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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 Montana

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Montana (number of quotes indicated):
  • Albert Olszewski (24) Republican candidate for Montana U.S. Senator Montana
  • Amanda Curtis (13) Democratic Challenger Montana
  • Brian Schweitzer (1) Montana Previously Democratic Governor
  • Champ Edmunds (11) Democrat Challenger Montana
  • Conrad Burns (9) Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007) Montana
  • Dennis Rehberg (15) Republican Challenger Montana
  • John Bohlinger (7) Democratic Senate Challenger Montana
  • John Walsh (18) Democratic Senate Challenger Montana
  • Jon Tester (46) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Matt Rosendale (21) Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
  • Sam Rankin (7) Reform Senate Challenger Montana
  • Stan Jones (9) Libertarian Challenger (2006) Montana
  • Steve Daines (11) Republican Senate challenger Montana
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    Jon Tester: No 20-week ban on abortion.
    Matt Rosendale: No abortion; no exceptions.
    Albert Olszewski: Defend unborn children without exception.
    Albert Olszewski: All human life needs to be protected.
    Matt Rosendale: Against abortion in all circumstances.
    Amanda Curtis: 100% pro-choice voting record.
    Champ Edmunds: Human life begins at conception.
    Steve Daines: No exceptions for rape nor incest, but no criminalization.
    John Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception.
    John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban.
    John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it.
Budget & Economy
    Matt Rosendale: Cut government instead of stimulus spending.
    Albert Olszewski: For balanced budget instead of intergenerational theft.
    Amanda Curtis: Economy that works for all of us, not just for the richest.
    Champ Edmunds: The borrower is servant to the lender.
    Steve Daines: Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China.
    Dennis Rehberg: $787B stimulus package did not create jobs.
    Jon Tester: $787B in stimulus spending was step in the right direction.
    Dennis Rehberg: Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA.
    Conrad Burns: Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit.
    Jon Tester: Montana suffered from Burnsí cuts in discretionary funding.
    Stan Jones: Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments.
Civil Rights
    Albert Olszewski: No same-sex marriage.
    Albert Olszewski: Don't require pay equity between men & women.
    Albert Olszewski: No Confederate flags on government property.
    Albert Olszewski: Allowing 71 genders on birth certificate costs over $100,000.
    Amanda Curtis: Outspoken advocate for labor unions and women's rights.
    Champ Edmunds: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    John Walsh: Voted against NAACP staffer's appointment to Dept.of Justice.
    Amanda Curtis: Repeal state ban on sodomy; make gay sex legal.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act cost us our Fourth Amendment rights.
    Matt Rosendale: New tax law changes depreciation rules to allow expansion.
    Albert Olszewski: Federal regulations get in the way of small business.
    Amanda Curtis: Wall St. is doing great; recovery hasn't reached rest of us.
    Sam Rankin: End tax subsidies; & tax corporations in foreign countries.
    Jon Tester: Prevent abuses by "too-big-to-fail" banks on Wall Street.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United puts democracy at risk.
    Conrad Burns: Marketplace will force us into conservation and renewables.
    Jon Tester: Energy plan was written by oil companies, so no renewables.
    Albert Olszewski: Supports death penalty.
    Jon Tester: Medical marijuana ok; full legalization later.
    Matt Rosendale: Medical marijuana ok; let states decide full legalization.
    Albert Olszewski: Class 1 narcotics like marijuana should not be legal.
    Amanda Curtis: Medical marijuana law is over-restrictive.
    Steve Daines: Limit federal DEA from interfering with state marijuana laws.
    Conrad Burns: Repealing Patriot Act would cost us the Meth Control Act.
    Jon Tester: Privatizing public schools feeds destruction of democracy.
    Jon Tester: Restore year-round Pell Grants, & support Perkins Loans.
    Matt Rosendale: Government out of college funding.
    Matt Rosendale: Privatization is critical to improve our education system.
    Steve Daines: Expand school choice where public schools are poor.
    Amanda Curtis: Math teacher and unabashed backer of public schools.
    Jon Tester: More tuition tax credits, low-interest loans, & Pell grants.
Energy & Oil
    Matt Rosendale: Climate changes, but no draconian restrictions on business.
    Albert Olszewski: Supports fracking and offshore oil drilling.
    Matt Rosendale: Develop fossil fuels, don't subsidize green energy.
    Steve Daines: War on American energy is part of war on middle class.
    Champ Edmunds: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    John Walsh: Energy boom in Montana instead of foreign oil dependence.
