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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
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)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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American Family Association iVoterGuide - 2020 House

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    from iVoterGuide.com 2020 House coverage (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allen Waters (4) Republican candidate for Rhode Island U. S. Senator Rhode Island
  • Andy Martin (2) Republican Senate Challenger New Hampshire
  • Bill Cassidy (7) Republican Senator Louisiana
  • Bob Walsh (7) Libertarian Senate Challenger New Mexico
  • C. Wesley Morgan (5) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kentucky
  • Cynthia Lummis (9) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Wyoming
  • Dan Forest (3) North Carolina Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Daniel Gade (7) Republican Senate challenger Virginia
  • Dave Lindstrom (1) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Kansas
  • Gavin Clarkson (6) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger New Mexico
  • Hirsh Singh (1) New Jersey Republican candidate for Governor
  • James DeMartino (6) Republican Senate Challenger Delaware
  • Jason Lewis (5) Republican Senate challenger Minnesota
  • Jo Jorgensen (8) Libertarian candidate for President
  • Jo Rae Perkins (3) Republican Senate Challenger Oregon
  • Lauren Witzke (3) Republican Challenger Delaware
  • Marcia Squier (6) Green Challenger for MI Senator Michigan
  • Mark Curran (6) Republican Senate challenger Illinois
  • Paul Romero (7) Republican Senate challenger Oregon
  • Roger Marshall (4) Republican Senate challenger Kansas
  • Shane Hazel (6) Libertarian Senate nominee Georgia
  • Thom Tillis (4) Republican Jr Senator North Carolina
  • Tommy Tuberville (5) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger Alabama
  • Valencia Stovall (1) Independent challenger for 2-year special election Georgia
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The American Family Association partners to produce iVoterGuides; their self-description: "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (which we exclude from listing here). They conduct surveys of candidates and incumbents (see bottom of page) as well as sending out questionnaires (this page).

