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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 Kansas

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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Kansas (number of quotes indicated):
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  • Asa Hutchinson (16) Arkansas Republican Governor
  • Carl Brewer (11) Kansas Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Catherine Hanaway (1) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Chris Koster (5) Missouri Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Eric Greitens (1) Missouri Republican Governor (resigned)
  • Frank Gilbert (3) Arkansas Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Greg Orman (3) Kansas Independent candidate for Governor
  • Jared Henderson (10) Arkansas Democratic candidate for governor of Arkansas
  • Jeff Colyer (10) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • John Brunner (1) Missouri Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Kathleen Sebelius (1) Kansas Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS)
  • Kris Kobach (15) Kansas Republican candidate for Kansas Governor
  • Laura Kelly (10) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Mark West (20) Arkansas Libertarian candidate for governor of Arkansas
  • Mike Beebe (5) Arkansas Democratic Governor
  • Mike Parson (2) Missouri Republican candidate for governor of Missouri
  • Mike Ross (9) Arkansas Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Ron Estes (1) Republican U.S. Rep Kansas-4
  • Sam Brownback (2) Kansas Republican Governor
  • Wink Hartman (7) Kansas Republican candidate for Governor
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    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood.
    Mark West: Oppose abortion, but give options to women in crisis.
    Jared Henderson: Supports available legal abortion but won't run on the issue.
    Carl Brewer: Supports reproductive rights.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Chris Koster: Planned Parenthood didn't illegally dispose of fetal tissue.
    Kris Kobach: Planned Parenthood like Nazi doctor.
    Asa Hutchinson: Human life begins at conception.
Budget & Economy
    Greg Orman: Economic development plan instead of lazy tax cuts.
    Mark West: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Jared Henderson: Bring new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking to economy.
    Wink Hartman: Run Kansas like a business.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
    Asa Hutchinson: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
    Mike Ross: AdWatch: Voted for $7 trillion in new debt and bailouts.
    Asa Hutchinson: AdWatch: Worked for lobbying firm after leaving Congress.
    Mike Ross: AdWatch: Trillions of things in common with Pelosi & Obama.
Civil Rights
    Mark West: No authority over relationships between same-sex adults.
    Jeff Colyer: No commitment to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
    Jeff Colyer: No executive order banning LGBT worker discrimination.
    Kathleen Sebelius: 2007: Prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity.
    Kris Kobach: Do nothing to protect the rights of LGBT workers.
    Sam Brownback: 2015: Repeal ban on gender identity discrimination.
    Jared Henderson: Supports LGBT citizens but not for across the board revamps.
    Carl Brewer: Protect civil rights, not judge morality.
    Catherine Hanaway: Support SJR39: Religious liberty trumps gay marriage.
    Chris Koster: Oppose SJR39: gay discrimination isn't religious liberty.
    Eric Greitens: Anti-gay "religious liberty" amendment threatens jobs.
    John Brunner: Let clergy choose to decline to perform gay marriages.
    Chris Koster: Judges can allow same-sex marriage despite voter amendment.
    Asa Hutchinson: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Asa Hutchinson: Marriage should be only one-man-one-woman.
    Frank Gilbert: State should stay out of the marriage business.
    Mike Ross: Personally opposes gay marriage, but abide by Supreme Court.
    Laura Kelly: Experiment of no taxes on businesses drained our budget.
    Jared Henderson: Give right tools to right people, & jobs will flourish.
    Mark West: Fewer non-violent offenses, but respect victims rights.
    Carl Brewer: Ensure safety with adequate funding and staffing.
    Asa Hutchinson: Four executions in 8 days; keep protocol of lethal injection.
    Carl Brewer: Legalize recreational marijuana to diversify farm crops.
    Greg Orman: Legalize medical marijuana & decriminalize recreational use.
    Jeff Colyer: No proof that marijuana treats any medical conditions.
    Kris Kobach: Skeptical of medical marijuana; we can't limit it.
    Laura Kelly: Supports medical marijuana and treatment over incarceration.
    Mark West: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail.
    Laura Kelly: Expand pre-K programs; fully fund our K-12 schools.
    Mark West: De-link funding from standardized tests; then vouchers ok.
    Jared Henderson: Education is the catalyst to strong economy and prosperity.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
    Asa Hutchinson: Post the Ten Commandments in public school buildings.
    Mike Ross: AdWatch: Unwavering commitment to our children and schools.
    Mike Beebe: Teach science and math using new, national methods.
Energy & Oil
    Laura Kelly: For alternative energy that benefits the state, like wind.
