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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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State of Vermont Politicians: Archives

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  • Becca Balint (3) Democrat U.S. Rep Vermont-AL
  • Bernie Sanders (8) Democratic Presidential candidate
  • Brenda Siegel (20) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Brooke Paige (11) Republican Senate Challenger Vermont
  • Bruce Lisman (11) Vermont Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Christine Hallquist (19) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont
  • David Zuckerman (54) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Eddie Melton (5) Indiana Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Gerald Malloy (20) Republican Challenger Vermont
  • Greg Parke (2) Republican challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Howard Dean (4) Democrat
  • Jim Douglas (6) Vermont Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • John MacGovern (14) Democratic Challenger for VT Senator Vermont
  • Keith Stern (15) Vermont Republican candidate for governor of Vermont
  • Lawrence Zupan (8) Republican Challenger Vermont
  • Matt Dunne (15) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Patrick Leahy (15) Democratic Sr Senator Vermont
  • Peter Shumlin (25) Vermont Democratic Governor (retiring 2016)
  • Peter Welch (8) Democrat U.S. Rep Vermont-At-Large
  • Phil Scott (79) Vermont Republican challenger for Governor
  • Rebecca Holcombe (28) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor
  • Richard Tarrant (7) Republican Challenger (2006) Vermont
  • Scott Milne (22) Vermont Democratic Challenger for Lt. Gov.
  • Shap Smith (3) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Sue Minter (18) Vermont Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Becca Balint: Recognize the fundamental right of reproductive choice.
    Brenda Siegel: Updated extradition laws to protect women who come to VT.
    Bruce Lisman: Supports abortion rights and funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Christine Hallquist: Protect a women's right to choose.
    David Zuckerman: Supports public funds for abortion procedures.
    David Zuckerman: Add reproductive autonomy to Vermont Constitution.
    David Zuckerman: Protect funding for Planned Parenthood.
    Eddie Melton: Lets abortion bill become law, recognizes fundamental right.
    Gerald Malloy: Pro life: let States and People decide rather than courts.
    Gerald Malloy: Would vote to ban abortions federally without any exceptions.
    John MacGovern: Opposes abortion in most cases.
    John MacGovern: Don't require churches to provide birth control to staff.
    John MacGovern: Religious liberty trumps contraception health insurance.
    Keith Stern: Pro-life advocate but will not interfere with settled law.
    Matt Dunne: Abortions should always be legally available.
    Peter Shumlin: Assist companies doing stem cell research in Vermont.
    Phil Scott: Abortion isn't a black-and-white issue, but I'm pro-choice.
    Phil Scott: No taxpayer funding for abortion; but ok for family planning.
    Phil Scott: Enshrine reproductive rights in Vermont's constitution.
    Richard Tarrant: No litmus tests; majority don't want Roe overturned.
    Scott Milne: Pro-choice but exact positions are unknown.
    Scott Milne: Pro-life; and no free birth control.
    Peter Welch: Steadfast advocate for reproductive rights and Proposal 5.
Budget & Economy
    Bernie Sanders: Restructure debt so Puerto Rico can rebuild.
    Bruce Lisman: Bring government spending in line with revenue.
    David Zuckerman: Prioritize spending on the most needy.
    Gerald Malloy: Reduce the size of Federal Government, spend within budget.
    Gerald Malloy: Save America from becoming dependent on stimulus.
    Jim Douglas: $17M ARRA investment to expand Vermont employment.
    John MacGovern: Budget deficit is a moral issue as well as economic issue.
    John MacGovern: Our most serious problem is skyrocketing national debt.
    Lawrence Zupan: Build an opportunity economy, with growth for generations.
    Peter Shumlin: Get back to fiscal responsibility, post-stimulus.
    Phil Scott: We're spending beyond our means; but cuts instead of taxes.
    Phil Scott: I won't sign a budget that exceeds reasonable limits.
    Phil Scott: We don't need more taxes; we need more taxpayers.
    Phil Scott: We must recognize housing policy is workforce policy.
    Sue Minter: Government can partner with workforce to grow economy.
    Gerald Malloy: Address inflation by stopping Congressional overspending .
    Peter Welch: Pay for programs from folks not paying their fair share.
    Phil Scott: Focus on affordability, economic growth & protect vulnerable.
