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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)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Michigan

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Michigan (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Young (10) Republican candidate for Michigan U.S. Senator Michigan
  • Bret McAtee (7) Constitution Party Challenger (2006) Michigan
  • Debbie Stabenow (24) Democratic Jr Senator Michigan
  • Gary Peters (11) Democratic Challenger Michigan
  • Heritage Foundation (1)
  • John James (28) Republican candidate for Michigan U.S. Senator Michigan
  • Marcia Squier (32) Green Challenger for MI Senator Michigan
  • Mike Bishop (11) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Michigan- 8
  • Mike Bouchard (11) Republican Challenger Michigan
  • Peter Hoekstra (6) Republican Challenger Michigan
  • Randy Hekman (3) Republican Challenger Michigan
  • Scotty Boman (2) Libertarian Senate Challenger Michigan
  • Terri Lynn Land (23) Republican Challenger Michigan
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Debbie Stabenow: Countless women rely on Planned Parenthood.
    John James: De-fund Planned Parenthood; bad abortion even for rape.
    John James: 100% pro-life; always have been; always will be.
    Marcia Squier: Fund Planned Parenthood; abortion is an unrestricted right.
    Mike Bishop: Pro-life with exception only for life of the mother.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans abortion.
    Randy Hekman: Life begins at conception.
    Bret McAtee: Abortion is ethnocide.
Budget & Economy
    John James: Focus on cutting waste and getting to a balanced budget.
    Marcia Squier: Stimulus counters ever-growing income inequality.
    Mike Bishop: Stop out-of-control spending policies.
    Terri Lynn Land: Opposed reopening government, due to ObamaCare, not jobs.
    Terri Lynn Land: Opposed deal to re-open federal government.
    Terri Lynn Land: Federal shutdown was opportunity to address spending.
    Peter Hoekstra: TARP & debt ceiling increase were needed to fund two wars.
    Peter Hoekstra: Cut agencies which are not in the constitution.
    Scotty Boman: The government is the problem: cut out welfare and warfare.
    Debbie Stabenow: We waste billions on subsidies for Halliburton.
    Mike Bouchard: We need a line item veto.
Civil Rights
    John James: Employers shouldn't be able to fire someone for being gay.
    John James: Opposed laws protecting LGBTQ from employment discrimination.
    Marcia Squier: Support affirmative action and reparations like urban repair.
    Marcia Squier: Comfortable with same-sex marriage.
    Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay for equal work for men and women.
    Mike Bishop: Marriage is union of one man & one woman.
    Terri Lynn Land: Equal pay good; but Paycheck Fairness Act bad.
    Terri Lynn Land: Women want job flexibility more than equal pay.
    Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: No discrimination, but "no comment" on gay- bashing.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which bans same-sex marriage.
    Scotty Boman: Backs gay marriage.
    John James: Trump tax cuts encourage companies to do business in America.
    Debbie Stabenow: Supported recession bailouts saving the auto industry.
    Bob Young: Regulatory overreach hurts small businesses.
    Bob Young: Regulation hurts liberty AND hurts communities.
    Bob Young: I believe in limited government (but not no-government).
    Gary Peters: I supported auto bailout; my opponent opposed it.
    Marcia Squier: End mass incarceration.
    Debbie Stabenow: Time to decriminalize medical and recreational marijuana.
    John James: Opposes marijuana legalization for recreational use.
    Marcia Squier: Cannabis is a life-saving drug and must be legalized.
    Marcia Squier: Legalization will help utilize the endless benefits of pot.
    Marcia Squier: Legalization of pot will help healthcare costs.
    Gary Peters: Implement voter legalization of medical marijuana.
    Debbie Stabenow: Supports student loan refinancing and Pell Grants.
    John James: Supports public money for private schools.
    John James: Every high school student should be career- or college-ready.
    Marcia Squier: No vouchers for schools, but ok for colleges.
    Bob Young: Parents should decide to which school they send their kids.
    Marcia Squier: More funding needed for public schools; now more than ever.
