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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Tom Perriello: Backs pro-choice groups.
Jim Justice: The Supreme Court ruled on abortion, and the law is the law.
Ralph Northam: Led fight against transvaginal ultrasound requirement.
Ralph Northam: Protect women's reproductive rights.
Jeff Kessler: Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks.
Ken Cuccinelli: Human life begins at conception.
Ken Cuccinelli: I believe life begins at conception.
Ken Cuccinelli: No new abortion restrictions as governor.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports abortion rights.
Ralph Northam: Stop the Republican war on women.
Budget & Economy|
Ralph Northam: Cut spending by $4.6 billion to keep our budget balanced.
Ken Cuccinelli: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Robert Sarvis: Free enterprise is key to national prosperity.
Tom Perriello: Embraces same-sex marriage.
Ralph Northam: Backs marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Ralph Northam: Tie-breaking vote against gay workplace discrimination.
Ken Cuccinelli: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
Robert Sarvis: Government has authority to redefine marriage.
Corey Stewart: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
Ken Cuccinelli: Traditional marriage ought to be protected.
Ken Cuccinelli: Homosexuality is against nature and harmful to society.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports marriage equality for gays.
Robert Sarvis: End ALL government subsidies of specific industries.
Tom Perriello: Replace school-to-prison pipeline with school-to-workforce.
Terry McAuliffe: Grant 200,000 convicted felons the right to vote.
Robert Sarvis: Reverse the militarization of law-enforcement tactics.
Tom Perriello: Lead the fight to take on our backwards marijuana laws.
Ralph Northam: Be open-minded about medicinal plants like marijuana.
Tom Garrett: Decriminalize pot at the federal level.
Tom Perriello: Has spoken favorably towards marijuana decriminalization.
Ed Gillespie: Opposes decriminalization, but align penalty to pot offense.
Ralph Northam: Blacks are twice as likely to be arrested for pot possession.
Ralph Northam: We spend $67 million a year enforcing our marijuana laws.
Ralph Northam: Drug problems are not confined to youth and minorities.
Bill Cole: People who sell drugs belong in jail.
Bill Cole: Supports combating our growing drug epidemic.
Robert Sarvis: Legalize marijuana & decriminalize harder drugs.
Natalie Tennant: It costs us less to rehabilitate than to jail someone.
Ed Gillespie: Expand the education tax credit.
Rob Wittman: My wife teaches; so I know what's working.
Ralph Northam: Federal grant to create 3,000 pre-K education spots.
Ralph Northam: Invest in early childhood education.
Bill Cole: High speed internet access in every classroom.
Ken Cuccinelli: Teach intelligent design in schools.
Ken Cuccinelli: Free market competition for education dollars.
Robert Sarvis: Free market competition for education dollars.
Robert Sarvis: Bad schools persist because politicians are in charge.
Robert Sarvis: Supports vouchers, tax credit, charters, & parental triggers.
Bill Cole: Student potential diminished by crippling bureaucracy.
Natalie Tennant: Address numerous small reforms, not huge sweeping measures.
Natalie Tennant: Public moneys should go to public schools, not charters.
Ralph Northam: Restore and increase funding for K-12 education.
Energy & Oil|
Frank Wagner: Enable more utility-based solar power & renewable projects.
Terry McAuliffe: Signed 11 bills to promote solar & renewable energy.
Ralph Northam: Restrict offshore oil and gas drilling off Virginia coast.
Terry McAuliffe: Co-founded GreenTech electric car company, in Mississippi.
Terry McAuliffe: 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned.
Natalie Tennant: Responsible development of Marcellus shale.
Ken Cuccinelli: Opposes tailpipe emission rules for CO2 reductions.
Joe Manchin III: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
John Rockefeller: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
Lisa Murkowski: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
Jim Justice: Paid $900,000 fine for poor pollution controls at mines.
Jim Justice: EPA regulations have been difficult, overreaching, and wrong.
Corey Stewart: Ensure EPA ceases threatening our economy.
Robert Sarvis: No open space funding, but environmental harm regulations ok.
Ken Cuccinelli: Kill rats around Occupy DC camps; don't move them to VA.
Natalie Tennant: Raise motor vehicle fees, but gradually, not $40M at once.
Ken Cuccinelli: EPA should stand for "the Employment Prevention Agency".
Families & Children|
Tim Kaine: 2005: "conservative on family;" oppose same-sex marriage.
Corey Stewart: Always advocate for family values in our public policy.
Ralph Northam: Nonpartisan redistricting so voters, not pols, pick reps.
Terry McAuliffe: Grant voting rights to 200,000 released convicted felons.
Ken Cuccinelli: Photo ID for voting.
Jeff Kessler: Don't require permit and training for concealed carry.
Robert Sarvis: Gun-control measures fail to reduce violent crime.
Ralph Northam: No family should be one illness away from financial demise.
Jim Justice: Don't plan on repealing Obamacare/ACA's Medicaid expansion.
Ralph Northam: Proud voice in favor of Medicaid expansion.
Ralph Northam: Expand access to Medicaid for 400,000 of our citizens.
Jeff Kessler: ObamaCare gets thousands of the poor onto Medicaid.
Robert Sarvis: Focus on catastrophic insurance & cash subsidies.
Ken Cuccinelli: Opposes ObamaCare and opposes delaying its implementation.
Terry McAuliffe: Supports ObamaCare's expanding the state's Medicaid program.
Bob McDonnell: ObamaCare is expensive, bureaucratic, and inflexible.
Frank Wagner: Expand Medicaid as long as federal share stays overs 90%.
Ken Cuccinelli: Challenged & won on Constitutionality of ObamaCare's mandate.
Ken Cuccinelli: ObamaCare has 6 years of costs vs. 10 years of tax revenue.
Bill Cole: Honor and support military as guardians of our freedoms.
Ralph Northam: Stand up against ICE; our doors are open.
Tom Perriello: Welcome immigrants; they make up 1 in 9 Virginians.
Tom Perriello: Commonsense policies for immigrants like drivers licenses.
Ralph Northam: Support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
Ken Cuccinelli: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Robert Sarvis: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
Robert Sarvis: Opposes local enforcement of federal immigration laws.
Ken Cuccinelli: Path to citizenship ok as part of compromise.
Terry McAuliffe: Support the DREAM Act for legalizing minors.
Ralph Northam: Tiebreaker in favor of increasing the minimum wage.
Creigh Deeds: Tax break for every job created.
Principles & Values|
Rob Wittman: Served as mayor, town councilor, and in House of Delegates.
Bob McDonnell: Indicted on corruption charges days after leaving office.
Ralph Northam: Religious sectarianism has no place in politics.
Tom Perriello: Our promise lets seniors retire with security and dignity.
Ed Gillespie: Decrease state's personal income tax rate to spur growth.
Ralph Northam: Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000.
Tom Perriello: Raise income tax rate by 1% for income over $500,000.
Ed Gillespie: Use 40% of projected revenue growth for tax relief.
Frank Wagner: More taxes to pay for chronic lack of transportation funding.
Frank Wagner: We need income tax for programs and AAA bond rating.
Bill Cole: Work with legislature to reform our tax code.
Robert Sarvis: Eliminate or dramatically reduce the income tax.
Ken Cuccinelli: Cut taxes by $1.4 billion a year.
Bill Cole: Recommends action--not more studies--on transportation.
Bill Cole: Federal investment in West Virginia roads & infrastructure.
Robert Sarvis: 21st-century transportation policy based on user-pays.
Natalie Tennant: Find funding to keep our infrastructure strong.
Creigh Deeds: Transportation improvements create jobs and generate wealth.