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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Survey of 2021 Gubernatorial campaign websites
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
- Amanda Chase (5) Virginia Republican candidate for governor of Virginia
- Ammon Bundy (15) Idaho Republican challenger for Governor
- Anthony Bland (1) Arkansas Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Caitlyn Jenner (6) California Recall challenger for Governor
- Casey Kulla (15) Oregon Democratic challenger for Governor
- Chad Prather (11) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
- Charlie Crist (5) Florida Democratic Governor Challenger
- Chuck Herbster (10) Nebraska Republican challenger for Governor
- Daniel Mercuri (26)
- Danielle Allen (3) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Darren Bailey (8) Idaho Republican challenger for Governor
- Derek Schmidt (2) Kansas Republican challenger for Governor
- Don Huffines (6) Texas Republican challenger for Governor
- Doug Steinhardt (2) New Jersey Republican candidate for Governor 2022 (withdrew)
- Ed Humphreys (17) Idaho Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Geoff Diehl (10) Massachusetts Republican Challenger
- Glenn Youngkin (8) Virginia Republican challenger for Governor
- Greg Abbott (7) Texas Republican Governor
- Hirsh Singh (2) New Jersey Republican candidate for Governor
- Jack Ciattarelli (2) New Jersey Republican Challenger
- Jay Block (9) New Mexico Republican challenger for Governor
- Jennifer McClellan (11) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Jesse Sullivan (12) Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Jim Renacci (13) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
- Joe Gale (2) Pennsylvania Republican challenger for Governor
- John Cranley (13) Ohio Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- John Jay Lee (2) Nevada Republican Challenger
- Jonathan Wichmann (12) Wisconsin Republican challenger for Governor
- Josh Shapiro (9) Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Kari Lake (12) Arizona Republican Challenger
- Kirk Cox (7) Virginia Republican candidate for Governor
- Larry Elder (6) California Republican candidaite for Recall
- Lee Carter (14) Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Les Gara (13) Alaska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Leslie Rutledge (4) Arkansas Republican candidate for Governor
- Luis Daniel Munoz (16)
- Marco Lopez (3) Arizona Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Nikki Fried (2) Florida Democratic Challenger
- Paul Morgan (14) Hawaii Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
- Pete Snyder (5) Virginia Republican Primary Gubernatorial Candidate
- Scott Jensen (10) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
- Sonia Chang-Diaz (4) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Steve Gaynor (5) Arizona Republican challenger for Governor
- Terry McAuliffe (13) Virginia Democratic Challenger
- Thomas Perez (29) Maryland Democratic Challenger for Governor
- Tudor Dixon (5) Michigan Republican challenger for Governor
- Vicky Cayetano (10) Hawaii Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Josh Shapiro: Defended reproductive rights & woman's right to choose.
Jesse Sullivan: Faith taught sanctity of life, need to protect unborn.
Ed Humphreys: Pro-life: Human life has inherent purpose and value.
Les Gara: I will not allow the Legislature to roll back these rights.
Ammon Bundy: I will fight to eliminate the moral stain of abortion.
Kari Lake: I am pro-life; always have and always will be.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Women have autonomy over their own bodies.
Doug Steinhardt: Pro-life, proud supporter of President Trump.
John Cranley: Will veto attempts to take away women's reproductive freedom.
Lee Carter: An unapologetic supporter of a woman's right to choose.
Paul Morgan: Pro-family and pro-life.
Thomas Perez: Committed to protecting and advancing reproductive rights.
Jim Renacci: Being a family man I will always stand on the side of life.
Chuck Herbster: Protect innocent life from conception to natural death.
Chad Prather: I vow to protect the sanctity of life in all my decisions.
Jonathan Wichmann: I believe in right to life and that abortion is murder.
Darren Bailey: Opposes expansion of abortion access, taxpayer funding.
Don Huffines: I will protect innocent life regardless of Supreme Court.
Scott Jensen: Christian faith compels fighting for unborn children.
