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)
Ameya Pawar: Pro-choice even if Roe overturned.
Chris Kennedy: Pro-choice even if Roe overturned.
Daniel Biss: Protect the right to choose.
Bruce Rauner: Pro-choice Republican torn if Roe overturned.
J.B. Pritzker: Undo restrictions to preserve women's reproductive rights.
Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to ban abortion.
Budget & Economy|
Ameya Pawar: A New Deal for Illinois.
Ameya Pawar: Pushed economic development projects totaling $300 million.
J.B. Pritzker: Supports LGBT equality.
Ameya Pawar: Everyone deserves equal rights.
Chris Kennedy: Supports LGBTQ rights.
Daniel Biss: Protect GLBT by updating laws.
Ameya Pawar: Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
Bruce Rauner: Accepts gay marriage as settled.
Daniel Biss: The rich have set up a system that benefits them.
J.B. Pritzker: Raise corporate tax for education.
Daniel Biss: Rehabilitation rather than punishment.
J.B. Pritzker: Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions.
J.B. Pritzker: Erase juvenile criminal records for adults.
Ameya Pawar: Focus on rehabilitation, not punishment.
Ameya Pawar: End the war on drugs.
Chris Kennedy: Legalization based on science, not tax impact.
Daniel Biss: Legalize marijuana.
Chris Kennedy: Don't count on marijuana getting legalized.
J.B. Pritzker: Legalize and tax marijuana.
J.B. Pritzker: Invest in public education, not vouchers.
Chris Kennedy: Support public education from pre-school to college.
J.B. Pritzker: Increase state funding for public schools.
J.B. Pritzker: Invest in higher education to attract jobs & businesses.
Bruce Rauner: Let families choose traditional, charter, or private schools.
Ameya Pawar: Give city families the schools they seek out in suburbs.
Energy & Oil|
J.B. Pritzker: Support Paris Agreement, renewable energy.
Ameya Pawar: Must confront climate change.
Chris Kennedy: Lack of clean energy hurts competitiveness.
Daniel Biss: Fully renewable energy.
Bruce Rauner: Green energy part of future mix.
J.B. Pritzker: Invest in clean air and water infrastructure.
Daniel Biss: Spent his time as a legislator protecting our environment.
Families & Children|
J.B. Pritzker: Public/private partnership must invest in poor kids.
Ameya Pawar: Automatic voter registration.
Chris Kennedy: Automatic voter registration.
Daniel Biss: Political system favors billionaires & machine politicians.
Bruce Rauner: Reduce lobbyist influence; push for term limits.
Ameya Pawar: Require gun liability insurance.
Chris Kennedy: Stricter gun laws in tandem with mental health care.
Daniel Biss: Support sensible gun laws.
Bruce Rauner: Crack down on out of state gun traffickers.
J.B. Pritzker: Supports 2nd Amendment AND the fight for gun safety.
J.B. Pritzker: Add public option to healthcare.
Ameya Pawar: Would go to single-payer.
Chris Kennedy: Expand Obamacare; move to single payer.
Daniel Biss: Medicare for all.
J.B. Pritzker: Irresponsible to not fully fund Medicaid.
Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to repeal ObamaCare.
J.B. Pritzker: Welcome refugees; end Muslim ban.
J.B. Pritzker: Aid for undocumented people.
Chris Kennedy: Against mass deportation, for reform and DACA.
Daniel Biss: Protect undocumented immigrants.
Bruce Rauner: State won't help or impede immigration enforcement.
Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to curb immigration.
J.B. Pritzker: Equal pay for equal work, not 79 cents for women.
Chris Kennedy: Raise minimum wage.
Daniel Biss: Raise the minimum wage to $15.
J.B. Pritzker: Private initiatives can create new jobs.
J.B. Pritzker: State & local business share vocational training.
J.B. Pritzker: Uphold unions and living wage.
Bruce Rauner: Create Right-to-Work zones; reform workers' comp.
Principles & Values|
J.B. Pritzker: Who needs another rich guy running for office?
Daniel Biss: Took on the political machine & won with creative solutions.
Daniel Biss: Help give retirement security to millions of workers.
Daniel Biss: Alter public employee pensions to reduce state pension debt.
Bruce Rauner: Move state pensions towards a defined contribution system.
Chris Kennedy: Tax reform must shift burden to wealthy.
J.B. Pritzker: Illinois needs progressive income tax.
Daniel Biss: Initiate a state graduated income tax.
Bruce Rauner: Reduce anti-competitive corporate tax & income tax.
Chris Kennedy: Infrastructure money good for jobs and new business.
Daniel Biss: PhD from MIT; math professor at U. Chicago.