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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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    Alan Keyes: Running because of Obama’s extreme pro-abortion votes.
    Alan Keyes: Running because of Obama’s extreme pro-abortion votes.
    Alan Keyes: Pro-choice stance is the slaveholder’s position.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Protect Roe v. Wade; fund prevention and contraception.
    Ameya Pawar: Pro-choice even if Roe overturned.
    Barack Obama: Protect a woman’s right to choose.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Progressive and pregnant prochoice champion.
    Anne Stava-Murray: OpEd: Supports expanded abortion rights.
    Barack Obama: Moral accusations from pro-lifers are counterproductive.
    Bruce Rauner: Pro-choice Republican torn if Roe overturned.
    Bruce Rauner: Personally pro-choice, but respects religious objections.
    Chris Kennedy: Pro-choice even if Roe overturned.
    Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to ban abortion.
    Daniel Biss: Protect the right to choose.
    Darren Bailey: Opposes expansion of abortion access, taxpayer funding.
    Darren Bailey: Abortion.
    Doug Truax: Calls himself "very pro-life" & supports limiting abortion.
    J.B. Pritzker: Undo restrictions to preserve women's reproductive rights.
    J.B. Pritzker: Unwavering supporter of women's right.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois is most progressive in nation for reproductive care.
    J.B. Pritzker: AdWatch: My opponent compares abortion to WWII Holocaust.
    Jeanne Ives: Endorsed by Illinois Family Action & Susan B. Anthony List.
    Jesse Sullivan: Pro-life, let's try to reduce the number of abortions.
    Jim Oberweis: Abortion procedure should be outlawed.
    Kathy Salvi: Takes traditional party positions, opposes abortion.
    Mark Curran: Opposed partial-birth abortion.
    Mark Curran: Pro-life, only allow abortion to save life of mother.
    Mark Curran: IL Right to Life Action: rated most prolife in Senate race.
    Mark Kirk: Fund Planned Parenthood for non-abortion health services.
    Mike Bost: Abortions should be illegal except for rape & incest.
    Paul Schimpf: Opposed "radical" Reproductive Health Act.
    Peggy Hubbard: As unwed mother refused abortion after hearing heartbeat.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Consistent supporter of a woman's right to choose.
    Richard Durbin: Abortion is a private decision.
    Richard Durbin: IL Right to Life Action: rated "4" for pro-abortion.
    Richard Irvin: Pro-choice only for rape, incest, health and life of mother.
    Sharon Hansen: Life begins at conception, but listen to constituents.
    Steven Sauerberg: I'm pro-baby, pro-mother and pro-family.
    Steven Sauerberg: Born Alive Infant Protection Act is basic humanity.
    Steven Sauerberg: Provide women with an alternatives to abortion.
    J.B. Pritzker: This should be a right that is a constitutional right.
    Kathy Salvi: Let states decide abortion rights.
    Tammy Duckworth: Majority support a woman's right to make her own decisions.
Budget & Economy
    Alexi Giannoulias: Bush-Cheney policies bailed out banks & created crisis.
    Ameya Pawar: Pushed economic development projects totaling $300 million.
    Ameya Pawar: A New Deal for Illinois.
    Barack Obama: Bush’s economic policies are not working.
    Barack Obama: Supports federal programs to protect rural economy.
    Bruce Rauner: Reduce regulatory costs & economy will take off like rocket.
    Chris Kennedy: Invest in economic incubators; create jobs for our kids.
    Darren Bailey: We're going to demand a zero-based budget.
    J.B. Pritzker: Time for honest budgeting instead of game-playing.
    J.B. Pritzker: A balanced budget reflects our values as a state.
    J.B. Pritzker: Entrepreneurs create most of the jobs in our state.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois pays billions more in federal taxes than it gets.
    J.B. Pritzker: Time to rebuild state's Rainy Day Fund.
    Kathy Salvi: Grow the economy through a small, limited government.
    Mark Curran: Would support and lead on Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Mark Curran: Balanced budget via combo of increased revenue & budget cuts.
    Mike Bost: Focus on "what to cut" instead of "how much to spend".
    Pat Quinn: Restrain spending by $220B by Budgeting For Results.
    Pat Quinn: Hardest Hit: affordable homeownership in Great Recession.
    Paul Schimpf: We need to get our spending under control, top priority.
    Richard Durbin: Doing nothing in economic crisis abdicates responsibility.
    Richard Irvin: Rein in government spending; cut taxes; balance the budget.
    Sharon Hansen: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Steven Sauerberg: Opposes $700 billion rescue plan.
Civil Rights
    Alan Keyes: Gay marriage invalid because gay couples cannot reproduce.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Repeal DOMA; make all civil marriages equal.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Narrow the pay disparity for women.
    Ameya Pawar: Everyone deserves equal rights.
    Ameya Pawar: Rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
    Barack Obama: Defend freedom and equality under law.
    Barack Obama: Gays should not face discrimination but should not marry.
    Bruce Rauner: Create minority enterprise small business investment program.
    Bruce Rauner: Accepts gay marriage as settled.
    Chris Kennedy: Supports LGBTQ rights.
    Daniel Biss: Protect GLBT by updating laws.
    Daniel Biss: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Doug Truax: Uphold one-man, one-woman definition, but let states decide.
    J.B. Pritzker: Supports LGBT equality.
    J.B. Pritzker: Pride flag flew at state capitol for first tie in history.
