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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)

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State of Connecticut Politicians: secondary Archives

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  • Ann-Marie Adams (7) Democratic candidate for Connecticut U. S. Senate Connecticut
  • August Wolf (16) Republican Senate Challenger Connecticut
  • Bob Stefanowski (5) Connecticut Republican candidate for governor of Connecticut
  • Catherine Templeton (7) South Carolina Republican candidate for South Carolina Governor
  • Chris Murphy (6) Democratic Challenger Connecticut
  • Christopher Shays (1) Republican challenger (Lost primary) Connecticut
  • Dan Carter (16) Republican candidate for Senate Connecticut
  • Dan Malloy (43) Connecticut Democratic Governor
  • Danny Drew (2) Connecticut Democratic candidate for Governor
  • David Walker (2) Connecticut Republican candidate for Governor
  • Heidi Heitkamp (3) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Orchulli (4) Republican challenger Connecticut
  • Jahana Hayes (2) Democrat U.S. Rep Connecticut- 5
  • Joe Visconti (4) Connecticut Republican candidate for Connecticut Governor
  • Joseph Lieberman (14) Democrat
  • Linda McMahon (14) Connecticut Former Small Business Administration
  • Maggie Hassan (9) New Hampshire Democratic Governor
  • Mark Lauretti (7) Connecticut Republican candidate for Connecticut Governor
  • Matthew Corey (20) Republican Candidate for Connecticut U.S. Senator Connecticut
  • Ned Lamont (28) Connecticut Democratic Candidate for governor
  • Peter Lumaj (7) Connecticut Republican candidate for Connecticut Governor
  • Prasad Srinivasan (3) Connecticut Republican candidate for Governor
  • Richard Blumenthal (10) Democratic Sr Senator Connecticut
  • Rick Berg (1) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Tom Foley (35) Connecticut Republican challenger
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    Bob Stefanowski: Don't make abortion illegal; but parental notification ok.
    Dan Malloy: Free birth control coverage.
    Catherine Templeton: 100% pro-life; won't back down.
    Matthew Corey: Pro-choice.
    August Wolf: Pro-choice but no federal funding for abortion.
    Tom Foley: Pro-choice.
Budget & Economy
    Ned Lamont: No more funny math in budget; balanced for future.
    Bob Stefanowski: Smart, responsible fiscal reform will turn around economy.
    David Walker: 2007: deficit spending saddles millennials with debts.
    Matthew Corey: Washington's unbalanced budget affects all states.
    Matthew Corey: Wasteful spending and regulations crippling jobs.
    Joe Visconti: Unfunded liabilities crush our financial plans.
    Dan Carter: Too much of our economy is controlled by federal government.
    Tom Foley: Tax credits are spending; oppose $400M job expansion credits.
    Maggie Hassan: Invest to keep economy moving forward post-Recession.
    Tom Foley: AdWatch: Malloy's policies drive jobs out of state.
    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".
    Dan Malloy: Vision for economic revival, not just recovery.
    Jack Orchulli: Enforce the constitutional spending CAP backed by facts.
Civil Rights
    Bob Stefanowski: I'm a civil rights Republican, not a white nationalist.
    Joe Visconti: Labelled Chinese candidate as "Kim Jong Tong".
    Ann-Marie Adams: President of the Conn. Association of Black Communicators.
    Matthew Corey: Supports same-sex marriage.
    Dan Malloy: Prohibit "conversion therapy" of gay youth.
    Prasad Srinivasan: Prohibit "conversion therapy" of gay youth.
    August Wolf: Signed Supreme Court amicus brief favoring same-sex marriage.
    Maggie Hassan: Women earn only 77 cents on the dollar compared to men.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Racial injustice:Black student debt disproportionately worse.
    Dan Malloy: Include gender identity in anti-discrimination law.
    Dan Carter: NO on including gender identity in anti-discrimination law.
    Dan Malloy: CT shattered the glass ceiling with first female governor.
    Tom Foley: Maintain gay marriage law, although personally against it.
    Linda McMahon: Allow gays to openly serve in military, but do it cautiously.
    Richard Blumenthal: CT statutes do not allow same-sex marriage licenses.
    Mark Lauretti: Top priority: don't over-burden business.
    Matthew Corey: Government regulations stifling small businesses.
    August Wolf: Not everyone who works on Wall Street is a criminal.
    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.
    Dan Malloy: First Five program: leverage public to private funding.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Tom Foley: Criticized for bankruptcy of a Georgia textile mill.
