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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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State of Mississippi Politicians: Archives

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  • Chris McDaniel (37) Republican challenger Mississippi
  • David Baria (33) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Dick Cheney (2) Former Republican Vice President
  • Erik Fleming (2) Democratic Challenger (2008) Mississippi
  • Haley Barbour (6) Mississippi Former Republican Governor (2004-2012)
  • Jensen Bohren (16) Democratic candidate for Mississippi U. S. Senator Mississippi
  • Phil Bryant (36) Mississippi Republican Governor
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson (1)
  • Robert Gray (3) Mississippi Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial Nominee
  • Roger Wicker (17) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Mississippi
  • Ronnie Musgrove (10) Mississippi Former Democratic Governor (2000-2003)
  • Tate Reeves (18) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Thad Cochran (4) Republican Sr Senator Mississippi
  • Travis Childers (2) Democratic Senate challenger Mississippi
  • Trent Kelly (3) Republican House Member U.S. Rep Mississippi-1
  • Trent Lott (1) Mississippi Republican candidate for governor
  • Vicki Slater (11) Mississippi Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate (lost primary)
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    Chris McDaniel: Repeatedly authored legislation to protect the unborn.
    David Baria: Keep abortion & contraception safe, legal & woman's choice.
    Roger Wicker: Roe v Wade has led to a decades-long holocaust.
    David Baria: Pro-choice.
    Phil Bryant: Make Mississippi safest place in America for an unborn child.
    Tate Reeves: Ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
    Jensen Bohren: Women should have same body autonomy as men.
    Trent Kelly: Planned Parenthood is breaking the law; defund them.
    Chris McDaniel: Human life begins at conception.
    Chris McDaniel: Require doctor's prescription to get an abortion.
    Chris McDaniel: Unborn children are children.
    Haley Barbour: We made MS the safest state for an unborn child.
Budget & Economy
    David Baria: Stimulus spending ok, but hesitant about 2009 Obama plan.
    Roger Wicker: Opposed Obama 2009 stimulus plan & most stimulus plans.
    Phil Bryant: Implement a state lottery; Arkansas got $80M last year.
    Chris McDaniel: Immoral to saddle our grandchildren with this much debt.
    Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
    Chris McDaniel: Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Attract new businesses; develop existing ones.
Civil Rights
    David Baria: Businesses shouldn't deny services to same-sex couples.
    Roger Wicker: Allow businesses to deny services to same-sex couples.
    David Baria: Strong backer of women's rights; equal pay for equal work.
    Tate Reeves: Clerks have religious right to refuse gay marriage licenses.
    Phil Bryant: Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman.
    Tate Reeves: Backs bill for marriage between one man and one woman.
    Vicki Slater: People don't recognize MS flag, only Confederate flag.
    Vicki Slater: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling is not federal overreach.
    Vicki Slater: Remove Confederate Battle symbol from state flag.
    Chris McDaniel: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Chris McDaniel: As host of Right Side Radio, railed against hip-hop culture.
    Chris McDaniel: Dems want homosexual marriage legal in all 50 states.
    Haley Barbour: Proud of MS's highest vote in US for traditional marriage.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Ban gay couples from adopting.
    David Baria: No cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    Roger Wicker: CPFB is thinly veiled attempt to expand federal control.
    Phil Bryant: Growing business is best jobs program.
    Jensen Bohren: Small businesses need same subsidy that big businesses get.
    Jensen Bohren: Wall Street needs regulations to stop manipulating prices.
    David Baria: Tax giveaways are trouble when obligations aren't met.
    Phil Bryant: Tax cuts for people before corporations.
    Vicki Slater: The Great Recession bailout didn't help small businesses.
    Tate Reeves: Government shouldn't pick winners and losers.
    Phil Bryant: Tax relief from delayed-accelerated tax payment.
    David Baria: Supports criminal justice reform in line with Black Caucus.
    Jensen Bohren: Reformed felons need their voting rights reinstated.
    Jensen Bohren: Private prisons being encouraged to fill up to capacity.
    Phil Bryant: More Highway Patrol troopers on the road.
    Tate Reeves: Blue Lives Matter: public safety workers in protected class.
    Haley Barbour: $7.3M for state trooper school.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Teach prisoners skills by building senior housing.
    David Baria: Medical marijuana yes; recreational marijuana no.
    Roger Wicker: Feds should intervene if states legalize marijuana.
    Tate Reeves: Stronger measures against drugs at work.
    David Baria: In favor of legalizing medical marijuana.
    Jensen Bohren: Marijuana should be treated like alcohol and tobacco.
    Phil Bryant: More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants.
    Phil Bryant: Drug courts work; fully fund them.
    Haley Barbour: Fight the scourge of illegal narcotics with a vengeance.
    David Baria: Opposes vouchers for private schools with public money.
    David Baria: Make 2-year colleges tuition free.
