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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
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)
Becoming,
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)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Oklahoma



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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Oklahoma (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Powell (20) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Connie Johnson (10) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Oklahoma Governor
  • Dan Boren (1) Democratic Governor Challenger U.S. Rep Oklahoma-2
  • Drew Edmondson (13) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Gary Jones (3)
  • Gary Richardson (14) Oklahoma Republican candidate for Governor
  • Joe Dorman (9) Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Joe Maldonado (20) Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Kevin Stitt (19) Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Mary Fallin (11) Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Mick Cornett (16) Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Scott Inman (1) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tom Coburn (2) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Oklahoma
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Drew Edmondson: No state in women's decisions regarding reproduction.
    Kevin Stitt: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
    Mary Fallin: Signed two pro-life bills later struck down by Supreme Court.
    Mick Cornett: Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother.
    Kevin Stitt: Human life begins at conception.
    Chris Powell: Leave decision to states or the people themselves.
    Joe Maldonado: You own your body; not the Government.
    Connie Johnson: Advocate for women's reproductive freedom in State Senate.
    Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
    Drew Edmondson: Supports abortion rights for women, part of his platform.
    Joe Dorman: Pro-life.
Budget & Economy
    Kevin Stitt: Cut waste, rather than new taxes, for growth.
    Kevin Stitt: Create a level playing field for competition.
    Kevin Stitt: State budget needs audits and line-item budgeting.
    Mick Cornett: History of developing budget based on needs of the community.
    Chris Powell: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Joe Maldonado: Market-led recovery better than stimulus.
    Connie Johnson: Revenue is part of the problem.
    Gary Jones: Cut budget without losing core services.
    Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
    Joe Dorman: Prosperity requires more than making irresponsible cuts.
Civil Rights
    Chris Powell: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Joe Maldonado: Strongly supports same-sex marriage.
    Mick Cornett: Wants local government to have diversity; represent everyone.
    Dan Boren: Code Talker Recognition Act: recognize WWII Native Americans.
Corporations
    Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
    Mick Cornett: Accepts donations from corporations doing city business.
Crime
    Chris Powell: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Joe Maldonado: Stricter punishment doesn't reduce crime.
    Mary Fallin: No life sentences for juveniles.
    Gary Richardson: Alternatives cost less than imprisonment.
    Kevin Stitt: Keep violent offenders behind bars, with fair sentencing.
    Mick Cornett: If prison recidivism rates get reduced so will incarceration.
    Drew Edmondson: Remove profit motive from the prison system.
    Gary Richardson: Opposed to private prisons; focus on justice, not jail.
    Mary Fallin: Supports death penalty even after botched lethal injection.
    Mary Fallin: 2011: OK to experiment with drugs used in lethal injection.
    Mary Fallin: Murder is about video games & broken families, not guns.
Drugs
    Chris Powell: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Joe Maldonado: Marijuana isn't a gateway drug.
    Drew Edmondson: Backs new drug law making possession of drugs a misdeameanor.
    Connie Johnson: Strong proponent of legalizing medical marijuana.
    Gary Richardson: If people vote to legalize medical marijuana, I'll honor it.
    Kevin Stitt: Supports legalizing medical marijuana if strictly medicinal.
    Connie Johnson: Ending the war on drugs would improve criminal justice.
    Connie Johnson: Fund programs to combat opioid epidemic.
    Connie Johnson: Advocate for decriminalized and medical marijuana.
    Joe Dorman: No stance on marijuana legalization nor medical marijuana.
    Joe Dorman: Legalize marijuana, based on Genesis 1:29.
    Mary Fallin: Legal marijuana provides no substantial benefit.
Education
    Drew Edmondson: $300M more for education and healthcare systems.
    Kevin Stitt: Give priority to funding schools; pay teachers more.
    Kevin Stitt: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
    Mick Cornett: Says teachers deserve raises that equal the regional average.
    Tom Coburn: Schools are bloated with administration & too many districts.
    Chris Powell: Strongly oppose vouchers for school choice.
    Joe Maldonado: No vouchers for school choice.
    Connie Johnson: Support public education, not vouchers.
    Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
    Joe Dorman: I will continue to be a champion for public education.
    Mary Fallin: Build schools with tornado safe rooms.
Energy & Oil
    Mick Cornett: Move away from the oil and gas industry.
    Chris Powell: All energy production should treated equally before the law.
    Joe Maldonado: Freer market will allow energy that is greener.
    Mick Cornett: Recognizes energy's role in workforce, sees future in wind.
Environment
    Chris Powell: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Joe Maldonado: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach.
