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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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2022 Oregon Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2022 OR Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bud Pierce (8) Oregon Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Casey Kulla (5) Oregon Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Nicholas Kristof (9) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tina Kotek (10) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tobias Read (7) Oregon Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Oregon Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Oregon Capital Chronicle, "Governor's debate fractured, with 2 candidates on one side of an issue, another opposed," Randy Stapilus, September 29, 2022, (Link)
  • The Oregonian, "Betsy Johnson: Unaffiliated Oregon governor candidate would bring longtime skepticism about government to the job," by Hillary Borrud, Sep. 25, 2022, (Link)
  • Associated Press in Statesman Journal, "Oregon's Betsy Johnson among high-profile candidates trying to break Democratic, GOP control," June 5, 2022, (Link)
  • Canby Herald, "Q&A: Betsy Johnson talks independent campaign for governor," by Scott Keith, May 24 2022, (Link)
  • Blue Mountain Eagle, "Oregon gubernatorial candidate Christine Drazan meets with voters in John Day," by Steven Mitchell, Jan 12, 2022
  • Eugene Weekly, "Building on a Foundation," by Henry Houston, 11/24/2021
  • LGBTQ Nation, "Oregon's Tina Kotek could be the country's first out lesbian governor," by Molly Sprayregen, November 18, 2021
  • Willamette Week, "Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read Has Made No Enemies," by Rachel Monahan and Nigel Jaquiss, October 27, 2021
  • KGW-TV 8-NBC, "Former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will run for Oregon governor," by John Tierney & Laural Porter, October 27, 2021
  • The Oregonian, "Nicholas Kristof, former New York Times columnist, formally announces he is running for ," by Hillary Borrud, Oct. 27, 2021
  • CBS News, "Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof officially launches run for Oregon governor," by Adam Brewster, October 27, 2021
  • Willamette Week, "Tina Kotek, the Longest-Serving House Speaker in Oregon History, Makes Her Case for the State's Top Job," by Rachel Monahan and Nigel Jaquiss, October 20, 2021
  • Portland Monthly, "Tina Kotek Has Been Ready for Her Close-Up," by Julia Silverman, October 15, 2021
  • FOX News, "Ex-NYT columnist, potential Oregon gubernatorial candidate Nicholas Kristof once downplayed Portland violence," by Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Oct. 14, 2021
  • The Oregonian, "Editorial: Oregon Democrats' anti-democratic power play," Sep. 24, 2021
  • Willamette Week, "Democratic Leaders Allowed an Oregon Lawmaker to Earmark $4 Million in Public Money for an Anti-Abortion Group," by Sophie Peel, September 15, 2021
  • The Oregon Way, "Outside the Box Should be the Norm: Rethinking Red Tape and Welcoming New Oregonians," by Casey Kulla, Aug 24 2021
  • Marijuana Moment, "Bipartisan State Treasurers Call For Marijuana Banking Protections In Next Coronavirus Bill," by Kyle Jaeger, July 9, 2020
  • Portland Tribune, "In race to be Oregon governor, Democrats get first contender," by Ryan Clarke, July 06, 2021
  • KGW-TV 8-NBC, "New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reflects on growing up in Oregon and the struggles of rural America," by Laural Porter, June 11, 2021
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Will Oregon divest from fossil fuels?," by Julie Sabatier, June 3, 2021
  • New York Times, "How Do We Stop the Parade of Gun Deaths?," by Nicholas Kristof, April 3, 2021
  • KGW-TV NBC-8, "Yamhill County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary," by Dan Haggerty, March 30, 2021
  • Oregon Oncology Specialists, "Our Team: ​Bud Pierce, MD, Ph.D.," 1/6/21
  • The Salem Statesman Journal, "Salem's Bud Pierce to run for Oregon governor in 2022," by Connor Radnovich, December 2, 2020
  • KGW-8 NBC-TV, "Selma Pierce, Salem community leader and wife of 2016 governor nominee Bud Pierce, dies," December 1, 2020
  • Democratic Governor's Association, "Statement on Bud Pierce's Decision to Enter Oregon Governor's Race," December 1, 2020
  • New York Times, "Republicans and Democrats Agree: End the War on Drugs," by Nicholas Kristof, Nov. 7, 2020
  • Portland Tribune, "PERS reform passes after Speaker whips last-minute votes," by Claire Withycombe and Aubrey Wieber, May 30, 2019
  • Capital Press, "The marijuana farmer next door," by Mateusz Perkowski, Aug 3, 2017
