Books by and about 2016 presidential candidates|
| Hard Choices,|
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
| Crippled America ,|
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
| Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Outsider in the White House,|
by Bernie Sanders (2015)
| American Dreams,|
by Marco Rubio (2015)
| Taking a Stand,|
by Rand Paul (2015)
by Scott Walker (2013)
| A Time for Truth,|
by Ted Cruz (2015)
| One Nation,|
by Ben Carson (2014)
| Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/Kaine On the Issues ,|
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
| Living History ,|
by Hillary Rodham Clinton (2003)
| Between Hope and History ,|
by Bill Clinton (1996)
| In Harmís Way ,|
by Dr. Jill Stein (2000)
| Democrat vs. Republican vs. Green vs. Libertarian,|
Four Party's Presidential Nominees On The Issues (2016)
Books by and about 2012 presidential candidates|
| Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
| Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
Survey of 2018 Gubernatorial campaign websites
Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
from Gubernatorial campaign websites (number of quotes indicated):
- Abdul El-Sayed (5) Michigan Democratic candidate for Governor
- Adam Laxalt (1) Nevada Republican candidate for governor of Nevada
- Adam Putnam (4) Florida Republican candidate for Florida Governor
- Alec Ross (2) Maryland Democratic candidate for Governor
- Allan Fung (4) Rhode Island Republican candidate for governor of Rhode Island
- Ameya Pawar (2) Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor
- Andrew Gillum (4) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
- Andrew White (11) Texas Democratic candidate for Texas Governor
- Andria Tupola (1) Hawaii Republican candidate for governor of Hawaii
- Andy McGuire (18) Iowa Democratic candidate for Governor IA
- Ben Jealous (13) Maryland Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland
- Bill Lee (4) Tennessee Republican candidate for governor of Tennessee
- Bill Schuette (9) Michigan Republican candidate for governor of Michigan
- Bob Harlow (8) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for Governor
- Bob Massie (4) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Governor
- Brad Little (1) Idaho Republican
- Brian Kemp (4) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
- Cary Kennedy (15) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
- Casey Cagle (7) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
- Catherine Templeton (1) South Carolina Republican candidate for South Carolina Governor
- Chris Countryman (8) Alabama Democratic candidate for Alabama Governor
- Chris Kennedy (8) Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor
- Christine Hallquist (14) Vermont Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont
- Connie Pillich (3) Ohio Democratic candidate for Governor
- Cynthia Nixon (2) New York Democratic candidate for governor of New York
- Dan Schwartz (2) Nevada Republican candidate for governor
- Daniel Biss (5) Illinois Democratic candidate for Governor
- Danny Drew (2) Connecticut Democratic candidate for Governor
- David Garcia (5) Arizona Democratic candidate for Governor
- David Hadley (14) California Republican candidate for Governor
- Deedra Abboud (7) Democratic candidate for Arizona U.S. Senate Arizona
- Delaine Eastin (6) California Democratic candidate for Governor
- Doug Robinson (4) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
- Drew Edmondson (5) Oklahoma Democratic candidate for governor of Oklahoma
- Ed Perlmutter (14) Colorado Democratic candidate for Governor
- Erin Murphy (2) Minnesota DFL
- Fred Hubbell (7) Iowa Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa
- Gary Richardson (8) Oklahoma Republican candidate for Governor
- George Brauchler (13) Colorado Republican candidate for Governor
- Hunter Hill (1) Georgia Republican candidate for Governor
- J.B. Pritzker (10) Illinois Democratic candidate for Illinois Governor
- Jared Fisher (13) Nevada Republican candidate for Nevada Governor
- Jay Gonzalez (14) Massachusetts Democratic candidate for Governor
- Jeff Apodaca (1) New Mexico Democratic candidate for New Mexico Governor
- Jeff Johnson (13) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota
- Jim Renacci (7) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor (switched to Senate race)
- John Chiang (2) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- John Kasich (2) Ohio Republican Governor
- Karl Dean (6) Tennessee Democratic candidate for Governor
- Keith Stern (8) Vermont Republican candidate for governor of Vermont
- Laura Kelly (8) Kansas Democratic candidate for governor of Kansas
- Lori Swanson (10) Minnesota Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota
- Lupe Valdez (12) Texas Democratic candidate for governor of Texas
- Marc Molinaro (3) New York Republican candidate for governor of New York
- Mark Green (12) Tennessee Republican candidate for Governor
- Marty Jackley (4) South Dakota Republican candidate for Attorney General
- Mary Taylor (2) Ohio Republican candidate for Governor
- Matt Dean (1) Minnesota Republican candidate for Governor
- Mick Cornett (6) Oklahoma Republican candidate for governor of Oklahoma
- Mike Dunleavy (4) Alaska Republican candidate for governor of Alaska
- Mike Parson (4) Missouri Republican candidate for governor of Missouri
- Molly Kelly (13) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for governor of New Hampshire
- Nate Boulton (9) Iowa Democratic candidate for Iowa Gov
- Patricia Morgan (1) Rhode Island Republican candidate for Rhode Island Governor
- Paulette Jordan (4) Idaho Democratic candidate for governor
- Philip Levine (13) Florida Democratic candidate for governor of Florida
- Prasad Srinivasan (10) Connecticut Republican candidate for Governor
- Raul Labrador (2) Idaho Republican candidate for Idaho Governor
- Rebecca Otto (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
- Rich Leopold (5) Iowa Democratic candidate for Governor
- Richard Cordray (3) Ohio Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio
- Scott Wagner (5) Pennsylvania Republican
- Setti Warren (9) Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
- Stacey Abrams (16) Georgia Democratic candidate for Governor
- Steve Barlock (6) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
- Steve Marchand (7) New Hampshire Democratic candidate for Governor
- Tim Walz (10) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
- Tina Liebling (15) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
- Tommy Ahlquist (2) Idaho Republican candidate for Idaho Governor
- Tommy Battle (4) Alabama Republican candidate for governor of Alabama
- Tony Evers (1) Wisconsin Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin
- Victor Mitchell (8) Colorado Republican candidate for Colorado Governor
- Walker Stapleton (7) Colorado Republican candidate for governor of Colorado
- Walt Maddox (5) Alabama Democratic candidate for governor of Alabama
- Wink Hartman (4) Kansas Republican candidate for Governor
- Yancey McGill (7) South Carolina Republican candidate for Governor
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Mike Parson: Solidly pro-life; supports protecting rights of the unborn.
