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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 Maine Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2018 ME Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Betsy Sweet (11) Democratic 2020 Senate Challenger Maine
  • Janet Mills (10) Maine Democratic candidate for Maine Governor
  • Mary Mayhew (15) Maine Republican candidate for governor of Maine
  • Paul LePage (1) Maine Republican Governor
  • Shawn Moody (17) Maine Republican candidate for governor of Maine
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Maine 2018 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • CampusElect.org 2018 Maine Governor Guide (Mills & Moody), 11/1/2018
  • The Detroit News, "Stabenow, James agree to two October debates," by Leonard N. Fleming, Aug. 28, 2018
  • Stars and Stripes (U.S. Armed Forces periodical) , by Rose L. Thayer, August 21, 2018
  • Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, "King fights for clean environment," OpEd Letter, Aug 5, 2018
  • Foster's Daily Democrat, " Shawn Moody: Maine at 'critical juncture'", by Deborah McDermott, Aug 3, 2018
  • Press-Herald, "Where the candidates stand on wind power development," by Tux Turkel, July 2, 2018
  • Portsmouth Herald, seacoastonline.com, "Maine governor candidate: Mary Mayhew, Republican," April 13, 2018
  • Sun Journal, "Candidates back gun ownership at Colby College debate," by Colin Ellis, Feb. 27, 2018
  • Bangor Daily News, "Candidates throw jabs but no knockout punches in debate," by Michael Shepherd, Feb. 1, 2018
  • Ballotpedia Candidate Connection: Survey responses by Betsy Sweet, 2018
  • WAGM-TV, "Mills joins 13 states rejecting 'deep and damaging EPA cuts'," December 21, 2017
  • Press Herald, "Mills: We need to get the genie back in the pill bottle," October 15, 2017
  • Press Herald, "Democrats agree on need to improve health care, economy," by Jason Pafundi, September 28, 2017
  • U.S. News & World Report, "A.G. Not Commenting on Abortion Suit," September 20, 2017
  • Bangor Daily News, "Poverty isn't eliminated by threatening the poor," by Lance Dutson, Sept. 18, 2017
  • CNN.com, "LePage: Civil War was initially fought over land," by Nathan McDermott and Andrew Kaczynski, 8/22/2017
  • Journal Tribune, "Mayhew hopes to 'build on what we've accomplished'," by Ryder Schumacher, Aug. 9, 20117
  • The Lincoln County News, "Mayhew Campaign Makes Lincoln County Debut," by Abigail W. Adams, July 5, 2017
  • Press Herald, "Shine a light on high drug prices and go after gougers," by Janet T. Mills, June 28, 2017
  • Forbes Magazine, "Maine Shows How To Make Welfare Work," by Jared Meyer, June 1, 2017
  • Bangor Daily News, "LePage proposes eliminating funding for Civil Rights Team," by Beth Brogan, May 27, 2017
  • RedAlertPolitics.com, "Defeat DC Kings; Elect Libertarians," by Ryan Girdusky, April 30, 2017
  • Press-Herald, "Commentary: DHHS fighting Maine's drug crisis," by Mary Mayhew, April 14, 2017
  • News Center Maine, "Clergy, low income, immigrant groups protest DHHS budget," by Don Carrigan, Feb. 22, 2017
  • Bangor Daily News, "How $13M in unlawful spending took shape in Mayhew's DHHS," by Matthew Stone, Feb. 7, 2017
  • Press Herald, "Mills among 17 nationwide who condemn Trump's ban on refugees," by Dennis Hoey, January 29, 2017
  • Maine Public, "Blue Ribbon Commission Charged With Violating Law," by Mal Leary, July 8, 2016
  • Maine Public, "S&P Settlement Yields Maine More Than $21.5 Million," February 4, 2015
  • Bangor Daily News, "LePage defies AG Mills' demand to release welfare study," by Mario Moretto, January 9, 2014

