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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 Ohio

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Ohio (number of quotes indicated):
  • Jim Renacci (19) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
  • Joe Schiavoni (2) Ohio Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor
  • John Kasich (2) Ohio Republican Governor
  • Josh Mandel (18) Former Republican Nominee (withdrew 2018) Ohio
  • Lee Fisher (13) 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently Lt. Gov. Ohio
  • Michael Pryce (4) Republican Challenger (lost 2012 primary) Ohio
  • Mike DeWine (9) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
  • Mike Gibbons (20) Republican candidate for Ohio U.S. Senator Ohio
  • P.G. Sittenfeld (18) Democratic Senate challenger Ohio
  • Rob Portman (18) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Ron Wyden (1) Democratic Sr Senator Oregon
  • Sherrod Brown (38) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
  • Ted Strickland (17) Ohio Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010)
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    Jim Renacci: De-fund Planned Parenthood; 100% pro-life.
    Sherrod Brown: Trust women to make their own healthcare decisions.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes abortion as a woman's unrestricted right.
    Ted Strickland: Supports some restrictions but Planned Parenthood ok.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Unwavering supporter of a woman's right to choose.
    Josh Mandel: Signed pledge to oppose abortion on demand without exception.
    Josh Mandel: I believe in protecting life.
    Sherrod Brown: Women should make their own health care decisions.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare makes doctors commit abortions against their will.
    Josh Mandel: Endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC.
    Josh Mandel: Umbilical blood is ethical source of stem cells.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Renacci: Obama federal stimulus was a failed experiment.
    Mike Gibbons: Market-led recovery instead of stimulus.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Make big banks split their commercial & investment practices.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Trickle-down economics has not worked for vast majority.
    Rob Portman: Budget director for President George W. Bush.
    Ted Strickland: Turnaround Ohio: invest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
Civil Rights
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes same-sex marriage.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Saying "black lives matter" recognizes institutional racism.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against the Patriot Act because it is unpatriotic.
    Sherrod Brown: CFPB stops Wall Street from calling the shots on the budget.
    Jim Renacci: 2010 bailout closed my car dealership; Feds shouldn't pick.
    Josh Mandel: Auto bailout was un-American; I won't be the bailout Senator.
    Sherrod Brown: Supported auto industry bailout as fighting for middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Businesses hurt by complicated taxes & aggressive regulation.
    Lee Fisher: Experienced negotiating with companies to stay in Ohio.
    Rob Portman: More than 70 company tours & plant visits, to stay in touch.
    Rob Portman: More favorable policy: encourage business development.
    Mike Gibbons: Stricter punishment reduces crime.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Mandatory minimum sentencing causes black mass incarceration.
    Josh Mandel: Voted YES on lethal force against home intruders.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes recreational marijuana legalization.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports medical legalization; opposes federal intervention.
    John Kasich: Longer prison sentences for fentanyl-related offenses.
    Mike Gibbons: Marijuana is not a gateway drug.
    Rob Portman: No legalization; focus instead on drug prevention.
    Ted Strickland: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
    Ted Strickland: Medical cannabis is a "no-brainer"; decriminalize now.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Reform outdated marijuana laws that penalize possession.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Marijuana legalization & tight regulation.
    Jim Renacci: Strong historical supporter of vouchers for private schools.
    Jim Renacci: No role for government to reduce student loan interest rates.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime opponent of vouchers for private schools.
    Sherrod Brown: Reduce student loan interest rates; increase Pell Grants.
    Mike Gibbons: Vouchers for school choice.
    Joe Schiavoni: Protect students from failing online charter schools.
    Ted Strickland: Criticizes $71M in charter school funding for rigged report.
Energy & Oil
    Jim Renacci: Opposed EPA regulating greenhouse gases.
    Sherrod Brown: Pretending that climate change isn't happening is dangerous.
    Sherrod Brown: $30 billion to transition manufacturers to clean energy.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes prioritizing green energy.
    Rob Portman: Human activity contributes to climate change; but no laws.
    Ted Strickland: Tackle the challenge of catastrophic climate change.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: I'm strongly opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Ted Strickland: Stay out of Keystone XL discussions; it doesn't involve Ohio.
