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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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State of Minnesota Politicians: secondary Archives

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    from State of Minnesota secondary Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Al Franken (5) Democrat/DFL Jr Senator (resigned 2017) Minnesota
  • Amy Klobuchar (18) Minnesota Democratic candidate for President; Minnesota Senator
  • Chris Coleman (9) Minnesota DFL
  • Dan Severson (2) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Dean Barkley (4) Independent Senate challenger (2008) Minnesota
  • Erin Murphy (2) Minnesota DFL
  • Heather Johnson (21) Libertarian Challenger Minnesota
  • Jeff Johnson (3) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
  • Jim Newberger (2) Republican candidate for Minnesota U. S. Senator Minnesota
  • Kurt Bills (15) Republican Challenger Minnesota
  • Mark Kennedy (14) Republican (until 2006) U.S. Rep Minnesota-2
  • Norm Coleman (3) Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 Minnesota
  • Paul Gazelka (3) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Jensen (10) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Walz (5) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tina Liebling (1) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
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    Heather Johnson: Abortion is social issue, not government issue.
    Jeff Johnson: I believe in the sanctity of human life from conception.
    Scott Jensen: Christian faith compels fighting for unborn children.
Budget & Economy
    Al Franken: Opposed $700B rescue package; it only helps Wall Street.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut discretionary spending like “bridge to nowhere”.
    Amy Klobuchar: Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach.
    Amy Klobuchar: Budget & Economy.
    Dean Barkley: Greatest malfeasance in economic history on GOP’s watch.
    Heather Johnson: Meet community needs locally, instead of federal stimulus.
    Jim Newberger: Work to reduce government growth and waste.
    Mark Kennedy: Authored the line-item veto, to take out bills' silly stuff.
    Scott Jensen: More government is not the answer; it is the problem.
Civil Rights
    Heather Johnson: Marriage is a private matter, same-sex or not.
    Chris Coleman: Marriage equality required decades of fearlessness.
    Erin Murphy: Confront divisive geography, gender, race and class.
    Heather Johnson: Let the market change bigots, not affirmative action.
    Jeff Johnson: Traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
    Tim Walz: No discrimination because of who they love.
    Tim Walz: Freedom from discrimination is elemental concept of nation.
    Tina Liebling: Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges.
    Amy Klobuchar: I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships.
    Heather Johnson: Punishing victimless crimes hurts poor but profits prisons.
    Paul Gazelka: Shutting down the police is not the answer.
    Scott Jensen: Work with law enforcement, citizen soldiers for safety.
    Heather Johnson: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate most funding from DEA's "War on Drugs".
    Al Franken: $5,000 tax credit to help people pay for college.
    Chris Coleman: Close opportunity gap between "haves" & "have-nots".
    Dean Barkley: Tax credits for college is just pandering; we’re broke.
    Heather Johnson: Right to education includes school choice.
    Kurt Bills: Eliminate the Education Department to reduce budget deficit.
    Scott Jensen: Reopen schools instead of catering to teacher's unions.
    Scott Jensen: Give parents the ability to pick the best school for kids.
    Tim Walz: Student Non-Discrimination Act: address anti-gay bullying.
Energy & Oil
    Al Franken: Tax credits for wind-power, not for oil companies.
    Heather Johnson: Push green living instead of tax breaks for SUVs & Big Oil.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with renewable standards.
    Kurt Bills: Replace subsidies for oil companies with free market.
    Norm Coleman: Helped pass wind-power tax credits for energy independence.
    Amy Klobuchar: I don't think manure is toxic waste.
    Chris Coleman: Commit to sustainable urban living & urban reforestation.
    Chris Coleman: Build vibrant places like Capital City Bikeway.
    Dean Barkley: Worked as a tobacco lobbyist.
    Heather Johnson: Those who harm the environment should pay for cleanup.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs.
    Mark Kennedy: League of Conservation Voters considers manure a toxic waste.
Foreign Policy
    Amy Klobuchar: When North Korea crosses line, there have to be consequences.
    Heather Johnson: The U.S. is not the U.N. nor the world police.
    Mark Kennedy: Use diplomacy and China to pressure North Korea on nukes.
Free Trade
    Heather Johnson: Free markets are the fairest form of voluntary exchange.
    Kurt Bills: Help countries with trade instead of aid.
Government Reform
    Dan Severson: Sunset clause for all federal departments.
    Heather Johnson: End need for big money; open up elections to third parties.