Daniel Mercuri: Man should have a say over decision to abort.
Daniel Mercuri: Prioritize funding of anti-abortion counseling centers.
Kirk Cox: Led fight against late term abortion legislation.
Jennifer McClellan: Led fight for Reproductive Health Protection Act.
Terry McAuliffe: Permanently codify protections of Roe v. Wade.
Budget & Economy|
Jesse Sullivan: Job creation, not free assistance, keys to economic growth.
Ed Humphreys: Idaho has a hidden but massive spending problem.
Les Gara: Partner with business to market Alaskan tourism.
Ammon Bundy: Against state licensing, let people freely trade.
Kari Lake: In a public health crisis let citizens decide for themselves.
Vicky Cayetano: Developing affordable housing rentals a top priority.
Casey Kulla: Government should help develop mixed housing stock.
John Cranley: Rebuild Ohio's middle class by building vital infrastructure.
Lee Carter: Supports statewide rent control, de-commodifying housing.
Lee Carter: Supports increased funding for public transportation.
Paul Morgan: Balanced budget, while shifting from tourism to R&D.
Thomas Perez: Support small business, especially those needing extra help.
Thomas Perez: Ubiquitous, convenient transit needs to be a top priority.
Thomas Perez: Homeownership is the best source of affordable housing.
Geoff Diehl: Pass a budget that eliminates reckless state spending.
Geoff Diehl: Every business is essential to its owners and employees.
Tudor Dixon: Government programs should not disincentivize work.
Jim Renacci: Immediate spending freeze, reduce budget first year 10-15%.
Jim Renacci: Capitalize on Ohio's quality of life assets.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Invest in micro-businesses with path towards livable wage.
Jonathan Wichmann: Balance the budget, build Rainy Day Fund.
Jonathan Wichmann: Diversify economy, don't rely on multi-national corporations.
Scott Jensen: More government is not the answer; it is the problem.
Charlie Crist: Worked to pass the American Rescue Plan.
Daniel Mercuri: Cap spending; debt must be paid off in one generation.
Terry McAuliffe: Targeted investments partnering with schools, businesses.
Terry McAuliffe: Provide small businesses access to capital.
Josh Shapiro: Helped the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania to marry.
Ed Humphreys: Fight for soul of America against Critical Race Theory.
Les Gara: I've sponsored legislation supporting equal LGBTQ rights.
Ammon Bundy: It's nonsense that calling "a man a man" is "hate speech".
Vicky Cayetano: Native Hawaiian issues can no longer be swept aside.
Casey Kulla: Committed to equity, some groups need additional resources.
Casey Kulla: Queer Oregonians should feel safe, affirmed, included.
John Cranley: Prioritized diversity and inclusion in Cincinnati.
Lee Carter: Enshrine LGBTQ equality in Virginia's Code and Constitution.
Leslie Rutledge: Ban transgender girls in sports to ensure equity.
Daniel Mercuri: Veto any form of reparations on slavery for California.
Kirk Cox: Enacted a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment.
Jennifer McClellan: Led fight to get Virginia to ratify Equal Rights Amendment.
Jennifer McClellan: Led on Virginia Values Act, banning LGBTQ discrimination.
Terry McAuliffe: Vetoed multiple bills shielding discriminating groups.
Terry McAuliffe: Tackle inequities by lifting up every Black Virginian.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Stop corporate welfare, focus on small and microbusinesses.
Chad Prather: We don't need California empires relocating to Texas.
Pete Snyder: Wall Street, big government rig system to protect profits.
Josh Shapiro: Helped create statewide Police Misconduct Database.
Jesse Sullivan: Support law enforcement; empower them to do their jobs.
Ed Humphreys: More resources for police; expand prison capacity.
Steve Gaynor: Oppose efforts to defund, delegitimize law enforcement.
Ammon Bundy: Don't abolish police, but defund bloated police budgets.
Ammon Bundy: Restitution rather than imprisonment for non-violent crime.
