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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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2018 Kansas Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2018 KS Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • ACLU (2)
  • Carl Brewer (7) Kansas Democratic candidate for Governor
  • Greg Orman (3) Kansas Independent candidate for Governor
  • Jeff Colyer (11) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • Kathleen Sebelius (1) Kansas Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS)
  • Kris Kobach (13) Kansas Republican candidate for Kansas Governor
  • Laura Kelly (12) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
  • Ron Estes (1) Republican U.S. Rep Kansas-4
  • Sam Brownback (2) Kansas Republican Governor
  • Wink Hartman (7) Kansas Republican candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Kansas 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Topeka Capital-Journal, "Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Laura Kelly condemns A.G. & legislators," by Sherman Smith, Apr 8, 2020
  • Wichita Eagle, "Face off over Medicaid," by Jonathan Shorman, April 02, 2019
  • White House press release, "WTAS: Support for President Trump's Successful Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada," Oct. 2, 2018
  • Wichita Eagle, " Democratic governor candidate Laura Kelly scoffs at Kris Kobach", by Dion Lefler, Aug 26, 2018
  • The Topeka Capital-Journal, " Orman makes pitch for job growth; Kelly vows to nurture investment ", Aug 16, 2018
  • The Kansas City Star Editorial, "Laura Kelly should be the Democrats’ pick for Kansas governor." August 5, 2018
  • Topeka Capital-Journal "Kelly earns Planned Parenthood endorsement," by Tim Carpenter, July 12, 2018
  • The Wichita Eagle, "To legalize or not? Here's where candidates for Kansas governor stand on pot," By Jonathan Shorman, June 29, 2018
  • Wichita Eagle, "Judge strikes down Kansas voter law," by Jonathan Shorman & Hunter Woodall, 6/18/2018
  • Topeka Capital-Journal, “Kris Kobach found in contempt of court,” by Sherman Smith, Apr 18, 2018
  • Kansas City Star, "Kansas voters should give Gov. Colyer a pass on LGBT issue--for now," by Steve Rose, March 16, 2018
  • Wichita Business Journal, "Colyer: Scrapping NAFTA would be 'devastating' for Kansas economy," by Bryan Horwath, Mar 8, 2018
  • Wichita Eagle, "Kansas governor candidates split on order protecting LGBT workers," by Jonathan Shorman, March 01, 2018
  • Wichita Eagle (Kansas.com), "Governor of Kansas, not governor of Virginia," by Jonathan Shorman, August 16, 2017
  • Topeka Capital-Journal, "Jeff Colyer's voting record as legislator a trove of policy insight," by Tim Carpenter, Aug 14, 2017
  • Leavenworth Times, "Hartman hopes to lead state," by Rimsie McConiga, Aug 11, 2017
  • The Wichita Eagle, "Colyer poised to become governor," by Jonathan Shorman July 27, 2017
  • Wichita Eagle, "Kobach helps gun planks to GOP platform," by Bryan Lowry, July 13, 2016
  • The Hill, "Not enough bourbon in Kentucky to make me release voter data," by Max Greenwood, 6/30/17
  • Kansas City Star , "Kobach launches campaign," by Bryan Lowry, June 8, 2017
  • The Wichita Eagle, "Lawmakers override Brownback veto of tax increases," by Jonathan Shorman and Daniel Salazar, 6/6/17
  • The Kansas City Star Op-ed: "Is Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer a Sam Brownback clone?" by Steve Rose, May 26, 2017
  • Wichita Eagle, "Brewer, Hartman try bipartisan campaigning," by Dion Lefler, April 21, 2017
  • The Topeka Capital-Journal, "Brewer Offers Democrats a Choice for Governor," Op-Ed by Bob Beatty, Feb. 26, 2017
  • Topeka Capital-Journal, "Colyer endorses opening KanCare meetings to public," by Tim Carpenter, February 20, 2017
  • The Kansas City Star, "Former Wichita mayor kicks off campaign", by Bryan Lowry, February 20, 2017
  • The Wichita Eagle, "Brewer Promises Community Activist Campaign for Governor," by Dion Lefler, Feb. 20, 2017
  • Topeka Capital-Journal, "Wink Hartman running for Kansas governor", by Tim Carpenter, Feb. 16, 2017
  • Wichita Eagle (Kansas.com), "Kris Kobach views spark intense reactions," by Bryan Lowry, September 26, 2015
  • The Butler County Times-Gazette, "Republican's 'Clean Sweep' Bus Tour," by Julie Clements & Belinda Larsen, Oct. 30, 2014

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by Planned Parenthood.