Christine Hallquist: Protect a women's right to choose.
Jeff Johnson: Pro-lifer who believes in protecting the life of the unborn.
Bill Schuette: Supports the rights of the unborn.
Jared Fisher: Pro-life because pregnancy involves two persons.
Steve Barlock: Protect the rights of the most innocent heartbeats.
Andrew White: Firm proponent of women's right to make her own decisions.
Casey Cagle: Every child is a gift from God; 100% pro-life.
David Hadley: Pregnancy is a woman's decision, but restrictions ok.
Gary Richardson: Life is a beautiful gift from our Father who created us.
Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to reproduce.
Wink Hartman: Protect life from conception to natural death.
Deedra Abboud: Keep women's reproductive health services in ObamaCare.
Jay Gonzalez: Close the federal gap in funding for Planned Parenthood.
Mark Green: A fetus is a human being with rights.
Mark Green: Mother and fetus are two distinct people, even before birth.
Andy McGuire: Restore Planned Parenthood funding from the dark ages.
Scott Wagner: Protecting life is one of my guiding principles.
Budget & Economy|
Lupe Valdez: Economy should provide security & opportunity.
Philip Levine: An economy that works for all Floridians.
Mike Parson: Supports economic growth with accountability on taxes.
Mike Dunleavy: Out of control spending has to stop; but taxing won't work.
Bill Schuette: Make better jobs cutting taxes, regulations and wastefulness.
Mick Cornett: History of developing budget based on needs of the community.
Ben Jealous: Rebuild economy that doesn't leave anyone behind.
Paulette Jordan: The way to a strong economy is investing in innovation.
Yancey McGill: Audit the budget and the state pension fnud.
David Garcia: 15-county strategy to invest in Arizona businesses.
George Brauchler: Requested pay cut & budget cut as County Commissioner.
Cary Kennedy: $5.1M annual earnings from diversifying city investments.
Victor Mitchell: To save jobs, we must halt any kind of tax increase.
Victor Mitchell: In an over regulated Colorado, regulations need to be cut.
Setti Warren: Closed $40M deficit in city of Newton & maintained services.
Casey Cagle: Expect state government to balance budget & reduce waste.
Gary Richardson: Curb wasteful spending in our state government.
Tommy Battle: $750M in city spending to generate $2.5B private investment.
Wink Hartman: Low balanced budget without political gridlock.
Chris Countryman: Prepare financially for new, or expanding, state programs.
Prasad Srinivasan: Connecticut regulations are choking growth.
Chris Kennedy: Invest in economic incubators; create jobs for our kids.
Brad Little: Come out Great Recession with budget balanced.
Andy McGuire: No more handouts for big corporations.
Andy McGuire: Strategize for economic development in rural Iowa.
Ameya Pawar: Pushed economic development projects totaling $300 million.
John Chiang: Found $8 billion in government waste, fraud, & abuse.
Scott Wagner: Spur economic growth at greater rate than government growth.
Lupe Valdez: Pledges to fight for equality for gay community.
Molly Kelly: One of the first legislators to vote for marriage equality.
Philip Levine: History of being a fierce champion for LGBTQ rights.
Christine Hallquist: Wants Vermont to welcome all groups, including marginalized.
Laura Kelly: Reinstate Equal Protection for LGBTQ+ state workers.
Lori Swanson: Will fight for all citizens to receive the same civil rights.
Bill Lee: Common sense view of gender: there are two sexes.
Tony Evers: Fight clandestine discrimination against LGBTQ people.
Ben Jealous: Experience as Civil Rights leader will move state forward.
Andrew Gillum: Staunch supporter of LGBT rights.
Andy McGuire: Conversion therapy is torture, not treatment.
Cary Kennedy: Gender pay equity in government and across the state.
Cary Kennedy: Ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy.
Jared Fisher: Treat LGBTQ like others; and some gender-neutral bathrooms.
Nate Boulton: Defended LGBTQ nonprofit Iowa Safe Schools.
Rebecca Otto: Address racial inequality gaps with social justice.
Steve Barlock: Opposes pay equity; don't mandate equal outcomes.
Andrew White: No more political games; fight for all human rights.
David Hadley: Recognize same-sex marriages, with religious exemptions.
David Hadley: Merit, not racial quotas, for college admissions.
Delaine Eastin: Commissioned first State Dept. of Education LGBT Task Force.
Ed Perlmutter: Equal pay for equal work: close the gender gap.
Ed Perlmutter: Recognize same-sex marriage and equal benefits.
Steve Marchand: Lead movement towards LGBTQ equality.
Tim Walz: No discrimination because of who they love.
