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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)

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Legislative voting records for South Dakota House and Senate


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    from SD legislative records (number of quotes indicated):
  • Daniel Ahlers (6) Democratic Senate challenger South Dakota
  • Dennis Daugaard (4) South Dakota Republican Governor
  • Joel Dykstra (4) Republican Challenger (2008) South Dakota
  • Nancy Turbak Berry (7) Withdrew as 2010 Dem. challenger; currently State Senator South Dakota
  • Scyller Borglum (2) Republican 2020 Senate Challenger South Dakota
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    South Dakota state legislative voting records, including these candidates:

  • SD-D Daniel Ahlers - Senate Challenger 2020
    Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from the 25th district 2006-2008 and 20172019
    Member of the South Dakota Senate from the 25th district, 20082010

  • SD-R Joel Dykstra - Senate Challenger 2008
    Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from the 16th district 20032009

  • SD-D Nancy Turbak Berry - 2010 Senate challenger
    Member of the South Dakota Senate from the 5th district 20062010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Dennis Daugaard: Require counseling at anti-abortion crisis center.
    Daniel Ahlers: Oppose requiring counseling at anti-abortion crisis center.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Repeal ban on conducting embryonic stem cell research.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: No state interference with birth control or contraception.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Voted against requiring sonograms at abortion facilities.
    Joel Dykstra: Voted to classify abortion as a Class 4 felony.
Civil Rights
    Scyller Borglum: Voted no on banning gender-dysphoria instruction in schools.
    Scyller Borglum: Voted no on posting "In God We Trust" signs in schools.
Crime
    Dennis Daugaard: Require mental health evaluations in jails within 21 days.
    Daniel Ahlers: Require mental health evaluations in jails within 21 days.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Define hate crimes by sexual orientation or gender identity.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Remove requirement that physicians be present at executions.
Drugs
    Joel Dykstra: Require blood testing for drunk driving arrests.
Education
    Daniel Ahlers: Improve educational services for deaf children.
    Nancy Turbak Berry: Increase teacher pay and student spending annually.
    Joel Dykstra: Voted for abstinence-only sex education.
Families & Children
    Dennis Daugaard: Allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
    Daniel Ahlers: Don't allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
Government Reform
    Nancy Turbak Berry: $4000 limit on individual campaign contribution.
    Joel Dykstra: Voted to restrict campaign donations.
Gun Control
    Daniel Ahlers: Vetoed allowing concealed carry of guns at state capitol.
    Dennis Daugaard: Vetoed allowing concealed carry of guns at state capitol.
Homeland Security
    Daniel Ahlers: Helped fund the new State Veteran's Cemetery.


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

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Legislation citations (from news media or state archives):
  • Argus-Leader on South Dakota legislative voting records, on educational services for deaf children, (Daniel Ahlers), 9/26/2019
  • Argus-Leader on South Dakota legislative voting records, on State Veteran's Cemetery, (Daniel Ahlers), 9/26/2019
  • SB 110: ABC-NBC Dakota News Now, "New abortion law causes controversy in South Dakota," by Kelley Smith, Mar. 8, 2018
  • HB 1183, American Civil Liberties Union, "2017 Post-Legislative Wrap Up," by Libby Skarin, Policy Director, ACLU SD, March 31, 2017
  • SB 149: HRC and ACLU press release, "South Dakota Legislature Sends Anti-LGBTQ 'License to Discriminate' Bill to Governor's Desk," by Elliott Kozuch, March 2, 2017
  • HB1156: Sioux City Argus-Leader "Lawmakers vote to carry guns in state Capitol," by Dana Fergusond, Feb. 8, 2017

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