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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)

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    Bob Hugin: Against late term abortions unless mother's life is at risk.
    Bob Hugin: Pro-choice, but no late-term abortions unless maternal risk.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect women's access to comprehensive reproductive care.
    Cory Booker: No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability.
    Cory Booker: Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control.
    Cory Booker: Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom.
    Hirsh Singh: Eliminate all taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Hirsh Singh: New Jersey should promote a philosophy of life, not death.
    Jeff Bell: Apply 14th Amendment to the unborn.
    Jeff Bell: Hobby Lobby ruling protects religious freedom.
    Josh Gottheimer: Fight any attempt to get between a woman and her doctor.
    Kim Guadagno: Supports women's healthcare; pro-choice.
    Murray Sabrin: Human life begins at conception.
    Phil Murphy: Codify woman's full reproductive rights into state law.
    Phil Murphy: Will sign bill securing woman's right to choose into law.
    Ray Lesniak: Won landmark case for abortion rights.
    Rich Pezzullo: Opposes using tax dollars for abortions, wants regulations.
    Rik Mehta: Protect unborn children from the moment of conception.
    Robert Menendez: Yes affordable contraceptives; no unneeded restrictions.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Supports ful range of reproductive services.
    Doug Steinhardt: Conservative, pro-life, Lifetime NRA member.
Budget & Economy
    Cory Booker: We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis.
    Hirsh Singh: The Federal Reserve has caused a lot of damage.
    Hirsh Singh: New Jersey should get more of its tax dollars back.
    Jack Ciattarelli: 5% to 10% reduction in the state government workforce.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Lower property taxes, grow the economy.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Pandemic restaurant restrictions devastated the economy.
    Jeff Bell: Return to gold-dollar convertibility now.
    Jeff Bell: Restore the gold standard.
    Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession.
    Josh Gottheimer: Invest in R&D and infrastructure, and shrink our debt.
    Murray Sabrin: Federal Reserve is one big scam.
    Murray Sabrin: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Phil Murphy: COVID: Grants and loans to nearly 55,000 small businesses.
    Phil Murphy: Largest investment in infrastructure in New Jersey history.
    Rich Pezzullo: Balance your budget and provide affordable services.
    Rik Mehta: Supports a balanced budget amendment.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Create state bank to invest in economy.
    Doug Steinhardt: Will stand up against runaway liberal spending.
Civil Rights
    Barbara Buono: Replace civil unions with same-sex marriage.
    Bob Hugin: Supports gay marriage.
    Bob Hugin: Regrets ban on women at 1970s Princeton eating clubs.
    Bob Hugin: My kids taught me to be more tolerant of gays than in 1970s.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Pay disparity has a significant impact on low-income women.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Speak for LGBT rights regardless of the external pressures.
    Chris Christie: No same-sex marriage; civil unions are adequate.
    Cory Booker: MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Intolerance for racial profiling.
    Hirsh Singh: People free to be themselves; don't force it upon us.
    Jack Ciattarelli: No same-sex marriage; civil unions are adequate.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Prohibits discrimination & harassment among campaign.
    Jeff Bell: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Jim McGreevey: End racial profiling.
    John Wisniewski: No same-sex marriage; civil unions are adequate.
    Josh Gottheimer: Treat everyone equally whatever their sexual orientation.
    Kim Guadagno: Won't criticize Republican with Confederate flag.
    Kim Guadagno: Comfortable with LGBT but won't criticize ban.
    Murray Sabrin: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Phil Murphy: Strong advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ community.
    Ray Lesniak: Replace civil unions with same-sex marriage.
    Richard Codey: Replace civil unions with same-sex marriage.
    Robert Menendez: Supports gay marriage.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Panel to recommend reparations for African-Americans.
    Stuart Meissner: Supports expansion of Title VI addressing anti-Semitism.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Replace civil unions with same-sex marriage.
    Bob Hugin: As a job creator he'll employ new policies to spur growth.
    Chris Christie: $2.3 billion small business tax relief package.
    Cory Booker: Government procurement should promote women-owned business.
    Cory Booker: Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes.
    Jack Ciattarelli: 10-year phase out of the corporate business tax.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Adopt Delaware's bylaws; cut corporate tax rate in half.
    Jeff Bell: Low interest rates favor big businesses over small.
    Kim Guadagno: Work with businesses to cut state regulations in half.
    Phil Murphy: Incentive programs for business need reform.
