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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)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2022 RI Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ashley Kalus (10)
  • Dan McKee (22) Rhode Island Democratic candidate for governor
  • Gina Raimondo (7) Rhode Island Secretay of Commerce
  • Luis-Daniel Munoz (5) Rhode Island Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Matt Brown (11) Rhode Island Democratic challenger for Rhode Island Governor
  • Nellie Gorbea (12) Rhode Island Democratic Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Rhode Island Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Boston Globe, "Even before votes are counted, Democratic ad attacks R.I. GOP gubernatorial candidate Kalus," by Edward Fitzpatrick and Brian Amaral, September 13, 2022
  • WJAR-TV (channel 10), "Democratic candidates for governor face off in final televised debate before primary," by Brian Crandall, September 6, 2022, (Link)
  • GoLocal24 (New England), "Political Profile: Helena Foulkes, Candidate for Governor," August 22, 2022, (Link)
  • The Providence Journal, "Saving the environment: RI governor candidates share their strategies," by Patrick Anderson, August 3, 2022
  • The Providence Journal, "McKee hits, GOP candidate Kalus deflects punch on her most admired pol, Ron DeSantis," by Katherine Gregg, July 7, 2022
  • GoLocalProv, "Thousands Protest Supreme Court Decision at State House, Call for Passage of EACA in RI," June 25, 2022
  • Johnston Sunrise, "Gubernatorial candidates discuss poverty-related issues," by Emma Bartlett, May 31, 2022
  • The Providence Journal, "Will RI gun-control laws change following the Texas school massacre?," by Katherine Gregg, May 25, 2022
  • WPRI-TV (channel 12) , "Foulkes urges state budget amendment to allow abortion funding," by Ted Nesi, May 12, 2022, (Link)
  • WPRI, "Mediation to begin in contract dispute between RI, gov candidate Ashley Kalus," by Eli Sherman, May 2, 2022
  • Boston Globe, "Ashley Kalus steps into the ring in the R.I. governor's race," by Edward Fitzpatrick, April 7, 2022
  • Boston Globe, "Gorbea weighs in on repealing the voter ID law, taxing the rich," by Edward Fitzpatrick, March 3, 2022
  • Waste 360 blog, "Community Solar Farm Sited On Remediated EPA Landfill Opens in Rhode Island," Oct 26, 2021
  • WPRI CBS-TV-12, "McKee signs bill ensuring in-state tuition for RI students, regardless of immigration status," by Melanie DaSilva, Oct 18, 2021
  • GoLocalProv.com, "Matt Brown Running for Governor Again: Former RI Secretary of State Announces Mendes as Running Mate," September 22, 2021
  • UpriseRI.com, "Matt Brown and Senator Mendes announce run for Governor and Lt Governor," by Steve Ahlquist, September 22, 2021
  • UPRISE RI, "BLM RI PAC rallies against LEOBoR in the wake of police videos showing violent arrests," by Steve Ahlquist, August 21, 2021
  • WUN What's Up Newport blog, "Governor McKee signs five bills into law that support women's health and equity," by Ryan Belmore, August 4, 2021
  • Go Local Prov blog, "McKee's Veto of Airbnb Legislation Sparks Response From Shekarchi and Ruggerio," July 08, 2021
  • The Public's Radio blog, "R.I. set to change parole guidelines for young people convicted of a crime," by Sofie Rudin, July 6, 2021
  • Filter magazine, "Why Rhode Island Cannabis Activists Want Worker-Owned Co-Ops," by Alexander Lekhtman, June 29, 2021
  • Boston Globe, "Should Rhode Island Equity Council meetings be secret?," by Edward Fitzpatrick, May 28, 2021
  • Newport Buzz, "Rhode Island Governor Dan Mckee Cancels Fundraiser Co-Hosted by Trump Supporter," by Christian Winthrop, May 9, 2021
  • Providence Journal, "Gubernatorial Candidate Munoz: A Call For Greater Accountability," by Pat Ford, April 23, 2021
