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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
Senate candidates from Nebraska



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    from Past and present Senate candidates from Nebraska (number of quotes indicated):
  • Ben Sasse (18) Republican Challenger
  • Bob Kerrey (10) Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) Nebraska
  • Dave Domina (18) Democratic Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Deb Fischer (27) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Don Stenberg (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Jane Raybould (8) Democratic candidate for Nebraska U.S. Senator Nebraska
  • Jon Bruning (8) Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Johanns (10) Nebraska Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
  • Pat Flynn (6) Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Rick Berg (1) Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Scott Kleeb (12) Former Democratic Challenger (2008) Nebraska
  • Shane Osborn (21) Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Steven Larrick (4) Green Senate Challenger (2008) Nebraska
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Shane Osborn: Human life begins at conception.
    Dave Domina: Women should search their soul before deciding on abortion.
    Bob Kerrey: Government should stay out of abortion decision.
    Bob Kerrey: Trust women rather than regulating half the population.
    Deb Fischer: I believe in the sanctity of life.
    Deb Fischer: Exception for life of mother but not incest nor rape.
    Deb Fischer: Look at the record: Opposes abortion.
Budget & Economy
    Shane Osborn: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity.
    Shane Osborn: Nation can grow out of fiscal woes by expanding the economy.
    Shane Osborn: Combat spending instead of kicking the can down the road.
    Bob Kerrey: We balanced the budget in the 1990s without an amendment.
    Bob Kerrey: Balanced budget amendment would double NE unemployment.
    Deb Fischer: Balanced budget amendment forces tough decisions on cuts.
    Deb Fischer: Congress spends every dime they can get their hands on.
    Mike Johanns: I’m the only candidate who’s actually dealt with the budget.
    Scott Kleeb: Bush & Johanns created current failed policies.
    Mike Johanns: Growing the economy will balance the budget over time.
    Scott Kleeb: Return to pay-as-you-go spending.
Civil Rights
    Dave Domina: End gender paycheck inequity & all gender favoritism.
    Shane Osborn: Government shouldn't redefine marriage.
    Ben Sasse: Kids are best raised in a world with one mother & one father.
    Ben Sasse: Children are best raised by a father and mother.
    Dave Domina: Government should stay out of private matters like marriage.
    Dave Domina: Feds SHOULD define marriage, but not as one-man-one-woman.
Corporations
    Dave Domina: Stop allowing companies to outsource jobs.
    Dave Domina: Big corporations pay their fair share.
    Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant.
Crime
    Dave Domina: Defended and exonerated death row inmates.
    Pat Flynn: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Don Stenberg: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
    Jon Bruning: Supports "stand-your-ground" self-defense laws.
Drugs
    Ben Sasse: Leave marijuana regulation to states, not feds.
    Dave Domina: Legal structure is not ready legal marijuana.
    Dave Domina: Feds need to address marijuana in bordering Colorado.
    Jon Bruning: Requested an earmark to fund a drug-war program.
Education
    Dave Domina: Treat public education as a basic right of citizenship.
    Ben Sasse: Opposes Common Core State Standards.
    Dave Domina: Common Core: feds have an interest in common understanding.
    Ben Sasse: At Midland U., fixed broken system of higher ed.
Energy & Oil
    Jane Raybould: Revoke tax breaks for oil & gas companies to pay for roads.
    Shane Osborn: No subsidies for wind and solar.
    Ben Sasse: Stop Obama's war on coal; stop picking winners & losers.
    Dave Domina: Impact of fossil fuels on our environment is real.
    Ben Sasse: Shale oil revolution could create energy independence.
    Rick Berg: AdWatch: Support oil exploration and coal mining.
    Jon Bruning: Coal is good, cheap energy.
    Steven Larrick: Only candidate to oppose drilling in ANWR.
    Mike Johanns: New corn genetics brings 40% yield increase & more ethanol.
    Mike Johanns: Opposes Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
    Scott Kleeb: Always a supporter of ethanol; along with solar & wind.
    Scott Kleeb: Supports Warner-Lieberman Climate Security Act.
    Steven Larrick: We need a renewable energy policy.
    Steven Larrick: Green energy is the future of Nebraska.
Environment
    Deb Fischer: Ease regulations that affect Omaha sewer separation project.
    Deb Fischer: Base gas tax on price, not volume, to pay for highways.
Foreign Policy
    Shane Osborn: Economic sanctions against Russia to stem Ukrainian crisis.
    Deb Fischer: Leadership & strong messages make the world safer.
    Pat Flynn: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Don Stenberg: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
    Jon Bruning: Strong support for traditional ally Israel.
Free Trade
    Jane Raybould: Foreign trade important to Nebraska.
Government Reform
    Shane Osborn: Photo ID for voting.
    Ben Sasse: Reduce level of influence of lobbyists with both parties.
    Shane Osborn: Cut 60 redundant federal agencies and save $60B.
    Ben Sasse: AdWatch: Campaign film "The Outsider", after years in DC.
    Ben Sasse: Permanent bureaucracy should not write big legislation.
    Ben Sasse: Optimistic about America but pessimistic about Washington.
    Deb Fischer: Accused of coordinating anti-Bruning TV ad with super-PAC.
    Deb Fischer: Against earmarks and would oppose them.
    Pat Flynn: No earmarks: it's not my duty to bring home the bacon.
    Pat Flynn: Don't renew legislative earmarks.
    Don Stenberg: Don't renew legislative earmarks; and attack past ones.
    Jon Bruning: Don't renew legislative earmarks, but past ones ok.
    Jon Bruning: Political contributions ok from out-of-state coal companies.
    Deb Fischer: No campaign contributions from industry tied to your office.
