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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 New Mexico Politicians: Archives

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    from State of New Mexico Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen Weh (4) Republican Senate Challenger New Mexico
  • Ben Ray Lujan (2) Democrat U.S. Rep New Mexico-3
  • David Clements (12) Republican Senate Challenger New Mexico
  • Heather Wilson (5) Republican (Senate 2008) U.S. Rep New Mexico-1
  • Hector Balderas (3) Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012) New Mexico
  • Jay Block (10) New Mexico Republican challenger for Governor
  • Joe Carraro (11) Former Republican Challenger (2006) New Mexico
  • Joe Cervantes (3) New Mexico Democratic candidate for New Mexico Governor
  • Martin Heinrich (7) Democrat (Senate run 2012) U.S. Rep New Mexico-1
  • Melanie Stansbury (1) Democrat U.S. Rep New Mexico-1
  • Michelle Lujan-Grisham (11) New Mexico Democrat
  • Mick Rich (2) Republican candidate for New Mexico U.S. Senator New Mexico
  • Rebecca Dow (3) New Mexico Republican challenger for Governor
  • Steve Pearce (9) New Mexico Republican candidate for New Mexico Governor
  • Susana Martinez (14) New Mexico Republican Governor
  • Tom Udall (10) Democrat (Senate 2008) U.S. Rep New Mexico-3
  • Yvette Herrell (2) Republican U.S. Rep New Mexico-2
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    Joe Carraro: Abortion ok only for rape & health, and no public funding.
Budget & Economy
    Allen Weh: Reduce America's debt; implement balanced budget.
    Heather Wilson: Strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment.
    Mick Rich: Feds kill more jobs with regulation than stimulus package.
    Susana Martinez: Cut spending to balance state budget.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Infrastructure brings jobs and opportunity to our state.
Civil Rights
    Heather Wilson: Don't criminalize teasing gays in school; it's free speech.
    Hector Balderas: Same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue.
    Joe Carraro: No civil unions, and no same-sex marriage.
    Joe Carraro: No affirmative action in state college nor state hiring.
    Martin Heinrich: Supports marriage equality; opposes DOMA.
    Tom Udall: Pushed for years on wage gap between men and women.
    Steve Pearce: Less regulation on businesses.
    Susana Martinez: $4.75M investment in Job Training Incentive Program.
    Tom Udall: Opposes tax subsidies that favor large corporations.
    David Clements: Support 4th amendment: freedom from unreasonable searches.
    Joe Carraro: Supports the death penalty.
    Joe Carraro: No parole for repeat violent offenders; plus more prisons.
    Joe Cervantes: Supported restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Rebecca Dow: Supported restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Yvette Herrell: Opposed restricting use of solitary confinement on minors.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Keep high-risk violent offenders behind bars before trial.
    Joe Carraro: Decriminalize marijuana, and allow doctors to prescribe it.
    David Clements: Reduce taxes so families can pay for private schools.
    Joe Carraro: Supports vouchers for public, private, and religious schools.
    Joe Carraro: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Susana Martinez: Keep great teachers by retention rewards.
    Susana Martinez: A-F school grading system will increase transparency.
    Susana Martinez: The Bridge: joint high school diploma and associate's degree.
    Susana Martinez: $13.5M for New Mexico Reads to Lead.
    Tom Udall: No Child Left Behind Act has hurt student achievement.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: College enrollment has increased for first time in a decade.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: New constitutional right to early childhood education.
Energy & Oil
    David Clements: Lower energy costs by letting market decide what makes sense.
    Heather Wilson: Stop pursuing green dreams on energy.
    Jay Block: Opposed ban on fracking on Federal lands.
    Joe Carraro: More funds for alternative fuel AND for traditional sources.
    Martin Heinrich: Supports cap-and-trade; it causes no big energy costs.
    Martin Heinrich: Develop NM solar and wind, not coal and oil.
    Steve Pearce: More domestic oil production & more nuclear power.
    Steve Pearce: Set aside 6.4M acres in New Mexico for solar panels.
    Tom Udall: Supports renewable electricity standard for public utilities.