    Mike Bishop: Oppose Common Core nationwide standards.
    Terri Lynn Land: Local funding and local control of schools.
Energy & Oil
    Debbie Stabenow: Climate change is real & human activity contributes.
    Marcia Squier: Green energy is intertwined with job creation and education.
    Marcia Squier: Fund renewables by defunding the military.
    Mike Bishop: Don't use government to develop wind and solar energy.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: Yes, I own petcoke stock, but I can still speak out.
    Gary Peters: Proudly voted to invest in renewable energy sources.
    Gary Peters: Cap and trade is an option we need to look at.
    Gary Peters: FactCheck: Mich. gets back more in gas tax than it collects.
    Debbie Stabenow: Global Warming is real and Iím focused on solving it.
    Mike Bouchard: Conflicted on whether global warming is from human sources.
    Debbie Stabenow: Reverse cuts to Great Lakes funding.
    John James: Protect the national treasure of the Great Lakes.
    Marcia Squier: End the War on Oil, for national security AND environment.
    Marcia Squier: EPA should regulate for-profit corporations.
    Marcia Squier: Repeal the DARK Act: require full GMO labeling.
    Debbie Stabenow: Authored ban on Great Lakes drilling.
    Mike Bouchard: Water diversions shouldnít happen.
Families & Children
    Debbie Stabenow: Schools must prohibit bullying due to sexual orientation.
Foreign Policy
    Marcia Squier: End our interventionist strategies, and welcome refugees.
    John James: More military influence on the foreign policy team.
    Marcia Squier: We need to support our troops by bringing them home.
    Gary Peters: Be actively engaged in the Middle East.
    Peter Hoekstra: China is a nation that cheats and steals; no MFN.
Free Trade
    John James: Let master negotiator Trump re-work trade deals.
    John James: Free but fair trade, to keep jobs in Michigan.
    Marcia Squier: Replace free trade deals with zero export taxes.
    Terri Lynn Land: Free trade agreements only with reciprocal market access.
    Debbie Stabenow: End trade agreements to keep jobs here.
Government Reform
    Debbie Stabenow: Repeal Citizens United; fight big money in politics.
    Debbie Stabenow: Voter ID places undue burden on voters.
    Marcia Squier: Easier voter registration; restrict superdelegates.
    Marcia Squier: Dem. superdelegates cheated Michigan voters of their choice.
    Mike Bishop: Limit people driven by thirst for power, pride, and envy.
    Gary Peters: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
    Terri Lynn Land: Super PACs are committed to Michigan.
    Terri Lynn Land: Allow "dark money": secret campaign donations for issue ads.
    Peter Hoekstra: Setting 12-year term limit a mistake; after serving 18 years.
Gun Control
    John James: Second Amendment says semi-automatic weapons ok.
    John James: 2nd Amendment is enough said.
    Marcia Squier: Graduated licensing & training for guns, like military.
    Mike Bishop: Oppose restrictive gun control laws.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform which opposes magazine limit.
    Bret McAtee: End constant meddling with our 2nd amendment rights.
Health Care
    John James: Remove the monstrosity of ObamaCare.
    Bob Young: ObamaCare should be repealed to increase competition.
    Marcia Squier: Expand ObamaCare towards universal health care.
    Bob Young: The federal government broke our health care system.
    Marcia Squier: Universal single-payer healthcare is the way to go.
    Mike Bishop: Replace ObamaCare with patient-centered reforms.
    Terri Lynn Land: Pre-tax health savings accounts & cross-states insurers.
    Terri Lynn Land: Fix ObamaCare so Michiganders can keep insurance as promised.
    Gary Peters: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Terri Lynn Land: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Debbie Stabenow: Health coverage needs to be a right, not a privilege.
    Mike Bouchard: No government-run universal healthcare.
Homeland Security
    John James: Help prepare our veterans for re-entry into society.
    Marcia Squier: Cut the military budget by at least 50%.
    Marcia Squier: Reappropriate military spending to social needs.