Tim Walz: Freedom from discrimination is elemental concept of nation.
Tina Liebling: No government infringement of decision to marry.
Chris Countryman: No discrimination based on orientation or gender identity.
Chris Countryman: Ok to refuse church services to gay couples.
Jay Gonzalez: Continue Massachusetts leadership like on marriage equality.
Erin Murphy: Confront divisive geography, gender, race and class.
Rebecca Otto: Endorsed by Stonewall DFL as ally of LGBT community.
Molly Kelly: Put an end to the tax breaks for wealthy corporations.
Philip Levine: Stop special interest tax breaks in Tallahassee.
Allan Fung: Lower costs to business helps them grow.
Andria Tupola: Cut corporate taxes and unnecessary regulation.
Jeff Johnson: Help small business and embrace all present and future jobs.
Laura Kelly: Recharge the economy via growth in new industries.
Fred Hubbell: Stop giving unproductive tax credits to big corporations.
Drew Edmondson: Close tax loopholes as one means to a fair budget.
Walker Stapleton: Use common-sense cost-benefit analysis to create good jobs.
Richard Cordray: Nurture small businesses rooted in local communities.
Dan Schwartz: Bringing in high tech business will help increase paychecks.
Adam Laxalt: Remove barriers to job creation and business expansion.
Jared Fisher: Too many regulations work as roadblocks for business growth.
Doug Robinson: To help the economy, government has to get out of the way.
Deedra Abboud: Press business on needs of workers, environment.
Nate Boulton: Tax credits & corporate giveaways have hurt economy.
Adam Putnam: Cut regulations & taxes for farms & businesses.
George Brauchler: Protect business from excessive regulation.
Casey Cagle: Keep taxes on business that create jobs low.
Daniel Biss: The rich have set up a system that benefits them.
Gary Richardson: End special tax breaks encouraged by lobbyists.
Jim Renacci: Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%, and individuals too.
Bob Harlow: Competitive grants to small business plus startup incubators.
Brian Kemp: Invest Georgia Exemption: first business $1M in exempt IPO.
Mary Taylor: Common Sense Initiative: reform Ohio's regulatory policies.
Prasad Srinivasan: Financial assessment of new regulations on small businesses.
Chris Kennedy: Celebrate family businesses, not consolidation & conformity.
Andy McGuire: State loans for new or expanding small town businesses.
Lupe Valdez: End the era of mass incarceration, plus major reforms.
Philip Levine: Top-down & bottom-up audit of the Department of Corrections.
Keith Stern: Convicts should serve in same state where sentenced.
Jeff Johnson: Violent criminals must be locked up, some for long sentences.
Mike Dunleavy: Attack crime with aggressive response.
Bill Schuette: History of getting justice for rape victims.
Ben Jealous: Smart-on-crime policies that create a just system for all.
Abdul El-Sayed: Move from prison to productive citizenship.
Cary Kennedy: Mass incarceration has a devastating impact.
David Garcia: Prisons are costly substitute for mental health treatment.
Steve Barlock: Support death penalty's use as intended.
Jay Gonzalez: Treat underlying conditions that contribute to crime.
Jay Gonzalez: Over-incarceration has terrible costs for society.
J.B. Pritzker: Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions.
Nate Boulton: Public safety & police can't be done on the cheap.
George Brauchler: Defend local law enforcement and provide resources.
George Brauchler: Create specialized units to fight crime.
Connie Pillich: Worked as public defender, and challenged predatory lenders.
David Hadley: Supports death penalty; tracking sex offenders; and more.
David Hadley: Prevent schools from covering up staff sexual abuse.
Tina Liebling: Officers should control situation without deadly force.
Tina Liebling: More treatment courts; lower barriers to re-entry after jail.
Stacey Abrams: Voted YES on criminalizing "up-skirting".
Stacey Abrams: Voted NO on 10-year minimum for assaulting a cop.
Chris Countryman: Creative and cost effective ways to deter crime.
Prasad Srinivasan: Increase penalties for human trafficking and animal abuse.
Marty Jackley: Joint federal-state cooperation to reduce violent crime.
Mark Green: Increase penalties for assaults on police officers.
Molly Kelly: Help opioid users recover & rebuild.
Christine Hallquist: Treat opiate crisis as a public health issue.
Bill Schuette: The opioid epidemic cannot be solved with just arresting.
Lori Swanson: Joined with other AG's to investigate opioid manufacturers.
Marc Molinaro: Look into why people become addicted and help them.
Walt Maddox: Substance abuse should have its own cabinet-level officer.
Ben Jealous: Recognizes the suffering caused from the opioid epidemic.
Abdul El-Sayed: End marijuana prohibition; tax it and regulate it.
Karl Dean: Provide treatment for opioids while stepping up prosecution.
Tommy Ahlquist: More law enforcement & clinical resources for opioid crisis.
Doug Robinson: Do better by preventing addiction & promoting natural high.
Doug Robinson: Children need to be protected from the dangers of pot.
George Brauchler: Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs.
Victor Mitchell: Marijuana revenues are being "ripped off" in the status quo.
Victor Mitchell: THC is dangerous, but voters ok'ed the pot amendment.
David Hadley: $85 million funding for drug and gang enforcement programs.
Tina Liebling: War on drugs failed; end prohibition & use pot responsibly.
Stacey Abrams: Expand list of conditions for medical marijuana.
Stacey Abrams: Add fentanyl to list of criminalized opioids.
Rich Leopold: Services for people still suffering with addiction.
Prasad Srinivasan: Expand medical marijuana eligibility.