    Rich Pezzullo: Government shouldn't bail out businesses that can't succeed.
    Robert Menendez: Keep CFPB Financial Protection; keep Consumer Advisory Board.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: End estate tax and corporate welfare tax credits.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Provide prison inmates with vocational & job-related skills.
    Chris Christie: De-criminalizing drug use has reduced prisoner population.
    Chris Christie: Bail reform based on crime, not wealth.
    Chris Christie: Expunge records for less serious crimes.
    Cory Booker: Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism.
    Cory Booker: Real solution to crime is addressing poverty and education.
    Cory Booker: Incarceration isn't working; focus on preventing recidivism.
    Cory Booker: Increase the number of police in all neighborhoods.
    Cory Booker: Cut first responders due to economic downturn.
    Donny DiFrancesco: More victims’ rights; identify sex offendors.
    Hirsh Singh: Supports sending troops into New Jersey to "Protect America".
    Jack Ciattarelli: Answer to hate crimes not new policy but changed attitude.
    Josh Gottheimer: Prison reform for nonviolent offenders.
    Phil Murphy: Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent crimes.
    Ray Lesniak: Change culture of corrections: limit solitary confinement.
    Rik Mehta: Lock up violent offenders and throw away the key.
    Robert Menendez: Address roots of gangs via education & empowerment.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Use prison for training, not profit.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Co-sponsored bill establishing crime of human trafficking.
    Doug Steinhardt: Punish New Jersey's criminals instead of protecting them.
    Bob Hugin: Decriminalize pot in small amounts but not recreational use.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Decriminalize marijuana; implement alternative sentencing.
    Chris Christie: Drug addiction is a disease & it can be treated.
    Chris Christie: Addiction is an illness and should be treated as such.
    Chris Christie: Search for innovative ways to address drug epidemic.
    Cory Booker: The drug war is an abject failure.
    Hirsh Singh: Treat drug addiction as a public health problem.
    Hirsh Singh: Regulate and tax cannabis like alcohol.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Drug epidemic should remain a priority.
    Jim McGreevey: Offer behavioral drug treatment to addicted inmates.
    Jim McGreevey: Transition addicted inmates to outpatient drug treatment.
    Joe Rullo: Make it a living hell for heroin dealers in NJ.
    Kim Guadagno: Decriminalization, not legalization.
    Phil Murphy: Opioid addiction is an illness, and it is treatable.
    Phil Murphy: Focus on racial justice with marijuana legalization.
    Phil Murphy: Legalize adult-use marijuana; undo past convictions.
    Ray Lesniak: Ultimately we'll get legalization but wait for other states.
    Ray Lesniak: Study legalization of recreational cannabis in other states.
    Rik Mehta: Eliminate aid to socialist governments run on trafficking.
    Robert Menendez: Give marijuana businesses access to banking services.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Legalize and tax recreational marijuana.
    Steve Fulop: Transition addicted inmates to outpatient drug treatment.
    Steve Fulop: Wait for other states to see pro's and con's of legalization.
    Steve Fulop: Study legalization of recreational cannabis in other states.
    Doug Steinhardt: General counsel to Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.).
    Bob Hugin: Supports expanded charter schools.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Strong public school system is critical.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Supports voluntary prayer in public schools.
    Chris Christie: Tenure reform for failing teachers; merit pay for good ones.
    Chris Christie: Choice of schools to meet child's needs.
    Chris Christie: Program for at-risk youths to get them into college.
    Chris Christie: Further de-regulate charter schools.
    Cory Booker: Ensure that college tuition is not a long-term burden.
    Cory Booker: Pre-school for 3-year-olds; more teacher empowerment.
    Cory Booker: Fundamental right to high quality public education.
    Cory Booker: Newark Workshops got $1.3M in Pell Grants.
    Hirsh Singh: Introduce meaningful school choice reform.
    Hirsh Singh: Promote school choice polices at state & local levels.
    Hirsh Singh: Empower public, private, home school environments.
    Hirsh Singh: School violence due to political indoctrination, propaganda.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Limit aid to overfunded school districts.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Re-balance over-funded vs/ under-funded school districts.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Don't mandate college vaccination until others vaccinated.
    Jack Ciattarelli: We're going to roll back the LGBTQ curriculum; goes too far.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Reconfigure state school funding to where it's needed today.
    Jeff Bell: End federal involvement in education.
    Jim McGreevey: Supports back-to-basics and tougher standards.
