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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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2022 Minnesota Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

    Click on a participant to pop-up their full list of quotations
    from 2022 MN Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Michelle Benson (12) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Murphy (22) Minnesota Republican candidate for governor
  • Paul Gazelka (10) Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Jensen (16) Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Walz (2) Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    2022 Minnesota Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "Walz, Jensen clash in first and only TV debate in Minnesota governor's race," by Jessie Van Berkel, October 18, 2022, (Link)
  • MSNBC, The Reid Out: review of Hugh Hewitt moderating Minnesota GOP Republican Gubernatorial primary debate, Dec. 18, 2021
  • Bring Me the News blog, "At GOP gubernatorial debate, all 5 candidates suggest Biden's win wasn't legitimate," by Shaymus Mclaughlin, Dec 16, 2021
  • Marshall Independent, "Gazelka: MN needs 'open doors' for business," by Deb Gau, Nov 10, 2021
  • WCCO-4 CBS-TV, "Vaccine Doubts Fuel Dr. Scott Jensen's Rise In Minnesota Governor Race," October 20, 2021
  • Washington Times, "'We're going to shoot back': Former cop's stark law-and-order campaign pitch for Minn.," by Mica Soellner, October 12, 2021
  • Grand Forks Herald, "Minnesota GOP governor candidate Gazelka says election will turn on public safety," by Matthew Stolle, September 28, 2021
  • New Ulm Journal, "Jensen draws a crowd," by Fritz Busch, Sep 21, 2021
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, "Former GOP Senate leader Paul Gazelka announces 2022 bid for governor," by Briana Bierschbach, September 8, 2021
  • MinnPost.com, "Why Senate Republicans targeted Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop for removal," by Walker Orenstein, July 7, 2021
  • Insider.com, "A Minnesota Republican running for governor was banned from TikTok for spreading COVID-19 misinformation," by Connor Perrett, Apr 11, 2021
  • KSTP-TV, "It's official: Former state Sen. Jensen running for governor," by Tom Hauser, March 16, 2021
  • Southwest News Media, "Former Sen. Scott Jensen to run for governor," by Amy Felegy, Mar 11, 2021
  • PressPubs blog, "Lexington mayor running for governor," by Shannon Granholm, Feb 9, 2021
  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "First Republican candidate announces bid for Minnesota governor," by Jessie Van Berkel, February 6, 2021
  • Minnesota Public Radio, "North metro mayor announces bid for governor," by Tim Pugmire, February 4, 2021
  • MinnPost, "State Sen. Scott Jensen is not running again," by Peter Callaghan, July 26, 2019
  • Minnesota Public Radio, "How Gov. Walz's health care buy-in plan works," by Briana Bierschbach, February 21, 2019

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Michelle Benson: Put an end to the destruction of human life.
    Mike Murphy: All humans, including the unborn, have inalienable rights.
    Paul Gazelka: Pro-life, might support Texas-style abortion ban.
    Scott Jensen: Let Minnesotans vote on constitutional abortion ban.
    Tim Walz: Abortion is on the ballot with my anti-choice opponent .
Budget & Economy
    Michelle Benson: Crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse.
    Mike Murphy: Incentivize developers to build quality senior housing.
Civil Rights
    Mike Murphy: Let people live their lives as they so choose.
    Scott Jensen: Supported a ban on LGBTQ conversion therapy.
    Michelle Benson: Defunding the police would make us less safe.
    Mike Murphy: Increase rehabilitation for human trafficking victims.
    Mike Murphy: No more looting; we're going to shoot back.
    Paul Gazelka: Provide more resources to have more police on the streets.
    Scott Jensen: Increasing number of officers will restore law and order.
    Mike Murphy: Possibly legalize marijuana to raise state funds.
    Mike Murphy: More accessible licensing for substance abuse counselors.
    Scott Jensen: Expunge prior convictions for small amounts of marijuana.
    Michelle Benson: Provide families with more choice and flexibility.
    Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
    Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
    Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
    Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
    Scott Jensen: Start funding kids, not broken institutions.
Energy & Oil
    Michelle Benson: Minnesota needs an all-of-the-above energy policy.
    Michelle Benson: Protect environment without over-regulating our economy.
    Paul Gazelka: Opposed new mercury pollution standards from EPA.
Families & Children
    Mike Murphy: Government should support and strengthen the family unit.
Government Reform
    Michelle Benson: Outlaw abusive practices like ballot harvesting.
    Michelle Benson: Make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.
    Michelle Benson: The more we watch the polls, the less they cheat.
    Mike Murphy: Update and modernize voter registration systems.
    Mike Murphy: Voter fraud on a massive scale in 2020.
    Mike Murphy: Voter fraud at massive scale in 2020 across the country.
    Paul Gazelka: 2020 election not fair; need election reforms.
    Scott Jensen: Dead people voted in 2020; it's time for election integrity.
    Scott Jensen: Follow Trump in reducing rules and regulations.
    Tim Walz: State investments come back to you tenfold over.
Gun Control
    Michelle Benson: Gun control laws punish law-abiding gun owners.
Health Care
    Michelle Benson: Opposes government run health care.
    Mike Murphy: Protect pre-existing conditions; more pricing transparency.
    Paul Gazelka: MinnesotaCare would decimate rural hospitals & doctors.
    Scott Jensen: Not an anti-vaxxer, but the patient gets to choose.
    Scott Jensen: COVID: Opposes ineffective mask mandates.
    Scott Jensen: Strongly opposes single payer healthcare for Minnesota.
Homeland Security
    Scott Jensen: Soldiers should be allowed to refuse COVID vaccination.
    Paul Gazelka: Huge mistake to reward illegal immigration.
Principles & Values
    Mike Murphy: I'm just mad at the political system in Minnesota right now.
    Mike Murphy: Campaign about inclusion; everyone has a seat at this table.
    Paul Gazelka: Driven by his Christian faith, fought same sex marriage.
    Paul Gazelka: 2020 election was unfair, but Biden won.
    Scott Jensen: A governor should serve to preserve, protect and prepare.
    Scott Jensen: Can't know what I don't know about 2020 election.
    Scott Jensen: 2020 election shenanigans crossed line of election integrity.
Social Security
    Mike Murphy: Minnesota must re-evaluate taxing Social Security benefits.
    Paul Gazelka: Taxes on Social Security income drives seniors away.
Tax Reform
    Michelle Benson: Get Minnesota out of the top 10 in taxes.
    Mike Murphy: Lower income taxes; reduce government spending.
    Scott Jensen: We're some of the most over-taxed people in America.
    Scott Jensen: Banned by TikTok: "Sure feels like being canceled".
Welfare & Poverty
    Paul Gazelka: We need to relook at how we do welfare, require work.

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  • Michelle Benson Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Mike Murphy Minnesota Republican candidate for governor
  • Paul Gazelka Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Scott Jensen Minnesota Republican challenger for Governor
  • Tim Walz Minnesota Democratic candidate for Governor

The above quotations are from 2022 Minnesota Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
Next election in 2022; contenders:
MN 2022 Gubernatorial debate: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
vs.State Sen.Scott Jensen(R)
vs.Mayor Mike Murphy(R,withdrew)
vs.Michelle Benson(R,withdrew)
vs.Paul Gazelka(R,withdrew)
Past gubernatorial races:
2018 Minnesota gubernatorial debate,
Tina Liebling (DFL)
Tim Walz (DFL)
Matt Dean (R)
Rebecca Otto (DFL)
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
House Majority Leader Erin Murphy (DFL)

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