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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)

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Winners and Losers
Senate candidates from Connecticut

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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Connecticut (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ann-Marie Adams (4) Democratic candidate for Connecticut U. S. Senate Connecticut
  • August Wolf (16) Republican Senate Challenger Connecticut
  • Chris Murphy (3) Democratic Challenger Connecticut
  • Christopher Shays (1) Republican challenger (Lost primary) Connecticut
  • Dan Carter (10) Republican candidate for Senate Connecticut
  • Dan Malloy (1) Connecticut Democratic Governor
  • Heidi Heitkamp (3) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Orchulli (3) Republican challenger Connecticut
  • Joseph Lieberman (14) Democrat
  • Linda McMahon (11) Connecticut Small Business Administration
  • Matthew Corey (12) Republican Candidate for Connecticut U.S. Senator Connecticut
  • Ned Lamont (17) Connecticut Democratic Candidate for governor
  • Peter Lumaj (5) Connecticut Republican candidate for Connecticut Governor
  • Richard Blumenthal (9) Democratic Sr Senator Connecticut
  • Rick Berg (1) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Tom Foley (1) Connecticut Republican challenger
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Matthew Corey: Pro-choice.
    August Wolf: Pro-choice but no federal funding for abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Matthew Corey: Washington's unbalanced budget affects all states.
    Matthew Corey: Wasteful spending and regulations crippling jobs.
    Dan Carter: Too much of our economy is controlled by federal government.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
    Christopher Shays: OpEd: Spent $200M on "Bridge to Nowhere".
    Jack Orchulli: Enforce the constitutional spending CAP backed by facts.
Civil Rights
    Ann-Marie Adams: President of the Conn. Association of Black Communicators.
    Matthew Corey: Supports same-sex marriage.
    August Wolf: Signed Supreme Court amicus brief favoring same-sex marriage.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Racial injustice:Black student debt disproportionately worse.
    August Wolf: Not everyone who works on Wall Street is a criminal.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Matthew Corey: Supports capital punishment but not mandatory minimums.
    Dan Carter: Empower both law enforcement and communities together.
    Linda McMahon: 1989: WWE exonerated unanimously of steroid doctor misdeeds.
    Matthew Corey: Wants vouchers for school choice, empower states.
    Dan Carter: Bottom-up decisions on schools, not top-down politicians.
    August Wolf: Support home-school, charter schools, & parochial schools.
    Dan Malloy: $22M for new charter schools over three years.
    Tom Foley: Ran on platform of school choice.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Lack of minority teachers led to achievement gap.
    Peter Lumaj: Expand charter schools and the voucher program.
Energy & Oil
    Matthew Corey: Yes to Keystone; no to funding renewables.
    August Wolf: Support domestic exploration for clean coal, oil, and gas.
    Peter Lumaj: Develop our vast natural gas and oil reserves.
    Joseph Lieberman: Cheney energy bill was imperfect but good for CT.
    Ned Lamont: Cheney energy bill keeps us dependent on foreign oil.
Foreign Policy
    Dan Carter: Policy of stupefied bystander erodes America's stature.
    Linda McMahon: Sustainable 2-state solution in Israel; no settlement freeze.
    Richard Blumenthal: 2-state solution in Israel after Palestine stops terrorism.
    Joseph Lieberman: North Korean missiles were provocative, but donít over-react.
    Ned Lamont: Biggest threat to US is rogue nation with nukes.
Free Trade
    Dan Carter: Oppose TTP as neither free trade nor fair trade.
    August Wolf: Ratify fast-track trade authority and TPP.
    Joseph Lieberman: Connecticut jobs rely on exports.
    Ned Lamont: Lieberman never saw a trade agreement he didnít like.
    Ned Lamont: Negotiate strong labor & enviro into trade agreements.
Government Reform
    Matthew Corey: Don't regulate union/corporate campaign contributions.
    Dan Carter: Democrats do nothing but raise campaign cash for re-election.
    Joseph Lieberman: Public has right to know candidateís personal income taxes.
    Joseph Lieberman: Earmarks are great for Connecticut.
    Ned Lamont: Earmarks should be outlawed as lobbyist over-influence.
Gun Control
    Chris Murphy: Teachers don't want to be armed; nor do parents or students.
    Chris Murphy: Stricter gun control laws on a federal level.
