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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)
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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2018 Tennessee Senate race: debates and news coverage


    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 TN Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Corker (4) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • James Mackler (5) Democratic candidate for Tennessee Senator (withdrew) Tennessee
  • Larry Crim (12) Republican candidate for Tennessee U.S. Senator Tennessee
  • Marsha Blackburn (18) Republican Challenger for TN Senator Tennessee
  • Phil Bredesen (18) Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Tennessee 2018 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Austin Chronicle, "Politics, fear, and the power of Willie Nelson to bring us back together," by Ethan Hawke, Aug. 17, 2018
  • Wikipedia.org, "Marsha Blackburn: Political Positions", July 2, 2018
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press, "Bredesen goes all out in Senate race with Blackburn", by Andy Sher, Jun 20, 2018
  • Ballotpedia.org, "Marsha Blackburn: Key Votes, 115th Congress, 2017-2018", May 24, 2018
  • Politico.com, The Global Politico podcast, "Sen. Bob Corker," by Susan B. Glasser, February 13, 2017

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Marsha Blackburn: Ban abortion; ban public funds for Planned Parenthood.
    Phil Bredesen: Keep abortion legal, but not high priority.
Budget & Economy
    Marsha Blackburn: Across-the-board federal spending cuts.
    Bob Corker: Adding $2T to deficit was fiscally irresponsible.
    James Mackler: Investment in infrastructure means jobs.
Civil Rights
    Marsha Blackburn: Let people of faith withhold services to gay couples.
    Phil Bredesen: Disallow withholding services to same-sex couples.
Corporations
    Phil Bredesen: Pay for corporate tax cuts by closing loopholes.
    Phil Bredesen: As mayor, enticed the NFL's Oilers to relocate to Nashville.
Drugs
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't loosen federal regulations marijuana.
    Phil Bredesen: Let states decide on marijuana legalization.
    Phil Bredesen: Get tough on opioid prescriptions from pain clinics.
Education
    Marsha Blackburn: Supports vouchers for private schools.
    Marsha Blackburn: Don't lower student loan interest.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports charter schools but "not wild about vouchers.
    Phil Bredesen: Free community college tuition; lower student loan interest.
    Larry Crim: Children should have quality education minus crushing debt.
    Larry Crim: Children should have quality education minus crushing debt.
    James Mackler: Against vouchers, for accountability.
Energy & Oil
    Marsha Blackburn: Climate change isn't settled; withdraw from Paris Accord.
    Phil Bredesen: Green energy will be of vast importance and growth.
Environment
    Marsha Blackburn: Cut budget of Environmental Protection Administration.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports environmental regulation by government.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Corker: Russia a bad actor, not moral equivalent to US.
Free Trade
    Marsha Blackburn: Trump's tariifs are a bad deal for Tennesseans.
    Phil Bredesen: Trump's tariifs are same as a new tax on Tennesseans.
    James Mackler: Renegotiate NAFTA; it hurts American workers.
    Bob Corker: Supports free trade, but anomalies need to be addressed.
Government Reform
    Marsha Blackburn: Require presidential candidates to show birth certificates.
Gun Control
    Marsha Blackburn: Get background checks working, but no other gun regulations.
    Phil Bredesen: Close gun show loophole & ban bump stocks.
Health Care
    Marsha Blackburn: Health savings accounts instead of ObamaCare.
    Phil Bredesen: Support ObamaCare, with fixes, and some Medicare-for-All.
    Larry Crim: Constituents should have a seat at the table on health care.
    Larry Crim: Constituents should have a seat at the table on health care.
    James Mackler: Healthcare is a right.
Homeland Security
    Marsha Blackburn: Supported military spending bills in Congress.
    Larry Crim: We honor our veterans by keeping their care a priority.
    Larry Crim: We honor our veterans by keeping their care a priority.
    James Mackler: Against privatization of VA.
    Larry Crim: Provides spiritual counseling to help America's Veterans.
Immigration
    Marsha Blackburn: No amnesty for DREAMers; it makes illegal immigration surge.
    Phil Bredesen: Deporting DREAMers would be un-American.
Jobs
    Marsha Blackburn: Minimum wage is a federal mandate; let competition decide.
    Phil Bredesen: Minimum wage should keep pace with inflation.
Principles & Values
    Phil Bredesen: 1960s scholarship to Harvard; millionaire businessman at 43.
Social Security
    Larry Crim: Don't touch Social Security funds.
Tax Reform
    Marsha Blackburn: Support President Trump's tax cuts.
    Larry Crim: Lower tax rates; close loopholes.
Technology
    Marsha Blackburn: Opposes Net Neutrality; it's government-controlled internet.
    Phil Bredesen: Empower TVA to bring rural broadband internet access.
    Phil Bredesen: Supports Net Neutrality: equal access for everyone.
    Larry Crim: Our interstates and highways need our tax dollars now.
    Larry Crim: Our interstates and highways need our tax dollars now.
War & Peace
    Marsha Blackburn: Iran nuke deal puts future security in jeopardy.
    Larry Crim: Oppose President Obama's disastrous Iran Deal.
    Bob Corker: Countries must pony up for NATO; alliance is important.


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  • Bob Corker Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
  • James Mackler Democratic candidate for Tennessee Senator (withdrew) Tennessee
  • Larry Crim Republican candidate for Tennessee U.S. Senator Tennessee
  • Marsha Blackburn Republican Challenger for TN Senator Tennessee
  • Phil Bredesen Tennessee Former Democrat Governor (2002-2010)

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