    Dennis Rehberg: Help avoid closure of Billings coal-fired power plant.
    Dennis Rehberg: Cap-and-trade policy is an energy tax.
    Conrad Burns: Agricultural oil sources reduce foreign energy dependence.
    Conrad Burns: Global warming has occurred since the Ice Age.
    Conrad Burns: Kyoto Accord hurts economy; focus on alternative fuels.
    Jon Tester: Agricultural oil sources are profitable and renewable.
    Jon Tester: Kyoto Accord needs worldwide communication & US leadership.
    Jon Tester: Global warming is much more rapid now than historically.
    Stan Jones: More nuclear plants and more liquefied coal.
    Stan Jones: Global warming is a natural occurrence since 1000AD.
    Albert Olszewski: Let Montanans control state land.
    Amanda Curtis: Big supporter of protecting access to public lands.
    John Walsh: More regulations to develop natural resources responsibly.
    Dennis Rehberg: EPA is heavy-handed; don't pick winners and losers.
    Jon Tester: Sought removal of wolves from the endangered list.
Families & Children
    Jon Tester: All couples should have same rights as heterosexual couples.
    Matt Rosendale: Support traditional marriage between one man & one woman.
Foreign Policy
    Steve Daines: Congressional support for Israel is bipartisan & strong.
Free Trade
    Jon Tester: Tariffs on China harm our industries & drive up costs.
    Matt Rosendale: Stop tolerating what China has been doing for decades.
    John Walsh: Don't ship American jobs to China.
    Steve Daines: Worked for 6 years bringing U.S. consumer products to China.
    John Walsh: On trade mission: Montana is open for business.
    Stan Jones: NAFTA leads to American Union as part of one-world Communism.
Government Reform
    Jon Tester: Spotlight Act: no dark money in campaigns.
    Jon Tester: Introduced bill to ensure Native American voting access.
    Albert Olszewski: Term limits set for members of Congress.
    Albert Olszewski: Require photo ID to vote.
    Amanda Curtis: When wealthy in Congress, playing field tilts to wealthy.
    Sam Rankin: Special interests support the status quo; Americans don't.
    Sam Rankin: Eliminate earmarks; 3-year federal pay freeze.
    Champ Edmunds: Photo ID for voting.
    Dennis Rehberg: It's not about campaign spending; it's government spending.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United is scary for democracy.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United ok: political free speech is most important.
    Dennis Rehberg: Supports cutting Public Broadcasting Service & Americorps.
    Jon Tester: Oppose Citizens United: limit corporate political spending.
    Dennis Rehberg: There should be nothing more free than political free speech.
    Jon Tester: Citizens United ruling puts democracy at risk.
    Dennis Rehberg: Citizens United: nothing more free than political speech.
    Conrad Burns: Earmarks let me bring Montana a share of federal money.
    Jon Tester: Earmarks without transparency are wrong for democracy.
    Jon Tester: K-Street cronies control Congressional spending decisions.
    Stan Jones: Earmarks are unconstitutional incumbency protection.
Gun Control
    Jon Tester: Supports background checks & banning bump stocks.
    Matt Rosendale: Second Amendment rights are non-negotiable.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't check if gun buyers are on terrorist watch-list.
    Amanda Curtis: Supports expanding background checks.
    Champ Edmunds: 2nd amendment is about tyranny, not hunting.
    Amanda Curtis: Common-sense solutions like expanding background checks.
    Dennis Rehberg: No Supreme Court Justices who are hostile to 2nd Amendment.
Health Care
    Jon Tester: I won't give up on repealing & replacing ObamaCare.
    Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare, with bipartisan approach.
    Albert Olszewski: Repeal and replace Obamacare with bipartisan approach.
    Matt Rosendale: Full repeal of Obamacare.
    Albert Olszewski: Halt expansion of Medicaid; halt ObamaCare unfunded mandates.
    Albert Olszewski: ObamaCare is imploding; shore up healthcare system.
    Amanda Curtis: ObamaCare: don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
    Sam Rankin: Tort reform plus higher deductibles & co-pays.
    Champ Edmunds: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    John Walsh: Yes to Medicare Rx negotiations; no to privatization.
    John Bohlinger: Strong advocate of a single-payer system like Medicare.
    John Bohlinger: Expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low-income Montanans.
    Jon Tester: Protect people with pre-existing medical conditions.
    Jon Tester: Families canít afford to get sick; thatís not health care.
Homeland Security
    Albert Olszewski: Champion a veterans' healthcare system.
    Albert Olszewski: Give our military the resources they need.
