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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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2022 Maryland Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2022 MD Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Jeff Colyer (1) Kansas Candidate for Governor
  • John B. King (5) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Kelly Schulz (1)
  • Larry Hogan (2) Maryland Republican Maryland Governor
  • Michael Steele (5) Republican challenger, Lt. Gov. Maryland
  • Peter Franchot (11) Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Robin Ficker (6) Maryland Republican candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Maryland Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • CNN.com, "Tom Perez launches bid for Maryland governor," by Dan Merica, June 23, 2021
  • Baltimore Sun, "Nearly 350,000 Marylanders don't have health insurance. Here's how to close the gap," by Tom Perez, Jun 09, 2021
  • KPVI TV 6 NBC News, "Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz running for governor," 4/22/21
  • Baltimore Sun, "John King Jr., former Obama education secretary, enters race for governor of Maryland," by Bryn Stole, Apr 20, 2021
  • Washington Post, "John B. King, former Obama education secretary, running for Maryland governor," by Erin Cox, April 20, 2021
  • MarylandMatters.org blog, "John King, Former U.S. Secretary of Education, Announces Gubernatorial Bid," by Bennett Leckrone, April 20, 2021
  • Baltimore Sun, "A bold commitment to offshore wind would be a win-win for Maryland," by Tom Perez, Apr 05, 2021
  • Tufts Daily, "Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series hosts Michael Steele," by Madeline Mueller, April 2, 2021
  • MSNBC Transcript: The ReidOut interviewing Michael Steele, 3/29/21
  • MSNBC Transcript: The Beat with Ari Melber interviewing Michael Steele, 3/25/21
  • CNN State of the Union interview of Larry Hogan, January 10, 2021
  • ABC This Week interview of Larry Hogan, December 27, 2020
  • The Week newsmagazine, "Centrists have a solution for Trumpism: Trump Lite," by Ryan Cooper, December 16, 2020
  • The Hill, "It's time to start restoring the party of Lincoln," by Michael Steele, 08/31/20
  • Bethesda Magazine, "Ficker running for governor in 2022 to cut sales tax," by Dan Schere, April 23, 2020
  • MyMcMedia.org blog, "Robin Ficker is Running Again, This Time for Governor," by Suzanne Pollak, April 19, 2020
  • WJLA, "Robin Ficker fighting to limit property tax hikes," by Kevin Lewis, February 21, 2020
  • Basketball Network, "NBA's most famous heckler," by Filip Trivic, November 30, 2018
  • Bethesda Magazine, "Q &A With County Executive Candidate Robin Ficker," by Louis Peck, October 11, 2018

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Peter Franchot: $5.5B in delinquent taxes; $1B in unclaimed property.
    Peter Franchot: Led record state investments to transportation projects.
    Peter Franchot: Reformed procurement system increasing accountability.
    Robin Ficker: Improve transportation in congested parts of the state.
Civil Rights
    John B. King: Great-grandfather enslaved; must grapple with racial equity.
    Peter Franchot: Less for corporate tax breaks, more help for small business.
    John B. King: Inspiring public school teachers saved my life.
    John B. King: Expand education access; seek universal preschool.
    Peter Franchot: Supports financial literacy & college capital projects.
    Peter Franchot: Healthy classrooms yes; standardized testing no.
    Robin Ficker: We need to teach kids to love libraries, not raise taxes.
    Peter Franchot: Voted for over $1.4 billion in environmental protection.
Government Reform
    Michael Steele: We know this is all about a fear of black voters.
    Michael Steele: Biden showed moral courage in criticizing voter suppression.
    Larry Hogan: Just like Trump he refuses to release his tax returns.
    Robin Ficker: 2016: Helped pass ballot measure for county term limits.
Gun Control
    Jeff Colyer: Pro-Second Amendment, authentic conservative.
    Peter Franchot: Sponsored strict gun control legislation.
Local Issues
    Peter Franchot: Helped reform alcohol laws to support local craft breweries.
Principles & Values
    Kelly Schulz: Served in House of Delegates and as Labor Secretary.
    John B. King: A progressive problem solver; work to expand opportunity.
    John B. King: Teacher, administrator, Obama's Secretary of Education.
    Michael Steele: If you're not ready to listen, you will never learn.
    Michael Steele: Religion set how I come to view and experience the world.
    Peter Franchot: Measure commitment not by money spent, but results we demand.
    Larry Hogan: Return GOP to its roots, become a bigger tent.
    Michael Steele: Trump turned GOP from honorable party to personality cult.
    Robin Ficker: Was noted NBA heckler; they responded with "Ficker rule".
Tax Reform
    Peter Franchot: Supported online retailers collecting state sales tax.
    Robin Ficker: Cut sales tax by two cents; give everyone a tax cut.
    Robin Ficker: Fought to limit property tax hikes to rate of inflation.

The above quotations are from 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage. Next election in 2022; Gov. Hogan term-limited in 2022; contenders:
MD 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)
vs.State Del.Kelly M. Schulz(R)
vs.Secretary John B. King(D)
vs.RNC chair Michael Steele(? R)
vs.Obama administration Ashwani Jain(D)
vs.State attorney-general Doug Gansler(D)
vs.County executive Rushern Baker(D)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Maryland gubernatorial debate,
Hogan vs.Jealous(D) vs.Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D) vs.Quinn(L) vs.Schlakman(G)
Former contenders:
Steele (R,2006); Vaughn (R,2010).

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