Civil Rights
    Bernie Sanders: Bush’s tracking citizens’ phone call patterns is illegal.
    Brenda Siegel: Came out as bisexual after her son came out to her.
    Christine Hallquist: Wants Vermont to welcome all groups, including marginalized.
    David Zuckerman: Supports same-sex marriage and inclusion of gender identity.
    David Zuckerman: Root out structural and systemic oppression.
    David Zuckerman: Voted to override veto of gay marriage law.
    David Zuckerman: Women should be paid equally and treated equally.
    Greg Parke: Constitutional gay marriage ban is democracy in action.
    Howard Dean: Gays deserve equal rights under the law.
    Howard Dean: Egalitarianism implies the legality of gay civil unions.
    Jim Douglas: Veto defining marriage as "2 people" not "1 man & 1 woman".
    Jim Douglas: Declare Juneteenth an annual tribute to emancipation.
    Matt Dunne: Equal benefits for same sex couples.
    Peter Shumlin: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Peter Shumlin: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Phil Scott: Ballot initiative ok; don't legislatively re-define marriage.
    Phil Scott: Supports gay marriage and transgender bathroom rights.
    Phil Scott: Support peaceful march against bias & discrimination.
    Phil Scott: Review recommendations from a Racial Equity Task Force.
    Richard Tarrant: Don't use Constitution on special interest like gay marriage.
    Scott Milne: Supported civil unions in 2000.
    Scott Milne: Opposes affirmative action.
    Scott Milne: No specific policies that relate to racial justice.
    Shap Smith: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Sue Minter: Define marriage as "two people" not "one man & one woman".
    Sue Minter: Economic security for women via livable wages and equal pay.
    Brooke Paige: Streamline regulations to make Vermont "business friendly".
    John MacGovern: Don't demonize private sector that produces jobs & growth.
    Matt Dunne: State manager to help each manufacturer navigate rules.
    Patrick Leahy: Amend Constitutional to declare corporations are NOT people.
    Peter Shumlin: Getting credit to entrepreneurs when they need it grows jobs.
    Phil Scott: Agency of Economic Opportunity: help find qualified workers.
    Becca Balint: Address racial disparities in criminal justice.
    Brooke Paige: Establish uniform sentencing and incarceration guidelines.
    Christine Hallquist: Address racial bias in criminal justice system.
    David Zuckerman: Alternatives to incarceration; no death penalty.
    David Zuckerman: We need an extensive and systemic collection of racial data.
    David Zuckerman: Reduce the need for police intervention.
    Gerald Malloy: Fund our Police; preserve order to enjoy freedoms.
    Jim Douglas: Mandatory 25 year minimum sentence for child sexual abuse.
    Keith Stern: Convicts should serve in same state where sentenced.
    Matt Dunne: More prisons, but more rehab programs too.
    Patrick Leahy: Worked to reverse some of mandatory minimum sentences.
    Peter Shumlin: Help keep non-violent offenders out of jail.
    Phil Scott: Private prisons needed because full cost borne by state.
    Phil Scott: Close Windsor prison; expand home detention monitoring.
    Phil Scott: Address racial disparities in criminal justice.
    Rebecca Holcombe: End racial disparities in Vermont's criminal justice system.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Community review boards for police use-of-force incidents.
    Scott Milne: Supports the death penalty.
    Sue Minter: Phase out the use of private prisons altogether.
    Brenda Siegel: Harm reduction, treatment & recovery on demand.
    Brenda Siegel: The War On Drugs is both racist and classist.
    Brenda Siegel: Emphasize harm reduction not arresting low-level traffickers.
    Brooke Paige: Legalize and commercialize marijuana, but not "hard drugs".
    Bruce Lisman: Decriminalization, but not legalization, of recreational pot.
    Bruce Lisman: No legalization now; let's see what happens in other states.
    Christine Hallquist: Tax retail marijuana for clean water and public education.
    Christine Hallquist: Treat opiate crisis as a public health issue.
    David Zuckerman: Legalize marijuana, starting with two ounces at a time.
    David Zuckerman: Legalize marijuana.
    David Zuckerman: Provide needle exchanges, overdose prevention medication.
    Keith Stern: Send drug addicts to treatment & dealers to boot camp.
