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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
Senate candidates from Alaska

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Alaska (number of quotes indicated):
  • Cean Stevens (15) Libertarian Senate candidate Alaska
  • Dan Sullivan (17) Republican challenger Alaska
  • Joe Miller (37) Challenger and previous Republican Nominee Alaska
  • Lisa Murkowski (13) Republican Sr Senator Alaska
  • Mark Begich (18) Alaska Democratic candidate for governor
  • Mead Treadwell (13) Alaska Republican Lt. Governor
  • Ray Metcalfe (5) Democratic candidate for Senate Alaska
  • Sarah Palin (1) Alaska Former Governor (resigned 2009); V.P. nominee (2008)
  • Scott McAdams (7) 2010 Democratic Challenger Alaska
  • Ted Stevens (2) Former Republican Sr Senator Alaska
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Joe Miller: Roe v. Wade is judicial activism at its worst.
    Lisa Murkowski: Don't cut off all federal funds to Planned Parenthood.
    Lisa Murkowski: Don't ban all late-term abortions; exceptions needed.
    Joe Miller: Planned Parenthood: end trade in murdered baby parts.
    Cean Stevens: Completely pro-life; no government financing.
    Dan Sullivan: Exception for abortion to protect life of mother.
    Joe Miller: Don't talk about exceptions; talk about life.
    Mead Treadwell: Exception for abortion for rape, incest & maternal health.
    Joe Miller: Abortion causes a culture of death.
    Mark Begich: No new regulations on women's access to medical care.
Budget & Economy
    Cean Stevens: Vote against any future spending above sustainable levels.
    Joe Miller: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Mead Treadwell: $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations.
    Mead Treadwell: Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom.
    Joe Miller: Murkowski owned TARP recipients' stock while voting for TARP.
    Lisa Murkowski: Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now.
Civil Rights
    Joe Miller: Supreme Court voided the majority on same-sex marriage.
    Mead Treadwell: Allow transgendered to correct gender on driver's license.
    Joe Miller: Concerned over dissolution of traditional family.
    Dan Sullivan: Opposes gay marriage.
    Joe Miller: Opposes ENDA; ok to decide whether a business serves gays.
    Joe Miller: Let states decide about gay rights & minority rights.
    Joe Miller: Multinational corporations exert power over party duopoly.
    Cean Stevens: More public safety officers & more funding.
    Mark Begich: Added $5M and 13 more police to Anchorage budget.
    Lisa Murkowski: Legalizing recreational marijuana is public health risk.
    Cean Stevens: Let all students consider all options.
    Cean Stevens: Let parents decide on educational decisions for their kids.
    Joe Miller: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
Energy & Oil
    Cean Stevens: Intelligent development of oil & gas for energy security.
    Joe Miller: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Mead Treadwell: Supports CO2 sequestration technology and hydrogen vehicles.
    Mark Begich: Drill in the Arctic Ocean; drill in National Forests.
    Joe Miller: Nuclear energy shouldn't be precluded or overlooked.
    Joe Miller: Develop hydroelectric projects but without federal aid.
    Scott McAdams: Unequivocally in support of offshore drilling.
    Mark Begich: Short term: $2.5B for LIHEAP; 70M bbl from strategic reserve.
    Mark Begich: Long term: develop ANWR; build renewable energy plants.
    Cean Stevens: Feds have violated Alaskan jurisdiction over fish and game.
    Cean Stevens: Fight against overreach of natural resource agencies.
    Dan Sullivan: Stop EPA from pre-judging Pebble Mine.
    Mark Begich: No metal mining at Pebble Mine; it damages salmon fishery.
    Mark Begich: Allow gravel road through federal refuge to isolated village.
    Mead Treadwell: Fight EPA's Pebble Mine restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Good science should drive all fisheries decisions.
    Joe Miller: Alaska has resource wealth; develop it & wean off of feds.
    Scott McAdams: Extract resource wealth respected labor & environment.
    Lisa Murkowski: Kept rank on Natural Resources Committee after dropping GOP.
Foreign Policy
    Dan Sullivan: Inaction has its own consequences: keep options on the table.
    Dan Sullivan: Served as assistant secretary of state under Condi Rice.
Government Reform
    Cean Stevens: Individual rights over state's rights.
    Lisa Murkowski: Scrutinize states with a history of voting discrimination.
    Lisa Murkowski: Opportunity to vote, regardless of where people live.
    Mark Begich: Adviser to lobbying firms, but not interested in lobbying.
    Dan Sullivan: TV ads financed by super-PAC, both for him & against.
    Joe Miller: Photo ID for voting.
    Joe Miller: Stop federal systematic spiritual and religious apartheid.
    Mark Begich: Active trader on the stock market, despite proposed ban.
    Lisa Murkowski: Sometimes building infrastructure takes earmarks.