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Bud Pierce Calls for Big Cut In State Employment," by Jeff Mapes, Oct. 12, 2016
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, "Pierce Booed for Sexual Assault Remarks, Later Apologizes," by Jeff Mapes and Bradley W. Parks, Oct. 1, 2016
  • Willamette Week, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Bud Pierce," by Nigel Jaquiss, Sept. 20, 2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Tina Kotek: Worked to ensure full access to reproductive health care.
Budget & Economy
    Bud Pierce: Cut government workforce instead of raising taxes.
Civil Rights
    Tina Kotek: Came out in early 20s; been with wife for 17 years.
    Tina Kotek: Police not trained to deal with a mental health crisis.
    Nicholas Kristof: Violence in Portland due to Feds more than protestors.
    Bud Pierce: Says successful women not subject to abuse, then apologizes.
    Tobias Read: Led bipartisan coalition for cannabis industry banking.
    Casey Kulla: Added marijuana crop to his organic vegetable farm.
    Nicholas Kristof: War on drugs one of America's greatest mistakes.
    Nicholas Kristof: Decriminalize to steer addicted people into treatment.
    Tobias Read: Extend the school year so kids have year-round learning.
    Nicholas Kristof: Make education a priority; make sure kids don't drop out.
    Nicholas Kristof: Companies won't invest here if schools aren't top-notch.
Energy & Oil
    Tobias Read: Investing in clean energy and green jobs a top priority.
    Tina Kotek: State on its way to meet renewable energy goal by 2040.
    Tobias Read: Supports smart regulations that address climate change.
    Bud Pierce: Democrats OpEd: He would undo measures on climate change.
    Casey Kulla: Increase business regulations to limit environmental harm.
Families & Children
    Tobias Read: Measure our progress by how well Oregon's children are doing.
Government Reform
    Tina Kotek: Supported gerrymandered Congressional map.
Gun Control
    Nicholas Kristof: No strong evidence that assault weapons ban saved lives.
    Nicholas Kristof: Use executive action to crack down on ghost guns.
    Casey Kulla: Not our job to make county 2nd Amendment sanctuary.
Health Care
    Tobias Read: Strongly supports vaccine mandates by businesses, schools.
    Nicholas Kristof: Poor mental healthcare, wages, housing are major problems.
    Tina Kotek: We will move the needle on more recovery services.
Homeland Security
    Bud Pierce: Enlisted in Marines to see if he was tough enough.
    Casey Kulla: Oregon should welcome arrival of Afghan refugees.
Principles & Values
    Tina Kotek: A person of faith, I believe there's equality among us all.
    Tina Kotek: Oregon is a state that has allowed me to be myself.
    Casey Kulla: Stop movement away from democracy & toward extremism.
    Bud Pierce: From childhood, wanted to become a doctor.
    Bud Pierce: Wife killed in tragic traffic accident.
    Bud Pierce: Yanked Trump endorsement; history of working with Democrats.
Social Security
    Tobias Read: Created first opt-out retirement plan in the country.
    Tina Kotek: Reduced pension contribution for long-term solution.
Tax Reform
    Bud Pierce: Reduce taxes and regulations on small businesses.
Welfare & Poverty
    Nicholas Kristof: More than a quarter of childhood friends are dead.
    Tina Kotek: We need both homeless shelters and long-term solutions.

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  • Bud Pierce Oregon Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Casey Kulla Oregon Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Nicholas Kristof Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tina Kotek Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tobias Read Oregon Democratic Challenger

The above quotations are from 2022 Oregon Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; Gov. Brown term-limited in 2022; contenders:
OR 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
vs.former House Speaker Tina Kotek (D nominee)
vs.State Rep. Christine Drazan (R nominee)
vs.Betsy Johnson (Independent)
vs.State Treasurer Tobias Read (D,lost primary)
vs.Julian Bell (D,lost primary)
vs.Mayor Kerry McQuisten (R,lost primary)
vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R,lost primary)
vs.Nicholas Kristof(D,withdrew)
vs.Paul Romero(R,declined)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Oregon gubernatorial debate,
Brown(D) vs.Buehler(R)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Oregon Gubernatorial debates
Kate Brown
vs.Bud Pierce(R)
vs.Julian Bell(D)
vs.Bob Niemeyer(R)

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