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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 Indiana

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Indiana (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andrew Straw (26) Disability party candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
  • Baron Hill (2) Democratic Senate candidate Indiana
  • Brad Ellsworth (9) 2010 Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • Charlie Hardy (1) Democratic Senate Challenger Wyoming
  • Daniel Coats (12) Indiana Director of National Intelligence
  • Eric Holcomb (12) Indiana Republican candidate for Governor
  • Evan Bayh (3) Democrat
  • Joe Donnelly (8) Democratic Challenger Indiana
  • Luke Messer (4) Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
  • Mark Hurt (12) Republican Senate challenger Indiana
  • Matthew Whitaker (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Mike Braun (14) Republican Candidate for Indiana U. S. Senator Indiana
  • Richard Lugar (11) Republican Sr Senator Indiana
  • Richard Mourdock (23) Republican Challenger Indiana
  • Sam Clovis (1) Republican Senate Challenger Iowa
  • Todd Rokita (1) Republican candidate for Indiana U.S. Senator Indiana
  • Todd Young (1) Republican Senate Challenger Indiana
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    Mike Braun: Life starts with conception.
    Andrew Straw: A fetus has rights; treat abortion like euthanasia.
    Andrew Straw: Since 1973, courts allowed parents to kill their children.
    Mark Hurt: Life is precious; no tax-payer funded abortion.
    Evan Bayh: Supports public funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Eric Holcomb: Planned Parenthood videos were despicable, but no shutdown.
    Joe Donnelly: Abortions only in cases of rape, incest, and maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape; only for maternal life.
    Richard Mourdock: No exception for rape, but God doesn't want people raped.
    Joe Donnelly: God would never intend for rape to happen.
    Richard Mourdock: God at work when rape leads to pregnancy.
    Richard Lugar: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should not have a role in reproductive services.
    Brad Ellsworth: Taxpayer money ok for abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Mike Braun: Don't pay politicians if they can't pass a budget.
    Andrew Straw: Stimulus plus market-led recovery.
    Richard Lugar: Pass the remarkable House budget plan & extend Bush tax cuts.
    Brad Ellsworth: Stimulus legislation prevented going into a depression.
    Brad Ellsworth: Voted for bailout, health care law and stimulus bill.
    Daniel Coats: Commitment to no new spending unless offset & paid for.
Civil Rights
    Andrew Straw: Same-sex marriage is none of state's business.
    Andrew Straw: Gay marriage bans are like anti-miscegenation laws.
    Andrew Straw: Incentives to hire qualified women into management.
    Joe Donnelly: Protect LGBT Hoosiers from discrimination.
    Eric Holcomb: Supportive of the LGBT community: zero discrimination.
    Baron Hill: 2006: Marriage is sacred; 2015: guarantee marriage equality.
    Baron Hill: For ENDA & against DADT & in Congress; evolved on marriage.
    Joe Donnelly: Opposes same sex marriage.
    Mike Braun: Lowering taxes is a good start to empowering job creators.
    Mark Hurt: Lower corporate rates; simplify taxes.
    Eric Holcomb: Make America the global jobs magnet.
    Joe Donnelly: Lower corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.
    Joe Donnelly: Challenging auto bailout put 1000s of jobs at risk.
    Andrew Straw: In some cases, punishment can reduce crime.
    Mark Hurt: One small brick in the wall of justice.
    Andrew Straw: Marijuana is a medicine and nutritious.
    Mark Hurt: Tougher penalties on those dealing drugs.
    Andrew Straw: Students can pray in school, but not imposed by teachers.
    Andrew Straw: Supports vouchers and more school choices.
    Eric Holcomb: Give parents the freedom to choose child's school.
    Joe Donnelly: Pell Grants for low-income students, & lower interest rates.
    Richard Mourdock: Transfer federal education role to state & local level.
Energy & Oil
    Andrew Straw: Support green energy storage technology.
    Mark Hurt: Cost-benefit analysis for measures affecting clean coal.
    Evan Bayh: Climate science is unequivocal, but don't hurt business.
    Eric Holcomb: Coal reduces our dependency on foreign sources of energy.
    Joe Donnelly: I opposed cap-and-trade even though Dem leadership pushed it.
    Richard Lugar: Make all cars "flex-fuel" vehicles.
    Richard Mourdock: Oppose ethanol subsidy as a matter of conservative principle.
    Richard Mourdock: Ethanol mandates lead to high gas prices.
    Richard Lugar: Subsidizing ethanol makes overall gasoline prices go down.
    Richard Mourdock: High gas prices come from federal mandates like ethanol.
    Brad Ellsworth: Cap-and-trade would put Hoosiers out of work.
    Brad Ellsworth: Supports nuclear, solar, & clean coal, but not cap-&-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of benefiting as lobbyist from pushing cap-and-trade.
    Daniel Coats: Don't pick winners & losers in biofuel; pick nuclear instead.
    Andrew Straw: EPA should have more power to clean up, not less.
    Eric Holcomb: Stand up to federal government over environmental regulation.
    Richard Lugar: Ethanol mandates help state corn farmers.
Families & Children
    Charlie Hardy: Many parents worry about not providing for their children.
    Richard Lugar: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
    Richard Mourdock: Government should play no role reproductive health services.
Foreign Policy
