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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 Virginia House and Senate


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    Virginia state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • VA-R Amanda Chase, 2020 candidate for Senate
    Member of the Virginia Senate, 11th district, since 2016

  • VA-R   Ben Cline   - Elected 2018 to U.S.House (R-VA-6)
    Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 24th district (2002-2018)

  • VA-R Nick Freitas, 2018 candidate for Senate
    Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 30th district, since 2016

  • VA-R Creigh Deeds - 2009 Democratic nominee for Governor
    Member of the Virginia State Senate, District 25, since 2001

  • VA-R Tom Garrett - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Virginia State Senate, District 22, 2012-2016

  • VA-D Donald McEachin - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Virginia Senate, District 9, 2008 - 2016
    Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1996 - 2001 and 2006 to 2008.

  • VA-R - Scott Taylor - - 2020 candidate for U.S. House VA-2 district
    Former member of U.S. House, VA-2 district, 2017-2018
    Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, District 85, 2014-2016

  • VA-D Ralph Northam - 2017 Candidate for Governor
    Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
    Member of the Virginia Senate from the 6th district, 2008 2014

  • VA-R Rob Wittman - 2016 candidate for Senate
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 1st district, since 2007
    Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 99th district, 2006 2007

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    ACLU: Fetal rights don't override a woman's privacy right.
    Amanda Chase: Fetal rights apply in born-alive abortions.
    Nick Freitas: Fetal rights apply in born-alive abortions.
    Heritage Foundation: Fetal rights apply in born-alive abortions.
    Jennifer Wexton: Women's access to reproductive and contraceptive services.
    Frank Wagner: Require sonogram before getting an abortion.
    Ralph Northam: Repeal sonogram requirement to get an abortion.
    Tom Garrett: Require sonogram before getting an abortion.
    Donald McEachin: Repeal sonogram requirement to get an abortion.
    Ben Cline: Require sonogram before getting an abortion.
Civil Rights
    Terry McAuliffe: Don't pretend anti-gay discrimination is 'religious freedom'.
    Ben Cline: Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage.
    Carol Miller: Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage.
    Scott Taylor: Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage.
    Donald McEachin: Voted NO on religious freedom to avoid same-sex marriage.
    Frank Wagner: Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage.
    Tom Garrett: Religious freedom supersedes right to same-sex marriage.
    Donald McEachin: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Frank Wagner: Don't ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Tom Garrett: Don't ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Terry McAuliffe: Veto requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Creigh Deeds: Against requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Donald McEachin: Against requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Tom Garrett: Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID.
    Ben Cline: Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID.
    Scott Taylor: Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID.
Crime
    Ralph Northam: Capital crime for murder of law enforcement officers.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Capital crime for murder of law enforcement officers.
    Nick Freitas: Capital crime for murder of law enforcement officers.
    Amanda Chase: Capital crime for murder of law enforcement officers.
    Creigh Deeds: Capital crime for murder of law enforcement officers.
    Bob McDonnell: Allow use of drones for law enforcement.
    Terry McAuliffe: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs, not electrocution.
    Donald McEachin: No secret purchases of lethal injection drugs.
    Frank Wagner: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty.
    Tom Garrett: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty.
    Ben Cline: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty.
    Carol Miller: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty.
    Nick Freitas: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty.
    Scott Taylor: Secret purchase of lethal injection drugs for death penalty.
    ACLU: Oppose expanding death penalty in Virginia.
    Tim Kaine: Vetoed death penalty for accessories of capital murder.
    Donald McEachin: Oppose death penalty for accessories of capital murder.
    Ben Cline: Expand death penalty to accessories of capital murder.
    Creigh Deeds: Expand death penalty to accessories of capital murder.
    Rob Wittman: Expand death penalty to accessories of capital murder.
Drugs
    Ben Cline: Medicinal marijuana is better alternative to opioids.
Education
    Jennifer Wexton: Every child deserves a world-class public education.
    Donald McEachin: No constitutional amendment for charter schools.
    Frank Wagner: Constitutional amendment for charter schools.
    Tom Garrett: Constitutional amendment for charter schools.
    Terry McAuliffe: Keep students free from coercive religious messaging.
    Scott Taylor: Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer.
    Ben Cline: Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer.
    Carol Miller: Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer.
    Donald McEachin: Keep students free from coercive religious messaging.
