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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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Commonwealth of Kentucky Politicians: Archives

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    Morgan McGarvey: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    ACLU: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Adam Edelen: Abortion rights are vital to ensuring equality for women.
    Adam Edelen: Unwavering support of women's right to health care decisions.
    Alison Grimes: Pro-choice down the line.
    Amy McGrath: 100% pro-choice; it is a woman's right to choose.
    Andy Beshear: Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion.
    Andy Beshear: Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose.
    Andy Beshear: I'm pro-choice and I support Roe v. Wade.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Pro-life, with exceptions for rape in first trimester.
    Charles Booker: Women have the right to choose; Roe v. Wade must be upheld.
    Charles Booker: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Charles Booker: Microphone cut off during speech against anti-abortion bill.
    Daniel Cameron: An advocate for the unborn, defends Kentucky's pro-life laws.
    Daniel Cameron: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.
    James Comer: Not one penny of tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.
    James Comer: Abortion should NEVER be allowed, except for maternal life.
    Kelly Craft: Abortion is not healthcare, not safe in any circumstance.
    Matt Bevin: Sued for closing state's only abortion provider.
    Matt Bevin: Latest abortion laws are straight-up infanticide.
    Matt Bevin: I am the most pro-life governor in America.
    Matt Bevin: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Robert Goforth: Heartbeat bill: no abortion beyond 6 weeks after conception.
    Robert Goforth: Introduced first version of the fetal heartbeat bill.
    Robert Goforth: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Rocky Adkins: Voted for several anti-abortion bills.
    Rocky Adkins: Pro-life, but follow the law of the land.
    Rocky Adkins: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Steven Cox: Repeals Hyde Amendment.
    Wesley Morgan: Opposes taxpayer funding for abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Adam Edelen: Kentucky Kick Start: make Main Streets bustling again.
    Amy McGrath: Against rolling back Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
    Andy Beshear: Fully supports legalized sports betting.
    Andy Beshear: Better Kentucky Budget: no tax increase, no budget cuts.
    Andy Beshear: Budget will invest in infrastructure, including bridges.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Balance the budget, by reducing benefits and tapping savings.
    Charles Booker: Supports Universal Basic Income; poverty is immoral.
    Jack Conway: Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability.
    Jack Reed: Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes.
    James Comer: Federal fiscal restraint to tackle $19 trillion debt.
    Jim Gray: Think globally when talking about job creation.
    Matt Bevin: No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place.
    Matt Bevin: AdWatch: Supporting a debt-limit increase is too liberal.
    Matt Bevin: Must rely on cutting spending to improve financial outlook.
    Mitch McConnell: Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports sequester cuts: 2.4% out of $3.6 trillion budget.
    Mitch McConnell: Voted to roll back Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposes infrastructure spending in COVID-19 relief bill.
    Rand Paul: Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY.
    Steve Beshear: Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall.
    Steve Beshear: Some budget priorities won't go away despite budget crisis.
    Steve Beshear: Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports balanced budget amendment.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports permanent ban on earmarks, opposes bailouts.
    Andy Beshear: Our mission is to move our families out of the floodplain.
    Andy Beshear: Bringing new prosperity to every corner of the commonwealth.
    Andy Beshear: Our Eisenhower moment: investing more in infrastructure.
Civil Rights
    Alison Grimes: Fight for pay equity for women.
    Alison Grimes: Both supportive and apprehensive about marriage equality.
    Alison Grimes: Supports allowing gay marriage.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: VAWA and equal pay for women.
    Amy McGrath: Agrees with Supreme Court upholding same sex marriage.
    Amy McGrath: No discrimination over sexual orientation.
    Andy Beshear: Government works best with a wide range of voices.
    Andy Beshear: Marriage equality for whomever you love.
    Andy Beshear: 60% of AG leadership were women or minorities.
    Andy Beshear: Restore voting rights to non-violent offenders.
    Andy Beshear: Diversity isn't a buzz word; it's a value.
    C. Wesley Morgan: No same-sex marriage; no gender identity hate crimes.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Government needs to get out of business of reverse racism.
    Charles Booker: Have to tackle structural racism and inequity head-on.
    Charles Booker: Ban conversion therapy and sex/gender discrimination.
    Charles Booker: Rand Paul believes that racism is a winning strategy.
    Daniel Cameron: Sued over USDA school lunch rule protecting LGBTQ kids.