    Andrew Straw: USA should encourage our values in UN programs.
    Eric Holcomb: I want a safer, stronger and freer America, today & tomorrow.
    Richard Lugar: Russia is neither friend nor foe; just an important country.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend.
    Richard Mourdock: Russia is more foe than friend; they aid our enemies.
Free Trade
    Mike Braun: 2016: Voted against clawbacks for moving jobs to Mexico.
    Andrew Straw: Adjust NAFTA with 1% tariff to raise Mexican standards.
    Brad Ellsworth: NAFTA has cost Indiana jobs.
    Daniel Coats: Trade barriers would hurt Indiana.
Government Reform
    Mike Braun: Replace the swamp with citizen legislators and term limits.
    Andrew Straw: Suing government for ballot access for disabled people.
    Andrew Straw: Expand voting rights for disabled people.
    Mark Hurt: Stop the nefarious practice of omnibus legislation.
    Richard Mourdock: Eliminate cabinet departments DOE, ED, DOC, and HUD.
Gun Control
    Mike Braun: A hunter himself, he's a proud backer of the 2nd Amendment.
    Andrew Straw: I support the 2nd Amendment.
    Daniel Coats: 1991: voted for Brady Bill & background checks.
Health Care
    Mike Braun: Common sense solutions can offset ObamaCare shortfalls.
    Andrew Straw: Expand Medicare incrementally, not via ObamaCare.
    Mark Hurt: Funding to alleviate shortage of mental health professionals.
    Mark Hurt: Support cross-state competition, not ObamaCare bureaucracy.
    Sam Clovis: Keep ObamaCare rule: kids can stay on parent's plan until 26.
    Richard Mourdock: No national nor Massachusetts-style health care plan.
    Richard Mourdock: ObamaCare makes government bigger.
    Richard Mourdock: Tax-deductible health savings accounts for those under 55.
    Luke Messer: ObamaCare bad for middle class.
Homeland Security
    Mike Braun: We need increased military to protect our interests abroad.
    Andrew Straw: We spend too much on the military now.
    Mike Braun: North Korea & Russian dangers require strong US military.
    Mark Hurt: Could support transgender military ban.
    Mark Hurt: Strategic increased spending on military weapons systems.
    Mark Hurt: Work with countries like Russia & comprehensively fight ISIS.
    Eric Holcomb: Peace through strength, not peace through hope.
    Richard Lugar: So-authored nuclear nonproliferation program 20 years ago.
    Mike Braun: Hard line approach to illegal immigrants: build the wall.
    Andrew Straw: Pathway to citizenship, except for felons.
    Eric Holcomb: I won't be xenophobic on immigration policy.
    Richard Lugar: Yes, voted for DREAM Act, but not for benefits to illegals.
    Richard Mourdock: No Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants.
    Daniel Coats: Voted for amnesty 26 years ago; against a dozen times since.
    Andrew Straw: In recessions, increase money supply to create jobs.
    Andrew Straw: Visas for high-wage jobs; don't export jobs via trade.
    Richard Mourdock: Focus on cutting the deficit and creating jobs.
Principles & Values
    Mike Braun: Use record of what's been done in hometown and statehouse.
    Andrew Straw: Ten Commandments are public already; don't impose in court.
    Eric Holcomb: Proven, passionate solutions-oriented approach.
    Richard Lugar: OpEd: Lives in Washington DC, no longer in Indiana.
    Daniel Coats: YouTube video: "Don't tell Hoosiers I'm a Tar Heel".
    Daniel Coats: There's a lot of enthusiasm for change in Washington.
    Daniel Coats: Accused of lobbying for whatever issue paid the most money.
    Daniel Coats: Accepted lobbying job after adjournment but still in Senate.
    Brad Ellsworth: Coats negotiated lobbying job while still a Senator.
Social Security
    Andrew Straw: Too many people rely on SSA to risk losses.
    Luke Messer: Let retirees earn more.
    Evan Bayh: Raise Social Security age.
    Todd Young: Strong support for privatization.
    Matthew Whitaker: No hope that Social Security will be there for future.
    Richard Mourdock: Constitution mentions neither Social Security nor Medicare.
    Richard Mourdock: Raise the retirement age.
    Brad Ellsworth: Don't raise the retirement age; put people to work instead.
    Daniel Coats: Save Social Security from itself; increase age & more.
Tax Reform
    Mike Braun: Pledged never to raise federal taxes, but infrastructure ok.
    Andrew Straw: Tax cuts for rich don't help economy if tied up in stocks.
    Luke Messer: Tax cuts should lead to growth.
    Eric Holcomb: Simplifying the 75,000-page tax code would lead to growth.
    Richard Mourdock: Major tax reforms yes; national sales tax no.
    Brad Ellsworth: Take away some of the hundreds of tax breaks & exemptions.
    Daniel Coats: Open to the FairTax, but no VAT.
    Todd Rokita: Gas tax ok for infrastructure improvements.
    Mike Braun: Increase gas tax by 10 cents for crumbling infrastructure.
    Richard Mourdock: Space program is not in Constitution, but I support it.
War & Peace
    Andrew Straw: Treaties with allies instead of empire-building attitudes.
    Mike Braun: Defeat ISIS terrorists where they live.
    Luke Messer: Get tough with North Korea.
    Mark Hurt: We lost allies' respect, enabling rise of extreme ideologies.
    Eric Holcomb: Iran funds terrorism; no nuclear deal.
    Richard Lugar: US is not going to have troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.
    Richard Mourdock: Inexcusable failure to withdraw from Iraq.
    Richard Mourdock: inexcusable failure to turn tail & run in Iraq.

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

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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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