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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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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Survey of 2021-2022 Senate campaign websites


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Abortion
    Vicky Hartzler: Leading efforts in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
    Scott Sifton: Fought efforts to deny choice to rape and incest victims.
    John Hoeven: Supports Hyde amendment; no tax dollars for abortion.
    James Lankford: Assure pro-life taxpayers not forced to pay for abortions.
    Michael Crapo: Limited to rape, incest, mother's life in imminent danger.
    Bernie Moreno: All human life is precious.
    Jim Carlin: Life begins at conception; oppose taxpayer funded abortions.
Budget & Economy
    Vicky Hartzler: Co-sponsored Balanced Budget Amendment, Line-Item Veto.
    James Bradley: Use tax incentives to stimulate small businesses.
    John Hoeven: Improve and expand roads, bridges, airports, rail systems.
    John Hoeven: Government doesn't create jobs, economic growth; people do.
    James Lankford: The debt problem is a spending problem not a tax problem.
    Everett Stern: End notion that only job of business is to maximize profit.
    Michael Crapo: Eliminate unnecessary and wasteful government spending.
    Mike Gibbons: We need to get our economy back on track.
    Lucas Kunce: We can create a Marshall Plan for the Midwest.
Civil Rights
    Mandela Barnes: Chaired the legislature's Black and Latino Caucus.
    Allen Glines: Forbid discrimination against LGBTQIA+ individuals.
    Scott Sifton: 40 hour filibuster of proposal against marriage equality.
    Michael Crapo: Safeguard traditional marriage; let states define.
    Michael Crapo: Flag is enduring symbol of nation's great history.
    Bernie Moreno: The Speech Police must be stopped.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Everyone has the right to love whomever they choose.
Corporations
    James Lankford: Our corporate tax rates are some of the highest in the world.
    Everett Stern: Businesses shouldn't have to violate their religious beliefs.
    Bernie Moreno: Big corporations are becoming as bad as big government.
    Lucas Kunce: Monopolies keep us divided because together we have power.
Crime
    Allen Glines: Reported illegal gambling sites and had them shut down.
    Allen Glines: Ban private prisons, cash bail, and civil forfeiture.
    Allen Glines: Increased penalties for facilities, persons for elder abuse.
    Blake Masters: A society that permits mass lawlessness is doomed.
    John Hoeven: Prioritized improving public safety in tribal communities.
    Patrick Leahy: Worked to reverse some of mandatory minimum sentences.
    Everett Stern: Calls to defund the police is open invitation for anarchy.
    Bernie Moreno: We need to restore respect for law and order in this country.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Must address systemic issue of mass incarceration.
Drugs
    Allen Glines: Phase out penalties for marijuana at the federal level.
    Vicky Hartzler: Allow Border Patrol to target drones smuggling drugs.
Education
    Allen Glines: Gradually lower tuition, allow student loan forgiveness.
    Blake Masters: Support school choice in all its forms.
    Vicky Hartzler: Introduced Police Officers Protecting Children Act.
    James Bradley: Pro school choice including charters schools, homeschooling.
    Scott Sifton: Fought for improved teacher pay and district facilities.
    John Hoeven: Accountability in education coupled with local flexibility.
    James Lankford: God gives parents responsibility to equip children for life.
    Everett Stern: Parents and families have first responsibility for education.
    Everett Stern: More funding for vocational training, community colleges.
    Eric Schmitt: Defended coach-led prayer in high school as voluntary.
    Sarah Godlewski: Boosted funding for books and tech in school libraries.
    Jim Carlin: Too many children being indoctrinated to hate America.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Our children deserve a school system that is equitable.
Energy & Oil
    Mandela Barnes: Chairs Governor's Task Force on Climate Change.
    Allen Glines: Support Green New Deal, but no harm to economy.
    Mark Brnovich: We've got to prioritize energy independence.
    Blake Masters: We need diverse energy, from fossil fuels to nuclear.
    James Bradley: Short term oil exploration; alternative energy incentives.
    John Hoeven: Working to advance states-first, all-of-the-above approach.
    John Hoeven: For Keystone pipeline; repeal EPA costly power plant rules.
    James Lankford: Promise of green energy is for the distant future.
    Everett Stern: Changing technology is opportunity to replace infrastructure.
    Eric Schmitt: Sued over cancelling pipeline, setting greenhouse gases cost.
    Sarah Godlewski: Ended Republican state gag order on climate change.
    Bernie Moreno: Unleash American energy sources.
    Jim Carlin: Farmers deserve to profit from wind, biomass, solar panels.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Renewable energy will be a step forward for our economy.
Environment
    Tom Udall: A founder of bipartisan International Conservation Caucus.