    Daniel Cameron: I don't believe this country is systemically racist.
    Jack Conway: I abhor discrimination; end "don't ask, don't tell".
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul questions Civil Rights Act and the ADA.
    Jack Conway: Didn't challenge court ruling that allowed same-sex marriage.
    Jack Conway: Same-sex marriage ban is last vestige of discrimination.
    James Comer: Support traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
    Jim Gray: Pay equity for women; and raise the minimum wage.
    Jim Gray: Openly gay mayor of Lexington: not all are anti-gay.
    Kelly Craft: Commits to fight criminalization of same-sex relationships.
    Matt Bevin: Why not define marriage as a parent marrying their child?
    Mitch McConnell: I co-sponsored VAWA but final version went too far.
    Mitch McConnell: Against gay marriage but now law of the land.
    Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Robert Goforth: Protect religious beliefs against LGBTQ people.
    Robert Goforth: Constitution protects LGBTQ rights.
    Steve Beshear: Will veto a bill that would ban gay marriage in KY.
    Steven Cox: Expand the Voting Rights Act.
    Steven Cox: Launched online petition to remove Confederate statue.
    Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    Wesley Morgan: Stop government from interfering with free exercise of faith.
    Andy Beshear: No consumption tax on basic needs; but ok on luxury goods.
    Andy Beshear: Ford is betting its future on the people of Kentucky.
    Matt Bevin: Signed $106 million tax cut for banks & other institutions.
    Robert Goforth: As business owner and pharmacists, he's a proven job creator.
    Robert Goforth: Don't cater exclusively to corporate interests.
    Steve Beshear: Incentive programs for businesses; to bring in jobs.
    Steven Cox: Favors stronger co-ops over pleasing shareholders.
    Morgan McGarvey: Opposed harsher felony penalties for gang members.
    Adam Edelen: Investigate the number of untested sexual assault kits.
    Adam Edelen: Police departments should reflect diversity of community.
    Alison Grimes: One in six US women will be victims of domestic violence.
    Amy McGrath: Police reform: ban chokeholds, guarantee body cameras.
    Andy Beshear: Justice for cold cases with backlog of untested rape kits.
    Brett Guthrie: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Supports capital punishment; supports prosecuting minors.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Harsher felony penalties for those deemed gang members.
    Charles Booker: Supports criminal justice reform to address racial bias.
    Charles Booker: Need criminal justice reform & ending mass incarceration.
    Daniel Cameron: Can't appease anti-police movement sweeping this nation.
    Harry Blackmun: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
    Jack Conway: Reduce crime via focus on cybercrime against kids.
    James Comer: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    James Comer: Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    John Paul Stevens: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
    Matt Bevin: Restore felon voting rights, but only through legislature.
    Matt Bevin: Imperative to address backlog of forensic tests.
    Matt Bevin: Overturn voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences.
    Matt Bevin: Harsher felony penalties for those deemed gang members.
    Mike Harmon: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    Mike Harmon: Oppose expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    Robert Goforth: Incarceration comes at a high cost.
    Robert Goforth: Harsher felony penalties for those deemed gang members.
    Rocky Adkins: Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    Rocky Adkins: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    Rocky Adkins: Make expungement of criminal records easier and/or automatic.
    Rocky Adkins: Opposed harsher felony penalties for gang members.
    Sandra Day O`Connor: Black defendants have Constitutional right to blacks on jury.
    Steve Beshear: Restore right to vote to most nonviolent felons.
    Steve Beshear: Grant voting rights to ex-felons who completed sentences.
    Steve Beshear: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    William Rehnquist: Black defendants have no right to blacks on jury.
    Adam Edelen: More beds in Kentucky to treat the scourge of addition.
    Alison Grimes: Have a discussion about marijuana legalization.
    Amy McGrath: Will work for real investments in tackling opioid crisis.
    Amy McGrath: For medical cannabis; research full legalization.
    Andy Beshear: Sue opioid manufacturers & distributors who flood market.
    Andy Beshear: Funding for prevention; focus on opioid disposal & treatment.
    Andy Beshear: Legalize medical marijuana; maybe it'll replace opioids.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Don't legalize marijuana; no drug addiction program.
    Charles Booker: Legalize cannabis and expunge records related to it.
    Charles Booker: Legalize cannabis, commute sentences, expunge records.
    Jack Conway: Epidemic of prescription pill abuse spurs crime.
