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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 Alabama

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Alabama (number of quotes indicated):
  • Doug Jones (23) Democratic candidate for Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Jeff Sessions (11) Alabama Attorney General
  • Luther Strange (10) Republican candidate for Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Marcus Bowman (20) Republican Senate candidate Alabama
  • Mo Brooks (1) Republican U.S. Rep Alabama-5
  • Richard Shelby (10) Republican Jr Senator Alabama
  • Ron Crumpton (31) Democratic Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Roy Moore (30) Republican candidate for Alabama U.S. Senator Alabama
  • Tommy Battle (9) Alabama Republican candidate for governor of Alabama
  • Vivian Davis Figures (5) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008); State Senator Alabama
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    Luther Strange: Permanently cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Roy Moore: Opposes abortion & funding Planned Parenthood.
    Doug Jones: I stand with Planned Parenthood.
    Roy Moore: Our families are being crippled by divorce and abortion.
    Richard Shelby: Roe v. Wade flawed on both a constitutional & moral basis.
    Marcus Bowman: Life begins at conception.
    Ron Crumpton: Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right.
    Ron Crumpton: Best to end abortion, but not by making it a crime.
Budget & Economy
    Roy Moore: Cut taxes and spending to stimulate economy.
    Richard Shelby: Opposes raising the debt limit; opposes $18T debt.
    Ron Crumpton: 9-point plan for government economic investment.
    Marcus Bowman: Government should never be the driver of the economy.
    Jeff Sessions: Bailout well-intentioned, but too much federal intervention.
    Vivian Davis Figures: GOP turned nation from surplus to deficit, and jobs get lost.
Civil Rights
    Roy Moore: 14th Amendment restricts states & causes many problems.
    Doug Jones: Full equality for women in the workplace.
    Mo Brooks: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: OpEd: Lukewarm condemnation of white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence.
    Roy Moore: Our sacred institution of marriage is one man and one woman.
    Ron Crumpton: Give the disabled the ability to obtain service dogs.
    Marcus Bowman: Marriage defined as one man and one woman.
    Ron Crumpton: Legally require hiring more women & minorities.
    Ron Crumpton: Add gender identity to Civil Rights Act.
    Ron Crumpton: Apply 1960s civil rights laws to LGBT community.
    Doug Jones: Cut corporate tax rates, but not by increasing the deficit.
    Roy Moore: Against same sex marriage; against civil unions.
    Doug Jones: Streamline regulations for small business.
    Ron Crumpton: Trickle-down economics good for business but not for people.
    Marcus Bowman: Hire and fire based on business needs.
    Richard Shelby: Don't smother small banks with unnecessary regulations.
    Ron Crumpton: Transfer $11 billion from corporate tax loopholes to schools.
    Doug Jones: Former prosecutor supports reform.
    Marcus Bowman: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    Ron Crumpton: End mandatory minimums & private prisons.
    Doug Jones: Legalization for medical and recreational use.
    Luther Strange: Against medical marijuana.
    Marcus Bowman: Marijuana should be a local issue.
    Ron Crumpton: Sensible approach to marijuana instead of prohibition.
    Ron Crumpton: Allow farmers to grow hemp: ecologically friendly cash crop.
    Roy Moore: Feds out of education; encourage vouchers.
    Doug Jones: Invest in public schools, not private experiments.
    Doug Jones: Public service & Pell grants to reduce college costs.
    Tommy Battle: Education funding top of priority list; no specific plan yet.
    Roy Moore: Common Core? Education is not in the Constitution.
    Marcus Bowman: Be mature enough to allow school prayer.
    Marcus Bowman: Vouchers help achieve the best possible education.
    Ron Crumpton: Vouchers take from public education.
Energy & Oil
    Roy Moore: Encourage coal mining and oil drilling.
    Doug Jones: Renewables will makes us energy independent.
    Marcus Bowman: Green energy should compete in the market.
    Ron Crumpton: Make real investments in green technology.
    Tommy Battle: Worked with energy partners for sustainable future.
    Jeff Sessions: Surge in gas prices sucks out American wealth.
    Vivian Davis Figures: High gas prices make it harder to make ends meet.
    Doug Jones: Conservationists back Jones.
    Luther Strange: Don't hamstring economy to get clean air & water.
    Doug Jones: Coal is the past; must help workers transition.
    Marcus Bowman: Voluntary win-win solutions instead of EPA mandates.
    Ron Crumpton: A healthy environment is essential to a healthy America.
    Tommy Battle: Environmental education needs to start with the children.
Families & Children
    Roy Moore: America was great when families were united.
Foreign Policy
    Roy Moore: U.S. shouldn't be restricted by U.N. treaties.
    Roy Moore: America and Russia have both promoted bad things.
    Richard Shelby: Immediate moratorium on Syrian refugees.
    Marcus Bowman: America has a long-standing role in preserving peace.
    Ron Crumpton: Act multilaterally, but with America in military lead.
    Ron Crumpton: Foreign involvement is appropriate.
Free Trade
    Doug Jones: Free trade is good for Alabama businesses.
    Luther Strange: Kill foreign trade deals.
