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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)

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Georgia

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Georgia (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen Buckley (2) Libertarian Senate challenger Georgia
  • Amanda Swafford (21) Libertarian Challenger Georgia
  • Dale Cardwell (2) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Georgia
  • David Perdue (24) Republican challenger Georgia
  • Derrick Grayson (13) Republican Senate candidate Georgia
  • Greg Orman (1) Kansas Independent candidate for Governor
  • Jack Kingston (2) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Jim Barksdale (17) Democratic candidate for Senate Georgia
  • Jim Martin (4) Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Johnny Isakson (4) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Georgia
  • Josh Lanier (3) Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Karen Handel (7) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Michelle Nunn (17) Democratic Challenger Georgia
  • Pat Roberts (1) Republican Sr Senator Kansas
  • Paul Broun (15) Republican Challenger Georgia
  • Rand Knight (4) Democrat Challenger (2008) Georgia
  • Rick Allen (11) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Georgia- 12
  • Vernon Jones (6) Democratic Senate challenger (2008) Georgia
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Johnny Isakson: Returned from surgery to defund Planned Parenthood.
    Jim Barksdale: Comprehensive reproductive health care services for women.
    Johnny Isakson: Government should not be funding Planned Parenthood.
    Amanda Swafford: Human life doesn't begin at conception.
    David Perdue: Human life begins at conception.
    Rick Allen: Human life begins at conception.
    Paul Broun: Human life begins at conception.
    Karen Handel: Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women.
    Michelle Nunn: Safe, legal, rare, and woman's personal decision.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Barksdale: Audit the federal government to weed out double-spending.
    Amanda Swafford: End the Federal Reserve; explore alternative currency.
    Amanda Swafford: TARP manipulates the free enterprise system.
    David Perdue: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Paul Broun: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Michelle Nunn: Sequestration is absolute wrong way of making cuts.
    Josh Lanier: Congress is out of control on spending.
    Vernon Jones: Lead the way to protect home ownership.
    Vernon Jones: Record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes.
Civil Rights
    Jim Barksdale: Eradicate anti-LGBTQ discrimination codified in legal code.
    Jim Barksdale: The gender wage gap is a real economic crisis.
    Amanda Swafford: Marriage equality is an individual freedom.
    Amanda Swafford: Government has authority to redefine marriage.
    David Perdue: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Rick Allen: Marriage is a union of one man and one woman.
    David Perdue: AdWatch: Perdue's company sued for gender pay discrimination.
    Michelle Nunn: Support equal pay, and do it now.
    Paul Broun: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Derrick Grayson: Government ain't got no business being involved in marriage.
    David Perdue: Uphold Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
    Rick Allen: Free enterprise is the fairest system.
    Amanda Swafford: FairTax avoids taxation of overseas corporate profit.
    David Perdue: Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience.
    David Perdue: End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs.
    Jim Martin: Work with Delta Air but also respond to middle class needs.
    Rand Knight: Invest in our communities, not in corporate subsidies.
    Jim Barksdale: Better training for police, to avoid confrontations.
    Johnny Isakson: Legalize medical marijuana and cannabis oil.
    Amanda Swafford: Replace War on Drugs with individual freedom.
    David Perdue: Receptive to medical marijuana, but leave it to states.
    Jim Barksdale: Invest in education without "Opportunity School Districts".
    Amanda Swafford: Dismantle the Department of Education.
    Paul Broun: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Paul Broun: Big Bang & evolution: "lies straight from the pit of hell".
    Derrick Grayson: Common Core gets government further entrenched in education.
    Rand Knight: Raise teacher salaries; build more schools.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Barksdale: Irresponsible to refute evidence of man-made climate change.
    Amanda Swafford: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    David Perdue: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Rick Allen: No government funding for wind & solar.
    Paul Broun: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Michelle Nunn: Move forward on Keystone pipeline.
    Dale Cardwell: End our dependence on foreign oil with wind & solar.
    Dale Cardwell: Invest billions to help clean energy entrepreneurs.
    Jim Martin: Supports cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions.
    Rand Knight: Tackle energy dependence to reduce terrorist support.
    Michelle Nunn: Preserved 85 acre marshland with conservation easements.
    Josh Lanier: Help cities with mass transit and farmers in small towns too.
    Vernon Jones: Capture methane gas from landfills for electricity.
    Johnny Isakson: Protect environment while providing for economic opportunity.
Foreign Policy
    Jim Barksdale: Use all the tools of diplomacy in the pursuit of peace.
    Derrick Grayson: 900 military bases in 150 countries is an empire.
    Allen Buckley: We face significant problems, including foreign intervention.
    Michelle Nunn: Our military is but one element of our national power.
    Karen Handel: FactCheck: Only $2.2M on USAID pottery in Morocco, not $27M.
Free Trade
    Jim Barksdale: Rewrite trade deals to give US workers a level playing field.
    Amanda Swafford: We need more transparency regarding trade agreements.
    Michelle Nunn: Moving jobs to China & Mexico helps profits but not people.
    David Perdue: My company exported American-made products into Asia.
Government Reform
    Jim Barksdale: Repeal Citizens United and ban Super PACs.