Ammon Bundy: Police authority is of divine origin as well as Constitution.
Kari Lake: Instead of defunding police, I will fully fund police.
Casey Kulla: We need to shrink our prisons; address root causes of crime.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: For criminal justice reform, repeal racist sentencing rules.
John Cranley: Shift funding from growing prisons to addressing poverty.
Lee Carter: Reduce police budgets, supports defelonization.
Glenn Youngkin: $5000 retention bonus for "our law enforcement heroes".
Larry Elder: Police falsely accused of systemic racism, keep cash bail.
Paul Morgan: Support increased training and development of police.
Thomas Perez: We need full-scale, nationwide reform of police departments.
Geoff Diehl: Qualified immunity protects police, allowing them to work.
Geoff Diehl: Activist judges have no place on the bench.
Tudor Dixon: Support law enforcement; urban violence unacceptable.
Jim Renacci: I will always stand with law enforcement, ensure support.
Jonathan Wichmann: Eradicate sex trafficking, can not tolerate it.
Jack Ciattarelli: Answer to hate crimes not new policy but changed attitude.
Derek Schmidt: Backed the honorable men and women in law enforcement.
Scott Jensen: Work with law enforcement, citizen soldiers for safety.
Charlie Crist: Reimagine law enforcement; restore trust with police.
Daniel Mercuri: I Do Not Support Defunding the Police, Period!
Kirk Cox: Invest $50 million for law enforcement salaries.
Jennifer McClellan: System focuses on punishment rather than rehabilitation.
Terry McAuliffe: Shift from military-style equipment to support services.
Josh Shapiro: Has taken on Pharma over opioid epidemic.
Ed Humphreys: Idaho CANNOT legalize or decriminalize drugs in any way.
Doug Steinhardt: General counsel to Law Enforcement Against Drugs.
John Cranley: Legalize marijuana, use revenue to rebuild economy.
Lee Carter: Introduced bills to legalize cannabis.
Thomas Perez: Legalization means jobs, revenue; address past injustice.
Thomas Perez: Both treatment and prevention to deal with opioid addiction.
Nikki Fried: Advocated for medical marijuana & legalization.
Jonathan Wichmann: Legalize cannabis for medical and general use.
Jesse Sullivan: Bring competition to education; evidence-based approach.
Ed Humphreys: Problems in education will be solved through school choice.
Greg Abbott: Empower parents to choose school that's best for their child.
Les Gara: Republican education cuts have hurt workers, state economy.
Ammon Bundy: Government shouldn't be in the education business at all.
Kari Lake: The "woke" curriculum is racism; keep it out of our schools.
Kari Lake: We're going to fund students not systems.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Fund universal Pre-K, early stage development/screening.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Give students opportunity to dismantle systemic racism.
Vicky Cayetano: Do more for youngest with universal preschool system.
Casey Kulla: We need to invest in childcare for an equitable future.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Fought for $1.5 billion in new aid to K-12 districts.
John Cranley: Increase access to community college and job training.
John Cranley: Expand options for early learning opportunities.
Lee Carter: Disconnect school funding from local property taxes.
Glenn Youngkin: Create "Innovation Schools" to provide more choice.
Larry Elder: Won't support schools that indoctrinate children with hate.
Larry Elder: Will fight for school choice, charter schools.
Danielle Allen: Civic education initiative used in 14 Mass. school districts.
Paul Morgan: Accountable, equitable funding for home and charter schools.
Thomas Perez: Put himself through college with Pell grants & taking jobs.
Thomas Perez: Committed to fully funding our education system.
Thomas Perez: Pay teachers equitable and professional salaries.
Thomas Perez: Equal access to early childhood education.
Thomas Perez: Invest in school construction to address overcrowding.
Thomas Perez: We must work to promote diversity among our educators.
Thomas Perez: Make community colleges, trade schools tuition-free.
Geoff Diehl: Supports school choice, increased vocational education.
Tudor Dixon: COVID: stalling education is not acceptable or good policy.
