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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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2022 Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2022 MA Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Downing (16) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for governor
  • Danielle Allen (13) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Geoff Diehl (7) Massachusetts Republican Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Massachusetts Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • WGBH NPR-Boston, "Geoff Diehl Makes His Case For Governor, Shows Some Distance From Trump," by Hannah Reale, July 7, 2021
  • The Patriot Ledger, "In bid for governor's office, Whitman's Geoff Diehl thinks conservatism can win statewide," by Joe Difazio, 7/7/21
  • Boston Herald: "Geoff Diehl says he's the 'underdog' most likely to win the Republican nomination for governor," by Erin Tiernan, July 6, 2021
  • WGBH Boston-NPR, "Democratic Gov Hopeful Danielle Allen Pans Baker's Sales Tax Holiday Pitch," by Adam Reilly, June 25, 2021
  • The Harvard Crimson, "Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Officially Announces 2022 Campaign for Mass. Governor," by Leah J. Teichholtz, June 15, 2021
  • WBUR 90.0-FM, "Danielle Allen, A Harvard Ethicist, Launches Historic Bid For Governor," June 15, 2021
  • WAMC Albany-NPR, "Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Announces Run for Massachusetts Governor," by Paul Tuthill, Jun 15, 2021
  • The Charlestown Bridge, "Former State Senator Ben Downing Announces Candidacy for Governor," by John Lynds, February 11, 2021
  • The Boston Globe, "What to know about Ben Downing, the former Massachusetts state senator who just announced a campaign to be governor," by Nik DeCosta-Klipa, February 8, 2021
  • The Boston Globe, "Ben Downing, former state senator, launches campaign for governor," by Victoria McGrane, February 8, 2021
  • The Boston Herald,
  • The Boston Herald, "Former state Sen. Ben Downing to run for Massachusetts governor," by Lisa Kashinsky, February 8, 2021
  • NBC Boston, "Former State Senator Announces Bid for Mass. Governor," by Alison King, February 8, 2021
  • WAMC, "Personal Responsibility Isn't Enough," by Ben Downing, Dec 28, 2020
  • Washington Post Opinion: "Why I'm exploring a run for governor of Massachusetts," by Danielle Allen, December 18, 2020
  • WAMC, "Grief, Loss And Leadership," by Ben Downing, Dec 10, 2020
  • Commonwealth Magazine, "Solar revolution is stalled, needs to shift into gear," by Ben Downing and Ben Underwood, Dec 10, 2020
  • Boston Herald: "Harvard professor Danielle Allen first to emerge in 2022 governor's race," by Erin Tiernan, December 14, 2020

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Danielle Allen: East-west rail clearly important; definitely a high priority.
    Ben Downing: We have widening economic and racial gaps in Massachusetts.
    Ben Downing: We're left weaker by tax cuts for wealthy & budget cuts.
    Ben Downing: Encourage savings with prize linked savings accounts.
Civil Rights
    Geoff Diehl: Supports gay GOP candidate criticized by committee member.
    Danielle Allen: State has taken too long where leadership is open to all.
    Ben Downing: Support anti-discrimination laws for transgender people.
Corporations
    Danielle Allen: Focus on corporate purpose and stakeholder capitalism.
Crime
    Danielle Allen: Alternatives to incarceration; justice by focus on community.
    Geoff Diehl: Police should not be condemned, but supported.
Energy & Oil
    Ben Downing: Transition to clean energy economy means jobs.
    Ben Downing: As state senator, focused on clean energy & climate change.
    Ben Downing: There is no time or excuse for incrementalism.
    Ben Downing: Clean energy push left out communities of color & low-income.
    Ben Downing: Increase solar net metering cap, ensure future growth.
Government Reform
    Danielle Allen: Rebuild democracy with early voting & mail-in voting.
    Danielle Allen: Democracy is about working, deciding, acting together.
Gun Control
    Ben Downing: Supports AG on enforcing state assault weapons law.
Health Care
    Danielle Allen: Prioritize a new level of public health investment.
    Danielle Allen: COVID: Mandatory vaccinations for elderly, prison workers.
    Danielle Allen: Pandemic was last straw; commonwealth ready for change.
Immigration
    Geoff Diehl: Get undocumented processed as citizens as quickly as we can.
Jobs
    Geoff Diehl: COVID: State should have furloughed non-essential employees.
    Ben Downing: Need emergency paid sick time, for minorities & women.
Principles & Values
    Danielle Allen: Will bring experience from academia to governing.
    Geoff Diehl: We're looking to re-empower the individual in Massachusetts.
    Geoff Diehl: 2020 election not stolen, supports investigation of riot.
    Geoff Diehl: Would rather leave national politics out of governor's race.
    Danielle Allen: It shouldn't be every person for themselves anymore.
    Danielle Allen: Committed to building blocks of social infrastructure.
    Ben Downing: We need a sense of urgency from leadership to address issues.
    Ben Downing: Lived in communities that had to fight to get resources.
    Ben Downing: Voters expect more: you have to earn their trust.
    Ben Downing: Beacon Hill postpones & relies on Mass. exceptionalism.
    Ben Downing: Grief and loss teach empathy, perspective, fierce urgency.
Tax Reform
    Danielle Allen: Better targeted investment than two-month sales tax holiday.


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  • Ben Downing Massachusetts Democratic candidate for governor
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  • Geoff Diehl Massachusetts Republican Challenger

The above quotations are from 2022 Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election in 2022; contenders:
MA 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Lt.Gov.Karyn Polito(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
vs.State Sen.Ben Downing(D)
vs.State Sen.Sonia Chang-Diaz(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Massachusetts gubernatorial debate,
Gov. Charlie Baker(R)
Mayor Setti Warren (D)
Jay Gonzalez (D)
Bob Massie (D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2014 MA Gubernatorial debate
2006 MA Democratic primary debate
2006 MA Gubernatorial debate;
Former contenders:
Coakley(D,2014); Grossman(D,2014); Berwick(D,2014); Wolf(D,2014);
Mihos (R, 2010); Ross (D, 2010);
Stein (G, 2010); Gabrieli (D, 2006);
Reich (D, 2002); O'Brien (D, 2002)

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