  • Providence Journal, "Timing seems to bode well for McKee's reelection chances," by Patrick Anderson, April 19, 2021
  • Brown Daily Herald, "RI to hold vaccination weekends for residents of color," by Brendan Gardner, April 9, 2021
  • The Providence Journal, "McKee proposes $11.2-billion budget with no call for broad tax hikes," by Katherine Gregg, March 11, 2021
  • Boston Globe, "10 things you didn't know about R.I. Governor Dan McKee," by Edward Fitzpatrick, March 3, 2021
  • The Narragansett Independent, "Dan McKee ready to hit the ground running as governor," by Joseph B. Nadeau, Jan 21, 2021
  • The Providence Journal, "From forgotten man to head of the state: Who is Dan McKee?," by Patrick Anderson, January 8, 2021
  • WPRI , "Who is Dan McKee? Meet Rhode Island's next governor." by Eli Sherman, Jan 7, 2021
  • Associated Press, "Raimondo aims to close Veterans Home deficit and boost funds," January 17, 2020
  • Uprise RI, "Governor Raimondo encourages undocumented residents to seek testing and healthcare during pandemic," by Steve Ahlquist, April 7, 2020
  • Republican Governor's Association, "Gov. Gina Raimondo, The Grinch Who Raises Taxes," December 20, 2019
  • Providence Journal, "Brush with history: Raimondo is in Israel as Netanyahu is indicted," by Katherine Gregg, Nov 21, 2019
  • CNN.com, "Rhode Island governor signs abortion protection bill," by Caroline Kelly, June 20, 2019
  • Providence Journal, "Raimondo makes public stance in support of Pride," by Patrick Anderson, Jun 3, 2019
  • UPRISE RI, "Dan McKee overstates his support for marriage equality in campaign ad, say advocates," August 22, 2018
  • NBC News, "The last bastion of anti-abortion Democrats--and the move to oust them," by Alex Seitz-Wald, June 25, 2018
  • Providence Journal, "Governor signs bill giving Dreamers right to driver's licenses in R.I.," by Mark Reynolds, Jun 19, 2018
  • Seattle Times, "Gov. Raimondo signs bills to support the state's veterans," November 8, 2017
  • DOC, Time magazine, 'You Remind Me of What Really Matters', Gina Raimondo Letters, May 4, 2016

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Ashley Kalus: Described herself as pro-life; opposed abortion rights law.
    Nellie Gorbea: Access to abortion is a fundamental right.
    Gina Raimondo: Signed bill codifying abortion protections.
    Dan McKee: Identifies as supportive of abortion rights.
Budget & Economy
    Nellie Gorbea: Simplify statewide process to encourage homebuilding.
    Matt Brown: Implement rent control, build 10,000 green affordable homes.
    Dan McKee: I understand that budgets reflect priorities and policy.
    Dan McKee: Strong supporter and advocate for local small business.
Civil Rights
    Ashley Kalus: Worked to ensure that communities have access to power.
    Dan McKee: Overstated support for marriage equality, but for it at end.
    Gina Raimondo: Signed Pride Month proclamation, defying local bishop.
Crime
    Matt Brown: End cash bail, ensure police accountability.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: Every time a person is abused it is no longer a deterrent.
    Dan McKee: Proposed parole after 10 years if under 22 at time of crime.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: Supports national accreditation standards for police.
Drugs
    Matt Brown: Legalize cannabis, invest in drug overdose prevention.
    Dan McKee: Proposed regulating a legal marijuana market.
Education
    Nellie Gorbea: Pass "Right to A Quality Education" constitutional amendment.
    Ashley Kalus: Pay our teachers more, promote school choice, fund pre-K.
    Matt Brown: Smaller class sizes, at least $60,000 for teacher salary.
    Dan McKee: Set up after-school programs to make up time lost to COVID.
    Dan McKee: School reform by partnering without being demanding.
    Dan McKee: Make two years free community college program permanent.