    Kurt Bills: Cut more than $23B from regulatory agencies & help farmers.
    Kurt Bills: Cut $23B from farm regulatory agencies in Farm Bill.
    Kurt Bills: Cut bureaucracy so they won't dream up new regulations.
    Scott Jensen: COVID: Enact emergency power reform led by science.
    Scott Jensen: Emergency powers shouldn't be used to change election laws.
Gun Control
    Chris Coleman: Get guns off the street; redirect youth onto positive paths.
    Heather Johnson: Even non-violent MLK kept guns at home for self-defense.
    Heather Johnson: Right to self-defense and right to rebel.
    Scott Jensen: Against background checks; for Stand-Your-Ground.
Health Care
    Chris Coleman: More access to appropriate treatments for mental health.
    Dan Severson: Replace healthcare entitlement with free-market system.
    Heather Johnson: MnCare was better than ObamaCare.
    Scott Jensen: Led the fight for an insulin affordability bill.
Homeland Security
    Amy Klobuchar: I supported the Patriot Act.
    Amy Klobuchar: Patriot Act provides necessary surveillance tools.
    Amy Klobuchar: Detainee bill will not meet constitutional muster.
    Heather Johnson: Hold to a non-aggression, non-interventionist ideal.
    Mark Kennedy: Patriot Act allowed 5 years without terrorist attack.
    Amy Klobuchar: Opposes Social Security for illegal immigrants.
    Heather Johnson: Apply immigration rules consistently.
    Chris Coleman: Diversity is a strength of our workforce.
    Erin Murphy: Reliable jobs that pay a living wage.
    Kurt Bills: Card-carrying union member, but supports Right-to-Work.
    Tim Walz: Close the wage gap that still exists between women and men.
Principles & Values
    Heather Johnson: Support separation of church and state.
    Jim Newberger: I stand for traditional values.
    Kurt Bills: Teaches High School economics; runs home daycare.
    Mark Kennedy: Votes for what's best for MN, but with Bush 92% of the time.
    Norm Coleman: Experience needed to forge deals about real problems.
    Paul Gazelka: We are citizens of the greatest country in the world.
    Scott Jensen: I'll work with science and facts like a medical professional.
Social Security
    Amy Klobuchar: No raising retirement age; no cost of living increase.
    Heather Johnson: Privatize program to make up for borrowing & defunding.
    Kurt Bills: Increment retirement age; rely on other streams of income.
Tax Reform
    Amy Klobuchar: Reduce $250B deficit by rolling back capital gains & top 1%.
    Amy Klobuchar: Extend Bush tax cuts except for those earning over $250K.
    Chris Coleman: Raise property tax to meet budget shortfall, but not 9%.
    Heather Johnson: Flat tax temporarily, until spending is limited.
    Mark Kennedy: Tax relief was a reward for those who create jobs.
    Mark Kennedy: 2006: No changes in tax rates, not even for very wealthy.
    Paul Gazelka: Stop over-taxing, over-regulating small businesses.
    Kurt Bills: Don't try to pick technology winners and losers.
    Tim Walz: Safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny.
War & Peace
    Al Franken: Astounded anyone would still believe Iraq war is good idea.
    Al Franken: Build schools in Afghanistan to keep them from Al-Qaida.
    Amy Klobuchar: Solution in Iraq is diplomatic, not just military.
    Amy Klobuchar: Transition to Iraqi governance; no permanent military bases.
    Amy Klobuchar: Bring the troops home in a responsible manner.
    Amy Klobuchar: Iraq war has cost $300B and fomented more terrorism.
    Amy Klobuchar: 2006: turn over governance of Iraq to the Iraqis.
    Dean Barkley: Fight conditions in Afghanistan that breed terrorism.
    Heather Johnson: No intervention in Iran; we harmed them too much already.
    Kurt Bills: No point to staying longer in Afghanistan.
    Mark Kennedy: Wrong on prediction of significant troops home in 2006.
    Mark Kennedy: We were over-optimistic, but making progress in Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: Stands by his vote for war in Iraq; no rewinding history.
    Mark Kennedy: Iraq is a central front in the war on terror.
    Mark Kennedy: No specific timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mark Kennedy: We must win or terrorism will mushroom.
    Mark Kennedy: 2006: We've made some mistakes in Iraq, but stay the course.
    Norm Coleman: The surge in Iraq succeeded; failure isn't an option.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris Coleman: City resources to prevent mortgage foreclosure.

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