    Matt Dunne: Create a trusted Vermont brand of legalized marijuana.
    Matt Dunne: Legalize marijuana quickly; prohibition hasn't worked.
    Patrick Leahy: Let legal cannabis businesses use banking system.
    Peter Shumlin: War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment.
    Peter Shumlin: Address drug addiction as a public health crisis.
    Peter Shumlin: Time to make marijuana well-regulated legal substance.
    Peter Shumlin: Prioritize reducing opioid misuse.
    Phil Scott: Supports growing industrial hemp in Vermont.
    Phil Scott: No legalization at this time; but I'm not saying never.
    Phil Scott: Address opiate addiction via prevention & enforcement.
    Phil Scott: Make low-level marijuana possession legal for adults.
    Phil Scott: Add regulated marijuana sales to legalized possession.
    Phil Scott: 4-legged stool: prevention, treatment, recovery, enforcement.
    Phil Scott: Vetoed feasibility study on overdose prevention site.
    Scott Milne: Does not support the legalization of marijuana.
    Scott Milne: Pass tougher drug laws instead of decriminalizing.
    Sue Minter: Addicts need treatment, not jail time.
    Sue Minter: Supports legalizing marijuana.
    Brenda Siegel: Safe injection sites would save lives, like my brother's.
    Gerald Malloy: No "safe injection sites"; maybe legal pot at VA hospitals.
    Peter Welch: Legalize marijuana but not most other drugs.
    Phil Scott: No resources for injection sites; no recreational pot.
    Brenda Siegel: Support and strengthen our education system.
    Brenda Siegel: Endorsed by Vermont-NEA teacher's union.
    Brooke Paige: Reject Common Core; protect local control.
    Bruce Lisman: Give school districts flexibility on resources and spending.
    Christine Hallquist: Supports public schools; does not want them privatized.
    David Zuckerman: Stricter standards for independent charter schools.
    David Zuckerman: No vouchers; no Common Core.
    David Zuckerman: Supports universal afterschool and pre-K education.
    David Zuckerman: Free in-state tuition for trade schools & higher education.
    Gerald Malloy: Parents decide what is and isn't taught to their children.
    Keith Stern: Give education control back to the local districts.
    Keith Stern: Technical schools train for well-paying, in-demand jobs.
    Lawrence Zupan: High tuition costs pay for facilities; learn online instead.
    Matt Dunne: More funding for public schools & teachers.
    Patrick Leahy: For Farm-to-School Act to teach nutrition & agriculture.
    Peter Shumlin: Dual enrollment for high school students to state college.
    Peter Shumlin: Publicly fund a college savings plan for each child.
    Peter Shumlin: Provide free college courses for low income people.
    Phil Scott: Age-appropriate sex education in schools.
    Phil Scott: Preserve school choice; improve Act 46 school consolidation.
    Phil Scott: Realign funding toward early care and trades training.
    Phil Scott: $4M to state colleges; low tuition increases thru 2021.
    Phil Scott: Statewide funding inserts Montpelier into school decisions.
    Phil Scott: $1M more for VSAC non-traditional pathways for jobs.
    Phil Scott: Build the country's best cradle-to-career education system.
    Phil Scott: Investing in childcare a top priority; address inequities.
    Phil Scott: Time we end the stigma around career and technical education.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Committed to protecting rights of students with disabilities.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Teacher in school & college before state education secretary.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Public schools reveal strength of a community.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Inadequate educational funding impacts generations.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Fallout from inadequate funding measured in generations.
    Scott Milne: Rethink how government funds education.
    Sue Minter: Universal pre-K via public-private partnerships.
Energy & Oil
    Brenda Siegel: We must transition to more in-state renewable energy.
    Brooke Paige: Develop alternative energy if affordable and reliable.
    Bruce Lisman: Moratorium on industrial scale solar and wind projects.
    Christine Hallquist: Supports Solar Pathways plan of 90% renewable energy by 2050.
    David Zuckerman: Fund alternative energy; end funding for traditional energy.
    David Zuckerman: Work toward renewable, sustainable energy as primary sources.
    David Zuckerman: Encourage alternatives to single-use vehicles.
    David Zuckerman: Put $20 million more into weatherization.
    David Zuckerman: Invest in renewable energy; Vermont has lost jobs.