    J.B. Pritzker: Lengthened hours of early voting, have mail balloting.
    Jeanne Ives: Voted NO on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Jim Oberweis: Voted no on state-level same-sex marriage.
    Jim Oberweis: Voted NO on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Mark Curran: The wrong people moved in, and changed Lake County.
    Mark Curran: Gay marriage against interests of children & society.
    Mike Bost: Apply affirmative action to all state hiring & colleges.
    Napoleon Harris: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Napoleon Harris: Ban sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors.
    Napoleon Harris: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
    Pat Quinn: Marriage equality is coming to Illinois.
    Pat Quinn: Make IL the leading employer of people with disabilities.
    Paul Schimpf: Girls should not be at a biological disadvantage in sports.
    Paul Schimpf: Opposes Black Lives Matter.
    Peggy Hubbard: White liberals are the most, gullible, asinine people.
    Richard Irvin: All lives matter; black lives are included in all lives.
    Richard Irvin: May not understand "Adam and Steve" but recognizes rights.
    Rodney Davis: No affirmative action.
    Sharon Hansen: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Steven Sauerberg: Hired Log Cabin Republicans as press secretary.
    Tammy Duckworth: Calls for Justice Dept investigation into gay hate crime.
    Alan Keyes: Protect workers’ pensions when companies declare bankruptcy.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Rein in financial institutions & stimulate small businesses.
    Barack Obama: Tax incentives for corporate responsibility.
    Barack Obama: Close tax loopholes for US companies relocating abroad.
    Chris Kennedy: Celebrate family businesses, not consolidation & conformity.
    Daniel Biss: The rich have set up a system that benefits them.
    J.B. Pritzker: Raise corporate tax for education.
    J.B. Pritzker: State can foster & encourage business in poorer areas.
    J.B. Pritzker: Phasing out corporate franchise tax helped small business.
    Jim Oberweis: Corporations go overseas when taxes & governments bully them.
    Mark Curran: Cut red tape and regulations for private business.
    Mark Curran: Oversight of government agencies hostile to business.
    Mark Curran: Cut red tape and regulations for private business.
    Pat Quinn: Advantage Illinois: microloans to MWOB minority firms.
    Pat Quinn: Reduce LLC fee from $500 to $39, the lowest in the nation.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Shift tax breaks for wealthy financiers to small businesses.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: $15B for small business creation incentives.
    Richard Durbin: Patriot employers: reward companies that supply U.S. jobs.
    Sharon Hansen: Lower corporate tax rates prevent companies going overseas.
    Delia Ramirez: Prohibit the use of for-profit prisons.
    Alan Keyes: Enforcement should target criminals, not social conditions.
    Alan Keyes: No conflict between pro life and pro death penalty stances.
    Alan Keyes: Sentencing gang members to death sends strong social message.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Prohibit the use of for-profit prisons.
    Barack Obama: Restrict police entry rules, to protect our civil liberties.
    Barack Obama: Passed 150 laws to toughen penalties for violent crime.
    Barack Obama: Death penalty should be enforced fairly and with caution.
    Barack Obama: Death penalty should not discriminate by gang membership.
    Bruce Rauner: Close outdated prisons; focus on reducing recidivism.
    Bruce Rauner: Police trooper surge to counter Chicago violence.
    Daniel Biss: Rehabilitation rather than punishment.
    Daniel Biss: Seal criminal records upon earning a GED, AA, or BA.
    Darren Bailey: Allow the use of for-profit prisons.
    J.B. Pritzker: Erase juvenile criminal records for adults.
    J.B. Pritzker: Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions.
    J.B. Pritzker: Criminal justice reform starts with phasing out cash bail.
    J.B. Pritzker: Prohibit the use of for-profit prisons.
    J.B. Pritzker: If we want to reduce crime, we have to solve crimes.
    Kathy Salvi: I will always stand with the police and the rule of law.
    Mark Curran: Black Lives Matter addresses police racist conduct.
    Mark Kirk: Provide after-school basketball to reduce youth violence.
    Mark Kirk: Deportation to fight rising street gang population.
    Mike Bost: Supports death penalty & more prisons.
    Napoleon Harris: Seal criminal records upon earning a GED, AA, or BA.
    Pat Quinn: Alternative sentencing for low-level non-violent offenders.
    Pat Quinn: Sold unused state prison to federal prison agency.
    Paul Schimpf: Allow the use of for-profit prisons.
    Paul Schimpf: I will support our law enforcement community.
    Peggy Hubbard: Don't demonize police officers serving in high-crime areas.
    Richard Irvin: As mayor he defeated the local 'Defund the Police' movement.
    Richard Irvin: Would repeal criminal justice reforms; restore cash bail.
    Rodney Davis: Expand death penalty; limit aappeals.
    Rodney Davis: Mandatory life sentences for third-time felons.
    Ameya Pawar: Focus on rehabilitation, not punishment.
    Ameya Pawar: End the war on drugs.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Legalize recreational marijuana & include safety provisions.
    Anne Stava-Murray: End marijuana probation; allow regulation and taxation.
    Bruce Rauner: Decriminalize marijuana; but no to legalization.
    Chris Kennedy: Legalization based on science, not tax impact.
    Chris Kennedy: Don't count on marijuana getting legalized.
    Daniel Biss: Legalize marijuana.
    Doug Truax: Medical marijuana is a state issue.
    J.B. Pritzker: Legalize and tax marijuana.