    Roy Moore: Rescind free trade pacts.
    Marcus Bowman: Free trade deals such as TPP are undermining America.
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose free trade; outsourcing costs American jobs.
Government Reform
    Tommy Battle: Create regional councils to see and hear the people.
    Roy Moore: Repeal 17th Amendment & direct election of senators.
    Doug Jones: Restore integrity to politics.
    Roy Moore: Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's.
    Richard Shelby: Peer pressure & education to get people to register to vote.
    Marcus Bowman: Common sense to require voters to show ID.
    Ron Crumpton: Make voter registration easier.
    Ron Crumpton: Limit "Dark Money"; people's interests over big business.
Gun Control
    Doug Jones: More background checks; raise purchase age to 21.
    Doug Jones: No assault weapons ban at this time.
    Tommy Battle: Prefers more school security measures over armed teachers.
    Luther Strange: Defends God-given 2nd Amendment rights.
    Roy Moore: Moore and his wife are armed.
    Doug Jones: Supporter of 2nd amendment.
    Marcus Bowman: Right to keep guns shall not be infringed.
    Ron Crumpton: Absolute right to gun ownership, with exceptions.
    Ron Crumpton: Strict interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Luther Strange: Repeal the total failure of ObamaCare.
    Roy Moore: Repeal Obamacare; allow competition.
    Doug Jones: Fix, don't end, ObamaCare.
    Tommy Battle: Hands tied on Medicaid abuse as it's a federally run program.
    Marcus Bowman: ObamaCare threatens status of best health care in the world.
    Ron Crumpton: Move to a single-payer/ Medicare for all system.
Homeland Security
    Tommy Battle: Flying the flag both honors it and salutes the veterans.
    Roy Moore: Open to hearings looking into what really happened on 9/11.
    Roy Moore: No gays in the military.
    Roy Moore: More money for modern weapons.
    Richard Shelby: Stalwart protector of Redstone Arsenal & Marshall Center.
    Marcus Bowman: We need to spend money for best-equipped military.
    Ron Crumpton: Oppose expanding the military.
    Doug Jones: Opposes funding a border wall; supports comprehensive reform.
    Doug Jones: Dreamers should be allowed to stay.
    Luther Strange: Build border wall; defund sanctuary cities.
    Luther Strange: Supports Muslim ban.
    Roy Moore: Open borders a threat to national security.
    Tommy Battle: Opposed to becoming sanctuary city; falls outside the law.
    Richard Shelby: I oppose any and all proposals to grant amnesty.
    Ron Crumpton: Ignore the rhetoric; immigrants are good for America.
    Marcus Bowman: There is no room for anyone breaking rules.
    Ron Crumpton: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Jeff Sessions: Unwaveringly defend US workers and taxpayers.
    Jeff Sessions: FactCheck: Immigration bill requires 700 mile border fence.
    Jeff Sessions: Opposes amnesty first; finish fencing and enforcement first.
    Doug Jones: Supports a "living wage".
Principles & Values
    Doug Jones: Democrat willing to find common ground with Republicans.
    Doug Jones: I am going to be the kind of senator the people can talk to.
    Roy Moore: Sodomy & materialism have taken the place of life & liberty.
    Luther Strange: Let clergy endorse candidates.
    Roy Moore: Must act as one nation under God.
    Roy Moore: God first, then family, then country.
    Roy Moore: Removed as Justice for illegally posting Ten Commandments.
    Richard Shelby: Judeo-Christian values should guide all that we do.
    Richard Shelby: OpEd: Voter presidential angst overcome in Senate primary.
    Richard Shelby: OpEd: Makes Obama the icon of our xenophobia.
    Ron Crumpton: Constitution forbids God in the public sphere.
    Jeff Sessions: Sessions runs unopposed for 2014 Senate re-election.
    Jeff Sessions: Declines debate challenge from Vivian Figures.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Challenges Jeff Sessions to debate; Sessions declines.
Social Security
    Marcus Bowman: Explore all solutions for younger generations.
    Ron Crumpton: Eliminate the cap on the social security tax.
    Jeff Sessions: Small adjustments now, so everyone has benefits in future.
Tax Reform
    Roy Moore: Replace income tax with tax on goods and services.
    Doug Jones: End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy.
    Marcus Bowman: Income taxes are not a solution; reduce spending.
    Ron Crumpton: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Jeff Sessions: Bush tax cuts have helped the economy.
    Tommy Battle: Investment in education can lead to landmark technology.
    Luther Strange: Economy requires good roads & bridges.
War & Peace
    Roy Moore: Congress should have a say in foreign wars.
    Ron Crumpton: Address the causes of terrorism & national security threats.
    Marcus Bowman: We must, must remain vigilant against terrorism.
    Jeff Sessions: Pleased with the success of the surge.
    Jeff Sessions: Withdrawal timetable tells enemy when to prepare an attack.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Bush sent troops to war on erroneous claims.
    Vivian Davis Figures: Mideast less stable than before we invaded Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty
    Roy Moore: Let churches & charities help the needy.
    Ron Crumpton: Fight poverty instead of fighting people in poverty.

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

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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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