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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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Legislative voting records for Kentucky House and Senate

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    from KY legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Andy Beshear (2) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Brett Guthrie (1) Republican U.S. Rep Kentucky-2
  • James Comer (3) Republican U.S. Rep Kentucky- 1
  • Matt Bevin (4) Kentucky Republican Governor
  • Robert Goforth (9) Kentucky Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rocky Adkins (11) Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Steve Beshear (1) Kentucky Democratic Governor (term-limited 2015)
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    Kentucky state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • KY-D - Charles Booker - candidate for Senate 2020
    Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, , 43rd district, since 2019

  • KY-D - Rocky Adkins - candidate for Governor 2019
    Minority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 2017-2019
    Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 99th district, 1987-2019

  • KY-R - Robert Goforth - candidate for Governor 2019
    Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 89th district, since 2018

  • KY-R - C. Wesley Morgan - candidate for U.S. Senate 2020
    Former State Representative, 2016-2018

  • KY-R - James Comer - Elected 2016 to U.S. House
    Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, District 53, 2001-2012

  • R-KY-2 - Brett Guthrie - member of United States House of Representatives
    former member of Kentucky Senate

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Andy Beshear: Defend law requiring ultrasound before abortion.
    Robert Goforth: Introduced first version of the fetal heartbeat bill.
    Robert Goforth: Heartbeat bill: no abortion beyond 6 weeks after conception.
Civil Rights
    Robert Goforth: Protect religious beliefs against LGBTQ people.
    Rocky Adkins: Make expungement of criminal records easier and/or automatic.
    Steve Beshear: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    Brett Guthrie: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    James Comer: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    Rocky Adkins: Require DNA samples from all criminal parolees.
    James Comer: Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    Rocky Adkins: Allow expungement of criminal records after 5 years.
    Rocky Adkins: Prohibit advertising of opiates and opioids.
    Robert Goforth: Regulate and tax medical marijuana.
    Rocky Adkins: Regulate and tax medical marijuana.
    Andy Beshear: Won lawsuit to improve teacher retirement pensions.
    Rocky Adkins: Better retirement pensions for teachers.
    Matt Bevin: Create Charter Schools Advisory Council & implement charters.
Energy & Oil
    Rocky Adkins: Fund energy research; increase energy savings.
    Robert Goforth: Torturing dogs and cats counts as domestic violence.
    Rocky Adkins: 1996: sponsored the Kentucky Tourism Development Act.
Families & Children
    Robert Goforth: No visitation rights for children produced by rape.
Government Reform
    Rocky Adkins: In-person early voting on three weekends prior to election.
Gun Control
    Robert Goforth: Ban weapons in courtrooms and jails.
    Matt Bevin: Guns aren't problem in schools; kids in my school had guns.
    Robert Goforth: Concealed carry at schools, bars, and businesses.
Health Care
    Matt Bevin: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Robert Goforth: Ban use of tobacco products in schools.
    Rocky Adkins: Recognize diversity of Kentucky as a welcoming state.
    James Comer: Don't require comparable pay regardless of gender.
    Rocky Adkins: Require comparable pay regardless of gender.
Social Security
    Matt Bevin: 401(k)-style plan for state employee pensions struck down.

The above quotations are from Legislative voting records for Kentucky House and Senate.

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • Lexington Herald-Leader on Kentucky HB2, on ultrasound, (Andy Beshear), 5/20/2019
  • HB5: Associated Press, "Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit," by Bruce Schreiner, March 19, 2019
  • SB100: Lexington Herald-Leader, "Why KY lawmakers abruptly revived and passed a bill angering solar power advocates," by John Cheves & Daniel Desrochers, March 15, 2019"
  • SB150: The Louisville Courier-Journal, "Matt Bevin signs bill letting people carry concealed guns without a permit," by Billy Kobin, March 12, 2019
  • Kentucky HB 253 / KRS 117, on in-person early voting, (Rocky Adkins), 2/7/2019
  • Kentucky HB 155 / KRS 431.073, on expungement of criminal records, (Rocky Adkins), 2/5/2019
  • Kentucky HB 169 / KRS 403.322, on visitation rights, (Robert Goforth), 2/5/2019
  • WDRB.org on Kentucky HB30, on weapons in courtrooms, (Robert Goforth), 1/14/2019
  • Louisville Courier-Journal on HB100, on Heartbeat bill, (Robert Goforth), 1/9/2019
  • Kentucky HB 11 / KRS 438, on tobacco products in schools, (Matt Bevin & Robert Goforth), 1/8/2019
  • Louisville Courier-Journal on HB30, on concealed carry at schools, (Bevin & Goforth), 1/9/2019
  • Louisville Courier-Journal on SB151, on teacher retirement, (Beshear, Bevin & Adkins), 12/14/2018
  • HB 273: WAVE-3 News, "Bevin signs HB 169, controversial 'gang bill'," 4/26/2018
  • Kentucky HB 372, on religious beliefs vs. LGBTQ people, (Robert Goforth), 2/14/2018
  • Kentucky HB 225 / KRS 218A, on advertising of opioids, (Rocky Adkins), 1/22/2018
  • Ballotpedia on Kentucky SB1/HB520, on Charter Schools, (Matt Bevin), 11/30/2017
  • Kentucky House Resolution 44, on welcoming state, (Rocky Adkins), 2/7/2017
  • Kentucky HB 25 / KRS 525.135, on medical marijuana, (Robert Goforth & Rocky Adkins), 2/7/2017
  • Kentucky HB 683, on DNA samples, 4/15/2008
  • Kentucky HB 399, on comparable pay, (James Comer & Rocky Adkins), 3/1/2006
  • Kentucky HCS HB 93, on expungement of criminal records, (James Comer & Rocky Adkins), 2/22/2006

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