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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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Media coverage of AK political races in The Anchorage Daily News

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    from The Anchorage Daily News (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Gross (1) Independent 2020 Senate Challenger Alaska
  • Bill Walker (2) Alaska Independent Governor
  • Billy Toien (6) Alaska Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Charlie Huggins (3) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Christopher Kurka (3) Alaska Republican candidate for Governor
  • Dan Sullivan (2) Republican Senator Alaska
  • Edgar Blatchford (5) Democratic Senate Challenger Alaska
  • Joe Miller (2) Challenger and previous Republican Nominee Alaska
  • Kelly Tshibaka (6) Republican Challenger Alaska
  • Les Gara (4) Alaska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Lisa Murkowski (6) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Mark Begich (3) Alaska Democratic candidate for governor
  • Mary Peltola (4) Democrat U.S. Rep Alaska-AL
  • Mead Treadwell (3) Alaska Republican Lt. Governor
  • Mike Chenault (5) Alaska Republican Candidate for governor of Alaska
  • Mike Dunleavy (7) Alaska Republican Governor of Alaska
  • Pat Chesbro (2)
  • Sarah Palin (28) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Scott McAdams (1) 2010 Democratic Challenger Alaska
  • Tony Knowles (14) Alaska Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles from The Anchorage Daily News:
  • Anchorage Daily News, "For two candidates, Alaska's U.S. House race is an opportunity to make history," by Iris Samuels, August 8, 2022
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Candidate Q&A: Governor--Christopher Kurka," August 5, 2022
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Q&A with Alaska U.S. House candidate Mary Peltola," May 2, 2022
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska gubernatorial candidates and abortion," by Bob Bird, December 22, 2021
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska should extend much-deserved accommodations to military families," by Tim Bradner, June 12, 2021
  • On 2022_AK_Senate: "Alaska needs a senator who will unleash our full energy potential," by Kelly Tshibaka, May 31, 2021
  • On 2022 Alaska Senate race: "I'm a candidate for U.S. Senate because I'm running for Alaska," by Kelly Tshibaka, March 30, 2021
  • Anchorage Daily News, "Governor candidate Q&A: Billy Toien," October 25, 2018
  • (On Mike Dunleavy, Bill Walker & Mark Begich): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race, 9/11/2018
  • (On Bill Walker & Mark Begich): Anchorage Press on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial debate, 8/30/2018
  • (On Mead Treadwell & Mike Dunleavy): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race, 8/16/2018
  • (On Mike Chenault): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race, 5/21/2018
  • (On Mike Chenault): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska Gubernatorial race, 9/28/2016 & 9/29/2016
  • (On Mike Dunleavy & Mike Chenault): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race, 7/7/2016 & 7/8/2016
  • (On Mike Chenault): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska Gubernatorial race, 6/29/2016
  • (On Charlie Huggins & Mike Dunleavy): Anchorage Daily News on SB89 Alaska Voting Records, 2/25/2016
  • (On Charlie Huggins): Anchorage Daily News on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race, 8/15/2014
  • (On Dan Sullivan): Anchorage Daily News on 2014 Alaska Senate race, 4/19/2014
  • (On Mark Begich): Anchorage Daily News AdWatch on 2014 Alaska Senate race, 1/7/2014
  • (On Joe Miller & Lisa Murkowski): Anchorage Daily News coverage of 2010 Alaska Senate debate, 10/26/2010
  • (On Scott McAdams): Anchorage Daily News coverage of 2010 Alaska Senate debate, 10/26/2010
  • (On Joe Miller & Lisa Murkowski): Anchorage Daily News coverage of 2010 Alaska Senate debate, 10/5/2010
  • (On Sarah Palin): Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile, 10/30/2006 & 10/31/2006
  • (On Tony Knowles & Sarah Palin): Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile, 10/29/2006
  • (On Sarah Palin): Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile, 10/22/2006
  • (On Sarah Palin & Tony Knowles): Anchorage Daily News, “Little Play,” by Kyle Hopkins, 8/6/2006
  • (On Lisa Murkowski & Tony Knowles): AK Senate Debate, Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/2004
  • (On Mark Begich): By Sean Cockerham in Anchorage Daily News, 7/16/2008
  • (On Tony Knowles): Alaska 2006 Governor Debate: at Anchorage Rotary, 10/31/2006
  • (On Tony Knowles & Sarah Palin): Alaska 2006 Governor Debate: at Anchorage Rotary, 10/27/2006 & 10/31/2006
  • (On Lisa Murkowski & Tony Knowles): AK Senate Debate, in Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/2004
  • (On Mead Treadwell): Editorial by Lt.Gov. Treadwell in Anchorage Daily News, 5/12/2011

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Billy Toien: Personally opposed, but respects state's privacy clause.
