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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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2024 Missouri Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2024 MO Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bill Eigel (16) Missouri Republican Challenger
  • Crystal Quade (17) Missouri Democratic Challenger
  • Eleni Kounalakis (1)
  • Jay Ashcroft (15) Missouri Republican Challenger
  • Mike Kehoe (14) Missouri Republican Challenger
  • Mike Parson (1) Missouri Republican governor of Missouri
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Missouri 2024 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Press release on 2024_MO_Gov, "Missouri House Democrats, HD 132: CRYSTAL QUADE," 9/1/23, (Link)
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Parson rejects top Missouri Democrat's call for special session on nuclear waste," by Kurt Erickson, Aug 2, 2023, (Link)
  • Springfield Daily Citizen, "Crystal Quade launches campaign for governor on C-Street in Springfield," by Jack McGee, July 10, 2023, (Link)
  • KCUR News, "Democratic legislative leader Crystal Quade launches campaign for Missouri governor," by Jason Hancock, July 9, 2023, (Link)
  • KSDK News, "St. Louis leaders call on governor to hold special session to address gun violence," by Brent Solomon, June 22, 2023, (Link)
  • MissouriNet, "Kehoe Lists Four Early Priorities If He's Elected Missouri Governor," by Marshall Griffin, May 22, 2023, (Link)
  • Kansas City Star, "MO governor's race erupts over foreign-owned farmland after new restrictions fail to pass," by Jonathan Shorman & Kacen Bayless, May 19, 2023, (Link)
  • KSDK, "'I've cut way more taxes than I proposed': Kehoe defends voting record as he launches bid for governor," by Mark Maxwell, May 18, 2023, (Link)
  • St. Louis Public Radio, "As he accelerates his gubernatorial push, Kehoe showcases distinctions with Ashcroft," by Jason Rosenbaum, May 18, 2023, (Link)
  • KY3 Springfield News, "Pending governor's approval, Missouri's budget includes $8 million for Springfield's historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge," by Joe Hickman, May. 9, 2023, (Link)
  • Joplin Globe, "It makes no sense to sell Missouri land to China," by John R. Ashcroft, Apr 25, 2023, (Link)
  • KMOX Audacy Radio, "Governor candidate Jay Ashcroft talks Second Amendment, libraries, crime," April 14, 2023, (Link)
  • Kansas City Star, "Missouri Democrat, advocate of gun reform and abortion rights, hints at run for governor," by Maia Bond and Kacen Bayless, April 12, 2023, (Link)
  • Missouri Independent, "Jay Ashcroft makes it official: He's running for Missouri governor in 2024," by Jason Hancock, April 6, 2023, (Link)
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Jay Ashcroft says fellow Republicans have 'failed to deliver,' launches bid for Missouri governor," by Jack Suntrup, Apr 6, 2023, (Link)
  • The Center Square, "Missouri Senate leader pledges 'common sense' diversity language for budget," by Joe Mueller, Mar 31, 2023, (Link)
  • Missouri Independent, "Diversity initiatives within Missouri agencies run into GOP attack on 'woke' government," by Rebecca Rivas, Clara Bates & Annelise Hanshaw, March 27, 2023, (Link)
  • KSDK News, "Ashcroft avoids official campaign announcement, highlights rival's negatives," by Mark Maxwell, March 2, 2023, (Link)
  • Missouri Independent, "Ashcroft criticizes Blunt support for Senate bill protecting same-sex marriage," by Rudi Keller, November 29, 2022, (Link)
  • Cannabis Business Times, "Missouri Secretary of State a 'No' Vote on Adult-Use Cannabis," by Tony Lange, November 01, 2022, (Link)
  • Missouri Independent, "Missouri Democrats expect turnout boost from marijuana campaign, but split on policy itself," by Jason Hancock, August 28, 2022, (Link)
  • OzarksFirst.com, "Rep. Crystal Quade proposes tax credit for school staff members," by Ashley Eddy, Feb 27, 2022, (Link)
  • The Joplin Globe, "Standing up for private property is standing up for Missouri agriculture," by Mike Kehoe, Apr 24, 2021, (Link)
  • KRCG-TV News, "Republican-backed voter suppression legislation will harm minorities, Black Caucus says," by Kyreon Lee, April 6, 2021, (Link)
  • The Missouri Times, "Opinion: It's time to reform Missouri's Medicaid program," by Bill Eigel, December 31, 2020, (Link)
  • Macon Home Press, "Local perspectives about Amendment 2 (Medicaid Expansion), by Benjamin C. Nelson, August 04, 2020, (Link)
  • Facebook @EigelForMo (Bill Eigel), June 26, 2020, (Link)
  • The Missouri Times, "Mr. Missouri: A conversation with Mike Kehoe," by Alisha Shurr March 1, 2019, (Link)
  • The Catholic Missourian, "State's first Catholic lieutenant governor grateful for prayers," by Jay Nies, July 27, 2018, (Link)
  • Missouri Baptist Convention Pathway newsletter, "It's about faith, family, integrity: Secretary of State Ashcroft reassures voters as statewide elections near," by Don Hinkle, July 19, 2018, (Link)
  • Springfield News-Leader, "Pruitt the needed change to head EPA," by Jay Ashcroft, Feb. 17, 2017, (Link)
  • Springfield News-Leader, "Crystal Quade, Thomas Quinn face off in District 132," by Will Schmitt, October 30, 2016, (Link)
  • MissouriNet, "Voter Photo Id, Ethics Reform Among Top Priorities for Missouri Senate Republicans," by Mike Lear, Nov 17, 2015, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Bill Eigel: Voted for Heartbeat Bill banning abortion in Missouri.