    Jeff Colyer: Staunchly anti-abortion.
    Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
    Kris Kobach: Planned Parenthood like Nazi doctor.
Budget & Economy
    Greg Orman: Economic development plan instead of lazy tax cuts.
    Wink Hartman: Run Kansas like a business.
    Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
    Ron Estes: We returned $65 million to Kansans to help grow the economy.
Civil Rights
    Jeff Colyer: No commitment to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination.
    Jeff Colyer: No executive order banning LGBT worker discrimination.
    Kathleen Sebelius: 2007: Prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity.
    Kris Kobach: Do nothing to protect the rights of LGBT workers.
    Sam Brownback: 2015: Repeal ban on gender identity discrimination.
    Laura Kelly: Experiment of no taxes on businesses drained our budget.
    Carl Brewer: Legalize recreational marijuana to diversify farm crops.
    Greg Orman: Legalize medical marijuana & decriminalize recreational use.
    Jeff Colyer: No proof that marijuana treats any medical conditions.
    Kris Kobach: Skeptical of medical marijuana; we can't limit it.
    Laura Kelly: Supports medical marijuana and treatment over incarceration.
    Laura Kelly: Expand pre-K programs; fully fund our K-12 schools.
    Kris Kobach: End in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
    Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
    Carl Brewer: Same resources for urban/rural schools as wealthy districts.
Energy & Oil
    Laura Kelly: For alternative energy that benefits the state, like wind.
    Laura Kelly: Opposes cuts to EPA's funding; environment needs protection.
    Carl Brewer: Community partnerships to clean up polluted Superfund sites.
Families & Children
    Kris Kobach: Gay marriage makes it worse for traditional families.
Free Trade
    Jeff Colyer: Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
    Jeff Colyer: Devastating impact on Kansas if NAFTA were to go away.
Government Reform
    ACLU: Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote.
    Kris Kobach: Found in contempt for checking voter citizenship to register.
    ACLU: Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt.
    Kris Kobach: Contempt of court for blocking new voter registration.
    Kris Kobach: Tighten restrictions on voting.
    Jeff Colyer: Supports voter ID requirements.
    Kris Kobach: Vice-chair of Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
    Kris Kobach: Fight widespread voter fraud with strict voting laws.
    Wink Hartman: Replace dysfunction in Topeka with stability.
Gun Control
    Laura Kelly: Supports common sense gun safety measures and safeguards.
    Kris Kobach: Opposes restrictions on guns.
Health Care
    Laura Kelly: Ban gatherings over 10, including church, for coronavirus.
    Laura Kelly: Expand Medicaid, without further study or compromises.
    Jeff Colyer: Helped privatize Medicaid as KanCare.
    Jeff Colyer: Open meetings on KanCare instead of invitation-only.
    Carl Brewer: We all deserve health care, even the poor.
    Wink Hartman: Medicaid expansion is important, but Kansas can't fund it.
    Laura Kelly: Wants immigration reform that has clear path to citizenship.
    Jeff Colyer: Fought in-state tuition for children of illegal immigrants.
    Kris Kobach: Kansas shouldn't be the sanctuary state of the Midwest.
    Laura Kelly: Endorsed by United Steelworkers:fighter for working families.
Principles & Values
    Carl Brewer: Bring everyone to the table, across party lines.
    Carl Brewer: Hobby is competitive barbecuing: his sauce "Brewer's Best".
Tax Reform
    Laura Kelly: No more tax cuts; restore balance to the tax system.
    Kris Kobach: Keep tax cuts despite state's budget hole.
    Sam Brownback: 2012 "march to zero" income tax cuts overturned.
    Jeff Colyer: Low taxes & smallest possible government.
    Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
    Greg Orman: $80M for roads to make Kansas the epicenter of distribution.
Welfare & Poverty
    Carl Brewer: Grew up in daily, anxious poverty.

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