    Billy Toien: Don't amend Alaska constitution, could go too far.
    Charlie Huggins: Supports bill to bar abortion providers from teaching sex ed.
    Christopher Kurka: Guarantee equal protection for children in the womb.
    Kelly Tshibaka: An unapologetically pro-life Alaska conservative.
    Mark Begich: Accepts contributions from abortion-rights group NARAL.
    Mike Chenault: Says he's pro life defending a sidelined anti-abortion bill.
    Mike Dunleavy: Sponsors bill to bar abortion providers from teaching sex ed.
    Sarah Palin: Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life.
    Sarah Palin: If Roe v. Wade got overturned, let people decide what's next.
    Sarah Palin: Opposes use of public funds for abortions.
    Tony Knowles: Abortion is "absolutely" a privacy issue.
Budget & Economy
    Billy Toien: State budget mismanaged, leading to needless budget gap.
    Joe Miller: Murkowski owned TARP recipients' stock while voting for TARP.
    Lisa Murkowski: Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now.
    Sarah Palin: Coordinate state tourism marketing but no additional funding.
    Tony Knowles: Double funding for state tourism marketing to $10 million.
    Edgar Blatchford: Bottom line in budget cutting is fairness.
Civil Rights
    Dan Sullivan: Opposes gay marriage.
    Mary Peltola: As a Native woman, I understand Alaskan diversity.
    Sarah Palin: Ok to deny benefits to homosexual couples.
    Tony Knowles: Don't deny healthcare benefits to homosexual couples.
    Edgar Blatchford: I support expanding opportunities for people of color.
    Mike Chenault: I know how business works and I know how government works.
    Tony Knowles: Force Exxon Mobil to pay punitive damages to Alaskans.
    Bill Walker: SB-91: reduce prison population by 20%.
    Charlie Huggins: Voted NO on SB-91 (don't reduce prison population).
    Les Gara: Voted to hire more cops in rural areas without protection.
    Les Gara: SB-91: reduce prison population by 20%.
    Mike Dunleavy: Let's shut down crime instead of sweeping it under the rug.
    Mike Dunleavy: Repeal SB-91: crime is out of control.
    Sarah Palin: Death penalty for adults who murder children.
    Christopher Kurka: The only real solution to addiction is Jesus Christ.
    Mike Dunleavy: Comprehensive approach including prosecution & interdiction.
    Sarah Palin: Questions cruise ship gambling, under casino gambling ban.
    Sarah Palin: Opposes legalizing marijuana, but meth is greater threat.
    Sarah Palin: Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law.
    Tony Knowles: Right to privacy protects marijuana protection.
    Billy Toien: Move education from failing public system to private sector.
    Les Gara: Worked to expand, increase funding for pre-K.
    Sarah Palin: Don't push school boards on creationism but allow discussion.
    Sarah Palin: I believe we have a creator; and many theories of evolution.
    Sarah Palin: Support charters & home schools; not private school vouchers.
    Tony Knowles: Keep alternatives to evolution out of classrooms.
    Edgar Blatchford: Greatest teacher contribution is motivating students .
Energy & Oil
    Al Gross: Opposes Canadian mine in Alaska operation EPA would allow.
    Charlie Huggins: Endorses oil tax reform to increase production.
    Kelly Tshibaka: Stop leftists who want to shut down oil and gas production.
    Kelly Tshibaka: Speed up process for oil and gas leases in ANWR.
    Lisa Murkowski: Support fiscal incentives for the natural gas pipeline.
    Mike Chenault: Natural gas pipeline & North Slope development are crucial.
    Sarah Palin: Firm start date as part of gasline incentive offer.