    Allen Buckley: Our country faces excessive debt, entitlements, & regulation.
    Amanda Swafford: Photo ID for voting.
    David Perdue: Absolute power corrupts; support check and balance system.
    David Perdue: Photo ID for voting.
    Rick Allen: Enact congressional term limits.
    Rick Allen: Require photo ID to vote.
    Michelle Nunn: Amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision.
    Paul Broun: Photo ID for voting.
    Michelle Nunn: AdWatch: Michelle helps organizations make changes.
    Derrick Grayson: Keep Georgians engaged; keep government transparent.
    Derrick Grayson: PACs have agendas; don't take their money.
    Michelle Nunn: If Congress doesn't pass a budget they don't get paid.
    Michelle Nunn: Bar members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.
Gun Control
    Jim Barksdale: Stop suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns.
    Amanda Swafford: Sacrificing liberty for safety has never worked.
    Amanda Swafford: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    David Perdue: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Rick Allen: Disagree with more restrictive gun control laws.
    Paul Broun: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Paul Broun: FactCheck: Guns cause more deaths than bats & hammers.
Health Care
    Jim Barksdale: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but it's a good step.
    Derrick Grayson: Repeal ObamaCare and replace it with nothing.
    Pat Roberts: Ebola: suspend air travel between the U.S. and West Africa.
    Amanda Swafford: Dramatically strengthen Health Savings Accounts.
    Amanda Swafford: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    David Perdue: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Rick Allen: No government responsibility to ensure healthcare.
    Paul Broun: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Michelle Nunn: ObamaCare would have been better if bipartisan.
    David Perdue: Responsible thing to do: fix ObamaCare; don't repeal it.
    Karen Handel: ObamaCare overreaches, but feds should address healthcare.
    Karen Handel: ObamaCare canceled my wife's policy & doubled premiums.
    Michelle Nunn: Add a tier of affordable coverage to ObamaCare.
    Karen Handel: Embrace threat of federal shutdown to defund ObamaCare.
    Jim Martin: All children must have access to health care.
    Jim Martin: Part of team that created the PeachCare Act.
    Vernon Jones: Part of team that created the PeachCare Act.
Homeland Security
    Jim Barksdale: Protect our military installations from BRAC closures.
    Derrick Grayson: Stop borrowing money to fight unjust, undeclared wars.
    Derrick Grayson: Give veterans priority for treatment and services.
    Amanda Swafford: Oppose private prison industry and domestic wiretapping.
    Amanda Swafford: Superior nuclear arsenal is not necessary.
    David Perdue: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Rick Allen: Maintain a larger nuclear arsenal than our adversaries.
    Paul Broun: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Derrick Grayson: Reform VA care for veterans to reduce suicides and shootings.
    Vernon Jones: Find the terrorists no matter where they are.
    Jim Barksdale: Pass comprehensive reform & bring 11M out of shadows.
    Greg Orman: Tough, practical, fair policy: no amnesty but no deportation.
    Amanda Swafford: No caps on number of visas allowed.
    Amanda Swafford: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    David Perdue: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Rick Allen: Protect the border and to prevent illegal entry.
    Paul Broun: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Karen Handel: Immigration bill is 1,000 pages of industry rewards.
    David Perdue: 2005: I spent my career outsourcing; 2014: I'm proud of that.
    David Perdue: Oppose increase in the federal minimum wage.
    Michelle Nunn: Increase the minimum wage, help lower the unemployment rate.
Principles & Values
    Jim Barksdale: Against Georgia adopting "religious liberty" legislation.
    Amanda Swafford: Judeo-Christian values aren't threatened by Shariah.
    David Perdue: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Rick Allen: Shariah law is a threat; keep Judeo-Christian framework.
    Paul Broun: Biblical morality is spiritual foundation of our nation.
    David Perdue: Change diapers & politicians frequently: not a D.C. insider.
    Jack Kingston: Broaden appeal of GOP by engaging liberal media.
    Michelle Nunn: Daughter of Sen. Sam Nunn: legacy of bipartisanship.
    David Perdue: CEO of Dollar General & Reebok; cousin of Gov. Sonny Perdue.
    Derrick Grayson: 100% of the Constitution, 100% of the time.
    Derrick Grayson: Social positions based on strong Christian values.
    Paul Broun: Lost campaigns in 1990, 1992 & 1996 before winning in 2006.
    Paul Broun: Separation of church and state is a mistaken idea.
    Jack Kingston: Endorsed by McIntosh County Commissioner over Handel.
    Karen Handel: Endorsed by McIntosh County Commissioner before Kingston.
Social Security
    Jim Barksdale: No privatized "everyone on their own" scheme.
    David Perdue: Reduce $86T retirement deal for federal employees.
    Michelle Nunn: Bipartisan entitlement reform to preserve Social Security.
    Vernon Jones: Fight hard as the Dickens for our seniors.
Tax Reform
    Amanda Swafford: Politicians use tax code to for social engineering.
    David Perdue: Cut spending AND increase revenue.
    Josh Lanier: Opposes $1 trillion tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
    Michelle Nunn: Reverse the downward trends in basic R&D funding.
War & Peace
    Jim Barksdale: No wars of choice without clear purpose & exit strategy.
    Derrick Grayson: Non-intervention: Bring our troops home immediately.
    Rand Knight: Get out of Iraq within 12-18 months.
Welfare & Poverty
    Derrick Grayson: Welfare policy rips black families apart, like slavery.

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

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

AK -  AL -  AR -  AZ -  CA -  CO -  CT -  DE -  FL -  GA -  HI -  IA -  ID -  IL -  IN -  KS -  KY -  LA -  MA - 
MD -  ME -  MI -  MN -  MO -  MS -  MT -  NC -  ND -  NE -  NH -  NJ -  NM -  NV -  NY - 
OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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