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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)

Book Reviews

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2020 Vermont Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage


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    from 2020 VT Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • David Zuckerman (25) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Eddie Melton (4) Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Phil Scott (7) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rebecca Holcombe (22) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor
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    Vermont 2020 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Bennington Banner, "Why I support raising the minimum wage," by David Zuckerman, February 23, 2020
  • Politico.com, "Anti-vaxx politicians under fire as coronavirus spreads," by Alex Thompson, Holly Otterbein and Alice Miranda Ollstein, 3/21/2020
  • Bennington Banner, "Holcombe: Legislature must address education funding inequities," by Rebecca Holcombe, 1/21/20
  • WCAX TV-3 (CBS), "Holcombe kicks off campaign for governor," by Erin Brown, Jan 20, 2020
  • Vermont Digger, "Zuckerman officially announces run for governor," by Xander Landen & Kit Norton, 1/13/20
  • VTdigger.org, "I will take on the cost of health care," by Rebecca Holcombe, Nov 7, 2019
  • The Dartmouth, "Q&A with Vermont gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Holcombe," by Jennie Rhodes, 9/27/19
  • CNN.com, "GOP governor backs Trump impeachment inquiry: 'These are serious allegations'," by Paul LeBlanc, 9/26/19
  • VTdigger.org, "Scott rejects regulators' ask for Medicaid funding boost," by Xander Landen, Sept. 12, 2019
  • SevenDaysVT.com, "Former Ed Secretary Rebecca Holcombe to Run for Governor," by Paul Heintz, Jul 16, 2019
  • NBC-5 WPTZ-Burlington, "Vermont governor: DMV stopped sharing info with ICE in 2017," July 8, 2019
  • CNN.com, "GOP Vermont governor to allow abortion rights bill to become law," y Caroline Kelly, July 6, 2019
  • Valley News, "Gov. Scott Wants to Pay People $5,000 to Live, Work in Vermont," by Anne Wallace Allen, 1/25/2019
  • The Hill, "States defy Trump on ObamaCare," by Nathaniel Weixel, 06/02/18
  • Burlington Free Press, "VT education secretary search to consider private-sector skills," April 5, 2018
  • Burlington Free Press, "Special educators downplay federal guideline repeal," by Nicole Higgins DeSmet, 10/25/17
  • (More citations and excerpts to follow when available)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    David Zuckerman: Add reproductive autonomy to Vermont Constitution.
    David Zuckerman: Protect funding for Planned Parenthood.
Civil Rights
    David Zuckerman: Root out structural and systemic oppression.
    David Zuckerman: Voted to override veto of gay marriage law.
    David Zuckerman: Women should be paid equally and treated equally.
Crime
    David Zuckerman: We need an extensive and systemic collection of racial data.
    Rebecca Holcombe: End racial disparities in Vermont's criminal justice system.
Drugs
    David Zuckerman: Provide needle exchanges, overdose prevention medication.
    David Zuckerman: Legalize marijuana.
Education
    David Zuckerman: Supports universal afterschool and pre-K education.
    David Zuckerman: Free in-state tuition for trade schools & higher education.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Public schools reveal strength of a community.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Fallout from inadequate funding measured in generations.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Committed to protecting rights of students with disabilities.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Teacher in school & college before state education secretary.
Energy & Oil
    David Zuckerman: Work toward renewable, sustainable energy as primary sources.
    David Zuckerman: Encourage alternatives to single-use vehicles.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Climate change is here, renewable energy is our future.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Will move us to a sustainable, green energy future.
Environment
    Rebecca Holcombe: Protect working lands, ensure food security.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Restore quality of water, soils, forests to cleaner days.
    David Zuckerman: Supports sustainable agriculture & diversified farms.
Families & Children
    David Zuckerman: Supports universal, statewide paid family leave.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Make sure every child can be part of good community school.
    Phil Scott: Increased spending on childcare & early learning.
Free Trade
    Phil Scott: Congress should pass USMCA trade deal.
Government Reform
    Rebecca Holcombe: Rebuild trust by strengthening ethics requirements.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Public has the right to know leaders work for public.
Health Care
    David Zuckerman: Supports Medicare for All.
    David Zuckerman: Stop seeing mental health as separate from physical health.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Confront out of control costs; coordinate state government.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Scary anyone in public office would doubt value of vaccines.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Will confront out of control costs of healthcare, drugs.
    Rebecca Holcombe: If you can't afford health care, it's sick care.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Should not have to turn down jobs for healthcare eligibility.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Health is one sector that touches everything.
    Rebecca Holcombe: State's mental health system is underfunded.
    Eddie Melton: Rejects increased Medicaid funding, should deal with costs.
    Eddie Melton: Signed state individual mandate; goes into effect in 2020.
Immigration
    David Zuckerman: Immigrants & refugees welcome in Vermont.
    Eddie Melton: Stopped sharing info with immigration authorities in 2017.
Jobs
    David Zuckerman: Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; plus paid family leave.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Unions support wage equity and safe workplaces.
    David Zuckerman: Increasing minimum wage will lift workers out of poverty.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Unions support wage equity & safe workplaces.
    Eddie Melton: Pay people $5000 to take jobs in Vermont.
Local Issues
    David Zuckerman: Diversify agriculture; currently 70% dairy.
Social Security
    Phil Scott: Enacted state tax relief on Social Security benefits.
Tax Reform
    David Zuckerman: Differentiate between those who can or cannot pay more taxes.
    David Zuckerman: Institute a wealth tax on state's richest residents.
    Phil Scott: Scott and Republicans blocked many new taxes.
    Phil Scott: Tax burden takes a toll on economic development.
Technology
    David Zuckerman: Must increase broadband access in rural Vermont.
    Phil Scott: State invests in expanding broadband connectivity.
    Phil Scott: Alliance with Microsoft for digital skills, computer science.
Welfare & Poverty
    David Zuckerman: Support new affordable housing, improve existing homes.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Target investment at affordable homes & rentals.
    David Zuckerman: Supported affordable housing in Vermont State House.


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