    J.B. Pritzker: Legal marijuana will raise revenue & create jobs.
    J.B. Pritzker: Legal cannabis creates jobs, businesses, new tax revenue.
    Jim Oberweis: Let doctoral psychologists prescribe controlled substances.
    Jim Oberweis: Who am I to say patients shouldn't use medical marijuana?
    Mark Curran: Key to solving opioid epidemic is border security.
    Mark Curran: Training and Narcan will help responders deal with overdoses.
    Mark Curran: Training and Narcan will help responders deal with overdoses.
    Mark Kirk: No need to increase veterans' access to medical marijuana.
    Mark Kirk: Crack down on drug cartels trafficking of illegal weapons.
    Mark Kirk: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana.
    Mike Bost: Strengthen drug-related penalties, but consider alternatives.
    Napoleon Harris: Make marijuana possession a civil violation.
    Napoleon Harris: Add PTSD to allowed compassionate use of marijuana.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Opioid abuse blights our nation; more funds to fight it.
    Richard Durbin: The plague of methamphetamine abuse is growing.
    Rodney Davis: Strengthen penalties associated with drug-related crimes.
    Tammy Duckworth: Protect state marijuana laws from federal interference.
    Delia Ramirez: Include historical contributions by LGBT in curriculum .
    Alan Keyes: Parents, not schools, should be responsible for sex ed.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Invest in early childhood education.
    Ameya Pawar: Give city families the schools they seek out in suburbs.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Decades of disinvestment have hurt Illinois state schools.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Shift cost of education away from property tax.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Include historical contributions by LGBT in curriculum.
    Barack Obama: Address the growing achievement gap between students.
    Barack Obama: Will add 25,000 teachers in high-need areas.
    Barack Obama: Sponsored legislations that recruit and reward good teachers.
    Barack Obama: Sex education needed to help children discuss molestation.
    Bruce Rauner: Let families choose traditional, charter, or private schools.
    Bruce Rauner: $100M for early education; close district funding gaps.
    Bruce Rauner: Vetoed higher education bill as irresponsible funding.
    Chris Kennedy: Need-based scholarships is educational justice.
    Chris Kennedy: Poor-rich mobility begins early in school.
    Chris Kennedy: Support public education from pre-school to college.
    Darren Bailey: Don't include historical contributions by LGBT in curriculum.
    Darren Bailey: Founded Christian academy for Christ-centered education.
    Darren Bailey: For common sense education reforms, put children first.
    J.B. Pritzker: Increase state funding for public schools.
    J.B. Pritzker: Invest in higher education to attract jobs & businesses.
    J.B. Pritzker: Invest in public education, not vouchers.
    J.B. Pritzker: Universal preschool is educational priority.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois will be best state for young families.
    J.B. Pritzker: Added 10,000 scholarships, free tuition at U. of Illinois.
    J.B. Pritzker: Include historical contributions by LGBT in curriculum.
    J.B. Pritzker: No budget cuts; focus on meeting needs of students.
    J.B. Pritzker: Expand college access for smart kids who can least afford it.
    Jim Oberweis: Voted NO on sex education including contraception.
    Kathy Salvi: Parents are the primary educators of their children.
    Mark Curran: There is no student loan crisis: against "free college".
    Mark Curran: Need localized approach to education and parental choice.
    Mark Curran: Need localized approach to education and parental choice.
    Mike Bost: Supports charters, corporate investment, and merit pay.
    Napoleon Harris: Supplemental state aid to low-income school districts.
    Pat Quinn: Race to the Top: Invest in elementary & secondary education.
    Pat Quinn: Consolidate from 868 school districts to save $100M.
    Paul Schimpf: Don't include historical contributions by LGBT in curriculum.
    Paul Schimpf: School choice for parents as to where their tax money goes.
    Peggy Hubbard: College isn't for everyone, real problem is inflated costs.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: 4-point plan for affordable college.
    Richard Durbin: Create refundable tax credit for teachers in Title I schools.
    Richard Irvin: State funding of public education is key to success.
    Rodney Davis: Vouchers for public, private, and religious schools.
Energy & Oil
    Alexi Giannoulias: Put price on global warming pollution to spur investment.
    Ameya Pawar: Must confront climate change.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Reduce coal-protectionist provisions, increase regulations.
    Barack Obama: Invest in alternative energy sources.
    Barack Obama: Increase CAFE to 40 mpg.
    Barack Obama: Tradable credits for renewable energy.
    Barack Obama: Renewable Fuels Standard: require ethanol in fuel supply.
    Barack Obama: Sponsored legislations that improve energy efficiency.
    Barack Obama: 20% nation’s power supply from renewable sources by 2020.
    Bill Enyart: Support the coal mining industry.
    Bill Enyart: Support the coal mining industry.
    Bruce Rauner: Green energy part of future mix.
    Bruce Rauner: Relax emission limits to save coal-fired power plants.
    Chris Kennedy: Lack of clean energy hurts competitiveness.
    Daniel Biss: Fully renewable energy.
    J.B. Pritzker: Support Paris Agreement, renewable energy.
    J.B. Pritzker: Won't sign an energy bill written by utility companies.
    J.B. Pritzker: Climate change is a real threat.
    Kathy Salvi: Increase our production of all types of energy.
    Mark Curran: Opposes "far-left radical environmental agenda".
    Mark Curran: Not convinced climate change is current threat to humankind.
    Mark Curran: Yes to cleaner fuel but some climate ideas are alarmist.
