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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
Gubernatorial candidates from Iowa

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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Iowa (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andy McGuire (20) Iowa Democratic candidate for Governor IA
  • Cathy Glasson (17) Iowa Democratic candidate for governor
  • Chet Culver (2) Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Fred Hubbell (16) Iowa Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa
  • Jack Hatch (16) Iowa Democratic Challenger
  • Jake Porter (15) Iowa Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Kim Reynolds (12) Iowa Republican
  • Marco Battaglia (20) Iowa Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Nate Boulton (12) Iowa Democratic candidate for Iowa Gov
  • Republican Party (1)
  • Rich Leopold (6) Iowa Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Terry Branstad (20) Iowa Ambassador to China
  • Tom Hoefling (10) Iowa Republican Challenger
  • Tom Vilsack (2) Iowa Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA)
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Jake Porter: Don't prohibit abortion but don't fund it.
    Marco Battaglia: Prefer fewer abortion, but not state prohibition.
    Cathy Glasson: Pro-choice and will restore Planned Parenthood funding.
    Nate Boulton: Anti-abortion law hurts women's healthcare access.
    Andy McGuire: Restore Planned Parenthood funding from the dark ages.
    Tom Hoefling: Human life begins at conception.
    Kim Reynolds: Abortion is equivalent to murder, but different penalty.
    Tom Vilsack: Vetoed requiring info about abortion risks and alternatives.
    Tom Vilsack: Personal choice includes taxpayer funding.
    Jack Hatch: Abortions should always be legally available.
Budget & Economy
    Fred Hubbell: Many budget benefits go to companies that don't need them.
    Jake Porter: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Marco Battaglia: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Cathy Glasson: Budget should concentrate on citizens needs and the future.
    Kim Reynolds: Defended $100 million budget cuts from previous fiscal year.
    Andy McGuire: No more handouts for big corporations.
    Andy McGuire: Strategize for economic development in rural Iowa.
    Tom Hoefling: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Civil Rights
    Fred Hubbell: Proud of Iowa's equal protection for same-sex couples.
    Kim Reynolds: Same-sex marriage issue is now settled law.
    Republican Party: Define marriage as one natural man and one natural woman.
    Jake Porter: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Marco Battaglia: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Andy McGuire: Conversion therapy is torture, not treatment.
    Nate Boulton: Defended LGBTQ nonprofit Iowa Safe Schools.
    Andy McGuire: Elect women who will fight for equality.
    Tom Hoefling: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Kim Reynolds: Voters should decide gay marriage, not the courts.
    Jack Hatch: Supports civil unions and same-sex marriage.
    Jack Hatch: Affirmative action in state college & state contracts.
    Fred Hubbell: Stop giving unproductive tax credits to big corporations.
    Kim Reynolds: Tax breaks bring Apple to Iowa.
    Nate Boulton: Tax credits & corporate giveaways have hurt economy.
    Andy McGuire: State loans for new or expanding small town businesses.
    Jack Hatch: Focus on small business, not tax incentives to corporations.
    Terry Branstad: High commercial property taxes mean higher prices.
    Fred Hubbell: Life sentence is sufficient instead of death penalty.
    Kim Reynolds: Opposes reinstating the death penalty.
    Jake Porter: Stop prosecuting addiction issues and victimless crimes.
    Marco Battaglia: End mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes.
    Cathy Glasson: One-size-fits-all punishment are not fitting the crimes.
    Nate Boulton: Public safety & police can't be done on the cheap.
    Jack Hatch: Programs for at-risk youth and job skills for inmates.
    Fred Hubbell: Wait-and-see on decriminalizing marijuana.
    Jake Porter: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Marco Battaglia: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Rich Leopold: Services for people still suffering with addiction.
    Andy McGuire: Fund programs for mental health.
    Terry Branstad: Medical cannabis oil ok, but nothing more.
    Jack Hatch: Decriminalize medicinal marijuana.
    Fred Hubbell: School systems and teachers know best what they need.
    Jake Porter: Vouchers let parents choose the school of their choice.
    Marco Battaglia: Vouchers are wrong for paying for private schooling.
    Cathy Glasson: Wants public education to be affordable and high quality.
    Nate Boulton: State must fund public schools, not voucher schemes.
    Nate Boulton: Supports teacher's unions to attract best teachers.
    Andy McGuire: Restore cuts: put students ahead of lobbyists.
    Andy McGuire: Restore $21M in cuts to higher education.
    Tom Hoefling: Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
    Tom Hoefling: True Local Control: TLC for public schools.
    Terry Branstad: One Unshakable Vision: World-Class Schools for Iowa.
Energy & Oil
    Fred Hubbell: Grow the economy using biomass, sun, and wind resources.
    Jake Porter: Don't prioritize green energy.
    Marco Battaglia: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
    Cathy Glasson: Move forward with new green energy sources.
    Nate Boulton: 50% renewable energy by 2025.
    Rich Leopold: Supports strong wind industry in Iowa.
    Andy McGuire: Trump full of hot air on wind power.
    Terry Branstad: Keep corn-based ethanol in nation's fuel supply.
    Jack Hatch: Solar energy grants instead of utility special interests.
    Terry Branstad: Expand and protect American energy resources.
    Terry Branstad: Supports wind energy by signing HF 672.
    Jack Hatch: Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
    Fred Hubbell: Protect water, air and topsoil resources.
    Jake Porter: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Marco Battaglia: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Cathy Glasson: Force corporate polluters to clean up their mess.
    Andy McGuire: Put teeth into our water quality regulations.
    Kim Reynolds: Scale back Waters of US rule.
    Nate Boulton: Funding water trust fund improves safety & tourism.