    Joe Rullo: Stop saddling parents and students with Common Core.
    Joe Rullo: Merge roles of school superintendents and administrators.
    Josh Gottheimer: Emphasize STEM skills to bridge huge skills gap.
    Josh Gottheimer: Take steps to make college more affordable.
    Kim Guadagno: Merit pay for teachers; school choice for parents.
    Murray Sabrin: Oppose nationwide Common Core standards.
    Phil Murphy: Tackle our higher education student debt problem head on.
    Phil Murphy: Focus on STEM to make Silicon Valley in New Jersey.
    Phil Murphy: Reignite NJ science hotbed by focusing on STEM sector.
    Phil Murphy: Invest in pre-K & free community college.
    Phil Murphy: Tuition-free community college for eligible students.
    Rik Mehta: Backs school choice for those locked in failing schools.
    Robert Menendez: Vouchers drain money from public schools.
    Robert Menendez: Supports making 2 years of community college free.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Reform districting, moratorium on charter schools.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Cut college tuition, lower interest rates on loans.
    Doug Steinhardt: Leave politics out of the schoolhouse.
Energy & Oil
    Bob Hugin: Energy independence: solar & wind, plus domestic oil & gas.
    Bob Hugin: Climate change is human-caused, but Paris Accord is unfair.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Common-sense, sustainable solar & wind.
    Cory Booker: Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint.
    Cory Booker: Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga.
    Hirsh Singh: Against switch over to high-risk energy systems.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Should accelerate use of natural gas, not phase it out.
    Jeff Bell: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Joe Kyrillos: Don't require disclosure of renewables on electric bills.
    Joe Rullo: Repeal the 23-cent gas tax.
    Kim Guadagno: Favor wind turbines on Jersey coast.
    Murray Sabrin: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Phil Murphy: Raise gas tax to renew Transportation Trust Fund.
    Phil Murphy: It stinks, but raise the gas tax to fund transportation.
    Phil Murphy: Protect our precious Jersey Shore from offshore drilling.
    Phil Murphy: Wind farm smarter than drilling for oil.
    Phil Murphy: 100% clean energy economy by 2050.
    Ray Lesniak: Require disclosure of renewables on electric bills.
    Rich Pezzullo: Keep energy costs low by opposing radical Green agenda.
    Richard Codey: Require disclosure of renewables on electric bills.
    Robert Menendez: World must cut greenhouse gas emissions, or reject science.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Put NJ back on track on climate change.
    Steve Fulop: Variable rate gas tax with automatic inflation increase.
    Steve Fulop: Gas tax is essentially a user fee for motorists.
    Stuart Meissner: Climate change real, but response must be joint effort.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Don't require disclosure of renewables on electric bills.
    Bob Hugin: More work is needed for safe, clean environment.
    Bob Hugin: Protect our environment in a way that's fair to businesses.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Protect open space and natural wildlife habitats.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Fund clean up of contaminated industrial sites.
    Chris Christie: Develop Liberty State Park to generate more revenue.
    Cory Booker: Green space; green housing; green jobs.
    Donny DiFrancesco: $5M for purchasing open space.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Will be a green governor; safe, clean water imperative.
    Jim McGreevey: More open space protection to combat sprawl.
    Phil Murphy: Commit to protecting shores with long-term enviro plan.
    Phil Murphy: Long-term planning via Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
    Ray Lesniak: Ban baiting of deer and bear during hunting.
    Robert Menendez: Don't let the EPA get undermined.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Energy construction should look to future, not past.
    Stephen Sweeney: Stall development of Liberty State Park until Christie gone.
    Steve Fulop: Stall development of Liberty State Park until Christie gone.
Families & Children
    Phil Murphy: Ensure that all workers have the right to earned sick leave.
    Phil Murphy: We all can contribute, including the differently abled.
    Phil Murphy: Make New Jersey safest place to deliver and raise babies.
    Phil Murphy: Committed to more robust child-care support system.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Address problems specific to LGBTQ community.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Earned paid sick leave is a must.
    Steve Fulop: Require companies to grant paid sick leave.
Foreign Policy
    Bob Hugin: Supports Israel and recognizes Jerusalem as its capital.
    Cory Booker: No head in the sand; but no global police.
    Cory Booker: Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's.
    Cory Booker: Development funds via international organizations for Africa.
    Cory Booker: Robust diplomacy and international development.
    Kim Guadagno: Keep restrictions on our relations with Cuba.