    Mark Curran: Yes to cleaner fuel but some climate ideas are alarmist.
    Mark Kirk: Climate change is real, but no carbon tax.
    Mike Bost: Develop and use of alternative fuels.
    Mike Bost: Focus on exploration, to become energy independent.
    Napoleon Harris: More renewable energy credit; more CO2 regulation.
    Pat Quinn: $400M for IL as center of Midwestern high-speed rail network.
    Pat Quinn: Invest in both clean coal and wind power.
    Paul Schimpf: Opposed energy bill as "environmental virtue signaling".
    Peggy Hubbard: Don't believe lies of the left on human-made climate change.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: The time for America's clean energy future is now.
    Richard Durbin: Energy tax to fund infrastructure investment.
    Richard Durbin: Empower the EPA to regulate greenhouse emissions.
    Richard Irvin: Opposes radical total phase-out of fossil fuel power plants.
    Sharon Hansen: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Tammy Duckworth: Human activity is the major factor driving climate change.
    Kathy Salvi: More natural gas to relieve reliance on foreign energy.
    Delia Ramirez: Mandates inspections, permits, caps for facility emissions.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Mandates inspections, permits, caps for facility emissions.
    Bruce Rauner: Test drinking water for lead, as social justice issue.
    Daniel Biss: Spent his time as a legislator protecting our environment.
    Darren Bailey: No mandated inspections, permits, nor caps for emissions.
    J.B. Pritzker: Invest in clean air and water infrastructure.
    J.B. Pritzker: Mandates inspections, permits, caps for facility emissions.
    Mark Curran: Corporate polluters should be prosecuted and sent to prison.
    Mark Curran: Use EPA to prosecute corporate polluters.
    Mark Curran: Use EPA to prosecute corporate polluters.
    Mike Bost: Supports recycling but also cost/benefit analysis.
    Napoleon Harris: Exposing cats & dogs to extreme temperature is misdemeanor.
    Pat Quinn: Leave no child inside.
    Pat Quinn: Clean Water Initiative: $1B for wastewater & stormwater.
    Paul Schimpf: Mandates inspections, permits, caps for facility emissions.
    Richard Durbin: Drives a Ford hybrid that gets 30 mpg.
    Richard Durbin: Renovate our entire drinking water infrastructure.
    Steven Sauerberg: Drives a Lexus that gets 23 mpg.
    Tammy Duckworth: Every American has a right to clean air, water, and land.
Families & Children
    Alexi Giannoulias: Strongly supports the Paid Parental Leave Act.
    Anne Stava-Murray: After #MeToo moment, withdrew support for Speaker Madigan.
    Bruce Rauner: Created the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth.
    Bruce Rauner: Combat sexual harassment among government employees.
    J.B. Pritzker: Public/private partnership must invest in poor kids.
    JD Vance: Don't be too quick to leave a marriage to violent spouse.
    JD Vance: Divorce might be better for mom & dad, but not for the kids.
    Pat Quinn: Birth to Five Initiative: prenatal care & early learning.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Affordable, quality child care is a smart investment.
    Richard Durbin: Safe, affordable child care available to more families.
    Tammy Duckworth: Airports should all have 'lactation rooms' for breastfeeding.
Foreign Policy
    Alan Keyes: Work with indigenous elements in Iran.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Remain unwavering partner with Israel in shared struggle.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Reunify Cyprus; bring religious freedom to Istanbul.
    Chris Kennedy: Borrow the best ideas from around the world.
    Doug Truax: End Obama's "lead from behind" approach to foreign policy.
    Jim Oberweis: To understand China, read the 5-year plans.
    Jim Oberweis: Obama's results are ok, but too often he does nothing.
    Kathy Salvi: Congress needs to reassert its authority on foreign policy.
    Mark Curran: Some Islamic nations not ripe for democracy.
    Napoleon Harris: Shift focus of foreign aid from Mideast back to the Americas.
    Paul Schimpf: Lead advisor to Iraqi prosecutors of Saddam Hussein.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Promote our exceptional standing with active diplomacy.
    Richard Durbin: Ukraine should ally with European Union, not former Soviets.
Free Trade
    Alexi Giannoulias: Eliminate $200B in tax loopholes that ship jobs overseas.
    Barack Obama: Fair trade should have tangible benefits for US.
    Jim Oberweis: Challenge in China is lack of clarity on taxes.
    Jim Oberweis: Invest in Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, India, and China.
    Mark Curran: Tariffs may be necessary; subsidize farmers if required.
    Pat Quinn: Exports support 500,000 jobs in IL; double that in 5 years.
    Tammy Duckworth: Yes to Ex-im bank; Yes to fast-track.
Government Reform
    Alan Keyes: Reinstate that state legislatures elect US Senators.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Public election financing reduces special interest influence.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Wasteful programs go hand-in-hand with campaign contributors.
    Ameya Pawar: Automatic voter registration.
    Andrea Zopp: Voter ID laws are intended to limit the Black vote.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Favor legislative term limits.
    Anne Stava-Murray: End gerrymandering and voter suppression.
    Barack Obama: Electing US Senators empowers people: keep 17th Amendment.
    Bruce Rauner: Reduce lobbyist influence; push for term limits.
    Bruce Rauner: Pursue devolution to control costs.
    Bruce Rauner: Term limits need to be voted on.
    Bruce Rauner: The people demanded fair districting; judges denied them.
    Bruce Rauner: Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID.