    Jack Conway: Meth lab count is up because we are identifying smaller labs.
    Jack Conway: Fight prescription drug abuse; set up treatment centers.
    James Comer: Help farmers with first hemp program in Kentucky.
    Jim Gray: Fully fund drug treatment and addiction recovery.
    Matt Bevin: Crack down on drug dealers and others who abuse the system.
    Mitch McConnell: Strongly opposed to legalization of marijuana.
    Rand Paul: Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs.
    Rand Paul: Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh.
    Rand Paul: Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from.
    Robert Goforth: Project DARIS: combat drugs by educating students.
    Robert Goforth: Regulate and tax medical marijuana.
    Rocky Adkins: Prohibit advertising of opiates and opioids.
    Rocky Adkins: Regulate and tax medical marijuana.
    Steve Beshear: KASPER: KY All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting.
    Steve Beshear: Reduce historic addiction to tobacco with smoke-free law.
    Steven Cox: Follow Colorado in legalizing & taxing cannabis.
    Andy Beshear: Time for General Assembly to legalize medical cannabis.
    Adam Edelen: Don't make schools profit centers for charter corporations.
    Adam Edelen: Make college affordable to the children of working families.
    Adam Edelen: Support teachers with pensions and more in classroom.
    Alison Grimes: Every child has the right to a quality education.
    Amy McGrath: Perform national service to get college aid.
    Amy McGrath: We need a well-funded public education system.
    Amy McGrath: National service program practical solution for college debt.
    Andy Beshear: End historic cuts to universities, community colleges.
    Andy Beshear: Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions.
    Andy Beshear: Committed to a world-class public education.
    Andy Beshear: Don't change teacher pensions to 401(k)-style plan.
    Andy Beshear: Only legislature can implement charters, not Governor.
    Andy Beshear: Only legislature can cut state college budget, not Governor.
    Andy Beshear: Waive GED testing fee for those who can't afford it.
    Andy Beshear: Teachers deserve a living wage, teacher shortage is a threat.
    Andy Beshear: $1000 salary boost for all school workers.
    Andy Beshear: $100 million to repair crumbling public schools.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Reform education towards career prep.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Public funding for charters and vouchers.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Government should get out of the student loan business.
    Charles Booker: Teachers want to fully and equitably fund public schools.
    Jack Conway: Enforce consumer protection laws at for-profit schools.
    James Comer: Teach without interference from the federal government.
    James Comer: Mountains of student debt hinders getting a job.
    Jim Gray: Investment in education and our teachers is essential.
    Matt Bevin: FactCheck: No, not MIT grad; education is "School of Life".
    Matt Bevin: End education monopoly with school choice and vouchers.
    Matt Bevin: Move to performance based funding for state universities.
    Matt Bevin: Proposed school cuts of $128M; legislature restored them.
    Matt Bevin: Legislature should decide teacher pensions, not judges.
    Matt Bevin: Create Charter Schools Advisory Council & implement charters.
    Matt Bevin: 2% budget cut to state colleges and universities.
    Mike Harmon: Sponsored bill for parental notification of sex education.
    Rand Paul: COVID: Opening schools doesn't lead to a surge.
    Robert Goforth: My strong public education overcame childhood poverty.
    Rocky Adkins: Better retirement pensions for teachers.
    Rocky Adkins: Protect public education from private, for-profit schools.
    Steve Beshear: Alternative programs to reduce school dropout rate.
    Steve Beshear: High national rankings shows that education is good in KY.
    Steve Beshear: We made cuts to survive; now let's assess damage.
    Steve Beshear: Reinvest in SEEK: Support Education Excellence in Kentucky.
    Steven Cox: Cover all costs at public colleges.
    Andy Beshear: 5% pay raise to address public school teacher shortage.
Energy & Oil
    Morgan McGarvey: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Adam Edelen: Climate change is real; renewables key to tomorrow's jobs.
    Adam Edelen: Install solar panels on reclaimed surface mines.
    Adam Edelen: Jobs for out-of-work coal miners in renewable energy.
    Alison Grimes: Balanced approach to deal with global warming.
    Amy McGrath: Climate change: wars will fought over water, resources.
    Andy Beshear: Focus on "all-of-the-above" and low utility bills.
    Andy Beshear: Climate change is real; develop renewables.
    Bruce Lunsford: Expand drilling; draw strategic reserve; plus alternatives.