    Dan Malloy: Prison population has dropped AND recidivism has declined.
    Matthew Corey: Supports capital punishment but not mandatory minimums.
    Dan Carter: Empower both law enforcement and communities together.
    Tom Foley: Veto efforts to repeal the death penalty.
    Tom Foley: Arrested twice for motor vehicle incidents.
    Ned Lamont: Work with legislature on legalization of marijuana.
    Mark Lauretti: Law enforcement AND treatment to fight opioid abuse.
    Matthew Corey: Attack drug companies & prescribing doctors first.
    Tom Foley: Recreational marijuana use is a gateway drug.
    Maggie Hassan: Experience & data suggest legalizing marijuana does not help.
    Dan Carter: Voted NO on medical marijuana for debilitating conditions.
    Dan Malloy: Palliative medical marijuana use for debilitating conditions.
    Linda McMahon: 1989: WWE exonerated unanimously of steroid doctor misdeeds.
    Linda McMahon: Husband acquitted of steroid distribution in WWE.
    Matthew Corey: Wants vouchers for school choice, empower states.
    Catherine Templeton: School money & school control should be local.
    Mark Lauretti: Get the government out of the classroom.
    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.
    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.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Lack of minority teachers led to achievement gap.
    Peter Lumaj: Expand charter schools and the voucher program.
    Dan Malloy: Had learning disability when there were no support programs.
Energy & Oil
    Dan Malloy: Aggressively pursue clean energy.
    Danny Drew: Enacted sustainable, green energy policies.
    Matthew Corey: Yes to Keystone; no to funding renewables.
    August Wolf: Support domestic exploration for clean coal, oil, and gas.
    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.
    Dan Malloy: Leverage private capital to deliver renewable energy.
    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.
    Danny Drew: Restored Middletown's waterfront & public parks.
Families & Children
    Ned Lamont: Proposed 12 weeks paid family leave from 1/2% payroll tax.
    Ned Lamont: Paid time off to new parents and caregivers.
    Jahana Hayes: Supports gay marriage & equal constitutional rights.
    Matthew Corey: Investigate Hollywood's systematic sexual abuse.
    Dan Malloy: 21-year-old son arrested in robbery, suffering depression.
    Dan Malloy: Permanently establish the Office of Early Childhood.
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.
    Maggie Hassan: N.H. is fastest-growing state in the nation for exports.
    Dan Malloy: Trade trips to China to promote aerospace & bioscience.
    Dan Malloy: Make sure entire world knows: CT is open for business.
    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
    Ned Lamont: Easier absentee ballots, early voting should be permanent.
    Joe Visconti: State & feds should pay for construction inspection failures.
    Dan Malloy: Cut state agencies by 28% and cut state workforce by 9%.
    Matthew Corey: Don't regulate union/corporate campaign contributions.
    Dan Carter: Democrats do nothing but raise campaign cash for re-election.
    Peter Lumaj: Peter's Plan: require voter ID; end same-day registration.
    Dan Malloy: Fully fund the Citizens' Election Fund (public finance).
    Dan Carter: Fully fund the Citizens' Election Fund (public finance).
    Prasad Srinivasan: Fully fund the Citizens' Election Fund (public finance).
    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.
    Dan Malloy: Require state government to use GAAP accounting principles.
    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.
    Jack Orchulli: Wonít accept a dime of special interest money.
Gun Control
    Dan Carter: Represented Newtown; but opposed gun control after shooting.
    Jahana Hayes: Constituents want gun control, and Hayes will work on it.
    Chris Murphy: Teachers don't want to be armed; nor do parents or students.
    Chris Murphy: Stricter gun control laws on a federal level.
    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.
    Dan Malloy: Close loopholes; ban bump stocks.
    Dan Malloy: Allow early voting, explore vote by mail.
    Matthew Corey: Gun control needs more mental health programs.
    Catherine Templeton: Gun owner & NRA member.
    August Wolf: Never disarm law abiding Americans.
    Tom Foley: Newtown law added inconveniences on law-abiding citizens.
    Tom Foley: Let stand current gun laws, but no specific proposals.
    Maggie Hassan: Background check system to avoid gun sales to mentally ill.
    Tom Foley: Enough on gun control; focus on preventing another Newtown.
    Dan Malloy: Restrict sales of "long guns" and ammunition capacity by age.
    Dan Carter: Voted NO on restricting sales of "long guns" and ammo by age.
    Dan Malloy: More guns are not the answer to gun violence.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Newtown massacre exposes race and class prejudice.