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Allen Waters: Allow abortion only to protect the life of the mother.
    Bob Walsh: Right to privacy including all medical treatments.
    Cynthia Lummis: Abortion OK in cases of rape and incest against a minor.
Budget & Economy
    Bill Cassidy: Eliminate blatant waste, fraud & abuse that plagues country.
    Bob Walsh: Need surplus, not balanced budget, to reduce national debt.
    Cynthia Lummis: Cut government spending & reduce our national debt.
    Gavin Clarkson: Support Penny Plan: cut spending by 2% for 5 years in a row.
    James DeMartino: Support free market competition instead of non-profits.
    Mark Curran: Balanced budget via combo of increased revenue & budget cuts.
    Paul Romero: Cut ALL the pork; steady draw down to save trillions.
    Thom Tillis: Continue to hold the line on spending.
Civil Rights
    Bill Cassidy: Racism has no place in American life.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Government needs to get out of business of reverse racism.
    Cynthia Lummis: No place for racism, but no right to destroy.
    Daniel Gade: Racism is an internal belief, not a domestic threat.
    Gavin Clarkson: Organizations such as Black Lives Matter divide this country.
    James DeMartino: Identity politics is detrimental to our domestic security.
    Jason Lewis: Racism still is a problem, but it is not the chief threat.
    Jo Jorgensen: Some laws disproportionately victimize people of color.
    Jo Rae Perkins: I do not believe racism is a threat to domestic security.
    Marcia Squier: Racism is a threat to domestic security.
    Paul Romero: I have not witnessed racism as a problem.
    Shane Hazel: Let gay couples defend pot farms with machine guns.
    Tommy Tuberville: Don't use race to divide us.
    Daniel Gade: Stop insider trading by requiring blind trusts for Congress.
    Marcia Squier: I favor people over corporations and CEO billionaires.
    Valencia Stovall: Include micro-businesses in SBA grants.
    Bob Walsh: Police should not be allowed to arrest without a warrant.
    James DeMartino: Support our police ; restore law and order.
    Jo Jorgensen: Take the profit out of locking up citizens.
    Mark Curran: Black Lives Matter addresses police racist conduct.
    Roger Marshall: Racism is wrong, but condemn defunding the police.
    Jo Jorgensen: End laws against victimless crimes, including drug laws.
    Shane Hazel: End wars, including the drug war.
    Allen Waters: Teach Natural Law & moral principles in public schools.
    Andy Martin: Taxpayers shouldn't help pay off existing student loans.
    Bill Cassidy: College Transparency Act: address why so much student debt.
    Bob Walsh: Taxpayers shouldn't help pay off existing student loans.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Government should get out of the student loan business.
    Cynthia Lummis: Private sector should take over the student loan market.
    Daniel Gade: Student debt payoff is tax on poor in favor of privileged.
    Gavin Clarkson: YOU agree to pay back student loans, not the taxpayers.
    James DeMartino: Taxpayers shouldn't be required to pay off student loans.
    Jason Lewis: No taxpayers should bear burden of defaulted student loans.
    Jo Jorgensen: Arm teachers to keep kids safe at school.
    Lauren Witzke: Help pay off college loans so grads can have children.
    Paul Romero: Forgive student loan interest, but not loan debt.
    Roger Marshall: Not taxpayer responsibility to bear burden of student debt.
    Shane Hazel: Never pay for college loans; they chose to take on debt.
    Thom Tillis: More loan relief to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Tommy Tuberville: Irresponsible to use tax money to pay off student loan debts.
Foreign Policy
    Gavin Clarkson: Declare independence from Communist China.
    James DeMartino: Uphold a firm America first foreign policy.
    Lauren Witzke: Accept as immigrants Christians under religious persecution.
    Tommy Tuberville: Foreign aid only to countries that don't hate us.
Gun Control
    Bill Cassidy: Right to bear arms should not be infringed.
    Cynthia Lummis: Fundamental right to own, carry, and use guns.
    Dan Forest: Deeply skeptical of laws that undermine 2nd Amendment rights.
    Marcia Squier: Violent criminals should not be allowed gun ownership.
    Paul Romero: Red Flag laws are Unconstitutional, PERIOD.
Health Care
    Allen Waters: Lower healthcare costs by transparency & competition.
    Bob Walsh: Eliminate Federal healthcare, including Medicare & Medicaid.
    Dan Forest: Coverage is just a piece of plastic--drive down costs.
    Mark Curran: Preventative medicine approach, with free market principles.
Homeland Security
    Bob Walsh: Threat from terrorism is government trampling on our rights.
    Cynthia Lummis: Our national defense must be the strongest in the world.
    Daniel Gade: Judicious use of military force abroad to fight terrorism.
    Jason Lewis: Maintain military strength to eradicate threat of terrorism.
    Jo Jorgensen: Bring our troops home from foreign bases.
    Mark Curran: Proper funding & resources to fight terror.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Ten year moratorium on all immigration.
    Cynthia Lummis: Path forward for legal immigrants + wall on southern border.
    Daniel Gade: Limit low-skill workers; welcome cream of foreign economies.
    Jo Jorgensen: Opposes minimum wage; it hurts minorities and youth.
Principles & Values
    Andy Martin: Government restraint when acting on religious institutions.
    Bill Cassidy: Despite church-vs-state, religious beliefs guide convictions.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Freedom of Faith, Family and Country.
    Cynthia Lummis: Uphold our religious freedoms; faith guides my decisions.
    Dan Forest: Freedom of religion--not freedom from religion.
    Daniel Gade: Church-state separation is NOT removal of religious content.
    Gavin Clarkson: Democratic processes can include voices of religious people.
    Jason Lewis: Founders weren't trying to ban religion; it was the opposite.
    Jo Jorgensen: Government should not interfere in matters of religion.
    Jo Rae Perkins: Most of our laws are based on Biblical principles.
    Marcia Squier: Separating church & state is only disestablishmentarianism.
    Mark Curran: Curtailing individual religious freedoms, I find abhorrent.
    Paul Romero: The STATE shouldn't have undue influence over religion.
    Roger Marshall: Protect Church from any state efforts to restrict freedom.
    Shane Hazel: Individual right to beliefs, including spreading Gospel.
    Thom Tillis: Outspoken in my defense of our freedom of religion.
Social Security
    Bill Cassidy: Strengthen the trust fund and preserve it for the future.
    Bob Walsh: Transition to a voluntary system as soon as possible.
    C. Wesley Morgan: Social security taxes should go directly to a private trust.
    Cynthia Lummis: Comprehensive overhaul of both Medicare & Social Security.
    Daniel Gade: Entitlement reform including Social Security & VA disability.
    Dave Lindstrom: More options on where to invest for younger generations.
    Gavin Clarkson: Put the Trust Fund in a lockbox with no government key.
    James DeMartino: Promote individual responsibility for retirement.
    Jason Lewis: Guarantee Social Security benefits through economic growth.
    Jo Jorgensen: Allow opt out: IRAs safe from greedy politicians.
    Jo Rae Perkins: System broken for decades; stop borrowing from Trust Fund.
    Lauren Witzke: Benefits only to those who have paid into system.
    Marcia Squier: Protect against any legislation dismantles future benefits.
    Mark Curran: Face hard truth to properly fund benefit programs.
    Paul Romero: Bearish investment of Trust funds to bolster our markets.
    Roger Marshall: Look at raising retirement age for future generations.
    Shane Hazel: Taxation is theft; Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme.
    Thom Tillis: Keep the promises we've already made.
    Tommy Tuberville: Look into private options; spending is unsustainable.
War & Peace
    Allen Waters: Aggressively pursue terrorists; dismantle terrorist networks.
    Bill Cassidy: Work with partners like Israel to combat terrorist threats.
    Hirsh Singh: We must stop radical Islamic terrorism, with military.
    Marcia Squier: Stop bombing countries that never attacked us.
    Paul Romero: All practicing Muslims support JIHAD.
    Shane Hazel: Our policy should be that of non-intervention.
    Tommy Tuberville: Stand up for Christians & Jews persecuted worldwide.

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