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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)

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State of North Dakota Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Doug Burgum (58) North Dakota Republican candidate for Governor
  • Dustin Peyer (12) Democratic candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator North Dakota
  • Dwight Grotberg (3) Former Republican Challenger (2006) North Dakota
  • Eliot Glassheim (15) Democratic candidate for Senate North Dakota
  • Heidi Heitkamp (23) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Dalrymple (21) North Dakota Republican Governor
  • Jeff Flake (1) Republican Challenger (retiring) Arizona
  • Joe Manchin III (2) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • John Hoeven (8) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Kelly Armstrong (4) Republican U.S. Rep North Dakota- 0
  • Kevin Cramer (30) Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator North Dakota
  • Marvin Nelson (12) North Dakota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Michael Coachman (13) North Dakota Republican candidate for governor
  • Rick Becker (11) North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Berg (1) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Robert Marquette (6) Libertarian Senate candidate North Dakota
  • Shelley Lenz (7) North Dakota North Dakota Democratic Governor
  • Thomas Campbell (13) Republican candidate for North Dakota U.S. Senator North Dakota
  • Tracy Potter (11) 2010 Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Wayne Stenehjem (16) North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Whitney Williams (1) Montana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
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    Michael Coachman: Individuals, including unborn, have intrinsic right to life.
    Doug Burgum: Law requires doctors to say some abortions reversible.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fund Planned Parenthood but don't fund abortions.
    Kevin Cramer: Abortion on demand for 40 years leads to school shootings.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Opposed 20-week abortion ban.
    Kevin Cramer: Announced for Senate due to incumbent's pro-choice vote.
    Dustin Peyer: Government has no role in woman's choice.
    Thomas Campbell: Fight for the unborn.
    Eliot Glassheim: Pro-choice, but parental notification is ok.
    Rick Becker: Government's responsibility to protect human life.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Exceptions for rape & incest, but sign other pro-life bills.
    Doug Burgum: Support a ban on abortions for things like gender selection.
    Tracy Potter: Voted against making abortion a felony.
    Tracy Potter: Define life as beginning at birth, not conception.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Supports waiting periods and parental notification.
Budget & Economy
    Doug Burgum: Investing in infrastructure now will save us millions.
    Doug Burgum: Increased teacher & state employee pay without raising taxes.
    Dustin Peyer: Revamp tax code so business can pay living wage.
    Doug Burgum: Right-size government: cutting $1.2B is a great start.
    Eliot Glassheim: Federal spending promotes growth better than tax cuts.
    Rick Becker: Submit smaller budgets when there are shortfalls.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Rainy day funds and budget cuts work.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Diversify our economy: drones, fertilizer, & infrastructure.
    Robert Marquette: Fight for sound monetary policy & lower government influence.
Civil Rights
    Michael Coachman: Nurture strong marriages of one man and one woman.
    Doug Burgum: Repeal Sunday morning shopping ban.
    Doug Burgum: Fly flags of ND tribal nations at Governor's Office.
    Dustin Peyer: Lead fight against discrimination by sexual orientation.
    Kelly Armstrong: Gender neutral terms in state laws, for same-sex marriages.
    Thomas Campbell: No gender neutral terms in state laws; keep husband/wife.
    Eliot Glassheim: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Doug Burgum: No discrimination because of sexual orientation.
    Wayne Stenehjem: LGBT protection in housing & jobs, but religious freedom too.
    Marvin Nelson: Supports Equal Pay for Equal Work.
    Doug Burgum: Gay marriage is ok, but not running on social issues.
    Robert Marquette: Oppose legislation negatively impacting LGBT community.
    Rick Becker: Add "sexual orientation" to definition of discrimination.
    Thomas Campbell: Voted NO on "sexual orientation" in defining discrimination.
    Kelly Armstrong: Don't add sexual orientation to definition of discrimination.
    Kevin Cramer: Marriage is defined in Scripture.
    Tracy Potter: Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
    Tracy Potter: No job discrimination by sexual orientation/gender identity.
    Tracy Potter: Repeal Cohabitation Law: unmarried couples can live together.
    Wayne Stenehjem: No same-sex marriage; no hate-crime laws for gays.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with reforms.
    Kevin Cramer: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is regulatory overreach.
    Doug Burgum: Economy of the future built on collaboration for innovation.
    Doug Burgum: Founded software company at age 26; grew to 2,000 staff.
    Rick Becker: Lower tax rates and eschew picking winners and losers.
    Rick Becker: Picking winners & losers fails; lower taxes & get out of way.
    Jack Dalrymple: Cut corporate tax and income tax across the board.
    Eliot Glassheim: Opposed across-the-board corporate and income tax cuts.
    Marvin Nelson: Opposed across-the-board corporate and income tax cuts.
    Kelly Armstrong: Cut corporate tax and income tax across the board.