Prasad Srinivasan: Combat the state's opioid crisis.
Andy McGuire: Fund programs for mental health.
Lupe Valdez: The right education starts with fixing school finance system.
Molly Kelly: Veto any effort to take money away from public schools.
Philip Levine: Invest in public schools; stop funds to private/charters.
Keith Stern: Give education control back to the local districts.
Keith Stern: Technical schools train for well-paying, in-demand jobs.
Christine Hallquist: Supports public schools; does not want them privatized.
Jeff Johnson: Believes parents know best about their kid's education needs.
Bill Schuette: Give parents more choices for their kids' education.
Laura Kelly: Great schools plus early learning equal a bright future.
Laura Kelly: Kids should not be afraid of guns when going to school.
Lori Swanson: Believes schools need K-12 funding & teachers need support.
Marc Molinaro: Give back education decisions to local cities & towns.
Mick Cornett: Says teachers deserve raises that equal the regional average.
Walt Maddox: Proposes a state lottery to transform the education system.
Ben Jealous: Raise school spending with gambling revenue & legalized pot.
Fred Hubbell: School systems and teachers know best what they need.
Drew Edmondson: The future depends on investing in education and kids.
Walker Stapleton: Charter schools give low-cost, high quality education choice.
Paulette Jordan: Spending wiser will help create funds to invest in education.
Paulette Jordan: Invest in STEM technology in high school to drive economy.
Yancey McGill: $11.7B on schools and we're ranked as the worst state.
Dan Schwartz: Parents need to have choices in school selections.
Karl Dean: Expand access to vocational training programs.
Karl Dean: Increase teacher pay; more resources for schools.
Karl Dean: Supports charters; opposes vouchers.
Andrew White: Close $5 billion property tax loophole to aid schools.
J.B. Pritzker: Increase state funding for public schools.
J.B. Pritzker: Invest in higher education to attract jobs & businesses.
Nate Boulton: State must fund public schools, not voucher schemes.
Nate Boulton: Supports teacher's unions to attract best teachers.
Adam Putnam: Parental control of education, not state or federal.
George Brauchler: Local control instead of one-size-fits-all education models.
George Brauchler: Colorado should lead in STEM education.
Cary Kennedy: Authored Amendment 23: Fund education & repair schools.
Cary Kennedy: Preschool & kindergarten for every child.
Victor Mitchell: College need to become more affordable in Colorado.
Setti Warren: Invest in new school facilities & classroom resources.
Alec Ross: One Economy: Internet & content to low-income schools.
Casey Cagle: Options for public charter, private school or home schooling.
David Garcia: Expert edu-scholar in education research and policy.
David Hadley: Let military families choose any public school district.
Delaine Eastin: In 1965, California led American education; we can do better.
Delaine Eastin: Combined higher education and K-12 schools into one bond.
Delaine Eastin: Oppose Prop 187 targeting immigrant students in classrooms.
Ed Perlmutter: Invest in our public education system.
Ed Perlmutter: Increase Pell grants; reduce student loan interest rates.
Gary Richardson: A child's zip code shouldn't determine quality of education.
Jim Renacci: Top-down, one-size-fits-all approach has proven ineffective.
Stacey Abrams: Help students from early learning thru post-secondary school.
Steve Marchand: Quality public education from pre-K to H.S. to college.
Tim Walz: Recognized as the 2003 Minnesota Teacher of Excellence.
Tim Walz: Student Non-Discrimination Act: address anti-gay bullying.
Tina Liebling: Fully fund our public education system at the state level.
Tina Liebling: Free college credits via Post-Secondary Education Options.
Wink Hartman: Solemn state responsibility to ensure education resources.
Stacey Abrams: Chief Turnaround Officers for low-performing schools.
Stacey Abrams: Voted NO on $42M more tax credits for private schools.
Bob Harlow: Fund every student above the national per-pupil average.
Chris Countryman: Cutting the education budget is never a solution.
Chris Countryman: Provide funding for college outside of sports scholarhips.
Jay Gonzalez: Fierce advocate for high-quality early education.
Chris Kennedy: Need-based scholarships is educational justice.
Chris Kennedy: Poor-rich mobility begins early in school.
Mark Green: One-time deal for college dropouts: money for second half.
Andy McGuire: Restore cuts: put students ahead of lobbyists.
Andy McGuire: Restore $21M in cuts to higher education.
Ameya Pawar: Give city families the schools they seek out in suburbs.
Energy & Oil|
Philip Levine: Against offshore drilling; invest instead in solar energy.
Philip Levine: Effectively tackled challenges of climate change in Miami.
Keith Stern: Goal to convert to 75% renewable energy will hurt Vermont.
Christine Hallquist: Supports Solar Pathways plan of 90% renewable energy by 2050.
Ben Jealous: Will set deadline to change to 100% clean, renewable energy.
Drew Edmondson: Applauds oil and gas reps for backing up restoring GPT to 7%.
Walker Stapleton: Work with energy industry and protect energy resources.
Richard Cordray: Clean energy provides jobs AND improves air quality.
Cynthia Nixon: Get off fossil fuels and move to renewable energy.
Andrew Gillum: Climate change is a real; transition to clean energy.
Andrew White: Believes in climate change and will act to address it.
John Kasich: Balance low-cost & environment by pursuing all sources.
John Kasich: Supports Keystone XL, clean coal; and "smart grid".
Deedra Abboud: Clean energy would impact economic inequality.
Nate Boulton: 50% renewable energy by 2025.
Jared Fisher: Clean energy means jobs.
