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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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2024 Montana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage

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    from 2024 MT Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Greg Gianforte (3) Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Ryan Busse (18) Montana Democratic Challenger
  • Tanner Smith (20) Montana Republican Challenger
    OR click on an issue category below for a subset.

    Montana 2024 Gubernatorial debates and race coverage:
  • Montana Conservation Voters "2023 Scorecard", downloaded 12/24/23, (Link; transcribed by OTI)
  • Char-Koosta News, "Governor Candidate Ryan Busse Meets with CSKT Council," by Marianne Addison, Dec 7, 2023, (Link)
  • 2024_MT_Governor Facebook posting: "Tanner Smith for Governor," Aug. 28-Nov.16, 2023 (downloaded Dec. 23), (Link)
  • Havre Daily News, "Democratic governor candidate talks issues, Gianforte," by Patrick Johnston, 11/3/2023, (Link)
  • Big Sky Chat House, "Ryan Busse's loud, exasperated run for governor," by Max Savage Levenson, Nov 1, 2023, (Link)
  • Explore Big Sky, "A conversation with Ryan Busse," by Jen Clancey, October 5, 2023, (Link)
  • Daily Montanan, "Former firearms executive Ryan Busse announces Democratic Montana governor bid," by Blair Miller, September 14, 2023, (Link)
  • Associated Press, "Former firearms executive Busse seeks Democratic nomination for Montana governor," by Amy Beth Hanson and Matthew Brown, September 14, 2023, (Link)
  • Helena Independent Record, "Former firearms exec Ryan Busse announces bid for governor as Democrat," by Seaborn Larson, Sep 14, 2023, (Link)
  • Daily Inter Lake, "Lakeside's Tanner Smith challenges Gianforte for governor," by Kate Heston, June 15, 2023, (Link)
  • Flathead Beacon, "Lakeside Rep. Tanner Smith to Run for Governor," by Denali Sagner, June 13, 2023, (Link)
  • ProPublica, "Former Gun Company Executive Explains Roots of America's Gun Violence Epidemic," by Corey G. Johnson, June 2, 2023, (Link)
  • AP News, "Montana to ban foreign adversaries from buying property," May 5, 2023, (Link)
  • Montana Free Press, "House brings down Gianforte's 'HOMES Act'," by Eric Dietrich, 04.03.2023, (Link)
  • Montana Free Press, "Marijuana policy at legislative halftime," by Max Savage Levenson, 03.08.2023, (Link)
  • Montana Free Press, "Drag ban bill for public places, schools and libraries moves through Legislature," by Mara Silvers, 02.23.2023, (Link)
  • KGVO News Talk, "Gianforte Votes For National Defense Authorization Act For Largest Military Pay Raise in Eight Years," by Peter Christian, July 15, 2017, (Link)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Ryan Busse: State abortion restrictions threaten women's health care.
    Ryan Busse: Hardliners won't stop at merely restricting abortion .
Budget & Economy
    Greg Gianforte: Prices driven by reckless, out-of-control federal spending.
    Tanner Smith: Opposed tax dollars to construct affordable housing.
Civil Rights
    Tanner Smith: Supported bill prohibiting minors at drag shows.
    Ryan Busse: It's not my business who loves whom, or how people identify.
    Ryan Busse: Surplus went to tax breaks for corporations & wealthy people.
    Tanner Smith: Firm on crime; no exceptions; see something, say something.
    Tanner Smith: Keep cannabis businesses 1,000 feet from churches/schools.
    Tanner Smith: Marijuana is decaying our state from within.
    Ryan Busse: Opposed veto of popular bill allocating marijuana taxes.
    Tanner Smith: Quality education for students, competitive pay for teachers.
    Ryan Busse: Tribal education shouldn't be through somebody else's lens.
    Ryan Busse: Improve schools by fully funding public schools and teachers.
    Ryan Busse: Adamant that no public dollars goes to religious schools.
Energy & Oil
    Tanner Smith: Advocate for sustainable and diverse energy sources.
    Tanner Smith: Strive for energy independence; extract rich coal & oil.
    Ryan Busse: Montana can lead on dealing with reality of climate change.
    Tanner Smith: Scored 14% on Montana Conservation Voters scorecard.
    Tanner Smith: Hall of Shame on Montana Conservation Voters scorecard.
    Tanner Smith: Preserve water rights to safeguard for future.
    Tanner Smith: Steward with care but without federal overreach.
Families & Children
    Ryan Busse: Protested state rejecting federal money for child nutrition.
    Ryan Busse: Supported federal program to help feed schoolchildren.
Foreign Policy
    Greg Gianforte: Signed law banning foreign adversaries from buying property.
Government Reform
    Ryan Busse: Arrogant for trying to withhold public records.
Gun Control
    Tanner Smith: 2nd Amendment is alive and well in Montana.
    Ryan Busse: Universal background check/red flag law not infringements.
Homeland Security
    Greg Gianforte: Voted to increase military forces, modernize our defense.
    Tanner Smith: Thank veterans who have selflessly served our country.
    Tanner Smith: If Federal Government won't enforce immigration laws, I will.
    Ryan Busse: People should have the right to repair equipment they own.
Principles & Values
    Tanner Smith: Montana born and raised, great pride in "God's country".
    Tanner Smith: We need to double down on conservatism.
    Tanner Smith: Respect the sacred flag & the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Ryan Busse: Running as a champion for our Montana way of life.
    Ryan Busse: Condemning Nazis should be easy, Republicans can't do it.
Tax Reform
    Tanner Smith: Implement policies to lower taxes, promote economic growth.
    Ryan Busse: Tax breaks for renters and homeowners, not corporations.
    Ryan Busse: TikTok metadata could be legitimate Chinese security threat.
War & Peace
    Tanner Smith: Peace through strength is best deterrent, in Israel too.

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  • Greg Gianforte Montana Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
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The above quotations are from 2024 Montana Gubernatorial race: debates and news coverage.
MT 2024 debates: Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
vs. Tanner Smith (R)
vs. Ryan Busse (D)
Past MT gubernatorial races:
2020 Montana Gubernatorial debate:
vs.Greg Gianforte(R)
vs.Mike Cooney(D)
vs.Corey Stapleton(R,running for House)
Albert Olszewski(R)
vs.Casey Schreiner(D)
vs.Gary Perry(R)
vs.Reilly Neill(D)
vs.Tim Fox(R)
vs.Whitney Williams(D)
Former gubernatorial races:
2016 Montana Gubernatorial debates: Bullock(D)
2016 Challengers: Greg Gianforte(R)
vs.Mark Perea(R)
vs.Bill McChesney(D)
vs.Former Secretary of State Brad Johnson(R)
2012 Challenger: Former Rep. Rick Hill (R)
2008 challenger: Stan Jones

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