    Joe Miller: Federal aid to Alaska is coming to an end.
    Joe Miller: Limit federal powers to those spelled out in Constitution.
    Lisa Murkowski: Earmarked aid for Alaska is vital; cut pork in Lower 48.
    Scott McAdams: Fight for fair share of federal aid to Alaska.
    Joe Miller: Get rid of earmarks and regulations that limit development.
    Joe Miller: Pledge against earmarks: we're over-dependent on feds.
    Scott McAdams: Banning earmarks now is a threat to Alaska.
Gun Control
    Joe Miller: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Mead Treadwell: Address school shootings with national mental health push.
Health Care
    Cean Stevens: Do not expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.
    Joe Miller: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: Washington is broken; including ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Promised we could keep our plans under ObamaCare.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Begich supports ObamaCare for Alaskans.
    Mark Begich: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Joe Miller: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Mead Treadwell: Repeal ObamaCare by winning back Senate.
Homeland Security
    Cean Stevens: Protect Alaskans from surveillance by NSA spies & drones.
    Cean Stevens: Fight for veterans benefits.
    Joe Miller: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Mead Treadwell: Work to bring missile defense base to Alaska.
    Ray Metcalfe: F-35 fighter: the defense project too big to kill.
    Joe Miller: End Barack Obama's illegal amnesty.
    Dan Sullivan: No way should Obama give "executive amnesty" to illegals.
    Mark Begich: Only Congress can grant amnesty, not President.
    Dan Sullivan: Reunite kids immigrating to the US with families, back home.
    Dan Sullivan: Secure the border, but no pledge against amnesty.
    Joe Miller: Sign pledge to oppose all efforts at amnesty.
    Mead Treadwell: Secure the border, then illegals can stay if they pay fines.
    Joe Miller: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Principles & Values
    Joe Miller: I am a limited government constitutionalist.
    Joe Miller: We created greatest Republic by looking to God for wisdom.
    Joe Miller: OpEd: Murkowski should be challenged by a real conservative.
    Mark Begich: Created Northern Compass Group: consulting on Alaska issues.
    Cean Stevens: I am running to make things happen.
    Joe Miller: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Dan Sullivan: Met Native Alaskan wife while working for Sen. Ted Stevens.
    Dan Sullivan: Personal wealth between $1.6M and $3.8M, in family business.
    Joe Miller: Only main contender for AK Senate who isn't a millionaire.
    Dan Sullivan: AdWatch: I love my state; I hate politicians.
    Dan Sullivan: Website and campaign refuse to spell out issue positions.
    Dan Sullivan: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1990.
    Mead Treadwell: Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978.
    Ray Metcalfe: Don't use religion to justify discrimination.
    Joe Miller: "I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers.
    Lisa Murkowski: I will remain a Republican & will keep committee seniority.
    Scott McAdams: OpEd: consensus builder who understands needs of Southeast.
    Lisa Murkowski: Aligned with Alaskans; not aligned with party positions.
    Lisa Murkowski: Not conservative enough for Tea Party, but I am for Alaska.
    Lisa Murkowski: Running against Tea Party to give Alaskans a choice.
    Mark Begich: Democrats advertise Stevens’ calls secretly recorded by FBI.
    Ted Stevens: Calls secretly recorded by FBI played at corruption trial.
    Mark Begich: Reputation as mayor for getting things done.
    Ted Stevens: Uncle Ted voted “Alaskan of the century”.
Social Security
    Ray Metcalfe: Eliminate the cap to pay for expanding program.
Tax Reform
    Cean Stevens: Business taxes and individual property taxes are too high.
    Sarah Palin: $60M annually for municipal revenue sharing.
    Cean Stevens: Connect communities with road systems; system is inadequate.
    Joe Miller: NSA recording digital cell phone calls is turnkey tyranny.
    Mead Treadwell: Made millions from high-tech camera on Google Street View.
    Joe Miller: Not economic to move capital from Juneau, but ok to do so.
    Scott McAdams: Move capital from Juneau? Over my dead body!
    Scott McAdams: Transcontinental Railroad was once a "Railroad to Nowhere".
War & Peace
    Dan Sullivan: Air strikes against ISIS but means US combat troops.
    Mark Begich: I was too gung-ho supportive of Afghanistan war.
    Mark Begich: Air strikes against ISIS but no US forces on the ground.
    Dan Sullivan: At State Department, I pursued global terrorist regimes.
    Ray Metcalfe: Bush's Iraq invasion was catalyst that made ISIS possible.
    Ray Metcalfe: Remove troops from Iraq as rapidly as safe.

The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Alaska.

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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