    Mick Cornett: Great value in the EPA's "brownfields" cleaning up program.
    Drew Edmondson: As AG, created the Environmental Protection Unit.
Families & Children
    Kevin Stitt: Vaccination should be between a parent & their pediatrician.
    Mary Fallin: Disallow adoptions in LGBT homes.
Foreign Policy
    Chris Powell: Neutral on American Exceptionalism.
    Joe Maldonado: Libertarian way instead of American Exceptionalism.
Free Trade
    Chris Powell: Support free trade.
    Joe Maldonado: Support and expand free trade.
Government Reform
    Chris Powell: No opinion on making voter registration easier.
    Joe Maldonado: Make elections and voting fair.
    Drew Edmondson: Blames revenue shortfall on corporate donors and lobbyists.
    Kevin Stitt: Step Up Oklahoma: Fix broken government; level playing field.
    Gary Jones: Increased audits despite budget cuts.
Gun Control
    Kevin Stitt: NRA member who will fight for 2nd Amendment rights.
    Chris Powell: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Joe Maldonado: Absolute right to gun ownership.
    Mary Fallin: Veto constitutional carry: No handguns without a permit.
    Mick Cornett: Supports 2nd Amendment; enforce laws already on the books.
    Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
    Drew Edmondson: Long history of being an advocate of the Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Drew Edmondson: Expand Medicaid to address the state's high uninsured rate.
    Kevin Stitt: Make Medicaid a trampoline, not a hammock.
    Mick Cornett: Wants personal responsibility part of a healthcare approach.
    Chris Powell: Oppose ObamaCare.
    Joe Maldonado: Expand ObamaCare.
    Connie Johnson: Get mental health department up to speed by 2020.
    Gary Richardson: Government has a role to play in mental health care.
    Connie Johnson: Expand Medicaid.
    Joe Dorman: Drop the partisan games & Invest in rural telemedicine.
Homeland Security
    Drew Edmondson: Services for veterans instead of for corporate donors.
    Chris Powell: Don't expand the military.
    Joe Maldonado: Don't expand the military.
    Mick Cornett: Praises nonprofits efforts finding housing for homeless vets.
Immigration
    Kevin Stitt: Supports border protection; opposes sanctuary cities.
    Chris Powell: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Joe Maldonado: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens.
    Drew Edmondson: Don't back federal government deporting DREAMers.
    Mick Cornett: Says the term "sanctuary cities" is a manipulative label.
Jobs
    Kevin Stitt: Reduce barriers on occupations; increase worker freedom.
    Mick Cornett: History of creating jobs and bringing in new industry.
    Chris Powell: Strongly oppose affirmative action.
    Joe Maldonado: Oppose affirmative action.
    Connie Johnson: Higher minimum wage plus business incubators.
    Joe Dorman: Minimum wage affects older workers, not just young singles.
    Mary Fallin: Prohibit cities from increasing the minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Drew Edmondson: Condemned with IFFY award for running "Issue-Free" campaign.
    Mick Cornett: God and church are main components of his value system.
    Chris Powell: Protect freedom to not have religiosity forced upon.
    Joe Maldonado: Keep God in the public sphere.
    Gary Richardson: Got 14% of the vote as Independent in 2002 Governor's race.
    Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
Social Security
    Chris Powell: Privatize Social Security but accommodate those in system.
    Joe Maldonado: Opportunity to opt out of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Kevin Stitt: Trump tax cuts leveled playing field to compete globally.
    Kevin Stitt: Signed Oklahoma Taxpayer Platform.
    Kevin Stitt: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
    Tom Coburn: Shift Oklahoma's tax structure to focus on consumption.
    Chris Powell: Oppose higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Joe Maldonado: Higher taxes on the wealthy.
    Scott Inman: Don't balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.
    Gary Jones: Taxes must go up but with budget cuts.
    Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
    Joe Dorman: End tax giveaways to those who really don't need a tax break.
    Mary Fallin: Tax cuts if fiscally possible and politically possible.
Technology
    Kevin Stitt: Repair neglected infrastructure with long term plan.
    Mick Cornett: Rebuilding roads and bridges creates jobs & grows economy.
    Drew Edmondson: Use tobacco settlement to fund school technology.
    Gary Richardson: Eliminate the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
    Joe Dorman: Build storm shelters via local school district funding.
War & Peace
    Chris Powell: Avoid foreign entanglements.
    Joe Maldonado: Avoid foreign entanglements.


    Click for quotations from other sources by:
  • Chris Powell Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Connie Johnson Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Oklahoma Governor
  • Dan Boren Democratic Governor Challenger U.S. Rep Oklahoma-2
  • Drew Edmondson Oklahoma Democratic candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Gary Jones
  • Gary Richardson Oklahoma Republican candidate for Governor
  • Joe Dorman Oklahoma Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Joe Maldonado Oklahoma Libertarian candidate for governor
  • Kevin Stitt Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Mary Fallin Oklahoma Republican Governor
  • Mick Cornett Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
  • Scott Inman Oklahoma Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Tom Coburn Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative Oklahoma

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Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

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