    Rich Leopold: Let's Go Outside: stewardship of Iowa's land, air, and water.
    Rich Leopold: Listen to rural voters while promoting clean water.
    Jack Hatch: Supports open-space preservation and more environmental regs.
Families & Children
    Cathy Glasson: Proud of Iowa's marriage equality but work still to be done.
    Cathy Glasson: #1 job of governor is to raise family's standard of living.
    Andy McGuire: Time for state Family/Medical Leave Act.
    Tom Hoefling: Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period.
Foreign Policy
    Marco Battaglia: Exceptional people all over the planet, not just America.
    Terry Branstad: Partnership with Kosovo will benefit National Guard.
Free Trade
    Fred Hubbell: Farmers are on the edge financially because of trade war.
    Kim Reynolds: Nobody wins in a trade war.
    Jake Porter: Support free trade.
    Marco Battaglia: Support free trade & freer trade.
    Andy McGuire: Unfair trade deals shut down factories & ship jobs overseas.
    Terry Branstad: Letter to Obama: Pass trade agreements.
Government Reform
    Fred Hubbell: Supports term limits for Iowa governor.
    Kim Reynolds: Opposes term limits for Iowa governor.
    Jake Porter: Make voter registration easier.
    Marco Battaglia: Make election days national holidays.
    Cathy Glasson: Roll back voter ID law, start making voting easier for all.
    Andy McGuire: Repeal the voter ID law; lengthen the absentee voting.
    Tom Hoefling: Photo ID for voting.
    Terry Branstad: 2010: No fees for government records; 2011: imposed fees.
    Terry Branstad: Sunset of rules and regulations every four years.
    Jack Hatch: Spending limits on political campaigns, & state funding.
Gun Control
    Jake Porter: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Marco Battaglia: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Cathy Glasson: Gun violence is a public health crisis and an epidemic.
    Fred Hubbell: Start the conversation between gun control & public safety.
    Kim Reynolds: Concealed carry at statehouse okay.
    Tom Hoefling: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Jack Hatch: Supports background checks, licensing, and enforcement.
Health Care
    Fred Hubbell: Stop Medicaid privatization; it failed the most vulnerable.
    Jake Porter: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Marco Battaglia: Oppose ObamaCare; move to a freer market in medicine.
    Cathy Glasson: Medicare For All: fundamental right to health care.
    Nate Boulton: Focus on vulnerable people rather than corporate profits.
    Rich Leopold: Our handling of mental illness & medical coverage is abysmal.
    Andy McGuire: Healthcare is a right for all Iowans.
    Andy McGuire: Reduce costs through preventive care, lower drug prices.
    Terry Branstad: Lifestyle changes make people healthier & save state money.
    Terry Branstad: Mental Health Care Reform: secure vulnerable Iowans.
Homeland Security
    Fred Hubbell: Respects and honors the military's courage and sacrifices.
    Marco Battaglia: Rein in the military-industrial complex.
    Chet Culver: More funding for veteran's jobs, homes, and education.
    Terry Branstad: Exempt active-duty military from paying state income tax.
    Kim Reynolds: Secure our border, but no family separations.
    Andy McGuire: We need comprehensive federal immigration policy.
    Cathy Glasson: We need path to citizenship and to keep families together.
    Fred Hubbell: No use of local enforcement during federal immigration raids.
    Marco Battaglia: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Nate Boulton: No use of local enforcement during federal immigration raids.
    Cathy Glasson: Welcomes immigrants and wants them to feel safe and secure.
    Kim Reynolds: End DACA, but Congress should act.
    Chet Culver: Feds should deal with immigration, not state police.
    Terry Branstad: Cops should check citizenship status during traffic stops.
    Jack Hatch: Opposes English as the official language.
    Fred Hubbell: Believes in unions and equitable collective bargaining.
    Jake Porter: Oppose affirmative action.
    Marco Battaglia: Oppose affirmative action.
    Cathy Glasson: High priority to making union access available to all.
    Cathy Glasson: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Nate Boulton: $15 minimum wage indexed to inflation.
    Andy McGuire: Dedicate resources to apprenticeships & job training.
    Andy McGuire: Raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.
    Andy McGuire: Restoring collective bargaining for Iowa workers.
    Jack Hatch: Raise the minimum wage & cut middle-class taxes.
Local Issues
    Jack Hatch: Let market forces decide on new casinos, not politics.
    Terry Branstad: Let Gaming Commission decide location of new casinos, if any.
    Terry Branstad: Saving costs is a priority: rescind RICE rule.
Principles & Values
    Jake Porter: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Marco Battaglia: Freely practice beliefs so long as not hurting others.
    Rich Leopold: I'm a person of faith; I volunteer with faith-based groups.
    Jack Hatch: Iowans are ready for a fresh start.
    Tom Hoefling: Straight up the middle Reagan conservative.
Social Security
    Marco Battaglia: Individual private accounts to replace Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Fred Hubbell: Equitable tax system, instead of one based on who you know.
    Jake Porter: Phase out the statewide sales tax.
    Marco Battaglia: Phase out the income tax.
    Cathy Glasson: End corporate welfare tax practice; make them pay fair share.
    Tom Hoefling: Eliminate the state's income tax & special crony favors.
    Terry Branstad: Reduce commercial & residential property tax.
    Cathy Glasson: Create jobs with infrastructure investment.
    Nate Boulton: Invest in rural infrastructure, including for tourism.
    Terry Branstad: Fix crumbling bridges AND rural internet.
    Terry Branstad: Partnership between state and Google is good for jobs.
War & Peace
    Marco Battaglia: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Terry Branstad: Remain vigilant in support of 3,000 National Guard overseas.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jack Hatch: More TANF; more job training programs.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Iowa.

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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