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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 Oregon

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Oregon (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bud Pierce (3) Oregon Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Gordon Harold Smith (9) Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) Oregon
  • Jason Conger (15) Republican Challenger Oregon
  • Jay Inslee (2) Washington Democratic Governor
  • Jeff Merkley (20) Democratic Jr Senator Oregon
  • Jim Huffman (8) 2010 Republican Challenger Oregon
  • Kate Brown (1) Oregon Democratic Governor
  • Kevin Stine (25) Democratic Senate candidate Oregon
  • Mark Callahan (21) Republican Senate challenger Oregon
  • Monica Wehby (15) Republican Challenger Oregon
  • Ron Wyden (8) Democratic Sr Senator Oregon
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Kevin Stine: No new federal law restricting access to abortion.
    Mark Callahan: You are either Pro-Life or you are not.
    Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal choice.
    Monica Wehby: Abortion is a personal decision.
    Jim Huffman: Pro-choice but Roe v. Wade was a bad decision.
    Jim Huffman: Supports abortion rights, but no federal funding.
Budget & Economy
    Kevin Stine: Supports stimulus over market-led recovery.
    Mark Callahan: Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution.
    Jim Huffman: No $2M spending on exotic ant research.
    Ron Wyden: No bailout of finance industry, no Wall Street bonuses.
    Jim Huffman: Supports balanced budget amendment.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports bailout as BETTER regulation, not MORE regulation.
    Jeff Merkley: Oppose bailout bill; more oversight needed.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Stabilize the monster that is devouring Wall Street.
    Jeff Merkley: Bailout bill is a $700-million blank check.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Supports government help for people facing foreclosure.
    Jeff Merkley: Our children have to repay debt from deregulated Wall Street.
Civil Rights
    Kevin Stine: Affirmative action is ok, bur don't enforce statistically.
    Kevin Stine: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Mark Callahan: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
    Jeff Merkley: Ensure that women earn equal pay for equal work.
    Monica Wehby: Paycheck Fairness Act hurts women in the workplace.
    Monica Wehby: Government shouldn't be involved in same-sex marriage.
    Kevin Stine: Tax loopholes allow companies to pay meager tax rates.
    Kevin Stine: Cut corporate handouts & thus raise tax rates on the 1%.
    Monica Wehby: Gov't should encourage growth, not squeeze businesses out.
    Jim Huffman: Moratorium on new federal regulations on businesses.
    Kevin Stine: Give judges more leeway on sentencing.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on reducing sentences for non-violent offenses.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Stiffer laws against gang crimes, rapists & child sex.
    Jeff Merkley: Worked hard to get better laws to deal with criminals.
    Jay Inslee: Pilot program for growing industrial hemp.
    Kevin Stine: Fearful rhetoric about marijuana leads to waste, not safety.
    Jeff Merkley: Positives of pot legalization outweigh the negatives.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on retail medical marijuana establishments.
    Bud Pierce: Apply Massachusetts Education Reform act to Oregon schools.
    Jay Inslee: Reverse transfer credits toward associate degrees.
    Kevin Stine: Opposes school vouchers.
    Mark Callahan: Common Core is dumbing down the next generation.
    Mark Callahan: Get rid of the Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Kevin Stine: End corporate handouts to fossil fuel companies.
    Mark Callahan: Do nothing about global warming; it's a fraudulent invention.
    Ron Wyden: Boost renewable energy and the low-carbon economy.
    Kate Brown: Wean Oregon off coal and boost renewable sources.
    Kevin Stine: Prioritize green energy.
    Mark Callahan: Energy independence: based on the free market.
    Monica Wehby: Complete the Keystone Pipeline; end EPA overreach.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on electronic energy efficiency standards.
    Ron Wyden: Biomass is a clean energy source & a job machine.
    Bud Pierce: Enhance infrastructure & natural resource based jobs.
    Mark Callahan: Constitution disallows so much federal land ownership.
    Kevin Stine: Common sense solutions to ensure environmental security.
    Jason Conger: Higher timber harvests on public land.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on prohibiting motorized mining in riverbeds.
    Jason Conger: Rated 53% by Conservation Voters; 80% by Humane Society.
    Jim Huffman: End restrictions for logging federal timber land.
    Jim Huffman: Upset at impact on rural communities from logging ban.
    Ron Wyden: Worked out compromise Eastside Forest Plan.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Inserted Oregon timber payments into $70 bailout bill.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Create more jobs in timber industry.