    Allen Glines: Ban puppy mills; make animal cruelty a felony.
    Blake Masters: Man is called to fill the earth and subdue it.
    Scott Sifton: Law practice focuses on environmental cleanup litigation.
    Patrick Leahy: Opposed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    James Lankford: Rural restrictions shows arrogance from city dwellers.
Families & Children
    Allen Glines: Worked to build awareness of missing children's cases.
    Allen Glines: Protect domestic violence victims; punish abusers.
    Allen Glines: For paid maternity leave up to 16 weeks.
    Scott Sifton: Parents' bankruptcy led to working to protect families.
Foreign Policy
    Mark Brnovich: The interests of the United States must come first.
    Blake Masters: Tough on China, don't try to export democracy.
    Vicky Hartzler: Criticism led to being sanctioned by Chinese Communist Party.
    James Bradley: Bolster Israel; cut off funds to terrorists.
    Eric Schmitt: First AG to sue China for "unleashing the coronavirus".
    Bernie Moreno: China unleashed coronavirus, socialist/fascist ideology.
Free Trade
    Blake Masters: Need trade policies prioritizing American workers & industry.
    JD Vance: U.S. companies struggle with unfair competition from China.
    James Bradley: Negotiate trade agreements that put America first.
    Jim Risch: Supported bill pushing back against China's trade practices.
Government Reform
    Tom Udall: Introduced amendment to reverse Citizens United.
    Tom Udall: Fought for filibuster reform: favors the talking filibuster.
    Allen Glines: Protect voting rights; expand vote by mail options.
    Allen Glines: End Citizens United, reform Federal Elections Commission.
    Allen Glines: Rollback any change made to USPS during Trump.
    Mark Brnovich: We must be able to trust that our votes count.
    Mark Brnovich: Implement a lighter regulatory touch on business.
    James Bradley: Pro voter ID to eliminate documented rampant fraud.
    Patrick Leahy: Citizens United decision strikes at core of our democracy.
    James Lankford: Introduced Prevent Government Shutdowns Act.
    Michael Crapo: Excessive government regulation is an unnecessary drain.
    Eric Schmitt: Glaring illegal actions involving our sacred elections.
    Eric Schmitt: Signed U.S. Term Limits pledge to amend Constitution.
    Sarah Godlewski: Saved job of State Treasurer, got elected to it.
    Bernie Moreno: America is last best hope, fight like hell to protect this.
    Josh Mandel: Will co-sponsor and vote for U.S. Term Limits Amendment.
Gun Control
    Allen Glines: Ban assault weapons, pass universal background checks.
    Blake Masters: Strengthen and expand gun rights.
    JD Vance: Grandmother gave tough love, discipline; owned 19 handguns.
    James Bradley: Citizens have moral, Constitutional right to self-protect.
    James Lankford: Uphold Constitution and our Second Amendment rights.
    Everett Stern: Keep guns away from criminals, in law-abiding citizen hands.
    Michael Crapo: I oppose all efforts to weaken the Second Amendment.
    Bernie Moreno: Protect 2nd Amendment and the entire Constitution.
    Jim Carlin: Will never back down in fight to preserve Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Tom Udall: Protect Medicare & Medicaid to preserve retirement security.
    Abby Finkenauer: As state rep fought for high-quality healthcare for all.
    Allen Glines: Support Affordable Care Act; develop universal healthcare.
    Allen Glines: Streamline process for accommodations for disabilities.
    Tom Nelson: We need real leaders who will take COVID seriously.
    James Bradley: Remove excess red tape; price controls on Big Pharma.
    James Bradley: Opposes taxpayer funding for transgender minors.
    John Hoeven: For patient-centered health care with choice & competition.
    Michael Crapo: Oppose Obamacare; government-run health care not the answer.
    Eric Schmitt: Son on autism spectrum; took on insurance companies to cover.
    Jim Carlin: Allow seniors to deduct cost of prescription and OTC drugs.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Healthcare is not a privilege but a right.
Homeland Security
    Tom Udall: Co-wrote 21st Century G.I. Bill to help returning veterans.
    Allen Glines: Seek to end homelessness among veterans.
    Blake Masters: Ensure our military is world's most lethal fighting force.
    Vicky Hartzler: Peace is best kept through strength.
    Vicky Hartzler: Saving F-15 and F-18 fighter jets created jobs in Missouri.
    James Bradley: Strive to guarantee healthcare and housing for all veterans.
    James Bradley: Protect American citizens from threats known or unknown.
    John Hoeven: Provide military with best equipment, facilities, support.
    James Lankford: National security government's number one priority.
    Everett Stern: Corruption of government is a National Security threat.
