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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)

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2018 West Virginia Senate race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2018 WV Senate race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Don Blankenship (13) Constitution Party candidate for President
  • Evan Jenkins (4) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
  • Joe Manchin III (16) West Virginia Former Democratic Governor (Until 2010)
  • Patrick Morrisey (26) Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
  • Paula Jean Swearengin (20) Democratic candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    West Virginia 2018 Senatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Constitution Party press release, "U.S. Officials Encouraged Media to Defame a Candidate for US Senate," March 14, 2019
  • NPR.org, “Blankenship Says He's 'Trumpier Than Trump',” by Don Gonyea, May 8, 2018
  • Huffington Post, "GOP Senate Candidate: 'Chinaperson' Isn't Racist," by Marina Fang, 5/02/2018
  • CNN, "Blankenship says McConnell has conflicts of interest because father-in-law is 'wealthy Chinaperson'," by Eric Bradner, April 25, 2018
  • Politico.com, "GOP launches secret group to attack coal baron," by Alex Isenstadt, 4/15/2018
  • The Herald-Dispatch, "U.S. Senate candidate: Paula Jean Swearengin (D)," Mar 27, 2018
  • New York Times, "Putting the Ex-Con in Conservatism," by Paul Krugman, March 26, 2018
  • Politico.com, "GOP fears another potential electoral disaster," by Alex Isenstadt, March 20, 2018
  • TheDAOnline.com, "Blankenship suggests drug tests and grading system for teachers, by Douglas Soule, March 2, 2018
  • Mineral Daily News Tribune, "AG announces second Kids Kick Opioids contest", Feb 16, 2018
  • Parkersburg News and Sentinel, "Morrisey files to join Senate race," by Jess Mancini, Jan 26, 2018
  • Washington Times, "Senate Conservatives Fund backs Morrisey," by Seth McLaughlin, January 24, 2018
  • MetroNews, "Blankenship gets US Senate campaign underway," by Alex Thomas, January 18, 2018
  • Washington Times, "Controversial former coal titan in bid to clear name," by Ben Wolfgang, January 1, 2018
  • US News & World Report, "Attorney General Transfers $1M to State Police," Oct. 3, 2017
  • The New Republic, "Q&A with Paula Swearengin", by Sarah Jones, May 19, 2017
  • The Register-Herald, "Q & A with Evan Jenkins," by Sarah Plummer, Oct 27, 2016
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail, "Capito says elections aren't rigged," by Andrew Brown, Oct 17, 2016
  • CBS News, "AG's past work with drug companies questioned," by Jim Axelrod & Ashley Velie, June 2, 2016
  • W.V. Metro News, "Same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states," by Carrie Hodousek, June 26, 2015