    Frank Wagner: Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer.
    Tom Garrett: Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer.
    Kirk Cox: Right to religious student groups & voluntary school prayer.
Government Reform
    Ralph Northam: Allow no-excuse absentee voting for all elections.
    Creigh Deeds: Allow no-excuse absentee voting for all elections.
    Lee Carter: Allow no-excuse absentee voting for all elections.
    Nick Freitas: Allow no-excuse absentee voting for all elections.
    Amanda Chase: Disallow no-excuse absentee voting for all elections.
    Jennifer McClellan: Allow no-excuse absentee voting for all elections.
    Donald McEachin: Allow absentee voting for voter convenience.
    Frank Wagner: Disallow absentee voting except for a valid reason.
    Tom Garrett: Disallow absentee voting except for a valid reason.
    Bob McDonnell: Require photo ID for voting.
    Ben Cline: Require photo ID for voting.
    Carol Miller: Require photo ID for voting.
    Kirk Cox: Require photo ID for voting.
    Donald McEachin: No photo ID for voting.
    Frank Wagner: Require photo ID for voting.
    Tom Garrett: Require photo ID for voting.
Gun Control
    Creigh Deeds: Postpone ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
    Ralph Northam: Ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.
    Jennifer Wexton: Ban bump stocks; close the gun show loophole.
    Donald McEachin: No concealed carry without a permit.
    Frank Wagner: Allow concealed carry without a permit.
    Ralph Northam: No concealed carry without a permit.
    Tom Garrett: Allow concealed carry without a permit.
    Terry McAuliffe: Veto restrictions on sharing handgun info with Maryland.
    Ben Cline: Bar sharing handgun info with states without reciprocity.
    Scott Taylor: Bar sharing handgun info with states without reciprocity.
    Creigh Deeds: Share handgun info with Maryland despite no reciprocity.
    Donald McEachin: Share handgun info with Maryland despite no reciprocity.
    Tom Garrett: Bar sharing handgun info with states without reciprocity.
    Ben Cline: Allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles.
    Creigh Deeds: Allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles.
    Donald McEachin: Don't allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles.
    Rob Wittman: Allow locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles.
    Tim Kaine: Vetoed allowing locked concealed weapons in motor vehicles.
Health Care
    Ralph Northam: Remove age cap on insurance coverage for autism.
    Amanda Chase: Remove age cap on insurance coverage for autism.
    Creigh Deeds: Remove age cap on insurance coverage for autism.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Remove age cap on insurance coverage for autism.
    Nick Freitas: Don't remove age cap on insurance coverage for autism.
    Jennifer Wexton: Expanded Medicaid to 300,000 Virginians in the coverage gap.
Homeland Security
    Ben Cline: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
    Donald McEachin: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
    Kirk Cox: Ban most use of drones by state and local agencies.
Immigration
    Ralph Northam: Bar questioning immigration status of victims or witnesses.
    Creigh Deeds: Bar questioning immigration status of victims or witnesses.
    Lee Carter: Bar questioning immigration status of victims or witnesses.
    Nick Freitas: Allow questioning immigration status of victims or witnesses.
    Amanda Chase: Allow questioning immigration status of victims or witnesses.
    Jennifer McClellan: Bar questioning immigration status of victims or witnesses.
    ACLU: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Ralph Northam: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Amanda Chase: Favored requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Creigh Deeds: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Nick Freitas: Favored requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Donald McEachin: Let sanctuary cities limit federal immigration enforcement.
    Frank Wagner: Hold sanctuary cities liable for crimes by illegal aliens.
    Tom Garrett: Hold sanctuary cities liable for crimes by illegal aliens.
Jobs
    Ralph Northam: Prohibit paying as tipped employees if banned from tips.
    Amanda Chase: Allow paying as tipped employees though banned from tips.
    Creigh Deeds: Prohibit paying as tipped employees if banned from tips.
    Jennifer McClellan: Prohibit paying as tipped employees if banned from tips.
    Lee Carter: Prohibit paying as tipped employees if banned from tips.
    Nick Freitas: Allow paying as tipped employees though banned from tips.
    Jennifer Wexton: Ensure women doing the same job as men receive equal pay.
    Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed ban of prevailing wage on public works projects.
    Creigh Deeds: Allow requiring prevailing wage on public works projects.
    Donald McEachin: Allow requiring prevailing wage on public works projects.
    Tom Garrett: Bar requiring prevailing wage on public works projects.
    Ben Cline: Bar requiring prevailing wage on public works projects.
    Scott Taylor: Bar requiring prevailing wage on public works projects.
    Donald McEachin: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 per hour.
    Frank Wagner: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 per hour.
    Ralph Northam: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 per hour.
    Tom Garrett: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.25 per hour.
Technology
    Amanda Chase: Supported Transportation Lockbox: restrict diverting funding.
    Ben Cline: Supported Transportation Lockbox: restrict diverting funding.
    Nick Freitas: Supported Transportation Lockbox: restrict diverting funding.