    Josh Mandel: Use responsibly the natural resources we're blessed to have.
    Jim Renacci: Reduce funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    Sherrod Brown: Maintain funding for Environmental Protection Administration.
    Mike Gibbons: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Joe Schiavoni: $100M to address water quality with sewer improvements.
    Ted Strickland: Safeguard clean air and water for future generations.
Families & Children
    Jim Renacci: Marriage should be between one man & one woman.
    Sherrod Brown: Practicing family values means loving all God's children.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Fight for the right to paid sick days.
Foreign Policy
    Mike Gibbons: Support American Exceptionalism.
    Ted Strickland: Support Iran nuke treaty; opposes ground troops against ISIS.
Free Trade
    Jim Renacci: Seeks balance between tariffs, free trade & fair trade.
    Sherrod Brown: Tax auto company foreign profits; then discounts in US.
    Sherrod Brown: Longtime critic of NAFTA; re-negotiate to help Ohio workers.
    Mike Gibbons: Support & expand free trade.
    Rob Portman: Push TPP to remove limits on US poultry exports.
    Rob Portman: Negotiated fast-track under Bush; but slowing it under Obama.
    Ron Wyden: Key supporter of fast-track trade-promotion authority.
    Sherrod Brown: Trade agreements have sold out the middle class.
    Josh Mandel: Criticizes opponent for helping move jobs to China.
    Lee Fisher: Trade agreements should be fair and enforced.
    Rob Portman: Pass more trade agreements to increase Ohio exports.
    Rob Portman: Served as trade representative under Pres. George W. Bush.
    Lee Fisher: More stringent policy: discourage companies moving overseas.
    Mike DeWine: Tariffs against dumping steel, & give fines to US companies.
    Sherrod Brown: Supports fair trade; opposes exporting jobs.
Government Reform
    Jim Renacci: Corporate political donations are protected political speech.
    Sherrod Brown: Special interests shouldn't have louder voice than families.
    Sherrod Brown: Photo-ID rules discourage people from voting.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes making voter registration easier.
    Ted Strickland: Overturn Citizens United with constitutional amendment.
    Ted Strickland: Citizens United lets billionaires' dark money buy elections.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: The right to cast a ballot is under assault.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    Josh Mandel: No government bailout that I would ever support.
    Josh Mandel: Does not accept gifts in public office.
    Josh Mandel: Public officials should disclose more than is required.
Gun Control
    Jim Renacci: No ban on assault weapons nor high capacity magazines.
    Sherrod Brown: Ban on assault weapons & high capacity magazines.
    Mike Gibbons: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Ted Strickland: Supports background checks; close terror watchlist loophole.
    Ted Strickland: 2010: Pro-gun & NRA endorsed; 2016: end gun epidemic.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We need Senators who'll stand up to extreme gun lobby.
    Ted Strickland: OpEd: Worked for anti-gun group, but never renounced NRA.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: We have more mass murders because we have more guns.
Health Care
    Jim Renacci: Key to affordable healthcare is increasing competition.
    Sherrod Brown: Repealing ObamaCare would devastate Ohio children.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes ObamaCare.
    Ted Strickland: Improve ObamaCare: repeal Cadillac Tax; negotiate Rx drugs.
    Michael Pryce: ObamaCare intimidates doctors to withhold treatment.
    Lee Fisher: Supports new healthcare reform law.
    Rob Portman: Repeal new health reform; it's a job killer.
Homeland Security
    Mike Gibbons: Expand the military.
    Sherrod Brown: Screen returning veterans for PTSD, and offer entitlements.
    Josh Mandel: AdWatch: served as Marine in Iraq; grandson of a soldier.
    Lee Fisher: Let anyone serve who is willing; end don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Rob Portman: Let the military decide on don't-ask-don't-tell.
    Mike DeWine: Brown voted 10 times to cut intelligence spending.
    Mike DeWine: I don’t have confidence in Rumsfeld.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted every time in favor of final intelligence budgets.
    Jim Renacci: Overturn DACA program: no legal status for DREAMers.
    Sherrod Brown: Support DACA program: legal status for DREAMers.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Ted Strickland: Fix broken system with comprehensive immigration reform.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Common-sense pathway to citizenship but not amnesty.