    Jay Ashcroft: is wrong for Missouri, will defend life at all cost.
    Mike Kehoe: Plans to vigorously defend state's abortion restrictions.
    Crystal Quade: Stand with women for right to make own healthcare decisions.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Eigel: Cap spending immediately, reduce each year.
    Jay Ashcroft: Current state budget unsustainable, would cut in half.
Civil Rights
    Jay Ashcroft: Opposes Respect for Marriage Act.
    Jay Ashcroft: Against anti-bias law, we're all discriminated against .
    Mike Kehoe: Voted in favor of LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws.
    Crystal Quade: Opposed ban on transgender girls and women in women's sports.
    Crystal Quade: State ban on funding entities embracing DEI is asinine.
    Bill Eigel: We need leaders who will DEFEND our police not DEFUND them.
    Mike Kehoe: Don't want to defund the police; we want to protect them .
    Crystal Quade: State government needs to listen to local law enforcement.
    Jay Ashcroft: State constitution not the place to legalize marijuana.
    Crystal Quade: Supports legalization, not state cap on business licenses.
    Bill Eigel: Prohibit biological boys from playing in girls sports.
    Bill Eigel: Ban "hate-based ideology," other "woke" programs in schools.
    Bill Eigel: Give parents access to curricula and lesson plan records.
    Jay Ashcroft: School choice would be a priority of his administration.
    Mike Kehoe: Expanding school choice is an early priority .
    Crystal Quade: Continues the fight to fund public schools, higher education.
Energy & Oil
    Mike Kehoe: Bad Green New Deal experiments endangers private property.
    Jay Ashcroft: Government regulators' agenda would devastate our economy.
    Crystal Quade: $150,000 to address 80 years of radioactive waste.
    Mike Parson: Let the feds clean up their 80 years of radioactive waste.
Families & Children
    Crystal Quade: Access to affordable and high quality daycare a priority.
Foreign Policy
    Eleni Kounalakis: International relations must be "win-win" to avoid conflict.
    Mike Kehoe: Response to Ukraine: Russia does not share our values.
Free Trade
    Crystal Quade: For law to stop China, Russia from buying farmland in state.
Government Reform
    Bill Eigel: No more machines; hand count ballots on election day.
    Mike Kehoe: Having proper identification to vote is only reasonable.
    Crystal Quade: Voter ID bill about minority voter suppression, not fraud.
Gun Control
    Bill Eigel: 2nd amendment protects us from tyrannical government.
    Jay Ashcroft: The idea that guns are responsible for deaths is ridiculous.
    Crystal Quade: Not anti-gun but huge proponent of background checks.
    Jay Ashcroft: Doesn't see a problem with walking down street with an AR 15.
Health Care
    Bill Eigel: Prohibit transgender-related treatment for children under 18.
    Bill Eigel: Time to reform bloated, inefficient, ineffective Medicaid.
    Mike Kehoe: Allow transgender care for adults, but no government money.
    Mike Kehoe: Opposed Medicaid expansion: unsupportable and unsustainable.
    Crystal Quade: Has been a leader in bringing Medicaid expansion to Missouri.
Homeland Security
    Bill Eigel: Calls for restrictions on foreign ownership of farmland.
    Bill Eigel: Defund all government DEI-based positions and programs .
    Jay Ashcroft: Diversity job posting is left-wing workplace indoctrination.
    Jay Ashcroft: Against diversity, equity and inclusion in state government.
    Crystal Quade: Knows impact of minimum wage jobs from personal experience.
Principles & Values
    Bill Eigel: Prosecution of Trump is atrocious abuse of power.
    Bill Eigel: I believe that God has a plan for each and every one of us.
    Jay Ashcroft: Bible calls us to obedience, not to accomplishment.
    Jay Ashcroft: Is government here for us, or are we to serve government?
    Mike Kehoe: I very much enjoy the agricultural way of life.
    Mike Kehoe: We are a country built on faith, specifically on God.
    Mike Kehoe: If you want to do something you can do it in this country.
    Crystal Quade: Opposed discrimination by businesses due to religion.
Social Security
    Crystal Quade: Passed bill that eliminated state tax on Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Bill Eigel: Repeal the regressive state personal property tax.
    Bill Eigel: Eliminate the corporate and personal income tax in Missouri.
    Jay Ashcroft: Tax cuts are in order; give the money back to the people.
    Mike Kehoe: Supported tax increases for transportation projects.
    Mike Kehoe: I've cut way more taxes than I proposed.
    Crystal Quade: Proposed one-time $5000 tax credit for school staff.
    Jay Ashcroft: Opposed increase in state gas tax, state had a surplus.
Welfare & Poverty
    Crystal Quade: Not enough legislators understand the realities of poverty.

The above quotations are from 2024 Missouri Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
MO 2024 debates: Gov. Mike Parson (R, term-limited):
Jay Ashcroft (R)
vs. Bill Eigel (R)
vs. Mike Kehoe (R)
vs. Crystal Quade (D)
Past MO gubernatorial races:
2020 Missouri Gubernatorial debate
Mike Parson(R)
vs.Nicole Galloway(D)
vs.Jim Neely(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Missouri Gubernatorial debates:
Attorney General Chris Koster(D)
vs.Eric Greitens(R)
vs.Former State House Speaker Catherine Hanaway(R)
vs.CEO John BrunnerR)
vs.Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder(R)

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