    Sarah Palin: Opposes natural gas reserves tax--it's not earned income yet.
    Sarah Palin: Analyze potential costs associated with climate change.
    Bill Walker: Opposes "Stand for Salmon"; we need development instead.
    Joe Miller: Alaska has resource wealth; develop it & wean off of feds.
    Kelly Tshibaka: Environmental extremists prevent our true potential.
    Mark Begich: Supports the "Stand for Salmon" ballot measure.
    Mead Treadwell: End sweeping lockups thru "wild land" & "roadless" rules.
    Mike Dunleavy: Monetize timber instead of letting it burn or rot.
    Mike Dunleavy: Opposes the "Stand for Salmon" ballot measure.
    Sarah Palin: Supports "Roads to Resources": subsidized access to mines.
    Sarah Palin: Don't duplicate effort in monitoring cruise ship emissions.
    Sarah Palin: Don't amend AK constitution for rural subsistence fishing.
    Scott McAdams: Extract resource wealth respected labor & environment.
    Tony Knowles: Strongly opposes Pebble mine as an unacceptable risk.
    Tony Knowles: Opposes "Roads to Resources": no subsidized access to mines.
    Tony Knowles: Amend AK constitution to cement rural subsistence fishing.
Families & Children
    Mary Peltola: Family for people in Western Alaska is our social security.
Government Reform
    Billy Toien: Stifling red tape discourages entrepreneurism.
    Christopher Kurka: Need someone who will stand in the way of federal overreach.
    Les Gara: Voted to limit election donations from lobbyists, wealthy.
    Lisa Murkowski: Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks.
    Sarah Palin: Supports state funding for Gravina Island bridge.
Gun Control
    Billy Toien: Against confiscation of a potential victim's firearms.
    Mary Peltola: I own guns, but we can take common sense action.
    Pat Chesbro: Close loopholes for background checks, limit assault weapons.
Health Care
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Promised we could keep our plans under ObamaCare.
    Mike Chenault: Any expansion of Medicaid must be result of careful analysis.
    Pat Chesbro: Medical rights are human rights, recognize at federal level.
    Kelly Tshibaka: A strong voice in opposition to illegal immigration.
    Sarah Palin: Immigrants want more vocational training & senior assistance.
    Mead Treadwell: Exporting raw materials means exporting jobs.
    Sarah Palin: Praised the Red Dog zinc mine for bringing rural jobs.
    Sarah Palin: Department of Fish and Game is under-funded.
    Tony Knowles: Urges "crab rationalization repair" to restore lost jobs.
    Edgar Blatchford: Alaska should lead country in showing workplace diversity.
    Edgar Blatchford: Union taught me a trade; helped me go to college.
Principles & Values
    Kelly Tshibaka: I'm for America first, always.
    Lisa Murkowski: Didn't ask Alaskans to accept father's appointment to Senate.
    Lisa Murkowski: Didn't check before sending thousands of campaign e-mails.
    Sarah Palin: Endorsed by United Fishermen of Alaska (commercial group).
    Tony Knowles: Didn't make nepotism an issue in this campaign.
    Tony Knowles: Should've gotten subsistence on the ballot as an issue.
Social Security
    Dan Sullivan: Against privatization, explore raising age or means testing.
Tax Reform
    Mary Peltola: Taxes on the wealthiest Americans should be raised.
    Mead Treadwell: Invest Permanent Fund to create dividends instead of taxes.
    Sarah Palin: Mitigate impact of new $50M annual cruise ship tourism tax.
    Sarah Palin: No income tax; no taking the people's dividends.
    Sarah Palin: Would support a seasonal sales tax, but no income tax.
    Tony Knowles: Supports new $50M annual cruise ship tourism tax.
    Mike Chenault: Priority in budget for renewable energy infrastructure.
    Mike Dunleavy: Put infrastructure funds into maintenance, not just building.
War & Peace
    Lisa Murkowski: Prewar Iraq was a safe haven for terrorists.
    Sarah Palin: I support President Bush's efforts to stop terrorism.
    Tony Knowles: We are bogged down as an occupying army in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Sarah Palin: Funding for faith-based initiatives is adequate today.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of AK political races in The Anchorage Daily News.

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