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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Legislative voting records for North Carolina House and Senate


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    from NC legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andy Wells (5)
  • Chuck Edwards (3) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-11
  • Dale Folwell (8)
  • Dan Bishop (2) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-9
  • Dan Forest (1) North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Deborah Ross (8) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-2
  • Don Davis (4) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-1
  • Erica Smith (4) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger North Carolina
  • Greg Murphy (3) Republican U.S. Rep North Carolina-3
  • Holly Grange (5) North Carolina Republican candidate for governor
  • Jeff Jackson (7) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-14
  • Josh Stein (7)
  • Roy Cooper (6) North Carolina Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
  • Thom Tillis (5) Republican Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Valerie Foushee (6) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-4
  • Wiley Nickel (2) Democrat U.S. Rep North Carolina-13
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    North Carolina state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • NC-D: Josh Stein Attorney General since 2017
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 16th district, 2009-2016

  • NC-R: Dale Folwell
    North Carolina State Treasurer, since 2017
    Speaker pro tempore of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 2011-2012
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 74th district, 2005-20121

  • NC-D Don Davis - U.S. House of Representatives, CD-1, since 2023
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 5th district, 2009-2010, 2013-2022

  • NC-D Valerie Foushee - U.S. House of Representatives, CD-4, since 2023
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 23rd district, 2013-2022
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 50th district, 2013

  • NC-R Chuck Edwards - U.S. House of Representatives, CD-11, since 2023
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 48th district, 2016-2022

  • NC-D Jeff Jackson - U.S. House of Representatives, CD-14, since 2023
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 37th district, 2014-2022

  • NC-D Wiley Nickel - U.S. House of Representatives, CD-13, since 2023
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 16th district, 2019-

  • NC-D Roy Cooper Democratic Governor since 2017
    State Attorney General, 20012017
    State Legislature 1987-2000

  • NC-R Holly Grange - Candidate for Governor, 2020
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 20th district, 2016-2020

  • NC-R Greg Murphy - U.S. House, district 3
    Won special election to U.S. House in September 2019, to replace Walter Beaman Jones.
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 9th district 2015 2019

  • NC-R Dan Bishop - U.S. House, district 9
    Won special election to U.S. House in September 2019, after the disputed Nov. 2018 election.
    Member of the North Carolina Senate, 39th district, 2017-2019
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, 104th district, 2015-2016
    Member of the Mecklenburg County Commission, 5th district, 2005-2009

  • NC-D: Erica D. Smith - candidate for U.S. Senate 2020
    State Senator, 3rd district, 2015-2020

  • NC-D: Eric L. Mansfield - candidate for U.S. Senate 2020
    State Senator, 21st district, 2010-2012
    Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of NC in the 2012 election.

  • NC-D: Cal Cunningham - candidate for U.S. Senate 2020
    State Senator, 23rd district, 2001-2003

  • NC-R Thom Tillis - U.S. Senator
    Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives 2011 2015
    Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from the 98th district 2007 2015

  • NC-D Ken Spaulding - 2016 Candidate for Governor
    State Representative, 16th district, 1978-1984

  • NC-D Deborah Ross - 2016 candidate for U.S. Senate
    former State Representative, from the 34th district, 20032013