Jim Renacci: Eliminate Common Core, Critical Race Theory.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Change educational funding formula for needs of municipality.
Chad Prather: Encourage strong support of 4-H and FFA programs.
Chad Prather: Reject Common Core; expand civics, US/Texas history programs.
Jonathan Wichmann: Supports school choice; against centralized system.
Darren Bailey: Founded Christian academy for Christ-centered education.
Darren Bailey: For common sense education reforms, put children first.
Scott Jensen: Reopen schools instead of catering to teacher's unions.
Scott Jensen: Give parents the ability to pick the best school for kids.
Leslie Rutledge: First in education which includes school choice.
Pete Snyder: COVID: Open schools, allow students sports and spectators.
Daniel Mercuri: Yes to federal funding, no to federal education standards.
Daniel Mercuri: Return power to parents through school choice.
Kirk Cox: Froze college tuition for first time since age of disco.
Jennifer McClellan: Invest in early childhood educators: compensation, training.
Jennifer McClellan: Led the fight to fully fund Virginia public schools.
Energy & Oil|
Josh Shapiro: Criminally charged multiple fracking companies.
Ed Humphreys: Ed will champion nuclear energy.
Les Gara: Require state buildings to be energy efficient & renewables.
Les Gara: Supports "responsible" oil development and mining.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Fight for Green New Deal; stop fossil fuel expansion.
Vicky Cayetano: Protect our islands against the effects climate change.
Casey Kulla: Don't allow any new fossil fuel infrastructure investments.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: Supports green public transportation.
John Cranley: Municipal solar farm will make city services carbon neutral.
Lee Carter: Co-sponsor of Virginia's Green New Deal Act.
Larry Elder: Against radicals for whom climate change is a religion.
Thomas Perez: 80% carbon free by 2030, 100% by 2035.
Thomas Perez: Renewable energy means high paying jobs open to unionization.
Geoff Diehl: Would reject regional Transportation Climate Initiative.
Jay Block: Opposed ban on fracking on Federal lands.
Jim Renacci: Ohio should capitalize on its oil and gas resources.
Chad Prather: I oppose efforts to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
Jonathan Wichmann: I believe a diversified energy approach is the best plan.
Daniel Mercuri: Forest wildfires are not the result of Climate Change.
Leslie Rutledge: Joined challenge of revocation of Keystone Pipeline permit.
Jennifer McClellan: Ensure environmental justice policies underlie decisions.
Jennifer McClellan: Worked to pass the Virginia Clean Economy Act.
Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
Terry McAuliffe: Facilitate development of new clean energy technologies.
Les Gara: Worked on civil prosecution on Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Kari Lake: We must develop new, sustainable sources of water.
Vicky Cayetano: Do more to prevent and end animal cruelty and suffering.
Vicky Cayetano: Welcome visitors in a way that is sustainable for Hawai'i.
Casey Kulla: 1st-generation farmer; balance profitability/sustainability.
John Cranley: Invest in clean water by fixing old pipes and sewers.
Paul Morgan: Decide based on science, Native Hawaiian cultural practices.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Protect communities from pollutants; move to renewables.
Daniel Mercuri: Roll back environmental policies on forests.
Families & Children|
Josh Shapiro: Exposed predator priests, cover up of child sexual abuse.
Greg Abbott: As AG, recognized for nation's best child support program.
Les Gara: Father murdered in robbery; raised in foster homes.
Ammon Bundy: I will ensure that Parental Rights are preserved.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Advocate for policies that support extended parental leave.
Paul Morgan: Educate families on how to meet their basic needs.
Thomas Perez: Parents need support to help them juggle work and family.
Caitlyn Jenner: Remove restrictions preventing building affordable housing.
Caitlyn Jenner: Biological boys should not be allowed in girls sports.
Daniel Mercuri: Strict laws on sexual activities with minors.
Jennifer McClellan: Fought to establish paid family and medical leave.
Josh Shapiro: As child, started campaign for Soviet Jewish children.