    David Zuckerman: Green new deal for Vermont, to fund green initiatives.
    Gerald Malloy: Promote US independence across all forms of Energy.
    Keith Stern: Goal to convert to 75% renewable energy will hurt Vermont.
    Matt Dunne: Promote alternative fuels and renewable energy.
    Patrick Leahy: Human-caused climate change is accelerating.
    Phil Scott: Supports renewable energy investment.
    Phil Scott: Combat climate change & reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
    Phil Scott: Tax holiday on hybrids, electric vehicles, & green products.
    Phil Scott: $1.5M in rebates for 50,000 electric cars by 2025.
    Phil Scott: Use funds to help Vermonters purchase electric vehicles.
    Phil Scott: Opposes any regressive carbon tax.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Will move us to a sustainable, green energy future.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Climate change is here, renewable energy is our future.
    Scott Milne: Global solutions because climate change is global problem.
    Sue Minter: Keep electric rates low to compete in New England.
    Brooke Paige: Farmers are unfairly blamed for fertilizer pollution.
    Brooke Paige: Fund program for fertilizer runoff to reduce water pollution.
    Bruce Lisman: Restore our lakes and protect our ridgelines.
    Christine Hallquist: Advocate of environmental protections and mass transit.
    David Zuckerman: Led the effort to require GMO labeling.
    David Zuckerman: Led legislation for GMO food labelling.
    David Zuckerman: Supports sustainable agriculture & diversified farms.
    David Zuckerman: Supports government regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions.
    Lawrence Zupan: New farming technologies improve water quality.
    Matt Dunne: Supports open space preservation & brownfield cleanup.
    Patrick Leahy: Opposed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    Peter Shumlin: Clean up Lake Champlain: federal waivers & local flexibility.
    Peter Shumlin: VT should divest from coal and ExxonMobil.
    Phil Scott: Reduce chemicals in consumer goods, when evidence warrants.
    Phil Scott: Support local agriculture; they're stewards of our land.
    Phil Scott: $50M for clean-up of our impaired waterways.
    Phil Scott: Ease regulations: flexibility for forestry & farms.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Restore quality of water, soils, forests to cleaner days.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Protect working lands, ensure food security.
    Scott Milne: Lake Champlain is a natural treasure we must preserve.
    Sue Minter: Led efforts in Climate Preparedness & catastrophic flooding.
    Sue Minter: Protect our state's waters, farmland, and forests.
Families & Children
    Brenda Siegel: State needs a mandatory paid family and medical leave law.
    Christine Hallquist: Pass paid family and medical leave insurance.
    David Zuckerman: Supports universal, statewide paid family leave.
    Keith Stern: Paid family leave and $15 hour wage would hurt his business.
    Lawrence Zupan: Cost of paid family leave burden falls on small businesses.
    Matt Dunne: Paid leave insurance policy to fund FMLA maternity leave.
    Phil Scott: $800,000 for Guardians ad Litem for kids of drug addicts.
    Phil Scott: Increased spending on childcare & early learning.
    Phil Scott: $7.5 million for Child Care Financial Assistance.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Make sure every child can be part of good community school.
Foreign Policy
    Bernie Sanders: Binding referendum on Guam's political status.
    Bernie Sanders: Binding referendum on Puerto Rico statehood vs. independence.
    Gerald Malloy: Don't make unenforceable treaties with untrustworthy allies.
    John MacGovern: Developed energy projects in China and Southeast Asia.
    Patrick Leahy: Signed letter opposing Israeli annexation of territories.
    Scott Milne: US out of the UN, and UN out of the US.
Free Trade
    Gerald Malloy: Wants a comprehensive review US Trade and Import practices.
    Phil Scott: Buying local isn't just for hippies anymore.
    Phil Scott: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Phil Scott: Congress should pass USMCA trade deal.
Government Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Sovereign rights & voting rights for Native Americans.
    Brooke Paige: Implement ethics and transparency rues for state government.
    Christine Hallquist: Work with state & locals to fix campaign finance system.
    David Zuckerman: No voter IDs; yes independent redistricting.
    David Zuckerman: Supports limits on campaign financing.
    Gerald Malloy: Wished he had protested Jan. 6 over 2020 election.