Jared Fisher: Renewable energy makes economic sense.
Setti Warren: Support use of wind, solar, & other renewable energy.
David Hadley: Ban off-shore oil drilling; require 50% wind and solar.
Ed Perlmutter: Responsibly develop fossil fuels plus all-of-the-above.
Jim Renacci: We cannot afford to halt or discourage domestic exploration.
Tina Liebling: 25% renewable energy by 2025.
Bob Harlow: No new pipelines; no new strip-mines.
Rich Leopold: Supports strong wind industry in Iowa.
Danny Drew: Enacted sustainable, green energy policies.
Mark Green: Registration fee surcharge for electric vehicles.
Andy McGuire: Trump full of hot air on wind power.
Lupe Valdez: Protect the environment by taking proactive measures.
Molly Kelly: Make fishing & tourism industries safe from oil spills.
Christine Hallquist: Advocate of environmental protections and mass transit.
Jeff Johnson: Best stewards of natural resources are those who need them.
Lori Swanson: Won settlement for corporation to pay $890M for pollution.
Bill Lee: Cost-benefit analysis of agricultural regulations.
Ben Jealous: Protecting environment will give back economic opportunities.
Fred Hubbell: Protect water, air and topsoil resources.
Walker Stapleton: Wants states to have seat at table on federal land decisions.
Yancey McGill: Restructure environmental control; partner with agribusiness.
Andrew Gillum: EPA protects our families from corporate toxic pollution.
Andy McGuire: Put teeth into our water quality regulations.
Karl Dean: Cuts to the EPA are unthinkable.
Steve Barlock: Utilize abundant natural resources; no water restrictions.
Jay Gonzalez: New revenue to fix our broken mass transit system.
Bob Massie: Green Bank: capitalize on what nature provides us.
Jay Gonzalez: Address water pollution despite Trump administration.
Nate Boulton: Funding water trust fund improves safety & tourism.
Jared Fisher: Teddy Roosevelt environmentalist: Explore new frontiers.
Jared Fisher: Eco-tourism promotes economy AND outdoor recreation.
David Hadley: Protect wildlife corridors and marine areas.
Delaine Eastin: Pushed landfill cleanup and innovative recycling.
Jim Renacci: Reduce Washington's adversarial red tape on farms.
Tina Liebling: Those who exploit resources should pay for any cleanup.
Daniel Biss: Spent his time as a legislator protecting our environment.
Bob Harlow: Annual tests for heavy metals in all drinking water.
Rich Leopold: Let's Go Outside: stewardship of Iowa's land, air, and water.
Danny Drew: Restored Middletown's waterfront & public parks.
Marty Jackley: Protect agricultural communities from the EPA's overreach.
John Chiang: Safeguard our vast and precious natural resources.
Families & Children|
Lupe Valdez: Pro paid sick leave; choosing job over sick family is wrong.
Molly Kelly: Supports and will sign for paid family and medical leave.
Christine Hallquist: Pass paid family and medical leave insurance.
Mike Dunleavy: Fought for parents to raise kids according to their values.
Lori Swanson: Find options to make childcare affordable.
Bill Lee: My faith informs my view of marriage.
Cary Kennedy: Expand access to contraception.
Bob Massie: Support Raise Up Agenda of paid family leave.
J.B. Pritzker: Public/private partnership must invest in poor kids.
Cary Kennedy: Help at-risk low-income kids with nurse home visits.
Delaine Eastin: Prop 10: Raise tobacco taxes for early childhood development.
Tina Liebling: High quality child care is essential for work.
Marty Jackley: Save children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Andy McGuire: Time for state Family/Medical Leave Act.
Jay Gonzalez: Recognize Syrian refugees and others in need.
Ed Perlmutter: Normalize relations with Cuba; lift the embargo.
Chris Kennedy: Borrow the best ideas from around the world.
Mark Green: Block Syrian refugees from coming to Tennessee.
Andy McGuire: Unfair trade deals shut down factories & ship jobs overseas.
Steve Barlock: Renegotiate NAFTA to reduce restrictions on Colorado.
Ed Perlmutter: Opposed Free-Trade Agreements with Korea, Panama & Colombia.
Lupe Valdez: Fight against discriminatory voter identification laws.
Molly Kelly: Wants real campaign finance reform; no corporate donations.
Keith Stern: Term limits will slow down path to lobbying.
Allan Fung: Internal department to audit fraud, waste and corruption.
Christine Hallquist: Work with state & locals to fix campaign finance system.
Jeff Johnson: Government needs to give the power back to the people.
Jeff Johnson: People make better decisions on spending than government.
Bill Schuette: Terminate government pensions for those caught embezzling.
Bill Schuette: Wants tax returns released from all top elected officials.
Laura Kelly: Lobbyist reforms & increased legislative transparency.
Lori Swanson: Fight to make campaign financing fairer & all-inclusive.
Drew Edmondson: Advocate of open transparency; the public has right to know.
Abdul El-Sayed: Fundamental right to be heard at the ballot box.
Andy McGuire: Repeal the voter ID law; lengthen the absentee voting.
Cary Kennedy: Cap election spending; eliminate corporate PAC contributions.
David Garcia: Right to vote--and to have your vote counted--is sacred.
Tommy Ahlquist: Term limits & campaign disclosure for statewide officials.
Andrew White: Fight to end the non-competitive gerrymandering system.
Jay Gonzalez: Strong campaign finance policies ensure democracy's promise.
George Brauchler: A record of official transparency.
Jared Fisher: Governor must lead with accountability & transparency.
