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)
Keith Stern: Pro-life advocate but will not interfere with settled law.
Bruce Lisman: Supports abortion rights and funding for Planned Parenthood.
Phil Scott: Abortion isn't a black-and-white issue, but I'm pro-choice.
Phil Scott: No taxpayer funding for abortion; but ok for family planning.
Budget & Economy|
Phil Scott: I won't sign a budget that exceeds reasonable limits.
Sue Minter: Government can partner with workforce to grow economy.
Phil Scott: Supports gay marriage and transgender bathroom rights.
Sue Minter: Economic security for women via livable wages and equal pay.
Matt Dunne: State manager to help each manufacturer navigate rules.
Keith Stern: Convicts should serve in same state where sentenced.
Christine Hallquist: Address racial bias in criminal justice system.
Phil Scott: Private prisons needed because full cost borne by state.
Sue Minter: Phase out the use of private prisons altogether.
Christine Hallquist: Tax retail marijuana for clean water and public education.
Keith Stern: Send drug addicts to treatment & dealers to boot camp.
Phil Scott: Address opiate addiction via prevention & enforcement.
Bruce Lisman: No legalization now; let's see what happens in other states.
Matt Dunne: Legalize marijuana quickly; prohibition hasn't worked.
Phil Scott: No legalization at this time; but I'm not saying never.
Sue Minter: Supports legalizing marijuana.
Sue Minter: Addicts need treatment, not jail time.
Matt Dunne: Create a trusted Vermont brand of legalized marijuana.
Phil Scott: Supports growing industrial hemp in Vermont.
Keith Stern: Give education control back to the local districts.
Keith Stern: Technical schools train for well-paying, in-demand jobs.
Phil Scott: Statewide funding inserts Montpelier into school decisions.
Phil Scott: Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation.
Sue Minter: Universal pre-K via public-private partnerships.
Phil Scott: Age-appropriate sex education in schools.
Energy & Oil|
Keith Stern: Goal to convert to 75% renewable energy will hurt Vermont.
Sue Minter: Keep electric rates low to compete in New England.
Phil Scott: Combat climate change & reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
Phil Scott: Supports renewable energy investment.
Sue Minter: Protect our state's waters, farmland, and forests.
Sue Minter: Led efforts in Climate Preparedness & catastrophic flooding.
Phil Scott: Support local agriculture; they're stewards of our land.
Phil Scott: Reduce chemicals in consumer goods, when evidence warrants.
Families & Children|
Keith Stern: Paid family leave and $15 hour wage would hurt his business.
Matt Dunne: Paid leave insurance policy to fund FMLA maternity leave.
Phil Scott: Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore.
Keith Stern: Term limits will slow down path to lobbying.
Sue Minter: Call for transparency and accountability in state agencies.
Keith Stern: Supports 2nd Amendment; but some people will commit crimes.
Christine Hallquist: Ban assault weapons; regulate guns like cars.
Keith Stern: Vermont won't be Vermont with all this gun legislation.
Christine Hallquist: Regulate guns like we regulate automobiles.
Phil Scott: Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker.
Sue Minter: Universal background checks; ban assault weapons.
Sue Minter: Gun violence has reached a crisis point; more gun safety.
Keith Stern: Healthcare the community way through medical cost sharing.
Phil Scott: Replace dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect with subsidies.
Sue Minter: Focus on containing costs in Vermont Health Connect.
Phil Scott: Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No.
Keith Stern: Supports Trump's crack down on undocumented immigrants.
Phil Scott: Protect Northeast Kingdom economy from EB-5 fallout.
Principles & Values|
Phil Scott: The right leader at the right time.
Peter Shumlin: Retiring after three terms to return to the business world.
Christine Hallquist: Revamp tax structure and increase taxes on the wealthy.
Keith Stern: Holding the line won't work; cut taxes and fees.
Keith Stern: Supports new tax reform and wants Vermont to cut taxes also.
Bruce Lisman: Reset our finances and no new taxes.
Phil Scott: Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values.
Peter Shumlin: Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies.
Shap Smith: Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies.
Keith Stern: Cut spending by $100M and put half into infrastructure.
Phil Scott: Reform alternative utility regulation; no executive bonuses.
Sue Minter: Utility rate goal: transparent process & affordable rates.
Welfare & Poverty|
Matt Dunne: Guide corporate partnerships with nonprofit & public sectors.