    Chris Kennedy: Automatic voter registration.
    Daniel Biss: Political system favors billionaires & machine politicians.
    Daniel Biss: Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID.
    Darren Bailey: Strongly supports and advocates for term limits.
    Doug Truax: Political class fails to put interests of taxpayers first.
    J.B. Pritzker: End legislators serving as paid lobbyists.
    J.B. Pritzker: Overturn Citizens United; strengthen campaign finance laws.
    J.B. Pritzker: Expand voting rights of prisoners until convicted.
    J.B. Pritzker: Pass ethics legislation, restore public trust.
    Jeanne Ives: Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID.
    Jesse Sullivan: Biden won in 2020, but we need to fix trust in elections.
    Jim Oberweis: Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID.
    Kathy Salvi: Does not claim Biden won through election fraud.
    Mark Curran: Supports term limits for Congress.
    Mike Bost: No political contributions from the gambling industry.
    Napoleon Harris: Allow voter registration on Election Day or at early voting.
    Napoleon Harris: Automatic voter registration when getting driving license.
    Pat Quinn: Limits on campaign contributions and much more disclosure.
    Pat Quinn: Online voter registration and no party in primary voting.
    Pat Quinn: Enact power of petition to recall a corrupt governor.
    Paul Schimpf: Automatic voter registration when getting any state ID.
    Paul Schimpf: People fleeing from taxes, excessive government regulations.
    Peggy Hubbard: I will oppose the job-killing big government policies.
    Peggy Hubbard: For term limits, keeping the filibuster, voter I.D.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Campaign finance reforms to enable citizen participation.
    Richard Irvin: For term limits, against gerrymandering.
    Sharon Hansen: Photo ID for voting.
Gun Control
    Alan Keyes: Gun control mentality means crooks have all the guns.
    Ameya Pawar: Require gun liability insurance.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Proactive legislation to crack down on reckless gun owners.
    Anne Stava-Murray: We can reduce number of gun-related suicides.
    Barack Obama: Bush erred in failing to renew assault weapons ban.
    Bruce Rauner: Crack down on out of state gun traffickers.
    Bruce Rauner: Restrict access for criminals/mentally ill; ban bump stocks.
    Chris Kennedy: Stricter gun laws in tandem with mental health care.
    Daniel Biss: Support sensible gun laws.
    Darren Bailey: Education is crucial for those opposed to gun rights.
    J.B. Pritzker: Supports 2nd Amendment AND the fight for gun safety.
    J.B. Pritzker: Enforce & enact commonsense gun laws.
    Kathy Salvi: Favors some gun reform, but supports the NRA.
    Mark Curran: Focus on mental health & video games, not guns.
    Mark Curran: Absent amendment, many proposed laws unconstitutional.
    Mark Kirk: Both major-party Senate candidates support gun restrictions.
    Mike Bost: More enforcement on laws on purchase and possession of guns.
    Mike Bost: Right to bear arms must be preserved and defended.
    Napoleon Harris: No concealed carry on private property, unless posted.
    Napoleon Harris: Ban 3D-printed handguns for personal use.
    Pat Quinn: Comprehensive plan for gun safety & violence prevention.
    Paul Schimpf: Sponsored bill expanding apprentice hunting program.
    Peggy Hubbard: Guns save lives; I will defend our Second Amendment rights.
    Peggy Hubbard: 2nd amendment about single mother defending herself & family.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Common-sense gun laws, plus fund gun research.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Expanded real-time background checks.
    Richard Durbin: Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority.
    Richard Irvin: Supports background checks; fix Firearm Owners ID system.
    Sharon Hansen: Don't bow down to money instead of our rights.
    Sharon Hansen: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    J.B. Pritzker: We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
    Kathy Salvi: Implement laws on the books before any new laws.
    Tammy Duckworth: Ban assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.
Health Care
    Alan Keyes: Give people generic drugs information to save their money.
    Alan Keyes: People should take care of their own health.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Supports quality, affordable health care for all.
    Ameya Pawar: Would go to single-payer.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Supports Medicare-for-All, with immediate transition.
    Barack Obama: Will expand health coverage & allow meds to be re-imported.
    Barack Obama: Believes health care is a right, not a privilege for the few.
    Barack Obama: Allowing seniors to bulk purchase will save taxpayers’ money.
    Barack Obama: Crises happen in our lives and healthcare is necessary.
    Bruce Rauner: Move more Medicaid recipients to managed care programs.
    Chris Kennedy: Treat the mentally ill instead of jailing them.
    Chris Kennedy: Don't punish the hospitals; don't divide them from doctors.
    Chris Kennedy: Expand Obamacare; move to single payer.
    Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to repeal ObamaCare.
    Daniel Biss: Medicare for all.
    Darren Bailey: COVID: led charge against lockdown; would fully reopen.
    Doug Truax: AdWatch: ObamaCare does more harm to middle class than good.
    J.B. Pritzker: Irresponsible to not fully fund Medicaid.
    J.B. Pritzker: Add public option to healthcare.
    J.B. Pritzker: Expand health care but can't do it all at once.
    J.B. Pritzker: Made health care more available & more affordable.
    J.B. Pritzker: Remove barriers for new front-line healthcare workers.
    Jim Oberweis: Not a fan of ObamaCare, but it helps healthcare businesses.
    Jim Oberweis: Repeal and replace ObamaCare; not just repeal.
    Jim Oberweis: Parent policy until age 26 good; pre-existing coverage good.