    Jeff Merkley: Son of a timber family; will fight for timber payments.
    Jeff Merkley: Sustainable forest harvest important for economy.
Families & Children
    Monica Wehby: 2007: Ex-husband filed police report, but good friends now.
    Monica Wehby: 2013: Ex-boyfriend filed police report, but now regrets it.
    Jason Conger: Rated 79% by Oregon Stand for Children.
Foreign Policy
    Kevin Stine: Supports American Exceptionalism.
    Kevin Stine: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Mark Callahan: Strong support of our military and of Israel.
    Jeff Merkley: In a dangerous world, we need to work with other nations.
    Jason Conger: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
    Monica Wehby: Russia emboldened in Ukraine by Obama's weak foreign policy.
    Mark Callahan: UN Small Arms Treaty yields our sovereignty.
Free Trade
    Kevin Stine: We need fair trade, not free trade.
    Kevin Stine: Oppose "fast track" trade legislation; oppose TPP.
    Jeff Merkley: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
    Monica Wehby: Support free-trade, but wait on Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Government Reform
    Bud Pierce: Mandate government to release requested info for free.
    Kevin Stine: Allow absentee ballots for all; extend early voting.
    Mark Callahan: Limit terms in Congress & the U.S. Senate.
    Jeff Merkley: Nuclear option: Allow confirmation of Obama's appointees.
Gun Control
    Kevin Stine: Gun lobby has redefined 2nd Amendment in a perverse way.
    Mark Callahan: The 2nd Amendment was meant to protect the 1st Amendment.
Health Care
    Kevin Stine: We need real healthcare reform, like single-payer.
    Mark Callahan: Full repeal of ObamaCare / WydenCare.
    Jason Conger: State-run Cover Oregon exchange better than ObamaCare.
    Monica Wehby: We need more MDs and fewer JDs in Congress.
    Monica Wehby: I was against ObamaCare when it wasn't cool.
    Jason Conger: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
    Mark Callahan: Opposes "Cover Oregon" and state-run insurance exchanges.
    Jeff Merkley: I couldn't enroll in ObamaCare, but it'll eventually succeed.
    Jeff Merkley: 2009: "Keep your insurance"; 2014: fix ObamaCare so you can.
    Jason Conger: Delay health plan cancellations due to ObamaCare.
    Jeff Merkley: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
Homeland Security
    Kevin Stine: Wasteful defense spending is rampant.
    Mark Callahan: Strongly support veterans & active duty military personnel.
    Jason Conger: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
    Monica Wehby: Opposes reduction in size of America's military force.
    Jeff Merkley: Be slow to go to war and be fast to take care of veterans.
    Kevin Stine: Any reasonable reform includes a pathway to citizenship.
    Mark Callahan: No driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
    Jason Conger: Temporary visas for needed undocumented immigrants.
    Mark Callahan: Enforce borders; enforce existing laws; say no to amnesty.
    Jason Conger: Voted NO on drivers licenses for non-resident aliens.
    Jason Conger: Stricter rules for non-citizen college tuition equity.
    Jeff Merkley: Minimum wage should be left to the states.
Principles & Values
    Kevin Stine: The Senate is full of multi-millionaires over the age of 60.
    Ron Wyden: Give voice to those who often feel left out of the debate.
    Kevin Stine: Separate church & state, but some leeway for societal norms.
    Mark Callahan: Religious freedom is under attack by political correctness.
    Kevin Stine: Served in Navy for 9 years; on City Council for 1.
    Monica Wehby: Declined to debate on live TV in Senate primary.
    Monica Wehby: AdWatch: Parents trust her as a pediatric neurosurgeon.
    Ron Wyden: FactCheck: No truth to rumors that Wyden lives in New York.
    Gordon Harold Smith: Works often with Sen. Wyden (D-OR) & Sen. Obama (D-IL).
    Jeff Merkley: Endorsed by Sen. Wyden; Iíll be his partner.
Social Security
    Kevin Stine: Opposes privatizing Social Security.
    Jim Huffman: Option of putting payroll taxes in a private account.
    Gordon Harold Smith: People should prepare for retirement in addition to Soc.Sec.
    Jeff Merkley: Privatization would melt away retirement in stock crash.
Tax Reform
    Mark Callahan: Support flat tax or FairTax; oppose growing government.
    Ron Wyden: Sophisticated wealthy few distort tax system.
    Mark Callahan: Implement a Flat Tax to replace 74,000-page tax system.
    Gordon Harold Smith: I believe in pro-growth tax cuts.
    Jeff Merkley: Supports raising taxes on earnings over $250,000 per year.
    Ron Wyden: Limit taxes on Internet-based companies.
War & Peace
    Mark Callahan: Iran nuclear deal endangers U.S. and our allies.
    Jeff Merkley: Opposed Iraq war from the very beginning, against Party.

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

Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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