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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):
  • Betsy Johnson (17)
  • Bud Pierce (8) Oregon Republican Gubernatorial candidate
  • Casey Kulla (5) Oregon Democratic challenger for Governor
  • Christine Drazan (13) Oregon Republican candidate for Governor
  • Julian Bell (4) Oregon Democratic 2022 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Nicholas Kristof (9) Oregon Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Tina Kotek (11) 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)
    Julian Bell: Strongly supports a woman's right to choose.
    Tina Kotek: Worked to ensure full access to reproductive health care.
    Betsy Johnson: I am pro-choice--it is a bedrock value for me.
    Betsy Johnson: History as a Planned Parenthood board member.
    Christine Drazan: Against abortion, but would only enforce existing laws.
Budget & Economy
    Bud Pierce: Cut government workforce instead of raising taxes.
    Christine Drazan: Identify and prosecute waste, fraud and abuse in government.
    Julian Bell: Invest in urgently needed affordable workforce housing.
    Betsy Johnson: Would veto any budget that did not have bipartisan support.
Civil Rights
    Tina Kotek: Came out in early 20s; been with wife for 17 years.
    Betsy Johnson: Fight bigotry and protect marriage equality in Oregon.
    Bud Pierce: Says successful women not subject to abuse, then apologizes.
    Christine Drazan: End treating police like criminals, criminals like victims.
    Nicholas Kristof: Violence in Portland due to Feds more than protestors.
    Tina Kotek: Police not trained to deal with a mental health crisis.
    Betsy Johnson: Won't defund or demonize our police; demand accountability.
    Betsy Johnson: I will enforce Oregon's twice-approved death penalty.
    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: Led bipartisan coalition for cannabis industry banking.
    Betsy Johnson: Repeal the failed experiment to legalize hard drugs.
    Christine Drazan: Expand access to school choice, stand up for parents' rights.
    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.
    Tobias Read: Extend the school year so kids have year-round learning.
    Betsy Johnson: Give parents more options for their children's education.
Energy & Oil
    Bud Pierce: Democrats OpEd: He would undo measures on climate change.
    Christine Drazan: Will repeal cap-and-trade climate scheme on my first day.
    Julian Bell: Decarbonize at state level; hold corporations responsible.
    Tina Kotek: State on its way to meet renewable energy goal by 2040.
    Tobias Read: Investing in clean energy and green jobs a top priority.
    Tobias Read: Supports smart regulations that address climate change.
    Betsy Johnson: Support green energy but don't destroy good paying jobs.
    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
    Christine Drazan: Get the government off the backs of our small businesses.
    Christine Drazan: Establish a permanent task force on election integrity.
    Tina Kotek: Supported gerrymandered Congressional map.
    Betsy Johnson: Get regulations out of the way to fast-track construction .
Gun Control
    Casey Kulla: Not our job to make county 2nd Amendment sanctuary.
    Christine Drazan: If a gun ban bill comes my way, I'll veto that.
    Nicholas Kristof: No strong evidence that assault weapons ban saved lives.
    Nicholas Kristof: Use executive action to crack down on ghost guns.
    Betsy Johnson: Don't disarm law abiding citizens; strong background checks.
    Betsy Johnson: Opposes bans on bump-stocks, high-capacity magazines.
    Christine Drazan: Oppose Measure 114: we have enough gun laws already.
    Tina Kotek: Endorses Measure 114: mandate permitting & safety training.
Health Care
    Christine Drazan: Repeal COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates.
    Julian Bell: Obtain efficiencies through single payer or equivalent.
    Nicholas Kristof: Poor mental healthcare, wages, housing are major problems.
    Tina Kotek: We will move the needle on more recovery services.
    Tobias Read: Strongly supports vaccine mandates by businesses, schools.
    Betsy Johnson: Expand mental health services, especially in schools.
    Betsy Johnson: No to government take-over of the health care system.
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
    Bud Pierce: Wife killed in tragic traffic accident.
    Bud Pierce: From childhood, wanted to become a doctor.
    Bud Pierce: Yanked Trump endorsement; history of working with Democrats.
    Casey Kulla: Stop movement away from democracy & toward extremism.
    Tina Kotek: Oregon is a state that has allowed me to be myself.
    Tina Kotek: A person of faith, I believe there's equality among us all.
    Betsy Johnson: Confront prejudice and racism honestly and directly.
    Betsy Johnson: Democracy needs to stop being so contentious.
Social Security
    Tina Kotek: Reduced pension contribution for long-term solution.
    Tobias Read: Created first opt-out retirement plan in the country.
Tax Reform
    Bud Pierce: Reduce taxes and regulations on small businesses.
    Christine Drazan: I will veto new taxes & repeal costly regulations.
    Betsy Johnson: Reduce some taxes, say no to new taxes.
Welfare & Poverty
    Christine Drazan: Work with non-profits, faith community on homelessness.
    Nicholas Kristof: More than a quarter of childhood friends are dead.
    Tina Kotek: We need both homeless shelters and long-term solutions.

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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