    Michael Coachman: Preserve right of self-defense without excessive burdens.
    Doug Burgum: Jail time without rehab is not a cure for addiction.
    Eliot Glassheim: Supports death penalty & alternatives for non-violent crimes.
    Marvin Nelson: Asked attorney general to spend more time fighting crime.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Launched state's sex offender website.
    Jack Dalrymple: No use of drones for criminal investigations.
    Rick Becker: No use of drones for criminal investigations.
    Jack Dalrymple: More state troopers, more parole and probation programs.
    Kevin Cramer: 100% pro-life includes opposing death penalty.
    Jack Dalrymple: More highway patrol; more emergency communications system.
    Doug Burgum: Remove shame and stigma from the disease of addiction.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports medical marijuana; leave recreational use to voters.
    Kevin Cramer: No recreational marijuana; opposes ND ballot measure 3.
    Dustin Peyer: Legalize & tax marijuana.
    Doug Burgum: Opioid epidemic threatens our way of life.
    Marvin Nelson: Invest in drug treatment, mental health, and drug courts.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Warn of dangers of new opioid drugs; but help addicts too.
    Rick Becker: Supports medical marijuana and legalized pot.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Marijuana has no positives.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Make drug enforcement a priority.
    Marvin Nelson: Legalize medical marijuana.
    Eliot Glassheim: Legalize medical marijuana.
    Rick Becker: Voted NO on drug testing for TANF & SNAP benefits.
    John Hoeven: $4M to address meth and narcotics with more prisons.
    Doug Burgum: Expand career/technical academies across the state.
    Michael Coachman: Don't restrict children in prayer, religious expression.
    Doug Burgum: Help students be "choice ready" for their career paths.
    Doug Burgum: Proclaimed North Dakota School Choice Week.
    Doug Burgum: Invest in K-12 for our No. 1 resource--our young people.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Vouchers take public funds away from public schools.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports public service loan forgiveness for college debt.
    Kevin Cramer: Supports vouchers and charter schools.
    Kevin Cramer: End student loan interest deduction.
    Doug Burgum: Local control of schools.
    Doug Burgum: Kids can't prepare for 21st century using 19th-century model.
    Marvin Nelson: Maintain investment in schools despite financial crunch.
    Doug Burgum: Accelerate efforts to raise outcomes for all students.
    Jack Dalrymple: Achieved long-sought goal of 70% funding from state.
    Tracy Potter: Deregulate homeschooling for parents with H.S. diplomas.
    Tracy Potter: Voted NO on Home School Deregulation.
    John Hoeven: Moment of silence, or prayer, ok in public schools.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Supports charter schools; schools choice; & private funding.
Energy & Oil
    Doug Burgum: Clean coal will allow us to shape global energy policy.
    Doug Burgum: Private sector innovation over regulation on carbon.
    Doug Burgum: Lignite (brown coal) is transforming power plant emissions.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Tax incentives for renewables, particularly wind power.
    Kevin Cramer: Climate change is a religious belief.
    Doug Burgum: On energy, all of the above.
    Thomas Campbell: Liberal politicians hurt state's energy economy.
    Dustin Peyer: Shift to renewable energy inevitable.
    Thomas Campbell: Feds shouldn't interfere with local energy industry.
    Doug Burgum: Protest campers at Dakota Access Pipeline should leave.
    Eliot Glassheim: Regulate greenhouse gases, and fund renewable energy.
    Marvin Nelson: Increase state research on global warming from $5M to $50M.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Diversify economy with value-added energy and agriculture.
    Doug Burgum: We are not running out of oil; we have a global surplus.
    Jack Dalrymple: New safety rule: filter crude oil for dangerous types of gas.
    Jack Dalrymple: Reduce oil extraction tax from 6.5% to 5%.
    Kelly Armstrong: Reduce oil extraction tax from 6.5% to 5%.
    Rick Becker: Reduce oil extraction tax from 6.5% to 5%.
    Jack Dalrymple: Focus on pipeline and rail capacity for oil & gas.
    Jack Dalrymple: Oil & gas development brings jobs; let's build them roads.
    Dwight Grotberg: Build ND infrastructure for energy production & corn ethanol.
    Dwight Grotberg: make energy a National Security issue.
    Shelley Lenz: Balance energy needs with need to preserve grasslands.
    Doug Burgum: Dept. of Environmental Quality to focus on clean air & water.
    Doug Burgum: Innovation--not regulation--solves oil & gas challenges.
    Marvin Nelson: Block giveaway of state-owned mineral resources.
    Michael Coachman: Block giveaway of state-owned mineral resources.
    Marvin Nelson: Invest in flood protection, even if we have to raise taxes.
    Eliot Glassheim: $220 million to cities stricken by water contamination.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Sue EPA to block "Waters of the US" land control.