    Jim Douglas: Vetoed campaign donations restrictions & identifying donors.
    Keith Stern: Term limits will slow down path to lobbying.
    Patrick Leahy: Citizens United decision strikes at core of our democracy.
    Peter Shumlin: Elect President by popular vote, not Electoral College.
    Peter Shumlin: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Phil Scott: Keep Electoral College instead of presidential popular vote.
    Phil Scott: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Public has the right to know leaders work for public.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Rebuild trust by strengthening ethics requirements.
    Scott Milne: Washington gridlock results from too-long incumbency.
    Shap Smith: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Sue Minter: Restrict campaign donations and publicly identify donors.
    Sue Minter: Call for transparency and accountability in state agencies.
    Gerald Malloy: Keep the Electoral College; no statehood for DC or PR.
    Peter Welch: Statehood for DC & PR; consider abolishing Electoral College.
Gun Control
    Phil Scott: Seven business day waiting period for background checks.
    Becca Balint: Seven business day waiting period for background checks.
    Brenda Siegel: Supports 48-hour waiting period, ban on assault rifles.
    Bruce Lisman: Protect the Vermont Sportsmen's Bill of Rights.
    Christine Hallquist: Ban assault weapons; regulate guns like cars.
    Christine Hallquist: Regulate guns like we regulate automobiles.
    David Zuckerman: Supports background checks, and concealed carry.
    David Zuckerman: 24-hour waiting period for gun purchases.
    Gerald Malloy: Support 2d Amendment; I am a gun owner.
    Keith Stern: Vermont won't be Vermont with all this gun legislation.
    Keith Stern: Supports 2nd Amendment; but some people will commit crimes.
    Matt Dunne: Strengthen restrictions on the purchase & possession of guns.
    Matt Dunne: Strengthen enforcement of existing state gun restrictions.
    Peter Welch: Ban assault weapons, for comprehensive background checks.
    Phil Scott: Enforce existing gun laws; Vermont is no gun trafficker.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Supports background checks & 48-hour waiting period.
    Scott Milne: Rated 50% by Gun Owners of Vermont.
    Scott Milne: No new gun laws; no laws repealed either.
    Sue Minter: Gun violence has reached a crisis point; more gun safety.
    Sue Minter: Universal background checks; ban assault weapons.
Health Care
    Brooke Paige: Reject single-payer healthcare and Vermont Health Connect.
    Bruce Lisman: Repeal the mandate to purchase insurance.
    Christine Hallquist: Wants to lay groundwork for universal healthcare system.
    David Zuckerman: Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare; but no mandate.
    David Zuckerman: Supports Medicare for All.
    David Zuckerman: Stop seeing mental health as separate from physical health.
    Eddie Melton: Signed state individual mandate; goes into effect in 2020.
    Eddie Melton: Rejects increased Medicaid funding, should deal with costs.
    Gerald Malloy: No Universal Healthcare but improve Medicare, Medicaid, VA.
    Howard Dean: Universal access for all Vermonters; insure the last 6%.
    Howard Dean: Keep "community rating": insure older people at same rates.
    John MacGovern: Dislikes President Obama's health care act.
    Keith Stern: Healthcare the community way through medical cost sharing.
    Lawrence Zupan: End mandate; start interstate competition.
    Matt Dunne: State should provide universal access to health care.
    Phil Scott: Affordable health care? Yes; single-payer? No.
    Phil Scott: Replace dysfunctional Vermont Health Connect with subsidies.
    Phil Scott: Must increase affordability of health insurance.
    Phil Scott: Time to cap annual increases, prioritize prevention.
    Phil Scott: Increase mental health beds, expand suicide prevention.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Will confront out of control costs of healthcare, drugs.
    Rebecca Holcombe: If you can't afford health care, it's sick care.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Should not have to turn down jobs for healthcare eligibility.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Confront out of control costs; coordinate state government.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Scary anyone in public office would doubt value of vaccines.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Health is one sector that touches everything.
    Rebecca Holcombe: State's mental health system is underfunded.
    Scott Milne: Promises of cost savings are likely a pipe dream.
    Sue Minter: Focus on containing costs in Vermont Health Connect.
    Gerald Malloy: Prefers natural immunity route to COVID vaccine mandates.
Homeland Security
    Bernie Sanders: F-35 fighter planes OK at Burlington Airport.