    Bruce Lunsford: Double oil production by developing 70M federal acres.
    C. Wesley Morgan: No state funding for either renewables or traditional energy.
    Charles Booker: Kentucky should lead the way to a green new deal.
    Charles Booker: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Charles Booker: Refers to Green New Deal as "Kentucky New Deal".
    Charles Booker: Climate crisis is great economic opportunity for Kentucky.
    Charles Booker: Reclaim old coal land; black lung benefits for miners.
    Daniel Cameron: Opposes Biden elevating "green" priorities, attacking coal.
    Jack Conway: Coal yes; cap-and-trade no.
    Jack Conway: Protect coal even under cap-and-trade.
    Jack Conway: Maintain low energy rates by protecting coal economy.
    James Comer: War on coal is a war on Kentucky's economy.
    Jim Gray: Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future.
    Jim Gray: Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage.
    Kelly Craft: Climate change: "I respect both sides of the science".
    Matt Bevin: Fight against EPA's relentless attacks on the coal industry.
    Matt Bevin: Stand up for coal; we have hundreds of years of supply.
    Matt Bevin: Don't subsidize renewables; we didn't cause climate change.
    Matt Bevin: Allow utilities to pay customers less for excess solar power.
    Mitch McConnell: Has clout to implement GOP solutions for high gas prices.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports coal-to-liquid fuels, nuclear tech, & electric cars.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Fights EPA regulation on coal production.
    Mitch McConnell: I blocked the passage of Obama's cap-and-trade.
    Mitch McConnell: Supported withdrawal from Paris climate agreement.
    Rand Paul: Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions.
    Robert Goforth: Opposes raising electric costs.
    Robert Goforth: Allow utilities to pay customers less for excess solar power.
    Rocky Adkins: Fund energy research; increase energy savings.
    Rocky Adkins: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Steve Beshear: To Washington: Get off our backs! about coal.
    Steven Cox: Save the world from the climatocalypse.
    Steven Cox: We need to find a system better than fossil fuels.
    Steven Cox: Supports Green New Deal.
    Steven Cox: We need to find a better investment than fossil fuels.
    Steven Cox: We need to find a system better than fossil fuels.
    Andy Beshear: Kentucky is the electric vehicle battery production capital.
    Alison Grimes: OpEd: Disdain for the EPA, but better choice for greens.
    Andy Beshear: Clean air and clean water underlie everybody's success.
    Bruce Lunsford: Worked on father’s tobacco farm as a youngster.
    Bruce Lunsford: Bring together all parties to review mountaintop removal.
    Charles Booker: Marginalized communities harmed by pollution must be heard.
    Jack Conway: Fight the EPA's burdensome regulations.
    Jim Gray: EPA regulations overstep bounds, but we can't throw them out.
    Matt Bevin: I don't support cockfighting, but don't criminalize it.
    Matt Bevin: Opposes federal regulations like waterway protection.
    Robert Goforth: Torturing dogs and cats counts as domestic violence.
    Rocky Adkins: 1996: sponsored the Kentucky Tourism Development Act.
    Steve Beshear: Secures Clean Water Act funding to clean up pollution.
Families & Children
    Amy McGrath: Help working class families with checks during pandemic.
    Andy Beshear: Prosecute 31 active human trafficking cases in Kentucky.
    Andy Beshear: Use A.G. office to rescue victims of human trafficking.
    Matt Bevin: Czar to overhaul state foster care and adoption programs.
    Matt Bevin: Teachers ignore their kids when they protest for pensions.
    Robert Goforth: No visitation rights for children produced by rape.
Foreign Policy
    Amy McGrath: We need strong military, but also strong diplomatic corps.
    Jim Gray: Stand with our allies to protect our global interests.
    Matt Bevin: No unilateral action in Eastern Europe.
    Mitch McConnell: 1985: Led anti-apartheid bill through Senate.
    Steven Cox: America is the greatest nation; we should lead.
    Steven Cox: America is ignoring our role as stewards who save the world.
Free Trade
    Alison Grimes: Halt flow of jobs overseas; no subsidies for job exporters.
    Amy McGrath: No reason for tariffs against NATO allies.
    Amy McGrath: Pulling out of Trans-Pacific Partnership cost us influence.
    Andy Beshear: Worked to remove harmful tariffs against bourbon industry.