    Roger Wicker: Support tax-free savings accounts for private school costs.
    Roger Wicker: Opposes refinancing student loans at lower rates.
    David Baria: Must invest in programs & tools needed by all students.
    Tate Reeves: Public charter schools in failing districts.
    Phil Bryant: Parents should have school choice.
    Jensen Bohren: Put the focus on educating the students, not on profits.
    Phil Bryant: Remove barriers to charter schools.
    Phil Bryant: Loosen regulations around associate degrees.
    Phil Bryant: Supports "effective" public schools but not Initiative 42.
    Robert Gray: Supports Initiative 42 & full public school funding.
    Vicki Slater: Constitutional provision to fully fund public schools.
    Chris McDaniel: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Chris McDaniel: Give students right to organize religious groups at school.
    Phil Bryant: Privately funded Opportunity Scholarship for failing schools.
    Phil Bryant: $15M for literacy; and merit pay for teachers.
    Chris McDaniel: Increase number of charter schools statewide.
    Haley Barbour: Expand charter schools; expand dual enrollment.
    Erik Fleming: Supports charters, vouchers, and home-schooling.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Remove the 5% cap on teacher pay.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Universities: settle the Ayers Case.
Energy & Oil
    David Baria: Limit greenhouse gases; support renewable energy.
    Roger Wicker: Human cause of climate change isn't settled.
    David Baria: Develop renewables; regulate greenhouse gases.
    Tate Reeves: Developing rural areas could provide viable energy resources.
    Jensen Bohren: Total shift to green energy sources and transportation.
    Vicki Slater: Develop energy, but balance it with environmental concerns.
    Chris McDaniel: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Phil Bryant: Support energy development and investment.
    David Baria: Prioritize protecting the environment, but no us-vs.-them.
    Trent Kelly: Rein in unelected bureaucrats at the EPA.
    Vicki Slater: Use BP settlement money to rehabilitate marine life.
    Chris McDaniel: Supported Katrina relief, but some funds were misspent.
    Chris McDaniel: Uphold property rights; oppose Supreme Court's Kelo decision.
    Thad Cochran: The Quiet Persuader: Got $29B for Katrina rebuilding.
Families & Children
    Tate Reeves: Creating family-friendly environment was a platform priority.
    Phil Bryant: $34M for new Department of Child Protection Services.
    Phil Bryant: Support Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs.
    Phil Bryant: Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi: 2-parent families.
    Chris McDaniel: Hip-hop culture values prison more than college.
Foreign Policy
    Phil Bryant: Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran.
    Chris McDaniel: Divest state contracts from any investments in Iran.
    Chris McDaniel: Opposed Sec. Def. Hagel as "too soft on Iran".
Free Trade
    David Baria: Tariffs have negative impact on Mississippians.
    Roger Wicker: Tariffs hurt, but end results will be greater opportunities.
    Travis Childers: End tax breaks for big corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Government Reform
    Chris McDaniel: Voter ID yes; rehabilitated felons voting no.
    David Baria: More campaign finance disclosure from lobbyists & candidates.
    David Baria: Nonpartisan redistricting commission to avoid gerrymandering.
    Roger Wicker: Opposes limiting campaign donations, and opposes disclosure.
    David Baria: Government should be a straight shooter & disclose actions.
    Jensen Bohren: Prohibit all campaign donations from corporations.
    Vicki Slater: Hold referendum on Confederate flag; it's time to revisit.
    Chris McDaniel: Photo ID for voting.
    Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
    Chris McDaniel: Require photo ID to vote.
Gun Control
    David Baria: Common-sense measures, like restrict semi-automatic weapons.
    Roger Wicker: More gun control laws are not the answer to gun problems.
    David Baria: I support 2nd Amendment along with rest of Bill of Rights.
    Tate Reeves: Pro-gun rights; lowered barriers to concealed carry.
    Jensen Bohren: Moratorium on studying gun violence must be lifted.
    Chris McDaniel: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Chris McDaniel: Blames rising gun violence on "hip-hop" culture.
    Chris McDaniel: Preserve the rights of gun owners.
Health Care
    David Baria: Improve ObamaCare without weakening it.
    Roger Wicker: Repeal massive overhaul of America's healthcare system.
    David Baria: ObamaCare should be expanded to reach everyone.
    Phil Bryant: Medicaid patients are responsible for bad choices.
    Jensen Bohren: Cut out middleman and use the taxes for Medicare-For-All.
    Tate Reeves: Let's find solutions instead of over-institutionalizing.
    Phil Bryant: The feds won't pay for their share of Medicaid expansion.
    Robert Gray: Medicaid expansion & health-care exchanges would create jobs.
    Vicki Slater: Expand Medicaid, and push Legislature to accept it.
    Vicki Slater: Celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling in support of ObamaCare.