    John MacGovern: No noisy F-35 fighter planes at Burlington Airport.
    John MacGovern: No new F-35 fighter jets at Burlington Airport.
    Lawrence Zupan: Government doesn't provide veterans with proper health care.
    Patrick Leahy: End the NSA's bulk collection program.
    Phil Scott: $500,000 for college scholarships for veterans at UVM.
    Phil Scott: Repeal the tax on military retirement pay.
    Richard Tarrant: We must sacrifice some rights & privacy in times of war.
    Gerald Malloy: F-35s in Burlington: jet noise is the sound of freedom.
    Peter Welch: Base F-35 fighter jets in Burlington, but reduce noise.
    David Zuckerman: Immigrants & refugees welcome in Vermont.
    Eddie Melton: Stopped sharing info with immigration authorities in 2017.
    Gerald Malloy: Put up the wall, enforce the law, stop criminals.
    Keith Stern: Supports Trump's crack down on undocumented immigrants.
    Lawrence Zupan: Stronger immigration controls; enforcement essential.
    Scott Milne: Opposed to the EB-5 program due to poor regulation in VT.
    Scott Milne: No immigrant benefits; no DREAMers; no amnesty.
    Brenda Siegel: Wants a livable minimum wage tied to inflation.
    Brenda Siegel: Supports policies that would diversify workplaces.
    Christine Hallquist: Unions are crucial to the balance of power.
    Christine Hallquist: $15 minimum wage, plus job retraining for displaced workers.
    David Zuckerman: Increasing minimum wage will lift workers out of poverty.
    David Zuckerman: Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; plus paid family leave.
    David Zuckerman: Right to work laws harm union and non-union workers.
    David Zuckerman: $15 minimum wage then tie it to inflation.
    Eddie Melton: Pay people $5000 to take jobs in Vermont.
    Patrick Leahy: Raise minimum wage & eliminate gender pay gap.
    Peter Shumlin: Vermont unemployment rate, 5.3%, is among lowest in America.
    Peter Shumlin: Create Innovation Zones targeted to regional job needs.
    Phil Scott: Deal with Vermont's shrinking workforce population.
    Phil Scott: Invest more to help cover interns' wages.
    Phil Scott: Tie increases to the minimum wage to the cost of living.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Unions support wage equity & safe workplaces.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Unions support wage equity and safe workplaces.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Supports $15 minimum wage instituted over a few years.
    Scott Milne: Focus on creating new jobs by changing Vermont's reputation.
    Scott Milne: No government-mandated $15 minimum wage.
Principles & Values
    Bernie Sanders: Lost campaigns in 1972, 1974 & 1988 before winning in 1990.
    Brooke Paige: Nominee for Secretary of State (won 4 other nominations too).
    Christine Hallquist: Monthly town halls and weekly audio broadcasts as governor.
    Gerald Malloy: Wants to get US back on track, make it strong again.
    John MacGovern: Served four terms in the Massachusetts legislature.
    John MacGovern: Runs the Hanover Institute, a Dartmouth alumni group.
    John MacGovern: Raised on an organic communal dairy farm.
    Lawrence Zupan: Running on principles of life, liberty and private property.
    Patrick Leahy: Co-sponsored Do No Harm Act: keep church and state separate.
    Patrick Leahy: Lifelong Batman fan; has done cameos in several movies.
    Peter Shumlin: Retiring after three terms to return to the business world.
    Peter Welch: January 6th was an attack on our democracy.
    Phil Scott: The right leader at the right time.
Social Security
    Brenda Siegel: Governor opposing pension bill not good for workers.
    Jim Douglas: Fully fund teacher retirement fund.
    Phil Scott: Enacted state tax relief on Social Security benefits.
    Sue Minter: Fully fund teacher retirement fund.
Tax Reform
    Bernie Sanders: Capital gains & dividend tax cuts are giveaways to the rich.
    Brenda Siegel: Fund education from income tax rather than property taxes.
    Brooke Paige: Vermont should not be the "Land of Endless Taxes".
    Bruce Lisman: Reset our finances and no new taxes.
    Bruce Lisman: Stop taxing retirement benefits & other new taxes & fees.
    Christine Hallquist: Revamp tax structure and increase taxes on the wealthy.