    Gina Raimondo: Worked to remove harmful tariffs against bourbon industry.
    Jim Gray: Trade deals are a net positive for Kentucky.
    Kelly Craft: Worked on replacing NAFTA with new trade deal.
    Matt Bevin: 21st century reality means re-negotiating with China.
    Mitch McConnell: Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad.
    Steve Beshear: Record exports to Asia & Europe means we're importing jobs.
    Steve Beshear: New records in exports; thousands of jobs from in-sourcing.
Government Reform
    Morgan McGarvey: Make it hard to switch party registration before primary.
    Adam Edelen: Zero Tolerance: put crooked politicians behind bars.
    Adam Edelen: Restore Kentucky Commission on Women; 50% women in Cabinet.
    Adam Edelen: Bring transparency to $2.7B layer of "ghost government".
    Alison Grimes: Lifelong commitment to protecting the right to vote.
    Alison Grimes: Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is a sham.
    Amy McGrath: Implement term limits, require release of tax returns.
    Amy McGrath: We must protect election process from foreign interference.
    Amy McGrath: I served in the military for 24 years; I voted by mail.
    Andy Beshear: State government operates in secret: push for transparency.
    Andy Beshear: Fight for every Kentuckian's right to vote.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Redistricting based on realistic boundaries.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Make it hard to switch party registration before primary.
    Charles Booker: Remove barriers to democratic participation.
    Charles Booker: Restore voting rights to those who paid for their crimes.
    Jack Conway: I stood up for the people against price-gouging & lies.
    James Comer: Self-imposed term limit of 6 terms.
    Jim Gray: Campaign finance system is broken; root it out.
    Kelly Craft: Government shouldn't get in the way of our success.
    Matt Bevin: Vetoed proposal to prevent party change before primary.
    Mitch McConnell: Federal shutdown was just a 2-week paid vacation: bad policy.
    Robert Goforth: Restore Felon Voting Rights.
    Rocky Adkins: In-person early voting on three weekends prior to election.
    Rocky Adkins: Make it hard to switch party registration before primary.
    Steve Beshear: Comprehensive ethics package to restore trust.
    Steve Beshear: 6-day furlough for state workers; cut top staff salaries 10%.
    Steve Beshear: Smart Government: sell surplus land, buildings and vehicles.
    Steven Cox: Increase transparency in campaign finance.
    Steven Cox: End Citizens United, remove corporate money from politics.
    Steven Cox: Supports any laws that ensure elections can't be bought.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports term limits; repeal 17th amendment.
    Herschel Walker: Congress has no power to overturn state-certified elections.
Gun Control
    Morgan McGarvey: Oppose concealed carry of guns without license & training.
    Alison Grimes: Proud of long-held sporting & hunting traditions.
    Alison Grimes: Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show.
    Amy McGrath: Supports background checks, honest conversation about guns.
    Andy Beshear: Signed law requiring school police officers to carry guns.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Count on me to protect your 2nd amendment rights.
    C. Wesley Morgan: No background checks; yes concealed carry.
    Charles Booker: Supports gun control; background checks; no assault weapons.
    Charles Booker: Oppose concealed carry of guns without license & training.
    Jack Conway: Believes in right to bear arms and self-protection.
    James Comer: Unwavering support of 2nd Amendment.
    Jim Gray: Ban gun purchases by people on FBI terrorist watch list.
    Jim Gray: Ok to delay gun sales for 72 hours, but no secret lists.
    Matt Bevin: School shootings caused by "culture of death" in media.
    Matt Bevin: Culture of violence, like zombie shows, cause mass shootings.
    Matt Bevin: Guns aren't problem in schools; kids in my school had guns.
    Matt Bevin: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license, training.
    Mitch McConnell: Congress cannot fix school shootings; must act locally.
    Robert Goforth: Concealed carry at schools, bars, and businesses.
    Robert Goforth: Ban weapons in courtrooms and jails.
    Robert Goforth: Allow concealed carry of guns without a license, training.
    Rocky Adkins: Oppose concealed carry of guns without license & training.
    Wesley Morgan: Oppose all efforts to eliminate; restrict 2nd Amendment.
Health Care
    Morgan McGarvey: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Adam Edelen: Protect ObamaCare and expanded Medicaid.
    Alison Grimes: Delay mandated coverage, but keep ObamaCare.
    Alison Grimes: Kynect heroically for expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Amy McGrath: Improve ACA; don't get rid of private insurance.
