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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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2022 Nebraska Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 NE Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Bob Krist (4) Nebraska Democratic Candidate for governor of Nebraska
  • Brett Lindstrom (8) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Carol Blood (7) Nebraska Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Chuck Herbster (13) Nebraska Republican challenger for Governor
  • Jim Pillen (18) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Peter Ricketts (2) Nebraska Republican Governor
  • Theresa Thibodeau (9) Nebraska Republican candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Nebraska Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Nebraska Examiner, "Pillen, as expected, taps former Gov. Pete Ricketts to succeed Sasse in Senate," by Aaron Sanderford, January 12, 2023, (Link)
  • KPVI TV-6 (NBC), "Gubernatorial candidates offer Nebraskans a choice," by Jon Humphries, Oct 17, 2022, (Link)
  • Nebraska Examiner, "GOP candidate Pillen won't debate Democrat Blood in governor's race," by Aaron Sanderford, August 17, 2022, (Link)
  • Omaha World-Herald, "Ricketts says Nebraska schools should consider allowing 'religious accommodation'," by Erin Bamer, Jun 29, 2022, and Twitter posting by Gov. Jim Pillen, (Link)
  • Lincoln Journal-Star, "Lincoln's transgender community predicted it'd be target of fairness ordinance opponents," by Margaret Reist, Feb 27, 2022
  • Norfolk Daily News, "Omahan working to get to know as many Nebraskans as she can," by Jerry Guenther, Feb 10, 2022
  • Grand Island Independent, "Immigration, labor, taxes are hot topics of Republican gubernatorial forum," by Robert Pore, Dec 6, 2021 2022_NE_Gov and Media_NE_Omaha
  • Omaha World-Herald, "Four Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidates appear at town hall," by Dan Crisler, Nov 13, 2021
  • Kearney Hub, "Republican, Charles Herbster, buoyed by Trump's backing says he'll be great governor," by Mike Konz, Nov 2, 2021
  • The Gateway (U. Nebraska-Omaha), "State Sen. Carol Blood Enters the Race for Governor of Nebraska," by Hannah Michelle Bussa, Sep 23, 2021
  • Nebraska Democrats, "Campaign Announcement Speech, by Carol Blood, Sept. 13, 2021
  • Lincoln Journal Star:"Republican gubernatorial candidate endorses new state consumption tax," by Don Walton, May 4, 2021
  • Politico, "Bad blood: Pro-Trump megadonors duke it out in Cornhusker country," by Alex Isenstadt, 05/04/2021
  • News Channel Nebraska, "Nebraska gubernatorial candidate highlights agricultural roots, Trump connection in campaign," by Elic Chisam, April 29, 2021
  • Scottsbluff Star-Herald, "Gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster visits area with Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway," by Justin Garcia, Apr 28, 2021
  • Omaha World-Herald, "Charles Herbster, who may run for Nebraska governor, was at Trump rally before Capitol violence," by Aaron Sanderford, Jan 6, 2021
  • Letter from Five Republican governors in Washington Post: "Our states stayed open in the covid-19 pandemic. Here's why our approach worked," by Governors Mark Gordon, Pete Ricketts, Asa Hutchinson, Kim Reynolds and Mike Parson, May 5, 2020
  • CNN 2020 "State of the Union" interview of Gov. Mike DeWine, Pete Ricketts, and Nancy Pelosi, March 29, 2020
  • The Lincoln Journal-Star, "Bob Krist employs grassroots campaign to try to unseat Ricketts," by JoAnne Young, Oct 27, 2018
  • The Omaha World-Herald, "Governor candidate Bob Krist says state should spend more on Nebraska job training," by Roseann Moring, Jul 19, 2018