    David Zuckerman: Institute a wealth tax on state's richest residents.
    David Zuckerman: Rebuild economy by taxing wealthiest Vermonters.
    David Zuckerman: Differentiate between those who can or cannot pay more taxes.
    David Zuckerman: Multiple ways of revenue, including taxes.
    David Zuckerman: Address pandemic budget hole with taxes & rainy day fund.
    David Zuckerman: No new taxes; we will have to live within our means.
    David Zuckerman: Shift burden of property taxes to state's highest earners.
    Gerald Malloy: For limited government, not overspending, not more taxes.
    Greg Parke: Completely eliminate federal estate tax.
    Keith Stern: Holding the line won't work; cut taxes and fees.
    Keith Stern: Supports new tax reform and wants Vermont to cut taxes also.
    Matt Dunne: Increase taxes on high earners; decrease property taxes.
    Peter Shumlin: Raise state budget reserve from 5% to 8%, for tough times.
    Peter Shumlin: Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies.
    Phil Scott: Balanced budget without raising taxes.
    Phil Scott: Property taxes shouldn't grow faster than property values.
    Phil Scott: Increase estate tax exemption from $2.75M to $5.75M.
    Phil Scott: Scott and Republicans blocked many new taxes.
    Phil Scott: Tax burden takes a toll on economic development.
    Phil Scott: Reduce unemployment payroll tax without impacting benefits.
    Phil Scott: Will propose a balanced and progressive tax relief package.
    Phil Scott: Let's eliminate the tax on military pensions.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Supports an income-based property tax system.
    Richard Tarrant: Raise the estate tax exemption but don't eliminate it.
    Richard Tarrant: Extend capital gains and dividend tax cuts.
    Scott Milne: Cap the state-wide property tax in first two weeks.
    Scott Milne: Fund education from income tax rather than property taxes.
    Shap Smith: Avoid raising taxes; balance budget by cuts & efficiencies.
    Brenda Siegel: Progressive tax structure where wealthy pay their fair share.
    Peter Welch: More enforcement of taxes due from the top 1%.
    Brenda Siegel: Transform our transportation system to green infrastructure.
    Brenda Siegel: Incentives for electric buses, trains, and cars.
    Christine Hallquist: Grow the economy by connecting all to fiber optic cable.
    Christine Hallquist: Invest in transportation infrastructure, give access to all.
    David Zuckerman: Must increase broadband access in rural Vermont.
    David Zuckerman: Invest more in broadband, create hubs around the state.
    Keith Stern: Cut spending by $100M and put half into infrastructure.
    Patrick Leahy: First senator with a blog; second to have internet homepage.
    Patrick Leahy: Inducted into FOIA "Hall of Fame" for defending law.
    Peter Shumlin: Connect VT: $53M for rural broadband & cell service.
    Peter Shumlin: $106M to improve 65 bridges; plus high speed rail.
    Phil Scott: Reform alternative utility regulation; no executive bonuses.
    Phil Scott: Alliance with Microsoft for digital skills, computer science.
    Phil Scott: State invests in expanding broadband connectivity.
    Phil Scott: We must continue to expand access to broadband.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Create energy storage sites; modernize the electric grid.
    Sue Minter: Utility rate goal: transparent process & affordable rates.
War & Peace
    John MacGovern: No nation-building in Afghanistan or Iraq.
    Patrick Leahy: Wrote first law banning export of anti-personnel landmines.
    Richard Tarrant: No specific deadline, but out of Iraq as soon as possible.
    Richard Tarrant: Iraq war is over extending the country's financial resources.
    Sue Minter: Immediate withdrawal from Iraq instead of surge.
Welfare & Poverty
    Brenda Siegel: Create a plan that meets needs of housing crisis.
    Brenda Siegel: Slept on Statehouse steps for 27 nights for homeless funding.
    David Zuckerman: Supported affordable housing in Vermont State House.
    David Zuckerman: Support new affordable housing, improve existing homes.
    David Zuckerman: Historical redlining perpetuates wealth inequality.
    Matt Dunne: Guide corporate partnerships with nonprofit & public sectors.
    Phil Scott: $35 million housing bond for full spectrum of housing.
    Rebecca Holcombe: Target investment at affordable homes & rentals.

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