Cary Kennedy: Transparency in public finance: publish online.
Setti Warren: Public records laws for open and transparent governing.
Ed Perlmutter: Citizens United is worst decision in recent history.
Steve Marchand: Stop discouraging voter turnout.
Tina Liebling: Require disclosure of state legislature perks.
Stacey Abrams: Exact-match process violates Voting Rights Act.
Stacey Abrams: Stop redistricting voters of color to dilute their votes.
Brian Kemp: Protect our elections from fraud with Voter ID.
Scott Wagner: Legislatures should discuss more instead of pay raises.
Lupe Valdez: For common sense gun control measures; keep community safe.
Molly Kelly: Advocates universal background checks and more gun controls.
Philip Levine: We need gun control reform with a common sense approach.
Keith Stern: Supports 2nd Amendment; but some people will commit crimes.
Mike Parson: For 2nd Amendment rights; keep federal government at bay.
Jeff Johnson: Gun control laws only put the guns in the hands of criminals.
Bill Schuette: Proud protector of the 2nd Amendment, NRA rates him "A".
Lori Swanson: Supports variety of common sense gun safety reforms.
Walker Stapleton: Supports 2nd Amendment rights; fight to protect them.
Yancey McGill: We will not surrender our freedom to bear arms.
Abdul El-Sayed: No gun possession for convicted domestic abusers.
Abdul El-Sayed: Take on the corporate gun lobby; enough is enough.
Cary Kennedy: Ban assault weapons; fight the NRA & gun lobby.
Jared Fisher: Second Amendment represents freedom & our American heritage.
Andrew White: Not anti-gun but we need universal background checks.
Ben Jealous: Wants governor to join multi-state coalition on gun control.
Jay Gonzalez: Ban assault weapons and gun silencers.
Adam Putnam: Expanded concealed weapon licenses program; largest in US.
George Brauchler: Supports guns for self-defense.
Casey Cagle: Expand citizens' ability to protect themselves & families.
Gary Richardson: Completely supportive of the Second Amendment.
Stacey Abrams: Gun-carry license doesn't apply to "campus carry".
Mark Green: Strong, unwavering pro-2nd Amendment voting record.
Scott Wagner: 2nd Amendment is one of our constitutional freedoms.
Lupe Valdez: Must expand Medicaid; give access to rural communities.
Molly Kelly: Backed Medicaid expansion; opposes efforts to limit access.
Philip Levine: Expand Medicaid; give healthcare access to everyone.
Keith Stern: Healthcare the community way through medical cost sharing.
Christine Hallquist: Wants to lay groundwork for universal healthcare system.
Jeff Johnson: For multi state buying, selling insurance across state lines.
Laura Kelly: Expand Medicaid for more coverage and jobs.
Lori Swanson: Plans to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all.
Mick Cornett: Wants personal responsibility part of a healthcare approach.
Walt Maddox: Expand Medicaid so all citizens receive care.
Ben Jealous: Medicare-for-all is the answer to make healthcare affordable.
Fred Hubbell: Stop Medicaid privatization; it failed the most vulnerable.
Drew Edmondson: Reverse decision and accept Medicaid expansion funds.
Richard Cordray: ObamaCare saves lives and improves health.
Cynthia Nixon: No one should suffer due to unaffordable health care.
Andrew Gillum: Healthcare should be a fundamental right.
Jared Fisher: Free market achieves both affordable AND effective care.
Karl Dean: Expand Medicaid for low-income families.
Steve Barlock: Oppose single-payer; oppose healthcare red tape.
Andrew White: 4-step plan to reduce healthcare costs for everyone.
Bob Massie: Healthcare "entitlement" is Constitutional "life & liberty".
Deedra Abboud: Single payer health care is the goal.
J.B. Pritzker: Irresponsible to not fully fund Medicaid.
Nate Boulton: Focus on vulnerable people rather than corporate profits.
George Brauchler: Repeal Obamacare; local control of Medicaid.
Victor Mitchell: Insurance is not necessary for primary care.
Victor Mitchell: ObamaCare doesn't work for 50% of people today.
Setti Warren: Move us towards single-payer healthcare.
David Hadley: Government-run health care reduces quality & increases costs.
Ed Perlmutter: ObamaCare enhances health of America's families and workers.
Jim Renacci: Competition & tort reform instead of ObamaCare.
Matt Dean: Repeal MNSure; it has harmed thousands.
Steve Marchand: System should be stable, affordable, and accessible.
Tina Liebling: ObamaCare was a valiant attempt but did not go far enough.
Deedra Abboud: Don't repeal, but improve ObamaCare.
Bob Harlow: Full health coverage of your choice, capped at 9% of income.
Chris Countryman: Quality affordable care available to everyone.
Rich Leopold: Our handling of mental illness & medical coverage is abysmal.
Jay Gonzalez: Health insurance coverage for low-income residents.
Prasad Srinivasan: Stop bureaucrats looking over doctor's shoulders.
Prasad Srinivasan: Stop treating hospitals like piggy banks to close budget gap.
Marty Jackley: States stopped ObamaCare's forced Medicaid expansion.
Chris Kennedy: Treat the mentally ill instead of jailing them.
Chris Kennedy: Don't punish the hospitals; don't divide them from doctors.
Mark Green: Expanding Medicaid is naive; ObamaCare is crumbling.
Mark Green: Align MD Foundation: care for underserved populations.
Andy McGuire: Healthcare is a right for all Iowans.
Andy McGuire: Reduce costs through preventive care, lower drug prices.