    Tom Udall: Supports solar energy with heart & soul.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Codify our zero-emissions goal in state statute.
    David Clements: Stop federal regulations which take over farming & property.
    Joe Cervantes: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Melanie Stansbury: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Rebecca Dow: Invest in healthy soil program to improve health & yield.
    Susana Martinez: Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment.
Families & Children
    Susana Martinez: Amber Alert whenever a New Mexico child is abducted.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Healthy, universal and free meals for every student.
Free Trade
    David Clements: Consumers should pick winners and losers, not government.
Government Reform
    David Clements: Bureaucratic intervention distorts economy.
    Jay Block: Limit length of time for governor's emergency orders.
    Jay Block: Require Voter ID; fund those who lack ID.
    Joe Carraro: Some campaign donation limits, plus spending limits.
    Steve Pearce: Pay contractors on time; reforms to contract smaller firms.
Gun Control
    David Clements: Right to bear arms protects all of our other rights.
    Joe Carraro: Allow concealed carry, with licenses.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Ban assault weapons; civil suits against manufacturers.
Health Care
    Allen Weh: Fix the healthcare train wreck we've got now.
    David Clements: Replace ObamaCare with free market solutions.
    Jay Block: COVID: no vaccine passport; no penalties on businesses.
    Steve Pearce: Allow small businesses to group together for health plans.
    Steve Pearce: Safety is an issue for reimporting drugs.
    Tom Udall: Goal should be universal access for everyone.
    Tom Udall: Allow drug reimportation & negotiation with drug companies.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Expanding Medicaid will lead to universal health care state.
Homeland Security
    Allen Weh: Defense spending has been cut too much.
    Allen Weh: Defense spending has been cut too much.
    David Clements: Defend the missions of our military labs and bases.
    Hector Balderas: Reduce some defense spending by drawing down wars.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
    Ben Ray Lujan: Opposes the Muslim and Refugee Ban.
    Heather Wilson: Permanent solution instead of DREAM Act.
    Jay Block: Opposed halt to building of border wall.
    Jay Block: Will use National Guard to protect and secure our border.
    Martin Heinrich: Arizona anti-immigrant law is racial profiling.
    Martin Heinrich: Arizona anti-immigrant law is racial profiling.
    Martin Heinrich: Step up border enforcement; but also DREAM Act.
    Steve Pearce: Supports path to legalization for illegal immigrants.
    Susana Martinez: Stop the magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime.
    Tom Udall: Reject legalization for anyone here illegally.
    Heather Wilson: Sequestration would cut 20,000 jobs at N.M. national labs.
    Jay Block: Passed the first-ever county level Right to Work ordinance.
    Jay Block: Has opposed raising minimum wage, paid sick leave.
    Joe Cervantes: Support raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Rebecca Dow: Oppose raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Susana Martinez: Protect government jobs at our labs and military bases.
    Susana Martinez: Vetoed raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
    Yvette Herrell: Oppose raising state minimum wage to $9/hour.
Social Security
    David Clements: Keep promises for seniors; significant reforms if younger.
    Jay Block: Eliminate state taxes on Social Security & veteran pensions.
    Steve Pearce: We must improve the rates of return on Trust Fund.
    Tom Udall: Privatization of Social Security is a very bad idea.
Tax Reform
    David Clements: Make the tax code simple and regulations predictable.
    Jay Block: Waive 50-75% property tax for retired first responders.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: Tax cuts for middle class, make system more progressive.
    Martin Heinrich: Invest in infrastructure and tech transfer.
    Mick Rich: Repair & renew infrastructure, the backbone of our economy.
    Susana Martinez: Protect Spaceport New Mexico from lawsuit abuse.
War & Peace
    David Clements: No executive War Powers; only Congress should declare war.
    Steve Pearce: If Iraq falls, so will other moderate regimes in the region.
    Tom Udall: Time to start working on a troop pullout.
Welfare & Poverty
    Hector Balderas: Raised on food stamps by struggling single mother.
    Michelle Lujan-Grisham: $100M for housing programs, we need thousands more homes.

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