Families & Children
    Michael Coachman: Committed to God, his family, the Constitution, integrity.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No discrimination against intimate relationships.
    Kevin Cramer: Marriage is defined in Scripture.
    Kevin Cramer: The #MeToo movement is all about victimization.
    Jack Dalrymple: Great need for more and better child care services.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Supports sex-ed programs stressing abstinence.
Foreign Policy
    Eliot Glassheim: Opposes withdrawing American participation in NATO.
Free Trade
    Doug Burgum: We have an amazing relationship with Canada.
    Doug Burgum: Supports trade deal with Mexico/Canada.
    Doug Burgum: North American trade deal good for farmers, ranchers.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Tariffs on China cause retaliatory actions.
    Kevin Cramer: Tariffs on China are the one tool we have.
    Doug Burgum: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: trade war with China hurts soybean farmers.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Our $50B of tariffs on China caused $34B of retaliation.
    Doug Burgum: Trade war with China, & tariffs, hurting domestic farmers.
    Heidi Heitkamp: A trade war is bad for jobs, business, and consumers.
    Jack Dalrymple: Link ND businesses with foreign buyers.
Government Reform
    John Hoeven: Federal government shouldn't determine state election rules.
    Doug Burgum: One-stop reporting for hazardous spills helps state respond.
    Michael Coachman: Size of government & regulations should be limited.
    Doug Burgum: Online state services should work like consumer sites.
    Michael Coachman: Work with tribal leaders to resolve concerns over voter ID.
    Michael Coachman: Make acquiring absentee ballots easier.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Reverse Citizens United by constitutional amendment.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Opposes voter ID; they target minorities & youth.
    Kevin Cramer: No disclosure of corporate campaign donations.
    Thomas Campbell: Cut bureaucracy and red tape.
    Doug Burgum: Veto $5,000 limits on executive branch bonuses.
    Jack Dalrymple: OpEd: Legislative $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus.
    Rick Becker: Voted YES on $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus.
    Thomas Campbell: Voted NO on $5,000 limit on governor's executive bonus.
    Eliot Glassheim: Regulate campaign contributions from corporations and unions.
    Robert Marquette: Give SCOTUS nominees an up-or-down vote.
    Robert Marquette: Shed light on entrenched political corruption and cronyism.
    Doug Burgum: Pledge to support term limits.
    Jack Dalrymple: Change restrictions for Voter ID.
    Marvin Nelson: Opposed changes in restrictions for Voter ID.
    Jack Dalrymple: Study ID cards for voting to ensure citizenship.
    Rick Becker: Study ID cards for voting to ensure citizenship.
    Thomas Campbell: Study ID cards for voting to ensure citizenship.
    Kevin Cramer: First Amendment is clear: unregulated campaign contributions.
    Tracy Potter: Opposed "Clean Elections" limited to $1500 contributions.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Limit corporate campaign contributions, but not PACs.
Gun Control
    Michael Coachman: Uphold right solemnly confirmed by 2d Amendment.
    Dustin Peyer: Education, not regulation and confiscation.
    Thomas Campbell: 2nd Amendment is the most important one.
    Eliot Glassheim: Opposes gun-control legislation except assault weapons ban.
    Robert Marquette: Strengthen gun rights.
    Doug Burgum: Obama has overreached on gun control.
    Tracy Potter: Deadly force ok in self defense against an intruder.
Health Care
    Shelley Lenz: COVID: Dismissing public health officials isn't working.
    Shelley Lenz: COVID: Create crisis management structure to respond.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Support ObamaCare, with improvements.
    Kevin Cramer: ObamaCare is an insult to the Constitution & the conscience.
    Dustin Peyer: Universal single-payer healthcare for all.
    Eliot Glassheim: Don't repeal ObamaCare, but do improve it.
    Wayne Stenehjem: Questioned ObamaCare on constitutionality & carve-outs.
    Doug Burgum: Pledge to oppose Obamacare.
    Jack Dalrymple: Cutting benefits to those in need is not an option.
    Kevin Cramer: ObamaCare is an insult to the constitution.
    Jack Dalrymple: Large funding increases for nursing homes & home-based care.
Homeland Security
    John Hoeven: Full funding for missiles, bases in North Dakota.
    Doug Burgum: State income tax exemption on military retirement pay.
    Doug Burgum: Need strong deterrent against rogue nations.
    Kevin Cramer: Every agency, including defense, should cut programs.
    Jack Dalrymple: Our troops safeguard our quality of life.
    Joe Manchin III: Tuition assistance and service bonuses for Desert Storm vets.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Path to citizenship for DREAMers, with conditions.
    Kevin Cramer: DACA was unlawfully put together; send DREAMers home.
    Kevin Cramer: Chain-link fences ok for holding kids of illegal immigrants.
