/2023, (Link)
  • NJ Governor's Press release, "East Asia Economic Mission Trip Daily Recap," 10.21.23, (Link)
  • Delaware.gov press release: "Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Biography," 10/19/23, (Link)
  • Delaware.gov press release: "Office of the Lieutenant Governor: Early Childhood Education," 10/19/23, (Link)
  • 2024 Indiana Governor campaign press release, "Our Prayers With Israel", 10/11/23, (Link)
  • Press release on governor.nd.gov, "Burgum urges support for Israel after terrorist attack, connects with North Dakota group in Bethlehem", Oct. 9, 2023, (Link)
  • Delaware.gov press release: "Delaware Launches 'Ask the Question' Campaign to Combat Veteran Suicide," October 5, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024 Indiana Governor campaign press release, "A Bold Conservative Vision for Hoosier Education," by Eric Doden, 9/26/23, (Link)
  • Press release on 2024_MO_Gov, "Missouri House Democrats, HD 132: CRYSTAL QUADE," 9/1/23, (Link)
  • 2024_WA_Gov Press Release, "Sen. Mark Mullet Calls for Stronger Public Safety Leadership," July 11, 2023, (Link)
  • Press release by 31st Legislative District Democrats, "Governor--Hilary Franz (2024)," July 6, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_WA_Gov Press Release, "Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Mullet Vows to Enshrine Reproductive Rights in Washington Constitution," June 24, 2023, (Link)
  • Delaware.gov, "Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long Issues Call to Action for Reproductive Freedom on Anniversary of Dobbs Decision," June 23, 2023, (Link)
  • CNN, "Massachusetts didn't wait for the SCOTUS abortion medication ruling. It protected women's reproductive rights," by Maura T. Healey, April 23, 2023, (Link)
  • OR Governor Press Release: "Governor Tina Kotek Announces Action to Protect Access to Mifepristone for Abortion and Miscarriage Management," April 20, 2023, (Link)
  • CA Governor Press Release: "Ahead of Likely U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Governor Newsom Announces New Efforts to Protect Medication Abortion Access in California," Apr 18, 2023, (Link)
  • RI Governor Press Release: "Governor McKee Update on Access to Mifepristone in Rhode Island," April 17, 2023, (Link)
  • MD Governor Press Release: CBS Baltimore, "Gov. Moore: Maryland will lead the way on abortion rights," April 16, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_MT_Gov: Press release, "Governor Gianforte Touts Tax Cuts Ahead of Tax Day," April 13, 2023, (Link)
  • NY Governor Press Release: WABC-TV7, "Gov. Hochul says New York will purchase 150,000 doses of abortion pill misoprostol," April 11, 2023, (Link)
  • MA Governor Press Release: "No. 609: Protecting Access to Medication Abortion Services in the Commonwealth," by Gov. Maura Healey, 04/10/2023, (Link)
  • NM Governor Press Release: "Governor Lujan Grisham issues statement after Texas, Washington court decisions on mifepristone," Apr 7, 2023, (Link)
  • Medium.com, "Inslee announces unprecedented state purchase of three-year supply of mifepristone," by Governor Jay Inslee, Apr 4, 2023, (Link)
  • Delaware.gov press release: "Legislation Introduced to Provide Middle Class Tax Relief for Working Delawareans," March 20, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_CA_Gov: Press release, "Governor Newsom Redesignates Lt. Governor Kounalakis as International Affairs and Trade Representative," Dec 30, 2022, (Link)
  • 2024_UT_Gov: Hill Air Force Base, "Gov. Cox holds roundtable discussion with Utah military commanders," by Taylor Ricks, Nov. 3, 2022, (Link)
  • 2024_UT_Gov: P.R. Newswire, "Utah Trade Mission Led by Governor Spencer J. Cox Visits the United Arab Emirates," by Embassy of the UAR, Sep 21, 2022, (Link)
  • 2024_WV_Senate Press Release, "Gov. Justice announces West Virginia National Guard to provide Ukraine military with armored vehicles," 4/22/2022, (Link)
  • 2024_VT_Gov: Office of Governor Phil Scott Press Release, "Vermonters Show Support for Ukraine as Governor Phil Scott Signs Ukrainian Aid Bill," March 15, 2022, (Link)
  • 2024_UT_Gov: Press release, "Utah Stands with Ukraine," by. Gov. Spencer Cox, Feb. 28, 2022, (Link)
  • Delaware.gov press release: "Governor Carney Releases Plan Outlining Delaware's Path Forward on Climate Change," November 4, 2021, (Link)
  • RI2030.com: "Rhode Island 2030: Office of the Governor," by Dan McKee, Oct. 15, 2021
  • 2024_MO_Gov: Press release, "Ashcroft Encourages General Assembly to Support Life," May 14, 2021, (Link)
  • 2022-AR-Gov: Press release, "Lt. Governor Griffin Commends President Trump on Decision to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy," September 25, 2020
  • 2022-AR-Gov: Press release, "Lt. Governor Griffin Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision on School Choice," June 30, 2020
  • California State Lands Commission Press release, "Commission implores the U.S. EPA to take immediate action to protect the Tijuana River Estuary and California beaches," Feb 7, 2020, (Link)
  • 2022-AR-Gov: Press release, "Griffin Applauds President on Keeping Promise and Delivering Trade Agreement," January 29, 2020
  • 2024_CA_Gov press release: "Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis US-China Relationship Summit: Remarks as Prepared," August 24, 2019, (Link)
  • New Jersey Historical Commission Press Release, "New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and Secretary of State Tahesha Way to Co-Chair Statewide Efforts to Mark the Centennial of Women's Suffrage in 2020," August 23, 2019, (Link)
  • AgWeek, "Dakotas' governors join 25 others urging Congress to ratify U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement," by Sarah Mearhoff, Jun 20, 2019
  • Department of Natural Resources, "Outside With Pride: Connecting All to Public Lands," by Ear to the Ground, June 14, 2019, (Link)
  • 2024_VT_Gov: Press Release, "Consul General Huang Ping Met with Vermont Politicians," Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, 2019-03-01, (Link)
  • Official state voter guide, "Lieutenant Governor Candidate Statements," 2018, (Link)
  • 2020_VT_Gov: Office of Governor Phil Scott Press Release, "It's Time to Come Together, and Rise Above It," September 24, 2018, (Link)
  • 2018_VT_Gov: Office of Governor Phil Scott Press Release, "Statement from Governor Phil Scott on U.S. Senate Health Care Bill," June 23, 2017, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bethany Hall-Long: Attacks on reproductive justice are a threat to all of us.
