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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)

Book Reviews

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AdWatch: transcripts from 2018 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns

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    from 2018 AdWatch (number of quotes indicated):
  • Allan Fung (1) Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
  • Bill Nelson (1) Florida NASA Administrator
  • Bill Schuette (1) Michigan Republican candidate for governor of Michigan
  • Bob Hugin (1) Republican candidate for New Jersey U. S. Senator New Jersey
  • Casey Cagle (2) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
  • Don Blankenship (2) Constitution Party candidate for President
  • Elizabeth Warren (2) Massachusetts Senator
  • Fred Hubbell (1) Iowa Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa
  • Gary Johnson (2) New Mexico Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Heidi Heitkamp (2) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jacky Rosen (1) Democratic Challenger for NV Senator Nevada
  • Jared Polis (1) Colorado Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor
  • Jon Tester (2) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
  • Kelda Helen Roys (1) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor
  • Leah Vukmir (1) Republican candidate for Wisconsin U.S. Senator Wisconsin
  • Marty Jackley (4) South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
  • Matt Rosendale (1) Republican candidate for Montana U. S. Senator Montana
  • Rick Scott (1) Florida Republican Governor
  • Steve Sisolak (2) Nevada Democratic candidate for Nevada Governor
  • Tate Reeves (1) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Walker Stapleton (2) Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

EXPLANATORY NOTE by OnTheIssues.org:

Starting well before each election, candidates produce and air politicial advertisements. Since Citizens United took effect, PACs have produced many campaign ads too.

In modern campaigns, ads might be on TV, but also might be via email, web video, Tweets, or other social media.

Political pundit publications, such as The Hill and Rollcall, analyze campaign advertisements as well as campaign events (although at OnTheIssues we ignore their relentless coverage of polls; since we consider them irrelevant to normal voters and relevant only to pundits!)

OnTheIssues.org reviews those ads and analyses for relevant issue content, including opponents' responses when available. Sometimes we transcribe the ads from video or audio; sometimes we include commentary; all the time, we urge paying attention to the opponent of each advertiser too, to get the full story!

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Kelda Helen Roys: AdWatch: 1849 anti-abortion law is still on the books.
    Casey Cagle: Conservative values: pro-life & pro-second Amendment.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump.
    Marty Jackley: AdWatch: Protect the unborn.
    Fred Hubbell: AdWatch: commitment to Planned Parenthood.
    Allan Fung: Strong stance against crime; we need accountability.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
Energy & Oil
    Bill Schuette: Joins lawsuit challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan.
    Bill Nelson: Lake Okeechobee water is murky, but it's a state issue.
    Rick Scott: Lake Okeechobee water is murky, but it's a federal issue.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water.
Free Trade
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: trade war with China hurts soybean farmers.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Our $50B of tariffs on China caused $34B of retaliation.
Government Reform
    Jacky Rosen: AdWatch: Passed zero bills? But co-sponsored eight bills.
Gun Control
    Steve Sisolak: I'll take on the NRA and I'll take on Donald Trump.
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.
Health Care
    Leah Vukmir: Opposed requiring health insurers to cover oral chemotherapy.
    Bob Hugin: AdWatch: Raised drug prices in US while lowering them abroad.
    Jared Polis: AdWatch: Supports Medicare for All.
    Jon Tester: FactCheck: Opposes sanctuary cities, but don't punish them.
    Walker Stapleton: End these dangerous sanctuary city policies.
    Casey Cagle: Double headline - Already Done.
    Steve Sisolak: Double headline - Already Done.
Principles & Values
    Tate Reeves: AdWatch: defend "In God We Trust" on new car tag.
    Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back.
    Elizabeth Warren: Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring.
    Jon Tester: AdWatch: Voted with Trump 52%, but against key initiatives.
    Gary Johnson: Fiscally conservative and socially cool.
Tax Reform
    Walker Stapleton: I stopped the largest tax increase in state history.
    Matt Rosendale: You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money.
    Gary Johnson: Left NM with new highways and a billion-dollar surplus.
War & Peace
    Marty Jackley: Double headline - Already Done.

The above quotations are from AdWatch: transcripts from 2018 presidential, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns.

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