    Michael Crapo: Strong advocate for Idaho's Air Force Base & National Guard.
    Lucas Kunce: Money spent on Iraq & Afghanistan should've been spent here.
    Jim Carlin: We must maintain military superiority over China.
Immigration
    Mark Brnovich: Oppose open borders; support law enforcement.
    Blake Masters: Not clear we need a million new legal immigrants every year.
    Everett Stern: Create work visa program that respects the rule of law.
    Bernie Moreno: Illegal immigrants haven't earned honor of citizenship.
    Jane Timken: Oppose open borders, amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    Jim Carlin: Secure borders before discussing eligibility for citizenship.
    Josh Mandel: We need a fighter who will fight to build the wall.
Jobs
    Tom Udall: Supports the Paycheck Fairness Act: equal pay for equal work.
    Val Arkoosh: As county chair, raised local minimum wage to $15 an hour.
    Allen Glines: Find best course to raise minimum wage to $15.
    Tom Nelson: Joined with United Steelworkers to save shuttered paper mill.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Champion of equal-pay; $15 Now movement.
Principles & Values
    Abby Finkenauer: Family taught her never think you're better than anyone else.
    Val Arkoosh: Determined to level the playing field for working families.
    Mandela Barnes: Parents valued working hard, fighting for opportunity.
    Allen Glines: Condemn white supremacy & far right nationalism.
    Mark Brnovich: Immigrant parents fled Communist Yugoslavia.
    Mark Brnovich: Freedom is what makes us Americans, makes us special.
    Blake Masters: Runs program paying people to quit college & start companies.
    Vicky Hartzler: Work hard, trust in God, help your neighbors in need.
    Vicky Hartzler: ?Chairs the House Values Action Team.
    Vicky Hartzler: Liberals have thrown us into crisis with socialist ideas.
    Jeff Bartos: COVID: Provided forgivable loans to small businesses.
    JD Vance: Leaders conspire to make life harder for normal Americans.
    John Hoeven: Chairs Indian Affairs; worked to empower tribal sovereignty.
    James Lankford: A conservative committed to God, Family and the Constitution.
    James Lankford: The hope of the earth is not government, but God.
    Everett Stern: Founded Tactical Rabbit, private intelligence agency.
    Everett Stern: I am a passionate believer in the First Amendment.
    Eric Schmitt: Taken a blow torch to protect the America First Agenda.
    Eric Schmitt: Take the radical left's cancel culture movement head-on.
    Bernie Moreno: Stop socialism, cancel culture, & corruption.
    Mike Gibbons: Running to help people achieve their American Dreams.
    Mike Gibbons: We need to stand up to cancel culture.
    Josh Mandel: We exercise freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
    Josh Mandel: It's time we remind everyone of God's importance.
    Jim Carlin: Most important issue: preserving freedom for next generation.
    Theresa Greenfield: As scrappy farm kid, pick yourself up when knocked down.
Social Security
    Allen Glines: Ensure solvency of Social Security & Medicare.
    James Bradley: Increase funding for programs and care for the elderly.
    James Lankford: Social Security Disability: nest of fraud & little oversight.
    Jim Carlin: Increase Cost-of-Living Adjustment to reflect rising prices.
Tax Reform
    Everett Stern: Large companies should pay taxes like smaller businesses.
    Michael Crapo: We cannot tax our way to prosperity; simplify tax code.
    Eric Schmitt: Authored two of the largest tax cuts in state history.
    Bernie Moreno: People should keep more of their hard-earned money.
    Jim Carlin: Tax relief for middle class, not Wall Street.
    Jim Carlin: Abolish the death tax on family farms.
Technology
    Allen Glines: Reinstate net neutrality; expand broadband access.
    Allen Glines: Prosecute entities conducting phone scams.
    Vicky Hartzler: Expand rural access to high-speed broadband.
    James Bradley: Phase out Federal transit program; repeal Davis-Bacon.
    James Bradley: Protect individual sovereignty and capitalism of content.
    Patrick Leahy: First senator with a blog; second to have internet homepage.
    Patrick Leahy: Inducted into FOIA "Hall of Fame" for defending law.
    Eric Schmitt: Launched massive antitrust probe to stop Big Tech abuses.
    Jim Carlin: Time to break up Big Tech & protect personal privacy.
    Jim Carlin: Vital that farmers have access to 5G technology.
War & Peace
    Patrick Leahy: Wrote first law banning export of anti-personnel landmines.
    Everett Stern: Don't get into wars not in interest of US and allies.
Welfare & Poverty
    Allen Glines: Ban payday loans; incentivize affordable housing.
    James Bradley: Funds for working families for affordable housing.
    Jim Carlin: Goal of welfare system should be keeping families together.


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