Ed Humphreys: Take strong steps to protect Idaho from China's influence.
Chuck Herbster: Israel needs us, so we will stand with them.
Chuck Herbster: Grow trade markets to jumpstart our agricultural industries.
Marco Lopez: Worked to ensure legal trade and travel at our borders.
Josh Shapiro: Defend 2020 election results all the way to Supreme Court.
Josh Shapiro: Worked on some of the toughest ethics laws in state history.
Jesse Sullivan: For strict term limits, against partisan gerrymandering.
Ed Humphreys: Volunteer Idaho State Director for U.S. Term Limits.
Ed Humphreys: Investigate clear evidence of fraud in 2020 election.
Les Gara: Protect salmon and trout waters from mining operation.
Steve Gaynor: Demand voter ID, election audits should be routine.
Ammon Bundy: Fight back against federal tyranny to protect our land.
Kari Lake: Require voter ID on all ballots.
Kari Lake: COVID: Pass law forbidding closing churches.
Casey Kulla: Transportation needs infrastructure & innovative thinking.
John Cranley: Reform campaign finance laws by requiring public disclosure.
Lee Carter: End Electoral College; more early and absentee voting.
Lee Carter: Establishing a system of publicly financed elections.
Thomas Perez: Increase accessible voting centers; end long lines.
Thomas Perez: Overhaul state unemployment system from ground up.
Thomas Perez: Open environmental data to fullest extent possible.
Tudor Dixon: Empower Michiganders to make own decisions on health & work.
Tudor Dixon: We need ethics and legal reforms to restore transparency.
Jay Block: Limit length of time for governor's emergency orders.
Jay Block: Require Voter ID; fund those who lack ID.
Jim Renacci: Make donations and State contracts public.
Jim Renacci: Redistribute state offices in Columbus around the state.
Caitlyn Jenner: Sunset law for all regulations; renew or end after 10 years.
Darren Bailey: Strongly supports and advocates for term limits.
Don Huffines: Texans rightfully don't have faith in our elections.
Joe Gale: Eliminate no-excuse mail-in voting; mandate voter ID.
Scott Jensen: COVID: Enact emergency power reform led by science.
Scott Jensen: Emergency powers shouldn't be used to change election laws.
Charlie Crist: Extend voting hours across the state for all.
Glenn Youngkin: For total overhaul of the Virginia Employment Commission.
Pete Snyder: For photo ID at polls; witnesses for absentee ballots.
Daniel Mercuri: Require voter ID, end drop boxes, limit mail-in ballots.
Glenn Youngkin: Update voter rolls monthly; verify mail-in ballots.
Jack Ciattarelli: Require photo ID, purge voter rolls, allow early voting.
Amanda Chase: Introduced term limits to stop career politicians.
Jesse Sullivan: 2nd amendment is an important piece of our national identity.
Ed Humphreys: Not allow ANY infringement upon our Second Amendment rights.
Greg Abbott: Signed "campus carry" and "open carry" into law.
Steve Gaynor: I will defend Arizona's Second Amendment Sanctuary law.
Ammon Bundy: Guns are more American than apple pie.
Kari Lake: Second Amendment shall not be infringed.
Nikki Fried: Kicked the NRA out of weapons license permitting.
Jim Renacci: Make Ohio a Second Amendment Sanctuary State.
Chuck Herbster: Fight for your Second Amendment Rights.
Chad Prather: Make Texas a constitutional carry state.
Jonathan Wichmann: Pro 2nd Amendment and Constitutional Carry.
Darren Bailey: Education is crucial for those opposed to gun rights.
John Jay Lee: A+ rating from the NRA; pro-2nd amendment values.
Scott Jensen: Against background checks; for Stand-Your-Ground.
Leslie Rutledge: A proud Christian, pro-life, gun-carrying conservative Momma.
Daniel Mercuri: Supports stand-your-ground; expand the Castle Law.
Kirk Cox: Second Amendment is a foundational God-given right.