    Chris Murphy: NRA has more control over Congress than any other group.
    Tom Foley: Supports 2nd amendment but require reporting stolen firearms.
Health Care
    Dan Malloy: Healthcare a fundamental right.
    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.
    Tom Foley: Post costs for treatments to give consumers options.
    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
    Chris Murphy: Russia never stopped interfering in American politics.
    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.
    Dan Malloy: Pledge to end homelessness for veterans by end of 2015.
    Maggie Hassan: Thank veterans for unyielding dedication to our freedom.
    Tom Foley: Appoint veteran-friendly Commissioner 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.
    Matthew Corey: Build border wall; deport those illegally present.
    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.
    August Wolf: Build a wall & aggressively enforce immigration laws.
    Dan Malloy: Loosen in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Dan Carter: NO on loosening in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Tom Foley: House child refugee immigrants at Southbury Training School.
    Tom Foley: We need a federal comprehensive immigration policy.
    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.
    Ned Lamont: Better training and support for workers: STEM and vo-tech.
    Catherine Templeton: Fought to keep unions out of SC.
    Joe Visconti: Opposes state public employee unions.
    Dan Malloy: Pushed bill to protect advanced manufacturing jobs.
    August Wolf: Minimum wage of $15 per hour is too high; find middle ground.
    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.
    Linda McMahon: Six-point jobs growth plan; cut taxes for the middle class.
    Dan Malloy: We created 9,400 new, private sector jobs in the last year.
    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.
Local Issues
    Dan Malloy: Connecticut is the land of steady habits, for good & for bad.
    Maggie Hassan: High-end "destination" casino to counter Massachusetts.
Principles & Values
    Ned Lamont: Important to reset relationships with regional states.
    August Wolf: Represented America at 1984 Olympics.
    August Wolf: Participated in 1984 Olympics, as shot-put athlete.
    Tom Foley: 1981: Arrested for 1st-degree attempted assault in car crash.
    Tom Foley: Will not participate in primary debates.
    Dan Malloy: Don't listen to the critics; Connecticut is moving forward.
    Maggie Hassan: We do democracy better: we argue but then solve problems.
    Mark Lauretti: Denies involvement in two Shelton development scandals.
    Tom Foley: AdWatch: NYC residents should move to CT under new governor.
    Linda McMahon: OpEd: Spent $50M of her own money on 2010 Senate race.
    Tom Foley: Partial facial paralysis means he smiles on only left side.
    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.
    Al Gore: Stand for the people and against special interests.
Social Security
    Matthew Corey: Social Security isn't an entitlement but a benefit.
    Dan Malloy: 78% of our state pension fund is making up for past mistakes.
    Dan Malloy: Restructure pension benefits to address chronic underfunding.
    Linda McMahon: Don't take benefits away from seniors.
    Joseph Lieberman: I looked at privatization but decided against it.
    Ned Lamont: No common ground with Bush on privatization.
Tax Reform
    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.
    Matthew Corey: Wants lower corporate and middle class tax rates.
    Catherine Templeton: Fiscal conservative for low taxes.
    Mark Lauretti: Lower taxes & be business-friendly.
    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.
    Catherine Templeton: Infrastructure repair a top priority.
    Mark Lauretti: Make repairs; claim abandoned properties.
    Dan Malloy: On-time on-budget completion of Q Bridge project & CTfastrak.
    Tom Foley: No comment on reducing mass transit funding.
    Dan Malloy: Invest in Jackson Labs & Bioscience Connecticut.
    Dan Malloy: Innovation Ecosystem: connect investors for high-skill jobs.
    Ann-Marie Adams: Blend digital technology with underserved areas.
    Dan Malloy: Develop CT's deepwater ports & Bradley airport.
    Richard Blumenthal: Engage private sector to gather intel for homeland security.
War & Peace
    Chris Murphy: It's dangerous that administration is not talking to Iran.
    Chris Murphy: Executing foreign political figures opens Pandora's box.
    Matthew Corey: Increase American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts.
    Matthew Corey: ISIS must be eliminated at all costs.
    Matthew Corey: Strong proponent of the war in Iraq.
    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.
    Ned Lamont: $250M per day in Iraq better spent on domestic issues.
Welfare & Poverty
    Tom Foley: New urban enterprise zones and urban renewal initiatives.
    Maggie Hassan: Help Out New Hampshire volunteerism tour.
    Dan Malloy: $103 million to maintain the safety net.

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