    Phil Murphy: Former U.S. ambassador to Germany, appointed by Obama.
    Rich Pezzullo: As our ally, we must support Israel's right to defend itself.
    Rich Pezzullo: Oppose all UN treaties that weaken our sovereignty.
    Rik Mehta: China: masters of misinformation, not to be trusted.
    Robert Menendez: Unequivocal support for Hong Kong protests against China.
    Stuart Meissner: Against Iran nuclear deal that sent money used for terrorism.
Free Trade
    Bob Hugin: In the end, tariffs will get a better deal with China.
    Cory Booker: African trade makes stable countries & good for our security.
    Cory Booker: China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft.
    Jeff Bell: Act on bilateral agreements with Colombia and South Korea.
    Rik Mehta: For trade, but ensure other nations don't take advantage.
    Robert Menendez: Tariffs on China drive allies into arms of our adversaries.
Government Reform
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: End voter suppression tactics.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Limit PAC, party, and corporate campaign donations.
    Chris Christie: Automatic voter registration is government-knows-best.
    Chris Christie: Early voting risks the integrity of our elections.
    Cory Booker: Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people.
    Cory Booker: Founding principle: make laws open to public debate.
    Cory Booker: Threat to voting rights in America remains very real.
    Hirsh Singh: Corrupt vote-by-mail system destroyed election's integrity.
    Jack Ciattarelli: No in-person early voting.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Call for Constitutional Convention and referendums.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Require photo ID, purge voter rolls, allow early voting.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Don't bring California's "insane regulations" to New Jersey.
    Jim McGreevey: More government oversight and public advocacy.
    Jeff Bell: Photo ID for voting.
    Joe Kyrillos: No in-person early voting.
    John Wisniewski: Establish in-person early voting in addition to Vote-by-Mail.
    Josh Gottheimer: Fight to defend the Voting Rights Act.
    Murray Sabrin: Photo ID for voting.
    Phil Murphy: I don't owe the political insiders anything.
    Phil Murphy: Easier voter registration; online voting & early voting.
    Phil Murphy: Undertake ethics reform; address pernicious sexism.
    Ray Lesniak: Establish in-person early voting in addition to Vote-by-Mail.
    Richard Codey: Establish in-person early voting in addition to Vote-by-Mail.
    Robert Menendez: Citizens United rolled back decades of progress.
    Robert Menendez: Do everything to protect all Americans' right to vote.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: No in-person early voting.
    Cory Booker: Average black voter waits in line 2X as long as white voter.
    Doug Steinhardt: Automatic voter registration would favor Democrats.
Gun Control
    Barbara Buono: Ban 50-caliber weapons instead of just 60-caliber.
    Bob Hugin: Expanded background checks; bar people with mental illnesses.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Supports licensing; background checks; and safety locks.
    Chris Christie: No criminalization of new classes of firearms.
    Cory Booker: Common sense gun reform on day one.
    Cory Booker: More background checks & gun trace data.
    Donny DiFrancesco: No gun permits until age 21; require ballistics ID.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Prosecute gun crimes more; restrict future sales more.
    Hirsh Singh: Enact reciprocity between states to own & carry firearms.
    Hirsh Singh: If they take AR-15 rifles, will cell phones be next?
    Jack Ciattarelli: No criminalization of all 50-caliber weapons.
    Jeff Bell: Debated who's most supportive of gun rights.
    Jeff Bell: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Joe Kyrillos: No criminalization of all 50-caliber weapons.
    Joe Rullo: Goal is concealed carry without justifiable need.
    John Wisniewski: Ban 50-caliber weapons instead of just 60-caliber.
    Murray Sabrin: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Rich Pezzullo: Opposes new federal gun laws; high marks from NRA.
    Phil Murphy: Sensible gun safety regulations: taxes & training.
    Phil Murphy: Reduce maximum magazine size from 15 rounds to 10.
    Ray Lesniak: Buy police weapons from socially responsible gun sellers.
    Ray Lesniak: Ban 50-caliber weapons instead of just 60-caliber.
    Rich Pezzullo: More conservative justices on federal bench.
    Richard Codey: Ban 50-caliber weapons instead of just 60-caliber.
    Rik Mehta: Never back down from defending the 2nd Amendment.
    Robert Menendez: Universal background checks & assault weapons ban.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Supports gun control, but check laws for racial bias.
    Steve Fulop: Reward "socially responsible" gun distributors.
