Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates|
| Crippled America,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
| 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)
| Promise Me, Dad ,|
by Joe Biden (2017)
|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)
| The Book of Joe ,|
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Our Revolution,|
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
| This Fight Is Our Fight,|
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
| Higher Loyalty,|
by James Comey (2018)
| The Making of Donald Trump,|
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election|
| What Happened ,|
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
| Higher Loyalty ,|
by James Comey (2018)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Becoming ,|
by Michelle Obama (2018)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Walt Maddox: Anti-abortion but pro-law: don't waste time on new laws.
Chris Countryman: Supports choice and women's health care.
Kay Ivey: Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks.
Robert Bentley: Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Budget & Economy|
Walt Maddox: Fiscal 2018 budget raised rates on services and cut expenses.
Stacy Lee George: Vocational training key to jobs program.
David Carrington: Clean up overspending; restore fiscal responsibility.
Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
Chris Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
Kay Ivey: Reduce red tape to improve \business climate.
Chris Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
Chris Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
Walt Maddox: Honors Civil Rights History Task Force.
Chris Countryman: Repeatedly sought same-sex marriage license.
Kay Ivey: One-man-one-woman marriage is cornerstone of civilization.
Kay Ivey: Tax relief to job creators and small businesses.
Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
Stacy Lee George: Unburden prisons with path for reformed inmates.
Chris Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
Walt Maddox: Approved tactical short-term crime reduction strategy.
Walt Maddox: Substance abuse should have its own cabinet-level officer.
Chris Countryman: Okay medical marijuana and study full legalization.
David Carrington: Education will lower drug use & need for Medicaid.
Walt Maddox: Proposes a state lottery to transform the education system.
Stacy Lee George: Local control but invest in teachers.
David Carrington: Alabama needs massive increase in education spending.
Chris Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
Chris Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
Kay Ivey: Remove bad teachers; let students leave failing schools.
Parker Griffith: Statewide lottery to fund Alabama schools.
Robert Bentley: First Class Pre-K good, but only enrolls 12% of kids.
Parker Griffith: AdWatch: New statewide vote on school-funding lottery.
Robert Bentley: First Class program: voluntary Pre-K education.
Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
Kay Ivey: Charter Schools "plan of action" for statewide reform.
Kay Ivey: Charter Schools offer quality alternative to private schools.
Energy & Oil|
Walt Maddox: Incentives to encourage people & utilities to use solar.
Chris Countryman: Help transition to clean energy.
Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
Kay Ivey: Wind & solar power are still too expensive.
Walt Maddox: Sees his role as a protector of the natural resources.
Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
Kay Ivey: Tax credits for landowners who replant cut trees.
Kay Ivey: No water commissions with onerous regulations & litigation.
Families & Children|
Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses.
Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
Kay Ivey: Prohibit lobbyists from serving in the executive branch.
Stacy Lee George: End corruption; turn Alabama into model state.
David Carrington: Reorganize and streamline government.
Kay Ivey: Reduce legislators' salary; remove ability to set own salary.
Kay Ivey: 5,000 fewer state employees than three years ago.
Walt Maddox: Refuses to comply with the NRA even if it costs him support.
Chris Countryman: Favors background checks and state database.
Stacy Lee George: Unequivocally support the Second Amendment.
Chris Countryman: Favors greater ability to track gun purchases.
Kay Ivey: Do everything we can to preserve right to bear arms.
Robert Bentley: Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
Walt Maddox: Expand Medicaid so all citizens receive care.
Chris Countryman: Expand Medicaid; health care for all.
Stacy Lee George: Local control of Medicaid; no single payer.
Chris Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
Kay Ivey: ObamaCare does much more harm than good.
Kay Ivey: Each state creates its own insurance pool for high risk.
Stacy Lee George: Will focus on caring for veterans.
Kay Ivey: 1,000-foot perimeter at military funerals to enforce respect.
Walt Maddox: Find a compassionate pathway to citizenship.
Kay Ivey: Vast sums pay for teaching children of illegal immigrants.
Walt Maddox: Will make workforce training and development his priority.
Chris Countryman: Raise the minimum wage.
David Carrington: Need programs to train workers to get jobs & to advance.
Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
Chris Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
Principles & Values|
Walt Maddox: Put the principles of people over those of the parties.
David Carrington: Will clean up corrupt system and earn public trust.
Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Chris Countryman: Protect churches but not in non-religious public services.
Parker Griffith: 20-foot inflatable duck: Bentley is "ducking" the debates.
Robert Bentley: Refuses to debate, after promising to debate post-primaries.
Robert Bentley: We are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator.
Walt Maddox: Make Alabama's tax structure less regressive.
Chris Countryman: Super-rich must pay their fair share.
Stacy Lee George: New lottery will raise money at low cost.
Stacy Lee George: Modest changes can ease tax burden.
Chris Countryman: Supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts.
Walt Maddox: Crumbling infrastructure threatens safety and job growth.
Kay Ivey: $1 billion invested in Alabama's road and bridges.