    August Wolf: Never disarm law abiding Americans.
    Chris Murphy: NRA has more control over Congress than any other group.
Health Care
    Matthew Corey: Let health care be governed by the free market.
    Dan Carter: Government-run ObamaCare screams out to repeal & replace.
    August Wolf: Repeal ObamaCare: all of it; immediately.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Expand Medicaid and reduce disparities.
    Peter Lumaj: Repeal ObamaCare; create market-based health care system.
    Jack Orchulli: No billions for public option; keep skin in the game.
    Ned Lamont: Why hasnít Lieberman ever signed onto universal healthcare?
Homeland Security
    Matthew Corey: Veterans cannot be ignored or forgotten.
    Dan Carter: Restore troops to being nimble, smart and relentless.
    August Wolf: VA administration has been sorely mismanaged.
    August Wolf: Demand accountability in Department of Veterans Affairs.
    Peter Lumaj: Peace through strength to defeat terrorism.
    Richard Blumenthal: Apologizes again for having said he served in Vietnam.
    Linda McMahon: Terrorists only need to succeed once; we must succeed always.
    Joseph Lieberman: Last thing we want is to release dangerous Gitmo detainees.
    Ned Lamont: Gitmo, wiretaps, & Haditha have weakened our moral authority.
    August Wolf: Build a wall & aggressively enforce immigration laws.
    Linda McMahon: More merit-based system for green card & citizenship.
    Linda McMahon: No amnesty; enforce immigration laws.
    Richard Blumenthal: Enact comprehensive solution; piecemeal approach fails.
    Joseph Lieberman: Now itís too easy to come in across our border.
    Joseph Lieberman: Earn citizenship only after 11 years of waiting within rules.
    Ned Lamont: Focus on employers hiring, not on building fences.
    Ned Lamont: Give illegal immigrants a path to earned citizenship.
    August Wolf: Minimum wage of $15 per hour is too high; find middle ground.
    Linda McMahon: Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class.
    Linda McMahon: WWE has created 20 jobs annually for 28 years.
    Richard Blumenthal: Contractors without health insurance aren't good jobs.
    Joseph Lieberman: My seniority helps me deliver contracts and jobs to CT.
    Ned Lamont: Invest in infrastructure to create local jobs.
Principles & Values
    August Wolf: Represented America at 1984 Olympics.
    August Wolf: Participated in 1984 Olympics, as shot-put athlete.
    Linda McMahon: OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race.
    Joseph Lieberman: Iím not George Bush, but Lamont is running against him.
    Joseph Lieberman: Would run Independent due to Lamontís single-issue candidacy.
    Ned Lamont: I say what I mean, and I mean what I say.
    Ned Lamont: If Lieberman wonít take on George Bush, I will.
    Ned Lamont: My support is grassroots -- stand up and be clear.
    Ned Lamont: Democrats should present constructive alternatives to Bush.
Social Security
    Matthew Corey: Social Security isn't an entitlement but a benefit.
    Joseph Lieberman: I looked at privatization but decided against it.
    Ned Lamont: No common ground with Bush on privatization.
Tax Reform
    Dan Carter: Common sense tax policies to unleash power of entrepreneurs.
    August Wolf: Tax reform to allow private industry to create jobs.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
    Peter Lumaj: Simplify the tax code with a Flat Tax.
    Jack Orchulli: End over-spending by self-serving career politicians.
    Linda McMahon: Economy is fragile; don't raise taxes in a recession.
    Richard Blumenthal: Nation's wealthiest don't need extension of Bush tax breaks.
    Linda McMahon: Make Bush tax cuts permanent or CT loses 8.500 jobs.
    Richard Blumenthal: Extending Bush tax cuts for wealthiest 2% is wrong.
    Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security.
War & Peace
    Matthew Corey: ISIS must be eliminated at all costs.
    Dan Carter: ISIS threat is very real both at home and abroad.
    Richard Blumenthal: Cautious support of Iran nuclear deal; needs more oversight.
    August Wolf: We can't trust the Iranian terrorist regime with nukes.
    Linda McMahon: Support sanctions on Iran; keep all options on table.
    Richard Blumenthal: Strengthen sanctions on Iran, adding an arms embargo.
    Joseph Lieberman: Overthrowing Saddam was right, and we canít abandon Iraq now.
    Joseph Lieberman: Getting out too soon will be a disaster for Iraq and for us.
    Ned Lamont: Lieberman is only person confused about my position on Iraq.
    Ned Lamont: 6 months to withdraw from front lines; 12 months out of Iraq.

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

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