    Stuart Meissner: Supports 2nd Amendment, background checks.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: No criminalization of all 50-caliber weapons.
    Doug Steinhardt: Gun owners are under constant attack from the left.
Health Care
    Bob Hugin: As CEO, paid $280M drug settlement.
    Bob Hugin: Will use his 20 years in healthcare to craft new reforms.
    Bob Hugin: AdWatch: Raised drug prices in US while lowering them abroad.
    Bob Hugin: Lobbied to block cheaper generic alternatives.
    Bob Hugin: Repeal ObamaCare but keep preexisting conditions.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Before ObamaCare, millions were deprived of affordable care.
    Chris Christie: Hold down Medicaid costs while providing focused choice.
    Cory Booker: ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction.
    Donny DiFrancesco: More funds for senior prescriptions, charity care, Medicaid.
    Hirsh Singh: COVID: don't stop family get-togethers for Thanksgiving.
    Hirsh Singh: Cap malpractice damages; limit frivolous lawsuits.
    Hirsh Singh: Repeal and replace ObamaCare.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Discontinue ObamaCare Cadillac health insurance plans.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Protect those with pre-existing conditions; lower costs.
    Jack Ciattarelli: COVID: Against requiring showing proof of vaccination.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Would veto ending religious exemptions for vaccinations.
    Jeff Bell: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Jim McGreevey: More patient rights and senior protections.
    Joe Kyrillos: Ok for state to sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation.
    Kim Guadagno: Bring public insurance in line with private sector.
    Murray Sabrin: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Phil Murphy: Protected ObamaCare; enacted sick leave.
    Phil Murphy: We're protecting the Affordable Care Act.
    Phil Murphy: Pounding away against anti-vax bloc: they're safe, they work.
    Phil Murphy: More people have insurance and they're paying less for it.
    Ray Lesniak: NJ should not sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation.
    Rich Pezzullo: Repeal ObamaCare; it's a dangerous proposal.
    Richard Codey: NJ should not sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation.
    Rik Mehta: Against Medicare for All, end excessive regulation.
    Robert Menendez: Repealing ObamaCare would hike premiums & hurt the disabled.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Health care a right, not a benefit.
    Steve Fulop: Partner with public health groups to fight urban disparities.
    Steve Fulop: Combat health disparities that plague cities.
    Stuart Meissner: Under socialized medicine "I wouldn't be alive today".
    Stuart Meissner: Americans should not pay higher prices for drugs.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Ok for state to sue to prevent ObamaCare implementation.
Homeland Security
    Bob Hugin: Syrian airstrikes no "kabuki show" to our brave military.
    Cory Booker: Public oversight needed for NSA domestic spying.
    Cory Booker: Maintain the strongest military force in the world.
    Cory Booker: Irresponsible to spend on irrelevant weapon systems.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Fund domestic terrorism preparedness.
    Jeff Bell: Defense hawk and foreign-policy interventionist.
    Jeff Bell: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Joe Rullo: Eliminate state income taxes on all veterans' pensions.
    Kim Guadagno: Head of the Military Growth Task Force.
    Murray Sabrin: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Phil Murphy: Create new NJ department responsible for veterans.
    Rich Pezzullo: Spying on citizens not needed against criminals & terrorists.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Help refugees, don't fear them.
    Steve Fulop: Denounced theory that Jersey City Muslims cheered 9/11.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: Co-sponsored bill establishing Office of Counter-Terrorism.
    Bob Hugin: Fully supports pathway to citizenship for innocent DREAMers.
    Bob Hugin: Path to citizenship for people building a productive life.
    Christie Todd Whitman: NJ should be compensated for costs associated with illegals.
    Hirsh Singh: Build that wall; enact merit-based immigration policies.
    Hirsh Singh: Illegal immigration should not be allowed.
    Hirsh Singh: Illegal immigrants getting driver's licenses will ruin state.
    Hirsh Singh: End undermining the sanctity of American citizenship.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Let local law agencies work with ICE on illegal immigration.
    Jeff Bell: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Joe Rullo: Eliminate sanctuary cities across NJ.
    Kim Guadagno: Against sanctuary state.
    Murray Sabrin: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Ray Lesniak: No in-state tuition for unlawful immigrants.
    Rich Pezzullo: Opposes pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    Rik Mehta: For the wall; against healthcare for illegal immigrants.
    Robert Menendez: DREAMer kids have grown up as Americans.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Fought deportation splitting families.
