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)
Bob Stefanowski: Don't make abortion illegal; but parental notification ok.
Catherine Templeton: 100% pro-life; won't back down.
Tom Foley: Pro-choice.
Budget & Economy|
Bob Stefanowski: Smart, responsible fiscal reform will turn around economy.
David Walker: 2007: deficit spending saddles millennials with debts.
Joe Visconti: Unfunded liabilities crush our financial plans.
Tom Foley: Tax credits are spending; oppose $400M job expansion credits.
Tom Foley: AdWatch: Malloy's policies drive jobs out of state.
Bob Stefanowski: I'm a civil rights Republican, not a white nationalist.
Joe Visconti: Labelled Chinese candidate as "Kim Jong Tong".
Tom Foley: Maintain gay marriage law, although personally against it.
Mark Lauretti: Top priority: don't over-burden business.
Dan Malloy: Invest state funds in businesses that preserve in-state jobs.
Tom Foley: We pay huge sums in corporate welfare to keep jobs in CT.
Tom Foley: Investigate Economic and Community Development loan fraud.
Dan Malloy: Businesses should suggest which state regulations to abandon.
Dan Malloy: Small Business Express Program: grants for 944 companies.
Tom Foley: Small Business Express Program is too generous with aid.
Tom Foley: Criticized for bankruptcy of a Georgia textile mill.
Tom Foley: Veto efforts to repeal the death penalty.
Tom Foley: Arrested twice for motor vehicle incidents.
Mark Lauretti: Law enforcement AND treatment to fight opioid abuse.
Tom Foley: Recreational marijuana use is a gateway drug.
Catherine Templeton: School money & school control should be local.
Mark Lauretti: Get the government out of the classroom.
Tom Foley: In-district public school choice, money follows the child.
Tom Foley: Charters are part of the solution, but not whole solution.
Tom Foley: Local control instead of Common Core mandates.
Energy & Oil|
Danny Drew: Enacted sustainable, green energy policies.
Tom Foley: No gas tax increase to pay for rail transport.
Dan Malloy: Moving Canadian oil thru the US is not best for the economy.
Danny Drew: Restored Middletown's waterfront & public parks.
Families & Children|
Dan Malloy: 21-year-old son arrested in robbery, suffering depression.
Dan Malloy: Trade trips to China to promote aerospace & bioscience.
Joe Visconti: State & feds should pay for construction inspection failures.
Peter Lumaj: Peter's Plan: require voter ID; end same-day registration.
Mark Lauretti: Opposed publicly finance campaigns, but will participate.
Tom Foley: AdWatch: Complains about ethics, but was fined for PAC.
Tom Foley: 2010: criticized public campaign financing; 2014: accepts it.
Bob Stefanowski: No more gun controls; gun owners have been persecuted.
Ned Lamont: We learn first hand the cost of unregulated gun ownership.
Ned Lamont: Ban bump stocks, and other common sense restrictions.
Dan Malloy: NRA has developed into a terrorist organization.
Prasad Srinivasan: It is person behind AR15s that bring about massacres.
Catherine Templeton: Gun owner & NRA member.
Tom Foley: Newtown law added inconveniences on law-abiding citizens.
Tom Foley: Let stand current gun laws, but no specific proposals.
Tom Foley: Enough on gun control; focus on preventing another Newtown.
Tom Foley: Supports 2nd amendment but require reporting stolen firearms.
Tom Foley: Post costs for treatments to give consumers options.
Tom Foley: Appoint veteran-friendly Commissioner of Veterans Affairs.
Dan Malloy: Muslim ban harkens back to darkest times in our history.
Ann-Marie Adams: Immigrants need their voices to be heard.
Catherine Templeton: Cracked down on undocumented workers.
Peter Lumaj: Albanian refugee but opposes sanctuary cities.
Tom Foley: House child refugee immigrants at Southbury Training School.
Tom Foley: We need a federal comprehensive immigration policy.
Catherine Templeton: Fought to keep unions out of SC.
Joe Visconti: Opposes state public employee unions.
Tom Foley: OpEd: His company moved 3,000 jobs to Mexico.
Tom Foley: Raise minimum wage nationally, but focus on jobs in CT.
Tom Foley: Pledge not to change public employee collective bargaining.
Principles & Values|
Tom Foley: 1981: Arrested for 1st-degree attempted assault in car crash.
Tom Foley: Will not participate in primary debates.
Mark Lauretti: Denies involvement in two Shelton development scandals.
Tom Foley: AdWatch: NYC residents should move to CT under new governor.
Tom Foley: Partial facial paralysis means he smiles on only left side.
Bob Stefanowski: Eliminate the state income tax over the next 8 years.
Ned Lamont: Middle-class gets hammered by $800B federal deficit.
David Walker: 2007: higher taxes needed; 2018: not so much.
Catherine Templeton: Fiscal conservative for low taxes.
Mark Lauretti: Lower taxes & be business-friendly.
Catherine Templeton: Infrastructure repair a top priority.
Mark Lauretti: Make repairs; claim abandoned properties.
Tom Foley: No comment on reducing mass transit funding.
Dan Malloy: Invest in Jackson Labs & Bioscience Connecticut.
Welfare & Poverty|
Tom Foley: New urban enterprise zones and urban renewal initiatives.