Jennifer McClellan: For universal background checks, red flag laws.
Terry McAuliffe: Fight for common sense solutions to preventing gun violence.
Amanda Chase: Keep kids safe with armed police at each school.
Jesse Sullivan: Opposes mandates; encourages vaccines if you so choose.
Ed Humphreys: Ban vaccine and mask mandates, ban vaccine passports.
Les Gara: Inform people instead of heated "forced vaccination" claims.
Ammon Bundy: ObamaCare illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, downright evil.
Kari Lake: I will seek to ban vaccine mandates across the board.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Stop abusive prescription pricing: value people over profit.
Vicky Cayetano: Support producing physicians who stay and work in Hawai'i.
Casey Kulla: Create a public option plan as part of insurance marketplace.
Casey Kulla: Ensure affirming healthcare for transgender Oregonians.
John Cranley: Open new rural health centers, focus on primary health care.
Lee Carter: Fighting for a universal healthcare system from day one.
Danielle Allen: Co-wrote bipartisan Suppress Covid Act for Congress.
Paul Morgan: Public/private partnerships to resolve health infrastructure.
Thomas Perez: 94% healthcare coverage not good enough; goal is 100%.
Thomas Perez: Ensure that there is equal access to mental health care.
Geoff Diehl: Opposes schools mandating students get flu vaccine.
Jay Block: COVID: no vaccine passport; no penalties on businesses.
Jim Renacci: Ohio must roll back Medicaid Expansion.
Caitlyn Jenner: COVID: Listen to science; reopen schools and businesses.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Healthcare is a human right.
Chad Prather: COVID: end mandates, contact tracing, & mask requirements.
Jonathan Wichmann: I do not support mandatory vaccines; favor self-management.
Darren Bailey: COVID: led charge against lockdown; would fully reopen.
Scott Jensen: Led the fight for an insulin affordability bill.
Daniel Mercuri: Socialistic healthcare is not the answer.
Daniel Mercuri: Cap drug prices; release patents sooner.
Daniel Mercuri: Challenge vaccine manufacturing companies.
Daniel Mercuri: COVID: Open businesses, let them decide on mask mandate.
Kirk Cox: Raised over $2 million for breast cancer awareness.
Jennifer McClellan: Helped expand Medicaid coverage to over 400,000 Virginians.
Terry McAuliffe: Bring PPE & pharmaceutical manufacturing to Virginia.
Amanda Chase: Allow insurance across state lines; no surprise billing.
Hirsh Singh: COVID: don't stop family get-togethers for Thanksgiving.
Jonathan Wichmann: Ensure no veteran is forgotten or homeless.
Charlie Crist: Led effort to ensure veterans had access to COVID vaccine.
Kirk Cox: Introduced over 120 bills for veterans and their families.
Ed Humphreys: Craft a refugee resettlement policy that doesn't harm Idaho.
Greg Abbott: Signed the toughest border security law of any state.
Steve Gaynor: If Feds won't do it, state should finish the border wall.
Ammon Bundy: Allow honest, hard-working immigrants to become citizens.
Kari Lake: I am committed to finishing the wall.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Defense fund for undocumented people who have been harmed.
Paul Morgan: Ensure the swift removal of unlawful entrants.
Thomas Perez: As board president, grew local immigrant advocacy group.
Thomas Perez: Guarantee healthcare to immigrants, regardless of status.
Geoff Diehl: Help everyone who wants to become a permanent, legal citizen.
Jay Block: Opposed halt to building of border wall.
Jay Block: Will use National Guard to protect and secure our border.
Chuck Herbster: Secure our borders to protect jobs, scarce resources.
Chad Prather: Support border wall, ICE; no sanctuary cities in Texas.
Jonathan Wichmann: I support legal immigration, protect our borders.
Don Huffines: Finish building the wall; completely shut down the border.
Pete Snyder: I'll enforce the law and deport violent criminals.