    Dan McKee: COVID and schools: locally driven, state supported.
    Dan McKee: As mayor created the first mayoral charter school.
    Dan McKee: Charter schools support criticized by public sector unions.
Energy & Oil
    Ashley Kalus: Support industries such as offshore wind and aquaculture.
    Nellie Gorbea: Incentivize energy efficiency in new home construction.
    Nellie Gorbea: Prioritize goals to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
    Dan McKee: Community solar panel program lets people subscribe.
    Matt Brown: Green New Deal for All, net zero emissions by 2040.
    Matt Brown: Make RI the first state run on 100% clean, renewable energy.
Free Trade
    Gina Raimondo: In Israel for economic development mission.
Government Reform
    Ashley Kalus: Attract business by lowering taxes, cutting red tape.
    Nellie Gorbea: Policymakers should reflect diversity of the state.
    Nellie Gorbea: Supports repealing the state's voter ID law.
    Matt Brown: Reform Make election day a holiday, repeat voter ID law.
    Dan McKee: Vetoed state short-term rental regulations as burdensome.
    Dan McKee: RI Equity Council meetings should not be open to the public.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: RI Equity Council meetings should be open to the public.
Gun Control
    Nellie Gorbea: Need the courage to pass common sense gun reform.
    Dan McKee: Received an "F" from the NRA's Political Victory Fund.
Health Care
    Nellie Gorbea: Support mental health care for students, teachers, staff.
    Ashley Kalus: COVID testing contract leads to dispute with the state.
    Matt Brown: For Medicare for All, protect reproductive freedom.
    Matt Brown: Vaccine requirement to enter public spaces, mask mandate.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: COVID: Must do more to vaccinate blacks & Latinos.
Homeland Security
    Gina Raimondo: Close deficit, boost budget of RI Veterans Home.
Immigration
    Matt Brown: Provide drivers' licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders.
    Dan McKee: In-state college tuition regardless of immigration status.
    Gina Raimondo: COVID: Get tested; no immigration officials at testing sites.
    Gina Raimondo: Driver's licenses for DREAMers, pathway for citizenship.
Jobs
    Matt Brown: Pass a $19 per hour minimum wage ($39,520 annually).
    Dan McKee: Enacted pay equity regardless of gender or ethnicity.
Local Issues
    Dan McKee: Lieutenant governor has no power; job criticized.
Principles & Values
    Ashley Kalus: As a former Golden Gloves boxer, I am a fighter.
    Ashley Kalus: Names Ron DeSantis as her most admired elected official.
    Nellie Gorbea: Government doesn't run like a business, nor should it.
    Dan McKee: Trump's Big Lie is a threat to our democracy.
    Dan McKee: People have pride in their communities & staying in hometown.
Tax Reform
    Ashley Kalus: Will fight for Rhode Islanders by lowering their tax burden.
    Ashley Kalus: Raising RI's marginal tax rate would hurt competitiveness.
    Nellie Gorbea: Would increase marginal tax rate for the top 1%.
    Dan McKee: Increase real estate transfer tax on homes over $700,000.
    Gina Raimondo: OpEd: Raimondo wants tax increases.
Welfare & Poverty
    Nellie Gorbea: Fully fund school lunch and breakfast programs.
    Luis-Daniel Munoz: Supports free public clinics; increase affordable housing.


The above quotations are from 2022 Rhode Island Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; Gov. Raimondo term-limited in 2022; contenders:
RI 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Gina Raimondo(D,to Cabinet)
vs.Gov. Dan McKee(D)
vs.Ashley Kalus(R)
vs.Secy.Matt Brown(D; lost primary)
vs.Luis-Daniel Munoz(D)
vs.RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea(D)
vs.Helena Foulkes(D)
vs.Mayor Allan Fung(R,running for House instead)
vs.Treasurer Seth Magaziner(R,running for House instead)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial debate,
Raimondo(D)
Brown(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)

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