    Jim Renacci: No increase in federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Sherrod Brown: Increase federal minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $15.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes affirmative action hiring.
    John Kasich: No local vote on $15 minimum wage; keep $8.10.
    Lee Fisher: Incentive for Ohio jobs rather than breaks for jobs overseas.
    Rob Portman: High unemployment rate creates Ohio brain drain.
    Lee Fisher: OpEd: In charge of job creation when Ohio lost 400,000 jobs.
Principles & Values
    Mike Gibbons: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Sherrod Brown: AdWatch: nepotistic hiring practices at the state treasury.
    Josh Mandel: OpEd: Missed 14 monthly meetings as Ohio Treasurer.
    Lee Fisher: I'm just as angry at Washington insiders as you are.
    Rob Portman: If you like the way things are going, support my opponent.
    Lee Fisher: Ohio voters are mad as hell over Republican policies.
    Rob Portman: A top adviser to President George W. Bush.
    Mike DeWine: Worked in a bi-partisan manner to get things done.
    Mike DeWine: Brown does not represent the mainstream of Ohio.
    Sherrod Brown: Endorsed by conservative group that cares about tax fairness.
Social Security
    Jim Renacci: Allow workers to privately invest portion of payroll taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: No full nor partial privatization of Social Security.
    Mike Gibbons: Opt-out of Social Security.
    Rob Portman: Supported Bush's privatization, but no longer supports it.
    Ted Strickland: No Social Security privatization.
    Josh Mandel: Raise retirement age, but not for Baby Boomers or older.
    Sherrod Brown: Don't raise retirement age; system has been reliable.
    Lee Fisher: No benefit cuts; don't raise retirement age.
    Rob Portman: Bush's proposal was sound, but I'm not for privatization.
Tax Reform
    Jim Renacci: Trump tax cuts enable companies to invest in innovation.
    Sherrod Brown: Trump tax cuts apply to corporations that send jobs overseas.
    Sherrod Brown: Help working families instead of millionaires & corporations.
    Mike Gibbons: Opposes higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Josh Mandel: I'm proud to pledge for lower taxes.
    Sherrod Brown: Anti-tax pledges handcuff budget decisions.
    Josh Mandel: Eliminate the death tax; it's an unjust double taxation.
    Michael Pryce: Consumption tax gets government off our backs.
    Lee Fisher: Let Bush tax cuts expire for millionaires.
    Rob Portman: Any tax increase would hurt the fragile economy.
    Lee Fisher: 2005 tax cut reduced Ohio taxes by 16.8%.
    Mike DeWine: Some ads had mistakes, but say Brown votes against tax cuts.
    Sherrod Brown: DeWine’s ads doctor WTC photos to distort my record on taxes.
    Jim Renacci: Opposes Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
    Sherrod Brown: Supports Net Neutrality (equal access to Internet).
War & Peace
    Jim Renacci: No nuke deal with Iran, the #1 state sponsor of terrorism.
    Sherrod Brown: Keep nuke deal with Iran, but use remaining sanctions.
    Mike Gibbons: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Sherrod Brown: Pull soldiers out of Iraq and Afghanistan and end wars.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Keep the conversation going with ISIS, including nukes.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Trust but verify with Iran; the alternative is war.
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Supports targeted airstrikes against ISIS.
    Josh Mandel: Two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Marine.
    Michael Pryce: We are world police; Iran likely already has a nuclear bomb.
    Lee Fisher: Set a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
    Rob Portman: Arbitrary deadline for withdrawal lets enemy wait it out.
    Mike DeWine: Cannot set an artificial timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
    Mike DeWine: Iraq has become a cause celebre for the jihadists.
    Mike DeWine: Would not have voted to go into Iraq with what we now know.
    Sherrod Brown: Instruct the military to come up with a withdrawal plan.
    Sherrod Brown: Iraq has distracted the War on Terror and made us less safe.
    Sherrod Brown: Voted against $87 billion that went to Halliburton.
Welfare & Poverty
    P.G. Sittenfeld: Wealth inequality is worst since the Gilded Age.

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

Senatorial 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 - 

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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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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