    Steve Fulop: More outreach to involve immigrants in civic life.
    Stuart Meissner: Not fair for illegal immigrants to cut the line.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Move from a minimum wage to a living wage.
    Chris Christie: Focus on reducing unemployment but not government employment.
    Cory Booker: 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live.
    Cory Booker: $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships.
    Cory Booker: Great Recession decreased hourly wages overall.
    Cory Booker: Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Develop a workplace basic skills program.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Reform public employee benefits system.
    Josh Gottheimer: Ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.
    Kim Guadagno: Against minimum wage hike.
    Phil Murphy: Partner with private sector to expand job training.
    Phil Murphy: Close the wage gap: ban unequal pay for same work by women.
    Phil Murphy: Raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
    Phil Murphy: Raise minimum wage to $15.
    Phil Murphy: Jobs NJ: align education with needs of employers, workers.
    Phil Murphy: One way to make state more affordable is pay a livable wage.
    Robert Menendez: Raise minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10/hour.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Will work for $15 minimum wage.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Will protect union rights to organize & collectively bargain.
    Steve Fulop: Jersey City first to raise the minimum wage to $15.
Principles & Values
    Cory Booker: First African-American senator from New Jersey.
    Hirsh Singh: I take absolute pride in being morally consistent.
    Hirsh Singh: Claims Antifa is "radical, paramilitary arm" of Democrats.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Don't make New Jersey the California of the East Coast.
    Jeff Bell: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Jeff Bell: 1982: ran for Senate; speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
    Jeff Bell: Wife wept upon hearing he would run for Senate.
    Jeff Bell: Defeated incumbent Senator in GOP primary in 1978.
    Murray Sabrin: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Phil Murphy: Reject Pres. Trump's dark belief of an America in decline.
    Phil Murphy: Quality of life more important than tax breaks.
    Phil Murphy: Others focus on next election; we focus on next generation.
    Phil Murphy: New Jerseyans need to know government has their backs.
    Phil Murphy: For all of us, the politicking ends and the governing begins.
    Rik Mehta: Campaign $300,000+ in debt, entire campaign staff quit.
    Rik Mehta: We need God, we need prayer, reopen houses of worship.
    Robert Menendez: Admonished by Senate Ethics Committee for accepting gifts.
    Robert Menendez: Severely admonished by Senate for political favors.
    Stuart Meissner: Time to end the impeachment crusade.
    Stuart Meissner: Lifelong Democrat turned Trump supporter.
    Doug Steinhardt: Put America and New Jersey first.
Social Security
    Bob Hugin: Blasts opponent for voting to raise taxes on Social Security.
    Chris Christie: State pensions cut by $120B; but $90B still to go.
    Chris Christie: Close deficit in state retirement fund over next 7 years.
    Chris Christie: Do not prioritize pensions over other critical spending.
    Cory Booker: Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Reduce taxes on retiree earnings & benefits.
    Hirsh Singh: Move new state employees to 401k-style retirement plan.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Limit retirement pensions for public retirees.
    Josh Gottheimer: Oppose any attempt to privatize or cut benefits.
    Phil Murphy: Evaluate state pension system for growing unfunded liability.
    Ray Lesniak: Close deficit in state retirement fund over next 7 years.
    Robert Menendez: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: State must ensure senior care.
Tax Reform
    Barbara Buono: Increase top tax rate to reduce property taxes.
    Bob Hugin: Opposes new $10K cap on deductions for state & local taxes.
    Bob Hugin: Trump tax cuts delivered real relief & job creation.
    Chris Christie: I will veto any income tax increases that come before me.
    Chris Christie: Abolish the estate tax to incentivize people to stay in NJ.
    Chris Christie: No relief to subset of taxpayers; all need relief.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Limit inheritance taxes.
    Donny DiFrancesco: End the marriage tax.
    Donny DiFrancesco: High property taxes obstruct high quality of life.
    Hirsh Singh: End the inheritance tax, the gas tax, and property tax hikes.
    Hirsh Singh: Lower corporate tax to 15%, reduce capital gains tax to 10%.
    Hirsh Singh: Higher tax burdens are counterproductive.
    Jack Ciattarelli: No increase in top tax rate to reduce property taxes.
    Jack Ciattarelli: School funding formula is root of property tax growth.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Top priorities: lower property tax, reform state tax code.
    Jack Ciattarelli: Contract with NJ GOP: lower taxes, cut spending, reduce debt.