    Amy McGrath: For bipartisan plan to fix ObamaCare's problems.
    Amy McGrath: Will fight to lower prescription drug costs.
    Andy Beshear: Protect ObamaCare: lives hang in the balance.
    Andy Beshear: Protections for pre-existing conditions; stop lifetime caps.
    Andy Beshear: Pass state law protecting people with preexisting conditions.
    Andy Beshear: Rescinded Medicaid waiver, stopped managed care contracts.
    Andy Beshear: COVID: Troubling that a public health crisis was politicized.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Opposes universally-accessible public health insurance.
    Charles Booker: Has diabetes & rationed insulin: need Medicare for All.
    Charles Booker: More expensive to do nothing than implement Medicare for all.
    Charles Booker: Supports Medicare for All & Green New Deal.
    Charles Booker: Expanding Medicaid under ACA led to economic boom.
    Charles Booker: As diabetic knows reality of rationing insulin due to cost.
    Jack Conway: Pay for Obamacare with bulk purchasing & fraud units.
    Jack Conway: Recovered $600M by suing providers for Medicaid fraud.
    James Comer: ObamaCare stifles businesses; pass tort reform instead.
    Jim Gray: Ensure solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund.
    Matt Bevin: Disband KYNECT immediately; transition to federal system.
    Matt Bevin: Work/school requirements for Medicaid.
    Matt Bevin: Parents should be free to vaccinate their children or not.
    Matt Bevin: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare's Kynect is a state decision, but yeah, it's ok.
    Mitch McConnell: ObamaCare is a train wreck; do what we can to repeal it.
    Rand Paul: Obamacare will cost $3T & health insurance still goes up 15%.
    Robert Goforth: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Robert Goforth: Expand coverage to help fellow Kentuckians.
    Rocky Adkins: Survived cancer at age 35, with chemo & surgery.
    Rocky Adkins: No one should ever have to delay care to pay bills.
    Steve Beshear: Kentucky leads the way on affordable health care for all.
    Steven Cox: Medicare-For-All would reduce healthcare costs.
    Steven Cox: Passionate about healthcare.
    Steven Cox: Support Medicare for All.
    Steven Cox: Medicare for All absolutely needs to be done.
    Steven Cox: Medicare-for-All would reduce healthcare costs.
    Wesley Morgan: Abolish ObamaCare; free market is best.
    Andy Beshear: We've provided more than $2 billion to Kentucky hospitals.
    Andy Beshear: Expanded Medicaid to including dental, hearing, vision.
Homeland Security
    Alison Grimes: Reduce veterans' services backlog; support new vets jobs law.
    Amy McGrath: Fully fund the VA so veterans get quality health care.
    Andy Beshear: Full exclusion of military pensions from state income tax.
    Jack Conway: Let gays serve openly in US military.
    Jack Conway: Protect veterans and active servicemembers from fraud.
    James Comer: Advocate for investments in national defense.
    Jim Gray: Support the military, intelligence community, & diplomacy.
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops.
    Rand Paul: Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy.
    Rand Paul: 2015: Introduced Arming All Pilots Act.
    Adam Edelen: Think about human impact of anti-immigrant laws.
    Alison Grimes: Supports bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.
    Amy McGrath: For secure borders & meaningful immigration reform.
    Amy McGrath: Give DREAMers a chance to become full citizens.
    Andy Beshear: Intimidation and fear of deportation comes out of DC.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Ten year moratorium on all immigration.
    Charles Booker: Supports path to citizenship for undocumented.
    Charles Booker: Create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
    Daniel Cameron: Ending border restriction will surge illegal immigration.
    Jack Conway: Be tough & sensible; increase border security.
    James Comer: Support the wall; oppose amnesty & sanctuary cities.
    James Comer: Vocally in support of building a wall on the southern border.
    Mitch McConnell: Border security first: the key to getting a final outcome.
    Mitch McConnell: Some protections for DACA but restrict immigration.
    Rand Paul: Obamacare treats illegal aliens because it's illegal to ask.
    Rocky Adkins: Recognize diversity of Kentucky as a welcoming state.
    Steven Cox: Rise to the occasion to welcome immigrants & refugees.
    Wesley Morgan: Supports "real border enforcement"; opposes amnesty.
    Adam Edelen: Ensure that Kentucky workers are paid a living wage.