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Joe Manchin III: Prohibit abortions after 20 weeks; prohibit public funding.
    Patrick Morrisey: Overturn Roe v Wade; stop the pro-abortion agenda.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Positions himself as anti-abortion and pro-Trump.
    Patrick Morrisey: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Pro-choice, including abortion alternatives.
Budget & Economy
    Don Blankenship: Republican control will eventually improve state economy.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Create investment banks that will create jobs.
Civil Rights
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Worrying about somebody's sexuality is just ridiculous.
    Patrick Morrisey: Disappointed with gay marriage legalization.
    Don Blankenship: Past criminal conviction not a barrier to running for office.
    Patrick Morrisey: More funding, more equipment, more hiring for state police.
    Patrick Morrisey: Tougher sentences for drug kingpins.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: End mandatory minimum sentencing.
    Evan Jenkins: Tough on crime, but open to reforms.
    Don Blankenship: Mandatory drug testing for all teachers.
    Patrick Morrisey: Fight opioid epidemic with criminal prosecutions & education.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: End the wasteful, harmful, war on drugs.
    Patrick Morrisey: Opioids: we're losing a generation of people to despair.
    Joe Manchin III: Limit student loan repayment to 15% of income.
    Joe Manchin III: Vouchers pull resources from schools that need them most.
    Don Blankenship: Teachers should be graded and denied raises if sub-standard.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Free college or trade school to all qualified students.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Ensure adequate funding; encourage best practices.
Energy & Oil
    Joe Manchin III: No one is going to stop using fossil fuels for a long time.
    Patrick Morrisey: Led states suing to overturn Obama Clean Power Plan.
    Patrick Morrisey: Fought against clean power rules.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Need to invest in renewable energy now.
    Evan Jenkins: I'm fighting for coal by reducing EPA regulatory burdens.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: Year in prison for contaminating drinking water.
    Patrick Morrisey: EPA exceeds its authority on Clean Water & Cross-State Air.
    Don Blankenship: EPA is biggest polluter,moving jobs to unregulated countries.
    Don Blankenship: AdWatch: role of MSHA in mine disaster was covered up.
    Patrick Morrisey: Led coalition against "Clean Power Plan".
Families & Children
    Joe Manchin III: Opposes gay marriage personally, but accepts as settled law.
    Patrick Morrisey: Disappointed with legalization of gay marriage.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Make 6 months of family leave available to all parents.
Foreign Policy
    Don Blankenship: Soft on China if one is related to a "Chinaperson".
    Don Blankenship: Double headline - Already Done.
    Patrick Morrisey: America must assert its interests.
Free Trade
    Joe Manchin III: Supports tariffs on China; trade hasn't been good for WV.
    Patrick Morrisey: Supports tariffs on China to gain negotiating leverage.
Government Reform
    Joe Manchin III: Citizens United decision has destroyed this country.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Upgrade equipment to safeguard elections.
    Don Blankenship: Media & Republicans conspired to defame me.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Cut regulations favoring big businesses.
    Evan Jenkins: Important to keep information secure.
Gun Control
    Joe Manchin III: Background checks ok; not no ban on semi-automatic weapons.
    Patrick Morrisey: Keep Washington liberal gun grabbers off our guns.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Common-sense gun regulations & background checks.
    Patrick Morrisey: Fights the "gun grabbers".
Health Care
    Joe Manchin III: Unacceptable to go back to pre-ObamaCare days.
    Patrick Morrisey: Sued to end coverage of preexisting conditions.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Medicare for all as part of insurance free market.
    Patrick Morrisey: Was lobbyist for pharmaceutical distributors; wife still is.
Homeland Security
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Rein in our bloated military budget.
    Joe Manchin III: Give DREAMers a path to citizenship.
    Patrick Morrisey: Lax immigration laws pose a security risk to our homeland.
    Patrick Morrisey: Aggressive efforts against illegal immigration.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Create swift, secure path to citizenship.
    Joe Manchin III: Raise minimum wage from $7.25/hr to $10.10.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Raise minimum wage; tie rate to inflation.
Principles & Values
    Don Blankenship: I'm Trumpier than Trump, despite Trump opposition.
    Evan Jenkins: A proud ally of our president Trump.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Part of "Brand New Congress" to fight special interests.
Social Security
    Joe Manchin III: Expand Social Security without privatization.
    Patrick Morrisey: Reforms to keep Social Security & Medicare solvent.
Tax Reform
    Joe Manchin III: Wealthy corporations got greatest benefit from Trump tax cut.
    Patrick Morrisey: Trump tax cuts mean West Virginians receive bonuses & raises.
    Don Blankenship: Stands behind Trump's agenda including the tax reform bill.
    Patrick Morrisey: Favors a flat tax.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Cut taxes for middle/working class.
    Joe Manchin III: Supports infrastructure investment.
    Joe Manchin III: Overturn FCC repeal of net neutrality.
    Patrick Morrisey: Supports infrastructure investment.
    Patrick Morrisey: Improving infrastructure a must.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: Invest $4.6 trillion in infrastructure.
War & Peace
    Joe Manchin III: Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty.
    Patrick Morrisey: Withdraw from Iranian nuclear treaty.
    Paula Jean Swearengin: End wars of choice; protect human rights when needed.

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  • Patrick Morrisey Republican candidate for West Virginia U.S. Senator West Virginia
  • Paula Jean Swearengin Democratic candidate for West Virginia U. S. Senator West Virginia

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