    Jeff Bell: Convinced Pres. Reagan to adopt radical tax-rate reductions.
    Jim McGreevey: Pay down debt; less taxes on seniors.
    Joe Kyrillos: No increase in top tax rate to reduce property taxes.
    Joe Rullo: Reduce property taxes; repeal gas tax; veto new taxes.
    John Wisniewski: Increase top tax rate to reduce property taxes.
    Josh Gottheimer: Comprehensive reform to lower rates & close loopholes.
    Kim Guadagno: High state property taxes drive businesses to other states.
    Kim Guadagno: Veto new tax increases.
    Phil Murphy: Stronger & fairer funding instead of massive tax breaks.
    Phil Murphy: Not giving up the fight for a millionaire's tax.
    Phil Murphy: Greater tax fairness, cuts for middle, families, seniors.
    Phil Murphy: State school funding is property tax relief.
    Ray Lesniak: Lower taxes to promote economic growth.
    Richard Codey: Increase top tax rate to reduce property taxes.
    Robert Menendez: Trump tax cuts was giant hit job on middle class.
    Steve Fulop: No municipal tax increase for third year in a row.
    Steve Fulop: We make government work well with no municipal tax increase.
    Stuart Meissner: Remove cap on federal deductions for local taxes.
    Stuart Meissner: Raise property tax deduction to $20,000.
    Thomas Kean Jr.: No increase in top tax rate to reduce property taxes.
    Albio Sires: Hudson-Bergen Light Rail has improved quality of life.
    Bill Pascrell: Resources to expand aging transportation infrastructure.
    Bonnie Watson Coleman: Support Net Neutrality: keep the internet open.
    Cory Booker: We can't afford to ignore aging infrastructure anymore.
    Cory Booker: Protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack.
    Cory Booker: Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats.
    Cory Booker: Fix crumbling rail & road with National Infrastructure Bank.
    Cory Booker: Invest in Next-Gen air traffic; broadband, and smart grid.
    Donald Payne Jr.: Smart investments in infrastructure critical to economy.
    Hirsh Singh: Potholes have become a de facto tax on citizens.
    Josh Gottheimer: Each dollar of infrastructure spending benefits us by $2.
    Josh Gottheimer: Invest in light rail & new tunnel via one-time corporate tax.
    Kim Guadagno: Infrastructure plan without gas tax or toll increases.
    Kim Guadagno: Get NY tax dollars spent on bi-state transportation.
    Phil Murphy: Share congestion pricing revenue between NYC and NJ.
    Phil Murphy: Transit system must know where it's going.
    Phil Murphy: We're closing the digital divide for schoolchildren.
    Phil Murphy: Joint venture with Israel for technological R&D.
    Robert Menendez: Investing in infrastructure revitalizes neighborhoods.
    Robert Menendez: Net Neutrality avoids higher prices.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Infrastructure investment tied to environment.
    Steve Fulop: Light Rail is tremendous asset for economic development.
    Steve Fulop: Congestion pricing leads to "race to zero" for NYC vs. NJ.
War & Peace
    Bob Hugin: Iran used nuclear deal to export terrorism.
    Chris Murphy: Oppose sale of precision guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.
    Cory Booker: All options on the table with Iran, including military.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Recognize Jerusalem as capital; honor Holocaust claims.
    Hirsh Singh: We must stop radical Islamic terrorism, with military.
    Josh Gottheimer: No room for compromise in the war on terror.
    Robert Menendez: Selling arms to Saudi Arabia makes crisis in Yemen.
    Rik Mehta: Bring our troops home when it's not our war.
    Robert Menendez: Grave mistake to walk away from Iran nuke deal without plan.
    Robert Menendez: Oppose bombs to Saudi Arabia; no national security emergency.
    Robert Menendez: Is Trump acting for Russia and Turkey or willfully blind?
Welfare & Poverty
    Bob Hugin: Non-profit advocate for needs of homeless families.
    Chris Christie: Food stamps recipients must be in job training programs.
    Donny DiFrancesco: Fund welfare-to-work & exempt religious charities.
    Phil Murphy: More affordable housing; more Earned Income Tax Credit.
    Ray Lesniak: Private donations for job training for SNAP recipients.
    Rich Pezzullo: Make major cuts in welfare "giveaway" programs.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Social justice for those who are last in society.
    Seth Kaper-Dale: Led church on social justice issues.

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