    Mark Curran: Study ACA to see what's working before deciding to repeal.
    Mark Curran: Preventative medicine approach, with free market principles.
    Mark Kirk: For 2013 shutdown over ObamaCare, but then for compromise.
    Mike Bost: Guaranteed medical care is not a government responsibility.
    Mike Bost: Increase insured without ObamaCare's government bureaucracy.
    Napoleon Harris: $50M to expand Medicaid services.
    Pat Quinn: Independent review of denial of care by insurance companies.
    Pat Quinn: Allow women of color & low-income access to mammograms.
    Pat Quinn: Comprehensive Medicaid reform: save taxpayers $550M.
    Peggy Hubbard: Return market forces to patient-doctor relationship.
    Peggy Hubbard: I am not in favor of socialized healthcare.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Let Medicare negotiate prices for prescription drugs.
    Richard Durbin: AdWatch: Targeted by RNC robocalls for support of ObamaCare.
    Richard Durbin: Large-scale expansion of taxpayer-subsidized coverage.
    Richard Durbin: Defend & expand ObamaCare and Medicaid.
    Sharon Hansen: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Steven Sauerberg: Vouchers to make health care portable and less job-dependent.
Homeland Security
    Adam Kinzinger: Republicanism means stronger defense and smaller government.
    Alan Keyes: Send a clear message to the entire terror network.
    Alan Keyes: Take preemptive action only if a probable threat exists.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
    Bruce Rauner: Task Force to study drones vs. privacy rights.
    Doug Truax: Ok to interrogate jihadists using any means necessary.
    Jim Oberweis: Supports funding cuts for the military.
    Jim Oberweis: Task Force to study drones vs. privacy rights.
    Mark Curran: Proper funding & resources to fight terror.
    Mike Bost: Any defense budget cuts directly impact strength of military.
    Napoleon Harris: Task Force to study drones vs. privacy rights.
    Pat Quinn: Supports the Illinois Military Family Relief Trust Fund.
    Pat Quinn: Let military medics to obtain LPN licenses.
    Paul Schimpf: I demanded our veterans be given proper medical treatment.
    Peggy Hubbard: Ensure every veteran in America is cared for properly.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Ensure our military has resources to carry out its mission.
    Richard Durbin: $48M to protect US Embassies around the world.
    Richard Durbin: Benghazi was a tragedy, but not a cover-up.
    Richard Durbin: Veterans angry over accusations that Guantanamo like gulag.
    Sharon Hansen: Superior nuclear arsenal is unnecessary.
    Steven Sauerberg: Apologized for saying Guantanamo is like gulag.
    Delia Ramirez: Protect immigrant families by ending cooperation with ICE.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Comprehensive reform with responsible path to citizenship.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Don't punish immigrant kids; DREAM Act yes; REAL ID no.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Protect immigrant families by ending cooperation with ICE.
    Bruce Rauner: State won't help or impede immigration enforcement.
    Chris Kennedy: Against mass deportation, for reform and DACA.
    Cynthia McKinney: Illegal immigration shouldn’t be a labor policy.
    Daniel Biss: Criticized governor for attempt to curb immigration.
    Daniel Biss: Protect undocumented immigrants.
    Darren Bailey: State should not end cooperation with ICE.
    Doug Truax: First secure the border, then no comprehensive reform.
    J.B. Pritzker: Aid for undocumented people.
    J.B. Pritzker: Welcome refugees; end Muslim ban.
    J.B. Pritzker: Will not be complicit in shameful, draconian policies.
    J.B. Pritzker: Protect immigrant families by ending cooperation with ICE.
    Jim Oberweis: Visas for illegal immigrants, but no path to citizenship.
    Kathy Salvi: Secure border from drugs, terrorists, dangerous criminals.
    Mark Curran: Backed bipartisan legislation with path for citizenship.
    Mark Curran: Deporting working people with families is absolutely wrong.
    Mark Curran: When rights of one are in jeopardy, rights of all are.
    Mark Curran: Supports Trump on funding for border/ICE agents, border wall.
    Mark Curran: For border wall; but path to citizenship for DREAMers.
    Mark Kirk: First secure the border; then path to citizenship.
    Paul Schimpf: State should not end cooperation with ICE.
    Peggy Hubbard: Securing our border first step to ensure national security.
    Peggy Hubbard: Illegal immigration threatens our security, economic health.
    Peggy Hubbard: Support ending chain migration and the visa lottery program.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Supports DREAM Act and path to citizenship.
    Richard Durbin: Our border with Mexico is strongest it's been in 40 years.
    Richard Durbin: Immigration reform bill makes America safer.
    Richard Durbin: Reform will increase coordination & reduce terrorism.
    Richard Durbin: Extend partner immigration rights to gay couples.
    Richard Irvin: If elected, Illinois will not be a sanctuary state.
    Sharon Hansen: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Delia Ramirez: Bans "right to work" laws; supports collective bargaining.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Invest in clean energy jobs which cannot be outsourced.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Evaluate workers on their abilities, not their identities.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Pass fair scheduling laws to combat on-demand scheduling.
    Anne Stava-Murray: Bans "right to work" laws; supports collective bargaining.
    Barack Obama: Fund Trade Adjustment Assistance for service workers too.
    Barack Obama: Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs.
    Barack Obama: Obama will strengthen unions and workers’ rights.
    Barack Obama: Overrode federal overtime rules and raised the minimum wage.