    Alison Grimes: Increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
    Amy McGrath: Pro-union, supports gradual rise of minimum wage to $15/hour.
    Andy Beshear: Grow our economy with skill training, not CEO giveaways.
    Andy Beshear: Wrong that women make significantly less than men.
    Andy Beshear: Support prevailing wage law; oppose Right-To-Work laws.
    Andy Beshear: Repay miners who remain unpaid due to mine bankruptcy.
    Andy Beshear: It's time equal work results in equal pay.
    Bruce Lunsford: Agrees with all issues that AFL-CIO has asked him to support.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Make Kentucky a Right to Work State.
    Charles Booker: We are going to stand up for organized labor.
    Jack Conway: 20% hometown tax credit for cost of creating a new job.
    Jack Conway: Right to organize is pathway to middle class.
    James Comer: Don't require comparable pay regardless of gender.
    Matt Bevin: Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25.
    Matt Bevin: Right-to-work instead of prevailing wage.
    Matt Bevin: Replace prevailing wage requirements with Right-to-Work.
    Mike Harmon: Don't require comparable pay regardless of gender.
    Mitch McConnell: Supports right to work laws; against minimum wage hike.
    Rocky Adkins: Require comparable pay regardless of gender.
    Rocky Adkins: Focus on fair wages for 21st century jobs.
    Steve Beshear: Jobless rate is falling; Kentucky now 2nd in job growth.
    Steve Beshear: Raise state worker minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
    Steven Cox: Right to work laws threaten our freedom.
    Steven Cox: Stop misuse of work visas to protect American workers.
Principles & Values
    Alison Grimes: Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out.
    Alison Grimes: One of us represents Washington; one of us represents KY.
    Alison Grimes: Father indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Alison.
    Andy Beshear: Kickback investigation resulted in deputy's resignation.
    Andy Beshear: With great power comes great responsibility.
    Andy Beshear: Kentucky no longer a fly-over state; we are the destination.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell enables Bush & squandered 24 years in Senate.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Freedom of Faith, Family and Country.
    Charles Booker: Launched "Hood to the Holler" to bridge urban-rural divide.
    Charles Booker: Build broad coalitions; break down barriers of race & class.
    Daniel Cameron: Endorsed by Trump; pledges to put Kentuckians FIRST.
    Daniel Cameron: Advocate for unborn through church pregnancy centers.
    Jack Conway: An honor to run for Wendell Ford's senate seat.
    Jack Conway: Claims Rand Paul worships "Aqua Buddha" & mocks Holy Bible.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Rand Paul made fun of Christianity and Christ.
    Jack Conway: FactCheck: "Aqua Buddha" TV ad is accurate but over the top.
    Jack Conway: TV ad: Accuser is anonymous, but a Mr. Green says it's true.
    James Comer: I believe that public servants should put God above all else.
    James Comer: I am a social conservative.
    Kelly Craft: More wisdom next door than declarations from a politician.
    Kelly Craft: Former ambassador to Canada and the United Nations.
    Kelly Craft: A Christian with deep faith in God, prays EVERY day.
    Matt Bevin: Led public Pledge of Allegiance, & speeches about patriotism.
    Matt Bevin: Don't celebrate partisanship; call for unity instead.
    Mike Harmon: No legacy except I served my Lord, family, & country well.
    Mitch McConnell: After 24 years, one of the two leaders in the US Senate.
    Mitch McConnell: Leadership has value; freshmen have little impact.
    Rand Paul: This is not Wendell Ford's seat; it's the people's seat.
    Rand Paul: This election really is about the president's agenda.
    Rand Paul: Accused of belonging to secret society NoZe Brotherhood.
    Rand Paul: I'm "a pro-life Christian"; denies worshiping "Aqua Buddha".
    Rand Paul: Under KY law,can't run for Senate & President on same ballot.
    Robert Goforth: Self-description: Christian; father; veteran; conservative.
    Scott Walker: Pray for Kentucky, that we will be blessed.
    Steve Beshear: Focus on helping people instead of on keeping power.
    Steven Cox: Criminalize pork-barrel bills.
    Steven Cox: Socially progressive, fiscally conservative.
    Wesley Morgan: 100 % Trump supporter: "I'm so anti-Democrat".
    Wesley Morgan: Supported Democrat after 2018 primary loss.
    Wesley Morgan: Filed bill making it harder to remove Confederate statues.