    Kevin Cramer: Audio of immigrants' kids crying is "irrelevant hoopla".
    Heidi Heitkamp: Extend DACA for 3 years; $7.6B for 3-year border security.
    Jeff Flake: Extend DACA for 3 years; $7.6B for 3-year border security.
    Thomas Campbell: Build the wall, not sanctuary cities.
    Dustin Peyer: Earned amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
    Thomas Campbell: Sanctuary cities break the law.
    Eliot Glassheim: Supports comprehensive immigration package.
    Marvin Nelson: Refugees stimulate the economy but face hate in the US.
    Marvin Nelson: Refugees stimulate the economy & face all the hate in the US.
    Doug Burgum: Consider filing a lawsuit over refugee resettlement.
    Kevin Cramer: Harder for illegals to get benefits & become citizens.
    Tracy Potter: Increase visa caps to meet labor shortages.
    John Hoeven: State & locals cops should enforce federal immigration laws.
    Shelley Lenz: Invest in vocational training for good-paying jobs.
    Doug Burgum: Path to jobs is changing; not just four years of college.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
    Kevin Cramer: Reduce regulations instead of raising minimum wage.
    Dustin Peyer: Support unions; raise minimum wage.
    Jack Dalrymple: Job growth from low taxes & regulations, not just oil.
    Dwight Grotberg: Redirect farm subsidies back into the marketplace.
Local Issues
    Doug Burgum: Working with tribal leadership to improve quality of life.
    Doug Burgum: People won't move here if spouse faces licensure barrier.
Principles & Values
    Shelley Lenz: Running for governor not political, about problem solving.
    Michael Coachman: People should be responsible for their own behavior.
    Shelley Lenz: Says farmers and workers in ND epitomize Democrats.
    Doug Burgum: Reinvented state government amid a $1B revenue shortfall.
    Michael Coachman: Volunteers at prison ministry and Christian school.
    Whitney Williams: Stand on the Constitution from beginning to end.
    Thomas Campbell: Hard work & grace of God made Tom a success.
    Robert Marquette: Only Libertarians can repair damage to the Supreme Court.
    Jack Dalrymple: Vision for ND: opportunity, growth, & responsibility.
    John Hoeven: Former Democrat until running for Governor as GOP.
    Tracy Potter: An independent voice; hence a true voice.
Social Security
    Doug Burgum: Enacted tax break for Social Security recipients.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
    Kevin Cramer: Advocate for private sector options.
    Eliot Glassheim: No personal retirement accounts.
    Kevin Cramer: Allow future workers to invest more of their own money.
    Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
    Joe Manchin III: Repeal the Unemployment Insurance offset for working seniors.
Tax Reform
    Michael Coachman: Taxes for government, not forced redistribution of wealth.
    Doug Burgum: Exempted military retirement benefits from state income tax.
    Doug Burgum: Private investment in infrastructure reduces property taxes.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Trump tax cuts provide no relief for middle-class families.
    Kevin Cramer: Trump tax cuts were best Christmas gift Washington can give.
    Dustin Peyer: Revenue should come from wealthy; and sales tax.
    Thomas Campbell: overhaul the tax code to grow jobs.
    Doug Burgum: Shrink government and stop property tax hikes.
    John Hoeven: Pushed property tax relief and economic development.
    Doug Burgum: Essential to invest in protecting the data of our citizens.
    Doug Burgum: Technology has ensured abundant food and energy.
    Doug Burgum: State-sponsored cyber terrorists are at war with us.
    Doug Burgum: $1.5B for roads, water projects, & airport infrastructure.
    Doug Burgum: USMCA trade deal protects intellectual property rights.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports strong infrastructure spending.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Support Net Neutrality, requiring equal access to all users.
    Kevin Cramer: Opposed stimulus investment, except infrastructure.
    Kevin Cramer: End Net Neutrality; don't require equal access to all users.
    Dustin Peyer: States should control transportation policy.
    Doug Burgum: Main Street Initiative: use existing infrastructure fully.
    John Hoeven: Driver privacy for Event Data Recorder on cars & motorcycles.
    Jack Dalrymple: Invest reserve fund in one-time highway infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Heidi Heitkamp: Supports treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability.
    Kevin Cramer: Withdraw from treaty limiting Iran's nuclear capability.
    Dustin Peyer: Bring our troops home.
    Eliot Glassheim: Target terrorists anywhere; prevent hostile nuclear weapons.
    Kevin Cramer: Withdraw from Afghanistan, but no timetable.
    Kevin Cramer: Military force OK to prevent Iranian nukes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Shelley Lenz: Keep food production in ND to guarantee food for people.
    Doug Burgum: World poverty is down; world health is up; ND will benefit.
    Jack Dalrymple: $15 million in our Housing Incentive Fund and FlexPace.

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