    Sam Rankin: Reduce our nuclear warhead stockpile & reduce F-35's.
    Champ Edmunds: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    John Walsh: Worked to prohibit warrantless cell phone tracking.
    John Walsh: Cut wasteful spending in our military.
    Champ Edmunds: Allow easier driver licensing for military service members.
    John Walsh: OpEd: Walsh was fair about National Guard Association dues.
    Jon Tester: Irresponsible to put two wars on credit card.
    Conrad Burns: Patriot Act only affects your freedoms if youíre a terrorist.
    Jon Tester: Build forces to fight terror cells; not take away our rights.
    Stan Jones: Patriot Act is terrorism of the worst kind.
    Stan Jones: Nobody read the Patriot Act before it was corruptly passed.
    Jon Tester: Bipartisan reform with earned path to citizenship.
    Matt Rosendale: Rule of law has been ignored for illegal immigrants.
    Jon Tester: FactCheck: Opposes sanctuary cities, but don't punish them.
    Champ Edmunds: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Steve Daines: Comprehensive reform is the wrong approach; no amnesty.
    Jon Tester: Touts bipartisanship; voted against DREAM Act.
    Jon Tester: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Matt Rosendale: Don't raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    John Walsh: Supports increasing the minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Voted with Trump 52%, but against key initiatives.
    Albert Olszewski: References to God on federal buildings is ok.
    John Walsh: OpEd: 2007 Master's thesis plagiarized from online sources.
    Champ Edmunds: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Walsh appointment was "Big Sky buy-off" D.C. deal.
    John Walsh: AdWatch: "Where's Walsh-o" website: "Walsh is hard to find".
    John Walsh: Appointed to Senate while running in Senate primary.
    John Walsh: AdWatch: "Big Sky buyoff" to appoint Walsh to Senate early.
    Brian Schweitzer: Considered Senate run; now supports both Dem. candidates.
    John Bohlinger: An outsider supported by the people & not the establishment.
    John Bohlinger: Elected as Republican; then ran on Democrat governor ticket.
    Jon Tester: Premature to call for impeachment proceedings against Bush.
    Stan Jones: Bush has committed many impeachable offenses.
Social Security
    Jon Tester: Opposes any plan to privatize.
    Matt Rosendale: Let younger Americans invest privately instead of paying in.
    Amanda Curtis: Against privatizing Medicare and Social Security.
    Sam Rankin: Phase in age increase and more realistic CPI.
    Steve Daines: AdWatch: Accuses opponent of considering privatization.
    John Walsh: Consider privatization for new employees entering workforce.
Tax Reform
    Jon Tester: Trump tax cuts were a disastrous handout for jet-owners.
    Matt Rosendale: Trump tax cuts mean more jobs for Montanans.
    Jon Tester: GOP tax plan saddles future generations with more debt.
    Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
    Matt Rosendale: Get rid of tax on multimillion-dollar estates.
    Sam Rankin: Simplify to three tax brackets: 12%, 22%, 28%.
    John Walsh: Tax cuts for the wealthy only seek to preserve privilege.
    Dennis Rehberg: End the inheritance tax completely.
    Jon Tester: Extend Bush exemption for inheritance tax up to $10M.
    Dennis Rehberg: We need tax certainty ; make Bush tax cuts permanent.
    Dennis Rehberg: Eliminate the death tax entirely.
    Jon Tester: Limit inheritance tax to estates over $5 million.
    Conrad Burns: Bush tax cuts actually more progressive Clinton tax hikes.
    Jon Tester: Lead the world in clean technology.
    Jon Tester: 2008 stimulus was necessary; invest more in infrastructure.
    Jon Tester: Repealing Net Neutrality handed Internet to corporations.
    John Bohlinger: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    John Walsh: Digital privacy threatened by warrantless NSA invasions.
    Jon Tester: Stimulus for Going-to-the-Sun National Park roads.
    Dennis Rehberg: Montana solutions: rural transportation infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Jon Tester: Iran nuclear treaty is only option.
    Matt Rosendale: Double headline - Already Done.
    Albert Olszewski: War is last resort, but must stand firm.
    Albert Olszewski: When possible, we need to keep our troops out of harm's way.
    Albert Olszewski: Balance diplomacy with waging war as a last resort.
    Steve Daines: The best way to ensure Mideast peace is Israeli strength.

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

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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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 - 
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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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OH -  OK -  OR -  PA -  RI -  SC -  SD -  TN -  TX -  UT -  VA -  VT -  WA -  WI -  WV -  WY - 

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