    Bethany Hall-Long: Abortion care is healthcare; issue is personal.
    Dan McKee: Despite ruling, Mifepristone remains legal in Rhode Island.
    Gavin Newsom: Protect Calif. pharmacists dispensing medication abortion.
    Jay Inslee: Washington is pro-choice, no Texas judge can order otherwise.
    Kathy Hochul: Extremists won't stop at any one particular drug or service.
    Maura Healey: Reproductive health care includes medication abortion.
    Maura Healey: Judge's decision ran contrary to science, medicine and law.
    Michelle Lujan Grisham: Texas decision is an affront to the FDA approval process.
    Tina Kotek: Ruling has potential implications beyond this one medication.
    Wes Moore: Maryland will protect reproductive health and rights.
    Tammy Murphy: NJ a safe haven state protecting reproductive health care.
Budget & Economy
    Greg Gianforte: Prices driven by reckless, out-of-control federal spending.
    Phil Lyman: State budget increase used to justify socialist expansion.
Civil Rights
    Hilary Franz: Trails for all: no matter who they love, how they identify.
    Curtis Hill: Newsom picked senator on favored identity, not on the merits.
    Brian King: We deserve better than anti-DEI and anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
    Tammy Murphy: Helped launch investment in female-led startup companies.
    Maura Healey: Need to make state more attractive to grow businesses.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Met with feminist groups on fighting gender violence.
    Ron DeSantis: Signed bills to protect religious freedom in Florida.
    Tim Griffin: Looks forward to school choice funding of religious schools.
    Bethany Hall-Long: Committed to long-term success of early childhood education.
    Eric Doden: Parents must have the freedom of school choice.
Energy & Oil
    John Carney: Eliminate climate-changing hydrofluorocarbons in Delaware.
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: $20.3 billion for modernization of Puerto Rico power grid.
    Bethany Hall-Long: Reducing greenhouse gas will put us on a sustainable path.
    Doug Burgum: $350 million Carbon Capture Project for clean coal.
    Hilary Franz: Refused to allow drilling equipment to come to our coastline.
    Phil Scott: $4 Million in Brownfield Revitalization for 7 Communities.
    Michael Morgan: Protect our public land: no RDU Quarry expansion.
Families & Children
    Phil Scott: Increased spending on childcare & early learning.
Foreign Policy
    Phil Scott: Ukraine's fight is too important for us to sit out.
    Spencer Cox: Utah stands in solidarity with Ukraine.
    Eric Doden: We stand with our friends; we stand with Israel.
    Curtis Hill: Time for America to stand in solidarity with Israel.
Free Trade
    Phil Scott: Congress should pass USMCA trade deal.
    Tim Griffin: Applauds USMCA for promoting trade, economic growth.
    Eleni Kounalakis: Newsom: Kounalakis critical to state's interests abroad.
    Tammy Murphy: Part of NJ trade delegation to East Asia & Taiwan.
Government Reform
    Hilary Franz: Expand our automatic voter registration laws.
Health Care
    Phil Scott: Not perfect but ACA measurably improved health of Vermonters.
    Bethany Hall-Long: Access to healthcare shouldn't be determined by zip code.
Homeland Security
    Wanda Vazquez Garced: Require government offices to give priority to veterans.
    Bethany Hall-Long: Launched suicide prevention program targeting veterans.
    Doug Burgum: Tuition assistance & tax exemption for military & veterans.
Principles & Values
    Tim Griffin: Supports Supreme Court nominations in election year.
    Phil Scott: Strength of our nation is diversity of people and opinion.
Social Security
    Phil Scott: Enacted state tax relief on Social Security benefits.
Tax Reform
    Bethany Hall-Long: Increasing the standard deduction and EITC is common sense.
    Phil Lyman: Budget priority is limiting spending, not increasing taxes.
    Doug Burgum: Special legislative session for $46M tax cut.
    Maura Healey: Secured the state’s first tax cuts in more than 20 years.
    Phil Scott: Alliance with Microsoft for digital skills, computer science.
    Phil Scott: State invests in expanding broadband connectivity.
War & Peace
    Doug Burgum: We stand with our democratic ally Israel against Hamas.
Welfare & Poverty
    Hilary Franz: She has pushed to build housing on public lands.

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