Lupe Valdez: Wants all veterans to receive the benefits they have earned.
Molly Kelly: Take care of the veterans and meet their needs.
Philip Levine: Military veterans should receive the benefits they deserve.
Allan Fung: Property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.
Fred Hubbell: Respects and honors the military's courage and sacrifices.
Cary Kennedy: Tax deductions for veterans, plus more state services.
Catherine Templeton: SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes.
Andrew White: Help first responders with citizen-led response teams.
Adam Putnam: Make Florida the most military friendly & vet friendly state.
George Brauchler: Uniformed service includes tour in Iraq.
Victor Mitchell: "Big brother government" is terribly intrusive.
Connie Pillich: Advocate for veterans, financially and community.
David Garcia: Trained as a nuclear/bio/chemical warfare specialist.
David Hadley: Strong champion for the Los Angeles Air Force Base.
Jim Renacci: Ensure Armed Forces have resources they need; end sequester.
Tim Walz: Enlisted in Army National Guard at 17; served for 24 years.
Tim Walz: Suicide prevention programs & mental health for veterans.
Stacey Abrams: Give military base residents tuition & teaching certificates.
Mark Green: Care for returning vets' unseen scars of war.
Lupe Valdez: Wants immigration reform that gives a pathway to citizenship.
Molly Kelly: Strongly opposes Trump's immigration and border law changes.
Philip Levine: Fully supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants.
Jeff Johnson: Opposes sanctuary state and all sanctuary cities.
Ben Jealous: For society to be healthy all members need to be embraced.
Walker Stapleton: Sanctuary cities are a direct threat to public safety.
Yancey McGill: Do everything to prevent illegal immigrants in our state.
Andrew White: Weak borders are "Open for Business" for criminals.
Andrew White: Sanctuary City laws force police to do border patrol work.
Raul Labrador: Building wall is critical step against illegal immigrants.
Raul Labrador: Toughen laws against illegal immigrants.
Ed Perlmutter: Pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Steve Marchand: 1st-generation American; sees positive power of immigration.
Stacey Abrams: Colleges need not act as immigration enforcement officers.
Jay Gonzalez: No round-up of immigrants by National Guard.
Jay Gonzalez: Safe Communities: no Muslim registry; no state enforcement.
Molly Kelly: Recognize and value the contributions of older workers.
Molly Kelly: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Philip Levine: For raising minimum wage; let local communities decide rate.
Christine Hallquist: Unions are crucial to the balance of power.
Christine Hallquist: $15 minimum wage, plus job retraining for displaced workers.
Mike Dunleavy: The only path forward to new jobs is to encourage businesses.
Laura Kelly: Future jobs need creative, innovative strategic investments.
Lori Swanson: Prioritize decent jobs that pay the bills.
Mick Cornett: History of creating jobs and bringing in new industry.
Walt Maddox: Will make workforce training and development his priority.
Ben Jealous: Knows firsthand the benefits of working union jobs.
Ben Jealous: Fight to raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
Fred Hubbell: Believes in unions and equitable collective bargaining.
Paulette Jordan: Raise minimum wage in increments.
Jeff Apodaca: Turn New Mexico around: equal pay for women.
Deedra Abboud: $15 minimum wage and paid sick time.
J.B. Pritzker: Private initiatives can create new jobs.
J.B. Pritzker: State & local business share vocational training.
J.B. Pritzker: Uphold unions and living wage.
Nate Boulton: $15 minimum wage indexed to inflation.
Cary Kennedy: Target tax cuts for job creation.
Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.
Tina Liebling: Don't permit employers to pay non-sustaining wages.
Tina Liebling: Defend the right to organize and bargain collectively.
Tommy Battle: 21st Century Manufacturing Zone Act: 17,000 new jobs.
Bob Harlow: Repeal Walker's legislation that banned unionized workplaces.
Chris Countryman: Current minimum wage barely meets worker needs.
Prasad Srinivasan: Renegotiate our union contracts with state employees.
Chris Kennedy: Pro-business AND pro-labor; ran all-union shop.
Erin Murphy: Reliable jobs that pay a living wage.
Andy McGuire: Dedicate resources to apprenticeships & job training.
Andy McGuire: Raise the minimum wage to $15/hr.
Andy McGuire: Restoring collective bargaining for Iowa workers.
Tim Walz: Close the wage gap that still exists between women and men.
Principles & Values|
Lupe Valdez: Supports Texas Bill of Rights, rooted in Democratic values.
Christine Hallquist: Monthly town halls and weekly audio broadcasts as governor.
Mick Cornett: God and church are main components of his value system.
Bill Lee: Don't exclude faith from public life.
J.B. Pritzker: Who needs another rich guy running for office?
Jared Fisher: Master of time management: time is our greatest asset.
Jared Fisher: Started renewable-energy-based tourism business.
Connie Pillich: Announced candidacy on route of Cincinnati Women's March.
Gary Richardson: Freedom to work & worship free of government interference.
Tim Walz: Got political when students were turned away from Bush event.
Tommy Battle: Conservative values from first job in his dad's restaurant.
Tommy Battle: Longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Daniel Biss: Took on the political machine & won with creative solutions.
Brian Kemp: State Senator and Secretary of State.
Rich Leopold: I'm a person of faith; I volunteer with faith-based groups.
Mark Green: Conservative Christian and State Senator.
Jeff Johnson: End the taxation of social security benefits.
Yancey McGill: Only 4% of SC seniors are served by the government.
Bob Harlow: Balance budget but protect Social Security and Medicare.
