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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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2022 Tennessee Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 TN Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Lee (4) Tennessee Republican Governor of Tennessee
  • Carnita Atwater (7) Tennessee Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Jason Martin (22) Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • JB Smiley (13) Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Tennessee Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • The Tennessean, "Sumner County ICU doctor Jason Martin seeks Democratic nomination for Tennessee governor in 2022," by Yue Stella Yu, 8/23/21
  • WTVF, "Voting Democrat in Tennessee? Here are your choices for governor," by Emily West, Jul 18, 2022
  • The Tennessean, "Jason Martin believes he has a chance to beat Gov. Bill Lee if picked by Democrats on Aug. 4," by Adam Friedman, July 10, 2022
  • Citizen Tribune, "Gubernatorial candidate Smiley Jr. stumps in Morristown," by Chase Hall, Nov 24, 2021
  • FOX13Memphis, "Praying for peace: Memphis pastors turn to faith to combat youth gun violence," by Jacque Masse, November 23, 2021
  • The Tennessee Tribune, "Memphis Councilman Smiley Seeks Governor Seat," by Ashley Benkarski, October 28, 2021
  • Tri-State Defender, "Confident, committed JB Smiley Jr. shakes off naysayers in governor's bid," by Erica R. Williams, 10/14/2021
  • WSMV, "Gov. Bill Lee signs proclamation declaring Monday 'Day of Prayer & Fasting'," by Joseph Wenzel, Oct 11, 2021
  • MLK50 blog, "Why didn't a proposal to raise the bar for tax breaks receive support at City Council?," by Jacob Steimer, October 7, 2021
  • WZTV, "Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee extending school mask opt-out order, despite judge blockings," by Kaylin Jorge, September 30, 2021
  • WREG, "TN governor says open carry law, Kroger shooting are 'separate issues'," by Sebastian Posey, Sep 24, 2021
  • : "'Critical race theory' roils a Tennessee school district," by Gabriella Borter, September 21, 2021
  • Columbia Daily Herald, "Prospective gubernatorial candidate Carnita Atwater aims to transform Tennessee," by Mike Christen, 9/14/21
  • Tennessee Journal: On the Hill, "Memphis Councilman Smiley announces Democratic bid for governor," by Erik Schelzig, September 8, 2021
  • Nashville Scene, "Democrats Look Uphill at the 2022 Governor's Race," by Stephen Elliott, Aug 12, 2021
  • MLK50, "Proposal for higher tax rate, ‘moral' budget fails with only one vote in its favor," by Carrington J. Tatum and Jacob Steimer, June 15, 2021
  • FOX13 Memphis, "Memphis city council members oppose bill banning critical race theory in public schools," May 19, 2021
  • ABC24 News, "Memphis City Council approves resolution opposing Byhalia Pipeline," March 17, 2021
  • Memphis Commercial Appeal, "Memphis, Light, Gas and Water will start sending out voter registration cards when customers sign up," by Samuel Hardiman, 2/5/21
  • Memphis Commercial Appeal, "Some on the Memphis City Council aren't pleased about more federal law enforcement coming to Memphis," by Samuel Hardiman, 8/14/20

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jason Martin: Protect health and reproductive rights of women.
    Jason Martin: Stop treating women like second-class citizens.
    JB Smiley: Women have right to choose what's best for their own bodies.
Budget & Economy
    Jason Martin: Work with Feds to get tax dollars for infrastructure repair.
    Jason Martin: Legalized cannabis would bring in millions in tax revenue.
    Jason Martin: GOP building up state cash reserves with no plans for it.
Civil Rights
    Jason Martin: We need to protect our LGBTQIA+ Tennesseans.
    JB Smiley: Raise the bar for marginalized communities, not only Blacks.
    Carnita Atwater: Time for African-American female governor: embrace diversity.
    Jason Martin: Our criminal justice system is broken.
    JB Smiley: Fought for transparency in the Memphis Police Department.
    Carnita Atwater: Reform prison system; I believe in a second chance.
    Carnita Atwater: Reduce crime by investing in robust community policing.
    JB Smiley: Opposed added federal law enforcement presence in Memphis.
    Jason Martin: Pass cannabis for recreational use. Period.
    Carnita Atwater: Tennessee should join others states in legalizing marijuana.
    Jason Martin: Make sure that no school in Tennessee is underfunded.
    Jason Martin: Support trade and vocational schools, technical training.
    Carnita Atwater: State-of-the-art vocational training in every high school.
    Jason Martin: Opposed state's school voucher program.
    JB Smiley: Opposed defunding schools teaching critical race theory.
Energy & Oil
    Jason Martin: Make sure our state is at the forefront of green technology.
    JB Smiley: Opposed pipeline threatening local aquifer, neighborhoods.
Families & Children
    Jason Martin: Quality and affordable childcare, universal pre-K.
Government Reform
    Jason Martin: Ensure every eligible voter can access the ballot box.
    JB Smiley: Initiated sending voter registration with utility bills.
Gun Control
    Jason Martin: Uphold 2nd Amendment rights; support bipartisan gun laws.
    Jason Martin: Repeal permitless carry; don't penalize responsible owners.
    JB Smiley: One priority is to overturn permitless carry legislation.
    Bill Lee: Mass shooting, concealed carry law "separate issues".
    JB Smiley: High standards for gun ownership critical to public safety.
Health Care
    Jason Martin: Led fight for Tennessee's healthcare in rural communities.
    Jason Martin: We are breaking our families with medical debt.
    JB Smiley: Pro-vaccination/pro-mask mandate, shouldn't be political.
    Bill Lee: Defies judges; lets parents opt out of mask mandates.
    Carnita Atwater: Ensure access to health care no matter where people live.
    Carnita Atwater: Should Democrats focus on COVID response in uphill race?
    Jason Martin: Provide support for our immigrant and refugee communities.
    Jason Martin: Oppose "right to work" amendment to state constitution.
    JB Smiley: On choice of jobs or higher wages, I'm going to choose jobs.
Principles & Values
    Jason Martin: Instilled values of hard work, family, faith, and community.
    JB Smiley: Organized community prayer service over youth gun violence.
    Bill Lee: Proclaimed statewide Day of Prayer & Fasting.
    Bill Lee: Called critical race theory is "un-American".
    Jason Martin: Thinks of himself a moderate "peacemaker," less red and blue.
Tax Reform
    JB Smiley: Tax increases need will of the people to support it.

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  • Bill Lee Tennessee Republican Governor of Tennessee
  • Carnita Atwater Tennessee Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Jason Martin Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • JB Smiley Tennessee Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger

The above quotations are from 2022 Tennessee Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; contenders:
TN 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
vs.Jason Martin(D)
vs.Carnita Atwater(D)
vs.J. B. Smiley, Jr.(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Tennessee gubernatorial debate,
Karl Dean(D) vs.Mark Green(R) vs.Diane Black(R) vs.Bill Lee(R)

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