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Betsy Sweet: Protect a woman's right to choose.
    Shawn Moody: Strongly pro-life: opposes any tax dollars for abortion.
    Mary Mayhew: Ban abortions after 20 weeks, like most developed nations.
    Janet Mills: No comment on lawsuit to expand abortion access.
Budget & Economy
    Mary Mayhew: Reduce taxes by deep budget cuts including family services.
Civil Rights
    Betsy Sweet: Equal pay for women; plus commission on racial justice.
    Paul LePage: Confederate monuments are about a war for land.
    Janet Mills: Decries proposal to eliminate Civil Rights Funding.
    Shawn Moody: Address red tape; focus on recruiting businesses.
    Shawn Moody: Run the state like I've run my business.
    Mary Mayhew: Keeping government out of business creates good paying jobs.
    Janet Mills: Won $21.5M settlement against S&P's mortgage practices.
    Shawn Moody: Law enforcement needs all the right tools to catch criminals.
    Mary Mayhew: imprisonment for life as a deterrent to crime.
    Betsy Sweet: Expand substance abuse treatment.
    Betsy Sweet: Legalize and promote industrial hemp.
    Shawn Moody: Strengthen criminal code & stem tide of illegal trafficking.
    Janet Mills: Investigate role of opioid manufacturers in drug abuse.
    Mary Mayhew: Joint effort needed to provide effective drug treatment.
    Betsy Sweet: Pay teachers better; cut back on standardized tests.
    Shawn Moody: Parental and local control in education curriculum.
    Mary Mayhew: Parents should have access to multiple education choices.
    Janet Mills: Commission on Education Reform must follow open meetings law.
Energy & Oil
    Betsy Sweet: Invest in solar, wind, hydro, mass transit, & electric cars.
    Shawn Moody: Door's open to renewable energy, but no subsidies.
    Mary Mayhew: Wind energy needs transparent commission, not moratorium.
    Janet Mills: Wean ourselves off fossil fuels.
    Betsy Sweet: Reduce, re-use, recycle.
    Shawn Moody: Voluntarily adopted eco-friendly practices at Moody's.
    Mary Mayhew: Environmental stewardship that also respects businesses.
    Janet Mills: Joins coalition to reject proposed cuts in funding to EPA.
Gun Control
    Shawn Moody: Pro 2nd Amendment; wants armed officials in high schools.
    Mary Mayhew: Pro gun ownership and armed guards wherever needed.
Health Care
    Betsy Sweet: Supports universal coverage including alternative therapies.
    Shawn Moody: Wants health insurance open to competition amongst states.
    Shawn Moody: Citizen referendum decided Medicaid expansion: make it work.
    Mary Mayhew: Absolutely opposed to Medicaid expansion.
    Janet Mills: Her office took on drug manufacturer Mylan on price gouging.
Homeland Security
    Shawn Moody: Stand behind veterans: offer school, jobs and services.
    Mary Mayhew: Veterans should get all benefits earned, in a timely manner.
    Betsy Sweet: Pay for transition costs of new Mainers.
    Shawn Moody: Work with federal officials against illegal immigrants.
    Mary Mayhew: Slash funds for new immigrants & asylum seekers.
    Janet Mills: Condemns President's ban on refugees.
    Betsy Sweet: Supports $15 minimum wage and strong unions.
    Shawn Moody: Make it easier for job creators: create a service hotline.
Tax Reform
    Betsy Sweet: Level the playing field; more taxes for the top 20%.
    Shawn Moody: Tight N'Up spending; reduce income tax; provide transparency.
    Shawn Moody: You can't tax young people if we want to attract them here.
    Mary Mayhew: Cut tax burden for employers.
Welfare & Poverty
    Shawn Moody: Lifetime cap on welfare; with strong fraud detection.
    Mary Mayhew: Time limits on welfare benefits, to promote employment.
    Mary Mayhew: Auditor: DHHS improperly managed federal welfare funds.
    Janet Mills: Demands release of publically funded welfare study.

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  • Paul LePage Maine Republican Governor
  • Shawn Moody Maine Republican candidate for governor of Maine

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