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Dan Forest: Urged vote for Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
    Deborah Ross: Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services.
    Thom Tillis: Require 24-hour information period before abortion.
    Dale Folwell: Require 24-hour information period before abortion.
    Josh Stein: Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services.
    Josh Stein: Don't require 24-hour information period before abortion.
    Roy Cooper: Respect doctor-patient relationship during pregnancy.
Civil Rights
    Dan Bishop: Authored "bathroom bill": no trans-gendered public restrooms.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
    Thom Tillis: Constitutionally define marriage as one man and one woman.
    Dale Folwell: Constitutionally define marriage as one man and one woman.
    Josh Stein: Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
Crime
    Holly Grange: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Jeff Jackson: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Jeff Jackson: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Valerie Foushee: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Don Davis: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Chuck Edwards: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Roy Cooper: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Valerie Foushee: Shield police death investigation records from public.
    Don Davis: Shield police death investigation records from public.
    Chuck Edwards: Shield police death investigation records from public.
    Deborah Ross: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
    Greg Murphy: Constitutional amendment to strengthen victims' rights.
    Thom Tillis: Limit use of racial statistics in death penalty cases.
    Dale Folwell: Don't allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
    Josh Stein: Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases.
    Andy Wells: Second Chance Act: expunge misdemeanors & under-age crimes.
    Andy Wells: Shield police death investigation records from public.
Energy & Oil
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking.
    Thom Tillis: Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction.
    Dale Folwell: Use hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for oil & gas extraction.
    Josh Stein: Voted NO on horizontal drilling and fracking.
Environment
    Jeff Jackson: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Wiley Nickel: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Valerie Foushee: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Don Davis: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Chuck Edwards: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulation.
    Erica Smith: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Holly Grange: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Jeff Jackson: Opposed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed weakening environmental/health regulations.
    Andy Wells: Voted to weaken environmental & health regulations.
Families & Children
    Greg Murphy: $2.7M for additional screening tests for newborns.
Government Reform
    Jeff Jackson: Keep governor's strong non-political elections board.
    Don Davis: Keep governor's strong non-political elections board.
    Valerie Foushee: Keep governor's strong non-political elections board.
    Dan Bishop: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on shortening early voting period.
    Deborah Ross: Establish one-stop registration and voting sites.
    Erica Smith: Sustain veto keeping strong non-political elections board.
    Erica Smith: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Greg Murphy: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Holly Grange: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
    Holly Grange: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Jeff Jackson: Voted for shielding death investigation records from public.
    Jeff Jackson: Sustain veto keeping strong non-political elections board.
    Roy Cooper: Veto weakening appointment powers over elections board.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed shielding death investigation records from public.
    Thom Tillis: No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures.
    Dale Folwell: Voted YES on shortening early voting period.
    Dale Folwell: Don't establish one-stop registration and voting sites.
    Dale Folwell: No new restrictions on independent campaign expenditures.
    Josh Stein: New restrictions on independent campaign expenditures .
    Andy Wells: Weaken governor's appointment powers over elections board.
Gun Control
    Deborah Ross: Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
    Dale Folwell: Voted YES on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks.
Health Care
    Deborah Ross: Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Josh Stein: Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare.
Immigration
    Valerie Foushee: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Valerie Foushee: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Wiley Nickel: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Erica Smith: Voted NO on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Holly Grange: Voted YES on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Roy Cooper: Vetoed bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.
    Andy Wells: Voted YES on requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE.


The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for North Carolina House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • CNN, "North Carolina's GOP-led General Assembly overrides Democratic governor's 12-week abortion ban veto," by Shania Shelton and Dianne Gallagher, May 16, 2023, (Link)
  • Press release, "Governor Cooper vetoes SB20", 2023/05/13, (Link)
  • HB1069: Associated Press, "Florida Republicans pass school bills on pronouns, diversity," by Anthony Izaguirre, May 3, 2023, (Link)
  • SB 168: WBTV-3, "Gov. Cooper vetoes bill that would make death records secret," July 6, 2020
  • S561, North Carolina Justice Center, "NC Second Chance Act", 6/25/2020, (Link)
  • S561, Dummit-Fradin Attorneys at Law, "What is the NC Second Chance Act?" 6/25/2020, (Link)
  • SB 553: North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, "Cooper Vetoes Weaker Health and Safety Rules," September 23, 2019
  • The Daily Signal, "ICE Spotlights Releases of Criminal Aliens as Governor Defends Sanctuary Policies," by Fred Lucas, August 26, 2019
  • Wikipedia.com on North Carolina "Bathroom Bill" (State Sen.Dan Bishop), 5/18/2019
  • Lt. Gov. press release on North Carolina S359, on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection, (Dan Forest), 4/15/2019
  • North Carolina H.551/S.595, Strengthening Victims' Rights, (State Rep.Greg Murphy), 6/27/2018
  • SB 68: Election Law Society, College of William & Mary, "The Fate of North Carolina Senate Bill 68: Still Uncertain and Still Causing Issues for Local Counties," by Hannah Littlefield, April 4, 2018
  • North Carolina H.270, Newborn Screening Program, (State Rep.Greg Murphy), 3/7/2017

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