    Mike Bishop: Maintain a numerically superior nuclear arsenal.
    Debbie Stabenow: Push to pass the 9/11 Report.
    Debbie Stabenow: Critical balance between staying safe and keeping our rights.
    Mike Bouchard: Canít give up basic rights to stay safe.
    Mike Bouchard: If we donít fix terrorist security, people die.
    John James: We must end illegal immigration & secure the border.
    John James: Proponent of Kate's Law; defund sanctuary cities.
    John James: No nonsense view of illegal immigration--has to stop now.
    Bob Young: Penalize the insanity of sanctuary cities.
    Bob Young: We have the right to kick out people we don't want here.
    Marcia Squier: Support pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Mike Bishop: Protect the border and prevent illegal entry.
    Terri Lynn Land: No amnesty; seal the border; more H-1B visas.
    Randy Hekman: Secure the borders but encourage legal immigration.
    Debbie Stabenow: Opposed immigration bill because it cost us jobs.
    Mike Bouchard: 52% of illegal immigrants have criminal backgrounds.
    Bret McAtee: We need a sane immigration policy.
    John James: Opposes raising federal minimum wage to $15/hr.
    John James: Incumbent does not do enough to create or protect jobs.
    Marcia Squier: Stop stiffing tipped worker wages!
    Gary Peters: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed.
    Terri Lynn Land: Extend jobless benefit for long-term unemployed seeking work.
    Debbie Stabenow: President should meet with Big 3 Automakers.
    Mike Bouchard: Big 3 Automakers need tax cuts so no job cuts.
Principles & Values
    John James: Fight for the Constitution's principles, as written.
    Marcia Squier: Government should be separate from private religion.
    Mike Bishop: Uphold the principles of faith, family and freedom.
    Terri Lynn Land: AdWatch: Grew up in a trailer park, then managed motels.
    Debbie Stabenow: End the ongoing debate over debates: No Senate debates.
    Peter Hoekstra: I will either debate her or an empty chair; it's her choice.
    Peter Hoekstra: Accused of anti-Chinese racism in Super Bowl TV ad.
    Debbie Stabenow: A clear choice against failed Bush policies.
    Bret McAtee: Running as US Taxpayers Party, also Constitution Party.
    Bret McAtee: Awaken benumbed people from their moral torpor.
Social Security
    John James: Returning lifelong investment to seniors is moral obligation.
    Marcia Squier: Strongly opposes privatizing Social Security.
    Terri Lynn Land: Supports GOP platform plank for personal accounts.
    Debbie Stabenow: Led the fight to stop privatization.
    Mike Bouchard: Supports privatization of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Bob Young: Taxes need to be made simpler and flatter.
    Marcia Squier: Wealthiest get wealthier via tax loopholes.
    Bret McAtee: Current confiscatory tax policy is unconstitutional.
    Debbie Stabenow: Supports net neutrality.
    John James: Repair of infrastructure is stepping stone to the future.
    Heritage Foundation: FHA highway funds are skewed because strings are attached.
War & Peace
    John James: Iran nuclear treaty was a fatally flawed deal.
    John James: Army veteran who flew Apache helicopters in Iraq.
    Marcia Squier: No more profit-driven interventionist military strikes.
    Marcia Squier: Refuse donations from the military-industrial complex.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military action in Syrian civil war.
    Gary Peters: Undecided on military intervention in Syria.
    Terri Lynn Land: No military intervention in Syria.
    Debbie Stabenow: We are not in Iraq forever.
    Debbie Stabenow: Iraq was a war of choice, not a necessity.
    Mike Bouchard: Pre-emptive war ok if we have actual intel.
    Mike Bouchard: We cannot leave a vacuum in Iraq.
    Bret McAtee: Theyíre turning the American Republic into an empire.
Welfare & Poverty
    John James: Eliminate poverty instead of just making it more comfortable.
    Bob Young: We can't continue with an entitlement mentality.
    Randy Hekman: Transform to nonprofit/charity model to provide assistance.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Michigan.

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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