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

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • HB1: BlueVirginia.US, "Virginia House Democrats Usher in Sweeping Expansions to Voting Rights," June 10, 2020
  • HB56: 32BJ SEIU, "Victory! New Virginia Law Gives Airport Employees a Raise," April 22, 2020
  • HB262: University of Richmond Capital News Service, "Senate approves bill to stop police from asking about citizenship status," by Jocelyn Grzeszczak, Feb. 20, 2020
  • HB 227: ACLU press release, "What's Wrong With Fetal Rights," 02/11/20
  • VA HB 227: Heritage Foundation press release, "The Necessity of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." February 21, 2019
  • WTVR 6-News Richmond, "Punishment could stiffen for people who kill police officers in Virginia: 'That's justice'," by Laura French, Feb 18, 2019
  • WTVR 6-News Richmond, "Bill seeks insurance coverage for more Virginians with autism," Jan 15, 2019
  • ACLU-Virginia 2019 Legislative Report on SB 1156 (Sanctuary policies)
  • League of Women Voters on Virginia voting records, (Jennifer Wexton), 9/9/2018
  • HJ 41: Ballotpedia.org summary: Virginia bill HJ 41, 2/8/2018
  • News-Virginian on House VA-6 race voting record, on medicinal marijuana, (Ben Cline), 2/4/2018
  • Ballotpedia.org on Virginia HB-2012, on use of drones, (Cline, McDonnell & McEachin), 1/1/2018
  • Virginia SB41, on same-sex marriage, 3/9/2016
  • Virginia SJ6, on charter schools, (McEachin, Wagner & Garrett), 2/15/2016
  • Virginia HB815, on lethal injection drugs for death penalty, 2/10/2016
  • Virginia SB705, on sanctuary cities, 2/9/2016
  • Virginia SB48, on concealed carry, 2/1/2016
  • Virginia SB106, on absentee voting, (McEachin, Wagner & Garrett), 2/1/2016
  • Virginia SJ1, Equal Rights Amendment, 1/26/2016
  • HB1318: American Civil Liberties Union press release, "ACLU of Virginia Commends Vote to Sustain Governor's Veto of HB 1318," April 15, 2015
  • HB2395: Progress Virginia, "Who Does Delegate Ramadan Work For?" by Larry Meadows, Feb 18, 2015
  • SB948: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, "Virginia Senate Limits Out-of-State Police Access to Hidden Gun Permits," by Lyndsey Raynor, January 26, 2015
  • Virginia SB 617, on sonogram before abortion, (Donald McEachin), 2/11/2014
  • Virginia SB590, on minimum wage, 2/11/2014
  • Virginia SB236, on voluntary school prayer, 1/21/2014
  • Virginia SB1256, on photo ID for voting, 2/20/2013
  • Virginia HB 462, on sonogram before abortion, (Ben Cline), 2/14/2012
  • Virginia SB 1288: ACLU press release, "Legislators Reject Governor's Attempt to Block Other Death Penalty Expansion Bills", April 4, 2007
  • Virginia HB 1106: National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) press release, "Virginia Legislative Update!," Feb. 10, 2006

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