Daniel Mercuri: California will no longer be a sanctuary state.
Daniel Mercuri: I am not for open borders, need to limit trafficking.
Les Gara: Co-sponsored legislation to require a $15/hour minimum wage.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Direct investment by state in business to boost wages.
Casey Kulla: All workers deserve the right to form and join a union.
Lee Carter: Repeal "right to work" law; first campaign in VA to unionize.
Lee Carter: Opposes subminimum wages for people with disabilities.
Thomas Perez: Inequitable that women still not receiving equal pay.
Thomas Perez: Expand Maryland business-based job training program.
Jay Block: Passed the first-ever county level Right to Work ordinance.
Glenn Youngkin: Founded VA Ready to help unemployed get job training.
Terry McAuliffe: Everyone should have access to paid sick days.
Paul Morgan: Olelo Hawai'i should be taught in all educational settings.
Paul Morgan: Long-term leases for farming on state land.
Principles & Values|
Anthony Bland: Ordained Baptist minister, Master of Theological Studies.
Jesse Sullivan: My primary mission is to know, love, and serve God.
Jesse Sullivan: World should look to us as a role model nation.
Ed Humphreys: America is the greatest nation on Earth.
Ed Humphreys: I will protect and promote our God-given rights.
Ed Humphreys: Idaho is the last foxhole for freedom and family values.
Greg Abbott: Signed Pastor Protection Act allowing pastors free speech.
Greg Abbott: Calls for an Article V Convention of States.
Les Gara: Won't pit urban vs. rural communities, we prosper together.
Steve Gaynor: Arizona: where God, Country, Family and Freedom come first.
Ammon Bundy: COVID: no matter what, Idaho will remain open and free.
Ammon Bundy: Supports laws and acts affirming Judeo-Christian morals.
Kari Lake: Can't allow liberal policies to California our Arizona.
Luis Daniel Munoz: No greater service than committing to liberation of others.
Vicky Cayetano: Raised private funds to preserve old governor's residence.
Vicky Cayetano: Worked to establish Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra.
Casey Kulla: Need marginalized people present at all levels of power.
Sonia Chang-Diaz: First Latina elected to the Massachusetts State Senate.
Larry Elder: Our government is what's ruining the Golden State.
Larry Elder: My parents taught this great truth: Hard work wins.
Danielle Allen: Greatest aspiration is to build road to empowerment for all.
Geoff Diehl: Earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 16.
Jim Renacci: It's time to elect an Ohio first conservative.
Jim Renacci: Restore the American Dream in Ohio.
Chuck Herbster: Carry on President Trump's America First policies.
Chuck Herbster: Tending family cattle taught him rewards of hard work.
Chad Prather: Texas is no longer the Texas that most Texans think it is.
Don Huffines: If we lose Texas, we are going to lose the free world.
Don Huffines: I have the courage to save our great state: TEXAS FIRST.
John Jay Lee: Switched parties because of "socialist, extremist agenda".
Derek Schmidt: Conservative who believes in protecting traditional values.
Joe Gale: First Pennsylvania elected official to endorse Donald Trump.
Marco Lopez: Parents taught moral obligation to give back to community.
Scott Jensen: I'll work with science and facts like a medical professional.
Chuck Herbster: Radical left promotes abolition of God in our country.
Charlie Crist: This is a moment for inclusion rather than exclusion.
Glenn Youngkin: I will do the job of governor without accepting a salary.
Glenn Youngkin: I'm guided by my faith & conservative values.
Daniel Mercuri: A man who is tired of political correctness.
Daniel Mercuri: Losing our Constitutional foundation to socialism & BLM.
Daniel Mercuri: Constitution harmonizes more with Christianity.
Amanda Chase: Put "In God We Trust" in public schools.
Hirsh Singh: Claims Antifa is "radical, paramilitary arm" of Democrats.
Jesse Sullivan: Transition state pension fund to private retirement plan.
Greg Abbott: Pursued stricter oversight of public pension funds.