    Scott Kleeb: Johanns wastefully spent $20M studying crawdads in Australia.
Gun Control
    Jane Raybould: Commonsense gun safety measures, like banning bump stocks.
    Shane Osborn: Opposes more gun restrictions.
    Dave Domina: Right to enjoy weapons should have restrictions.
    Ben Sasse: Self-described as pro-guns and pro-life.
    Deb Fischer: Support stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
    Don Stenberg: Opposed nominee for stripping Americans of gun rights.
Health Care
    Jane Raybould: Reform ObamaCare; look at single-payer.
    Shane Osborn: Repeal ObamaCare; it's not a government responsibility.
    Dave Domina: There are good features in ObamaCare, like age-26 insurance.
    Shane Osborn: AdWatch: Never waver to repeal ObamaCare & protect freedom.
    Ben Sasse: Job change causes uninsurance; so make insurance portable.
    Shane Osborn: Propose better options, then repeal ObamaCare.
    Deb Fischer: I won't steal $700 billion from Medicare.
    Deb Fischer: Replace ObamaCare with free market reforms & competition.
    Bob Kerrey: Supports ObamaCare even though he knows it's unpopular.
    Deb Fischer: Repeal ObamaCare health overhaul.
    Jon Bruning: Signed lawsuit opposing ObamaCare.
    Mike Johanns: Didn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
    Mike Johanns: Giving all taxpayers federal coverage would cost $480B.
    Scott Kleeb: Shouldn’t phase out adult mental health care services.
    Scott Kleeb: Give all taxpayers access to federal coverage like Congress.
    Mike Johanns: Alternative community hospitals got 9000 more people treated.
    Scott Kleeb: Alternative community treatment not adequately funded.
Homeland Security
    Shane Osborn: Maintain a superior nuclear arsenal.
    Dave Domina: Drones are no exception to Fourth Amendment protections.
    Shane Osborn: Reducing size of military makes us look weak.
    Shane Osborn: Hawkish on defense, but measured response.
    Mike Johanns: Negotiating with rogue nations squanders American prestige.
    Scott Kleeb: We have forgotten how to use diplomacy.
Immigration
    Jane Raybould: Supports letting "DACA" youths stay.
    Shane Osborn: Protect the borders; prevent illegal entry.
    Shane Osborn: Begin with strict border control but don't allow citizenship.
Jobs
    Deb Fischer: More crop insurance in the new farm bill.
    Scott Kleeb: Johanns left Secretary of Agriculture job & let down farmers.
Principles & Values
    Shane Osborn: Judeo-Christian values established our government framework.
    Ben Sasse: Endorsed by Freedom Works' founder & other Tea Party groups.
    Shane Osborn: Endorsed by Tea Party-oriented group, Freedom Works.
    Deb Fischer: Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget.
    Deb Fischer: Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?
    Deb Fischer: TV ad: "End the political bull".
    Don Stenberg: Our country's going in the wrong direction.
    Don Stenberg: Most campaign funds come from South Carolina PAC.
    Jon Bruning: OpEd: Became multimillionaire while serving in public office.
    Pat Flynn: Endorsed by Republican Liberty Caucus.
    Pat Flynn: I'm the only candidate who is not a "career politician".
    Mike Johanns: Focus on small towns.
    Scott Kleeb: Always keep Nebraska’s interest first.
Social Security
    Dave Domina: It's not an entitlement; and it shouldn't be privatized.
    Dave Domina: Keep promises made to the elderly.
    Ben Sasse: Entitlement reform needed: guilty of generational theft.
    Bob Kerrey: We must keep our commitments & do right for the future.
    Bob Kerrey: Entitlements are $60 trillion liability; must do something.
    Bob Kerrey: Raise payroll cap & raise retirement age to 69.
    Deb Fischer: Don't change benefits for people over the age of 40.
    Deb Fischer: Raise retirement age & limit benefits.
    Deb Fischer: Look at means testing & higher retirement age.
Tax Reform
    Jane Raybould: Don't shift tax burden onto poor.
    Deb Fischer: No increase in local property taxes.
    Mike Johanns: No tax increase for research on celluosic ethanol.
    Scott Kleeb: Supports $1B in tax funds for research on celluosic ethanol.
Technology
    Deb Fischer: $21B for infrastructure, with funds from border customs.
    Deb Fischer: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
    Jane Raybould: Develop broadband via rural development matching grants.
    Jane Raybould: Design infrastructure to withstand climate change flooding.
War & Peace
    Ben Sasse: Americans should be realistic about the dangers we face.
    Dave Domina: No drones to kill Americans in foreign countries.
    Shane Osborn: We let Syria & Iran cross the red line.
    Bob Kerrey: We all get worked up about Iran, but there's a price.
    Bob Kerrey: Be conscious of what it means to draw a line for Iran.
    Deb Fischer: Draw a line on Iranian nukes; no mixed signals.
    Deb Fischer: Prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.
    Steven Larrick: Invasion of Iraq was based on false premises.
Welfare & Poverty
    Ben Sasse: Replace entitlements with an opportunity society.


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  • Ben Sasse Republican Challenger
  • Bob Kerrey Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) Nebraska
  • Dave Domina Democratic Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Deb Fischer Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Don Stenberg Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Jane Raybould Democratic candidate for Nebraska U.S. Senator Nebraska
  • Jon Bruning Nebraska Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Johanns Nebraska Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
  • Pat Flynn Former Republican Primary Challenger (2012) Nebraska
  • Rick Berg Republican Challenger North Dakota
  • Scott Kleeb Former Democratic Challenger (2008) Nebraska
  • Shane Osborn Republican Senate Challenger Nebraska
  • Steven Larrick Green Senate Challenger (2008) Nebraska

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Senate candidates from Nebraska.

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

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Gubernatorial winners and losers in each state:

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