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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
by Cory Booker (2016)
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)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
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)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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State of South Carolina Politicians: Archives

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    from State of South Carolina Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Alvin Greene (11) 2010 Democratic Challenger South Carolina
  • Brad Hutto (14) Democratic Challenger South Carolina
  • Catherine Templeton (1) South Carolina Republican candidate for South Carolina Governor
  • Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (5) Democrat U.S. Rep South Carolina-1
  • Fred Thompson (2) Republican
  • Henry McMaster (15) South Carolina Republican
  • James Emerson Smith (12) South Carolina Democratic candidate for governor
  • Jim DeMint (4) Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative South Carolina
  • John McCain (3) Republican
  • Joyce Dickerson (9) Democratic Senate Challenger South Carolina
  • Lee Bright (1) Republican Challenger South Carolina
  • Mark Sanford (12) South Carolina Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)
  • Mike Huckabee (1) Arkansas Republican Presidential candidate
  • Mitt Romney (2) Massachusetts Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008)
  • Nikki Haley (19) South Carolina UN Ambassador
  • Ralph Norman (8) Republican U.S. Rep South Carolina-5
  • Ron Paul (3) Republican (Libertarian 1988)
  • Rudy Giuliani (1) New York Former Mayor of NYC
  • Sharron Angle (1) Republican Senate Challenger Nevada
  • Ted Cruz (1) Republican 2016 Primary Challenger
  • Thomas Ravenel (11) Republican Senate challenger South Carolina
  • Tommy Pope (3) South Carolina Republican candidate for Governor (withdrew)
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    Tommy Pope: 100% pro-life, period.
    Henry McMaster: Human life begins at conception.
    Joyce Dickerson: Women should have the right to family planning.
    Brad Hutto: Empower women to make reproductive health decisions.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Pro-choice.
    Alvin Greene: Pro-choice; but no federal subsidies.
    Alvin Greene: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
    James Emerson Smith: Limit abortion to first trimester, or incest/rape situations.
Budget & Economy
    Ralph Norman: Deal with $19 trillion debt by Balanced Budget Amendment.
    Henry McMaster: Fight the "stimulus" law.
    Thomas Ravenel: Government over-reacted to Great Recession: enough is enough.
    Brad Hutto: It's time for Congress to spend less and cut waste.
    Mark Sanford: Tipping point as civilization if we don't get spending right.
    Nikki Haley: It's time for truth in budgeting; & government spending cap.
    Jim DeMint: $13T in debt shows both parties are out of control.
    Fred Thompson: Consider stimulus package targeted to low-income people.
    John McCain: To avoid recession, stop out-of-control spending.
    Mike Huckabee: Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession.
    Mitt Romney: To avoid recession, deal with housing crisis & gas prices.
    Ron Paul: Lower interest rates CAUSED housing bubble & can’t solve it.
    Ron Paul: The longer the Fed delays recession, the worse the recession.
Civil Rights
    James Emerson Smith: Proponent of women receiving equal pay and opportunities.
    Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right.
    Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day.
    Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs.
    Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military.
    Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage.
    Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges.
    James Emerson Smith: Offer new businesses tax incentives to build in rural areas.
    Thomas Ravenel: Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism.
    Henry McMaster: Prosecuted sex predators, prostitution, and fraud.
    Brad Hutto: Supports capital punishment.
    Nikki Haley: Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab.
    Alvin Greene: Supports capital punishment.
    James Emerson Smith: Supports death penalty; ending parole; and more prisons.
    Mark Sanford: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    James Emerson Smith: Support the fight against drug addiction with resources.
    Henry McMaster: Operation Jackpot: keep drugs off the streets.
    Thomas Ravenel: Mexican border problems come from failed War on Drugs.
    Alvin Greene: No mandatory drug sentences.
    James Emerson Smith: Put money and effort into making public schools work for all.
    Henry McMaster: Early education is the beginning of economic health.
    Brad Hutto: Keep state leaders focused like a laser beam on our schools.
    Joyce Dickerson: Invest in quality public education.
    Nikki Haley: Make a real investment in our charter schools.
    Jim DeMint: Devolve education to states without abolishing Department.
    Mark Sanford: Endorses teacher-led prayer & displaying Ten Commandments.
Energy & Oil
    James Emerson Smith: Keep expanding in renewable energy; stay on cutting edge.
    Henry McMaster: Fight to keep Yucca Mountain open.
    Thomas Ravenel: Don't divert resources for folly of global warming.
    Brad Hutto: Invest in alternative forms of energy like solar, wind & gas.
    Alvin Greene: National & international regulations for climate change.
    Alvin Greene: Domestic oil exploration, nuclear power, & alternatives.
    James Emerson Smith: All efforts should be made towards environmental protection.
    Henry McMaster: Protect marsh islands from illegal encroachment.
    Brad Hutto: We must do more to protect our natural resources.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Dredge the port of Charleston, with federal funding.
    Nikki Haley: Charleston is now US's top tourism spot; sell South Carolina.
Families & Children
    Henry McMaster: Define traditional marriage and strong families.
Free Trade
    Thomas Ravenel: Tariffs & other protectionist policies cost Americans jobs.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Build higher bridges for new generation of container ships.
Government Reform
    Ralph Norman: Term limits to end the rein of career politicians.
    Henry McMaster: Served on state Commission on Ethics Reform.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Will return 10% of congressional salary to the government.
    Mark Sanford: I was against earmarks before being anti-earmark was cool.
    Henry McMaster: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
    Henry McMaster: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
    Nikki Haley: Register all lobbyists; speed up FOIA.
    Nikki Haley: Full disclosure of campaign funding & fines for violators.
    Brad Hutto: Limit corporate and PAC campaign contributions.
    Nikki Haley: We capped lawsuit damages; next tort reform is loser-pays.
    Alvin Greene: Keep campaign donation limits; no voluntary spending limits.
    Jim DeMint: Earmarks are how lobbyists grease the skids.
    John McCain: I’m “the sheriff”, not Miss Congeniality, about pork bills.
    Mark Sanford: Limit campaign contributions but not campaign spending.
Gun Control
    James Emerson Smith: Strict new regulations on gun sales, use and ownership.
    Henry McMaster: Government continues to intrude on gun owners' rights.
    Thomas Ravenel: Second Amendment is the only gun law needed.
    Brad Hutto: Supports only current gun laws.
Health Care
    James Emerson Smith: Expand Medicaid immediately to give needed healthcare.
    Ralph Norman: Repeal and replace ObamaCare with free-market-based plan.
    Henry McMaster: Challenge constitutionality of ObamaCare.
    Thomas Ravenel: We can't afford any more socialized medicine.
    Brad Hutto: Fix ObamaCare, but don't put insurance companies in charge.
    Joyce Dickerson: Support ObamaCare to expand quality affordable care.
    Nikki Haley: Medicaid is a broken system; federal mandates cause problems.
    Nikki Haley: No government-run health exchanges; transparency instead.
    Mark Sanford: Transfer more Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
Homeland Security
    James Emerson Smith: Honors veterans by creating job opportunities for them.
    Catherine Templeton: SC builds soldiers & embraces our heroes.
    Henry McMaster: Stop the financing of international terrorism.
    Joyce Dickerson: Take action against neglect of our veterans.
    Nikki Haley: We are a patriotic people; we love those in uniform.
    Ralph Norman: Build the wall to protect our sovereignty.
    Tommy Pope: Build the border wall, and cut off sanctuary cities.
    Thomas Ravenel: Finding bad guys among 11M illegals is needles in a haystack.
    Joyce Dickerson: Supports comprehensive immigration reform.
    Alvin Greene: Pathway to citizenship, with official English.
    Lee Bright: Make permanent the E-Verify program.
    Joyce Dickerson: Raise the minimum wage.
    Brad Hutto: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
    Elizabeth Colbert-Busch: Proud to live in a right-to-work state; keep NLRB away.
    Nikki Haley: Pledge that every citizen who wants a job, has a job.
    Nikki Haley: We pushed back & NLRB dropped its frivolous Boeing lawsuit.
    Nikki Haley: ReadySC: work force training; vocational & technical college.
    Nikki Haley: I love that we are one of the least unionized states.
    Nikki Haley: No unemployment benefits for workers on strike.
    John McCain: Straight talk: some jobs aren’t coming back.
    Mitt Romney: MA had 3rd worst job growth; I turned around declining rates.
Local Issues
    Mark Sanford: Supports term limits for state legislators.
Principles & Values
    Ralph Norman: Empower those who believe in the virtues of faith in God.
    Henry McMaster: Stand up for Freedom of Religion.
    Nikki Haley: State workers all say "It's a Great Day in South Carolina".
    Ted Cruz: FactCheck: Yes, Cruz speaks Spanish & understands Univision.
    Mark Sanford: Voted to impeach Clinton for affair, but should be forgiven.
    Mark Sanford: Now engaged to woman from 2009 extramarital affair.
    Sharron Angle: Don't let Sharia law take hold anywhere in our United States.
    Jim DeMint: I'd prefer conservative principles than a Senate majority.
Social Security
    Ralph Norman: Raise retirement age; lower benefits for top 10% of earners.
    Thomas Ravenel: Opt out of Medicare without forfeiting Social Security.
    Brad Hutto: Opposes any attempt to harm Medicare and Social Security.
    Joyce Dickerson: Make sure seniors receive the benefits they have earned.
    Nikki Haley: Public service retirees: no COLA; no spiking; no double-dip.
    Alvin Greene: Privatize elements of Social Security.
Tax Reform
    Ralph Norman: Cut taxes and eliminate regulations that kill job-creation.
    Joyce Dickerson: Fight for America's declining middle class.
    Thomas Ravenel: Cut wage taxes, death taxes, & corporate taxes.
    Brad Hutto: Maintain current tax levels, except gas tax to improve roads.
    Nikki Haley: Flatten individual income tax from six brackets to three.
    Fred Thompson: Tax cuts raise revenues; so much for the experts.
    Ron Paul: Spending money doesn’t stimulate economy; reduced taxes do.
    Rudy Giuliani: Cutting anti-competitive taxes raises more revenue.
    James Emerson Smith: Eliminate inheritance tax, property tax, and vehicle tax.
    Nikki Haley: Deepen the port of Charleston; return to greatness.
War & Peace
    Ralph Norman: Take the fight to ISIS on their turf.
    Tommy Pope: End hands-off policy and destroy ISIS.
    Brad Hutto: United States should not be the policeman for the world.
Welfare & Poverty
    Thomas Ravenel: No welfare benefits for illegal immigrants.
    Mark Sanford: Redirect welfare funding to faith-based organizations.

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