Casey Kulla: Government should fund Social Security for caregivers.
Thomas Perez: Enforce laws misclassifying workers to avoid taxes.
Jay Block: Eliminate state taxes on Social Security & veteran pensions.
Jesse Sullivan: Reduce taxes that make it hard for business growth.
Ed Humphreys: Abolish Idaho income tax.
Les Gara: End unnecessary oil company tax credits.
Ammon Bundy: Eliminate property tax; eliminate personal income tax.
Luis Daniel Munoz: Increase taxes on income over $475,000; phase-out car tax.
Vicky Cayetano: Helped revise unemployment tax formula, businesses paid less.
Casey Kulla: Property taxes not keeping up with local & school costs.
John Cranley: Increase severance tax on energy companies, pay families.
Paul Morgan: Tourism tax on all visitors to Hawai'i.
Paul Morgan: Remove excise tax from necessities, eliminate estate tax.
Geoff Diehl: Led ballot question campaign to overturn gas tax increase.
Jay Block: Waive 50-75% property tax for retired first responders.
Jim Renacci: Eliminate income tax in 10 years, impose consumption tax.
Caitlyn Jenner: I'll veto any tax increase. Period.
Chuck Herbster: Implement the consumption tax system.
Chad Prather: Provide lower rates for farmers and ranchers.
Chad Prather: No state income tax, reduce property tax.
Darren Bailey: Fought against tax hikes, tax relief a top priority.
Darren Bailey: Will work to lower both property and income taxes.
Don Huffines: I will phase out the property tax system entirely.
Pete Snyder: I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Daniel Mercuri: Cut taxes in half, no right to punish the wealthy.
Daniel Mercuri: Abolish the IRS; repeal the Income Tax Act.
Glenn Youngkin: Oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes.
Amanda Chase: Help business by opposing tax increases, cutting red tape.
Jesse Sullivan: Encourage development of cryptocurrency, blockchain business.
Casey Kulla: Increase telemedicine by improving high-speed internet.
John Cranley: Bring high speed internet to every corner of the state.
Lee Carter: Build broadband infrastructure as public works projects.
Paul Morgan: Public/private partnerships: transportation infrastructure.
Thomas Perez: We must build equitable digital infrastructure.
Chuck Herbster: Expand internet access and speed across the state.
Marco Lopez: Business helped bring internet to low-income families.
Daniel Mercuri: Invest in precious metals & digital crypto-currencies.
Daniel Mercuri: Prevent Big Tech's interference, censorship in elections.
Terry McAuliffe: Invest in broadband infrastructure and access.
Welfare & Poverty|
Luis Daniel Munoz: Invest in affordable and low-income housing.
Paul Morgan: Resolve homelessness through Public Private Partnerships.
Thomas Perez: Invest in state's successful affordable housing program.
Caitlyn Jenner: Unleash the power of our faith-based organizations.
Jonathan Wichmann: Choosing to ignore homelessness reflects poorly on all of us.
Daniel Mercuri: Incentivize inner city home owners to buy, rent properties.
Terry McAuliffe: Strong safety net including affordable housing.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2021 Gubernatorial campaign websites.
2018-22 Governors' book excerpts:
- Can't Is Not an Option, by Gov. Nikki Haley (R,SC)
- Crossroads, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D,NY)
- Dialogues, by Governor Jerry Brown (D,CA)
- From Power to Purpose, by Gov. Sam Brownback (R,KS)
- Governor`s Travels, by Gov. Angus King (I,ME)
- Leadership and Crisis, by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R,LA)
- The Opposite of Woe, by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D,CO)
- A Reason to Believe, by Gov. Deval Patrick (D,MA)
- Romney: An Inside Look, about Gov. Mitt Romney (R,MA)
- Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer (R,AZ)
- Stand For Something, by Gov. John Kasich (R,OH)
- Unintimidated, by Governor Scott Walker (R,WI)
- What A Party!, by Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D,VA)
- 2020 Senatorial debates: