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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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Media coverage of Kentucky political races in Lexington Herald-Leader

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    from Lexington Herald-Leader (number of quotes indicated):
  • Adam Edelen (4) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Alison Grimes (9) Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • Andy Beshear (2) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Bruce Lunsford (3) Former Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Kentucky
  • Charles Booker (3) Democratic Senate Challenger Kentucky
  • Jack Conway (2) Kentucky Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Jim Gray (5) Kentucky Democratic candidate for governor
  • Jim Justice (1) West Virginia Democratic governor
  • Matt Bevin (6) Kentucky Republican Governor
  • Mitch McConnell (6) Republican Sr Senator Kentucky
  • Rand Paul (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Robert Goforth (1) Kentucky Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rocky Adkins (2) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Steve Beshear (2) Kentucky Democratic Governor (term-limited 2015)
  • Wesley Morgan (2)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Articles in The Lexington Herald-Leader:
  • (On 2022_KY_Senate): "Another progressive Democrat is exploring a Senate bid," by Daniel Desrochers, November 22, 2019
  • SB100: "Why KY lawmakers abruptly revived and passed a bill angering solar power advocates," by John Cheves & Daniel Desrochers, March 15, 2019
  • (On Matt Bevin & Mitch McConnell): Lexington Herald-Leader on 2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial race, 7/3/2018
  • (On Alison Grimes): Lexington Herald-Leader on 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial race, 5/21/2018
  • (On Jim Justice): Lexington Herald-Leader on 2016 West Virginia Governor race, 9/30/2016
  • (On Matt Bevin & Steve Beshear): Lexington Herald Leader on 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial race, 12/22/2015
  • (On Matt Bevin): Lexington Herald-Leader on 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial race, 8/1/2015
  • (On Alison Grimes): Lexington Herald Leader on 2014 Kentucky Senate race, 9/25/2014
  • (On Mitch McConnell): Lexington Herald Leader on 2014 Kentucky Senate race, 9/25/2014
  • (On Mitch McConnell): Lexington Herald-Leader AdWatch on 2014 Kentucky Senate race, 3/17/2014
  • (On Alison Grimes): Lexington Herald Leader AdWatch on 2014 Kentucky Senate race, 1/7/2014
  • (On Alison Grimes & Mitch McConnell): Lexington Herald Leader on 2014 Kentucky Senate debate, 10/17/2013
  • (On Jack Conway): Lexington Herald-Leader on 2015 Kentucky gubernatorial race, 7/17/2011
  • (On Jack Conway & Rand Paul): Lexington Herald-Leader on 2010 Kentucky Senate debate, 9/23/2010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Charles Booker: Microphone cut off during speech against anti-abortion bill.
    Adam Edelen: Abortion rights are vital to ensuring equality for women.
    Andy Beshear: Endorsed by NARAL; will defend women's right to choose.
    Andy Beshear: Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion.
    Matt Bevin: I am the most pro-life governor in America.
    Rocky Adkins: Voted for several anti-abortion bills.
Budget & Economy
    Mitch McConnell: Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown.
Civil Rights
    Alison Grimes: Supports allowing gay marriage.
    Matt Bevin: Restore felon voting rights, but only through legislature.
    Steve Beshear: Restore right to vote to most nonviolent felons.
    Jim Gray: Fully fund drug treatment and addiction recovery.
    Alison Grimes: Have a discussion about marijuana legalization.
    Mitch McConnell: Strongly opposed to legalization of marijuana.
    Adam Edelen: Support teachers with pensions and more in classroom.
    Jack Conway: Enforce consumer protection laws at for-profit schools.
Energy & Oil
    Matt Bevin: Allow utilities to pay customers less for excess solar power.
    Charles Booker: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Robert Goforth: Allow utilities to pay customers less for excess solar power.
    Rocky Adkins: No on utilities paying customers less for excess solar power.
    Adam Edelen: Install solar panels on reclaimed surface mines.
    Alison Grimes: Balanced approach to deal with global warming.
    Jim Justice: Paid $900,000 fine for poor pollution controls at mines.
    Jim Gray: EPA regulations overstep bounds, but we can't throw them out.
    Bruce Lunsford: Worked on fatherís tobacco farm as a youngster.
Free Trade
    Jim Gray: Trade deals are a net positive for Kentucky.
    Mitch McConnell: Trade agreements allow selling farm products abroad.
Gun Control
    Matt Bevin: School shootings caused by "culture of death" in media.
    Mitch McConnell: Congress cannot fix school shootings; must act locally.
    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.
    Alison Grimes: Same background-check standards at gun store versus gun show.
Health Care
    Charles Booker: Supports Medicare for All & Green New Deal.
    Alison Grimes: Concerned with some aspects of ObamaCare.
    Bruce Lunsford: McConnell is bought and paid for by drug companies.
Homeland Security
    Mitch McConnell: AdWatch: Brought in new VA hospital; & higher pay for troops.
    Jack Conway: Let gays serve openly in US military.
    Rand Paul: Military should decide don't-ask-don't-tell policy.
    Matt Bevin: Minimum wage stifles job creation; reduce to $7.25.
    Steve Beshear: Raise state worker minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.
Principles & Values
    Wesley Morgan: 100 % Trump supporter: "I'm so anti-Democrat".
    Alison Grimes: Father indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Alison.
    Wesley Morgan: Filed bill making it harder to remove Confederate statues.
    Matt Bevin: Don't celebrate partisanship; call for unity instead.
    Alison Grimes: AdWatch: Grimes' opponent offered deal to drop out.
    Alison Grimes: Fight "Senator Gridlock": Kentucky pays for GOP dysfunction.
    Mitch McConnell: Leadership has value; freshmen have little impact.
Tax Reform
    Bruce Lunsford: Eliminate the capital gains tax.
    Adam Edelen: Modernize to new economy including rural broadband internet.
War & Peace
    Alison Grimes: Israel has the right to defend herself.

The above quotations are from Media coverage of Kentucky political races in Lexington Herald-Leader.

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