    Bruce Rauner: Create Right-to-Work zones; reform workers' comp.
    Bruce Rauner: Raise minimum wage to $10 an hour over the next 7 years.
    Bruce Rauner: Over-burdensome workers comp makes Illinois uncompetitive.
    Bruce Rauner: Public officials do not deserve a raise.
    Chris Kennedy: Pro-business AND pro-labor; ran all-union shop.
    Chris Kennedy: Raise minimum wage.
    Daniel Biss: Raise the minimum wage to $15.
    Daniel Biss: Raise minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 by 2019.
    Darren Bailey: Keep "right to work" laws; limit collective bargaining.
    J.B. Pritzker: Private initiatives can create new jobs.
    J.B. Pritzker: State & local business share vocational training.
    J.B. Pritzker: Uphold unions and living wage.
    J.B. Pritzker: Equal pay for equal work, not 79 cents for women.
    J.B. Pritzker: Increase number of minority businesses for state contracts.
    J.B. Pritzker: Bipartisan infrastructure bill creates 500,000 jobs.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois Works set strong goals for diversity in hiring.
    J.B. Pritzker: Diversity & inclusion in hiring not just a talking point.
    J.B. Pritzker: Bans "right to work" laws; supports collective bargaining.
    J.B. Pritzker: Support for childcare aids women's workforce participation.
    Jim Oberweis: Minimum wage of $10 (and less for those under age 24).
    Jim Oberweis: Voted NO on raising minimum wage from $8.25 to $11.
    Jim Oberweis: Keep "right to work" laws; limit collective bargaining.
    Napoleon Harris: Raise minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 by 2019.
    Napoleon Harris: Bans "right to work" laws; supports collective bargaining.
    Pat Quinn: I want to be the "Building Governor".
    Pat Quinn: Illinois Jobs Now! and Employer Training Investment Program.
    Pat Quinn: Reformed burdensome worker compensation system.
    Paul Schimpf: Keep "right to work" laws; limit collective bargaining.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
    Richard Durbin: Raise minimum wage to $10.10 & same pay regardless of gender.
    Sharon Hansen: No minimum wage; & no set pay based on gender.
Principles & Values
    Adam Kinzinger: Protesting Electoral College is "scam"; accept Trump losing.
    Alan Keyes: Family and home important, but Obama needs opponent.
    Alan Keyes: Family and home important, but Obama needs opponent.
    Alan Keyes: Obama is likable but his liberalism needs opposition.
    Alan Keyes: Obama is likable but his liberalism needs opposition.
    Alan Keyes: Jesus Christ would not vote for Obama.
    Alan Keyes: Great principles at stake: marriage & innocent life.
    Barack Obama: Seek common ground, not a moral crusade.
    Bruce Rauner: Moral duty to serve long-term interest of people of Illinois.
    Daniel Biss: Took on the political machine & won with creative solutions.
    Darren Bailey: No longer thinks Chicago should break away from state.
    Darren Bailey: Platform: restore moral and financial integrity to the state.
    Darren Bailey: He is praying on who should be his Lt. Governor.
    Doug Truax: The Great Experiment known as America shines brightly.
    J.B. Pritzker: Who needs another rich guy running for office?
    J.B. Pritzker: Ignored small problems become big problems.
    J.B. Pritzker: We need a reliably well-funded government.
    J.B. Pritzker: We had to give up things; we didn't forget how to be human.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois is the best place to live in the entire country.
    Jim Oberweis: Milk Dud: poured dairy fortune into 5 failed campaigns.
    Mark Curran: Bless us with four more years of Donald Trump.
    Mark Curran: Curtailing individual religious freedoms, I find abhorrent.
    Pat Quinn: Say "no" to world of powerful feeding upon the powerless.
    Paul Schimpf: A duty to serve your country, your state, and your community.
    Peggy Hubbard: Put the American people and our freedoms first.
    Peggy Hubbard: Prioritize America's interests above the rest of the world.
    Peggy Hubbard: Our country was built the mantra "One nation under GOD".
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: First Hindu-American & Indian-American in Congress.
    Richard Durbin: Bipartisan dialogue instead of gridlock.
    Richard Irvin: Objects to Pride Parade not allowing police in uniform.
    Sharon Hansen: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Steven Sauerberg: Put $1.3M of his own money into campaign.
    Tammy Duckworth: I answer the call when asked to serve my country.
    Darren Bailey: Certifying 2020 election is tantamount to legitimizing fraud.
Social Security
    Anne Stava-Murray: Our state pension debt is underfunded.
    Bruce Rauner: Move state pensions towards a defined contribution system.
    Daniel Biss: Help give retirement security to millions of workers.
    Daniel Biss: Alter public employee pensions to reduce state pension debt.
    Daniel Biss: Allow old age beneficiaries to also receive unemployment.
    Jim Oberweis: Voted NO on increasing state employees' pension plans.
    Mark Curran: Local pensions invest the majority of money in the market.
    Mark Curran: Face hard truth to properly fund benefit programs.
    Mike Bost: Opposes efforts to privatize, or increase the payroll tax.
    Napoleon Harris: Allow old age beneficiaries to also receive unemployment.
    Pat Quinn: Balance budget by reforming our public pension systems.
    Peggy Hubbard: Program has grown too large and will become insolvent.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Entitlements are under attack on ideological grounds.
    Richard Durbin: Simpson-Bowles got it right. put everything on the table.
