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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Alabama



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    from Past and present Governor candidates from Alabama (number of quotes indicated):
  • Chris Countryman (19) Alabama Democratic candidate for Alabama Governor
  • David Carrington (6) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama Governor
  • Kay Ivey (19) Alabama Republican Alabama Governor
  • Parker Griffith (3) Alabama Democratic Challenger for Governor
  • Robert Bentley (13) Alabama Republican Governor
  • Stacy Lee George (9) Alabama Republican candidate for Alabama U. S. Governor
  • Tommy Battle (4) Alabama Republican candidate for governor of Alabama
  • Walt Maddox (15) Alabama Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Walt Maddox: Anti-abortion but pro-law: don't waste time on new laws.
    Chris Countryman: Supports choice and women's health care.
    Kay Ivey: Signed amicus brief to stop abortions after 20 weeks.
    Robert Bentley: Do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Budget & Economy
    Walt Maddox: Fiscal 2018 budget raised rates on services and cut expenses.
    Stacy Lee George: Vocational training key to jobs program.
    David Carrington: Clean up overspending; restore fiscal responsibility.
    Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
    Chris Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
    Kay Ivey: Reduce red tape to improve \business climate.
Civil Rights
    Chris Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
    Chris Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
    Walt Maddox: Honors Civil Rights History Task Force.
    Chris Countryman: Repeatedly sought same-sex marriage license.
    Kay Ivey: One-man-one-woman marriage is cornerstone of civilization.
Corporations
    Kay Ivey: Tax relief to job creators and small businesses.
    Robert Bentley: We will do whatever we can to attract new businesses.
Crime
    Stacy Lee George: Unburden prisons with path for reformed inmates.
    Chris Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
    Walt Maddox: Approved tactical short-term crime reduction strategy.
Drugs
    Walt Maddox: Substance abuse should have its own cabinet-level officer.
    Chris Countryman: Okay medical marijuana and study full legalization.
    David Carrington: Education will lower drug use & need for Medicaid.
Education
    Walt Maddox: Proposes a state lottery to transform the education system.
    Stacy Lee George: Local control but invest in teachers.
    David Carrington: Alabama needs massive increase in education spending.
    Chris Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
    Chris Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
    Kay Ivey: Remove bad teachers; let students leave failing schools.
    Parker Griffith: Statewide lottery to fund Alabama schools.
    Robert Bentley: First Class Pre-K good, but only enrolls 12% of kids.
    Parker Griffith: AdWatch: New statewide vote on school-funding lottery.
    Robert Bentley: First Class program: voluntary Pre-K education.
    Robert Bentley: Improving schools with a federal/state/private partnership.
    Robert Bentley: Give more power to school boards to make decisions.
    Kay Ivey: Charter Schools "plan of action" for statewide reform.
    Kay Ivey: Charter Schools offer quality alternative to private schools.
Energy & Oil
    Walt Maddox: Incentives to encourage people & utilities to use solar.
    Chris Countryman: Help transition to clean energy.
    Robert Bentley: Supports off-shore drilling and the oil and gas industries.
    Kay Ivey: Wind & solar power are still too expensive.
Environment
    Walt Maddox: Sees his role as a protector of the natural resources.
    Robert Bentley: Primary value of forests is economic and job related.
    Kay Ivey: Tax credits for landowners who replant cut trees.
    Kay Ivey: No water commissions with onerous regulations & litigation.
Families & Children
    Robert Bentley: Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses.
Free Trade
    Robert Bentley: $241K to promote AL exports and international trade.
Government Reform
    Kay Ivey: Prohibit lobbyists from serving in the executive branch.
    Stacy Lee George: End corruption; turn Alabama into model state.
    David Carrington: Reorganize and streamline government.
    Kay Ivey: Reduce legislators' salary; remove ability to set own salary.
    Kay Ivey: 5,000 fewer state employees than three years ago.
Gun Control
    Walt Maddox: Refuses to comply with the NRA even if it costs him support.
    Chris Countryman: Favors background checks and state database.
    Stacy Lee George: Unequivocally support the Second Amendment.
    Chris Countryman: Favors greater ability to track gun purchases.
    Kay Ivey: Do everything we can to preserve right to bear arms.
    Robert Bentley: Freedoms are guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
Health Care
    Walt Maddox: Expand Medicaid so all citizens receive care.
    Chris Countryman: Expand Medicaid; health care for all.
    Stacy Lee George: Local control of Medicaid; no single payer.
    Chris Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
    Kay Ivey: ObamaCare does much more harm than good.
    Kay Ivey: Each state creates its own insurance pool for high risk.
Homeland Security
    Stacy Lee George: Will focus on caring for veterans.
    Kay Ivey: 1,000-foot perimeter at military funerals to enforce respect.
Immigration
    Walt Maddox: Find a compassionate pathway to citizenship.
    Kay Ivey: Vast sums pay for teaching children of illegal immigrants.
Jobs
    Walt Maddox: Will make workforce training and development his priority.
    Chris Countryman: Raise the minimum wage.
    David Carrington: Need programs to train workers to get jobs & to advance.
    Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
    Chris Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
Principles & Values
    Walt Maddox: Put the principles of people over those of the parties.
    David Carrington: Will clean up corrupt system and earn public trust.
    Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
    Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
    Chris Countryman: Protect churches but not in non-religious public services.
    Parker Griffith: 20-foot inflatable duck: Bentley is "ducking" the debates.
    Robert Bentley: Refuses to debate, after promising to debate post-primaries.
    Robert Bentley: We are endowed with certain Freedoms by our Creator.
Tax Reform
    Walt Maddox: Make Alabama's tax structure less regressive.
    Chris Countryman: Super-rich must pay their fair share.
    Stacy Lee George: New lottery will raise money at low cost.
    Stacy Lee George: Modest changes can ease tax burden.
    Chris Countryman: Supports targeted spending cuts and tax cuts.
Technology
    Walt Maddox: Crumbling infrastructure threatens safety and job growth.
    Kay Ivey: $1 billion invested in Alabama's road and bridges.


The above quotations are from Winners and Losers
Gubernatorial candidates from Alabama.

Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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Senatorial winners and losers in each state:

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U.S. House of Representatives winners and losers in each state:

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