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)
(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Shawn Moody: Strongly pro-life: opposes any tax dollars for abortion.
Mary Mayhew: Ban abortions after 20 weeks, like most developed nations.
Janet Mills: No comment on lawsuit to expand abortion access.
Mike Michaud: Evolved from pro-life to pro-choice over period of 30 years.
Budget & Economy|
Mary Mayhew: Reduce taxes by deep budget cuts including family services.
Paul LePage: Confederate monuments are about a war for land.
Janet Mills: Decries proposal to eliminate Civil Rights Funding.
Eliot Cutler: Worked to uphold a law legalizing same-sex marriage.
Mike Michaud: Would be 1st openly gay governor; but evolved on LGBT rights.
Shawn Moody: Address red tape; focus on recruiting businesses.
Shawn Moody: Run the state like I've run my business.
Mary Mayhew: Keeping government out of business creates good paying jobs.
Janet Mills: Won $21.5M settlement against S&P's mortgage practices.
Eliot Cutler: Examine corporate tax breaks; avoid clawbacks by better deal.
Shawn Moody: Law enforcement needs all the right tools to catch criminals.
Mary Mayhew: imprisonment for life as a deterrent to crime.
Eliot Cutler: Assure support services for victims of domestic violence.
John Baldacci: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
Angus King: Opposes the death penalty.
Angus King: More prisons, but more alternative sentencing.
Shawn Moody: Strengthen criminal code & stem tide of illegal trafficking.
Janet Mills: Investigate role of opioid manufacturers in drug abuse.
Mary Mayhew: Joint effort needed to provide effective drug treatment.
Eliot Cutler: Legal pot makes drugs seem ok, but prohibition isn't working.
Mike Michaud: Legal pot makes drug more accessible to children and teens.
Paul LePage: Upholding the law includes illegal marijuana.
Shawn Moody: Parental and local control in education curriculum.
Mary Mayhew: Parents should have access to multiple education choices.
Janet Mills: Commission on Education Reform must follow open meetings law.
Eliot Cutler: Try out Common Core standards before tweaking them.
Paul LePage: 2011: Signed onto Common Core, but now skeptical.
Eliot Cutler: Cautious support for virtual charter schools.
Paul LePage: Strong support for charter schools, virtual or otherwise.
Paul LePage: Virtual charter schools are not the right answer.
Angus King: More teacher development; more school construction.
Angus King: Include both abstinence and safe sex in sex-ed.
Energy & Oil|
Shawn Moody: Door's open to renewable energy, but no subsidies.
Mary Mayhew: Wind energy needs transparent commission, not moratorium.
Janet Mills: Wean ourselves off fossil fuels.
Paul LePage: Build a natural gas pipeline from Canada.
Paul LePage: Global warming helps Maine by opening north shipping lanes.
Eliot Cutler: Reduce carbon emissions to Kyoto Protocol targets.
Shawn Moody: Voluntarily adopted eco-friendly practices at Moody's.
Mary Mayhew: Environmental stewardship that also respects businesses.
Janet Mills: Joins coalition to reject proposed cuts in funding to EPA.
Paul LePage: Abstain from EPA petition to cut Midwest emissions.
Mike Michaud: AdWatch: Replace LePage with a pro-environment governor.
Eliot Cutler: More bus services, dedicated HOV lanes, and bike routes.
Paul LePage: Change environmental laws to replace red tape with jobs.
Paul LePage: Stop manufacturer recycling; start cost-benefit analyses.
Eliot Cutler: China's future is like America in 1890s: booming and growing.
Paul LePage: Investigate and report publicly on false campaign statements.
Eliot Cutler: Oppose all efforts to restrict access to the ballot box.
John Baldacci: Limit political campaign donations.
Angus King: Restrict and disclose all campaign donations & spending.
Shawn Moody: Pro 2nd Amendment; wants armed officials in high schools.
Mary Mayhew: Pro gun ownership and armed guards wherever needed.
John Baldacci: Allow concealed carry.
Shawn Moody: Wants health insurance open to competition amongst states.
Shawn Moody: Citizen referendum decided Medicaid expansion: make it work.
Mary Mayhew: Absolutely opposed to Medicaid expansion.
Janet Mills: Her office took on drug manufacturer Mylan on price gouging.
John Baldacci: Ensure access to basic health care.
Shawn Moody: Stand behind veterans: offer school, jobs and services.
Mary Mayhew: Veterans should get all benefits earned, in a timely manner.
Shawn Moody: Work with federal officials against illegal immigrants.
Mary Mayhew: Slash funds for new immigrants & asylum seekers.
Janet Mills: Condemns President's ban on refugees.
Paul LePage: Build border fence as high as the Great Wall of China.
Shawn Moody: Make it easier for job creators: create a service hotline.
Paul LePage: Are low-wage call-center jobs the kind we want?
Paul LePage: Vetoed incrementally raising the state's minimum wage.
Mike Michaud: AdWatch: Unions endorse Michaud "to represent Maine workers".
Eliot Cutler: Zealously guard against interference in unionization efforts.
Paul LePage: Keep our promise; don't tax Social Security.
Mike Michaud: Soc. Sec. & Medicare secure retirement; they're not welfare.
Paul LePage: Medicare and Social Security are really just welfare.
Eliot Cutler: Support & strengthen the foundations for Social Security.
Shawn Moody: Tight N'Up spending; reduce income tax; provide transparency.
Shawn Moody: You can't tax young people if we want to attract them here.
Mary Mayhew: Cut tax burden for employers.
Eliot Cutler: Shift burden from property tax as part of strategic reform.
Angus King: Decrease income taxes, but no flat tax.
Welfare & Poverty|
Shawn Moody: Lifetime cap on welfare; with strong fraud detection.
Mary Mayhew: Time limits on welfare benefits, to promote employment.
Mary Mayhew: Auditor: DHHS improperly managed federal welfare funds.
Janet Mills: Demands release of publically funded welfare study.
Paul LePage: Give people in need a hand up; don't give unneeded hand-outs.
Eliot Cutler: We need welfare reform but not demonization of recipients.
Paul LePage: Maine grew at 0.8% if we discount federal welfare payments.
Paul LePage: Maine's TANF welfare system is too generous.