    Chris McDaniel: Repeal ObamaCare to let our economy flourish.
    Phil Bryant: ObamaCare adds 300,000 entitlements; get people off Medicaid.
    Phil Bryant: Expand MS School of Medicine; 1,000 new doctors by 2025.
    Erik Fleming: Supports tax-free medical savings accounts.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Protect Mississippi’s Health Care Trust Fund.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Enrolled 50,000 in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Medical Education Scholarships for rural doctors.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Invest in state employees’ health plan, despite budget.
Homeland Security
    Jensen Bohren: Our vets don't deserve the treatment they have received.
    Tate Reeves: Honor Vietnam Veteran's service with 50th anniversary book.
    Trent Kelly: Investigate wait time manipulation at VA hospitals.
    Chris McDaniel: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Phil Bryant: Veterans treatment courts: 2nd chance for convicted vets.
    Chris McDaniel: Why are Muslims never portrayed as villains by Hollywood?
    Chris McDaniel: Waterboarding was effective on suspected 9/11 terrorists.
    Dick Cheney: Steady, focused, relentless campaign against US enemies.
    Ronnie Musgrove: Favors death penalty for terrorists.
    David Baria: Path to citizenship for DREAMers; earned path for others.
    Roger Wicker: De-fund DREAMer programs; oppose path for citizenship.
    David Baria: Against President Trump's immigration policies.
    Tate Reeves: Supports law enforcement inquiry into immigration status.
    Travis Childers: Signed anti-amnesty pledge: don't reward lawbreakers.
    Chris McDaniel: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    David Baria: Raise minimum wage for state businesses to $9/hr.
    Phil Bryant: Mississippi Model: Cutting red tape increases jobs.
    Phil Bryant: $50M for Keep Mississippi Working Fund & workforce training.
    Tate Reeves: Protect manufacturers from unfair union negotiating tactics.
    Phil Bryant: My first job: every Mississippian who wants a job has one.
Local Issues
    Phil Bryant: Year of the Creative Economy: a Mississippi Homecoming.
Principles & Values
    Rev. Jesse Jackson: Abolish runoff elections; they hurt black candidates.
    Tate Reeves: Aligns God with prayers for both state and nation.
    Phil Bryant: Created Imagine Mississippi PAC for post-term-limit career.
    Jensen Bohren: Protect our inalienable rights.
    Trent Lott: Led the Singing Senators, and started Seersucker Thursdays.
    Chris McDaniel: Runoff recount denied by Mississippi Supreme Court.
    Chris McDaniel: OpEd: Cochran accused of courting blacks for runoff vote.
    Chris McDaniel: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Chris McDaniel: Revive America's Christian foundation.
    Thad Cochran: AdWatch: American Conservative Union's lowest-scored Senator.
    Phil Bryant: Four fundamental beliefs guide our plan for the future.
    Phil Bryant: Add 'In God We Trust' to Mississippi State Seal.
    Chris McDaniel: Tied to Tea Party and endorsed by conservative groups.
    Thad Cochran: First elected in 1978; still undecided about 2014 retirement.
Social Security
    David Baria: Protect Social Security from privatization.
    Roger Wicker: Let workers invest portion in private accounts.
    David Baria: Work hard to protect people's Social Security benefits.
    Vicki Slater: Fight to keep 100% full pensions for retirees.
Tax Reform
    David Baria: Trump tax cuts are giveaway to top 1%.
    Roger Wicker: Trump tax cuts give job creators more capital to invest.
    David Baria: Fight for real tax relief that won't benefit the rich.
    Tate Reeves: Reduce taxes to help small business.
    Jensen Bohren: Elect those who actually represent us, not themselves.
    Haley Barbour: Cut budget by $700M, instead of raising taxes.
    Tate Reeves: Diverting $600M to Strategic Infrastructure Investment Fund.
    David Baria: Day one he will focus on repairing national infrastructure.
    Jensen Bohren: Net Neutrality is fair to all, keeps manipulators at bay.
    Robert Gray: Invest the Rainy Day Fund on infrastructure.
    Phil Bryant: Diabetes Telehealth Initiative for complex coordinated care.
War & Peace
    Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuclear treaty & make better deal.
    Roger Wicker: Withdraw from Iran nuke deal, and step up sanctions.
    David Baria: Syria used chemical weapons against its own civilians.
    Dick Cheney: Iraq is the central front in the war on terror.
Welfare & Poverty
    Chris McDaniel: Liberty, not 100 years of begging for federal scraps.
    Jensen Bohren: Paycheck to paycheck is an abominable way to exist.
    Tate Reeves: Overhaul welfare program; eliminate fraud & abuse.
    Phil Bryant: Create the Mississippi Faith-Based Advisory Council.
    Chris McDaniel: No welfare state: "I'm not going to do anything for you".
    Phil Bryant: Focus on jobs for those who need public assistance.

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