    Andy Beshear: I have faith in God and faith in us.
Social Security
    Adam Edelen: Fully fund government pensions; reform state system.
    Andy Beshear: State gaming will cover $43B unfunded state pension plan.
    Andy Beshear: No cuts to government pensions; find other revenue.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Social security taxes should go directly to a private trust.
    Jack Conway: Pledges to not scale back program nor raise retirement age.
    Jack Conway: Sue banks to recover Great Recession public pension losses.
    Jim Gray: Fight any measure to cut or privatize Social Security.
    Matt Bevin: Replace public pension system with 401(k) for new employees.
    Matt Bevin: Increase taxes to fund Kentucky Retirement Systems.
    Matt Bevin: 401(k)-style plan for state employee pensions struck down.
    Matt Bevin: More state contribution to $43B unfunded state pension plan.
    Rand Paul: Raise the retirement age for people under age 55.
    Rand Paul: I've never challenged constitutionality of Social Security.
    Robert Goforth: Fulfill state pensions--they're inviolable contracts.
    Rocky Adkins: No new burdens on people who've paid into pensions.
Tax Reform
    Adam Edelen: No increased tax burden on poor and working Kentuckians.
    Alison Grimes: Close tax loopholes for wealthy to pay for college loans.
    Amy McGrath: Don't pay for tax cuts for wealthy by undermining healthcare.
    Andy Beshear: Add new revenue sources like casino gambling.
    Bruce Lunsford: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Abolish the state income tax, to create jobs.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Reform taxes to a consumption based tax system only.
    Charles Booker: Close loopholes for wealthy, ease burden on working families.
    Daniel Cameron: Sued to allow federal aid to be used for state tax reduction.
    Jack Conway: Keep Bush tax cuts during recession.
    Matt Bevin: Reduce tax revenue: not simple revenue neutrality.
    Mitch McConnell: Resolve to lower capital gains taxes.
    Mitch McConnell: Comprehensive tax reform can work if it's revenue-neutral.
    Mitch McConnell: 2017 tax bill helped middle class & small businesses.
    Rand Paul: Balanced budget amendment to pay to extend $4T Bush tax cuts.
    Robert Goforth: Numbers don't add up to switch income tax to sales tax.
    Rocky Adkins: Consumption taxes are unfair to lower income people.
    Steve Beshear: Taxes are not the answer; no broad-based increases.
    Wesley Morgan: Repeal 16th amendment; abolish IRS.
    Wesley Morgan: Amend Constitution to balance budget without raising taxes.
    Adam Edelen: Modernize to new economy including rural broadband internet.
    Amy McGrath: Invest in infrastructure, broadband, electricity grid.
    Andy Beshear: We must focus on completing important infrastructure.
    Bruce Lunsford: Supports net neutrality; McConnell stalled it.
    James Comer: Maintain infrastructure: highways, locks, and dams.
    Mike Harmon: Kentucky taxpayers misled on statewide internet costs.
    Rocky Adkins: Improve our roads, bridges, water systems, and Internet.
    Steve Beshear: Ideas are the foundation of any new economy.
    Steven Cox: Expand property rights to personal data; for net neutrality.
War & Peace
    Alison Grimes: Israel has the right to defend herself.
    Alison Grimes: Don't send US troops back to Iraq; but support role ok.
    Amy McGrath: Support NATO alliance; support two-state Israel solution.
    Amy McGrath: No nukes in North Korea; nuke deal with Iran.
    Amy McGrath: All major military actions must be approved by Congress.
    Chuck Pennacchio: Shred Bush’s preemptive war doctrine.
    Jim Gray: We must destroy ISIS where they are.
    Rand Paul: Congress needs to take back power to go to war.
    Steve Beshear: Gratitude for troops who fight terror & keep America free.
Welfare & Poverty
    Alison Grimes: Shameful to oppose food stamp program during recession.
    Amy McGrath: Established food bank relief fund in Kentucky.
    Charles Booker: A universal basic income will address racism and poverty.
    Jack Conway: Faith-based programs instead of federal money.
    Jack Conway: Claims Paul would end federal faith-based initiatives.
    Matt Bevin: Random drug testing for welfare recipients.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed Farm Bill due to too-generous food stamp program.
    Robert Goforth: We cannot ignore the plight of people who need our help.
    Steve Beshear: We face a heavy sword: public pension unfunded liability.

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