David Hadley: Raise state employee retirement age & make pensions portable.
Ed Perlmutter: Opposes private accounts for Social Security.
Daniel Biss: Help give retirement security to millions of workers.
Mike Parson: Wants legislative approval on big ticket tax expenditures.
Jeff Johnson: Growth comes from lower spending and increased take-home pay.
Fred Hubbell: Equitable tax system, instead of one based on who you know.
Yancey McGill: Lower taxes; more local control; fewer regulations.
Jared Fisher: Cement our reputation as pro-business, tax-friendly state.
Patricia Morgan: Rhode Islanders relocate to avoid the confiscatory death tax.
Andrew White: Unfair tax burden at state level on homeowners.
Deedra Abboud: A millionaire's tax for those at the top.
J.B. Pritzker: Illinois needs progressive income tax.
George Brauchler: Supports Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
Cary Kennedy: Tax rebates for seniors & disabled.
Setti Warren: Eliminate tax breaks; wealthy pay their fair share.
Casey Cagle: Businesses and families flourish when tax burden is low.
David Hadley: Oppose sales and income tax hikes in Proposition 30.
Gary Richardson: Smaller government, less taxes, and eliminate waste.
Jim Renacci: Our tax code is broken; comprehensive reform needed.
Stacey Abrams: Ask everyone to do their fair share.
Steve Marchand: Oppose tax cuts for small number of large companies.
Tina Liebling: Progressives taxation with a 4th tier for wealthiest.
Wink Hartman: Simplify the tax-code and promote pro-growth policies.
Stacey Abrams: Keep graduated income tax instead of 5.4% flat tax.
Mary Taylor: Reduce personal income tax; eliminate franchise tax.
Prasad Srinivasan: Opposed tax increases; shrink size of government.
Prasad Srinivasan: We must control taxes and spending.
Scott Wagner: Don't burden retirees with excessive property taxes.
Philip Levine: Infrastructure must be modernized to meet 21st century needs.
Keith Stern: Cut spending by $100M and put half into infrastructure.
Christine Hallquist: Grow the economy by connecting all to fiber optic cable.
Christine Hallquist: Invest in transportation infrastructure, give access to all.
Jeff Johnson: Moratorium on light rail; focus on first-class bus system.
Laura Kelly: Invest in rural highway and digital infrastructure needs.
Lori Swanson: Crucial need to repair and modernize infrastructure.
Marc Molinaro: Vows to repair infrastructure by cutting through red tape.
Mick Cornett: Rebuilding roads and bridges creates jobs & grows economy.
Walt Maddox: Crumbling infrastructure threatens safety and job growth.
Ben Jealous: Make investment in infrastructure a must-have priority.
Walker Stapleton: Will restore transparency and accountability to CDOT.
Jay Gonzalez: Don't just re-arrange deck chairs on Transportation Titanic.
Bob Massie: Replace patchwork projects with world-class public transit.
Doug Robinson: Infrastructure via government efficiency & private solutions.
George Brauchler: Improve roads without raising taxes.
Cary Kennedy: Transit Oriented Development & develop airport commercially.
Setti Warren: Reconstruct roadways; establish innovation centers.
Setti Warren: Public transportation systems are underfunded.
Alec Ross: Obama/Clinton advisor on internet freedom & technology.
Casey Cagle: Invest in good roads and a deepened harbor.
David Hadley: Stop the wasteful high-speed rail project.
Ed Perlmutter: Land humans on Mars by 2033.
Gary Richardson: Dismantle the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Stacey Abrams: We must invest in public infrastructure.
Steve Marchand: Invest in NH infrastructure so businesses want to grow here.
Tim Walz: Safeguard our online activity from public scrutiny.
Daniel Biss: PhD from MIT; math professor at U. Chicago.
Stacey Abrams: Creates commission on Transit Governance and Funding.
Bob Harlow: 1 Gb internet in every home, plus 200 mph high speed rail.
Brian Kemp: Webpage & app for voter registration & sample ballot.
War & Peace|
Ed Perlmutter: Supports the Iran Nuclear Nonproliferation Agreement.
Ed Perlmutter: Airstrikes and more, to degrade & destroy ISIS capabilities.
Hunter Hill: I fought to defend our values in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tim Walz: Served overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mark Green: Wrote book about capture of Saddam Hussein.
Welfare & Poverty|
Allan Fung: More work/volunteer requirements in welfare benefits.
Bill Schuette: Welfare must balance hand up aid with helping able find work.
The above quotations are from Survey of 2018 Gubernatorial campaign websites.
2017-18 Governors' book excerpts:
- Power Lines, by Gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter (D,GA)
- Dialogues, by Governor Jerry Brown (D,CA)
- A Return to Values:, by Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez (R,CO)
- The Party's Over, by Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D,FL)
- A State of Opportunity, by Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler (I,ME)
- Scorpions for Breakfast, by Gov. Jan Brewer (R,AZ)
- In Mortal Danger, by 2014 gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo (R,CO)
- From Power to Purpose, by Gov. Sam Brownback (R,KS)
- Leadership and Crisis, by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R,LA)
- A Reason to Believe, by Gov. Deval Patrick (D,MA)
- Governor`s Travels, by Gov. Angus King (I,ME)
- Crossroads, by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D,NY)
- Stand For Something, by Gov. John Kasich (R,OH)
- Against the Tide, by Gov. Linc Chafee (I,RI)
- Fed Up!, by Gov. Rick Perry (R,TX)
- What A Party!, by 2013 gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D,VA)
- Last Line of Defense, by 2013 gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R,VA)