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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)

Book Reviews

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Legislative voting records for Vermont House and Senate

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    from VT legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • David Zuckerman (3) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Eddie Melton (1) Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Howard Dean (2) Democrat
  • Jim Douglas (5) Vermont Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Peter Shumlin (4) Vermont Democratic Governor (retiring 2016)
  • Phil Scott (5) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rebecca Holcombe (1) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor
  • Shap Smith (2) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Sue Minter (4) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Vermont state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • VT-D David Zuckerman - 2020 candidate for governor
    Lieutenant Governor since 2017
    Member of the Vermont Senate, 2013-2017
    Member of the Vermont House of Representatives, 1997-2011

  • VT-D Rebecca Holcombe - 2020 candidate for governor
    Vermont Secretary of Education, January 2014 to April 2018.

  • VT-D Matt Dunne - 2016 Candidate for Governor
    former state senator 2002-2006
    Member of the Vermont House of Representatives In office 19921998
    candidate for governor in 2010

  • VT-D Sue Minter - 2016 Candidate for Governor
    former Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation
    former State Representative In office 20052011

  • VT-D Phil Scott - 2016 Candidate for Governor
    Lieutenant Governor since 2011
    former State Senator In office 20012011

  • VT-D Shap Smith - withdrawn 2016 Candidate for Governor
    State Representative since 2003
    Speaker of the Vermont House since 2011

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Eddie Melton: Lets abortion bill become law, recognizes fundamental right.
Civil Rights
    Jim Douglas: Declare Juneteenth an annual tribute to emancipation.
    Jim Douglas: Veto defining marriage as "2 people" not "1 man & 1 woman".
    Peter Shumlin: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Peter Shumlin: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Phil Scott: Ballot initiative ok; don't legislatively re-define marriage.
    Shap Smith: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Sue Minter: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Howard Dean: Egalitarianism implies the legality of gay civil unions.
    Howard Dean: Gays deserve equal rights under the law.
    Phil Scott: Address racial disparities in criminal justice.
    Jim Douglas: Mandatory 25 year minimum sentence for child sexual abuse.
    David Zuckerman: Legalize marijuana, starting with two ounces at a time.
    Phil Scott: Make low-level marijuana possession legal for adults.
    David Zuckerman: Stricter standards for independent charter schools.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Inadequate educational funding impacts generations.
    David Zuckerman: Led legislation for GMO food labelling.
Government Reform
    Peter Shumlin: Elect President by popular vote, not Electoral College.
    Phil Scott: Keep Electoral College instead of presidential popular vote.
    Jim Douglas: Vetoed campaign donations restrictions & identifying donors.
    Peter Shumlin: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Phil Scott: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Shap Smith: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Sue Minter: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
Social Security
    Jim Douglas: Fully fund teacher retirement fund.
    Sue Minter: Fully fund teacher retirement fund.
War & Peace
    Sue Minter: Immediate withdrawal from Iraq instead of surge.

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

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • Vermont Digger on GMO food labelling (Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman), 1/13/2020
  • CNN.com coverage of Vermont H.57, on abortion fundamental right, (Eddie Melton), 7/6/2019
  • Press Release on Vermont H.308, on racial disparities in criminal justice, (Phil Scott), 5/31/2017
  • Ballotpedia.org on marijuana legalization (State Sen. David Zuckerman), Jan. 2014
  • Ballotpedia.org on state-certified teachers at private school (State Sen. David Zuckerman), Feb. 8, 2013
  • NCSL Pension Report: Vermont HB 764, teacher retirement fund, (Jim Douglas & Sue Minter), 3/22/2010
  • Vermont S.115, on defining marriage, 4/7/2009
  • Governor's press release on Vermont S.13, on Crime 25 year minimum sentence, (Jim Douglas), 3/4/2009
  • Vermont S.34, on Electoral College, (Peter Shumlin & Phil Scott), 2/27/2009
  • Vermont S.278, on campaign donations restrictions, 4/25/2008
  • Vermont HR 11, on withdrawal from Iraq, (Sue Minter), 2/13/2007

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