    Richard Irvin: Modernize state pension system, reduce pension liabilities.
Tax Reform
    Alexi Giannoulias: Extend $8000 homebuyer credit; one-year payroll tax holiday.
    Bill Enyart: No tax breaks for millionaires nor pledges against taxes.
    Bruce Rauner: Reduce anti-competitive corporate tax & income tax.
    Bruce Rauner: Reduce property tax for homeowners & businesses.
    Chris Kennedy: Tax reform must shift burden to wealthy.
    Daniel Biss: Initiate a state graduated income tax.
    Darren Bailey: Fought against tax hikes, tax relief a top priority.
    Darren Bailey: Will work to lower both property and income taxes.
    J.B. Pritzker: Illinois needs progressive income tax.
    J.B. Pritzker: Fair income tax to shift burden to the wealthy.
    J.B. Pritzker: Property taxes must be seriously reduced.
    J.B. Pritzker: Cut corporate loopholes forcing middle class to pay more.
    J.B. Pritzker: Fight inflation by suspending grocery tax in coming year.
    Mark Curran: Simplify tax code; against tax breaks for large corporations.
    Mike Bost: Flat tax structure for state income taxes.
    Mike Bost: Overhaul tax code to be less complicated.
    Pat Quinn: Shift from property tax to taxing ability to pay.
    Paul Schimpf: In Legislature, I voted against every tax increase.
    Richard Durbin: Close tax loopholes and gain $1.2T from the wealthy.
    Richard Irvin: Will fight to cut taxes, get property tax relief.
    Richard Irvin: I hate what Trump stands for, but delivered tax cuts.
    Alan Keyes: Transportation projects are top priorities in Illinois.
    Barack Obama: Invest on transportation and clean coal technology projects.
    Bruce Rauner: Competitive bidding at Department of Transportation.
    Bruce Rauner: Increase state transparency: millions of documents online.
    Chris Kennedy: Infrastructure money good for jobs and new business.
    Daniel Biss: PhD from MIT; math professor at U. Chicago.
    J.B. Pritzker: Net neutrality is vital to free expression.
    J.B. Pritzker: Universal broadband access by 2024.
    Jim Oberweis: Protect intellectual property rights, including lawsuits.
    Peggy Hubbard: Address cyber threats with large-scale network security.
    Napoleon Harris: $15M for studying high speed rail.
    Pat Quinn: Ban texting while driving.
    Pat Quinn: Pay backlog of $280M for mass transit.
    Pat Quinn: Create next-generation jobs with "1871" digital hub.
    Pat Quinn: Largest infrastructure construction program in IL history.
    Raja Krishnamoorthi: Modernize transportation with federal infrastructure bank.
    Richard Durbin: Fund science to protect food supply, cure disease, and more.
    Tammy Duckworth: Longer-term government funding for infrastructure needs.
War & Peace
    Alan Keyes: Troops should stay in Iraq until they get the job done.
    Alan Keyes: Preemptive strike in Iraq is a right decision.
    Alan Keyes: There is no distinction between Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Alan Keyes: Bush didn’t have the wisdom of hindsight in the Iraqi War.
    Alan Keyes: Iraq War reduced probability of attack from Saddam to zero.
    Alan Keyes: Naive to think Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Stand firmly and unequivocally against Iranian aggression.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Expel al Qaeda from Afghanistan, then end commitment.
    Alexi Giannoulias: Withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of 2010.
    Andrea Zopp: Supports the Iran nuclear deal.
    Barack Obama: Invading Iraq was a bad strategic blunder.
    Barack Obama: We must make sure that Iraq is stable having gone in there.
    Barack Obama: Advance the training speed and get the reconstruction moving.
    Barack Obama: Democratizing Iraq will be more difficult than Afghanistan.
    Barack Obama: Terrorists are in Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iran.
    Barack Obama: Iraq War has made US less safe from terrorism.
    Barack Obama: Saddam has no connections to Al Qaeda nor to 9/11.
    Jesse Sullivan: Accused of embellishing his service in Afghanistan.
    Jim Oberweis: Stay the course; gradual withdrawal from the Iraq war.
    Mark Curran: Sanctions & possible bombing, to stop spread of nuclear arms.
    Mark Kirk: Ground troops against ISIS only with long-term exit strategy.
    Richard Durbin: Engage China to de-escalate North Korean nukes.
    Richard Durbin: We can' afford $10B to $15B a month in Iraq.
    Steven Sauerberg: Critical to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to help Iraqis.
    Susan Rice: Small U.S. military presence in Syria fought ISIS threat.
    Tammy Duckworth: Iran is our enemy, but nuclear deal prevents Iranian nukes.
Welfare & Poverty
    J.B. Pritzker: Low minimum wage is sentence to poverty.
    Jim Oberweis: Tepid welfare reform is the best we can get right now.
    Mark Curran: Access to food is a right and Congress must safeguard it.
    Mark Curran: Access to food is a right and Congress must safeguard it.
    Mike Bost: Welfare funding to faith-based & private organizations.
    Pat Quinn: Maintain human services even during the Great Recession.
    Pat Quinn: Hardest Hit program: Keep 6,550 families in their homes.
    Peggy Hubbard: Refused to live on welfare, free of government dependency.
    Peggy Hubbard: Help forgotten communities escape the government plantation.
    Richard Durbin: Educate farmers about federal programs that can help them.
    Rodney Davis: Advocate privately funded assistance to people in need.

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