    Mark West: Government shouldn't play favorites in energy market.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes cuts to EPA's funding; environment needs protection.
    Mark West: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Carl Brewer: Community partnerships to clean up polluted Superfund sites.
    Mike Beebe: Important to preserve forests to protect jobs.
Families & Children
    Kris Kobach: Gay marriage makes it worse for traditional families.
    Asa Hutchinson: Reform divorce laws to increase waiting period.
Foreign Policy
    Mark West: Just because something is American doesn't make it better.
    Asa Hutchinson: Eradicate North Korean leadership, but no assassinations.
Free Trade
    Mark West: Support & expand free trade.
    Jeff Colyer: Devastating impact on Kansas if NAFTA were to go away.
    Mike Beebe: Cuba's interest in AR exports is good for the state.
Government Reform
    ACLU: Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote.
    Kris Kobach: Found in contempt for checking voter citizenship to register.
    Mark West: Make voter registration easier.
    ACLU: Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt.
    Kris Kobach: Contempt of court for blocking new voter registration.
    Kris Kobach: Tighten restrictions on voting.
    Jeff Colyer: Supports voter ID requirements.
    Kris Kobach: Vice-chair of Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Wink Hartman: Replace dysfunction in Topeka with stability.
    Asa Hutchinson: Photo ID for voting.
    Asa Hutchinson: 1999: Brought articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton.
    Mike Ross: Left Congress due to growing acrimony of national politics.
Gun Control
    Laura Kelly: Supports common sense gun safety measures and safeguards.
    Mark West: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Jared Henderson: No guns on campus; won't commit yet on open carry.
    Kris Kobach: Opposes restrictions on guns.
    Chris Koster: Supported voter amendment on right to bear arms.
    Asa Hutchinson: Opposes more gun restrictions.
Health Care
    Mark West: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Jared Henderson: Support Arkansas Works; concentrate on reducing premiums.
    Jeff Colyer: Helped privatize Medicaid as KanCare.
    Jeff Colyer: Open meetings on KanCare instead of invitation-only.
    Carl Brewer: We all deserve health care, even the poor.
    Wink Hartman: Medicaid expansion is important, but Kansas can't fund it.
    Mike Beebe: Expand state Medicaid, but with low-income private option.
    Asa Hutchinson: A lot of budget "fuzziness" if private option is not renewed.
    Mike Ross: Voted for ObamaCare early on but now consistently against it.
    Mike Ross: Voted against individuals keeping health insurance plans.
    Mike Beebe: Provide better care without federal Affordable Care Act.
Homeland Security
    Mark West: Military expansion results in international police.
    Laura Kelly: Wants immigration reform that has clear path to citizenship.
    Mark West: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Jared Henderson: We can learn and grow by listening to the immigrants stories.
    Carl Brewer: Compassionate resolution to immigration issue.
    Kris Kobach: Crack down on illegals in Kansas.
    Jeff Colyer: Fought in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by United Steelworkers:fighter for working families.
    Mike Parson: Low unemployment rate now, but new skills needed to move up.
    Mark West: No discriminatory hiring practices but no affirmative action.
Local Issues
    Asa Hutchinson: Shift lottery authority to new state agency.
    Frank Gilbert: Do away with the lottery; not the right way to fund schools.
    Mike Ross: Opposed lottery initially; but now let's make it better.
Principles & Values
    Mark West: No religious viewpoint should be publicly imposed.
    Carl Brewer: Bring everyone to the table, across party lines.
    Carl Brewer: Hobby is competitive barbecuing: his sauce "Brewer's Best".
Social Security
    Mark West: System going bankrupt; cautious transition to privatization.
Tax Reform
    Laura Kelly: No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system.
    Jared Henderson: Fight against raising grocery tax, to protect families.
    Mark West: Lower taxes on everyone.
    Jared Henderson: Supports the Republican low and middle class income tax cuts.
    Kris Kobach: Cut taxes; cut budget.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Sam Brownback: 2012 "march to zero" income tax cuts overturned.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Asa Hutchinson: Don't raise any taxes, while reducing individual tax rate.
    Frank Gilbert: Don't raise any taxes, and eliminate income tax.
    Mike Ross: I support lower tax rates.
    Asa Hutchinson: Tax reduction will spur job growth.
    Greg Orman: $80M for roads to make Kansas the epicenter of distribution.
War & Peace
    Mark West: Avoid foreign entanglements.
Welfare & Poverty
    Mike Parson: Ending low-income housing tax credit would hurt veterans too.
    Carl Brewer: Grew up in daily, anxious poverty.

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

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 - 

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 - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
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 - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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