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Carol Blood: It's not appropriate to make our bodies political.
    Jim Pillen: I am proudly pro-life, life begins at conception.
    Theresa Thibodeau: As a child, prayed with my parents outside abortion clinics.
Budget & Economy
    Jim Pillen: Expand broadband access to every corner of our state.
    Jim Pillen: There is no room for wasteful government spending.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Trillions in social spending is lunatic's impossible dream.
    Jim Pillen: Say "no" to excessive government spending.
Civil Rights
    Jim Pillen: Critical race theory is anti-American ideology.
    Jim Pillen: Opposes protection for sexual orientation, gender identity.
    Bob Krist: Repeal death penalty, might make exception for treason.
    Brett Lindstrom: Don't coddle criminals who harm our most innocent.
    Carol Blood: We need a prison system that helps reform individuals.
    Chuck Herbster: Contributed to a pro-death penalty initiative.
    Jim Pillen: Calls to defund the police are reckless and dangerous.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Police have been turned into public enemies as crime spikes.
    Brett Lindstrom: Encouraged college savings plan for employees.
    Carol Blood: New approach to student debt should start at beginning.
    Chuck Herbster: There's zero place for CRT in the schools of Nebraska.
    Jim Pillen: Committed to K-12 education, I support options for parents.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Time for administrators & teachers to know they work for us.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Schools have indoctrinated and sexualized our children.
    Carol Blood: Debt-free two-year degree from Nebraska community colleges.
Energy & Oil
    Carol Blood: It's time for timely action, not just words.
Families & Children
    Brett Lindstrom: Help families of fallen first responders in time of need.
Government Reform
    Brett Lindstrom: Government should never operate as nanny towards business.
    Brett Lindstrom: Make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
    Chuck Herbster: Supports Trump's claim of 2020 election irregularities.
    Chuck Herbster: Conservatives have to push against federal overreach.
    Chuck Herbster: America is broke, and the answer is term limits.
    Jim Pillen: Stand up to radicals using fake meat to attack Nebraska.
Gun Control
    Brett Lindstrom: Citizens have a right to own firearms and defend themselves.
    Jim Pillen: Don't allow anyone to suspend our Second Amendment rights.
Health Care
    Chuck Herbster: The choice to be vaccinated is personal.
    Peter Ricketts: Patients can be transferred if rural hospitals not prepared.
    Peter Ricketts: Kept state "open for business" during pandemic.
    Chuck Herbster: Got to build damn wall, those people are coming to Nebraska.
    Chuck Herbster: We got to build a damn wall; can't let everybody come in.
    Chuck Herbster: Undocumented immigrants primarily bad people.
    Jim Pillen: We must demand order on the southern border.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Illegal immigration bringing in crime, hurting public safety.
    Bob Krist: Budget $25-35 million to prioritize job training.
    Brett Lindstrom: Guest worker program to bring workers to the state.
Principles & Values
    Bob Krist: Changed parties, not important what letter was behind name.
    Brett Lindstrom: America the most just, free and prosperous nation in history.
    Carol Blood: Stop using political labels instead of friends and neighbors.
    Carol Blood: I see myself as a Nebraskan running for office in Nebraska.
    Chuck Herbster: Would never back away from support, loyalty for Trump.
    Chuck Herbster: Attended Jan. 6 Trump rally; left before insurrection.
    Chuck Herbster: God protects us because we protect Israel.
    Jim Pillen: Involved in Ignite the Faith, Youth for Christ Mission.
    Jim Pillen: America is the best country in the world.
    Jim Pillen: I believe in American exceptionalism.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Stand for American Way of Life and take our country back.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Government there to serve citizens, not tell them what to do.
    Jim Pillen: No reporter-led debates; they're political theater.
    Jim Pillen: Appointed predecessor Gov. Pete Rickets to U.S.Senate.
    Jim Pillen: We need to put God back into our schools.
Tax Reform
    Bob Krist: The farmland assessment process is broken.
    Chuck Herbster: Constitutional amendment to replace state income tax.
    Jim Pillen: Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities.
    Theresa Thibodeau: Special interests, bureaucrats have blocked tax reform.

The above quotations are from 2022 Nebraska Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election 2022; Gov. Ricketts term-limited in 2022; contenders:
NE 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
Jim Pillen(R nominee)
vs.State Senator Carol Blood(D nominee)
vs.Theresa Thibodeau(R,lost primary)
vs.Brett Lindstrom(R,lost primary)
vs.Chuck Herbster(R,lost primary)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R,withdrew)
Past gubernatorial races:
Bob Krist(D; announced for 2022 in 2019)
2018 Nebraska gubernatorial debate,
Pete Ricketts (R)
vs.Bob Krist(D)
Former contenders: Jon Bruning(R,2014)

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